Wednesday, December 07, 2016

The Anti- O (holi) bamah Effect and the Salvaging of Esav's Head from the River Pishon, Part 1

We are now in the middle of the trio of Ya'akov Avinu's parshiyot about the meat and potatoes of his life of Emeth (Toldot, VaYeitzei, and VaYishlach (Bereishit 25:19 - Bereishit 36)) before the central focus of the Torah switches to the fate of Yosef, Yehudah, and his other ten sons, one daughter, and ultimately his 70 descendants who descend into Mitzraim for a 210 year Galut and a 250 year absence from Eretz Yisrael.  In this post I will be referring to Rav Mendel Kessin Shlit"a's drashot about Donald Trump and other matters dealing with Esav.  He has really been speaking in depth about Esav from a hashkafic perspective on tapes and videos that I have been listening to now for almost 25 years.  So his hashkafic analysis of Donald Trump's "miraculous" victory is only the subject matter of some of his most recent videos on Youtube.  As a review, Rav Kessin has always taught as long as I can remember that Esav was supposed to attain spiritual greatness by resisting and destroying Evil in the World.  As Ya'akov's twin brother his mission in the world was supposed to be fraternally "twinned" with what Ya'akov was supposed to accomplish.  Ya'akov was supposed to imbue the universe with sanctity and goodness through keeping G-d's commandments of Infusing sanctity into the World.  Since Goodness or Human Decency, imbued with knowledge of already revealed sanctity, is incumbent on all Mankind (not just on the descendants of Ya'akov), I won't say here that Ya'akov is unique in being commanded in being good and decent.  Mankind whether he/she knows it or not (and apparently few humans even know it), is commanded in this.  Yet, the descendants of Ya'akov ARE commanded in revealing the hidden sanctity that exists in the world for the purpose of perfecting it.  This is unique to the role of Ya'akov's descendants throughout history.  Esav though was supposed to fulfill another unique role that originally was not supposed to be Ya'akov's chief concern.  He WAS SUPPOSED to ultimately defeat Evil in the world, vanquishing it to the dustbin of human history.  But lo and behold, not only did he fail to take on that mantle and to engage in that mission, he succumbed to Evil in his own life and became the Chief perpetrator of doing Evil and engaging others in his evil causes and evil spiritual projects.  So because he succumbed to the "dark side" (the sitra achra), Ya'akov was given the added stress and burden of taking on Esav's job which according to the gematriah of Esav's name (376) and Ya'akov's name spelled with a Vav (188) was twice as hard as Ya'akov's role in history could ever be!  Taking on the bad guys involves the spilling of the blood of the wicked.  Going to war against the wicked is emotionally, spiritually, and physically much more taxing than not eating treif food, keeping Shabbat, and shaking the lulav and etrog on Sukkot.... as laudable and important as those mitzvot are!

Knowing that Ya'akov was already taxed to the hilt doing his difficult role in human history, HaShem had Rachmanut on him personally and gave him a son, Yosef, who would take on the mantle of destroying Evil in the world along with destroying and obliterating Esav's grandchild Amaleq who took on the mantle of leading the world toward the Abyss.  Amaleq was the the son of Esav's firstborn son Eliphaz who also fathered his future concubine Timna who gave birth to Amaleq by having and an adulterous affair with Se'ir the Horite's wife.  Timna was born form Se'ir the Horite's sexually twisted wife, and several years later this mamzeret becomes Eliphaz's concubine in addition to already being his daughter.  She then gives birth to Amaleq.  You can't get more twisted than that.  From Bereishit 36:  If you read Rashi, Seir the Horite's wife was pretty busy engaging in several adulterous, incestuous relations with other men apparently over the course of several generations.  She was likely born close to the time of the Great Flood and lived a lengthy life as an incestuous and adulterous whore.  I wonder if the word "whore" comes from Hori?  In Bereishit 36:22 we see that Timna was Lotan ben Se'ir's sister, but in First Chronicles 1:36 we see that she is listed as being one of Eliphaz's children in addition to her being his concubine!  As we will soon see, much of the Esav mishpachah was born from zenut and mamzerut (incest and adultery), and in at least one other occasion, this was repeated when the resultant mamzerim have adulterous and incestuous relations over at least two generations.  In the case of Amaleq, he is therefore a mamzer two times over.  His mother was already a mamzeret because she was the product of an adulterous relationship, but Amaleq himself is the product of Eliphaz having relations with his own daughter!  Into this milieu, the Chief protagonist for Evil in the world is born, and it became the job of the Children of Rachel and Osnat bat Potiphara to put a stop to him.  In this context, Binyamin ben Rachel can only partially defeat Amaleq, never quite destroying him at his root.  Only Yosef, who Rav Kessin calls a Chetzi Av, a Half Patriarch, and Ephraim ben Yosef veOsnat  can defeat Amaleq at his root in the world.  The koach to do this seems to at least in part from Yosef and his descendants being impervious to the Evil Eye.  He alone can "stare down Esav whose eyes are Amaleq", and win.

Now delving further into the Rashi, we see that this same pattern of consistent and persistent adultery and incest over several generations happened in one other instance with Esav's Hivite wife Oholibamah, and it serves as a useful lesson to analyze this particular set of circumstances.  For one, both the Hittites and the Hivites were steeped in idolatry, a very common condition in the ancient world.  Believe it or not the Hivites were worse.  While the the Hittites may have been prolific idolaters, they were not known for rampant sexual immorality.  They seem to have kept their family lines pure albeit idolatrous.  The Hivites though seemed to engage in rampant sexual immorality and sexual violence, in the case of Shechem ben Hamur the Hivite raping Dinah, in addition to their rampant idolatry.  So they were, as Canaanite nations go, a lot worse than the Hittites.  At the age of 40 Esav decides to marry because he knew that Yitzchak married at age 40, and Esav was never lax when it came to impressing his father.  So whom does he marry?  From Parshat VaYishlach we see that he marries Adah bat Eilon the Hittite and even worse Oholibamah bat Anah (and) bat Tziv'on the Hivite.  Right away one can spot the problem.  Adah may have been an idolater who offered up incense to avodah zarah, but she at least only had one daddy.  Oholibamah seems to have two daddies!  Well again we return to Rashi to delve into this unholy mess.  And by delving into the mess we can then get a picture of why earlier on in Bereishit 26:34 we read:

  וַיְהִי עֵשָׂו, בֶּן-אַרְבָּעִים שָׁנָה, וַיִּקַּח אִשָּׁה אֶת-יְהוּדִית, בַּת-בְּאֵרִי הַחִתִּי--וְאֶת-בָּשְׂמַת, בַּת-אֵילֹן הַחִתִּי. 34   And when Esau was forty years old, he took to wife Yehudith the daughter of Beeri the Hittite, and Basemath the daughter of Elon the Hittite.

What is Esav talking about?  He married a woman named Oholibamah bat Anah bat Tziv'on the Hivite, and when introducing her to his parents, he completely changed her name, her fathers' names, and her nationality!  And to make matters worse, there is one more detail that made this marriage an Embitterment of Spirit for his parents.  Marrying into Canaan is problematic because unless an individual Canaanite does teshuvah which is definitely and entirely possible, the Canaanite is cursed.  Eliezer from Dameshek (Damascus) is one example where a Canaanite whose nation is from just outside the border of Eretz Yisrael does teshuvah and goes from a status of being cursed to a status of being blessed.  But more of a problem than marrying into a curse is marrying specifically into the 7 Canaanite nations who inhabited Eretz Yisrael as opposed to the 3 Canaanite nations whose land is not in Eretz Yisrael.  If your inheritance is Eretz Yisrael, you cannot marry someone with duel loyalties to the Holy nation and one of the 7 nations who will be displaced when the time comes!  So already Yitzchak and Rivkah are going to be very very upset.  So Esav has to find a way to soften the blow when introducing Oholibamah to his parents.

1. He changes the nationality of his Hivite wife to being the nationality of the less odious Hittites.  That was lie number one.

So getting back to Rashi, what else is Esav trying to hide?  Answer: the particulars about the yichus of his wife Oholibamah the Hivite:  Let us examine.  We see from Bereishit 36:20 we read that Tziv'on and Anah are brothers, both sons of Se'ir the Horite who apparently is a Hivite too.  Yet, just four verses later we read that Tziv'on is Anah's father.  How can this be?  Well remember the resident promiscuous wife (or whore) of Seir?  Well she did the same thing, even worse, even before having a later illicit affair with Eliphaz.  Here she had an incestuous AND adulterous relationship with her own son Tziv'on and bore Anah who is now already a mamzer from this affair.  We then read that Anah, who is born into perverse sin, then mates the unmatable, a male jackass with a female horse to produce mules for his father, meaning in part that it was not enough for his father to do it just once and also meaning that Anah himself was irreparably spiritually damaged goods.  Several years later the same sexual predator Tziv'on is at it again.  This time after his son gets married, the same Tziv'on then has another adulterous and incestuous relationship with his son's wife to give birth to Oholibamah!  So in reality, Oholibamah is not the daughter of Anah at all even though she is the daughter of Anah's wife and her pretend grandfather Tziv'on who is really her father.  And this is whom Esav has to introduce to his parents!  So lies number two and three.  He changes her name and her father's and grandfather's name because of her notorious yichus.   I almost did not include here that several years after the birth of Oholibamah, Eliphaz the son of Adah the Hittite has an adulterous, incestuous relationship with Oholibamah his father's other wife and the daughter of two daddies, to give us Aluf Korach who is listed as both Oholibamah's son (36:5) and Eliphaz's son (36:15-16).  So let us get it out of the way and mention that now.  Incest and adultery run rampant in her family.  So she personally was no exception to this behavior.   And then by the way, Esav engages in lie number 4.

4. He changed Oholibamah's first name to Yehudit because it has three of the four letters of HaShem's name in that name.  So by introducing her as Yehudit, he was pretending that this particular Hittite woman who was really a Hivite had given up on her penchant for Avodah Zarah, and we have already seen that she did not even give up on her penchant for sexual immorality because later on in life she has an adulterous affair with her husband's son from another wife Eliphaz to give birth to her own mamzer.  So no way had Oholibamah done teshuvah for anything.  But there is much much more to this name Yehudit.  Her brother-in-law Yaakov STILL had not given birth to any children when Esav introduces her as Yehudit to his parents.  Ya'akov Avinu was 84 years old when he started fathering children.  Yehudah was likely born when he was 87 years old, for he was the fourth son from the same wife.  That is 47 years after Esav introduces Oholibamah to his parents as Yehudit.  What prophetic insight got into his head to call his wife a Jew (or Yehudit) 47 years BEFORE the word Jew or Yehudi had any meaning whatsoever??  Save that question for later.

Lie number 5.  He renames Oholibamah's pretend father to be Be'eri, meaning "My well".  Esav has already seen from his father's behavior that his father loves unstopping the wells of Esav's grandfather Avraham that the ancient Pelishtim kept stopping up (just to prove that their penchant for being destructive was no less evident that the modern Pelishtim's penchant for destroying things out of hate and spite)....kind of like burning down the country that you supposedly want to inherit.  And in the case of Beer Sheva, Yitzchak even found his own fresh well of water for which he was overjoyed.  So Esav sees that his father has tremendous joy over finding well-water both old and new.  So presto, Oholibamah's father is the source of some deep, deep wisdom like the depth of a well.  That should really impress dear old dad.

End of part One.  For those who need a break from this mental gymnastics of figuring out everyone's yichus, for your listening pleasure: I Am My Own Grandpa! from comedic genius Ray Stevens.

127 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

By the way, it should be noted that Osnat was really the daughter of Dinah (therefore, the name Osnat, from the tragic episode with Shechem). She was sent down to Egypt by her grandfather, Yaakov Avinu, with an amulet which Yosef recognized when he saw her wearing it and then married her. She was adopted by Potiphar and his wife, because Potiphar was childless (it is said he was a eunuch).

12/07/2016 2:47 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Yes, Potiphar was a Saris to Pharaoh. He was a eunuch, which begs the question why he was married at all? It also explains his wife's behavior with Yosef. She was an abandoned woman. Some say that in addition to that, Potiphar was a homosexual anyway. So getting castrated may have been a blessing for him in his case. It prevented him from lying and having relations with men. So of course, Osnat bat Dinah was his adopted daughter.

12/07/2016 2:54 AM  
Blogger Leah said...

Too funny that you mentioned the song I'm my own grandpa. I remember this from a movie and my kids and I laugh when we hear it.
On a serious note, yes this is mental gymnastics trying to keep track of who is carrying on with whom and producing whom. Exhausting....

12/07/2016 3:41 AM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

Says Rabbi Nachman Kahana on parashas Vayaitzai

The Settlement of Amona

In the parasha, Ya’akov rests for the night on Mount Moriah, the future Temple Mount. There he sees the dramatic vision of the angels who guarded him in Eretz Yisrael ascending the ladder to return to heaven, to be replaced by lesser angels who were sent to guard him in the profane galut.

And HaShem appears to Ya’akov saying:

הארץ אשר אתה שוכב עליה לך אתננה ולזרעך

The ground you are lying on I will give to you and to your descendants

The Gemara (Chulin 91b) records the explanation of this phrase by Rabbi Yitzchak:

מלמד שקפלה הקדוש ברוך הוא לכל ארץ ישראל והניחה תחת יעקב אבינו, שתהא נוחה ליכבש לבניו

This comes to teach that HaShem folded (as it would be) all the land of Yisrael placing it under Yaakov, so that it would be easy to liberate and settle the land in its time.

Rabbi Yitzchak was expressing the idea metaphorically, that in the future Yehoshua Bin Nun at the head of the Jewish army would liberate the Land without sacrifice.

I submit that the phrase is telling us that just as a human being comprises a single indivisible entity, so too will the holy land be from this moment on an indivisible entity belonging exclusively to Ya’akov’s descendants.

International law has classified the State of Israel as a “military occupier” of the West bank and the Golan. Six UN committees have taken an even larger step towards the muck and mire of political insanity when they declared that the Jewish people have no historic or religious connections to the Temple Mount or to the Kotel.

The Israeli High Court ordered the destruction of the Amona settlement after being in place for 20 years. The court sees itself as being subordinate to international law rather than to Jewish, tradition and history.

One cannot be an occupier in one’s own land. Yehuda and Shomron are the heartland of Eretz Yisrael which was presented to the Jewish people by the Creator.

However, when one denies the Torah, it is just a short ideological distance to adopting a gentile orientation and the desire to be accepted by the gentile world.

To uproot the Amona, just as was the uprooting of Gush Katif and giving the Sinai Peninsula to Egypt by Menachem Begin, is a “slap in the face” of the Creator and a denial of our own history.

The highest goal of this generation is the return of our people to the holy land. It overrides any claim to private property some gentile might have, as in the words of Eliyahu the prophet to King Achav when he murdered Naot in order to attain his vineyard:

רצחת וגם ירשת

You have murdered and then taken possession of the victim’s property.

The Romans murdered our people 2000 years ago and the gentiles who came in their wake stole our land.

Amona will be taken down, because of the High Court’s coercive police power. But let it be recorded in the protocols of the Medina, that just as we today have to accept the court’s judicial order, that when the time comes and the law of the land will be the Torah, all people in the Medina will have to comply.

12/07/2016 8:14 AM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

Yes indeed, Osnat ended up in Potiphar's house in Egypt, and eventually married Yosef, her uncle! (Midrash – Yalkus Shimoni 134)

How ironic that the daughter of the extraordinary Dinah – whose transformative powers could have overcome Esav's evil if given a chance, and who ultimately channeled Shechem's animalistic energies to heights of spirituality – ended up marrying her uncle Yosef, who in essence should have been the baby born to Leah instead of Dinah!

We see here a strong connection between the souls of Dinah and Yosef. A masculine aspect of Dinah's soul may have stuck with her even after the physical switch of gender. Perhaps she had within her that special spark belonging only to Yosef, who had the power to consume the "straw" which is Esav:

And the house of Yaakov shall be a fire and the house of Yosef a flame and the house of Esav will be straw…

Yaakov said: Once Yosef, the flame, is born, I am ready to leave (Lavan) and face Esav my brother – because fire can't rule from far without a flame, and only with Yosef can I overcome him. (Rashi – Genesis 30:25)

Yosef was given a unique strength to "rule from afar" over evil and conquer it. In his life we observe his ability to live in Egypt among evil people, resist temptation, maintain his righteousness, and even rise to power and rule over everyone. His particular character trait is called in the mystical writings "Foundation" (Yesod) or "righteousness." This unique ability may very well have been shared by Dinah.

The midrashic reference to Dinah's potential as a marriage candidate for Esav and her incredible affect on Shechem, the Canaanite prince, point to the wonderful suitability which must have existed between her daughter Osnat and Yosef, her half-brother.

The sefira (G'd's character trait manifested in this world) of righteousness – a deep inner ruling over passions, along with the ability to influence externally “from afar” without becoming affected negatively in the process – is what Dinah contributed to her daughter. So while Dinah never fully actualizes her potential to influence and overcome evil, the marriage of her progeny is continuity to Dinah’s ability to effect change in an extremely powerful way. And with Yosef, this trait became distilled and potent, engendered into the genetic code of the Jewish people, part of our heritage for eternity.

12/07/2016 8:36 AM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

However, there are two Rabbinic approaches to the issue of Asenath’s descent. One view presents her as an ethnic Egyptian who converted in order to be married to Joseph. She accepted the belief in the Lord before she was married and raised her children in accordance with the tenets of Judaism. The second approach argues that Asenath was not an Egyptian by descent, but was from the family of Jacob. G'd directed matters so that she would end up in Egypt, so that Joseph would find a suitable wife from among the members of his own family. Accordingly, Ephraim and Manasseh are worthy descendents, who continue the way of Jacob.

The traditions that maintain that Asenath was a convert present her as a positive example of conversion, and include her among the devout women converts: Hagar, Asenath, Zipporah, Shiphrah, Puah, the Daughter Of Pharaoh, Rahab, Ruth and Jael (Midrash Tadshe, Ozar ha-Midrashim [ed. Eisenstein], p. 474). The Rabbis learn from Joseph’s marriage to Asenath that a favorable attitude is to be exhibited to converts, who are to be drawn closer. Thus, Joseph married Asenath daughter of Poti-phera, and Joshua son of Nun, who was a chieftain of the tribe of Ephraim (Num. 13:8), would be descended from this union. The midrash adds that Joseph’s behavior served as an example for both Joshua and David, when they acted charitably with the Gibeonites and drew them closer to Israel (Midrash Samuel [ed. Buber], 28:5, based on Josh. 9 and II Sam. 21:1–9). An additional midrashic dictum notes a number of converts who became members of the families of the righteous leaders of Israel. Thus, Joseph married Asenath, Joshua wed Rahab, Boaz took Ruth for a wife, and Moses married the daughter of Hobab (= Jethro) (Eccl. Rabbah 8:10:1).

Asenath the Convert

The traditions that maintain that Asenath was a convert present her as a positive example of conversion, and include her among the devout women converts: Hagar, Asenath, Zipporah, Shiphrah, Puah, the Daughter Of Pharaoh, Rahab, Ruth and Jael (Midrash Tadshe, Ozar ha-Midrashim [ed. Eisenstein], p. 474). The Rabbis learn from Joseph’s marriage to Asenath that a favorable attitude is to be exhibited to converts, who are to be drawn closer. Thus, Joseph married Asenath daughter of Poti-phera, and Joshua son of Nun, who was a chieftain of the tribe of Ephraim (Num. 13:8), would be descended from this union. The midrash adds that Joseph’s behavior served as an example for both Joshua and David, when they acted charitably with the Gibeonites and drew them closer to Israel (Midrash Samuel [ed. Buber], 28:5, based on Josh. 9 and II Sam. 21:1–9). An additional midrashic dictum notes a number of converts who became members of the families of the righteous leaders of Israel. Thus, Joseph married Asenath, Joshua wed Rahab, Boaz took Ruth for a wife, and Moses married the daughter of Hobab (= Jethro) (Eccl. Rabbah 8:10:1).

cont.

12/07/2016 8:48 AM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

cont.

Asenath the Daughter of Dinah

The traditions that trace Asenath to the family of Jacob relate that she was the daughter born to Dinah following her rape by Shechem son of Hamor. Jacob’s sons wanted to kill the infant, lest it be said that there was harlotry in the tents of Jacob. Jacob brought a gold plate and wrote God’s name on it; according to another tradition, he wrote on it the episode with Shechem. Jacob hung the plate around Asenath’s neck and sent her away. G'd dispatched the angel Michael to bring her to the house of Poti-phera in Egypt; according to yet another tradition, Dinah left Asenath on the wall of Egypt. That day Poti-phera went out for a walk near the wall with his young men, and he heard the infant’s crying. When they brought the baby to him, he saw the plate and the record of the episode. Poti-phera told his servants, “This girl is the daughter of great ones.” He brought her to his home and gave her a wet nurse. Poti-phera’s wife was barren, and she raised Asenath as her own daughter. Consequently, she was called “Asenath daughter of Poti-phera,” for she was raised in the home of Poti-phera and his wife, as if she were their own daughter. This narrative teaches that all is foreseen by God. Each of Jacob’s sons was born together with his future spouse, except for Joseph, who was not born together with his mate, since Asenath daughter of Dinah was fit to be his wife. God directed matters so that Joseph would find a wife when he went down to Egypt, and Asenath was suitable for him (Pirkei de-Rabbi Eliezer [ed. Higger], chaps. 35, 37; Midrash Aggadah [ed. Buber], Gen. 41:45).
Asenath as Part of the Family

Gen. 43:24–34 relates that Joseph invited his brothers to eat with him when they went down to Egypt to procure food. In the midrashic depiction, this was a family meal in which Joseph’s wife and children also participated. Joseph sat his brothers before him, “from the oldest in the order of his seniority to the youngest in the order of his youth” (v. 33), and brought the portions to the meal. Joseph gave each one, including Benjamin, his portion, and then he took his own portion and gave it to Benjamin. Asenath took her portion and gave it to Benjamin, as did Ephraim and Manasseh. Thus, there were five portions next to Benjamin, as is recorded in v. 34: “But Benjamin’s portion was five times that of anyone else” (Tanhuma, Vayigash 4). The verse then continues: “And they drank their fill with him,” on which the midrash comments that all those years during which Joseph had not seen his brothers, he did not imbibe of wine, nor did his brothers until they saw him; now they drank with him, to intoxication (Gen. Rabbah 92:5). In these midrashim, Asenath and her children shared Joseph’s sense of loss all the years that he lived apart from his family, and they also participate in the excitement and joy when he is reunited with Benjamin, his only maternal brother.

12/07/2016 8:49 AM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

cont.

The Torah relates (Gen. 48) that when Jacob was old and infirm, Joseph came to visit him, together with his two sons Manasseh and Ephraim. Jacob blessed Joseph’s sons and declared that, for him, they were equal to his own sons and they would receive a double land portion. The midrash describes the soul searching that accompanied this decision, which was connected to Joseph’s marriage to Asenath. According to one tradition, when Jacob saw Joseph’s sons and wished to bless them, the Shekhinah (Divine Presence) departed from him. Jacob thought that Manasseh and Ephraim were not the sons of a legitimate marital union, and were therefore unfit to receive a blessing. Jacob asked (v. 8): “Who are these?”, that is, how were these born? (Midrash Aggadah [ed. Buber] 48:8). In another tradition, Jacob saw with the spirit of divine inspiration that Jeroboam son of Nebat, an Ephraimite, would erect (statues of) calves, incite Israel to engage in idolatry, and cause five hundred thousand of Israel to fall in a single day (as is related in II Chron. 13:17). Jacob therefore asked: “Who are these?”—perhaps you improperly married the mother of these? Joseph brought before him Asenath and her ketubah (marriage contract) and said (Gen. 48:9): “They are my sons, whom God has given me here [ba-zeh, literally, with this]”: “with this”—with a ketubah and proper marriage. He also showed him that, just as he was circumcised, so were his sons (Midrash ha-Gadol, Vayehi 48:8–9 [ed. Margaliot], pp. 820–21). In another midrashic unfolding, Joseph began his request by saying: “Father, my children are righteous like me.” He brought their mother Asenath before his father and said: “Father, please, even if only on behalf of this righteous woman.” When Jacob saw this, he told Joseph (Gen. 48:9): “Bring them up to me that I may bless them.” Joseph brought them to his father, who began to embrace and kiss them, and rejoiced in them (Pesikta Rabbati [ed. Friedmann (Ish-Shalom)], chap. 3, fol. 12a).

12/07/2016 8:50 AM  
Blogger Neshama said...

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12/07/2016 11:34 AM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

Neshama, okey, then I start to post in terse mode - hv a nc d

12/07/2016 2:34 PM  
Blogger davidtre said...

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I thought my posts have been terse enough.
Nice day to all.

12/07/2016 8:09 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

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12/07/2016 8:57 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

In the meantime, we are waiting with bated breath for the Chok HaHasdarah (the Regulation Law) to pass. And between the 25th of Kislev and the 10th of Tevet we will see how the World responds to this new Israeli law in the UN Sec Council. Expect an Obama abstention to at least one resolution maybe more that divide Yerushalayim and the Land of Israel BEFORE the 10th of Tevet (January 8th, 2017). This is what I am expecting at least. I doubt that Obama will take this sitting down. Of course by abstaining, he will be pretending that this was NOT his initiative. ..... But most of us will know better. By abstaining, Obama enshrines his desire to divide us in the body that determines international law for Malkhut Edom. And all Heaven will then break loose as a result. Trump will be limited to attempts to defund the UN Sec Council if he wants to, but punitive measures will already be adopted before he takes the oath of President on January 20th.

What is most important is that IF the UNSC responds forcefully to the Knesset's assertion of Israeli sovereignty over Yesha before the tenth of Tevet, we will have entered the last 9 months of Olam HaZeh. The transition to Yemot HaMashiach will churn forward over the course of the next 9 months until Sukkot 5778. We have spoken about that year on this blog before.

12/07/2016 9:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just another fact; children born of the same father but different mothers are considered as full brothers/sisters according to Jewish law; whereas, children born of the same mother but different fathers are considered half siblings.

Also, it has always been known to me that we know Osnat to be the daughter of Dina.

Another point, wasn't Leah the one to be thought of as a wife to Esav; not her daughter, Dina? Am not sure of the answer here.

12/07/2016 10:09 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Originally before Esav chose the side of Evil, Leah was supposed to be his intended wife. After he sinned horribly, that original shidduch was rescinded, and Ya'akov received both sisters as wives and their handmaids as concubines. So Plan B was instituted in Shamayim to entice Esav to do teshuvah before he died. When he was approaching Ya'akov with his Army of 400 Centurions (40,000 men), he was supposed to lay his eyes on Dinah and desire to marry her. She was the key to him doing teshuvah, but Ya'akov hid her in a box. She was not present when everyone was bowing down to Esav, as we read in Chapter 33 of Bereishit:

ו וַתִּגַּשְׁןָ הַשְּׁפָחוֹת הֵנָּה וְיַלְדֵיהֶן, וַתִּשְׁתַּחֲוֶיןָ. 6 Then the handmaids came near, they and their children, and they bowed down.
ז וַתִּגַּשׁ גַּם-לֵאָה וִילָדֶיהָ, וַיִּשְׁתַּחֲווּ; וְאַחַר, נִגַּשׁ יוֹסֵף וְרָחֵל--וַיִּשְׁתַּחֲווּ. 7 And Leah also and her children came near, and bowed down; and after came Joseph near and Rachel, and they bowed down.

Now who were considered amongst Ya'akov's children when Esav approached? From Chapter 32

כג וַיָּקָם בַּלַּיְלָה הוּא, וַיִּקַּח אֶת-שְׁתֵּי נָשָׁיו וְאֶת-שְׁתֵּי שִׁפְחֹתָיו, וְאֶת-אַחַד עָשָׂר, יְלָדָיו; וַיַּעֲבֹר, אֵת מַעֲבַר יַבֹּק. 23 And he rose up that night, and took his two wives, and his two handmaids, and his eleven children, and passed over the ford of the Jabbok.

Whoa, it looks like Ya'akov is missing a child. Binyamin had not yet been born. So he had eleven sons and one daughter. That is twelve children. From this Chaza"l learn that he hid Dinah in a box so that Esav would not desire to marry her. Because he did this, Dinah was destined to be raped since Shamayim considered what Ya'akov did to be cruel. So cruelty was destined to befall Dinah. But as we see, from being raped, Osnat was conceived. from Bereishit Rabbah.

12/07/2016 10:44 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Here is Aish HaTorah's take on Dinah and her destiny Aish tempers the cruelty of hiding Dinah in a box as "not showing kindness to his brother". Aish's take is that what Ya'akov did was the normal response of a father who did not want his daughter marrying an evil, lecherous, and violent man.

12/07/2016 11:11 PM  
Blogger Leah said...

I never understood this. If Yaakov hid Dina, then would it not be that the punishment would befall Yakkov and not Dinah, who was an innocent bystander?
Am I missing something?

12/08/2016 7:25 AM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

Leh, we can go further back in history and ask the same kind of question. H' commanded Avraham Avinu to sacrfice his son Yitzchak Avinu. Yitzchak too was an innocent bystander.

12/08/2016 2:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Meir, those two situations are not at all the same. And Yitzchak did have a say. He agreed.

12/08/2016 6:34 PM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

Today


5:16 PM
Earthquake, magnitude 6.8, reported off coast of Northern California (Reuters)

7:57 AM
Earthquake of magnitude 6.1 hits China's far western province of Xinjiang (Reuters)

6:50 AM
Indonesia earthquake death toll passes 100 (Reuters)

Say R' Nir ben Artzi: The forces of nature are attacking the world with winds, floods, earthquakes, fires, heat, cold, and God is telling the world: "The earth has not gone mad. Everything that I do in the world is for the birth of a new world." After the chaos and Armageddon, a new world will be born. All of the hard things are signs and preparation for the new world, God is destroying the old one. It is God's doing! Everything that happens in the world is in God's control! When the messiah is revealed, all will be good in the world, all will be in order and the world will continue as usual. The entire world will repent, there will be a world of giving, joy, and love forever, and it will be in this generation!

12/08/2016 6:55 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Very sadly, our children often suffer for our wrong decisions. Something else that is important to understand is that when Ya'akov arrived with his family in Shekhem after fathering children for 7 years, working for parnassah for Lavan another 6 years and living in Sukkot for 1 1/2 years, his oldest Reuven may have been 15 years old. Shimon was 14 years old, and Leivi was either 13 or 14 years old. All of his other children including Dinah were minors except for Yehudah who may or may not have turned 13. Since Dinah was one of the last that was born, she was likely only 9 years old when she was raped. So only Ya'akov's three oldest sons (Reuven, Shimon, and Leivi) had most definitely reached the age of accountability of age 13 for sons and age 12 for daughters.

This would make Shekhem a child molester in addition to being a rapist.... which would be typical for the Hivites as mentioned in the post.

12/08/2016 6:59 PM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

Dov Bar-Leib said...

Correct but do remember that we cannot compare maturity to today's norms. Remember that Rivka Emeinu married Yitzchak Avinu at the age of 3, at least according to most commentators. Consequently, we must conclude that Dinah was "grown-up" and agreed to be put in the box.

12/08/2016 7:22 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Also almost all of the souls of the Erev Rav came from the converts in the City of Shekhem. Let us remember they circumcised themselves and therefore converted to Judaism before Shimon and Leivi went on their rampage, some say justifiable rampage. Yet, they did it after signing a peace treaty with the city of Shekhem and accepting them as converts. Then on the third day, they broke the treaty. So that was pretty odious. Once a convert, forever a convert even in the next gilgul. This has tremendous end of days consequences and explains so much of our present predicament as a nation. Think of it. Well this partly gives away my next installment. The name Oholibamah is a combination of the End of Days twosome: Obama and Hillary with an extra Reish for 200 years. ALL the other letters are present in that name Oholibamah So an American Jew voting for the same old thing (the same old Edom) to continue the policies for the next 200 years after already having voted for Obama twice is a siman ra to the dispensation of one's soul. It means that you want the same morally corrupt and twisted wretch that Edom/Esav has always been from when he reached the age of 15, murdered Nimrod, committed idolatry and adultery, and sold his birthright for a bowl of red soup all on the same day. Who you voted for in 2012 and and then again in 2016 is emblematic of who you are very likely at your soul root.
I hate to come to this conclusion, but trying to explain this self-hating insanity in any other way simply does not make any sense. Thank G-d that He said NO!

12/08/2016 7:23 PM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

The Vilna Gaon on Erev Rav: "Whoever is not engaged in actively fighting the `erev rav becomes an automatic partner to the husk of the `erev rav, and whoever this may be it would be better for him had he not been created."

In the book of Tikkunim of Zohar Hadash (p. 54) we find written: "As for Yaakov, because he foresaw the pressure of the last exile in the end of days, the Torah says And Yaakov was very much afraid and felt troubled, and he divided up the holy nation in exile into three divisions, and he placed the maidservants and their children first, and Leah and her children behind them, and Rachel and Yosef last "

And the Gaon wrote there:

The three divisions are as follows: the `erev rav, the good simple people amongst them, and the scholars. The maidservants and their children first - these are the `erev rav made by Lilit, the bad maidservant, of whom it is said: And if a maidservant should inherit her lady, and also her sons, who are the leaders of the holy nation in the last exile, as it is said: Her foes became her leaders, as it was said in "Raaya Mehemna" (Zohar 3/125).

Leah and her children behind them - they are the good simple people.

Rachel and Yosef last of all - they are the scholars of whom Rachel is the chief of the house... They are last because they are downtrodden and debased, as it is said: Those who fear sin will be despised, and the wisdom of the scribes [alt. translated as counters] will be rotten, as he went on in R.M. (ibid., and see Sanhedrin 98.). See: Leshem, Shevo V'Ahlama, Introduction and Contents, p. 46, explanation.

Now it is clear why in Kol HaTor (chapter II, part II, section II) R. Hillel of Shiklov brings in the name of the Gaon: "The general role of two Messiahs, the messiah son of Yosef and the messiah son of Dovid, throughout the generations is one of defense and war against the three leading husks - Eisav, Yishmael and Erev Rav... The `erev rav is our greatest foe, he is what separates the two Messiahs, The `erev rav husk operates only by deceit and indirectly. Therefore the war against the `erev rav is the most difficult and most bitter, and we must use all our remaining forces to win this war. Whoever is not engaged in actively fighting the `erev rav becomes an automatic partner to the husk of the `erev rav, and whoever this may be it would be better for him had he not been created.

12/08/2016 8:03 PM  
Blogger Neshama said...

So, what happened to the Erev Rav from Mitzrayim? Were they wiped out at the golden calf? How could they be from Schechem? This is the first time I heard this.

12/08/2016 8:26 PM  
Blogger Neshama said...

How could they do this on Chanukah, the first candle!!!
This is disgusting.
"
Amona residents: The evacuation is scheduled for Saturday night
Residents of embattled town call upon supporters to make their way to Amona, prepare for planned evictions on Saturday night."

12/08/2016 8:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now, why should it be considered cruel for a father to protect his daughter from a known murderer and a rasha, in general, even if he's a member of the family? That is human and proper nature. Here, we could see that when it is directly from the Hand of H', we really have no choice. The sages might have given their own interpretation in this matter, as is the case most of the time, since there are always varied opinions. One looks at the glass half full and one looks at it half-empty.
In Esav's case, he was already a proven murderer, predator, etc. But, in this case, apparently because it was the direct hand of H', Osnat had to be born to become the wife of Yosef.

12/08/2016 10:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Reb Dov: A big YASHER KOACH on your excellent last few comments on the interpretations. This is common sense and let's be honest, Torah is the guide to life and how to live it and your clarity is common sense!

12/08/2016 10:10 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Neshama: Most but not all of the souls of the Erev Rav may have originated as Jews in Shekhem a Hivite city. And remember Oholibamah was also a Hivite from Har Seir, for Seir himself was a Hivite and a Horite (or Whorite) at the same time. So Oholibamah would therefore be an attractive figure to the souls of the Erev Rav. Some Jews in America, such as Jeffrey Goldberg yemach shmo even think that Obama was a "Jewish" President believe it or not. Perhaps they are letting their ancient Hivite soul do the thinking for them, for Obama would therefore be a leader of the half-Hivite community that descended from Esav's union with Oholibamah. So when leftist Jews in American think that Obama is a Jew, they are really saying that he is a Hivite just like they are or like they were before their conversion to Judaism in Shekhem 3575 years ago. Think about the implications.....very sad but very true. Think of the perverse sexual immorality that Obie has propogated as President including rainbow lights on the White House lawn in honor of the Supreme Court decision forcing homosexual marriage licenses on all 50 states! And these former Hivite souls from the Erev Rav think he is one of them. Now this should begin to make sense.

What we therefore have in Mitzraim amongst the Erev Rav that left Mitzraim during the Exodus is the same souls from Shekhem reincarnated approximately 250 years later. I will need to check the source of this. I simply know this peirush from learning it long ago. It may be from Rav Chaim Vital's Shaar Gilgulim.

From Rav Lazer Brody, last year for Parshat VaYishlach. I also commented about his video on this post. It was the first time that I realized that Obama had a connection to Oholibamah. At the time I had not added the Hillary angle that she completes his job of perversion as an ancient Snake. Rav Brody brings down that the word Hivi in Aramaic means Snake.

12/09/2016 12:28 AM  
Blogger Devorah said...

And a 7.7 quake Solomon Islands.

12/09/2016 12:44 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Solomon Islands splitting in two? As in King Solomon's kingdom splitting in two in the City of Shekhem?

12/09/2016 1:22 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

And there are those sevens again..... lots of sevens...in the year 5777.

12/09/2016 1:23 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Yitzchak Avinu at the age of 40 and Rivka Imeinu at the age of three were mequdashin to each other. They did qedushin. The nesuin, though, waited until she was 12 years old. So he was 49, and she was 12 when he brought her into Sarah's tent.

12/09/2016 1:31 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

I would even go a bit further with this. As noted on this blog many years ago, Gog W. Jr. ben Gog Bush Sr. likely had within him the soul of Eliphaz ben Esav from Esav's wife Adah the Hittite. Or he had a spark of Eliphaz. Obama seems to be more of a hybrid. On one hand he is half-Muslim and half liberation theology Xtian, and on the other hand he is the Primordial Snake from Gan Eden. The half- Muslim half- revolutionary Xtian side of him comes from the union of Esav and Basmath bat Yishmael. It is the pact between Edom and Yishmael to destroy Ya'akov at the End of Days that failed in part because Yishmael died just before his daughter married Esav. So they could not "combine forces" to destroy Ya'akov since Yishmael was already dead. The Gematriah of Yishmael is 451. The Gematriah of Edom is 51. Together that is 502. Barack Hussein Obama (בּרק חוסיין אובּאמה) in Gematriah is 501. So his name is short by one. In Gematriah this is ok. It means that he is "almost" complete in that area. Now take away his Arabic middle name and one gets בּרק אובּאמה. The gematriah of that name which is minus its Arab Muslim component is 357 which is one short of 358 which is the gematriah of nachash (snake in Hebrew). Again he is one short. That would be his Oholibamah component. So that accounts for all of Esav's three wives. The first wife, Adah the Hittite, is accounted for by Gog ben Gog Bush who was Eliphaz. The other two wives are accounted for by Barack Hussein Obama and his split personality between being both half-Xtian and half-Muslim when it suits his purposes. And being a slithering Hivi snake when it suits his purposes.

Now let me ask again. Who would vote for such a person? Think about it. either another Erev Rav Hivite or a reprobate. Now Trump and his voters at this stage in history are in a similar menuval circumstance, but the potential for teshuvah in a Noachide derekh (not a Xtian derekh) is very very great now that he won. What is worth noting is that even with the Trump victory, though, a full 52% of Americans for months on end Still approve of Obama's performance as President. This process is NOT about America becoming great again. If Obama had run for a third term, he would have received 52% of the popular vote of legal American voters. That does not speak well for "America" becoming great again. But what is possible is the salvaging of a part of America that has potential for good even if the country as a whole or as a majority goes down the tubes. more later.... I will try to write part 2 of this post soon.

12/09/2016 2:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shalom aleichem!

I dispute the idea that Rivka was born near the time Sarah died, thereby being 3 years old at her marriage. A 3 year old child cannot be mature enough to fetch water, have the social development to respond to Eliezer the way she did, nor consent to marriage!

Therefore, I opine that when Avraham was informed of Rivka being a daughter born to Nahor, she was already a youth, at least 9 years old, and thus married Yitzchak no younger than age 12.

Regarding the topic of Dinah, and her unfortunate experience: I have considered the idea that it was due to Yaakov withholding his daughter from Eisav, though this does not seem entirely correct. When Bereishit 34:1 says, "she went out to look about the daughters of the land," it reflects that she was curious to learn about their perversities. I consider this to be the primary error which led to the sexual assault by Shechem. It was to be a lesson on the importance of guarding one's modesty, and the repercussions for even a promiscuous heart.

Baruch Hashem!

12/09/2016 2:47 AM  
Blogger LondonMale said...

Reb Dov and readers - two points;

1.) To anonymous at 2:27

It does not neccesarily follow that Dinah went out to look at the sexual behaviour of the people in Shechem.

The Aish link provided by Reb Dov argues that Dinah was someone given to going out to talk to people to teach them about righteousness.

I quote from Aish: "The sefira (God's character trait manifested in this world) of righteousness – a deep inner ruling over passions, along with the ability to influence externally “from afar” without becoming affected negatively in the process – is what Dinah contributed to her daughter."

2.) Has anyone heard a Medrash that Dinah's punishment was a result of Yaacov slamming shut the lid of the box rather than gently closing it?
Or am I getting confused with something else?

Shabbat Shalom





12/09/2016 7:16 AM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

Everyone know the medrash quoted by Rashi that she was 3 years old. However, the Gemara in יבמות and the Sifri in וזאת הברכה disagree.

The Gemara in יבמות ס"א discusses who a Kohen Gadol can marry. The Torah says בתולה, the gemara says that a בתולה means a נערה, a girl who is between 12 and and 12.5. The Gemara says that we know this from the pasuk by Rivka which calls her a בתולה. We see clearly that the Gemara assumes that she was older then 3 (at least 12).

In fact, all of the Rishonim point this out (that the Gemara argues on the medrash that Rashi quotes) and say that it is a machlokes hamidrashim. The Rishonim also point out the gemara later on ס"ד. The Mishna has the din that if a couple is married for 10 years with no children they should divorce. The Gemara asks why isn't it 20 years as Yitzchak married at the age of 40 and didn't have kids until 60. According to Rashi that Rivka was 3 there is no question, for the first 10 years she couldn't have kids. You see clearly from the Gemara that the assumption is that Rivka was old enough to have children at the time of the marraige.

The Sifri in וזאת הברכה says that Rivka lived 133 years. If you work backwards from her death she got married at the age of 14 (see Tosafos in יבמות ס"א for the exact calculation).

Why did Rashi pick the medrash that she was 3 against the gemara? It would seem that Rashi thought that was the simpler pshat in the pesukim. It all seems to hinge on when the akeida was. The following facts are mentioned in the Chumash itself.

1. Yitzchak was 37 when Sara died (she was 90 when he was born and died at 127).
2. Yitzchak was 40 when he married Rivka
3. Rivka was born around the time of the Akeida (see the end of וירא).

If the Akeida was when Yitzchak was 37 then Rivka was only 3 when she married. On the other hand if the akeida was 10 years earlier then she was around 14.

12/09/2016 7:42 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Neshamah: The Amona evacuation apparently is not on Saturday night, the first night of Chanukah. It is THIS Motzei Shabbat! My son wants me to drive him to Ofra within the hour. I don't know what his warm body there will do to stop this insanity. Most of us, all we can do is daven. Derekh haTeva we are not on top just yet.

12/09/2016 1:05 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

I am wondering if it is his destiny to be arrested? He said when the Erev Rav police force comes, he won't resist. Who in the he-- knows what is going to come out of this!

If you are going to Amona for Shabbat, leave now!

12/09/2016 1:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What is this "all we can do is daven"? As if it's what we do when we can't do anything else. Maybe this attitude is why we find ourselves in this situation. Davening is the first, best, most effective action we can take!

12/10/2016 9:44 PM  
Blogger CDG, Yerushalayim, E"Y Shlemah said...

Are they being quiet about gerush Amona, or isn't it happening? I posted R' Nachman Kahana's d'var Torah for VaYetze', which includes Amona, and a video about what happened last time. Tonight I posted a few updates, including an article where the State is going to (or has) request(ed) a delay on the expulsion and a radio program explaining the legal issues. As Beshama posted last week (and linked to above), these are very complicated, and the radio program reflects this complexity.

Last night I woke up in the middle of the night and prayed for them, like taking a watch of the night. I agree with Anon above (12/10/2016 9:44 PM) that prayer is the first thing we need to do. But what next?

I don't have an answer. But here's my post.

12/10/2016 10:35 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

My son came home tonight. He said that the Pinui has been delayed. It should not be happening tonight. But the Supreme Court here likes to behave like the elders of S'dom. So who knows. This is just another reason why this lowly secular Medinah has to be replaced as soon as possible. It is irreparably dysfunctional, except on the side of Evil when the wicked get their act together.

12/10/2016 11:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Polls from the US can't be relied on as being accurate. During the recent election dishonest polls were taken by skewing the samples. Typically at least 10% more Democrats were used in samples than reflected the actual populations whose views the polls purported to be reflecting. That was one of the reasons why Trump's win was such a shock to journalists in the established media and the establishment generally.


From this we learn that we cannot rely on polls purporting to show Obama's favourably rating amoung the US population. We should likely take off 10% from any result.

12/11/2016 1:49 AM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

The chief culprit is the Supreme Court

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/Articles/Article.aspx/19894

12/11/2016 12:04 PM  
Blogger Neshama said...

While attending a shiur motzei Shabbat, a friend told me they were trying to postpone the action. It was hard sleep thru the nite and I sent my heartrending bakasha up to Shamayim. And the morning “news” didn’t have anything to say.

I posted a supportive Torah Article, Amona is Luz is Beit E-L. Hoping for a “miracle”.

12/11/2016 1:24 PM  
Blogger Neshama said...

Here is a lengthy Assessment of Legal Particulars of the Amona Community Predicament. There is a way out of this. There were many glaring errors compounded in the legal system applied to the Land that have compounded straight into the hands of the Leftists and Lefty Supremes.

12/11/2016 5:13 PM  
Blogger Leah said...

So, I'm reading that the expulsion, Heaven forbid there should be one, is delayed til June?
Any accuracy?

12/11/2016 5:24 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

If it has been delayed until July, then Baruch HaShem because IF Obama abstains at the UN Sec Council at the end of December or during the first week of January BEFORE Asarah B'Tevet and through his abstention helps to establish Paleostine beyond the Green Line, then we will have a lot more to be concerned about than the evacuation of a budding yishuv with just over 40 families. We will have to prepare for Yemot HaMashiach which will follow over the course of the next 9 months!! And will the World try to evacuate us all beyond the Green Line in the interim? Whatever they try will bring about their own massive internal destruction. In short all that we have to worry about is what G-d has planned for the Holy Jewish nation at the end of 9 months.

12/11/2016 6:11 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

But I am not sure that Amona is Luz, though. Beit El is Luz. And the site of Jacob's Dream (Chalom Ya'akov), at the edge of Beit El near the Water Tower (from which one can see Tel Aviv on a clear day) where Ya'akov dreamt of a ladder up to Heaven, is well known. It is less than 100 meters from the Beit El Water tower which is even closer to the apartments that were destroyed a few years back in the Ulpana neighborhood of Beit El. Etter Chalom Ya'akov is a large flat stony spot. Right next to it there is the remnant of a 2500 year old mikvah where "Pilgrims" or Holchei Regel would immerse themselves when they visited and davened at this very spot even in ancient times. I have been there several times, not to use the mikvah mind you, but to daven.

12/11/2016 9:47 PM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

Oyvye! Catastrophy!!!

Watch: PM says Trump a friend of the Jewish people, expresses hope he will nix Iran deal - and pave the way for a Palestinian state

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/221567

12/11/2016 10:30 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Not a catastrophe Meir, but it is the same old same old. There is no hope for any of our so called leaders in this present Age. The corruption to be elected is so thick that you can cut it with a knife. Look at what Aryeh Deri did to Eli Yishai and Yachad in the last election to keep the only men worth voting for totally out of the Knesset. We are in a world of very dark sheker. Bibi seems well at home playing in that world even if he may not even want a Paleostinian State! It is all a lie, and he keeps playing and living the lie.

If Obama goes to the UN Sec Council before January 8th, we will enter a paradigm shift of epic proportions. There is no other way things can get cleaned up here without it, no internal mechanisms for making the situation here better with the electorate that we have now and with the totalitarians on the Supreme Ct. at this time, absent massive teshuvah of course..... But the teshuvah would have to be massive.

12/12/2016 2:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dov:

What do you think about what Devash posted on Tracking Niburu?
Will you please weigh in on this?

http://nibiruiscoming.blogspot.com/2016/12/earth-warning-massive-wave-of-energy16.html

12/12/2016 6:18 AM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

What happens our politicians as they age - e.g. Sharon, Bibi? Is someone infected them with some kind of brain virus or ?

Old and Young Netanyahu seem to contradict each other on the two-state solution
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3OdL4o6JrM

Young Benjamin Netanyahu (Debate on Israeli Borders)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K2sstzXukRQ



12/12/2016 8:37 AM  
Blogger Neshama said...

Well, I don’t have the option of viewing that particular portion of Land for myself, and cannot trace the history back that far, but I thought the author was revealing and persuasive.

Did you follow the way I delineated the article (in Assessment post) to show that the current application of Jordanian law by the Government is so misguided because it plays right into the hands of the Arabs and the Leftist Supremes? Perhaps this fiasco is meant to uncover this injustice and cause the Knesset to enact their own laws based on logic (and history).

12/12/2016 2:03 PM  
Blogger Neshama said...

A change in the application of law would pull the rug out from beneath O and UNSC? No?
A new Government (what an excuse) ok, so what about new laws?

12/12/2016 2:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello!

Question off topic:

Why others (goym) can make your dreams come true, while at the same time there are people who believe in HaShem are having major problems?

Luiz Felipe - Brazil

12/12/2016 7:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello!

Question off topic

Please: What is the role of Latin America in the period of the 'End of Days'?

Luiz Felipe.

12/12/2016 7:14 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Luiz: Since both Brazil and Argentina are Catholic countries who harbored Nazis after WW2, I can't think of anything good for those two. As far as the others, it depends on how they voted in the UN in the last 69 years. As far as your other question, if we deserved Redemption because of our merits, then it would have come Achishena. We had that chance over and over again but especially in 5765 when some of us destroyed the lives and homes of our brothers either for popularity in the EU or the US or for money for their institutions. We did not deserve to bring Mashiach with our merits. So we have the B'itah blues.

It is happening because the nations of the world are coming down on us like a ton of bricks. So with B'itah, the gentiles at -50 are the trigger since so few of us apparently give a damn. And I say this recognizing that there are always tzaddikim and beinonim in every generation including this one. It is just that they are far outnumbered by either Erev Rav leftists, Erev Zeir desert dwellers, and faithless real politick practical but linguine spined people like Netanyahu.

12/12/2016 10:13 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Nibiru, if it is real, will only make a pass-by when it is time to be pummeled by massive meteorite showers on the heads of the wicked in the world. That would be on Hoshana Rabbah AFTER 9 months of GogUMagog. So first we, our Land, and our Holy City need to be divided, b'itah, for 9 months by the nations of the world, triggered by the UNSC.

There is only one way that Nibiru is already in our solar system. If it is coming from due south of the plane of the revolving planets around the sun, the "y" vector of its gravitational pull might not (and I say might not) have a discernible effect on Kepler's Laws of planetary motion in particular his 3rd Law. So if this were the case it would have to be coming from straight above the north or south poles. Now this might explain why the Ba'al Kerry was down at the South Pole for American election day. He may have been inspecting bunkers for the elites down at the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Research Station. Apparently the Ba'al Kerry left on official State Dept business on November 7th, but he did not start official inspection and meetings down at Amundsen Scott and at McMurdo Station until November 10th and 11th on several issues including Climate Change. Then he was off to New Zealand to meet with that govt to try to interest them in proposing the resolution to divide Israel between December 25th and December 31st. The New Zealand govt agreed, and less than 6 hours later were hit with a powerful earthquake/ tsunami. But what went under everyone's radar is what did he do at the South Pole on Election Day November 8th and the day after on November 9th? It does not take three days to get down to the South Pole on State Dept official business. He was likely checking out those bunkers because if there is a pass-by by Nibiru from the due south, then the safest place one might think for an elite would be in one of those South Pole bunkers.... unless Nibiru actually hits the South Pole....very unlikely.

12/12/2016 10:32 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

So look at the Adventures of the Ba'al Kerry. One of the many meanings of Ba'al Kerry is that "accidents" always follow in this lowlife's wake. We don't have to get around to the other meanings of his name tonight except the one where he actually said that one of his main goals as Sec of State was to appoint a record number of LGBTQ ambassadors to as many foreign countries as possible. Imagine that. I wonder how many LGBTQ ambassadors he influenced Obama to nominate to Muslim countries who are in the group of those 57 Muslim States that Barack said he visited while campaigning in 2008?

Well in the Adventures of the Ba'al Kerry, we see that he may have visited the bunkers for the elites who have to go down to these bunkers 9 months after he, the Ba'al Kerry, initiated those 9 months by seeking to divide Yerushalayim in the first place, making those bunkers necessary to protect the elites from meteorite showers at the conclusion of those nine months!

12/12/2016 11:26 PM  
Blogger Devorah said...

You made me laugh with the Baal Kerry stuff.

Did you know that the New Zealand PM resigned last week? He's gone. New one in his place.

I think Nibiru is going to make an appearance long before Hoshanah Rabbah, but who knows anything these days..... certainly not me !

12/13/2016 12:00 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

You see this is why I don't know what Theresa May of Great Britain is going to do in the UN Sec Council when dividing Israel comes up for a vote near the end of 2016:

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/221628

Would she just abstain with these views? I don't know, and I bet at this time she does not know either.

12/13/2016 12:11 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Plan for the end of December: First Francois Hollande yemach shmo will host his faux international peace conference for Paleostine on December 20th. Bibi Netanyahu will likely be a no show at this set up. Then Hollande will feign being incensed that Israel spurned his conference, and Francois of France will quickly be a co-sponsor with New Zealand for one or two important resolutions concerning the establishment of Paleostine. The Votes will likely be after Xmas but before January 1st when New Zealand as of Jan 1st will no longer be a voting member on the Security Council. Obama will almost assuredly abstain and pretend that he could not stem the tide of "righteous anger" against his object of hatred, Bibi Netanyahu, who has taken him for a ride for the last 8 years as the used car salesman that Bibi is.

12/13/2016 12:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Rav Leib.

I want to thank the Mr for their answers. I did this same question for Dvorah (blog shirat devorah) and on this blog (Shirat Dvorah) I got some answers, here also got other answers and with other perspectives.

I'm really very grateful. :)

I'm Brazilian, so I asked the question about ' Latin America's role in the end of days '.

Thanks for the answer (Latin America). :)

Please, I have other 3 questions:


1) what is the role of Africa and Asia in the ' end of days '? *

2) people like Max Lansky, Siegel (among others), who helped raise money/weapons to Israel, they have some merit? I'm asking this because of the life they led. They were Erev Rav?!

3) what means achishena?


Thank you very much for everything. I have learned a lot in the last 5 years (almost) with the content on your blog.

* I am just asking this question, because I had already done it (a few months ago) but was not answered.


Sorry by my English writing errors, I am learning English, I'm a beginner, so I use the bing translator.

All the best!

Luiz Felipe - S.P. - Brazil

12/13/2016 2:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

'Q'
It is my understanding that this 5777 is the Jubilee. I shared with a friend, "I think the Temple Mount will return to Israel." Perhaps that is the carrot 'they' will wave, Temple Mount for Israel, if Israel agrees to a Palestine State. Who will be the 'peace'/ enforcer of the agreement? UN? Russia? Turkey? Jordan? Vatican(gag)?

12/13/2016 6:19 AM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

Dov Bar-Leib said...

"So first we, our Land, and our Holy City need to be divided, b'itah, for 9 months by the nations of the world, triggered by the UNSC."

Dov you mean that the nations of the world will decide to divide our Land and Yerushalayim. However, to my understanding they will not be able to execute their decisions since when they come to conquer HKB"H will meet them at the border and pass judgement on them.

G-d is Master of war, HaShem is His name (Sh'mot 15:3). With these words
(and others), the people of Israel described G-d in their (our) Song of the
Sea, in acknowledging Him for what He did for the people - Splitting the Sea,
providing for us, drowning the Egyptians, saving Bnei Yisrael. Earlier
(14:13-14), Moshe said to the people: Do not fear! Stand fast and see the
salvation of G-d that He will perform for you today... G-d shall make war for
you, and you shall remain silent.

And Yechezkel 38

And it shall come to pass in that day, when Gog shall come against the land of Israel, saith the Lord GOD, that My fury shall arise up in My nostrils. And I will call for a sword against him throughout all my mountains, saith the Lord GOD; every man's sword shall be against his brother. And I will plead against him with pestilence and with blood; and I will cause to rain upon him, and upon his bands, and upon the many peoples that are with him, an overflowing shower, and great hailstones, fire, and brimstone.

12/13/2016 9:55 AM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
'Q'

The potential "enforcers" will according to Yechezkel 38 be: Gog, chief prince of Meshech and Tubal; Persia, Cush, and Put with them, all of them with shield and helmet; Gomer, and all his bands; the house of Togarmah in the uttermost parts of the north, and all his bands; even many peoples with thee.

According to my understanding the modern states involved will be: Russia, Turkey, Iran and the Arab countries. Europe and the USA will be bystanders silently agreeing to conquer. Don't forget that Trump chose a close friend of Putin to become Secretary of State.

12/13/2016 10:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rav Dov Bear

I love that 57 state reference! I ask all my lefty friends who said it and they are stunned when they see Oblabla made that mistake. It's hilarious!!!

Where does the December 20 date come from?

You seem to be very convinced that the world will attempt to divide EY by the end of the year? You seem more and more convinced I think as the days get closer.

Mark

12/13/2016 11:22 AM  
Blogger vincent said...

King W.A. of Orange of Holland(e)& his Queen Maxima of the Argentina Junta really, went to the South Pole a couple of years ago. It was rumoured that it was to see the Niburu coming in. Yah, i remember clearly. But for whatever that is worth.
What do you think of the the Russia hacking gate by the way? Some other high up officials say it is a false flag by Obama. Bolton says that, and a former ambassador from UK. Not always so humble i said that here also. Together we can figure out a lot, us boys and girls.
Bye !

12/13/2016 12:46 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

I am going on the Air on about 45 minutes at Israelnewstalkradio.com on the Tamar Yonah Show talking about the subject matter of this post and the anti-Oholibamah Effect.

12/13/2016 7:30 PM  
Blogger Neshama said...

Well Reb Dov, I listened to Tamar Yonah. I hope this brings more readers to this blog. BTW it was hard to find her, she is not listed at the Radio link on A-7. So I just googled her name and found the link. I must have missed the first 20 minutes, but because I read you here I was very familiar. Kol HaKavod!

12/13/2016 10:07 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

It will be up as a Israelnewstalkradio podcast in the next hour or two. Tamar no longer works for Arutz 7. A-7 went to a 100% pre-taped broadcast format which she did not like. She wanted to continue to do live radio with questions from the audience. So she went off and founded her own radio station on the Internet!

12/13/2016 10:18 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Donald Trump's recent Cabinet picks PROVE that he has not yet done teshuvah...not yet. His picks are all about supporting Big Oil producing companies and buttressing his view of building a strong economy through the Oil (of the earth) industry. We read from his brachah in Parshat Toldot, his Olam HaZeh only brachah:

From Bereishit 27
לט וַיַּעַן יִצְחָק אָבִיו, וַיֹּאמֶר אֵלָיו: הִנֵּה מִשְׁמַנֵּי הָאָרֶץ, יִהְיֶה מוֹשָׁבֶךָ, וּמִטַּל הַשָּׁמַיִם, מֵעָל. 39 And Isaac his father answered and said unto him: Behold, of the fat places of the earth (or of the oil of the earth) shall be thy dwelling, and of the dew of heaven from above;

Compare this to Ya'akov's brachah
כח וְיִתֶּן-לְךָ, הָאֱלֹהִים, מִטַּל הַשָּׁמַיִם, וּמִשְׁמַנֵּי הָאָרֶץ--וְרֹב דָּגָן, וְתִירֹשׁ. 28 So G-d give thee of the dew of heaven, and of the fat places of the earth (or Oil of the earth), and plenty of corn (or grain) and wine.

You see because of his sinful life Esav was given all of the oil of the earth in Olam HaZeh even if he had used up his merit to receive the dew of Heaven which is G-d's wet kiss to Mankind. Notice in Ya'akov's brachah where the name Elokim is used, Ya'akov FIRST must merit to receive G-d's Dew in order that the fatness of his land Eretz Yisrael should be blessed which includes water dependent corn or grain and grapes to make wine. In this way Ya'akov can be punished in Olam HaZeh if he does not merit to receive G-d's wet kiss (the Heavenly Dew). By receiving correction through the withholding of Dew in Olam HaZeh, Ya'akov is often punished in Olam HaZeh while Esav is not. So Esav's punishment for his wickedness is primarily in the World to Come. So Ya'akov suffers for his sins in this World to give him the gift of the World to Come.

In this way, Trump believes that he is meant to receive the Oil of the earth in this world NOT dependent on the Heavenly Dew.

12/14/2016 4:26 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

The last sentence above should read:
In this way, Trump believes that he is meant to receive the Oil of the earth in Olam HaZeh which is NOT dependent on the Heavenly Dew.

12/14/2016 4:43 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

And Trump believes that by securing Edom's right to the Oil of the earth in Olam HaZeh, his Olam HaZeh and Esav's Olam HaZeh can continue and continue forever. Sorry, Trump is wrong. Notice that Rex Tillerson, Trump's choice for Secretary of State, knows nothing about Israel.... except for what he may know through studying the Bible. Former Texas Governor Rick Perry, Trump's choice for Energy Secretary, may know a thing or two more about Israel because he has been in politics for a considerable period of his life. So he has made at least one politically funded trip here. I don't know if Tillerson has ever set foot in the Holy Land.

12/14/2016 4:51 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Ah, It is pouring outside. That is worth rejoicing on the Eids of Kislev (the 14th or the 15th of the month is the full moon). Since this year Kislev is a 29 day month and not the normal 30 day month, the full moon for Kislev this year is on the 14th of the month.

We see that with most 29 day months. While Pesach is on the 15th of Nissan, the 15th of Nissan is usually a full moon as is the 15th of Tishrei (the first day of Sukkot), but Purim is on the 14th of Adar and the 15th of Adar because the full moon for Adar (or Adar Sheini in a leap year) which is a 29 day month, is usually on the 14th.

12/14/2016 5:03 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Well Aleppo is dead. The city is now a ghost town. The Russians and Assad have annihilated all of the opposition's civilians. GogUMagog is advancing southward and southward. According to either Kaftor veFerach or Tevuot HaAretz Aleppo is the northern tip of Eretz Yisrael. King David sent Yoav to Aleppo to conquer it and to establish a synagogue there because he deemed it to be part of Eretz Yisrael in Sefer BaMidbar.

Aleppo is dead

12/14/2016 5:13 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

My podcast on Tamar Yonah's radio Show

12/14/2016 5:21 AM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

Whatever implications that has

eport: France postpones peace conference
Wednesday, December 14, 2016

France has decided to postpone its international peace conference aimed at resuming talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA), Channel 10 News reported on Tuesday.

According to the report, the PA envoy to France said that France informed the Palestinians that the peace conference, originally scheduled to take place later this month, has been postponed until January 2017.

12/14/2016 6:02 AM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

Top 10 signs that a U.S. president is a Russian agent

Could it be?

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/top-10-signs-that-a-us-president-is-a-russian-spy-2016-12-13?link=MW_popular

12/14/2016 7:01 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Yes, Meir, the UNSC vote is fluid. The PA and France want to delay it by one or two weeks by voting in early January, it seems, before Obama leaves office. They know that Trump at this juncture would not abstain. He would veto. So they, our implacable enemies, have very little delay time to work with. If the vote is in January, then New Zealand cannot propose the resolution since NZ will have been replaced by one of five new members beginning their two year rotation on January 1st. One of the five new nations taking a seat on the Security Council in January is Sweden, who will enthusiastically propose the resolution.

France (slightly) postpones its planned Pieces Conference, originally planned for December 20th
Abbas or PA delegation to meet with Obama or Kerry convincing him NOT to veto resolution(s) condemning Israeli settlements For this last resolution, borders will likely be defined in order to "properly" condemn what is an Israeli settlement so that places like Ramat Eshkol and Gilo will be legally classified as illegal settlements.

12/14/2016 7:35 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Yes, Meir, the UNSC vote is fluid. The PA and France want to delay it by one or two weeks by voting in early January, it seems, before Obama leaves office. They know that Trump at this juncture would not abstain. He would veto. So they, our implacable enemies, have very little delay time to work with. If the vote is in January, then New Zealand cannot propose the resolution since NZ will have been replaced by one of five new members beginning their two year rotation on January 1st. One of the five new nations taking a seat on the Security Council in January is Sweden, who will enthusiastically propose the resolution.

France (slightly) postpones its planned Pieces Conference, originally planned for December 20th

Abbas or PA delegation to meet with Obama or Kerry convincing him NOT to veto resolution(s) condemning Israeli settlements For this last resolution, borders will likely be defined in order to "properly" condemn what is an Israeli settlement so that places like Ramat Eshkol and Gilo will be legally classified as illegal settlements.

12/14/2016 7:36 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Ah, it looks like the Cubby Bears (Dubiel) are taking over the World...... without firing a shot!

12/14/2016 7:39 AM  
Blogger CDG, Yerushalayim, E"Y Shlemah said...

The Hava haAharonah blog also has had a permanent link -- as permanent as any Internet connection can be -- to Israel News Talk Radio for a while; and for a limited time, Reb Dov's show will be linked there, until the next show replaces it (I don't work there and have nothing to do with when shows get linked.). I'm listening now, since the link is still there this morning.

I work during Tamar's show, so can't listen live, ever...unless I can leave this job. :-((

12/14/2016 10:23 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

I believe that the Sound Cloud recording that I linked to stays up in the Cloud long term. It is not replaced by the next show's Sound Cloud.

12/14/2016 10:42 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Yet, what fascinates me about Trump now is his duel role in foreign affairs. On one hand, he has the potential to defeat evil in the world IF he repents. On the other hand, he starts out by giving Dubiel Cubby Bear an advantage to take over the World as it were before Dubiel starts firing shots at the Baltic States for instance. The Tillerson appointment is just the latest in a series of preparatory moves to give Russia a distinct advantage to both peddle influence and to use cyber warfare to influence elections and to effect policy. I believe this was the case here with hacking into and releasing Hillary's emails during the month of October. Alexander Dugin who is Putin's close confidant outright said that the Kremlin wanted Trump elected and was engaging all of its KGB capabilities to achieve that goal. And now they have their man, Trump's appointee, in the State Department. These moves are so in one's face now that they cannot be denied. I refuse to be an imbecile by pretending that these things are not happening. So THIS is how Dubiel gets to go forth to take over the world. And don't be fooled. This includes the Persian Bear too, not just the Russian Bear.

12/14/2016 10:57 AM  
Blogger CDG, Yerushalayim, E"Y Shlemah said...

Yes, Reb Dov, you are correct. Your Soundcloud link is as permanent as any Internet can be. ;-)

But how long until your next post (part 2)?

12/14/2016 11:00 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Dubiel is Bear Power. He is the second of Daniel 7's four beasts. In ancient times it referred to the Persian Empire. In modern times Edom's Persian face, Russia, has been added. He takes over because corpuscular physicality takes over when the physical world at the End of History can no longer be elevated for either a holy purpose or even a mundane purpose. At that time the Chomer (physical stuff) of all of history that has been elevated for a holy purpose becomes the Chamur or the jackass on which Mashiach ben David rides into the Holy City.

12/14/2016 11:09 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

And don't forget the Cubs won the World Series, for the first time in 108 years, in the 7th gave by a score of 8 to 7 in extra innings referring to the two years 5777 and 5778. Oh, that was the previous post that I wrote before the post about the Haifa and Eastern Tennessee fires.

12/14/2016 11:15 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

7th Game,,, Sorry

12/14/2016 11:16 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

CDG: I will try to do the next post this evening, bli neder, but most of the information for the next post was actually verbally included in the podcast with Tamar. The portion about how this election of Trump can possibly redeem the head of Esav would come after Part 2 in Part 3. That post has less to do with Trump than it actually has to do with the one conservative radio broadcaster who was illogically supportive of Trump from the very beginning. Most principled American conservatives learned to really dislike Donald Trump after a short period, but not this one person who normally is very rational about the things he believes in. Yet, here he relied on a deep sense not on his reason. It was very odd, but once we can get an insight into why, then the pieces fall into place.... including where this conservative broadcaster grew up along the River Pishon. That is all I can say about this right now.

12/14/2016 12:22 PM  
Blogger Neshama said...

If the broadcaster is the one i’m thinking of, he’s from Philly, where I was born and raised. I used to listen to him regularly when still in BP. Funny, how things change once one is grounded in Eretz HaKodesh. Don’t listen to him since 2010 when we came on aliyah. Irrelevant to life here. Yes? No?

12/14/2016 5:32 PM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

Dov, looking forward to the next blog topic.

Gematria has a lot to add. The gematria of Donald Trump (דונלד טראמפ) is 424, or 212 x 2. The Ben Ish Chai interpreted the number 212 as a difficult time for Israel before the Final Redemption.

It is also remarkable to note that Donald Trump (424) is the Gematria of “Messiah for the House of David” (משיח בן דוד). That is not to say that Donald Trump is Moshiach, but that his presidency will usher in the Messianic era.

The numerology of Trump’s name also points to one of his traits that has been especially problematic. 424 is the equivalent of כְּמוֹ-נָחָשׁ (like a snake), which is a referred to in Tehilim.

They have sharpened their tongue like a serpent; vipers’ venom is under their lips. (Tehilim 140:4)

12/14/2016 6:08 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

CDG: unexpected commitments today. And I must wake up at 5:15am. Which is why one says bli neder. I will have more time tomorrow than I did today, and I don't need to wake up at 5am on Friday.

Neshama: This person is not from Philadelphia. He is from along the Mississippi River in Cape Girardeau, Missouri in what is often called little Egypt south of St. Louis down to Cairo, IL and Memphis, TN. The River Pishon as will be discussed in a future post is the Mid-Mississippi River Valley including the Lower Ohio River. It has all three precious metals and stones from Bereishit 2, which is the primary reason for discussing it since those three metals/stones are used to build Olam HaBa. The mineral wealth from the Chidekel (Tigris) and the Euphrates is the "oil of the earth" discussed above which is over 50% of the world's sweet oil reserves (not in shale form) along the banks of those two rivers in Iraq and at their mouth in the Persian Gulf. Since the mineral wealth of the River Pishon has a holy purpose, the Torah takes time out of its story about Gan Eden to tell us about it. The mineral wealth for fallen Esav in Olam haZeh, the oil of the earth, is not worth mentioning in the Holy Torah in a story about Gan Eden or Olam HaBa. So the Torah is silent about the fossil fuel wealth associated with those two rivers whose point of entry into the Persian Gulf is Batzrah (Basra in Arabic), Iraq. The L-rd will have a sacrifice in Batzrah.... that Batzrah in Yishahyahu 34 and 63. Yet, because the mineral wealth for the Pishon has a holy purpose, it has a spiritual side effect of being the rebirth of Esav's head and the three parts of the neshamah (Keter, Binah, and Chochmah) which are attached to the head. Oh, the name of this radio legend means Head. That should give it away. I can't write about this in detail right now. Good night.

12/15/2016 1:04 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Mr. Esav's Head the 3rd

His next door neighbor while he was growing up, whom I knew personally was a holy Jew named Marty Hecht who owned a chain of women's clothing stores in SE Missouri called Hecht's Women. He had a nickname called "Yosef in Little Egypt". He was the only Shomer Shabbat head of household for over 100 miles in every direction. Every two weeks he trucked up to St. Louis almost 115 miles away to buy kosher food. While Rush the III was growing up, his best friend was his next door neighbor, Chaim Hecht, who was obviously Marty's son. In addition to being the only Shomer Shabbat Jew in a 100 mile radius or more, the Hecht family were Lubavitcher Chassidim. and his brother was Meir Chic Hecht, also a Lubavitcher, former Senator from Nevada whose life was once saved in the 1980s when he was choking on an apple chunk when Senator "Ba'al John Kerry" walked off the elevator and performed the Heimlich maneuver on Senator Hecht.

12/15/2016 1:16 AM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

We truly live in days of awe. We are blessed to see what we see today. We are witness to the real time build-up of the horde that will seek to vanquish G'ds very own inheritance, as described in Yechezkel 38 and 39. Multitudes past have gazed at these days from afar through the lens of scripture yet we are privileged to see these events in real time as our present day reality.

ISIS and the abject horrors they have wrought have forced the mass migration of entire people groups clearing vast swathes of Syria before them. This will make the Russian take over all the more simple. Iran, now a legitimate player in the region because of Obama’s absence of any form of Middle Eastern leadership, now enjoy a meaningful presence in Iraq and Syria. The fruits of “leading from behind.”

At the very same time Israel have discovered a gas field that potentially dwarfs all others in the Middle East, the Leviathan gas field. In his vision Yechezkel saw a horde led by Gog attacking Israel so that they may, "...take a spoil." This is that horde forming now.

The alliances necessary for Ezekiel 38 and 39 to come to pass are in place, and functioning well. Russia and Iran are very close. Turkey have become natural allies to Iran due to a hatred for Israel. Indeed, Recap Ergogan, President of Turkey openly despises Israel, he is a vicious hater of Israel who talks often of the need to free Al-Quds from the hands of the Jews. Al-Quds is known in Arabic as Jerusalem.

Gog (Russia) is taking up military positions right on Israel’s border and has already expressed an interest in Israel’s “spoil.” Gog is also bringing with him all the allies named in Yechezkel 38 and 39. We will now witness the full and rapid militarization of Syria by Russia and Iran.

Israel must look tantalizing to Vladimir Putin. In the White House sits a president who is openly hostile to Israel, a man well known for his utter loathing of Benjamin Netanyahu, a president who does not care one jot for the tiny Jewish State. The Middle East stands in ruins because of the Arab spring, ISIS and failed military intervention from the West.

European nations that would stand against Gog if he were to move against Israel are becoming swamped by their own crisis of humanity, threatening their very way of life. These same European nations have also had their stomach for a fight ripped out of them by more than a decade of failed military intervention in this same region.

The world-wide economy is teetering on the brink of collapse and because of this all Western NATO nations have significantly cut back on their armed forces spending. The exception of course being NATO’s old foe Russia, who have instead injected billions into their military machine, completely revitalizing it and igniting a renewed militaristic optimism within the Russian military apparatus.

Then there is little Israel, sitting all alone in the Middle East. Little Israel sitting on an oil field of immense size and almost incalculable value. Little Israel, hated and scorned by all nations of the world, openly despised, seemingly without a true friend or a real protector. Little Israel, isolated, alone, very exposed.

12/15/2016 4:48 PM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

Or so Gog thinks.

https://s19.postimg.org/v2fwmm05v/Israel_dwells_alone.jpg

Israel is rapidly approaching her appointment with destiny and it will not be man who comes to her aid in her hour of desperate need. G'd Himself on that day will stand up and fight on her behalf, and woe to Gog and his allies, for mighty is the Lord G'd who will save her.

Yechezkel 38: 3-12

https://s19.postimg.org/4brw3xrv7/Magog_invasion3.jpg

https://s19.postimg.org/49dha1yz7/obadiah_1_15.png

“And say, Thus saith the Lord G'd; Behold, I am against thee, O Gog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal: And I will turn thee back, and put hooks into thy jaws, and I will bring thee forth, and all thine army, horses and horsemen, all of them clothed with all sorts of armour, even a great company with bucklers and shields, all of them handling swords: Persia, Ethiopia, and Libya with them; all of them with shield and helmet:

Gomer, and all his bands; the house of Togarmah of the north quarters, and all his bands: and many people with thee. Be thou prepared, and prepare for thyself, thou, and all thy company that are assembled unto thee, and be thou a guard unto them. After many days thou shalt be visited: in the latter years thou shalt come into the land that is brought back from the sword, and is gathered out of many people, against the mountains of Israel, which have been always waste: but it is brought forth out of the nations, and they shall dwell safely all of them.

Thou shalt ascend and come like a storm, thou shalt be like a cloud to cover the land, thou, and all thy bands, and many people with thee. Thus saith the Lord God; It shall also come to pass, that at the same time shall things come into thy mind, and thou shalt think an evil thought:

And thou shalt say, I will go up to the land of unwalled villages; I will go to them that are at rest, that dwell safely, all of them dwelling without walls, and having neither bars nor gates, to take a spoil, and to take a prey; to turn thine hand upon the desolate places that are now inhabited, and upon the people that are gathered out of the nations, which have gotten cattle and goods, that dwell in the midst of the land.”

https://s19.postimg.org/5dqwkxmmr/Eretz_Yisroel_2.jpg

12/15/2016 4:54 PM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

Amona - Remember!!!???

https://vid.me/0X4C

12/15/2016 5:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought for sure you were referring to Michael Savage who has also supported DJT from the get-go, interviewed on the show and gave him advice.

12/15/2016 6:26 PM  
Blogger Neshama said...

Yes, I told you they would uproot the Amona Community on Chanukah, the 25th, starting the night before, Motzei Shabbat.
From Devash: "There are no coincidences. Therefore, it is certainly no coincidence that the forcible expulsion of Jews from Amona is scheduled for December 25th - the first day of Hanukah, the holiday that commemorates the uprising of religious Jews against the Hellenist, anti-Torah ruling regime. Is there a Mattityahu among us who will dare to step up and lead this people? This small and powerless, but righteous people? If not now, when?” Ten Days Til Hanukah

12/15/2016 6:51 PM  
Blogger vincent said...

uninformed imbecile i am not,

Putin won the election? A closer look at the Left’s ultimate ‘fake news’ narrative

Putin won the election? A closer look at the Left’s ultimate ‘fake news’ na...
Special to WorldTribune.com Jeffrey T. Kuhner The Russians are coming! The Russians are coming! This is the late...

Newly Revealed Prophecy: Russian Army Has Come to Mid-East to Conquer Israel

Newly Revealed Prophecy: Russian Army Has Come to Mid-East to Conquer Israel
Though relations between Putin and Netanyahu appear friendly, the recently-revealed missing piece to a 400-year-...

So a blessing in disquise? To hard to predict, yet all connected? Mirror image ?

12/15/2016 7:45 PM  
Blogger vincent said...

Uninformed imbecile i am not,

Putin won the election? A closer look at the Left’s ultimate ‘fake news’ narrative

Putin won the election? A closer look at the Left’s ultimate ‘fake news’ na...
Special to WorldTribune.com Jeffrey T. Kuhner The Russians are coming! The Russians are coming! This is the late...

Newly Revealed Prophecy: Russian Army Has Come to Mid-East to Conquer Israel

Newly Revealed Prophecy: Russian Army Has Come to Mid-East to Conquer Israel
Though relations between Putin and Netanyahu appear friendly, the recently-revealed missing piece to a 400-year-...

So a blessing in disquise? To hard to predict, yet all connected? Mirror image? Will he (Trump) be inaugurated the TV host asked "the expert" last night. Delay in the works?

12/15/2016 7:48 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

I was going back into Blogger and found a few comments that were not posted when there is no reason why they were overlooked. I usually post Comments that show up in Gmail for review. I don't go into Blogger's database every day. I have to take time out to go back and post some comments. Because I am busy writing a new post about Part 2, I can't go back and post all the comments that were overlooked this evening. This might take a few days. Please forgive me. I am sorry this has happened.

Mark: either by the end of this year or in early January, the Umot HaOlam should be voting on Palestine and setting borders by condemning settlements beyond the Green Line, and by defining the consequences on the illegality of places like Gilo and Ramat Eshkol too in Yerushalayim itself. Obama will likely abstain, but he is playing his cards close to his vest at this time. One of the deciding factors with regards whether to vote in December or in early January is the makeup of the UN Sec Council before and after five nations retire on Dec 31st to be replaced by five new nations with two year terms who take their seats in the UNSC the next day. France who stays on in perpetuity as a permanent member wants the vote to not even be close by getting at least ten Yeas for the resolution(s) that are being considered BEFORE Obama leaves office on January 20th, likely not within ten days of January 20th. I can't see this being voted on later than January 10th, but it could be voted on as late as January 19th if France and Sweden want it badly enough. Again Obama will likely abstain. He is pretending not to take an active role in this. Don't trust facades though. And when it is voted on and passes because there are no vetoes by the USA or Britain, it becomes part of International Law with likely enforcement provisions. The French are now hinting at the early January date likely because Sweden, our most implacable enemy these days, becomes a two year member on January 1st.

12/15/2016 7:56 PM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

Yes, Sweden/Swedes are haters and enemies of Israel

"Sweden made the majority of its profits from trading with Nazi Germany," he said. "In 1943 they knew about the refugee camps, about Auschwitz and Buchenwald, and that the gold with which they were paid was plundered from Jews. Sweden is a country that is concerned only with its own money and wealth. They provided the steel and iron for the construction of tanks in World War II. It's the same line and the same tradition. Sweden also allowed Nazi German troops to pass through its territory to reach and occupy Norway. I would stress that 99% of the population were pleased about it and collaborated with the Wehrmacht."

https://s19.postimg.org/7frdz6klv/Sweden___Blood_Libel.jpg

Swedish PM

https://s19.postimg.org/ew44be91v/Lovfen.jpg

Swedish FM

https://s19.postimg.org/kqjvtzd1v/Wallstrom_Titanic_Jews_fault.jpg

https://s19.postimg.org/4dna3dk9f/Swedens__FM_takes_an_eye_exam.jpg

By the way, the Swedish FM is coming to our region next week. Non of our officials will meet with her (I really hope that they keep their promise).

12/15/2016 8:20 PM  
Blogger Neshama said...

I hope your read this article, Meir left a link to it above:
"Opinion: Top 10 signs that a U.S. president is a Russian agent”
I’m curious what you think about it.

12/15/2016 8:30 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Michael Savage is a Jew from people of Israel. He can't be Esav's head.

12/15/2016 8:54 PM  
Blogger davidtre said...

Neshama said...

I hope your read this article, Meir left a link to it above:
"Opinion: Top 10 signs that a U.S. president is a Russian agent”
I’m curious what you think about it.

It seems "The Agent" has been in WH these past eight years.

When President elect DJ Trump takes office if he can turn 180 degrees on US policy
in Mideast;
Maybe select Rush III to take time off radio and act as US Ambassador to GOI
(Government of Israel) the embassy can be moved to Jerusalem.
Under Sec of State John Bolton is able to clear out Anti-Jews of foggy bottom;
And Russia embraces a peaceful resolution in alliance with USA.
Perhaps Nineveh can still escape disaster.
IF! Bisrat HaShem!

12/15/2016 9:45 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Neshamah: The Marketwatch by Bret Arends piece? Yes, I agree with it almost completely. It is very concerning that an American President wants the Russian Bears to take over chunks of the world. How does one stop the Persian Bear as he claims to want to do if you give the Russian Bear a green light? This is where someone like Rush III comes in, the guy with the big head. When you have a complementary set of moral principles rooted in obedience to G-d, the Head must be in control. Someone like Trump has never really thought through the things that tick him off emotionally. He needs an adviser where the head or the brain controls one's heart which is the opposite of who Trump is. A rational man would see that Russia and Persia are two peas in the same pod. If you favor one, you will end up favoring the other. Because Donald is impulsive, this never has occurred to him because in order for that to occur to him, he would have to fully think through what is his moral philosophy....... something that he has never done as of yet. He might have to learn that the hard way....

12/15/2016 11:30 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

France might be leaning to vote in the UN in early January, but the Invented People are open to either possibility, December or January

Now this is what keeps Bibi up at nights because he has no faith. So rather than taking decisive action to nullify the Supreme Court ruling dealing with Amona, he worries and dithers about the upcoming UNSC vote. That upcoming vote causes him to freeze and wither because Mi SheMa'amin lo mefached (The one who believes is not afraid) while those who don't believe freeze up and wither before Mankind.

12/16/2016 2:17 AM  
Blogger davidtre said...

Morally grounded?/!
http://daviddfriedman.com/The_Machinery_of_Freedom_.pdf

copy of new US Ambassadors book. Milton and Rose Friedman's son is DJ Trump selection as new US Ambassador to GOI.

12/16/2016 4:06 AM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

Yes, we are the believers

https://s19.postimg.org/ss8wlz49f/Shomer_Yisroel.jpg

He promised and He will keep His promise

https://s19.postimg.org/9dazvch8z/g_dspromisestoabraham.jpg

https://s19.postimg.org/6n1ny5kk3/Who_is_occupying_who.jpg

12/16/2016 7:46 AM  
Blogger Neshama said...

Ok, read this:
"Trump taps Israel advisor as next ambassador to Israel
US & Canada. President-elect to nominate attorney David Friedman as U.S. ambassador to Israel. Friedman: I look forward to serving from Jerusalem.” A-7

Good Erev Shabbat

12/16/2016 9:41 AM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

Mi SheMa'amin lo mefached/מי שמאמין לא מפחד

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bgj2y7cZwSQ

Gut Shabbos!

12/16/2016 11:31 AM  
Blogger vincent said...

This is what i was also going to say as an elaboration of my thoughts Dov, but now after your thoughts some editing done in my mind: Perhaps some people do have thought this over deep behind the scenes of Washington that they will do a good bear, bad bear policy. They must be thinking that they are realy smart. Why one Presidents starts arguing with one bear and makes up with the other, and the next does the reverse? And the one before all that? Who is the odd one out? But what kind of diplomatic dialectcs is this? A dynamics for the sake of dynamics? Sell arms and keep the world at it's toes, while more or less containing the bears?
Naive romantic idea is: Trump and Putin make peace, all terrorists go away, and Iran has a peacefull revolution, or an earthquake, and all is well in M.E. Is not gonna happen. And if it will, than they will start asking for a two state solution, and you are back to square one. ( not so hidden blessing)
There is only so much leverage, oil revenues, arm sales, honour and blame for that matter to go around in the M.E. anyway. US and Russia are competitors anyway. If Russia is well and good in the bad bear coulumn, than that triggers a sort of a Pavlov reaction in the West. Even if they do help Pseudostine it is hard to become good bear again. If they are too bussy getting out of embargo, they might not have time and money, and the guts to invade Israel. That might be the secret blessing. This prophecy might not get into effect. If we, or you rather, become more aware that Putin might not be such a friend afterall, that is a blessing also. If weak Trump can not make deal with Russia that can be a blessed Status Quo situation also. These things are all tied obviously. Clinton was more hawkish on Syria and Israel, a greater evil has been prevented so far. (blessing) If new elections are called, because of hacking, than there is a delay coming to your agenda. So it is all tied together. How can the hacking enemies ever make a peace deal in Syria?

12/16/2016 11:52 AM  
Blogger vincent said...

To be precise: The former links were from www. Worldtribune: on the Russia did it narative & www. Breaking Israel news: On an ancient prophecy of Russia invading Eretz Yisrael.
Dov,
I knew Oholibama should most likely have something to do with Obama. i just never knew what and how or why precisly.
And that is exactly why i am reading da bloq, and you is writing it.
Appreciated a lot, Shabbat Shalom

12/16/2016 12:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So in reality this vote an the UNSC is really a done deal. The writing is on the wall so-to-speak because those nations picked to replace the out-going nations will obviously be picked because of their enmity for Israel. They will guarantee a positive (unanimous) vote and seal their fate.

12/16/2016 6:21 PM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

Shavoa Tov

AS said earlier, Sweden, haters and enemies of Israel going forward with their hate

Sweden ‘to seek anti-settlement resolution’ during Security Council presidency in January
http://www.timesofisrael.com/swedish-fm-vows-to-seek-anti-settlement-resolution-upon-assuming-unsc-presidency-in-january/

12/17/2016 6:24 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

The five nations leaving at the end of 2016:
Angola, Malaysia, New Zealand, Spain and Venezuela

The five nations entering the UNSC on January 1st:
Ethiopia, Kazakhstan, Bolivia, Sweden, and Italy
Those elections took place at the end of June 2016.

The five nations entering their second year on the UNSC on Jan. 1st, 2017
Egypt, Japan, Senegal, Ukraine, and Uruguay

So you tell me? Bibi likes to brag that Kazakhstan is a rock solid ally of Israel even though it is a Muslim country. Yes, but as has been shown, a lot of these so called rock solid Muslim allies want the Temple Mount in Muslim hands. Sweden hates us outright. They don't hide their hatred. The Italians can't be trusted. Ethiopia is not one of our close allies as some might believe. They would vote FOR creating Paleostine. Bolivia is probably a vote for division.

12/17/2016 6:57 PM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

Erekat: Peace process will be destroyed if Trump moves US embassy to Jerusalem

JPost: “Secretary General of the Palestine Liberation Organization Saeb Erekat on Friday said that US President-elect Donald Trump’s pledge to move America’s embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem would spell the end of a negotiated peace settlement with Israel.

“I look David Friedman and Trump in the eye and tell them — if you were to take these steps of moving the embassy and annexing settlements in the West Bank, you are sending this region down the path of something that I call chaos, lawlessness and extremism.”

My comments: Saeb Erekat was part of the 2013-14 failed peace talks with John Kerry. In those talks the Palestinian demands had not changed:

Total settlement freeze
Talks to be based on the 1967 lines
Release of 104 Palestinians imprisoned before the 1993 Oslo Accords

The deal, like all others, was dead before it started although both sides went through a painful exercise of trying to negotiate each point.

The irony is that even if each of the three points had been agreed to, Abbas would never acknowledge Israel’s to exist, let alone the elephant in the room, the right of return of 5- 700,000 refugees that left Israel before the war of Independence and their offspring (now numbering over 5 million), would have eventually killed the deal anyway.

https://s19.postimg.org/kutqgsmvn/Abbas___hater_of_Israel_1.jpg

There can be no peace with Edom. A quick read of Obadiah 1:1-17 will show the futility of the enmity between Esau’s and Jacob’s descendants throughout all of recorded history, while Obad. 1:18 records that there will be no survivor from the house of Esau. https://s19.postimg.org/aqwdtk9cj/Theme_verse_Obadiah.jpg

What will be interesting to watch is how Donald Trump plans to make what he calls the ultimate deal, after moving the embassy thereby acknowledging Yerushalayim (the burdensome stone Zech.12:1-3), as the rightful capital of Israel.

And we have front row seats. https://s19.postimg.org/53s9e9jdf/Yerushalayim.jpg
https://s19.postimg.org/soh3xd8ib/bless_those_who_bless_you.jpg

12/17/2016 7:10 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Meir, I agree with you on this. Sweden is the catalyst of the hatred against us in that 18 to 19 day window of time between January 1st and January 19th before Trump is inaugurated at noon on the 20th and while Obama is still a lame duck. So France recognizes this and likely wants to cram in a few votes to "seal our fate" before Trump is sworn in. So they will be very very busy between January 1st and January 19th voting and pontificating all the while that Obama pretends to not care either way by abstaining. Or Obama will say that there is "such a rising tide of anger at Jewish settlers who live in Palestine who are therefore destroying the chances for World Peace, that he had to let The World community express itself." Blah blah blah, whatever he also might say. Either way, Dr. Ya'akov Tabak zt"l could likely be proven to be 100% correct. The Division of Israel for 9 months will likely begin during the month of Tevet. Tevet should therefore prove to be the Big Month. Last Tevet when another website was so sure that things would intensify on the 10th of Tevet, the situation in Malkhut Edom had not yet deteriorated to being at -50 in all places. This Tevet Edom has arrived below the -49 baseline. So whatever pain they are able to inflict upon us has nothing to do with any merit that Edom might have.

12/17/2016 7:28 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Now, this I did not know, and it is the perfect storm for Sweden to get what it wants from the UNSC in the month of January. Not only does Sweden get its coveted seat on the UNSC on January 1st, but it also has been given the position of President of the Security Council for the month of January 2017! This has been set up in Heaven. G-d obviously wants to battle against Mankind THIS year 5777, and He wants the battle to begin during the month of Tevet.

12/17/2016 8:11 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

And don't think for one second that America has a whole is out of the woods for allowing this to occur. America elected the slimy slithering Hivite Snake from Gan Eden not just once but twice. Trump although Constitutionally elected because of the Electoral College, lost by over 2 million popular votes to the Globalist Witch. So the merit for America's lingering blessing is to the Founding Fathers of the US not to the American voters in 2016, 52% of whom think that Obama is still doing a good job as President. The Americans who deserve something better are in the minority now.

12/17/2016 8:21 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Plus now that David Friedman will be the new ambassador from the US, Trump has played his "trump" card that he wants to move the US Embassy to Yerushalayim. Obama, who was elected twice in the popular vote along with the vote in the Electoral College will not let that to happen without a fight. His easiest way to fight the embassy move as a lame duck is to let Sweden's efforts in the UNSC meet with success simply by abstaining.

In this way the leftwing blue states who voted for Hillary to continue the same old Obama policies, whom they voted for twice, can be independently judged more harshly than the red states.. So it happens to be in those blue states in which most of American Jews live with almost half of American Jews residing in New York. If you were smart as a G-d fearing Jew, you would move to South Carolina for whatever is coming. South Carolina and its Governor Nikki Haley, soon to be UN Ambassador, do not deserve what is likely coming to New York and California. Remember Hurricane Sandy? If HaShem wants to pinpoint judge a region, He can do so. So if South Carolina is judged for something, it won't be for standing in the way of G-d's eternal program. It would be for something else.

12/17/2016 8:44 PM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

Yes Dov, however

1. I don't feel comfortable with Trump -
The numerology of Trump’s name also points to one of his traits that has been especially problematic. 424 is the equivalent of כְּמוֹ-נָחָשׁ (like a snake), which is a referred to in Tehilim. It may be that Trump only wants to lure our leadership and our nation into a false peace solution, C"V.

https://s19.postimg.org/jtrrrm2z7/Deception.jpg

2. The Division of Israel will be on paper only. The King and Creator of the world, HKB"H, won't allow more than that.

3. As R' Nir ben Artzi so well expresses it: "G-d will destroy every country that wants to harm the Holy Land, the land of Israel."

12/17/2016 9:02 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Meir: As any reader of this blog knows, I have major issues with Trump also. But apparently HaShem wants someone who is not a Xtian but who has tremendous potential for doing teshuvah for Esav Soneh et Yaakov as a Noachide not as a Xtian. There is now a reasonably large minority of Americans who would follow this path as a Noachide. If Ted Cruz had been elected, we would have better certainty about his moral pro-Israel philosophy, but as a Xtian, he could not lead a large number of Americans in teshuvah, that is those Americans who had become estranged from Xtianity. With Trump teshuvah is possible without the p'gam of believing in a triune god with G-d at the helm, from a very low level of leading a personally morally debased lifestyle that America had sunk into over the course of the last 50 years, and as a Noachide not a Xtian. Any end of days scenario for teshuvah has to include a rejection of Xtianity even if it is the face of a very pro-undivided Israel philo-Semitic variety. Xtianity has three major issues that won't exist in the Messianic Era. 1. Any scent of G-d not being One will be eliminated from true spirituality. "HaShem shall be One and His Name will be One." Nowhere does it say that His Name will be Three.
2. The idea that our acts are so dirty that we can't be "saved" because of our deeds (which are dirty rags) will be placed in the dustbin of history. It is simply utterly false and untrue. Our Avot were totally human and were judged by both their Deeds and their Faith, and G-d always takes into account our extenuating circumstances when He judges us. As Ya'akov said in this week's parshah, "I have fallen short of all the Chassadim and all the Emeth that You have done for your servant." This includes G-d's undeserved lovingkindness for Ya'akov AND His reward for Ya'akov's good deeds, rooted in Emeth which includes taking into account Ya'akov's extenuating circumstances. And even when we fall short by NOT choosing the best possible choice available to us at any time during any situation, teshuvah is always possible even without korbanot. Korbanot DO make the teshuvah more complete by "cleaning up" the damage done to the physical world because of our sins, but one can most definitely repent even without korbanot and a Temple.
3. The purpose of serving G-d is NOT to accrue award in Olam HaZeh. The attachments that we form with Him in this World through Torah, mitzvot, and Good deeds are integral to building that relationship with Him for the World to Come. In this way Trump's potential for teshuvah is great in a multi-faceted, variety of ways, not just in regards to Esav's policy of dividing the Land of Israel as he did during the Gog Sr. and Gog ben Gog Jr. Administrations. Yet, the discomfort with Trump is there because unlike someone like Ted Cruz who has a well established positive moral philosophy for himself and for the country, Donald Trump does not YET have one. The Teshuvah has NOT YET been done. So we are uncomfortable with where he is morally holding right now or where he was holding during the campaign and unsure that he will improve in the ways that we hope that he improves. In the end our Geulah here in Israel is NOT dependent on Donald Trump's teshuvah, but tens of millions of Americans could potentially be brought into full teshuvah as a minority, and G-d wants to populate the Messianic Era with righteous gentiles, not just with Torah observant Jews.

12/17/2016 9:55 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Well an unbelievable quote from David Friedman, before he takes up the position of Israel's new American ambassador....and so, so on the mark. Yashar kochachah David!

Are J Street supporters really as bad as kapos? The answer, actually, is NO. THEY ARE FAR WORSE THAN KAPOS! – Jews who turned in their fellow Jews in the Nazi death camps. The kapos faced extraordinary cruelty and who knows what any of us would have done under those circumstances to save a loved one? But J Street? They are just smug advocates of Israel’s destruction delivered from the comfort of their secure American sofas – it’s hard to imagine anyone worse.

Wow, Wow, Wow, Wow, Wow. Now for Trump to nominate him,....That is Emeth!

12/17/2016 10:45 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

I finished a new post. Move discussion over to the new post.

12/18/2016 12:04 AM  

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