Friday, May 20, 2005

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Update from the Sandlar

In this post (click here) I noted a message from 'the sandlar', the shoemaker, regarding the expected coming of Moshiach during the week of Passover. Here's an update that's now online (click here for original and complete English edition):

A few weeks ago, we were approached by a tzaddik that we know, and we are not allowed to disclose his identity now, but his nickname is “Sandlar” (not related to the “sandlar” that died many years ago in Bnei Brak, nor is it referring to Harav Shalom Shmueli, shlita, whose name is associated with this context in various places). We are referring to a hidden tzaddik, with whom our first contact was (no connection whatsoever to this website) made by the initiative of another famous and renowned tzaddik who had heard about this hidden tzaddik.

Several weeks ago, the sandlar approached us and asked us to publicize on the internet this special message. Obviously, we were very excited to receive this information, and we did not doubt for one moment its accuracy, due to our familiarity with this tzaddik and our clear knowledge of his powers and knowledge of hidden secrets. We thought that this may be the very reason for our website’s existence, especially since these things fit in very well in a wondrous way with what we had previously published regarding the possibility of uncovering the secrets of Daniel’s prophesy. And it fit in very well with the increasing excitement that is triggering very optimistic things being said by g’dolei Yisrael recently.

We published the message, and were very careful to write with very large letters the disclaimer that “this site is not associated with any rabbi, yeshiva, political party whatsoever,” in order that the readers will use caution when reading what we’ve written, without regard to our personal belief.

After publishing the “message,” and after a number of days passed, and then more days, there began to arise among us doubts. The problem wasn’t our personal belief, rather that these words were published on a website that has an unusual web-surfing traffic that reaches every corner of the world. When we reviewed the letter with the sandlar, he told us in no uncertain terms that the words in the “message” were accurate according to his investigations, but that things seem to be taking longer than what was at first anticipated. So we waited longer, almost to the end of Nissan, and then decided to remove the “message” from the website.

The “sandlar” still believes, and feels, and “knows” that the message is true, but it’s taking longer to fulfill them. We asked another tzaddik, who is much more known than the sandlar, if he could check into whether the words of the message are true “that in the lower world, the world of ‘klipot,’ way down, in the fiftieth level of tum’ah, all of the roots of the klipot were severed.” His answer was that there was no way for him to know. According to what we understood, this is referring to the Sitra Achra of the deep, where few tzaddikim, if any, are able to understand what exactly goes on down there. And among those that do have some understanding, even they can only reach that understanding by their “feeling” of what is happening. We asked how long, at the very most, will it take to see the fulfillment of these things, if it actually happened in the “fiftieth level of tum’ah?” The answer was there is not sufficient definitive information. It is known that, throughout the entire history of the world, never did such a thing ever occur. The exodus from Egypt happened at the 49th level of tum’ah, and the tzaddikim say that the difference between the 49th level and the 50th level is as great as the difference between heaven and earth. (And we know, according to the Kabbalah, that this is the reason that Hashem expedited the Redemption before the end of 400 years, because had they remained in Egypt a moment longer, they would have sunk to the 50th level of tum’ah, and they would have lost all chance of being redeemed. Today, however, our sole redeeming factor is the Torah that we received, through which we can be elevated even from the 50th level of tum’ah, into which we have sunk in the last generations because of our numerous sins. Ever since the sin of Adam Harishon, we have been trying to recover the sparks of holiness that have fallen to the 50th level of tum’ah.)

There's more, read the whole thing (in English) here.

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