Monday, April 11, 2005

Everyone, Hold on to your Seat!

אתה תקום תרחם ציון, כי עת לחננה כי בא מועד. כי רצו עבדיך את אבניה, ואת עפרה יחננו

You will rise up and show Tzion mercy, for it is time to favor her, that the appointed moment has come. For your servants have desired her stones, and favored her dust.

מהר אהוב כי בא מועד
Hurry my beloved, for the appointed moment has
Arrived!!!

Pesach of the final REDEMPTION!!

Everyone, it is now time to pray and clean out the leaven. Rav Mordechai Eliyahu has introduced a Tzaddik to the world who has informed us that the Geulah (the final redemption) will begin during this Holy month. The process is not known until it becomes history. But as Gog? W. Bush tries to carry out his evil scheme to divide the Holy City, the resting place of the Divine Presence of the Almighty, everything that is written in the words of our holy prophets will be fulfilled.
As of time, on the third of Nissan 5765, details are still sketchy. But the undeniable video is a reality. http://gog.web-site.co.il/gog/hahamg.asx . Now I can finally write my essay about the cosmic clock. This very well may be the Year of Pesach. Just a piece:
All of world history is a cosmic travel from Pesach to Sukkot (Tabernacles). The first Temple corresponded with Pesach. The Second Temple corresponded with Shavuot (The Feast of Weeks). The final Temple will correspond with Sukkot (Tabernacles). Because of our sin of internecine causeless hatred, the divine presence could not come down into the Second Temple. The 420 years that it stood plus the 70 years that Yerushalayim was barren between the Temples add up to 490 years. There are 49 days between Pesach and Shavuot. Each decade of the Second Temple period corresponded with one level of purity that we purify ourselves during the 49 day period between Pesach and Shavuot. Because of our disunity, the Divine Presence could not descend into the Holy of Holies and reside at the end of 490 years. Therefore the Talmud tells us that the red thread that was tied between the horns of the goat that went to Azezel did not turn white for the last 40 years before the Second Temple was destroyed. On the day of the Second Temples destruction, the 9th of Av, instead of welcoming the Divine Presence's descent into the Second Temple, we entered the year of the 17th of Tamuz. You see every year for that last 40 years when the sins of the nation were not forgiven on Yom Kippur was like one day between Shavuot and the 17th of Tamuz, the day that the desert generation worshiped the golden calf.
From here we are told by the Gemarrah in Megilah that Esau would rule the world in 300 year cycles.
"There are 300 princes of Edom in Germany and 365 in Rome. "
Everyday to paraphrase the Gemarrah one prince of Germany is united with one prince of Rome. Amalek, the force for greatest evil in the world, is held back from taking over the world because of Germany's internal disunity and its lack of an alliance with the papacy in Rome. For if the two ever united, Amalek would go forth to destroy the world. Of course the first time this happened was in the 1930s. Until the 1870s under Bismark Germany was a patchwork of 300 fiefdoms. Yet, a united Germany did not sign a treaty of unity with the Catholic Church and Italy until the 1930s. Remember in WWI Germany and Italy were on the opposite sides of that war. Yet, the only treaties that Hitler never broke was the ones he signed with Italy and the Pope.
According to the Great Rebukes to be found in both Leviticus and Deuteronomy, Israel was to be chased in seven different directions until Israel became a byword amongst the nations. After the destruction of the first Temple, each different direction was supposed to last 370 years. Yet our great advocate, Daniel while he was a courtier in the court of Nebuchadnezzer prayed that 70 of those years, since they corresponded to the Sabbatical years which Israel did not properly keep, would correspond to the 70 intervening years between the first and second Temple. Israel would not need to suffer for the six intervening years during which the Shmittah(letting the land lie ownerless in the seventh year) was not required to be kept. Therefore, he was able to convince the Almighty to allow Israel to get its act together for 6x70 = 420 years. Sadly, Israel did not get its act together during that period of time. Yet, even after this deal, six 300 year cycles corresponding to the Gemarrah in Megillah were decreed on the Jewish people while Rome and its descendents ruled. Here Esau's name is written out in history. The Ayin in Esau's name is the 70 years between the destruction to the 2nd Temple and the crushing of the Bar Kochba Revolt in the year 135 plus five more years of chasing Jewish rebels around the Holy Land until they were hunted down. The last was Rabbi Akiva, who died a martyrs death around the year 140 ce., 70 years after the destruction of the Second Temple. As a matter of fact this 70 year period is also known as the period of the ten who were destroyed for the purification of malchut (kingship). There would be at least ten martyrs for each of the kabbalistic Sefirot (spiritual dimensions on which the lower worlds are built) from malchut to chesed (lovingkindness). Each sefirah would correspond with the six remaining 300 year destructions, the letter Sin in Esau's name. The years 140-440 would purify the sefirah of Yesod (foundation). The years 440-740 would purify the sefirah of Hod (glory). The years 740-1040 would purify the sefirah of Netzach (eternity). The years 1040 through 1340 would purify the sefirah of T'phereth (charisma). Ther years 1340 - 1640 would purify the sefirah of Gevurah (might or strict judgment). And finally the years 1640 -1940 would purify the sefirah of Chesed (lovingkindness).
Yet in order to make way for Israel's redemption the Cosmic Clock would need to start ticking. It had been stuck on the 17th of Tamuz since the year 70. The last and 7th Churban (destruction ) would need to correspond with the 9th of Av. There are 21 days between the 17th of Tamuz and the 9th of Av. There are 21 years between the end of WWI in 1918 and the beginning of WW2 in 1939. The Cosmic Clock started to tick again in 1918. The winds of cosmic change were so great that for the first time since the destruction of the Second Temple the majority of the world's Jews were no longer Shomer Shabbat (Sabbath observant). The Chofetz Chaim and other Gedolim(Sages) including the Chazon Ish were asked why is it that children of Torah Scholars were now Bolshevicks? Does not the apple always fall close to the tree. The Gadol Hador answered,"not when the winds of cosmic change are blowing at gale force." Those winds of cosmic change started blowing with gale force in 1918.
Therefore if 1918 (5678) was the last year of the 17th of Tamuz, then 1931 (5691) was Rosh Chodesh Av (the first of Av). Within four years two Torah giants who were also descendants of Aharon died, Rav Yisrael Meir Kagan Hakohen a.k.a. the Chofetz Chaim and Rav Avraham Yitzchak hakohen Kook.) It is no accident that they passed away at a time which mirrored the passing of their ancestor who bequeathed to them the Crown of the Priesthood, Aharon Hakohen who passed away on the 1st of Av. (Kohen means Priest for G-dly service). 1939 (5699) was the 9th of Av. Hitler attacked Poland less than one month before the year 5700 which would have corresponded with the tenth of Av. On the tenth of each month the month is sealed for the spirit of judgment that each month manifests. Tamuz is often a conduit for divine wrath. Av is usually a conduit for divine consolation. Yet its seal is not applied until the tenth of Av. In a year when divine wrath is decreed the Satan will often start a process of destruction just before sundown on the ninth of the month of Av, for on the tenth no destruction can begin. Yet, if the destruction begins on the ninth it is allowed to continue to the 15th of Av, when a second decree for divine consolation counters the original decree for destruction on the 9th, which is really a decree which began in Tamuz. Remember it is written and sealed for the entire year on the 1st and 10th of Tishrei respectively, and becomes physically manifest with the full moon. Physical manifestation for decrees from on high last seven days. Therefore Sukkot lasts from the 15th until the 21st of Tishrei. The same pattern is observed in microcosm for each month. The spiritual decree is on the first. It is sealed on the tenth. And it becomes physically manifest on the 14th day for 29 day months and on the 15th day for 30 day months. The New Moon judgments determine our eternity while the full moon judgments determine our this worldly status.
Therefore if 5699 (1939) was the 9th of Av, then 5705 (1945) was Tu B'Av, an ancient festival celebrating the end of our destructions which regularly started with the 9th of Av. Here we also have the Vav in Esau's name, the six years of the Holocaust, 1940,41,42,43,44,45. At this point the clock keeps ticking, but to make my point, I will introduce the concept of the Macrocosmic and Microcosmic coexistent processes. Since we are now approaching the Sukkot period of world History, the redemption from 1945 onwards can and must be understood on two levels, the redemption of Israel which is tied most closely with Pesach and the redemption of Mankind which is tied most closely with Sukkot. Therefore while on a Macrocosmic level 5705 marked the end of WW2 and can best be tied to the 15th of Av, microcosmically for Israel as a nation it was tied mostly with the 15th of Sh'vat, the New Year for tree fruits in the Land of Israel. It was time to come home.
Now I will speed up for this is just a survey of the Cosmic Clock. It is no accident before the great rebuke in Leviticus which speaks of Israel being chased in seven different directions, we read about the seven cycles of Shmittah (seven x seven year Sabbatical cycles where each seven year cycle ends with a Sabbath year for the Land of Israel) and then the Jubilee year. The Jubilee was the 50th year which had many of the same agricultural prohibitions of the Shmittah year with a few extra provisos. One of them was that a Jewish slave was freed on Yom Kippur that year. And secondly, land which was rented out to a tenant farmer returned to its original owner. In both cases the Torah says that the land and its owners were to be returned to their possessions. Tashuvu L'achuzato תשבו, you will return to your former status as free men, and the your territorial inheritance will return to you from the tenant farmer. In both cases the word tashuvu is spelled tav, shin, bet, vav. The numerical value is 708. After seven attempts at your annihilation, you would return in the year 708. 5708 was 1948. That year was chai (18th) b'av or chai b'shvat depending on our macrocosmic or microcosmic reference. 5720 -(1960) was Rosh Chodesh Elul/Adar. No wonder that just before the onset of this decade Rav Yoshe Ber Soleveitchik ztl wrote one of his classic works Kol Dodi Dofek, The Voice of My Beloved Knocks, in which he describes six ways that G-d was knocking after the Holocaust in order to bring our redemption. This of course is based on the Song of Songs, the classic book of the bible that most represents the month of Elul, for it is related to the acronym, Ani L'dodi V'dodi Li (I am for my beloved and my beloved is for me.) In Hebrew this classic Song of Songs verse in the acronym spells out Elul. 5727 (1967) of course was the 7th of Adar/Elul. The 7th of Adar was Moshe Rabbeinu's day of death. The last place he saw while standing on Mt Nebo across the Jordan was the part of the Land of Israel that was closest to where he was standing, Judea and Samaria. It is no accident that 5727 was the year of the Six Day War which brought Israel's border to the Jordan River. 5734 (Fall of 1973) was of course Purim (14th Adar). It is no accident that that was the year of the Yom Kippur War, the war which was a day like Purim as our sages would put it.
5750 (1990) and 5751 (1991) correspond with Rosh Hashana and Rosh Chodesh Nissan respectively. Since these are New Years, one would expect that because of these two years the world would change forever. The Vilna Gaon even tells us that. He said that 3/4 of the way through the Sixth Millennium would be like 3/4 of the way through the Sixth day of the week. Since the day begins at sundown, 3/4 through Friday takes us to high noon, when shofar blowers in ancient times ascended the hills of the Land of Israel to blow the shofar to call Israel in from their fields to prepare for Shabbat, the 7th millennium. And a great shofar blast (a Tekiah) was blown in heaven, and in came Jews who got lost in the Land of Ashur, were absorbed by the Turkish tribe called the Khazars, 1200 years later reconverted back to Judaism, and were eventually absorbed by the expanding Russian empire when Khazaria was destroyed in 1243 ce. In came the castaways that Sencheriv no longer needed as porters in Egypt. Where did he push them? into Ethiopia, of course, beyond the Sanbat River, the source of the Blue Nile in Gondar Province, which rushes wildly all week so that it cannot be crossed. But on Shabbat when they cannot leave their villages, the Sanbat River rested. There these castaways were absorbed by an existing Jewish community from 200 years earlier, when Menelik the First, the son of Solomon and the Queen of Shwa went back to live in his father's palace in Yerushalayim. Upon Solomon's death Menelik returned to Shwa with emissaries from the Tribe of Dan and converted the entire royal household to Judaism. The porters for Senchariv's War against Egypt were no longer needed. Remnants of Dan, Naftali, and Asher were sent packing southward like castaways into Ethiopia. Unlike their Northern Kingdom brothers who were lost in the land of Ashur, the castaways from Egypt were absorbed into an existing Jewish community in Ethiopia. They may have been lost to the rest of the Jewish world for over 2000 years, but in Ethiopia they were with fellow Jews beyond the River Sambatyon. In 5751, on Shabbat, 14,000 Jews came home as they crossed the placid waters of the Sanbat in the greatest airlift of human cargo of all time. Operation Solomon was a crowning success to kick off the period of history called the Ingathering of the Exiles. In the course of just five years one million Jews came home. (Sadly because of policies of a virulently secular Israeli government, a quarter of a million gentiles who did not necessarily love the Holy Land joined in on the mass influx.) Of course just to let us know that 5751 was Rosh Hashana, and the beginning of the last quarter of the 6th Millennium, 39 scuds fell on the Land of Israel to prepare the nation for the time that will always be Shabbat. ( There are 39 major categories of prohibited activity on the Shabbat.)
At this point we entered the Ten Years of Awe between Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur (or between Rosh Chodesh Nissan and the tenth of Nissan when we prepared for the redemption from Egypt). For a while it was unclear which was the first day of Tishrei (5750 or 5751). This is so because Elul according to the Torah, like any other month can have 29 or 30 days. If it had 29 days as is the case in our long exile, then the first of Tishrei would be 5750. If on the other hand, Elul had 30 days the first of Tishrei would be 5751. In short both 5750 and 5751 were years of Rosh Hashana/ Rosh Chodesh Nissan, but how many years there would be to Yom Kippur, eight or nine years, was not known by the author of this blog at that time. I would need to wait. Looking back, I should have known. For in a Nissan which is preceded by 29 days in Adar, Rosh Chodesh only lasts for one day. Here since there were two miraculous years, I should have assumed that there were two days of Rosh Chodesh Nissan, meaning that 5750 was the 30th of Adar/Elul and 5751 was the first of Nissan and the first of Tishrei. 5760(Y2K) was therefore Yom Kippur/10th of Nissan. At the very end of that year the Al Aksa intafada began, for the entire world had been immersed in a kosher mikva since there are 5760 egg volumes of water in a kosher mikvah. From this point onwards the world was being sweetened for judgment. So let me see. There are four intervening days between Yom Kippur/10th of Nissan until Sukkot and Pesach (5761,5762, 5763, 5764) COULD THIS REALLY BE THE YEAR OF SUKKOT/PESACH!!!! Again, MAHER EHOV KI BA MOED! (Hurry up my beloved, for the appointed moment has arrived!!) God willing we are not stuck on Yom Kippur like we were on the 17th of Tamuz.
A HAPPY and KOSHER Pesach to all, and to all a ....

28 Comments:

Blogger MatzahNacho said...

I was considering sending an email hoping for a new post and here it is! The verse you quoted jumped right out at me. I posted it on my blog last week hoping to bring some inspiration for those of us concerned with Jerusalem and the Temple Mount. I read through your whole post a couple times trying to get a grasp of the whole cosmic clock thing. Sounds good to me!

4/12/2005 5:22 PM  
Blogger yaak said...

Wow! Amazing!
If you do the math, this also accounts for the Baal Teshuva movement appearing in the 1960s (see here), since this corresponds to the beginning of Elul.

4/13/2005 9:03 PM  
Anonymous Steve of Golus said...

Very inspiring, hopeful, and thought provoking post. Other current events that "fit" the Sukkos cosmic clock:
Judgment on water (tzunami)
Korbonos by Yidden to diminish the Goyim, haven't we just gone thru 4 years of Korbonos during the intafada and now 2 main leaders of goyim, (arafat yimach shmo from Yishmael), and his loving forgiving pal, JP II of Rome have been diminished.
Also Gog of Mogog Bush is now attacking because he doesn't want us to have a rebuilt Sukos Dovid Hanofeles, just become another "peaceful, prosperous" trading partner with the other wonderful "democracies" being set up in the region. Give up your dreams of a spiritual bounty for the world thru a rebuilt Bais Hamikdosh. But Sukkos is when we read on the first day about the goyim gathering to Yerushalayim for war, but hopefully if your cosmic clock is keeping good time we'll be zoche to see them defeated and witness a geula shleima. Nice piece of work,this latest posting. Chag Someach to all!

4/13/2005 11:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dov -- do you know these guys? Can you vouch for them?

They claim to have received a letter from a 'tzaddik nistar' who received a communication from the Moshiach himself.

Hebrew: http://gog.web-site.co.il/
English: http://magog.web-site.co.il/gog/e_main.shtml

Your servant is the first to announce with great joy, with the help of HaShem, that in the low world, "KLIPOS world", down and below, in fifty gates of TUM'AA (impurity), all the roots of all the KLIPOS have been felled, and soon we will see, with the help of HaShem, the GEULA (redemption) that we are anticipating, a final GEULA (redemption) with the Messiah son of David, without any losses to any son-of-Israel wherever he is!!!

And in simple words, that arrive with the help of HaShem from a simple man as myself: "In Nissan they were delivered - and in Nissan they will be delivered" - earthquakes, volcanoes' eruptions, land being wiped out, and whole countries being left without remains, and all of this without any son-of-Israel being hurt!!!

All this will happen within a few days from publishing this letter (Nissan 3, April 12), and all of the important enormous events mentioned will happen in a period of no more than three days!

The most important MITZVA (commandment) right now, my brothers and friends, is to be rejoiced with the SIMHA of HaShem, who is delivering us now a final GEULA (redpemption), Amen !!!

4/13/2005 11:53 PM  
Blogger DevoraChaya said...

See http://jerusalemmandate.blogspot.com/2005/04/is-it-believable.html

4/14/2005 12:49 PM  
Blogger user1993 said...

Could you please translate the "undeniable video" in English.

4/15/2005 7:12 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Hi Folks. Since I have been taking some time to update this blogsite, I have fallen behind in the most important work one can be doing this time of year, Looking for crumbs! I will have to answer in short spurts.

For one, since Wednesday the website mentioned above has now reported that the delivery person was the Sandlar of Yerushalyim. In the 50s there was a Holy Sandlar who lived in Bnei Brak, who upon dying left notes with certain mekubalim that were to be delivered just before the Six Day War in 1967, the Yom Kippur War, and the Gulf War, describing those wars. There may have been one more note. Rumor exists that a final note will announce the coming of Mashiach. But it is supposed to be his note, not Mashiach's written announcement. Who is this Sandlar anyway? I personally know three sandlars who live in Yerushalayim. There are at least 100 more. I could ask if the three that I know have been delivering messages for Mashiach, but I am sure they would then attach the right upper to the left sole.

The story lacks anyone who is willing to take accountability for their statements. With the Chacham Avraham and Mordechai Eliyahu, their reputations are at stake. They are both wonderful tzaddikim, who want to give true hope to Am Yisrael and all righteous gentiles.

In short since my wife is a professional transcriber not me, the Chacham Avraham Chai's statement is about how it is possible that especially now the complete redemption can come in spite he has not come for thousands of years, in spite of the fact that during all that time many tzaddikim and holy Jews have lived and died. In this vein he added that this very month of Nissan in the year 5765 is the month of the promised redemption (at least the beginning of the promised redemption). He then urged Jews to increase their tshuva (repentence), reading of Psalms, learning of Torah, because right now "the time is very valuable". After Mashiach comes, the reward for these mitzvahs will not be as great as it is now.

Happy Cleaning!!

4/15/2005 5:36 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

On the other hand, it would be wonderful if Mashiach could come in the way that is described by the "Sandlar's" letter. Otherwise the process could take up to seven or eight years. If we deserve it, he could come in an instant. I prefer way number two. Yet, G-d may have a lesson or two to teach out of this process if He thinks that we should be redeemed by the slower approach.

The Sandlar's letter would be more credible if the Sandlar himself would come forward and tell us that he knows where Mashiach is and that the written letter is his message.

If perchance this is actually a letter from the Sandlar of Bnei Brak and if the Gog Israeli website became confused in that the Sandlar of Bnei Brak was the actual author of the letter and that the the delivery person was a mekubal from Yerushalayim, then watch out for you have not seen anything yet.

4/16/2005 9:36 PM  
Anonymous Yaakov N. said...

I see on Kaduri.net that someone states that R' Benayhu Shmueli, rosh yeshiva of the Nahar Shalom yeshiva of mekubalim (in Yerushalayim) was a 'sandlar.' Since this Rabbi is mentioned on the gog1 site, perhaps he is the sandlar?

I also heard (third hand) about a certain tzaddik who was shown this letter and said that it seemed true, but he didn't understand why it was published.

Dov, do you have any connections to Yeshivat Nahar Shalom? Perhaps you can provide us with some more reliable information.

4/17/2005 5:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hundreds Flee as Comoros Volcano Erupts, Spews Ash

http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/international/international-comoros-volcano.html

4/18/2005 1:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Magnitude-5.1 Earthquake Strikes Calif

An earthquake measuring 5.8 on the Richter scale has rattled Indonesia's Sumatra island.

Moderate earthquake strikes near Tokyo

More than 40,000 take refuge as Indonesian volcano continues rumbling

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.9 jolted Southcentral Alaska

A minor earthquake hit the city of Lar in this southern province Saturday morning

An earthquake measuring 5.0 on the Richter scale has shaken the western part of Indonesia's Java island.


http://www.profindpages.com/news/2005/04/14/MN879.htm
SuperVolcano under Yellowstone may soon erupt killing millions!
(04.04.2005)




http://www.profindpages.com/news/2005/04/14/MN879.htm
Medan volcano may erupt following earthquake near Nias Indonesia
(14.04.2005)

The recent seismic reports indicate that a large earthquake could occur near the Island of Nias, Indonesia and this in turn may trigger a major eruption at the Medan volcano.

11 volcanoes are being monitored (including Medan), but it may take another large earthquake to set off a serious eruption.

As we mentioned in a recent article, we believe that a very large earthquake will occur very soon off the west coast of Sumatra, Indonesia. This quake could be much larger that the one that caused so much devastation in December and may trigger a volcanic eruption on the Island of Sumatra.

It is our belief that this large earthquake may happen in the next 48 hours and could create a tsunami of around 80 meters in height (at the epicenter). Whilst there are many volcanoes in this region that could produce a major eruption, we feel that the Medan volcano will be the most serious candidate.

The Medan volcano is situated close to Toba, the last super-volcano to erupt, which almost wiped out all life on Earth. Earthquakes are almost impossible to predict with any accuracy, but the recent activity in this region suggests that a major quake is very close indeed. Anything above a magnitude of 9.0 may be sufficient to see an eruption in at least one volcano, but there could be more.

Although the earthquake we predict would take many lives, a more serious worry would be the eruption of a super-volcano. Such an eruption would create a huge cloud that would block the sunlight. This in turn would affect our climate and reduce the temperatures on the planet (perhaps the beginning of a new ice age?). However, the direct effect of the eruption may destroy much of the life on our planet before that happens.

Few people understand the enourmous destrutive power of a super-volcano and many don't even know how different they are to normal volcanoes (like Mt. St. Helens for example). Although they are rare (the last one was 74,000 years ago), they are far from extinct.


- Dvir N.

4/18/2005 4:03 AM  
Anonymous Yaakov N said...

Monday
Earthquake measuring 5 pts registered near Indonesian island

JAKARTA, April 18 (Itar-Tass) - A new powerful earthquake, the third one since Sunday morning, has occurred near the West-Indonesian Nias Island. Its power measured 5.5 points on the open-ended Richter scale. Sunday, there were two quakes measuring 6.3 points and 6.1 points. (http://www.tass.ru/eng/level2.html?NewsID=1944660&PageNum=0)

Small earthquake hits western France
La Rochelle, April. 18 (AP): A magnitude 4.5 earthquake struck western France on Monday and could be felt dozens of kilometers (miles) from its epicenter, but there were no reports of injuries or damage. (http://www.hindu.com/thehindu/holnus/003200504181757.htm)

4/18/2005 3:37 PM  
Anonymous Andrew said...

My guess is these tremors could only be foreshocks to what is coming. They aren't earth shattering events in themselves, but may be suggesting what is to shortly come.

4/18/2005 6:35 PM  
Blogger Yaakov said...

A little cheshbon hanefesh we can all benefit from: while it is surely interesting to be tracking the earthquake and volcano news (as I am obsessively doing), we really ought to be taking Chacham Avraham Chai's advice to make the most of these precious moments.

All of us should be doing our mitzvos with extra hiddur, increasing Torah study, davening with enhanced kavana, and giving tzedaka with added generosity.

Hayom laasoisom--today to do them!

4/18/2005 6:41 PM  
Anonymous Yaakov said...

From none other than Al Jazeera(!)

Mega volcano threatens Sumatra islands
4/18/2005 10:53:00 PM GMT

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Indonesia's Mount Semeru volcano spews smoke in southeast of Surabaya, the capital of East Java


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4/19/2005 3:04 AM  
Blogger MatzahNacho said...

When I was a little girl I had a fear of volcanos, but I haven't thought about them since. Odd that they've now become a topic of everyday conversation and we're on volcano watch.

I wanted to ask a question about the original post. Can you explain why the cosmic clock stopped and why it would start back up in 1918? I trust it has nothing to do with the "Curse of the Bambino" that some believed kept the Red Sox from winning the World Series since that year until 2004.

4/19/2005 5:44 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Dear M. Nacho:

The clocked stopped on 17th of Tamuz because we entered, at the time of the destruction of the 2nd Temple, the period of Bain HaMetzorim (Between the Straits or more allegorically Between the Sorrows). This would be the sorrow of the Destruction of the 2nd Temple and the crushing of the Bar Kochba Revolt all the way until the Holocaust. The period on our calendar of Between the Sorrows is of course the Three Weeks between the 17th of Tamuz and the 9th of Av. That is why the clock is stuck until 1918 when according to our 20th century Gedolim the winds of cosmic change started blowing.

Secondly, I do not know if the Bambino curse has anything to do with the cosmic clock, but the Bosox during that time, I think, have lost twice to the Cardinals in seven games. Previously to 2004 when the Cards lost to the Bosox in a sweep, the Cardinals beat them in '46, and El Birdos with Bob Gibson beat them in '67. The 1946 series was lost when the Cardinals Harry the Hat Walker singled to either right or left field, and Enos Slaughter rounded the bases and slid safely into home on a single, mind you, scoring the winning run in the 7th game. That night was Hoshana Raba, the seventh day of Sukkot, and 10 of the 11 Nazis who were convicted at Nuremburg were hung on the gallows as wild World Series victory parties filled the streets of St. Louis. An eerie coincidence that was reported at the time by the S.L. Post Dispatch. I believe that WW2 was a war between the masculine (Amalek) side of Esau and Esau's feminine yetzer Hara (evil inclination) and of course his yetzer HaTov (good inclinations). Thank G-d the feminine side of evil (Sheker HaChen) won. (Sheker HaChen is the Falsehood of Charm. It is one of the main reasons that Chazal point to when they discuss why Yakov's sons did not trust Yosef. They did not understand that unlike most people who are charming, Yosef's charm was not false.). Destruction through the guilt of not being loved or popular is a personal choice. The person being detroyed does not lose his or her free will. Hitler gave us no such choice.

America, though, always gave us that choice. You could work five days, lose your job for not coming in on Shabbat, and then find another job. The few amongst our ancestors who remained Shabbat observant under such intense pressure to "melt" into the pot deserve special treatment before the Throne of Glory.

St. Louis more than any other city in America represents that feminine pressure to conform in order to be loved and popular. I know. I grew up there. It is the only city in America that identifies one by what High School one went to, because in high school, popularity is a god. It is appropriate that the St. Louis was partying as the Nazis were marched one by one to the gallows.

Just some thoughts on baseball and general providence (hashgacha clalit).

4/19/2005 2:26 PM  
Anonymous Andrew said...

Quote on the times:

“The sin of the murderers - the wicked kings and all provocateurs - is indelible. The blood that was shed in the land will be atoned only by the blood of those who shed it, and the atonement must come: total dismantling of all foundations of contemporary civilization, with all of their falsity and deception, with all their poison and venom. The entire civilization that rings false must be effaced from the world, and in its stead will arise a kingdom of a holy elite (ref. Dan. 7:18).

The light of Israel will appear, to establish the world with nations imbued with a new spirit, nations that do not speak in vain and no longer do violence to G-d and His chosen, to the light of eternal life and the simplicity and faith of the eternal covenant. Israel will see with its own eyes the perfection of the wicked, will stride on the destruction of new idolaters as it strode on the ruins of ancient Assyria and Babylon. Then it will know for certain that only with it is G-d, the G-d of Israel, the Savior.

The salvation of G-d will come. The dissipation of the strength of the nations, who have drunk the cup of poison, must come (Is. 51:17, 21; Jer.25:15-31). G-d has opened His arsenal and brought instruments of wrath. If Europe and all her nations (i.e., the Christian nations) yet strives to persist in her character which is other than truth and righteousness, ignoring G-d and rejecting His ways - this situation is but a moment in history.

The light of repentance must appear, “each man shall throw away his idols of silver and gold” (Is. 2:20), and all will revert to G-d. The present civilization will disappear with all its foundations - literature and theater, and so forth; all the laws founded on inanity and iniquity, all evil etiquette will pass away. “And the L-rd alone shall be exalted on that day” (Is. 2:17).

The spiritual fabric that in its present state could not prevent, despite all its glorious wisdom, wholesale slaughter and such fearful world destruction, has proven itself invalid from its very inception. “The wicked are estranged from the womb, those who speak lies go astray from their very birth (Ps. 58:4), and all its progress is not but false counsel and evil entrapment, connected to the psychic and physical tendencies that have become entrenched in the architecture of contemporary nations forgetful of G-d in reality but bearing His names on their lips.

Therefore, the entire contemporary civilization is doomed and on its ruins will be established a world order of truth and G-d consciousness.

“And it shall be at the end of days, the mountain of the house of the L-rd will be established on the mountaintop, exalted above the hills, and all the nations will stream to it.” (Is. 2:2)” Orot m’Ofel, 8

4/19/2005 7:08 PM  
Blogger MatzahNacho said...

After reading what you said about the potential for evil if Germany and Rome were to unite I'd guess that the election of a German pope is not a good thing.

4/19/2005 7:57 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

The last currency of Malchut (Kingdom of) Edom will be the currency of Amalek. The Euro fits all of the requirements to be the currency of Amalek. It is a marketbasket of all of Western Continental Europe's currencies. It unites a united Germany with Italy and the Vatican. We shall see very soon if the new pope is from the same seed. Let us give him two weeks of public statements about the Mideast to make an assessment.

Dov

4/19/2005 9:34 PM  
Blogger MatzahNacho said...

Wouldn't it be nice if we were pleasantly surprised and this pope would choose to support Israel, not just with a right to exist under the most constricting of circumstances, but to flourish? And returning any Jewish artifacts that the vatican has hidden away in its vaults would be a nice gesture to go along with not supporting Israel's enemies as they continue to attempt to squeeze the Jewish State out of existence. Here's to hoping something good comes out of the transition in Rome.

4/19/2005 10:37 PM  
Anonymous Yaakov Nathan said...

Rome and Yerushalayim are mutually exclusive: when one falls the other rises. Rome rose only when Yerushalayim fell, may she soon be rebuilt. And the rise of Yerushalayim will occur only with the fall of Rome.

Agav, there is plenty of reason to agree with the assessment of the hidden letter writer (Moshiach ben Dovid?) that the spiritual root of Rome has been felled, and we only await the joyous sound as the collapsing tree hits the ground.

With that and G-d's help, we will be zoche le'echol min hazvachim u-min haPsachim. Ken yehi ratzon!

4/19/2005 11:14 PM  
Blogger blueenclave said...

All Dov's readers may not know that St. Louis has one of the greatest rates of private school enrollment in the USA, especially in Catholic schools, because the public schools are so terrible. So "where did you go to high school" is more an index of what status group you want to affiliate with than whether you were popular with them, which can't be known.

6/26/2005 5:47 PM  
Blogger Moriah said...

Dov:

I'm writing this in response to your latest post on Shirat Devorah. I tried to post there but when I hit the post button I got an advertisement for blogging..

Have you ever considered writing a book about the information you've been talking about - a book about the Cosmic Clock? I think someone needs to write that book with a timeline, a diagram of the heavens, events of the past, what is happening currently and the potential future with all the nations involved. This is such intriguing information but for someone with lesser knowledge it is difficult to relay to another and would be tremendous to have a visual of it with really good graphics. Some are visual learners and need info in their hands to see and keep for future reference. I hope you'll consider it.

10/05/2011 6:02 PM  
Blogger Ayala Chen said...

12 "days" after Yom Kippur = 2012 (5772) = Shmini Atzeret
13 days later = 2013 (5773) = Simchat Torah
14 days later = 2014 (5774) = Shabbat Bereshit (which in 5774 falls on the 24th of Tishrei)

From Yom Kippur ad v'ad bichlal (bichlal) Sukkot

The new energy of the year is sealed on Yom Kippur, and the energy of the new year begins on Sukkot. On a deeper level this is because although the judgment is sealed, there is still a sort of window to adjust it. The joy one experiences on the holiday is the ultimate clincher, and Shmini Atzeret or the EIGHTH (alluding to Chanukah and the Infinite) day of Sukkot is really when the 'pitka' or note with one's destiny for that year is submitted in heaven. Still according to Chasidic thought the interim period extends through Chanukah (ISON perihilion), and Zot Chanukah, when all windows display a full candelabra of 8 candles (under a comet), the light is so strong that at the highest level of teshuva and revelation all iniquities are transmuted to merits and all judgments are nullified, all decrees sweetened, all is drenched in essence and begins anew.

[And so the 3.5 days between Yom Kippur (2000) and Sukkot (redemption), which were supposed to take only 3.5 years, have stretched now to 12.5/13, because the longer the delay, the sweeter the judgment....although the delay is SURELY OVER!!!]

8/22/2013 6:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

reading this post and the comments from 7 1/2 years ago is depressing. Still not geula......

can you say "awkward?" how long do we wait before....

How long do you write the same articles just changing some of the details based on the now current events before.....

how long do your readers post the same comments just changing some of the details based on the now current events before......

I know, I know, this time it's different....

9/12/2013 12:07 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

This time 7 years or one Shmittah cycle later it is b'itah, not b'itah achishena. In the previous Shmittah cycle we could still screw things up, and we did precisely that by not being decent to each other. When it is b'itah as it is 7 years later, there is no real way to screw it up, delaying it one more Shmittah cycle. It happens now regardless of how many people have a vested interest in delaying it again. Those people who push hard to stop the Geulah this time will not live to see it take place. No matter how many there are, the locomotive will simply flatten them by the end of 5775.

9/12/2013 3:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you for the response. I hope you're right about the impending geulah. I'm barely hanging on by a thread.

9/12/2013 5:09 PM  

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