Sunday, May 12, 2013

Overdrive Toward World War in Syria

Here are three links to see how the world is being pushed by the hand of Heaven toward world war in Syria, albeit at the end of the nine months instead of during the nine months.

1. Even American leftists are admitting that Benghazigate was Obama's clandestine attempt to arm the Muslim Brotherhood Jihadists in Syria by using the Turkish Consul in Benghazi as a go-between.  Geraldo Rivera   Obama did this in order to get around an international obligation to not counter Russian support for Assad in Syria.  So he had to do it surreptitiously and then try to cover it up.

2. By trying to cover it up, Obama now risks impeachment proceedings about a cover-up which is more explosive than Watergate.  At least with Watergate four Americans did not end up dead.  Impeachment looming  So here one has a pacifist Muslim loving President who under most circumstances would never go to war until it was too late especially in the Muslim World.  Yet, he is being pushed by "unseen forces" aka the Hand of G-d to do something to attenuate what could be the political indictment of the century.  If it was the secret support of Al Qaeda and the Muslim Bros. in Syria that put him into this hot water.  What is the best response?  Make what was private and surreptitious into public policy!  The Saudis are already all for it.  So all Obama has to do is go with the flow.

3. Pretext:  a) Russia is now arming Assad with super duper laser guided accurate missiles.  Israel is threatened.  If he, Obama, goes to war, he can always blame the Jews for bringing him in.

b) It has already been proven that Assad has used sarin gas on his own people.  Obama has admitted this even though his gut instinct was to simply fudge his original red line on the use of these chemicals.

c) and now over Shabbat there was this in Turkey.  If the Turks insist that it was Assad who blew up those bombs, what is a NATO ally to do?

When Divine Providence finally shows Its Hand, learn to expect the unexpected to force the sleazy pacifist reprobate (menuval) to do things that he normally would never do.

181 Comments:

Blogger LondonMale said...

I am struggling to understand the Turkey bombs. No clear military target. Just civilian deaths. The Turks have blamed Assad, but I would have thought even an evil man such as Assad can not afford to waste weaponry on non-hostile targets. The Turks are providing support to his enemies, so if he wants to fight the Turks why not attack the Turkish military? If the bombs were Assad;s ding, I guess Hezbollah could have been used to carry them out, as they exist in Turkey as well as Lebanon and Syria.

5/12/2013 4:18 AM  
Anonymous Shiloh said...

And this: http://essential-intelligence-network.blogspot.co.il/2013/05/syria-conventional-war.html

Shavua tov vChodesh tov

5/12/2013 6:12 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Yes, because the real war is the coming nuclear war between Persia and the West in the Shmittah year 5775. Medrash Sefer Eliyahu discusses the 3 year build up which began in the summer of 5772. The main event will likely be in 5775. I discussed this in my post about the time period between 5773 and 5776 right here

5/12/2013 11:16 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Again my Medrash Sefer Eliyahu link has stopped linking to the actual medrash. It links to the general Univ. of North Carolina, Charlotte webpage. I will quote the medrash later about the 3 1/2 year to 4 year war which reaches a climax in the Shmittah year 5775 but has already begun in 5772. In 5775, Persia will be in the process of taking over the world. Three western kings will fall into Persia's hands. Then the son of a slave woman named Gigi(t) will attack Persia from the West.....

5/12/2013 11:26 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

One can follow the UNC at Charlotte link to the Dept of Religious Studies. I will have to wade through that page again to find the actual working link to the medrash. If someone else has time to wade through this, please do so and find the link again.

5/12/2013 11:44 AM  
Blogger Neshama said...

Aren't the Kurds being forced from Turkey?
Just a thought here.

5/12/2013 2:49 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

First of all, I want to thank Dan G. who helped me find the Sefer Eliyahu link. I will soon correct it in the sidebar. For now it is right here. The Univ. of North Carolina at Charlotte keeps updating their website. So I need to keep up. But kudos to that fine university for having these ancient Jewish texts on their website in English.

Yes, Neshama, there are Kurds of autonomous regions in at least three different countries or four if one includes Iran. They are in the Iraqi north and the Turkish east and in Northern Syria with the present conflict, they have carved out an entire autonomous region which is totally under Kurdish sovereignty. We know from the war in Iraq that the Kurds are fiercely independent and autonomous from the Sunni and Shiite Arabs in the south of that manufactured country. And in Turkey they have been revolting against the Turks for decades. Parts of eastern Turkey are so dangerous that the Noah's Ark Heritage Center set up by Ron Wyatt and the Turkish government is almost impossible to get to without getting shot at. Sadly, Ron Wyatt likely found the site of the petrified wooden ark at the 6500 foot level of the Mountains of Ararat, but the Kurdish conflict makes it impossible to visit at this time.

So it is still unknown whether this was a terrorist act perpetrated by one of Assad's crew or whether it was an act of Kurdish separatists. But since it was directed at Syrian refugees, it was more likely the work of Assad or one of his allies. Why would Kurdish separatists attack Syrian refugees? Well maybe the Al Qaeda thugs are challenging Kurdish sovereignty in northern Syria, but I had not heard about this.

5/12/2013 5:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Turkey says it is time for nations to act against Assad
By REUTERS
05/12/2013 16:08
BERLIN - Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said on Sunday it was time for the international community to take action against Syrian President Bashar Assad, with the security risks in Turkey and Syria's other neighbors mounting.

Davutoglu was speaking at a news conference in Berlin a day after twin car bombs ripped through the Turkish border town of Reyhanli, killing 46 people - an attack that Turkish officials blamed on fighters with links to Assad's administration.
by Taboola

5/12/2013 6:36 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Well so it continues, 41 weeks after Tisha B'Av 5772...and counting. Zohar VaYeira 119 anyone?? What comes next?

5/12/2013 7:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where is the world's call for a "two-state" solution in Syria? Don't the poor, oppressed rebels deserve their own country, especially after the loss of 70,000 civilians? This is all happening to show the total hypocrisy of the world insisting on "Palestinian" self determination with their own state. Have 70,000 Gazans been killed? Not even close. The propoganda minister for Israel should be pointing this out to the Baal Kerry and others who want to resume the stalled "piece process".

5/12/2013 8:35 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

The closest thing that we have ever had to a Minister of Propaganda here was Danny Ayalon of Yisrael Beiteinu and his Youtube videos. We number 6 million Jews here. About half of us here might be able to morally distinguish between a crease in our elbow and the crease in our pants. We are outnumbered by 1.5 billion Muslims to about 4 million Jews if you include another million Jews in the world who are morally appraised of our situation here. That is a ratio of 375 to One. There is no way to win a propaganda or hasbarah war with such odds arrayed against us. Our only Champion in this process is G-d Himself. Plus in any hasbarah campaign, one has to take into acct. the recipient of hasbarah. Unless the recipient is by definition a decent human being with the four attributes of a righteous gentile outlined in the comments section of a previous post, any hasbarah will fall on deaf ears.

It is in the merit of the 6 million who died starting about 73 years ago, that it frankly will not matter what the rest of the world thinks. And yes, after the Syrian conflict is complete, they will gather to divide Yerushalayim. They will all be in one place just north of us in Syria. They won't give it a 2nd thought.

5/12/2013 9:24 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

The one last piece to this puzzle is to get the menuval in the White House to take the bait. As it becomes more and more publicized that four Americans were killed in Benghazi in order to secure shoulder launched missiles for Sunni Syrian Jihadis, the chorus for impeachment will grow and grow. Then he will have no choice ...to save his own skin. I doubt Hillary the Witch Clinton will take being thrown under the bus on this one. She has designs on the Presidency in 2016 even if such a thing may not even exist by then....How is she to know that unless she reads this blog??

The Turks are now making public pleas for NATO to take action in Syria, but as long as the menuval in the White House resists, it won't happen. When he sees that it is in his personal best interest to go to war, he will join the fray...and WW3 will commence. Divine Providence is like a freight train. Once it starts chugging you either get on board or you become slats on the tracks.

5/12/2013 10:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


"Yet, he is being pushed by "unseen forces" aka the Hand of G-d to do something

Ezekiel 38:4:

"..and I will turn thee about, and put hooks into thy jaws, and I will bring thee forth..."

LondonMale:

Assad has been murdering non military targets from DAY ONE of this civil war. (it's all on video) The first day when the unarmed women and children were on one side of the street and the unarmed men were on the other side of the street peacefully protesting, Assad's army opened fire on the people for essentially no reason. He doesn't consider killing his own civilians a waste of armaments. He used this protest as an excuse to fire at civilians aka terrorists -- to get rid of his opposition and he will continue to use his entire might to destroy those who oppose him though now every terrorist in the region is fighting there. He is being aided in every way financially, and militarily by the Russians and the Iranians.

5/13/2013 12:30 AM  
Anonymous talmud said...

How will Syria start WW3 exactly? I don't really get it. We had a better chance for a nuclear world war during the 1980s then today. Back then the US and USSR had thousands of nukes, now its unlikely. I'm sorry but I don't see it.

5/13/2013 5:18 AM  
Blogger Neshama said...

I saved Sefer Elijah on my computer and have made a PDF of it for anyone who wants a copy. I can email it to you.

Thank you Dov for your comment(s).

ArutzSheva:
"A large-bodied Arab man attacked an elderly Jew in Jerusalem's Old City last Saturday. The victim's daughter, Tali Hoffman, told Arutz Sheva that her father was making his way to Shacharit prayers, as he does every Sabbath, from his home in the Muslim Quarter to the Kotel."

This may be what the Sages of old meant when they did not want to be around during these days of the emerging Geulah.

5/13/2013 9:58 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

The Zohar on the year 5773 is not clear whether the Syrian World War will be nuclear...at first. It can only really become that once Persia has a full array of nukes by the year 5775. An earlier commenter on this post even pointed out that the Russians are hoping to keep hostilities conventional. As the Persians sense that the date of the arrival of the 12th Imam gets closer, they will pull out and (try to) use the nukes in coordination with North Korea. We have not arrived at that point yet. So WW3 will have two parts. The first part is in Syria. Then the nations of the world will make a final push to gather against Yerushalayim. That is described in the Zohar VaYeira 119. Part 2 and the more frightening part takes place in the Shmittah year 5775, just as the Gemorrah in Sanhedrin says it will. The Medrash Sefer Eliyahu says that Persia will be in the throes of victory for 12 consecutive months during the Shmittah year before being defeated by the son of Gigi. We have not yet arrived at that point.

So the Syrian theater of action is only part One to set up the folly of the nations of the world of going to war against G-d Himself in Yerushalayim.

5/13/2013 10:58 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Neshama: It is getting harder and harder to stomach the collateral damage of King Shaul's cowardice to rebel against his Western handlers. He has been completely emasculated. Yitzchak Shamir never would have allowed this to even get to stage One.

5/13/2013 11:14 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

And neither would his brother Yoni have allowed this to deteriorate to this stage. Why did HaShem leave us with the weaker half of the Netanyahu brothers? I don't know that answer to that one. The Raid on Entebbe was so long ago.

5/13/2013 11:19 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

The Syrian conflict is at least one order of magnitude worse than current wars in Afghanistan and in Iraq. I would even assume that the swath of pure destruction and devastation is much worse than even the Iran/ Iraq war in the 1980s. Plus the death toll keeps shooting up quadratically if not exponentially. It is now past 80,000 dead and probably higher. And while Turkey just a few months ago said that they would not allow in over 100,000 refugees, did we not just hear that the Turks now have brought in close to 300,000 refugees? Here is a video that seems to explain fully the enormity of the calamity in Syria. When I was in the Golan last summer, I did contemplate on the death and destruction that was taking place less than 30 miles from where I was standing.

When a nation just dies

5/13/2013 2:38 PM  
Blogger Moriah said...

Speaking about when a nation dies, America is dying. Rotting from the inside out:

http://freedomoutpost.com/2013/05/the-gulen-movement-indoctrinating-for-jihad-in-charter-schools/

5/13/2013 3:50 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Yes, the problems in America are really more dangerous than even the death of Syria. In Syria if a Scud wipes out an entire city block, one can see the rubble. In America, the govt. can, in the words of Zerohedge, "baffle them with B.S." In the US, the Commerce Dept. can turn a 0.1% rise in retail sales, an extremely minuscule rise, into a 200 pt. rise in the Dow. What they don't tell you is that gasoline demand from gasoline stations just plummeted 4.7% in less than one month. What did 5% of American simply stop using their cars? Yet, those looking at the data are now too ignorant to know that they are being taken for a ride even if 5% of them lost the keys to their car during the month. As I wrote before, I don't know how long the Obama Administration can continue to get away with this. He has deep connections with the sitra acher and draws much power from there. Yet, if over half of Americans are spiritually holding where he is holding, he can lead the chorus for a while until G-d says enough is enough.

This is the problem with predicting the collapse of economies. Consumer Confidence alone driven by a nation of reprobates can remain high if the reprobates themselves remain fed and content. And consumer confidence is the hot air that prevents total collapse.

5/13/2013 4:17 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Here are some real figures on retail sales for April for those who are forking more money into the Stock Market. The Commerce Dept. "seasonally adjusts" its figures. The real data is shocking:

lies your govt. tells you, seasonally adjusted, my foot

5/13/2013 4:27 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

In 1980 I transferred from the Univ. of Missouri, Rolla to the Univ. of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana. I majored in Chemistry, but I decided to take as many Economics courses as a possibly could. In a sense I minored in Economics. I really wanted to understand how economies worked. It was more than a passing interest, and The Econ. School at Univ. of Illinois was actually a very good school, not immersed in Keynesian garbage. Now the world has changed significantly since 1980 or 1983 when I finished school. Yet, there were some basic economic principles that simply were Truths that could not be altered. In an economy which is healthy with a fiat currency, the Central Bank has a target interest rate which slowly rises as the economy grows to counter the tendency toward inflation. When the interest rate gets too high and cools the economy down too much, a shock event, might place the economy into a recession. At this point the Fed or some other Central Bank sets the target interest rate to be at a much lower percentage, allowing more access to easier credit at lower interest rates countering the slowdown. This is how the American economy worked in every post-WW2 boom and recession since WW2. The interest rate went up or down depending on the Velocity of Money and the tendency toward inflation. Suddenly, in the Fall of 2008 at the end of the last Shmittah cycle, the Fed set the target interest rate at 0.0%. Now after a massive wealth extinction that occurred in the Fall of 2008, perhaps that made sense. The problem is now that the target interest rate for the Fed has been at 0.0% for the last almost 5 years!!! Everything as it used to work, no longer makes sense. Think of it. What does 0% interest rates for five years, actually over 4 1/2 years, mean?? Perhaps I need Stanley Fischer or Ben Shalom Bernanke, his top student, to explain this to me. It means that there is no real economic growth. The existing economy is a Zombie. Yes, there are living people actually working, but the menuvalim living under the general economic structure, are running around trying to keep the Dead system from grinding to a halt. Since this never has really happened before in world history, I won't guess who actually puts the Zombie to rest. It obviously is HaShem, in His Great Mercy, who builds a world of Truth and a Land of the Living where people live, breathe, and create with His blessing. The total length of a zombie's life cannot exceed 7 years.

5/13/2013 5:14 PM  
Anonymous mkf said...

It was very bad that Bibi did not include Bennett on the China trip. Bennett is the Economics & Trade Minister for crying out loud. Yes, i read the reasons but don't want to engage in lashon hara. But it appears that at least Avner saved the day. And to be fair, one must commend the parents (Bibi & Sarah) or maybe more likely the grandparents? for what the boy did.

This appeared on my FB page today, from a source I think I can trust and there were photos of Avner and the Chabad Rabbi.

********************

Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netayahu's, teenage son, Avner was with his father this week on a State Visit to China.

While touring the ancient Ohel Moshe Synagogue in Shanghai which the Chinese Government has established as a Jewish Museum tribute to a past instead of a living breathing Synagogue of today, teenage Avner Netanyahu had other ideas.

"Do you have a pair of Tefilin here?" he asked Rabbi Avraham Greenberg, one of the Chabad rabbis in Shanghai who was on hand.

And right then and there, in front of the shocked Israeli diplomatic corp, the communist Chinese delegation, and the ecstatic press who were snapping away, he laid tefilin and began Davening (from his iPhone as there was not even a Siddur there).

When one of the puzzled Chinese delegation asked him what he had just wrapped around his arm he kindly explained that "it reminds us daily of who we stand before."

Avner, On behalf of many thousands, thanks for reminding us that we're believers in Hashem!

5/13/2013 10:27 PM  
Anonymous mkf said...

And this for the joke of the month...

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/167989#.UZE-QKJd1uA

chag sameach

5/13/2013 10:33 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Yes, no matter how much room there is to criticize Netanyahu's cowardice in taking on the world as our appointed leader here in EY, there is as much praise for how as parents both Bibi and Sarah have raised some great children. Since he is our public representative before Mankind, we would love a brave leader who knows when it is appropriate to tell the world to go fly a kite. He just does not have it in him to do that. But on the issue of his children, there can be no doubt, that he has raised children committed to the goals and dreams of the Jewish people. Bibi, our King Shaul, is truly a complicated figure who knows how to speak like Winston Churchill. Now if we can only get him NOT to behave like Neville Chamberlain at this point in history when we have to take on this world of menuvalim.

5/13/2013 10:49 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Well the exporters got their way. In an unusual move Stanley Fischer has lowered Israeli interest rates in the middle of the month. Normally these reductions take place in an orderly way at the end of the month. But desperation with regards to the dollar has set in. Exporters do need to compete. no doubt about that. So Fischer took this unusual step. The dollar then ticked up to a Midrate of 3.6 upon announcement of this unusual move:

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/167984#.UZFHoaJTCAk

At least here in Israel, the Central Bank has wiggle room to lower interest rates. In America there is no wiggle room with the target rate being at 0% for 4 1/2 years now.

5/13/2013 11:10 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Everyone have a wonderful Shavuot, Feast of Weeks, starting tomorrow night exactly 50 days after the first night of Pesach. On Shavuot it is traditional to NOT eat matzah. All meals should be filled with chametz, and the two challahs for the meals should NOT be unleavened. Talk about turning Pesach on its head, hah?

On Motzei Chag here in EY or Isru Chag, while it is the 2nd day of Shavuot in the US, Obama has scheduled a meeting with a very concerned and angry Tayyip Erdogan, the PM of Turkey. One can only guess what the talking points will be.

5/13/2013 11:20 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Sorry, I should properly refer to our archenemy up in Turkey by his proper name, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. If Obama is a Muslim pretending to be a Xtian, I think that secretly, Recep, is a Xtian pretending to be a Muslim...except that Recep is a lot better at pretending to be a Muslim than Obama is at pretending to be Xtian. I wonder if it will turn out that the PM in Istanbul is the gilgul of Constantine?? Now wouldn't that be something!

5/13/2013 11:40 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

So the Mishnayot in Bikkurim (First Fruits, the masechta most associated with Shavuot) mentions a mysterious animal that is neither domestic (beheimah) nor wild (chayah). It is called a Koi. There are four mishanyot at the end of Perek 2 dealing with this animal and how it differs halakhically from a domestic and a wild animal. But frankly, I had no idea what this animal was for so many, many years. This year I asked the Zoo Rabbi, Rav Slifkin. He says it is a water buffalo. Now I have to ask why is a water buffalo in a category of its own? What is it about a water buffalo that makes it neither domestic nor wild?

5/14/2013 1:04 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Now, I see. Apparently there are two kosher species of water buffalo. They are differentiated from each other by the names: Domestic Water Buffalo and Wild Water Buffalo. Wikipedia lists them as two separate species that occasionally can produce fertile offspring. Well that about explains why the mishnayot can't decide whether this animal is domestic or wild. Yet, with further investigation, the actual separate species of Domestic Water Buffalo are called the Swamp Buffalo with 48 chromosomes and the River Buffalo with 50 chromosomes. Somehow these two separate species can produce fertile offspring... which would seem to indicate that they are THE SAME SPECIES!! No wonder why the mishnayot about them are confusing. Ok good night.

5/14/2013 1:24 AM  
Blogger Ronnie Rendel said...

BS"D

Something to mention: the nations of the world no longer have control of Israel. For 2000 years they did, due to the sparks of Tohu that gave them life. This sparks were refined and returned to their source, the Keitz is over.

The only power left for the kelipot, is only what we give them through our habit of galus, which is no longer real. We have to open our eyes, meaning to stop giving life to our habits and giving significance to the nations.

5/14/2013 4:19 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Shavuot or (Pentecost, according to the Septuagint Greek translation of the Torah) is now finished here in Israel. According to the Torah it is only one day in length exactly 50 (7 weeks + 1 day) days after the first day of Pesach. Throughout the rest of the world Shavuot lasts a 2nd day. There are many reasons for this. One of them is that all festivals outside the Land of Israel last a 2nd day because of the problems of declaring the New Moons in ancient times and getting the word to Bavel. Shavuot is distinct in that it is tied to Pesach, 50 days earlier. So by this time it would have been known precisely when the New Moon for Nisan fell, pinpointing the exact date of Pesach and Shavuot, 50 days later. So it would seem that outside the Land of Israel, Shavuot should only last one day. But alas it too must have two days for another reason. It is because Moshe Rabbeinu wanted the Giving of the Torah outside of the Land of Israel to take place on Shabbat. The First Day of Pesach had been on a Yom Chamishi (a Thursday) in 2448. So 50 days later should have been in 2448 on a Friday. But Moshe was counting days and nights and not nights and days. Look at how the Bnai Noach wee counting days after the Great Flood. It says day and night (Gen. 8:22). So after 50 of these, we arrivied at Thursday night, the 6th of Siwan. Since from now on we would return to how G-d counted days at the Creation of the World, we had to wait until Friday night in order to get the first full day. Now Moshe wanted that in the first place. He wanted Shavuot to be a miraculous day with greater manifestations of Divine Love. So The Torah, and the Ten Commandments were given on Shabbat, which in the year of the Exodus was the 51st day. So in the year of the Exodus, there were two days of Shavuot when the Torah was given!! But if the Torah had been given in the Land of Israel, because of the added sanctity of the Land of Israel, there would have been no need to add that extra day!! So from this we learn, the Torah always intended for Shavuot to have two days outside the Land of Israel even if the Torah's command for Eretz Yisrael is to commemorate Shavuot for one day.

5/15/2013 11:10 PM  
Anonymous mkf said...

Dov, if all the Arab countries rally to this recent call to invade the Golan thru Lebanon and take the Golan for Syria, doesn't this alone qualify as a "multi-nation" war in the north? Adding to that the declaration by Bibi tonight that he will bring down Assad if Syria attacks us. (maybe he is becoming less Chamberlainish)

5/16/2013 12:52 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

I think any multinational invasion will likely wait for NATO support, only because the French and the British have to be brought into this invasion so that HaShem can beat the living tar out of these Israel hating countries in Europe. We know from Zecharia 12 and 14 that trying to divide Jerusalem will be the litmus test for Divine Wrath at the End of Days.

I am not sure that Bibi is capable of throwing off the yoke of the nations, if the West gets involved. He is simply way too much a CFR guy to even have a clue how to tell Europe to go to H-ll. He actually looks at these historic Jew hating countries as "civilized".

5/16/2013 1:03 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

There might be a war of self-defense when Israel simply conquers Lebanon, the Northern half of Eretz Yisrael. Most of the historic residents of the southern half of Lebanon have been chased out by Hezbollah. So a conquest by Israel would simply give these parts of Eretz Yisrael back to its rightful owners according to the Torah, even parts that Yehoshua Bin Nun never conquered in Israel's northern frontier. This would then set up demands by "The West" to retreat, and could result in a NATO/ Russian invasion or standoff. This explosive situation can spin out of control in so many ways following along various fractures of instability. For one, the terror attack at the Turkish border town last Shabbat now has a death toll over 50 dead. Under any normal circumstance, the Turks would be within their right to simply invade Syria, but everyone including the Turks are afraid of WW3. I don't know how this will explode.

5/16/2013 1:34 AM  
Anonymous Shiloh said...

Dov, here is another great article of the upcoming war in the middle east.

http://essential-intelligence-network.blogspot.co.il/2013/05/middle-east-on-brink.html

5/16/2013 7:23 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

That mortar shell that landed harmlessly in the Golan apparently was intentionally launched this time. It was NOT and errant missile. I can only guess how this is going to blow up. Our Coward in Chief here simply can't ignore the problem here for even a few more weeks. Perhaps G-d is bringing this to a head. Bibi went to Putin to beg him not to arm
Assad with those highly accurate missiles. Putin told him to go stuff it. What is Neville going to do now? Today Erdogan meets with the Obaminable One. After over 50 people were murdered in a Turkish border town last Shabbat, what will these two lowlifes be talking about today?

5/16/2013 7:35 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Over 50 people died in Turkey last Shabbat from two car bombs. The Turks have tagged this on groups supporting Assad, and yet they will not be going to war over this. Erdogan is hosting 400,000 Syrians now as refugees, and apparently the death toll in Syria is above 95,000, not just the 80,000 that everyone thought. At this point, I have no idea what would cause NATO to actually get involved in overthrowing Assad. I can understand American reticence with or without Obama. Who would want to support Al Qaeda in any struggle in which they chop off heads of prisoners of war? There are no good people in this war. Both sides are equally evil, even for Americans who by majority rule have joined the forces of the menuvalim. Yet the American menuval is below the 49th level of impurity because of Free Love (homosexual marriage). Islam has gone the way of Free Hate (eating the hearts of captured prisoners). On this note, this will be my last comment on this issue until something really happens. If blowing up over 50 people does not cause a war, then I won't guess on what does.

5/16/2013 11:59 PM  
Blogger LondonMale said...

Russia vs America tension increases:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/russia/10064414/Russias-FSB-reveals-identity-of-CIA-Moscow-station-chief.html

5/17/2013 8:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The PM has met with several leaders lately. Is he feeling out who his friends are perhaps?

5/18/2013 2:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Reb DOv
Especially with your very strong haskama I was don lcaf zechut on Lapid, but now he is backing homosexual marriage in Israel. http://www.jpost.com/Diplomacy-and-Politics/Lapid-working-to-pass-civil-gay-marriage-in-Israel-313549
How can Bait Yehudi continue to work with someone who appears to be cast in a mold similar to his fathers anti-torah position.
Even our Rabbi Lazer Brody had come out against him before this public revelation http://lazerbrody.typepad.com/lazer_beams/2013/02/et-tu-naftali.html
I doven for Lapids teshuva but this public chillul Hashem makes me again question as I have since The Gush Katif and northern Shomron disaster why I vote M"PDL/B"Y when we get burned every time.

5/18/2013 9:19 PM  
Blogger Neshama said...

OMGosh, did u see this?



'Expect Israeli strikes on Russian arms shipment to Syria-Hezbollah'
U.S. officials tell The Wall Street Journal: Another round of Israeli airstrikes could target a new Russian transfer of Yakhont advanced anti-ship missiles in the near future • Russia moving more quickly than previously thought to deliver S-300 surface-to-air defense systems to Syria • CIA Director John Brennan in Israel to coordinate

5/18/2013 9:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

and this:

Syria prepares missiles to strike Tel Aviv – report
DEBKAfile May 19, 2013, 4:15 AM (GMT+02:00)

The Sunday Times reports that Syria is deploying advanced Tishreen surface-to-surface missiles to strike Tel Aviv in case Israel launches another attack. The paper cites “information obtained by reconnaissance satellites tracking Syrian forces,” without any other source.
Syria’s Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Makdad said in a broadcast Thursday, May 16, that if Israel again attacked Syria, it would face an immediate and painful response. Asked if he realized that his words meant war between Israel and Syria, Makdan replied: “So what? So there’ll be war.”

Since January, Israel has conducted three air strikes in Syria targeting shipments of Iranian weapons heading for transfer to Hizballah.

http://debka.com/newsupdatepopup/4444/

5/19/2013 7:30 AM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

Syria has missiles aimed at Tel Aviv.

http://www.jpost.com/Headlines/Article.aspx?id=313589&R=R101

5/19/2013 9:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is this what you mean when you say certain religious leaders want to extend the galut? "Shas MK: We Need the Arab League Peace Plan"


If this didn't come out right, it's http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/168102#.UZjj2cqndBg.

CDG, Yerushalayim

5/19/2013 5:44 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Many points to answer here. But yes, Ya'ir Lapid may be the leader of the Ephraim stick right now because Mashiach ben Ephraim sits in an American jail for 28 years. Yet, Lapidot in ancient times was Devorah's first husband, but an Am HaAretz until she taught him how to thicken the wicks for the Menorah in the mishkan (Pirkei D'Rebbi Eliezer). So we are in process with that one. Until then I expect him to hold the positions of an Am HaAretz. The coming war should alter the trajectory on where we are going with this one.

The Aryeh Deri phenomenon is that simply he is one wicked dude, and has taken Shas off the fence. As long as Eli Yishai was in charge, Shas was a supporter of the Land of Israel, but was still on the fence. For instance, Shas stayed in Olmert's govt. for at least a year and a half after Olmert started negotiations over dividing Jerusalem, albeit it was known at the time that such negotiations would be meaningless. So no one held Shas accountable for doing anything wrong. In a time of birur, fencesitters have to choose one side or the other. Deri has obviously chosen the side of the sitra acher. I wish I could put this mildly. I am sure Eli Yishai is NOT a happy camper. We will see what happens next and how Yishai ultimately reacts.

5/19/2013 6:11 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Dovid M. of Israel Rising blog made an interesting observation. The missile attack against Syrian missile storage facilities on the 25th of Iyar, precisely at the end of 40 weeks from Tisha B'Av 5772, was a game changer. Netanyahu and Boogie Ya'alon acted without asking America for "permission" to defend ourselves. This is all kind of ridiculous that since the 6 Day War we need a permission slip from the American monolith in order to defend ourselves, but it is what it is with our faithless and feckless leaders. So basically the event of the end of the 40 week pregnancy was kind of a Declaration of true Independence from the Esavian pig, the one who pretends to be kosher but in the end upon further inspection is not. So we are in uncharted territory now. Besides with Esav being Yishmael's toadie for the rest of this process, we better get used to depending solely on the Almighty and not some broken reed amongst the nations. Apparently, Aryeh Deri prefers broken reeds.

5/19/2013 6:32 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

One last thing about Aryeh Deri's wickedness: If he successfully pushes yeshuot (salvations) out of 5773, over one billion people will die starting some time in the Shmittah year 5775 when the major conflict between the West and Persia finally commences. Please pray that this happens with Rachamim and that Aryeh Deri fails in this final attempt by the Erev Ze'ir. This Geulah will NOT be delayed into the next Shmittah cycle. There are many reasons for this including that 5776 is the Yovel of Yovelot according to at least 3 different independent sources. 5776, the year after the Shmittah year, is the drop dead year for Ben David to appear. So if Aryeh Deri persists in this wickedness, may only he and his supporters get hurt. It seems that all that time in prison has not tempered his wickedness.

5/19/2013 6:45 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Take heart though. We are now well within the 72 year period from Alot HaShachar to sunrise in this Geulah process from the beginning of the Shoah over 73 1/2 years ago. When the Chafetz Chaim wailed to Shamayim to annul the evil decree that commenced 25 years after the beginning of WW1, he failed to arise Divine Mercy on that generation. This was done precisely so that resha'im like Aryeh Deri and others would fail to prevent the arousal of Divine Mercy on Eretz Yisrael over 72 years after the Shoah began. I don't believe that Deri can really do as much damage as SOME Ashkenazi Chareidim did 8 years ago in the previous Shmittah cycle.....but he will try, the mark of a true rasha.

5/19/2013 7:08 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Finally, it seems in the area of fence sitters, that Shas MKs will each be given an opportunity to voice their opinions on the Division of Yerushalayim and other issues. In the most recent article Yitzchak Cohen has jumped into the waters on the side of Aryeh Deri, who already stated his position during the formation of the new govt. I don't know how many other Shas MKs will follow suit. But the Division of Yerushalayim issue is the issue over which there will be a final birur.

5/19/2013 7:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

One thing Reb Dov. Your Rav is also my Rav - HaRav Shalom Arush shlita, he should live and be healthy with strength until 120!
Rabbi Arush has said many times recently that we must pray that this war comes later - we must pray that Hashem give us more time to strengthen our emuna and do teshuva. Otherwise, he says with a half-laugh, we might have to search for a minyan for Moshiach. We all know it's not funny. He says anyone praying for Moshiach now is cruel! Just the opposite - we must pray and pray and pray that Moshiach not come, that this war not come, and for more time, and we must do everything we can to strengthen our emuna and the emuna of the Jewish people through distributing emuna books and CDs.
On another note, you are welcome to maintain your hope in Lapid due to his name. But by what he is doing to Torah and Torah learning, to supporting even basic institutions like having children, to bring in goys as supposed converts and now legalize gay marriage Hashem have mercy on us and ban him from succeeding in any of it! He sure seems to be a torch for the fire of the wrong side.
Since Rabbi Dovid Chai Abuchatzeira said that his brother Reb Elazar zt"l was Moshiach ben Ephraim of the last generation shortly after he was killed, I think we should be looking for someone of that caliber, instead of someone acting as worse than an am haaretz, but a plain old rasha gamur, like Lapid.

5/19/2013 7:25 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Ask Rav Arush, Shlita now if a war this year might actually save lives. I will go and ask him myself. Yes, a war in 5770 or 5771 would have been premature since there was no real bracha for ruchniyut and gashmiyut in the 2nd and 3rd years of this Shmittah cycle. But we are now in year 5 where there is tremendous bracha whose light originates from Yemot HaMashiach itself, which may be from the year 5776, 3 years in the future. A war now would eliminate the serious desire by ehrlich people to make peace from territorial concessions even though after Oslo and Gaza and their related wars, I DO NOT believe that such ehrlich people exist anymore. Anyone today supporting territorial concessions is either a fool or a rasha. Every time we give away land in negotiations or unilaterally, Jews die by the dozens as a direct result. We don't need anymore "trials" proposed by other reshayim to learn the lessons of the Oslo War and the deaths which have followed the unilateral concessions in Gaza. In short it is very likely that what is about to happen with Syria will only be for bracha for ehrlich people who have been waiting for Mashiach for all these years. Additionally, a jolt on Tel Aviv from either Lebanon or Damascus might wake people up in order to do teshuvah in a way our gentle persuasion has failed because even if the Big War is in the Shmittah year, a war now would only strengthen our emunah and bitachon. I do verily believe that we are reaching the b'itah limit where Geulah must take place. The moment Persia starts developing a wide array of nuclear missiles in a North Korean breeder reactor, there will be NO further Shmittah cycles to do teshuvah. I believe we have arrived at that point in this Shmittah cycle..not the next one.

I will have to do a post on the Yovel of Yovelot 5776 to clarify previous posts about the years 5773- 5776.

5/19/2013 8:56 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

As far as Lapid's apparent rishut, I do believe that this coming war will persuade many away from adopting the foolishness of the nations. As of now, there is no majority for homosexual marriages in Israel. Even if Russians in Yisrael Beiteinu, some of them, support mixed marriages by legalizing Civil Marriages, there is not even a majority for that either.

Plus I made it clear that even though Lapid is at the post of the head of the Ephraim stick, he is there is lieu of the absence of Yehonatan Pollard who is sitting in jail.

5/19/2013 9:01 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

I am praying that the news of missiles on launching pads in Syria which can hit Tel Aviv is coming as quite a shock to the leftist cesspool there. Then any war that results might be a pre-emptive strike. That would be the best scenario.

5/19/2013 9:13 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Even Rav Shalom Arush was very clear that sometime during the "reign" of Obama Jews would have to come from America with their pajamas in a plastic bag. Well his "ordinary" 2 terms ends in less than four years while this Shmittah cycle is over in less than 2 1/2 years. One cannot fit another Shmittah cycle into his last year and 1/4 of his Presidency. The only way for this to be extended is for him to declare martial law because of the breakdown of US society. Now that would be bloody and dangerous for anyone living under his reign when that occurs. best if it happens now or within the next two years even if there was the possibility that the 11th horny dude could reign an additional 7 years, adding a 3rd and 4th term on to his Presidency. You see, we have reached a brick wall by the end of 5775. no other way to look at it.

5/19/2013 9:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When did Rav Arush make that statement about US jewry during the obama term? If he did in fact make it, perhaps the decree will be rescinded just as the imminent war before Rosh Hashannah 2 years ago was also avoided, bH. (;-)

Will you be happy when the geula comes with Rachamim, please G-d?

5/20/2013 12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I live in the US and I believe that we are not going to run to no where for 3 reasons: 1. Lyubavitcher Rebbe zt"l would tell us about pajamas. 2. There will be no place to run at the end of days. 3. Torah and Mitzvot will save us from bad things.

5/20/2013 12:02 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

He, Rav Arush, said it after Obama was first elected in 2008. And he meant it that it would happen during his time in office. Now his time naturally ends on Jan. 20th, 2017. So take care if you believe that you will be alright, but please remember, the Lubavitcher Rebbe's last psak was likely before his stroke in 1992. You have not had a Rebbe to guide you for over 21 years. Find a Rebbe who can at least guide you until Mashiach comes. G-d bless.

Yes, may it come with Rachamim, now! Derekh haTeva after Iran (Persia) is armed to the teeth with nuclear warheads courtesy of North Korea is NOT the best option.

5/20/2013 12:13 AM  
Blogger LondonMale said...

On a bit of a tangent, but currently in the UK the knives in the back are drawn at the Jewish Lord Feldman, Co-Chairman of the Conservative Party which is the main party of the coalition government of Prime Minister Cameron.

Feldman has been accused of making an insulting remark about Conservative Party members, which he has denied, and in any case is extremely tame, "Swivel Eyed Loons".
A note to American readers that this is not in any way a racial issue in the UK, and describes a political party with very few non-white members.

Quick to attack Lord Feldman was fellow Conservative politician David Mellor, who has a history of anti-Israel statements and has history of association with PLO members.
Mellor's inanity knows few limits, he was also quick to criticise the appointment of Israeli Avram Grant as Chelsea Football Club manager a few years ago, describing Grant as "Hulking" in an effort to make him seem like an Israeli bully, when quite the contrary Grant is a softly spoken man who conducted himself with dignity in difficult circumstances.

The other co-chairman of the conservative Party is Grant Schaaps, also Jewish.
One to keep an eye on for us in the UK.

5/20/2013 12:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rebbe was buried in New York, he choosed its place for a reason that we will understand later why New York. He defenetly saw future.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0NW0bye-pwQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&v=TB_khjit9ns&NR=1

5/20/2013 1:03 AM  
Anonymous Mochin Rechavim said...

The Lubavitcher Rebbe's prophecies are still coming true to this day. It is unfortunate that Galus has poisoned us to think that we are bound by the physical and that death truly is the end. If this was the case then we are completely lost after the Avos, Shevtaim, Moshe until Rambam, Rishionim, Achronim, why are we still here? The Lubavitcher Rebbe is still the Nasi and no one can or will replace him till Moshiach is revealed. His thousands of Sichas, Maamarim, Kuntresim, Igros, and Video Recordings will guide the Jewish people till Redemption.

Enjoy this weeks Encounter with the Rebbe

While many leaders today fall back on "decrees were rescinded" when they make lavish prophecies, not ONE prophecy from the Rebbe was wrong or did not come to fruition.

Pirke Avos 1:18
His son, Shimon, would say: All my life I have been raised among the wise, and I have found nothing better for the body than silence. The essential thing is not study, but deed. And one who speaks excessively brings on sin.

The Shepard never abandons his flock and while you need a physical Rebbe, our hiskashrus to ours will never be broken.

5/20/2013 2:34 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

I forgot to mention that we obviously should NOT pray, G-d forbid, that Mashiachzeit should be delayed. I truly believe that it is going to happen fully by 5776 whether we are ready for it or not. There are three concerns. 1. that as many Jews as possible do teshuvah before wars make it impossible to do so out of love.

2. that the wars themselves convince people to change their evil ways. This would require more than one war so that the smaller conflict would influence one to do teshuvah before the big conflict in the Shmittah year.

3. that as many Jews outside of Eretz Yisrael get here before it hits the fan in Chu"l.

How to maximize all three things at the same time is the trick now since time is so short. I will soon do a post on 5776, the Yovel of Yovelot from several different angles. It will be a continuing discussion of the years 5773 through 5776 discussed previously in several posts. G-d bless.

5/20/2013 3:12 PM  
Blogger Chaim Zalmon said...

RAv arush's 100 cd is a great way to get people to do tshuva.

Allowing young people to know that even if they don't speak hebrew they can learn a lot of different things for a career in Israel in English (like art therapy, buisness, accounting, and, engineering, and so many more).

Also a program called the voucher program where NBN gives you money to do training to gain a skill

http://www.nbn.org.il/aliyahpedia/employment-a-entrepreneurs/managing-the-job-search/495-vocational-courses-a-retraining-programs-for-olim.html

One final piece you can likely affect more Jews by being in Israel. How? How many secular jews do you deal with on a daily basis (in Israel you will deal with a lot (and with you IMH doing kiddush hashems that will get them to look at what being a Jew is)), also Israel succeeding is giving more Jews a reason to actually think about being Jewish is (Warren Buffet is now investing in it a popular actor is going there to look for investments, (and teach across america now has it's own birthright for non Jews and Jews in their program).

5/21/2013 12:42 AM  
Blogger Chaim Zalmon said...

Here is the 100 CD distribution thing (can get in places religous jews can't usually get into (like reform shuls))

http://www.breslev.co.il/store/torah_cds/rav_arush_brody_eng__cds/100_cds_for_distribution.aspx?id=12329&language=english

5/21/2013 1:49 AM  
Blogger LondonMale said...

I guess many people saw this blog post from the 17th of May.

Even more pertinent in the wake of the tornadoes in Oklahoma.

http://palmtreeofdeborah.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/the-forces-of-nature-will-intensify.html

5/21/2013 4:52 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Well here is how we are continuing the march toward War!

ridding the Land of buffoons, cowards, and the Witch of Eindor

And here is the threat: The Syrian Threat

Pray hard that these missiles only hit the homes of reshayim, that G-d differentiates between those who follow Him and not World Opinion or someone else's opinion and between those who desire perpetual galut and its associated kavod and riches and those who do not. Once the cleansing takes place, all those Breslov tapes from Rav Shalom Arush will have a much wider audience on the Left Coast.

5/21/2013 4:44 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Ba'al Kerry is coming this Thursday, in less than two days. Perhaps if this war starts after the Pile of Donkey Dung shows up at the airport, we can stick the putrefied donkey dung in a Tel Aviv sealed room for the duration of his trip....and then kick him in the rear end when he boards his plane back to America!

5/21/2013 5:01 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

When this finally blows up into a full scale war, we will talk about the significance of the timing. My sense is that we are actually in process, but the real tikkun will begin by the 29th of Siwan. This is not a prediction, but a sense that the filling of the four universes post from last year is actually happening b'rachamim this year. If it had occurred in 5772, the bracha of the 5th year of the Shmittah cycle would not have been in place as it is now after the 40 weeks of pregnancy. I am referring to this post:

Time for Tohu

The major uptick in the Syrian War began exactly 40 weeks after Tisha B'Av 5772. The build up now is to reach a point where tikkun can take place, the date that the spies were sent to scout out the Land of Israel. This is NOT a prediction. I am simply following the build-up to the next stage where the gematriah 63 Name of HaShem (between the Day after Shavuot on the 7th of Siwan until Tisha B'Av) needs repair because of the Sin of the Spies. It forced the Higher Hey in HaShem's Name to distance itself from Klal Yisrael in the desert. The 2nd part of the tikkun is with the gematriah 45 Name of HaShem which begins tikkun on Tisha B'Av until the 24th of Elul, 45 days later. Is this happening this year?? I don't know, but it explains what is happening so far.

5/22/2013 2:27 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

The idea being: Why do we need birthpangs here in Eretz Yisrael? We have had birthpangs here for centuries. Let's get to the tikkun.

5/22/2013 2:36 AM  
Anonymous mkf said...

i guess the drill was scheduled for 3 weeks ago...but postponed..

http://www.timesofisrael.com/israel-braces-for-massive-chemical-warfare-drill/

5/22/2013 7:52 PM  
Anonymous mkf said...

and this

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/168229#.UZz6K6JqNuA

sorry i don't have time to try to figure out the html right now...:(

5/22/2013 8:08 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

I have it on good authority that the Druzim in the Golan and the Galil are preparing for a drawn out war. They are stocking up on a three month supply of non-perishable food. Don't tell this to Jews who are under the spell of the Erev Rav or the Erev Ze'ir though. It creates cognitive dissonance. You see. The Erev Rav needs to hate Jews in Yesha because they believe if we did not exist they would be more popular amongst their gentile friends and liberal Jewish friends in America. So they come up with excuses that our yishuvim are preventing peace from flowering forth. So in their minds they cannot prepare because there is really no threat of long range missiles that can hit Tel Aviv. It sets up a kal veChomer. If missiles from Syria and Lebanon can reach Tel Aviv, then missiles from Beit El could definitely reach Tel Aviv. Since they, according to their avodah zarah, are under no threat of missiles from Beit El in Arab hands, then they surely are under no threat of missiles from Syria. So WHY PREPARE???

The Erev Ze'ir has different issues which I will discuss later. For the Erev Ze'ir the issue is not the avodah zarah of popularity. It is the issue of perpetual galut.

5/22/2013 8:26 PM  
Blogger Neshama said...

Hows.that.for.common.decency:
Glenn.Becks.MercuryOne.raised.ONE.MILLION.USD.for.the.victims.of.the.Oklahoma.disaster.
And.it.ALL.goes.to.them.

5/22/2013 8:29 PM  
Blogger Neshama said...

Dont.understand.the.Beit.El.comparison?

5/22/2013 8:31 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

The missiles coming from Syria and Southern Lebanon are coming from a galaxy far far away for those geographically ignorant about the size of Eretz Yisrael. In 2006 those missiles only reached Red Haifa. They did not make it much further south than Haifa. The Haifans learned some geography after that event and have since voted for more security minded parties in subsequent national elections. Tel Avivans scoffed that Hezbollah would never have missiles that could reach them that far south. What they failed to measure was that the distance to Tel Aviv from the highest spots in Beit El was approximately 30 miles which was about the same distance between Southern Lebanon and Red Haifa. Today the math is much different. Both Hezbollah and Syria have missiles that can easily reach Tel Aviv. They are from that galaxy far far away. But now these other galaxies can obliterate Tel Aviv. So if those places far far away can obliterate Tel Aviv, surely missiles from Hamas could reach Tel Aviv from Beit El if for whatever reason the Witch of Eindor negotiated a treaty between the PA and Israel, and after a free open election, Hamas took over the PA parliament building wherever that is. The Erev Rav will become political eunuchs after missiles from Syria and Lebanon reach Tel Aviv, and they are trying to ignore it all. This is all very amusing.

Don't tell this math to the Ba'al Kerry when he arrives tomorrow. He still thinks that the Witch of Eindor wields internal political power here. When it becomes obvious that Israelis have wised up to the Ba'al Kerry's scam, the nations of the world will send their own "massive protection force" to liberate Palestine. The liberation will NOT be an inside job.

5/22/2013 8:48 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

I forgot to point out. The Iron Dome will not work over an extensive border as long as the Lebanese border with Israel. It especially won't work if we extend that border into the Golan's border with Syria. The Iron Dome was only meant to work if the border was especially narrow like the northern tip of Gaza. So missiles headed north from Gaza can be intercepted by the Iron Dome. A coordinated missile strike on Tel Aviv from both Lebanon and Syria cannot be protected by Iron Dome. It looks like Iron Dome will prove to be another broken reed in this upcoming war for those who insist on leaning on broken reeds. In short, Baruch HaShem, the jig of the Erev Rav is up. They will have to worship their avodah zarah of world public opinion from somewhere else. This is all turning out to be very very intriguing.

5/22/2013 8:56 PM  
Blogger LondonMale said...

We had an attack in London today, where two Muslim men beheaded a British soldier in broad daylight in a shopping street in suburban London, near to the soldier's barracks.

It is the major news story in tonight in the UK, and already there have been retaliation attacks on mosques.

Two things that spring to mind though - the recent murder of Evyatar Borovsky received comparatively little coverage here.

And though no information has been made public yet as to the identity of the two assailants (who were shot and injured by police), from footage seen on TV, where one talks to the person filming in the aftermath of the attack, they appear from their appearance and the accent of the one who spoke, to be Black British men of West Indian heritage, and likely to be converts to Islam rather than immigrants from Muslim countries, or at the very least if they were immigrants they have been here most of their lives.
It may be though that evidence released after I post refutes this.

5/23/2013 4:27 AM  
Blogger Neshama said...

The.murder.is.all.over.the.news.and.in.the.papers.and.online.

[quote]Web users who live in the [Etzion}bloc have apparently been astounded to discover that while trying to log into Google to perform searches, the search engine has been redirecting them to google.ps, the Palestinian Authority handle, instead of google.co.il, as in the rest of Israel.[endquote]

This.tag.at.the.end.of.the.search....to.me.....is.a.way.of.being.able.to.descriminate.against.countries.i.e.Israel....Already,Google.is.redirecting.searches.from.the.main.web.into.a.sub-category.....This.is.manipulation.regardless.of.how.they.explain.it.

sorry,my.iMac.keyboard.is.not.well....My.iPad.is.ok.however.

5/23/2013 12:19 PM  
Blogger Daniela said...

I do not believe it is permissible according to halacha to cause R"L the death of one single Yid right now, even if we had certainty that this would save a billion people in a few years (not sure where you are getting the number from, and I imagine that number includes many Jews and many Non Jews). Not to mention this is just a doubt, because any decree can be rescinded and certainly this is the case before the year you refer to, which is not yet begun; and, R"L, there is no guarantee that a war at this time would bring about victory, much less Moshiach, whom, we are taught, will be an undisputed and respected leader for a few years before being recognized as a potential Moshiach. I have asked you a few months ago if you are already aware of such a candidate, and I believe you responded me you are not yet, if I recall correctly. Perhaps this has changed?

May I also add that the predictions of certain rabbis do not appear to be completely reliable, e.g. those who invested in gold or worse in silver according to this blog's advice have sustained losses. I imagine most people who read this blog are not professional investors and perhaps can not even afford a trustworthy and competent financial consultant, and they are seeking to protect - even more than profiting from - their lifetime savings.

But what we really should be focusing on, is halacha. Every Jewish life is enormously precious and its worth is beyond human understanding. A confrontation now R"L means certainly a loss of those precious neshamot (unless the state would be prepared to hire nonjewish contractors, which is currently not the favored option, despite it being an obvious one: armies and the military invariably fail against guerrilla, and e.g. blackwaters/academia is routinely hired in appropriate areas, even for police tasks). We do not lose a neshama on the basis of a future hypotetical event and in fact, not even if R"L the calamity was certain. We don't go by a numerical majority of supposedly saved neshamot, and if our enemies request we give them a Yid to murder and if we don't they will murder us all, we stay strong and face death all together. I believe that for Torah-observant Jews, this is all we need to know.

5/23/2013 4:36 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

The desire for missiles on the Left Coast is only to hone in on the homes of reshayim that want to destroy homes in Yesha for the sake of their own personal popularity and of perpetual galut. This would be measure for measure for all the homes that have already been destroyed by the reshayim who desire either popularity or perpetual galut. And yes, they are reshayim, both sides in the Erev Rav and the Erev Ze'ir. Again this desire for justice is measure for measure. They want to destroy our homes; then their homes should be destroyed. That by definition is measure for measure. It would be best if they did teshuvah, but counting the number of people who have done teshuvah for enabling Gush Katif and Migron on one hand, the numbers are not overwhelming. If they, the reshayim, want a temporary place to stay during the war, they are more than welcome to pitch a tent on Migron Hill for a few weeks. Bring non-perishable food and potable water just in case Tornado Barak did destroy the infrastructure on Migron Hill when he demolished most of the caravans and the synagogue just before Rosh HaShana last year. We have a couple of extra beds in our house for those who have NOT enthusiastically voted for Livni, Meretz, Labor, and Kadima in the three national elections starting in 2006. Those who have voted for rishut can pitch a tent across from my kitchen window on Migron Hill for the duration. I pray they make it here safely to experience the consequence of their wickedness. Once this happens, the Erevim will be crushed, never to raise their evil heads again. We can save ourselves much misery collectively if the wicked learn their lesson now and not two years from now. The 1 billion dead figure in the final war, once Persia has a full array of nukes, is actually low. Zecharia 13 speaks of 2/3rds of the world's population being decimated. We pray that there is no need for that to happen either.

The advice to buy silver is long term advice, not the temporal time span in your imagination.

5/23/2013 5:13 PM  
Blogger Daniela said...

Thank you for clarifying about the silver, although very few nowadays can afford investing long-term and although I seem to recall some readers struggling to find money for aliyah tickets and moving expenses. To such people, even a small and temporary loss is a tremendous hardship. Let them invest in silver, if so they wish, at a better price, especially given that the rise you expect is not immediate. If it is not immediate and if prices are going down, there is no hurry.

Personally I doubt a war would bring about a great Israel. It is my belief there is grave danger a regional war would bring about a demilitarized secular binational state in the Tel Aviv area (perhaps, within it a Haredi ghetto will remain), and an Arab state with a tiny Jewish minority. This would of course cause tremendous loss of Jewish property - I am purposefully not commenting on Jewish, and non Jewish, lives. While Moshiach can come at any time, we do not currently have a potential Moshiach accepted by everyone, at least, not that I know of. If indeed Moshiach is coming in 5775, all we have to do is keep waiting for him, keep busy with Torah and mitzvot, and he will be with us in no time.

5/23/2013 5:35 PM  
Blogger LondonMale said...

The identity of one of the London Muslim murderers have been released. He was British but of Nigerian descent, not West Indian, as I originally posted mistakenly. But a convert to Islam, rather than born into it.

5/23/2013 7:35 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

You keep mis-quoting me Daniella. I said the drop dead (no pun intended) year for Gog UMagog is in 5775, the coming Shmittah year. This would mean that the b'itah limit on Ben David's coming would be in 5776, the Yovel of Yovelot (Jubilee of Jubilees). I have said this many times. The more tikkun that we can get before that, the better. And the earlier the tikkun the better because it frankly will save lives before Ben David does show up. If the Great War in the Shmittah year, 5775, is NOT preceded by teshuvah, I shudder to think how many might die. I will have to do my post on the Yovel of Yovelot (5776) very soon, bli neder.

5/23/2013 8:29 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

This would mean that a major war in 5773 would result most likely in the coming of Mashiach Ben Ephraim who lays the groundwork for Mashiach ben David. Ben Ephraim sets up a Utopian society of common decency, rooted in Noachide Laws lishma with additional laws against lashon hara and ribit lishma. Acceptance of the other laws will be preceded by a Great Teshuvah until Ben David shows up. The Noachide ideal lishma was never attained even in the United States because in America the purpose of the common decency on which it was founded was to make money. As a Klal America could never rise about the 33rd level of purity. Our objective here is to reach the 49th level of purity, and in the Yovel year, the 50th. It would be both 50 years after the unification of Yerushalayim and 50 years after the disintegration of Western society during the Summer of Love and Sex.

5/23/2013 8:38 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

I meant to say acceptance of the other laws of the Torah would be "voluntary", out of Love, until Ben David shows up. Perhaps it will be Ben David showing the way all along once Ben Ephraim shows up first.

5/23/2013 8:41 PM  
Blogger robbin said...

dov,

"The advice to buy silver is long term advice, not the temporal time span in your imagination"

is this advice based on something written in jewish texts?

5/23/2013 8:54 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Silver, many sources.

1 nichsof nichsafti in Yedid Nefesh refers to the time when the Vav in HaShem's Name, associated with the 3rd verse of that Shir, becomes attached to the Yud Key in His Name. It literally means "I have so much yearned", but it also refers to the rising value of silver when that takes place.

2. Kesef likely refers to the other two letters from the five final letters that must be sweetened while bending them when judgement comes on the world to bring Mashiach. The Tzadee, Nun, and Mem were bent with the Great South Asian Tsunami in Tevet of 5765. The remaining two letters Kaf and Pey will be bent when the fiat kesafim (monies) become worthless.

I will come up with some more sources to supplement this later.

5/23/2013 9:55 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

I should mention the most classic source of silver's rising value at the End of Days. It is that Yosef, Mashiach ben Ephraim, must be redeemed with the same coins by which he was sold into slavery in Egypt. He was sold for 20 dinar of silver which is 5 shekalim. In order to redeem hims with machtzit hashekel, the coins must have value. Why machtzit hashekel? Because at the sale of Yosef, ten brothers split up the five shekalim. Each brother received machtzit (1/2) shekel as proceeds for the sale of Yosef. So at the end of days he is redeemed with the same.

5/23/2013 10:08 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Don't be fooled by the recent sell off of silver paper. Those holding silver on margin buy paper silver. So it is easily manipulated simply by the US Govt. raising margin requirements. So the last "manipulation" helped encourage all those holding silver and gold on paper to sell their holdings. The physical metal is held at 100% of its value. Raising margin requirements will not convince people to sell their physical silver. So now that the paper holders have basically left the silver and gold markets, the price of precious metals will be much harder to manipulate. The key is to hold physical metal, not paper with the silver value on it. Personally back in the mid-1990s, I purchased several pure silver bars each weighing 10 troy ounces. I bought them for $5.50 per ounce. So I have held them for 18 years, bli ayin hara. This is a long term investment. The key of course it to buy low and hold on to it until it can be used for machtzit hashekel or for other purposes as a medium of exchange.

5/23/2013 10:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is anyone else terrified at the thought that like in the midbar once we reach that high level we are also responsible on a much higher level and our mitzvot observance will need to be that much more strict.
Perhaps I am an am haaretz but I do my best work through regular avoda of my mind and sometimes my hands. I tried for four years to do kollel. While being a ger at 30 didn't help I was still effectively illiterate in Hebrew even though I have a masters degree in secular life.
Once yidden are no longer needed for our workaday minds or hands what happens to the bums who never had a proper fit in the beit midrash.

5/23/2013 10:21 PM  
Blogger Daniela said...

I am not sure I understand correctly your points about silver metal, because the amount of silver one needs for machtzit hashekel or even for redeeming the firstborn (if someone has not yet had children and wants to plan accordingly) is small and I would guess we all have already enough in our homes. If the price of silver were to skyrocket, and given that most of us do not have a professional use for silver where the silver is indeed expended (in fact, silver in industrial processes that I know of is very efficiently reused), who would be the people in desperate need of silver? Of course, Yidden! And especially big families! Are those the people I am going to profit from? Would I want to sell the silver to them at an outrageous price? Of course not, in fact I would not sell it at all, I would give it away, asking them for a blessing that may we also merit huge families and need lot of silver. But, of course, this will not happen. In the days of Moshiach, our Gentile friends will be fully aware of what the avodah means, and they will manufacture the required silver and insist we accept it at a symbolic price, if any at all.

Anonymous, think about Rabbi Akiva and don't lose heart. You might considering hiring a tutor.

5/24/2013 3:02 PM  
Blogger LondonMale said...

Is it me or does Islamic Jihadist violence seem to be intensifying?

Nasrallah of Hezbollah gives a major speech about his organisation's role in the Syrian war.

Rockets explode in Beirut.

A soldier is murdered in London.

A soldier is stabbed in France.

A female suicide bomber attacks in Dagestan.

Fighting intensifies between the Nigerian army and the Boko Haram terrorists in Nigeria.

Boko Haram take hostages in Niger.

Taliban raid a UN compound in Afghanistan.

Car bombs kill at least 50 in Iraq.

Buddhist vs Muslim tensions increase in Myanmar (Burma).

An associate of the Boston bombers is shot by police in Orlando, Florida.

All in the same week!

5/26/2013 8:47 AM  
Blogger Neshama said...

Someone.put.this.guy.out.to.pasture:

Peres to Claim ‘Overwhelming Majority’ Favor 1949 Border
President Peres reportedly plans to tell Arab leaders that most Israelis favor a return to 1949-1967 borders.

How.dare.he.speak.for.me!

5/26/2013 12:50 PM  
Anonymous mkf said...

no no London Male..no connection to Islam. Islam is a nice peaceful religion ..you must have forgotten. These events are all unrelated and most likely because Israel recently invented or discovered something helpful to mankind. :) :)

5/26/2013 1:17 PM  
Blogger Neshama said...

Im.very.angry.now:

‘Netanyahu Created Demographic Time Bomb in Jerusalem’
Ex-city official warns that PM has given in to pressure from the Obama administration - causing a population shift in Jerusalem.

Something.has.to.give.soon.
First.Peres.doing.the.dirty.work.of.Netanyahu.
Where.are.all.the.Zionists.in.the.Govt.?

5/26/2013 2:56 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Even though the sins of some in the Ashkenazi Chareidi world in the previous Shmittah cycle are much more egregious, Rav Ovadia Yosef Shlita sponsoring the Presidency of this total rasha gamur is not nearly as egregious, but questions have to be asked and answered. Was it really worth it to foist this "figurehead" of a truly wicked man on us for seven years?? He is in year 6 of his 7 year term with over a full year left of wickedness left in him. Yet, he always saw to it that money from various Labor governments was showered on the many many yeshivot in Israel. Perhaps that is the secret of his longevity along with a bracha from the Chafetz Chaim so many many years ago. But he was always first in making more abortions on demand available to the general public too here in Eretz Yisrael. I can't speak of his "record" on homosexual marriage simply because he has only held his position as National Figurehead since that issue has become "the rage" of the day. The key to understanding this man is his chosen last name upon making Aliyah. He intentionally chose the name Peres with a Samech instead of a Tzadee. Peretz with a tzadee would have been a wonderful last name to parallel his Polish last name Perski. Yet, he chose Peres instead which with a samech means "Vulture", an non-kosher bird that preys on the carrion of the dead. He chose that last name when he could have chosen a more righteous last name, Peretz the progenitor of David HaMelekh. It is a "dead" giveaway about his true evil personality. And still he sits on his Presidential perch. Rav Ovadia: "I know that his position as President is only a figurehead position, but has it really been worth it for us to suffer from this man for the last 6 years??"

5/26/2013 3:52 PM  
Blogger Neshama said...

And.by.the.way:
A report in Sunday's Times of London [...] claims that Prime Minister Netanyahu and Russian President Vladimir Putin made a deal last week: Israel would leave Syria alone, and in return Russia would not sell Syria the S-300 anti-missile defense system.(seen.on.another.blog)
Source

5/26/2013 4:08 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

To be honest, Barry Chamish's explanation about Shimon Peres's hidden life as a Sabbatean, a follower of Shabtai Tzvi, is the most plausible explanation of his bizarre personality. He believes fully the Gemorah that Mashiach will only come to the world if the Jewish people are very wicked. So he is working hard to bring that about, since the other option that Mashiach will come when we are righteous is not plausible. Setting up a reality where anti-mitzvot are praiseworthy seems to be his life's work. Yet, in the merit of seeing to it that Mapai Socialists supported Torah study earlier in his life, he is like the EverReady Bunny.

5/26/2013 4:12 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Neshama: The "scoop" in the Sunday London Times is being disputed by other sources. It is not clear if there is such a deal between Bibi and Putin in place or not. YNet is one of the sources that disputes the contention that there is a deal. Whether there is or not, Putin in dealing with the West is truly the "adult in the room." I realize that he is a benevolent despot, but he actually has some moral underpinnings to his personality unlike others like Obama or Hollande. He would like to avoid a larger war if possible in a responsible way as long as he gets to keep his Naval Base at Tartus. I am sure whatever deal may have been reached on Erev Shavuot between Putin and Bibi is both informal and shaky because it depends on the behavior of Assad to avoid transferring highly accurate Persian missiles to Hezbollah. And Assad is NOT the rational thinking adult in the room.

5/26/2013 4:23 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

In the ever-changing chain of events in Syria, we now have the fact that Hezbollah is now fully into doing military duty for Assad. And now the rebels have responded in kind.

Rocket Attack on Hezbollah in Lebanon

On another website is says that four were killed in these rocket attacks. So now Hezbollah is a full-fledged partner with Assad not just in terms of them sending troops. but they are also taking on casualties. Each day in this war is a new adventure now.

5/26/2013 5:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Isn't this the mountain of Esav?

Mt, Etna

5/26/2013 6:24 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

No, VESUVius is Mt. Esav. It is right next to the Bay of Naples about 100 miles south of Rome. Etna is in Sicily, I believe, much further to the south. The name of Esav is is the name vESUVius. Vesuvius had its most famous explosion right after Titus, who had previously destroyed the Temple 9 years earlier, became Emperor of Rome around 79ce. When Vesuvius becomes as active as Etna is these days, we will know about it because over 3 million people would be directly impacted from a major eruption from Vesuvius.

5/26/2013 6:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dov: Don't agree that Peres believes the Jews become so wicked as to bring Moshiach, as you write here. Chamish brings out the opposite. The Shabbateans are Erev Rav. Suggest you read Rabbi Antelman's book, To Eliminate the Opiate. Nothing the labor zionists did or do was for the sake of Jews/Torah, but for the opposite.

5/27/2013 12:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

fyi

The last king of Persia has been busy lately...

***

Daniel 8:25
And by his cunning also he shall cause mirmah (deceit) to prosper through his hand; and he shall magnify himself in his lev, and by peace shall destroy rabbim (many); he shall also stand up against the Sar Sarim; but he shall be broken without [human] hand.

***

Peace, jobs high on agenda as Jordan's King Abdullah opens WEF

Peace between Israel and Palestine and the creation of more jobs in the Arab world are high on the agenda at the World Economic Forum in Jordan, at which King Abdullah gave today's formal opening address.

Jordan's King was joined at the forum by the Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, who reiterated his desire for peace with Israel.

http://english.alarabiya.net/en/special-reports/world-economic-forum/2013/05/25/Peace-jobs-high-on-agenda-as-Jordan-s-King-Abdullah-opens-WEF.html

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Daniel 7:24
And the eser karnayim (ten horns) out of this kingdom are asarah melachim (ten kings) that shall arise, and another shall arise after them; and he shall be different from the first, and he shall subdue three melachim.

Ten horns Tehillim 83

Three kings uprooted, Moammar Gadhafi, Hosni Mubarak, Saddam Hussein.

***

Moloch [temple to in Amman]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moloch


I've always had the feeling that the hills that Balaam and Balak were sacrificing on were the hills of Amman. Seven altars / seven hills.

***
Astronomic events

Super moon / WEF in Jordan

Lunar eclipse Apr 25, 2013 visable in Jordan but Abdallah II was in Washington D.C.


On April 26, President Obama will host Jordan's King Abdullah II for a meeting at the White House. The summit takes place just five weeks after their last get-together in Amman, and only days after Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel announced that U.S. Special Forces would deploy to Jordan to "improve readiness and prepare for a number of scenarios," a revelation that has already sparked demonstrations in the kingdom.

http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/jordans-king-abdullah-comes-to-washington


Daniel 8:24
His power shall be mighty, but not by his own power; He shall destroy fearfully, And shall prosper and thrive; He shall destroy the mighty, and also the holy people.

***

Things are speeding up...

Zaphon65

5/27/2013 12:47 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Fascinating info from the last two comments. I will have to look more carefully at the 2nd one when I wake up tomorrow, the one about the 10 horns. The one thing that would bother me about the ten horns, is that the vision of the 4th beast was totally made out of iron (Edom) including the first ten horns. This would seem to indicate that the ten horns refer exclusively to the Roman World. Only the 11th horn is really half Edom and half Yishmael. Yet, the earlier vision of the feet of iron and clay have ten toes referring to a mixture of Edom and Yishmael amongst those ten kings. It is an apparent contradiction in the text of Daniel which needs the help of meforshim. The meforshim differ on whether the ten kings are historical kings (therefore all Edomite kings including Magdi'el as king number 10 being Rome itself) or whether the ten kings are all contemporaries of each other at the End of Days allowing for a mixture of Western and Muslim kings. The fact that three are pulled out by the 11th horn itself would seem to indicate the latter. And if the 3 listed kings in the comment are indeed the kings, then the 11th horn is Obama...which means that we are further along than we first thought since Kaddafy and Mubarak were deposed by Obama. Sorry, we cannot include Hussein in this list since he was deposed by Gog ben Gog W. Bush. Is Assad the third king?? Hmm. One thing for sure, Obama wanted to use the same weapons with which he deposed Khaddafy to depose Assad. This is the reason that his Ambassador to Libya and three others were allowed to perish in Benghazi back on September 11th. Yes, that is 11 as in the 11th horn. My guess is that Assad is the third king because the text of Daniel makes it clear that once the third king is deposed, he comes barreling down on us.

5/27/2013 1:54 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

As far as Marvin Antelman. Instead of reading his books, I will just ask my neighbor, Dr. Marvin Antelman. He has an advanced state of Parkinson's disease. So have him in mind in your prayers. I rent a place for business from his daughter Rhonda. So I see Dr. Antelman regularly.

5/27/2013 1:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wishing Dr. Marvin Antelman a Refuah Shleimah! We should have his mother's name.

from avid reader to your blog

5/27/2013 2:20 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Rav Moshe Shlomo ben Chana for a refuah shleimah for Rav Dr. Marvin Antelman

5/27/2013 10:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Arab 'Invasion' of Binyamin Town Thwarted

...so will the government do as promised and let you guys enforce the law against the invaders?

CDG, Yerushalayim

5/27/2013 9:17 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

I don't know CDG. The same garbage is also taking place in Jerusalem, and the PM is nowhere to be seen on any of these issues. Jews regularly get stoned on the Mt. of Olives. And daily there are reports of Jews getting stoned in other "borderline" neighborhoods in J-lem when Arab gangs see no policemen around. I can't tell you what taking care of business was like in Kochav Yakov about 20 years ago. It involved going into El Bira and shaking some people up. nuff said. Keep in mind that Kochav Yakov is a Jerusalem envelope community. It is the same distance from here to Pisgat Ze'ev as it is from Beitar to Gilo. If it is happening here, it is already happening in Jerusalem itself. Jerusalem has enough of these thugs within the separation fence to worry about....and they all have Israeli citizenship. That is the only difference. Qalandia is right next to the separation fence on the wild "West Bank" side. They are a stones throw away from Beit Chanina in Jerusalem. It is obvious that the 3rd Intifada has already begun, but Bibi is trying to ignore it.

On a related note, the entire Syrian frontier is in the hands of Al Qaeda (Al Nusra Front) as of today. Assad's troops have retreated to other places. So today, Israel basically shares a border with...Al Qaeda, not Syria anymore.

5/27/2013 9:53 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Neshama: I just found your comment from yesterday. I am sorry that it took a full day. But it proves the point that I made above. The PM is out to lunch right now about what is going on inside Jerusalem. I don't expect him to be on top of infiltrations here, 2 or 3 miles from Atarot, 4 miles from Newe Ya'akov, and 6 miles from Pisgat Ze'ev. He seems overwhelmed with events that are swirling around him right now, so overwhelmed that he is oblivious to an intifada that is already taking place in the Capital City itself.

5/27/2013 10:25 PM  
Blogger Neshama said...

I wonder if it's time to buy a hand gun and learn how to use it? I hear the guns fired into the air on Friday nights, not that far away, by the pere adam clan near Ir David in their wedding ceremonials. ?davka Friday nights?

I think regular Israelis need guns to protect themselves. As America's gun toting ARA has demonstrated citizens armed are the best deterrent to (intifada) infiltrators.

After your last comment above, I think that's the way to go. Will we be able to do so?
(sent from my iPad)

5/27/2013 11:09 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Neshama: Yes buy a gun. Do it now. Don't depend on the IDF to protect you as this "hits the fan". In Israel, becoming proficient at knowing how to use a gun is a pre-equisite to owning a gun. So apply now. We may have run out of time since it takes time here to get the license.

5/27/2013 11:51 PM  
Anonymous Shiloh said...

How does a regular citizen own a gun legally Dov. Those who live in Jerusalem or Tel Aviv, who don't have a business, don't work in Judea or Samaria, don't live in the Rova Yehudi? Basically live in the 'safe'areas of Israel. Thanks and have a wonderful day.

5/28/2013 6:04 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Sorry, Shilo: I forgot about these arcane rules.

The BOI just lowered interest rates for June by another 1/4%. That is a 1/2% drop in less than 2 1/2 weeks. This was done to bolster the dollar. The BOI rate is now hovering slightly above 1%? If the BOI is not careful, we will be skidding down to ZIRP, just to keep the dollar strong enough for exports.

5/28/2013 10:22 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Lowering the interest rate from 1.75% to 1.25% in less than a month is a significant jolt to keep the dollar up at least for the next few days. But lowering rates below 1% will likely have less and less of an effect. not much space left to maneuver.

5/28/2013 10:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ah - the truth comes out!
Gantz Tells Knesset Why IDF Can't Protect Jews

As you pointed out, Reb Dov, not only in Kochav Yaakov - and not only in Yehuda and Shomron, but also in Yerushalayim and in turn all over Israel - we are all sold out to the most violent bidder!

I hope the Erev Rav government falls soon! We can't take this forever.

CDG, Yerushalayim

5/28/2013 2:51 PM  
Anonymous Beni said...

Things are getting more serious.
Kerry wants major concessions

5/28/2013 5:53 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

The Erev Rav Generals along with the Chief of Staff along with the Erev Rav Witch of Eindor's Justice Dept. and of course the Erev Rav Attorney General all thrive when the supreme PM is a full fledged coward. The only way to cure this is a full fledged missile bombardment on Tel Aviv where residents are forced to flee to Yesha for their safety.

For years and years I have thought this through. I have thought through other less extreme measures that could really make a difference. Then came the 8 Day Gaza war and the electoral response, including the Likud Primary immediately after, this past Kislev. The response improved the situation but not at a pace that would cause someone like Gantz to be fired and someone like Ehud Barak to be arrested for treason. So there seems to be no other way except for a missile bombardment on Tel Aviv to end the insanity of the various inmates running the asylum.

5/28/2013 5:55 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Yes, and as we saw recently in Oklahoma City and in Boston, G-d's laceration program (Zech 12) is also getting more serious.

5/28/2013 6:00 PM  
Blogger Neshama said...

Sorry, just saw CDG's link about Kochav Yaakov. That's horrendous!

One could actually match this terror escalation with Livni's pronouncements and Kerry's presence. Whenever there is talk about "peace talks" there is an escalation of terror.

The way PM Netanyahu is behaving mirrors the behavior of America's presidency. The policies are very similar, the collusion seems apparent.

It really is the inmates running the insylum

5/28/2013 8:28 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

which is why as this world becomes a more wicked place, in the theater of the absurd, war is the preferred option....but only if it means that the wicked (in the words of Benny Gantz) "lose control".

5/28/2013 9:31 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

When war is the only option to improve a horrible situation, sometimes HaShem helps to bring it about: Coming Conflagration

This would definitely remove Erev Rav General Benny Gantz and his need to control problem from the picture.

5/29/2013 2:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Neshama, to acquire a firearm you must first go to misrad hapanim in Jerusalem and apply, show up early. You need a recognized valid reason such as living, working, or traveling in a recognized security threat area, transporting cash or jewels, security/police/military work, etc. Apply, get denied, appeal as requred to get permission and buy a gun, if you have money ask a lawyer to streamline the process as required. Israeli made Yerichos are quite good and cheaper than Glocks which are also great.
A 9mm is a good idea as in a dire emergency you can possibly resupply from the large national police or military stocks either at a shop or directly with the permission of the commander if volunteering security for them. Israeli, European, and American firearms are mostly good but be careful if you are not a gunsmith as Israelis can be hard on carry firearms and nearly all Israeli gunshop owners are not up to the standards of an American gunsmith.
If buying used just know that it is almost impossible even with severe intentional negligence to break, rust, or destroy a Glock.
http://theprepared.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=90&Itemid=40

5/29/2013 11:16 AM  
Blogger Daniela said...

"A horrible situation"
does that mean you now feel EY is in a horrible situation? Those you supported have won the elections and have formed a government without any trace of "Erev Rav" and "Erev Zeir". Is it your belief now that the new government has not improved the situation? You seemed to have lots of trust in them.

This very blog seemed to me to repeatedly state that Israel has great economical opportunities, that ILS currency is more reliable than US$, Euro or £, that people should liquidate belongings and assets abroad and convert them to metals and ILS and make aliyah. Having a look at historical chart rates, be them for currencies, metals, other commodities or the stock exchange, has made me somewhat skeptical; but having no money to invest, I have not given deep consideration to the subject. Now you say "war is the only option to improve a horrible situation". Even in the event someone has (R"L) no family, is too old to be drafted, and has purchased a warproof bunker (do you believe such things exist?) what will a war do to their savings and investments, if they are mostly or exclusively localized in Israeli banks? Even gold is useless or worse, if it is physically kept in a country at war, where the concept of private property becomes loose.

If you really believe R"L a war is brewing in the middle east, or if you believe (as I do) that after waiting in vain for Muslims to attack Israel, the Zionists will ignite themselves a war, then it seems to you have to be upfront and tell your readers this is a very serious possibility, not an abstract and unlikely danger. Kol Ha Kavod to those who choose to stay in EY and face the difficult days if they should R"L come to pass - may it never be and may Moshiach come soon and easily; and if you don't mind, Kol Ha Kavod as well to those who don't. There is no mitzva to put ourselves and our families at risk; as for our savings, I assume we all need them, otherwise we would have donated them already.

5/29/2013 11:38 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

The "horrible situation" is worldwide now. The fact that you cannot spiritually sense this is a deficiency amongst Jews who intentionally stay in galut even if their extenuating would permit them to make Aliyah. So if some money is there to engage in the process and if other extenuating circumstances permit and one does not make the effort at this time, then yes, one will be held accountable by G-d Himself for DESIRING the desert, the Golden Cage that keeps you where you are at. I don't know why you are where you are. (I believe that you are in Europe?) So this may not be specifically directed at you. There are many appropriate extenuating circumstances that keep people in Chu"l, but worrying about how much worse things are in EY than they are in Europe or America is NOT one of them. The focus of the entire Torah (Genesis to Deuteronomy and the Oral Torah) is either making Aliyah to serve HaShem or getting back into Eretz Yisrael to serve HaShem. That should be your focus too. Do many get delayed in the lands of our dispersion through no fault of their own?? Yes, of course, but then we find other ways to get here. Eretz Yisrael has been open for Jewish immigration since 5708. Yerushalayim has been unified since 5727. The time of the Ingathering of the Exiles began in the Years 5750 and 5751 with a great shofar blast 3/4s of the way through the 6th Millennium, like at noon on Yom Shishi. The entire world has been immersed in a mikveh since the year 5760. The 7 years of Gog UMagog took place between 5762 and 5768. At the end of the last two Shmittah cycles there has been a massive wealth extinction in this World of Lies (5761 and 5768). The greatest wealth extinction event in world history will likely take place in or before 5775, the last Shmittah year before the Great Yovel of Yovelot (5776). You have to decide now where you want to be when that happens. Again if you can't spiritually sense this is about to happen, then there is little I can do to help you sense it. Does this mean that you are in the wrong place? No, it depends on your extenuating circumstances. Yet, again avoiding Eretz Yisrael because you think that we are like grasshoppers in a world filled with giants is NOT one of the kosher excuses.

5/29/2013 1:05 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Since it is this week's parsha, the parsha of the Sin of the Spies, Please consult Rav Pinchus Winston or Rav Matityahu Glazierson on how specifically this generation, the 111th generation after Matan Torah, is specifically the opportune time to do a tikkun on the Sin of the Spies. The 111th generation began in the year 5748/5749 (1988), 3300 years after the giving of the Torah. The generation of course lasts 40 years, until 5788, but begins to overlap with the 112 generation after 30 years, in the year 5778 (2018). This does not mean that there are a full 30 years to properly pass this test. The opportunity to pass the test without pressure will likely end beforehand. But write or speak to Rav Winston and Rav Glazierson now to understand what are the conditions for this test, and what extenuating circumstances exempt one from making Aliyah. And under these circumstances, how can one still show HaShem that one desires Eretz Yisrael even if one can't come right now.

5/29/2013 2:10 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

King Shaul offers some sage advice here..NOT. Like Benny Gantz, he is afraid of losing control. But unlike Benny Gantz, he is simply telling us that it is going to happen...soon.

As these people do lose control, we should be smiling and getting ready to celebrate the day when the wicked do lose control. For the World of Truth cannot be established until the world of lies disintegrates.

He is anticipating deterioration

5/29/2013 2:40 PM  
Blogger Neshama said...

I feel it.

Don't know exactly how to prepare at this very moment. Don't think there will be time to buy a gun. But I do think regular Israelis need one; it feels like there might be an onslaught of crazies spewing arabic from villages 'within' our borders. A million-man-flood of insanity. French Hill is already a hot spot. All I can do is to fortify the food/water/etc supply in the event the building remains standing after anything that might happen. We'll have to drag the supply down to the bomb shelter in our bldg., if we have time.

I've been focusing on world events vis-a-vis the Geula for many years now. I was never able to envision what it might be like when we finally got there. Well, I believe we are very very close. How much time is really left on the cosmic calendar? B"H we are here in Jerusalem, and I feel that I'm emotionally ready.

With that said, it doesn't feel we've actually reached the universal onslaught that is supposed to happen in the end of days. While there is so much percolating, I don't believe it is not near the universal boiling point. Not far, but not yet immediate. This all still feels local.

However, the fact that Netanyahu said what he said, is the "warning bell" to all Israelis. I read that the Sunday a week ago, the most new gas masks were retrieved by over 4,000 Israelis in one day. They knew before Netanyahu put it mildly (deterioration). They've seen the indicators too many times before.

What more could you add to this, Dov? I heard the gravity coming from your last comment.

5/29/2013 4:41 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Understand that there are husks of impurity that must be totally destroyed for the butterfly to be removed from the cocoon. This is all very good. But the Courts here and even the Erev Rav leadership of the IDF must disintegrate in what is coming. It will be a scary period between when the IDF Ramatkal (Chief of Staff) and many of his henchmen appear insufficient to lead us in war and of course Netanyahu will be insufficient to lead us, period....unless he is something that he appears not to be. They are the cocoon that has in a sense protected us during the buildup from a Physical State of 600,000 Jews to a State of 6 million Jews. So far we have been Dry Bones (Atzamot or Atzma'ut) coming together with sinews and flesh. The Ko Amar HaShem on the Arba Ruchot (Four Winds) in Yechezkel's vision of the dry bones has YET to occur. We will know it when it happens on a Tisha B'Av near you. We are likely approaching the first stage of a two stage process. The first stage is the attachment of the Vav in HaShem's Name to the Yud and the Key. This is the "emotional repair" of the excruciating pain of the long galut. It is the repair that makes teshuvah possible for stage 2 later on. If the war begins soon, we will see it this summer as described in my post, A Time for Tohu. Only after this will it be possible for the spirit of prophesy to return in year Six, next year 5774. The teshuvah will come in many forms and many ways, but Eliyahu HaNavi will return the hearts of the fathers unto their children and vice versa. After stage one is complete, then we will be ready for stage 2 in the Shmittah year 5775 and the Yovel year 5776 when Ben David appears. This is b'itah this time in this Shmittah cycle. Don't expect everything to go smoothly. We deserve Geulah because of the intense suffering of Jewish history, but because of our lack of common decency, we don't deserve it to come smoothly. This is what I think. And if possible, it is better to be here in EY rather than not here.

5/29/2013 5:24 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

One of the good simanim about what is happening now is that the Syrian War becoming a world conflict began to spring up at the end of the nine months since Tisha B'Av 5772 not during the nine months. So we can have a tikkun without the birthpangs. It is possible that when the war begins in earnest, that the righteous will suffer minimally, and the indecent will be shown what they have done wrong...albeit the hard way. Depending on how people receive the message from part 1, part 2 in the Shmittah year could go much more smoothly here in Eretz Yisrael.

5/29/2013 5:42 PM  
Anonymous Beni said...

Even MK says so :

Danon: Samaria Could Take in Masses of Tel Aviv Refugees

5/30/2013 9:23 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

It is so so sad that there is no other way to make most Tel Avivans aware of their surroundings, to truly understand what it means that their country is shaped like a stringbean from Metula until Eilat. Yes, even according to the Torah it IS the strategic depth that we need, but we need all of it from the Mediterranean to the Jordan River which, as said before, is only 40 miles if one measures latitude lines in the Northern Shomron from the Med. until the Jordan River. And in a Democracy we also need "permission" from these spiritual lowly people to really defend ourselves against Arab marauders who inhabit places like French Hill in Yerushalayaim. The lowly types in Tel Aviv will not comprehend this until they are displaced from their comfort zones. This is the ugly side of forcing teshuvah on those who fail basic tests in common decency. We see how these folks vote in elections and how Tel Aviv is such a "gay" destination. So we know precisely where they are coming from.

5/30/2013 9:44 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

I refer to the loving acceptance of homosexual behavior from the lowly thinkers in Tel Aviv because even if it is easy for me to turn my head to what they do behind closed doors, G-d does not turn His Eyes away from what they are doing. And it is an abomination against one of the 7 Noachide principles of common decency. Immorality includes homosexuality along with adultery, bestiality, and incest amongst its big No Nos as one of the 7 basic breakdowns in the areas of common decency. Another is the failure to set up a truly just legal system. It goes without saying that our elites in Tel Aviv have failed in that project too.

5/30/2013 10:34 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

It is interesting that the word Elite is etymologically from the Hebrew root Ayin Lamed Hey, the root for the word Going Up or On High, such as the word Aliyah. If the last letter in the root is a Hey, then if a suffix is added to the word (usually a tav), the Hey becomes a Yud. So Ayin Lamed Hey becomes Ayin Lamed Yud Tav or Elite. In Erev Rav speak, those "on high" or the "high and mighty" are in truth very low and vice versa.

5/30/2013 10:56 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Ah, good, the first Russian shipment of S-300 anti-air missiles has arrived in Latakia, Syria yesterday, Wed., May 29th. Another batch of these S-300s is on the way. Don't be frightened!! Be Happy! Look at it this way. The Tel Aviv lowly types will soon give permission for Jews in French Hill to truly protect themselves by any means necessary against Arab marauders. Yes, derekh hateva, we need their permission. It is kind of like asking permission from either a lowly squid or an Am HaAretz, but we have restricted ourselves to their worldview because we supposedly live in a Democracy.

5/30/2013 11:08 AM  
Blogger Neshama said...

Charedim are pre-empting "the Draft" with their own brand of justice, "incidents in which soldiers were prevented from attending their synagogue, soldiers spat on during prayer in Bnei Brak and Jerusalem, knocks on doors of soldiers' wives and warnings against walking in their neighborhood, as well as threatening notices pinned on doorways."

And "IDF prepares material for indictments on assaults of haredi soldiers"

The IDF can organize quickly in this matter, but what about protecting the Jews in Yehuda and Shomron?? Somewhere in all this and other escalations between Israelis, I can't help thinking: Erev Rav and Erev Zeir are fighting one another. Am I close?

5/30/2013 3:37 PM  
Blogger Neshama said...

Oooh, I'm getting angry again. Debka article "Kerry wants major Israeli concessions for Palestinians, including sovereign northern Dead Sea coast (an airport in Yericho)." And many more insulting concessions. What will Netanyahu pull out of his hat this time?

Just to sit down at a table???

I hate to think of the next horrible tragedy that might be waiting in the wings over this?

5/30/2013 4:26 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

If the buildup toward war continues on its present trajectory (and that is a big if), then the blow up can occurs anytime around or after the 27th of Siwan. Here is the tikkun: The giving of the Torah period begins on the 25th of Adar with the manifestation of the 72 letter Name for G-d ending on Shavuot, 72 days later. We assume as the Arizal did, a 30 day lunar cycle which is a perfect cycle which was warped a bit by the sin of Adam HaRishon down to 29.5 days. So starting on the 25th of Adar, there were 6 days in Adar, 30 days in Nisan and Iyar, plus another 6 days in Siwan for 72 days. The next twenty days were stable corresponding to the Yud in HaShem's Name being spelled Yud Vav Dalet for 20 days. In the 2nd year in the desert there were two sins that were primarily brought about by the Erev Rav between the 20th of Iyar and the 20th of Siwan, the Mitonanim and those who complained about the Mon and desired quail at Kivrot Tayvah. Since those sinners were primarily from the Erev Rav, the Yud in the gematriah 63 Name for HaShem remained unpolluted. Yet, because of the Sin of the Spies for which Klal Yisrael was fully implicated, the other three letters were forced to flee into the Heavens. In the 63 letter Name for HaShem, the Heys are spelled Hey Yud, and the Vav is spelled Vav Aleph Vav. So adding up all the letters including the gematriah 20 for Yud one gets 63. And if all months were still 30 days, then it is Tisha B'Av that falls exactly 63 days after Shavuot. So the Tikun of the 63 letter Name for HaShem begins around the 27th of Siwan. This is an explanation, but NOT a prediction. But this may be to where we are headed. If something begins at the end of next week, then there are three possibilities how far this tikkun will go. 1. If it simply repairs Olam HaBriah, then the conflagration will end around Tisha B'Av. 2. If it pulls in Olam Yetzirah into the tikkun for the emotional tikkun of Klal Yisrael (gematriah 45 Name of HaShem), then the war will last until the 24th of Elul, 45 days after Tisha B'Av. 3. If it brings Mashiach ben David, then the war will continue through Sukkot with further tikkunim all the way until the 17th of Cheshvan corresponding to the gematriah 52 Name of HaShem. I believe that we are headed for option number 2....if this continues to unfold as is happening until now.

5/30/2013 7:03 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

I am praying for option number 3, but it would be a bracha beyond brachot if we received option number 2.

5/30/2013 7:11 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

All of the previous information is alluded to in last year's post: Time for Tohu and another post from a few years ago "Filling the Four Universes". Do a search of this blog to find these posts. I will post a link to "Filling the Four Universes" later this evening, but it can be easily found by doing a search on this blog in the sidebar.

5/30/2013 8:04 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Arizal's Timeline in a year of Geulah Shleimah or Final Redemption

or the actual post:

Filling of the Four Universes

5/30/2013 8:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"We assume as the Arizal did, a 30 day lunar cycle which is a perfect cycle which was warped a bit by the sin of Adam HaRishon down to 29.5 days."

I know that it's off topic, but could you elaborate? I, too, have believed that there were 30 days per month and, at some point, that changed to our current 29.53 days per month. I had never really discussed it with anyone because I did not think that this was taught by Chazal. I also think that the year consisted of 360 days.

A couple of decades ago, I found what I think could explain 12 months of 30 days in a 360 day year. Without presenting the mathematics, you could achieve this by simply slowing the rotation of the Earth slightly. Interesting patterns emerge in such a calendar.

"Coincidentally," I just started looking at this again on Tuesday and, now, you mention this in your post.

5/30/2013 9:03 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Let me blow off the dust from some of my old lecture notes from 1984 from Rav Matityahu Glazierson at Yeshivat D'var Yerushalayim in order to answer that question. Puff. dusty. back for the answer, bli neder.

5/30/2013 10:30 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

In the interim all of the control freaks are losing control in Syria.

Control Freaks Losing Control

5/30/2013 11:10 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

When control freaks lose control in a major international crisis, the Hand of G-d is more perceivable.

5/30/2013 11:14 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Now here is a curve ball. The Head of the IRS has visited the White House 157 times. The next closest in visits is at less than 100, and this includes people like Hillary Clinton and Eric Holder. And Douglas Shulman's excuse? He was has been invited to participate in the annual "Easter Egg Hunt". So now they have a direct path of evidence from the White House to the IRS at the same time that the IRS was targeting conservative groups.

Curve Ball in a Normal World that would bring down Obama

But we don't live in a normal world anymore. If he, Obama, survives this without impeachment when there is direct evidence that Obama gave instructions to the IRS on whom to target and how, then America will be finished a lot more quickly than 2015 (5775). This would make America a lot more dangerous a lot sooner than the Shmittah year.

Oh by the way, I pray I pray that Douglas Shulman is not a Jew. The anti-Semitic websites have already declared him to be a Jew. Oy vey.

5/31/2013 12:25 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

So both Lois Lerner and Douglas Shulman seem to be ethnically Jewish. OMG. This is devastating. I will respond at length to the question about the 30 day lunar cycle later. probably Motzei Shabbat, bli neder. But this is urgent. The fact that these Xtian hating, Tea Party hating, and even Land of Israel hating Jews have had such a role to play in this scandal is DEVASTATING for the safety of Jews in America. People are already on edge about Ben Bernanke and Alan Greenspan and now Jacob Lew. This is really scary.

5/31/2013 12:49 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Here is a bar graph with the relative number of visits to the White House:

Bar Graph of Shulman's visits to the W.H.

With this bar graph alone, Obama is implicated in this Scandal of scandals.

And now Larry King just became a journalist for "Russia Today". Do NOT think that non-Jews in America are NOT noticing. The 69% of Jews who voted for Obama twice are really headed off a cliff. The sad part is that the other 31% will be blamed with the real lost souls...like Larry King, Lois Lerner, and Douglas Shulman?? Take care and make preparations, NOW!

5/31/2013 2:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

From what I understand, the major earthquakes we've had sped up the earths rotation:

http://news.discovery.com/earth/japan-earthquake-time-sped-up-110314.htm

http://www.gizmag.com/japan-quakes-speeds-up-earths-rotation/18145/

5/31/2013 5:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous@5:29, that fits my hypothesis perfectly.

I'm suggesting that the Earth's rotation may have been slower, consisting of longer days (by up to 24 minutes, if I recall) and less days in the year (specifically 360). I am under the impression, however, that the cause of the increase in the Earth's rotation was something a bit more catastrophic. I surmise that this event, if, indeed, it happened, occurred at the time of the earthquake of Uzziyah or prior.

Good Shabbos!

5/31/2013 4:46 PM  
Blogger Neshama said...

There is a Midrash in Bereshis that explains that after the Flood the earth's axis was tilted away from constant springtime weather to what we have now. In the rand of days or within Moshiach's days, the earths axis will return to its original position ... World springtime temperatures.

And I am not referring to the "Spring revolutions" now erupting in Muslim dominated countries. :-)

This explains the recent shift in the earths axis and the weather, etc ., catastrophic events occurring ... And yes they are orchestrated but the Creator of the World.

6/02/2013 9:57 AM  
Anonymous mkf said...

Neshama...that is very interesting about the midrash in Bereshit...i find it comforting in the midst of the balagan ! Looking forward to constant spring...:) thanks for sharing it !!

6/02/2013 3:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks Neshama. That was a beautiful explanation of why the weather patterns have been so chaotic. Hakol min HaShamayim! May that eternal springtime arrive soon and the knowledge of H' will fill the earth as the waters cover the seabeds.

6/02/2013 4:12 PM  
Blogger LondonMale said...

The constant temperate climate pre-flood, and high level of nutrition from non polluted crops, meant that illness was absent. I think that it was not until Isaac that illness became a feature of the human condition (I heard a Midrash that he was blind because of diabetes).

Pre flood people were also non- meat eaters (though not sure if vegan or vegetarian). Be interesting to see whether this diet returns when Mashiach ben David comes.

Also people would change in appearance until the age of 20 and then stay the same until death. This changed again with Isaac, because Avraham saw that people thought they were brothers rather than father and son, which embarrased Isaac, so Avraham davened to Hashem to change this and the process of physical ageing was introduced.

6/02/2013 7:07 PM  
Anonymous Mochin Rechavim said...

There is a commandment to bring Sacrifices and eat of their meat. While there is a maklokes if we will still bring sacrifices in the 3rd Temple, all agree that we will bring the korbon pesach (lamb in its 1st year). This guarentees eating meat at least once a year. Not to mention the Rabbinic command to eat meat on Shabbos and Yom Tov as part of Oneg.

6/02/2013 8:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This needs to start happening more often if the media does not report the truth. I am no fan of violence but, we need to start holding the media accountable for what they report. Pressure needs to be applied to those who choose to report news, speak truth, or suffer the consequences. Truth must be spoken, it's starts with those who choose to report.

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2013/05/30/hundreds-journalists-attacked-in-egypt-since-revolution-study-finds/

6/02/2013 8:11 PM  
Blogger Neshama said...

Here, in more depth:

"For example, the Midrash says that prior to the flood there was universal spring time, people harvested crops only once in 40 years and that there were no seasons until after the flood. As pointed out by commentators such as the Malbim, this would mean that the earth was not tilted on its axis 23.5 degrees until after the flood. The Midrash further tells us that during the flood there was no day or night and that the planets did not function in their normal way.

Another Biblical commentator, The Netziv, points out that the Earth’s geology as we now know it was basically formed as a result of the flood. Furthermore, the Midrash points out that prior to the flood, a person could walk from one end of the earth to the other – the implication being that prior to the flood all the continents were connected and only separated during or after the flood"

From The Flood Revisited by Dr. Yaakov Hanoka

6/02/2013 8:56 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Please forgive me everyone for not answering the original question even though many commenters have already answered the question. I do have new material to share, but I have been swamped with work. I am also trying to use the on-line Misrad Panim website to fill out forms on-line, and it is giving me a fit. Thanks for your patience.

6/02/2013 9:58 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

So here it is from my lecture notes from Rav Matityahu Glazierson's lectures from 29 years ago.

Originally, when the world was created before the Sin of Adam and Chava, the world was created to have 60 weeks of 6 days each plus 5 days which were in Rav Glazierson's words "beyond time". Those five days are Pesach, the Atzereth for Pesach (Shavuot), Sukkot, the Atzereth for Sukkot (Shmini Atzereth), and the 7th day of Pesach. Now I am not sure what he meant by "beyond time". Were these five days simply not considered to be one of the days of the week when they occurred? Or were they timeless? He brings down that when Adam was in Gan Eden, the moon was always full, and it was perpetual Spring. The universe was therefore created on Pesach. And Adam was created on the 6th day of Pesach. If he had passed the test of the 6th day of Pesach, then the 7th day of Pesach would have been the "perfection" of the world as it exists. Yet, because Adam sinned, he was kicked out of G-d's reference frame in Gan Eden on the 6th day of Pesach, and two things happened. The world immediately went from Spring to Fall, and the moon went dark (It was a New Moon.) So what was the 6th Day of Pesach became the 1st of Tishrei, the month when "death" of leafy deciduous trees enters the world. So all the yomim tovim exist in pairs. Pesach is paired with Shavuot. Sukkot is paired with Shmini Atzereth. And Rosh HaShana is paired with the 7th day of Pesach because if Adam had NOT sinned, that evening would have been the 7th day of Pesach. Yet, because he sinned, that very day before Shabbat was Rosh HaShana.

Now if this is not bizarre enough for you, it continues. Because of the Sin of Adam, all the festivals were included in the days of the week. The Shabbat was added at this point in order to bring light from the Garden of Eden into the mundane world that Adam was sent into, that is instead of being the first day of a new week, a 7th day was added to these 6 day weeks. So now instead of there being years with 60 x 6 days, which yes is 12 months of 30 days each, the year had 52 weeks of 7 days each. Now that equals 364 days (52 x 7). So because sin now was part of our lives we needed an additional day, a Day of Atonement, Yom Kippur, which nicely brings and additional day to the year to equal 365 days. Yet, Yom Kippur was created with its twin, Purim, which is part of the week since melacha is permitted on Purim. Got all that?? And because of the sin two things happened to the moon. 1. Its cycle was shortened by approximately half a day so that there would be 7 years of 13 months in every 19 year luni-solar cycle. In such years there is greater Rachmanut in the Creation. The other years add up to 12 years of 12 months each (with approx. 354 days in a 12 month year) 2. The intensity of the reflected light of the moon in Gan Eden was reduced in brightness. more later.

6/03/2013 12:08 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

In order to conceptualize what was going on with the moon in Gan Eden, one has to understand that Adam was in G-d's reference frame. For instance during the 5th hour of daylight (hour 17 of a 24 hour day), Adam stood up on his two feet. During hour number ten (hour 22 out of 24 hours), he failed the test of the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil. Yet, as explained in other places on this blog dealing with the confluence between Torah and science, that 6th day lasted 250 million of our terrestrial years. Yes, the 6th day was a 24 hour day, but using Einstein's General Theory of Relativity, our terrestrial reference frame does not "feel" the gravity of the entire universe equally at the same time. G-d's reference frame does, and that dilates time by a factor of a million million or 1 trillion times. So 15.75 billion total years since t=0 of Creation (The Big Bang) equals .01575 years equals 5.75 days where each day is 24 hours long in G-d's reference frame. So Adam was tossed out of Gan Eden, after taking to account the slope of the curve plotting terrestrial days vs. G-d's 24 hour days and integrating to find the area under the curve, after about 5.9 of G-d's 24 hour days...during the 11th hour of day number 6. So how would the moon have appeared in Gan Eden if it could be seen? It would have looked like a strobe light waxing and waning millions of times every second. It would have blinded the human eye to try and trace the orb. The only way that it would have been visible is if the light from the moon had been quantized so that only the collective light of the entire month was included in each microsecond. This would have kept the moon full while he was in Gan Eden and would have made its reflected light appear much brighter. This part I did not get from Rav Glazierson. It came later on when I fused what I learned from Dr. Gerald Schroeder with what I had learned earlier in lectures with Rav Glazierson.

6/03/2013 12:38 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

So the Arizal's chart if one looks at it carefully reflects all this above. Originally all the months had 30 days including Adar, Nisan, Iyar, Siwan, Tamuz, and Av. But notice that the Gematriah 52 letter name for G-d at the very end assumes that Elul only had 29 days!! So from the 25th of Elul through the 29th of Elul inclusive, there are five days + 30 days in Tishrei + an additional 17 days to reach the 17th of Cheshvan = 52 days starting on and including the 25th of Elul...because in real time, the cycle of the moon is reduced to about 29.53 days in Elul because of the sin of Adam on day 6 which turned out to be Rosh HaShana (1st day of Tishrei).

6/03/2013 12:47 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Now please don't ask me to repeat all this while standing on one leg. I am sure I have excluded some of the details, and I am sorry about that.

6/03/2013 12:49 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

So continuing with Rav Glazierson's theme of pairing all the days with another day we see that Day One of Creation is paired with Day Four, Day 2 with Day 5, and Day 3 with Day 6. So with what day is Shabbat paired with?? It turns out that Shabbat has no Groom except for Klal Yisrael. Without Klal Yisrael, there would be no one in the world to sanctify Shabbat. The end for now... I have a bunch more pages of his lecture notes, but this should suffice.

6/03/2013 12:55 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

So multiple questions have popped up over the years some of which I have answers and some of which I do not.

1. Why is not Yom Kippur one of the days originally conceived whose purpose changed after the Sin?? Well it was. Notice that if one goes back exactly 12 months where each month has exactly 30 days, we arrive back at Pesach for what could be called year 0 of Creation in a 360 day year. Yet, if one does the same from Rosh HaShana (1st of Tishrei) but if one assumes a lunar cycle of 29.53 days corrupted from 30 days, one arrives at the end of the day on the previous Yom Kippur exactly 12 lunar cycles earlier!! 29.53 x 12 = 354.36 days approx. The length of the solar year is 365.2425 days. Subtracting the two one gets 10.88 days. If one counts back from about noon on Rosh HaShana when for many the Shofar is blown 354.36 days, one arrives at the 10th of Tishrei in the previous year. This actually works better for the end of the day on Rosh HaShana when Adam was sent out of the Garden. So because of the "corruption" in the lunar cycle that came as a result of Sin coming into the world, Yom Kippur sticks out as a new Chag when it was always there exactly 12 months earlier!

One question that I cannot answer is when would Shavuot have been in the original scheme since each week had only 6 days instead of 7 days. 6 weeks of 6 days = 36 days. 7 weeks of 6 days = 42 days. So was Shavuot originally on day 37 or day 43? You can ask Rav Glazierson yourself if you want to.

6/03/2013 1:24 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

A Note about Gan Eden: If one goes to Central Iraq today one will not find a garden. As a matter of fact, probably the most blood soaked place on earth over the entire span of time is that spot on earth between the Tigris and the Euphrates Rivers. Car bombings almost every day and the most recent Battle for Fallujah (aka as Pumpeditha in an earlier time) where Gog ben Gog Bush decimated a huge chunk of the city's resisting population, have simply soaked the land with more and more blood. Some say that the Tigris/ Euphrates River basin was a drainage ditch for the Great Flood with all the blood of humanity included. It is hard to imagine that in a different reference frame connected to the flow of time as G-d sees it, one would see a lush beautiful tranquil garden that has existed from the 3rd day of Creation according to His watch. very hard to imagine indeed, but if one thinks about it, it is simply prophesy come true. We learn that when Adam sinned there, he brought death into the world. So does it not make sense that the most blood soaked place on earth would be in that very physical space where that Most Perfect of Gardens exists??...even if we can't see it because we were expelled from that reference frame and kept away by an angel with an ever-turning sword of light??

6/03/2013 1:47 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

The types of angels placed at the eastern entrance to the Garden are Cheruvim, Angels of Destruction, according to the Torah. East of the Garden would be at the Iran/ Iraq border. Yes, these Angels of Destruction have done their job well especially in recent years.

6/03/2013 2:11 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Thinking some more about this topic, it occurred to me that the "flaming everturning sword" wielded by the Cheruvim (Angels of Destruction) is one of two things. Either it refers to the a chemical reaction of matter in its plasma state or more likely to nuclear reactions which give off the light of suns, that would be from both nuclear fission and fusion reactions. The Olam HaBriah and Olam HaYetzirah where all angels dwell is the source for the emanation of the Strong Nuclear Force and the Weak Force respectively, the forces of nuclear fusion and the Hydrogen bomb. Now we see what those mullahs East of Eden have planned in Persia in honor of that kid who fell down a well centuries ago. What they have planned dwarfs whatever Truman did in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Mercy, mercy on humanity if corrective measures do not come before the coming Shmittah year 5775. We need that corrective measure NOW, Dear L-rd!

6/03/2013 2:31 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

When the Sec. of State of the United States, Speedboat Ba'al Kerry from his days chasing the Viet Cong, suggests to our Justice Minister Witch of Eindor Tzippy Livni that we release over 100 bloodthirsty murderous savages from our jails, we are headed in the wrong direction....especially since she is considering doing it just to get Peace talks started again!! The darkness of these times is much thicker than the dung of a jackass.

6/03/2013 2:43 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

While the world and the Ba'al Kerry are fretting over what unilateral concessions Israel must commit to in order to bring the invented people to the negotiating table, we have this "nightmarish" scenario brewing in Syria and Lebanon: But what seems like a nightmare may be the needed medicine

6/04/2013 3:03 PM  
Anonymous mkf said...

Of course we knew this and more, but interesting it is making press. Wonder if anything will come of the exposures.

http://www.jewishpress.com/indepth/analysis/rubin-reports/make-room-for-islamistgate-the-obama-administrations-new-scandal/2013/06/04/

6/04/2013 10:58 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

In America, the situation is so evil now, that only a significant minority still cares about how truly evil their fearless leader is. The Obamanible One will get away with every single one of these scandals, and the hammer will come down on America's freedoms when these inquiries fail. When the economy finally stops working after an untold number of years with zero interest rates and QE Infinity, the Net that will catch the freefall that will replace what exists now is just too gruesome to even speculate on the wickedness of the regime that will replace what exists today. Hint: Obama will still be in charge. If Mashiach ben David does not come first, I shudder at what will happen in the United States in the interim before he shows up. and to think that this guy was re-elected with this aura of unspeakable spiritual darkness...and 70% of American Jews were his pied piper. I can't comment on this now since the prosperity joke is still unfolding as a macabre mask ...for now, five years of Zero Percent target Interest rates along with amphetamines of an exploding money supply and counting. How long can this farce continue? Eventually the world of lies will disintegrate before ben David even shows up. G-d bless for now. War will not be a happy moment, but it will be a relief from the incredible spiritual oppression that seems to have encompassed the Globe.

6/04/2013 11:51 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

I am sorry for being so expressive of the incredibly evil spirit that I sense from the Obamanible One, but one of my most accurate senses is my sense for evil as it approaches. And I must admit never in my life have I ever sensed a truly dark force as I do when I simply listen to that man speak. I was not G-d forbid around for Hitler, yemach shmo. And I can't guess what sense I would have had listening to him, but at least as a world figure in my lifetime, I have never felt a presence for evil that I feel with Barack Hussein Obama.

6/05/2013 12:18 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Back to Syria:

Here come the Frogs to the Rescue

Have you ever wondered why the French are called Frogs, the 2nd Egyptian plague?? It is because frogs multiply like mice, but are as slippery and slimy as they come. Their culture is rooted in the midah of "Zenut" and "Zima", whoredom and debauchery at every possible level from sexual relationships to diplomacy. And this "civilization" is going to defeat evil in the world?? really?? In our culture of spiritual sludge finding its lowest common denominator, Francois Hollande is NOT going to be the force for righteousness in the world. But it looks like all of the sludge cultures will be choosing sides in the war in Syria. At least I know where the Frogs will be holding.

6/05/2013 12:45 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

It is also helpful to know who was the root of the French in ancient times. The modern and somewhat ancient Hebrew word for France is Tzarfat. The progenitor of the people of Tzarfat was Rifat. I do not know why a tzaddee was added to Rifat's name. Perhaps someone can enlighten me why. Rifat son of Gomer son of Yafeth had two brothers, Ashkenaz (Germany) and Togarmah (Turkey). So he is in mighty company. It is worth noting that a Refeth in Hebrew is a barn or a cow-shed. Let that be a guide to understand where Rifat or Tzarfat is coming from.

6/05/2013 1:18 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It seems like all of Edom is giving some kind of support to Syria also terrorists of all stripes. Russia and China are helping and now the North Koreans! If I didn't know better I'd say this sounds like it's a lead up up to Ezekiel 38.

http://theextinctionprotocol.wordpress.com/2013/06/04/middle-east-powder-keg-north-korea-officers-reportedly-aiding-syrian-fighters-in-war-zone/

Pure incitement:

http://patdollard.com/2013/06/kerry-pushes-linkage-failure-of-israel-to-make-peace-fuels-extremism-around-the-world/

And betrayal:

http://patdollard.com/2013/06/obama-publishes-details-of-missile-base-israel-wanted-kept-secret/

6/05/2013 4:09 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Yes, Obama's entire Administration is pure Evil in a Neville Chamberlain type way. From Hagel to Brennan to the Ba'al Kerry, they all hate Israel with a passion, and they want us destroyed. Yet, there is a measure of support for Israel amongst American conservatives and even some liberals. So he has to set up a "failure" of Peace talks to build his case for an international invasion of Israel in order to protect Palestine after the Syrian conflict has been fought. And from what I am reading an all out war with Hezbollah and Syria can begin any day now.

6/05/2013 9:04 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

No Obama is worse than Chamberlain. Chamberlain just sold out Czechoslovakia to Hitler by giving him the Sudetenland. Chamberlain did not actively send troops to accomplish Hitler's dirty work.

Obama wants to play an active role in destroying us here by giving the Arabs Judea and Samaria and half of Jerusalem. And he wants to participate in the carnage. He and the rest of the world like our former Auschwitz borders. Al Tid'ag. We know that G-d has another plan.

6/05/2013 10:00 AM  
Anonymous mkf said...

Dov ,you are right about obama being worse..but even more.. Chamberlain was a weak man who thought appeasement would work (like...ummm soooo many leftists today).But obama is not who he says he is, is deceptive and underhanded, has a clear agenda, whether it's his or someone elses that he is implementing...that's a whole lot more evil than being a appeaser.

6/05/2013 3:46 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

The Manchurian Candidate. See my latest post.

6/05/2013 3:54 PM  

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