AN URGENT MESSAGE TO THE DIASPORA
FROM BINYAMIN GOLDEN, AN AUTISTIC MAN 4 AV 5768 / AUG.4, 2008
I am sure that my fellow Jews feel keenly that the world is in a frightening turmoil. I am sure that almost every Jew feels in his own personal life great distress and much heartbreak, whether it is chas v'shalom illness or marital problems or children off the derech or other personal tragedies.
Such tragedies have become increasingly bitter and prevalent. Besides these personal tragedies that have become so widespread, lo alaynu, we have seen in the last few years tremendous changes in our world. Whether it be unusual and biblical-like natural disasters, or war threats that are more frightening than the mind can grasp, with weapons so terrible that we're afraid even to think about them, or money problems throughout the world that are causing great financial difficulties to the whole world, or to the food shortages that have drastically increased the price of food.
What I have mentioned above is only a short summary of the changes in the world that we are living in. A world of fear, a world of anxiety, a world that threatens to self-destruct at any moment [see Michtav M'Eliyahu Vol. 3 pg. 205]. It is clear to anyone who wants to see, that we are in big trouble, and that Hakadosh Baruch Hu (G-d) is telling us something very important.
We Jews have our holy Torah to live by and our prophets to learn from, who have prophesized everything that has happened until now with unbelievable exactness. Those Jews who truly believe that Hakadosh Baruch Hu is the Master of the World, the Ribbono shel olam, and that His word is everything, they will be happy with the changes that are occurring because this shows clearly that the prophecies are true and that indeed we are soon to greet Moshiach Tzidkeynu (our Holy Redeemer) be'ezras Hashem (with G-d's help).
We have spoken very much about the tremendous problems among the observant Jews, and we have given much instruction on how to be worthy of redemption, on how to save ourselves from destruction. But now I want to speak to all the Jews living outside of the Land of Israel as one body and one soul; the non-believers rachmana litzlan, the secular, the believers in their heart only without religious observance, the datiyim, the Modern Orthodox, the Orthodox, and what is called the Ultra Orthodox.
Brothers and sisters, look around you. See what is happening. Change your ways for the better. Realize that Hakadosh Baruch Hu is the Ruler. Because if you don't, He will show it to you in the harshest way, and you won't be able to deny it. According to our holy prophets, two thirds of the world will be destroyed [Zecharia 13:8].
He will bring upon us miracles bigger than those in ancient Egypt. Fear, panic and desperation will grip those who deny His existence or His total rulership. But the believers will rejoice. They will be happy and Hashem (G-d) will care for them as a mother cares for her small baby, and they will be without worry, without fear and without distress.
Therefore, now is the time to smash the Egel Hazahav (the idol-worship of materialism). Each one with his own hands, smash it and crush it into dust. And bury that dust forever.
Am Yisrael (the People of Israel), it's time to come home. True, it won't be easy to come to a country ruled by non-believers who totally reject the concept of Moshiach (our Redeemer) and every other aspect of Judaism. But don't be afraid, because we know from our holy prophets that the non-believing rulers of today will fall completely before Moshiach is crowned.
In addition, let me also make clear that even though the Land of Israel is surrounded by fierce and very dangerous enemies who vastly outnumber us, still there is nothing to fear. All the countries of the world are going to suffer great wars and miraculous plagues (makas) similar to those in ancient Egypt, and two thirds of the world will be destroyed - but not the Land of Israel.
My brothers and sisters, come home. It's time. Those in Russia, you would do well to get yourselves out. Those in America and Europe, Edom will be totally destroyed [Ovadia 1:18]. Read the writing on the wall.
Many of your brethren, people of means, have come to Jerusalem and bought apartments, thinking that when Moshiach comes they will be able to run away quickly to Israel, to their fancy apartments, and be safe. But let me tell you this: only those who truly trust and love Hashem will survive. Only those who live close to Hashem all the time will survive. Only those who really try, at least try, to do His will, will survive. Because only such people will be suitable to live in a world of Truth. Therefore these beautiful apartments might just go to other more worthy people.
The main reason that Jews hesitate to go up to the Land of Israel is the fear of not having their basic needs, food clothing, and shelter. Then there are others who fear that their standard of living will go down. To those who fear this, I repeat that the world economy will fall completely, and therefore financially there is not much to worry about.
And let me tell you that this is a generation that must show Hashem through self sacrifice that we love Him, believe in Him and accept Him as our King, our Creator, our Father in Heaven. Now is the time. Do not tarry because the end is really very soon. I say this now to warn you and hopefully to help you make your decision that the safest place in the world is under Hashem's wing in the Land of Israel.
Yes, it will not be easy. It will be very difficult. The Tzionim (Zionists) must fall, the corrupt government must fall and Moshiach will reveal himself. All of the wicked of the Jewish People will be destroyed. They will disappear. It won't be easy, but those who believe, love and accept Hakadosh Baruch Hu as their King will survive and flourish.
"Indeed the day is coming, burning like a furnace, and all the arrogant and all the evildoers will be like straw and the coming day will burn them up, says the L-ord of Hosts, and will leave them neither a root nor a branch. But for those who fear my name, there will shine a sun of charity with healing in its wings" (Malachi 3:19-20).
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Am Yisrael, whether you live in New York, London, Munich, Amsterdam, Paris, Pretoria or wherever you do live, open your eyes, see what is happening and come home. There really is very little time left.