A few months
died, one of the nations most prominent
Kaduri, supposedly wrote the name of the Messiah on a
note which he requested would remain sealed until now.
the note was unsealed, it revealed what many have
centuries: Yehoshua, or Yeshua (Jesus), is the
With the biblical name of Jesus, the Rabbi and
described the Messiah using six words and hinting that
initial letters form the name of the Messiah.1FThe
Concerning the letter abbreviation of the
name, He will lift the people and prove that
and law are valid.
This=1Fis I have signed in the month of
The Hebrew sentence (translated above in bold) with
hidden name of the Messiah reads: Yarim
Shedvaro Vetorato Omdim
The initials spell the Hebrew name of Jesus,
Yehoshua and Yeshua are e=1Eectively the same name,
the same Hebrew root of the word
salvationas documented in
Zechariah 6:11 and Ezra 3:2.1FThe same priest writes
Yeshua son of Yozadakwhile writing
son of Yohozadak.1FThe priest adds the holy
Gods name, ho, in the fathers name
Yozadak and in the name
With one of Israels most prominent rabbis
name of the Messiah is Yeshua, it is understandable
last wish was to wait one year after his death before
revealing what he wrote.
When the name of Yehoshua appeared in
ultra-Orthodox Jews from his Nahalat Yitzhak Yeshiva
(seminary) in Jerusalem argued that their master did
the exact solution for decoding the Messiahs
The revelation received scant coverage in the
media. Only the Hebrew websites News First Class (Nfc)
Kaduri.net mentioned the Messiah note, insisting it
authentic.1FThe Hebrew daily Ma'ariv ran a
the note but described it as a forgery.
Jewish readers responded on the websites' forums
feelings:So this means Rabbi Kaduri was a
The Christians are dancing and
celebrating,were among the
Israel Today spoke to two of
followers in Jerusalem who admitted that the note was
authentic, but confusing for his followers as well.
no idea how the Rabbi got to this name of the
Yet others completely deny any possibility that the
authentic. Kaduris son, Rabbi David Kaduri,
said that at the
time the note was written (September 2005), his
physical condition made it impossible for him to
KADURI'S PORTRAYAL OF THE
A few months before Kaduri died at the age of 108,
surprised his followers when he told them that he met
Messiah. Kaduri gave a message in his synagogue on Yom
the Day of Atonement, teaching how to recognize the
He also mentioned that the Messiah would appear to
after Ariel Sharons death. (The former prime
still in a coma after suffering a massive stroke more
Other rabbis predict the same, including Rabbi Haim
kabbalist Nir Ben Artzi and the wife of Rabbi Haim
Kaduris grandson, Rabbi Yosef Kaduri, said
spoke many times during his last days about the coming
Messiah and redemption through the Messiah.
His spiritual portrayals of the
Messiahreminiscent of New
Testament accountswere published on the
It is hard for many good people in society
the person of the Messiah. The leadership and order of
Messiah of1Cflesh and blood is hard to accept for
many in the
nation. As leader, the Messiah will not hold any
will be among the people and use the media to
reign will be pure and without personal or political
During his dominion, only righteousness and truth will
Will all believe in the Messiah right
away? No, in the
beginning some of us will believe in him and some not.
be easier for non-religious people to follow the
for Orthodox people.
The revelation of the Messiah will be
ful=1Alled in two
stages: First, he will actively confirm his position
Messiah without knowing himself that he is the
he will reveal himself to some Jews, not necessarily
Torah scholars. It can be even simple people. Only
will reveal himself to the whole nation.1EThe people
wonder and say:What, thats the
Messiah? Many have known
his name but have not believed that he is the
FAREWELL TO A 'TSADIK'
Rabbi Yitzhak Kaduri was known for his photographic
and his memorization of the Bible, the Talmud, Rashi
Jewish writings. He knew Jewish sages and celebrities
last century and rabbis who lived in the Holy Land and
the faith alive before the State of Israel was born.
Kaduri was not only highly esteemed because of his
108. He was charismatic and wise, and chief rabbis
to him as a Tsadik, a righteous man or saint.
would give advice and blessings to everyone who asked.
1EThousands visited him to ask for counsel or
followers speak of many miracles and his students say
predicted many disasters.
When he died, more than 200,000 people joined the
procession on the streets of Jerusalem to pay their
as he was taken to his=1Afinal resting place.
When he comes, the Messiah will rescue
foreign religions that want to rule the city,
said.They will not succeed for they will
fight against one
THE RABBI'S FOLLOWERS REACT
In an interview with Israel Today,
David Kaduri, the 80-year-old son of the late Rabbi
Kaduri, denied that his father left a note with the
Yeshua just before he died.
Its not his writing,he
said when we showed him a copy
of the note.
During a nighttime meeting in the Nahalat Yitzhak
in Jerusalem, books with the elder Kaduris
80 years ago were presented to us in an attempt to
the Messiah note was not authentic.
When we told Rabbi Kaduri that his fathers
website (www.kaduri.net) had mentioned the Messiah
was shocked.Oh no! Thats blasphemy.
The people could
understand that my father pointed to him [the Messiah
David Kaduri confirmed, however, that in his last
father had talked and dreamed almost exclusively about
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
the rabbi's manuscripts, written in his own hand for
exclusive use of his students. Most striking were the
cross-like symbols painted by Kaduri all over the
the Jewish tradition, one does not use crosses. In
the use of a plus sign is discouraged because it might
mistaken for a cross.
But there they were, scribbled in the rabbi's own
When we asked what those symbols meant, Rabbi David
said they weresigns of the angel." Pressed
further about the
meaning of thesigns of the angel," he said
he had no idea.
Rabbi David Kaduri went on to explain that only his
had a spiritual relationship with God and had met the
in his dreams.
Orthodox Jews around the Nahalat Yitzhak Yeshiva
Israel Today a few weeks later that
about the secret note of Rabbi Kaduri should never
out, and that it had damaged the name the revered old
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