It’s not every day you get a hot real estate tip from a rabbi.
But, Rabbi Yitzchak Zilbershtein is breathlessly pushing the Israeli market saying the imminent coming of the Messiah will drive the Jewish state’s real estate prices through the roof.
And he’s not alone in his enthusiasm for the hot market.
Real estate investor Guy Amit has built his company, Tova HaAretz (the good of the land), on the belief that the holiness of the land and God’s promise concerning are worthy investments.
“The real-estate market in Israel is going up and everyone wants a piece of land here: Jews, Christians, and Muslims,” Amit told Breaking Israel News. “There is no question that the price will go up. The only question is how much, and like the rabbi said, when the Moshiach (Messiah) comes, the sky is the limit.”
As for Zilbershtein, he is urging investing immediately in Israel because the Messiah could arrive “literally at any moment.”
“When the Messiah comes, the land will be enormously valuable,” said the rabbi, adding that in the Messianic period, common stones will gain wondrous qualities making them more precious than gold.
Zilbershtein, a well-respected religious scholar in his own right, is also the brother-in-law of esteemed rabbinic scholar Chaim Kanievsky who agrees the arrival of the Messiah is imminent and quotes a midrash as saying that every single stone in the Land of Israel has a specific mystical attribute to be revealed in the end of days. The rabbi said that some stones will bring peace and others will heal wounds or have other wondrous medicinal properties.
At least one American evangelical businessman agrees, based strictly on biblical prophecy, that Israel will see tremendous prosperity when the Messiah, whom he believes is Jesus, returns.
Joseph Farah, author “The Restitution of All Things: Israel, Christians and the End of the Age,” a new book exploring the Messianic Kingdom from a Christian viewpoint, has written that land in the Dead Sea town of En-Gedi will be particularly valuable because the Bible prophesies that the salty lake in which nothing lives will be transformed into a freshwater lake with abundant life.
“That means,” the pioneering independent news entrepreneur who founded WND.com says, “that this ancient refuge of En-Gedi, where David hid from King Saul, will become valuable beachfront property.”
See an extraordinary video of ibex at En-Gedi by videographer Jeremy Murray of WND-TV: