Monday, July 24, 2017

Moshiach Running Late!

When asked about the timing of the Messiah’s arrival, Rabbi Kanievsky answered, “At the end of the Sabbatical year.” Several people have asked the Rabbi to verify this and he has given the same answer each time. This year is the Sabbatical year and it will be ending on the 29th day of Elul, which, by the Gregorian calendar falls on Saturday, September 12, 2015.

Leading Israeli Rabbi Says the Arrival of the Messiah is Imminent

“I will bring you out from the peoples and gather you out of the countries where you are scattered, with a mighty hand and an outstretched arm, and with wrath poured out.” (Ezekiel 20:34 )

Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky, a leading authority in mainstream Ultra-Orthodox Judaism, has been giving clear and unequivocal messages recently that the coming of the Messiah is imminent. He is urging Jews to make Aliyah as soon as possible. Aliyah, the Hebrew verb for “going up”, refers to immigrating to Israel, which is seen as higher spiritual action that can help herald in the coming of the Messiah.

It was reported that the Rabbi Kanievsky was presented with a pamphlet, written by Rabbi Yitzchak Ben Tzvi from the city of Bnei Brak, dealing with the End of Days and many other related prophecies. Rabbi Kanievsky, who is a pillar of the Jewish community and known for his authoritative books on Torah law, read the pamphlet carefully.  After a short consideration, he told those around him that the pamphlet needed to be distributed and that Jews living outside Israel should return to their ancestral land.

In yet another instance of Rabbi Kanievsky’s call for aliyah, author Rabbi Yekutiel Fisch revealed advice that was given to his cousin, a teacher at a prominent Lakewood Yeshiva who visited Israel recently and went to Rabbi Kanievsky to receive a blessing at the end of his visit.

The Rabbi told him that he should not leave Israel because the Messiah would be arriving very soon. The teacher responded that he had 700 students waiting for him in Lakewood. Rabbi Kanievsky told him that he must bring all of the students to Israel. Upon his arrival in Lakewood, the story spread quickly, creating quite an impression on the students who all revere Rabbi Kanievsky.

After a lifetime of immersing himself in classical Jewish texts, Rabbi Kanievsky’s study partner informed various media sites that the Rabbi is talking about the messiah “all the time.” Since last summer’s war in Gaza, the Rabbi has been spreading this message of imminent return. In one instance, Rabbi Kanievsky instructed a Jew from Argentina who asked for a blessing that he should “gather your family and come to Israel.  Otherwise, there won’t be enough room for you on the airplanes.”

When asked about the timing of the Messiah’s arrival, Rabbi Kanievsky answered, “At the end of the Sabbatical year.” Several people have asked the Rabbi to verify this and he has given the same answer each time. This year is the Sabbatical year and it will be ending on the 29th day of Elul, which, by the Gregorian calendar falls on Saturday, September 12, 2015.

In answer to Rabbi Kanievsky’s call, the Jews of France have begun to arrive in Israel in blessed droves. The impetus is certainly a reaction to increasing anti-Semitic and Islamic fueled violence across Europe.

After the horrific terror attack at a Kosher market in Paris six months ago, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu urged French Jews to come home to Israel. His remarks drew criticism from some, however last week, in the wake of Ramadan violence in several countries including France, Zeev Elkin, the Israeli Minister of Immigration and Absorption, called on French Jews to make Aliyah, echoing his leader’s words.

“Come home! Anti-Semitism is growing, terrorism is on the rise and the sickly ISIS activists carry out murders in the light of day. We are prepared to accept the Jews of France with open arms,” he said.

Last year, 7,000 French Jews made aliyah to Israel, making it the number one country of origin for new immigrants. The Jewish Agency and the Ministry for Aliyah and Immigrant Absorption are expecting more than 3,000 French Jews to immigrate to Israel this summer alone, many of them families with children who want to arrive and integrate before the beginning of the school year.

It should be noted that it is considered a positive trait to always be anticipating the Messiah. The Chofetz Chaim, Rabbi Yisrael Meir Kagan, a great Torah sage, is  told to have said that any time he heard a loud noise, he would say, “Perhaps the Messiah has arrived?” Similar stories have also been told of the leading Moroccan Kabbalist, the Baba Sali, Rabbi Israel Abuhaseira.




Garnel Ironheart said...

Who says he's wrong? After all, did he say which Shemitah year he meant? I mean, everyone assumed it was the one back then but maybe...
Or maybe Moshiach did show up, took a look at us, read a few UOJ posts and went back to Shamayim in disgust.

Paul Mendlowitz said...

C'mon, surely he would not have to travel such a distance to read UOJ.

Mr. Cohen said...

Rambam Rejected Childless Messiah:


PS: What happened to the Garnel Ironheart blog?
When will it become active again?

Garnel Ironheart said...

Heh, he'd have to come all this way to read UOJ. There's no internet in Heaven, the Gedolim banned it!

Paul Mendlowitz said...

He's hiding out in Queens, N.Y. --- You gotta know that!

Moshiach said...

No Internet access in Queens where I am, besides I'm too busy reading kvittlach. I'll let Kanievsky know.

Lorna said...

My entire 20+ life I believed in Gedolim, especially Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky Shlita.
You just showed me he made a terrible mistake: Moshiach did not come!
I do not see any purpose in religious life if such Godol as Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky made a mistake!
No reason to continue to keep the Torah if the man of G-d made such mistake!
I am lost and pissed off.
I need help.

Street Corner Crazy said...

Ess passt nisht that Harav Hagaon R' UOJ should sound in any way as if waiting for Moshiach is choizek.

The Rishonim & Achronim have also given dates that passed us by.

All that these dates mean is that the tzeit is mesugal for bias Goel IF we behave properly.

You heard it first on UOJ said...

Most people know that a molester started Agudah's Camp Bnos


What most do not know is that the head of Camp Bnos in the 1950s was also a molester.


In the late 1950s, the owner of Camp Kanfei Neshorim / Eagle Point in New Hampshire, was boasting of a new incoming head counselor - the molester Hirsch Travis - who they lured away from being the head of Camp Bnos.

Paul Mendlowitz said...

Harav Hagaon R' UOJ

What happened to SHLITA?

My rebbes and rosh yeshivas were very against such specific dates pronouncements...and so am I. The reasons are obvious.

Street Corner Crazy said...

Un shuldiks! Because the jokester who parodied Belsky for years on this blog added shlita to his own title, I was afraid you might get insulted.