After a source close to Rabbi Kaduri cited a 40-year-old prediction by the now-deceased Rabbi Kaduri predicting Israel’s current political impasse, several other prophetic sources, some more credible than others, were discovered confirming this prediction. One indicates that the election stalemate will lead to a heavenly battle that will decide the fate of all mankind.
Rabbi Kaduri’s Prediction
In June of 2019, Breaking Israel News published an article citing a 40-year-old prediction byRabbi Yitzchak Kaduri, the most famous Kabbalist (mystic) in Israel until his death in 2006. According to an eyewitness, Rabbi Kaduri predicted that the Messiah will be revealed following an election stalemate in Israel. At a small gathering, Rabbi Kadur was asked when the Moshiach (Messiah) will come. He answered, ‘When there will be elections but there will not be a government’.”
That prediction is enjoying even greater credibility after Tuesday’s fourth round of elections in just two years, which resulted in what appears to be another stalemate.
An article in Yisrael Hayom, a Hebrew language news service, confirmed Rabbi Kaduri’s prediction and added even more details. Yisrael Hayom reported that a book was found in the yeshiva (Torah learning institution) Nahalat Yitzhak, founded in Jerusalem by Rabbi Kaduri’s son, Rabbi David Kaduri, with a focus on the study of Kabbalah (mysticism). The book, titled “O’Shvuato L’Yischak” (‘and an oath to Yitzchak’ from Psalms 105:9), was written by Rabbi Yitzchak Kadouri when he was quite young and hidden away.
In the book there is a startling section which reads:
“On the eve of the fifth cycle of a thousand years, the year 5780 is a year of fixing. There will be no government in Israel for an extended period and the different camps will fight and argue a great deal without any conclusion in this way or the other. Then, on Rosh Hashanna (the Jewish New Year which will be next Sunday evening) the side of holiness will battle the side of darkness in heaven until God himself and his Hosts will decide the issue.”
“And this is all I can say about this issue,” Rabbi Kaduri wrote.” I have been sworn to not reveal any more secrets.”
The article quoted an interview with an anonymous Moshe N., the assistant to Yossi Kaduri, Rabbi Yitzchak Kaduri’s grandson.
“The handwritten manuscripts that we received directly from Rabbi [Yitzchak] Kaduri that speak about the redemption and the failure to form a government prior to the coming of the Moshiach are very similar to what has been published but the wording in the publications is imprecise. Similar predictions were written by Rabbi Kaduri’s learning partner, Rabbi Menachem Menashe who wrote the book ‘Ahavat Chayim’ (love of life) in his commentary on the section of the Torah Ki Tavo, which we read last week, which describes what will be in the end-of-days, and the war against the Mixed Multitude and how they will be in the majority.
“The predictions in Rabbi Kaduri’s handwritten manuscripts are similar, except that they are more detailed and he names this year specifically as a year that can be a year of redemption. While he did not write the words ‘election campaign’. This is an interpretation of his words, But he did write about the struggle between the various groups in the people of Israel, and that this is a stage on the road to salvation and one of its signs. In any case, in the end, salvation depends only on us, the people of Israel, and it may or may not be fulfilled. “
A Questionable Source for the Same Prophecy
This prediction is also reported to have been brought in an ancient book “Brit Afarsimon” (persimmon’s covenant) written by Rabbi Sasson Hai Shoshani who was called” the Prophet from Egypt”:
“There will come the day when two ministers from the kingdom of Israel will be victorious. Both of them will be named ‘Benjamin’ and neither will succeed in establishing his government and kingdom. On that day, you will know and understand that the king of Moshiach (Messiah) is already standing at the door and on the Shabbat following this, he will be revealed. Realize it and remember it.”
It should be noted that neither Yisrael Hayom nor this reporter could find any reference or information regarding Rabbi Sasson Hai Shoshani or his book mentioned in the article in the article.
Other Reputable Sources for the Same Prophecy of Political Precursor to Messiah
Hadrei Haredim, an ultra-Orthodox Hebrew language news source, contested the report of any such prediction by Rabbi Kaduri but noted that other Jewish sources did hint that such a political situation as the one facing Israel today could be a precursor to Moshiach. Hadrei Haredim cited Rabbi Meir Leibush ben Yechiel Michel Wisser, a 19th-century Biblical commentator known as the Malbim. In his commentary on the 12th chapter of the Book of Daniel, the Malbim wrote:
“When the rule of the minister’s who stood on the banks of the Nile ends, then the rule of heaven will begin.”
The article suggests that the word for ‘bank’ (שפת) hints at the year that is about to begin, 5780, which is written with the Hebrew letters שפת.
The article in Hadrei Haredim cites another source from the book “Maaseh Ish” (the deeds of man) written by Rabbi Chaim Brim, who passed away in 2002. Rabbi Brim cited his teacher, Rabbi Avraham Yeshaya Karelitz, the leader of Haredi Judaism in Israel in the first half of the twentieth century, known as the Chazon Ish.
“I heard from my teacher,” Rabbi Brim wrote. “It does not seem that the holy Messiah will redeem us from them, that is to say, that we will not pass into the kingdom of the Messiah from ‘their’ [secular] government.”
This is explicitly stated by the Chazon Ish who wrote, “The Messiah will not receive the state from Zionism.”