Sunday, June 09, 2013

The Brave Man

According to Sefer Kol HaTor, there are 999 incremental steps to bring us to the point of Mashiach ben Ephraim.  According to the Zohar, those steps ended in 5772 1/2.  We should therefore see evidence in 5773 that someone in an influential position in the Israeli government is willing to tell the moribund Western World to Go the way of Azazel (Hell in the English vernacular).  That person has stood up, and at least as of 9:30 this evening, Netanyahu has not yet fired him.  His name is Depurty Defense Minister Danny Danon.  In plain Hebrew and English he has simply said that as long as this government stands, there will never be a 2 State Solution.  I am sure the Ba'al Kerry is fuming.  He thought that he had us all under his thumb...but instead Danny Danon just gave him the third finger.  I can imagine that Sammy (Samkel) Power is busy writing up the UN Security Council resolution for the invasion of Israel as I type this.  But facts are facts, every single "sucker" who would have been willing to buckle under to Kerry in Likud was shown the exit door in the Likud Primary with the possible exception of Tzachi HaNegbi after the 8th Day of the Gaza War.  Four measly days later after the war was the Likud Primary (well actually four and five days later in an unprecedented two day primary).  About half of the 11 or 12 Yisrael Beiteinu MKs which merged with Likud happen to agree with Danny Danon and 18 of the 19 in Likud behind Netanyahu.  That would mean about 25 of the 31 Likud/ Beiteinu folks in the Knesset hold by what Danon is saying.  The process of growing up has taken us through 20 years of Oslo Hell.  So while the Witch of Eindor (Tzippy Livni) lurks with a list of unprecedented concessions to the Ba'al Kerry, Danny Danon just in one fell swoop, snatched her training wheels from underneath her vengeful stare.  This is not to say that the Witch of Eindor or Madam Justice Minister has not been busy forcing us all to accept women with tefillin in the Women's Section at the Kotel.  But in year 73, it appears that over half or 3/4 of Mankind is dancing around a wide open pit that leads directly to Hell.  And they are dancing a wild dance in praise of the forces of darkness.  They are dancing in a frenzy, and they will do whatever they can do to destroy what is Holy.  Let us call Danny Danon's bravery a partial victory against the wild frenzy.   If King Sha'ul fires him tomorrow, I will write an addendum to this post, bli neder.

65 Comments:

Anonymous mkf said...

Yes Danny Danon !! Brave man. And today Morton Klein also spoke "loud and clear",so succinctly..saying even more !!

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/168757#.UbTc9_k3CgQ

6/09/2013 11:05 PM  
Blogger Shoshi said...

If Bibi fires him, we all need to show up to do battle!

6/09/2013 11:06 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

The one thing protecting Danon right now is that there may be four or five other Likud Beiteinu politicians who want a 2 State Solution. The various putzes from the past like Michael Eitan and Dan Meridor are gone. The Likud rank and file gave them a kick in the rear. We had a lot of help from HaShem. The surrender on Day 8 of the Gaza War last Kislev served to clear out the trash from Likud. Bibi was likely stunned, but pretended to smile when all of his corrupt buddies who would cave in to the sound of a squirrel were given a kick in the rear end. Yes, Feiglin was brought it too, and that is important for Israel's future. Yet, for the present the fact that Eitan and Meridor were sent out to pasture allows Danon to open his mouth and speak the Emeth. Plus take a look at the list of 11 MKs for Yisrael Beiteinu. At least 6 of the 11 MKs (and that might be an underestimate) are sick and tired of this perennial garbage of the last 20 years. Here is the Yisrael Beiteinu list. Yisrael Beiteinu Scroll down to the actual list of 11 members of Yisrael Beiteinu in the 2013 Knesset. Click on each one, one at a time. Maybe four of them might agree to some sort of deal which gives the Arabs Umm Al Fahm in exchange for all of the yishuvim...maybe. Bibi's Peace Initiative with Likud/ Beiteinu is a farce. This is what makes him a criminal for having a raw Satanic covenant with the Witch of Eindor to begin with. He might find five people in Likud/ Beiteinu who truly gives a damn about this Peace Process. We are all sick of it, and after today at the Kotel we are sick of his covenant with the Witch of Eindor. Members of Likud/ Beiteinu need to come forward in groups of threes every week parroting what Danon has already said by giving interviews with the Times of Israel. Yariv Oppenheimer might pop an aneurysm, and then we will all say Mazal Tov! Yes, we are at the stage of pure wickedness in the world where we must pray for the cessation of our internal enemies. Yariv is so evil that he needs to be utterly and totally defeated to the point of his cessation of existence. I am not playing footsie with the Erev Rav any longer. Some of his dumbstruck followers might do teshuvah, but the well paid patsies for the EU and the US State Dept. need to be deprived of their right to life. It is either our life or theirs. If they win, we die... and vice versa. It is best if the Good L-rd pulls the plug. I refuse to die for Yariv though.

6/09/2013 11:57 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Here is Yariv of Peace Now popping an aneurysm: Yariv popping an aneurysm

6/10/2013 12:11 AM  
Blogger LondonMale said...

In the UK we saw the death today of prolific and celebrated author Iain Banks, who also used the name Iain M Banks when writing Sci-Fi novels.
Whilst I admit his books were superb, a year ago he banned his books from being translated into Hebrew, and urged the world to impose "moral degredation and ethical isolation on Israel."
I purchased my books of his before this happened.
Obviously his was a futile and idiotic gesture.

6/10/2013 3:16 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

We know from the Torah that personally we are not supposed to seek revenge, but every Shabbat which does not fall on a day that we would not say Tachanun during the week or a Shabbat when we would bless the coming New Moon, we say verses of G-d's Revenge after Torah reading.

May He before our eyes exact revenge, for the spilled blood of His servants, as is written in the Torah of Moshe, the man of G-d, "Oh, Nations, sing the praise of His people for He will avenge the blood of His servants and He will bring retribution upon His foes; and He will appease His Land and His people" (Deut. 32:43) And by your servants the Prophets, it is written: "Though I cleanse the enemy, their bloodshed I will not cleanse when Hashem dwells in Tzion."(Yoel 4:21) And in the Holy Writings, it is said: "Why should the nations say, 'Where is their G-d?' Let there be known among the nations, before our eyes, revenge for Your servants' spilled blood" (Psalm 79:10) And it says: "For the Avenger of blood has remembered them; He has not forgotten the cry of the humble." (Psalm 9:13) And it says: "He will judge the corpse-filled nations, He will crush the leader of the mighty land. From a river along the way he shall drink -- therefore he may proudly lift his head." (Psalm 110: 6-7)

6/10/2013 4:26 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

The year of recompense for the cause of Tzion is coming as said before on this blog most likely in 5775 since on Rosh HaShana of the coming Shmittah year, 5775, G-d will remember the implementation of the Final Solution of Hitler's Jewish problem 72 years earlier since there are 72 minutes from daybreak to sunrise.

We say these verses every Shabbat, it says, for the comfort of the souls of the martyrs who receive rest from punishments in the world to come. But it is more than that since for the most part the souls of the martyrs have had their punishments cleansed in this world and NOT in the World to Come. The souls of the martyrs don't need the respite. They are in Gan Eden already. The verses are for us, for does it not say, "Let there be known among the nations, before OUR eyes, revenge for Your servants' spilled blood?" Are we not asking for us to see the year of G-d's Revenge to quell our own pain, the gnawing sense of utter injustice in Olam HaZeh as the nations continue to get away with murder against His chosen? Take heart Oh Israel, the year of recompense for the cause of Tzion is coming. We are so so close to 5775 when HaShem will so fully remember the enormity of the Shoah, and the state of His broken nation for the world's greatest hatred, its hatred of the Jewish people.

6/10/2013 4:47 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

To avoid confusion, I want to write that we do NOT say these verses of G-d's Revenge on Shabbatot on which we announce and bless the coming of the New Moon during the following week or on Shabbatot on which Tachanun would not be said if it were a weekday. The exception is the Shabbat before Rosh Chodesh Siwan because of all the bloodshed that took place during the Crusades during the month of Iyar. After the week of Pesach some synagogues do say these verses during Nisan while some do not.

6/10/2013 5:42 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Now Debka is reporting that the Sunni Jihadi rebels in Syria are attacking Shi'ite positions in Iraq?? I will have to check into this later. This war is no longer contained. Apparently most of the "Park Protest" in Turkey is being inspired by Persian agents too who crossed over Iran's common border with Turkey to instigate trouble.

6/10/2013 10:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A thought on the WoW, dovening at the kotel is a tough reminder that we are unable to access Har Habait for halachic and political reasons while the arabs play football on our holy mountain. Let the WoW have a retaining wall, let us have the makon Hashem has given us to serve him.

6/10/2013 1:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Reb Dov BarLeib: Amen, for your beautiful last few comments on the nekama from H' that will befall those who hate Him. Those, that through the centuries up until this day, who have warred against the Bnei Yisrael hate us because how else can they battle against Him, but through His beloved servants, the Jews, who are His representatives.

6/10/2013 5:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm wondering if there is any parallel to this in the chronicles of Melech Sha'ul:


Netanyahu Warns Likud Ministers: 'Don't Split Coalition'


CDG, Yerushalayim

6/10/2013 10:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.debka.com/article/23034/Moscow-sets-up-Russian-Golan-brigade-warns-Israel-Sunnis-plus-al-Qaeda-are-bigger-threat-than-Assad

6/10/2013 10:34 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

When Shaul ordered Doeg to slaughter all the Kohanim of Nov?? Oy. I wonder how the Likud/ Beiteinu ministers responded to him. I am sure that there is a lot of screaming and shouting behind closed doors between the brave and the cowards. Cowards know how to threaten and scream too.

Also the Russians may gather at the border with Israel in the Golan, but they likely will not come down until NATO and Put (not Putin) are there with them, once the Syrian War is over. I had a brainstorm yesterday. Put in ancient times was where Libya and Algeria are today. It is one of the nations listed in Yechezkel that joins Russia and the Bnei Gomer (Germany, France, and Turkey) aka Ashkenaz, Rifat, and Togarmah in the invasion of Israel. Put is the Libyan elements in Al Qaeda that basically have taken the weapons that were used to overthrow Khaddafy and are now using them to overthrow Assad. The entire Benghazi affair was Obama's attempt to transfer the arms from Libyan elements of Al Qaeda to the Al Nusra Front in Syria via the Turkish Consul in Benghazi. The deal went awry, and the American Ambassador and three others were killed. Benghazigate was a gun-running op. for the Syrian rebels. What will become clear is that the same rebels that overthrew Khaddafy are now in Syria, and when the time comes they, from the Land of Put, will join Russia and NATO in the Mammoth Protection Force for Palestine. Also Sammy Power will likely write the resolution for the UN Sec. Council in order to make it nice and legal. But first there will be an international conference in the Great City of Rome...

6/10/2013 11:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are you going to sometime expound on Sefer Elijah? Or if you already have can you direct me to it? What do you think of the sefer naming Yinnon as mashiach? I don't think that's a very common name. Does the name have a meaning?

6/10/2013 11:10 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

In short, the bulk of the Syrian rebels who are really foreign fighters are from Put (Libya, Algeria, and Tunisia). And Putin is correct. They will join in on the invasion of Israel when the time comes.

6/10/2013 11:11 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

I have expounded on Sefer Eliyahu on several place in this blog. Of all of our medrashim, this medrash from Eliyahu HaNavi has proven to be the most accurate medrash dealing with the End of Days. There is even a detailed description, which I have not yet discussed, dealing with the rescue of Ethiopian Jews in Operations Moshe and Yehoshua, the ones that did begin on the 25th of MarCheshvan 5745 (November 20th, 1984) in the medrash. Also between the end of operation Moshe and Yehoshua, there were about 25 days when a remnant of Ethiopian Jews were starving in the Sudanese Desert, also in the medrash. Operation Moshe actually did begin on that very date of the 25th of Marcheshvan.

6/10/2013 11:24 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Yinon is a name give for Mashiach that is mentioned in Sefer Tehillim and in the Gemorrah when names for Mashiach are discussed. I have looked into the matter, but I am NOT sure what it means yet. It is an unfamiliar shoresh (Yud, Nun, Nun).

6/10/2013 11:27 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Sanhedrin 98b and Psalm 72.

6/10/2013 11:34 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Here is a email that I wrote to Mr. Reeves at the Univ. of North Carolina whose translation to the Medrash Sefer Eliyahu appears in the sidebar of this blog about Op. Moshe and Yehoshua (Moses and Joshua):

When the various returns of Jews to Israel is discussed in the medrash, there is a reference to a "third departure of exiles". It began on the 25th day of MarCheshvan. That date in 5745 (Fall of 1984 until January of 1985) was the beginning of Operation Moses to bring the Ethiopian Jewish community to Israel via airfields in the Sudan under cover of darkness. The Sudanese leader of the time was Ga'afar Nimeiry who quietly assented to do this as long as the operation maintained its secrecy. So it lasted for several weeks and many Jews died along the way from Gondar Province in Ethiopia, under Communist control at the time, until they reached these desert airfields on foot. As mentioned the operation started on the 25th day of MarCheshvan in the year 5745 (November 20th, 1984). Wikipedia says it was a day later on November 21st when actual flights from the Sudan began. This is likely the case because the cabinet meeting in the Peres/Shamir Cabinet to initiate the operation was likely a day earlier. So the dating of this "third departure of exiles" is remarkably accurate. Then the medrash says a mysterious line: And they will cry out in the desert for 25 days and not taste any food, living instead on what issues from the mouth of the L-rd! This is Operation Joshua. In early January 1985 the operation called Op. Moses to bring all the Ethiopian Jews from these makeshift airfields in the Sudan was instantly stopped when the Arab League caught wind of it, and Nimeiry instantly stopped it, stranding 1000 Ethiopian Jews in the desert. I believe the date was January 5th, 1985. Then an intense effort was made throughout the month of January to rescue the approximately 1000 Jews who were stranded in the Sudanese desert. As an act of compassion, then VP George H W. Bush Sr. arranged a few emergency flights approximately 25 days later to rescue the remaining Jews starving and dying of thirst and starvation on the makeshift tarmacs in the Sudanese desert. When Nimeiry eventually consented, I remember that over 200 had died of starvation in the interim and that 800 were rescued in Operation Joshua. I believe it was Gog Bush Sr.'s great merit to become the next President of the United States.

6/10/2013 11:43 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Now here is where the Witch of Eindor puts her ruby slipper forward. We knew that the Evil Witch of Eindor takes a step forward toward national suicide

Remember this is the same witch who gave "police protection" to the Women of the Wall via a court order. Or the Witch simply threatened one. Expect a muddled statement over the next few days between Tenua and Yeish Atid committing the govt. to the Piece Process. Ya'ir Lapid is cautious these days about fig leafs and sweeping concessions that this Fig Leaf Bi..., I mean Witch desires.

6/11/2013 12:05 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Of course the obvious next step is for Danon or Bennett to organize a similar blocking block in Likud/ Beiteinu and Bayit Yehudi to Livni's efforts. For some reason the Political Right never thinks to do the obvious because no one on the right is a Community Organizer. Then Bibi will have to decide if he wants to join either Yeish Atid or Tenua as a lowly MK. I doubt that Lapid will take him, but Livni and her vengeful bunch are ex-Likdunicks who joined the ranks of the cowards and those seeking love from the rest of the world. If King Shaul is interested on Mankind falling in love with him, perhaps he can become one of the Witch of Eindor's lowly Lieutenants.

6/11/2013 12:11 PM  
Blogger Neshama said...

A very good sign!
Eyal Yinon

6/11/2013 1:14 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Neshama: I see the name Yinon, but that article is over 1 1/2 years old. Today, Kadima has 2 seats, not 29. I don't know if the Jewish Identity bill has been discussed in the last 1 1/2 years.

6/11/2013 1:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We HaIvriim

http://www.facebook.com/pages/We-Haivriim-%D7%90%D7%A0%D7%95-%D7%94%D7%A2%D7%91%D7%A8%D7%99%D7%99%D7%9D/148110558681510

6/11/2013 1:53 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Plus, I would ignore the traitorous television channels 2 or 10 in this country when they report the News. I would trust what Danon has to say about what Channel 10 claims that Ya'alon did. Channel 10 claims that Min. of Defense Ya'alon complained to Netanyahu to "get Danon under control" after Danon made his remarks. Neither Ya'alon nor Danon have come forward directly confirming to the public directly that Ya'alon was upset about what Danon, his deputy, has said. Until I hear it from Ya'alon himself, I am assuming that Channel 10 is engaging in media fabrication to advance their "Get the world to love THEM on the Left Coast" political agenda. I am assuming as Danon said that he and his boss the Defense Minister are not at odds and have a good working relationship.... until further notice. I love how the Left operates. They consistently try to make everything a media circus reporting on groundswell hate against settlers or against people that they hate even if no such hatred exists. These are the tactics of Community Organizers, dripping with lies and deceit.

6/11/2013 1:57 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

As mentioned before, by and large, I believe Sheldon Adelson's outfit, Yisrael HaYom, when reporting the daily news. So I endorse this article for at least not fabricating secret meetings and stuff like that. Usually Yisrael Hayom can be trusted to give one the actual daily news. Way to go Sheldon, and thanks for endorsing Newt Gingrich's candidacy for President. His "invented people" line was so true and so classic, and none of the rivals in the Republican Primary disputed the claim at the debate where he brought it up. And thanks for Birthright Israel, as imperfect as it is, it is still a vehicle for getting American Jewish teens to come to Israel and have their eyes opened (if they choose to do so). In short, Yashar Koach to Sheldon.

As I said before, this is the news barring another Erev Rav invasion from tv Channels 2 or 10:

Netanyahu and Lieberman forced to take a position on Danon's statement as Livni boils in her ruby slippers

The fact that NetanLieberman are holding up house-bldg. in the eastern parts of the Holy City in order to please the Ba'al Kerry is itself repugnant, but is a separate issue to the claim that Ya'alon made a stink about Danon's remarks or Livni's reaction to the same.

6/11/2013 2:41 PM  
Blogger Neshama said...

So sorry, that was a link from something I was reading and it looked like it was recent and gee whiz ... sorry ... :((

[It would have been good if it were true and ... recent]

6/11/2013 5:17 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

I can't speak out against Rabbi Dov Lipman because I am nogea to his chessed in Cincinnati, Ohio. I stayed by his house between five and seven times while dating my wife. So I can't "strike the Nile" or "the dust" out of gratitude. Anyone else can comment. About five years ago, I saw him and his wife at a kite flying contest in Nokdim, a yishuv outside of Gush Etzion in Judea. Vice PM Avigdor Lieberman has a three story house there which might be the tallest bldg. in Nokdim.

6/11/2013 9:15 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

I will just make three points, and there are several more that the 2 Staters seem to forget.

1. Israel is as wide as a string bean. I realize the Torah says that Eretz Yisrael is a wide land, but its obvious inference is with regards to its spirituality. Between the Mediterranean Beach in Netanya and the Jordan River, one traverses maybe 40 measly miles as the crow flies over the northern Shomron. 40 MILES!! How does one split that in two, keep the Jordan Valley, and allow for any strategic depth with a sworn enemy. And the invented people from Ammon and Moav are our sworn enemies...which leads to point number 2

2. The hatred that they teach their kids in unpenetrable. In their eyes we are nothing more than dogs, apes, and pigs.

3. Who is Abbas the Holocaust denier. Has he been re-elected since 2005 after the death of Arafat, yemach shmo?? There have been no new elections for President of the modern Peslishtim because Hamas would sweep the elections. So we are talking about talking to a fraud.

There are a dozen other reasons that I could give to simply play tiddlywinks at these Piece talks, but I will let the readers figure them out for themselves. In short right now we are simply talking to ourselves. I should add that we are on the verge of WW3. As Hezbollah and Assad "gain strength" over the Sunni rebels, they are emboldened to launch something against us, one of the reasons that Putin wants to act as a buffer. He does not want WW3 either. Given the absolute chaos going on to our north, one has to be a blooming fool right now to take chances with our lives with an evil sworn enemy. I really don't want to write anymore about this. Arguing against insanity is pointless.

6/11/2013 9:48 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Next subject: He called MK Eichler a parasite. This guy has a space on the Left Coast's public airwaves. He is supporting the life of a person who shmadded himself from Judaism, first by marrying a non-Jew. How popular is Zehavi's radio show??

Zehavi's public comments about his hero and his enemy

Thank G-d that these folks can't stop the Geulah process in this Shmittah cycle. It doesn't mean they are a pleasure to live with.

6/11/2013 10:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dov Bar-Lieb, This story is too timely to pass by. Please read!

http://runningfrombabylon.blogspot.com/2013/06/another-sits-in-his-place-four-years-to.html?m=1

6/11/2013 10:12 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Excuse me for a while if I stop reporting on how badly we treat each other. The "Eichler is a parasite" blowup today actually got to me, and I don't like Eichler's politics either. I find what he and Gafni and Litzman did in 2005 to be abhorrent. I find his chavivut to Jews in Brooklyn at the expense of Jews who lived in Gaza to be other-worldly and downright wicked. But he does represent Torah scholars who may or may not have appreciated the deafness of his heart to the Jews of Gaza. Some of these scholars are Matmidim, full time Torah learners, the foundation of the Universe. So I will take a short break. Feel free to comment.

6/11/2013 10:38 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Before it is too late, I would like to commemorate the Lubavitcher Rebbe's Yahrzeit which was today on the 3rd of Tamuz. He was truly one of what I call the Five Greats of the previous generation that somehow kept the Jewish world from collapsing after the Shoah. With the passing of the Rebbe, Rav Moshe Feinstein, Rav Yosef Ber Soleveitchik, Rav Shlomo Zalman Auerbach, and Rav Noach Weinberg, I am afraid to say that the Ashkenzic world has sunk into a darker place from which we will not recover until Mashiach comes. The vast majority of the 6 million to perish were the heart and soul of the Ashkenazic Jewish world. The fact that Torah somehow survived the Shoah is a miracle and is very much credited to these five mighty men of faith. Yet, the fissures in our world because of Hitler were very great. So now while we may all have Rabbanim, the stature of what was, does not exist in the Ashkenazic world right now even if our Rabbanim are great in comparison to ourselves. The previous generation was truly the Last of the Acharonim in the Ashkenazic World. We are in the post-Achronic Era now. We can look to the Sephardic World which though injured by the Shoah, survived it with its Gedolim and its mesorah of Gedolim on the same level as their teachers. Since the vast majority of the virulent secularists here in Israel are Ashkenazim, perhaps we need a Rav David Stav just for the purpose of kiruv of secular Israelis. He seems to have met with success in places where he has had influence as long as he has not strayed from Halakhah. Mashiach is coming soon, but somehow we need to keep the Zehavis and the Women of the Wall at bay in the interim. Rav Stav is not perfect, but the situation in the Ashkenazic world that he is inheriting is much worse if not devastating (and this is not just here but worldwide for Ashkenazim). Anyway this blog remembers the late Great Lubavitcher Rebbe, zt"l

6/11/2013 11:17 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Historically, whenever we fell off through the various eras (Tannaic, Amoraic, Savoraic, Gaonic, Rishonim, and Acharonim), the fall off was a result of intense suffering affecting the mesorah. Why should it be different with the Shoah?

6/11/2013 11:30 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Historically as we trace when the fall off took place, it was usually 50 to 60 years after the traumatizing Churban. The Tannaic Era descended into the Amoraic Era about 60 years after the crushing of the Bar Kochba revolt in 135ce. And the Gaonic Era ended with the Age of the Exilarchs in Bavel. The main Age of the Exilarchs with a traceable mesorah ended around 930ce while the Gaonic Era ended 70 years later. So at least in the Ashkenazic World we would expect a similar fall off about 60 years after the Shoah at the latest. There is nothing new here. We are in the post-Acharonic Era in the Ashkenazic World. We therefore in areas of halakhah about new technologies and things like that should defer to Rav Ovadia Yosef Shlitah at this time.

6/11/2013 11:57 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Of course, the problem that we have in the Ashkenzic World is what comes after an Acharon? Acharon means last. Yet, We are not Mohicans. We still exist, but in the Ashkenazic World our Rabbanim are Rabbis for our Kehilot. We can't expect one Gadol HaDor for all Ashkenazic Jews when the Acharonic Era has come to an end. In comes Rav David Stav from stage left (or would you prefer someone from stage right?). For now it is the best that we can do. I can't expect Naftali Bennett to bring in Rav Shalom Arush over let us say the Sanzer Rebbe. Everyone has their Rav. Because of our fractures, the emphasis has to be on kiruv. Well maybe he should take another look at Rav Arush after all.

6/12/2013 12:13 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Is Erdogan going to be one of the two kings to fall because of internal rioting which is likely being inspired by Persian infiltrators?? This is a very odd world war indeed. The Iranians sent infiltrators into Turkey to depose Erdogan because of his involvement in Syria. One could make a very good case that Erdogan might be deposed as a direct result of the war. We will see. His ally, Obama, seems like he could care less now. With allies like Obama, who needs enemies.

6/12/2013 12:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This latest news leaves me puzzled, to say the least.

MK Meir Porush: If Govt. Forces Enlistment, Israel Won’t be Our Home

Is this "big talk, no action"?
If he means it, is it truly good for the Haredim?
In any case, is it good for the Jews?

Worst of all: Considering news from America - namely, that the police-state aspects are now out in the open for all to see (h/t to Tomer Devorah for links), can this be a wise decision? What do you do when you're between a rock and a hard place, as the Haredim are (at least perceive themselves to be)?

On a more personal note, should I regret having voted for him for mayor of Yerushalayim in the last election. or not?

Many thanks to all.

CDG, Yerushalayim

6/12/2013 11:51 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Just a short comment: Me'ir Porush himself is the best MK in UTJ in terms of his sense of common decency. He tried to stop the Gaza expulsion from within UTJ unlike the other UTJ MKs. So I respect what he has to say even if I disagree with him on certain issues. But you are right. The US is literally splitting apart at the seems and a police state is near. Perhaps some Chareidim should apply for Visas to Micronesia or the Marshall Islands. I am not sure where else they will go at this time....or work it out with a compromise with Likud and Bayit Yehudi. That is the best option. Compromise

6/12/2013 12:02 PM  
Blogger David Matlaw said...

The Lubavitch rabbi was one of the 5 greats. How about what the leading rabbis say here - http://www.chabad-mafia.com/religion.php?

6/12/2013 1:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Reb Dov, the opinion of R. Lippman seems to be a common one among the N American heradim who consider themselves realistic even those with great love for the land and the am. I wonder if this is the defeatist attitude of those who would go back to Mitzryme for the free watermellon and fish and those afraid to enter the land from the midbar.
I don't know where this comes from but I suspect it is partly the anti tzioni education many received in 'black' schools. To be fair these schools teach great Torah and have lead the children of the hozer betsuva movement.

6/12/2013 2:18 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

The Lubavitcher Rebbe passed away in 5754, and Rav Shlomo Zalman Auerbach both zt"l passed away in 5755. The Achronic Era ended there, about 50 years after the Shoah. Rav Eliezer Mann Schach zt"l was the leader of the Litwak Chareidi world after that time, but because of the schisms was not universally recognized as the Gadol HaDor for all Jews in the world. I don't want to dispute the tzidkut of Rav Schach on this blog, but it is obvious the drop off took place with the passing of Rav Auerbach who was a recognized posek for the entire Torah observant world. The proof of this is that the fractures from the Shoah grew to the point of shattering after the passing of Rav Auerbach. The false Messianism mentioned in this article mainly occurred after the Rebbe's stroke in the Spring of 1992. After that point for the next two years, he would be asked questions when he had already suffered brain damage, and involuntary movements were often interpreted as yesses or nos. I agree that there was a huge problem that basically blew up in the two year period before the Rebbe passed away. The machloket of the link that you sent me IS PROOF POSITIVE of the brokenness of the Ashkenazic world that became full blown hatred after the passing of the Lubavitcher Rebbe and Rav Shlomo Zalman Auerbach zt"l. Again please DO NOT take this as slight against Rav Schach zt"l. If he was your Rav, that is fine with me, but he was on the same level as other Rabbanim of the new era in which we now find ourselves, the post-Acharonic Era for the Ashkenazic world, at least.

6/12/2013 2:33 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

In the end for those who want to bring Meshichists back into the fold, reasoned explanations will work better than the pure rage of that link that you sent. Rage against the Messianic movement of Yoshke did NOT work either. If someone hates you and acts out of hatred of you, one has a right to defend himself against the people who hate you. In Judaism we have NO obligation to love those who continue to hate us. So, I know for a fact that Tzippy Livni hates settlers. She has expressed this hatred on several occasions. Therefore in self-defense, a reaction is required. We are not required to be doormats for those who hate us.

Those Jews in the Meshichist movements ancient and present DON'T hate us. Therefore, we need reasonable approaches to bring them back in the Derekh HaEmeth.

6/12/2013 2:48 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

This is exemplified with how do we deal with homosexual men, who are NOT witnessed in the act of homosexuality? If there are not witnesses, then their sin is only seen by G-d, and if the act is between consenting adults behind closed doors, they are NOT liable for penalty by human courts. So how do we get them to do teshuvah?? Do we give them stern warnings and get them individually to repent out of fear??? The answer is NO. Their teshuvah will only come out of love and from love. We see this on the afternoon of Yom Kippur when as the sun is setting only Teshuvah B'Ahavah is possible. At that time we read from Leviticus, that a man should not lie with a man as he lies with a woman. It is an abomination! From this we learn, that the sin stands before G-d, but if you want someone to repent from a sin with a consenting adult, you can't beat him over the head with it. You must approach him out of love to help him see the error of his ways.

6/12/2013 3:42 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

The compromise has to allow for Matmidim to remain Matmidim even to the extent that their perpetual learning is considered the equivalent of Army Service while looking for a job. Secondly, even if only 1800 can receive a full salary and a pension, the stipend program for true Matmidim should continue as minimal as it is. It is a recognition of how Torah learning as an act onto itself is meritorious for all of us here. For the part time learners, there are Hesder programs that can be expanded to include Limud Torah Brigades and other things mentioned by other on this blog previously. There are many ways for part time learners to serve, including, yes, in combat roles. In exchange there has to be due consideration for the Way of Life of Chareidim.

1. Glatt kosher food at every base or on every assignment where this is possible

2. Men serve only male commanders, and women serve in Nachal Chareidi service in support Army roles only, never in combat roles.

3. No one should be forced to go to performances of non-modest singers, and men should not be forced to sit through performances of female singers, no matter how modestly they are dressed.

If these things can't be done with respect, perhaps we are NOT ready to integrate the Chareidim. The above three compromises on the part of the Army are the bare minimum of respect for the Chareidi world. Listening to what that Zehavi said, with the hatred for Chareidim in his words, is it possible to force this down the throat of the Chareidi world in one fell swoop?? Obviously NOT. The Zehavis of this world must have zero role in implementing any compromise. It is a good thing that we have given ourselves until 2017 to implement the integrating measures.

6/12/2013 4:49 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

The exception to all this is already being implemented. Chareidi schools have to find a way to teach mathematics in their schools pronto. That CANNOT wait four years. A hard science course should be added too after the math course is already being taught since so much of the world of hard science is mathematical. But the Min. of Education Shai Piron has already made math a requirement for this coming school year.

6/12/2013 5:04 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

On Yeranen Ya'akov blog someone pointed out something that I must mention. He noted that in his opinion, and definitely based on sources, the nine (and 1/2) months of pregnancy must end on Rosh HaShana or Yom Kippur. So I simply calculated back 40 weeks from this coming Rosh HaShana 5774, and I got to the 15th of Kislev, 9 1/2 months earlier. It was on the 15th of Kislev 5773 (29th November 2012) that the UN General Assembly Resolution to divide Yerushalayim and establish Palestine was passed by a 138 to 9 vote. I am just mentioning this because of what an anonymous commenter noted in truth on Ya'ak's blog, link in the sidebar on this blog. It could be that what has already happened in Shamayim 40 weeks after Tisha B'Av 5772 will unfold in front of our eyes during Tishrei. I don't know, but Dr. Ya'akov Tabak has always held that the weeks of pregnancy must end in deed during Tishrei too with miracles on Sukkot. I also commented on his comment. These are just observations of what is happening in the world. Sammy Power at the UN at this critical time would seem to fit too.

Pregnancy ending in Tishrei 5774

6/12/2013 6:28 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

It is truly amazing that on the exact same day that most of the UNDork troops are leaving Israel's border with Syria, Hamas offices are being closed in Beirut and Lebanese Shi'ites are being expelled from all over the Sunni Persian Gulf States. simply astounding is the pace of events.

6/12/2013 7:27 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Yechezkel's (Ezekiel saw the wheel) vision of the chariot was on the 5th of Tamuz, which starts tonight. (Ezekiel 1)

6/12/2013 7:37 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

I should capitalize The Chariot. In Kabbalah it is Ma'aseh HaMerkavah. Another perspective of this is in Yishaiyahu (Isaiah 6).

6/12/2013 7:42 PM  
Blogger vincent said...

http://www.worldtribune.com/2013/06/11/netanyahu-getting-several-calls-weekly-from-kerry-on-palestinian-state/

6/12/2013 8:40 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

The answer Ba'al Kerry is NO!! Baruch HaShem. Because of the results of the Likud Primary sandwiched between the Gaza Surrender and the UN Resolution for Palestine in Kislev, Netanyahu, the slimy sleaze (or is he just a plain coward?) has no place to run. My sense is that if Meridor and Eitan were still in this govt., he would slime his way to bow before the Ba'al Kerry. Yet, by Heavenly decree, those who would retreat are gone from Bibi's inner circle. He is surrounded by people far braver than he is.

6/12/2013 9:05 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Remember his gut instinct was to form an alliance with Livni before talking to any other coalition partners to form this government...and Livni is not even needed to form this govt. She has a measly six seats which gained him NOTHING except cover from Obama's pressure. She is the fig leaf that Obama wanted to see, and that is the only reason why she is the Min. of Injustice in this govt. I hate to say this, but because of what just happened at the Kotel which Livni enforced,..take a guess at who will be held accountable that she is even a force to be reckoned with. She is a nothing, and Bibi made her a domestic legal terrorist because he is so so afraid of Obama.

6/12/2013 9:19 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Keep in mind that VOTING in the Likud Primary is what made a difference. And Moshe Feiglin had his list of dependable people to vote for. And Danny Danon was at the top of his list. So don't think for a minute that G-d will not review whom you voted for during your life. In a Democracy or a Republic, you have a mitzvah to vote even if you come out on the losing end. So if you voted for Obama twice, how will you do teshuvah for that? If one voted for Olmert, Livni, Barak, Shelly Yucky, or Meretz or Kadima in times past, what acts of repentance can be done. If you voted to throw people out of their homes in Migron, what can you do to repair the ghastly events when police arrived at 2am to commit these crimes?? pulling 3 families out of their homes along with 15 children and then bulldozing 3 homes before sunrise. At sunrise here in Israel Hurricane Lee lit 57 wildfires around Austin, Texas burning 1550 homes to the ground. But those who voted for this must also pay for the pain that they caused others. It is best to pay for it in Olam HaZeh. So DO IT NOW!! Avoid the Yom Kippur rush.

6/12/2013 9:41 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Here is the Wiki link to Tropical Storm Lee which lit those wildfires in Texas when 3 homes in Migron were bulldozed between 2 and 4 am in the morning. You can scroll down to Texas. That is a 500 to one ratio.

Why Texas? The answer is obvious. The demonization of Migron began in the 1st term of the Gog W. Bush Jr. Administration when almost daily Amb. Dan Kurtzer would pester Sharon that Migron has to be destroyed.

Migron and Tropical Storm Lee

6/12/2013 9:55 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Here is video of the Churban of 3 homes in Migron during the early morning hours of Sept. 5th, 2011 when Tropical Storm Lee lit those wildfires in Texas. Texas is 8 time zones earlier than Eretz Yisrael. So the fires in Texas were lit on Sunday evening, September 4th. This is the Wiki entry for those wildfires under 2011 Texas Wildfires:

On Sunday, September 4, 2011, a firestorm known as the Bastrop County Complex Fire engulfed Bastrop, Texas and by September 30 had destroyed 1,645 homes, burned 34,068 acres, and killed two people.[5] This fire is now regarded as the most catastrophic wildfire in Texas history.[6]

Here is the Youtube video from the early morning hours of September 5th in Migron:

Three homes in Migron destroyed

The message: Don't mess around with us. You are messing with the G-d of Israel.

6/12/2013 10:41 PM  
Anonymous mkf said...

Anything significant about this? The date and the previous supermoon dates? They are not that rare, they said a few a year but this one coming up will be the biggest one

http://earthsky.org/tonight/is-biggest-and-closest-full-moon-on-june-23-2013-a-supermoon

6/12/2013 11:04 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

There was a super moon back on the 15th of Iyar 5772 when Sarkozy was toppled by the Socialist/ Communist Francois Hollande. I mention that because Sarkozy was the mysterious HaKhShaRo from Sefer Eliyahu. This particular supermoon is actually one night before the 17th of Tamuz since the calendar is shifted one day this year. Normally the full moon would be 2 nights before the 17th of Tamuz on the 15th of the month. The full moon is normally on the 15th of a 30 day month and on the 14th or 15th of a 29 day month.

6/12/2013 11:25 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Therefore a Supermoon is a potential time for good things for Klal Yisrael even if Astronomy is just a siman, but does not guarantee anything. The fall of Sarkozy and his being replaced with the bumbling idiot Hollande was good for Klal Yisrael. The next time Hollande proposes a 70% marginal tax rate, we should cheer as France collapses.

6/13/2013 12:11 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

ah, just one slight correction because Iyar is a 29 day month. So last year in 5772, the full supermoon for Iyar was on Saturday night, the 14th of Iyar, the night before the runoff between Sarkozy and Hollande.

6/13/2013 12:27 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

I should point out that most of our "full moon" holy days are in 30 day months: Tu (15th) of Shevat, Pesach 15th of Nisan, Tu B'Av, Sukkot (15th of Tishrei).

The exception is really Purim in Adar or Adar Sheini which always has 29 days. So notice that Purim is on the 14th and 15th of Adar. I could also bring up Pesach Sheini (the 14th of Iyar) where the Pesach offering is eaten on the night of the 15th of Iyar. That covers it.

6/13/2013 1:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.chabad.org/magazine/article_cdo/aid/88958/jewish/Sukkot-and-Simchat-Torah-an-Anthology-of-Insights.htm

6/13/2013 1:28 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Now that the subject has been broached, one can look at it this way. Rosh HaShanah and Rosh Chodesh represent the part of the cycle of Judgement where this world is fused with our judgement in the World to Come since our neshamah really exists in both worlds. So on Rosh HaShanah the life that is judged in not just our life in this world but our life in the World to Come. This is why the fruit of Rosh HaShanah is the apple since the Tree of Life according to Kabalah was an apple tree. (It is an interesting error of many Xtians to assume that he apple was the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil. Lehefech, it was the fruit of the Tree of Life.) Those who enter Gan Eden on Shabbat enter an orchard of sacred apples for instance. This judgement concludes only as the moon is waxing.

The Full moon judgements and the days of the waning moon are judgements for Olam HaZeh, this world only, after the judgement for Olam HaBa has already been filtered out during the days of the waxing moon. And yes, these judgements for Olam Hazeh meet their maximum potential with the Full Moon. What aspect is judged on any particular month is often reflected by the sign of the Zodiac. In Hebrew Zodiac is Tzedeq or Justice, the aspect of judgement in the world which is compassionately divided up into 12 facets throughout the year so that we are not smacked all at once in one particular month. So the New Moon reflects our judgement in the combined worlds of this world and the next while the Full Moon judgements are for this world alone. more later.

6/13/2013 1:56 AM  
Blogger Neshama said...

Someone is looking for trouble: silenced warning beepers. Several news items of late seem to indicate the IDF is a bit confused. Confusion and disarray are not good signs signs. And what in the world are those female soldiers doing on social media? Those girls should be put in the brig for a couple weeks. Awful! And the UN peacekeepers (hah!) fleeing the border with Syria.

Do we smell the smoke of a big war in the air?
Maybe its time to gather some emergency supplies and water into something one can move quickly with.

6/13/2013 5:29 PM  

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