Is SARS a Judgment from God?
By Moshe Aharon Shak
© 2003 Moshe Aharon Shak
SARS—discovered months ago but gaining world attention only in the past few weeks—is Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, which World Health
Organization (WHO) officials now believe got its start last year in China's Guangdong Province. It is a pneumonia-like illness that has no known
According to WHO's web site hundreds of known cases, including more than 100 deaths, have been reported world wide. Hong Kong has been seriously
affected by the disease, with streets unnaturally quiet, according to reports. In fact, the city retracted its slogan, "Hong Kong Will Take Your
Breath Away." Although the U.S. reportedly has the most cases, so far no deaths have occurred. In Toronto, several hospitals have reportedly been
closed by government officials, and 10 people have died in Canada. Just prior to the Easter weekend, Ontario health officials asked people with even
one symptom of the ailment to stay home. Unfortunately, Media attention on the crisis has been upstaged to some degree by the events in Iraq.
A matrix I discovered on SARS is in a passage of Torah text that suggests strongly that Hasehm, or G-d, is allowing or causing this disease. At the
beginning of the surface text is this dire warning of what would befall the Children of Israel if they turned away from Him.
If you do not carefully follow all the words of this law, which are written in this book, and do not revere this glorious and awesome name—the LORD
your God, the LORD will send fearful plagues on you and your descendants, harsh and prolonged disasters, and severe and lingering illnesses. He will
bring upon you all the diseases of Egypt that you dreaded, and they will cling to you. The LORD will also bring on you every kind of sickness and
disaster not recorded in this Book of the Law, until you are destroyed. You who were as numerous as the stars in the sky will be left but few in
number, because you did not obey the LORD your God. Just as it pleased the LORD to make you prosper and increase in number, so it will please him to
ruin and destroy you. Deuteronomy 28:58-63a (New International Version)
The heart of this matrix is the lungs. More specifically, the health of the lungs is the subject of the matrix. Interestingly, in Hebrew, the word
health and lungs is the same: . It makes good sense that in an area of the Bible where G-d discusses the health (and wealth) of the nation of Israel
as dependent on following the commandments, a matrix about a very serious health issue is found. The bottom line about very sick lungs is that they no
longer function, and breathing ceases. The last term at the bottom of this matrix, dealing with a very serious lung disease, states "no
Our sages tell us that a healthy soul is in a healthy body. On the other hand when the soul is not healthy (does not obey divine rules) the body is
not healthy. This can be viewed as true of an individual, as well as of a nation, or of the world population. The matrix that deals with SARS covers
the area where Hashem is laying down the rules, and the consequences of following them or choosing not to follow. The matrix shows that He can bring
on sickness or cure. It is up to us.
The codes also suggest that the disease is "not a disease." It is a curse. There are no indications that it is a bacteria, but rather a virus. At
this point of writing, the scientists are not yet sure what it is. The codes suggest that the center of the disease is in Asia, they have deviated
from the moral path. They tell us that disease is cause (by men) and effect [by Hashem]. He can heal, and He has the medicine. This is healing after
the affliction. On the other hand, the text explains how to keep good health (good lungs) to begin with.