Message To America, Tisha B'Av Aug. 7, 2003
FC With Chaim, A Ten Year Old Mentally Handicapped Boy.
(Daniel ask to add this essay).
I Know that we have said that there will be no more messages from the so called mentally handicapped.
However, one last message was saved in order to be given to
the American frum (orthodox) community on the 9th of Av,
when both of our Holy Temples were destroyed.
Why dafka (particularly) to America and the America Frum yid
(orthodox jew) ? Because the U.S. is the last place in the
world where Torah will lourish, and is flourishing, before
Moshiach's arrival. This must be said because the U.S. is
the example for all other frum communities of the world
since World War II, and has exported her style of our Holy
Torah to all other kehillos (Jewish communities) all over the world.
And now I must say how much I weep every day and worry
and beg that Hashem have pity on all of us. But as much as
He is warning us, the U.S frum society, we are not listening.
The tragedies lately, go far beyond the norm, and the Jews
that are dying daily, young, middle-aged, and old, are far
beyond the numbers that would normally be.
Still we do not listen.
We keep going on day by day with our superficial yiddishkaeit (Judaism). At this point, many will say - "Oy, but we are so
good! We have so much Torah, so much chesed (acts of
loving-kindness). You are not allowed to be mekatreg
(criticize) Am Yisroel!". However, I am not speaking badly
about Am Yisroel.
I am crying out in order to save disillusioned yiden (Jews)
from destruction, in order to bring to yeshuah (redemption)
with as few korbanos (losses) as possible. We are going into
total darkness. The yeshuash will not come by the darkness
becoming gradually lighter and lighter. It will become darker
and darker, until suddenly the light will burst forth.
Only those who truly wait and want the yeshuah, only those
who truly trust and love Hashem, will survive, Just like in
Mitzrayim (Egypt). But these kinds of words do not impress
my American brethren, because not even the untimely deaths
of their loved ones move them into a different direction.
Why does death not make them fear ?
Why does tragedy not make them change ?
The reason is that we have become cooled off. We are not
feeling the fiery love of Hashem. We do not cry over our Bais
Hamikdash (Holy Temple) because our hearts have been
cooled off. The gashmius (materialism) has cooled us off and
we have ceased to have a true yiddishe (Jewish) heart.
Without the heart there can be no connection to the emes
(truth). We live in the last golus (exile), which is Edom today,
Edom and Amalek are mixed together. Edom is olam hazeh
(this world). It is the pig who has cleft hoof and pretends to
be righteous when inside it is tumah (impure). Edom is the
epitome of gashmius. The gashmius that is our generation's
egel hazahav (golden calf). And Amalek's job is to cool us off.
To take us away from the truth.
In order to connect to truth, we must have a fire within.
Fire of Hakadosh Boruch Hu (The Holy One, blessed be He).
Fire of Torah and mitzvos (commandments). That connects
us to the truth. The gashmius and amalek pull us in, make us
their friends, show us the wonders of the superficial world and
cool us off, And therefore, the Torah of America is nowhere
near or similar to the Torah of Europe and before.
I know I will receive much anger at this statement, but it is
the truth. When a yungerman (young merried man) goes into
kollel (study group) with a cell phone or allows his wife to
wear a human hair sheitel (wig) or allows his wife to work in
an office with men or goes to see a movie or eats
questionable food or goes to Disneyland or any one of the
hundreds of things people do that are not even considered
against Yiddishkeit, this person can not really learn or give
When leaders, Rosh Yeshivahs, Rosh Kollels feel obligated
to gevirim (the wealthy) that support them and must lower
their standards of yiddishkeit because of this, then their Torah
can not be Torah. When Am Yisroel is tolerant of one another
because each one wants to keep his little aveiros (sins)
without criticism, then the Torah can not be Torah.
When the 9th of Av comes and we do not sit on the ground
with ashes on our head and cry bitter tears and feel our
hearts break because we have been cooled off by the
aterialistic world, then we are goners, chas veshalom
We have built stone houses that were meant to last many generations. We decorate them and leave them to our
children. We build them with the thought that our children
will one day inherit it. We think that when Moshiach comes,
these house will fly to Eretz Yisroel. But they will never get off
the ground. They Will crumble. Because We are so
comfortable in them that even if the shofar (ram's horn)
would blow clearly, we would not leave them and run.
You must know that it is forbidden to build such homes in
chutz laaretz outside of Eretz Yisroel) unless it is built
primarily for chesed. But those who know the din (Jewish law) attach the chesed so it will be mutar (permitted), but that
cannot fool Hakadosh boruch Hu.
It is like a king who has a son, The king's son misbehaved
and was send of the palace. A prince banished from his home,
but longing for his father and to return to the palace.
He wandered from place to place until he settled down.
He kept the dress, the clothing of a prince, and continued
writing home to his father, begging him to let him come home
once again, and longing to be reunited with the king, and
waiting for the day that he would be reinstated as his
father's true heir.
But as time passed he settled down, married and built a
home. The day finally came when the king sent messengers
to bring him home, The day he had longed for had finally
arrived. However, he was used to his new surroundings,
to his home. He send the messengers back, saying that he
would first settle his affairs and then come home.
When the shofar blows, will we drop everything and run?
No, we won't! Most of the yidden will hesitate.
First we'll ask the gedolim (spiritual leaders) "Is it true?".
We must be very, very carfull not to influence our leaders,
who will be afraid to say, "Yes it's true!" because the olam
(Jewish populace) doesn't really want to leave.
In Mitzrayim it was clearer. Moshe Rareinu came straight from
Hakadosh Boruch Hu with clear signs. The ten plagues, no
one could argue with, and even though the yidden didn't have
such a luxurious life like we do in America, still most of the
yidden had gotten used to their lives and really didn't want to
leave. Most were swallowed by the darkness, and only some
Hashem is warning very clear. 9/11 was a warning.
Many people interpreted it as a sign that we are doing o.k.
That the frum community is doing fine because Hashem made
so many nissim (miracles). Saved so many yidden.
The truth is that He was warning that if we do not detach
ourselves from the gashmius whose symbol is, or was, the
World Trade Center, then we will "chas yeshalom" crumble
together with all of Edom. He had rachmanus (pity) on us and
only a few frum lives were lost. But the message was to us.
Since them, so many strange premature deaths and tragedies
have hit our community. Don't you realize it is a warning ?
Don't you realize that of all the nevuos (prophecies),
one nevuah in particular must happen, and that is that Edom
will be totally destroyed !
Who is Edom? The Christian world, countries like Europe and
America. Read the nevous. Read them. They will sound very
familiar, because so much of it is happening in our times.
So many of the nevuos have already happened.
Am Yisroel, my American frum brothers and sisters, detach
yourselves from the lies, the gashmius.
Come to Hakadosh Boruch Hu. Become real sons and
daughters of Hashem. Make your lives from morning to
night full of prayer, mitzvos, and avodas Hashem (service of
Hashem). Don't begin yelling at me that, "We have to have
parnossoh (a livelibood)! You can't give your whole life to
Let me remind you that there is no parnossoh without
Hashem. There is nothing without Hashem. He is causing
suffering to us because we have become chilled out, frozen
up. We are totally insensitive to yiddishkeit, the true
yiddishkeit. The videos, all the shiurim(lectures) we get on
times like Tisha B'Av are more entertainment for us to forget
our fast than true teshuva (repentance).
I will give you a small idea, a small preview,of times to come.
We are very close to the end. The darkness will become
greater. Those who see the truth will survive.
The only way to see truth is to come close to Hashem.
The only way to come close to Hashem is to renounce your
gashmiusdik life. I know it's true that an immodest person
can be generous and do chesed, but the chesed is
incomplete because the person arouses the other person to
want to do an aveirah (sin).
This person can never be judged a tsadik (righteous).
A person who steals in business but gives much tsedakah
(charity) can never do teshuvah because he is sure he is a
tsadik. A yungerman who learns but lets his wife dress
inappropriately and lets her learn in so-called frum colleges
can never do teshuvah because he is sure that he is a tsadik.
The list goes on and on in all kinds of variations.
Learn to cry, learn to denounce the olam hazeh, come close
to your Father in Heaven, cry on His shoulder. Cry out to Him
and beg Him to forgive us all. Really long for Moshiach, even
if you have to give up your stone house, chandeliers and
swimming pool. Run to him, make your life His from morning
I want to add that Edom will be completely destroyed,
according to all the major neviim. And I want you to know
that Hashem can also destroy Edom without an atomic bomb.
He can cause it to crumble totally, miraculously.
And I also want to say to my brethren that the only way to
stop this is to come together as one nation and beg Hashem
through tefillos (prayers) to save us all and forgive us all.
It is widely known that when Am Yisroel comes together to
daven (pray), no force in the world can counter it.
So come together all Am Yisroel, in America and outside.
Put ashes on your head and beg Hashem to save us.
And if not, then we will crumble as twin towers crumbled.
And disappear in the dust, as did 3,000 korbanos (sacrifices).