Thursday, July 16, 2015

Until the Geulah Comes: A Quick Review of Laws During the First 10 Days of Av

Oh, don't forget!!! Wash all of your clothes tonight and tomorrow during the day. Pick up all clothes from the dry cleaning during the day on Thursday. Tisha B'Av may fall on Shabbat, but the customs and laws of the 9 days are upon us anyway. Since there is no Shavua she'Chal bo this year, follow whatever custom you have followed in the past for Rosh Chodesh Av. Some Ashkenazim who normally don't swim during the 9 days, do swim on Rosh Chodesh Av when Tisha B'Av falls on Shabbat. Some even eat meat on Rosh Chodesh Av. During the 9 days (after Rosh Chodesh this year which falls Erev Shabbat) Ashkenazim avoid swimming, warm/hot showers, eating meat or poultry, drinking wine or grape juice, and doing any laundry and buying anything which would require a shehechiyanu bracha until the night after the fast. There are NO prohibitions this year after the conclusion of the fast on the 11th of Av (except the eating of meat at break fast). You can even say havdallah over wine or grape juice Motzei Fast of Av this year. Oh yes, this Motzei Shabbat, the 3rd of Av, say havdallah over beer or even Coca Cola with a shehakol.

Of course no live music (or for most even taped music) or haircuts or beard trims. But that was already from the 17th of Tamuz. So I did not mention that above. I believe you are allowed to cut nails this year during the 9 days except on the day of the Fast of Av itself which is a 24 1/2 hour fast with all the prohibitions of Yom Kippur, the 10th of Tishrei except that it is a Rabbinic fast. So it ends ten minutes earlier without waiting for halakhic Tzeit Kochavim. And if you must eat for purposes of pikuach nefesh, you can eat without measuring out the food and water every 15 minutes, which is done on Yom Kippur. So no leather shoes on the day of the fast. No anointing with oils on that day. No marital relations on the fast day, 10th of Av. (I cannot comment whether marital relations are forbidden on Shabbat Tisha B'Av. Ask a Rav about that. It might be permissible if it is mikveh night.) no greeting people in the regular way. A grunt might do, but no hello or goodbye or Shalom in any of its forms on the day of the fast itself. But this year you can skip the Seudat mafseket on either the 8th of Av or on Shabbat, the 9th of Av. Eat a regular Seudat Shlishit on Shabbat afternoon with the one proviso that you finish eating the third meal before sundown. One should also try to finish blessing after the third meal before sundown too since one should avoid Shir HaMa'alot after sundown Saturday afternoon. So many details that G-d willing we won't have to remember when Tisha B'Av falls out on Shabbat in 5776 too.

A few minor corrections to the above list

1. From the 17th of Tamuz we have already been avoiding shehechiyanu brachot. From Rosh Chodesh Av we avoid having to say HaTov UMaitiv or HaTov VeHaMeitiv in addition to not saying shehechiyanu. The exception to this may be if a new baby is born during the Three Weeks or the 9 Days when these brachot are recited. 

2. One can buy non-leather shoes for Tisha B'Av during the 9 days since no shehechiayanu bracha would be said.

3. On the day of the Fast of Av itself we basically cannot wash ourselves unless we need to wash our hands after #2. Then we should use soap and water on our hands only for the purpose of basic hygiene. Upon waking up in the morning if one does not need to relieve oneself, one should do neggel wasser (nail water) only up to the first knuckle. We should be rather strict about not washing ourselves on the Fast of Av and on Yom Kippur (unless we need to wash our hands for purposes of basic hygiene as mentioned) 

4. Sephardim seem to be more lenient about some of the prohibitions during the 9 days. If someone sephardi wants to post those leniencies, by all means, Post!  (I know that one of these leniencies is swimming during the entire 9 Days leading up to the fast itself except for on Shabbat of course, if Tisha B'Av falls out on Shabbat.  Of course halakhically no one swims on the Fast of Av itself.)  There is NO shavua sheChal Bo this year....or next year either....or G-d willing ever again. 

5. For whatever reason we also avoid meat on Motzei Fast of Av even if it is already the 11th of Av even though all other aspects of mourning are over when the fast ends this year. Perhaps it is just not a good idea to eat meat immediately after fasting for 24 hours. 


Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Fish of course is permissible for food during all of the 9 days of Av leading up to the fast. While meat and poultry are forbidden during the week, one should have a full set of 3 Shabbat meals with meat and delicacies during the 9 days. Enjoy Shabbat these next two weekends!

7/16/2015 1:22 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

On Saturday night the Tenth of Av when it comes time to do havdallah, one should only do havdallah on Fire (Borei Me'Orei HaEish). Havdallah on wine and the Yom should be done only to end the Fast on the 10th of Av. There is no havdallah on spices Motzei Tenth of Av. So don't forget Borei Me'orei haEish after Ma'ariv and Sefer Eichah (Lamentations) before going to bed on the Tenth of Av! Havdallah to end the fast on the 11th of Av is therefore a Motzei Yomtov havdallah. Now that would be fitting!!

7/16/2015 2:01 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Oh forgot....No sitting on regular chairs from Baruch HaMavdil during Ma'ariv 18 Esrei until midday on the Tenth of Av. Sit on very low chair (very low beach chair?? not quite in the spirit, but we need to sit on something). Aveilut chairs provided by funeral homes of course are the best. Find out the exact time for midday. There is no need to destroy your back beyond midday sitting on a chair that hurts your back. My family camps out on the floor. That is not required.

7/16/2015 2:06 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Kiddush Levanah: Here is a major distinction between Yom Kippur and Tisha B'Av. Motzei Yom Kippur after the last Kaddish during Ma'ariv, we go outside to sanctify the moon of Tishrei while still fasting in a spirit of Joy and triumph over the Satan. Some still wear their kittels and talleisim while doing so. Then the fast is broken over havdallah which includes spices if Yom Kippur fell out on Shabbat.

On Tisha B'Av there was historically no triumph over the Satan, and sitting on a low stool or pillows for 3/4's of the day was a pain in the rear end and many other parts of the body. So one should refrain from Kiddush Levanah until one has recovered with a hearty dairy or pareve Motzei "Yomtov" meal. Plan to regather around ten or 10:30pm at night to recite Kiddush Levanah on the 11th of Av.

7/16/2015 2:23 AM  
Blogger Leah said...

Thank you, Dov. Quick question: May one do laundry on the 11th of Av after the fast or must one wait until mid day of the next day?

7/16/2015 8:10 AM  
Blogger Neshama said...

For clarification: my husbands Shulchan Aruch (Ganzfried-Goldin) says, page 66, para 7,

"7. when the 9th days of AV occurs on the Sabbath and it is postponed to Sunday, it is forbidden to eat meat or drink wine on the night after the fast, as is the case with any other ninth day of Av, when the mourning is extended to the tenth, but on the morrow, everything is permissible even in the morning"

My question is, what is your source that one can have wine or grape juice on Sunday night? This seems to be different from what you wrote, unless i'm not understanding how you wrote it?

7/16/2015 11:51 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

One can do everything starting at sunrise on the 11th of Av (including the eating of meat and poultry). Yet, Even from the end of the fast after sundown and after Havdallah on the 11th of Av, one can do laundry, drink the Havdallah wine, take a hot shower, and swim under the stars IMMEDIATELY when the Fast concludes. There seems to be an argument over whether one should listen to taped music at the conclusion of the Fast or if one should wait until Dawn. For that ask a Rav. During the morning of the 11th, there are no prohibitions whatsoever. When I write here on the 11th of Av, this refers to after the stars begin to come out immediately upon the Fast's conclusion. One should do Havdallah first though before doing laundry or before taking a hot shower.

7/16/2015 2:41 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

The "permission" to drink wine after the Fast comes from the fact that one can drink the Havdallah wine or grape juice on the 11th of Av immediately after the Fast. I will get the source a bit later for that, but of that I am sure. This stands in opposition to the fact that Motzei Shabbat on the 3rd of Av, an adult should NOT drink wine or grape juice at the conclusion of Havdallah. One should either give the wine or grape juice at that time to a katan, or one should make Havdallah over beer or cola with a sheHakol bracha.

7/16/2015 2:46 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

So I would agree that immediately after the Fast, is not the time to have a celebration. Except for Havdallah itself, one should refrain from a celebratory glass of wine or grape juice until the morning. But one can definitely drink the Havdallah wine or grape juice after the Fast. Yet, as mentioned above even during that evening of the 11th, one can do laundry, swim, take a hot shower, get a haircut, and shave or get a beard trim. Celebrations which include wine in them, including weddings for instance, should wait until morning.

7/16/2015 3:02 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

As a matter of fact, that is where we can draw the fine line. Motzei Fast at night, the 3 week mourning period comes instantly to an end upon concluding with Havdallah. Yet, as mentioned above, the Fast of Av itself is a sad and grueling event. Therefore it should not be followed immediately with celebrations or a celebratory atmosphere. Those celebrations must wait until the morning. Since Simcha only comes with meat and wine, we avoid those "simanim" of Simcha until morning unless the wine is for the mitzvah of Havdallah. Music falls somewhere in the middle. Some music is to soothe. Some music is in order to celebrate. One should use discretion in knowing that immediately after the Fast at night, one should only listen to music in the "soothing" category.

7/16/2015 3:29 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Chodesh tov. I would not forget to wash all of one's Tzitzit RIGHT NOW before sundown.

7/16/2015 3:58 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Yea, it is ok Me'ir. There are over 400 comments here now. Very few people want to wade to the end of 2 full pages of 200 comments each to get to Comments #401- 500.

7/16/2015 4:34 PM  
Anonymous Dassie said...

Reb Dov,
Thanks so much for including Sephardi minhagim in here. In English, everything is usually completely focused on Ashkenazi minhagim.
It's a bit late now, but just so people know, Sephardim can get haircuts until the Nine Days.
Very helpful post, thank you.

7/16/2015 6:45 PM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

Dassie, not correct but rather until the week of 9th of Av.

7/16/2015 8:55 PM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

Peace in our time!

7/16/2015 8:59 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Notice that I did not mention any of the halakhot for Shavua sheChal Bo (the week that Tisha B'Av is in) after Shabbat Chazon. I pray that we never have to think about those halakhot again. As a matter of fact, I would like to bury my paperback Tisha B'Av Machzor sometime over the winter to give nourishment to my fruit trees. That is about how much I ever want to think about these halakhot ever again.

Most of the Sephardi halakhot and minhagim surrounding prohibitions because of mourning during the 3 weeks revolve around the Week in which Tisha B'Av falls which does not exist in 5775 and 5776 and if I end up burying my Machzor this winter, will never exist again. Their prohibition against swimming, laundry, hot showers, and haircuts only apply during the week that Tisha B'Av falls and on Tisha B'Av itself. From the day AFTER Rosh Chodesh Av, Sephardim don't eat meat or poultry. They live it up on Rosh Chodesh Av itself....with reduced Simcha of course. From the 17th of Tamuz, they don't have weddings in most places. Yet, in the Sephardic world itself, weddings were forbidden only from Rosh Chodesh Av. Music seems to be a touchy subject. Simcha music is forbidden from the 17th of Tamuz, but on Rosh Chodesh Av, they listen to music. I know this because I went to work out last night at the fitness center, and the Sephardic Yishuv that I live in was blasting music at the Cheder Kosher (the fitness room). When I asked if they would be doing this music blasting next week, they all stared at me and said "of course not". You live and learn.

The laws of not saying Shehechiyanu from the 17th of Tamuz and HaTov veHaMeitiv from Rosh Chodesh Av seem to be the same for Sephardim as with Ashkenazim.

7/17/2015 12:02 AM  
Anonymous CDG, Yerushalayim, Eretz Yisrael Shlemah said...

Sephardi Halacha on the 3 Weeks & 9 Days

If you are interested in a more detailed exposition on the subject, here is a page on the Halakhot of Tisha B'Av and the Days Preceding It from the Sephardic Institute in Brooklyn (may they come home soon!). There is some special emphasis on the Aleppo (Halabi)-derived communities around the world, including in Israel.

Sorry I didn't post this earlier. I just pulled an 11.5-hour day and am overtired. Hodesh tov!

7/17/2015 12:55 AM  
Blogger Leah said...

Thanks Dov. Appreciate the information. Chodesh tov.

7/17/2015 4:10 AM  
Anonymous Dassie said...

Thanks again for elaborating more on the Sephardi halachot.

CDG, that pamphlet was especially helpful.

-- Dassie

7/17/2015 10:42 AM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

If this is not an evil laugh, I don't know what is..

7/17/2015 12:59 PM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

Dov Bar-Leib said...
...>the Sephardic Yishuv that I live in...

Dov, is Kochav Ya'acov a predominately Sephardic yishuv?

7/17/2015 4:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...



-a Yid

7/17/2015 9:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gov’t Site: Jonathan Pollard to be Released

7/17/2015 10:26 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

The Old Yishuv section of Kochav Yaakov (known also as Abir Ya'akov named after the famous Rav Abuchadtziera of that very name) is populated by about 85% Sephardim/ 15% Ashkenazim, most of them from France and North Africa, but a boatload of people from Persia, Bavel, and Teiman too and a lot of Spanish speakers from both Mexico City and Argentina. We also have a reasonably sized group of Ethiopian Jews here too, but they don't qualify as Sephardim. Most of the Ashkenazim here are Anglo speakers with a few Spanish speakers from Argentina. Almost all the French speakers are Sephardim.

The Tel Tzion more Chareidi section of KY is about 60% Sephardim and about 40% Ashkenazim, but that percentage is also becoming more Sephardic in the past year because the bulk of the Seret Vizhnitz Chassidim who lived in Tel Tzion have been moving to the big city life of Ramat Beit Shemesh over the past 12 months. The Seret Viznitz Rav, nephew of the Grand Rav in Haifa, still lives in Kochav Yakov during the week. He loves it here, but he goes to RBS for Shabbat since so much of his kehillah is there..

7/18/2015 9:59 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Sorry, Rav Naftali Korenreich is the son-in-law of the Grand Seret Vizhnitz Rebbe in Haifa, not his nephew. my mistake. He is a true Tzaddik. In 2006 he refused to endorse Gimmel, Yahadut haTorah, because UTJ enabled the Sharon Disengagement by joining and enabling his Govt. in order to get 290 million shekels for Ashkenazi Chariedi institutions. Rav Korenreich Shlit"a found that odious and refused to endorse Gimmel in 2006 because, as he told them, joining Sharon for money demonstrated a lack of emunah that the money would not come from a holier source.

7/18/2015 10:11 PM  
Blogger Leah said...

Dov, did you hear about the potential release of Jonathan Pollard?

7/19/2015 7:08 AM  
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7/19/2015 8:45 AM  
Blogger Neshama said...

Broker Tov Reb Dov, here is some good reading for you: Black coffee protects against T-2

Also for anyone else in the same situation.

7/19/2015 9:09 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Thank you for all the advice on what to do about Type 2 Diabetes. Frankly, I just need to lose 80 lbs. That might bring the sugar level way down. Last week I was very concerned about whether I could get life insurance to refinance our mortgage in order to pay off our debts. Without life insurance it is difficult to even get a mortgage. So I got the insurance even if it is at a much higher rate. So now I have an even greater incentive to lose a bunch of weight. I can always reapply for life insurance after bringing down my sugar levels, but the "crisis" about whether I would even get insurance is over, thank HaShem.

Yes, I knew that Yehonatan Pollard was up for review for parole after being 30 years in the slammer as of this November. I figure that if he is granted parole at the end of 30 years, they may force him to stay in America. But at least he will no longer be behind bars.

7/19/2015 4:05 PM  
Blogger vincent said...

7/19/2015 4:18 PM  
Blogger Neshama said...


What has helped a lot of people to lose weight and bring down sugar levels is a paleo diet. Forget if you might have heard negative things about it. Jeb Bush went on the diet and lost a lot of weight. it consists of eating more protein (fish, eggs, meat, chicken) low carbohydrate vegetables, only olive and coconut oils (its very healthy for body and brain), no dairy, no sugar (you can use coconut sap sugar, maple syrup, honey -- gently), and especially white flour and white flour products, bread, rice, white potatoes, pasta et al.

Once you eliminate these items, there is still much to consume so you won't feel hungry. but there is a little adjustment in the beginning. Of course no soda and sugary drinks, only water, coffee (hot or iced, no cream or sugar in am) and teas (I make them for my iced tea in summer). You can also try coconut or almond milk when recipes call for milk. You can make this diet kosher of course. There are also supplements to complement the reducing of sugar. And one other item that might be difficult, a daily walk for about a half hour. I'm not into aerobics or machines, and a daily hearty walk every day does wonders for circulation and weight.

One of the main things is eggs in the morning. Protein and veggies are the main items. Also salads, not just the israeli version, but one with a lot of greens. I actually buy kosher and checked greens, broccoli, and cauliflower. Your wife can contact me if she's so inclined, even though she is probably a great cook. I would be happy to share whatever I know. It is so important for everyone to get their health under control. (PS Im not so great at it either, but trying).

Creativity in developing a food plan is the ikkar. Ok, maybe I overdid this so I'll just stop here.

About Pollard, I think this is a PR ploy before pressuring for pales negotiations, and just wishful thinking unless, of course, the prez squeezes big concessions out of Bibi in return. But I hope what you wrote, Reb Dov, will come about.

7/19/2015 4:43 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

I published this on Facebook in response to Batya Meidad's assertion that "the Deal" between the West and Persia to put up with the Persian pursuit of nuclear weapons by removing roadblocks in their pursuit of this cause is a horrible tragedy that occurred this year during the 3 Weeks.

Here is my response: This is not awful news. It gives Left Coast Israelis who live in a world worshiping Western World Public Opinion by hating settlers, something else to think perhaps it never really mattered what Western gentiles thought anyways.....since most of them have forgotten how to think. Once one is forced to abandon the Avodah Zarah of Public Opinion, one begins to think about what G-d desires and not what 70% of Western world desires. So this "agreement" is not a disaster at all. Plus, the entire Sunni Muslim World is more frightened about this deal than anyone else. The King of Arabia will surely turn to the King of Edom for advice.....find his advice pathetic and then get a nuke from the Pakistanis.

7/19/2015 8:54 PM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said..The King of Arabia will surely turn to the King of Edom for advice....

Correct Dov. This is how it will unfold:

Stage One – President of Iran threatens and antagonizes the King of Saudi Arabia
Stage Two – The King of Saudi Arabia turns to the West for advice and protection.
Stage Three – Iran opens fire, starts Third World War and destroys the West.

Saudi Arabia and Iran going to war foretold 2,000 as a precursor to the Moshich's coming

7/19/2015 9:29 PM  
Blogger HDG, Yerushalayim, E"Y Shlemah said...

Reb Dov, 7/19/2015 8:54 PM:

I agree with you on the Iran Deal, that it's not such bad news (see my take on it here.). (I also agree with Batya that it lowers the stature of the US president to use the word "deal" - but that's what it is.)

I'm going for a walk now to lower my sugar a little before bed. Laila tov!

7/20/2015 12:07 AM  
Blogger LondonMale said...

Reb Dov

I am sure that the next few weeks will see you advise don diets by family, friends and strangers alike!

Apologies if you know all this!

One thing I know, some of the basics behind the Paleo DIet are sound.
i.e. Avoid Processed food, Avoid Deep fried food, cut down sugar and dairy etc.

But one thing to watch out for is that the true Paleo Diet also advises hardly eating anything at all during the day, then having a big meal at night,, in order to get the body on edge on the day, then restful at night, essentially playing a game with the body's nervous systems to trick it into burning fat.

I do not believe that is healthy for diabetics.

Three or four "Sensible" meals, evenly spaced, are safer for regulating blood sugar levels.

You need not be hungry.
And anyone who advises to eat no Carbs is crazy, we do need some to function.

What profession depends on losing weight yet remaining strong?
Boxers, whilst training for a fight.

They eat "clean.".

Sugar and salt kept to low levels.
No Deep fried food.
No fizzy drinks.
Tea and coffee taken without milk and sugar.
No ketchup.
Vegetables steamed, or fresh, dressed with a touch of black pepper and lemon juice, a tiny bit of olive oil.
No cakes, cookies, candies etc.
Very small amount of dark chocolate.

They eat well though:
Grilled chicken, seasoned rice, steamed broccoli/green beans/carrots.
Miso soup, buckwheat noodles, boiled eggs etc.
Carbs should be eaten, but not to excess. Sweet potato, oatmeal, brown rice etc. are all good.

As for exercise, walking or swimming are good.
Walking is not a huge fat burner but it helps a bit, is free, fresh air is good, and it is a Mitzvah to walk in Eretz Yisrael.
A Pilates centre with proper equipment is also excellent, though costly.
If your back is up to it, and you can get proper instruction, then lifting weights is great too.
It burns fat even after the exercise has stopped.

7/20/2015 4:01 AM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

Arutz Sheva: “The UN Security Council held the critical vote on the Iranian nuclear deal between the Islamic Republic and the West on Monday afternoon, at 9:00 am EST (4:00 pm IST) in New York.

Anticipation is high ahead of the vote, after New Zealand announced Friday that the vote would be held “under silence.”

In an “under silence” adoption procedure, instead of the UNSC holding a normal positive vote, the motion that is set for adoption “under silence” is deemed automatically adopted unless a party specifically objects to the motion.

This “under silence” procedure would put the onus on Israel to be the first, and possibly the only, objector to the UNSC’s adoption of the Iran deal.

The draft resolution, deemed 2231-2015 was adopted unanimously by 15 votes in favor very soon after the meeting began.”

Comments: President Obama must be very proud of himself having placed Israel in the UN’s crosshairs again.

But there is only one vote that matters:

“This is what HKB"H' says, He who appoints the sun to shine by day, Who decrees the moon and stars to shine by night, Who stirs up the sea so that its waves roar — H' is his name:

Only if these decrees vanish from my sight, declares H', will Israel ever cease being a nation before me.” Yeremiahu 31:35-36.

7/21/2015 4:26 AM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

The Times Of Israel: “Iran’s supreme leader on Saturday hailed the Iranian masses for demanding the destruction of Israel and America, and said he hoped that G'd would answer their prayers.

In a viciously anti-US speech delivered in Tehran four days after Iran and the world powers signed an accord designed to thwart Iran’s nuclear program, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei praised “the slogans of the people of Iran” which “indicated what directions they’re heading for,” according to the English translation of his speech by Iran’s Press TV.

“The Islamic Republic of Iran will not give up support of its friends in the region — the oppressed people of Palestine, of Yemen, the Syrian and Iraqi governments, the oppressed people of Bahrain and sincere resistance fighters in Lebanon and Palestine… Our policy will not change with regards to the arrogant US government.”

Comments: Translation: with $100 billion fresh new oil dollars Iran will finance it’s Shite terror surrogates advancing it’s goal to destroy Israel and bring about the return on the 12th Imam.

Of course, we know he will fail, we have H’s word on it. At the end of the future war of Gog and Magog, the prophet Yechezkel tells us what will happen to the invading forces and it ain’t pretty. Yechezkel 39:2

I will bring you from the far north (see Yechezkel 38:1-6 for the Russia/Iran/Turkey/North Africa alliance) and send you against the mountains of Israel.

Yechezkel 39:3] Then I will strike your bow from your left hand and make your arrows drop from your right hand.

Yechezkel 39:5 You will fall in the open field, for I have spoken, declares H'.

Yechezkel 39:6 I will send fire on Magog and on those who live in safety in the coastlands.

H' will bring devastation not only upon invading armies but on their towns and cities. In Yechezkel 39:12 we learn that the massive death toll with require 7 months to bury and cleanse the land, possibly indicating nuclear contamination.

The war concludes with the startling revelation that “from that day forward” the Jews will know that it is G'd Himself who saved them. Yechezkel 39:22

7/21/2015 4:32 AM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

The Iranian nuclear deal that was negotiated by the USA and other western powers is very bad - a sell-out of Israel, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, etc. by the USA in this deal that could lead to these Mideast nations working more closely in an alliance vs. Iran in the future. This may already be occurring behind the scenes. While diplomatic speech is always carefully parsed, the former Intelligence Chief of Saudi Arabia just issued a statement that infers that the aforementioned (and other) Mideast nations are already exploring the option of allied actions vs. Iran that will specifically ignore the wishes of the USA.

Prince Bandar, the ex-Saudi spy chief, issued a statement that included these words: “people in my region now are…consolidating their local capabilities and analysis with everybody else except our oldest and most powerful ally.” In these words a major shift in Saudi (and Mideast regional) thinking due to the sell-out by the USA of the Israelis and Sunnis in their Iranian deal. The Mideast region and the nations in the Mideast region are “consolidating their local capabilities” which surely includes their military capabilities as well as diplomatic and political capabilities. Everybody else in the region could become part of the new Saudi “consolidation of local capabilities” except the USA. This direct exclusion of the USA from new Mideast regional thinking is most exceptional as is the fact that the words “everybody else” in the region semantically does include the Israel. Israel is the obvious choice of a new strategic ally for Saudi Arabia and the Sunni Arab governments. Israel is under direct threat of annihilation by Iran so there is no chance whatsoever that Israel would betray the Saudis and other Sunni nations vis-à-vis Iran the way the USA just betrayed them. Since Iran’s path to nuclear weapons is now assured by the agreement Obama reached with Iran (although analysts disagree how far away that result is), the Sunni Arab nations need a nuclear power as a new ally very quickly now that the USA is obviously unreliable. Israel is the obvious choice.

Second, the British Foreign Minister just visited Israel to try and persuade Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu to support the deal with Iran. What a hoot! The British Foreign Minister must have graduated from the Neville Chamberlain School of Diplomatic Surrender and Self-delusion to think any such thing was possible. Netanyahu must have given him a “piece of his mind” behind closed doors, based on this account. The two held a chilly public joint statement which featured Netanyahu correcting the British Foreign Minister about what is actually in the deal.


7/21/2015 4:47 AM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...


In summation, the Saudi ex-Spy Chief indicated that relations between the Saudis and the USA may have hit such a new low that they can no longer be regarded as allies. The Israeli Prime Minister just chastened the British Foreign Minister about the deal which indicates that the Israelis feel so betrayed by the USA, the UK and the West that it is evident that they need new allies vs. Iran that can be trusted. Both Israel and the Saudi/Sunni Arab bloc need new allies that can be trusted to oppose Iran in any peacetime or wartime confrontation. Remember the old adage: “The enemy of my enemy is my friend.” The wisdom of that adage is powerfully pushing the Israel and Sunni Arab nations together at this time. Alas, by the time Obama leaves office, he may have succeeded in irrevocably alienating many key US allies. The next US president will have a huge mess to clean up.

The betrayal of the Saudis, Israelis and others by the USA in the Iranian deal will hasten the time when the US dollar loses its global reserve currency status. The Saudis have no more reason to support the US dollar any longer in the oil markets or currency markets and have every reason to abandon the US dollar in their oil transactions. The entire Gulf Cooperation Council will likely follow any such Saudi lead. The barons of Wall Street and the US Federal Reserve Board should be worried about the future financial ramifications of this bad deal with Iran which has greatly angered everyone in the Mideast except for the Shiite bloc led by Iran. They better hope the US Congress torpedoes this deal, but that won’t happen unless the Democrats oppose Obama on this issue.

7/21/2015 4:48 AM  
Blogger Leah said...

Meir, where are the coastlands?

7/21/2015 6:35 AM  
Blogger Neshama said...

Gee, LondonMale, you are confusing Dov. it was never suggested that Dov should not go on a strict paleo diet. the suggestions made are from a modified diet to get his metabolism working better. Never heard of NOT eating all day, that's ramadan-ish! Re carbs, YES eat only low glycemic carbs, not the starchy ones. Not everyone can follow a physically hyped boxers diet. Were talking sedentary here. enuf said on that.

7/21/2015 8:44 AM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

What a moron!

Kerry: Iran's Vows to Defy US are 'Very Disturbing'

US Secretary of State John Kerry has acknowledged that Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei's continued vows to defy the US are "very disturbing."

"I don't know how to interpret it at this point in time, except to take it at face value, that that's his policy," Kerry told Saudi-owned television station Al-Arabiya. "But I do know that often comments are made publicly and things can evolve that are different. If it is the policy, it's very disturbing, it's very troubling."
- A7

7/21/2015 11:23 AM  
Blogger Neshama said...

Oh, no, do you believe this:

"ObamaDeal: US to Protect Iranian Nuke Sites from Israeli Attack
The agreement states: Co-operation…to strengthen Iran's ability to prevent, protect and respond to nuclear security threats to nuclear facilities and to protect against… sabotage." Obama to protect Iran's Nukes from ISRAEL

7/21/2015 3:00 PM  
Blogger Leah said...

Meir, my question about where are the coast lands- is it specific to all states that are coastal or east coast, west coast specific or..... America as well as other countries or.....?
(I'm in a coastal climate....)

7/21/2015 11:25 PM  
Blogger Leah said...

Also, does anyone know the status of Damascus at this time? Definitely curious on this... Is Damascus on it's death rattle or still hanging on...?

7/21/2015 11:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Great Shemita Video about Economic etc...potential! Thanks Shirat Devorah Blog for original posting. Must watch.

- a Yid

7/22/2015 1:20 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Leah: This is the clause that Meir translated as "Coastlands": וּבְיֹשְׁבֵי הָאִיִּים לָבֶטַח. A better translation would be "those who dwell on secure islands" Without checking Rashi the simple understanding is that those who dwell on islands are more secure normally because they are surrounded by a huge moat with bodies of water on all sides. I am not sure that the Navi had the United States in mind when he referred to those who dwell on secure islands since the US is not surrounded on all sides by water, many miles from continents. For this reason I would not include the United Kingdom either because the UK is precariously close to Europe, and at times in the recent past, the fact that the UK was an island did not make it more secure. Perhaps the Navi is referring to Hawaii or New Zealand. Hawaii is the pretend place of birth of the lowly satanic figure in the White says Donald Trump and what the Donald says these days has the weight of Truth, sometimes with the taste of his foot planted in his mouth. New Zealand is more likely the place which can be called וּבְיֹשְׁבֵי הָאִיִּים לָבֶטַח since New Zealand is displaying a lot of zeal supporting the French resolution to divide Eretz Yisrael in September, much more so than the Island continent that was AGAINST a similar resolution at the end of December 2014, Australia. Plus New Zealand has banned kosher shechitah, an idea that was barely even entertained in Australia, thank G-d. As spoken about on this blog before though, the US falls in the category of Magog. So that part of the prophesy applies to it.

7/22/2015 1:42 AM  
Blogger Leah said...

Thank you, Dov. Much appreciated.

7/22/2015 4:51 AM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

Mentioning New Zeeland..

Arutz Sheva: “The UN Security Council held the critical vote on the Iranian nuclear deal between the Islamic Republic and the West on Monday afternoon, at 9:00 am EST (4:00 pm IST) in New York.

Anticipation is high ahead of the vote, after New Zealand announced Friday that the vote would be held “under silence.”

In an “under silence” adoption procedure, instead of the UNSC holding a normal positive vote, the motion that is set for adoption “under silence” is deemed automatically adopted unless a party specifically objects to the motion.

This “under silence” procedure would put the onus on Israel to be the first, and possibly the only, objector to the UNSC’s adoption of the Iran deal.

The draft resolution, deemed 2231-2015 was adopted unanimously by 15 votes in favor very soon after the meeting began.”

Comments: President Obama must be very proud of himself having placed Israel in the UN’s crosshairs again.

But there is only one vote that matters:

“This is what H' says, he who appoints the sun to shine by day, who decrees the moon and stars to shine by night, who stirs up the sea so that its waves roar— H' is his name:

Only if these decrees vanish from my sight, declares H', will Israel ever cease being a nation before me.” Yeremiyahu 31:35-36

7/22/2015 6:15 AM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

Israel has gotten used to fending off pressure from the United States and the European Union over the conflict with the Palestinians. But now it faces an unlikely country, New Zealand, which is set to join the chorus of those pushing for renewed negotiations and is strongly considering concrete steps to force a solution on Israel.

New Zealand takes over Security Council presidency in July

7/22/2015 6:20 AM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

Yes, the nations of the world are indeed coming for us as foretold by our holy prophets.

The ICC declares war on Israel

7/22/2015 6:39 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

After making that video, Jeffrey Berwick, the Dollar Vigilante, will soon be looking to don his first pair of Tefillin. Aish HaTorah should invite him to attend and then to speak at a Discovery Seminar....or Chabad at one of their telethons. Don't let this fish go after Jonathan Cahn's Yoshke!

7/22/2015 9:11 AM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

The nations of the world are coming to get us? Well, our King and Creator, HKB"H, the protector of the Jewish people is getting after them where it hurts them the most - in their wallets. B"H!

For almost a decade, China’s effort to diversify the world’s biggest foreign-exchange reserves supported the euro. Now, the almost $4 trillion force may be working against the single currency.

After unloading dollars to bolster the yuan, the central bank may find its reserves out of balance. That may lead it to replenish holdings of the U.S. currency and dump some euros, according to Credit Suisse Group AG. The shared currency will weaken to $1.05 by year-end, according to the median forecast in a Bloomberg survey. Goldman Sachs projected the euro will decline to 95 U.S. cents in around 12 months and 80 cents in 2017.

A $4 Trillion Force From China That Helped the Euro Now Hurts Itl

7/22/2015 11:37 AM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

HKB"H also acts through nature to punish the nations of the world - haters and enemies of Israel.

Heat Records Shattered in Germany, France, The Netherlands in June/July 2015 Europe Heat Wave

French Toast: Temperatures Surge as Historic Heat Wave Hits Western Europe

Record-Breaking Heat Wave Scorches Europe (PHOTOS)

Hot and humid air reaches Britain as European heat wave builds

Warming Doubles Chances of European Heat Wave

7/22/2015 1:22 PM  
Blogger Neshama said...

Meir, I truly believe that Israel should stonewall any person/organization that is so antisemetic and evil.

7/22/2015 2:00 PM  
Blogger Neshama said...

Well Jeff better straighten out that hair of his before donning Tefillin. Putting too much stock in videos like this is decreasing your Emuna and Bitachon. We Jews are on the winning side of anything that "might" happen.

7/22/2015 2:56 PM  
Blogger London Male said...


Please refrain from accusing another member of this place of "Confusing another."

I will clarify.

The Paleo Diet has as it's basis the idea that man used to hunt. So wanted to be light on his feet all day, but would catch an animal, cook it, then feast in the evening.
This plays with the body's nervous system, switching between two types of nervous states.

In the day you are on edge, slightly hungry, and burning calories.

Then the big meal in the evening calms you down and promotes restful brainwaves.

Simply eating "Clean foods" is not the Paleo Diet.
But it is useful for health, and there are many websites detailing how it can be used for diabetics.

A Boxer's diet during training is "Clean." I would not suggest that anyone who is not a professional athlete should eat as many calories as a professional athlete in training, but the basis of the diet remains good for health...foods low in sugar, salt, deep fried, overly processed etc.

7/22/2015 2:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


This is where its surprise those following were just waiting for: this is the end game!!

H" is letting us know so we can do everything we can to get Am Yisrael ready....stronger spiritually aware and to awaken Am Yisrael in these next few weeks the better...critical time. Amaleka getting ready...

A stunning report circulating in the Kremlin today prepared by the Ministry of Defense (MoD) states that President Barack Obama’s “unexpected” telephone call to President Putin yesterday not only thanked the Federation’s leader for the nations help in reaching a Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) agreement with Iran, but further warned that America’s leader was now preparing to unleash the power and might of NATO against Israel within 3 months.

According to this report, on 14 July, the E3/EU+3 (China, France, Germany, the Russian Federation, the United Kingdom and the United States with the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy) and the Islamic Republic of Iran signed an historic NPT agreement severely limiting Iran’s ability to manufacture or acquire nuclear weapons in exchange for global sanctions relief.

Welcomed by both the United Nations and world leaders, this report continues, the US Congress has yet to approve this NPT agreement, but must do so within 60 days…and which if it refuses to endorse would catastrophically damage the United States global reputation and standing.

When queried by President Putin as to if the US Congress would, indeed, endorse this NPT agreement with Iran, this report says, President Obama stated his “absolute assurance” that they would…and then “cryptically” added that “Israel is next” to be brought to heel before the world community for its “nuclear crimes” too.

Within hours of President Obama stating to President Putin his intentions to make Israel adhere to the NPT, this report says, NATO announced that its Commonwealth Trident Juncture-2015 exercise, that was scheduled to take place from 28 September to 06 November in multiple locations across the Alliance including Italy, Portugal and Spain with over 25,000 troops expected to participate, had, instead, been massively altered to now become one that Alliance’s largest military drills in history…and which will be deployed against Israel across the Mediterranean.

Over 36,000 NATO personnel from more than 30 countries will be participating in this massive war exercise, including non-NATO nations such as Sweden and Austria, this report explains, and is now scheduled to run from 3 October to 6 November…the exact time period immediately following the US Congress’ expected approval of the Iran NPT agreement.

- Be Ready

7/22/2015 8:27 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Yes, Anon, this is the EndGame coming up in Tishrei of 5776. It is becoming more and more obvious. The question that many of us have in the Blogosphere is is "Why is it happening in the Yovel year and not in the 7th or Shmittah year?" The Gemorrah says that the Geulah begins in year 7 with a massive war between the 70 nations. HaShem made it painfully obvious that our Shmittah years are His 7th years when he caused the US Stock Market to collapse by precisely 777.7 pts. on the last day of the last Shmittah year (29th Elul 5768). We might call it an "Asmachtah" and very credible one indeed. And right on schedule the previous worst "collapse" day in the US stock market was on the last day of the previous Shmittah year in 5761, 6 days after 9/11. So if our Shmittah years are His 7th years even now at the End of Days, why are Troops coming in Year 8 and not in Year 7? Part of my break from writing intensely is an attempt to figure this out by trying to find sources which support this view that the international troops show up in Year 8. Since Mashiach ben David is supposed to show up early on in year 8, perhaps this is simply a way to make the entire experience B'Rachamim here in Eretz Yisrael when we enter the 50th year or the potential Yovel year, a year which is Kulo Qodesh.

7/22/2015 9:17 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Hi All. While we sit around waiting for Moshiach to happen, here's something we can do now. As we know Motzei Shviis Ben Dovid Ba, and Motzzei Shviis is also called the year of Halhel. Especially this year when this year of Hakhel is also Yovel.

Kabbalistically, these are related, Hakhel is the 8th year, which corresponds to Binah, and Yovel is the 50th year, corresponding to the 50 Gates of Binah, and of course the Pardes states the Binah is also called Yovel, etc.

Binah is also the gateway to the level of Mekifim, which Moshiach is called so because of his anointment in oil, corresponding to Chochmah, Mekifim of Aba. There I go again, stop now.

Bottom line thing to do - the Rebbe in 5748 suggested and asked we make lists where Jews can sign up and become part of the whole. The Rebbe explains this is the inner meaning of the mitzvah of Hakhel, that any time a Jew joins a larger community he is fulfilling all the deep kabbalistic intentions associated with Hakhel. And this helps bring the geula in a big way.

I have created a site where Jews can sign up and choose one of 10 mitzvah resolutions, which they will be reminded of monthly. I plan to take the list of those names to the Rebbe's Ohel for a brocha in all their inyonim.

Please sign up and encourage more Jews in your networks to do the same.

Hakhel 5776

It goes without saying that this blog and the community in the comments is also a perfect example of Hakhel, putting each of us in the front line of the battle for the redemption.

Moshiach Now!

7/22/2015 9:30 PM  
Anonymous Shifra said...

Lately I try to aim for the stance that we are taught regarding baal shem tov stories - "If you don't believe that they all could be true you are an apikoris, and you do believe they are all true you're a fool." At least that's the way it was always told over to me.

Before It's News daily carries random stories from absolutely anyone. Some of them are rational, some of them are documented, some of them are lunatic, and some of them are straight out fantasy or even lies. They have printed utterly anti-semitic idiocy way more than once. This story about Putin and the document "circulating the kremlin" certainly could be true - but there is no reason whatsoever that I can see to believe that it is, barring a far more reliable source.

Just saying...

7/22/2015 10:01 PM  
Blogger Leah said...

I'm just so utterly shocked. I mean come on, the first act that Iran does post nuke agreement is buy 100 Russian fighter planes that can fuel mid air? 100 planes worth millions and millions of dollars? I though the Iranians were so peaceful and loving. What happened?
They went from threatening Israel and America to making efforts to make good on their threats? Wow, Lurch Kerry must be so shocked.....It's not like he knew any of this, you know....
It's not like any of them knew of this....
Hashem, please send your loving protection and bring the geulah imminently!

7/23/2015 6:44 AM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

Here is a black American that realizes the truth and speaks out about it - video

USA, the Iranian deal and of course Israel

7/23/2015 4:00 PM  
Blogger Leah said...

Yes, Meir. Allen West, in my opinion, is excellent.

7/23/2015 11:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Dov, here's just a curious a Geulah B'Rachamim scenario might the massive war games occurring globally right now be the "wars" of the 7th year and the nuke agreement with Iran be the Paras falling into the hands of Romi of Yoma 10a that is a precondition for Ben David's arrival 9 months later...if that is the case it would put the 9 month mark on Erev Nissan 5776 that Romi overspreads control of the world. It could be argued who fell into whose hands with that "deal" and perhaps this is why the Sages argue about this in Yoma 10a as well. Perhaps this is really a ploy of Romi all along and while on the surface it seems Paras is on top, perhaps really Romi and its agenda has won because of their plans for Israel which this Iran deal was just a stepping stone to, and herein can explain the next 9 months of attempted Romi's final domination until Adar Beit and Rosh Chodesh Nissan?

- a Yid

7/24/2015 12:24 AM  
Blogger HDG, Yerushalayim, E"Y Shlemah said...

Here's some good 9th of Av fare, after hatzoth...From Destruction to Rebuilding: A Yom Iyun in English concerning the Beit haMiqdash with 4 special shiurim.

Even if you get to it before, like Erev Shabbath, it's all good.

Shabbath shalom. I wish us all, if we must fast, an easy, productive, and FINAL FOREVERMORE fast, with next year's being a FEAST, as it was meant to be.

7/24/2015 12:47 AM  
Anonymous Noahide said...

Reb Dov,

What you have to say about Rav Eliezer Berland? It can be considered Mashiach ben Yosef?

Brazil greetings

7/24/2015 1:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Watch this everyone and send this to all Jewish leftists you know in the US and Israel and to Bibi, as a reminder and wake-up call:

Obama Admits He Is A Muslim

7/24/2015 1:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Watch this everyone and send this to all Jewish leftists you know in the US and Israel and to Bibi, as a reminder and wake-up call:

Obama Admits He Is A Muslim


7/24/2015 1:45 AM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

The Blaze: “Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) and Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-Kansas) revealed on Tuesday that they were made aware of two secret side deals included in the Iran nuclear deal that will not be shared with Congress or the public.

The lawmakers reportedly met with the International Energy Agency in Vienna on Friday and were informed that “two side deals made between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the IAEA as part of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) will remain secret and will not be shared with other nations, with Congress, or with the public,” according to a press release.

One of the alleged secret deals involves the “inspection of the Parchin military complex,” and the second “details how the IAEA and Iran will resolve outstanding issues on possible military dimensions of Iran’s nuclear program,” the release added.”

Comments: Have you noticed that everything has suddenly changed: secret agreements with the world’s largest state sponsor of terror, the 6000 year-old God ordained definition of marriage, gender as a choice, and unborn baby body parts for sale?

And all this since June 1.

So what’s next? Typically, outrageous news headlines, even heinous ones like selling body parts of pre-born children, are hot for a day or two then disappear and nothing changes.

Something bigger is coming. Something that may not get passed over in a few days.

7/24/2015 6:42 AM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

Who needs enemies with such "friendly" family?! A divide between U.S. and Israeli Jews.

Poll: Most of American Jews think Congress should approve Iran deal

7/24/2015 6:48 AM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

The world is preparing to accept “a post-Israel Middle East”. A few months ago, Herman Heinsbroek, who served as the Netherlands’ minister of economic affairs in 2002, said that world peace would be achievable if Israel’s population was forced to move to the United States. This perfectly sums up the world’s dominant feeling about Israel.

Israel is a tiny country—a jet can fly from one end to the other in two minutes. It can be destroyed. That is why the “blame Israel” approach to Middle Eastern politics is now the semi-official attitude of the European Union. This is why Obama abandoned Israel to its enemies. This is why the United Nations’ bodies are trying to incriminate the Israeli Jews for “war crimes”. They are preparing the ground for the ultimate charter in Jewish history.

Are We Going Towards a Post-Israel Middle East? Are we witnessing the second career of Adolph Hitler?

7/24/2015 6:57 AM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

Casinos don’t lock their doors when they see him coming. In fact they open their doors wider for such suckers. At the Poker Table he is not known as Slick Willie. In fact the boys all smile when they see him coming and have a chair ready or him. “Please,” they say. “Join us.”

If he counts cards at Blackjack he counts them in favor of the House.

In Pool Rooms he is not known as Minnesota Fats. “Grab a stick,” say the Sharps. “We’ve been waiting for you.”

Despite his poker face, they know him as a sap, a loser who arrives by limo but needs to toss pennies for a Greyhound ride back home.

The man can’t win at anything. They love him

Who then may this person be? A rhetoric question maybe. Well he is......John Ba'al Kerry of course

The man can’t win at anything. They love him in Iran

7/24/2015 7:04 AM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

If you’re an American Jew, here’s a piece of advice: make aliyah. Do it now--before it’s too late.

Obama and Iran: a reason for aliyah

7/24/2015 7:13 AM  
Blogger Neshama said...


Dead Sea Copy of Lamentations to Be Displayed for First Time

A copy of the Book of Lamentations from the Dead Sea Scrolls collection will be put on display at the Bible Lands Museum for the first time. The display will only be up until the end of Tisha B'Av, on Sunday evening. The scroll is kept under extremely careful supervision. Even while it is on display, it will be carefully monitored and guarded. Lamentations deals with the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem, the same event that is commemorated each year on Tisha B'Av.

7/24/2015 9:30 AM  
Blogger Leah said...

CDG, yes, may this be the last Tisha B'Av fast, please Hashem. More fronts opening up with Syria/Turkey/Iraq/Jordan this troops (American etc) involved in fighting with Israeli helicopters for Jordanian effort...
Rapidly advancing this world inch by inch.....
Shabbat shalom

7/24/2015 3:49 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Remember there were two signs that a nation has fallen below Mem Tet Sha'arei Tumah on its way to Hell (she'ol): One is does the nation or civilization sanctify male homosexual unions with marriage contracts? The other sign is, "Does the nation sell human flesh/ or body parts in the open market?" I guess America is now there on both counts. What a truly disgusting place it has become. I wish I did not have to go there this summer at all, but for reasons that I cannot discuss, I have to go next mid-week for a period of time.

Shabbat Shalom, and Tzom tov and reflective. The core mitzvot of Tisha B'Av besides fasting and not wearing leather shoes and not washing even one's hands except for hygiene? Hear the reading of Eicha (Lamentations) at night on Saturday night. Say as many Kinot (more laments) as one can in the morning. Avoid sitting on ordinary chairs until Noon on the Fast Day (1pm daylight time approx.) Shabbat Shalom.

7/24/2015 6:08 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

And sing Eili Tzion with passion.

7/24/2015 6:30 PM  
Blogger Moriah said...

We saw it coming: Pollard To Be Banned From Returning To Israel:

7/27/2015 9:25 AM  
Anonymous Emunagal said...

What about this article:

ן אדם שים פניך אל גוג ארץ המגוג נשיא ראש משך ותבל והנבא עליו;ואמרת כה אמר אדני יהוה הנני
אליך גוג נשיא ראש משך ותבל”

The Name Obama(Appears in Bold: אובאמה) is Encrypted in the Book of Ezekiel 38:2 by a margin of 7 letters between letter to letter(from right to left).

Added: an in the section regarding Gog of Meshech and Tubal!

7/27/2015 4:59 PM  
Blogger Neshama said...

I think this is a turning point: "Saudi Arabia to Donate $60 Million to Palestinian Authority", so now the Saudis want to control the Palestinians. Iran cut off Gaza, probably to give IS leverage. We are going to see some major shifts in power, now that Iran is feeling their oats! Also, the U.S., Turkey and Jordan are fighting IS in Syria; but the Turks are after the Kurds at the same time. Unbelievable, but Syria is still in the game.

And it looks like a major revolt is scheduled for the Temple area. "Maybe" our time is not now. We have to wait a little longer for Mashiach. Too much immorality now. maybe we've reached a new low and we need to be rescued.

7/27/2015 10:16 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

EmunahGal: Equidistant skip distances between letters works best with the Chumash since the Written Torah was given letter by letter including the crowns on the each and every letter. Navi or Nevua is often Divine Revelation in the words and letters of the Navi. So unless the Navi himself encoded it, which is eminently possible, equidistant skip distances don't work so well in the Navi part of Tana"kh. This would of course include Yechezkel HaNavi. What seems to happen more often with the Navi'im or with those Sefarim written with Ruach HaQodesh is certain letters are enlarged, reduced in size, or even sometimes written as if they are coming out of the page or written above the line of the other letters in a passage. We see this in the names of the Ten Sons of Haman where the year 5707 is encoded because of the size of the letters and is the year of the hangings of the Ten Nazis at Nuremburg. If one is going to look at Torah codes, that is fine because the Torah was given letter by letter. We are specifically informed about that with regards to the Written Torah. But one should be careful extending Torah Codes into "Navi codes" of equidistant skip distances.

I wrote this to a friend now that I have had time to reflect on what is going on. Why did Evil make a comeback. The First week of the Three weeks was so promising. The Hong Kong stock market collapsed. Then the Chinese Govt. passed a law as it were threatening prison time for any big investor caught selling off his stocks. Then there was the short lived Greek rebellion. By Week number 2 of the Three Weeks, Evil made a comeback. The World of Lies re-asserted itself and seemed to erase its near collapse in Week number One.

So I wrote thus: continued...

7/27/2015 11:30 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

In reality the Umot HOlam have a tiny bit of merit in them until Rosh HaShanah in their 49th summer since and including the Summer of Rampant Promiscuity, 1967. I pray that the Geulah is slightly delayed because of Rachmanut on Klal Yisrael because we have as little merit as the Umot HaOlam. So G-d's midah of strict justice needs to wait until Tishrei when the nations of the world have no more merit in order to reduce the suffering since there is no merit left in Klal Yisrael to preserve us anymore than the Umot HaOlam have merit.

7/27/2015 11:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stunning: Obama gives Turkey permission to bomb American's fighting alongside Kurdish Peshmurga, fighting ISIS.

7/28/2015 12:48 AM  
Anonymous Yosef from the Galil said...

Just because this may or not be geula time does not mean that the awful signs that permeate daily headlines indicate an immediate threat of major war and a new worldwide shoah. Rav Ashlag and others mentioned "three or four" world wars. The difficult times rapidly approaching may not even be the final one. I can't imagine how bad that one will be, if this is true. We still need to shout from the rooftops "come home!", "come close to Hashem!", because through any crisis, that is the only way to survive.

7/28/2015 7:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Now Is The Time – Fear Rises As Financial Markets All Over The Planet Start To Crash
By Michael Snyder, on July 27th, 2015

Can you feel the panic in the air?  CNN Money’s Fear & Greed Index measures the amount of fear in the financial world on a scale from 0 to 100.  The closer it is to zero, the higher the level of fear.  Last Monday, the index was sitting at a reading of 36.  As I write this article, it has fallen to 7.  The financial turmoil which began last week is threatening to turn into an avalanche. On Sunday night, we witnessed the second largest one day stock market collapse in China ever, and this pushed stocks all over the planet into the red.  Meanwhile, the twin blades of an emerging market currency crisis and a commodity price crash are chewing up economies that are dependent on the export of natural resources all over the globe.  For a long time, I have been warning about what would happen in the second half of 2015, and now it is here.  The following is a summary of the financial carnage that we have seen over the past 24 hours…

-a Yid

7/28/2015 12:41 PM  
Blogger Leah said...

Anonymous @ 12:48 - I am not surprised...

7/28/2015 4:18 PM  
Blogger Neshama said...

Heres further proof of the evil in our world. Fascinating and very interesting:

7/28/2015 8:11 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Time for a new post - looking forward to Elul/Tishrey 5776, motzei Shviis - maybe a recap about the sugya in Sanhedrin... Beita Achishena - and the middle point which is the secret of when Moshiach is coming (hint: the answer is "now", now go figure out what now means.)

7/28/2015 11:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone have anything to contribute regarding Pollard's soon-to-be release - IY"H!!
Can only be good!

7/29/2015 2:17 AM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

Dov, so if Pollard will be released in November, what then? In your opinion he is Moshiach ben Yosef.

7/29/2015 7:00 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

I will need to comment about Yehonatan ben Malkah's release while I am in America, but just like everything else going on, his release is b'itah, at the precise time that he was scheduled to be paroled. He has served or will have served 30 years, and now he goes free....but only in a limited way. I don't think that they will allow him to leave the country since he will need to report to a parole officer.

I am leaving today for the US and will have no free time until we arrive. We will be in Saratoga Springs, New York until Thursday August 6th. The week after that we will not be available at all. The week of August 13th we will be in Cleveland, OH. The last week in August, we will be in Boston. Then we come home to Yisrael 12 days before Rosh HaShanah.

7/29/2015 9:10 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Yes, b'itah, the Tor or turtledove (Mashiach ben Yosef) goes free with the Ben Yonah (Mashiach ben David). Avraham released the two birds at the same time after the long night of the Covenant between the Parts. One was NOT released in advance of the other.

7/29/2015 9:15 AM  
Blogger Neshama said...

The scheme does not even include a way to challenge your status as a non-person involuntarily trapped inside U.S. borders on orders from the secretary of state (

7/29/2015 3:54 PM  
Blogger Jesterhead45 said...

While happy for Jonathan Pollard being released, at the same time this is but one aspect of Obama developing a narrative where Jews are accused of both "Dual Loyalty" and "Racism" so as to turn Americans against Israel and Jews.

7/29/2015 4:50 PM  
Blogger Leah said...

Yes, Jesterhead, I agree. I am grateful he is hopefully being released. On the other hand I worry for his safety once outside....

7/30/2015 3:59 PM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

Global Research: “The Afek oil and gas exploration company has almost completed its second drilling test in the Golan Heights, a part of Syria which Israel has occupied since 1967 and annexed in violation of international law.

The test is part of a three-year program to see if hydrocarbons in the area could lead to oil or gas for Israel.

Israel is fuel-poor and its domestic energy woes could be eased in the interim if the government progresses on deals in relation to the Tamar and Leviathan gas fields in the Mediterranean Sea.”

In addition, Israel is now taking advantage of the chaos in Syria to look for precious resources to extract from the occupied Golan Heights.”

Comments: If the final wars of this age could be attributed to one word it would be occupied.

To clarify, it is important to show the map of the approximate borders of the original land (Greater Israel) grant of the 1917 Balfour Declaration (Britain) that lit the fuse for war:

After the 1918 collapse of the Ottoman Empire, there were Jordanian and Egyptian people left in the area of Palestine when the Zionist movement went into full speed. The Jews were coming home in fulfillment of Yeshaya 11:11; 66:7-8, for the land promised to Abraham and his descendants after him (Bereshis/Genesis 17:7-8).

Fast forward to post WWII:

In 1947, the Arabs were offered an (undeserved) state in the land of Israel but decided to go to war instead. It has never been about a state with Israel, but a state without Israel.

In 1948, there were approximately 600,000 Arabs left after the war who were refused citizenship in their native countries and put in refugee camps.

Enter the bloodthirsty Yasser Arafat who, after the 1967 war, renamed these homeless Arab people “Palestinians”. They are an invented people who have no distinct language, culture or king. These “Palestinians” are descendants of Esav and are still barred from citizenship in Jordan and Egypt. They will likely remain so even in the event of statehood.

Arafat’s big lie was born and the UN bit: hook, line and sinker. The land that God promised to Avraham and his descendants is being portrayed as occupied by the Jew. When, in fact, the Arab remnant was rejected by their people, and kept from returning to their true home (Jordan and Egypt).

Enter Amalek:

The current leaders of Gaza (Hamas) are direct descendants of Amalek through the patriarch Esau (Edomites, Bereshis/Genesis 36:1). Shemos/Exodus 17:16 teaches that the Lord will have war with Amalek’s descendants in every generation.

Hamas, pronounced chamas, (Hebrew for violence) was formed for the singular purpose of annihilating Israel following Amalek’s singular purpose. After getting the land of Gaza in exchange for peace (2005), this offspring of the Muslim Brotherhood has been constantly firing rockets (over 14,000) into southern Israel and is said to be armed with approx. 20,000 additional Iranian rockets.

Ovadia 1:10 warning to Esav: “For violence against your brother Jacob (Israel), Shame shall cover you, And you shall be cut off forever.”

The outcome of this future war (Tehilim 83) will cause casualties in Israel but will be devastating to the Arab side: “But on Mount Zion there shall be deliverance, And there shall be holiness (Moshiach); The house of Ya'acov shall possess their possessions. The house of Ya'acov shall be a fire, And the house of Yosef a flame; But the house of Esav shall be stubble; They shall kindle them and devour them, And no survivor shall remain of the house of Esav.” Ovadia 1:17-18

7/30/2015 4:08 PM  
Blogger Neshama said...

Dov, the violence here is escalating. Here's what I wrote over at Shiloh Musings, "I venture to suggest that much of this violence may fall under "false flag" incitement. One only has to read what Peres was ranting and raving about at a 'anti-violence' rally in TA. His words sound like incitement to me, against "the Settlers"! I don't trust his motives here. It actually smells like leftist strategies against the Netanyahu govt. it also reminds me of the disengagement, and how it was really instigated against the religious Zionists. This was clearly explained by Caroline Glick. I'm sure the article is on her website by now. And the Times of Israel has the Peres' diatribe."

Herzog also is quick to jump on the accusatory bandwagon, as reported at A7. Something is brewing and it doesn't smell good!

8/01/2015 11:20 PM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

As as been foretold by our Sages

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei vows to introduce 'Israel fatigue' to the world, drive out Israeli Jews through fear

...The dictator rejects the idea of a physical "massacre," as he puts it, instead advocating to drive the Jews out of Israel through an ongoing fear campaign. In Khamenei's logic, most Israeli Jews have dual nationality, and would prefer to emigrate to Europe or the US instead of face the possibility of a war with Iran - or another war via its proxies, including Hezbollah.

Internationally, he says, Israel will begin to suffer as the global community experiences "Israel fatigue," and decides that a relationship with the Jewish state is not worth their time.

Then, he promises a "one-state solution" - the State of Palestine, established by a UN mandate, wherein Israelis would have little to no rights - and people claiming "Palestinian heritage" could flood the region via a "Right of Return..." -A7

Iran Promises to 'Annihilate' Israel

8/02/2015 9:13 AM  
Blogger Noise Blockers and Other Remedies said...

Maybe you can translate

Because this is the plan:

8/02/2015 9:20 AM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

The Elements: fire, volcanoes, raging sea, tsunamis, cold winds and earthquakes, everything goes on as before, from week to week the King and Creator of the world, HKB"H, raises the bar and more powerful. -- Rabbi Nir ben Artzi in this week's parscha sheet. He has been repeating this for a long time now.

"Iran is enduring a “heat index” of nearly 72C while Iraq has called a public holiday due to the sweltering temperatures

Iran is buckling under the pressure of a massive heatwave passing across the Middle East, with temperatures soaring to nearly 70C.

Scorching heat levels of 50C have already paralysed nearby Iraq, where officials were forced to call a four day public holiday because it was too hot to work.

But the word “hot” has taken on an entirely new meaning in Iran’s city of Bandar Mahshahr, where it was claimed that the city’s heat index, or “feels-like temperature”, was among the highest ever recorded.

The heat index was recorded by a group of astonished weather experts who predict the country could be enduring some of the hottest urban temperatures ever endured by mankind.

‘That was one of the most incredible temperature observations I have ever seen and it is one of the most extreme readings ever in the world,’ said AccuWeather meteorologist Anthony Saglia.

It is just a few degrees lower than the highest ever recorded heat index, which was 178F (81C) in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia on July 8, 2003.

In neigbouring countries such as Iraq the government has urged residents to drink plenty of water and stay out of the sun amid fears they could be struck down by what experts refer to as a “heat dome” rampaging across the Middle East".

8/02/2015 7:01 PM  
Blogger LondonMale said...

Just a couple of thoughts on the weeks events.

First the stabbing attack on the gay parade in Jerusalem.
My first though was of Pinchas putting the spear through Zimri and Kosby.
As for the parade? I am not keen that such an alternative lifestyle should be "celebrated" in Jerusalem, I think it is not appropriate.
But there are so many reasons why it was wrong!
1.) We are not at the spiritual level of the generation who witnessed the giving of the Torah.
2.) And capital punishment is not recommended in Halachah.
The Mishnah Makkot 1:10: "A Sanhedrin that puts a man to death once in seven years is called a murderous one. R. Eleazar ben Azariah says 'Or even once in 70 years.' R. Tarfon and R. Akiva said, 'If we had been in the Sanhedrin no death sentence would ever have been passed'.
3.) We are commanded to hate the sin, not the sinner.
4.) And who was the knife wielder to pass judgement?
5.) If the stabber was such a Tzaddik, why stop at homosexuality?
Why not knife anyone who speaks Loshon Horah?
6.) The participants in the parade were Jews, and can repent.
7.) It is not certain all participants in the parade were homosexuals, some may have been there simply for the spectacle.
So it was murder, sheer murder.

As for the death of the Arab baby in a firebombing, it is a tragedy.
But it is not certain the firebombing was carried out by Religious Jews.
It may have been Arabs making it look like it was Jews?

8/03/2015 1:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Iran together with the rest of the Middle East is battling a tremendous heat wave - some say that it is the highest that human-mankind ever experienced!
No coincidences ever!
Hashem is openly displaying His love and affection for us!
Nobody has beat Hashem yet - and no one is about to try it now.......
Keep strong and keep close to Hashem!!

8/03/2015 9:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Everybody should read this.

- a voice in the wilderness

8/03/2015 12:13 PM  
Blogger Neshama said...

Im rewriting this because I got an error msg on my last submission.

Thank you anonymous (8/30 12:13) for your link. I wrote something on my blog in response to this:

and while you are there, a previous post where i vent:

Hope this goes thru.

8/03/2015 3:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Russian says they will solve Palestinian problem:

8/03/2015 5:53 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Hi everyone, I have been in Upper New York State, North of Albany, since last Thursday night. I am doing well. I have only been keeping up with American news. I have decided at least for the next four weeks to take a break from the visceral hatreds of the Israeli media against Torah observant Jews in general and settlers in particular, in order to reclaim a certain amount of moral and emotional sanity. The amount of Hate in the Israeli media at this time against the morally and emotionally sane has reached unprecedented levels not seen since the founding of the the Medinah and the Haganah's "trashing" of Etzel and Lechi at the founding of the state. I most definitely need a break from that.

I have only a keypad right now on a borrowed computer. I accidentally erased the following Anonymous comment:

B'H - but none of the 'chom' would reach EY if what is going on there would not be going on - and we all understand what that means. Those at the top causing this cannot do teshuvah but 'amcha', the grassroots, need to do teshuvah and will only see blessings upon all of Israel. it's as simple as that!

8/04/2015 8:59 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

I meant to say that I don't have a mouse with me, only a touchpad which is very touchy.

8/04/2015 9:01 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

I have not fallen off the edge of the earth. I realize that I have not been reachable for the last 1 1/2 weeks. I will monitor all comments soon. I need to get a new computer here in the US. Then I will have access to the Internet. I will be in Cleveland until Sunday and will be in Boston for Shabbat Ki Teitzei before coming back to Israel, leaving Boston for Israel on Sept. 1st.

8/18/2015 4:58 PM  
Blogger Neshama said...

Welcome Home! You are returning to a different Israel. Over the summer Arab attacks on Jews has increased to the point that there are several, not a month, not a week, but daily. Molotov cocktails, car ramming, stones (rocks), whatever they can get their hands on to throw at Jews in their cars, soldiers, and just plain Jews. The Israel President has drunk too much coolaid, the soldiers are under constant attack, and right is wrong and wrong in right. We have arrived to Chelm! But there are no wise men.

8/30/2015 8:07 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Hi Neshama, I will be reviewing comments from the last four weeks tonight, bli neder. I get in, bli ayin hara, to Ben Gurion Airport on Wednesday afternoon. There are wise men in Israel, but none of them will ever attain power within the present ma'arechet. I don't know how it collapses. It will just happen one day. We almost had a stock market collapse this week. It would help if the stock market were to completely collapse by Rosh HaShana. There are two business weeks left until then. K'tivah veChatimah Tovah.

8/30/2015 9:45 PM  
Blogger Leah said...

Welcome back Dov. We have.missed your erudite insights and welcome them again. :)

9/01/2015 2:52 PM  
Blogger DS said...

My newest post about the upcoming trial on Har Zion:

9/01/2015 10:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The nations of the world are closing in on us in Erez Yisroel!

Russia first power to put boots on Syrian ground
Russia prepares first ground forces’ intervention in Syrian civil war in close coordination with the US and Iran. The tighter their coordination, the sooner the Russians will land.
DefkaFiles Sep 1, 2015, 9:35 PM (IDT)

9/02/2015 12:16 PM  
Blogger LondonMale said...

Reb Dov

Hope you get some good rest to recover from your travels.

This is an interesting story about Bysuss, a sea silk woven by a Sardinian Jewish woman who claims it was a tradition given to Sardinian by the family of King Herod.

9/02/2015 11:59 PM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

The Prophet Ezekiel 38-39 wrote about such an alliance between Iran and Russia as part of a 7 nation force that will attack Israel. The outcome of the war is equally fascinating, because Israel will win a miraculous victory (Ezekiel 38:18-23) and will know that it was G'd’s hand that saved them.

“So the house of Israel shall know that I am the Lord their God from that day forward.” Yechezkel 39:22

9/03/2015 2:55 PM  
Blogger Neshama said...

Well, i will join the group, here's my latest: Schlepping the Jews out of Golus

9/03/2015 8:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is it possible to have a new post re-capping all the things going on.....?
I agree that it's quite a task since everything is happening so quickly.
Thank you

9/04/2015 6:38 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Yes, we have returned... missing one carry-on with my son's tefillin that the ninny behind the El Al ticket counter in Boston forced us to stow underneath the plane. It should arrive in Israel around 2:45pm this afternoon. recovering from jet lag, but already back to work. Running into Shabbat. Shabbat Shalom.

9/04/2015 11:58 AM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

VIDEO! 'There will be blood on the streets'

9/04/2015 3:36 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Me'ir: What a Speech!! How many times has this guy seen the bright light in Shaba"k's briefing room!!

9/04/2015 4:55 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Ashkenazi Slichot begin Motzei Shabbat at Midnight. We need time to catch up to our Sepharadi the last business week before the end of this Shmittah cycle commences on Monday. Where is the Dow?? the Dow Jones Industrial Avg.!

9/04/2015 5:01 PM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

Dov, did't you say your are from eidas hamizrach?

9/04/2015 5:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Me'ir, in the video you shared, the picture behind the man is Che Guevara. Che was a communist revolutionary.

9/04/2015 5:24 PM  
Blogger Leah said...

Meir, that was a wild speech. Who is this guy?
Dov, what/who is shaba k? (Sorry, just ignorant on this) ....
Going to light nerot!
Shabbat shalom

9/05/2015 2:04 AM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

Leah, the guys name is Harel Noff. He is an actor, screenwriter and publicist.

Harel Noff

9/05/2015 11:34 PM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

Putin puts boots on the ground in Syria

The Washington Times: “As the Obama administration dithers in the Middle East, Iran and Russia are taking advantage of the lack of American leadership and implementing their agenda.

Syria is a longtime Russian ally and is the anchor for the Russian navy in the Mediterranean, and Russia maintains a small, permanent naval base in Tartus, Syria, used mainly to resupply Russian vessels. The Assad government has long been a Russian-backed regime, acting as a counterweight to the American hegemon in the Levant, Israel.

Many have wondered over the last year if Mr. Putin would allow the Assad government to fall. That scenario has always been dubious, but now the Russian president has put boots on the ground to prop up Assad and remove any doubt as to Russia’s commitment.”

Comment: In addition to boots on the ground and the navy base in Tartus, Russian Mig 29 fighter jets are now over the skies of Syria. Vladimir Putin is expanding his military forces all over the world, including sending a war/spy ship to the waters off Florida near the US nuclear sub base.

That Russia and Iran, two of the principal armies of the war of Gog and Magog, have strongholds in Syria is a perfect precursor to the future fulfillment of Yechezkel 39:2.

“I will turn you around and drag you along. I will bring you from the far north and send you against the mountains of Israel.”

9/06/2015 6:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Leah, shabak is shorthand for shin bet or sherut bitachon - security services. It's the Israeli FBI. While Mossad is like the CIA.

9/06/2015 2:11 PM  
Blogger HDG, Yerushalayim, E"Y Shlemah said...

So, Meir, I watched a few of his videos. Is Harel Noff acting, or is he trying to tell the same message many different ways?

Leah, the Shaba"k is our version of the FBI or the CIA, I'm not sure which. I believe the Mossad is the other one.

The really scary part is that, while the American government has a "Jew room" (making up at least several rooms from what I read recently, I don't remember where; I think it was about Jonathan Pollard's situation), our government has a whole "Jewish unit."

9/06/2015 5:28 PM  
Blogger CKHL said...

סוריה היא רוסיה, same letters.

9/06/2015 6:40 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Here is an insight about the next 6 weeks. May it come to pass....

There is one very important Torah thought that will be put to the test in the next 6 weeks. It is about the 1775 shekels of silver to make the hooks and the hoops on the pillars and the capstones for the pillars in the courtyard of the Mishkan in Parshat Pekudei.

According to Chaza"l Mashiach could have come as early as the year 4001.

But the 1775 shekels of silver have sustained the world financially for 1775 additional years of Olam HaZeh beyond the year 4000.

The sustaining (mefarnessing) aspect of those 1775 shekels of silver runs out between now and Zayin Cheshvan 5776. This is based on the fact that in truth, the Din for Rosh Chodesh Tishrei for the month of Tishrei was decided on Hoshana Rabbah of 5775. The Din for Chodesh Tishrei 5776 is therefore completely exhausted by the 6th of Cheshvan 5776 when the Din for the new year completely takes over. The Din on Rosh HaShanah which coincides with Rosh Chodesh Tishrei spans both worlds, Olam HaZeh and Olam HaBa. After being sealed on Yom Kippur, that Din enters Olam HaZeh in two stages: The Good begins to enter on Hoshana Rabbah 5776 while the Bad is filtered through the mitigating korbonot of Rosh Chodesh Cheshvan.

Starting at that time, between Hoshana Rabbah and Zayin Cheshvan, the sustenance of the world will have to begin to come from a different source and not the 1775 shekels of silver that have sustained us in Olam HaZeh since the year 4000. From what source will the world be sustained in total starting on Zayin Cheshvan 5776??

9/06/2015 7:02 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Whatever happens will likely begin in earnest before 29 Elul to highlight the collapse of Olam HaZeh...if it happens. Markets in the Far East and in Europe will have a one day edge on the American markets to get things started this week on the down side if that is what will be. The US only has four market days this week because of Labor Day. The last Edomite Market day in the Jewish Year 5775 is on Friday, the 27th of Elul.

9/06/2015 7:15 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

To complete the thought, one might ask, "Why does this depend on the amount of silver in the Mishkan and not the amount of Gold or Coppser?" The are two approaches.

1. Unlike gold and copper, Silver was the ancient medium of exchange, the modern word being Money. So Keseph unlike Zahav or Nechoshet has the distinct honor of meaning Money in modern Hebrew as well as silver. Too bad we have ignored the ancient wisdom of pegging the value of currencies to the value of silver.

2. Kisuph in Hebrew means Yearning, a more painful or melancholy word for Desire since desires are often met by spending money while yearnings need the bracha of the Eibishter to reach fulfillment. So unlike Gold which represents our Gaivah or arrogance or Copper which represents our Seichel, Chochmah, and Binah, not all yearnings are fulfilled. One's gaivah is the product of one's limitless assessment of oneself, and one's seichel is dependent on how one foster's one's learning, something that can vary widely even within the individual. So donations to the Mishkan of gold and copper were not given a shi'ur, a fixed amount. One could give as little gold or copper or as much as one wanted. On the other hand, our the reward for our yearnings, including our yearning for Mashiach, was given a set value. So the amount of silver that would be donated to the Mishkan was fixed by G-d Himself by determining the exact population that would donate Machzit HaShekel. 600,000 Jews gave 300,000 shekels of silver to the Mishkan = 100 Kikar (talents of silver) to make the Adanim for the planks of the Tent of Meeting. The Adanim were silver sockets which held the posts/planks of the Tent together. Each one weighed 1 kikar, and there were 100 adanim.

(From this we see that there are exactly 3000 shekels of weight per kikar. We know that Yosef was sold by Yehudah for 20 dinar = 5 silver shekels. So when Haman placed 10,000 kikar of silver in the Treasury of the King, how many Jews did he purchase for slaughter?? 10,000 kikar x 3000 shekels per kikar = 30 million shekels of silver. 30 million shekels/ 5 shekels for every Jew = 6 million Jews... This has been discussed before on this blog.


9/06/2015 9:02 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Completing this thought, the number of Jews who participated in making the Adanim for the Miskhan was therefore set at the first 600,000 Jews who gave 300,000 shekels of silver (or 100 kikar). These are the primary souls of the Jewish people from which all souls of Jews throughout history would eventually spring. But alas there were an additional 3550 Jews at Sinai beyond the basic 600,000 figure. These were the Jews on the periphery. The 600,000 were the nuts and bolts Jews who kept the Tent of the Shekhinah erect throughout history even after the Miskhan was destroyed by the Philistines during the time of Eili. The 3550 Jews on the periphery were the yearners, looking beyond the nuts and bolts of daily life, to imagine life in the Messianic Era. They collectively gave the remaining 1775 silver shekels for 1775 years of yearning from when the Days of Mashiach began in the year 4001 after 2000 years of chaos and 2000 years of Torah had elapsed. For 1775 additional years we have yearned. Perhaps our time has now arrived....

9/06/2015 9:03 PM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

What will happen and when?

Rabbi Nir ben Artzi posts in this week's message that after Sukkos there will be global financial market crashes, China and the USA included. But in Eretz Yisroel everthing will flourish.

9/06/2015 9:28 PM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

This coming Wednesday - The indicment of the nations of the world.

The People Israel


1. Pope Francis, Head of the Catholic Church, the Vatican
2. President of the United States, Mr. Barack Hussein Obama
3. Secretary of State Mr. John Kerry, The White House, Washington, D.C. United States of America
4. The signatory nations to the Iran Nuclear Agreement; “The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action”, (the US, Great Britain, Russia, Germany, France and China)
5. The United Nations Security Council
7. The Supreme Court of the United States of America
8. The Human Rights Court in The Hague, Netherlands
9. The International Criminal Court in The Hague, Netherlands
10. The European Union

Collectively and each individually stand accused:

Let it Be known, that, if the defendants do not choose what is right, and good they will stand for charges listed in the indictment against them.

You are hereby summoned, collectively and individually to answer to these accusations. The commencement of the trial will take place on Mount Zion, on the 25th of Elul 5775 (which this year corresponds to September 9th), the anniversary of the creation of the world. There, you will be allowed to speak in your own defense.

If you ignore this summons and neglect to appear before the court, a defense attorney of the court’s choosing will be appointed to represent you.

9/06/2015 9:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

One of the commanders in the Gaza Navy drowned in a "training exercise" as they seek ways to infiltrate Israel via water.
Hashem takes care of those that try to hurt His own children.
May the rest of them go in the direction that this one did.
Am Yisroel Chai!

9/06/2015 11:31 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Meir: Harel Hoff is obviously a splendid actor. I can't tell if he is genuinely warning our leaders to defend us or if he is acting in order to discredit Jewish patriots who act to defend our lives sometimes as vigilantes. The Che poster does raise that question as previously noted here in the Comments. Che was a vicious murderer. He was no Robin Hood. By comparing himself to Che or allying himself with Che's goals, he impugns himself...which leads me to think of the second possibility of his doing a splendid acting job.

9/07/2015 12:07 AM  
Blogger Neshama said...

ועלו מושיעים בהר ציון לשפוט את הר עשו
והייתה לה' המלוכה

You should know, our DS posted this a week ago. Go to the source and read all about it.

9/07/2015 9:52 AM  
Blogger Neshama said...

And you should know that I believe this will be our next big battle, if that fence is not up on our Eastern Border with Jordan: Hijra

9/07/2015 9:54 AM  
Blogger HDG, Yerushalayim, E"Y Shlemah said...

Reb Dov Bear, welcome back.

I was at a demonstration with Yosef Rabin, the activist with a blog on A7, and I met and spoke with him. He expressed the idea of getting a bunch of us Israeli bloggers to advertise Temple Mount-related events. Would you like to join?

Considering what you posted, perhaps it's time to make a push for Jewish rights to pray on the Temple Mount...and just about anything else.

9/07/2015 9:05 PM  
Blogger David m said...

I thought we said we won't call nir ben arzi a rabbi (since he's a fraud).

9/09/2015 6:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Meir M. With all due respect to your "Summons" Nothing is happening on Wednesday. So what do all these posts amount to......?

Dov Bar Leib, I personally very much enjoyed the wisdom and insight you beatifully crafted on this blog. Amazing ideas which at the time made much sense. So far, nothing has occurred in spite of all the various calculations and predictions. We all get our hopes up and are disappointed when nothing happens only to wait for the next "big possibility" and the cycle continues. Of course, I too wait for the Promised Redemption. However, that could still be 5,7,10 years away. The fact remains:

"We simply do not know the Timeline of HaKBH."

Will you be closing down this blog or at least suspending it?

(I know no one likes hearing it because I do not enjoy saying it:)


9/09/2015 11:02 AM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

Mark you are wrong. The court session starts today and if you know Hebrew here it is

9/09/2015 2:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mark - There is no reason for Reb Dov to close down this marvelous blog. We are told that when we least expect it, that is when we will have the revelation of Moshiach Tzdkeinu. The geula process has been going on for years, because it is a 'process'. No matter how long it takes, we will await his arrival, and there are things that are happening, all under the radar. This is the quiet before the big storm. Let's hope it is with rachamim.

9/09/2015 3:17 PM  
Blogger Neshama said...

Mark, have a look at this: Eliyahu Hanavi

9/09/2015 7:31 PM  
Blogger LondonMale said...

No reason to close this blog.

Any prediction of a time of Geulah is made using the best information available at any particular time.
But no one can be sure that all the information needed is available to the public to study.

So calculations are not definite, merely the best approximations that can be made.

And calculations of the time of Geulah can of course be changed by Hashem for reasons beyond our understanding.

9/10/2015 12:26 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

I won't make any long term decisions about this blog until we fully pass through this Shmittah year/ Yovel year nexus. As mentioned above, that should take us until the 7th of Cheshvan. By Rosh Chodesh Cheshvan I will re-assess what to do next if NOTHING Geulah worthy is happening however that expresses itself (World War, UN votes to divide Yerushalayim, Stock Market Collapse, Currency collapse, the coming of Eliyahu HaNavi, etc.....) If nothing is happening after the last Nissan/ Tishrei Blood Moon, followed by Hoshana Rabba, followed by Rosh Chodesh Cheshvan, obviously I won't have much to say for a while until such time that HaShem decides to quicken things up. I won't "close down" the blog under such conditions. I will simply pause from writing going into Cheshvan until the process of Mashiach's coming no longer tarries. Obviously much is hanging on what happens in the next full month until the end of Tishrei before assessing what I will do next or how I will respond. If things hopefully quicken up in one way or another, I may start writing a post a week. If nothing happens during the critical weeks of the beginning of Yovel in Tishrei, I will make an announcement at that time, that I won't be writing much until something big starts to happen. Ketivah veChatimah tovah.

I will write more tomorrow, bli neder.

9/10/2015 1:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It sure seems like the war between Yishmael and Edom (Islam and Christianity) has already started on the shores of Europe. There are signs if you look for them. The tension is palpable. We're getting close.


9/10/2015 5:08 AM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

War all around us but we trust in H' and He promised us the Land of Israel. When all the dust will finally settle, the Land of Israel will be returned to the People of Israel. Just consider where the current conflicts in our area takes place and the future prophetic map of Israel becomes natural and logical. May it be in our days!

9/10/2015 12:59 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Another day of severe Dust Pollution in Eretz Yisrael. Tuesday's dust levels were a record. I asked Israelis who are at least 50 years old and have lived here all of their lives if dust levels have ever been this bad. They told me NO. They have never seen dust levels in Eretz Yisrael like this before, and now we are in Day 3 of this. From the forecast, it seems that the Dust Pollution will linger through Shabbat and only go away on Erev Rosh HaShanah....magically or hashgachically go away on Erev Rosh HaShanah....Yep. Hopefully it is a case of Suffering cleansing the Soul before the Big Day of Judgement and not a siman on what to expect for the New Year. Usually suffering of this sort right BEFORE Rosh HaShanah is beneficial to cleansing the Soul. Given that this Dust Pollution is now of Epic proportions according to the old-timers here, we should expect Big Things in reward for our suffering just before we appear before The King of the Universe on His Big Day of Din.

9/10/2015 3:01 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Rav Shteinman seems to agree!

9/10/2015 3:19 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Today is Day 3 of the Massive Dust Bowl and Day 2 of the Creation of the World!

9/10/2015 3:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Perhaps this is the "re-creation" of Adam, from dust.... in time for Rosh HaShonoh....

9/10/2015 4:04 PM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...


9/10/2015 4:41 PM  
Blogger Neshama said...

This is going to be the "Shot Heart Round the World" -
"The European Parliament (EP) passed a resolution on the EU’s Role in the Middle East Peace Process Thursday, but rejected an amendment calling for Israeli-Palestinian negotiations to be based on the two-state principle. The amendment was rejected 421 to 134 with 59 abstentions, in what critics see as an expression of the EP's reluctance to accept Israel's very right to exist."

And by the way: Are We Living Through Hoshech?

9/10/2015 7:49 PM  
Blogger Neshama said...

Again, my prior post is not here???

Sorry, here is the link European Parliament Sees No Need for Jewish State?

9/10/2015 8:00 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Were those comments the ones that were missing, Neshama? Hagirah is the same word in Hebrew: to immigrate from one country to another, but it (immigration) is not a weapon in Judaism as it is in Islam.

9/10/2015 9:07 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

On behalf of David Matlaw, who correctly remembers the compromise that we worked out with regards to Nir Ben Artzi, I should remind people that Nir Ben Artzi is NOT a Rav. So from now on let us refer to Nir Ben Artzi as Nir Ben Artzi without the title of Rav or Rabbi. If you want to call him a Chozeh (a Seer), that might be legitimate if you believe it to be the case. Yet, let us also refrain from calling him a fraud...which was the other part of the compromise that we worked out regarding Nir Ben Artzi. We can try to be both accurate but respectful whenever possible.

9/10/2015 10:17 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Interestingly, in Judaism we do have a very "positive" word for Immigration or Migration specifically to Israel: Aliyah (to go up). Far from being a "weapon", Aliyah is NOT a weapon to take over this country, but it is very much a spiritual journey instead (to settle here and to do more mitzvot and to make other mitzvot more meaningful than one did in the alter heim).

When we did hagira from place to place throughout the last 2000 years, leaving each alter heim for the next one was more of a big headache than any special joy. Some would disagree about their hagira from Europe to the United States. American Freedom and the Pursuit of one's dreams there was definitely a step up from European despondency or Old country drudgery. To be an equal citizen under the law from the outset was definitely a unique experience in our long exile along with an opportunity for many Jews to simply melt away into the melting pot. One thing it was not. It was not a weapon against what was the American way of life.....unless one used it as an opportunity to become a liberal Supreme Ct. Justice to subvert the Constitutions of the non-liberal states. Sadly that is happening while we speak.

9/10/2015 10:32 PM  
Blogger Zvizvi said...

Calling a person who spreads Yiddisheit and leads a large religious group a derogatory adjective - especially erev Yomin Noraim, will not get Mashiach any closer. I sincerely hope that that person asks for Mechila or forgiveness from the defamed person on this blog. That is an obvious Halacha. By the way, what is a true definition of a Rav?

9/10/2015 11:03 PM  
Blogger Leah said...

Dov, question: if you are familiar with the craziness that has come to light about Planned Parenthood and the 7 videos ,would you agree that it may possibly fulfill Chulin 92 on selling of human flesh in the marketplace?

9/10/2015 11:16 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Leah: Yes, I believe Planned Parenthood selling human body parts from aborted fetuses qualifies. The fact that so few Americans care about that is also telling.

As pointed out by the anonymous commenter above: Adam was created on the Temple Mt. from dust gathered all over the globe....Well, the dust is back via the place of a burgeoning world war, the Syrian desert.

9/10/2015 11:24 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Dust from all over the Globe according to Rav Meir (Sanhedrin 38a). Eretz Yisrael being the source of dust for Adam's head. The dust for other parts to his body was from all over the world. The precise place of Forming the dust was the Mizbe'ach for the Temples which was also the Mizbe'ach for Kayin and Hevel, Noach's mizbe'ach after the Flood, and of course the Mizbe'ach of Avraham to bring up Yitzchak.

There are two opinions about the source of dust for the head. One opinion is that that dust came from the place of the Mizbe'ach. The other opinion is that that dust came from Ma'arat HaMachpela so that the dust from there "returned to the dust" from the same place when Adam was buried. Yet, no one disputes that the source for all the dust to make Adam was from the entire Globe, and that it was gathered to be formed on the Temple Mt. where the mizbe'ach was......The Dust is Back!!

9/11/2015 12:37 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Maybe metaphorically, HaShem is regretting that He created Man leading to this World where nations grant ketubot to homosexuals and where abortion clinics sell human body parts from aborted fetuses. It is really that bad folks. So He has gathered the dust by which He created Man back to Eretz Yisrael so that we can choke on it for a while before Rosh HaShanah. It really is that bad folks.....

9/11/2015 1:02 AM  
Blogger LondonMale said...

Shabbat Shalom and L'Shana Tova v Metuka to Reb Dov and readers of this website.

9/11/2015 2:19 AM  
Blogger Neshama said...

Thank you Reb Dov.
Shana Tova U'Metuka

9/11/2015 9:56 AM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

Russian troops in Syria

Reuters News: “The U.S. officials, who also spoke on condition of anonymity, said the intent of Russia’s military moves in Syria remained unclear. One of the officials said initial indications suggested the focus was on preparing an airfield near the port city of Latakia, an Assad stronghold.

The moves come at a time when forces of Assad’s government have faced major setbacks on the battlefield in a four-year-old multi-sided civil war that has killed 250,000 people and driven half of Syria’s 23 million people from their homes.

Syrian troops pulled out of a major air base on Wednesday, and a monitoring group said this meant government soldiers were no longer present at all in Idlib province, most of which slipped from government control earlier this year.

Moscow confirmed it had “experts” on the ground.”
Comments: It began with a US President’s Muslim outreach. It was re-enforced with his apology for America to the Muslim world and it was legitimized when he invited the largest ME terror group in the world, the Muslim Brotherhood, to attend the Cairo speech.

The world has been in chaos ever since and if this was not the naivete of a new secular-left-progressive president, it was planned … I’m going with planned.

The reason I think that is, because it is time.

“Come, let us return to the Lord. He has torn us to pieces but He will heal us; He has injured us but He will bind up our wounds.

After two days He will revive us; on the third day He will restore us, that we may live in His presence. Let us acknowledge the Lord” Hoshea 6:1-2.

What an amazing prophecy. The Lord dispersed (tore to pieces) His people twice, and He restored them (bound up their wounds) twice.

After two days (Tehilim 90:4 – a day is a thousand years) He will revive us (Israel restored after 2000 years) and on the third day (the future 1000 year reign) we will live in His sight (And they shall be My people, and I will be their G'd), Yirmiya 32:37-38.


9/11/2015 10:27 AM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

DebkaFile reports

First Iranian marines land in Syria, link up with newly-arrived Russian troops.

Iran this week sent its first ground troops to Syria, around 1,000 marines and elite troops of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC). They moved straight into Ghorin, a small military air facility just south of the port town of Latakia, and hooked up with the just-landed Russian marines at Jablah. Three weeks ago, DEBKA file began reporting on Russian-Iranian military intervention afoot for saving the Syrian ruler Bashar Assad, followed on September 1 by the first disclosure of the Russian buildup in Syria.

9/11/2015 3:23 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Shabbat Shalom and LeShana Tovah. Ketivah veChatimah Tovah...

9/11/2015 5:07 PM  
Blogger HDG, Yerushalayim, E"Y Shlemah said...

Some food for thought for the upcoming Yamim Nora'im:

Restore Jewish Prayer to Har haBayit!

Appreciate Choice

May we all be blessed together.

Shabbat Shalom and Shana Tovah. Ketivah veHatimah Tovah to all.

9/11/2015 5:12 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Funny that you should mention that CDG. Glenn Beck was talking about that very pasuk with Bill O'Reilly earlier this past week!! He even mentioned that it was in the Parsha HaShavua for Jews all over the world this coming Shabbat. I am not kidding. He is apparently learning the Parsha with Rashi and the Targum. He has no yetzer hara NOT to learn it since for him it is not a mitzvah to do it. So he has an advantage over us.....even though that is not an excuse. It should push us forward.

9/11/2015 5:26 PM  
Anonymous Shifra said...

I want to weigh in, Dov, about this occasional reference to closing the blog because Moshiach is not yet here.

In the strongest terms - that is pure narishkeit.

Nobody knows when Moshiach will come. The Rebbe said many times (and surely others did too) that Moshiach is lashon meisiach - that TALKING about Moshiach helps to bring him.

What -- now are you meant to be on a level of nevius beyond any novi other than perhaps Moshe Rabbeinu, that you can predict with certainty what Hashem will do when?

Let's get real.

And please continue to share (Dov and all of you wonderful, yearning-for-Moshiach Jews) to share your insights, Torahs, predictions, dreams, and ideas... I'm absolutely positive that we are all giving nachas to Hashem.

9/11/2015 5:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yasher Koach Shifra you are right on, please Dov do not shut down or stop posting, none of us know when Mashiach will come but let us all yearn and work toward bringing the geulah and may we make guesses as to specific potential likely times but say no date is certain.


9/11/2015 7:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Interesting timing. 9/11
Saudi mosque in Mecca -

87 dead in Mecca mosque crane fall

Reminds me of how many were caught in the huge Tsunami on way to and from the hajj

9/11/2015 10:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

solar eclipse sunday 13/09


On 13 September 2015, at 06:41UT, there will be a partial solar eclipse. The eclipse will be visible in South Africa, Atlantic and Indian Ocean and Antarctica.[...]

Looking through traditional source material, we find that Greece with emphasis on Athens, [...] JERUSALEM, and [...] are the locations that could be affected by this solar eclipse.[..]

The eclipse point is conjunct fixed star Denebola. This star has always been associated with despair, regrets, public disgrace, misfortune from the elements of nature, and happiness, turning to anger. Conjunct the Sun, it indicates honour and preferment with danger, public disgrace and finally ruin, disease, fevers and acute ailments. Conjunct the Moon, it suggests honour and preferment among the vulgar but final disgrace and ruin, violent disease of vital organs, blindness and injuries to the eyes, accidents, losses through servants, domestic quarrels, and temporary separation from a marriage partner, according to Robson’s Fixed Stars and Constellations.[...]

The moon symb in the Torah as the house of David,
and am yisrael.

Shana tova ve'geula to all readers!

5776, T''SAV= Tiheye Shana Aliya Ve-geulah, bH!!


9/13/2015 2:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"ALERT" Shocking - September 2015 best video/doco: Maybe the Biggest month in world history

CERN is totally nuts project!

9/13/2015 7:39 AM  
Blogger Moriah said...

Denebola? Din Ebola ..

9/13/2015 5:42 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

The Contest of Qorbonot on the Temple Mount between Yishmael and Yitzchak is ON for Yom Kippur. This Yom Kippur, the Sanctification of the new Yovel year, will also feature the Festival of the Qorbon Yishmael when Yishmael (sic.) was brought up as a Qorban by Ibrahim Avinu. According to a minority opinion amongst Chaza"l, Yom Kippur was the actual date of the real Qorban of Akeidat Yitzchak, the event that Muhamed sought to copy/ steal for Yishmael. As it turns out, the two dates, the Muslim date and the Tenth of Tishrei coincide one, two, or three consecutive years every 33 years. The Islamic calendar regresses one month every year that in the Jewish calendar we have an Adar Rishon and Adar Sheini (a shanah me'uberet). So this year 5776 is the second year in a two year string of years where Yom Kippur and Festival of the Qorban Yishmael have coincided. The caveat this year seems to be:

1. 5776 is the potential Yovel of Yovelot, the Yovel at the end of 48 Yovel cycles since Ezra HaSofer. Since it lies at the Gateway to the 50th year of the Reunification of Yerushalayim, it stands to open the portal through the Golden or 50th Gate, the Gateway onto the Temple Mt's ancient Ezrat HaNashim from The Mt. of Olives through the Qidron Valley which separates the Mt. of Olives from Mt. Moriah.

2. Events on the Temple Mt. are now is Escalation (HaSLaMah) as King Salman, the gilgul of Nevaioth ben Yishmael, seeks to make Wresting control of the Temple Mt. away from the Jewish people his cause celeb. now that Bibi has retrenched himself into a position of ending harassment of Jews who "visit" the Temple Mt. without moving their lips. In his mind the status quo is that Jews can visit without being harassed and browbeaten as long as the Jew does not move his lips (or in the language of the Rambam, offer up a Qorban) while on the Temple Mt.

I am now writing a post about the coming Contest of Qorbonot from the famous medrash dealing with this contest. But this is a preview.

9/17/2015 4:20 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Festival of the Qorban Yishmael: Eid al-Adha

set for the tenth day of the Muslim month of Dhu al-Hijjah coinciding this year with the Tenth day of the Hebrew month of Tishrei 5776 and the Gregorian date the 23rd of September 2015.

In one corner we have the Camp of Yishmael getting ready to offer up Yishmael as a Qorban before HaQadosh Baruch Hu. The no show will be in the other corner or in the Center of the Center ring on the Temple Mt. where Avraham really did offer up his son Yitzchaq as a Qorban probably on Rosh HaShanah but according to some on Yom Kippur of the year 2085 scu (since Creation of the Universe)

9/17/2015 4:42 PM  
Blogger Neshama said...

Oh, this sounds so exciting. I was just going to ask you what was coming?
I guess I intuited this :-)

9/17/2015 5:38 PM  
Blogger HDG, Yerushalayim, E"Y Shlemah said...

I agree with Neshama. And I'll have to update my latest post when yours comes out.

Concerning "Beating Yishma'el at His Own Game"

Obviously, the proof that both Rav Yissocher Frand and I are right is in your upcoming post. Read and see!

Shabbat shalom!

9/18/2015 11:57 AM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

A7 9/18/2015, Tishrei 5, 5776

Nobel Institute Director Regrets Giving Obama Peace Prize

The former director of the Nobel Institute, Geir Lundestad, has expressed his regret over awarding US President Barack Obama the Nobel Peace Prize.

In a new book Lundestad claims that President Obama's conduct over the past six years has convinced him that those who opposed the decision were correct. He further added that the committee chose Obama in order to help his efforts to support world nuclear disarmament.

9/18/2015 12:26 PM  
Blogger Neshama said...

G'mar Hatima Tovah
And an easy fast
May this year 5776 be "THE YEAR"

9/21/2015 6:31 PM  
Anonymous Shifra said...


And with amazing brochos and miracles and rachamim and only revealed good!!!

9/21/2015 10:30 PM  
Blogger Devorah Chayah said...

Leaving this with you, Dov, because it fits in with the post you are writing about the two opposing korbanot. In the instance of the following video - they are both acceptable. Erev Rav bringing the one world religion.

Yom Kippur and Eid al Adcha 2015

G'mar chatimah tovah and a successful Yom Kippur Fast. As we place our own blood and flesh on the mizbeiach, may Hashem find our korbanot acceptable and pleasing in His sight!

9/22/2015 11:15 AM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

Russian marines join Hizballah in first Syrian battle – a danger signal for US, Israel

Debkafile: “Before dawn on Thursday, Sept. 24, Russian marines went into battle for the first time since their deployment to Syria, debkafile’s military and intelligence sources reveal. Russian Marine Brigade 810 fought with Syrian army and Hizballah special forces in an attack on ISIS forces at the Kweiris airbase, east of Aleppo.

This operation runs contrary to the assurances of President Vladimir Putin to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Sept. 21 – just three days ago – that Russian forces in Syria were only there to defend Russian interests and would not engaged in combat with the Syrian army, Hizballah or Iranian troops.

The ISIS force defending the air base is dominated by Chechen fighters under the command of Abu Omar al-Shishani, who is considered one of the terrorist organization’s leading commanders in the last two years.”

Comment: Where, oh where has America gone, oh where, oh where can she be?

On August 29, 2015 CNN reported that “Turkey launched its first airstrikes against ISIS in Syria.”

The thought of Russian, Iranian/Hezbollah, and Turkish troops next door to the north (mountains) of Israel is ominous: “I will bring you from the far north and send you against the mountains of Israel.” Yechezkel 39:2

The prophet is speaking about the future Gog Magog invasion of Israel. Russia, Iran and Turkey are the principal invaders (Yechezkel 38:1-6) and all three armies are now in position.

9/26/2015 9:39 PM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

Iran: Nuclear Deal Won't Prevent Israel's Destruction

World Net Daily: Nuclear deal or no nuclear deal with President Obama, Iran says Israel will be destroyed. Ataollah Salehi, commander of Iran’s army, told Iran’s state-run news agency on Tuesday Israel’s fate is sealed.

Comment: Israel’s fate has been sealed for 4,000 years:

“I will establish my covenant as an everlasting covenant between Me and you and your descendants after you for the generations to come, to be your G'd and the G'd of your descendants after you. The whole land of Canaan, where you now reside as a foreigner, I will give as an everlasting possession to you and your descendants after you; and I will be their G'd” Bereshis 17:7-8.

Iran, however, is not so blessed:

“I will turn you (Gog) around and drag you along. I will bring you from the far north and send you against the mountains of Israel. Then I will strike your bow from your left hand and make your arrows drop from your right hand. On the mountains of Israel you will fall, you and all your troops and the nations with you (Russia, Iran, Turkey, Sudan, Somalia, Ethiopia Libya). I will give you as food to all kinds of carrion birds and to the wild animals. You will fall in the open field, for I have spoken, declares the Sovereign Lord. I will send fire on Magog and on those who live in safety in the coastlands, and they will know that I am the Lord” Yechezkel 39:2-6.

9/26/2015 9:43 PM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

A Chinese aircraft carrier docks at Tartus to support Russian-Iranian military buildup
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 26, 2015, 1:17 PM (IDT)

"As US President Barack Obama welcomed Chinese President Xi Jinping to the White House on Friday, Sept. 25, and spoke of the friendship between the two countries, the Chinese aircraft carrier Liaoning-CV-16 docked at the Syrian port of Tartus, accompanied by a guided missile cruiser. This is revealed exclusively by debkafile.

Beijing is not finding it hard to dance at two weddings, wooing the US for better relations, while at the same time backing Russia in its military intervention in Syria. Coupled with the warm smiles and handshakes exchanged at the lavish reception on the White House lawn, Beijing was clearly bent on showing muscle – not just in the South China Sea, but by allying itself with the Russian-Iranian political and military buildup in support of Syrian President Bashar Assad and his regime."

9/26/2015 10:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hoshana Raba: Gog U’Magog And World War Three

9/27/2015 7:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The exact date is top secret according to the Prophet Daniel. If it is revealed before Hashem wants it to be revealed, Hashem will change the date. Don't worry about the exact date -- it is close. Worry more about whether you have done enough Teshuvah and are ready as an individual before it occurs.

9/27/2015 7:53 AM  
Blogger Neshama said...

Chang Samayach Dov and Family!

9/27/2015 3:11 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Chag Sameach to all. There has been no time this week for anything except the mitzvot of getting ready for Yom Kippur and now Sukkot. Sukkah is finished. Lulav and Etrog have been purchased. ready to start Chag. Motzei 1st day of YomTov will leave us fresh data to reflect on about the world around us. Is it changing or is it static? Any attempt to take the Temple Mt. away from us before Hoshana Rabbah?

Enjoy the fourth blood moon in the tetrad between about 3:30am and sunrise here in Eretz Yisrael before shaking the lulav and the etrog. Chag Sameach.

9/27/2015 4:38 PM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

A7 9/28/2015, Tishrei 15, 5776

Qatari Emir: Extremist Jews 'Desecrating Sanctity' of Jerusalem

Qatar's Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani blasted Israel over and over during his speech before the UN General Assembly on Monday.

The Qatari Emir slammed communities in Judea-Samaria as being the "last de facto colonial issue" as well as accused extremist religions Jews of "desecrating the sanctity of Jerusalem. He also demanded Israel lift the "unjust siege" of Gaza.


Bloomberg News
September 28, 2015 — 8:40 PM EEST
Updated on September 28, 2015 — 11:16 PM EEST

Qatar’s sovereign-wealth fund lost $5.9 billion on paper in 10 days from its stakes in Volkswagen AG and Glencore Plc.

Qatar Investment Authority, the biggest holder of VW’s preferred shares and the third-largest owner of its common shares, lost about $4.8 billion from its holdings of the automaker. The wealth fund is also the largest investor in the mining company Glencore, a stake that declined by about $1.1 billion in the same period. The loss calculations assume the fund hasn’t added to or reduced its holdings since the latest disclosures

9/29/2015 5:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

'Q' This is difficult to process. How does one remain joyful when reading these kind of articles?

9/29/2015 5:05 PM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

Israel concerned with build-up of Iranian forces in Syria near Golan border'

The Jerusalem Post: ” Israel is concerned with the build-up of Iranian forces in Syria, near the border with Israel, National Infrastructure, Energy and Water Minister Yuval Steinitz (Likud) said in an interview with Army Radio on Tuesday.

Steinitz’s comments came amid the recent addition of Russian troops to Syria to bolster President Bashar Assad in his fight against Islamic State and other rebel groups challenging his rule in Syria. However, the Likud minister was more concerned with the infusion of troops from Assad’s other central backer, Iran.”

Comment: Ya think?, Headlines like this one make me want to scream. It is incredible to watch the two principal armies of the war of Gog and Magog (Yechezkel 38:1-6 Russia and Iran) in their prophesied positions, while so few notice:

“And you, son of man, prophesy against Gog, and say, ‘Thus says H': “Behold, I am against you, O Gog, the prince of Rosh, Meshech, and Tubal; and I will turn you around and lead you on, bringing you up from the far north, and bring you against the mountains of Israel.”

9/29/2015 7:43 PM  
Blogger HDG, Yerushalayim, E"Y Shlemah said...

Reb Dov,

I don't know whether, or even if, you are going to post about the just-past Eid al Adha here; in any case, here are more thoughts about Beating Yishma'el at His Own Game, starring Yitzhak Avinu. I may write even more soon, bli neder, be"H.

9/29/2015 11:36 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Meir: This seems to be a buildup of Persians and Russians and even some Put (Libyan) irregulars. But where is Gomer in this buildup? That would include some sort of EU Army made up of German and French soldiers. This is why I have my reservations about whether this is the prophesied invasion of Gog.

9/30/2015 2:10 AM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

Dov, EU is NATO. They are already in Turkey and don't forget Turkey itself. France, the UK and other Europeans are flying air strikes in Syria so they are not far from us. Add to this British colonies such as Australia.

9/30/2015 9:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The People of Israel


1. Pope Francis, Head of the Catholic Church, the Vatican
2. President of the United States, Mr. Barack Hussein Obama
3. Secretary of State Mr. John Kerry, The White House, Washington, D.C. United States of America
4. The signatory nations to the Iran Nuclear Agreement; “The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action”, (the US, Great Britain, Russia, Germany, France and China)
5. The United Nations Security Council
7. The Supreme Court of the United States of America
8. The Human Rights Court in The Hague, Netherlands
9. The International Criminal Court in The Hague, Netherlands
10. The European Union

Obama argues for global governance in last U.N. address

World Net Daily: “NEW YORK – In an apparent attempt to justify the retreat of the United States from international leadership, President Obama praised the United Nations Monday, arguing that global governance has helped spread democracy.
It was his last address to the world body.”

Comment: AMALEK

“President Obama, nearing the end of eight tumultuous years, was ready for a new job, and as fate would have it, one was about to be offered to him.

Ban Ki Moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations, was ready to announce his retirement to be effective at the end of his term on December 31, 2016. The world was ready for new leadership, and Ban, nearing seventy-two, was exhausted.

The UN vacancy, if accepted, would be a perfect fit for the internationally popular US president.”

And now we have the perfect religious leader for the number two job.

9/30/2015 9:33 AM  

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