This week's Apiryon Shelomo
(p. 1, left column, my translation):
The Arabs want to murder us. Not just in Gaza, in the whole world! Muslims are rioting in France, setting up pogroms in synagogues and Jewish homes. In Britain, there are massive demonstrations and rioting in the streets. In Turkey, there were 300 Israelis holed up in a hotel when bloodthirsty Muslims surrounded it and were just waiting to murder. Yonah's tomb in Iraq was blown to bits. The President of Iran declared, "We have to finish off already this oppressor called 'Israel'". Hamas made it known that they have chemical weapons and are guarding it for the end. This Pereh Adam1
wants to quench its thirst with the blood of Jews!
Even the President of the United States is a Muslim2
and is placing sanctions on Israel3
. The UN established an investigative committee against Israel. In all the countries around us, there's been uncontrolled slaughter of civilians. In Syria, everyone knows what's happening. In Iraq, ISIS operatives put 100 Iraqi soldiers into a pit, and while they were still alive, they poured concrete on them. In the Ukraine, they're shooting down planes with 300 European citizens on board... and no one opens their mouth! Here, we're trying to protect citizens - not to murder - to protect! And also, we're doing it with tweezers4
and everyone's rising up against us. The noose is getting tighter - we're entering a process of isolation, and just like the Mishna in Sotah5
notes: [things will be so bad] until they'll cry out, "There is no one to rely upon except our Father in Heaven."
Everyone sees this - HKB"H is performing miracles for us that we haven't seen anything like since the days of the Exodus from Egypt. Catching terrorists who attempt to enter the country, catching a bomb-ridden car at the checkpoint, every attack that they attempt to perform is being thwarted! And I don't need to remind you what kind of Rosh Hashana it could have been like for us had they not revealed the entire underground city of Gaza. HKB"H is conducting Himself with us with mercy, there are many miracles, but we need to remember that the Flood also started with mercy - a light drizzle. However, if we don't wake up quickly, the drizzle could intensify...
In Holland this week, a Parah Aduma was born. Jews bought it and it's on its way to Israel. This is the time - we feel it - that the Mashiah is already at the doorway. But whom will the Mashiah redeem? Only the religious or also the secular? Only the Sepharadim or also the Ashkenazim?
ישלח לקץ ימים משיחנו לפדות מחכי קץ ישועתו
[He will send - at the End of Days - His mashiah to redeem those who await the Endtime of His salvation]6
The Mashiah will redeem only those who await him...
Have a pleasant wait.
1. human wild thing, i.e. Yishmael
2. YY - if not in belief, in world-view
3. YY - i.e. undue pressure
4. i.e. by aiming at as few civilians as possible
6. From the Yigdal prayer