Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Piercing (Pirtzah) the Darkness that is (Tzarfat) at the End of Days, Part One

Three Decades ago the seventh and last Lubavitcher Rebbe told us that Tzarfat would be the last home base of the Evil Inclination at the End of Days when the 70 nations of the world would unite against us to divide the Land of Israel as mentioned in Zecharia 14 and Yo'el 3 and 4.  In both Zecharia and Yo'el, the language is that "all" the nations or "all 70" nations from the Tower of Bavel would unite to divide Yerushalayim (in the case of Zecharia) and all of the Land of Israel (in the case of Yo'el 4).  And the language in both cases is TO DIVIDE.  He said this based on Bereishit 28:14 which says that while HaShem appeared before Ya'akov Avinu after Ya'akov had his dream of a ladder with angels ascending and descending, HaShem told him:  יד  וְהָיָה זַרְעֲךָ כַּעֲפַר הָאָרֶץ, וּפָרַצְתָּ יָמָּה וָקֵדְמָה וְצָפֹנָה וָנֶגְבָּה; וְנִבְרְכוּ בְךָ כָּל-מִשְׁפְּחֹת הָאֲדָמָה, וּבְזַרְעֶךָ. 14 And thy seed shall be as the dust of the earth, and thou shalt spread abroad to the west, and to the east, and to the north, and to the south. And in thee and in thy seed shall all the families of the earth be blessed.  From this we see that at the End of Days, while not in our ancient past, Ya'akov seed would Ufaratzta, a double entendre which can mean "to pierce or burst through" or "to spread out". that is that the Messianic Era would erupt on the world scene through as veil of darkness and would encompass the entire planet by bursting through the last great darkness of our world of lies!  And when would this occur?   Well we see from the verb Ufaratzta (וּפָרַצְתָּ) that first we remove the Vav which turns a past tense verb into a future tense verb leaving us with (פָרַצְתָּ).  Then we juggle those same letters around a bit and we get the name Tzarfat (צרפת).  Now according to the Lubavitcher Rebbe from this we learn that at the time the light of Mashiach bursts through the darkness of this present World of Lies, the 70 nations who yearn to divide the Land of Israel at the End of Days will try to execute their evil plan from Tzarfat!  (Remember that the Gematriah of Gog UMagog (גוג ומגוג) is 70.)  And 70 nations DID gather in Tzarfat on January 15th, 2017 (17th of Tevet 5777) for this purpose precisely 271 days, the length of an ideal pregnancy, before the end of Chag Sukkot 5778!  If Kislev had had 30 days as it usually does, then the 271st day would have been Hoshana Rabbah itself!  But this year because of a necessary tweak in the Jewish calendar, Kislev only had 29 days JUST so that next Yom Kippur would not fall on a Motzei Shabbat so that we would not have two days in a row of total Issur Melachah (when all creative work is forbidden for 48 hours including not being able to cook).  Notice that the the molad for Shevat was actually immediately after the beginning of Rosh Chodesh Shevat on Friday night here in Israel.  It was at 5:36pm while sunset on Shabbat Rosh Chodesh Shevat was around 5:10 pm.  Surely a new moon would not have been seen in ancient times on the night of this past Rosh Chodesh, but this was done this way by those who inter-calculated the calendar in the Fourth Century just so that the following Yom Kippur would not fall on Motzei Shabbat. If Rosh Chodesh Shevat and later Rosh Chodesh Tishrei 5778 were to be declared solely from spotting the nascent crescent New Moon, Rosh Chodesh would be the following day in Tishrei, Rosh HaShanah 5778, making the 1st of Tishrei on a Friday instead of a Thursday.  So it is easy to see that in Shamayim this Paris Pieces Conference was PRECISELY 271 days prior to and including Hoshana Rabbah 5778, the length of an ideal pregnancy in the Talmud in Niddah.

This story, though, of France as a nation of debased prostitution in the bedroom and in the halls of international diplomacy does not have a recent beginning.  It goes back to the beginning of the 70 nations.  We read from Bereishit 10 that Yafeth's son Gomer had three children: Ashkenaz, Rifat, and Togarmah.  It is an accepted mesorah that Ashkenaz is Germany, and many think that Togarmah is Turkey. But what about Rifat?  Rifat is the progenitor of ancient France which at its inception was a Celtic nation, only later to become a Romance nation after Caesar's invasion of Gaul.  The name for Rifat in Sefer Ovadia is Tzarfat which is Rifat with a Tzadee added to the front of his name.  To understand why he may have added that tzadee, an explanation will follow later in this post, but before there was Tzarfat (צרפת), there was Rifat (רִיפַת) without the initial tzadee.  Now these Celts from Tzarfat migrated up into England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland, but they got their start in the heart of France.  So a study of Celtic immediately tells you that Celtic is a Germanic (or Gomeric) language which fits our profile.  And as we know from Sefer Yechezkel, Rifat as one of the 70 original nations will gleefully join, the invasion of Israel lead by Meshech and Tuval as it says in Yechezkel 38:6:    גֹּמֶר, וְכָל-אֲגַפֶּיהָ--בֵּית תּוֹגַרְמָה, יַרְכְּתֵי צָפוֹן וְאֶת-כָּל-אֲגַפָּיו; עַמִּים רַבִּים, אִתָּךְ. Gomer, and all his bands (that is including Rifat and Ashkenaz); the house of Togarmah in the uttermost parts of the north, and all his bands; even many peoples with thee.  

Looking at the original name for the French nation, the actual origin of the name screams for an interpretation.  The name Rifat is part of the Hebrew verb conjugation group called Binyan Pi'el (פיעל) with a Yud between the first and second letter of the root.  Binyan Pi'el is always active voice and unlike the basic binyan Pa'al (פעל), Pi'el with a Yud almost always has a direct object as an object that is acted upon even if the object being acted upon is only implied and not mentioned.  For instance, one can say that I sat or I sat down (ישבתי), Yashavti.  Notice the sentence "I sat." or "I sat down." does not have a noun after the verb which is a direct object and that you can say that sentence without the listener asking for that direct object.  This is often the case with Binyan Pa'al even though Binyan Pa'al may or may not act on a direct object.  It can go either way.  One can say "I wrote" (Katavti) or "I wrote the book" (Katavti et HaSefer.), same verb with or without a direct object.  Yet, with Pi'el, the verb usually begs for the need for a direct object.  Getting back to the Yud Shin Vet shoresh (in Pi'el), Yishavti ( יישבתי) means "I settled" which is very similar to "I sat down" except that I sat down does not have a direct object while to say "I settled" begs the listener to ask, "You settled what?"  The answer would then be, (יישבתי את היישוב), I settled the yishuv or from another Pi'el word (קיימתי את היישוב) (Qiyamti eth haYishuv.)"I maintained the settlement."  In both cases a direct object is called for by the conjugation of the verb in Binyan Pi'el.  So getting back to our name Rifat, we see that Rifat (ריפת) before it became Tzarfat (צרפת) is a word in the Pi'el conjugation of the root (רפת).  A Refet is a cow barn, a place where one houses cows and a place where one milks cows too.  So our implacable enemy at the End of Days is an ancient Dairy Farmer!  From his name we see that he works long hours in cow barns.  Now for those of us who only drink Cholov Yisrael here in Eretz Yisrael and in places where it is readily available such as on the East Coast of the US or in Chicago, we really don't know if the French dairymen mix some of their cow milk with milk from horses or pigs, but at least the "face" that they show the world is that they are dairy farmers EVEN onto this present day.  Notice that number One and Two in the world in dairy production are Canada at number One and France at number Two.  Canada would of course be number One because in addition to their large French province, Quebec, their dairy production is supplemented by all their English speaking provinces in a much larger land mass than France or Quebec alone.  Yet, the French are STILL number Two in the world while Canada with Quebec included is at number One at dairy farming and dairy product production.  From this we see that Rifat IS still a dairyman even to this present day.  (In the previous post at the End of Comments on that post, I discussed why this might be important for those who can begin to put this post together with that comment.  I don't want to discuss it here.)

Yet, the French have another national character trait which personifies who they are as a nation.  The French have always been a nation whose pre-eminent feature is Zenut (not just in the bedroom but in the world of adopting the mores of others in order to be loved by them).  So when Julius Caesar showed up in this land of the Celts, they easily disposed of their Gomeric language, and they instituted a new Romance language just so that their culture would now be palatable in Rome.  Time and time again the French would repeat this pattern of easily surrendering their ancient heritage to the heritage of others in order to be loved by them.  This character trait or lack of character of the French nation would in a basic sense become characteristic of who they really are.  So in addition to being whores in the bedroom, they became the whores in the halls of international diplomacy too.  Yet, since Ancient France was really Rifat, how did they appear later with a Tzadee in front of their name?  In short, how did Rifat become TzaRfat??

For this we need to venture forth to Rav Matis Weinberg's Sefer on Chanukah where he discusses the difference between Yawan (יון} and Tzion (ציון).  Notice that the only difference between Yawan and Tzion is the tzadee or the Tzaddik.  Yawan and Tzion are very very similar in so many ways.   When Noach sent the dove forth from the ark it was a male dove which is usually known as a ben Yonah in Hebrew (בן יונה), he was sending forth into the world two nations, Yawan and Yisrael.  But in reality Yonah is the female of that species and usually represents Yisrael.  Truncating off of Yonah its femine Hey gives us Yon (יון).  Now from this we see that the male of the species is Yawan!.  Now, Mashiach ben David, as opposed to Mashiach ben Yosef who represents all of Yisrael, the Yonah, physically at least, is also the male aspect of the Good inclination and is also represented by the exact same letters that represent Yawan and are also pronounced Yon (יון)!!  But Mashiach ben David is called a ben Yonah because he comes out of the Tribes of Yisrael who are called Yonah.  Now it is said about Greece and Yisrael,  They had their sages, and Yisrael had their sages.  They have eternity (Netzach), and so does Yisrael.  They believed that the greatest fruits of Man come from Wisdom and Reason.  So does Yisrael.  The similarities between Yawan and Yisrael run very very deep and are easily confused as a first impression by a perfunctory glance at the two civilizations.  From Shir haShirim (the Song of Songs) we see that HaShem recognizes the Equal Beauty of both Yawan and Yisrael, one from Yefeth and the other from Shem:

טו  הִנָּךְ יָפָה רַעְיָתִי, הִנָּךְ יָפָה עֵינַיִךְ יוֹנִים.15 Behold, you are beautiful, my love; behold, you are beautiful; Your eyes are as two doves.
  The difference between the two nations lies in what comes next after Noach sent forth the dove a second time (not the perfunctory first time), the dove who represents both civilizations. from the Ark.  So first he sent forth the dove and it returned to the Ark because it could not find rest for its feet.  Then Seven Days later ON THE 8TH DAY, he sent forth the dove a second time.... And lo and behold the dove returns  לְעֵת עֶרֶב towards evening whose gematriah is 772, the first full year after Minchah Gedolah of the 6th Millennium (after 12:30pm on the Cosmic Clock), the year 5772, which is towards evening with an olive branch in his mouth.  This olive branch, of course, is a remez to Chanukah and how the difference between Israel and the nations of the world is the difference between the natural order in the number 7 and the transcendent or sanctified order in the number 8.  Even the word for oil Shemen refers to the number 8 or Shmonah!  And while other kosher oils that can be used to light Shabbat candles also attach the physical world to the transcendent world, Olive oil bypasses all spiritual intermediaries and attaches us to G-d's Throne of Glory.  Also the laws of the Torah that most bothered the Greeks were the laws that pointed to Israel as The transcendent, peculiar nation of the world.  From Brit Milah on the 8th day, to determining actual dates by spotting and sanctifying the New Moon and thereby determining destiny for such and such day of a particular month, Antiochus IV sought to forbid such activity.  The Greeks were a nation infatuated with the number 7 and the natural order especially after their desire for idolatry was removed from the world by the Men of the Great Assembly before Alexander the Great went forth to Hellenize the world (7 Wonders of the World or 7 notes in a musical scale aka the 7 Sephirot of the animal soul which they called the Music of the Spheres).  They despised the one nation that was commanded to serve a G-d who transcended nature itself. And by forcing Nature upon the nation that is commanded to serve a transcendent G-d,  that nation had no choice but to break the chains of the Hellenistic culture that tried to enslave its soul.

וַתָּבֹא אֵלָיו הַיּוֹנָה לְעֵת עֶרֶב, וְהִנֵּה עֲלֵה-זַיִת טָרָף בְּפִיהָ; וַיֵּדַע נֹחַ, כִּי-קַלּוּ הַמַּיִם מֵעַל הָאָרֶץ. 11 And the dove came in to him at eventide; and lo in her mouth an olive-leaf freshly plucked; so Noah knew that the waters were abated from off the earth.

And just PRIOR to sending forth the dove the first time we read:

וַיְשַׁלַּח, אֶת-הָעֹרֵב; וַיֵּצֵא יָצוֹא וָשׁוֹב, עַד-יְבֹשֶׁת הַמַּיִם מֵעַל הָאָרֶץ.  7 And he sent forth a raven (or crow), and it went forth to and fro, until the waters were dried up from off the earth.

So in verse 7 we learn that first Noach sent forth the menuval or reprobate bird representing the most morally debased nations of the world as represented by the Oreiv (the Raven or the Crow).  These nations accuse even Noach of having relations with their mate (the female raven) because they would have relations with Noach's wife if they could have the opportunity.   Then according to Rashi, Noach waited 7 days to send forth the Dove who represents both Yawan and Israel because both are without blemish. As it says, in the Zohar 237a on the verse from BaMidbar 19:2 dealing with the red heifer:

ב  זֹאת חֻקַּת הַתּוֹרָה, אֲשֶׁר-צִוָּה יְהוָה לֵאמֹר:  דַּבֵּר אֶל-בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל, וְיִקְחוּ אֵלֶיךָ פָרָה אֲדֻמָּה תְּמִימָה אֲשֶׁר אֵין-בָּהּ מוּם, אֲשֶׁר לֹא-עָלָה עָלֶיהָ, עֹל. 2 This is the statute of the law which the LORD hath commanded, saying: Speak unto the children of Israel, that they bring thee a red heifer, faultless, wherein is no blemish, and upon which never came yoke.

The Zohar states that this is Yawan who is close to the path of emunah (but not there yet).  What the Zohar seems to be saying is that Yawan, more than any Noachide nation, has the potential to keep the 7 Noachide Laws.  This is the difference between the reprobate bird (our raven in the Flood account) and the dove who is released seven days later.  With their infatuation with the number 7 and the laws of nature, one might think that this would be second nature to the Greeks, but it isn't, of course.  Free will is a second nature, but choosing the Yetzer HaTov is NOT a foregone conclusion.  It is so much easier just to morally follow the other nations of the world that you are Hellenizing because of your conquest.  And that is precisely what ancient Greece did.  Because they had no Tzadee attached to the name Yawan, there was no guarantee for them to choose the harder path of righteousness.   So ancient Greece fell away, and only the Dove who attaches the tzadee or righteousness to its national destiny gets to turn the Yon (יון) the male dove released by Noach into (ציון) Tzion.  From Tzion the Torah will go forth, and the Word of the L-rd from Yerushalayim!

So the French seeing all this and knowing their antecedents (since they are from Yafeth like Yawan is) on the Ark of Noach, see all this and decide that they too want to be tzaddikim!!  But their definition of a tzaddik is NOT to follow the commands of their Creator.  Remember the French have a national tendency far more than the Greeks to adopt the culture of the nations of the world in order to be loved by them.  That is really the essence of their evil inclination, and they seem more adept at doing that than every other nation.  So, presto!, they decide to determine their own definition of their righteousness by how beloved they are!!  And in that merit of being beloved by so many nations (70 it seems), they get to add a tzadee to their name!!  So from working in the Refet, as a milk producer, suddenly they are instantly a tzaddik!! their own minds of course.  Remember in the 18th Century, there were two Revolutions for spreading democracy to Mankind:  The American Revolution which predicated their revolution on making a this worldly covenant with the Creator of the Universe and the French Revolution who simply believed in their motto:  Libertéégalitéfraternité  (We are all free.  We are all equal (not because we are created equal but because where we must end up must be equal). We are all brothers.)  Notice that by not predicating their revolution on a barometer of Noachide righteousness attached to their Creator, the French Revolution was doomed from the start.  And the American Revolution?  Well it just produced the greatest self-generated noble experiment in human history at least for serving G-d for reward in Olam HaZeh.  American national service to G-d may not be for Olam HaBa, but it is not America that is the Eternal nation in Olam HaBa anyway.  That distinction belongs to Israel.  But as a Noachide nation, at least America got the Olam HaZeh interaction with G-d down pat.  In contrast, the French Revolution internally was a disaster, but in their intense desire to be loved by the world, they continued to apply those disastrous principles to the world in which they excelled, the World of International Diplomacy.  So now at the end of history when 2/3rds of the people in all nations have reached a level of putrid reprobation, the spiritual level of the raven on the Ark, the French have become the focal point of uniting the debased values of the 70 nations of the world and pointing at G-d's chosen nation claiming to be more righteous than we are by virtue of how beloved they are amongst those 70 debased nations.  In this way, France is the last seat of the Evil Inclination at the End of Days.

Note: None of the above is meant to imply that all Frenchmen are steeped in the immoral value of diplomatic prostitution.  While the tendency of that French nation IS precisely that, individuals are often better than the cultural tendency of the nation that they are a part of.  And while the peak of the bell curve in France is toward this bad midah, the range of individuals at the base of any bell curve is far greater than the differences between nations as represented by where the peaks of the curve are in comparison with the peaks of the curves of other nations.  And French Jews?:  Obviously, the less French you are in this horrible character trait of desiring to be loved by a fallen world, that some have absorbed over this long galut, the more likely that none of this applies to you.

Monday, January 23, 2017

The Monumental Merit of Family Kushner

For several months now I have been wondering about the great merit of Jared Kushner to influence the heart of an incoming American Emperor.  And Donald Trump's ascension to the Presidency is the stuff of legend.  Not an ordinary President is he.  This is not a post on what Jared may actually do in the role of one of Trump's Chief confidants, but it IS a post about Why.    And this blog, dedicated to discussing the End of Days, is all about Why and not just a series of events which hopefully will climax nine months from now during the Feast of Sukkot.  The story starts with with his grandfather, Holocaust survivor extraordinaire Yoseph Kushner.  Here is Jared in his own words describing why his father-in-law is not an anti-Semite and how his grandfather survived the Shoah.  His writing style is direct and to the point and full of intense detail.  But it is not here that you will find the essential reason for his great merit, but it is part of the story.

One might mention that once Yoseph Kushner moved to America after the Shoah, he rather quickly became very wealthy because of incredibly hard work and the same street smarts that helped him survive the Shoah.  He worked hard, and most of his investments paid off.  Like Yosef in Egypt, Kushner was truly blessed by G-d in terms of his personal prosperity after his years of excruciating pain in the Shoah.  When he passed away in 1985, he bequeathed over 4000 rental properties in New Jersey to his sons Murray and Charles Kushner.  Charles Kushner, father of Jared, then built two Torah intensive, Land of Israel loving day schools in New Jersey, The Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy in Livingston, New Jersey and The Rae Kushner Yeshivah High School on the same campus.  Rae Kushner was Joseph Kushner's wife who survived the Holocaust with him after she escaped from the Lithuanian/ Belarus Ghetto  Novogroduk.  He was hiding out in a hole dug by himself in the forest near the ghetto at the Belarus/ Lithuanian border.  From this I learned that Yoseph Kushner was likely a Litvak which plays a part at the end of this story.  So we see here that Charles Kushner, the father of Jared, built Torah schools in New Jersey.  Yes he plea bargained and admitted guilt to a felony which landed him in jail, but as we see from a famous recent plea bargain here in Israel, a plea bargain is not necessarily a guarantee of real guilt,  I will simply leave it to G-d to know if Charles Kushner committed the crime for which he plead guilty.  If he did the crime, then he did the time.  I am leaving it at that.  Yet, it is not in the merit of these Torah schools that Jared has the ear of Caesar at this time.  There is something else, a missing ingredient.  Many great Jews built Torah in America.  Not all of the have the ear of Caesar at this pivotal point in world history.  Something else is going on.

And then I saw it.  For several months I have been wondering about which ArtScroll publication was proudly sponsored by the entire Kushner clan who descended from the righteous Yoseph Kushner zt"l who survived by digging a hole in the woods near the Belarus/ Lithuanian border during the Shoah.  I checked the Schottenstein Gemorrahs to no avail.  The Kushners are not in the long list of donors to ArtScroll's Talmud project.  It was only this evening that a friend of mine from Dallas, Texas brought it up in a conversation with me.  (He wants to remain anonymous.)  We were discussing the spate of lashon hara going around about the Kushner's taking a ride on Shabbat from the Inauguration which can be easily explained by Jared Kushner's new post as Donald Trump's Mideast envoy.  For a committed Zionist Jew to have that position, which wicked hatefilled Jew hater on the planet would NOT want to assassinate him at this critical time?  All of them would.  The Kushners simply can't stay in hotels anymore and expect to not be a target.  Kushner by virtue of his new position is likely one of the most hated and targeted people on Planet Earth for assassination before Trump announces his first move in the Middle East.  If I were in Jared's shoes (which I am not), I would thank HaShem for the very tight and scrupulous protection of the Secret Service who drove him home on Friday night.  He likely owes them his life which HaShem has placed in their hands.  All this lashon hara about what Jared and Ivanka have to do to live through this simply has to stop.  We are not in their shoes.  We are not the target of every evil Jew hater on the planet.  From this past Friday, they are their target.

So what is it that I saw?  I took out My ArtScroll Nusach Ashkenaz (Litwak) SUKKOT MACHZOR!  And there it was.  The entire Kushner clan was the sole sponsors of this Nusach Ashkenaz machzor, the machzor in whose pages we read about the final chapters of GogUMagog at the end of the nine months of when the 70 nations, at least, try to gather against Yerushalayim!  They named the Sukkot Machzor: Machzor Beit Yosef in the merit of their father and grandfather Yoseph Kushner zt"l.  Think of the Torah they are responsible for spreading in this Machzor which are contained in its very pages.

From the Qabbalistic blessing that we say as we enter the Sukkah on the First night of Sukkot:

May it be your will, HaShem, my G-d and the G-d of my forefathers, that You cause Your Presence to reside among us; that you spread over us the Succah of your Peace -- in the merit of the mitzvah of succah that we are fulfilling -- to unify the Name of the Holy One, Blessed is He, and His Presence, in fear and in love, to unify the Name Yud -Key with Vav- Key in perfect unity, in the name of all Israel; and to surround us with the aura of Your honor, holy and pure, spread over our heads from above like an eagle arousing its brood; and from there cause an abundant outpouring of life for Your servant (Hebrew first name) son of (Mother's Hebrew name) Your handmaid.  And in the merit of my leaving my house to go out - and I will enthusiastically pursue the path of Your commandments.  -- May this be reckoned for me as if I have wandered afar.  Cleanse me thoroughly from my iniquity, and from my sin purify me.  From the exalted Ushpizim guests, the guests of faithfulness, may Your ears hear abundant blessings.  (To the hungry and the thirsty, may You give their food and their unfailing supply of water.)  May You endow me with the privilege to dwell and to take refuge in the sheltering protection of Your wings -- at the time of my departure from the world -- to take refuge from the Stream of Fire and the fiery rain, when You rain coals upon the (heads of the) wicked.  May this mitzvah of succah that I perform be reckoned as if I had fulfilled it in all its details, implications and speifications, as well as all the mitzvos dependent on it.  May You seal (The Book of Life) for our benefit, and allow us the opportunity to dwell many days upon the Land, the Holy Land, in Your service and in Your reverence.  Blessed is HaShem forever, Amen and Amen.  

The emboldened pasuk is what happens at the End of the Nine months on Hoshana Rabbah for which the flimsy Sukkah which one enters on the 15th of Tishrei provides protection as it says in Psalm 27:

5.  For He concealeth me in His Succah in the day of evil; {N}
He hideth me in the covert of His tent; He lifteth me up upon a rock.
 כִּי יִצְפְּנֵנִי, בְּסֻכֹּה--    בְּיוֹם רָעָה:
יַסְתִּרֵנִי, בְּסֵתֶר אָהֳלוֹ;    בְּצוּר, יְרוֹמְמֵנִי.

That Day of Evil is not really evil at all, but it is a day of supreme judgement on the wicked nations of the world, the Great and Awesome Day of HaShem, the Hoshana Rabbah at the end of the 9 months.

At the beginning of this Nusach Ashkenaz ArtScroll Machzor for Sukkot we see the Dedication/ Approbation page:

This Machzor is dedicated to the memory of Joseph Kushner .ע"ה   which can either mean (Servant of G-d or Upon him is HaShem's peace) Reb Yosef ben Moshe HaLeivi ע"ה
October 5, 1985 (the 6th day of Sukkot 5746)

Surviving the horrors of the Holocaust, he came to a new land to build a glorious future.  Success never compromised his integrity; nor did it cloud his vision of raising a loving, loyal family, and building a community whose centerpiece would be Torah, its values and its institutions.

In glowing memory, he remains the model of the Jew whose character and prosperity, the themes of Succoth and Koheles (Ecclesiastes), are a means to help others.

Signed all the Kushner children and grandchildren and his wife Rae.
Under Seryl and Charles Kushner we find the names Dara, Jared, Nicole, and Joshua.

So now we know why Jared Kushner has been chosen for a time such as this.  May he succeed in G-d's endeavor for him to fulfill this role for his immediate future to sanctify HaShem's Holy Name during these final contractions of the pregnancy of GogUMagog!.  

Addendum:  Notice when Yoseph Kushner zt"l passed away on the 6th Day of Sukkot, the Day of the Ushpiz of Yoseph HaTzaddik, and the very day on the Eve of Hoshana Rabbah.   From the 2nd War of GogUMagog in the forests of Belarus to the 3rd War of GogUMagog in and around Yerushalayim is the passage of only one day....

For informational purposes only:, I recently changed my street address to 90 Nahar Shalom in Kochav Yakov.  The Israeli Post Office thrust this change upon us, forcing us to add the adjacent cul de sac to our address line with the same house number.  If you sent a letter by snail mail to my old address, please email me at  so that I can watch out for your letter.  If a letter is returned to you, simply change the street line in the address to 90 Nahar Shalom and resend it.  Thank you.

Sunday, January 08, 2017

The Kickoff to the Last Nine Months of Olam HaZeh and a Hint at Nibiru

It was a brutal day here in Israel.  We have been given another reminder of why we are totally alone with our G-d.  Even with a mitigating factor of an incoming Trump Presidency, the Netanyahu Govt. must unfixate itself from worrying about what the Nations of the World are going to do at the UN Sec Council in the last two weeks of Obamanation's Presidency.  Fixating on it won't make things better.  2/3rds of Mankind have the status of spiritual zombies.  Politicking at the UN will not save us from that fact.  It is only HaShem who in the end destroys the Walking Dead, those who are spiritually dead even though they are still alive.  So it is from Him that Netanyahu might find answers, not from any other source, not from Donald Trump or even the righteous gentiles in the Republican controlled Congress.  Having said this, now that the last "9 months" have begun with a bang and not a whimper, I would like to publish more often.  I plan to, but as I will describe at the end of this post, I need your assistance on this.

Starting off, I have been in correspondence with many people in recent weeks.  So I want to share some of that correspondence.  I plan to follow this up later this week with a full list of the mitigating (Mitmatek, same as mitigating) factors that may very much ease the last nine months for the Holy Nation that was promised by G-d Himself to suffer for all of its sins in Olam HaZeh so that its principle reward would be in Yemot HaMashiach and Olam HaBa during which this Holy Nation would no longer need to suffer.

The Tanakh's discussion about the effects of Nibiru (if it is to be the agent or cause of it) are the meteoric stones (Avnei Elgavish or "crystallized stones from on high") predicted to befall the armies of GogUMagog who gather against Yerushalayim and the Mountains of Israel in Yechezkel 38:22.  Along with fiery hail from held in suspension since the 7th Plague from Yetziat Mitzraim (also in 38:22), these things are meant to be the climax of G-d's war against the wicked at the end of the last nine months of Olam HaZeh as we enter Yemot HaMashiach.  According to my deceased friend and tzaddik Dr. Ya'akov Tabak zt"l. The nine months end on the first day of Sukkot after beginning during Tevet.  (That would be now.)  If the 271 days begin on the tenth of Tevet, then the 271st day is First Day of Sukkot.  If the 271 days begin one week later on the 17th of Tevet, next Sunday, then the 271st day is the Day of the Brit Milah for Yemot HaMashiach, Shmini Atzereth.  We then repeat the avodah of the hakafot that we did during or immediately following Pesach in 2488 when we marched around the walls of Yericho once each day and seven times on the 7th day of either Pesach or the 28th of Nissan with the blast of the shofar.  So at the end of history we repeat the final hakafot to bring the edifice of Olam HaZeh crashing down in the same way that the walls of Yericho fell at the beginning of our history in Eretz Yisrael.  In this way we travel over the course of almost 3290 years from when we first entered Eretz Yisrael as a nation in 2488 from Pesach to Sukkot or from Nissan to Tishrei.  This explains the mesorah from our Neviim of our hakafot with lulav and etrog around the bimah during Sukkot.  This mesorah is so ancient that it even preceded Yechezkel HaNavi.  It seems to have come from Eldad and Meidad in the Midbar.  So the final destruction of the wicked nations would correspond with the 7th day of hakafot around Yericho when we marched around the city 7 times.  That would be on Hoshana Rabbah.  With all the emphasis on the number 7 in the hakafot and the number of days of doing hakafot, for this to happen at the end of a year ending in three 7s (5777) would be highly appropriate, and the climax should be on the 7th day itself, Hoshana Rabbah....very fitting.

Regarding Nibiru itself, if this brown dwarf star is the agent or cause of this phenomenon of massive showers of meteoric stones on Hoshana Rabbah, it would have to come from either due north or due south in order to be a surprise when it mysteriously shows up.  The gravitational pull and intense magnetic fields would be the agent to cause the meteoric bombardment.  It can't come in at an angle because if it did, it would already be showing effects on planetary orbits and perturbations in Kepler's Third Law of Planetary motion.  With a second sun coming in, Kepler's 3rd Law would cease being true, and that would be an international news story.  So in order to hide itself, the vector of intense gravity has to be from due south or due north in order to not perturb planetary motions in the interim until it shows up.  Coming in from due north or south gives Nibiru the element of surprise, if indeed this is what is happening.  If it is meant to pass by and not hit earth directly which is most likely the case, the safest place to be when it shows up is at the South Pole which would be paradoxically further away from the passing star when it passes.  There happens to be a massive series of unused bunkers at the Amundsen Scott South Pole research facility that the Ba'al Kerry visited on US election day when he thought that no one was paying attention.  The State Dept Website records that he left Washington on November 7th, mysteriously or supposedly did nothing for two days, and then visited two research facilities investigating global warming in Antarctica including Amundsen Scott and McMurdo Stations from November 10 through 12th.  On November 13th he was off to New Zealand to discuss dividing Yerushalayim at the UNSC which will at the end of 9 months cause the elites to enter these hidden bunkers when Nibiru supposedly passes by AS A DIRECT RESULT OF DIVIDING Yerushalayim!!!.  It is funny that the vote in the UNSC which New Zealand co-sponsored was meant to take place on December 31st (2nd of Tevet), but it was voted on one week early so that the elites could go home to partake of their profane 8 day celebration of the birth and brit milah of Oto Ish.  The Ba'al Kerry is truly the cause of a series of amazing accidents such as when he ran for President and Massachusetts by happenstance (kerry) becomes the first American State to approve of homosexual marriage.  So if this reading is right, either the final nine months began one or two weeks early, or Sweden and France (at their Piece Conference of the 70 nations) will really trigger the final pregnancy by making matters worse over the next two weeks.  Sweden starts their two year membership of the UNSC on January 2nd, and by happenstance they were given the presidency of the Council in January while Obama is still President.....all during the month of Tevet 5777.

So now my request.  My wife just had surgery, and we have debts.  I have been working rather hard to try to make up the shortfall.  This takes away from my time to devote to this blog.  In order to cover these crucial last nine months with well written regular posts (at least one per week if not more), please if you have the means support this blog by making a donation via Paypal at the top of this page on the right.  I usually don't ask for money, but we are now, I believe, in crunch time.  Posting now is essential, and I want to be there for you.

In closing I want to make the following statement:  The last nine months of Olam HaZeh will be nine of the hardest months of our lives, but also in contrast, the most rewarding months of our lives.  We have seemed to have finally arrived at the Final Pregnancy mentioned in several places in the Talmud and in the Tosefot.  The 70 nations gather to divide us during Tevet (Zecharia 12-14 and Yoel 3 and 4), and are completely and totally judged before and during the following Sukkot, nine months later.... Hold on.  Hold on tight.  The Good L-rd is about to shake the World from one remote corner to the other.

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Part 2 of The Anti-Oholibamah Effect

It occurred to me that by writing several posts about future President Donald Trump, I needed to set some parameters explaining why it is necessary to cover this subject in detail from and End of Days perspective.  Many people might be mistaken that these are political posts in support of the President elect.  These posts are not rah rah rah posts for the President elect even though with his appointment of David Friedman to be America's Ambassador to Israel, there is a new desire to tell Donald Trump Yashar Koach!  This is what Friedman has been quoted as saying, and all I can say is WOW!

Are J Street supporters really as bad as kapos? The answer, actually, is NO. THEY ARE FAR WORSE THAN KAPOS – Jews who turned in their fellow Jews in the Nazi death camps. The kapos faced extraordinary cruelty and who knows what any of us would have done under those circumstances to save a loved one? But J Street? They are just smug advocates of Israel’s destruction delivered from the comfort of their secure American sofas – it’s hard to imagine anyone worse.

This is a spectacular and revolutionary nomination.  No wonder why HaAretz is in a full panic about this guy.  Wow.  The Swedish meatball,  Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom, is going to have a fit with this guy coming in.  So will Obama.  It is "Man (or Woman) the Defenses of Imposed Solutions from the UN time on Israel beyond the Green Line" at the United Nations Security Council before Trump is inaugurated!  It is appearing more and more that the Swedish meatball is going to take matters into her own hand with the blessing of her PM Stefan Lofven.  Not only is Sweden one of the five incoming two year members of the Security Council on January 1st, 2017, G-d has seen to it that Sweden has the Presidency of the Sec. Council during those critical 19 days when Obama is still POTUS in January (Tevet 5777) when all the Global fun to divide Yerushalayim and Eretz Yisrael seems poised to begin.  Tevet has always been the designated month to begin the final nine months of Olam HaZeh.  It is a tradition passed down from our Nevi'im that the nine months (271 days) must begin in Tevet in a year with one Adar in order to end on the First Day of Sukkot.  I was told this by a great tzaddik and end of days aficionado in his own right, Dr. Ya'akov Tabak formerly of Ramot zt"l before he passed away a few short years ago.  And all we must ask is, " Now that the nations of the world all have majority populations below the 49th level of impurity (2/3rds of Mankind), is this ready to happen in its time?"  Mind you, not because we deserve it in our own right by any great collective merit.  We have a Knesset here that can't stop the Sodomite urge to destroy yishuvim by the Supreme Court here.  From the PM down they are incapable of putting their foot down to stop great internal Evil.  The Final Solution to the problem of Evil is beyond the scope of their brains.  Netanyahu has a big brain, but he is not capable of calling the Supreme Court EVIL.  So G-d it seems has to take matters into His own Hands.  So we here in Israel are hanging on at -49 simply because our Rabbanim won't marry homosexual men and give them marriage certificates when all of Malkhut Edom considers granting those certificates as sign of enlightenment of Western Civilization.  So we are at -49, and they are at -50.  You can't get a less meritorious generation than that, but guess what?  They beat us to the sewer! So we should celebrate that when Sodom, Sweden proposes their resolution in the UNSC.  At least for the next nine months starting in Tevet, we won't be suffering because our enemies have more merit than we do.  Lo and behold they have no merit whatsoever!  That was decided on Shavuot night at Alot HaShachar when Sefirat HaOmar Mateen became the 50th dead body in that homosexual bar in Orlando.  This Decree of the World being at -50 was then signed and sealed and sent into the physical world during the Tishrei Holy Day season of Tishrei 5777.  And it entered the physical bri'ah as a day to day fact on the 7th of Cheshvan, as it always does every year, but this year the 7th of Cheshvan was American election day!  And from that day, Zayin Cheshvan 5777, we got Donald Trump to ponder about the hidden miracle of his victory as if a new page had been turned on a new Era.  

So here is my response to a comment about Donald Trump on the previous post.  This is necessary to understand that the purpose of the Trump Presidency is NOT to save us here in Israel.  It is not even to save America since a majority of Americans actually voted for Trump's opponent and still think that Obama is doing a fine job.  Those people are for the most part reprobates who are beyond the point from where they can be redeemed at all.  Yet, a portion of them can be brought back as Ba'alei Teshuvah in the right way of being a Baal Teshuvah, unattached to the religion of Yoshke.  Those seem to be the souls that G-d Himself is aiming to extract from the flames of Gehinnom as the Ship of Mankind in Olam HaZeh goes down the tubes:

 As any reader of this blog knows, I have major issues with Trump also. But apparently HaShem wants someone who is not a Xtian but who has tremendous potential for doing teshuvah for Esav Soneh et Yaakov (the halakhah that Esav hates Ya'akov) as a Noachide and not as a Xtian. There is now a reasonably large minority of Americans who would follow this path as a Noachide, but who are as of right now languishing below Mem Tet Sha'arei Tumah themselves. If Ted Cruz had been elected, we would have better certainty about his moral pro-Israel philosophy, but as a Xtian, he could not lead a large number of Americans, representing the middle third of the culture, in teshuvah, that is those Americans who had become estranged from Xtianity. With Trump teshuvah is possible 

1. without the p'gam of believing in a triune god with G-d at the helm, 
2. from a very low level of leading a personally morally debased lifestyle that America as a whole had sunk into over the course of the last 50 years since the Summer of 1967, and 
3. as a Noachide not as a Xtian. 

Any end of days scenario for teshuvah has to include a rejection of Xtianity even if it is the face of a very pro-undivided Israel philo-Semitic variety. Xtianity has three major issues that won't exist in the Messianic Era. 

1. Any scent of G-d not being One will be eliminated from true spirituality. "HaShem shall be One and His Name will be One." Nowhere does it say that His Name will be Three.

2. The idea that our acts are so dirty that we can't be "saved" because of our deeds (which are dirty rags):  That idea will be placed in the dustbin of history. It is simply utterly false and untrue. Our Avot were totally human and were judged by both their Deeds and their Faith, and G-d always takes into account our extenuating circumstances when He judges us. As Ya'akov said in this week's parshah, "I have fallen short of all the Chassadim and all the Emeth that You have done for your servant." This includes G-d's undeserved lovingkindness for Ya'akov AND His reward for Ya'akov's good deeds, rooted in Emeth which includes taking into account Ya'akov's extenuating circumstances. And even when we fall short by NOT choosing the best possible choice available to us at any time during any situation, teshuvah is always possible even without korbanot. Korbanot DO make the teshuvah more complete by "cleaning up" the damage done to the physical world because of our sins, but one can most definitely repent even without korbanot and a Temple to offer korbanot.  

The extra aspect of teshuvah that korbonot offer is the opportunity to eliminate from the Bri'ah the Cheshbon of Sin on the Creation itself, the damage done to the physical world because of our sins.  When we do Vidui, we remove the stain of sin from our bodies if Vidui is preceded by proper teshuvah of the neshamah and the nefesh behamit, but just by doing Vidui, the stain of the sin remains on the Creation at large even if we remove it from our bodies.  Korbonot, with the proper service of collecting, transporting, and applying the blood, when re-instituted will remove that spiritual stain on the physical world at large.  Until then the negative effects of sin build up in the Creation, and every 300 years brings about a Churban, the last one being the Shoah.  This ends with the rebuilt Temple and the re-institution of Korbanot.   Notice that adding 300 years to the last Churban in 5700 takes us already to the year 6000.  So that one was the last one.

3. The purpose of serving G-d is NOT to accrue award in Olam HaZeh. The attachments that we form with Him in this World through Torah, mitzvot, and Good deeds are integral to building that relationship with Him for the World to Come. In this way Trump's potential for teshuvah is great in a multi-faceted, variety of ways, not just in regards to Esav's policy of dividing the Land of Israel as he did during the Gog Sr. and Gog ben Gog Jr. Administrations. Yet, the discomfort with Trump is there because unlike someone like Ted Cruz who has a well established positive moral philosophy for himself and for his country, Donald Trump does not YET have one. The Teshuvah has NOT YET been done. So we are uncomfortable with where he is morally holding right now or where he was holding during the campaign and unsure that he will improve in the ways that we hope that he improves. 

This is important:  In the end our Geulah here in Israel is NOT dependent on Donald Trump's teshuvah, but tens of millions of Americans could potentially be brought into full Noachide teshuvah as a minority of America's population, and G-d wants to populate the Messianic Era with righteous gentiles, not just with Torah observant Jews. 

Now you can begin to understand the reason for discussing these matters of President elect Trump.

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

The Anti- O (holi) bamah Effect and the Salvaging of Esav's Head from the River Pishon, Part 1

We are now in the middle of the trio of Ya'akov Avinu's parshiyot about the meat and potatoes of his life of Emeth (Toldot, VaYeitzei, and VaYishlach (Bereishit 25:19 - Bereishit 36)) before the central focus of the Torah switches to the fate of Yosef, Yehudah, and his other ten sons, one daughter, and ultimately his 70 descendants who descend into Mitzraim for a 210 year Galut and a 250 year absence from Eretz Yisrael.  In this post I will be referring to Rav Mendel Kessin Shlit"a's drashot about Donald Trump and other matters dealing with Esav.  He has really been speaking in depth about Esav from a hashkafic perspective on tapes and videos that I have been listening to now for almost 25 years.  So his hashkafic analysis of Donald Trump's "miraculous" victory is only the subject matter of some of his most recent videos on Youtube.  As a review, Rav Kessin has always taught as long as I can remember that Esav was supposed to attain spiritual greatness by resisting and destroying Evil in the World.  As Ya'akov's twin brother his mission in the world was supposed to be fraternally "twinned" with what Ya'akov was supposed to accomplish.  Ya'akov was supposed to imbue the universe with sanctity and goodness through keeping G-d's commandments of Infusing sanctity into the World.  Since Goodness or Human Decency, imbued with knowledge of already revealed sanctity, is incumbent on all Mankind (not just on the descendants of Ya'akov), I won't say here that Ya'akov is unique in being commanded in being good and decent.  Mankind whether he/she knows it or not (and apparently few humans even know it), is commanded in this.  Yet, the descendants of Ya'akov ARE commanded in revealing the hidden sanctity that exists in the world for the purpose of perfecting it.  This is unique to the role of Ya'akov's descendants throughout history.  Esav though was supposed to fulfill another unique role that originally was not supposed to be Ya'akov's chief concern.  He WAS SUPPOSED to ultimately defeat Evil in the world, vanquishing it to the dustbin of human history.  But lo and behold, not only did he fail to take on that mantle and to engage in that mission, he succumbed to Evil in his own life and became the Chief perpetrator of doing Evil and engaging others in his evil causes and evil spiritual projects.  So because he succumbed to the "dark side" (the sitra achra), Ya'akov was given the added stress and burden of taking on Esav's job which according to the gematriah of Esav's name (376) and Ya'akov's name spelled with a Vav (188) was twice as hard as Ya'akov's role in history could ever be!  Taking on the bad guys involves the spilling of the blood of the wicked.  Going to war against the wicked is emotionally, spiritually, and physically much more taxing than not eating treif food, keeping Shabbat, and shaking the lulav and etrog on Sukkot.... as laudable and important as those mitzvot are!

Knowing that Ya'akov was already taxed to the hilt doing his difficult role in human history, HaShem had Rachmanut on him personally and gave him a son, Yosef, who would take on the mantle of destroying Evil in the world along with destroying and obliterating Esav's grandchild Amaleq who took on the mantle of leading the world toward the Abyss.  Amaleq was the the son of Esav's firstborn son Eliphaz who also fathered his future concubine Timna who gave birth to Amaleq by having and an adulterous affair with Se'ir the Horite's wife.  Timna was born form Se'ir the Horite's sexually twisted wife, and several years later this mamzeret becomes Eliphaz's concubine in addition to already being his daughter.  She then gives birth to Amaleq.  You can't get more twisted than that.  From Bereishit 36:  If you read Rashi, Seir the Horite's wife was pretty busy engaging in several adulterous, incestuous relations with other men apparently over the course of several generations.  She was likely born close to the time of the Great Flood and lived a lengthy life as an incestuous and adulterous whore.  I wonder if the word "whore" comes from Hori?  In Bereishit 36:22 we see that Timna was Lotan ben Se'ir's sister, but in First Chronicles 1:36 we see that she is listed as being one of Eliphaz's children in addition to her being his concubine!  As we will soon see, much of the Esav mishpachah was born from zenut and mamzerut (incest and adultery), and in at least one other occasion, this was repeated when the resultant mamzerim have adulterous and incestuous relations over at least two generations.  In the case of Amaleq, he is therefore a mamzer two times over.  His mother was already a mamzeret because she was the product of an adulterous relationship, but Amaleq himself is the product of Eliphaz having relations with his own daughter!  Into this milieu, the Chief protagonist for Evil in the world is born, and it became the job of the Children of Rachel and Osnat bat Potiphara to put a stop to him.  In this context, Binyamin ben Rachel can only partially defeat Amaleq, never quite destroying him at his root.  Only Yosef, who Rav Kessin calls a Chetzi Av, a Half Patriarch, and Ephraim ben Yosef veOsnat  can defeat Amaleq at his root in the world.  The koach to do this seems to at least in part from Yosef and his descendants being impervious to the Evil Eye.  He alone can "stare down Esav whose eyes are Amaleq", and win.

Now delving further into the Rashi, we see that this same pattern of consistent and persistent adultery and incest over several generations happened in one other instance with Esav's Hivite wife Oholibamah, and it serves as a useful lesson to analyze this particular set of circumstances.  For one, both the Hittites and the Hivites were steeped in idolatry, a very common condition in the ancient world.  Believe it or not the Hivites were worse.  While the the Hittites may have been prolific idolaters, they were not known for rampant sexual immorality.  They seem to have kept their family lines pure albeit idolatrous.  The Hivites though seemed to engage in rampant sexual immorality and sexual violence, in the case of Shechem ben Hamur the Hivite raping Dinah, in addition to their rampant idolatry.  So they were, as Canaanite nations go, a lot worse than the Hittites.  At the age of 40 Esav decides to marry because he knew that Yitzchak married at age 40, and Esav was never lax when it came to impressing his father.  So whom does he marry?  From Parshat VaYishlach we see that he marries Adah bat Eilon the Hittite and even worse Oholibamah bat Anah (and) bat Tziv'on the Hivite.  Right away one can spot the problem.  Adah may have been an idolater who offered up incense to avodah zarah, but she at least only had one daddy.  Oholibamah seems to have two daddies!  Well again we return to Rashi to delve into this unholy mess.  And by delving into the mess we can then get a picture of why earlier on in Bereishit 26:34 we read:

  וַיְהִי עֵשָׂו, בֶּן-אַרְבָּעִים שָׁנָה, וַיִּקַּח אִשָּׁה אֶת-יְהוּדִית, בַּת-בְּאֵרִי הַחִתִּי--וְאֶת-בָּשְׂמַת, בַּת-אֵילֹן הַחִתִּי. 34   And when Esau was forty years old, he took to wife Yehudith the daughter of Beeri the Hittite, and Basemath the daughter of Elon the Hittite.

What is Esav talking about?  He married a woman named Oholibamah bat Anah bat Tziv'on the Hivite, and when introducing her to his parents, he completely changed her name, her fathers' names, and her nationality!  And to make matters worse, there is one more detail that made this marriage an Embitterment of Spirit for his parents.  Marrying into Canaan is problematic because unless an individual Canaanite does teshuvah which is definitely and entirely possible, the Canaanite is cursed.  Eliezer from Dameshek (Damascus) is one example where a Canaanite whose nation is from just outside the border of Eretz Yisrael does teshuvah and goes from a status of being cursed to a status of being blessed.  But more of a problem than marrying into a curse is marrying specifically into the 7 Canaanite nations who inhabited Eretz Yisrael as opposed to the 3 Canaanite nations whose land is not in Eretz Yisrael.  If your inheritance is Eretz Yisrael, you cannot marry someone with duel loyalties to the Holy nation and one of the 7 nations who will be displaced when the time comes!  So already Yitzchak and Rivkah are going to be very very upset.  So Esav has to find a way to soften the blow when introducing Oholibamah to his parents.

1. He changes the nationality of his Hivite wife to being the nationality of the less odious Hittites.  That was lie number one.

So getting back to Rashi, what else is Esav trying to hide?  Answer: the particulars about the yichus of his wife Oholibamah the Hivite:  Let us examine.  We see from Bereishit 36:20 we read that Tziv'on and Anah are brothers, both sons of Se'ir the Horite who apparently is a Hivite too.  Yet, just four verses later we read that Tziv'on is Anah's father.  How can this be?  Well remember the resident promiscuous wife (or whore) of Seir?  Well she did the same thing, even worse, even before having a later illicit affair with Eliphaz.  Here she had an incestuous AND adulterous relationship with her own son Tziv'on and bore Anah who is now already a mamzer from this affair.  We then read that Anah, who is born into perverse sin, then mates the unmatable, a male jackass with a female horse to produce mules for his father, meaning in part that it was not enough for his father to do it just once and also meaning that Anah himself was irreparably spiritually damaged goods.  Several years later the same sexual predator Tziv'on is at it again.  This time after his son gets married, the same Tziv'on then has another adulterous and incestuous relationship with his son's wife to give birth to Oholibamah!  So in reality, Oholibamah is not the daughter of Anah at all even though she is the daughter of Anah's wife and her pretend grandfather Tziv'on who is really her father.  And this is whom Esav has to introduce to his parents!  So lies number two and three.  He changes her name and her father's and grandfather's name because of her notorious yichus.   I almost did not include here that several years after the birth of Oholibamah, Eliphaz the son of Adah the Hittite has an adulterous, incestuous relationship with Oholibamah his father's other wife and the daughter of two daddies, to give us Aluf Korach who is listed as both Oholibamah's son (36:5) and Eliphaz's son (36:15-16).  So let us get it out of the way and mention that now.  Incest and adultery run rampant in her family.  So she personally was no exception to this behavior.   And then by the way, Esav engages in lie number 4.

4. He changed Oholibamah's first name to Yehudit because it has three of the four letters of HaShem's name in that name.  So by introducing her as Yehudit, he was pretending that this particular Hittite woman who was really a Hivite had given up on her penchant for Avodah Zarah, and we have already seen that she did not even give up on her penchant for sexual immorality because later on in life she has an adulterous affair with her husband's son from another wife Eliphaz to give birth to her own mamzer.  So no way had Oholibamah done teshuvah for anything.  But there is much much more to this name Yehudit.  Her brother-in-law Yaakov STILL had not given birth to any children when Esav introduces her as Yehudit to his parents.  Ya'akov Avinu was 84 years old when he started fathering children.  Yehudah was likely born when he was 87 years old, for he was the fourth son from the same wife.  That is 47 years after Esav introduces Oholibamah to his parents as Yehudit.  What prophetic insight got into his head to call his wife a Jew (or Yehudit) 47 years BEFORE the word Jew or Yehudi had any meaning whatsoever??  Save that question for later.

Lie number 5.  He renames Oholibamah's pretend father to be Be'eri, meaning "My well".  Esav has already seen from his father's behavior that his father loves unstopping the wells of Esav's grandfather Avraham that the ancient Pelishtim kept stopping up (just to prove that their penchant for being destructive was no less evident that the modern Pelishtim's penchant for destroying things out of hate and spite)....kind of like burning down the country that you supposedly want to inherit.  And in the case of Beer Sheva, Yitzchak even found his own fresh well of water for which he was overjoyed.  So Esav sees that his father has tremendous joy over finding well-water both old and new.  So presto, Oholibamah's father is the source of some deep, deep wisdom like the depth of a well.  That should really impress dear old dad.

End of part One.  For those who need a break from this mental gymnastics of figuring out everyone's yichus, for your listening pleasure: I Am My Own Grandpa! from comedic genius Ray Stevens.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

My Open Letter to the Residents of Red Haifa

Haifa Co-existence Holiday of Holidays This link was originally posted on Tomer Devorah's most recent post. The YouTube video is from the Haifa co-existence festival. Here is my comment:

I guess with all of your Arab Muslim neighbors burning your houses down, you won't be celebrating your co-existence (festival) this year. Perhaps you should learn to love your fellow Jews in Samaria just a few miles away. Stop worshiping your World Public Opinion Popularity god which seems to require that you hate Jewish settlers in Samaria as one of the tenets of your avodah. Intrinsically, it is a good thing to have a day recognizing co-existence between Haifa's monotheistic faiths, but not at the expense of the Jews who live in Samaria just a few miles away from you. And we all know that by the way Red Haifans vote, it has come at the expense of the Jews who are in the vanguard of protecting you rear end between the Mediterranean Sea and the Jordan River. Let's not sugar coat that.

Right now I only feel sorry for the Likud, Yisrael Beiteinu, Eli Yishai (including when he was the head of Shas), and Bayit Yehudi voters in your midst. They don't deserve to be suffering right now in order for you to learn some very important lessons on seeking your popularity approval in Europe and abroad. But you are mesirat nefesh for your avodah zarah. I wonder what percentage of you will do teshuvah for worshiping your World Public Opinion Popularity god? Have you taken in a Gush Katif refugee family over he last eleven years after you gleefully served your avodah zarah and shooed them out of their homes in order to be loved by the world at large? that you have been shooed out of your homes too (by the fires)? Hmm.

Sorry, I have been waiting for this day to come for eleven years for the purpose of creating a nation which dwells alone with her G-d, rather than a nation that seeks to be loved by a fallen world. I thought that the 2006 South Lebanon War would do the trick. There was a 5% national shift toward national sanity away from the National Pieces movement after that war. That 5% shift from the Summer of 2006 seems to have held over the years, but still over 1.3 million Jews in this country voted for Tzippy Livni, Buji Herzog, Zehavah GalOn, and Yair Lapid in the last election. So the lesson in 2006 was not strong enough. Will this be strong enough? Are you so mesirat nefest to be loved by Mankind, that you will refuse to change your spots?

Monday, October 31, 2016

Bread and Circuses. G-d Chose Circuses.

It is said that when a formerly great civilization is in its death throes, the elites of that society want to keep the large pampered population happy and satisfied.  Give them Bread and Circuses!  Keep them happy and content with frivolity and gaity as the society's fate hangs by a string over the Abyss.  Bread kept them from pangs of hunger, and the Circuses kept them entertained when the Huns and the Visigoths were at the Gates of Rome clamoring for conquest.  Of course this worked all the way until the bitter end when Rome was eventually sacked by its Germanic conquerors.  It might be hard to look at America having a similar fate.  Unlike Rome it is surrounded by a moat comprising two oceans, a friendly northern neighbor, a warm water gulf to its southeast with a weak link at its southern border.  For that one might think that one just needs a "yuge" wall, and everything will be ok....right?  Actually not.  The global economy is so inter-connected that when it collapses, it will collapse everywhere.  And America is so heterogeneous that the enemies are really inside the Gates of the empire.  So when it collapses, one will have to spend more time protecting oneself from neighbors than and invading horde.  Morally and ethically, the great American Empire is dead.  The nation under G-d only exists in the minds of a minority of nostalgic dreamers while the majority party with wine, women, song, and yes, Sports.  Ever since the financial collapse in 2008 and the 777.7 point drop in the Dow on the 29th of Elul at the end of the previous Shmittah year in 5768 (2008), Central Bankers the world over have taken over as a majority interest in the markets of the Western World.  It is not a free market anymore.  With Zero percent and negative target interest rates going into their ninth year now, the idea of a healthy boisterous free market recovery from the Great Recession and 2008 financial collpase is no more than smoke and mirrors,  So for whatever reason, HaShem has granted the Central Bankers their right to control their Toy (the stock markets of their countries) for the last eight years so that the rich formerly prosperous job creating civilization until the 2008 financial collapse could be given pig's lipstick so that no one complains about hunger pains as the mores and economic engine of this formerly great civilization wither away underneath the surface.  Yet, as we entered the 49th year (Summer of 2015) since the beginning of the "Summer of Love" and promiscuous immorality which started in May/June 1967, HaShem began speaking to us all through the one vehicle besides the stock market which all men (and women) fallen or not seem to pay attention to.... Sports or those Circuses of old that kept people in their decrepit moral state entertained until the bitter end.  The key is to look at the sporting events since May/June of 2015 since it was at that time that we entered the 49th year of Western Civilization's reception of debased impurity.  Because no one pays attention to anything else except money and sports, and because the stock market is rigged by Central Banks, HaShem seems to have taken to getting his message out through Sports for those who are paying attention.  Heck, you can't expect people yucking it up with wine, women, song, and Sports to be giving much heed to a dusty book like the Bible (Tana"kh) and its 2500 to 3000 year old prophets anymore, can we?  When your average American spends a night at a hotel in Dubuque, Iowa, is he more likely to take the Gideon Bible out of the top desk drawer, or is he/she more likely to turn on the cable tv to watch a sporting event on ESPN?  So HaShem knows His target audience, and He wants to tell the formerly greatest G-d centered civilization since Hizkiyahu's Judea what will soon befall it.  So here we go!

1. June 2015 was the beginning of the 49th Summer since and including the Summer of Promiscuous Love/Sex in San Francisco, CA Golden Gate Park in 1967.  It was also in the first/second week of June that Yerushalayim was united in the 6 Day War.  For those paying attention, starting that June one week before Shavuot, Jews were given an opportunity to grow through all 49 levels of purity to arrive at the 50th Gate this past Shavuot, the beginning of the 50th year since the reunification of Yerushalayim.  The 50th physical gate in Yerushalayim is the Golden Gate "Shaar HaRachamim" from the Qidron Valley to the Temple Mount with a direct beeline to the Mount of Olives across the Valley.  "Golden" almost always alludes to 50 or -50 in either direction.  We have now already entered the 50th Gate.  We will be inside that gate until Shavuot 5777 since we entered it between one week before Shavuot until Shavuot 5776.  (Yom Yerushalayim is exactly one week before Shavuot.)  To mark the beginning of the 49th year in June of 2015, American Pharoah, the horse representing America's entrance to the 49th level of impurity, won the Triple Crown in horse racing precisely on that second Shabbat in June at the Belmont Stakes.  Less than two weeks later the US Supreme Ct. forces homosexual marriage certificates on all 50 States including those states like Alabama and Tennessee that wanted to have nothing to do with it.  The main forces pushing for this were leftist Jewish Judges Ruth B. Ginsburg and Elena Kagan.  Also that June, as I remember, the Supreme Ct. ruled that if you are a Jew born in Yerushalayim, you can't have Israel as the country of birth on your birth certificate.  This all occurred about the same time.  So America entered the 49th level with the victory of American Pharoah.  The Gemorrah in Chullin discusses the two things which can totally cut even a gentile nation off from G-d's providential love where He takes into account its previous generation of greatness.  One of those two things is for the legal apparatus of that nation to start granting marriage contracts to homosexual men to sanctify what cannot be sanctified even in the mildest way.  So as America entered the -49th Gate, it was well on its way to setting the stage to fall to -50.  This did correspond with an event here in Israel, the beginning of the Stabafada on Hoshana Rabbah 5776 at the Lion's Gate of Yerushalayim also from the Qidron Valley but into the residential part of the Old City in the mixed Arab/ Jewish Quarter.  (It is the closest of all the other of Yerushalayim's gates both inside the walls and at the entrances to the City to the Golden Gate. One could call the Lion's Gate the Malkhut that is in Malkhut Eastern Gate which would lead to Machane Yehudah once Mashiach shows up and begins to reign.  The present location of Machane Yehudah is to the West because the Mashiach ben Yosef Era that we are in placed most Jewish settlement to the west of the Old City.)

2. next event: the 50th Super Bowl and 49ers Stadium in the Mekabel tumah capital of the world, the same city of San Francisco, California (some write that as Californication).  This was in the first week in February.  Two days later Donald J. Trump won his first Primary in New Hampshire.  From this we see that he was on shlichut to take the middle third of American culture from its station at -49 to -50 over the course of the Primary season with the last primary being in Californication one week prior to Shavuot.  The Denver Bucking Broncos won the Super Bowl because this avodah by Trump would buck the rider on the horse (Esav) backwards, forever destroying his Malkhut.  Previously from 1918 until 1967, the more avant garde leftist third of American culture had fallen through all 49 levels of impurity.  So now it was time for the Middle third to crash through the basement.

3. next event:  The Golden State (-50th Gate) Warriors have the best regular season EVER in the history of professional basketball played anywhere.  I think their regular season record was 73 -9.  Yes, their arena is in the San Francisco Bay Area.  This event took place just to prove the point that Donald Trump succeeded in his shlichut so that by end of the first week in June 2016, 2/3ds of American culture had fallen to -50.

4. next event:  The Golden State Warriors lost in the NBA Championship to the Cleveland, Cavaliers during the First, Second, and Third week of June.  So now that the middle of American culture was at -50, it was time for Donald Trump to be coronated at the Republican National Convention in Middle America, in Cleveland, OH.  But Cleveland was more than just the place.  It represented Kaleivland, the lands in Eretz Yisrael which were specifically designated for yerushah by Moshe Rabbeinu himself while the rest of the Aretz was divided up by the lottery of Yehoshua bin Nun.  So the potential to arrive at +50 BEFORE Yerushalayim arrives at +50, lay in the lands specifically bequeathed to Kaleiv by Moshe Rabbeinu.  Kaleiv's Lands were then partially divided up by Kaleiv himself as he gave part of his land as a yerushah to his son in law Othniel ben Kenaz.  Kenaz was most likely a Kenizite convert, and therefore Othniel himself could not take part in the lottery.  (The Kenizite territories were amongst the three Canaanite nations which did NOT dwell in Eretz Yisrael of the pre-Messianic Era whose borders are outlined in Sefer BaMidbar.  So it was permissible to marry a Kenizite.)  I believe that Kenaz was also Kaleiv's step-father after his father Chur had been previously murdered by the Erev Rav.  The name Kenaz with a Qoof is a completely foreign word to Hebrew.  It only appears as a Hebrew shoresh in Tanakh referring to either one of the ten Canaanite nations or to one of the sons of Eliphaz who was also named Kenaz.  That would make Kaleiv who as only 39 or 40 years old when he spied out the land, Betzalel's uncle.  He is NOT the same Kaleiv who was Chetzron's son and Chur's deceased father although he was likely named after him.  As we entered through the 50th Gate here in Israel, we experienced the sad murders in the Lands of Kaleiv of Hallel Yaffa Ariel zt"l, HY"D of Qiryat Arba and Rav Mikki or Micha'el Mark zt"l, HY"D of the Othniel Yeshivah.   Just before the 17th of Tamuz Trump was coronated in KaleivLand, Ohio which by the way was founded in the 1790s by a General MOSES Cleaveland!  So even the Kaleivland of the New World was founded by Moses!  But by the 17th of Tamuz, this Kaleivland was at -50.  In a continuation of reaching +50 in the Lands of Kaleiv, it took Hallel's mourning father Amichai who is a Kohein to almost immediately draw the connection between the Lands of Kaleiv at +50 and the Temple Mount.  He very well knew the dictum that only when the sun rises in Chevron, can the mourning korban be brought on the Temple Mount because it is in Chevron that we do mitzvot bein Adam leChaveiro lishma at +50.  Yet it is on the Temple Mount where we do mitzvot bein Adam leMakom lishma at +50.  It is why the Avot may have preferred to live in Chevron to perfect their bein Adam leChaveiro midot day in and day out, and only on special occasions did they visit Har HaMoriah to also perfect their bein Adam leMakom.  So right after the Shiva, the Ariel family decided to lead a large group of people to do Aliyat Har HaBayit.  It was at that time that Amichai surreptitiously blesses the Olim with Birket Kohanim while he is ostensibly telling a story about how to do it!

And by the way, right on cue with the win by the Kaleivland Cavaliers in the NBA Championships when Middle America and its culture entered -50 territory, on the night of Tikkun Leil Shavuot Sefirat HaOmar Mateen went into that Gay Bar in Orlando and murdered 49 homosexuals, and at Alot HaShachar he himself became the 50th dead body in that Bar.  Why was Orlando chosen to be the site of this worst terror attack ever on American soil?  We learned about that two days later when that little two year old boy was dragged into the 7 Seas Lagoon at the Grand Floridian Resort at the Magic Kingdom in Disney World by an alligator.  Disney since the mid-1930s has been carefully teaching little tots that the solution to their problems is to rely on Magic (Kishuf) and to seek out the assistance of the local witch.  All of their fantasy movies are rooted in this premise even if their adventure movies are not.  So at least half of all Disney movies from the 1930s onwards appeal to kishuf as a solution to the problems of little children, and I believe this has played a large part in the degeneration of American culture over the decades.  Even the theme opening to the Wonderful World of Disney is to the music of "When You Wish Upon a Star" when Jimminy Cricket is singing to the cosmos (avodat kochavim) that this puppet made of wood may yet live and then we see Tinker Bell from Peter Pan wave her famous wand so that all the little tikes including Peter could fly over those alligators/ or crocodiles to confront Captain Hook and his nasty pirates.  Well it did not work out so well for that two year old boy at the Grand Floridian Resort.  And remember this was within 48 hours of Sefirat HaOmar Matteen's dirty deed at the Pulse Gay Bar to indicate why HaShem in a sense chose Orlando as the place to get out His message.

5. The Fifth event:  Well well well, I actually thought that these Sports messages had come to an end.  But now I see that the Chicago (bear) Cubs have finally made it to the World Series against Kaleivland and its Native Americans for the first time since the end of the LAST WORLD WAR!.  Talk about significance!  Dubiel (Bear Power) is about to go forth to take over the world in the last world war in history, and America is about to fall apart at -50 (because -50 is spiritual quicksand) to be re-apportioned once again amongst its truly native peoples.  Now this can only happen if the other two creatures in Daniel 7 destroy each other.  The Lion with Eagle's wings folk (rugged individualists in Great Britain (the lion) and in the United States(the eagle's wings)) must mutually destroy the Four Headed leopard folks (the New Secular or Greek Order for the entire World) now that the rugged individualists in America and Great Britain are -50.  Now one can begin to understand why Donald Trump and Nigel Farage are kindred spirits.  The architect of Brexit and the one who loves his name in Gold in "Yuge" letters on his towers are the lions with eagles' wings at the end of history, and in both cases the Globalists hate their guts.  Did anyone notice that Billy Bush whose hot mic tape almost ruined Trump's candidacy is both Gog H.W. Bush Sr.'s nephew and Gog ben Gog's first cousin?  Then there is the issue of his first name Billy which is Yiddish for "to bark" because at +50 and at -50, we all have the face of a dog (kaleiv).  So choose your Kaleiv!  Now why would the Bushes be supporting the Arkansas HillyBillies in their third run for the Presidency?  because in this election cycle, the competition is NOT between liberals and conservatives but between rugged individualists/ patriots and Globalists.  So in this cycle, the Bushes want the Clintons to win.  So in both cases in England and in the US, the two philosophical powerhouses of the Galut (the rugged individualists and the NWO Globalists) are well on the way to destroying each other!  And look who is waiting in the wings, Putin the Bear and his allies the Persian Bears!  Go Cubs!  and as America tears itself apart, Kaleivland will disintegrate into the Mouth of the Abyss, Pi Tehom.  And as we find our red heifer, perhaps the Native Americans will find their White Buffalo and will return to their happy hunting grounds of old.  Go Indians!

The Case of NO Merit:  What must be stressed at this point in time is why there seems to have been an interlude since the 3 Weeks (17th of Tamuz to the 9th of Av) where Geulah events have been placed on hold and placed into Suspension.  It is true that when Middle America entered -50 territory just before Shavuot 5776, that America in particular as the world's most exceptional nation ceased to be exceptional, but the nation was still existing in a day to day reality of the Judgement from the previous Tishrei 5776 season (Rosh HaShanah 5776 b'Ruchniyut or spiritually and Hoshana Rabbah 5776 b'Gashmiyut in terms of its physical blessings from on High).  It is one of HaShem's characteristics of Mercy that He only judges the World and its fate once per year during the Month of the Scales in the Fall.  The sign of the TZeDeQ (aka ZoDiaC) has no face because the Judge is the One True Judge where there are no angelic intermediaries during the month of Tishrei.  So even though America was at -50 already by Shavuot, it was still existing off the merit of being at -49 from Tishrei 5776.  With the Tishrei 5777 season behind us, this is no longer the case.  No Prophet Yonah went to the nations of the world over the last several months to get Donald Trump supporters to repent from their rebellious ways.  And as we learn from Sefer Yonah itself, without merit to the nations who are thinking of causing Klal Yisrael harm, they don't have the merit to cause us harm if they themselves have no merit themselves.  It is why Yonah boarded a ship to Tarshish.  He knew that Nineveh was the capital of the Assyrian Empire and that that empire was destined to destroy the Northern Kingdom of Israel.  Yet, the Assyrians would only succeed if they themselves repented of their sins while Klal Yisrael with numerous prophets at our disposal continued to refuse to repent of their sins. So Yonah, at first, adamantly refused to take part in the destruction of his own country.  In his zeal to love his fellow Yisraeli, bain Adam leChaveiro, he tried to shirk his obligation to G-d Himself, bein Adam leMakom.  Yet, upon being successful in G-d's mission to Nineveh after being swallowed by the fish and spat out on dry land, he bitterly asked for G-d to take his life.  How could he face his fellow countrymen in Eretz Yisrael ever again knowing that his prophesy to Nineveh had consigned them to total destruction!!   Well now the world in total has fallen to -50 while Klal Yisrael hangs on at -49 for the last 99 years since the Bolshevik Revolution.  Before the Bolshevik Revolution the majority of the world's Jews were Shomrei Shabbat.  After the Revolution that was no longer the case.  That was the sure sign that a significant number of the world's Jews were falling below -49 in the Fall of that Yovel year 5678 (Fall of 1917).  Observing Shabbat is our "signpost" that we are still in business to perfect the World under G-d's unchallenged rule.  Giving it up is to take the plunge below -49.  Yet, a significant number of the world's Jews still keep Shabbat and give birth to Jewish children.  So that is what counts.  We now outnumber the Bolsheviks who by now don't even have Jewish descendants.  Therefore after 99 years, the nations of the world have beaten us to the sewer.  Send them Congrats for winning that tortoise and the hare style race.  It took 99 years, but it finally has happened.  And in the words of the Gemorrah, we are a generation of NO Merit, but our enemies who want to divide us have even less merit!!  So Baruch HaShem, b'itah, Obama will very likely be going to the UN Sec Council between election day Nov 8th and the tenth of Tevet to divide the Land of Israel and to create Paleostine.  What is interesting is from what exact date does he have zero merit to succeed?  Well calculate thus.  On Rosh HaShanah, Rosh Chodesh Tishrei, along with that judgement being sent into the physical world on Hoshana Rabbah, the 21st of Tishrei, the world is judged for the coming year, BUT the judgement for Rosh Chodesh Tishrei itself is still on the previous year's judgement because each year during Tishrei ten days of repentance out of love and fear and 21 days of repentance out of Lishma Joy are allowed for in each year's judgement.   So the actual process of judgement and repentance takes 21 days from the beginning of Rosh HaShanah to the end of Sukkot, the 7th or last day of that Moed.  So once the judgement has been settled on in both the World to Come and in this world, almost three quarters of the month of Tishrei is already complete.  So the Judgement only goes into effect at that time, BUT while the positive aspects of the Judgement can be accessed right away on the 22nd of Tishrei, the negative aspects must be filtered through and mitigated by the following Rosh Chodesh, Rosh Chodesh MarCheshvan.  Then and only then does the day by day judgement including all of its negative aspects for the new year begin to enter the world.  Yet, for 7 full days from the molad for that month, the Judgement of the New Year is mixed up with the Judgement for the previous month of Tishrei whose seal was placed on it in Tishrei one year ago that is from Tishrei 5776.   So until the 7th of Cheshvan this year, the days of Cheshvan have aspects of the Judgement for both years 5776 and 5777.  Only on Zayin MarCheshvan (7th of Cheshvan) do we begin anew with only the Judgement for 5777 being applied for and against us.  This year Zayin MarCheshvan is American election day (Nov. 8th, 2016).  So when Obama goes to the UN, guess what?  The world that comes to divide the Land of Israel will have NO MERIT to accomplish its task.  Maybe THIS is what HaShem has waited for!?