This week, in parshat Vaera, we read about the first seven plagues that Hashem visited upon Egypt and Pharaoh for oppressing Israel, so that he would finally let us go. We saw last week how the events of the Exodus are a forerunner of today's happenings:
This week is another striking such example:
Each time the pope and his helpers attempt to squeeze Israel, to squeeze the Jewish People to the point of strangulation, when we already despair and worry about our very life, Hashem sends us His salvation.
Each of the five occurrences I am recalling below happened at times when we were in a great crisis. Case in point, this DRILL -CONFERENCE I just wrote about today. Each time we already despaired of being able to handle the situation, and this drill is no different; the threat of the "NEW" WORLD ORDER, but really the old, well known world's aggression against Am Yisrael is becoming unbearable once again.
One of our friends pointed out to me the strange coincidence of both occurrences at the same time, the Haiti earthquake, and the conference-drill in Tel -Aviv... and then my eyes opened up. Thank you, Ezra!
Also to be noted is tomorrow night's SOLAR ECLIPSE.
A SOLAR ECLIPSE IS A GOOD OMEN FOR ISRAEL, AND A BAD OMEN FOR THE NATIONS.
WHO MORE REPRESENTS THE NATIONS THAN THE UNITED NATIONS, WITH THEIR LEADER THE POPE, I ASK YOU?
Notice also that the FIFTH PLAGUE, DEVER, had to do with EPIDEMICS. G-d's justice is perfect. They wanted to sow diseases in our midst: instead THEY are getting DEVER.
Pay attention, as well, to the WORD, DEVER. The root of the word is DAVAR, speak, word: they had a CONFERENCE, DISCUSSING HOW BEST TO HARM US. Instead, THEY were harmed.
Now let's review the plagues that Hashem has already visited upon the evil pope Benedikt and his acolytes:
1.THE FIRST PLAGUE: THE TIBER RIVER OVERFLOWS ITS BANKS; 800 DEAD DOGS.
2. THE SECOND PLAGUE: MAJOR EARTHQUAKE IN ABRUZZO, ITALY, PAPAL PROVINCE; MANY DEAD, AND NOT ONE CHURCH LEFT STANDING INTACT.
( very long post: important excerpts below).
...Mexico being such a Catholic country, they report news that you don't normally read in the English press: DID YOU KNOW THAT EVERY SINGLE CHURCH IN THE WHOLE AREA - we are talking numerous villages all around Rome, the epicenter being a mere 70 miles from Rome - WAS DESTROYED?
...Caritas Workers Bring Hope To Area of Grave Destruction
ROME, APRIL 7, 2009 (Zenit.org).- Benedict XVI is sending aid to earthquake victims in the form of Vatican firemen, while Caritas workers move forward to assist the affected towns.
Eight rescue workers, sent by the Holy See with the express permission of the Pope, have been collaborating since Monday to help victims of the earthquake in the Abruzzo region, said the corps' commander, Domenico Giani, on Vatican Radio.
The earthquake, measuring 5.6 on the Richter scale, struck close to the city of L'Aquila, around 70 miles northeast of Rome. Officials report 228 dead, 15 people missing, and around 1,000 injured.
The official explained: "During the night, no sooner than the tragedy was known, I spoke with our superiors, with Bishop Renato Boccardo and Cardinal Giovanni Lajolo, secretary and president respectively of the Governor's Office for Vatican City State. Then we informed the Holy Father, the Secretary of State and the whole Secretariat."
"It seemed to us obligatory, at this time of great sorrow, that a team of our firemen should be present to give a hand," he added, explaining that the Vatican security forces "are also prepared in this area of security and civil protection."
The Vatican sent a structural engineer to the area, and an eight-member team, with resources for civil protection and aid for the population.
The team is working in collaboration with the Italian emergency services in one of the most affected areas, the village of Onna, where 41 of the 250 inhabitants perished.
Giani said, "They worked throughout the night, recovering bodies, but now they are dedicated above all to helping the population, recovering what can be salvaged and giving moral support.
"The Holy See," he added, "with its different structures -- Cor Unum, Caritas -- always takes aid in the name of the Holy Father, when there is an emergency." "In this case," he said, "in addition to material and economic aid, professional help has also been provided.
The engineer, Paolo De Angelis, explained on Vatican Radio that the situation "is disastrous" and that despite this, "solidarity between persons" is being manifested.
He continued: "We have been received very positively: this is the message we wished to bring, a message of solidarity which the population has fully welcomed.
"The present climate among the inhabitants is one of consternation. Here above all what people need is consolation, as they have been left without anything by the earthquake."
Father Vittorio Nozza, the director of Caritas in Italy, told ZENIT that the earthquake's destruction has been very grave, and "not one single house was spared from demolition."
He arrived today to L'Aquila and met with the diocesan bishop, Archbishop Giuseppe Molinari, and with the regional director of Caritas, Alberto Conti.
He said Caritas is meeting with each of the parish priests of the area "to hear firsthand what the most urgent needs are."
They agreed "to divide the affected territory into seven areas to facilitate a homogeneous aid intervention." A coordination center for Italian and diocesan Caritas is to be established immediately which will work not only during this time of emergency but also in the long-term for the region's reconstruction.
They stated the goal to provide places of shelter for children, the elderly and the sick, so that adults can dedicate themselves to reorganizing their daily life.
The priest said: "There is much composure in the villages we have been to, but in places where they have lost one or more loved ones, the question is very strong: Where is God? We answer this question with prayer and our closeness."
Father Dionisio Rodriguez, local Caritas director and pastor in Paganica, a town close to L'Aquila, plans to celebrate Easter Sunday Mass on a sports field for the earthquake victims.
"Easter Sunday offers a sign of hope and optimism," he said, "People aren't feeling much joy at the moment, but Easter Sunday provides us with a sign of life and renewal."
Mercoledi 22 Aprile 2009
17:24 - TERREMOTO IN ABRUZZO: CHIESE DANNEGGIATE, DOMANI INCONTRO TRA ARCIVESCOVO E MINISTRO
(L'Aquila) – "Si terrà domani nel pomeriggio l'incontro tra l'arcivescovo de L'Aquila, mons. Giuseppe Molinari, e il ministro dei Beni Culturali, Sandro Bondi. Lo ha confermato al Sir don Claudio Tracanna, portavoce dell'arcivescovo. L'incontro avverrà al termine del Consiglio dei Ministri che si terrà domani a L'Aquila. "Il ministro – ha aggiunto don Tracanna - ha espresso il desiderio di visitare alcune chiese ma molto dipenderà dalle condizioni atmosferiche". All'incontro parteciperà anche Luciano Marchetti, vicecommissario della protezione civile per il recupero dei beni storici culturali dell'Abruzzo rimasti danneggiati dal terremoto. Nei giorni scorsi i tecnici del ministero dei beni culturali e della diocesi, accompagnati dai Vigili del Fuoco, hanno effettuato i sopralluoghi in tutte le chiese del centro storico per le schedature. "Per il restauro – ha spiegato il portavoce – la diocesi dovrebbe poter accedere ai finanziamenti stanziati dall'Unione Europea per l'emergenza. Con questi fondi si potrà coprire una cifra pari dal 70 all'80% degli interventi di recupero. Altri fondi arriveranno dal ministero dei Beni Culturali e dall'8 per mille alla Chiesa Cattolica".
3.THE THIRD PLAGUE: THE POPE BREAKS HIS RIGHT WRIST AFTER FALLING IN HIS BATHROOM.
4.THE FOURTH PLAGUE: SUSANNA MAIOLO JUMPS ON THE POPE IN ROME ON XMAS EVE, THROWS HIM TO THE FLOOR IN THE MIDDLE OF HIS FANCY CEREMONY: HIS MITER FALLS OFF HIS HEAD, HIS STAFF FALLS OFF HIS HAND; ONE OF HIS CARDINALS - A MAJOR VATICAN U.N. LIAISON FIGURE - BREAKS HIS HIP AND THIGH.
5. AND NOW FINALLY, THE FIFTH PLAGUE: CATHOLIC HAITI SUFFERS A MAJOR EARTHQUAKE, TENS OF THOUSANDS OF DEAD: ARCHBISHOP AND OTHER PRIESTS KILLED. THE U.N. SUFFERS ITS GREATEST LOSS EVER: 150 U.N. EMPLOYEES FEARED DEAD. GREAT MOURNING AT U.N. HEADQUARTERS. 23 U.N. SOLDIERS AND POLICE ALSO KILLED; UN MISSION CHIEF AND HIS DEPUTY DEAD ; HUNDREDS UNACCOUNTED FOR.
Haitian Archbishop Killed in Earthquake
Pope Calls for Prayers, Emergency Aid
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, JAN. 13, 2010- Benedict XVI is appealing for aid for victims of the earthquake that devastated Haiti and killed the archbishop of the Port-au-Prince Archdiocese.
Archbishop Joseph Serge-Miot was reported dead after the Tuesday earthquake that measured 7.0 on the Richter scale....
...."We ask ourselves how many people are trapped under the rubble. They told us that the cathedral collapsed, as also the national palace and the five-story U.N. building."
The missionary news agency reported that Father Le Beller had "difficulty continuing," as he spoke about the destruction of the Caritas Center that he personally founded for working with street children.
".....The cathedral, the archbishopric, all the important churches and all the seminaries [buildings] have been reduced to rubble," he said.
Archbishop Joseph Serge Miot of the Port-au-Prince Archdiocese was among those killed in the collapse.
The nuncio added that many seminarians and priests also died under the rubble, though the cathedral's parish priest was able to escape.
He continued, "In the morning I went to express my condolences and solidarity to the president, who was saved because he was outside the palace with his family," though the national palace and his private home were destroyed.
The prelate said that "the parliament with senators, the schools with children, the supermarkets, all have been reduced to rubble."
He continued, "The general headquarters of MINUSTAH -- the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti -- has become a heap of cement and hundreds of people are trapped."
Archbishop Auzas reported what he saw around the city: "I have found priests and nuns on the street, homeless. The rector of the seminary was saved, also the dean of studies, but many seminarians are trapped in the rubble. Everywhere one hears cries under the rubble."
He added that the Institute of Studies for Men and Women Religious collapsed with several people inside who were attending a conference.
Despite all of this destruction, the prelate said, "the nunciature resisted." He added that "there are no wounded but we are in shock."
The nuncio continued: "Many things were broken, including the tabernacle, but we have been lucky, all things considered. Many relatives of the staff have died and their homes have been destroyed.
"All are asking for help. Soon we will have water and food problems. We cannot go in or stay a long while in the house because the earth continues to shake, so we are camping in the garden."
Certain facts are known through the media (loss of life, homes, etc). More specifically for us, it was the apostolic nuncio in Santo Domingo who had the first contact via e-mail with Archbishop Bernardito Auza, apostolic nuncio in Haiti. Archbishop Auza is informing us about the losses to the Church, both in terms of life and structural damage. The archbishop of Port-au-Prince, Joseph Serge-Miot, whom he described as "good" and "always smiling," was killed as he was thrown from his balcony by the force of the earthquake. Other priests, religious and at least nine seminarians have been buried under the rubble. The cathedral, chancery, and all of the parish churches have been destroyed. .....
....Dam, Tsefardea, Kinim, Arov, Dever, Shechin, Barad, Arbe, Choshech, Macat Bechorot'.....
VEHEE SHE'AMDA... L AVOTEINU VELANU....