Kabbalistic Internet Preachers: They Are Not Prophets

Are the Kabbalistic Internet Preachers Prophets Who Know God's Thoughts?

Do we have to believe the claims of extreme Internet "preachers" that "Hashem brought Hamas on October 7, 2023 to murder Jews"?

In short, I believe the answer is no.

To claim to know God's thoughts, or to claim that the Hamas massacre is "God's punishment", one would have to be a prophet. I'm not aware we have any prophets today.

What we do know is that Hashem gave the non-Jews 7 laws to obey, including a law prohibiting murder.

Various popular Hareidi Internet preachers such as Yaron Reuven may expect us to believe that Hashem brought Hamas to slaughter Jews, but we can easily find classical Torah sources that directly refute that claim.

It is apparent that a decree of "galut" (exile) by Hashem does not give the non-Jews license to throw Jewish babies into the Nile, or to behead them (as occurred recently in Israel).

In several of the major commentaries (including Rashi, Ramban, Radak and others) on this verse (Genesis 15:14) in the Torah, it is quite clear that both Egypt AND the other empires who murder and oppress the Jews were not given authority to do so by Hashem, and they will be destroyed by Hashem for the evil they did to the Jews.

"וְגַ֧ם אֶת־הַגּ֛וֹי אֲשֶׁ֥ר יַעֲבֹ֖דוּ דָּ֣ן אָנֹ֑כִי וְאַחֲרֵי־כֵ֥ן יֵצְא֖וּ בִּרְכֻ֥שׁ גָּדֽוֹל׃ but I will execute judgment on the nation they shall serve, and in the end they shall go free with great wealth." (Genesis 15:14)

"גם את הגוי אשר יעבודו אדין על החמס אשר יעשו להם so will I bring judgment upon the nation that will enslave them (the Jews) for the HAMAS (violence) they (the Egyptians) will do to them... It was their malice that brought upon the Egyptians the great punishment which utterly destroyed them... it is clear that throwing Hebrew children into the river was not included in the decree (that the Egyptians enslave the Hebrews)... another reason for punishment in the case of the king of Babylon, i.e., for his having added to the decree and having exceedingly perpetrated evil against Israel...a twofold punishment come upon him: his people were utterly destroyed, there remaining of Babylon no name and remnant, offshoot and offspring" (Ramban's commentary on Bereisheet 15:14)

Kabbalistic Internet Preachers: They Are Not Prophets