Tuesday, March 18, 2008

6,000,000 for Redemption: A Deal Made With Haman

This is a reprint of a letter that I wrote to Rav Lazer Brody back in December of 2005. It deals with the subject that I broached but did not complete on the Tamar Yonah show earlier today.

In continuation of today's earlier post about assimilation, I received a very special letter from the "Maggid" of Kochav Yaakov, my esteemed friend Dov Bar-Leib, may Hashem bless him, his family, and his community. Here's what Reb Dov writes:

Dear Reb Lazer:

It is gut wrenching to report, but there is an end-times source for this Holocaust in America. Zechariya HaNavi tells us that two out of three of us will not make it. Only one-third of Klal Yisrael will be refined to welcome Mashiach.

In 1939 there were 18 million Jews in the world. Hitler, yemach shmo (may his name be wiped out - LB), took a third, but because they died for the Sanctification of HaShem's Name, they have a spiritual rebirth in our time. In the American Holocaust, another one-third has no spiritual rebirth, for they chose their path, sometimes through total ignorance. This leaves the original six million taken by Hitler, yemach shmo, who are here to say "Baruch HaBah" to Mashiach. Thank G-d, that the original six million has divided up into 6 million men and 6 million women for a total of 12 million Halakhic Jews in the world. The reason for this is steeped in Kabbala and has to do with the number of Jews that Haman purchased for slaughter with 10,000 Kikar. You can read about it in my article "6 million for Makhzit HaShekel" on my blog site.

The calculation is not so complicated. When Yosef was sold into slavery, each of the ten brothers received 2 dinar which according to most sources was equal to 1/2 of a Shekel or Makhzit HaShekel. The total 20 dinar received for the sale was therefore equal to five shekel, the amount which is equivalent to redeeming the firstborn, Pidyon HaBen. As our sources tell us, the coins were then used to buy shoes from the Midyanim who were passing by at the same time as the Yishmaelim. Since Yosef represented 1/10th of those who benefited from the transaction, a tikun of Makhzit HaShekel makes sense. 600,000 men at Sinai would give 300,000 shekel which would purchase 300,000 divided by five equalling 60,000 Josephs back from slavery. How Yosef would be rewarded with the 36 silver crowns is described in my article. Of course this relates Chanukah to Purim, probably a subject of another article.

It is worth noting that the Makhzit HaShekel (half shekel - LB) coin was actually a coin that was worth twice as much with twice as much silver since the crime of selling Yosef against his will required the brothers to pay back double, "kefel". After the Chait HaEigel, the Makhzit HaShekel would not suffice to bring Klal Yisrael back to the "Gate of Gan Eden" from which we fell back because of that Chait, for now all 600,000 needed to be redeemed. This, of course would require 6 million Jewish men giving 3 million shekel. You see, the Chait HaEigel (sin of the golden calf - LB) is intimately intertwined with Mechirat Yosef (sale of Joseph - LB), for the same plate that was used to cause Yosef to rise out of his burial spot in the Nile was used later by the sons of Bilaam to cause the Eigel to appear from the fire into which Aharon had thrown the gold.

When Haman put 10,000 kikar of silver into the genizah (treasury - LB) of the King, he intended to buy all the Jews for slaughter. The question arises how many Jews did he purchase. From Parshat Pekudei we see that 603,550 men in the desert contributed from Makhzit HaShekel 100 kikar of silver for the Adanim (one kikar for each socket holding together the fifty beams that formed the skeleton for the tabernacle, two sockets for each beam, one on top and one on the bottom) plus 1775 additional shekel for the hooks on the pillars. The 1775 additional shekels come the 3550 Jews over the exact 600,000 figure. Since exactly 600,000 Jews gave 300,000 shekel of silver which equals 100 kikar, we get a conversion factor of 3,000 shekel /kikar of silver. 10,000 kikar times 3000 shekel /kikar equals 30 million shekel. 30 million shekel divided by five shekel per person purchased six million Jews for slaughter! HaShem said that Amalek's purchase was valid, but not in that generation. Only a generation just before Mashiach would come would need such merit for Mashiach to come. In the merit of that 6 million who perished, 6 million male Jews and 6 million female Jews will witness the miracles of Israel's great redemption speedily in our day and will willingly donate 3 million shekel for the Third Temple effectively cleansing our Sin of the Eigel HaZahav. My forgiveness - May we have Jews in excess.

Baruch HaShem, Dov


Blogger Yitzi said...


Thank You for posting, we miss you!!! Please don't stay away so long.

Yitzi and Sara

3/21/2008 3:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dov, PLEASE go back on Tamar's show again. I always am fascinated and spellbound when you are her guest. Please?

3/23/2008 10:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Basra erupts!!

Hashem! Ad Mosai??

3/25/2008 3:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Dear Dov,

I have a few points to raise regarding your last post.

1) The words "America" or "USA" or "United States of America" do not appear in Zeharia's Prophecy. An interpretation is therefore in operation regarding your grasp of this point. You failed to demonstrate which words specifically identify "America" as the object of that Prophecy...and why so.
Hence, and with respect, I seriously challenge your interpretation.

2)This latest post is yet another one of your "I'm safe" but "You're doomed" messages to American Jewry. No insult intended, Dov, but I am rather dubious about the psychological and spiritual underpinnings of such messages.

3) As far as I have been led to believe the prognosis is "No Jew will be left behind." vis a vis the Final Redemption.

4) Any Decree can be nullified by Teshuvah. Perhaps the murder of those poor yeshiva students 2 weeks ago was the needed kapora. Only Hashem knows.

5)The Battle for Basra has begun today. See Isaiah 34:6 and 60 and CNN.

6) Oil hit $110 last week. The USA is still functioning...it's just costlier.

7)From my limited grasp of Jewish Prophecies it's the 70 nations that get wipped out...not 2/3 of world Jewry.

Rabbi Moshe Yess

3/25/2008 8:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Rabbi Yess:

Rabbi Dov is trying his best to interpret and to warn Jews worldwide not to become too complacent. He may or may not be correct about the future of American Jews. However, he is certainly closer to reality than the contentions made on your website - that our dear departed Rebbi, the greatest tzaddik of his time, is Maschiach. I wonder whether or not he clocks into your website to counter your declarations. Do his predictions bother you because he is not always accurate, or because they counter your messianic predictions?

3/26/2008 3:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Moshe, Kol a Kavod!

3/26/2008 10:49 PM  
Blogger Rosalie and David said...

To the last comment:

It is true that Zecharia does not mention America, but most leading Tzadikim understand that America being the head of the west and the west being the decendent culture of Rome , is the Edom in the prophecies. But perhaps I disagree with you on the point of the simple statement poorly quoted of the Lubavitcher Rebbe which is not talking about now, but yet after the final war, meaning who ever survives the final will not be left behind in physical galut. They will be brought to Israel. Yes is America still functioning...yes...for now. Eretz Yisrael according to every Tzaddik is the safest place in on the planet. Yes you are correct the 0 nations get wiped out, but so do the Jews who cleave to them.

3/27/2008 11:41 AM  
Anonymous Leor said...

It's been almost 3 months since the last post. Don't give up on us!! We want to hear more Dov and appreciate everything you've written about!

7/04/2008 8:16 AM  
Anonymous Yesha Momma said...

I agree whole heartedly with Lior. We are waiting to hear from you. I keep checking. So very much is happening. We would love your thoughts. We thirst not for water- but for Divrei Hashem!

7/13/2008 11:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Please post! I ckeck every day hoping for something new.

8/19/2008 9:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Where are you?

We cannot choose to just fall off the earth. Hashem has given you the right and ability to post interesting things. People need to hear as much Torah analysis as they can!

Now is not the time to go silent!

9/16/2008 5:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dov, You have every right to never post anything Again... But there are those of us who are searching for Torah answers and you give them to us. not all of us are able to sit with Rabbis and learn and gain wisdom and understanding- then share these with the rest of the world. You are and you do. Could you please come back and help? If not, could you please direct us to the right place by posting a link or two?
Shana tova. Tizku l'Shanim Rabot.

10/03/2008 3:52 PM  

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