Thursday, July 16, 2015

Until the Geulah Comes: A Quick Review of Laws During the First 10 Days of Av

Oh, don't forget!!! Wash all of your clothes tonight and tomorrow during the day. Pick up all clothes from the dry cleaning during the day on Thursday. Tisha B'Av may fall on Shabbat, but the customs and laws of the 9 days are upon us anyway. Since there is no Shavua she'Chal bo this year, follow whatever custom you have followed in the past for Rosh Chodesh Av. Some Ashkenazim who normally don't swim during the 9 days, do swim on Rosh Chodesh Av when Tisha B'Av falls on Shabbat. Some even eat meat on Rosh Chodesh Av. During the 9 days (after Rosh Chodesh this year which falls Erev Shabbat) Ashkenazim avoid swimming, warm/hot showers, eating meat or poultry, drinking wine or grape juice, and doing any laundry and buying anything which would require a shehechiyanu bracha until the night after the fast. There are NO prohibitions this year after the conclusion of the fast on the 11th of Av (except the eating of meat at break fast). You can even say havdallah over wine or grape juice Motzei Fast of Av this year. Oh yes, this Motzei Shabbat, the 3rd of Av, say havdallah over beer or even Coca Cola with a shehakol.

Of course no live music (or for most even taped music) or haircuts or beard trims. But that was already from the 17th of Tamuz. So I did not mention that above. I believe you are allowed to cut nails this year during the 9 days except on the day of the Fast of Av itself which is a 24 1/2 hour fast with all the prohibitions of Yom Kippur, the 10th of Tishrei except that it is a Rabbinic fast. So it ends ten minutes earlier without waiting for halakhic Tzeit Kochavim. And if you must eat for purposes of pikuach nefesh, you can eat without measuring out the food and water every 15 minutes, which is done on Yom Kippur. So no leather shoes on the day of the fast. No anointing with oils on that day. No marital relations on the fast day, 10th of Av. (I cannot comment whether marital relations are forbidden on Shabbat Tisha B'Av. Ask a Rav about that. It might be permissible if it is mikveh night.) no greeting people in the regular way. A grunt might do, but no hello or goodbye or Shalom in any of its forms on the day of the fast itself. But this year you can skip the Seudat mafseket on either the 8th of Av or on Shabbat, the 9th of Av. Eat a regular Seudat Shlishit on Shabbat afternoon with the one proviso that you finish eating the third meal before sundown. One should also try to finish blessing after the third meal before sundown too since one should avoid Shir HaMa'alot after sundown Saturday afternoon. So many details that G-d willing we won't have to remember when Tisha B'Av falls out on Shabbat in 5776 too.

A few minor corrections to the above list

1. From the 17th of Tamuz we have already been avoiding shehechiyanu brachot. From Rosh Chodesh Av we avoid having to say HaTov UMaitiv or HaTov VeHaMeitiv in addition to not saying shehechiyanu. The exception to this may be if a new baby is born during the Three Weeks or the 9 Days when these brachot are recited. 

2. One can buy non-leather shoes for Tisha B'Av during the 9 days since no shehechiayanu bracha would be said.

3. On the day of the Fast of Av itself we basically cannot wash ourselves unless we need to wash our hands after #2. Then we should use soap and water on our hands only for the purpose of basic hygiene. Upon waking up in the morning if one does not need to relieve oneself, one should do neggel wasser (nail water) only up to the first knuckle. We should be rather strict about not washing ourselves on the Fast of Av and on Yom Kippur (unless we need to wash our hands for purposes of basic hygiene as mentioned) 

4. Sephardim seem to be more lenient about some of the prohibitions during the 9 days. If someone sephardi wants to post those leniencies, by all means, Post!  (I know that one of these leniencies is swimming during the entire 9 Days leading up to the fast itself except for on Shabbat of course, if Tisha B'Av falls out on Shabbat.  Of course halakhically no one swims on the Fast of Av itself.)  There is NO shavua sheChal Bo this year....or next year either....or G-d willing ever again. 

5. For whatever reason we also avoid meat on Motzei Fast of Av even if it is already the 11th of Av even though all other aspects of mourning are over when the fast ends this year. Perhaps it is just not a good idea to eat meat immediately after fasting for 24 hours. 

Monday, June 15, 2015

Meidad's Prophesy: Texas, the Land of the Gogs, Under Water

Meidad: A nickname for one of two people (either one of the sons of Elitzafan ben Parnach Prince of Zevulan for whom the Land for his tribe was apportioned by Yehoshua bin Nun or Qemuel ben Shiftan, Prince of Ephraim also at the time of Yehoshua's apportionment.  See BaMidbar 34).  Meidad means Beloved of Water

According to the Targum Yonatan: Eldad prophesied that Moshe would die in the desert and that Yehoshua would lead Yisroel into Eretz Yisrael, and Meidad prophesied about the quails that would fall the next day. Whereas both of them prophesied about the battle of Gog and Mogog that is destined to take place before the coming of Mashiach.

Meidad's (Beloved of Water) prophesy for Water on the Land of Gog came true in Texas the second day of Shavuot. Both Eldad and Meidad according to Seder Olam prophesied in the Camp when the Spirit of G-d fell upon them and the newly inaugurated replacement 70 elders on the 23rd or the 24th of Iyar. According to Moshe Rabbeinu, the punishment for eating the quail was up to 30 days of pain and suffering. That included the holy Day of Shavuot that year. What is curious about Moshe Rabbeinu's charge to those who were going to eat of the quail, he told them to Sanctify themselves! for the event. Rashi says that Moshe was being sarcastic, by acerbically telling them to "Prepare yourself for pain and suffering!" When I saw that over Shabbat, it did not sit well with me that Moshe Rabbeinu would be so acerbic in his discussion with these reshayim. There is, of course, a deeper message. So I noticed that on the same day the quail was to cover the camp, 70 zekainim were inducted with the Spirit of prophesy + 2 more Eldad and Meidad, because the previous year on Shavuot we pleaded with Moshe that he act as our intercessor with HaShem so that we did not have to hear the voice of G-d anymore. Well after a year of doing just that, Moshe could no longer take the burden. So he requested of G-d that he have the assistance of the new crop of 70 elders who replaced those 70 elders who had just been killed at Taveirah for eating and drinking before G-d also on Shavuot of the previous year. So HaShem told Moshe to gather 72 men before the Tent of Meeting, 6 from each tribe not including Levi, for a total of 72. There was a lottery. 2 of the ballots were left blank. The others designated 70 of the elders to be the new Sanhedrin. Eldad and Meidad (those were not their real names) decided that they would stay behind in the Camp because they were not worthy to be amongst the 70 elders. But when the Spirit of Prophesy came down on the 70 through Moshe, both Eldad and Meidad received Prophesy in their tents directly from HaShem. So the lottery was never performed because only 70 showed up at the Tent of Meeting, and HaShem chose Eldad and Meidad to be "one of the 70" in their absence because of their humility.  And precisely because of their humility, their prophesies in the Camp, unlike the prophesies of the 70 elders at the Tent of Meeting, covered the entire span of Jewish history including Milkhemet Gog UMagog.

Here is the curious pasuk which Moshe uttered before both events (1. The Receiving of the Spirit of Prophesy by the 70 elders, Eldad, and Meidad and 2. the Coming of the Quail for those who desired flesh to eat) actually occurred:
יח וְאֶל-הָעָם תֹּאמַר הִתְקַדְּשׁוּ לְמָחָר, וַאֲכַלְתֶּם בָּשָׂר--כִּי בְּכִיתֶם בְּאָזְנֵי יְהוָה לֵאמֹר מִי יַאֲכִלֵנוּ בָּשָׂר, כִּי-טוֹב לָנוּ בְּמִצְרָיִם; וְנָתַן יְהוָה לָכֶם בָּשָׂר, וַאֲכַלְתֶּם. 18 And say thou unto the people: Sanctify yourselves for tomorrow, and you shall eat flesh; for you have wept in the ears of the HaShem, saying: Would that we were given flesh to eat! for it was well with us in Egypt; therefore HaShem will give you flesh, and you shall eat.

Notice that he said, "Sanctify yourselves for tomorrow, and you will eat flesh!" Huh?? such a curious way of showing contempt. What is important to remember is that he uttered these words before the candidates to be the 70 elders gathered at the tent and before all of them plus Eldad and Meidad received the Spirit of Prophesy. So in a very important way he was speaking to both groups. He was speaking to those who would truly sanctify themselves and to those who were waiting for the quail flesh to end up in their hands, between their teeth, and in their bellies. And although his happened about two weeks before Shavuot in the year 2449, in the 2nd year after we left Egypt, it sounded more like this command from two days before Shavuot the previous year: 

י וַיֹּאמֶר יְהוָה אֶל-מֹשֶׁה לֵךְ אֶל-הָעָם, וְקִדַּשְׁתָּם הַיּוֹם וּמָחָר; וְכִבְּסוּ, שִׂמְלֹתָם. 10 And HaShem said unto Moses: 'Go unto the people, and sanctify them today and tomorrow, and let them wash their garments,
יא וְהָיוּ נְכֹנִים, לַיּוֹם הַשְּׁלִישִׁי: כִּי בַּיּוֹם הַשְּׁלִשִׁי, יֵרֵד יְהוָה לְעֵינֵי כָל-הָעָם--עַל-הַר סִינָי. 11 and be ready for the third day; for on the third day the LORD will come down in the sight of all the people upon mount Sinai.

So in a very powerful way, Moshe's command for us to Sanctify ourselves for tomorrow was a preparation of Shavuot, for some to prepare for the Spirit of Prophesy to descend that had been removed from them on the previous Shavuot and for others to fall below Mem Tet Sha'arei Tumah because of in-your-face physical pursuits. The fact that the actual Shavuot in the 2nd year in the Midbar actually took place during the 30 day period that we remained in Kivrot Ta'avah solidifies that point.

Now for an overview point about the Final Redemption: Because the Redemption from Egypt was cut short with the Sin of the Golden Calf for which HaShem was angry for 40 days and for which we repented for 40 days, receiving Kaparah on Yom Kippur 2449, HaShem wanted us to "start anew" the following year on Rosh Chodesh Nissan with the erection of the Mishkan. It actually was erected in a Trial Run on the 25th of Kislev, but the Big Show was going to resume the following Nissan. So during the 2nd year we would be given ample opportunity to get it right that time. Well we not only did not succeed in that year to "get it right" in our second opportunity, we blew it totally, and 39 more years were added to our time in the Desert. So what makes the most sense is that we first have to repair the damage of our primary Sin in the 2nd year in the Desert, the Sin of the Spies, before we can get to the point of repairing the damage for the Primary Sin in the 1st year, the Sin of the Golden Calf. It is my belief that the Summer of 5775 has been set aside to repair the damage of the 2nd year in the Desert, and that the year 5776 has been set aside to repair the damage of the 1st year in the Desert. Since Mashiach comes when HaShem's Name is complete, Mashiach comes Between the two Summers. Why? because when we overcome the Sin of the Spies, even before we repair the damage of the Eigel, we are given the opportunity to defeat Amalek in the world thereby completing HaShem's Name by Sukkot. Once HaShem's Name is complete or concurrent to that event, Mashiach ben David comes since the Final Hey in HaShem's Name corresponds to Malkhut which emanates out as the Coming of Mashiach ben David. Where do we see this? We see it this last week's parshah, Pashat Shelach Lekha: We see that after we "blew it" by crying all afternoon on the 9th of Av and all night long on the 10th of Av, we immediately see the following pasukim: 

First we see the results of the mourning for nothing when the Spies came with their depressing report:
לו וְהָאֲנָשִׁים, אֲשֶׁר-שָׁלַח מֹשֶׁה לָתוּר אֶת-הָאָרֶץ; וַיָּשֻׁבוּ, וילונו (וַיַּלִּינוּ) עָלָיו אֶת-כָּל-הָעֵדָה, לְהוֹצִיא דִבָּה, עַל-הָאָרֶץ. 36 And the men, whom Moses sent to spy out the land, and who, when they returned, made all the congregation to murmur against him, by bringing up an evil report against the land,
לז וַיָּמֻתוּ, הָאֲנָשִׁים, מוֹצִאֵי דִבַּת-הָאָרֶץ, רָעָה--בַּמַּגֵּפָה, לִפְנֵי יְהוָה. 37 even those men that did bring up an evil report of the land, died by the plague before HaShem.
לח וִיהוֹשֻׁעַ בִּן-נוּן, וְכָלֵב בֶּן-יְפֻנֶּה, חָיוּ מִן-הָאֲנָשִׁים הָהֵם, הַהֹלְכִים לָתוּר אֶת-הָאָרֶץ. 38 But Joshua the son of Nun, and Caleb the son of Jephunneh, remained alive of those men that went to spy out the land.
לט וַיְדַבֵּר מֹשֶׁה אֶת-הַדְּבָרִים הָאֵלֶּה, אֶל-כָּל-בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל; וַיִּתְאַבְּלוּ הָעָם, מְאֹד. 39 And Moses told these words unto all the children of Israel (that they would die in the desert over the 39 remaining years out of 40 years); and the people mourned greatly.
מ וַיַּשְׁכִּמוּ בַבֹּקֶר, וַיַּעֲלוּ אֶל-רֹאשׁ-הָהָר לֵאמֹר: הִנֶּנּוּ, וְעָלִינוּ אֶל-הַמָּקוֹם אֲשֶׁר-אָמַר יְהוָה--כִּי חָטָאנוּ. 40 And they rose up early in the morning, and got them up to the top of the mountain, saying: 'Lo, we are here, and will go up unto the place which the LORD hath promised; for we have sinned.'

Then we see the pasukim about Amaleq being right there, but that we had lost the opportunity to attack them and win:

מא וַיֹּאמֶר מֹשֶׁה, לָמָּה זֶּה אַתֶּם עֹבְרִים אֶת-פִּי יְהוָה; וְהִוא, לֹא תִצְלָח. 41 And Moses said: 'Wherefore now do you transgress the commandment of HaShem, seeing it shall not be successful?
מב אַל-תַּעֲלוּ, כִּי אֵין יְהוָה בְּקִרְבְּכֶם; וְלֹא, תִּנָּגְפוּ, לִפְנֵי, אֹיְבֵיכֶם. 42 Do NOT go up, for HaShem is not among you; that ye be not smitten down before your enemies.
מג כִּי הָעֲמָלֵקִי וְהַכְּנַעֲנִי שָׁם לִפְנֵיכֶם, וּנְפַלְתֶּם בֶּחָרֶב: כִּי-עַל-כֵּן שַׁבְתֶּם מֵאַחֲרֵי יְהוָה, וְלֹא-יִהְיֶה יְהוָה עִמָּכֶם. 43 For there the Amalekite and the Canaanite are before you, and ye shall fall by the sword; forasmuch as you are turned back from following HaShem, and HaShem will not be with you.'
מד וַיַּעְפִּלוּ, לַעֲלוֹת אֶל-רֹאשׁ הָהָר; וַאֲרוֹן בְּרִית-יְהוָה וּמֹשֶׁה, לֹא-מָשׁוּ מִקֶּרֶב הַמַּחֲנֶה. 44 But they presumed to go up to the top of the mountain; nevertheless the ark of the covenant of HaShem, and Moses, departed not out of the camp.
מה וַיֵּרֶד הָעֲמָלֵקִי וְהַכְּנַעֲנִי, הַיֹּשֵׁב בָּהָר הַהוּא; וַיַּכּוּם וַיַּכְּתוּם, עַד-הַחָרְמָה. {פ} 45 Then the Amalekite and the Canaanite, who dwelt in that hill-country, came down, and smote them and beat them down, even unto Hormah.

From this we see that had we not mourned over nothing that afternoon of Tisha B'Av and during that night of the 10th of Av, we would have been immediately given an opportunity to destroy Amaleq once and for all allowing the completion of the Name of HaShem where the Yud and the First Hey had played the main role in the First Redemption from Egypt, the Vav and the Final Hey would have been attached starting on Tisha B'av/ the Tenth of Av 2449. 

So is this the year of reversing that Sin, the Sin of the Spies by Tisha B'Av in order that the Name of HaShem can be complete by Sukkot?  Yes, I believe so. Then in 5776 we go about the business of establishing the beginning of the Messianic Kingdom and repairing the Sin of the Golden Calf the following 17th of Tamuz 5776.

So we needed a Siman that the 2nd year of leaving Egypt had gone into the Repair shop of Heavenly action here on earth in the year 5775. And this past Shabbat, I believe I found it. Before the Spies were sent in the 2nd year in the Desert to seal that year as a catastrophe, we had at least two sins under our belt going into the end of Siwan. 

1. the Mitonnemim at Taveirah, that is those who look for pretexts to complain. During the Onesh for that Sin, it is brought down that the Sanhedrin that had eaten and drunk before G-d during Seudat Shlishit of the previous Shavuot (which fell on Shabbat) were finally executed for being so lax in their kavod.

2. The Asaphsuph instigated sin of Complaining about the Mon and demanding Flesh: This is the Big precursor of the Sin of the Spies because unlike the Sin of the Mitonnenim more than the edge of the Camp was punished by death of vomiting up the quail through one's nose and dying a horrible death for having this ta'aivah. The Erev Rav successfully infiltrated the hearts and minds of Bnai Yisrael who were weak and susceptible to the Erev Rav's onslaught and challenge to Moshe.

Yet, at the same time, others who were not susceptible rose in Qedushah to meet G-d either at the Tent of Meeting or to the Spirit of Qedushah at the 50th level of purity on Shavuot. It was at this level that Eldad and Meidad began to prophesy. And they prophesied about many things. The one that is most often brought down is the fact that they prophesied that Moshe would die in the desert and that Yehoshua bin Nun would take us into Eretz Yisrael instead. Yehoshua, quick to prove his loyalty to Moshe that he would never be part of such a plot, wanted to throw Eldad and Meidad in jail or to kill them, one or the other. The Hebrew word used there כְּלָאֵם can mean either to jail them or to make an end of them. Yet, a prophet never sticks to one subject matter. He often goes on to the next matter. According to Rabbeinu Bachya, they continued to prophesy about Gog UMagog. And he proves this from the following verse in Yechezkel 38:17 about the Coming of Gog:
יז כֹּה-אָמַר אֲדֹנָי יְהוִה, הַאַתָּה-הוּא אֲשֶׁר-דִּבַּרְתִּי בְּיָמִים קַדְמוֹנִים בְּיַד עֲבָדַי נְבִיאֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל, הַנִּבְּאִים בַּיָּמִים הָהֵם, שָׁנִים--לְהָבִיא אֹתְךָ, עֲלֵיהֶם. {ס} 17 Thus saith the Lord GOD: Art thou he of whom I spoke in ancient times by My servants the prophets of Israel, that prophesied in those days (for many years), that I would bring you (Gog) against them? {S}

So notice the above verse. that there was a Prophet of Old who spoke about Gog's Coming back in "Primordial Days or Ancient Times or Years" who prophesied "in those days". Now from that already we see that this prophesy is an ancient one so that we really don't need any more information about how old this prophesy is. But for some reason the pasuk adds the word, Shanim, which is often translated as Years Ago or For Many Years. Yet, Yechezkel had already gone to great lengths to tell us that this prophesy was an ancient one, why add the word Shanim as an afterthought? So here Rabbeinu Bachya says that we should not pronounce שָׁנִים as Shanim but as Shnayim which means "two prophets" describing the word הַנִּבְּאִים in this case meaning Eldad and Meidad. 

So the Day after Shavuot 5775, the 2nd Day of Shavuot in Chutz LaAretz, a Flood of Water came onto the world. To Where you may ask? in the Land of Gog, in Texas USA! From this we understand the pshat of the name Meidad (Beloved of Water) to indicate that the Land of Gog would be inundated by water at the End of Days right after that fateful 49th Shavuot since the 6 Day War and the Reunification of Yerushalayim. Remember, Texas is both the physical home and the political home of Gog H.W. Bush Sr. and Gog ben Gog W. Bush Jr. and now Gog P. Bush son of Jeb Bush, and elected Commissioner of the powerful Texas Land Authority. The princes of the New World Order have a home in Texas. Why? Because there is no place on earth that serves G-d to make money like Texas. Now is it better to be at the 33rd level of purity than at Mem Tet Sha'arei tumah or even the 50th level of Tumah such as in California? You will have to ask G-d. He is the one sending the Floods.

So The Geulah is in progress........

As of this writing Jeb Bush is about to announce his candidacy for President (Nasi) of the United States.  One has to wonder if HE is the American Pharaoh, not Obama, for he would be the THIRD ONE in his family to wear a Crown.   He is the Son of Gog Sr., the Brother of Gog ben Gog Jr., and the Father of Gog P. Bush, the powerful Commissioner of the Texas Land Authority.............which for some reason is always UNDER WATER these days.   One just has to wonder...

Tuesday, June 02, 2015

A Preview: A Tale of Two Regions: (Eretz Yisrael and California)

Updates Below:

This was going to be a post about a tale of two cities Yerushalayim and San Francisco, but I decided to make it a bit more regional at least at first because the Santa Ana winds (a dry East wind) which will be discussed in the post really blow over Southern California and not so much over Northern California.  Santa Ana is a Spanish slur word for Satanic or Devil Wind, and it for the most part blows in the Fall.  Let that stew in your head.  And Eretz Yisrael's version of the East Wind is called the Chamsin which means "50 Days", and that Wind blows between Pesach and Shavuot here.  For now we will leave that point to discuss the intro. to a more monumental post about the Gateway to the 50th level of purity vs. the Gateway through the 49th level of impurity.  In both ways, the World stands, as of now after Shavu'ot 5775, at both Gateways.  We are now in the 49th Summer since and including the 6 Day War and the Real large scale beginning of the Ba'al Teshuvah movement which began just before Shavuot in the 1967 (5727) right after the 6 Day War.  We are also entering the 49th year since and including the Summer of Sexual Promiscuity (Zimah in Hebrew) which swept America and the Western World from its starting point in San Francisco, California, also in 1967.

This post about San Francisco vs. Yerushalayim, a Tale of Two Cities will take awhile.  I am starting on it today.  Please be patient with me.  It is a monumental post I believe, to talk about the four "elements" in nature from the perspective of Qedushah vs. Mem Tet Sha'arei Tumah.  Just some advance hints:  The Four elements (earth, water, wind, and fire) really are not elements at all.  They are the four physical states of matter (solids, liquids, gases, and plasma), and there are only two places on the Globe which geographically reflect the direction from which these "elements" or physical states of matter spiritually come.  We learn from the Torah that the Menorah (fire) is in the South (of the Mishkan) while the Shulchan lechem hapanim (earth since bread is brought forth from the earth) is in the North.  The Torah (water) is in the Holy of Holies which is in the West, and the incense (air) is placed on a golden altar in the East.  From the Torah's perspective these four elements come from the Yud Key Vav Key, the Holiest of Holy Names of G-d.  In the Torah the Yud is connected to the aravot (willow branches) amongst the four species which controls the sources of water in the world.  The first Hey is connected to the lulav (date palm) amongst the four species which controls the sources of fire in the world including representing the wisdom of a Talmud Chacham such as Yonatan ben Uziel who used to burn birds with fire if they flew over his head while learning Torah.  The Vav is connected to the Hadassim (myrtle) branches which have a fragrance but no taste.  They therefore control the sources of Air in the world.  And the Final Hey is connected to the Etrog (the fruit which tastes like the bark of the same etrog tree) which controls the sources of dirt or earth in the world because the etrog tree is the only tree that grew in the way that G-d commanded the dirt of the world which was to grow trees whose fruit tasted like its bark (See Bereishit 1 dealing with the 2nd Statement for the 3rd day of Creation when G-d commanded the earth to bear forth fruit-bearing trees bearing fruit.)

When G-d created the world, he also made a mirror world for the Kochot HaTumah (Powers of Impurity).  If He had not done so, there would be no free will.  So the mirror world of Evil has to parallel the World of Qedushah.  What is intriguing is to delve into is that there are only two places on the entire planet where the Geography matches the directions of the compass from which the Four States of Matter (Elements) manifest themselves in the World.
So where in the world is there....1. a fiery desert attached to the deserts of the world in the South?

2. arable agricultural land in the North? ...
3. A Great Sea or Ocean to the West ?.... and
4. a Dry wind that blows in the springtime or the Fall from the East???

We thank G-d that here in Eretz Yisrael the Eye of HaShem rests on the Land of Israel all year round, for if His Eye did not, the four forces for Evil in the world would surely inundate us here in Eretz HaQodesh.  But alas there is one place on the planet where the Eye of HaShem does not rest all year round, and it is a place filled with taivah (lust) of the heart, taivah (lust) of the eyes,  Seichel (intellectual thought) not attached to qedushah, and the essence of the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil itself which expresses itself in gaivah (arrogance), in short, all four forces for evil in the world.  Take a guess where that place is?  Think of the State and not just one of its cities.

Update #1:  We have a dispute on this post that the name Santa Ana which describes the hot, east winds in the Fall which blow through Southern California may or may not etymologically be derived from "Satanic" winds as described in the post and in my first comment on this post, or the name may be derived from Saint Anne, the mother OF the mother OF the Xtian mangod.  In Spanish her name would be Santa Ana.  In Hebrew her name would simply be Channah, lehavdil.  I stick by my research that the name was originally derived from an older Native American word for Satanic or Devilish.  The Spanish then translated the older Indian name into "the Satanic Winds" before The Roman Church changed it to Santa Ana.  Yet, there are a lot of Catholics in Southern California, and they in my estimation cleaned up the pagan origin of the name of that East wind.  This is a constant in Roman Catholic history.  They take a pagan holiday or concept, adopt it, put lipstick, rouge, and eyeliner on the pig, and pronounce it kosher.   They even have a story that St. Anne immaculately conceived St. Mary who immaculately conceived Yoshke.  So one human woman conceives a demigoddess who conceives a god.  I am sorry.  I am not cleaning up the Catholic Church's messes anymore especially after what I heard confidentially went on at King David's tomb on the Greek Pentecost this past Sunday from a reliable source.  Hint:  There were no Greeks at the tomb on Sunday, their supposed Pentecost.  They, the Greeks, were forced by the Catholics to have a little shindig for Shacharit on Monday.   The Catholics had their own ghastly ceremony at the tomb on Sunday.  I can't say anymore about this until details are verified.  So on this blog the name Santa Ana Winds has a pagan origin, and they the Catholics cleaned up the name and made it into the mother OF the mother OF their, not so nice.   

more in progress, probably to be an even longer post

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The Yichus of the last Mashiach ben Yosef, Bibi Netanyahu

I think that this is important I needed to share it with you.  Zecharia 12 carefully delineates the yichus of the last Mashiach ben Yosef.  So I sent this to a few people last week.  Yes, it is Bibi.   According to the Targum Yonatan, he will go into into his last Govt. with the attributes of Achav ben Omri, but the nations of the world will still seek to murder him because of his intransigence on keeping Yerushalayim in one piece.  This is what I sent to a bunch of people.  I added a link proving that he is a Levi at the end of this:

 More and more pieces are coming together right now. Bibi is the last leader of Israel until Mashiach comes. Apparently on Zech 12:

וְסָפְדָה הָאָרֶץ, מִשְׁפָּחוֹת מִשְׁפָּחוֹת לְבָד: מִשְׁפַּחַת בֵּית-דָּוִיד לְבָד, וּנְשֵׁיהֶם לְבָד--מִשְׁפַּחַת בֵּית-נָתָן לְבָד, וּנְשֵׁיהֶם לְבָד. 12 And the land shall mourn, every family apart: the family of the house of David apart, and their wives apart; the family of the house of Nathan apart, and their wives apart;
יג מִשְׁפַּחַת בֵּית-לֵוִי לְבָד, וּנְשֵׁיהֶם לְבָד; מִשְׁפַּחַת הַשִּׁמְעִי לְבָד, וּנְשֵׁיהֶם לְבָד. 13 The family of the house of Levi apart, and their wives apart; the family of the Shimeites apart, and their wives apart;

First of all, Bibi is a Levi. At the senior Likud Shabbaton in Tzefat, he took the Levi Aliyah to the Torah.  

The Ibn Ezra takes issue with Rashi's peirush that the Natan referred to in Zecharia refers to the brother of Shlomo HaMelekh. (The Ibn Ezra is a Rishon. He can argue with Rashi all he wants.) The Ibn Ezra said that even though this may be the case, it is just as likely if not more likely that the Natan being referred to here is a prophetic end of days figure who will be the pre-eminent ancestor of this last leader of the Lowly Medinah before Mashiach comes. Well lo and behold, how did Bibi get his last name? The Father of Religious Zionism and ancestor of the entire Netanyahu clan! Bibi's grandfather
No wonder why in listing Bibi's yichus, Zecharia haNavi mentions the House of Natan first after King David!!

Then Zecharia mentions that he will be a Levi.   Here he takes the Levi Aliyah to the Torah at a Shabbaton in Tzefat about four years ago:  Gam Ani Levi!

And then it mentions that he is from Shim'i ben Geira ben Kish, the nephew of Shaul HaMelekh and the ancestor of Mordechai to complete the role of Shaul HaMelekh (by destroying Amalek in the world and to repair the damage of the curse of Shim'i ben Geira which he cursed King David while he was running away from AvShalom his son).  We know pretty much for a fact that Bibi chose the date that he wanted to speak before Congress about the modern day Haman getting the nuclear bomb.  He intentionally chose Ta'anit Esther, that is when it was Ta'anit Esther in Eretz Yisrael.  This was a conscious decision.  Then of course "The Deal" between Obama and the Mullahs was announced on the 13th of Nisan, and All of Shushan (the entire world) was perplexed just as it was perplexed when Achashveirosh and Haman announced their Deal about 2400 years ago.

So Bibi fits the profile.  

1. He is from the House of Nathan.....check.
2. He is a Levi......check
3.  He has taken on the spiritual mantle of Mordechai the descendant of Shimi ben Geira......check  
In addition to this last point, it needs to be pointed out that the yichus of Bnai Rachel (sons of Rachel or sons of Osnat from Sheivet Binyamin or from Sheivet Ephraim or Menashe) to the mantle of destroying Amalek in the world is NOT patrilineal.  It is matrilineal.  I discussed this in minute detail in the Comments section of the previous post about Shushan being Perplexed Again.   You can read it there.

 His problem? Does he choose the heroic and possibly martyred role of Zecharia 12, or does he cave to world pressure, form a govt. with Livni and Buji, and bring on the End in Zecharia 14 with the splitting of the Mt. of Olives on the First day of Sukkot 5776? We will know by Lag B'Omer when the day after (On the night of the 34th day of the Omer) he has to form the 34th Govt. of the Lowly Medinah.  It is now the drop dead date.  The nations of the world are poised to divide Yerushalayim and the rest of Eretz Yisrael during the very next week or two after that if he forms a govt. with Naftali Bennett instead.  New Zealand, I believe, is even drawn up a list of a punitive measures against us if this happens by attaching these measures to the French resolution that will be proposed in the UN Sec. Council should Bibi form a right wing Govt.  (I saw an article recently that they are busy in this endeavor.  I will look for it tomorrow, G-d willing.)  And.....yes, they, these Umot HaOlam, will try to kill him.  This we know from the pages of Zecharia 12.

Here is the full text of this last half of the 12th chapter of Zecharia from   

ט  וְהָיָה, בַּיּוֹם הַהוּא; אֲבַקֵּשׁ, לְהַשְׁמִיד אֶת-כָּל-הַגּוֹיִם, הַבָּאִים, עַל-יְרוּשָׁלִָם.9 And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem.
י  וְשָׁפַכְתִּי עַל-בֵּית דָּוִיד וְעַל יוֹשֵׁב יְרוּשָׁלִַם, רוּחַ חֵן וְתַחֲנוּנִים, וְהִבִּיטוּ אֵלַי, אֵת אֲשֶׁר-דָּקָרוּ; וְסָפְדוּ עָלָיו, כְּמִסְפֵּד עַל-הַיָּחִיד, וְהָמֵר עָלָיו, כְּהָמֵר עַל-הַבְּכוֹר.10 And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplication; and they shall look unto Me because they have thrust him through; and they shall mourn for him, as one mourneth for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his first-born.
יא  בַּיּוֹם הַהוּא, יִגְדַּל הַמִּסְפֵּד בִּירוּשָׁלִַם, כְּמִסְפַּד הֲדַדְרִמּוֹן, בְּבִקְעַת מְגִדּוֹן.11 In that day shall there be a great mourning in Jerusalem, as the mourning of Hadadrimmon in the valley of Megiddon.
יב  וְסָפְדָה הָאָרֶץ, מִשְׁפָּחוֹת מִשְׁפָּחוֹת לְבָד:  מִשְׁפַּחַת בֵּית-דָּוִיד לְבָד, וּנְשֵׁיהֶם לְבָד--מִשְׁפַּחַת בֵּית-נָתָן לְבָד, וּנְשֵׁיהֶם לְבָד.12 And the land shall mourn, every family apart: the family of the house of David apart, and their wives apart; the family of the house of Nathan apart, and their wives apart;
יג  מִשְׁפַּחַת בֵּית-לֵוִי לְבָד, וּנְשֵׁיהֶם לְבָד; מִשְׁפַּחַת הַשִּׁמְעִי לְבָד, וּנְשֵׁיהֶם לְבָד.13 The family of the house of Levi apart, and their wives apart; the family of the Shimeites apart, and their wives apart;

יד  כֹּל, הַמִּשְׁפָּחוֹת הַנִּשְׁאָרוֹת--מִשְׁפָּחֹת מִשְׁפָּחֹת, לְבָד; וּנְשֵׁיהֶם, לְבָד.14 All the families that remain, every family apart, and their wives apart.

This is where the Targum Yonatan on verse 11 comes in.  He tells us in encoded language that the funeral of Mashiach ben Yosef will be akin to the funeral of the faithless King Achav ben Omri from Sheivet Ephraim and the funeral of King Yoshiyahu ben Ammon ben Menashe of Sheivet Yehudah together.  Somehow the leader who was only concerned about the physical prosperity of the Northern Kingdom is transformed into the spiritual giant of the great king of Yehudah, Yoshiyahu.  Somehow over the next five to 5 1/2 months this could, with G-d's help, come together.  What a miracle that would be!

(I wanted to get this posted tonight.  It is too important.  I will clean up the rough spots tomorrow.)

Friday, April 03, 2015

Shushan is Perplexed......Again.

UPDATE:  Hot link added below

Today that just ended was the 13th of Nissan.   It was Erev Erev Pesach.   2400 years ago Haman the viceroy of the Persian Empire signed a deal with his King Achashveirosh (pronounced Xerxes by the Greeks) to annihilate every Jew in the world.  And then they sat down the two of them to sip some old brandy, and the City of Shushan was "perplexed".

Now skip forward 24 Centuries.  If we take Rav Shlomo Riskin Chief Rabbi of Efrat and former Rav of the Lincoln Sq. Synagogue in the Upper West Side of Manhattan at his word, then Obama in the US White House is Haman again.  And Haman in the W. House just signed another "Deal" lo and behold on  ....... the 13th of Nissan.... with the Mullahs running the modern version of the Persian Empire to pave the way for their attainment of a nuclear warhead.  And once again Shushan is Perplexed....  We are in process....

Pesach Kosher veSameach!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Widespread Election Fraud Against Eli Yishai's Yachad/ HaAm Itanu Party

I am departing slightly from the normal subject matter of this blog in order to bring a matter of shocking and disturbing urgency to the attention of the readers.  Apparently the various dirty tricks against Yachad by what appears to be Shas operatives was far more widespread than originally suspected.  Whole stacks of ballot slips were tampered with holes poked in them making them pasul when they were counted.  Whole stacks of ballot slips were simply missing from the wooden trays which hold them.  Ballot boxes containing mostly Yachad votes simply disappeared from the polling stations.  Video of what appears to be Shas operatives carrying off ballot boxes seems to have surfaced.  I believe that we have only seen the beginning of this.  Yachad missed getting its four core seats into the Knesset by about 5000 votes.  Because of the apparent widespread nature of this fraud, they did not get even one seat!  If the voter fraud against them is as massive as it seems, then Eli Yishai, Yoni Chetboun, Baruch Marzel, and Aish Makhlouf would surely be in the Knesset had the voter fraud not occurred.  Apparently Eli Yishai is furious or heartbroken by what happened as evidenced by a Yachad rally outside of his house WHERE A FIREBOMB WAS TOSSED AT THE CROWD!  What the heck is going on here!!

Friday, March 20, 2015

Astronomical Events "Before the Great and Awesome Day of the L-rd"

This coming Hoshana Rabba 5776, the 7th day of Sukkot, will most likely be that great and awesome day.  So it is best to prepare to view the astronomical events that precede that day according to Yoel 3:.   The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the Coming of the great and awesome day of the LORD!  Here they are quickly:

"The sun will turn to darkness.."

TOMORROW/ Today, Friday March 19th, 2015:

Up to 6% coverage by the moon over the sun in Yerushalayim  The eclipse begins here around 11:15am and reaches its 6% peak at 11:58am and ends completely by 12:40 pm.  Oh, the molad announced in Shul last Shabbat for Nissan was at 12:43pm on Friday.  See how the molad time comes immediately AFTER the moon passes through the plane between the edge of the earth and the edge of the sun.  That is the molad when the moon theoretically begins to "reflect" a slight amount of light from the sun.  Also, here is the map for the path of totality which starts south of Greenland, moving north of Scotland, and then north of Norway.

Then, on Sunday Sept. 13th, Erev Rosh HaShanah there will be a partial solar eclipse in the Southern Hemisphere.  It will be seen mostly in South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, and Mozambique and if you are a hearty soul in Antarctica.  Only in Antarctica will one be able to see up to 90% of the sun covered unless you are on a ship in the South Atlantic or the Indian Ocean.

"And the Moon will turn to blood..."

Pesach total lunar eclipse in the Pacific rim on April 4th, 2015.

Early morning Sukkot total lunar eclipse just before sunrise on the First Day of Sukkot 5776 in Eretz Yisrael!  Get up at 4am and watch the Moon turn red and reach totality before sunrise.  The times of totality will be from 5:13am until 6:22am.  Then shake your lulav and your etrog in your sukkah!
Here is the map of totality.  Notice that in Eretz Yisrael over 50% of the event will be seen including all of the totality when the Moon turns blood red.  

Before the Coming of the Great and Awesome Day of the L-rd!

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

When Shilo Comes.......

UPDATE:  Hat tip to Gilui for his chart

We are at the End of Olam HaZeh, the very End.  One might not be able to see it because the world right now is run by some awful people who think that they will be around for the next 225 years.  The process of moral decay really began in 1918 (5678 according to the Holy Calendar), a Motzei Shmittah year and a potential Yovel year according to this chart.  Notice from the chart, Ezra HaSofer reset the Sabbatical and the Yovel cycles from the beginning.  During the 2nd Temple period in accordance with the Rambam's view, the Yovel year was the 15th and the 65th year of every Jewish Century.  There were eight of these Yovel years where the 50th year itself was a unique year that was NOT the first year of the next Shmittah and/or Yovel cycle.   Since the 2nd Temple was destroyed after standing for 420 years, there was no ninth Yovel year during the 2nd Temple period.  Instead after the Churban of Bayit Sheini, the 50th year or potential Yovel year became the first year of the next Shmittah and Yovel cycle.  The year 5678 (1918) and the year 5727 (1967) were both potential Yovel years which partially realized their potential of returning the land of Israel to its Jewish inhabitants and of returning the Jews to their ancestral heritage in the Land.  (Parshat Behar, Lev. 25:10).  You see, 5678 was the year of the Balfour Declaration and the capture of Yerushalayim from the Turks by the First Gog (PM David Lloyd Gog) of Great Britain during the First World War.  Both events in the waning months of 1917 after Rosh HaShanah of course, set the stage for a large scale return of Jews to their ancestral inheritance.  At the end of WW1, the population of Eretz Yisrael included about 100,000 Jews.  By the Fall of 1947 and the Partition Plan, there were 600,000 Jews in Eretz Yisrael.  PM D. Lloyd Gog was a remarkably decent man, a good Gog of sorts, so good that he has a street named after him off Emeq Refa'im Road in the German Colony neighborhood of Yerushalayim where there are several streets named after remarkable righteous gentiles who assisted in the process of returning us to our ancient inheritance.  Notice from the Yovel chart, the year 5678 was the potential Yovel year at the end of the 46th Yovel cycle which became in actuality the first year of the 47th Yovel cycle.

So we began to traverse through the next 49 years to 5727 (1967) which turned out to be a potential Yovel year which partially realized its potential during the 6 Day War but turned into the first year of the 48th Yovel cycle whose 49th year is this very year 5775.  This makes 5776 the next potential Motzei Shmittah and Yovel year.  But let us reflect on what else happened during this time period.  What remarkable changes or degradations took place in Malkhut Edom during this 98 year period?   The most remarkable change of spiritual deterioration was in the sexual mores of the civilization.  Until WW1, women would go to the beach wearing long dresses as they went swimming in the ocean.  The women's bicycle was designed so that ladies did not have to lift up their legs at 90 degree angles to get their leg over the center bar.  To this very day, women's bikes are designed so that "Victorian" women could politely and modestly mount up on their bikes.  After WW1 that all changed.  The flappers of the Roaring 20s tested the norms of what was acceptable to the very limits of the time which were far more restrictive than what those limits were 49 years later in 1967 during the Summer of Love with public sex in the public parks.  Betty Grable's bathing suit from WW2 was already by several light years more shocking than what was acceptable in 1910 for instance.  But 50, 60, and 70  years later we have already pushed the envelope into the abyss.  The best way to look at this moral disintegration is to look at it taking place over 49 year time spans through the 47th and the 48th Yovel cycles until this very year 5775.  In the 47th Yovel cycle, the fringe third of society was attracted to pushing the envelope where 2/3rds of Americans at least refused to debase themselves.   So from 1918 thru the winter of 1967 while America remained a majority clean society, for instance, one third of Americans were already pushing the envelope to its extremes.  As the line goes from No No Nanette a musical about the Roaring 20s, "Before I go to Heaven, I want to raise a little hell."   The Chafetz Chaim himself was asked about the year 1918.  Someone went to him with a question about someone whose father was a tzaddik, but his son was a Bolshevick.  He asked the revered sage, "How can this be if the apple doesn't fall far from the tree."  The Chafetz Chaim responded that from 5678 onwards a hurricane has been blowing in the world blowing apples far, far from their righteous origins.  From 1918 onwards we can no longer expect those apples to fall calmly to the ground as they had for all the centuries leading up until this time.  And so those 49 years passed as 1/3 of Mankind perverted themselves below Mem Tet Sha'arei tumah (49th level of impurity) leaving 2/3rds of Mankind with furrowed brows watching the world crumble morally beneath their feet.  Then the Motzei Shmittah year 5727 hit, and the Summer of Love of 1967 began to take down the middle third of America and through America the rest of Mankind on another 49 year plunge until the present day where it is no longer an issue of public acts of promiscuity in city parks, but public acts of LGBT lovemaking along with the marriage contracts to recognize these abominations.  So the middle third is now about to plummet through the 49th floor by the end of this summer of 5775 as we crash into the beginning of the 49th Yovel cycle since Ezra HaSofer in 5776.

One might think that we have one more 49 year cycle left to debase the final third of humanity as we approach the 50th Yovel cycle so that there is no one left to be redeemed at the very End, but alas Zecharia haNavi, chapter 13, tells us in explicit terms, "There will be in all the earth, says the L-rd, that two portions of the (earth's) population will be cut off and will perish, and the remaining 1/3 will be left of it.  I will purify that third with fire and purify it as one purifies silver, and I will refine it as one refines gold. (And that one third) will call out in My Name, and I will answer it.  I have said, "These are my people, and they will say that HaShem is my G-d."  So alas we are not about to embark on another 49 year plunge from which no one will be redeemed.  In 5775 we are at the very end of history, the very end of Mankind's ability to pervert himself in various ways so that the planet stinks with his rot.  The Good L-rd won't permit this to go on further.  So the rotting 2/3rds will now clamor to divide Yerushalayim and establish Palestine in the process,  and they will be duly punished.  Think of 5776 as not only the beginning of the 49th or Malkhut that is in Malkhut Yovel cycle, but think of it as the Gateway to the 50th, the Sha'ar Nun, where Mashiach ben David awaits.  How to get from here to there through the last 7 months of Olam HaZeh is the problem, and the roller coaster is about to begin.

Alas Bibi is going before the US Congress on a date which he himself chose, Ta'anit Esther, to plead for the case of the Jews that a man like Haman in Persia wants to wipe us off the face of the planet.  In so many ways, he himself has debased us all.  He chose Tzippy Livni, the Witch of EinDor, to administer justice for Klal Yisrael over the two years of the 33rd Israeli Govt. since the founding of the Erev Rav Republic.   During his most recent tenure, the Ba'al Kerry over a period of nine months made us release 3 x 26 Arab murderers from our jails to appease Mankind's desire to prove our guilt by calling those murderers freedom fighters with a vicious craving for innocent Jewish blood.  What we were not privy to at the time was that the letters of HaShem's Name were being assembled with each prisoner release.  The third such release was less than one week before the 2nd of Shevat 5774 (Jan 3rd, 2014) the 72nd anniversary of the Wannsee Conference which decreed the death of every Jew on the face of the planet.  The entire world was in agreement with this as was shown about two months later on Zayin Adar 5702 when a ship called the Struma with 7 or 8 hundred Jewish refugees from the Holocaust was sunk in the Black Sea by a Russian submarine while the world simply watched and could care less.  The spiritual way to look at this is that the Shoah was the 7th Churban of Malkhut Edom which started with the destruction of the 2nd Temple.  The First Churban was the destruction of the 2nd House until the end of the Bar Kochba revolt 65 years later plus another 5 years of chasing tzaddikim around Eretz Yisrael to hunt them down for a total of 70 years, the Ayin in Esav's name.  Then there were 6 x 300 years cycles where the princes of Germany and the saints of the Roman Catholic Church formed a daily alliance, one prince of Germany + one prince of Rome per day for a total of 300 years per alliance.   This was repeated 6 times to correspond with 6 Churbanot so that we would be chased in a total of 7 different directions.  The Shoah began at the very end of that 1800 year epic in 5699, 1799 years after the year 140 when all ten sages that were murdered for the purification of Malkhut had been summarily executed (including Rav Akiva et. al).  So the Shoah was the end of the Galut, the smack of Esav's angel on Ya'akov's thigh vein at Alot HaShachar, the break of dawn at 72 minutes before sunrise.  So 72 years later right on cue, the Vav in HaShem's Name was attached to the Yud and the Key in HaShem's Name right on cue with the 3rd and final prisoner release.  The Fourth release of 26 murderers never occurred because the purpose of these releases had achieve its goal: to make the Final Redemption b'Rachamim.  We see it in the Torah itself.  The place where Ya'akov wrestled with an angel was originally called Peni'el, but after 72 minutes G-d Himself renames it Penu'el changing the Yud to a Vav to tell us that if we make it until sunrise after the 7th Churban when the Vav can be attached to HaShem's Name, the redemption will be b'RAchamim.

And so we arrive at Adar 5775.  We are told that before Ben David shows up in Tishrei of a Motzei Shmittah year several cryptic events will occur.  The Torah tells us about one of them in Bereishit:  ...The scepter (of kingship) shall not depart from Yehudah, nor the one who is Chokek (engraves laws in stone) until Shilo comes and to him will be a gathering of peoples.   So there are two possibilities here.  Shilo might be Mashiach ben David, and many amongst our sages agree with that view, but there is another view that Shilo is a separate individual who comes just before the advent of Mashiach making Mashiach ben David's role possible because this Shilo triggers an epic series of events.  In short "to him" can either be Shilo as Mashiach ben David, or Shilo is a precursor who comes as a gift to Mashiach ben David.  For Shilo can be read as Shai lo, a "precious gift to him".  So why does Mashiach ben David deserve a precious gift?  because of Yehudah's great act of teshuvah for the selling of his brother Yosef into slavery.  In so many ways kidnapping a brother and selling him as a slave is an act that deserves the death penalty.  After this horrible episode, Yehudah falls away from his brothers, sensing that he no longer had the right to lead them because of his act of ignominy.  After years and years of bearing children including the children of Tamar, he comes back to the holy family of Yisrael and wants to repent of what he did so many years earlier.  The brothers go down to Mitzraim to buy food from the 2nd to Pharaoh and he makes a request that in order to get Shimon out of jail, whom he had summarily arrested, the brothers have to bring Binyamin, the only full blooded brother to Yosef, to see if they were honest men by claiming that they had another brother whom they left behind.   Reuven pleads his case that he would watch over Yosef to no avail by offering Ya'akov to kill his two sons.  Ya'akov saw through that and logically reasoned about why would he want to murder his grandchildren to avenge the blood of Binyamin?  Ya'akov would not allow Binyamin to descend with Reuven into certain slavery or death.  But when Yehudah offers to be an areiv, a guarantor, of Binyamin's safety that he himself would go into slavery to see to it that Binyamin would return to his father, Ya'akov relents and allows Binyamin to descend.  Then the silver chalice of the 2nd to Pharaoh ends up in Binyamin's sack, and Binyamin is about to become a slave to the man standing before them.  At that point Yehudah pleads his case and begs the man to let Binyamin go free as he Yehudah offers to become the man's slave just as he promised his father.  And then Yosef reveals himself in one of the most dramatic climaxes in all of Seripture.   "I am Yosef, Does my father yet live?"  After explaining himself in a moving speech about Divine Providence to his brothers, he hugs and weeps on the neck of Binyamin his full blood brother.  So this is what G-d has in mind.  Yehudah was the areiv of Binyamin to secure his safety in Mitzraim is the greatest act of teshuvah in all of recorded history.  HaShem recognizes the great and mighty act of teshuvah that Yehudah did.  So HaShem told Yehudah, just as you through your deed of perfect penitence brought Binyamin to Mitzraim to be a gift to your brother Yosef, so at the very end of Olam HaZeh, I HaShem (Yud Key Vav or Yahu) will give (Natan) Binyamin as a precious gift to the one whose kingdom is about to be over a gathering of peoples or Binyamin NatanYahu.

So given his history of releasing murderers and hiring an Erev Rav hack to be his Minister of Justice, how could he rise to the occasion.  Well, the Talmud tells us, "We won't do teshuvah until HaShem places over us the threat of extermination by someone as wicked as Haman"  So THIS is what is at stake.  Bibi for all of his real-politick faithless calculations has come to the conclusion that on the issue of Persia, all of his real-politick machinations have to be thrown out the window.  HE HAS NO CHOICE but to place the entire matter in G-d's hands.  So he chose Ta'anit Esther to appeal before the Republicans in the US Congress which in and of itself is a futile act because it is the menuval US President that is about to sign a horrible deal with the Persian mullahs.  The Senate can advise and consent, but unless it is a real treaty, there is little that they can do to stop Obama the Snake as he brings the mighty American Republic below Mem Tet Sha'arei Tumah in this Shmittah year.  But by speaking before Congress on Ta'anit Esther he has placed this entire matter into G-d's Hands alone.  Now, I don't know if Bibi will be elected to a fourth term.  Maybe yes maybe no.  Either way we are about to embark on a 7 month roller coaster ride.  And HaShem has already calculated in all possibilities which bring the world against Yerushalayim for final judgement.  One thing is for sure.  Obama and the Europeans have already planned their revenge against Israel the day after the elections.  Whether Bibi is re-elected or whether No one is elected, they will be almost immediately be voting to establish Palestine in the UN Security Council in the early days of Nissan.  So hold on tight.  The roller coaster ride is about to get wild and hairy.

Friday, November 28, 2014

Part 2: The Death of Sheker HaChein, the Spirit of St. Louis

I wrote this for Shabbat Parshat Chukat in 5773 slightly less than a year and a half ago:

In 1242 in the streets of Paris, France on the Friday before Parshat Chukat, 24 cartloads of Talmuds were burnt in a wild conflagration of flames decreed by one of the 365 Principle Saints of the Roman Catholic Church.  His name was Louis IXth, King of France also known as St. Louis.  Forty days earlier on the exact same spot at the urging of the Jews of France, copies of the RaMBaM's works Sefer HaMada (The Book of Science) and Guide for the Perplexed (Moreh Nevuchim) were burnt.  Apparently the Jews of 13th Century France had a serious problem with the confluence between Torah and Science and Aristotelian logic being used to prove the existence of G-d.  The Rambam (Moshe Maimonides) was known in both spheres to the consternation of many.  So they had the Catholic Church burn his books.  Forty days later on Erev Shabbat Parshat Chukat, all the Talmuds in France with rare hand-written Tosefot in the margins were burned on the exact same spot.  So for burning the books of the Rambam, the greatest logical sage and codifier of Jewish Law since Moshe Rabbeinu, G-d looked down from Heaven and said Zot Chukat haTorah, and the Jewish community of France was destroyed for hundreds of years without one drop of blood being spilled.  You see, it was only the Talmud that was burned that day.  Read Kinah 41 from your Tisha B'Av Machzor.  I did it several times sitting in the shadow of the St. Louis Art Museum at the same spot that Scott Joplin played the "The Cascades" on the promenade for the 1904 Worlds Fair.  (Some say that he only performed on The Pike at the Worlds Fair because he was a black man.  I will have to check with the MO Historical Society.  But the song "The Cascades" was about the waterfall that flowed from where the statue of St. Louis sits today.)  Right next to the 110 year old promenade, there is a statue to the Talmud burner himself, sitting on a horse sitting in front of the Art Museum....A fitting climax to a dying city.  Before the city (St. Louis) built that statue of the Talmud burner whose name it bears, it knew no pitfalls.  From the moment that that statue graced the the 1904 World's fairgrounds of Forest Park, it was downhill from there.  Such is the fate of those who curse G-d's chosen and burn His precious library of books.  It is kind of funny how the Catholic University in town, St. Louis University, has a Talmudic Law section in their School of Law.  jokes on us I guess, or Louis the IXth is turning over in his grave.

I grew up in S. Louis, and I happen to know a lot of very deep stuff about the Spirit of St. Louis from my personal experiences, living there almost all of the first 43 years of my life. I understand why the collapse of American Civilization as we have all known it for most of our lives, and for the last 238 years, had to begin in St. Louis at the precise moment that the Vav is being attached to HaShem's Name in the World of Yetzirah from Tisha B'Av until the 24th of Elul, 5774.  The shooting death of Michael Brown occurred on the 13th of Av. It has to do with the Death of Sheker HaChein which is the true spirit of St. Louis (both the city and the 13th century Talmud burner after whom the city is named).  Here is a chart which talks about the Filling of the Four Universes.  Notice that the universe of Yetzirah in the year of our Redemption is filled between the 10th of Av and the 24th of Elul.  I discussed why 5774 was that year that the Vav was attached in the Comments section of the previous post and in several other posts on this blog in the past year.

Yes, it is Midah keNeged Mida, but it is a lot, lot more. It is the beginning of the end of using "popularity" as an international religion to beat our unacceptance by Mankind over our heads. That "dark" religion has ancient and Medieval lords and ladies who practiced it like a Stradivarius. The principle Medieval practitioner was King Louis the IXth of France who never spilled Jewish blood, but used a form of psychological warfare against Klal Yisrael in France.  He recognized that the tenacious hold of the minority Jewish people to her Torah lay in the learning of the Oral Torah because only Israel learned the Oral Torah and lived by it.  It is our attachment to Sinai explaining all that might be inexplicable in the Written Torah alone.  It is what makes us distinct from the Xtian world since the Oral Torah was never translated into Greek for the World to learn.  By burning 24 cartloads of our precious Talmuds, he then could press on with a "popularity" campaign to get all the Jews in France to convert to Roman Catholicism in order to be loved by all. King Louie "loved" us so much while hating Judaism so much, that whenever he caught a Jewish fish in his net, he was the star guest at that Jew's conversion to that oh so popular religion of that time. Nothing has really changed so much since that time 800 years ago. The Catholic Church in St. Louis did the same with every Jew who moved there in the 19th Century.  It is in the credo for the St. Louis Old Cathedral in downtown St. Louis, to follow in the path of their patron saint, King Louis IXth of France which would mean to show love to every Jew who chose to abandon his Holy Torah for the faith in the Church and its mangod.  In order to cement its mission in 1834, a Jewish architect was commissioned to design the portico over the entrance to the New Church being constructed on Church property.  Bishop Rosati, St. Louis, Missouri's first bishop, wanted to let future Jewish residents know that they had a home in the Church.  So he wanted Yud Key Vav Key in Hebrew carved in stone over the entrance to the Church along with some gobblety gook about a triune god.  The Jewish architect knew that he could not put the Name of HaShem on a Church to welcome Jews to shmad themselves by worshiping a triune god.  So he filled in the Heys and made them Chets.  So instead of Yud and then Hey and then Vav Hey above the portico, to this very day one finds Yud Chet Vav Chet.   That was a link.

Now here is the kicker.  The riots really started on the 13th of Av 5774 right after the final attachment of the Vav in HaShem's Name began to be manifest in Olam HaYetzirah according to the chart of the Arizal (link above) on the 10th of Av.  Keep in mind since the Vav represents the emotional Sefirot of absolute Emeth in the world, it is the emotional sefirot of Sheker of Charm that needed and would be subsequently destroyed.  The destruction began in Ferguson, Missouri.  Why of all of St. Louis's suburbs would this process of destruction begin in Ferguson?  In order to understand this, you have to know migration patterns of various ethnic groups as they left the inner core of the City of St. Louis itself.  The Jews for instance started out in West slightly northwest City and went due west all the way out to the West County suburbs of University City, Olivette, Ladue, Creve Coeur, Chesterfield and beyond.  As Jews assimilated into the non-Jewish population, they moved into Ballwin and a bunch of other West County suburbs.  The German ethnics started out in South St. Louis and they by and large migrated toward the south to Oakville and into the Lindbergh School District in Southwest County in places like Mehlville and Sunset Hills.  Now how about the original French Catholic founders.  Where did they eventually run away to in their mad dash toward white flight?  Well they went and founded their own suburbs.  Normandy and most notably Florissant in far North St. Louis County.  Note: Florissant is actually a really old suburb becasue like St. Louis it was founded in the 18th Century too.  Florissant today probably has greater percentage of Catholics than most places in St. Louis and represents the Chein of French Catholic migration out of the city because it is the far northern suburb in North St. Louis County.  Chein is usually external, and the Sheker is that it really represents the internal core of a person.   So the streets leading from the City of St. Louis to the beautiful French Catholic city of Florissant represent that inner core.  The main street that stretches all the way from the City of St. Louis to Florissant is West Florissant Road.  There is another street named Florissant Road that gets it start in the City of Normandy off Natural Bridge Road, but it does not stretch all the way from the City of St. Louis itself.  West Florissant Road therefore connects the inner core of the City of St. Louis with its shiny suburb of Florissant at its northern end.  Right in the middle amongst all the devastation of all the rioting is Ferguson, Missouri.  Here is the general map of the area on Google Maps.  Now you think this through, and you tell me what is being judged here.

Here are some more associated thoughts on how the modern St. Louis Metro Area represents the idea of Sheker HaChein that I have posted in the Comments sections of other posts:
1.  And alas at what time in one's life is Popularity a god to every person who goes through that rite of passage. Well if one goes to a public or even secular private high school, that is the time in one's life where there is absolutely nothing more important than "Popularity". There is an old joke about St. Louis that St. Louisans like to tell. When you go to a party in St. Louis, what is the first question that a stranger might ask you in order to get to know you? "What High School did you go to?" What an odd question! Have you ever heard such a thing before, such a quirk about a major American city? It is because no one ever leaves that "popularity" scene in St. Louis. It imbues the lives of all who live there with a falsity of what is really important leaving a dark, empty core that is never filled.

As I just wrote a friend who still lives there: The Spirit of St. Louis is to be like a high school cheerleader, popular with adoring fans. It is why wherever you go the first question you are asked is, "What High School did you go to?" During the course of one's life, high school is the place that Popularity is a god more than any other time in one's life. It is the Falsehood of Charm. Charming, Popular and Vain on the outside with a dark empty core. I guess that Obamanation's movement where the rampaging "natives" start to takeover the country had to start right there. So bizarre, but it turns out that St. Louis is that place.

2. It is also why Chassidut can't get a foot in the door in St. Louis. The feminine side of the evil inclination (the yetzer hara) is too strong in St. Louis to allow for the feminine side of the yetzer hatov (Chassidut) to even have a foothold. So the only form of Torah that makes it in St. Louis is the Litwak, more masculine form (Aish HaTorah, Rav Schach, etc.). The Lubavitcher Rebbe saw this, and he never sent a powerhouse Shaliach to St. Louis seeing that sowing the seeds of Chabad Chassidut in St. Louis is really a waste of time.  This does not mean that there is not a wonderful Chabad Rabbi in St. Louis.  There is, but in a metro area where there were once 60,000 Jews, why was it when I left at least so difficult to get a minyan at the Chabad House on Shabbat when the Agudath Israel next door and the Young Israel across the street were burgeoning at the seams?  It is because the feminine side of the yetzer hara is so strong in the St. Louis area, that only the masculine side of the yetzer hatov can flourish.  

3. There was a great playwright from St. Louis. His name was Tennessee Williams. He wrote a hallmark play called, The Glass Menagerie.

It is worth watching in order to have a deeper insight of this phenomenon of popularity as a god. As a St. Louisan himself he had a deep appreciation of this sickness in this semi-autobiographical play. What is fascinating about the play from a Jewish perspective is that the gentleman caller (Kirk Douglass in this version with Laura's part played by Jane Wyman) was voted "most likely to succeed" at Soldan High School in the play. Any Jew from S. Louis will tell you that before University City High School being the center of Jewish life in St.Louis, Soldan High School in the Carey Patch neighborhood of West/Northwest St. Louis was where all the Jews went to high school,...including my own father who graduated from Soldan in the graduating class of 1941.

To paraphrase Laura's mother in the play:  "Way back down in Jackson, MS as a young lady growing up I once had 18 gentleman callers in one evening while at a summer party."  You see, Laura in the play is not pre-disposed to having any gentleman callers whatsoever, but because her mother was obsessed with her own popularity as a young debutante, she was obsessed with the popularity of her own daughter.  That drove Tom (Tennessee Williams) crazy and out of St. Louis at the end of the play.

Again, the point of all these examples is NOT for the purpose of bashing St. Louis in its hour of distress.  It is to show why the destruction in Ferguson is a spiritually global event for the End of Days.  With the attachment of the Vav in HaShem's Name to the Yud and the Key during this past Av, the process of destruction of Sheker HaChein could begin to be accomplished.  The destruction of this "collective" yetzer hara which causes billions of people to go astray because of the "good feeling" that being part of a popular movement gives them must continue to proceed in order for Mashiach ben David to finally come in 5776.  In the present world, Sheker is very popular.  In Yemot HaMashiach only the Truth will be popular.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The Death of Sheker HaChein (the Falsehood of Charm or Popularity/ Public Opinion as a god) Part One

I stayed up for all my readers.  Monumental history is being made.  HaShem is giving birth to the Final Redemption by destroying popular sentiments, the collective yetzer hara, to do evil.  The Spirit of Popularity as a god is the Spirit of St. Louis to be discussed more fully in another post.  It is 4:40 am Israel time.  Officer Darren Wilson was found to have acted properly on all the charges being leveled against him when he shot Michael Brown dead near the corner of Chambers and West Florissant Road in Ferguson, MO.  He was not indicted on any of the charges that were being considered.  He goes free, but what vestige of Western Civilization will be left as the angry natives of the inner cities go on a rampage?  I don't know.  As of this writing, the Grand Jury verdict was just announced.  Good morning on the 3rd of Kislev in the Year of the Final Redemption 5775.

I do believe that the residents of St. Louis and possibly other cities will have a difficult time explaining the lengths that they will have to go to defend themselves to the world around them.  Dare I say?  They will begin to feel like they are Israelis in "Palestine?"

Thursday, October 02, 2014

5775, The B'Itah Year of the Final Redemption

I realize that I have not posted in a long time.  Sorry about that it is a combination of becoming really busy and a hesitancy about talking about a year when there is a distinct possibility that millions or maybe billions of human beings might not live to see the other side of this year.  So yes, there is pause to think about our mortality as human beings as our physical beings go from dust to dust and in this coming year in a rather abrupt way.  I have decided to repost a comment from the last post about the significance of this Shmittah year and a letter that I sent to a friend about the impending economic and all out general collapse of the United States, explaining why the Dow reached 17,000 and may be poised to collapse.

The Significance of this Shmittah Year:  

HaShem loves us, the Jewish people, as HIS junior partner specifically in His pet project of completing the Work of Creation. He gives us 6 out of every 7 years to "do our part" so that we can earn eternal reward. In the Shmittah year He takes over the reigns of control and removes our hands from the "junior partner steering wheel" in order to gradually direct, from one Shmittah year to the next one, the Creation toward its final perfect conclusion no matter how rotten of a job we did in the previous 6 years during which we managed to really mess things up. There is a difference this particular Shmittah year. This is the 7th Shmittah year since the 6 Day War. This Shmittah year is for the entire ball of wax as it were, to clear the deck for the Messianic Era. We will see early on this Shmittah year how He has taken complete control of the situation out of the hands of our own foolishness.

In short in this year we will advance in the next 12 months from the deprivation of Galut to full fledged Geulah.  Galut is spelled Gimel, Lamed, Vav, Tav.  Geulah is spelled Gimel, Aleph, Vav, Lamed, Hey.  The final Tav in the word Galut replaces the Hey in the word Golah which refers to the presence of Jews in exile while the word Galut refers to the state of being in exile. The only real difference, therefore, between the words Galut and Ge'ulah is the presence of the Aleph in the latter word Ge'ulah.  Aleph in a root invariably refers to the presence of G-d (Elokim, G-d attribute of strict justice).  So not only is this 7th year going to take us out of the deprivation of the exile, but it will also be a year of strict justice as G-d Himself erases the stupidity of our leaders in the last 6 years by wresting the control of our destiny away from likes of Tzippy Livni and Binyamin Netanyahu.  Their junior partnership is not needed anymore.

The 17th level of purity/ and impurity Tifereth that is in Tifereth: The Power of the Bear (Dubiel) from Daniel 7:

This is a thought and not meant to predict or to be taken as an ironclad fact, but I have been studying this phenomenon of the US Stock Market in the era of Obama for some time now, and it is unique.  For 6 years now, whenever there was poor economic news the market went up on anticipation that the Fed would simply print more money, most of which would end up in the stock market and sit there.  It is bizarre, but if you consider that at least in this Shmittah cycle in particular the US stock market is in the province of the Sitra Acher and completely in the side of darkness, it makes sense.

I am beginning to wonder if the previous/present level of the Dow is a ceiling from which the entire economic system in America will collapse once there are spectacular terrorist attacks on American soil.  We know that at the beginning of the Persian Empire before the rise of Daryavush (Darius) who completed the 2nd Temple, Koresh (Cyrus) served for 3 years and Achashverosh (Xerxes) served for 14 years.  That is a total of 17 years.

Bavel judged Yehudah at the end of 9 centuries from Matan Torah because Bavel represented the level of Din that is in Din which is the 9th level of purity.  There are three laws in halakhah which are pure Din because there are no extenuating circumstances for which they are ever permitted:  murder, idolatry, and the four Torah prohibitions on Arayot for which there is a death penalty: adultery, homosexuality, bestiality, and incest.  It was for those three things that the First Temple was destroyed at the end of 9 Centuries from Matan Torah.

Yawan was itself judged at the level of netzach that is in netzach, the 25th level of purity on the 25th of Kislev by those who were pure in Hod, Aharon haKohen.  Edom will be judged at the 33rd level of purity, hod that is in hod, by Yosef who is pure in Yesod.  Missing is the middle piece of Persia, who is pure until Tifereth that is in Tifereth, the 17th level of purity.  There is your power of the in a bear market.  The force of Dubiel is all about wanting more stuff, more physicality, an accumulation of stuff as it were.  

Now look at it in a different way.  Above the level of Edom's purity 32/33 there are 17 more levels.  Edom by virtue of the fact that they serve G-d no higher than level 32 while pretending to reach level 33 therefore leave 17 levels for the Kochot HaTumah, the forces of Amalek, to rule in the final 17 levels.  When an Edomite society becomes completely corrupted by piling on more and more stuff, it hands over the reigns of its culture to Amalek.  This has occurred rather quickly in a 49 year collapse into total depravity from the Summer of Love in 1967 (5727) until this year 5775, this year, the 49th year.  That is where America is at right now.  The Power of the Bear in American Society is now in the hands of Amalek, a precedent which was set in ancient Persia when Haman took over.  The Dow is at its 17,000 limit, and the Bear market will now take hold either at the beginning or near the end of Year 7.  The Manchurian President is waiting in the wings to become a full fledged dictator.  

I think that it will take place at the beginning of year 7 so that the entire world can finally be judged for all of the pain and suffering in Jewish history during the Shmittah year.  Yet, the Prophets call it a "year of recompense for the cause of Tzion."  So the optimal place to be this year is right here in Eretz Yisrael.

Voices (Kolot) in the 6th Year:

So what were the Kolot in year 6 after all.  Yes, one of them was President Reuven Rivlin who is the 7th generation Kol HaTor.  His great, great, great, great grandfather was Hillel Rivlin who authored that famous sefer about the 999 steps of Mashiach ben Yosef....which reached completion when Ruby became President.  The other kolot were the sirens of the Gaza war in which 67 soldiers died.  67 is a very important number with regards to Yosef.  The Torah tells us that 66 descended into Egypt while Yosef and his two sons were already in Mitzraim.  There is a dispute amongst Chazal over who was the 67th person to go down into Mitzraim.  Some say it was Ya'akov Avinu himself.  Others say that it was Yocheved ben Levi who was born in between the gates at the border near/at Wadi El Arish.  Yet, there had to be a 67th person because the Torah tells us that 70 souls went down into Mitzraim - the 3 who were already there.  Is this the death of Mashiach ben Yosef?  I am not going to speculate on that at this time, but it is tempting to posit the question at least.  This war was very very different because what also died was the "popularity" of the Erev Rav.  Yes, the husk of our people is very much alive and in control here, but with the  wailing sirens (kolot az'akah) of this war, the population no longer desires their rule.  The Supreme Ct. decision to release thousands of infiltrators back into the streets of South Tel Aviv has only increased the popular hatred of our rich and powerful controlling ingrates.  

Therefore there are two great outcomes from this war.  
1.  Teshuvah is far easier if you are no longer enamored with the power and the prestige of the Erev Rav.  

2.  When the international troops come to throw Jews out of their homes in Yesha/ and half of Yerushalayim, those troops will not have the support of a local Left Coast populous wanting to be loved by the world.  The nations of the world will have to rely on their own manpower and efforts to achieve their goal.  

G'mar Chatimah Tovah.