Kaduri Warns: Natural Disasters Awaiting the W
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By Baruch Gordon
leading known Kabbalistic Elder Rabbi Yitzchak
Kaduri called upon worldwide Jewry Tuesday night
to return to Israel to be spared from natural
disasters which threaten to strike the world.
In a class between between the Mincha (afternoon)
and Maariv (evening) prayers at his Jerusalem
yeshiva seminary, Rabbi Kaduri issued the following
”This declaration I find fitting to issue
for all of the Jews of the world to hear. It is
incumbent upon them to return to the Land of Israel
due to terrible natural disasters which threaten
"In the future, the Holy One, Blessed be
He, will bring about great disasters in the countries
of the world to sweeten the judgements of the
Land of Israel."
“I am ordering the publication of this
declartion as a warning, so that Jews in the countries
of the world will be aware of the impending danger
and will come to the Land of Israel for the buliding
of the Temple and revelation of our righteous
Rabbi Kaduri also stated that the upcoming year
would be a year of "secret and revelation"
in the world. The Jewish year 5766 begins in less
than three weeks, with the holiday of Rosh Hashana.
The Rabbi explained that the numerical Hebrew
abbreviation for 5766, tav, shin, samech, vav
gives insight into the nature of the upcoming
year. "This will be a year of secret (or
sod, from the letter samech) and revelation (or
v'giliu from the letter vav.
Arutz Sheva Israel National Radio show host Yehoshua
Meiri first publicized the declaration on his
late Tuesday night Hebrew radio show. Meiri typed
out the words of Rabbi Kaduri's delcarion and
presented the document to the Kabbalistic elder
who signed it.
Associates of Rabbi Kaduri were dispatched to
communicate the Rabbi's call to Prime Minister
Ariel Sharon before Sharon's departure to the
United States the same night.
Meiri says he will publicize the signed declaration
after Prime Minister Sharon delivers a speech
in which he is expected to call upon the Jews
of the Diaspora to make Aliyah (immigrate) to
During a visit with Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson
(the late Lubavitcher Rebbe of blessed memory)
in 1990, Rabbi Kaduri was told by the Rebbe that
he would live to see the coming of the Mashiach.
In a special announcement transmitted to the
Prime Minister through a special intermediary,
the elder Kabbalist warned world Jewry to come
In a lecture given yesterday (Tuesday 9/13/05)
the elder Kabbalist Rabbi Yitzchak Kaduri, called
on world Jewry to come to Israel because of natural
disasters that will take place in the near future.
In the announcement Rav Kaduri says:
"I hereby find that it is necessary to pass
this call to the ears of world Jewry, that they
should come to the Land of Israel for the reason
of the great dangers awaiting the world from the
side of nature.
"In the future the Holy One, blessed be
He, will bring great disasters in the countries
of the world in order to sweeten the judgements
of the Land of Israel.
"I instruct that this warning announcement
be distributed in order that the Jews in the countries
around the world be will know the real danger
and will come to the Land of Israel, to the building
of the Bais Hamikdash and to the revelation of
The words of Rav Kaduri, which were first made
public on the show "Matchilim MiBereishit"
on Arutz-7, were said in a kabbalah lecture which
the elder kabbalist gave to his students between
afternoon and evening prayers.
The Rav also revealed that the initials (rashei
teivot) of the coming Hebrew year 5766 are "it
will be a year of secret and revelation"
("tehiyeh shnat sod v'gilui").
Rav Kaduri had his announcement brought to the
Prime Minister, Ariel Sharon, via a special intermediary
before the Prime Minister departed for the United
States and he requested of him to call to Jews
to come to Israel.
You might remember that Rav Kaduri, shlita, also
foresaw the tsunami two weeks before it happened:
Disaster, Redemption and the Tsunami
17:46 Dec 30, '04 / 18 Tevet 5765
At least one Kabbalist sage predicted "natural
calamities" over two weeks ago. He and others
call for an increase in acts of kindness, as they
try to place the events in universal context.
The venerated Rabbi Yitzchak Kaduri, considered
Israel's leading Kabbalist rabbi, was quoted in
the Yediot Acharonot newspaper on Dec. 12 as saying:
"We are now in the fourth year of what could
be the seven-year Redemption period, according
to the calculation of the Vilna Gaon. [However.]
in the coming three years, uncertainty about the
future will hang over our heads, unless we work
and strive that the Messiah be revealed. The Messiah
is already [here] in Israel. Whatever people are
sure will not happen, is liable to happen, and
whatever we are certain will happen may disappoint
us. But in the end, there will be peace throughout
the world. The world is mitmatek mehadinim (lit.,
becoming sweet from/of strict justice), great
tragedies in the world are foreseen, that's the
thing of the Jews going to the East. [emphasis
added] But our enemies will not prevail over us
in the Land of Israel, 'fear and trembling will
fall upon them,' in the [merit of the] power of
Rabbi Kaduri said this week, "What can save
the world from calamities is real repentance by
Jews, who must increase acts of kindness towards
one another... The cry of the many poor in Israel
and the expulsion of Jews from their homes shakes
the world... It's not for naught that this place
was hit, where many of our compatriots went to
look for this-worldly lusts."
Rabbi Kaduri has told his students that the current
government will be the last one of the "old
era," and that the new government will already
have leadership of the Messianic era.
Another sage, Rabbi Chaim Kanevsky of Bnei Brak,
was quoted in Yediot in the same article as saying
that we are verily in the period of the beginning
of the Redemption period, and that the Messiah
could be revealed at any moment. He called for
further outreach "in order to prevent calamities
and to bring mercy from the Creator. All Jews
must come to the Land of Israel." The Rabbi
also called to establish Torah schools in every
area, and that "Torah study will prevent
calamities – from earthquakes to other natural
The Kipa website, a Hebrew-language forum for
religious youth, features a response by Rabbi
Uziel Eliyahu, Chief Rabbi of the Misgav Regional
Council in the Galilee regarding a Jewish approach
to the calamitous events. "First of all,"
Rabbi Eliyahu wrote, "we should pray and
ask G-d to remove His wrath from the word, send
a complete recovery to the injured, and help and
protect everyone in the world, causing sorrow
Rabbi Eliyahu added that what is happening now
was decreed on Rosh HaShanah [the Jewish New Year]:
"It was a Divine decree that was issued regarding
'who will be killed by water, and who by fire...'"
Our job now, he wrote, is to "pray to G-d,
to try harder in studying Torah and fulfilling
the Torah and doing acts of kindness and charity.
This is an hour of reckoning for the entire world!!!"
Rabbi Eliyahu emphasized that G-d has complete
control of nature, and that the Jewish People
live "amidst great faith, despite questions
that remain open. No question mark can break our
strength of great and perfect faith in G-d...
This does not prevent us from asking and searching
for answers and [logical] explanations, but it
all takes place on the solid ground of great faith
in G-d... The Bible (Zechariah 14) mentions that
in the future, when the Messiah comes, the Mt.
of Olives will be split in two... The Messiah
can come at any minute, even as you read these