Monday, May 06, 2013

The Archduke Ferdinand Moment??

Anyone following this blog knows that we have been following the 40 weeks of pregnancy since Tisha B'Av 5772 as if there was a conception that took place last Tisha B'Av according to the Zohar VaYeira 119.  It was all based on that Zohar that the molad for Siwan 5772, a star in the east (the sun) swallowed seven stars in the north (the Pleiades or the 7 Sisters).  It was a widely covered annular solar eclipse which marked the birth of the new moon (the molad) for Siwan 5772.  This was a verse from the Zohar.  Then on the 8th of the month of Siwan, the Flame virus was reported because it had been discovered in the cyber-rakia (cyberspace).  Now the Zohar specifically says that a Flame of Black Fire would hang in the rakia for 60 days.  After speaking with Rav Ariel Bar Tzaddok, he told me that since it was a Flame of Black fire in the rakia, it was not necessarily an observable event.  It would be a spiritual event with a siman (in this case the flame virus) that would occur when the Moon for the month of Siwan "ruled" the sky.  According to Chassidut this takes place from 7 full days after the molad until 7 full days after the molad in the following month.  Yet, we did not have long to wait.  The announcement about the Flame virus was mamash on the 8th of Siwan after the molad.  60 days later was Tisha B'Av 5772.  Now many many bloggers including myself were expecting a major event to take place on Tisha B'Av last year.  What happened was actually striking because it has to do with the very next verse in the Zohar VaYeira 119:  There will be wars (or a World War) in the north in which two kings will perish.  Suddenly without notice, the Syrian Civil War in which about 1000 or 1500 people had been dying per month since in started in 2011, exploded, and at least 5000 people started to die per month.  And over the last nine months at least 50,000 people have died, just in that period of time, as the death toll has skyrocketed above 6000 people dying per month, more than half of the dead being civilians.  For several months it seemed that the war had been quarantined because any country entering could trigger a world war.  The Russians on Assad's side kept telling us all along that the situation was contained 6000 people dying per month.  And so it seemed to be stable.  Suddenly in the last few weeks it has been proven that Assad has actually used sarin nerve agent on his own people and against the rebels, many of which are foreign Islamicist fighters.

Yet, the next verse in the Zohar VaYeira 119 perked my curiosity.     Then all the nations shall combine together against the daughter of Ya'akov in order to drive her from the world.  It is of that time that it is written:  "And It is a time of trouble onto Ya'akov, but out of it he shall be saved." (Yirmiyahu 30:7)    There is is from the Book of Jeremiah.  So I  decided to look a little deeper into this verse by examining the verse in context.  Then I made a striking discovery.  The previous verse Jer. 30:6 spoke about a pregnancy:  Ask now and see if a male has ever given birth.  Why then do I see that every man puts his hands on his loins like a woman in childbirth and all faces turn pallid.  30:7 Woe!  For that day will be momentous!  There is nothing like it.  And it (will be) a time of trouble for Ya'akov, but out of it he shall be saved!  Now it was already 4 months and one week into this pregnancy since Tisha B'Av 5772 when I first noticed this.  I believe it came after the big UN General Assembly vote for Palestine on or around the 15th of Kislev four months plus one week after Tisha B'Av 5772.  At that point I considered it important to keep track.  It could become hairy in one of two ways.  There would be a major buildup in tension until the end of nine months at which time there would be a release from the pain an suffering.  It did not progress in accordance with that path  although a slew of events had occurred in the very short time from the 14th of Cheshvan (Hurricane Sandy) and the 15th of Kislev (the UN vote on the  Gregorian anniversary of the partition plan of November 29th, 1947.  It seemed to me with that vote our time of real trouble had commenced even though the 9 months and two weeks had begun on the previous Tisha B'Av in accord with the Zohar VaYeira 119.

For those who regularly follow this blog I have been vigilant to heavily post in what could be described as the 6 week period of the 9th months.  Starting with Obama's arrival around the 9th or Tenth of Nisan and his Beast car that could not start because it was filled up with the wrong fuel.  Since then with a slight break for the first day of Pesach, I have been posting much more frequently than normal.  I had committed myself to fully cover this six week time spread from the tenth of Nisan until the 25h of Iyar, the stopping point of the end of the 40th week since Tisha B'av, the time span of an average healthy pregnancy.  Suddenly on the last day of my coverage, it happened.  You can read it right here:  From what I can tell it was a real game-changer.  This attack was not a missile fire from Lebanese airspace against a convoy of Persian trucks carrying very accurate laser guided long range missiles, things that had been promised to Hezbollah.  Today the attack was against a munitions facility in the heart of Damascus.   This attack killed and wounded many people.   It was a real gamechanger.  Now I am not going to guess what happens next.  There are many possibilities how this can continue to blow up, but this time I believe it will.  For now let us mark the 25 of Iyar as the end of the 40 weeks of pregnancy which began last Tisha B'Av.  And something of significant escalation did take place today.  What seems to be evident is that the birthpangs have really become to press at the end of the 40 weeks, not in particular during the weeks of the ninth month themselves.  Time will tell......  


Blogger Channa said...

Rav Dov Ber
I've always wanted you to summarize the events from last Tisha B'Av into a short abstract, so thank you very much. I'm confused though; How does the upcoming Conference in Rome (Wash DC) fit into the Zohar's framework?

5/06/2013 8:35 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Channa: You are referring to this passage a bit after a passage about how all of the 6 million souls from the Shoah will have been placed in earthly bodies as the Heavenly storehouse of souls has been emptied. It is as follows:

In the year 73 all the kings of the world will assemble in the great city of Rome, and HaKodesh Baruch Hu will shower on them fire and hail and meteorites until they are all destroyed, with the exception of those who will not yet have arrived there.

Here the Zohar uses the year 73 as a reference point, but I must stress the following. In a previous verse on this page of the Zohar, one half year was added to the years of counting when it was said that 6 1/2 years were added from the time of the peqidah at the beginning of the year 5760 until there was a full remembrance of the daughter of Ya'akov in the year 5766 1/2. So then Mashiach appeared in the Galil in the 2nd half of 5766 at the time of the 2nd Lebanon War which started on the 17th of Tamuz 5766, the entire 66th year count started with Nisan 5766 and not with Tishrei 5766. Again the events in 5772 occurred in the 2nd half of that year. It is possible that year 73 of the Zohar's count began on Rosh Chodesh Nisan 5773 and will conclude on the 29th of Adar Sheini 5774. Solely because of the Zohar's own counting system which shifted the count 6 months in 5766 from Tishrei to Nisan, this possibility exists. We all know that both Rosh HaShana Tishrei and Rosh HaShana Nisan are both New Years.

I am not sure that this conference planned for June in Washington DC fits the description above for the conference for the year 5773. If all the nations of the world are invited to attend this conference, then it would fit the description. If only Israel and Philistine representatives show up, then the June conference is not the big conference. If negotiations fall apart because the Israeli public knows that this charade is a waste of time, there will likely be a conference to shove this down our throats later this summer or in the Fall 2013 at which time it could be 5774.

5/06/2013 9:27 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

This has happened before. Rav Yehudah ben Shmuel of Regensberg wrote around 1210 ce that there would be 8 Yovel cycles during which the Moslem Ottoman Turks would conquer Yerushalayim. 8 Yovel cycles is exactly 400 years. Early on in the year 1517 Ottoman Sultan Selim I made a pilgrimage to Yerushalayim after securing Eretz Yisrael at the Battle of Khan Younis. 400 yeas later, around the time of Chanukah in 1917, Yerushalayim was removed from Turkish hands by British PM Lloyd Gog's General Edmund Allenby. Notice that the December time for 1917 is technically the following Hebrew year, 5678. Yet, the statement of Rav Yehudah HaChassid was exact if one counts the year 1517 from Pesach 5277 and not from the previous Tishrei.

5/06/2013 9:55 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Sorry Rav Yehudah ben Shmuel HaChassid was from Regensburg not Regensberg. I remember this from taking German years ago that berg is a mountain and that burg is a castle. more than a fine distinction.

5/06/2013 10:11 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Actually Tisha B'Av 5772 was on Shabbat (July 28th, 2012). 40 weeks later takes us through the 24 of Iyar 5773 (May 4th, 2013). I fail to understand what you don't understand. Yes, as you said, 40 weeks have been completed. The July 29th date that you quote was the actual fast day since Tisha B'Av was on Shabbat. Therefore the fast was pushed off until Sunday, the very next day.

5/06/2013 3:16 PM  
Blogger Issachar and Yosef Reuvan said...

Dov, Could you do a post on the book of Daniel and try to explain that for us? Xtians say the 70th week has yet to occur but most in Judaism say that has already occured with Titus. Where does the switch occur of what has to happen yet and do you have any possibilities for those mysterious days or years we have to wait for?

5/06/2013 8:24 PM  
Blogger Neshama said...

Debka: Kerry's Double Track Plan with a big meeting of Arab leaders & Palestinians in DC! Blair House ... Rome Md! ???

5/06/2013 10:57 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

The enemy will never agree NOT to flood the pre-1967 borders with millions of so called refugees. And they will never agree to Yerushalayim remaining undivided. Yet, the beat goes on and on and on and on.

They teach their children hatred from the age of 3. I feel like this earth must be inhabited by imbeciles.

5/06/2013 11:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Questions seem to be surfacing about obama's eligibility to be President. Multiple Birth Certificates presented.

5/07/2013 3:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


What are your thoughts on the building freeze? How about Rav Lazer Brody's most recent Emunah news article?

Do you still think that Bayit Hayehudi is part of the answer?!?!

The yetzer is VERY crafty my friend.....

5/07/2013 7:26 PM  
Blogger Neshama said...

I think we now need "food stamps" subsidized by the government, and donated by Israeli families ...... on a national scale.

National Insurance Institute head: 40,000 families to become poor ... 'With the planned cuts in child benefits, the increase in VAT and the removal of other social services, these families won't survive,'

5/07/2013 8:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

9 month passed then what? count again?

5/08/2013 6:27 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

The "building freeze" that is being discussed is not really a freeze. All projects approved to be built even if they have not started to build them yet, will be built. This is not like the Freeze from 2009. It was announced to see if there would be any takers in the invented people camp to see if they would come back to the table. This is likely the final push to divide Yerushalayim. Even the Ba'al Kerry announced a 2 year time limit.

Lapid knew when he took on the business of the budget as Finance Minister that there would be a certain amount of what some are viewing as societal upheaval because it was even announced before these Knesset elections that the cuts would have to be rather substantial. This was announced almost 8 months ago. Yes, though, this is the time that we need to take care of each other. It would be best not to rely on the government to fill in the gaps.

But the 9 months are now complete. And I will not pretend that major events that I thought would take place have taken place yet. I will write one more post summarizing what has happened and what has not yet. I am sorry. I was simply following the Zohar VaYeira 119a and what Rav Kaduri zt"l said about Av of 5772. Perhaps we are on the verge. I will write a post soon about this which will sum up the 9 months.

5/08/2013 9:40 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Here is an example of how serious the building freeze really is:

the so-called bldg. freeze

This is how Bibi works. He is too much of a coward to take on the entire world. So he has others speak for him. I too wish that he were a strong man who could make our moral case against the world's increasing level of moral perversion. He just is not the man.

5/08/2013 11:24 PM  
Anonymous Shiloh said...

Perhaps Dov, it's really in the hands of God, and not the writ of men. See the last verse of Ovadia.

5/09/2013 5:22 AM  
Blogger ariela said...

I carried all my babies between 40-42 weeks, this is actually normal. Just saying that it is possible, the bombing could have been just the beginning of real labor.

5/09/2013 7:33 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

The continuous or commercial rate is now below 3.55 shekels/ dollar. I don't know what the next turn of events will be.

5/09/2013 12:00 PM  
Blogger Neshama said...

I've been following the shekel/dollar rate now for three days for an opportune time to change my $ into IS. But I just can't figure out what makes each category go up or down vis-a-vis what the bank gives/charges.

The midrate is keeping beta 5600/5640 but the change% keeps crazy fluctuating. This seems to affect the the 'buy' rate. Yesterday am was the best time so far, but I waited and missed it. Now its going up but the what the bank gives is not! I only have several hours to meet my deadline.

This month, since the shekel went so low is keeping me on eggshells. The manipulation just doesn't seem kosher.

5/09/2013 2:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In the meantime:

5/09/2013 3:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank-you for all your commentary Dov. You help me to understand the texts and today's events by relating them and I don't mind if sometimes if the timing is not spot on.

5/09/2013 4:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The midrate is keeping beta 5600/5640 but the change% keeps crazy fluctuating."

I wonder what will happen if or when the rate hits 5770.

5/09/2013 5:04 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

I think, Anon., that the Midrate will not be returning to 5.77 anytime soon. I am not sure what Midrate BETA means though. There is a spread between buy dollars and sell dollars. This keeps the money changers in business. It is not ribit, just the cost of doing business. So Neshama what is this Midrate Beta? Is that the Buy Dollars rate that you are being quoted? The best rates are usually offered at the street-side money-changers on Ben Yehudah street/ Mall. The sheer number of these guys keeps the Buy/ Sell differential at a minimum because of the competition.

The midrate continues to sink today even after the Yatzig rate (weighted avg. for the day) was announced today to be 3.556. This announcement comes between 3:45 and 4:30 pm, long before the fluctuations for the Midrate close for the day around 7:30pm. The Midrate right now, at this instant, is 3.547. Someone told me that Warren Buffet recently has decided to dump some dollars to buy shekels. This will only quicken the decline. Maybe Mr. Buffet saw the handwriting on the wall when 6 inches of snow fell in Omaha on May 2nd.

5/09/2013 5:23 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Obviously Mr. Buffet does not have the Jew hatred of Stephen Hawking. 20 years ago, Hawking was not a declared atheist and Jew hater. He has since over the last 20 years denied the existence of G-d and has slipped into highbrow British elitist anti-Semitism. At a time of birur there will be no fence-sitters. Everyone is now "choosing their side". It matters not if 98% of humanity chooses the side of hating our guts, and frankly I could care less if the percentage were 99.9%. It matters not. The One who sits on his ten dimensional throne On High, with His Infinite Providence will tell the 99.9% to go to a very dark place. In the very dark world in which we now live, Truth and human decency are not decided by popularity contests and boycotts. We would be much better off not worrying about what this lowlife thinks or what that genius over there thinks. Not worrying about what the world thinks can be liberating. G-d bless for now.

5/09/2013 5:52 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

In terms of freeing up the economy here, I, like Bennett, would be behind Lapid despite the beating he is taking. To be in charge of cutting the budget at this time of fiscal tightening is not an enviable position.

In terms of building a more spiritual state where the Chareidim are integrated, it would be better that Bennett take the lead with a creative solution of his own. The status quo MUST end, but there should be no quota on Matmidim (those who learn full time). I understand that not all Matmidim can get a full salary and a pension on the State's shekel, but Matmidim are our great merit here in Eretz Yisrael. Being a Matmid should be considered the equivalent of Army Service. For those who learn only part time, there are creative Hesder solutions that have been discussed previously on this blog. On this issue I would NOT trust Lapid's judgement, even if some of his ideas are worth implementing (such as a universal math, hard science, and foreign language requirement). My sense is that Moshe Feiglin probably has the right mix, but we are not quite ready for Feiglin to lead, or are we?? Because Feiglin's ideas are the most Messianic of the bunch, he will be the target of many assassination attempts. May G-d deliver him from all of his enemies.

5/09/2013 7:07 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Ah, now I see that Feiglin and those who are around him need extra security and our prayers:

Assassination attempts against Feiglin's supporters

5/09/2013 7:12 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

3.544 sheks/ dollar and sinking. Wow, will this pick up speed now?

5/09/2013 7:13 PM  
Blogger Neshama said...

Oh, my
Russia's getting aggressive

5/09/2013 7:21 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Neshama: Yep, I saw that earlier. I wonder how the "West" will respond. Russia is raising the ante.

5/09/2013 7:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How do you pronounce this last name? It's Hungarian..

Marton Gyongyosi

5/09/2013 8:48 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

I don't know how to pronounce it, but his last name evokes the evil soul behind his glasses. Yes, one can even see Gog in his last name too.

He wants to compile a list of the Jews in Hungary and of course has reached out to the Persian regime to contain the Jewish takeover of the world. He quickly changed requirements to be on his "list" to Hungarian Israelis. Hmm.

5/09/2013 9:13 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

So I am sorry. I don't speak Hungarian. And I saw his name with a number of Umlauts on various letters in his name. If it were German, I might be able to swing out a pronunciation. In Hungarian? Forget it.

5/09/2013 9:24 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

If the Benghazi hearings in the House of Reps. actually have their desired effect and force broader investigations leading to impeachment, would Obama then raise the stakes in Syria by confronting Russia's challenge? The Saudis want Obama in on the side of the rebels already. What is needed is a push to go against his pacifist instincts. Assad has already crossed his so-called red line with regards to using chemical weapons. Hmm. just a thought.

5/09/2013 9:55 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

I realize that the entire Benghazi terrorist attack on the Libyan Ambassador and 3 other Americans was precipitated because the ambassador was gunrunning to the Syrian rebels via the Turkish Consul in Benghazi. It was supposed to all be under radar and of course was highly illegal. Obama was trying to hide what he was doing, taking arms from the Al Qaeda Libyan thugs and transferring them to Al Qaeda elements in Syria at the behest of his Saudi handlers of course. Something went horribly wrong, but that was the ambassador's intent. So now Obama could be 100% above board and simply give them the weapons outright without the hanky panky. We shall see.

5/09/2013 10:04 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

What is not clear, and this seems to be the mystery in the Benghazi affair, is were the weapons from Al Qaeda in Libya, or were these weapons from the Libyan government? This would explain the need for Ambassador Stevens as a point man. Apparently another part of this twist and turn of events is that there was a treaty with ....Russia that the rebels would not be armed, that Obama was breaking. So Obama was breaking a signed Treaty with the Russians by arming these rebels. So now the Russians know that America broke a treaty with it, and Putin is now reacting to Obama's treachery. Now if all this is the case, then only G-d Himself could conspire such a conspiracy to force a world war between the West and Russia, China, and Persia.

And our PM is over in China praising the Great Wall which was built to keep out the Mongols who have been running the country since they scaled the wall in the 13th Century. Way to go King Shaul!!

5/09/2013 10:18 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

I must admit that Cong. Trey Gowdy of South Carolina is a pit bull with a brilliant line of questioning. He is in the right place to smoke out the demons that are in part hiding behind Obama's 50% popularity rating. Frankly I don't know how Obama will react to this. There are obvious reasons for impeachment of the President and indictment of the former Chief Machsheifah (Witch), Sec. of State Hillary Clinton. And Trey Gowdy, Darrel Issa, and Jason Chafetz will get to the bottom of this murky swamp. How will Americans react? What percentage even care anymore? And from the End of Days perspective, how does the President Obamanation react? Does he get more involved in Syria in an above board way in order to legitimize what he was doing surreptitiously last September, arming Al Qaeda in Syria? It is G-d who is spinning this web. It is far from me to predict the next twist and turn in these events.

Trey Gowdy is in his 3rd year as a Congressman. He is barely not a Freshman Congressman anymore. I find it interesting that he was a District Attorney (Chief Prosecutor) in Spartanburg and Cherokee Counties in South Carolina. I have to wonder about who once lived in Cherokee County 180 years ago. When I see Cherokee County, I have to wonder about what kitrug (prosecution) is opened in Heaven when the American President and present Sec. of State accuse us of occupying our own land here in Israel today.

5/09/2013 11:49 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

I also must admit, that America was already a cesspool in 1996. Scandal after scandal had already wracked the Clinton Whitehouse from Travelgate (where Billy Dale's life was destroyed so that the HillyBillary show could smoke dope on Air Force One) to FBI files on Hillary's desk in the White House of all or her political enemies whose last names begin with letters A through F. Yet, the sleazeball and his witch wife were still re-elected. 17 years later it is sitting at the precipice to Hell itself. America is in far worse shape than it was 17 years ago, and it was in pretty bad shape back then too. My bet? Americans could care less anymore. Sure, there is a significant minority who will be affected by these hearings, but these are the people who are still spiritually awake above the 49th level of impurity. The majority are gone. So as bad as their POTUS really is, Obama will not be impeached because frankly America is not what it once was. So if Obama reacts, it will be to consolidate his growing dictatorship.

5/10/2013 12:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing your thoughts on current events.

6/03/2013 7:40 AM  
Anonymous Amanda said...

This is cool!

7/26/2013 12:20 PM  

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