Wednesday, November 15, 2006

A World Filled with Hamas and Other Thoughts

I have had many requests to discuss what specifically happened on the 17th of Cheshvan. I have decided to publish several letters that I have written over the last couple months to explain. Yes, Gog W. is now caught between Iraq and a hard place, "The War Powers Act", which only allows a Chief Executive sixty days from the onset of hostilities to secure an "Act of War" from both houses of Congress. Whether he will initiate something against Persia and North Korea in the next two months before Congress is seated in mid-January is the trump card in G-d's Hand. He may delay in a fatal move to forestall what he believes could be his impeachment. Surely the price of oil will soar to record heights if he withdraws from Iraq as the Persians gain hegemonial control over 55% of the world's sweet oil reserves. (Sweet oil is best defined as the crude oil which is hightly endowed with the lower boiling point gasolines.) Rush Limbaugh is so right about this. This present crop of isolationist Democrats is so very ignorant of Evil and so shortsighted.

I believe, through the prophets and the Sages of the Ages (ChaZaL), G-d has shown us some of His Hand for these two peak years of Gog UMagog (5767 and 5768). He just did not tell us when He was going to play His cards which are stacked against those who side with the Evil Inclination. There is no question in my mind that when North Korea tested its nuclear bomb during Sukkot this year, it was because after bowing seven times before Esau on Yom Kippur, Ya'akov Avinu has traveled on to Sukkot. According to most of our commentators, he was in Sukkot for Sukkot, the entire winter, the following summer, and the following Sukkot. Only then did he enter Eretz Yisrael, full and complete. Then after tarrying for twelve full months in Sukkot, he tarried another six months until Pesach before joining his father Yitzkhak in Southern Eretz Yisrael. For the time that he tarried, we are in for an 18 month world record rocky ride. But this roller coaster ride will be for keeps, G-d willing. The worst for Eretz Yisrael should be over by next Yom Kippur/Sukkot when Ya'akov accompanies his brother to Mt. Seir, to heave his Heavenly Prince over a cliff, to Azazel. The medrashim are full of what this year represents. More to be discussed in a future post about the Third year of Sukkot 5767, the Year of Ya'akov.

Here a sampling of my most recent letters:

Letter one on the subject of the Democratic party victory on the 17th of Cheshvan:

I believe the new Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi will now play a major role pushing Bush to divide Jerusalem in order to bring peace to the world. She may say that she is doing it for Israel's long term survival, but she has a large pro-Palestinian constituency in her San Francisco district to please. Olmert will of course comply happily. Checks from wealthy left-wing American Jews, the European Union political establishment, and the U.S. State Dept. will be in the mail when he says yes.

In addition to the above letter it has since become known that our arch-enemy James Baker of Gog Sr.'s administration is now restructuring Jr.'s foreign policy to mirror the desires of the Council on Foreign Relations. The Saudis are surely happy about this. They probably even ordered it.

Finally a word about Nancy Pelosi. In the axis of feminist evil, she cannot hold a candle to the likes of Hillary Clinton or Helen Thomas. She has no history of anti-Israel rhetoric or hugging Suha Arafat. And she has a strong affinity toward Jews and the modern State of Israel. For Heaven's sake her son-in-law is Jewish!! She even was caught at an AIPAC get-together singing HaTikvah right after September 11th when an alarm sounded. The entire room started to vacate, but her voice calmed the crowd. The important thing to note, though, is that she is an avowed San Francisco Socialist on every other issue. Her desire to bring peace to Mankind will overwhelm her lesser instinct that human decency must trounce evil in war. Her left-wing Jewish supporters and her San Francisco constituents will see to it that an exit strategy from Iraq is assured at the expense of the division of Jerusalem. Calming the Arab street will be their pretext. Their real reason for selling out the this country that they say that they love will be to be loved by as many as possible. I do not expect Pelosi to be with us when the chips are down, but I do not expect it from her Jewish son-in-law either unless he divorces her daughter and returns to the Tribe.

Letter two on the meaning of Hamas Declaring War on the United States on the 17th of Cheshvan:

By the way, this is a good siman (sign) that G-d should be kind to America when it is time to dispense judgement upon Mankind. America deserves to be separated from the rest of its fellow travelers in Edom. On Hoshana Rabba 5761, when the rest of the world was voting to condemn Israel for its actions of self-defense, the United States and two South Pacific nations voted nay to condemnation. I wrote about this in my original article on the South Asian Tsunami. Now again in response to the accident in Beit Hanoun when 19 civilians were killed, the Gog W.'s United States voted to veto a resolution in the U.N. Security Council condemning Israel. At least Gog W. had the decency to own up to bombing of the target that was missed as being in tune with his policy even though he had Armilus (Olmert) tied to a short leash. May America be separated out for special consideration from the rest of the Western World which voted to condemn. Here is the letter which is really the combination of three separate letters:

Hamas, for the first time, declared war on the United States on November 8th after the Beit Hanoun bombing. November 8th of course was the 17th of Cheshvan.

Before the great Flood the Torah is very explicit that the straw that broke the camel's back was that the entire world was filled with Hamas (Gen. 6:13). Hamas is translated as chaotic violence or lawlessness. Hazal derive from this that genaivah (thievery) of less than a prutah (a coin worth about a dime) was common. This brought on the Great Flood on the 17th of Cheshvan.

Beit Hanoun puts Hamas in the driver's seat of international terrorism. They now become Iran's primary point men in exporting international terrorism to the U.S. Their rallying cry will be "Remember Beit Hanoun!". The more they terrorize, the more Nancy Pelosi gets Gog to divide Yerushalayim. She will claim that this will bring peace to Israel and America. He and his new foreign policy team sent by his dad Gog Sr. will comply. It will be hard for the feeble minded to argue with her. She will end up following a McGovern-like foreign policy line with regards to Israel even thought in the past she never would have done so. The stress of the moment and the need for world-wide affection and constituency support will drive this along. (If you disagree, please comment.)

Eventually, hopefully sooner rather than later, Gog starts to bomb Persia. Whether he does so now to prevent the price of oil from soaring or whether he does so after he has left Iraq and the price of oil has already soared, he will have to attack Persia. The division of Yerushalayim seems to be running neck and neck with the coming nuclear- tipped attack to reach those deep Persian bunkers. One needs to happen yesterday. The other will happen because Olmert is bought and paid for. He will just deliver. Only when it is too late will it become obvious to all that the War with Persia will not be going well because of the drive to divide Yerushalayim. In 5767 G-d is controlling every event like never before. Judgement is palpable. This is the seventh year, the climax, for Eretz Yisrael. In Chutz LaAretz (outside Israel), the Hamas (chaotic violence) is just beginning (also a seven year process? The Zohar seems to say yes, for the final blow against the nations of the world occurs in the 73rd year according to the Zohar). Al Qeida's attack on 9/11 was a singular event. The drumbeat of daily terrorism has not yet been felt by America and the Western nations. (The Medrash Sefer Eliyahu explicitly says that "souls suffering for all of their sins" will be a phenomenum in the western part of the world. The year 5766 was the great divider. According to the Zohar the supernal body of Adam Kadmon was emptied by the end of the year. All reincarnations for the purpose of repairing sins in previous lives ended at the end of that year, last year. For those of us that are already here in this physical plain, we have seven years to get our act together or suffer for all of our sins. Here in Eretz Yisrael we have experienced six of those seven years already. Outside EY 9/11 was a tragic warning shot, but the seven years seem to have hardly commenced. Pray for leniency, but it is hard to believe that at the End of days the Shopkeeper does not demand full payment for unrepentent sin.)

I believe that this new stated policy of Hamas and now Fatah and their Al Aqsa Martyrs' Brigade to bring suicide bombings enmasse to the United States will quickly become a policy on all the Western nations. A world wide intafada is in the making. More later....

8 Comments:

Blogger Rabbi Moshe Yess said...

BS”D

Like all readers of Dov’s wonderful posts I come here to get a sense of where things are standing presently and where things are headed to… regarding Moshiach’s imminently expected arrival. Associations and connections are frequently made here between living people or nations and our Jewish Bible Prophecies that are interpreted/presented here to actually represent these people and/or nations. This topic is the ultimate puzzle for today’s Jews.

To complicate the matter there is no such thing as a Jew who doesn’t want to be alive when Moshiach arrives. In fact we pray for that specifically. However, desire and/or need can and do affect and distort perceptions. I find myself struggling between wanting to believe these matters 100% as Dov presents them … and then my mood swings to stone sober cold analysis mode. I tell myself “Never mind what I want or need. I want to look at the established facts alone in the light of day. I want to get a scientifically accurate reading of which Prophecies can be irrefutably connected to which persons or nations.” I want provable facts! Not intuitions, interpretations, beliefs and/or contingencies.

This presents a problem because most Prophecies can be tagged to several scenarios past, present and probably the future as well. The famous Yalkut Shimoni on Isaiah 60:1 can seemingly be tagged to the Iran-Iraq war of 1980, to the first Gulf War of 1990 and to the still ongoing second Gulf War of 2003. It seemingly is going to be taggable to Iran’s evil leader very soon as well. So we are still left with questions about this Yalkut Shimoni and what it is specifically talking about.

My respect and admiration for Dov needs no further comment. Neither will I tolerate any effort to discredit it by possibly being attacked for what I am about to do. So Dov, for the sake of elevating everyone’s understanding here (especially mine) I am going to put you into the hot seat. Imagine this, if you would, as a trial wherein your beliefs and opinions are under review for their “truth”. What you believe and what you intuit we already know. We respect those and follow this blog daily. But now I wish to pin you against the wall, Dov, with some hard ball questions. The basis and justification for doing this is the method found in all Talmudic debates. So here goes…because Emes can withstand all assaults against itself…if it is Emes.

QUESTIONS

1) Aside from your personal belief… what is the basis for you to present us with G. W. Bush as being Gog? What sources from Yiddishkeit have you to share with us that justify and/or warrant such a statement from yourself regarding Bush being Gog? What evidence from anywhere in Yiddishkeit supports this position?

2) You have constructed and shared with us in prior posts a calendar timeline which (to quote your latest post) states dramatically “I believe, through the prophets and the Sages of the Ages (ChaZaL), G-d has shown us some of His Hand for these two peak years of Gog UMagog (5767 and 5768)”

What exactly is “peaking” in these two years? Why are these two years “peak years”? What will occur specifically after these “peak years” pass and we are 3 years from now?

3) Judaism presents the topic of Moshiach’s arrival in paired opposites or contradictions. Let me list the ones I know about.

A-1) Moshiach’s arrival will be it its time (sometime just prior to the year 6000 at the very latest)
A-2) Moshiach’s arrival will be hastened if we merit.

B-1) Moshiach will arrive on a donkey (symbolic of a natural arrival by him).

B-2) Moshiach will arrive on the clouds of Heaven (a miraculous arrival).

C-1) Sanhedrin 98B states “if Moshiach arrives from the living….
C-2) If he is from the dead….

Please list for us which component of each of the above pairs you understand to be presently operative…and especially so…what basis you use to support your selection of these aside from your own personal belief or intuition.

3) Based upon your calendar….can you now state definitively for us what the Hebrew year will be when I will turn on CNN and see a report showing a living Jew who is Moshiach ben Dovid beyond doubt or controversy?


4) You repeatedly reference the cost of oil going to $100 a barrel. In the past few months the opposite has happened and OPEC is cutting back on production to keep the price from further slipping lower. What is the basis (aside from your personal belief) for stating that oil will hit $100 a barrel and tumble the USA?

Thanking you in advance for your answers, Dov.

Rabbi Moshe Yess

11/15/2006 10:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"axis of feminist evil"

This is the first time I've seen this phrase. No clue if it is in wide use or not.

Of course, I also didn't know that the feminists were evil, I'm glad I have been taught that valuable fact. It is always a good thing to brand groups of people a certain way. Makes it easier to dismiss them and their ideas. Sometimes even to dismiss their humanity.

11/16/2006 12:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

re: Moshiach arriving on a donkey.....
we already have the donkey (Olmert)

We must be close.

11/16/2006 8:32 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

No one said that feminists are evil. But the two whom I mentioned are, along with others that think and behave like them. More later...

11/16/2006 2:54 PM  
Blogger Baruch said...

To Anonymous:
There's no need to insult the poor donkey.

11/16/2006 7:24 PM  
Anonymous HaSefaradi said...

R'Yess:

I am not Dov's attorney or economist, but let me respond, in part. The recent price of oil is not directly driven by consumption. While emergent economies China and India indicate a long-term and continuously growing future demand, what has set the price has been investor speculation, primarily hedge (investment) funds. Oil and almost all commodity classes are over-inflated due to the surplus of cheap money in the marketplace--which has been engineered by the American federal reserve to support economic expansion. Large investment funds can borrow money cheaply due to low interest rates and invest it at a fine return, and have been doing so aggressively. As it stands today, even the present declining price of oil is over-inflated and those who have positions in the oil market are concerned that oil investments will unwind, i.e. be sold, which will tumble the price. Now make no mistake, cheap oil is not in our future, but the current price does not reflect existing demand factors. It is market driven and this is a speculative market. As such, there is tremendous potential volatiliy.

The term "event risk" should be introduced here. This means the risk of an outlying event disrupting financial markets. In practical terms, this could mean a war in the middle east that may disrupt production or transporation of oil or a terrorist event in the USA. Irrespective of a declining price trend, an event of this nature could easily turn oil prices upward in a dramatic fashion. There are innumerable scenarios, but one would be to target energy assets in any of the Arab countries. This would raise oil prices instantaneously.

It should be noted that there are American federal statutes--I cannot recall the name of the Act--that originated in the Carter Administration that calls for American military engagement in the event of external threat to the American economy.

11/17/2006 8:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dov, I really enjoy your posts. I am a regular at Rabbi Winston's shiur and often hear some similar ideas from him. I am puzzled by one thing you said this post.

" In 5767 G-d is controlling every event like never before. Judgement is palpable. This is the seventh year, the climax, for Eretz Yisrael. In Chutz LaAretz (outside Israel), the Hamas (chaotic violence) is just beginning"

I am not familiar for a senario where events run in a different time frame for the rest of the world vs. Israel in terms of the Hamas. I thought every thing comes to a climax at the same time at the war of Gog vMaGog.

Yitzi

11/18/2006 7:00 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

In actuality the Zohar in the same place that it talks about Mashiach's appearance in the 66th year (Vayera 119b), strongly hints that a seven year period of judgement on the nations of the world then ensues climaxing in the year 73 when many nations gather in the City of Rome for a final judgement. This would make sense since Edom's fall needs to parallel Israel's rise. This is how the redemption is brought about by the spiritual force of the letter Vav in HaShem's Name. Vav in the World of Yetzirah is spelled Vav Aleph Vav. It alludes to six years of suffering for Israel, six years of suffering for the nations of the world that caused Israel's suffering, and one year of overlap in which both suffer, this year 5767.

As far as Moshe Yess's long list of questions.

1. There is no way to prove that Gog W. is the Gog of Yechezkel. He just fits the profile better than anyone else in history. Until he does what he is prophesied to do, we will say that he has chezkat Gog (tremendous Gog potential). I suggest rereading the my blog entries about the Land of Magog, Part One and the one about the 33rd Level of Purity. One is in the sidebar. The other is in the archives under March 2006. Many other articles in this blog go into detail giving a picture of who Gog is. Keep in mind the following:

a) He is not a horrible man. As a matter of fact, Yechezkel clearly states that he has to be pulled against his will with hooks in his mouth to the mountains of Israel for judgement.

b) He comes to hold on to his Malkhut Edom's prosperity in this world. This is stated by S.R. Hirsch on the fact that Gog comes to "take of the spoils." He comes here as part of his effort in building a spiritual roof over Edom's civilization, for he is thankful to HaShem for bringing them to the 33rd level of purity but desires no more Divine Providence to help the World to advance to the next level.

2. Gog UMagog wars should be very strong in these two years. It seems the attempt to internationalize Yerushalayim will take place with a full court press this year. After Pesach in the year of Yakov the nations of the world will not appreciate G-d's verdict that only Yakov's descendents are given special blessing to be here. They will war with HaShem over this issue. Their dispute with HaShem will have catastrophic consequences for them in 5768. In that year open miracles should protect the residents of Eretz Yisrael from destruction in the merit of Moshe Rabbeinu. Does it not make sense that the redemption would peak in the merit of Moshe. Rav Dahan, the tzunami Rav along with the followers of Rav Kaduri, all say that Gog UMagog wars will peak in 5768. By the way, this is all b'itah (in its time although we may not merit it). May we merit that these things happen sooner. One thing, though, seems to be part of the Divine plan. By delaying judgement on the nations as the situation becomes more dangerous, HaShem is protecting His First Born nation from large scale death and destruction because each year of Sukkot brings another of the seven shepherds into our corner of merit. For instance after Pesach this year, the blessing bestowed upon Yakov Avinu, being that this is the third year of Sukkot, takes full effect, for on Erev Pesach when his father blessed him, his descendents become the sole inheritors of Eretz Yisrael. Next year in 5768, the fact that Moshe Rabbeinu was the Redeemer of Israel adds more protection to those who are seemingly in harms way here in E.Y. In 5769 the Clouds of Glory return in honor of Aharon Hakohen, etc. In short the longer this final war is held off, the fewer Jews in EY are killed if any, G-d forbid, are killed at all.

3. According to the Leshem and to Rav Dahan, these events are b'itah, at the latest possible moments before we disintegrate as a nation. Expect the redemption to come as the sword of Damacles is released with our heads on the X where it is hanging to fall. We can always hope for Achishena, but we may be past the point of no return for that.

If this happens with no other option, Mashiach comes on a donkey after the smoke of Gog UMagog has cleared. The donkey is the purified "gashmiut" or physicality of history.

Mashiach coming from the living or the dead is not a subject of this blog. The Rambam seems to indicate that he must be alive at the time.

4. According to the Gemorrah in Sanhedrin and in Megillah, MB David comes in the eighth year of a seven year cycle of Gog UMagog which is the year following the seventh year. If we count from the Zohar's inferred date of the first year of Gog UMagog, we would count from the beginning of the Al Aksa Intafada on the last two days of 5760. The eighth year would then be in 5768. If we count from the invasion of Afghanistan in the first year of the Shmittah cycle on Hoshana Rabba 5762, the eighth year would be the beginning of the next Shmittah Cycle, on Hoshana Rabba 5769. Rav Kaduri and Rav Dahan have indicated in the past that 5769 is the year when ben David comes sometime near and around Hoshana Rabba in the Fall of 2008 or later that year. I am not one to guess this. I simply present what the heavyweights amongst our sages seem to say.

5. The price of oil over the next two years will not rise dramatically because Peak Oil has been reached. Because of new discoveries and more investment brought about incidently by the rising price of oil, it looks like Peak Oil has been delayed until at least 2010. The one sure way that the price of oil will shoot up is because of either major uncontrolled war in the Persian Gulf or Iran's acquiring of nuclear weapons. The latter is the most foreboding possibility. If little Hitler gets the bomb, he will tell the Saudis, the Kuwaitis, and everyone else in the Persian Gulf what they should produce. Since over 50% of the world's sweet oil comes from the Persian Gulf, he will wrap the West's economies aroud his pinky. With North Korea now giving Iran what it needs, there is very little time left. The smart money is in gold now not oil. Oil will only shoot up either just before war begins or when Achmadinejad flaunts the Bomb.

Hope this answers all your questions.

11/19/2006 1:14 AM  

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