Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Rabbi Reveals Name of the Messiah

Complete Article from Israel Today Magazine, April 30, 2007

"Shortly before he died, one of Israel's most prominent rabbis wrote the name of the Messiah on a small note which he requested would remain sealed until now. When the note was opened, it revealed what many have known for centuries: Yehoshua, or Yeshua (Jesus), is the Messiah.
 
A few months before he died, one of the nation’s most prominent rabbis, Yitzhak Kaduri, supposedly wrote the name of the Messiah on a small note which he requested would remain sealed until now. When the note was unsealed, it revealed what many have known for centuries: Yehoshua, or Yeshua (Jesus), is the Messiah. With the biblical name of Jesus, the Rabbi and kabbalist described the Messiah using six words and hinting that the initial letters form the name of the Messiah. The secret note said:

Concerning the letter abbreviation of the Messiah’s name, He will lift the people and prove that his word and law are valid.
This I have signed in the month of mercy,
Yitzhak Kaduri

 
The Hebrew sentence (translated above in bold) with the hidden name of the Messiah reads: Yarim Ha’Am Veyokhiakh Shedvaro Vetorato Omdim
 
The initials spell the Hebrew name of Jesus, Yehoshua. Yehoshua and Yeshua are effectively the same name, derived from the same Hebrew root of the word “salvation” as documented in Zechariah 6:11 and Ezra 3:2. The same priest writes in Ezra, “Yeshua son of Yozadak” while writing in Zechariah “Yehoshua son of Yohozadak.” The priest adds the holy abbreviation of God’s name, ho, in the father’s name Yozadak and in the name Yeshua.

With one of Israel’s most prominent rabbis indicating the name of the Messiah is Yeshua, it is understandable why his last wish was to wait one year after his death before revealing what he wrote.

When the name of Yehoshua appeared in Kaduri’s message, ultra-Orthodox Jews from his Nahalat Yitzhak Yeshiva (seminary) in Jerusalem argued that their master did not leave the exact solution for decoding the Messiah’s name.

The revelation received scant coverage in the Israeli media. Only the Hebrew websites News First Class (Nfc) and Kaduri.net mentioned the Messiah note, insisting it was authentic. The Hebrew daily Ma'ariv ran a story on the note but described it as a forgery.

Jewish readers responded on the websites' forums with mixed feelings: “So this means Rabbi Kaduri was a Christian?” and “The Christians are dancing and celebrating,” were among the comments.

Israel Today spoke to two of Kaduri’s followers in Jerusalem who admitted that the note was authentic, but confusing for his followers as well. “We have no idea how the Rabbi got to this name of the Messiah,” one of them said.

Yet others completely deny any possibility that the note is authentic. Kaduri’s son, Rabbi David Kaduri, said that at the time the note was written (September 2005), his father’s physical condition made it impossible for him to write.

KADURI'S PORTRAYAL OF THE MESSIAH
 
A few months before Kaduri died at the age of 108, he surprised his followers when he told them that he met the Messiah. Kaduri gave a message in his synagogue on Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, teaching how to recognize the Messiah. He also mentioned that the Messiah would appear to Israel after Ariel Sharon’s death. (The former prime minister is still in a coma after suffering a massive stroke more than a year ago.)
Other rabbis predict the same, including Rabbi Haim Cohen, kabbalist Nir Ben Artzi and the wife of Rabbi Haim Kneiveskzy.

Kaduri’s grandson, Rabbi Yosef Kaduri, said his grandfather spoke many times during his last days about the coming of the Messiah and redemption through the Messiah.

His spiritual portrayals of the Messiah—reminiscent of New Testament accounts—were published on the websites Kaduri.net and Nfc:

“It is hard for many good people in society to understand the person of the Messiah. The leadership and order of a Messiah of flesh and blood is hard to accept for many in the nation. As leader, the Messiah will not hold any office, but will be among the people and use the media to communicate. His reign will be pure and without personal or political desire. During his dominion, only righteousness and truth will reign.

“Will all believe in the Messiah right away? No, in the beginning some of us will believe in him and some not. It will be easier for non-religious people to follow the Messiah than for Orthodox people.

“The revelation of the Messiah will be ful lled in two stages: First, he will actively confirm his position as Messiah without knowing himself that he is the Messiah. Then he will reveal himself to some Jews, not necessarily to wise Torah scholars. It can be even simple people. Only then he will reveal himself to the whole nation. The people will wonder and say: ‘What, that’s the Messiah?’ Many have known his name but have not believed that he is the Messiah.”

FAREWELL TO A 'TSADIK'
 
Rabbi Yitzhak Kaduri was known for his photographic memory and his memorization of the Bible, the Talmud, Rashi and other Jewish writings. He knew Jewish sages and celebrities of the last century and rabbis who lived in the Holy Land and kept the faith alive before the State of Israel was born.

Kaduri was not only highly esteemed because of his age of 108. He was charismatic and wise, and chief rabbis looked up to him as a Tsadik, a righteous man or saint. He would give advice and blessings to everyone who asked. Thousands visited him to ask for counsel or healing. His followers speak of many miracles and his students say that he predicted many disasters.

When he died, more than 200,000 people joined the funeral procession on the streets of Jerusalem to pay their respects as he was taken to his final resting place.

“When he comes, the Messiah will rescue Jerusalem from foreign religions that want to rule the city,” Kaduri once said. “They will not succeed for they will fight against one another.”

THE RABBI'S FOLLOWERS REACT
 
In an interview with Israel Today, Rabbi David Kaduri, the 80-year-old son of the late Rabbi Yitzhak Kaduri, denied that his father left a note with the name Yeshua just before he died.

“It’s not his writing,” he said when we showed him a copy of the note.

During a nighttime meeting in the Nahalat Yitzhak Yeshiva in Jerusalem, books with the elder Kaduri’s handwriting from 80 years ago were presented to us in an attempt to prove that the Messiah note was not authentic.

When we told Rabbi Kaduri that his father’s official website (www.kaduri.net) had mentioned the Messiah note, he was shocked. “Oh no! That’s blasphemy. The people could understand that my father pointed to him [the Messiah of the Christians].”

David Kaduri confirmed, however, that in his last year, his father had talked and dreamed almost exclusively about the Messiah and his coming. “My father has met the Messiah in a vision,” he said, “and told us that he would come soon.”

Israel Today was given access to many of the rabbi's manuscripts, written in his own hand for the exclusive use of his students. Most striking were the cross-like symbols painted by Kaduri all over the pages. In the Jewish tradition, one does not use crosses. In fact, even the use of a plus sign is discouraged because it might be mistaken for a cross.

But there they were, scribbled in the rabbi's own hand. When we asked what those symbols meant, Rabbi David Kaduri said they were “signs of the angel." Pressed further about the meaning of the “signs of the angel," he said he had no idea. Rabbi David Kaduri went on to explain that only his father had had a spiritual relationship with God and had met the Messiah in his dreams.

Orthodox Jews around the Nahalat Yitzhak Yeshiva told Israel Today a few weeks later that the story about the secret note of Rabbi Kaduri should never have come out, and that it had damaged the name the revered old sage."

Original article:  http://www.israeltoday.co.il/default.aspx?tabid=128&view=item&idx=1347

5 comments:

  1. The catholic faith is the truth with all tHe 2000 years of miracles, saints, grace and love that j
    Jesus and his followers talked and lived. ALL GOING BACK TO THE FIRST APOSTLE OF THE CHURCH PETER TO WHOM JESUS TOLD TO BUILD HIS ROCK THE CHURCH.tHE BEAUTIFUL SAINTS AND MARTYRS WHO LIVED A LIFE FULL OF LOVE FOR OTHERS AND SELFLESSNESS IT IS BEAUTIFUL

    ReplyDelete
  2. the catholic faith is the true faith with so many beautiful miracles, saints, martyrs and divine intervention all dating back to 2000 years to Jesus and asking Peter the first pope to build his rock the church.
    Beautiful so full of love ,grace and humility and will fill one with a true peace not found in anything else.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Hello,
    Thank you so much for this information. I'd like to make one of these kits as well...but I need some help.

    I have questions:

    1. Which scapulars do I buy?
    2. Where do I get blessed matches and blessed salt?
    3. Why must the jar of Holy water be sterilized and sealed? Is the Holy water blessed before or, after it is poured into the jar?
    4. Would you kindly provide me with a copy of the pamphlet with a compilation of Three Days of Darkness prophecies you edited yourself?

    I am so sorry to trouble you, but I hope you will be able to help me. This is so overwhelming for me.

    Thank you and God bless You!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. 1. I used the Brown Scapulars. They contain a blessing that whosoever wears then with faith will not perish in hell. I thought these were appropriate for the upcoming tumultuous events.
      2a. I purchased a big box of regular book matches at a local cigar store. I also went to a large home improvement store and bought a large box of wooden matches. I tossed a few into each kit.
      2b. I purchased the filled picnic salt shakers at my local grocery store. The down side was they were shrink-wrapped together with pepper shakers. Instead of buying the 24 I needed, I purchased 12 sets. I emptied the pepper out of the black shakers (the bottom pops out), soaked them in hot soapy water to get the peppery smell out (it didn't really work!), dried them thoroughly and then filled them with salt.
      3. The water does not need to be sterilized and sealed, but not all family members use holy water regularly, so I wanted to make sure it would have a long, long shelf life. I boiled the water, and I also boiled the jars.
      4. I can try to upload my pamphlet onto this blog site for you to print...I've never done that before and don't know if it's possible. I will try so keep checking back.

      Extra tidbits:
      *I purchased the 8" plastic crucifixes for prayer and veneration online at the Sacco Company. I searched for a long time to find a decently-sized crucifix that looked good and was inexpensive. I highly recommend these if you are buying in bulk.
      *I am very happy with the blessed beeswax candles from the St. Michael store, link is on this blog, left side, under "Catholic Online Stores".
      * I purchased aluminum Miraculous Medals and St. Benedict Medals online at Madonna Religious Supply Company: madonnashopsonline.com

      *I purchased the small, metal crucifixes (to affix to the entry doors of each household) in bulk on ebay. I searched for bulk crucifixes. These were actually designed for necklaces. I purchased enough to have at least two or three for each household, depending on how many exterior entry doors they had. I purchased double stick tape for affixing the crucifixes above each entry door at an office supply store.

      *I received the hand-knotted rosaries from a local convent for a donation. They also supplied hand-made brown scapulars! God was truly with me on this project.

      *I also threw in a pamphlet entitled, "How To Pray The Rosary". I figured in an emergency, many family members might need a reminder. These can be purchased online. You can even click my page, "How to Pray the Rosary" and print that out.

      *It's important to put all these items in a nice presentation container, otherwise the items will be tossed aside. The kit must always be at the ready.

      It wasn't until all the items were assembled and labeled (I made labels using a Word program on my computer), and my wonderful husband crafted 24 beautiful boxes that ended up looking like little tabernacles, that we invited a good, devout priest to our home so he could bless the boxes. The blessing covered all the items in the box (I made sure to ask him!).

      May God bless and keep you and your loved ones, and may He guide and help us in these upcoming days.

      Lovey

      Delete
  4. "Concerning the letter abbreviation of the Messiah’s name, He will lift the people and prove that his word and law are valid.
    This I have signed in the month of mercy,
    Yitzhak Kaduri

    The Hebrew sentence (translated above in bold) with the hidden name of the Messiah reads: Yarim Ha’Am Veyokhiakh Shedvaro Vetorato Omdim
    "
    Why not: YaHWey-SeVaOt or Sebaot.

    Découvrement de Iohanân. Apocalypse (Chouraqui)

    Chapitre 1. Découvrement de Iéshoua‘

    8. Moi, je suis l’aleph et le tav, dit IHVH-Adonaï Elohîms, l’Étant, l’Était et le Venant, Elohîms Sebaot.

    ReplyDelete