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According to The Sun newspaper of Great Britain [and here is the link]
the headline reads:
Burma death toll worse than Tsunami
- THE death toll in cyclone-ravaged Burma could hit 500,000 – more than TWICE the total killed by the Boxing Day Tsunami. [of December 26, 2004].
What got my attention was this line in that article:-
A spokesman for the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Aid said: “The entire lower delta region is under water".
I immediately recalled an article I read from a Chabad magazine publication called Beis Moshiach, long ago. The article was a reprint from a prior article of 1944 from another Chabad magazine. It is believed that the pen name:- G. Zarchi (who authored this article) is in fact one used by the Lubavitcher Rebbe at the time. THE ARTICLE SPECIFICALLY REFERENCES THE GREATER PART OF A COUNTRY GOING UNDER WATER AS A SIGN OF THE IMMINENCE OF THE ARRIVAL OF JUDAISM'S KING MESSIAH! That article is pasted below. I strongly suggest that you read it...a few times in fact.
What this article below is all about has to do with understanding Psalm 93 [it addresses Messianic times and foretells of the flooding that will occur]. The return of Prophecy to the Jewish people [a development that was known in Chabad to pertain to the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi M. M. Schneerson] and this Burma catastrophy are what I believe are now very strong indicators that we are but moments away from the arrival of Judaism's King Messiah.
Events foretold in Sacred Jewish Sources which relate to the imminent arrival of King Messiah include:-
A war beween Edom [understood to be the Christian West] and Iran. This citation is from Talmud Yoma 10A. As I type, American warships aplenty are floating off the coast of Iran and there is now a retabled option of a military strike.
Reference to "crazies" who live in caves and are called Talibaneem [Hebrew plural form for Taliban].
As best I am able to grasp the magnitude of all of this we appear to be dealing with a "falling" pattern that affects many and various entities and which ultimately includes the collapse of the 70 nations of the world. [that means all the world's nations].
Let's look at what has so far fallen:-
1) The World Trade Center
2) The former Soviet Union
4) Bear Sterns and the global banking system nosediving into crushing debt requiring unprecedented "life support" from several governments.
4) Housing values around the globe.
5) The collapse of bee colonies. [this could collapse the food chain]
6) The US dollar.
7) Several American major retail chains.
All of these events serve one purpose: to direct mankind's attention to the existence of the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob which includes the obligation
to pray to Him alone...and to abandon all forms of idolatry.
It is axiomatic to Judaism that God speaks through events which He alone authors. That all events in nature are but part of His arsenal of options. Thre is no such thing as a "natural disaster" caused of its own accord. All events come from Him.
I take no pleasure in the misery now being suffered by so many people in Burma. I want no one to die. However in no uncertain terms Rabbi Schneerson identified [and demonstrated] himself as a true Jewish Prophet and as Judaism's King Messiah. Hundreds of Chabad Rabbis authored a joint Jewish Legal declaration in 1991 that Rabbi Schneerson is "presumed with assurance" to be Judaism's King Messiah, the Final Redeemer of world Jewry.
Furthermore Rabbi Schneerson stated as a clear and certain Prophecy that the Final Redemption is imminent.
All the signs now seem to be dramatically increasing and converging and affirming that statement from Judaism's Spiritual leader, Rabbi Schneerson.
We were instructed to gear up internally via learning about Judaism's King Messiah (Moshiach in Hebrew) from all possible Sacred Jewish Sources. We were instructed to get the world ready. Some in his organization have done so. Others have not, tragically.
I started www.rabbiyess.com specifically to assist the world in understanding what is going on now.
Since 1998 I have been trying to inform people via the internet that we have a situation on our hands here. One that will dwarf all prior human history.
Such talk appears as lunacy to many. At some point in time this message will finally get through...I hope. Perhaps you will assist me by spreading this email to those you know.
Rabbi Moshe Yess
by G. Zarchi
In the Chabad magazine, "HaKri'a V'hakedusha," of Tammuz 5704 (1944), which was edited under the supervision of the sixth Lubavitcher Rebbe, an article is written under the name G. Zarchi about chapter 93 in Psalms, based on Midrash and other teachings of our sages. The article is so relevant to recent events that there's no need for adaptations and comparisons. We'll just quote selected paragraphs verbatim (free translation)
" It's only when an unnatural occurrence takes place such as a flood...that we remember that there's a ruler of the world...."
This chapter of Psalms was composed by the G-dly poet [King David] regarding the Days of Mashiach. He hints briefly at the events which will take place before the redemption. The central theme of the chapter is that the Jews living at that time will understand by means of these events, that the exile is over and redemption has begun.
"G-d will be king by wearing greatness"! (Psalms 93:1)
We generally think the world is run by nature and we forget entirely that there is a G-d who rules over nature. It's only when an unnatural occurrence takes place such as a flood, earthquake, and other terrible upheavals - that we remember that there's a ruler of the world who rules over nature. Then all will say that G-d is king!" (Ibid.) He put nature aside and showed his absolute sovereignty over nature.
" Gevura refers to Torah...."
The poet goes on to speak about the time when G-d will be revealed in clothes of gevura and the world will recognize and acknowledge that He is king. He explains that this will happen during the Days of Mashiach before the Redemption, because "G-d wore the gevura" which he girded Himself with in the past. Gevura refers to Torah, and G-d girded Himself with its strength at the time of the giving of the Torah to the Jewish people at Sinai. At that time there were such strong thunder and lightning that the nations of the world thought the world was coming to an end. Bilaam explained to them that G-d was giving his strong Torah to His people, and it has the power to build worlds or destroy them.
Regarding this, the poet says that in the Days of Mashiach, when G-d will be king by wearing gevura, he won't do this by wearing a new garment of gevura which is designated for a new purpose. It will be the old garment of the time of the giving of the Torah, of "G-d will give strength to His nation". G-d will rise to fortify the Torah in the world, and just as when it was given the first time it was accompanied with proof that He is the ruler over nature, so too the second time. The process of receiving the Torah will include displays of might whose purpose is that the entire world accepts the Torah. But, continues the poet, "He has girded Himself with strength": many will err and think that G-d is destroying the world. That's why the poet writes that the world will remain fortified and "it will not falter". It will only be the Jewish people and the Torah which will be elevated once again: "G-d will give strength to His nation"!
....Already before [the creation of] the world You prepared Your throne of Your kingdom. (Ibid. 93:2)
" The rivers will raise their voice...."
The purpose of the Creation is in order to strengthen Torah and the Jewish people; the Torah - as our sages say "for the sake of Torah which is called "first", the world was created. Already back then it was established that G-d would come enclothed in gevura in order to fortify a place for Torah. This time it won't be in order to destroy the world, but in order to fortify the Torah, and to bring about the realization of the promise - "and G-d will be king over all the world" - through this - that the world will gain knowledge of Torah (and accept it) through the Jewish people.
The rivers will lift up G-d; the rivers will raise their voice, the rivers will make a lot of noise! (Ibid. 93:3)
" G-d will be uplifted by His making the oceans roar before the Redemption...."
This means that the roaring and raging of the rivers will elevate G-d. The only meaning in this is that G-d will be uplifted by His making the oceans roar before the Redemption. Through this noise everybody will understand that G-d is elevated.
The practical conclusion is that the roaring rivers will bring great changes to the world; for example: they will drown an entire nation or at least a great portion, and this natural disaster will cause a revolution in man's perspective. They will see this as a G-dly punishment. It's also possible that this natural disaster will change the world political map by a chain of events which will begin with that nation that drowns.
In other words: before the Redemption, there will be a great roaring of water which will shake the world with its intensity, to the point that the world will return to elevate G-d. That's how we can understand the verse - that the water will elevate G-d by means of their noise and rage.
The sound of the many waters will cause the powerful ones to break, and then G-d will be the powerful One. (Ibid. 93:4)
This means that as a result of the crashing waters, the mighty ones of the earth will be wiped out. World empires will collapse in the face of the water's strength and then people will acknowledge and agree that G-d is the only mighty One in heaven.
The ones who relate your testimony are very loyal; holiness suits Your house; G-d - will be forever! (Ibid. 93:5)
The G-dly poet concludes the chapter with a description of the world after all of humanity will acknowledge G-d's kingdom. The world will say that the prophecies about G-d and the redemption of the Jewish people were absolutely true. This means that at the time of the complete redemption it will be obvious: Jews will return to the Land of Israel, and the Holy Temple will be rebuilt, and all the nations of the world will be drawn there in order to learn G-d's ways from up close.
" All will have to concede that this is not a natural disaster but an act of G-d...."
The nations will also say, "Holiness suits the Holy Temple"; i.e. holiness will return and rest in the Holy Temple as in the past, and the nations will acknowledge this. You have to say that this is the intention of the poet because these promises were not fulfilled yet. Nobody can say, "The ones who relate your testimony are very loyal," that all the prophecies have come true, and nobody can say, "Holiness suits Your house," without it being actually so.
The nations will ask G-d to continue to have His Presence rest in the Holy Temple forever. This indicates the perfection of the redemption of the Jewish people - that the nations won't bother them at all, to the point that the nations themselves will ask G-d to continue to have His Presence rest in the Holy Temple.
In summary: the poet, as is his way, is brief but that leaves us with little in quantity but a lot in quality. This poem contains everything about redemption, including the eve of redemption and the "End of Days". The central motif of the chapter are the roaring waters which will demonstrate G-d's might and transform humanity entirely in a spiritual way. These roaring waters will be the sign of the beginning of the complete redemption. Following it, the glory of G-d, the Torah and the Jewish people will be elevated in the world until true peace will reign and all the prophecies will be realized in their entirety.
We can only wait for those great stormy waters which will force the nations to admit that G-d is king - all will have to concede that this is not a natural disaster but an act of G-d.
G. Zarchi is a pseudonym.
It is a crime to scream "Fire!" in a crowded movie theater when there is none. On the other hand should a fire actually exist and should the tools needed to extinguish it not be around…then it is the utmost moral obligation to do so. I am now screaming "FIRE!". The theater is our world. We are facing the unthinkable. Brace yourself.
What sent shivers up my spine (and still does till this very day) was a particular Teaching from Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, The Lubavitcher Rebbe. What he spoke of back in 1991 now appears poised to explode upon us. I smell doom approaching…on a global scale. God help us.
The best comparison reference I can come up with to explain what I am seeing is the Titanic. Her passengers failed to know that their ship’s hull had been ripped, failed to appreciate how serious that matter was and who kept on partying until they finally got wind (or should I say water?) of the fatal dangers they were facing.
For our new members who may not know of him, Rabbi Schneerson was designated in the most formal and official way possible as Judaism’s King Messiah back in 1991 by those Chabad Rabbis who know this Jewish topic’s Legal, Mystical and Traditional details at its most expert level. As a Proven Jewish Prophet his 1991 Teaching deserves the maximum attention you can possibly give it now. I am herein going on the record to state that this foretold doom is coming at us now whether we know it, mock it, like it, agree or disagree with it…or not. Allow me to share.
Rabbi Schneerson stated that the imminent Redemption of world Jewry was associated with two matters:
1.. The elevation of the Sparks of Holiness that fell into Creation at the start of Creation when God created the universe, specifically this world. Here’s how that works. Each time in history when a Jew made a Blessing such as over food (before and after it was eaten) that Blessing elevated whatever Sparks of Holiness had existed in that food…and returned them to their Divine Source from Whence they came. The reason why Jews were exiled to all over the planet after the destruction of the Second Holy Temple in the year 69-70 of the Common Era was specifically to complete this Spiritual job assigned by God to Jews to elevate those Holy Sparks strewn throughout Creation, globally. In 1991 Rabbi Schneerson informed us that this Sacred task had finally been completed. He further stated that ours is the last generation of exile and the first generation of Redemption. As a Proven Prophet his historic announcement was not a petition for such to occur. He was stating a fact already accomplished over millennia of Jews serving God. While one may be tempted to celebrate this milestone with a big "Hooray!"...it’s the second point he associated that immediately brings us to a stone sober, jaw dropping and terrifying realization of what is now approaching us.
2.. The second point, as Rabbi Schneerson taught, associated with the Redemption of world Jewry is "the nullification and destruction of that which cannot be elevated to Holiness."
I have been in a state of quiet desperation and daily fears about this matter ever since hearing this second point in 1991. If we take an objective look at our world today and attempt to find "that which cannot be elevated to Holiness" we end up with a huge global quantity of candidates and entities that seemingly fall under that description by what they have freely chosen to attach themselves to…namely, unholiness and/or outright evil. People who boast of the beheadings they have done. Who boast of the innocents they have killed while others stand silently by and remain indifferent to such atrocities. That is paramount evil. And such evil is growing exponentially.
I have been waiting since 1991 to see the indicators of this Teaching’s second point pop up in world news. It appears to now be poised to happen in an unprecedented way. Let’s do a short tally of what has transpired and why I feel this away about these events.
Surely you are by now aware of the global financial crisis unfolding daily. When the Savings and Loan crisis happened a decade or two ago it did not generate an emergency meeting of the G7 nations to deal with that non-global economic crisis as this current global crisis has. This latest sub-prime housing bubble has generated such a G7 meeting. The magnitude and subsequent fallout of this economic crisis has been grossly underreported.
Moreover the housing value crisis has now become a global phenomenon affecting over a dozen countries that certainly are not in any position to withstand such strains as America thinks it can. Even America is now just starting to pay the price for this disaster. Major chains are declaring bankruptcy and closing stores. Zales Jewelers, Linnen & Things etc. The list is lengthy. It’s going to get longer. It will spread throughout the globe.
Here’s the New York Times on this bankruptcy/closure of major US chains point: -
The economists are calmly talking about weathering a recession. Rabbi Schneerson’s Teaching, specifically the second point, refers to something infinitely more dire, namely, "re-boot"…of everything.
The Fed is now artificially propping up major American banks with dollars that are tanking in their worth around the world. Let me rephrase that point. The American "superpower" banking system is now on life support by this government with dollars that are now a lot less "worth a buck" than just over a year ago. A personal friend informed me that even Swiss banks are in deep trouble. Europe too has artificially supported its major banks with similar gifts to them as America has done.
Repeatedly I have heard the term "global economic crisis" referenced in news articles about the world’s economic outlook. But that is just the tip of this Titanic’s iceberg. Poverty can be survived. Famine cannot.
Next on the agenda is food shortages. Try this initial news snippet on for size if you doubt the seriousness of what we are now seeing: -
"In recent months, rising food costs have sparked violent protests in Cameroon, Egypt, Ethiopia, Haiti, Indonesia, Ivory Coast, Madagascar, Mauritania, the Philippines and other countries.
In Pakistan and Thailand, troops have been deployed to avoid the seizure of food from fields and warehouses, while price increases fuelled a general strike in Burkina Faso.…
Meanhwile Peter Brabeck-Letmathe, head of Nestle, the world's biggest food and beverage company, last month argued that "to grant enormous subsidies for biofuel production is morally unacceptable and irresponsible".
"There will be nothing left to eat," he added".
This food crisis is the one that does the world in, I do believe. Every decade 1 billion more people are now being born on Earth. No food on the table means war, anarchy, and "back to the caves" troubles for human civilization that even the Bible prefers not to reference…except briefly
The US medical system will not be able to handle the tsunami of patients my age (63) that are now feeling old age in their bodies. Social Security and Medicare are awaiting the same asteroid.
Neither McCain, Hillary nor Obama…nor any "brain trust of geniuses" nor coalitions of allies nor corporate partnerships can solve this "perfect storm" circumstance. Their talk and dream-weaving is hollow rhetoric. There are no political solutions. This world is headed into an abyss that governments cannot save mankind from. We turned from God and trusted in our wealth, technologies and artificial social devices that are now going to come at us like a scorpion.
It is a matter of days, weeks or months until Israel and perhaps America go after Iran’s nuclear program. A nuclear Iran cannot be tolerated. But doing so also as a price. RED FLAG! At stake is America’s oil supply vested in the Arab world that certainly will retaliate for the termination of one of their own. The "moderate" Arab ruling authorities are also hanging on to power by a thread. They sit atop societies that will nosedive into further Jihad-mode when serious troubles arise. Such as food shortages.
No oil, no gas, no trucking, empty supermarket shelves, riots, marshal law, local American militias knocking at our doors. Yes…such can happen.
As Rabbi Schneerson foretold would occur, via Prophecy in 1991, America is now at war with Basra, Iraq. He connected this now unfolding event there to a terrifying Isaiah Messianic Era chapter that speaks about Basra specifically and King Messiah’s arrival in terms of God venting his Wrath upon mankind. See Isaiah 63.
My gut is telling me that all these seemingly "unrelated" and "individual" problems we are seeing in the news now are, in fact, joined. They are the first phase of our foretold End of Days, Armageddon or whatever other handle you want to give it. All now appears poised to explode (perhaps implode is a better term) into "the nullification and destruction of that which cannot be elevated to Holiness".
Have you any idea of what will happen to humanity, the world’s stock markets and your neighborhood if even a small dirty nuke goes off in Paris, London or New York, God forbid. Islamo-Fascists are making the preparations for just that to occur as I type. Iran got 6,000 new centrifuges as the world says "naughty, naughty" and imposes sanctions that change nothing that Iran is doing.
We lost the last traces of patriotism and morality back in the 1960’s. Now…around the globe….teenagers are cell phone-sending nude images of themselves as part of the "normal" courting process. We have lost all shame and sense of decency. Thank you HOLLYWOOD! And thanks to those who pay Hollywood to continue to put out the darkest corners of the human heart and pose it as "art".
Corporations are destroying the very countries they reside in and its citizens. Mankind has polluted the planet’s air and soils… polluted the waters we drink. The 7 seas now have dead zones. Mankind polluted its morality and polluted itself spiritually with no regard for God or consequences. The greed and "self-only" focus seems to have come to the point now of irreversible, fatal, and global self-destruct. Yet the partying continues as Titanic’s passengers (high on meth, cocaine, angel dust and whatever else pleases them) await their "glorious arrival" in New York without a clue as to what is happening and what will yet come upon them…and us, their neighbors. As King Solomon said "Woe to the wicked. Woe to their neighbors."
Well guess what? Apparently it’s now pay up time.
At the very end of Tractate Sota the Sages of the Talmud foretell the negative things that will occur just before Messiah arrives. They also tell us that everything we normally rely upon will fail to provide us any sanctuary in those troubled times. We are advised by them to rely solely upon our Father in Heaven. And while those same Sages wanted Messiah to come… they shuddered about being alive in those times (our days) and living through them to see what will occur.
…Ashes, ashes…we all fall down.
There is one flaw that repeatedly afflicted the Jewish people in their history. It was the flaw of ignoring, refuting or mocking the Divine Messages their Prophets gave over to them. That flaw appears to have now happened again even within Rabbi Schneerson’s own organization.
God help us. And as practical advice I say do whatever you can to attach yourself to Holiness. Make a conscious and serious effort to increase in your acts of goodness and kindness. Be it through prayer or Bible study or helping the needy. The citizens of Nineveh were spared only through genuine repentance after hearing Jonah’s Prophecies of their pending doom. As I understand matters it is now repentance alone that has any chance of tempering what appears to myself to be heading our way…like a Mack truck with pedal to the metal.
Rabbi Moshe Yess
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Dujiangyan saw buildings collapse and services cut off in Monday's magnitude 7.9 quake earthquake.
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WASHINGTON (AP) - Science has provided the souped-up seeds to feed the world, through biotechnology and old-fashioned crossbreeding. Now the problem is the dirt they're planted in. As seeds get better, much of the world's soil is getting worse and people are going hungry. Scientists say if they can get the world out of the economically triggered global food crisis, better dirt will be at the root of the solution. Soils around the world are deteriorating with about one-fifth of the world's cropland considered degraded in some manner. The poor quality has cut production by about one-sixth, according to a World Resources Institute study. Some scientists consider it a slow-motion disaster. In sub-Saharan Africa, nearly 1 million square miles of cropland have shown a "consistent significant decline," according to a March 2008 report by a worldwide consortium of agricultural institutions.
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By SETH BORENSTEIN
(AP) Farm laborers plant rice seedlings at the experimental plots of the International Rice Research...
The cause of the current global food crisis is mostly based on market forces, speculation and hoarding, experts say. But beyond the economics lie droughts and floods, plant diseases and pests, and all too often, poor soil.
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WASHINGTON (AP) - Science has provided the souped-up seeds to feed the world, through biotechnology and old-fashioned crossbreeding. Now the problem is the dirt they're planted in.
As seeds get better, much of the world's soil is getting worse and people are going hungry. Scientists say if they can get the world out of the economically triggered global food crisis, better dirt will be at the root of the solution.
Soils around the world are deteriorating with about one-fifth of the world's cropland considered degraded in some manner. The poor quality has cut production by about one-sixth, according to a World Resources Institute study. Some scientists consider it a slow-motion disaster.
In sub-Saharan Africa, nearly 1 million square miles of cropland have shown a "consistent significant decline," according to a March 2008 report by a worldwide consortium of agricultural institutions.
A generation ago, through better types of plants, Earth's food production exploded in what was then called the "green revolution." Some people thought the problem of feeding the world was solved and moved on. However, developing these new "magic seeds" was the easy part. The crucial element, fertile soil, was missing.
"The first thing to do is to have good soil," said Hans Herren, winner of the World Food Prize. "Even the best seeds can't do anything in sand and gravel."
Herren is co-chairman of the International Assessment of Agricultural Knowledge, Science and Technology for Development, a collection of scientists sponsored by the United Nations and World Bank. It produced a 2,500-page report last month which, among other recommendations, emphasized a need to improve the world's soil.
Genetic improvements in corn make it possible to grow up to 9,000 pounds of corn per acre in Africa. But millions of poor African farmers only get about 500 pounds an acre "because over the years, their soils have become very infertile and they can't afford to purchase fertilizers," said Roger Leakey, a co-author of the international report and professor at James Cooke University in Australia.
In Africa, farmers are forced to use practices that rob nutrients from the soil, not put it back, said Herren, who heads an Arlington, Va., nonprofit. Fertilizer is a quick, short-term fix, but even that isn't being done, he said.
The current crisis could have been avoided "if we, the world, had promoted fertilizer in Africa and we have known for ages it works," said Pedro Sanchez, Columbia University tropical agricultural director.
In that way, the problem with soil is a prime example of a larger failing of agriculture science, said Sanchez, who has won both the World Food Prize and a MacArthur genius grant. Scientists have the knowledge to feed the world right now, but that is not happening, Sanchez said. "It's very frustrating, especially when you see children dying."
The fruits of biotechnology and the staples of modern agricultural scientific techniques include irrigation, crop rotation, reduced tilling, use of fertilizer and improved seeds. It's a way of farming differently instead of just using better seeds that requires extra money up-front that many African farmers don't have, scientists said.
Zeigler's center last week planted its 133rd crop of rice in the same land since 1963, trying to pinpoint the right combination of nitrogen and fertilizer. Better seeds worked wonders. But finding money for soil health is difficult and because of that, less work is accomplished, he said.
But there are success stories, Sanchez said, pointing to the small African country of Malawi. Three years ago, the country's new president invested 8 percent of Malawi's national budget in a subsidy program to get fertilizer and better seeds to small farmers. Each farmer got two bags of fertilizer and 4 1/2 pounds of seeds at less than half the cost.
Before the program started, one-third of Malawi was on food aid and the country wasn't growing enough food for itself, Sanchez said. It was producing 1.2 million tons of maize in 2005. In 2006, Malawi had more than doubled its production. By 2007 and 2008, the crop was up to 3.4 and 3.3 million tons. Now Malawi is exporting corn.
"In two years, the country has changed from a food aid recipient to a food aid donor and is self-sufficient," Sanchez said. "if Malawi can do it, richer countries like Nigeria, Kenya can do it."