First-hand testimony: The Rav foresaw the rockets
We bring before you new first-hand testimony about Rav Eliezer Berland’s ruach hakodesh. (You can hear it yourself, from the person who gave it over in the Hebrew, by clicking HERE.)
The following took place on Thursday, May 2nd, when Israel’s southern border was still quiet, and no rockets had started to fall:
“Hashem is my witness that everything I’m about to tell you, I heard it with my own ears. On Thursday, Nir Yadi, one of the Rav’s attendants, came to speak with him. We were with the Rav, shlita, when Nir said to him: ‘HaRav, myself and Barak Barber [another one of the Rav’s attendants] are driving down to Netivot, for Shabbat.’
“The Rav said to him:
‘What are you talking about?! You aren’t going! There are going to be a lot of rockets falling on the South.’
“He was stunned, because no rockets at all had fallen by that point on Thursday, but the Rav still told him: ‘You are not travelling to there, there are going to be a lot of rockets falling.’
“What could we do? We said that the Rav will look after us… But the Rav replied:
‘But, there are going to be a lot of rockets falling there!’”
Many hundreds and thousands of people also receive updates from the Rav directly via the Shuvu Banim Whatsapp group (you can click HERE to join it). They can also testify that a couple of days before more than 600+ rockets started to fall on the South of Israel, leading to three fatalities and scores more wounded, Hashem should have mercy, Rav Berland requested the whole community to recite the book of Tehillim every day, until Rosh Chodesh Iyar.
Rosh Chodesh Iyar took place on Shabbat, May 4th, with the molad (new moon) occurring at 2:48pm in the afternoon. By that point, the rockets had already started to fall.
A few short months ago in the lead up to the first prayer gathering that he called for Zot Chanuka in Hevron, Rav Berland, shlita, warned us:
“The whole of Am Yisrael is currently facing a terrible, threatening situation.
“Every part of Israel is now under threat of being deluged with rockets. After we saw 400 rockets falling on Ashkelon and the surrounding cities, including Beer Sheva, Netivot, Ofakim and Sderot, now they are preparing thousands and thousands of rockets, which will reach to Tel Aviv and Jerusalem.
“And we have no possibility of stopping this from happening, because the whole world is against us. They can launch 10,000 missiles, and if we fire back even just one, they will say that we are the aggressors, and they are the victims.
“They will say that we began [hostilities], and that they are simply defending themselves.
“We have no [military] might, we only have the power of tehillim (psalms). All of the State of Israel’s efforts to stop the missiles of Hezbollah and Hamas ended in failure. Every day, we are threatened with thousands of new rockets. They can reach any target precisely…
“Am Israel is in the greatest danger, mamash, and our only possibility of coming through this lies in our mouths: “The voice is the voice of Yaakov, and the hands are the hands of Esav.” (Bereishit, 27:22).
“We are now, mamash, at the final moments that we can stay in Eretz Yisrael, in the State of Israel, because the goal of the Arabs is to destroy everyone here. They don’t care if its dati’im (observant Jews), chilonim (secular Jews), Chareidim, Neturei Karta – they aren’t interested.
“They want to annihilate every single Jew, until the very last one of us – regardless of whether he’s secular, or religious, or Mizrachi (Sephardi traditional), or kipat srugah (National Religious).
It’s written: “And I will divide them, into the light and into the dark” (Bereishit 1:4).
They are not going to distinguish between the ‘light’ and the ‘darkness’. Right now, we are all in the gravest danger, mamash.
Rav Berland continued:
“Only tehillim can stop the tillim – not the IDF, not weapons, not tanks, not Patriot missiles, no Iron Dome – none of these things can stop the missiles. Only the tehillim that we will say at this Prayer Gathering can stop the missiles.”
Now, we can see that the Tzaddik can really foresee what was on the horizon. Let us take his words to heart, and let us continue to say as many tehillim as we can, during these trying times.
Because only tehillim and teshuva can stop the rockets. Nothing else.