Moshiach's ETA

ETA

The Geula is surely gaining momentum.

Two months ago, I urged people to get out of Wall Street. Many scoffed and said that the market has never been better...

This week, world stocks had their worst week of the year. Dow-Jones fell 358 points and the US stock market tumbled across the board more than 2%. US oil is at its worst in 29 years, with supply accumulating and no one to buy.

Meanwhile, North and South Korea are on war footing. Russia and the Ukraine are on the verge of war, something that could ignite all of Europe.

Amazingly, other than Reuters, the mainstream US media has totally ignored yesterday's Wall-Street crisis. Is this the Nero syndrome, fiddle while Rome is burning?

Moshiach has an ETA - not estimated time of arrival, but Emuna, Teshuva, and Aliya. We can all strengthen ourselves in the first two; if you can't make aliya now, at least help spread emuna wherever you are. With ETA, we'll all greet Moshiach with big smiles on our faces, soon, amen!


Breaking News: IDF Attacking in Syria

Galil fire from rocket 20 Aug

After four rockets from Syria landed in the Golan and Galilee, causing fires (image above) but no casualties, thank G-d, the IDF is now conducting airstrikes in Syria. It's yet unclear who exactly fired the rockets, but Israeli defense sources believe that the rockets were fired by the Islamic Jihad terrorist organization, funded and directed by Iran. The south of Israel is also under missile alert, and an anti-missile battery has been redeployed in Ashdod. Let's pray that things calm down, for the whole area is one big powder keg.

Meanwhile, Emuna Outreach has been visiting IDF units in the Gaza area. We'll soon share details, G-d willing, but nothing strengthens the IDF like strengthening the soldiers' emuna. At this critical time, you can participate in this unbelievably important mitzvah - Donate to Emuna Outreach, and help us get the job done!


Geula and The Sellout: It's Official

Cat guarding the Cream
Like we say in Hebrew, the cat will now be allowed to guard the cream...

Two weeks ago, when we showed you US Senator Tom Cotton grilling Secretary of State Kerry about the UN IAEA's secret side agreement with Iran, we wrote that the US Administration was hiding vital information from its citizens. Today, details of the agreement have become public knowledge. Iran will be allowed to police its own Parchin site, the center of her nuclear weapons development. As we have stated here numerous times, Iran already has nuclear weapons capability.

One of the major preconditions of Geula - the full redemption of our people, the ingathering of the exiles, the coming of Moshiach and the rebuilding of our Holy Temple in Jerusalem - is that Israel will stand alone. This means that Israel's so-called friends will sell her down the river. Whether or not the USA backs Israel is meaningless to those of us who are fortunate to trust in Hashem rather than in any wobbly reed. Soon, the USA won't be able to help itself, much less anyone else. Yet, today the US Administration's sellout of Israel is official. Looking at current affairs through eyes of emuna, we should all be delighted, for this is one additional quantum leap toward Geula and the type of world we dream of. 


Moshiach and Mount Zion

Har Tzion Mezuza
And saviors will ascend Mount Zion to judge the Mountain of Esau, and the kingdom will be Hashem's
(Ovadiah 1:21).

Our sages elaborate on the above prophecy and say that Moshiach and his colleagues will exact retribution from the descendants of Esau, Zion's arch-enemy. Then, everyone will acknowledge Hashem.

Before this happens, Moshiach will enter Mount Zion. With this in mind, I want you to keep a very special image in front of your eyes - the mezuzah on the Zion Gate (image, above), at the entrance to Mount Zion. I was there yesterday, when I visited King David's holy gravesite atop Mount Zion. This is the mezuzah that Moshiach, King David's descendant, will place his hand on and kiss when he comes to fulfill the above prophecy. Some people say that they can see an image of Moshiach wearing tefillin on this mezuzah - can you?

May we all soon greet our holy Moshiach, may he come soon, amen!


China's Currency Devaluation and Geula

Chinese currency devaluation
Last week, China devalued its currency by 4.4%. Someone in Kansas City or Seattle may ask, "What do I care?" Dear friend, if you or someone you care about loses his or her job and livelihood, you'll care...

A 4.4% devaluation means that Chinese goods in America become cheaper, yet American goods in China become more expensive and less competitive. As a result, American manufactures will sell less or be forced to cut prices and therefore profitability. The immediate result is that the US trade deficit will be worsened by $19 billion, 190,ooo American jobs will be lost, and America's productivity (GDP) will be reduced by 0.14%. This is immediate.

The Chinese are clever and cunning; they are saving their own economy at the expense of the USA. The ruthless game of currency manipulation could continue, for some analysts forecast devaluation of the Chinese yuan reaching 15%, which means then it will reduce U.S. GDP by 0.48 percent ($99 billion), increasing the trade deficit by $66 billion and eliminating 640,000 U.S. jobs.

Do you realize what all this means to corporate profits and Wall Street? What's more, this scenario is unraveling right before the end of Shmitta year. What does this all mean?

Some people say that the USA is so angry at China, that a covert war  has started. The mega-explosion in Tianjin happened right after China devalued the yuan. An old CIA expression says that there's no such thing as coincidence. Did the USA sabotage Tianjin? Many say yes.

At any rate, two months ago, we warned about an impending economic disaster in the USA. This is all part of the Geula script, where Hashem wants us to put our trust in Him and not in the dollar.

What's the message here, and particularly in Elul? Hashem wants us to realize that our income and our jobs are all wobbly reeds that we can't lean on. He wants us to put all of our trust in Him.

What's more, who gets blamed for everyone of history's economic crises? You know the answer. Hashem wants us all to come home; He wants to put an end to Diaspora and exile, so let's not hold up the show.


Far and Near

Far and Near
Rebbe Nachman teaches that those who think they're very far away from Hashem are really very close. What does this have to do with Elul and with contemporary times?

Today's emuna shiur and broadcast, "Far and Near", which will not only help us do our proper job in Elul but also serve as an intravenous injection of encouragement, will take place this evening (Wednesday), G-d willing, at 7:00 PM local time at our Chut Shel Chessed Yeshiva, 13 Shmuel Hanavi Street, Jerusalem, in the main sanctuary. You can see today's lesson here - the broadcast, as well as our lessons posted from now on - are Mac and iPod compatible. If you tune in too early to the live broadcast link, you'll be sent to the main page of the Breslev Israel website, so try to tune in on time

As always, the live shiur is open to the public - both men and women are welcome - so if you're anywhere near Jerusalem, come on by! If you are not able to view today's broadcast live, then G-d willing, you'll be able to see the video tape of it on this coming week on Lazer Beams.