by Reb Akiva at Mystical Paths
We have previously written about the Watches of the Geulah here, and they've been shown on Israeli TV as well as in Mishpacha magazine. In brief, HaRav Mordechai Eliyahu, shlita (may he have a complete and speedy recovery!) received 2 watches (a silver and a gold pocket watch) from the Baba Sali, zt"l after his passing (where the Baba Sali, zt"l instructed his son the Baba Baruch, shlita, to pass them to HaRav Eliyahu, shlita in a series of dreams) that show how close we are to the geulah. These "non-functional" (they don't keep time) watches move every now and then a little closer to 12:00.
Years ago when the watches arrived, they were at 11:30. We reported in 2005 that the watches were at 11:45. Later that year, one of the watches was reported to move to 11:57.
R. Nati (a Mystical Paths co-blogger who has been offline for a while) stopped with a small group to hear words of Torah on the street in Meah Shearim TODAY. The speaker was HaRav Shmuel Eliyahu, shlita, chief rabbi of Tzfat (Safed) and son of HaRav Mordechai Eliyahu, shlita, who has been in the hospital for some time. Rav Shmuel stated that his father had instructed him to keep an eye on the Watches of the Geulah (while he's been hospitalized). (While the silver watch had moved to 12:00 some time ago, the gold watch had stopped as 11:58.) Rav Shmuel told this small group that his attention had been drawn to the watches as the gold one was vibrating (or buzzing). He opened the (gold) watch and found it had just struck 12:00 ! ! !
In his words from August 2005, printed in an interview in Mishpacha magazine "One day, the Baba Sali's son came to my father and presented him with a watch. He explained that his holy father had come to him in a dream and told him that he should look in a certain drawer in a certain desk, where he would find this watch. He was to give it to my father and tell him that when the watch reached twelve o'clock, then Mashiach would come. At that time, the watch hands showed twenty minutes to eleven. Since then, my father keeps a very close eye on the watch, and found that sometimes it goes and other times it just stops.
May this be a simon bracha (a sign of blessing), the ultimate simon bracha that indeed Moshiach is coming NOW!!!
Amein amein v'amein!
[ RUMOR WARNING - WE DID NOT RECORD THE WORDS OF THE RAV NOR CONFIRM WHAT HE SAID OR THAT HE WAS SPECIFICALLY TALKING ABOUT WHAT WE THINK HE WAS TALKING ABOUT. IT IS POSSIBLE WE MISUNDERSTOOD, MIXED UP DETAILS AS THIS WAS TRANSMITTED FROM THE LISTENER TO THIS ARTICLE AUTHOR, OR MADE MISTAKES AS THIS WAS WRITTEN BY THE ARTICLE AUTHOR. HARAV SHMUEL, SHLITA --IS NOT-- GOING AROUND ANNOUNCING THE GEULAH OR THAT MOSHIACH IS HERE (that we know of). ]
Credit: Photo is a screenshot from the 2005 Israeli TV (Mabat) interview, posted at Point of Pinchas in 2005.
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