On November 23, 2019 was the annual convention of Lubavitch Chabad Chassidism gathering together at their headquarters at 770 Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn, N.Y. Over 5000 emissaries from all over the world gathered together for this celebration devoted to the strengthening of Judaism and the final redemption of the World through the coming of the Messiah.
Israel is today a democracy. In the times of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem it was a theocracy with a King. There were no elections like in Israel today. The King was chosen by a prophet. The first King was King Saul appointed by the prophet Samuel. The son-in-law of Saul and warrior in his army was David who became the successor to King Saul. The son of King David was Solomon who became King at the age of 12 years old and reigned for forty years.
People are waiting for the coming of the Messiah. Tensions continue to build up as national conflicts become more severe. Scientists reveal the dangers of global warming and insist that the earth is aging and needs to be renewed. Everyone is seeking a way to calm their chaos. They need the Messiah for themselves and for the whole world. The revelation of the Messiah is the best solution.
Menachem Begin visited the Lubavitcher Rebbe in Brooklyn New York on his way to Camp David to meet with President Carter and Anwar Sadat to make the peace treaty with Egypt where he returned to Egypt the Sinai Peninsula. His first words which he said to the Rebbe who he considered to be the leader of the Nation of Israel “Our nation the Biblical nation of the Jewish people is an eternal people, not like the Modern State of Israel.” The modern state of Israel needs to make concessions in order to survive which means concessions to America and Egypt.
The Lubavitcher Rebbe of blessed memory emphasized in his life that the time of the Messiah has arrived. The exile called Galut began at the time of the destruction of the holy temple. It was already beginning over four hundred years before when was destroyed the first temple. The first temple was destroyed because of idolatry. The second temple because of hatred between Jewish brothers. The people of Israel that were dispersed carry with them the Torah with the instructions from Moses to be careful in your application of the law, to continue to teach the Torah, and make a fence around the Torah to protect its holiness. The People of Israel are the representatives of the Torah which is also called the Holy Bible.
Before asking yourself the question: Do I need the Messiah, first ask yourself the question Do I need God? Do I need to study the Bible? President Trump is pictured carrying a Bible.
There are atheists in the world who refuse to believe in God. They may have suffered in the holocaust or have witnessed great tragedies in life which have made them atheists. Atheists live their whole life without faith in God performing their duties to humanity as doctors, lawyers, engineers, teachers etc. Most atheists did believe in God once but lost it. Their faith is compared to a lost object which has disappeared and the hope of finding it has been given up. Every day they witness another tragedy reinforcing their atheism.
Rabbi Nachman of Breslov writes in his most foremost work Likutei Maharon, “Each and every righteous saint is in the likeness of the Messiah.”
The Messiah of Freedom, the Messiah of Song, the Messiah of Peace are all from the same source. They are all one and connected to God. The Messiah is by definition a man, a human being. Like all people he comes into the world which is temporary with two maternal parents. The life of the Messiah is temporary seventy years, until 120 years according to the wishes of God.
Sing to God a new song, sing to God the whole earth (Psalms 97:1)
Israel this year has hosted Eurovision which is the world’s most foremost alliance of public service media representing 117 member organizations in 56 countries and an additional 34 Associates in Africa, Asia, Australia and the Americas. There is beauty in song. There is freedom in song.
Song without lyrics is universal. When we add to song lyrics is made its connection to intellect; but song is from the heart. On Mount Sinai God spoke to the Jewish people and gave to them the Torah.
The world was created in six days and on the seventh day God rested. The seventh day God sanctified and blessed. The seventh day is the beginning of the next week which begins with Sunday. The seventh day is the end of the week and continues forever without end. In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The direction of heaven is upward; the direction of earth gravity is downward. Through the Sabbath heaven and earth become connected the unity described in the Zohar the book of Splendor, One with One, God is One and his name is One.
Relativism is the belief that there is no absolute truth, meaning that there is no absolute perfection in the universe. Universality is the belief that there are universal facts which can be discovered through searching for truth.
These two philosophies interplay in Christianity and in Judaism. Pope Benedict XVI who resigned in 2013 was known to be a Relativist. Pope Francis who took his position has shown that he is a Universalist through his more liberal tendencies. Pope Benedict became a priest in 1951 and in the beginning his beliefs were considered liberal. He adopted conservative views after 1968. In 2005 he became Pope.
About at the same time when is being celebrated the holiday of Passover, Christians are celebrating the Easter festival. Passover is the time when the Jewish people exited the land of Egypt where they had been slaves for 210 years. The redemption of the Jewish people from Egypt began when Moses while doing his work as a shepherd witnessed a bush which was burning with a fire which would not extinquish called in Genesis 2:4 “the burning bush.”
The Hebrew Alphabet is filled with ancient secrets. In the second letter of the Hebrew Alphabet the letter ב Beit is the secret of peace and unity. This secret is in the form of the letter ב Beit.
The form of the letter ב Beit is above a roof and below a line or floor in the middle is a vertical line which connects the roof of the letter with its base. The letter Beit ב is the first letter in the Torah the Bible, Genesis of the five books of Moses. The letter Beit ב is numerically equal to 2.
God is perfect; but the world and man is not perfect. Because God the creator is perfect, the world will have a perfect ending but it may not be in this world but will surely be in the afterlife.
Preparing for Doomsday through Spiritual Healing
Living in the twentieth century after the Second World War there is nobody that can avoid the thought of a third World War which will be much worse than mankind has ever seen in the past. The third World war will be a nuclear war. The world has become smaller through technology. People can communicate through internet and share their ideas from one end of the world to the other. At the same time technology has brought to the world the dangers of weapons of mass destruction. Doomsday is in the back of every person’s mind. Everyone knows that it is inevitable but it is the work of all of mankind to postpone the date of destruction if possible forever. Through cooperation between nations the date of doomsday can be delayed. At the same time the world is faced with Global warming. The earth is aging like human beings. The life expectancy of people has grown but at the same time each person has his day of death in the future. The earth also has it limits as population growth creates pollution of the waters of the earth, air pollution, natural catastrophes like fires in California and Europe and hurricanes which are only signs of the future.