"Even if you are in the midst of great suffering, do not give up hope" (Pirkei Avos 1:7; Rashi). Life situations might at times seem so bleak and desperate that you see no hope for the future. You might tell yourself things like, "My life is a terrible mess, and I don't think it will ever improve." Such thinking leads to very painful feelings. The Sages advised us never to give up hope. Ask yourself, "What proof do I have that things will never improve?" While you might not have a guarantee that things will be better, you can never be certain that they will not improve. Don't give up hope when in a very short time your whole situation might change dramatically for the better.
In our live times we experienced two miracles. The Cubs winning the world seriers (minor) and a president who supports Israel (major).
All the pundits and pollsters were wrong. never give up hope.
Love Yehuda Lave
After November 8th, the King is Coming
I received this before November 8th, lets see how it is panning out now.
The world is about to be thrown into a level of chaos of unknown proportions. None of this depends on the outcome of the elections in America. Either way the path ahead post elections is fraught with danger. The prophecies in the bible are clear. When the nations of the world gather and come against Israel's control of Jerusalem, the Almighty himself will intervene and save his children. This prophecy can, like all prophecies be revealed in a variety of ways.
It is almost guaranteed that Obama will, especially if Trump wins come against Israel in the UN. Eventhough the UN Security Council vote will not come with a force of arms attached to it, the coming vote (which Obama will not veto) will lay down the "final boundaries" of a "Palestinian" State. This will include Israel's biblical heartland of Judea and Samaria and "East Jerusalem." Expect the Old City to fall under international control.
With three months left in Obama's term there will not be enough time for the world to send forces against Israel. However the vote itself will fulfill the prophecy in both Zecharia and Yechezkiel. What will happen afterwards are events that have already been set into motion. The nations of the world instead of destroying Israel will fight one another as it says, "Jerusalem will be a Cup of Poison." Russia is already preparing for war against the USA, as is China. Europe is preparing to repel an invasion from Russia. Iran and Syria are ready to attack Israel and Saudi Arabia is ready to defend against attacks from Iran.
Chaos is coming, but we know that chaos leads to order as it always has. Afterall in creation, night comes first followed by the day. Night represents chaos and day represents order. Noah and his children experienced intense chaos and yet when the door to the Ark opened, the world was ready to be put back together again by their descendents.
Rebbe Nachman of Breslov tells us the Messiah, descendent of King David will conquer the world without firing a shot. He will fight with prayer as "prayer is his main weapon" (Lekutei Mohran, Lesson 2). In a moment when the world has exhausted itself and G-dlessness reigns he is revealed to teach us that it is in fact the Creator who directly has done, does, and will do everything in the world for our good. The Messiah will open our hearts so we can worship the true King, G-d Almighty directly.
In Rebbe Nachman's lesson concerning Tzohar (Lekutei Mohran, Lesson 112) the light in the Ark, he teaches that all holiness comes to the world surrounded by evil. We ourselves find it hard to allow the Creator's light into our lives. The flood of anti-holiness and G-dlessness has gripped the world. However desperate things appear, Rebbe Nachman teaches that any of us can break through the layers of darkness and despair by making an opening to the Creator's light within our own lives. Afterall, there is no despair in the world at all since everything is done for our own good.
What is coming may be scary, but it is the final moment of chaos and darkness before the greatest light is revealed. The Midrash in Yalkut Shemoni relating to the End of Days says: "Do not be afraid my children. Everything I have done I have done for you."
About the Author:David is the CEO of the Cahil Group (www.cahilgroup.com) a leading Israel advocacy strategy group focusing on the indigenous rights of the Jewish people in the Holy Land. The Cahil Group specializes in using new media outreach across an array of platforms and services to help position Israel as a 21st century global leader. David is also the founder of Israel Rising (www.israelrising.com), an online magazine that stakes out an alternative approach to the geopolitical situation in Israel and the surrounding region. He lives in the Southern Hebron Hills with his wife and 5 children.
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> The Darwin Awards are out!!!! > > > Yes, it's that magical time of year again when the Darwin Awards are > bestowed, honoring the least evolved among us. > > > > Here is the glorious winner: > > > > 1. When his 38 caliber revolver failed to fire at his intended victim > during a hold-up in Long Beach , California would-be robber James > Elliot did something that can only inspire wonder. He peered down the > barrel and tried the trigger again. This time it worked. > > > > And now, the honorable mentions: > > > > 2. The chef at a hotel in Switzerland lost a finger in a meat cutting > machine and after a little shopping around, submitted a claim to his > insurance company. The company expecting negligence sent out one of > its men to have a look for himself. He tried the machine and he also > lost a finger.. The chef's claim was approved. > > > > 3. A man who shoveled snow for an hour to clear a space for his car > during a blizzard in Chicago returned with his vehicle to find a woman > had taken the space. Understandably, he shot her. > > > > 4. After stopping for drinks at an illegal bar, a Zimbabwean bus > driver found that the 20 mental patients he was supposed to be > transporting from Harare to Bulawayo had escaped. Not wanting to admit > his incompetence, the driver went to a nearby bus stop and offered > everyone waiting there a free ride. He then delivered the passengers > to the mental hospital, telling the staff that the patients were very > excitable and prone to bizarre fantasies. The deception wasn't > discovered for 3 days. > > > > 5. An American teenager was in the hospital recovering from serious > head wounds received from an oncoming train. When asked how he > received the injuries, the lad told police that he was simply trying > to see how close he could get his head to a moving train before he was hit. > > > > 6. A man walked into a Louisiana Circle-K, put a $20 bill on the > counter, and asked for change. When the clerk opened the cash drawer, > the man pulled a gun and asked for all the cash in the register, which > the clerk promptly provided. The man took the cash from the clerk and > fled, leaving the $20 bill on the counter. The total amount of cash he > got from the drawer... $15. [If someone points a gun at you and gives > you money, is a crime committed?] > > > > 7. Seems an Arkansas guy wanted some beer pretty badly.. He decided > that he'd just throw a cinder block through a liquor store window, > grab some booze, and run. So he lifted the cinder block and heaved it > over his head at the window. The cinder block bounced back and hit the > would-be thief on the head, knocking him unconscious. The liquor store > window was made of Plexiglas. The whole event was caught on > videotape.... > > > > 8. As a female shopper exited a New York convenience store, a man > grabbed her purse and ran. The clerk called 911 immediately, and the > woman was able to give them a detailed description of the snatcher. > Within minutes, the police apprehended the snatcher. They put him in > the car and drove back to the store. The thief was then taken out of > the car and told to stand there for a positive ID. To which he > replied, "Yes, officer, that's her. That's the lady I stole the purse from." > > > > 9.. The Ann Arbor News crime column reported that a man walked into a > Burger King in Ypsilanti , Michigan at 5 A.M., flashed a gun, and > demanded cash. The clerk turned him down because he said he couldn't > open the cash register without a food order. When the man ordered > onion rings, the clerk said they weren't available for breakfast... > The man, frustrated, walked away. [*A 5-STAR STUPIDITY AWARD WINNER] > > > > 10. When a man attempted to siphon gasoline from a motor home parked > on a Seattle street by sucking on a hose, he got much more than he > bargained for.. Police arrived at the scene to find a very sick man > curled up next to a motor home near spilled sewage. A police spokesman > said that the man admitted to trying to steal gasoline, but he plugged > his siphon hose into the motor home's sewage tank by mistake. The > owner of the vehicle declined to press charges saying that it was the > best laugh he'd ever had. >
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Camelian versus snakes at the beach--this is heart stopping