Torah law expert, Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky is the source of all the hoopla.
His advice? "Gather your family and come to Israel..." because the Messiah will be "arriving very soon."
Since last summer, the Rabbi has been spreading this message of 'imminent arrival' and, according to some, it's all he talks about these days.
Rabbi Kanievsky is one of the most respected rabbinic leaders in Orthodox Judaism. He is revered and cherished throughout the Jewish world. His mind is encyclopedic and every week he receives literally hundreds of queries from every corner of the globe on every topic under the sun. He is considered by most in the Jewish ultra-religious world to be a Talmudic phenomenon and this generation's greatest scholar. People globally seek his advice.
In other words, when he speaks, people listen.
But does that make his assertion that "Meschiach is at the door" true?
Certainly not. But current world conditions may.
A wise man once said: "In an effort to satisfy man's age-old curiosity about the future, modern-day prophets are everywhere. But there are authentic prophetic voices that have been overlooked--the ancient seers of Israel, the Hebrew prophets found in the Scripture. To ignore their incredible predictions of man's destiny and the events which are soon to effect this planet will be perhaps the greatest folly of this generation." --Hal Lindsey, author
"Now learn the parable from the fig tree: when its branch has already become tender and puts forth its leaves, you know that summer is near; so, you too, when you see all these things, recognize that He is near, right at the door. Truly I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all these things take place." Matthew 24: 32-34
- Fox News Channel: China stock market in meltdown; analysts fear rest of the world could follow.
- Yahoo!News: Greece slides to brink of financial collapse with banks shut & economy seizing up. People wait in block-long lines for ATM's, food, gas.
- The Daily Signal: Christian couple fined $135,000 for refusing to cater gay wedding; fine leaves family of 7 bankrupt.