18 September 2007
Rav Saadia Nachmani zt"l (who predicted the Six Day War to the day, three days before it happened while living in Morocco, and the Yom Kippur War to the month) spoke at an event 12 years ago in Israel when he warned: "Do you think that there will be peace and quiet? We are `a crooked and perverse generation, a foolish people and unwise' (Devorim 32:5). Do you know what will be, Rachmono litzlan? Korea will come to Israel! They are more of a threat than Syria, Iran, Iraq and Egypt. Their atomic bomb will be for us! It will be very grave for us if we don't do teshuvoh: It will be worse than the Holocaust. `For a fire is kindled in My nostrils that will burn to the depths of She'ol, and devour the Earth and her produce and will set ablaze the foundations of the mountains' (Ibid. 22). Do you know what `She'ol' is? It is the capital of South Korea: Seoul!"
With North Korea the main supplier of missiles and other weapons technology to Syria, Iran and Egypt, Rav Nachmani's warning now has added urgency.
HaRav Boruch Horovitz shlita once said that a special brochoh should be instituted after Shacharis each morning for the fact that there hasn't been a nuclear war!
Kabboloh speaks of the chochmah of Hashem that is concentrated and compacted in matter as being the koach- mah — "the potentiality of what is." The unlocking of the amazing energy in atomic nuclei is merameiz this potential.
"Damascus will cease being a city: it will be a heap of ruins" (Yeshaya 17). "....fire and brimstone and burning wind will be the portion of their cup" (Tehillim 11).
The Midrash Shir Hashirim 2 speaks of the Moshiach coming in a generation deserving of destruction, and indeed that will be capable of destroying itself!
"The L-rd empties the earth and makes it waste and utterly despoiled . . . the earth mourns and withers, the world languishes and fades away . . . the earth also is defiled under its inhabitants; because they have transgressed the laws, changed the ordinance, broken the everlasting covenant. Therefore the curse has devoured the earth, and they that dwell therein are desolate: the inhabitants of the earth are burned, and few men left . . . desolation is left in the city and the gate is battered to ruins" (Yeshayohu 24).
"A noise shall reach even to the ends of the earth; for the L- rd has a quarrel with the nations . . . evil shall go forth from nation to nation, and a great whirlwind shall be raised up from the coasts of the earth. And the slain of the L-rd shall be on that day from one end of the earth even unto the other end of the earth: they shall not be lamented, neither gathered, nor buried; they shall be dung upon the ground (Yirmiyohu 25).
"And it shall come to pass that in all the earth two-thirds shall die . . . and I will bring the third through the fire and refine them . . . and this will be the punishment of the nations . . . their flesh shall consume away while they stand upon their feet, and their eyes shall consume away in their sockets, and their tongue shall consume away in their mouth" (Zecharya 13 & 14).
With the power of the Atom bomb a person can be standing, and then in the next second before he hits the ground, be completely consumed. Before the Atom bomb, no weapon had the capability of such destruction.
At the time when warships will come to attack Assur and Ever (Syria and Iran?), Bilom in his last prophecy (Bamidbar 24) wailed, Oy mi yichyeh misumo E-l — "Woe! Who will survive when G-d does this?" which the Zohar interpolates as mi yichyeh miYishmoel?
We pray soon for a complete and total Geulah Shleimoh wherein will be fulfilled Hashem's promise: "Behold I will create a new Heaven and a new Earth; and the former one will not be remembered nor even come to mind!" (Yeshayohu 65)