God gives us messages in all sorts of ways.
For example, today I decided to walk off to the Kotel (which is letting far more people pray at the wall again, than since before all this Covid-1984 stuff began) – and on the way, I got a ‘message’.
I passed a tree trunk, where someone had carefully propped up a copy of the Likutey Etzot in Hebrew. I took it, opened it ‘randomly’, and got to a passage talking about how Pesach is an aspect of Tishrey, and how the whole ikker of these times is to make teshuva.
Pesach – Seder Night – is when the Covid-1984 panic was at its peak here in Israel, including a ridiculously harsh lockdown.
It seems Rabbenu was hinting that the ‘aspect’ of the madness we had at Pesach time is going to return and intensify in Tishrey – the month of the High Holy Days.
Perhaps weirdly, since Rosh Chodesh Elul I’ve actually been feeling in a pretty good mood.
Just quite chilled and relaxed.
I have no idea why, but given that I have a tendency to pick up the ‘vibes’ before they really manifest in the world, I’m taking it as a good sign.
Maybe it’s because my husband already booked for Uman, and Rabbenu is already starting to work his magic for 5781.
In the meantime, a reader, OS, sent me this video of Rav Pinto, with a small snippet of what he’s saying.
In a nutshell, he’s saying that we are entering the year when Moshiach ben David will come.
He’s also saying that Hashem is dismantling the whole world of lies, and there will be nothing to rely on except our bitachon and emuna in Hashem. There will be no banks, no money, no ‘doctors’, no secular courts – everything, all the lies will be dismantled.
And that’s why we need to make a big effort now to work on our emuna, and to stop trying to hoard all our money, because very soon, that money will be totally worthless.
[I’m saying this next bit, not Rav Pinto: Go spend your money on mitzvot! Go buy the apartment in Israel, if you can afford it, go treat your wife to that ‘thing’ she’s been hankering after for years, go spend your money on your kids, and yourself, go give massive amounts to tzedaka. Because very soon, all that money that you have in investments and savings will be totally worthless.)
Rav Pinto isn’t the only one who is saying things like this.
You remember THIS post, where Rav Arush basically said the same, last week.
This is a screenshot – also sent to me by OS – quoting the Chatam Sofer:
The last part reads that:
“190 years ago, the Chatam Sofer said that 5780 would be an awful year, and that 5781 would be a year when the poor man would be raised up from the garbage.”
We can’t wait.
BH, I managed to put another new book out for the Rav last week.
It’s called: Rabbi Eliezer Berland on Jewish Holidays, and you can get the paperback from Amazon (if you don’t live in Israel….) here.