Sunday, October 13, 2013

The Passing of Another Tzaddik

With a heavy heart I have to inform everyone of the passing of HaRav Dr. Marvin (Moshe Shlomo) Antelman, zt"l from heart diseease.  He was best known for his "To Eliminate the Opiate" series of books.  He was also on the Who's Who list of American Chemists and blazed trails in the field of Chemistry.  He was one of those assigned by Vendyl Jones to use mass spectrometry to devise the component parts of the Temple incense that Dr. Jones found in Qumran.  It is worth noting that Rav Ovadia Yosef zt"l had another team of Chemists verify Dr. Antelman's results.  Validate and independently verify is a well known scientific technique.  And for sure they found most of the component parts to the ketoret even after 2000 years of degradation of the original mixture.  Dr. Antelman lived here in Kochav Yakov for the last several years of his life.

His funeral is in Beit Shemesh or near it in the Eretz Chaim Cemetery at 5:30 pm today the 13th of October 2013 (9th of MarCheshvan).  The cemetery is just south of the Eshta'ol junction on Hwy 38 on the way to Beit Shemesh before reaching the Har Tuv Industrial Park.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Baruch Dayan Emet.
many of us are still struggling with the loss of Maran Harav Yosef and now another great loss to the physical world. i have passed to my rabbis and orth j friends and noahides in US

10/13/2013 2:50 PM  
Blogger Dvorah Davida said...

I met Dr. Antelman at a Bnei Noach conference in Tennessee many years ago.

He was a man of great wisdom and as I recall solemnity.

I am sorry to hear of his passing. May he rest in peace.

10/13/2013 3:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Catastrophic storm in South Dakota leaves 100,000 cattle dead.

10/13/2013 3:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

BDE - Rabbi Marvin Antelman, z'l.

Truly a man of wisdom and his book, To Eliminate the Opiate, is a work that had to be written. Many Jews & others are not aware of important parts of history that is part of the puzzle that can answer questions of why many Jews seem to be their own worst enemies. The secrets are unlocked in his writing, bringing to light who the Erev Rav/unJews are.

10/13/2013 3:53 PM  
Blogger Leah said...

Anyone who was able to work with the ketoret and with Vendyl Jones on this must be special. A tzaddik.
My father was a Noachide and he spoke of Dr. Antelman and "To Eliminate The Opiate."
I have a special place in my heart for Temple artifacts. Anything that shows the service of Hashem is precious.

10/13/2013 6:15 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

The Shiva for Rav Moshe Shlomo ben Aharon Leib Antelman zt"l begins. His daughter Rhonda Attar is sitting at her house on Rechov Chasdei Avot in Kochav Ya'akov at the cul de sac at the end of the street.

10/13/2013 9:03 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Rhonda's brother Perry Antelman of course is here from the States and is sitting at the Attar house. Rhonda's husband is Rav Me'ir Attar, and he has a Kollel for mekubalim along with other men who say Tikkun Chatzot every night. Shacharit is in the morning at 7:30 am in Rav Marvin's old apartment attached to the house. layla tov.

10/13/2013 11:30 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

I just saw this:

Object lesson: How does a once great nation disintegrate into dust?

10/14/2013 12:48 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Disintegration Into Dust Part 2, or I thought they solved this problem last week.

Of course Foxnews will have to explain if the article is about chaos in the US Senate, why is House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in the photo giving interviews. Is the Din on the US for 5774 pure chaos??

10/14/2013 12:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I read his book - part one and two. It really opened my eyes about the enemy within. Really disturbing.

10/14/2013 2:55 AM  
Blogger ariela said...

Baruch Dayan Emet

10/14/2013 9:09 AM  
Blogger ariela said...

It seems the demise of the US financial system has been planned for 6 months or more. Please contact me Ariela for a move out of the cities. There are 4 families all over the country and Canada which might be able to help.
Tell me your situation and I will try to make arrangements for you and your family. Nothing is free you have to provide for yourself, but it is safe and a new start. I do not know how to be clear about this. Some have contacted me wanting free everything, no this is not free, I don't take money no one else does. you do have to provide for yourself though which cost money.

10/14/2013 9:16 AM  
Blogger Issachar and Yosef Reuvan said...

Baruch Dayan Emet.
Could you give me the source about the curse on a nation or area where they approve of gay marriages?

10/14/2013 9:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks to Reb (or is it Rav?) Dov, I found part 1 of Rav Antelman (zz"l)'s book series, downloaded it and am halfway through it. Where can I find part 2?

I had heard many of these things before, but not quite in this way. It's so confusing to hear that we Jews are both the victims and some of the perpetrators of these conspiracies - but of course if we recognize that we have big-time traitors among us, it makes sense.

I learned a long time ago in college, as a communication studies major, that small groups have to decide whom to kick out of the group (I wasn't religious then either). Perhaps it's time to give these unJewish Erev Ravniks, who insist on staying "in the group" long enough to destroy it, a taste of their own medicine.

CDG, Yerushalayim

10/14/2013 12:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He passed while dwelling in Kochav Yaakov? Perhaps the loss of a tzadik was to poday Amona?

10/14/2013 4:54 PM  
Blogger Neshama said...

Baruch Dayan HaEmes
So sorry to hear of his passing,
and your loss of a friend.

I wasn't following the blog for several hours and missed this.

10/14/2013 6:05 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

The US financial system that is about to collapse soon really only has existed in a Command Economy form for the last five years. It is kept alive by massive digitizing of new money and zero percent target interest rates. These two things together have never existed in the history of the world until about five years ago. It seems to also depend on the American people knowing very little about economics and thinking that laundering each other's shirts without producing anything is a form of economic expansion. The excess money for now is either going into the stock market or is going overseas to purchase debt from other countries. As soon as the laundering each other's shirts phenomenon heats up enough, interest rates will begin to rise, and all that money overseas will flood back into American debt. This will double the domestic money supply overnight with prices doubling accordingly. The exact moment that that happens seems not to be known by anyone except G-d Himself.

10/14/2013 9:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My own knowledge on torah is very limited and i stand to be corrected if and when i am wrong. Anonymous wrote that jews seem to be their own worst enemies.
about a week back in one of my e lessons i saw this quote from the talmud:
All punishment comes to the world because of the Jewish people. (Yevamos 63a)
i was a bit shocked and puzzled so i wrote to my rabbi and asked him why it was written such, and aren't we, of the nations also responsible for our sins and mistakes and sad to say, evil ways. we too do play a part in the world going wrong with our misbehaviour. my rabbi replied thus: (i do realise some may disagree with what he wrote, and i believe the argument will be for the sake of heaven.)
his ans: "Every lie contains a kernel of truth; you have found the kernel of truth in anti-Semitism.

The saintly Chafetz Chayyim once pointed out that if the Babylonians and Romans had known what they were doing to themselves by destroying the Beyth ha-Miqdash, they would instead have mounted the strongest guard on it to keep it from harm; likewise, if the Tsar only knew how precious was every word of Torah learnt by his Jewish subjects, he'd have appointed two soldiers for every Jewish man to keep him focused on the sefarim and learning.

The only thing which keeps the world in existence in the constant draw on metaphysical energy from the Supernal realm into this one, and that draw is accomplished through Torah and mitzvoth, no other way. If you look at Psalms CXXXVI, you will find that there are exactky 26 verses, each of which ends with the phrase "ki le-olam chasdo", which can be translated "because His kindness is for the world".Now, Rashi famously said that the world was to be established on the basis of din, of judgment, but that G-d placed rachamim, mercy, before din. Rachamim, we learn in the first volume of the Zohar, is the amalgam of chesed, kindness, and din. There is well-deserved judgment, but the Judge does a chesed and stays his hand -- that is rachamim.

At the end of 26 generations came Mattan Torah, which Israel accdepted willingly. For 26 generations the world had lived off pure Divine chesed, totally undeseer ved; now with the giving and acceptance of the Torah, it would be possible for mankind to earn its keep, Israel through the 613 mitzvoth of the Torah, and the nations of the world through the 7 mitzvoth which they could now only learn from Israel, having lost their own tradition in the distant past.

And if Israel does not live up to its bargain, doing tov, "good", that is learning Torah and doing mitzvoth, then the result is ra', "bad". We are either building and reeforcing the structures of the universe, or we are undermining and tearing them down; there can be no standing still.
I hope that this makes the matter clear.. "

10/15/2013 6:09 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Issachar and Yosef: Talmud Chullin 92. The Talmud at this point is not simply talking about Noachide Law. We know that those laws number 7. We know that the 7 Laws of Noach are the Noachide's ticket to Olama HaBa and to living in Eretz Yisrael. Yet there are three corollaries within these laws which define the standard for the nations of the world as nations beyond which they lose their right as a nation to continue to exist:

(i) they do not draw up a kethubah document for males (Kethubah is a marriage contract.)

(ii) they do not weigh flesh of the dead in
the market

and (iii) they respect the Torah.

10/15/2013 10:01 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

CDG: Try posting again. I have not censored any response. I did get your test post.

10/15/2013 2:00 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

I will also post an answer to 10 Rainbow's post in a new post called:

"We Are All Tzo'ar", the city that was NOT destroyed by G-d when it was only 51 years old while the other 4 cities were destroyed in this week's parsha, VaYeira. We are now 13 years + 51 years from the end of the War of Independence here. And not so coincidentally, Bibi Netanyahu is that age too 64 years old, and only 51 years old from the age of accountability for sin.

To see what I have written so far read the comments that I wrote here:

We are all Tzo'ar.

10/15/2013 2:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Reb Dov.

Saw your message. Still not working. Here's the error message:

אין אפשרות לקבל את ה-HTML שלך: חייב להיות לכל היותר 4,096

My post contained no links. I tried taking all parentheses out and anything else that might have appeared to be a link.

Seems I can put through only short messages.

Many thanks. :)

CDG, Yerushalayim

10/15/2013 2:28 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

This would seem to reflect that NO CRIMES were committed by Jews DURING the War for Independence for which we could eventually be held accountable by G-d. The entire world sees us as guilty, but He sees us as guiltless for those war years. The problems started AFTER that war was over, and the Govt. here started bringing in Jewish refugees from Arab countries. It is for what we have done to each other for which we can be held accountable. It is those Jews which Rabbi Antelman writes about, and how to recognize them. So we have treated each other badly for 64 years now including 51 years of adulthood for which we can be held accountable. Like Tzo'ar we need redemption this year so that we can be saved. Yet, the good news is of course, because of the Shoah and being 72 years after the genocide, we could probably be redeemed next year too. Yet, the hint in the Torah about Tzoar being 51 years old according to Rashi and it being the last thing that Moshe saw before he died indicates that The King of Eilam (Iran) and Tidal Melekh Goyim might will choose to come against us in 5774, the 14th year from which we could no longer defend ourselves from the wanton bloodshed in the Al Aksa Intifada which started in the Fall of 2000.

10/15/2013 2:31 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Yes, all comments can contain a maximum of only 4096 characters. So post comments with more letters in two parts. I will try posting what you sent me.

10/15/2013 2:34 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

CDG's letter in two parts:

Dear 10rainbow,

Thank you so much for commenting on my post, and for bringing Torah words from your Rav. I have appreciated your commentary and that of your Ravs for quite some time on other blogs as well as this one.

I'll preface my reply: We Jews are always told that we are responsible for one another, so that when a Jew sins, we all take punishment to the extent that we didn't (at least try to) prevent the sin.

I have always had questions about the collective's responsibility regarding those with hardened opinions who took action, such as the people Rav Antelman, zz"l, writes about. I have now finished part 1.

It appears to me now, after having read this book, that it was all the parents and true rabbis of the time could do just to prevent as many of their children and students from following the path of the Illuminati and its offspring organizations as possible. There must have been quite a demand for the licentiousness that followed, for these organizations to have had the tremendous success they have until now. But more than that...

I'd like to introduce a concept I came up with independently as a result of reading the book; I don't know whether anyone else has looked at it this way or not, but it explains why people blame the Jews for everything. I call it the "Jew in the window" effect.

I'm speaking of a display window in a store on the busiest street in town, leaving it up to your imagination which locale it might be.
end of part 1

10/15/2013 2:38 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Part 2 of CDG's letter:

It seems that whenever a group of people having a very negative effect on others is noticed, anything one can find about them tends to highlight any Jewish leadership and hide Gentile involvement. So, the masses are led to think that the Jews have been plotting to take over the world in some sinister way because some have leadership positions in many of the daughter organizations spun off from the Illuminati! But the mother organization was, according to Rav Antelman's research, founded by Adam Weishaupt, a German non-Jew!

And this was close to 250 years ago, in 1776, the year the American Revolutionary War ended, two months before the Declaration of Independence, no less. Hmmm...

Fellow-traveling Jews must be available and willing to stand in the window, so to speak, for the set-up to be complete. There always have been some Jews waiting to be picked. Apparently the Erev Rav and Erev Tze'ir have been alive, well and active all these centuries - and here I thought they weren't so obvious during the period when Eretz Yisrael was not at all in Jewish hands. But I guess that's because I was born - and weren't we all? - long after all the plans were set into motion and became interwoven into society in many parts, if not the whole world - and so they blended in. Not only that: They were the leadership in the non- and less-observant worlds, thus dictating what people under their sway should hold dear, and what they should reject.

It was particularly damning, therefore, when American vice president Joe Biden gave the Jews "credit" for the "strides" in gay rights that led to the acceptance and legalization of homosexual and lesbian marriages - license included - in the US - for example. The "fly in the ointment" is that the non-Jewish world doesn't distinguish among Jews at all, especially between apostates and true believers.

So, to what extent are religious Jews responsible for them and their behavior? Are all of them tinokot sh'nishbah - kidnapped children raised by non-Jews - that we must treat with kid gloves? Or, can we identify some to kick out of the group, as was done with some of those early leaders and their descendents? And even with this, can we kick certain ones out of their leadership positions in Israel because they're serving under false pretenses? Or is there something else that must be done? Can only Mashiach do this, or can we start the process before he arrives?

What does it refer to when the Lion of Judah arises from his crouch?

I hope that, at least, the problem we now face is clear enough.

Many thanks again,
CDG, Yerushalayim

10/15/2013 2:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

From an article on the earthquake in the Philippines:

"Tagbilaran City in Bohol was one of the worst-hit by today's quake. Several old structures, including old churches and government buildings including city hall sustained some of the worst damage in the tremblor.

Many of the most historical and oldest churches in the Philippines are found in Bohol. The churches of Loboc, Baclayon, Loon and Dauis, which are hundreds of years old, sustained heavy damage.

Just 20-minutes away from Tagbilaran City, the ceiling of the centuries-old Loboc Church collapsed. No one was hurt in the incident.

"The whole center of the structure has collapsed to the floor. and the facade is gone... also the tower on the side, the top half has colapsed onto the street," tourist Robert Michael Poole told ANC."

10/15/2013 3:49 PM  
Blogger Dan G said...

Rabbi Antelman was a very brave man, one of the few with courage to face and expose the real truth. His book is a must read, and its time Am Yisrael knew the truth. Though personally I only managed to get partway through his book. His notion, that kept on recurring throughout the book, of Rabbi Yonatan Eibeshutz being a member of the evil cult, was too painful for me take.
But my own gut feeling is that although most of what R' Antelman writes is true, regarding R' Yonatan he completely missed the mark. No one could have written a book like Yaarot Dvash without being totally steeped in love of Hashem and his Tora.
Most of the sources that seemingly prove that R' Yonatan was from the evil side could equally have been provocations by his enemies. R' Antelman himself tells how the illuminatis' modus operandi to eliminate their enemies was to discredit them and make them appear as one of their own. So I'm sure they would definitely target R' Yonatan, who was admired by much of the European aristocracy, and won many arguments against the church, thus becoming the Maskilim's arch enemy.

I firmly believe that now in the world of Truth, R' Antelman has realized his error, and the Tzadik R' Yonatan has forgiven him warmly.

10/15/2013 4:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

G-d bless isr.
one jew's act of kindness can also save the whole. yes dov, my rabbi has quoted to me about the 3 mitzvot the nations of the world accepted on themselves basically in order not to anger G-d to the point where they will lose the merit of previous generations. he said its from Talmud, Chulin 92. re marriage contracts to homosexuals etc.
and this incl the second, selling flesh in the market place is happening. as for no respect to the torah, that is rampant. why do non jews blame jews for everything?
perhaps its jealousy. envy. that the religious jews hold high in their belief in Hashem, their dressing which keeps them apart. the gentile world knows that no matter what sufferings you all undergo, Hashem is always there, and everyday life in israel or for jews in the diaspora are open miracles. and so they hate anything to do with the jews. they wish they were jews but are not. and they wont consider being noahides. they consider it second best. whatever differences we see among jews, sometimes bickering, yet the chofetz chaim states, all jews are believers, sons of believers. this really bugs the non jewish world. esp yisml and esau. because each is trying to prove they are the chosen one.

10/15/2013 5:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

perhaps the difference between jews and non jews can be seen by this statement from the famous rav aharon Karlinger.
a chossid asks him, 'what is the difference between you and i? you eat apples, i eat apples. you make a bracha, i make a bracha. how are we different?
Rav Karlinger replies: you make a bracha so that you can eat the apple; i eat the apple so i can make a bracha.
Talmud Taanis 5a. Zohar Vayikra 15b
The Talmud teaches us, Hashem said, “I will not enter the heavenly Jerusalem until the jewish people first enter into the earthly Jerusalem”.
its Hashem's Promises, Love and Compassion to the jewish people that makes the others hate you all and blame you all for everything.

10/15/2013 5:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


10/15/2013 5:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

(i) they do not draw up a kethubah document for males (Kethubah is a marriage contract.)

It is already legal in 15 States and soon will be nationwide.

(ii) they do not weigh flesh of the dead in
the market

It is already happening with the big business of selling aborted fetuses for embryonic stem cell research.

and (iii) they respect the Torah.

What do you call banning 10 Commandments displays from all public building, schools and city squares.

So what is left?

10/15/2013 5:45 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...


In the fourth year there will be those that have and those that lack. In the fifth year great plenty, in the 6th a voice will go out, in the 7th wars, as the 7th exits expect Moshiach ben Dovid.

The first year in this "Week (referring to 7 year cycle) that Moshiach ben Dovid comes" was 5769, beginning in the month of Nissan. In the month of Nissan 5773 great plenty became available, plenty that will continue until after June 2014. It's time to take advantage. Beginning Nissan of this year, 5774, a great sound will go out. In 5775 wars. This is the process of Moshiach ben Yosef, leading up to the miraculous revelation of Moshiach ben Dovid, starting the miraculous dimension of the redemption.

This is the culmination of a 13 year process, a process whereby a person, a baal teshuva, internalized the supernal levels of Moshiach, and united them with daily mundane reality. The Rebbe has been waiting since 28 Nissan 5751, and the power to make it happen was in the sichos of 5751-5772.

The year 5772 (2012) was a special year, the year that Moshiach ben Yosef finished internalizing the Lights of Tohu. The process (of Teshuva) started in the year 5760 (2000), and from then on Malchut was returning to be in union with Zeir Anpin. This was made possible by Atika which was awakening her, revealing Her inner source in Pnimyut Atik. And Atik is revealed with three heads (three beginnings), he is Found, Concealed, and Revealed.

5751, Midday of the Cosmic 6th Day, the Rebbe declares that the Work of Birurim of the 288 sparks is complete, and hence we now have Found the Mekifim of Tohu available to every single Jewish man woman and child. The Rebbe declared the time of the redemption has arrived, "I have found my servant Dovid". 21 years later, in 5772, was the beginning of Mincha Gedola of the Cosmic 6th Day. It took 21 years, and the concealment phase, so that these Mekifim be internalized by the lower realms, uniting with the lower realms, and revealed through the lower realms. This is the manner in which the Atmut of Ein Sof chose to be revealed in the physical world and through all the worlds in the True and Complete Redemption. This was the time of Moshiach ben Yosef, the natural (slow) process of redemption, involving the internalizing and application of these Supernal Lights within the physical world. These are the times said about Moshiach (it is Moshiach ben Yosef "poor and riding on a donkey" that Hashem will "weigh him down with Mitzvos and troubles as a a grindstone". This is Avodas HaNisyonot which comes after Acodat HaBirurim.

The process concluded in 5772 (2012), and in 5773 MBY has prepared himself to be revealed to the world "Ani Yosef", showing how he overcame the concealment of the world, revealing G-dliness in the world and within the world, showing a second person how to make this transformation, then a second, then a third. In 5774 he continues to amass wealth, successful in business in this physical world, building a network of wealth and well being for the entire Nation of Israel.

In Nissan 5774 a voice will go out, it will be finally the true voice of the Turtledove. It will begin the in-gathering of the exiles, and the dissemination of a new Torah, the revelation of the Inner torah, which will illuminate the revealed Torah, and beam a path of the Tzadikim to receive the Shechinah, become a Temple of Hashem, Dira B'Tachtonim.

10/15/2013 8:02 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

not sure, Ronnie: The Gemorrah says Kolot or Voices not Voice in the singular. Voices in the plural probably refer to the Voices of Prophesy because there are at least three of those: Kol Mevaser Mevaser ve'Omer x 3 which likely refers to three prophesies of Eliyahu HaNavi sometime in 5774, most likely before Pesach. The Zohar VaYeira, commentary by the Sulam says that the period of Mashiach ben Yosef was supposed to begin in 5766. Boy, did we mess that one up. I believe we are entering the final stage even if Mashiach ben Yosef is still rotting in an American jail in his 28th year. He was supposed to be accompanied by Naftali ben Bilhah and Chushim ben Dan ben Bilhah a.k.a Seriyah. Naftali Bennett did become very wealthy before declaring that Eretz Yisrael shelanu. He is that Naftali. Chushim is probably Uri Ariel. But alas Yehonatan ben Malkah from the house of royalty matrilinearly is still in an American jail.

We are now entering the Ben David phase as soon as Eliyahu HaNavi shows up sometime in 5774. The arrival of Eliyahu separates the two eras. It is why Kos Eliyahu at the Pesach Seder separates between the 3rd and 4th cups of wine.

10/15/2013 8:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

10 Rainbow & CDG: Just adding to what you have written. There is a little book (about 75 pgs.) written by a Rabbi Salomon (forgot his first name) that is written specifically about the Erev Rav and the evil they have brought upon the Jewish people. It's title is The Erev Rav; 3000 years of Treachery. He writes that the Erev Rav which tagged along with the Jewish people at the Exodus and joined the nation are the cause of all the big sins that are attributed to Israel, starting with the Golden Calf sin. All the 'isms' and the reform movement, etc. are all theirs. These 'Jews' who hold prominent positions and very wealthy and usually with powerful position in governments are the descendants or reincarnations of these Erev Rav. They not only live for money and power but it is their sub-conscious (&conscious way) way of hindering the coming of Moshiach. Our great sages (Chazal) have written that they will be our worst enemies, ErevRav Amaleikim. Rabbi Antelman's, z't'l, expose of the Shabbateans and the Illuminati was a partnership of Esav & Erev Rav, and his books should be a must reading in Jewish schools for youth to learn the truth and realize why there has been so much anti-Semitism (even more than the natural anti-Semitism in the non-Jewish nations)! Some followers were innocent (or naïve Jews) who fell into their trap, but those at the top were a combination of non-Jews and Erev Rav. Their impact is alive and well, guess, until the coming of Moshiach Tzdkeinu.

10/15/2013 8:46 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Basically Ronnie, back in 5765 we chose the path of being slaves of the nations of the world for an additional 6 years between 5766 to 5772. Too many of our people had a vested interest on delaying the Geulah. Then in 5773, the 13th year when by virtue of simple common sense we should have rebelled, again, some of us desired our position as slaves of the nations of the world to the point that we were willing to release murderers from prison in order to prevent the Nations of the World from invading us. I am not sure if the nations of the world will delay their invasion in year 14, as per last week's parsha about the 4 kings, just because we browned our nose in their rear end in year 13. If we had rebelled last year, there surely would have been that meteorite shower when the nations of the world would have gathered to plan their invasion. For whatever reason the Zohar did NOT predict our incredible lowliness at this time, a total denial of our self-worth, but G-d knew. It is what Moshe saw on the last day of his life...Tzo'ar.

10/15/2013 8:49 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Mashiach ben Yosef comes about from a stirring that is below. The stirring was there, but it was obviously not strong enough to overcome the Erev Rav and the Erev Ze'ir who colluded to execute the Disengagement. They represented a majority of Jews in Israel by combining the two. It does not mean that all those who followed them were from one of the two Erevim, but the beinonim were enamored with the glamour and money of the Erev Rav and the structure and the Chumrot of the Erev Ze'ir. And so many many wicked people had a vested interest on continuing the galut.

The good news is that b'itah for Ben David is upon us, and it requires just a minimal amount of teshuvah from a recalcitrant people. The teshuvah is coming out of sheer terror from the idea that we are alone in the world against Persia. As lowly as that is, it will be sufficient. G-d will bring it upon us no matter what percentage of the world's Jews desires their vested interest in galut. The world is falling apart and there is nowhere to turn but up. The Money is dying. The Glamour of the Erev Rav, which is largely their money, is dying. And the Chumrot are not feeding large, hungry families either physically or spiritually. As we reach the 48th year now in the 48th Yovel cycle since Ezra HaSofer (Yesod that is in Malkhut), Esau has nothing left because Esau only had a connection with the first five sefirot. Purity in Yesod and Malkhut are lishma (for its own sake). Those in those sefirot have no ulterior motive except service to G-d. Esav has nothing to offer at this level that could attract anyone. Hod is the highest level for Esav because it brings in the money, and there is no hod left to purify.

10/15/2013 9:30 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

In the previous Shmittah cycle we also had only Yesod and Malkhut for two years, 5767 and 5768 except they were the opposite of what they were now. Yesod that is in Yesod (5767) and Malkhut that is in Yesod (5768). During those two years Esav had no power so that there was a financial collapse in 2007 and in 2008. Yet in the following year he could recover because the first five years of this Shmittah cycle were Chessed that is in Malkhut through Hod that is in Malkhut. At the level of Hod, Mashiach ben Yosef could be victorious if he were not rotting in prison. So he could have appeared in the year 5766, Hod that is in Yesod, but because of our sins he remained in his American jail. At this rarefied level of Yesod that is in Malkhut as opposed to Yesod that is in Yesod, we are about to enter the Malkhut that is in Malkhut Yovel cycle since Ezra HaSofer. The economic collapse in these last two years of this Yovel cycle before the Yovel year, 5776, should be final for Edom. kerplunk, no more need for the Erev Rav to look prosperous or glamorous to distract our attention. The whole scene of Peres, the Vulture's birthday, and all that glamour was obscene, but he could not figure that out.

10/15/2013 11:06 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Here is the spreadsheet for the various Yovel cycles since Ezra HaSofer and the dedicating of the 2nd Temple. Notice that while the Temples stood, there were 50 years in each Yovel cycle, but after they were destroyed there were only 49 years in each Yovel cycle:

Yovel Cycle spreadsheet and their Sefirot

Study this at your leisure. When we reach Malkhut that is in Malkhut, the 49th cycle, Ben David must come. The beginning of the Yesod that is in Malkhut Yovel cycle was the year 5727 (1967) when Tzion was reunited, for whatever happened to Yosef HaTzaddik happened to Yerushalayim. As you can see from this, Hod that is in Yesod (5766) occurred without MBY appearing in the Galilee, just a war in the Galilee which ended future unilateral disengagements from recognized yishuvim. That was what we deserved because of how we treated each other during the previous year 5765. I don't care what the excuse was. It was drenched in Jewish blood for whatever reason one supported it.

10/15/2013 11:23 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

So in the year 5776, cast a Pass and Stow Liberty Bell. Change the 1 in 1776 to a 5, and we will proclaim liberty throughout the land of Yisrael and to all the inhabitants thereof.

10/15/2013 11:28 PM  
Blogger Moriah said...

His name is Rabbi Yisroel Solomon

The Erav Rav: 3,000 Years of Treachery

10/16/2013 12:38 AM  
Blogger LondonMale said...

Rav Dov,

Any connection between the "Middle East Quartet" of the UN, EU, USA and Russia to the Four Kings?

10/16/2013 2:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

anon. yes, i have read of the erev rav, and how they were the stumbling blocks on the path of the jewish people during the journey. the false converts. and it continues to today. the holy tzaddiks know who they are. there are jews, i.e. born from jewish mothers, who sad to say, have made some mistakes and behave like us gentiles. so in my position as a noahide i did not want to risk and make any comments against any jew, and what if i speak of a jew and he is not an erev rav. so i have left that to the jewish people to solve that problem.i trust that redemption will come to israel. i dont understand is why jonathan pollard is considered MBY. cant there be another?

10/16/2013 5:43 AM  
Blogger Neshama said...

Dov, is it possible to make that Yovel spreadsheet into a two-page PDF? One page would be too hard to read. I'd like to save it on my computer ... but not as a bookmark. Terrific compilation.

10/16/2013 9:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A thought on the men marrying men in the US and worldwide. For the most part it is not elected legislatures or direct democratic ballot measures but rather court rulings which bring in the recognition of these unions.
As Judges, even elected ones, are supposed to be independent and not beholden to the wishes of society but rather to what they consider to be a universal code of justice. Perhaps the hammer blow is lightened in these areas where it was a judicial ruling rather than a passed law.
This modern society choosing to allow these unions is a bent extreme chessed in the same way that chazal say of a sister who allows herself to a blood brother.

10/16/2013 12:35 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

There are at least 15 or 17 American States now where granting homosexual marriages and "Civil Unions" have been passed by State legislatures or by direct plebiscite. New York was through their legislature, and Maryland was through direct plebiscite. So what will Jews in NY City or Baltimore do in response to that?

10/16/2013 12:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

does the rav really not know how the xtians are bent on converting jews, taking them away from the true path. why does he do this.

10/16/2013 5:16 PM  
Blogger Neshama said...

"Since 2003, the annual population growth rate [birth, mortality and migration rates] of Israeli Jews has grown steadily from 1.48 percent to 1.81 percent while the aggregated annual increase of the Arab Middle Eastern countries has decreased to 1.45 percent…. Jewish Press: Demographic time bomb debunked again

10/16/2013 5:29 PM  
Blogger Neshama said...

B"H. "B’chasdei Hashem: Infiltrator Nabbed By Nachal Chareidi Soldiers In Yishuv Einav - yeshiva world news

10/16/2013 10:34 PM  
Blogger Neshama said...

Uh, Oh! MUST READ: Chase Bank Limits Cash Withdrawals, Bans International Wire Transfers. Scroll all the way down and read it all.

10/17/2013 1:57 PM  
Blogger Neshama said...

Oh, my, yes, there is more: "Others fear the move to restrict international wire transfers is part of a plan to protect against a near-future collapse of the US dollar."

"Whatever the truth behind the policy change, Chase really needs to publicly explain its reasoning in order to quell the speculation."

"The bank’s reputation was already under scrutiny after an incident earlier this year where Chase Bank customers across the country attempted to withdraw cash from ATMs only to see that their account balance had been reduced to zero. The problem, which Chase attributed to a technical glitch, lasted for hours before it was fixed, prompting panic from some customers."

"Earlier this month it was also reported that two of the biggest banks in America were stuffing their ATMs with 20-30 per cent more cash than usual in order to head off a potential bank run if the US defaults on its debt." More articles at bottom of link in previous post.

I know this is about 'business customers', but how many Americans in Israel have money "ON HOLD" in American banks ... tsk tsk, bad move. Now they might not be able to move it to Israel.

My bank enacted this policy on my measly monthly transfer, rather ineptly and this was not a business account, just a cash/checking acct. Don't trust anyone or anything about America anymore.

10/17/2013 2:26 PM  
Blogger Neshama said...

Yes, another post about money ... To decipher the truth behind this, I think we need to wait a while longer and take 'first-person" experiences to see how it trickles down.

Jerusalem Post Opinion Piece:

"Ever since Uncle Sam began going after money-launderers and financers of international terrorism, the lives of millions of Americans overseas have been made increasingly difficult.

"The upshot is that rather than focus on true fat-cats with elaborate shell corporation constructs, it is the lives of ma and pa pensioners that will be disrupted with all the misguided keenness with which TSA officials focus on little old ladies."

"Some local banks will not open accounts for Americans and we fear that the latest check-cashing difficulties are not unrelated."

10/17/2013 3:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My only comfort in all of this is that we don't have any money to lose. We don't have a savings account. We live from paycheck to paycheck. G-d literally gives us everything we need. This year so far enough to pay some that we owe, too.

10/17/2013 7:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Both the recent Food Stamp EBT "system testing glitches" which resulted in many thousands of people being unable to purchase food for their families, and the newly announced banking policies freezing international wire transfers and limiting withdrawals, are all carefully planned "test runs". The elite powers that be are assessing and gauging how many martial law troops and FEMA Camp detention centers they must have at the ready when they close the curtains on the U.S. economy and financial system. Anyone actually believing the published reports about "computer glitches" or other such nonsense is about to wake up to a most unpleasant scenario resembling a science fiction film script. As always the Yehudim will be blamed. Only this time the "international community" will seek a "Final Solution" of international proportions. Of course I could be wrong.

10/17/2013 9:32 PM  
Anonymous mkf said...

Well i am sure this has all been a "test run" ..either by G-d, warning us, or the govts of all kinds, sampling the reaction. But i had to chuckle in the midst when i read the Chase article and the reference to Bank of America charging for using their own money via debit card (2 years ago). My bank here in Israel, charges me to DEPOSIT money. I think most of them do. There was supposed to be a reduction of the fees that banks charge but so far i have seen nothing.

That said, I also live month to month, on a tiny bit of social security. My money changer here has told me the US govt shut down was not the main reason we can't cash dollar checks. We'll see what happens but i am trying to come up with some solutions / alternatives/& a winning lotto number . :)

10/17/2013 10:07 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

I heard that 50% of full time employees in the US will now get fired and then rehired as part time employees working 28 hours per week. That this passed with those consequences and no one is talking about that, is mind-boggling.

House Speaker Boehner allowed this to come to a vote with 144 Republicans in the House against it. Only 87 were for it plus 100% of the Democrats. I can't imagine a scenario where he won't be lynched by his own party for betrayal. He is now a laughingstock, and the Republicans are now the Whigs as extinct as the dodo bird.

10/17/2013 10:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The US is in the midst of a political "civil war".


10/18/2013 2:35 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

The Republican/ Whig leadership of the GOP has surrendered already. Obama will now quickly look for ways to expand his dictatorial powers. The New Age Narcissist is on the march. Ted Cruz, Louis Gohmert, and Michele Bachmann would be well advised to quickly form a new political party to take on the New Whig Party.

10/18/2013 6:55 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Then Texas/ Oklahoma should seriously consider secession right now. At least, unlike Russia, Texas has a whole coastline of warm water port facilities and Gulf Coast oil reserves. I am sure they are more prepared than any of us knows to secede.

10/18/2013 7:02 AM  
Blogger Neshama said...

FYI: The EBT fiasco is also managed by Chase

Rabbi Nir Ben Artzi mentioned this in one of his talks, that Israel should prepare for a greater influx of Aliya in the near future. Well, it's in the news now. JPost editorial is suggesting the govt prepare for an influx fron Europe as the rise of A-S is alarming. The stupid euros really believe that Israel is decimating the pales!! Making unlawful bris milah and shechita should chase them all Home to Eretz Yisrael. I had always believed that A-S was the prod thru history to get Jews to come Home.

Hillel Halkin wrote about this in Mosaic if anyone wants to follow. Plus we are about to welcome more bnei menashe. I'll post the mosaic link separately.

10/18/2013 8:30 AM  
Blogger Neshama said...

Cause for Grief?
The Jewish people would suffer no great loss if all the Jews of Europe were to pack and leave tomorrow.
By Hillel Halkin

10/18/2013 8:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In preparation for the BIG SPLIT -
Tiberias Earthquake - funny, they label it dead sea.
- Elisheva
Magnitude MD 3.5
Date time 2013-10-17 18:17:52.0 UTC
Location 32.86 N ; 35.56 E
Depth 1 km
Distances 99 km SW of Damascus, Syria / pop: 1,569,394 / local time: 20:17:52.0 2013-10-17
30 km NE of Nazareth, Israel / pop: 64,800 / local time: 20:17:52.0 2013-10-17
8 km N of Tiberias, Israel / pop: 39,790 / local time: 20:17:52.0 2013-10-17

10/18/2013 8:42 AM  
Blogger Neshama said...

OK, Forbes online just cleared up the money scare. But, there are new rules and regs (controls) about international transactions handed down by the Feds.

And, Americans Abroad are having trouble cashing checks.

10/18/2013 1:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't think the republicans have surendered at all. They certainly lost the battle, however, that was expected.

The trend in US politics continues its downward spiral.

Until and unless there is a drastic change from either party (democrats deciding to extend an olive branch or republicans deciding that they have to turn more to the left- either of which is highly unlikely), I fully expect things to continue to get worse in Washington.

The fact is that the US is very much in a state of political civil war based totally on "class warfare".

It's not being reported as such, but that's what it is.


10/19/2013 12:20 AM  
Anonymous Shiloh said...

Just as usual in this country.

Another coverup and complete stupidity by this gov't masters of miss information.

10/20/2013 5:19 AM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

Shared sovereignty of Yerushalayim in from 2014? Chas V'Shalom

10/20/2013 8:01 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

The most "rational" time for the nations of the world lead by Obamanation to come in to try to divide Yerushalayim would be after the midterm Congressional elections in November of 2014. By that time a Yea vote or an abstention in the UNSC for sending a Mammoth Protection force to divide Yerusahalayim would not negatively affect the chances for Democrats to be re-elected on the Eastern seaboard.

Yet, the Republicans have now made themselves obsolete with this Debt Ceiling vote. Only about 1/3 of the entire lower House of Reps. chose fiscal sanity over bankruptcy. If Obama senses that he is now effectively a dictator with no domestic opposition, he will try to send the Mammoth Protection force this year in 5774. So it will either be in 5774 or in 5775.

10/20/2013 8:30 AM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

Dov! Kerry gave talks 9 months to produce peace. The talks commenced on 07/30/2013.

10/20/2013 8:40 AM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

G'd warned of punishment for those who were involved in any parting of the land of Israel.

Joel 3:2 I will also gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat, and will plead with them there for my people and [for] my heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations, and parted my land.

Zechariah 12:2-3 says, “I am going to make Jerusalem a cup that sends all the surrounding peoples reeling. Judah will be besieged as well as Jerusalem. On that day, when all the nations of the earth are gathered against her, I will make Jerusalem an immovable rock for all the nations. All who try to move it will injure themselves.”

Where Jerusalem is concerned, all the nations of the world are already united against Israel. They want it divided. This prophecy seems to say that any attempt to do so will be unsuccessful.

Then Zechariah 14:2 tells of Jerusalem being attacked in the final battle before the Lord returns. “I will gather all the nations to Jerusalem to fight against it; the city will be captured, the houses ransacked, and the women raped. Half of the city will go into exile, but the rest of the people will not be taken from the city.”

10/20/2013 8:47 AM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

Joint Soverignty of Jerusalem by Spring 2014

08:17 Reported News Brief
10/20/2013, Cheshvan 16, 5774

The British Consul-General in Jerusalem, Sir Vincent Fean, announced yesterday (Saturday) that, "a permanent P.A.-Israel agreement will be reached by Spring of 2014", according to a report by the Maan news agency.

According to the consul, the agreement will include joint Israeli - Palestinian soverignty over Jerusalem.

"Spring 2014 is going to be important and crucial when it comes to establishing a Palestinian state on the basis of a political solution. Jerusalem will be the shared capital of Israel and Palestine. The agreement will also include land swaps", the Consul-General is reported to have said.

10/20/2013 8:55 AM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

Israel will accept a peace agreement that includes handing over Arab parts of Jerusalem, senior Likud lawmaker Tzachi Hanegbi said.

10/20/2013 9:05 AM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

Contemplating on Zechariah 14:2 "Half of the city will go into exile, but the rest of the people will not be taken from the city.”

Maybe it refers to the Arab population, Ken Yehiye Ratzon.

10/20/2013 9:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would say the US is not so much in a class war as in a position to do preemptive strikes against what they perceive as their class war opposition.
Hunger had literally been eliminated by the 1970's in the US and it was the top down fear and propaganda, midot Sodom, infecting the Republican party which removed the agricultural price supporting farm subsidies. By themselves these were debatable wealth transfer to farmers and to major agricultural corporations who bought out and crushed most of the family farms. The upside though was these commodity subsidies were things like government cheese which provided inexpensive nutrition and literally caused a measurable IQ rise in the lowest income sectors, there were not difficult to acquire and the application process did not take months or require hiring a lawyer.
Interestingly the famous agricultural surpluses in the US which even were even used to feed the Soviets during the famines of the 80's faded away a few years after the Americans throttled back or canceled the institutional chessed.
The republicans mostly succeed in performing Noahide mitzvot between G-d and themselves but it seems that their fear and desire to punish homeless and poor people seen as lazy leaches is an inability to see others as also tzelema Elokim. I think Democrats are just as morally bankrupt being the other party for the wealthy, simply pandering to the lower 90%, giving lip service to minority communities, and the guilty wealthy white liberals.
It seems that the US is all about punishing the other political sports team and never admitting any fault for yours. Very pre-civil war and I don't see a way out except Moshiach.

10/20/2013 10:22 AM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

This week's parsha - Chayei Sarah - last pasuk:

"They dwelt from Havilah to Shur - which is near Egypt - toward Assur; over all his brothers".

"Over all his brothers": Rashi explains there, the blessing meant that Ishamel's descendants would be so numerous that they would have to expand beyond their own borders into those of their brothers.

In parshas Lech Lecha 16/12 it is said: "And he shal be a wild-ass of man; his hand against everyone, and everyone's hand against him, and over all his brothers shall he dwell." - dominating the entire Middle East.

Is that what is going on today?

10/20/2013 10:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My impression from Obama's tone of voice and how he is expressing himself to the nation is that he has grown in confidence and arrogance since the Republican Party failed to stop Obamacare. I expect the little Dictator to get much worse and more rapidly.

10/20/2013 1:18 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

If they do it that way, then they will try to divide it in 5774, the 51st year of Tzo'ar's accountability.

10/20/2013 2:18 PM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

Dov taking about timing - this year or next year.

What about this from the Xians perspective- WND

Bishop: Pope leading church to 'disaster'

May we see the last Pope?

Citing the famous prophecies of Fatima, traditionalist Roman Catholic Bishop Bernard Fellay warned in an address in Kansas City that Pope Francis is precipitating the church’s decline and could be a herald that the world is entering the age of the Antichrist.


10/20/2013 2:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Virtually same as one on 10-17.
Are folks up there alerted to what to do?
The Arabian Peninsula is rotating away from Israel and Jerusalem. It is being forced by expansion at the Red Sea and Ethiopia, moving counter-clockwise, ripping apart at the Dead Sea fault line, and crashing into Southern Iran.
- Elisheva

10/20/2013 6:00 PM  
Anonymous avitaltoo said...

Tomer Devorah comments on this division today at

10/20/2013 6:01 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

May Bergoglio lead them to all kinds of horrid disasters. Amein.

10/20/2013 6:52 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

This is especially true of the Roman Catholic Church. If Moshe Feiglin becamse PM this year, next year, or in two years, they would identify him as the Anti-Messiah/Christ. Hmm, I wonder what that would make him?

10/20/2013 7:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Missed one!
There have been 4 quakes in the past 4 days.
All same site 8 km N of Tiberias, all in Kinneret.
To see the directional progression, go to the maps and then the "interactive map" - and zoom in to see the quakes all in the upper left [Northwest] of the Sea of Galilee / Kinneret.
- Elisheva
You can see the sequence, also.
Note that the first of the four is the furthest west / left.
That released a little, and the next release was a bit south and east.
Those releases allowed the two today to the east of them both, showing the Arabian Plate moving away.

10/20/2013 7:38 PM  
Anonymous Shiloh said...

I don't believe Feiglin is either the anti-Messiah or the 'messiah'. It's a non issue.

10/20/2013 7:44 PM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

If I understand the Roman Catholic Bishop Bernard Fellay, Pope Francis is indeed the last of the Popes.

According to the Xians, the view that the current pope is the next to last one comes from a remarkable extra-Biblical prophecy given by an Irish Catholic Bishop named St. Malachy in 1139 AD. He predicted that a total of 112 men would hold the office of Pope from then till the End of the Age. The last pope, called Peter the Roman, “will feed his flock amid many tribulations; after which the seven-hilled city (Rome) will be destroyed and the dreadful Judge will judge the people.” Pope Francis is number 112, the last on St. Malachy’s list.

So except for what has been discussed here about this and the coming year, Anonymous said that he expects Obama, "...the little Dictator to get much worse and more rapidly..." Maybe Obama is the the Dreadful Judge

10/20/2013 7:46 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Or maybe the "dreadful" Judge is G-d Himself. Knowing the Catholic Church they may get the two confused (G-d vs. the Anti-X). Remember, it was the first Treaty with a foreign country that Hitler signed, his Concordat with the Vatican, and one of the few treaties that he never broke.

10/20/2013 8:22 PM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

PM Won't Meet Pope on Wednesday
10/20/2013, Cheshvan 16, 5774/Arutz 7

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu will not be meeting with Pope Francis in three days, according to an Israeli official who was cited on Sunday by Agence France Presse. A statement, last week, from Netanyahu's office had said the premier would be "meeting Pope Francis next Wednesday at the Vatican" and with US Secretary of State John Kerry for updates on nuclear talks with Iran and negotiations with the Palestinian Authority.

The official noted that audiences with the pope must be arranged sufficiently in advance. A spokesman for the prime mi

10/20/2013 8:34 PM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

57 fires scorch eastern Australia; state of emergency declared

10/20/2013 8:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CDG, Yerushalayim:

Ms. Livni is at it again...

"Justice Minister Tzipi Livni was quick to announce on Sunday that she will appeal a decision by the Ministerial Committee for Legislation to put the Coalition's support behind a bill that would require any withdrawals from land within the city limits of Jerusalem to be approved by 80 MKs. The law was authored by MK Yaakov Litzman (UTJ)." (emphasis mine)

...Livni explained that she opposes the bill because “we are in a period when the entire world and the Arab world are looking at us and the subject of Jerusalem is sensitive, therefore while there are negotiations with the Palestinians there is no room for such bills.”

Livni 'to Bury' Bill against Dividing Capital

Grrrrrrr! Aryeh Yehuda, tit'orrer (Lion of Judah, wake UP)!

10/20/2013 8:48 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Me'ir: The link that you sent about Peter the Roman flashed red when checked out by my McAfee website anti-Virus. Since I can't go there, I cannot recommend that anyone else should go there.

As the legend goes, Shimon Peter may have written Nishmat Kal Chai when he repented. On a previous post I read the medrash about how he got the Romans to stop pestering the Jews way back when. fascinating medrash.

10/20/2013 8:49 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Evil evil Witch of Eindor, please croak like a frog. She is still sporting her favorite Agnes Moorehead red hairdo.

10/20/2013 8:53 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Bank of Israel finally chooses a new Central Banker to replace Stanley Fischer....drum roll....Dr. Karnit Flug. At least she is the first that actually accepted the job. I was thinking about her name. Karnit is either

1. The cornea of the eye
2. Little Horn
3. Little Ray of Light
4. A Small Principle Sum of Money

I think that her parents had number 3. in mind when they named her. Yet, number 4. may apply to BOI's status today.

10/20/2013 9:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To those who quoted 'their' prophecies (which are not) about this being the last Pope, cannot understand why many haven't figured it out themselves. The church itself is making the so-called prophecy materialize. They want the church to fall as is because they are gearing up for their New Age religion, which they think will be the one-world religion, encompassing a little from this one and a little from that one. That is why all this is happening, and it also looks good to show that their prophecy is materializing. We know H' pulls all the strings and is hurrying (we pray) up for the Geulah and is using the sitra achra for that purpose. Believe that they (because they have some knowledge of Torah) are using the nevuot to their benefit and playing out the scenario of the end times. A nechtige toug!

10/20/2013 9:26 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

The cash on hand at the Bank of Israel must be getting smaller. They invested in Apple when it was at 600. Now it is at 500. The new Apple Map Application says that Jerusalem is not part of any country. PanAmerican Airlines back in the early to mid 60s invested in building the InterContinental Hotel on the Mt. of Olives as a Jordanian tourist hotel in "East" Jerusalem. The entire portion of the Jewish cemetery at the top of the mountain was destroyed to build that hotel. Gravestones were used as latrines for the Jordanian Army on the road to Yericho. PanAm funded the entire project. Starting with the 1973 oil embargo PanAm slowly descended into bankruptcy and extinction. How appropriate. This just goes to show you. No Israeli government organization or private company should ever ever invest in a company that tries to profit off the DIVISION OF YERUSHALAYIM!! I would hope and pray that the BOI is 100% OUT of its Apple stocks. bad longterm investment.

final note: When the Mt. of Olives splits in two within the next two years or by next Sukkot, NO JEWISH GRAVES will be torn up..., but the hotel will fall through the crack. How appropriate.

10/20/2013 9:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Reb Dov: The one you mentioned 'repented'. Be sure, No way, no way.

10/20/2013 9:28 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Ya'akov Litzman? Yes, I noticed that today. At least he is drawing his own line around a united Yerushalayim. He must have been paying attention during the haftarah reading for the First Day of Sukkot (Zecharia 14).

Did he apologize to the former residents of Gush Katif and Jews in the Gaza belt of missile bombardment that he was originally wrong? Then we will all know that he has come full circle. Perhaps someone reflected on why the yeshivah world is in such financial trouble over the High Holy Days...and that haftarah for Sukkot is a nice wake up call.

10/20/2013 9:36 PM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

10/21/2013, Cheshvan 17, 5774
Arutz 7

MK Hoffman Demands Meeting on Earthquake Preparedness

MK Ronen Hoffman (Yesh Atid), a member of the Knesset’s Subcommittee on Home Front Preparedness, on Sunday asked committee chairman MK Eli Yishai (Shas) to hold an urgent discussion on the subject of national preparedness for a powerful earthquake in Israel.

"Four earthquakes occurred in Israel in the past week. It seems a matter of time before the forces of nature will challenge us again," wrote Hoffman to Yishai.

10/21/2013 4:54 AM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

Yalkut Shimoni

In to the part of the book dealing with the Book of Isaiah, the following passage appears:

"Rabbi Yitzchak said: 'In the year in which the Messiah-King appears, all the nations of the world are provoking each other. The King of Persia provokes an Arab king and the Arab king turns to Aram for advice. And the King of Persia goes back and destroys the entire world. And all the nations of the world are in panic and distress and they fall upon their faces and are seized with pains like those of a woman giving birth, and Israel are in panic and distress and asking 'where shall we go? Where shall we go?,' and He says to them 'my sons, do not fear; all that I have done, I have done only for you. Why are you afraid? Do not fear, your time of redemption has come, and the final redemption is not like the first redemption, because the first redemption was followed by sorrow and servitude under other kingdoms, but the final redemption is not followed by sorrow and servitude under other kingdoms."

Persia is currently known as Iran, and an Arab king – or the Arab king – can be reasonably understood, in modern eyes, as referring to the king of [Saudi] Arabia, the Arab homeland.
This passage is relatively well-known and oft-quoted, and some modern versions of it substitute "Edom" for "Aram." Ancient Jewish references to "Edom" are nowadays generally seen as referring to Europe or the West. "Aram" refers to a part of ancient Mesopotamia, roughly congruent to the northern part of modern Iraq and eastern Syria. The instability in precisely this area is reportedly what most concerns the Saudis, as a U.S. pullout from Iraq looms and Syria's pro-Iranian regime teeters.

The prophecy bodes ill for much of the world, which, if Rabbi Yitzchak's quote is to be taken literally, is to be destroyed by Iran before the Messiah steps in.
The identity of the compiler of Yalkut Shimoni is not known with certainty but a copy of it is known to have existed 700 years ago, in 1310 CE. The works it quotes are even older, and go back to early Talmudic times.

10/21/2013 5:05 AM  
Anonymous Shiloh said...

If this is true, we are being completely betrayed byt the leaders of this country.

10/21/2013 5:54 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Shilo: In Nisan we were redeemed. We will be redeemed a 2nd time in Nisan. What this "news" means to me is that the final redemption will reach a certain climax this coming Nisan.

10/21/2013 7:25 AM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

From Parashat Chayei Sarah - Whose Hebron is it, anyway? – Rav Binyamin Ze'ev Kahane

"A Jew must realize that everything – the world, punishment, even he himself – is under G-d's exclusive domain [...]. IT IS A MITZVAH AND DUTY UPON EVERY JEW TO LIVE IN ERETZ YISRAEL, and a chilul Hashem when Israel lives outside of it. NO NON-JEW HAS THE SLIGHTEST RIGHT TO OWNERSHIP OVER THE LAND, and any non-Jew who denies G-d's mastery and the ownership of His people Israel over the whole Land is rebelling against G-d, denying G-d's sovereignty on earth and profaning G-d's name. He has one fate – to leave the Land or to die".

10/21/2013 8:31 AM  
Anonymous Shifra Hendrie said...

a. the Lubavitcher Rebbe said that Aram is America and b. negative prophecies can be fulfilled on a spiritual level and never have to physically come to be. It seems like that is what we should be working on. Negative prophecy is NOT set in stone.

10/21/2013 10:12 AM  
Blogger Neshama said...

I wasn't able to attend last evening, but here is a link to something futuristic, Jerusalem 5800 plan and maps. Please take some time to look at the nicely planned website and the maps.

10/21/2013 10:40 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Is it a negative prophesy for the enemies of Israel to be destroyed? Is it a negative prophesy for the primary nation who continually baits Israel to relinquish land it needs for survival of its citizens, for that nation to be destroyed? Now realize America is that nation.

It has been that nation since the paralyzing stroke of the Rebbe occurred just after the Madrid Pieces Conference in the Fall of 1991. So the pressure to turn the screws on Israel to cough up suicidal concessions began at that conference 22 years ago. Keep in mind that Ya'akov spent 20 years in Lavan's house and two years on the road coming home for a total of 22 years. So is it a negative prophesy that America (Aram) should disintegrate so that it can no longer pester Israel into suicidal concessions even if in the past Jews have prospered in America in large part because of that pestering. Case in point: The Saudi Arabians rewarded America for pestering Israel with an oil glut and low oil prices during the first few years of the Gog W. Jr. ben Gog Presidency.

10/21/2013 12:19 PM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

And now the Saudis are punishing the US for not being tough enough against Israel - rejecting a seat at the UN Security Council.

10/21/2013 12:25 PM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

Saudi Arabia Rejects Seat on U.N. Security Council and Confuses Everyon

10/21/2013 12:30 PM  
Anonymous Shifra said...

Anything that brings harm to any Jew anywhere is a negative prophecy, and in my opinion anything that does harm to any decent person anywhere is also negative.

For the vast majority of us I believe Hashem desires teshuvah, not suffering.

That said, I TOTALLY agree with you that Israel's dependence upon the good will of the nations, especially the U.S., is far and away our biggest problem. While most Americans are neutral or positive toward Israel, the state dept is and has always been a true enemy.

Except... The problem is really internal at its core. We need to be willing as a nation to stand up and say that G-d gave us this land. To be Jewish for real. Then no nation will have any power over us or our destiny.

10/21/2013 12:32 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Shifra: The historical connection between the majority of supportive Americans and Israel is ending. Witness the booing that G-d and Jerusalem as Israel's capital received at the Democratic Convention. Plus the vast majority of Ron Paul supporters also hated Israel. (I won't say the same thing about his son Rand, but like Gog W. Bush Jr., the son will never decry the sins of his father publicly and can't be trusted for that reason.) If you add up the booers at the Democratic Convention plus Ron Paul supporters, you will find a growing minority growing very fast. And in a pinch there is a majority of Americans who would be against standing by Israel. This is why Obama domestically will get away with doing what he wants to try to do in the UN Sec. Council over the next year (more or less) against Israel. And only G-d will care.

anyway more later. I will try writing my new post tonight about "Tzo'ar, 51 years of accountability for sin".

10/21/2013 1:40 PM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

Shifra, don't forget that nowadays the US President/White House is also against Israel.

10/21/2013 1:41 PM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

Dov, and don't forget that the majority of American Jews are democrats.

10/21/2013 1:43 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Me'ir I believe with a perfect faith that all those upset people will be judged for all time. There is a time when G-d says enough is enough, and when they finally shove a divided land down our throat, their time of being upset will be over.

The spate of minor earthquakes is a lock and load. This is what is says in Yechezkel 38 when the nations of the world put boots on the ground to enforce the Pal. State:

"On the very day that Gog (and all the upset people in the world) come upon the Land of Israel (boots on the ground, thus saith HaShem Elokim, My Raging Anger will flare up in My Nostrils. In My Jealousy, in the fire of My Fury I have spoken. (I swear or Im lo in Hebrew) there will be a Great Noise/ Earthquake on the ground of Israel. They will quake before me: The fish of the sea, the birds of the sky, and the beasts of the field. every creeping thing that creeps on the ground, and every human on the face of the ground, etc."

Make sure that you have earthquake insurance. The earth is locked and loaded now for the big assault.

10/21/2013 2:17 PM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

Dov, don't forget that the US already has their boots on our Land. A surveillance station and a "secret underground facility".

10/21/2013 2:23 PM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

Rav Nir Ben Artzi states that our local earthquakes here in Israel are to awaken the Jews here.

10/21/2013 2:26 PM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

hy Is The US Building A Secret $100 Million Underground Facility Outside Tel Aviv

10/21/2013 2:34 PM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

Australian bushfires feared merging to threaten Sydney
DEBKAfile October 21, 2013, 1:38 PM (GMT+02:00)

Since the hottest September on record, Australia’s fire fighters have been battling bushfires across New South Wales. Now they fear that three blazes may merge with another fire and possibly threaten the outskirts of Sydney, Australia’s biggest city. A state of emergency has been declared.

10/21/2013 2:40 PM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

France protests US monitoring of million of phone calls
DEBKAfile October 21, 2013, 12:31 PM (GMT+02:00)

French Foreign Minister Larent Fabius summoned the US ambassador Monday to protest reports carried in Le Monde that the US National Security Agency monitored millions of phones of French businesses and officials as well as terrorism suspects. France says it finds such activity between allies unacceptable According to data leaked by former intelligence analyst Edward Snowden, the NSA spied on 70.3 million phone calls in France in the 30 days between last Dec. 10 and January 9, 2013

10/21/2013 2:40 PM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

Lebanese president summons security chiefs over new bomb car threat
DEBKAfile October 21, 2013, 9:59 AM (GMT+02:00)

According to incoming intelligence in Beirut, four explosive cars have entered Lebanon from Syria and are on their way to unknown targets. In recent weeks, four explosives-rigged car bomb blasts have hit Hizballah's Beirut strongholds and pro-Assad sympathizers in the northern city of Tripoli. Following the new intelligence, President Michel Suleiman called Lebanese security chiefs to a special meeting at the Baabda Palace Monday.

10/21/2013 2:49 PM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

Russian Air Force chief begins four-day visit to Iran
DEBKAfile October 20, 2013, 11:12 PM (GMT+02:00)

Gen. Viktor Bondarev, Russian Air Force chief, arrived in Tehran Sunday and will visit Iranian Air Force, air defense and aerospace facilities, escorted by his counterpart, Brig. Gen. Hassan Shasafi. DEBKAfile: The main purpose of his visit is to resolve the dispute over the delayed delivery of Russian-made S-300 air defense missile systems to Iran, for whose delivery Tehran is pressing Moscow.

10/21/2013 2:50 PM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

Last Palestinian terror attacks do have common threads – despite Israeli official disclaimers

10/21/2013 2:52 PM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

Obama’s potential release of $12bn of frozen Iranian assets would be followed by $35 billion from Europe

10/21/2013 2:57 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Bibi is Melekh Bela (King of Bela), the only one of the five cities of the plain whose king is NOT named in the four kings against the five kings in Parshat Lech Lecha. It screams out for an explanation. Bela also happened to be the same name as the firstborn son of Binyamin ben Ya'akov, and Bela, the city, was renamed Tzo'ar because it was one year younger than the other cities of the plain. It was not destroyed when S'dom was destroyed because it only had 51 years of accountability for its sins. So think that Bibi is not only Melekh Bela but Av Bela. The other cities had a full 52 years of accountability for its sins. Bibi is now 64 years old. The first 13 years of his life he was NOT accountable for his sins. So this entire year until the 28th of Tishrei 5775, he is like Bela with only 51 years of accountability for its sins. As with the 4 kings against the 5 kings, Tidal Melekh Goyim (Obama) and Chedarla'omer Melekh Eilam (Iran or Persia) will likely be attacking us in the 14th year since we became enslaved by the world during the Al Aksa Intifada...if they indeed come this Pesach. But while their attack may destroy most of the rest of the world, we will Tzo'ar did. This is the last thing that Moshe Rabbeinu saw at the end of his life after he saw the evacuation from Kiryat Dekalya (Newe' Dekalim). Bibi was born at the close of the War of Independence. During that war we accrued NO sins as opposed to what the entire world thinks. We only started sinning against each other from the year that the war was over starting in 5750, just like Bibi himself. Cutting off the peyot of Teimani Jews descending from their aircraft qualifies as disgusting behavior for instance. For the first 13 years we were not accountable through 5722 (Fall of 1962). We were then accountable for the next 51 years like Tzoar. Only in this year before we are accountable for a full 52 years are we comparable to Tzo'ar. This argues strongly for an attempt to divide Yerushalayim this year.

We are all Tzo'ar. The post, bli neder, will be written soon.

10/21/2013 3:54 PM  
Anonymous HSB said...

re:Gog W. Jr. ben Gog Presidency.

It might be fitting for President Obama to appoint former President Gog to coordinate and oversee the Piece details. What a fitting "hook in the jaw" to drag him onto the Mountains of Israel!

10/21/2013 4:16 PM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

400-metre asteroid sighted may 'blow up the earth'

10/21/2013 5:09 PM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

Expert: Major earthquake could be catastrophic
10/21/2013 10:49

Four minor earthquakes in only four days has raised worry about the possible loss of life that may occur in the event of a major earthquake in the region and according to at least one expert, these fears may be valid.

Professor Amotz Agnon, a geology and geophysics expert working at Hebrew University in Jerusalem, believes a major earthquake in the near future could kill thousands.

Speaking in an interview with Army Radio, Agnon said that a strong earthquake in Israel could "lead to thousands of deaths. From experience, we know that everything depends on the time of day an earthquake occurs. The cities of Safed, Tiberias, Kiryat Shemona, Beit Shean and Eilat, unfortunately, are all built above the Syrian-African fault-line."

10/21/2013 5:19 PM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

Tzoar, meaning "small" - Lot referred to it as a small city. Salvation was due to its smaller size and lesser iniquity. Its original name was Bela (Rashi)

And what is the connection implied by Dov?

10/21/2013 5:34 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

posted a new post in order to begin discussion of the significance of Tzo'ar, the last place in Eretz Yisrael that caught Moshe Rabbeinu's eye at the end of his life.

10/21/2013 6:13 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Sorry HoshaNa'ot. The Na is interesting because Rashi brings it down with its gematriah of 51 (Nun Aleph) while commenting about the verses about fleeing to Tzo'ar/ Bela(ng). Na means please or please NOW! The word Now probably comes from Na in Hebrew.

....I think that this will be an exciting year.

10/21/2013 8:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just responding to Shifra. You take the words of the Rebbe in the wrong way as I think many do. Of course, we all know that the negatives do not have to materialize; but, we see all the evils from the beginning of time coming out in the open, so the likelihood, as Reb Dov writes, of the harsh nevuot coming to pass, is very real. Jewish blood is avenged eventually by Hashem, so being kind to the cruel, as you should well know is wrong, because it always winds up where it turns out that we become cruel to the kind. Everything is in His Hands (so to speak)and He will do what is necessary as He promised. We, the bnai Yisrael, need to worry about ourselves doing teshuva. There are nations that cannot do teshuva, no matter what and so the Almighty knows who is who and Justice will eventually be done. We pray for H's Rachamim for all the bnai Yisrael and the righteous of the world. G-D is Good and G-D is Great.

10/21/2013 8:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with you 100% about being kind to the cruel, and this is Israel's greatest and most dangerous mistake. And I also believe that if we would follow the Rebbe's words on shleimus haaretz, teaching sheva mitzvos, spreading true awareness of Moshiach and geula and so much more, it would change the behavior of the nations as well.

In fact, I read an unedited sicha of the Rebbe where he said that the arabs have no bechira chofshit in these matters, and it depends upon what we do.

So yes, we need to do teshuva.

But I don't think any of us can say with certainty how Hashem will play out this process and how our teshuva will affect our physical reality.

My point is not that we should drink koolaid and hold hands singing, but rather that we should take as active a role as possible in influencing our destiny and the destiny of the world rather than simply taking prophetic note of it as it goes by.

Even though I, like many others, do have a fascination with watching the prophecies coming true before my eyes.

10/23/2013 1:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To the last Anonymous: It doesn't seem to bother you that the evil perpetrated in the most beastly manner for thousands of years, and especially, quite recently, with the Shoa against our people, will go unpunished. Justice will be done, says H' and so it will be. We pray it will be with great mercy upon His children, Yisrael, and the righteous of the world. It is more important for kiruv towards the wayward Jews who have no idea of what it means to be a Jew than to worry about fixing the nations. All will be taken care when Moshiach comes. Do you think that H' doesn't know who is who? We have been so indoctrinated for 2000 years of galut than we have lost our true identity of what it is to be a Yehudi. Can't you see the rise of anti-Semitism today such as was before the horrific shoa. Leave the rachamim to Hashem! In the meantime, we have to see to it to do as much teshuvah as possible, and try to influence our fellow Jews to do the same.

10/23/2013 8:04 PM  
Blogger davidtre said...

I would like to post this link in case it does not appear above.
I met Rabbi Marvin S. Antelman
in his home at Rehovet in 2004
thanks to my friendship with the
poster of this link to volume 1.
A true gentlemen and scholar it was an honor to meet him and speak with him.

David T

10/24/2013 2:56 PM  

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