Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The Yichus of the last Mashiach ben Yosef, Bibi Netanyahu

I think that this is important I needed to share it with you.  Zecharia 12 carefully delineates the yichus of the last Mashiach ben Yosef.  So I sent this to a few people last week.  Yes, it is Bibi.   According to the Targum Yonatan, he will go into into his last Govt. with the attributes of Achav ben Omri, but the nations of the world will still seek to murder him because of his intransigence on keeping Yerushalayim in one piece.  This is what I sent to a bunch of people.  I added a link proving that he is a Levi at the end of this:

 More and more pieces are coming together right now. Bibi is the last leader of Israel until Mashiach comes. Apparently on Zech 12:

וְסָפְדָה הָאָרֶץ, מִשְׁפָּחוֹת מִשְׁפָּחוֹת לְבָד: מִשְׁפַּחַת בֵּית-דָּוִיד לְבָד, וּנְשֵׁיהֶם לְבָד--מִשְׁפַּחַת בֵּית-נָתָן לְבָד, וּנְשֵׁיהֶם לְבָד. 12 And the land shall mourn, every family apart: the family of the house of David apart, and their wives apart; the family of the house of Nathan apart, and their wives apart;
יג מִשְׁפַּחַת בֵּית-לֵוִי לְבָד, וּנְשֵׁיהֶם לְבָד; מִשְׁפַּחַת הַשִּׁמְעִי לְבָד, וּנְשֵׁיהֶם לְבָד. 13 The family of the house of Levi apart, and their wives apart; the family of the Shimeites apart, and their wives apart;

First of all, Bibi is a Levi. At the senior Likud Shabbaton in Tzefat, he took the Levi Aliyah to the Torah.  

The Ibn Ezra takes issue with Rashi's peirush that the Natan referred to in Zecharia refers to the brother of Shlomo HaMelekh. (The Ibn Ezra is a Rishon. He can argue with Rashi all he wants.) The Ibn Ezra said that even though this may be the case, it is just as likely if not more likely that the Natan being referred to here is a prophetic end of days figure who will be the pre-eminent ancestor of this last leader of the Lowly Medinah before Mashiach comes. Well lo and behold, how did Bibi get his last name? The Father of Religious Zionism and ancestor of the entire Netanyahu clan! Bibi's grandfather
No wonder why in listing Bibi's yichus, Zecharia haNavi mentions the House of Natan first after King David!!

Then Zecharia mentions that he will be a Levi.   Here he takes the Levi Aliyah to the Torah at a Shabbaton in Tzefat about four years ago:  Gam Ani Levi!

And then it mentions that he is from Shim'i ben Geira ben Kish, the nephew of Shaul HaMelekh and the ancestor of Mordechai to complete the role of Shaul HaMelekh (by destroying Amalek in the world and to repair the damage of the curse of Shim'i ben Geira which he cursed King David while he was running away from AvShalom his son).  We know pretty much for a fact that Bibi chose the date that he wanted to speak before Congress about the modern day Haman getting the nuclear bomb.  He intentionally chose Ta'anit Esther, that is when it was Ta'anit Esther in Eretz Yisrael.  This was a conscious decision.  Then of course "The Deal" between Obama and the Mullahs was announced on the 13th of Nisan, and All of Shushan (the entire world) was perplexed just as it was perplexed when Achashveirosh and Haman announced their Deal about 2400 years ago.

So Bibi fits the profile.  

1. He is from the House of Nathan.....check.
2. He is a Levi......check
3.  He has taken on the spiritual mantle of Mordechai the descendant of Shimi ben Geira......check  
In addition to this last point, it needs to be pointed out that the yichus of Bnai Rachel (sons of Rachel or sons of Osnat from Sheivet Binyamin or from Sheivet Ephraim or Menashe) to the mantle of destroying Amalek in the world is NOT patrilineal.  It is matrilineal.  I discussed this in minute detail in the Comments section of the previous post about Shushan being Perplexed Again.   You can read it there.

 His problem? Does he choose the heroic and possibly martyred role of Zecharia 12, or does he cave to world pressure, form a govt. with Livni and Buji, and bring on the End in Zecharia 14 with the splitting of the Mt. of Olives on the First day of Sukkot 5776? We will know by Lag B'Omer when the day after (On the night of the 34th day of the Omer) he has to form the 34th Govt. of the Lowly Medinah.  It is now the drop dead date.  The nations of the world are poised to divide Yerushalayim and the rest of Eretz Yisrael during the very next week or two after that if he forms a govt. with Naftali Bennett instead.  New Zealand, I believe, is even drawn up a list of a punitive measures against us if this happens by attaching these measures to the French resolution that will be proposed in the UN Sec. Council should Bibi form a right wing Govt.  (I saw an article recently that they are busy in this endeavor.  I will look for it tomorrow, G-d willing.)  And.....yes, they, these Umot HaOlam, will try to kill him.  This we know from the pages of Zecharia 12.

Here is the full text of this last half of the 12th chapter of Zecharia from Mechon-Mamre.org   

ט  וְהָיָה, בַּיּוֹם הַהוּא; אֲבַקֵּשׁ, לְהַשְׁמִיד אֶת-כָּל-הַגּוֹיִם, הַבָּאִים, עַל-יְרוּשָׁלִָם.9 And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem.
י  וְשָׁפַכְתִּי עַל-בֵּית דָּוִיד וְעַל יוֹשֵׁב יְרוּשָׁלִַם, רוּחַ חֵן וְתַחֲנוּנִים, וְהִבִּיטוּ אֵלַי, אֵת אֲשֶׁר-דָּקָרוּ; וְסָפְדוּ עָלָיו, כְּמִסְפֵּד עַל-הַיָּחִיד, וְהָמֵר עָלָיו, כְּהָמֵר עַל-הַבְּכוֹר.10 And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplication; and they shall look unto Me because they have thrust him through; and they shall mourn for him, as one mourneth for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his first-born.
יא  בַּיּוֹם הַהוּא, יִגְדַּל הַמִּסְפֵּד בִּירוּשָׁלִַם, כְּמִסְפַּד הֲדַדְרִמּוֹן, בְּבִקְעַת מְגִדּוֹן.11 In that day shall there be a great mourning in Jerusalem, as the mourning of Hadadrimmon in the valley of Megiddon.
יב  וְסָפְדָה הָאָרֶץ, מִשְׁפָּחוֹת מִשְׁפָּחוֹת לְבָד:  מִשְׁפַּחַת בֵּית-דָּוִיד לְבָד, וּנְשֵׁיהֶם לְבָד--מִשְׁפַּחַת בֵּית-נָתָן לְבָד, וּנְשֵׁיהֶם לְבָד.12 And the land shall mourn, every family apart: the family of the house of David apart, and their wives apart; the family of the house of Nathan apart, and their wives apart;
יג  מִשְׁפַּחַת בֵּית-לֵוִי לְבָד, וּנְשֵׁיהֶם לְבָד; מִשְׁפַּחַת הַשִּׁמְעִי לְבָד, וּנְשֵׁיהֶם לְבָד.13 The family of the house of Levi apart, and their wives apart; the family of the Shimeites apart, and their wives apart;

יד  כֹּל, הַמִּשְׁפָּחוֹת הַנִּשְׁאָרוֹת--מִשְׁפָּחֹת מִשְׁפָּחֹת, לְבָד; וּנְשֵׁיהֶם, לְבָד.14 All the families that remain, every family apart, and their wives apart.

This is where the Targum Yonatan on verse 11 comes in.  He tells us in encoded language that the funeral of Mashiach ben Yosef will be akin to the funeral of the faithless King Achav ben Omri from Sheivet Ephraim and the funeral of King Yoshiyahu ben Ammon ben Menashe of Sheivet Yehudah together.  Somehow the leader who was only concerned about the physical prosperity of the Northern Kingdom is transformed into the spiritual giant of the great king of Yehudah, Yoshiyahu.  Somehow over the next five to 5 1/2 months this could, with G-d's help, come together.  What a miracle that would be!

(I wanted to get this posted tonight.  It is too important.  I will clean up the rough spots tomorrow.)


Blogger LondonMale said...

Rav Dov

Thanks for posting.

One thing about Bibi which I found interesting, he has united left and right on a previous occasion.

The left really do not like him, he is for them the obstinate block to peace, and also his economic policies are regarded as keeping food prices higher than needed, and housing harder to come by than some expect.

But, when the American officials called Bibi a derogatory name back in September 2014, then even the left wingers rallied to his defence, pointing out how he had served in the special forces and was a man of action as opposed to the American President who had not done military service.

4/28/2015 2:01 AM  
Blogger LondonMale said...

May 7th 2015 is the day of Lag B'Omer 5775. It is the United Kingdom General Election. Indications are that a coalition government will be formed, if this is a Labour - Scottish nationalist government it will be less favourable to Israel than the current Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition government.

4/28/2015 4:13 AM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

Earthquakes, volcanoes, and more: Does all the major unrest in the world this past week indicate that chaos is coming? Rabbi Nir ben Artizi say YES indeed...And it is intensifying.

Eathquakes, volcanos, and more - more and more!

4/28/2015 8:47 AM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

Jewish Home Source: Delay in Forming Coalition Due to US Pressure for Unity Gov't.

A senior official from the Jewish Home party stated this morning (Tuesday) that the delay in signing of an agreement between them and Likud is not tied into the negotiations between the two parties.

The source commented that Jewish Home had displayed a great amount of flexibility, and that there were very few issues in dispute, although Netanyahu was persisting in the delay to sign an agreement. The reason, he said, was that the US government was exerting pressure on the Prime Minister to form a unity government with the Zionist Union, and not to form a government that had 67 MK's in the nationalist camp. A7

4/28/2015 8:53 AM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

Matter for thoughts

In Nepal Aftermath, Feiglin Has Questions on Gays, Surrogacy

4/28/2015 9:21 AM  
Blogger Neshama said...

Jewish Home says that Netanyahu is stalling in making up a 'rightest' govt because of undue pressure from Obama!
This is what Netanyahu is debating with his neshoma about.

Cursed is the enemy of our people!

4/28/2015 9:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Those original Erev Rav souls became intermingled with the authentic Jewish souls. We still have the Erev Rav with us, but today, they can be born into the best families, have the highest pedigree, and be the most (externally) pious and 'frum' people you'd ever care to meet."

- a voice in the wilderness

4/28/2015 9:37 AM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

6:52 AM

Quake death toll up to 4,438 in 3 countries, Nepal police say (AP)

9:38 AM

Nepal PM: Earthquake death toll could reach 10,000 (Reuters)

4/28/2015 12:03 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Riots in Baltimore and in multiple American cities as we speak. They are burning America down today! The Chief Chicago Gangsta for whom 69% of American Jews voted twice, will be brought down into the Gutter, G-d willing, by the end of 5775.

I simply can't keep up with the news of the destruction of our present Age, the World of Lies, fast enough anymore. I need a blog that operates 24/6 with Shabbat off.

4/28/2015 12:45 PM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

Kerry: World 'closer than ever' to Iran nuclear deal

UN watchdog warns it cannot verify peaceful nature of Iran's nuclear program as Kerry and Iran's Foreign Minister Zarif meet on sidelines of non-proliferation meeting. AP

The world is "closer than ever" to reaching a comprehensive nuclear deal with Iran but the work is far from over, with key issues unresolved, US Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday told a global gathering on nuclear disarmament, where he and Iran's foreign minister met on the sidelines.

4/28/2015 12:57 PM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

Op-ed: It's time for the State of Israel to reassess its relationship with Diaspora Jews who have embraced anti-Israel views and initiatives.

Jews in the service of Israel's enemies

4/28/2015 12:59 PM  
Blogger Neshama said...

the Autistics are Right , and Rabbi ben Artzi both cautioned about increasing catastrophies after Pesach.

4/28/2015 1:11 PM  
Blogger Noise Blockers and Other Remedies said...

didnt you say it was all about the bird and feiglin? whatever happened to feiglin and ruby in all those predictions?

4/28/2015 1:17 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

You don't really pay attention Sir.

1. Ruby Rivlin's election to the Presidency was symbolic that the 999 steps of Mashiach ben Yosef in Sefer Kol HaTor were complete. At this pt. there are many who think that because those steps are complete, the last Mashiach ben Yosef will die. The Ramchal begs to differ. He insists that precisely because all the other Mashiach ben Yosefs DID die a violent death, including the last one Rav Me'ir Kahane, the last Mashiach ben Yosef will live.

2. Feiglin as the Bird could be a ben Yonah as in Mashiach ben David or a top Minister in Mashiach's govt.

Now, do you have a more positive contribution to post?

4/28/2015 1:23 PM  
Anonymous CDG, Yerushalayim said...

I believe Meir M's link in the 3rd post above was meant to be this: http://absolutetruth613.blogspot.co.il/

4/28/2015 2:40 PM  
Blogger Neshama said...

It's awful how they are using Bennett like a dishrag. That's how I see it. Netanyahu can't seem to get up the guts (!) to go against Obama. Maybe America needs 'another' disaster, as it seems HaShem has hardened Pharoah's (Obamas) heart once again.

4/28/2015 4:14 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

I am having a difficult time changing the formatting in Blogger to edit the format for this post. I will have to work on that later, G-d willing. I will post my edits for this post in the Comments section until I figure out how to edit the formatting on this post....bit frustrated.

4/28/2015 4:37 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

The Nevuah in Zecharia allows for both possibilities. Zecharia knew that this leader with the lack of faith attribute of Achav ben Omri would be hard pressed to take on the entire world and to take on the perceived world power of our time. So, as pointed out in this post, if he somehow develops the bravery, we will follow along the path of Zecharia 12 to the full redemption of our people. If he lacks the intestinal fortitude to come up against Mankind, we will follow along the path of Zecharia 14. G-d willing Heavenly forces will give him a little push in the Zecharia 12 direction instead.

4/28/2015 4:43 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

And pray for him to choose the correct path: Binyamin ben Bentzion veTsila HaLevi

4/28/2015 4:47 PM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

From where I sit it looks like the PM intends to lure the Likud to go for a unity government with the left C"V

4/28/2015 4:55 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

And it should definitely be pointed out, that in the last 3 days of the campaign before election day, he received a great miracle. Over 180,000 religious Zionists left Bayit Yehudi to vote for Likud when he cried out for help, telling us all that he would not be able to hold off on a joint coalition with Labor unless he had a decisive win over them in mandates. So he pleaded for Bayit Yehudi voters to vote for him instead. Bennett's projected seat total was reduced from 13 to 8 corresponding to a loss of about 180,000 votes. In so many ways he is beholden to them for his margin of victory. It is so much the case, THAT IF HE NOW FORMS A COALITION WITH LABOR, HE WILL LOSE HIS HISTORICAL LEGACY AND DESTROY ALL VESTIGES OF SECULAR ZIONISM IN THE PROCESS!! I think he has this part figured out. Such is the quandary of this last Mashiach ben Yosef....I have no idea what he will ultimately decide. In so many ways it is not even in his hands.

4/28/2015 5:01 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

And I say all this even though I voted for Eli Yishai/ Baruch Marzel.

4/28/2015 5:06 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

It does not help when those amongst us behave like children and storm out of a coalition meeting over increasing child benefits in order to squeeze the Treasury dry. It works against us and our objectives as a people. Tzedakah was supposed be done from within as a mitzvah, not by raiding the public till. Who knows what will happen next?

4/28/2015 5:39 PM  
Blogger Moriah said...

Moshe sheds light on a yet unreported phenomena: Israeli homosexuals seeking Nepali women for surrogates:


4/28/2015 6:07 PM  
Blogger Noise Blockers and Other Remedies said...

well, you were on about feiglin being elected which was where i got confused when he wasn't. as for something positive? eh. you read the news and it sure is hot. i hear tell the trees are happy though. so - that's positive.

4/28/2015 7:34 PM  
Blogger Neshama said...

UTJ just did some theatrics before giving in and signing.

4/28/2015 8:12 PM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

Rand Paul to Jewish Leaders: I'm Against War with Iran

Possible Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul met with Jewish leaders today (Tuesday) in a Brooklyn Jewish day school. During the talk, Paul explained his non-interventionist attitudes. He said that he had been opposed to invading Iraq in 2003 and Libya in 2011, and would not support going to war with Iran over the Islamic Republic's nuclear program. A7

4/28/2015 8:31 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Well Bennett was just offered the Education Ministry. Ben Gurion had a word for these negotiations. Nothing has changed. They are simply down and dirty, and then presto there is a Govt. If anyone knows the name that Ben Gurion gave to these negotiations, please share.

4/28/2015 10:10 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Meir: I am publishing two or three of your comments per day. That was what was decided so that the blog is not overloaded with comments from just one person. If you don't send me comments tomorrow, I will publish two or three of your comments from yesterday. In a day or two, then I will catch up. It is hard to wade through a blog's comments unless some basic rules are established. I am not picking on you. This applies to every commenter besides myself as Administrator of this blog.

I suggest if possible that one post one comment with at least three or four links. Post two comments per day, each with many links, once in the morning and once in the evening and one more comment on a pressing issue when that happens. And it has been happening more and more as the world disintegrates. Isn't that fair and reasonable?

4/28/2015 10:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please don't be delusional. He sold Jerusalem,
kever David and more than that long time ago. Yes, you can bring all your "proves" from the prophets but truth is how you can trust a person who don't have iriate shamaiim.why don't you talk about erev rave who will rule over us at the end ofdays.

4/28/2015 11:55 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

1. Shimon Peres gave Kever David to the Unholy See, not Netanyahu who was probably warned to stay away from Peres's business and turn the other way.

Netanyahu is not our perfect specimen of a Yorei Shamayim or a tzaddik. far from it. But there are two sticking points to him being a leader of the Erev Rav at the End of Days:

1. They hate him. And I am not just talking about the Israeli Left. The bulk of the Edomite leaders hate his guts. Get them on a "hot" mike, and they will tell you how much they hate him.

2. Medrash Sefer Eliyahu specifically tells us who is the last leader of the Erev rav representing Edom's interests in Eretz Yisrael, and he ain't Bibi. The ancient Medrash tells us that the last leader of the Erev Rav will be a fellow named TRMLO (That is Olmert backwards for those who can't read right to left. And in Hebrew the letters are actually left to right, the direction that the Western alphabet usually flows in.) Now he is in jail for a six year jail term. The only other leader mentioned in this context is from a list of foreign leaders who don't reside here. His name was HaChShaROH. Most likely that was Sarkozy...you know one of the guys who really hates Bibi. So the name of Benjamin Netanyahu is surprisingly absent...until you look at Zecharia 12, and you find his entire yichus. So the purpose of this post is to discuss that yichus that so specifically describes him and only him from the list of possibilities that exist at this time in history when Persia and Edom are on the verge of WW3.

4/29/2015 1:49 AM  
Blogger Leah said...

So, in roughly 9 to 10 days we will know which element of Zecharia- 12 or 14 will be coming down the pike.
Funny question Dov: Do you know or do you think that the rabbi(s) whom Netanyahu studies with are clued into this or speak with him about Torah and his responsibilities etc?
It's just a curiosity that I allow my mind to entertain.
Thank you for your insights.

4/29/2015 3:45 AM  
Blogger Devash said...

Israeli Politics: The Movie - Netanyahu I and II

4/29/2015 9:46 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Achav ben Omri was an actor in a Bad Movie too. His wife, Izevel, made Hillary Clinton look like a Choirgirl. Yet, somehow the Targum Yonatan on Zecharia 12 says that if he, Bibi, takes on Mankind at this juncture over the status of Yerushalayim, he could have a funeral like that reserved for Yoshiyahu ben Ammon ben Menashe. Go figure.

4/29/2015 10:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Binyamin Golden -

Q. He never speaks at all about HKB"H, in any event...

A. Netanyahu - he's not connected, he wants Jews without HKB"H, lo aleynu, he doesn't mention HKB"H at all. He's Erev Rav.

- a voice in the wilderness

4/29/2015 10:42 AM  
Blogger Neshama said...

Oh (sniffle) poor Netanyahu (sniffle) he's so upset at Shas and Jewish Home ... (sniffle) he might be forced to invite Herzog (and regrettably) even Tzipi (as a lesser evil) to form a govt. A7 headline.

But, he's got another week to go! This ploy might do the trick!

4/29/2015 5:09 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

In actuality if you look carefully at these negotiations, Bibi is having far more problems with the corrupt Gangsta at the head of Shas. Deri is in control of 7 seats. Without him Bibi only has 60 seats. Because UTJ is already in the Govt., he can't go to Yeish Atid. So because of Deri's "demands", he might be forced to go to Labor.

In short Bibi might not be "betraying" his voters from Jewish Home at all. The leader of of Shas, one of his necessary partners is a crook, a gangster, and a thug who either ignores or directs what his own operatives do in the name of Shas: defacing Eli Yishai ballots and making them invalid, replacing some Eli Yishai ballots with "under the Nesiyut of Eliyahu Yishai" which made those ballots invalid, throwing a Molotov Cocktail into a crowd at an Eli Yishai post-election function. These things happen, and he says nothing to distance his party from this behavior. As leader of his party he has to publicly distance himself from such horrible behavior, but he does not.

For this reason alone we could get Zecharia 14 instead of Zecharia 12. And we won't have Bibi to blame for this at all.

4/29/2015 7:41 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

As a matter of fact, it seems to me that negotiations with Bayit Yehudi are proceeding nicely. There does not, as of yet, seem to be any monkey wrenches that Bibi or Bennett have thrown into the works at this late date. But negotiations with Deri are barely off ground zero so it seems. And without Deri, Bibi will NOT be signing an agreement with Bayit Yehudi because he needs Labor's 24 seats instead. His only other option without Labor would be to somehow convince Ya'ir Lapid to join him again but only after canceling his agreement with UTJ which he just signed. Since that agreement has already been signed as of yesterday or the day before that, he would be forced to try to bring Buji and/or Tzippy on board instead. These coalition negotiations are atrocious, especially when one is trying to bring morally suspect people on board. I will look for that name that Ben Gurion called these coalition negotiations. It is on the order of rolling in the mud with several wrestling opponents at the same time.

4/29/2015 8:35 PM  
Blogger Itzhak Drahy said...

I remember i heard from Rabin the term of "goalitzia" instead of "koalitzia". Lashon "goal nefesh"
All the very best, reb Dov.

4/30/2015 1:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

With a Mashiach like Netanyahu, where is the redemption in that?

Everyday life under Netanyahu rule...

"The Civil Administration arrived at Tapuah West this morning (Thursday) in order to destroy the community's synagogue several structures."

- a voice in the wilderness

4/30/2015 11:55 AM  
Blogger Neshama said...

Leah, the Turkish Mayor called Harf "a dumb blonde". Thought you might appreciate that.

4/30/2015 1:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

While it is hard to have emuna while we are experiencing Purrim hidden miracles we do our best to imagine a chanukkah type miracle above the level of kreat hayamtzuf to bring the malchut back, real sovereignty to the Jewish people in our land.
Please explain again what happens when we finally finish our walk with Eisav all the way to har seir. Are the children and cattle still so tired we would feint along the way?

4/30/2015 1:51 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Go'alitzia of course is spelled with an Ayin not an Aleph. Go'al with an Ayin means Disgust. May Go'alitzia with an Ayin be transformed into Go'elitzia with an Aleph!

have much to discuss later: 1. more on Targum Yonatan's peirush along with a discussion of it in Mo'ed Katan 28 along with a reference to it in a hesped given by Rav Avraham Yitzchak HaKohen Kook at the funeral of Theodore Hertzl. Who would have thunk?

2. Inyanei Har Se'ir

3. a striking proof from the text of Zecharia 12 itself which proves that while his yichus to Natan and to Levi is patrilinear, his yichus to Shimi ben Geira is matrilinear.

Agreed, it is hard to understand how someone with the attributes of Achav can somehow turn out to be Mashiach ben Yosef (even though Achav himself was a King of the Northern Kingdom from the House of Yosef). Yet, this is precisely what the Targum Yonatan says in his peirush on Zech. 12:11.

Now that Bibi has officially brought on Kachlon, the odds of forming a coalition with Labor have decreased substantially since there will literally not be enough ministries to give to his own senior Likud MKs and Labor MKs who would certainly demand much more than Bennett would with three times the number of MKs. In short, the odds are greatly increasing by the hour that we will merrily go down the path of Greater Rachamim in Zecharia 12 than the path of pain and agony of Zecharia 14. Everyone say, Baruch HaShem!

4/30/2015 4:12 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Then there is Tekumah and Uri Ariel. They seem to be the key in forcing Bibi to rise above the 33rd level of purity on Motzei Lag B'Omer. We will have to watch that one as it plays out.

4/30/2015 5:30 PM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

Dov, I post this contribution as an exception to my rule, only to give support to one of your major subjects

Israeli Rabbi Compares Obama To Haman, The Killer Of Jews In The Book Of Esther

Wikipedia describes Haman from the Book of Esther as, “an archetype of evil and persecutor of the Jews. Having attempted to exterminate the Jews of Persia, and rendering himself thereby their worst enemy.”

The Jerusalem Post states:
Rabbi Shlomo Riskin, Chief Rabbi of Efrat on Saturday night compared US President Barack Obama to Haman and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to Mordechai.

Speaking at the Jerusalem Great Synagogue, the American born Riskin said that he could not understand what was going through Obama’s mind.

“The President of the United States is lashing out at Israel just like Haman lashed out at the Jews,” he said.

“I’m not making a political statement,” he clarified, “I’m making a Jewish statement.”

The Rabbi’s reaction comes from the treatment Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has received from the Obama administration in public. But the meat of the Rabbi’s comments comes from the treatment Israel itself is receiving from the Obama administration. From declassifying Israeli nuclear secrets to being cheerleaders for Iran to acquire nuclear weapons, Obama has not been a friend of the Jewish State.

Now the administration is threatening to review its relations with Israel and support for the tiny country in the United Nations, which has for decades attempted to weaken Israel’s hold on the Levant. Source: Western Journalism

4/30/2015 6:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

?!?? Huh


I am in the 'states', so, what does this mean?

4/30/2015 11:57 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Right now doing some research, I want to share with you two "paragraphs" from the Talmud Megillah 3a about the Great Mystery of the Targum Yonatan ben Uziel peirush dealing with the End of Days in Zecharia 12:11 in which he unites the funerals of King of Israel Achav ben Omri haRasha and King of Yehudah Yoshiyahu ben Ammon HaTzaddik:

R. Jeremiah — or some say R. Hiyya b. Abba — also said: The Targum4 of the Pentateuch was
composed by Onkelos the proselyte under the guidance5 of R. Eleazar and R. Joshua.6 The Targum
of the Prophets was composed by Jonathan ben Uzziel under the guidance of Haggai, Zechariah and
Malachi,7 and the land of Israel [thereupon] quaked over an area of four hundred parasangs by four
hundred parasangs, and a Bath Kol8 came forth and exclaimed, WHO IS THIS THAT HAS REVEALED MY
SECRETZ TO MANKIND?9 Jonathan b. Uzziel thereupon arose and said, IT IS I who have revealed Thy
secrets to mankind. It is fully known to Thee that I have not done this for my own honour or for the
honour of my father's house, but for Thy honour l have done it, THAT DISSENSION MAY NOT INCREASE IN
He further sought to reveal [by] a targum [the inner meaning] of the Books of Ketuvim, but a
Bath Kol went forth and said, Enough! What was the reason? — Because the date11 of the Messiah is foretold in it.12 (the Book of Daniel dealing with the verses about Time, Times and half of a Time.)

How was it that the land did not quake because of the [translation of the] Pentateuch (by Onkeles), while it did
quake because of that of the (translation of the) prophets (by Yonatan ben Uziel)? — The meaning of the Pentateuch is expressed clearly, but
the meaning of the prophets is in some things expressed clearly and in others enigmatically. [For
instance,] it is written , In that day shall there be a great mourning in Jerusalem, as the mourning of
Hadadrimmon in the valley of Megiddon,17
and R. Joseph [commenting on this] said: Were it not for
the targum (Yonatan ben Uziel) of this verse, we should not know what it means.18 [It runs as follows]: ‘On that day shall
there be great mourning in Jerusalem like the mourning of Ahab son of Omri who was killed by
Hadadrimmon son of Rimmon in Ramoth Gilead19 and like the mourning of Josiah son of Ammon
who was killed by Pharaoh the Lame (Neko) in the plain of Megiddo’.20

4/30/2015 11:58 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

In short, when R. Yonatan ben Uziel revealed his understanding of that verse (Zecharia 12:11) which he inherited from the Great Prophets Chagai, ZECHARIA, and Malakhi through a Mesorah, the earth shook violently because a very deep secret about the End of Days had been revealed.

more later....

5/01/2015 12:04 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Divine Providence therefore did not permit him to live in order to "translate" the Book of Daniel and the Books of Ketuvim in Tana"kh which would have revealed to all future generations precisely when Mashiach ben David would come b'itah. With the appearance of the leader described in Zecharia 12 who would somehow "unite" these two funerals when he died, because of Yonatan ben Uziel, we know that we have arrived. Let us use it to unite and, as the Targum Yonatan said it, to reduce the dissension that exists amongst Klal Yisrael.

To be honest, I don't know how Bibi Netanyahu can possibly be this endtimes leader described so specifically by Zecharia either, but here is his yichus and here we are at this time in history.

5/01/2015 12:16 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

PJ Media Anon.: That article is now two days old. Netanyahu has in the last two days signed two coalition agreements, one with United Torah Judaism and a very important one with Koolanu. He is on the verge today of bagging Deri who gave up on his insistence to have the Interior Ministry portfolio. (Deri wants in and not to be out. Being in comes with a Volvo and yes, it helps the State when Torah observant Jews are in the govt. no matter how suspect their Representative is.) The Bayit Yehudi portfolio issue seems to have been settled. The Big question of course will be, will Netanyahu in writing say that there will be no more discussions about being mevater (giving up) on Yesha? This is a big question, and because he is secular, he is scared of the international repercussions of making such a statement in writing to secure Bayit Yehudi in the coalition. And in lieu of what is being discussed here, HE DOES NOT WANT TO BE KILLED FOR IT!

One additional thought about what I just posted. As I pointed out earlier, Rav Avraham Yitzchak HaKohen Kook zt"l gave a long eulogy for Theodore Hertzl precisely on the verse here in question (Zecharia 12:11 and the discussion of that verse that ensues along with the Targum Yonatan's peirush in Megillah 3a and Mo'ed Katan 28). You can imagine that is was about "reducing the dissension between secular (Mashiach ben Yosef) oriented Jews who were most interested in building the infrastructure of a State of Jews and Torah Observant (Mashiach ben David) oriented Jews." Yet, he was known for trying to reduce that dissension, and he did it at a time 100 years ago when the coming together of these streams of Jewish life was a pipe dream. Well if we have arrived, then it is NO LONGER A PIPE DREAM! I realize that there is a gut reaction against the secular mindset, but not every secular Israeli is from the Erev Rav. It is important to make distinctions. Bibi is no different. One way to tell the difference is: 1. Does such and such individual worship world public opinion and desire popularity for themselves?, or 2. Does he/she simply not have the emunah to depend upon G-d in the face of the hatred of Mankind? The former is from the Erev Rav. The latter is likely NOT from the Erev Rav and is likely a faithless Jew because of the gut -wrenching pain and suffering of Jewish history. Netanyahu is from the latter not the former.

My neighbor has a sefer of the speeches of Rav Kook zt"l from so many decades ago. This hesped that he gave for Hertzl is in that sefer. I will have to look through it as soon as I can to discuss it any further.

5/01/2015 1:08 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Plus, think of a secular Jew in Netanyahu's position. He gets an earful from the menuval Obama day in and day out, threatening him in all kinds of ways if he signs on the dotted line with Bennett that negotiations with the invented people are history, at least for the next four years. I am sure Obama and the Ba'al Kerry have a list of various threats such as 1. worldwide economic sanctions and/or 2. international troops that they bandy about regularly in private and yes in public. If a secular Jew does not really believe in the pages of Zecharia 12 and 14 and Yoel 3 and 4 and the promises of G-d for Redemption, he will not be so inclined to get himself into such hot international waters to begin with. He will try to avoid it at all costs....But into this milieu comes Uri Ariel saying, "Sign something and seal it with a drop of your blood to indicate that you will keep your promise."

5/01/2015 1:29 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Plus from Zecharia 12:2 it says:

ב הִנֵּה אָנֹכִי שָׂם אֶת-יְרוּשָׁלִַם סַף-רַעַל, לְכָל-הָעַמִּים--סָבִיב; וְגַם עַל-יְהוּדָה יִהְיֶה בַמָּצוֹר, עַל-יְרוּשָׁלִָם. 2 Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of staggering unto all the peoples round about, and upon Judah also shall it fall to be in the siege against Jerusalem.

This tells us that the great defender of the Jews who live in Yesha will NOT be this endtimes Mashiach ben Yosef figure. Because from right here:

ג וְהָיָה בַיּוֹם-הַהוּא אָשִׂים אֶת-יְרוּשָׁלִַם אֶבֶן מַעֲמָסָה, לְכָל-הָעַמִּים--כָּל-עֹמְסֶיהָ, שָׂרוֹט יִשָּׂרֵטוּ; וְנֶאֶסְפוּ עָלֶיהָ, כֹּל גּוֹיֵי הָאָרֶץ. 3 And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will make Jerusalem a stone of burden for all the peoples; all that burden themselves with it shall be sore wounded; and all the nations of the earth shall be gathered together against it.
ד בַּיּוֹם הַהוּא נְאֻם-יְהוָה, אַכֶּה כָל-סוּס בַּתִּמָּהוֹן, וְרֹכְבוֹ, בַּשִּׁגָּעוֹן; וְעַל-בֵּית יְהוּדָה, אֶפְקַח אֶת-עֵינַי, וְכֹל סוּס הָעַמִּים, אַכֶּה בַּעִוָּרוֹן. 4 In that day, saith the LORD, I will smite every horse with bewilderment, and his rider with madness; and I will open Mine eyes upon the house of Judah, and will smite every horse of the peoples with blindness.

and from here:

ז וְהוֹשִׁעַ יְהוָה אֶת-אָהֳלֵי יְהוּדָה, בָּרִאשֹׁנָה: לְמַעַן לֹא-תִגְדַּל תִּפְאֶרֶת בֵּית-דָּוִיד, וְתִפְאֶרֶת יֹשֵׁב יְרוּשָׁלִַם--עַל-יְהוּדָה. 7 The LORD also shall save the tents of Judah first, that the glory of the house of David and the glory of the inhabitants of Jerusalem be not magnified above Judah.
ח בַּיּוֹם הַהוּא, יָגֵן יְהוָה בְּעַד יוֹשֵׁב יְרוּשָׁלִַם, וְהָיָה הַנִּכְשָׁל בָּהֶם בַּיּוֹם הַהוּא, כְּדָוִיד; וּבֵית דָּוִיד כֵּאלֹהִים, כְּמַלְאַךְ יְהוָה לִפְנֵיהֶם. 8 In that day shall the LORD defend the inhabitants of Jerusalem; and he that stumbleth among them at that day shall be as David; and the house of David shall be as a godlike being, as the angel of the LORD before them.

we learn that the great defender of Yesha is HaShem Himself, NOT the leader of Yisrael who dwells in Yerushalayim.

5/01/2015 9:49 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Also notice the use of the word "House or Bayit in Hebrew" for three of the four yichusim (lineages). One might think that the world Bayit denotes a feminine aspect of one's lineage, but this is NOT true. As a matter of fact, the opposite is true. Yes, the word Bat means daughter and is always conjugated in the feminine, but the word Bayit (house) IS ALWAYS CONJUGATED IN THE MASCULINE! The plural of bayit for instance is batim, not batot. We say Batei Medrash not Batot Medrash. The word bayit as a subject in a sentence is always followed by a verb conjugated with its masculine ending, and the word bayit is always described by adjectives conjugated with masculine endings. Also time and again in Tana"kh, the word bayit refers solely to male descendants (beyond the immediate children of the first generation). The assumption here is that the Bayit is invariably owned by the Man of the House. This is so because a man in Bereishit is commanded to leave his father and his mother in order to cleave to his wife. A woman is NOT given this same commandment. Upon leaving his parents, a man has to build a House (both a physical house and a house of his descendants.) Therefore in order to be "from that House" generationally beyond the generation of the immediate children, one has to be a male descendant of male descendants of the original owner of that house. We also see this with ancient contracts when someone is always referred to as ben/bat (name of father) as opposed to when we daven for someone who is ill we refer to ben/bat (name of mother). So the yichus of the House of Natan and the House of Levi above must be patrilineal while the yichus of Mishpachat (Family of) Shimi can be either patrilineal OR matrilineal. The House of David of course is called a House because Mashiach ben David is a patrilineal descendant of David himself.

5/01/2015 10:58 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

I wanted to add a key point about the word Bayit which I missed. If a woman remains in her father's house without getting married, she is part of her father's household. The moment she gets married (Nesui'im) with her new husband, after Kiddushin has previously been completed, she enters her husband's household. She is no longer part of her father's house. For purposes of yerushah, if her father has no sons, the daughters get the yerushah under the stipulation that they must marry into the same tribe of their father. So the property including the actual batim is always amongst the houses of the tribe in which it had been patrilineally transmitted. So a Bayit IS always patrilineally transmitted after all within the Tribe of the father even if by necessity, the daughters get the property in their generation because they have no brothers.

5/01/2015 1:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To Dov and the rest:

According to the *Law of Attraction we, with our beliefs, create our own reality.
Dov, I have been reading your blog for a couple of years now. If you believe geulah will only happen on soukot and with much difficulty ch'v because we are in the beita scenario then that is when and how Hashem will confirm to you it will happen and if you believe that we are undeserving, guilty, that additional suffering has to come to am Yisrael, to Israel, and that more tragedies will happen,eg. that 2/3 of the world will get destroyed, CHAS VE'SHALOM, then watch out, because by believing that (EVEN if some important person, even a novi, told us such things in the past) and expecting these things to happen, you will be held responsible for making them happen. Our primary task is not to guess the future events but to BRING MOSHIACH ASAP.

We are all connected, Hashem constantly recreates and animates the world, and one person's thoughts can change the entire world. If you keep on expecting the negative nevuos to happen and look for proof of them in the world, do not worry, you will see them happen.

It is a principle from the Torah that negative nevuos do not have to happen. If we want we can all be in the Holy Temple in Jerusalem today for kiddush! But we don't believe it.

It is much better to imagine and believe, feel, act and talk as if geulah has already happened.

"Remember, the bad days Dov, before geulah, when we were still in galut and we were trying to guess who the moshiachs are and when they were gonna come?"

It is not for nothing that the Chabad Rebbe told his chassidim that we need to study about moshiach and geulah and live like they have already arrived.

Beliefs, our thoughts and what we say or expect to happen, create reality and not the other way around so, think good.

Geulah can happen today!

The more negative news you will look for the more you will find and the more you will believe them to happen now, the more they will happen.

Just watch out.



5/01/2015 5:23 PM  
Blogger Leah said...

Neshama: Very funny. I definitely laughed...dumb blond. Hmmmm, I wonder if that makes him and evil brunette? ;)

5/01/2015 6:46 PM  
Blogger Leah said...

Daniel, I do not think that Dov is purposely looking at negative scenarios. I believe that reality dictates that there are negative potential scenarios and positive potential scenarios. I believe that we should not have our heads in the sand as the expression is.
Personally, I do not hold by what you quote Rabbi Schneerson, zt'zl, saying that we need to act like Moshiach has already arrived.
Once again, it sounds like (to me) when x-tians say, "know sheker hanavi, know peace. No sheker hanavi, no peace." Our reply to them is to look around. Do you see peace? Then sheker hanavi is not the one you should be seeking and so on... I believe in acting like Moshiach has already arrived it will potentially cause us to not try as hard- as though somehow it's already here. We have so much work to do, we need to do some serious teshuva.
I believe we have to continue to do mitzvos and long to have Moshiach.
At no time does Dov steer us in the wrong direction with anything negative. He does not say that it is official, that on this date this will happen. He does say that if such and such is going to happen it will, according to this text, happen during this holiday as our sages, zt'zl have written in the mesorah etc...
I will be disappointed like I always am with the fact that Moshiach has not arrived yet, it is not due to anything that Dov writes. It is because I know that due to my lack of mitzvah adherence that I personally have more than likely caused a delay.
Shabbat shalom.

5/01/2015 6:58 PM  
Anonymous CDG, Yerushalayim said...


What does this "law of attraction" have to do with the Chabad Rebbe? and where in the Jewish literature do you find such a concept?

I followed the link you posted and looked the site over. It seems the LOA has more to do with idol worship - or, just as bad, self-worship - than anything else. Maybe I think this because of all the other links nearby, but that certainly didn't encourage me to stay there.

5/02/2015 11:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To Leah:

- with all due respect to Dov, when was the last positive scenario- comment or article posted over here? In general are there more pos or neg expectations ?

-Re "reality dictates": reality can not dictate anything. Hashem directs the world according to the kind of beliefs, attitudes and actions (actions derive from beliefs) mankind has and every belief, thought, word and action of Am Yisrael has a big influence. (if you don't understand this I suggest you learn Tanya sefer, Likutei Moharan or the Zohar). You influence what is happening in your life and in the world through the sefirot (or "shakras", as the Indian healers call it. They've summarized our 10 sefirot in 7 "shakras" but they still have a lot to learn, like recognizing that the source is the Ein Sof/Hashem etc. I just spoke to such an Indian one day before the Nepal earthquake happened.)
- when I wrote Rabbi Schneerson, zt'zl, said that we need to act like Moshiach has already arrived, it does not mean that we shouldn't do mitzvot, teshuva etc. On the contrary! Once the final geulah will happen and Moshiach will be revealed, the ohr makif [that part of Hashem's Infinite Light (the ohr ein sof) that presently we are yet too limited to notice ] in all of creation, including in all his creatures, will be revealed and everyone will see Hashem everywhere and permanently. We won't have free choice any longer and everone will follow the Torah. So when the Rebbe ztl said that we should strive to act as if Moshiach is already here he meant we should do our best in mitzva observance (and yes, as you wrote, those who need it should do teshuva).

When the Rebbe gave instructions about what to do it wasn't just his 'opinion'. It was Torah [kabbalah etc].

Special Mitzvot that Can Bring Moshiach (incl. Torah sources):

Quickest way to bring Moshiach:

[Dov, thanks for not having posted part 2 of that comment I posted last week.]

We need more positive vibes on this site.

5/03/2015 1:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gog U Magog (ww3)is an INNER struggle

The war of Gog and Magog is an internal war within each and every one of us against that which denies the reality of Divine Providence. The war manifests itself when we are challenged to follow what the Torah tells us to do in a situation when such a course of action appears "guaranteed to fail" in the eyes of worldly logic.

The Lubavitcher Rebbe explains here that the way to acheive victory in this war of Gog and Magog is through learning and internalizing the teachings of Chassidus (the inner dimension of Torah) to such a degree that worldly logic ceases to be the basis for a persons view on what will bring success, and instead his perspective is informed by the insights and "assumptions" of G-dly Wisdom.

In this way--by learning and internalizing the teachings of Chassidus--we will merit the promise of the Zohar, to be redeemed from exile mercifully.

http://dawnofredemption.blogspot.com/20 ... munah.html

...thus at the end of exile there is a strenghtening of the klipa of Apikorsus, which is the idea of the war of Gog and Magog...entirely denying the reality of G-dliness... (Kesser Shem Tov Hosafos 400)

"I strike, but I heal, and no one can rescue from My Hand." (Devarim 32:39)

It is known the explanation of the Rebbe Maharash (l'chatchila arriber(1)) that "I strike, but I heal" is connected with the revelation of Pnimiyus Hatorah (the inner dimension of Torah) by the Rashbi. Because by all the other Tannaim(2), even those that learned Pnimiyus Hatorah, their learning was in a way that there is mechitza (divider) between Nigleh d'Torah (the revealed aspect of Torah) and Pnimiyus Hatorah. But regarding Rashbi his learning was in a way where the division ceased to exist, "I strike, but I heal", that a union was made between Pnimiyus Hatorah and Nigleh d'Torah, and how much more so after it has become "a mitzvah to reveal this wisdom"(3), and more than this, a mitzvah to spread the wellsprings outward, in accordance with the instruction (together with the giving of the ability) of my father-in-law the (Previous) Rebbe Nosi Doreinu(4).

And through this we merit to the true and complete Geulah -- "with this book of yours the book of the Zohar...[Yisroel] will be redeemed from exile mercifully."(5)

And this is also related to the end of the verse "and no one can rescue from My Hand", as explained in Targum Yonason ben Uziel that this refers to the war of Gog and Magog, etc. -- because by learning Pnimiyus Hatorah in a manner of "If they were wise, they would understand this" (Devarim 32:29), and drawn down to the da'as (internalized knowledge) until "this is their end" (ibid), and in a way of "I strike, but I heal", then "and no one can rescue from My Hand" comes to be, as stated, the war of Gog and Magog, until the point of victory, etc.

1. The Rebbe Maharash's familiar saying: "the world says, that one comes to an obstacle, the first thing to do is try to go around it, and only then to go over it, but I say, go over it from the beginning (lechatchila arriber)!"
2. Great sages of the Mishnaic era.
3. Stated by the Arizal, brought down in Tanya, Igeres Hakodesh, Epistle 26.
4. "Leader of our generation".
5. Zohar III:124b, Raya Mehemna, brought in Tanya, Igeres Hakodesh there.

Sicha of the Lubavitcher Rebbe 6 Tishrei 5747

5/03/2015 3:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ט כִּי-מֵרֹאשׁ צֻרִים אֶרְאֶנּוּ, וּמִגְּבָעוֹת אֲשׁוּרֶנּוּ: הֶן-עָם לְבָדָד יִשְׁכֹּן, וּבַגּוֹיִם לֹא יִתְחַשָּׁב. 9 For from the top of the rocks I see him, and from the hills I behold him: lo, it is a people that shall dwell alone, and shall not be reckoned among the nations.

Rashi: When the final reckoning is made to punish the nations, Israel will not be included among them.

5/03/2015 4:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Leah, thank you for a beautiful response to daniel; beautifully expressed and I also agree with you here and about how Dov gives us the sources, striving to reach the right answers. The understood is that only H' knows the exact time and date and as we are in the era before the coming of Moshiach, we have the right to search for answers proving to Him that we are yearning for Moshiach Tzdkeinu's arrival. Shavua Tov.

5/03/2015 5:21 AM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

I posted here earlier the opinion of Rabbi Riskin of Efrat - that Obama is the current Haman and Nethanyahu the current Mordechai.

Assuming he hypothesis is correct, then the question "who is the nowadays King Achashverosh (Xerxes) comes naturally. Many years before, King Cyrus of Persia issued a royal edict which permitted the Jews to rebuild the Beis HaMikdash - the Holy Temple, in Yerushalayim. During Achashevrosh ruling, the Jews were ordered to halt the construction of the Beis HaMikdash in Yerushalayim.

I will speculate on this question in my next posting. After all, Haman could do nothing without the consent of Achashverosh. Was he really a "lover" of the Jewish people or did he in principle agree with Haman's attitude?

5/03/2015 10:55 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

I have to write a very short response since I don't have time specifically today.

What you, Anon., have sent is all well and good if the events of 5775 were/are/will be Achishena, but they are not. We are now in the B'itah reference frame of Redemption. As a matter of fact, there has been much written about the fact that anything after Minchah Gedolah of the 6th Millennium, Rosh Chodesh Av 5771, has to be B'itah. Since it is b'itah, we will have to accept at least some Geulah B'Din in the world which means that there will likely be a big war, and some people (how many is still unknown but up to 1/3 is the Vilna Gaon's estimate) will die in that war between Edom and Persia. The Big War lies at our doorstep, no matter how many rounds of Golf Obama plays as the Houthis encroach of the Gulf of Aden...that is Gulf with a U not an O as in O for Obama. Whatever opportunities we had for pure Geulah b'Rachamim seem to have been missed since this past, most recent, Pesach. Likely Pesach 5775 and the Sefirat HaOmer that we are now in, seem to have built into the process of Geulah B'itah a lot of Rachamim into the Judgement on the Nations of the World which will soon commence. One such bit of Rachamim would be if Bibi were to form a right wing Govt. on Lag B'Omer forcing the Umot HaOlam to concentrate their rage against him and Naftali and Uri Ariel for not being in tune with their reprobate program.

Yes, we will not be reckoned amongst the nations of the world here in Eretz Yisrael. Part of the key there is to be Here and not amongst the nations where one Jewish neighborhood ends and then merges with a gentile neighborhood across the street such as in places like New York City. Please consider deeply right now before it is too late where you want to be when the War commences. Or make preparations to "ride out the storm" in the Lands of our Dispersion especially in a place such as America which is so, so large and in which one can choose which group of gentiles to be amongst as all this occurs. Do you want to be amongst those who fear G-d or those who don't fear everyone else or want to be loved by everyone else except G-d? things to consider but not time today to write more. I will likely have more time tomorrow, on Monday.

One last thing, it has been known by Chaza"l from time immemorial that even if the Geulah would begin on the 7th Day of Pesach, B'itah it would reach its peak during the Sukkot Festival because like Sukkot this is the Final Ingathering, the Final Judgement of the Umot HaOlam, and the settling of all accounts (at the end of this Shmittah year before Sukkot of the perspective Yovel year) for all of our unrepentant sins for all of our multitudeness gilgulim for the entire span of human history. Get your House in order before Shavuot. Rise to the 49th level as an individual one last time. This summer will not be a simple carriage ride or a walk in the park. Funny, Shavuot falls this year right smack in the middle of Memorial Day weekend, the official start of the American Summer of "Repaying back to G-d all of the Accounts that have been borrowed from the Company Store" This summer is the 49th Summer since and including the Summer of Love aka the Summer of Rampant Acts of Sexual Immorality. After 48 summers, America is hanging over the abyss of Mem Tet Sha'arei Tumah. Take a giant leap back from the abyss. Make it count. Do it as individuals. Don't follow the crowd. The majority of the Jewish world is headed with Ruth Buzzy Ginsburgh and Elana Kagan into the abyss. bye until tomorrow.

5/03/2015 5:19 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Correction on one sentence above: Do you want to be amongst those who fear G-d or those who do fear everyone else or want to be loved by everyone else except G-d?

5/03/2015 5:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CDG, Yerushalayim

This is Daniel.
(By the way, I dont know why Dov has deleted my name from the 3 Anon. posts that directly follow yoru post..)

The Law of Attraction [LOA] explains how reality is influenced by once beliefs. It is just a secular name for the mechanism that is behind emuna, tefila, saying tehillim. If you ever read anything about it just replace 'the universe' by Hashem. Hashem is everywhere. The same mechanism can now be explained by quantum physics. Religion and science have met. Quantum physics can now explain how is it that by believing in something [any event] it will manifest in your life. I understand that anyone who reads about this over here may first be shocked. I too first didn't believe in it. The prophecies about when and how geulah will happen are only -possible- scenarios but Hashem runs the world and it is a principle from the Torah that they do NOT have to happen! By accepting and expecting them to happen your beliefs make them happen. It's good to know them but if you prefer geulah to arrive faster and thru the better scenario it is harmful to continue focusing on the same nevuot all the time. Talking about mitzvot, it's is a mitzva to think positive and to believe (expect) geula and moshiach to arrive every day !!

This post is an invitation to everyone to play a more active role in bringing geula and moshiach ASAP thru changing the way we think and what we believe. Our beliefs are very powerful.

Dov, your blog is very inetesrting but if I were you I would on the main page first post a disclaimer that says that neg. nevuot do not have to happen and then a list of mitzvas we can do to hasten geula and moshiach. Just a suggestion.

I am shomer shabbat and I didn't mean to hurt anyone over here.

5/03/2015 5:50 PM  
Blogger Neshama said...

"Biden told the think tank, “Let’s get something straight so we don’t kid each other. They [Iran] already have paved a path to a bomb’s worth of material. Iran could get there now if they walked away in two to three months without a deal.”

What he didn’t say is that Iran has gotten that far while Obama and Biden were in office. Netanyahu is saying that the proposed deal guarantees that Iran can achieve its goal."
Read it here:
Biden says Iran 2-3 months from a bomb, and Netanyahu's response

5/03/2015 6:32 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Here is a mitzvah (or minhag in our days) that one should try to do this very evening. Today WAS Pesach Sheini, but Pesach Sheini has the rare distinction in halakhah of continuing until Chatzot HaLaylah tonight on the 15th of Iyar. So have a meal where you wash for Matzah tonight before Chatzot, and you will be participating in a wonderful custom which was alive during the time that the Beit HaMikdash stood as a mitzvah for those who were tamei (or too far away on business) to offer up the Pesach lamb on the 14th of Nissan in the afternoon. So this lamb would have been offered up in the afternoon on the 14th of Iyar and would have been eaten with matzah and marror until midnight on the 15th of Iyar which is tonight. There is NO prohibition against Chametz on Pesach Sheini. So eat your matzah with chametz tonight.

5/03/2015 8:39 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Tonight is also the 30th day in the Counting of the Omer. This was the day, tomorrow, on which we were first warned about the Mon which fell first in the desert on the 31st day of the counting of the Omer. In the year of the Exodus, we were warned on Shabbat, the 15th of Iyar, about the Mon which would fall for the first time before dawn on Motzei Shabbat/ Yom Rishon.

5/03/2015 8:43 PM  
Anonymous CDG, Yerushalayim said...

Thank you for this, R' Dov!

Here's a La"g l'Omer video fresh today from R' Ephraim Sprecher of Diaspora Yeshiva, at the OU Center.

Why Play with Fire?

5/03/2015 9:29 PM  
Blogger LondonMale said...

Rav Dov and others

1.) I wonder what significance there is between the disturbances tonight in Kikar Rabin in Tel Aviv, and that these fell on Pesach Sheini, which was also the Yahrzeit of the Tazddik Rabbi Meir Baal Ha Ness, 14 Iyar?

A friend was at the protest, she says the police began the violence.

2.) A tangent, but the Palace of Westminster, the UK Parliament building in London with the famous "Big Ben" bell, is crumbling - literally. It needs £3BN spent on it (US$5BN/ NIS16BN.) or it will not be fit for use within a decade.

3.) About this "Law of Attraction" or being able to use positive thought to produce results. I dare say there are those on here much more learned than me, but my life experience has been that I can want something with all of my energy, but if Hashem does not want me to have it, I will not have it.

5/04/2015 1:25 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

So after Ferguson and Baltimore, race riots come to Tel Aviv. Tell you what folks. I am done with Olam HaZeh.

5/04/2015 1:54 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

I guess I live a sheltered existence here in Kochav Yakov. We have at least 20 Ethiopian families here with nary an incident of this sort. Our community would be on a list of the United Nations' best behaved melting pots if we weren't all evil West Bank settlers. I'll have to see what this is all about tomorrow.

I try to avoid Tel Aviv as much as possible though, even more so after the Tel Aviv voting populous voted by plurality for the Anti-Zionist Union. So it will be difficult.

5/04/2015 2:06 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Our big hot button issue in K.Y. is Did Eli Yishai form Yachad with the blessing of the Sefaradi Rabbinic Establishment who received their mesorah from Rav Ovadia Yosef, zt"l, or is he a rebel against the wishes of Rav Ovadia Yosef zt"l? Half the community here says Yes, he did it with Rav Ovadia's blessing through his successors, and the other half says No, he is a rebel. That is our big hot button issue here. It is impossible that this debate could ever develop the coarseness of some stupid racial debate which has nothing to do with spiritual matters.

5/04/2015 2:18 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Well, it is time to draw important major distinctions between what is happening here with the Ethiopian Jews and what is happening in Baltimore and Ferguson, MO. 1. The Ethiopian Jews are not destroying their own neighborhood or for that matter, anyone else's neighborhood in the process.

2. They aren't looting, vandalizing, or engaging in any grand theft or destruction of businesses in the wake of their rioting against the police. Yes, they are attempting to destroy police cars whom they view as their oppressors, but 3rd party damage is being kept to a minimum. There is some 3rd party damage, but it is at a minimum...from what I can ascertain.

3. From the video, it seems to me that they have a legitimate gripe. The soldier was beaten by the police officer when the soldier was not acting in a threatening manner against the police officer. If this is what is on video, one has to ask what happens with police encounters with Ethiopians when there is no video.

5/04/2015 1:13 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

I should point out that during the Summer of the Geirush, 2005 , a friend and I went to the Ayalon in Tel Aviv to block traffic in Tel Aviv during rush hour. The Ayalon can be blocked during a time of Churban because emergency vehicles can use alternate routes, and this was before the Churban. Also most of the support for the Geirush/Churban was in Tel Aviv. So this was a way of bringing their crime to their attention before they committed a worse crime... which occurred anyway later that summer with dozens/ hundreds dying as a result in the last ten years. I was a driver who brought 6 people with me to attend the demonstration. (We had driven there in groups. The setting up with drivers and groups to sneak into position in Tel Aviv had been organized by a "well known halakhic scholar on our yishuv". won't say anything more about that) My friend sat down right in the middle of the Ayalon Expressway and was beaten up by the police in a big way. So I can only imagine what was going on there yesterday, based on personal experience from ten years ago.

5/04/2015 1:32 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Daniel: I don't delete specific information or lines from posts. Either the entire comment is posted, or it isn't posted at all. You are more than welcome to post here, two posts per day except that during a discussion, one can post a third post each day which responds to someone else's post. If you post a fourth or fifth post, I will then post those comments the following day.

5/04/2015 1:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If we are to see the world facing a massive nuclear exchange then some old cold war DIY projects should be linked to and downloaded.

Kearny Fallout Meter

Using basic physics make an emergency radiation detector from stuff that everyone has in their house, the high voltage to charge it is generated by making static with a nylon comb and some wool or human hair or a roll of wide celo tape.

It might be available at a beit merkachat here, not sure, or ask for a script. Otherwise just order some KI (Potassium Iodide) tablets to saturate the thyroid against radioactive iodine produced in nuclear explosions or reactor meltdowns.

I am hoping for a neis to protect us, especially in E"Y; but I would rather waste a small amount of money than face an On the Beach scenario with my wife and kids.

5/04/2015 2:12 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

And it turns out that the soldier who was beaten up is the antithesis of Mike Brown. He seems to be a Shomer Shabbat tzaddik. The ironies here are stunning. The International Israel hating Left is siding with the tzaddik and against the Police. I can't get over the ironies between what happened here and what happened in the Alter Heim.

5/04/2015 3:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


So it's true. It is the lefties again.

(Vincent; saturday's and monday's internet guard)

5/04/2015 3:58 PM  
Blogger Neshama said...

It seems to me, as I read it, the 'lefties' are actually siding with the correct (as in right) side :-)

5/04/2015 4:26 PM  
Blogger Neshama said...

Ok, I found out my error. This article leftists and other groups interfered and escalated violence to make Ethiopians look bad, and to make Israel look bad in the eyes of the Nations

5/04/2015 4:37 PM  
Blogger Neshama said...

I should have combined this with previous post, sorry Dov.
I feel so bad for the Ethiopians, read this also: eye witness statements.

5/04/2015 4:43 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Well it seems that Pamela Geller's push for Freedom of Speech and expression in the US, once its bedrock principle (not anymore), has almost lead to a Charlie Hedbo type attack in Dallas, Texas, USA which was very reminiscent of the same type of attack in Copenhagen almost three months ago against a similar conference for Freedom to criticize the mad prophet of Islam. I wonder what will be the next shoe to drop?

5/05/2015 12:59 AM  
Blogger LondonMale said...

Rav Dov

Thank you for answering my question.

Two points.

I spoke briefly tonight to a friend who is Ethiopian by birth, made Aliyah in 1984 and involved in politics in Israel. She is very upset that the international media chose to cover violence, when there were peaceful protests for over six hours. I am going to attempt to find out more about who exactly caused the violence, as it does seem it was the police and the leftists/anarchist groups to a large extent, maybe a total extent.

I once had a chat with an Ethiopian who wanted to leave Israel. I could not undertand hwo they wanted to leave, as they came from a Haredi family.
They told me of various incidents where there had been suicides of young men from their community who had been in the army, and that some of these were in their opinion, murders made to look like suicides.
Thankfully are, but disturbing nonethelsess, and certainly an awareness of these existed in the Ethiopian community.
So there are issues we as a nationmust iron out, and traumas to be healed.

On a spiritual note, we recently had May Day...a day of Socialist agitation. Here in London today we had some protests by the "Occupy" group.
But I think this day is linked to Beltane, a Pagan Celtic day of child sacrifice?
The energy of some of the Edomite nations this past weekend was one of disquiet, to put it mildly.

5/05/2015 3:06 AM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

World Order is Turning Chaotic

"In the 1930s, the “enlightened” world ignored the threats of Hitler because who was he threatening anyway? The Jews?!

It is to the credit of Mordechai that he believed Haman.

The riots in Baltimore are just the tip of the iceberg of hatred that will spread over the US by the “have nots” of society, and over Europe by its Moslems and Africans.

Within the next decade, the spirit of Bavel will prevail over the world, when the accepted mores of society will be no more.

World order will turn chaotic, with the break-down and destruction of the international regulatory systems and will by necessity drive Man to seek Hashem for salvation.

However, we, the Jewish people have a barrier far stronger than even the most impressive mountain ranges. It is Hashem’s pledge as stated by the prophets Yoel and Ovadya:

בהר ציון תהיה פליטה

In Zion there will be refuge.

What is unfolding before our eyes is the period of the Mashiach when all Jews will return home, even against their will. Just as Rashi’s commentary above that Kohanim must live a life of sanctity even against their will.

It is not a coincidence that Israel has just discovered huge gas deposits and that we are independent in the matter of water in a region of the earth where it is at a premium.

We are an oasis of Hashem within the desert of Man." - Rabbi Nachman Kahana

Hashem is telling the world to wake up

5/05/2015 5:23 AM  
Blogger Neshama said...

Oh, my, coalition falling apart again ... This almost 11th hour!

5/05/2015 6:02 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Neshama: 50/50 now. Netanyahu played his hand when he brought on Deri yesterday. He intends to at least try to form a right wing govt. He did NOT need Deri to form a National Unity Govt. (as he needed UTJ and Kachlon to do so), but Bennett won't play the Fri'er in this either. So 50/50. I don't understand Lieberman's move though. bizarre.

5/05/2015 7:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

to CDG, Leah, LondonMale , Dov , Neshama:

anyone who believes that tefila, torah and mitzvot we do has an effect on our lives and on the world believes in the LOA. How cares about how the secular people and goyim call it. And now it's even proven by science, just google: law of attraction, quantum physics. LondonMale there is a reason why the tefilot sometimes dont get accepted but the LOA works whether you believe in it or not, whether you aware of it or not. There are some amazing videos about quantum phys on youtube.

5/05/2015 8:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

sorry I forgot to add my name to my last post addressed to Dov, Leah, Neshama, LondonMale, CDG


5/05/2015 8:09 PM  
Blogger Neshama said...

I read that Kahlon would not stay in the coalition if Liberman was not in it. So, it may be Libermans way to force a unity govt., and I think without Bennett. Liberman despises the money given to UTJ.

5/05/2015 10:01 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Daniel: There is no such thing as a Law of Attraction in Quantum Mechanics. If you are trying to say:"Think good thoughts, and it will be good.", that is a philosophical statement not a scientific statement. The fact that this planet approaching Mem Tet Sha'arei Tumah is on a collision course with G-d's Throne of Judgement for a good planet cleaning can't be swept under the rug. We can't pretend that things aren't happening in the world which line up with prophesies regarding G-d's Judgement. We can always plead for more Mercy, but we can't pretend for instance that what is going on down in
Teiman or in Dallas aren't happening. These things ARE happening, and they reek of G-d's Cts. of Justice being in session.

5/05/2015 10:35 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

It looks like the Goalitzia Sweepstakes here are about to hit a brick wall. But the winner of the 2015 Kentucky Derby over Shabbat was....... American Pharoah! Signs, Signs, Everywhere is a Sign!

5/05/2015 10:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Two things: First, believe no matter how we want a right wing gov, there are those who are in control who do not allow it; it has been that way since Israel's rebirth. Think Nimrodians who make sure the left leads. But we must remember who really is in control- that's H'. Second point, believe that 'thinking good, it will be good' is true, but pertains to the individual, not to Israel's destiny (prophecies). H' will mete out Justice as promised. Whereas the Jew needs to try, at least, to be b'simcha and know that whatever H' does is 'good', and thinking positive is a must and works because He is in control.

5/06/2015 12:20 AM  
Blogger Ronnie Rendel said...

The law of attraction is avoda zara even if it uses some ideas that sound similar to chassidus, like think good will be good.

The problem with LOA is thatd its all about serving yourself and getting things you want. Think good will be good is based on Bitachon in Hashem and giving ourselves over to Him. Huge difference, though subtle. In todays age the difference between kedusha and klipa is subtle.

5/06/2015 12:41 AM  
Blogger LondonMale said...


My previous post should have read:

[Ethiopian Suicides in the army] Thankfully are [rare], but disturbing nonetheless, and certainly an awareness of these existed in the Ethiopian community.

Not as I posted.

5/06/2015 12:43 AM  
Anonymous CDG, Yerushalayim said...

Here's another sign:

Left Concerned Over [Ayelet] Shaked as Justice Minister

Frankly, I'm confused by the bringing on of Aryeh Deri juxtaposed with this, tho it hasn't happened yet. R' Dov, what do you make of it?

(I also really wish news orgs, whether papers or Web sites, wouldn't make headlines of things that haven't happened yet.)

5/06/2015 12:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

in kol hator and the ramchals writings MBY is sick #1 learns secrets of torah # 2 is a youth # 3 gathers in the exiles and expands the land # 4 destroys amalak with elijah end beshalach rambans commentary . Bibi barely knows torah , isnt a youth , is healthy as a horse , will cave in to amalak like saul did and has already several times in the past. . In other words your way off . As for rav kahane he was MBY of the last dor .

5/06/2015 1:19 AM  
Blogger Leah said...

Yes, that is auspicious- American Pharoah.
Dov, when you wrote to Neshama about 50/50 now - what did you mean?

5/06/2015 4:35 AM  
Blogger Neshama said...

Anonymous at 1:19, I also have doubts about Netanyahu being so pivotal. It just rubs me the wrong way. As much as I'd like to believe, it doesn't wash well. I am still depending totally on HKB"H to show us the way. I believe there is greater Hester panim now then at Purim. And we should not be deterred by the clouds of confusion covering the world. HaShem wants our dedication via the simple path, good deeds, learning Torah, kindness to all Jews, and adhering to Har Sinai's halachot. I believe that things have gotten (can't find the best word to describe it) 'off course' (this is the closest) because of man's innate battle with the Satan,

5/06/2015 9:08 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Bibi is only so "pivotal" ONLY because he is the very last PM in Olam HaZeh before Ben David Ba. So he gets to choose through which path we are redeemed. Of course it is G-d doing that by directing the intentions of his heart, but by forming a right wing Govt., he chooses the path of Zecharia 12. And by declining to "give in to Bennett's demands", he choose the path of Zecharia 14.

In this past century alone we have had, at least, three Mashiach ben Yosefs who have all died violent deaths: Yosef Trumpeldour, Avraham "Yair" Stern, and the last one, Rav Me'ir Kahane, May HaShem avenge their blood. The last one will be as a shadow in the greatness of the previous but last three men, but according to the RamChal, he might just live yet.

5/06/2015 10:24 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

And there is a striking, mind-blowing connection between the first Mashiach ben Yosef, Y. Trumpeldour, to die a violent death in the 20th Century and the Family of one Bentzion Netanyahu. It is so striking that it proves the point. It has to do with a British righteous gentile named Lt. Col. John Henry Patterson, two man-eating lions in Africa (the Ghost and the Darkness), Patterson's lifelong quest to unite humanity together as one, and a silver kiddush cup meant for Yoni, Bibi's brother, that somehow ended up in Binyamin's sack....more about this later.

5/06/2015 10:39 AM  
Blogger Neshama said...

Maybe he's not the last! If Liberman is right, there will be another-straining-the-limits-of-the-people "election" because of a short-lived coalition. Do you realize how much power Bibi has given over to Deri and UTJ??

Even tho Bibi has given Shaked the justice ministry portfolio, behind scenes finagling has removed crucial power on several issues from justice to (anti justice) Deri and Shas.

It may be that Liberman is correct "giving up portfolios for principles".

5/06/2015 12:44 PM  
Blogger madaral said...

It is said that the Truth is a downer. But this is only so to an orthodox believer, whose belief is rooted in the past, and only in the past. But, if you live according to the Light, the Light of Lag Ba'Omer, the Light of Moshiach Yosef, if you (try to) live the Truth, the Truth is not a downer, it is an upper. May the Truth be known in Israel, in the merit of Shimon Bar Yochai.

5/06/2015 2:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do believe as Reb Dov that Netanyahu is the last prime minister before Moshiach; think many others also think that's true.

5/06/2015 9:34 PM  
Blogger LondonMale said...

Rav Dov, and other readers,

I just spoke to an Israeli Ethiopian friend who was at the Ethiopian Protest in Kikar Rabin on Sunday.
Of note from what she said:

- 20 - 30% of the crowd was non-Ethiopian.

- Among these were the Mizrahi "Black Panthers", the Daphne Leif Social Protest Movement, and some radical leftists.

- My friend has been active for several years in NGO movements to improve social harmony in Israel. She was sceptical about the involvement of the radical leftists. She said that previous meetings with them have not resulted in anything positive, because the leftists were significantly more passionate about anti-Arab racism and hostility to non-Jewish immigrants, than any problems the Jewish Ethiopian community may have in Israel, to the point that my friend's organisation had not been able to establish any common ground with the leftists.

_ My friend is well aware of the relative prominence of African-American and Black British people in society compared to Ethiopian Israelis, and has worked to send positive role models to schools and community meetings, to show that Ethiopian Jews can succeed in Israel.

- My friend is very worried, because she says many people at the protest are Israeli born Ethiopians, who do not want to wait for social equality and build towards social and commercial success through the generations, they want it now.

-She says these younger people are very angry, and being Israeli born are assertive and confident, and not meeker as their parents might be, but remain very patriotic and want to be included in Israeli society, not separate from it.

Wishing all Lag B'Omer Sameach.

5/06/2015 11:13 PM  
Blogger Yehudi Yerushalmi said...

It starts:

Obama to back Palestinian state at Security Council – payback for Israel’s right-wing cabinet

5/06/2015 11:44 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Congratulations are in order to Netanyahu and Bennett for choosing the path of Zecharia 12 and NOT the more unstable, apocalyptic path of Zecharia 14. There IS what to celebrate. Iyar is the month of Geulah from below that is a stirring from below during a month whose entirety is part of Sefirat HaOmer. Until the 33rd level of purity we are prisoners to the Umot HaOlam specifically to Edom who purposely serves G-d at the 33rd level since their entire purpose for doing so is to make money for the sake of making money, rarely for a higher purpose. This happens at the level of Hod that is in Hod, when Esav or anyone else who serves G-d for the purpose of making money wants a Chazakah on the Mon(ey). A chazakah on the right to demand Money from G-d happens on the third day that Mon fell from Heaven, on Lag B'Omer. So much of the Inyan of the idea of Mashiach ben Yosef is that, yes, money and prosperity are important, BUT when we serve G-d lishma we intrinsically rise to a higher and higher level. This 34th Govt. since the founding of the State of Israel has in a very deep way chosen a more altruistic path than prosperity and making money. So much more is now at stake.

The Talmud tells us that at the end of Days, the Klal will finally begin to repent when HaShem has places a "leader like Haman" over us forcing us to turn to G-d and rise above the idea that we may not make money in the short term by telling the Umot HaOlam to go to Hell. Yet, in the long run, we bring G-d closer to us so that the Final Redemption will be more boldly manifest as the entire world gathers against us. ....We are most definitely in process. Now phone Binyamin Netanyahu to tell him that we have inside information that the Umot HaOlam will try to murder him. Chag Sameach and Good night.

5/07/2015 1:07 AM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

The Washington Free Beacon: “Foreign media reported overnight Wednesday that “foreign planes” struck targets in Omdurman, the capital of the state of Khartoum in Sudan. The strikes are said to have occurred late Tuesday night.

The Al-Araby al-Jadeed newspaper cited “credible” Sudanese military officials, although the strike has yet to be officially confirmed.

A military source told the media outlet that “members of the Air Defense Command in Sudan hit targets, with the assumption being the strike was carried out by a warplane in the area of Wadi Seidna in the city of Omdurman.”

Comments: “Persia, Cush and Put will be with them, all with shields and helmets, also Gomer with all its troops, and Beth Togarmah from the far north with all its troops—the many nations with you.” Yechezkel 38:5

Persia is modern day Iran
Cush (eldest son of Noah’s son Ham) settled in the area of Sudan, Ethiopia, Somalia and possibly Eritrea
Phut (Son of Ham) Libya possibly Tunisia and Algeria
Beth Togarmah is Turkey/Armenia

Apparently the Israeli Air Force got the memo: Sudan is prophesied to be part of a future Russian led invasion force (Yechezkel 38-39).

Tick tick …

5/07/2015 7:29 AM  
Blogger Neshama said...

I hope anonymous, you are correct. However, what do you say to this: (I don't trust Bibi)

"Netanyahu is set to swear in his government in the coming days, but once it is established, he will immediately make an offer to Labor head Yitzhak Herzog, sources say. According to those sources, Netanyahu is prepared to bring Herzog in on a rotation basis, giving up the top office in the last 18 or 12 months of his term.

Earlier on Wednesday, Herzog denied a report by Channel Two's Amnon Abramovich that he had turned down an offer by Netanyahu to be Foreign Minister while conducting serious negotiations to bring Labor into Netanyahu's coalition." Arutz Sheva

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

Hmmm, Joseph Trumpeldor rode in on a whole corps of donkeys to E"Y. Have we already passed that prophecy or is it just a generational echo of MB"D?
ALso is the battle of Har Meggido (armageddon) already passed during WW-I or is this also to happen again?

5/07/2015 9:45 AM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

Everything is on track, B"H!

Obama to back Palestinian state at Security Council – payback for Israel’s right-wing cabinet

5/07/2015 3:31 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

I agree with you Neshama. Bibi is not to be trusted. There is so much sewage under the bridge where he promised one thing and delivered something else. Back in 2005 he promised us that he would lead a charge to stop Sharon's Disengagement Plan. Limor Livnat and Silvan Shalom were willing to follow him into hell for a Heavenly cause. In the end he did not lead such a charge. He abstained against the powerful Sharon because he did not want to lose the important Finance Portfolio in Sharon's Govt. It really does go on and on with him. He has this checkered "jook" in his past to say one thing but to cave in the end by not delivering. Yet,....

Sometimes HaShem prevents you from backtracking after you do something brave even if you want to!

5/07/2015 4:52 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

A razor thin majority coalition can lead to a situation where one MK takes "revenge" and brings down the entire ma'arechet. In this case, the B'nai Yithro feel slighted.

I am sure this is the first of many. I don't know how this survives...But it is in G-d's Hands.

5/07/2015 5:00 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Meir: In the future you and everyone else should test the hot links posted by others to see if the link has already been posted before posting the identical link again I posted your latest link because, at first, the identical link above yours did not seem to be working. Debka links can sometimes be very temperamental.

Anon.: There are two anonymous posters for whom the links do not work at all. Post again. Test your links before posting.

The Debka article at the end of the article says the main reason behind the temporary ceasefire in Teiman is because of the promise by the Ba'al Kerry to propose a Palestinian State in the UN Sec. Council as soon as possible. This is where it gets interesting. It is precisely because of the resolution to divide Eretz Yisrael in the UN Sec Council that HaShem will make them kill each other. He will make it very obvious that is what is happening when the moment finally arrives....which might be as soon as next week? Timing will be important. May it be as soon as possible. The spiritual oppression (of the pulsating control of the wicked) in Olam HaZeh needs to be ended NOW!

5/08/2015 4:06 AM  
Blogger Leah said...

It seems so preposterous to come to a nation (Israel) and tell them what they are going to do- davka!(and if they don't, they're gonna get it!
This is precisely what the nations are doing, though. They do not realize, nor do they care who Hashem is and who they are dealing with.
Really- a two state solution? Really? There is a solution, but the one they think is not the real deal....

5/08/2015 5:24 AM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

Well Dov. Since you raised the Debkafile article I might as well comment on it.

US support for a Palestinian state, according to Dekafile’s sources, will be used as a bargaining chip in order to secure a ceasefire in Yemen and Gulf states’ support for the Iranian nuclear deal.

If H' intends to fulfill Yechezkel 38:13 (depicting America and Saudi Arabia as powerless in the last war) because of one act of aggression against Israel, this could be it – Bereishis 12:3.

The talks are scheduled for in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

5/08/2015 7:22 AM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

Eretz Yisroel - One State Only

5/08/2015 10:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is interesting that the word solution is used again for the Jews/Israel. Like pre war II when hitler came up with the final solution.

5/08/2015 10:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


One photo says a thousand words:


Russia celebrating 70 years since victory in WW II. And here is the message of the hour...

Min Ha Shamayim.

5/08/2015 11:00 AM  
Blogger Dan G said...

The Chasam Sofer says that according to a certain Midrash, the Mon actually started falling on 18 Iyar, Lag Baomer (this of course disagrees with the Talmud Shabbos 97b that has it on 15 Iyar, but it fits in nicely with your calculations).

5/08/2015 11:43 AM  
Blogger Neshama said...

Dov, it seems Netanyahu understands all this and that is why he holds the ministry post, and wants Herzog to take it (as Obama wants in the Debka article), so Herzog has to do the quibbling with Obama, leaving the veto power for Netanyahu. I wonder if Herzog knows this also?

However Netanyahu has put off the swearing in of his govt until next week. This may stall things?

5/08/2015 12:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The so-called "Law of Attraction" is not a law. It is nought other than a "New Age" hoax to sell books and DVD's to the naive and foolish. Claiming in its 'doctrines' that Mozart, Beethoven, and other true geniuses knew its occult "secret" and used it for their success is itself an absurdity. Mozart was, in addition to being a true genius acclaimed by the age of five, was a comfirmed coprophile and profligate who descended into penury and indigence. Beethoven, another true genius, studied throughout his life under Haydn and was himself a conflicted, violence-prone loner experiencing dark depressions. His contemporaries considered much of his work too radical and unacceptable.
It is true, however, that unholiness is attracted to holiness, which might account for the reason some readers, among them this writer, is a devoted follower of this blog.
- Under the Sun

5/08/2015 9:01 PM  
Blogger davidtre said...

Do you mean Herzog should play the Quisling as FM in Bibi's

5/08/2015 9:44 PM  
Blogger Neshama said...

Davidtre, I was thinking more like 'fall guy' or 'patsy'.
Quisling is a bit too strong.

5/09/2015 10:47 PM  
Blogger LondonMale said...

Rav Dov

I posted about the Ethiopian protest last Thursday, but my comments have not appeared, so I will post again, a condensed form.

I spoke last week to a friend who had been at Kikar Rabin, an Ethiopian born lady, who is active in her community, she is also an ex-Golani soldier.

1.) The police used force after asking the crowd to disperse. When the crowd refused, the police had been on duty for many hours, were tired and wanted to go home, so they said enough and used force to disperse the crowd.

2.) My friend said that over the years, she had met with the radical left to ask their help in protesting about racism against Ethiopian Jews. The left refused, claiming this was not an issue, and wanting to protest about anti-Arab racism and hostility towards the non-Jewish Africans who have arrived over the last decade or so.
But...the radical left turned up for this protest.

It does hint at an attempt to hijack the protest by leftist and anarchist forces.

3.) In the UK, the right of centre Conservative Party won a majority on the 7 May election. The Conservatives support a two state solution, but otherwise are supporters of Israel in the main.

Similar to the Israeli election, the pre-election opinion polls forecast a leftist Labour government (leading a coalition) and the result was regarded by all as a shock.

4.) A riot happened today in the heart of London, against the Conservative government. The leftists and anarchists agitated against welfare cuts. It was significant in that it was an unregistered protest outside Downing Street...this is very unusual as protests must be registered with the police. It does not bode well for law and order.

The Daily Telegraph newspaper listed the following motley collection of groups as being involved:

"Various groups said they supported the protest, including London Black Revs, The Brick Lane Debates, BirminghamStrong Justice 4 ALL, Kashmiri Students Campaign UK, Rojava Solidarity Working Group, Class War, Occupy Democracy, Occupy UAL, Our Brixton and Sisters Uncut."

5/10/2015 3:06 AM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

And the rivers of blood that may soon flow in the waters of Lebanon will overshadow the blood-and-tear-filled swamps of Syria

5/10/2015 6:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oy that Bibi has no place for Ayoub Kara in the government to take care of our Druze cousins. The Kenites came with us form the midbar into the land and fought under the command of Yohusha for kebush haaretz. They fought even Amalek alongside us in the days of Shaul. Of all nations of the ancient world only we, the Druzim, and the remnant of Cuthim remain. Even the Schina left the machena to greet Yithro, yet we can't appoint one Druze minister to the government after thousands of years of loyalty? In the case of Kara even standing against the Aza gerush where Jews were oppressing their brothers, eze busha!

5/10/2015 9:55 AM  
Blogger Neshama said...

LondonMale, add this to your report:

"Ethiopian Israelis say police abused them after arrest. From racist slurs, to physical violence and inhumane conditions, Ethiopian Israeli detainees recall night in police holding. By Ofra Edelman, 10:05 08.05.15" 1 Haaretz article.

So, another protest is on the way. The police should be expunged of their racist and nasty members. Their tactics do indeed smack of police state fascist behavior. The govt must get involved, Bennett, Lipman, and others must clean house. I dare to think there are UN activists and intern'l anarchists among them. Like at the disengagement!

5/10/2015 11:58 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

There will now be a boatload of new ministers and ministries to accommodate everyone who "deserves" a ministry. Yes, Ayoob Kara deserves a ministry, but so do "ten other deserving Likud MKs". Part of the problem of Goalitzia is that in order to placate the other parties joining the coalition, Ministries have to be handed out to them first, leaving Likud MKs with the scraps, so they think. What a mess!

Rav Lazer Brody, paraphrasing: compared it to the PM trying to cover himself and other coalition members with a blanket that can only cover three or four people, but in order to cover the entire coalition, the blanket has to somehow cover five or six people when it is only meant for three or four people. So now the Govt. today just expanded back to 20 ministers from 18 ministers a number agreed on by law just one year ago, and Yeish Atid is taking a conniption fit. In addition Bibi can now appoint a bunch of Ministers without Portfolios in order to soothe over hurt feelings. As I said, "What a mess!" Pray hard that this is the last election in Olam HaZeh, and all will be well with this.

5/10/2015 1:36 PM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

Message from Rabbi Nir Ben Artzi on Parshas BeChukotai, Kaf Alef of Iyar, 5775, (10.05.2015)

"The members of the Knesset are unstable and everything is complicated. This so that the people of Israel should realize that they need to crown the King Moshiach that will instruct the assembly of Israel how to behave in Israel and abroad, and also to give instructions the world as a whole. This is not an imagination but a close reality! The world is in chaos and requires a spiritual leader - Moshiach ben David, to redeem the world."

5/10/2015 6:31 PM  
Blogger Neshama said...

Thank you Meir M: lets speculate. Who is going to step in to do just that? Someone we already know? An unknown figure just begins on his own to direct the Israelis, and then everyone else? Maybe he's not in Israel? Maybe it's Moshe Feiglin? Maybe someone else in the Knesset?

I put alot of consideration in the words of Rabbi Nir Ben Artzi.

5/10/2015 9:00 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Another friend of this blog told me what Rav Chaim Kanievsky has been talking about lately. Apparently it is what we have been hearing from several sources.

1. War after Shavu'ot (beginning some time after Shavu'ot) between Edom and Persia

2. Mashiach ben David by the end of Sukkot

It is not the type of thing he answers in normal Sh'aylot, but apparently a lot of people who know him well keep repeating the same thing.....

This is how bad the world is right now. It leaks tumah now. It reeks of spiritual puss. Ayelet Shaked is being compared to some of the worst fiends in all of history. Now I know this is from that bevy of hypocrites in the United Kingdom. Just look at the number of Agrees (5000) vs. the number of Disagrees (1000) to fully comprehend how putrid the world's population is right now. Without a war, the righteous would be trounced by the wicked, and this can't continue. This can't be allowed. Based on how these hypocrites vote against the righteous, we should thank G-d, that the world survives what is coming.

Ayelet Shaked is Now the Angel of Death, and Brits agree with that statement 5 to 1. I am sorry, with this type of sentiment, you can stuff your Law of Attraction where he sun does not shine. I have no desire to attract such people to be in my circle of friends. I would rather that they just disappeared. I am not sure we can successfully share G-d's green earth with each other anymore.

5/11/2015 12:02 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Without speculating, once this War resets the world, one of the most positive, redemptive voices around is Rav Yitzchak Ginsburgh Shlit"a. I don't know his role in these matters, but it will be very important. He recently had a se'udah for his 70th birthday at or right next to King David's tomb.

5/11/2015 12:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dov, what will happen the day 10 orthodox rabbis [or an entire crowd] will use the LOA to manifest Moshiach ?

One of these days, soon, when I am gonna start after tikun klali, ... :)

Are there still tzadikim who are asking Hashem to delay geulah in order that we get more time to do teshuva ?


5/11/2015 12:43 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

As explained in a recent post, the middle third of humanity is now at Mem Tet Sha'arei Tumah, about to enter the 49th summer since the Summer of Love and Debauchery (Zimah) 5727 or 1967. If this were delayed any further, the majority of the world would no longer be redeemable. So delaying this further would do far more harm than good.

5/11/2015 12:56 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

This Mira Bar Hillel has now risen to the top of my "LaMalshinim al Tehi Tikwah" prayer list. She just toppled Thomas Friedman from the top of my list of Malshinim for whom there is no hope....and it only took one article! That is how bad and slanderous this article is. Reading it has made me ill. It has made the spiritual oppression in this world that much more palpable. I spoke to Rav Pinchus Winston about this. He feels it too like he has never felt it before too. May we be delivered from such rotten, demonic folk....and their followers. Amein.

5/11/2015 1:23 AM  
Blogger Leah said...

YEs, Dov, I agree with your last post. I really don't understand how these people can think this way. I must ask because I grapple with this: Is it a level of evil or is it ignorance? What is it that influences these people to write this type of slanderous finger pointing garbage?
Yes, really- I want to truly know.

5/11/2015 3:53 AM  
Blogger LondonMale said...

Mira bar Hillel has been a frequent critic of Israel for many years. The Independent newspaper is slightly to the left, and has as it's main Middle East journalist the notorious anti-Israel critic Robert Fisk.
Bar Hillel's "article" begins by making a big hoo-hah how Shaked is from a party to the right of Likud "If such a thing is possible." It is an idiotic statement, given that Likud is basically centrist, with it's focus on a semi-controlled economy rather than a total free market.
I do not consider Bayit Yehudi particularly right wing, it is right of centre but not extremist.
Such articles are bizarre but time dishonoured lefty propaganda, sadly still being published.

5/11/2015 4:31 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

The Son of Gigi, the slavegirl, has a role to play in The Last Battle

Unbelievably out of the pages of the Medrash Sefer Eliyahu. Who would have thunk that at the End of Days all we would have to do was to cut and paste out of the headlines.

5/11/2015 6:09 AM  
Blogger Neshama said...

This is the first time I have heard of this Mira person. What does she expect and want of Israel? This world is in 50-50 mode. 50% good and 50% evil. The division is now for real. It used to be a large % was in the middle, but no more. This will make retribution easier.

However, like Leah, I too would like a clearer understanding of what happened to the leftists' minds. If labeling them leftist is correct. They lost in Israel and they lost in England elections. They are gaining in America, but Islam might turn the tide there. Michael Savage says the leftists are suffering from a mental disorder. A disorder it is. But how did this happen? Could a Jew really be turned inside out and become evil? Is this the division of Jew and Erev Rav? If the evil Satan is slaughtered, will this release them from his grip? Will they suddenly wake up?

5/11/2015 9:06 AM  
Blogger Neshama said...

Poor Ayelet, she's not even warming her chair and now has a security guard because of death threats. Livni calls Netanyahu a chameleon, but Ayelet gets death threats. This has been an election era that tops them all. However, I think they are really deathly afraid of the religious in power! Their fear is causing paranoia and loss of reason. Could this be the gog umagog showdown?

5/11/2015 2:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rav Dov,
It's me again :) Have those words by Rav Kanievsky shlita been verified? Unless someone was mamash standing there when the Rav was asked and replied, how do we know the validity of these statements?

War after Shavuos? Wow that can be like.....whenever.

We really need to be more mindful and critical in a healthy way and not just believe whatever we hear and whomever we hear it from. I am sure you too will agree.


5/11/2015 6:34 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

This was paragraph from an article published in the serious low brow rag, The Last Idiots (Yedi'ot Acharonoth) this very morning as quoted in Times of Israel:

Meretz leader Zahava Gal-on lashed out Sunday at the Yedioth Ahronoth daily for publishing an article on Shaked’s weekend trip to a resort (in Yerushalayim) with her family. The article related that the family visited the resort’s swimming pool, revealing to readers that, “to the disappointment of the other vacationers, [Shaked] kept her clothes on.”

My comment: Whoever purchases that lowbrow rag, The Last Idiots (Yedi'ot Acharonot), ever again after this morning's article is truly the last idiot. And to think that those pond scum wanted to ban Yisrael HaYom and that The Last Idiots tried to pay for the passage of that bill banning Yisrael HaYom out of their own advertising money. And to think that THAT BILL ALMOST PASSED IN THE LAST KNESSET, and that Sheldon Adelson had to come here from Nevada to defend the right for his newspaper to exist!

And we were within a hairsbreadth of losing Yisrael HaYom and having to buy that piece of garbage rag in order to get the news!

Yes, Mark: These words have been verified by yours truly. I trust this person who told me. His wife is already preparing her family for what is coming. She has taken what she has been told by the Rav very seriously. We can all respond with the healthy skepticism, if we choose to, that this type of revelation deserves.

5/11/2015 6:43 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Also, yes Mark. There is quite a bit of elbow room between Shavu'ot and Tisha B'Av. If you choose to believe this source (big If), the War will begin between those two posts in Z'man and will reach a climax during Sukkot when Ben David will come early in the post Shmittah, potential Yovel year. This seems to be what our sources from various mekubalim including Rav Kanievsky are saying. At the very least we can have healthy skepticism but PREPARE nevertheless.

5/11/2015 7:02 PM  
Blogger Neshama said...

"There will be disturbances and rockets here and there, but everything will be well in the holy land.
"G-d is making great miracles in Israel
G-d is expanding the borders of Israel without them noticing
"G-d put a wall of fire around the state of Israel"

Rav Nir Ben Artzi

5/11/2015 7:33 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

And Here is the Trigger!

I have another statement about this that I have decided to reserve for another time.

5/11/2015 7:39 PM  
Blogger David Matlaw said...

Meir, Neshaman

Rabbi Nir Ben Artzi is not a rabbi - he's a fraud. Look it up.

5/11/2015 7:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Although I am very skeptical at this point about many things I have read on this blog recently (i always have taken all of it w a grain of salt and I dont really share the same hashkafahs with the author and most of the regular contributors and at the same time feel very strongly we. are. at. the. end. of. days. Moshiach is upon us.)....this is not the first time I have heard Reb Chaim is talking about Moshiach being imminently near. I have not heard anything first hand but have been told a few other stories like this..enough to believe it's probably true.
EM Jerusalem

5/11/2015 8:51 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

David, I hesitated to post your comment about Nir ben Artzi because of the firestorm that it will create, but I don't want to censor this type of debate. Before the arguments against what David said come fast and furious, please keep your points on topic, AND DON'T MAKE IT PERSONAL OR GRATUITOUS!

EM: The recent story about Rav Kanievsky asking an author of a book on Shmittah to write a book about Yovel has convinced me that these stories are genuine, amongst other evidence.

5/11/2015 8:57 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

I don't know whether I should post a long comment about how the previous Lubavitcher Rebbe was a Navi (a prophet) along with being a Nasi HaDor. The Nasi (Prince of the Generation) part I don't have a problem with, but a Navi??

5/11/2015 9:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I heard it a little differently that someone asked for a haskama for a sefer about shmitta and Reb Chaim said he would give it but it's really irrelevant because Moshiach is here.
I also heard something else, that someone asked for an eitza if they should go back to to America and Reb Chaim said the whole family should move here because this is the time of Moshiach.
I mean these stories come from somewhere and its not nothing that such a rav (someone that has such a yichus and would never be considered a kook and IS considered a gadol)is pretty openly saying this is the time.
I just don't get this thing about Bibi. The guy isn't frum. He isn't even shomer shabbos. I do believe he loves the Jewish people though.
EM Jerusalem

5/11/2015 9:32 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Here is Ya'ak's discussion of Rav Kanievsky's unusual request followed by a comment that I posted

I should make clear that the Sanhedrin sets the Yovel cycles into motion. They are and will be halakhically obligated to do so once Mashiach comes. So next year will be a "potential" Yovel year where the Land will fully enter our possession, but like all the other 49 year cycles since the Churban, it will then be the first year of the 49th and last Yovel cycle since Ezra HaSofer. During that 50 year period, Techiyat HaMeitim should begin according to the Leshem. Yet, it will be the Malkhut that is in Malkhut (King David's) Yovel cycle, and apparently WILL have a 50th year which will truly be a Yovel year at the end of that cycle.

Note: As noted in the last two or three posts, the last two "potential" Yovel years have struck Gold, their intended meaning. In the Fall of 5678 (Fall 1917), the Balfour Declaration was issued and Yerushalayim was captured by the British under David Lloyd Gog from the Turks. The Balfour Declaration began the process of returning Eretz Yisrael to our possession even if the British after Lloyd Gog quickly reneged on their original promise. continued.....

5/11/2015 9:38 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

49 years later was the aforementioned year of 5727, the year of the Summer of Zimah and its arch foe, The 6 Day War which again partially delivered on the promise of Yovel. The next Yovel opportunity comes up this Fall, of course.

Also as pointed out in the comments section, subtract 49 years from 5678 and one arrives at 5629 (1869), the year of the publication of Mark Twain's famous travelogue (Innocents Abroad) about Eretz Yisael which is referred to strongly in Parshat Nitzavim about how a singular Nachri (non-Jew) will write a book about the curses on Eretz Yisrael because of our sins during the last generation of that curse! And thus it was true til the bitter end.

5/11/2015 9:44 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

The secret to understanding Bibi is further north in the Comments section to this post dealing with the verse that the Targum Yonatan translates, that the funeral of this endtimes leader will be a combination of the funeral of Achav ben Omri AND Yoshiyahu ben Ammon ben Menashe. In short, he starts out as what we would call another Rasha who loved his nation, the nation of Israel, a nation that he loved very much and was therefore blessed by G-d to lead and succeed in wars. And somehow in ways that we do not know, he will become a Ba'al Teshuvah on the order of the King of Ba'alei Teshuvah, King Yoshiyahu......Imagine That!

When the Targum Yonatan revealed this secret about the pasuk dealing with the funeral in Zecharia 12, the earth shook 400? parasangs. (Talmud Megillah) I will look up what a parasang is later. But a 400x 400 parasangs earthquake usually is a message from above. He revealed a great secret about this ben Natan, ben Levi, ben Shimi leader at the end of days.

5/11/2015 10:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


5/11/2015 11:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


There's been a huge buzz in the States over the upcoming...

Jade Helm 2015 'Master The Human Domain'

And this video cuts through the nonsense and lies and more importantly clearly lays out the meaning of the phrase 'Mastering The Human Domain' from the mouth(s) of the military.

Jade Helm Is For U.S. Citizens Who Resist


Tune in at the 20:30 mark.

Notice that the 2010 conference was titled 'Mastering The Human Domain' and the current operation is called 'Master The Human Domain'.

Oy gevalt...

5/12/2015 1:45 AM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

H' is cleansing the Land of Israel, B"H. By the way, this has been stated for a while now by Rabbi Nir ben Artzi (being a Rabbi or not, as a comment to David Matlaw - who decides who is a Rabbi? Not clear, but clear is that is not David Matlaw).

Amir Hetzroni Leaves the Country

5/12/2015 6:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rav Dov,

From what I gather from the Yeranen Yaakov blog you linked to, that story that Rav Chaim said war is coming after Shavuos between USA and Iran, is indeed "falsehood"? And that a rebbetzin said to prepare is also not true? I am not clear.

Thank you,


5/12/2015 9:07 AM  
Blogger Tishbi said...

Dear Rabbi Dov,

Re: 50 Gates of Impurity

You recently wrote:
"America is hanging over the abyss of Mem Tet Sha'arei Tumah".
"The fact that this planet approaching Mem Tet Sha'arei Tumah…."

Guess I have to agree. Can't help but think that America has sunken to the 49th level of "tumah" approaching the 50th, similar to the situation of the Jews in Egypt , just before reaching the crossroads of either their redemption or destruction.
The following is just to reinforce your theory of the western world being on the 49th level of "tumah":

Super Bowl 50

What is the flagship event of the preeminent nation of the west, the most watched event ever? It is the SUPER BOWL of course; the most recent one being Super Bowl XLIX (49).
Next winter will be Super Bowl 50 (which, incidentally for the first time since its early years, will not be designated with the traditional Roman Numerals but with standard (Arabic) numbers). I don't know what the deeper significance of that might be other than perhaps to make the 50 eminently clear to all, not just those who recognize Roman Numerals. Or perhaps the switch signals the tension between Edom and Yishmael?

It's interesting how, unlike the World Series for example, the Super Bowl has a number appended to its name. It's almost as if it's a global "Sephirat HaOmer". The most publicized count in the world, marking the 50 years between the landmark years of 1967 - 2016 (5776).

Speaking of the NFL, while there has been much ado about the name of the "Washington Redskins", it's interesting that the NFL Team bearing the name the 49ers is based in San Fransisco, California. The American city and state most associated with debauchery. 49 alluding to the Mem Tet Sha'arei Tumah mentioned earlier. Curiously, Super Bowl 50 is scheduled to the held in Levi's Stadium, the new home stadium of the San Francisco 49ers.

From Wikipedia:
It has been dubbed as the Golden Super Bowl because it will be located in the Golden State (California); held in the home stadium of the 49ers, a team named after the miners of the California Gold Rush; and because a 50th anniversary is traditionally the "golden anniversary."

Looking at the positive side of 50, it seems to have Yovel written all over it.

50 Shades

Another 50 which recently dominated American culture was the best seller and movie "50 Shades of Grey". Without going into the exact details, hearsay would indicate that this could be the poster child for the 50th level of "tumah".

50 States

It would seem that the 13 colonies who formed a union on the auspicious date of 1776 (reminiscent of our 5776 of hope ) have enjoyed God's blessing, but sadly have darkened their future, morphing into 50 states of grey decay.

49 / 50 seems to be an American theme. A good part of America's northern border, is delineated by the 49th parallel (latitude). The 49th state (Alaska) is well north of there. The 50th state (Hawaii) is well south of there. Both of which are not contiguous with the "Lower 48".

So while America still has many good and decent people, unfortunately, these banner 50's seem to be a red flag as to where things are going.

5/12/2015 11:17 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Rav Kanievsky confirming all of the rumors about what he has said

In addition to this, I am trying to find some deeper discussion about Parshat Acharei Mot that deals with how the Se'ir (male goat) to Azazel honed in on being a kapparah specifically for the Gilui Arayot (sexual immorality) mentioned and condemned just one pereq later in the same Torah parshah. I hope to find some very intriguing material about this very soon. If you have something to share on this topic, please do so. Thank you. more later...

5/12/2015 5:17 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Leah: The influence is that 49 years of free sex and promiscuous lewdness has muddled the American mind and the minds of all throughout the world who have been influenced to join America's 49 year Crash. When one focuses constantly on the lower half of one's body, one shatters all speed records to arrive at Mem Tet Sha'arei Tumah by the most direct route. Bila'am understood this. So in the end that was HIS attack strategy against Klal Yisrael. Now his distant scion Bill Clinton and his jackass wife can rule such a kingdom with the cross between Amalek and Yishmael in between (that would be Obama) the two of them. There is no rising to greatness from the Summer of Zimah 49 years inclusive later. Into this milieu comes the secular Jew whose deeply held religion is to be loved by all those who are on the fast track to the spiritual abyss.

5/12/2015 6:55 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

I do believe that the Big events have to follow Shavuot so that we have one last shot to rise through 49 levels of purity before the underpinnings of Western Civilization start to collapse as it begins to fall through the 49th level of tumah at the start of the Summer, Memorial Day weekend (which just so happens to contain within it the Day(s) of Shavuot (the 50th level of purity and holiness)). So until then, we continue to grow one day at a time. Call it the Summer of the Walking Dead, those who are dead while they are still alive....49 years later.

5/12/2015 7:21 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Thank you Tishbi. My wife and I got a kick out of your comment, enjoyed it thoroughly. It speaks to us in ways that I can't talk about on a public forum. We have some private issues with San Franfreako, California.

5/12/2015 7:25 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Ok, I have begun to read enough about Azazel that I have an idea why he was thrown out of Shamayim: From the Book of Chanoch it goes something like this:

And Azazel taught men to make swords and knives and shields and breastplates; and made known to them the metals [of the earth] and the art of working them; and bracelets and ornaments; and the use of antimony and the beautifying of the eyelids; and all kinds of costly stones and all colouring tinctures. And there arose much godlessness, and they committed fornication, and they were led astray and became corrupt in all their ways.

There were two other Nefillim who in the pre-Flood world came down and had relations with the daughters of Adam who are in chains of iron I believe on Mt. Hermon. Hermon is actually Chermon, the Place of the Cherem. I will give you a hint: Two of these Nephilim were the Lions of Tsavo, the Ghost and the Darkness. This post will be a work in progress. I can see that it will take a lot of research, but I have a hunch that whatever happens in the world this summer, it will revolve around the defeat of Evil in the World at a profound level. This is all important because the slayer of the Lions of Tsavo, Lt. Col. John Henry Patterson was a passionate Xtian Zionist who trained the first Mashiach ben Yosef in Eretz Yisrael as a military officer in WW1 in almost 1800 years, Yosef Trumpeldour...and apparently he became the godfather of what he thought would be the last MBY, Yonatan Netanyahu, giving him a special silver kiddush cup at his Brit Milah. Both Yosef Trumpeldour and Yoni Netanyahu died violent deaths. At Entebbe, that one bullet had eyes for Yoni. But alas Yoni had a brother...

This is a work in progress. It will take a while.

5/12/2015 9:05 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

For those who want to see the Ghost and the Darkness, they are stuffed inside the Natural History Museum on the Chicago lakefront. I have seen them. They are ferocious.

5/12/2015 9:20 PM  
Blogger Neshama said...

Wikipedia has a picture of them, plus about Patterson. They really looked a bit strange for lions, esp the second one he killed. Waiting anxiously for the continuation.

5/12/2015 10:33 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

The Ghost and the Darkness, Part 2:

This is already beginning to come together. This is an incredible article on the Aish HaTorah website:


Bil'am would only be able to prophesize when prostrated. The Zohar understands this gesture, as if he were reaching down to grab something from the nether world, or at least something which was once a part of a higher world. In this context the Zohar proceeds and explains the source of Bil'am's power:
What is man that You are mindful of him, and the son of man that You visit him? (Psalems 8:5). Rav Shimon said: "[This] was uttered by those in charge of the world at the time when God expressed His intention of creating man. He called together various companies of heavenly angels and stationed them before Him. He said to them: 'I desire to create man.' They exclaimed, 'Man abides not in honor, etc. (Psalms 49:13).' God thereupon put forth His finger and burnt them. He then set other groups before Him, and said: 'I desire to create man.' They exclaimed, 'What is man that You should remember him? What is the character of this man?' they asked. He replied: 'Man will be in Our image, and his wisdom will be superior to yours.'
"When He had created man and he (man) sinned and obtained a pardon, Uzza and Azael approached Him and said: 'We can plead justification against You, since the man whom You made has sinned against You.' He said to them: 'Had you been with them you would have sinned equally.' And He cast them down from their high estate in heaven ...
"How are we to explain Bil'am's saying of himself, 'Falling and with eyes open'? For if this was merely an empty boast, how comes a false statement in the Torah? And if it is true, how could that sinner attain to a degree higher than that of all the true prophets, especially as the holiness from above rests only on a spot qualified to receive it? The fact is, however, that after God cast Uzza and Azael down from their holy place, they went astray after the womenfolk and seduced the world also. It may seem strange that being angels they were able to abide upon the earth.
" ... Now when God saw that these fallen angels were seducing the world, He bound them in chains of iron to a mountain of darkness. Uzza He bound at the bottom of the mountain and covered his face with darkness because he struggled and resisted, but Azael, who did not resist, He set by the side of the mountain where a little light penetrated. Men who know where they are located seek them out, and they teach them enchantments and sorceries and divinations. These mountains of darkness are called the 'mountains of the East,' and therefore Bil'am said: 'From Aram hath Balak brought me, from the mountains of the East,' because they both learnt their sorceries there.

It seems that Aza'el is the Ghost and Uzza is the Darkness. more to come...

5/12/2015 11:16 PM  
Blogger Tishbi said...

An Afterthought on the 50 Gates....

If the "50 Shaarei Tumah" ( "50 Gates of Impurity"), are alluded to by the Golden Super Bowl, (Super Bowl 50), it's interesting that this happens to be slated to take place at the home of the San Francisco 49ers. But more curious, this also happens to be home to, possibly the most famous bridge in the world - the Golden Gate Bridge. We saw that Golden refers to 50 (as in a Golden Anniversary). Therefore the Golden Gate Bridge, at least in name, is none other than the "50th Gate" Bridge - the bridge of the 50th Gate ! Does this portend that San Francisco 2016, is the place and time where those 49ers go a bridge too far, and the 50th gate is crossed?

Will that engender some sort of strange 50th anniversary "celebration"? But maybe with an upside of the "Yovel" (Jubilee) aspect of 50 being manifested - a return to the pristine way things once were, as in the following verse?

And ye shall hallow the fiftieth year, and proclaim liberty throughout the land unto all the inhabitants thereof; it shall be a jubilee unto you; and ye shall return every man unto his possession, and ye shall return every man unto his family.

If Edom descends through the 50th gate, will there be an equal and opposite reaction where Yaakov ascends? We are told their relationship is like a seesaw, when one side goes down the other rises. If part of the world descends through the 50th gate, will the other part ascend through to the level of Yovel, the Jubilee of 50? Will Jerusalem achieve true liberation and celebrate its 50th, as perhaps alluded to be the famous song title "Jerusalem of Gold"?

Let's hope and pray the chances for a Happy Golden Anniversary, and real Jubilee celebrations are better than 50/50 !

5/12/2015 11:35 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

"Who sees the vision of the Almighty: this vision consisted of the 'fallen and the open of eyes,' (BaMidbar 24:4) that is Uzza, who is called 'fallen' because he was placed in the darkest depth, since after falling from heaven he fell a second time, and Azael, who is called 'open of eye' because he was not enveloped in complete darkness. Bil'am called both of them 'the vision of the Almighty.' At that time he was the only man left in the world who associated with them, and every day he used to be shut up in those mountains with them." (Zohar, Parshat Balak BaMidbar, Page 208b)

5/12/2015 11:41 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

The Golden Gate Bridge was dedicated for use in 1937. So its Golden anniversary was 1987. Yet, the most anti-Israel Congressional District in the United States is well known to be in Marin County across that Bridge, Lynn Woolsey's (Yemach Sh'ma) old district. This is where all the Dead Heads went to buy homes once they left Haight Ashbury when they supposedly grew up and found jobs. There is your Walking Dead right there. They literally walked across the Golden Gate Bridge into Marin County.

5/12/2015 11:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rav Dov,
What is the wooden clog shoe represents in the coming huge Jade Helm 15 military operation in the USA ?

5/13/2015 12:03 AM  
Blogger Leah said...

Very interesting posts, Dov and Tishbi. Ahh, yes 50 shades of some of the worst garbage and perversion. Blech! How anyone can even think of this disgusting stuff is beyond comprehension. It is also fitting with San Francisco.
Here's one: SCOTUS Ginsburg with regards to the 50 US States. They want to make the US toevah "marriage" binding laws for the whole US. This is being debated/looked into now.

5/13/2015 12:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the gentiles rejoice in football ! big time ! 50th superbowl has pos and neg conotations 50 gates tumah 50 gates wisdom . we rejoic in them like gods lehavdile . brady the qb star of new england had 4 games suspended 4 is the 4 exiles summed up in this horrific spiritual exile . yet its confusing there a roses amidst the thorns . ie the prophesy theyll grab our tzizit when we go up to zion with gladness. what will happen to the jews who are traders or embrace homosexual marriage and intercourse as ok only time will tell . For some strange reason the orthodox movement remained silent as the homosexual movement strengthened itself . Ie as long as my family is ok tikkun atzmi not tikun olam ie going against this movement with the rightous ones of this world .

5/13/2015 12:45 AM  
Blogger Tishbi said...

I wasn't talking a chronological anniversary, just a semantic one. A Golden Anniversary is the 50th anniversary. Analogously, in that sense, a golden gate is the 50th gate.

5/13/2015 1:34 AM  
Blogger LondonMale said...

I thought it was Tubal Cain who taught men how to make weapons of war?

5/13/2015 5:16 AM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

Yes, it is indeed cooking!

Former European officials address letter to EU calling for new policies in light of Netanyahu re-election; Obama to Arabic media: 'Palestinians deserve an end to the occupation.'

European leaders call for campaign of pressure on Netanyahu

5/13/2015 10:29 AM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

The Prophecy That Mankind Has Waited for Thousands of Years is About to Come True

5/13/2015 10:33 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Me'ir and others who send links: Thanks for the links, but next time try to send the actual direct Youtube links to these videos. The websites which embed these videos will often, but not always, either have Xtian content or even Xtian advertising. This website has the Xtian advertising without the actual Xtian content. Sending it as a Youtube video bypasses the other content and most of the non-Jewish advertising. Of course, a known 100% kosher website won't have these issues such as Aish or Sod1820, etc. Thank you.

5/13/2015 11:23 AM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

Here we go. Sure, '... it would "be conducted in the most independent and impartial way, devoid of any political considerations." Who said that? ICC Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda. Come on?! Are you taking us for fools?

ICC Threatens Israel to Provide Information for Probe

5/13/2015 11:39 AM  
Anonymous CDG, Yerushalayim said...

R' Dov and Meir,

Actually there *is* Xian content on Jewtube, particularly regarding the prophecies Xians are particularly interested in, such as the building of the 3rd Temple.

Unless it is found that Jewtube is an Xian front, I am disappointed in them. If it is a front, then I would avoid it like the plague.

5/13/2015 11:43 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

London: It would seem that while Azazel was a most willing teacher of these arts which lead to rampant promiscuity in the Antediluvian world, Tuval Kayin was one of his most eager students. It is worth noting that in the Greek litany of these gods and goddesses, the names are often associated with the names of these Nephillim such as Apollo, for instance.

Yet, in the Roman renaming of these same avodot zarot, the Romans often chose the names of the most ardent students of these Nephillim, such as the name Vulcan, the Avodah zarah of metalworking. Vulcan really is TuVulCaiN, the name of the most ardent student of the Nephil who actually taught him the black art of blacksmithing. The Romans therefore made the Men of Renown who ruled the world into gods while other cultures chose the names of the Angels themselves, by making those angels into gods.

5/13/2015 11:46 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

The main reason for discussing all this at this time is to get into the cause and effect of the Final Redemption. Apparently at the end of the 19th Century (1898), these two "fallen angels" or Nephillim were again let loose on the entire world in the form of those two lions in Southern Kenya near the border with Tanzania. The good Lt. Col. Patterson slayed those two lions in Dec. of 1898, but the spirit of sexual immorality that they had propagated previously was again let loose on the entire world. The moral decline since the beginning of the 20th Century is indicative of their ability to "Teach Mankind" those things that lead to the same moral collapse of the Antediluvian (pre-Flood) World. Yet, there was a Divine purpose to letting them go free from their "chains of iron". As civilization as a whole spiritually declined from that time when they sprung again upon the world at the end of the 19th Century, the polar opposite effect precipitated on Israel's return to Tzion for the ultimate purpose of defeating those forces for evil that brought Mankind down in the first place and of rebuilding the Temple in Yerushalayim so that G-d could have a dwelling amongst His physical creation. Theodore Hertzl's book "The Jewish State" was published in 1896. It predicted the rise of the Modern State of Israel within 50 years. He was off by two years. Why? Because his 50 year count until the rebuilding of the state had to be countered by an opposite force for peritzut (sexual immorality) in the World in order to actualize what he wrote. So in 1898 those two lions were slayed, and 50 years after that the Modern State was born. The deterioration of the spiritual condition of Mankind was, therefore, also met with an equally powerful rise in Qedushah and Taharah, not by the Jewish people as a whole (far from that), but by a limited but significant number of people (both Jews and gentiles) who started to rise in the polar opposite direction from where the rest of Mankind was headed. This really began in the year 5678 (1918) at the beginning of the previous 49 year Yovel cycle, but it really has become more stark and prominent and pronounced in the present 49 year Yovel cycle which began in 5727 (1967) and which will be coming to a conclusion over the next four months. So we are nearing the end of this process that has been unfolding over the last approx. 120 years.

Now the birth of the Modern State was totally a physical aspect of the Final Redemption. It has allowed the Jews to return to Tzion often with the wrong purpose in mind. The Erev Rav is in control. But now that the Satan has been tricked into allowing 6 million Jews to return to her native soil, the spiritual redemption which has been held in abeyance for 120 years can now begin....this summer by Tisha B'Av, G-d willing. more on all this later.

5/13/2015 12:35 PM  
Blogger Leah said...

Amen. May it take place!

5/13/2015 5:29 PM  
Blogger Devash said...

Vatican Preparing to Recognize PA as 'Palestine'(A7)

-a voice in the wilderness

5/13/2015 5:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Vatican recognizes a palestinian state.
events are moving quickly.


5/13/2015 6:01 PM  
Blogger Neshama said...

Arutz Sheva article says that the Vatican is going to recognize the PLO as a Palestinian State: ""Israel heard with dismay the decision of the Holy See to agree on a final version of the agreement with the Palestinians, including the use of the term 'Palestinian state," the Foreign Ministry stated Wednesday. "This decision does not advance the peace process and distances the Palestinian leadership further from returning to direct negotiations."

Is there any way we can transform the letters "vatican" into "Vulcan"?

5/13/2015 6:36 PM  
Blogger LondonMale said...

Thank you Rav Dov

I believe you mention the Parasa as a unit of measurement?
According to "The Juggler and the King" by Aharon Feldman (Page 35), it says that in Pesachim 94a a Parasa is 2.8 miles.

There is also a unit of measurement called a "Parasang". My guess is about four miles, based on Wikipedia's assertion that "Mid-5th-century BCE Herodotus (v.53) speaks of [an army][2] traveling the equivalent of five parasangs per day."

The book "The Legends Of The Jews Volume IV: From Joshua To Esther"
by Louis Ginzberg has the story of Abba Saul pursuing a stag for at least three parasangs, along a thigh bone of a dead man, which is taken to be Og, King of Bashan. Though I guess this is a homilly, as Og is generally considered to have been about 10 feet tall.

5/13/2015 7:20 PM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

I don't know about JewTube but the links I nowadays refer to are from JewsNews. I havn't found any signs of Xans in that. There on statement about themselves:

Jews News started as a tiny Facebook page that Baruch Hashem has grown into the largest Jewish Facebook page on earth. We post a variety of material each day that hopes to impact our audience, which is made up almost exclusively of our fellow Jews and pro-Israel supporters from around the world. We realized that in order to achieve our goal of bringing truthful news to the world, we would have to develop our own website that would give us the freedom to post exactly what we wanted at all times.

Truth is a missing component of the modern world, and our desire is to bring it back to the Jewish news that you receive each day. Our hope is that our audience will contribute to our goal and write articles or send us links that show the beauty of what Judaism intended our world to be. We also intend to shed light on the truth of what is happening in Israel, not what the mainstream media is passing off as news. We created this platform for anybody who enthusiastically wants to positively contribute to a Jewish world that is so desperately needing it. Please enjoy the website and contact us if you have any questions, concerns, or comments. We look forward to bringing you the best Jewish news on earth, thanks for visiting Jews News.

If you have any material that you would like us to take a look at or if you would like to contribute to our Opinion section, please email us at infoshare@jewsnews.co.il and we will be happy to take a look…this is the website where you can spread your opinion to the masses and we are happy to provide you with the platform to do so.

5/13/2015 7:59 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Baruch HaShem. Things are moving nicely along. The trigger to destroy the World of Evil and Lies has to be a serious attempt by the Umot HaOlam to divide Yerushalayim and the rest of Eretz Yisrael. Yet, there is one more trigger that we learn about when davening Shmona Esrei three times per day. In the Amidah there are really 19 brachot, with LaMalshinim being added a bit later than the first 18 brachot. It is important to note where Chazal inserted that 19th bracha to plead to HaShem to destroy the World run by the Wicked. The first 9 brachot are brachot for a variety of things: Seichel or Da'ath, the Spirit of Repentance, Forgiveness for Sins, Geulah Shleimah (the 7th bracha is for Geulah because Chazal recognized that the Geulah has to begin in a Shmittah year), Refuah Shleimah for the sick, and dew or rain at its proper time so that the crops in the locale where we live grow. Then comes a series of brachot starting with #10 which refer to the steps for Geulah in their proper order.

#10 Kibbutz Galuyot: This is ongoing and really has been going strong now for 67 years with an uptick since the year 5750.

#11 Return of the Righteous Criminal Justice System rooted in Fear of G-d

#12 Destruction of the Wicked in the World and their Kingdom of Insolence

#13 Blessing on the Righteous that they should start receiving their reward in this world and not just the fruit of their reward as is the case now. This must follow the destruction of the World of Lies, of course.

#14 The Building of Yerushalayim with an emphasis on the building of the Temple by the Davidic dynasty

#15 The Flourishing of the Davidic Dynasty in the Messianic Era

#16 Then comes the brachot on hearing our prayers.

#17 Then the Return of the Shekhinah to Tzion and the Rebuilt Temple

#18 Then World Peace after all the preceding things have occurred.

So why is this important. We are davening for HaShem to destroy the World of the wicked this summer, but first we should daven for the destruction of the Erev Rav Justice system. HaShem will help us take care of the establishment of Jewish Courts once Mashiach comes, but apparently we must make the first move. So when one arrives at brachah #11, have special kavanah for the success of the present Minister of Justice to go about OUR business of destroying this piece of garbage justice system that we have to put up with here in Eretz Yisrael....but NO LONGER! Then and only then will G-d go about His business of destroying the World of Lies in Bracha #12.

This is an actual Dvar Hatzlachah from Rav Levi Sa'adia Nachmani zt"l from 20 years ago that just before the Great War of Gog UMagog, Klal Yisrael would be given an opportunity to destroy our evil system of jurisprudence, based on the order of the Brachot in the Shmoneh Esrei.

5/13/2015 8:10 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Sorry, forgot.

#18 Prayer of Hoda'ah for all the Good that HaShem gives us and a prayer D'Rabbanan that we will gather in the Temple courtyard after 2000 years of exile to express Thanks go G-d. The hint that it would be 2000 years is the reference in that prayer to Hoshea who said "After 2 Days He will resuscitate us and the 3rd day He will establish us."

#19 Peace.

Sorry for the error.

5/13/2015 8:15 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

That prophesy from Hoshea 6 tells us that the Temple Mt. will lies fallow for 2000 years. Hoshea was of course a prophet from the First Temple period. So the prophesy includes within it the 70 years that the First Temple was destroyed. So in order to fulfill the prophesy, the 2nd Temple had to be destroyed for, at least, b'itah another 1930 years. Those 1930 years expired in the year 5760 (Y2K).

5/13/2015 8:29 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Today is the 40th day (night) in the Counting of the Omer. Tomorrow night (Thursday night) is the 41st day in the Count. It is the day of Yesod that is in Yesod, the traditional date for going on an all night visit to Kever Yosef (Tomb of Yosef) in Shekhem. Who is going? Can I see a show of hands?

Yesod that is in Yesod is also the date for the first day of the 6 Day War (The Yesod War) in 5727.

Also tonight the 25th day of Iyar is the 70th anniversary for Victory in Europe Day at the end of WW2 according to the Jewish calendar, the end of the first War against Amalek in the 5700s which we lost rather badly but which the Americans did win, thank G-d.

5/13/2015 9:02 PM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

Gog and Magog from a Jewish perspective according to Rabbi Zamir Cohen

As Rabbi Zamir Cohen tells it, the Gog Magog War is a war between the Christian West and the Muslims over the rights to the city of Jerusalem. The Rabbi brings many proofs from Jewish sacred literature to explain this intriguing biblical prophecy as only the holy rabbi’s can tell it. Judaism believes that the Gog Magog War occurs after the ingathering of the exiles that is to occur in stages. This of course has occurred since the early 1900’s and continues to this day. The rabbi explains that the person called Gog is not a king or prime minister but a president (from the Hebrew word Nasi). This president is the leader of Edom, which according to rabbinic literature is Rome/Europe/USA.

Rabbi Cohen teaches that Jerusalem would be cause of the Gog Magog war and that the war will constitute three primary groups:

1. The Jewish people who are regathered from the nations.

2. The Christian West (Edom)

3. The Muslim’s (Ishmael)

According to Rabbi Cohen, the Gog Magog War occurs to smite the enemies/nations that have through violence shed the blood of the Jewish nation/people throughout their long history. If one note the cast of characters in Ezekiel 38, none of the nation or the Far East are named, that is because they have not harmed the Jewish people. The Gog Magog war will be a full scale Holy War for the right to Jerusalem. The MALBIM states that the war will actually be fought between the Christians and Muslims who once they arrive in the Land of Israel, undoubtedly on the Megiddo plain, will begin to fight among themselves and be destroyed.

The Pretext to War

Before the Gog Magog war, Babylon (Iraq) would fall at the hands of a Christian nation (which has come about by the USA). Based on what RADAK (Rabbi David Kimshi) wrote about the black chariot of Zechariah, the MALBIM is basically saying that the Christian nation which conquers Babylon (Iraq) would be the head of the coalition against Israel. The coalition will come against Israel over the status of Jerusalem, that Gog says does not belong to the Jewish people.


5/13/2015 9:13 PM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...


Timing the Redemption

While the Talmud pronounces a curse upon those who try to idly calculate the End of Days, there are some basic parameters that can be understood. Based on hidden secrets in the Zohar, the kabbalists have discovered that the time of redemption would begin during the 6th millennium during a 66th year (5166, 5266, 5366…). Many incredible events have begun to occur, particularly this last years. As hatred for Israel grows in the world, we are seeing the staging of the nations and prophecies of the Gog Magog war. Israel has spent many hours negotiating for a peace with the Palestinians. All the negotiation stall on the status of Jerusalem, which Israel rightfully states is theirs and will not turn it over to the PA.

The Re-awakening and a New World

The unSheathed SunIn Malachi 3:23 we find that HaShem will send us Eliyahu the prophet before the awesome fearful day of HaShem and that he would reconcile fathers with their children and children to the fathers. This understood to be referring to a spiritual re-awakening from the soul of Eliyahu which will awaken them and inspire the person to return to the Jewish faith. this re-awakening occurs without the person even understanding from where the re-awakening stems forth from. This re-awakening has been going on for some time. Many people are returning to the faith of Israel and abandoning the false religions such as Christianity, Islam and so forth.

In Zechariah 14 we find the Gog coalition attacking Jerusalem during Sukkot. The text speaks of a plague that melts the body, eyes and tongues of the people’s that warred against Jerusalem. Zechariah tells us of a very special time when there shall be continuous light even at evening. Some have postulated that this is the starburst of a atomic detonation. Judaism teaches that in the pre-messianic era, the sun would have it’s protective sheath removed. It’s intense light will be used to destroy the wicked and heal the righteous. This belief is also espoused by the Mayans of the Yucatan Peninsula who Rabbi Mattityahu Glazerson (an eminent scholar of the Torah Codes) believes were the descendants of Joktan (pronounced Y’katan in Hebrew) the son of Eber (Genesis 10:26). This very idea stems from the biblical narrative:

“For lo! That day is at hand, burning like an oven. All the arrogant and all the doers of evil shall be straw, and the day that is coming – said HaShem of Hosts – shall burn them to ashes and leave them neither stock nor boughs. But for you who revere My Name the sun of righteousness shall rise to bring healing. You shall go forth and stamp like stall fed calves, and you shall trample the wicked to a pulp, for they shall be dust beneath your feet on the day that I am preparing. Be mindful of the Torah of Moshe whom I charged at Horeb with laws and rules for all of Israel. (Malchi 3:17-22)

5/13/2015 9:14 PM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

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Rabbi Lazer Brody: ‘Hashem will Slaughter the Goyim’

A a summary of Rabbi Lazer Brody’s radio show of 5/5/2011, 6:36 PM; on Israel’s Arutz Sheva media network and part of his ‘Lazer Beams’ series, called ‘Gog and Magog’. (1)

Now let us allow Rabbi Brody to tell all (comments/clarifications as to meaning in parentheses):

‘The war of Gag and Magog [the gentile and the ‘gentile spirit’ aka the ‘evil inclination’ in Judaism] is the war against our Emunah [the Jewish spirit] – our Faith. Through attacking Emunah: Gog [the gentiles are] is trying to sever the Jewish soul from its source.’

‘Any enemy can destroy a Jewish body, but the Jewish soul lives on forever: it is a tiny spark of Hashem, it is eternal.’ [Judaism is a biological religion]

‘[The war of] Gog and Magog [the gentiles and the ‘gentile spirit] is a global assault to destroy Emunah [the Jewish spirit]: the pure and complete faith [of the jews] in Hashem.’

‘There is only way to defeat and to overcome the evil inclination [the gentiles]: each of us has to add the light of Emunah [the Jewish spirit] to the world.’

‘Emunah is our entire [the Jewish] purpose in this world (to defeat Gog and Magog [the gentiles and the ‘gentile spirit’]).’

‘This is the final generation before the [Jewish] Messiah: that’s the war.’

Goes on to note that the ‘people of Israel’ are ‘fighting for Emunah’ [Israel equates Jews in Judaism] and the ‘evil inclination’ [the gentiles] is fighting ‘tooth and nail against Emunah [the Jewish spirit]. That’s his [the gentile’s] worse enemy.’

‘As soon as the [Jewish] Messiah comes: the evil inclination [the gentiles] is finished.’

‘Then Hashem takes and slaughters the evil inclination [the gentiles]: then we have a world with no evil inclination [no gentiles]. A world that is full of [Jewish] knowledge, a world that is full of peace [the final product of Tikkun Olam], a world that is full of spiritual awareness [lack of non-Jewish souls] for that reason as it marks the end of the evil inclination [the gentiles and the ‘gentile spirit’]: it is fighting with all its power against Emunah [the Jews and the Jewish spirit] and against Hashem.’

‘There will be tremendous amounts of [Jewish and gentile] casualties.’

‘The war of Gog and Magog has already started.’

‘Gog and Magog is a physical war. We live with a daily threat of suicide bombers and terrorists not only [to Jews] in Israel, but America and Europe.'

‘Thousands of Jews have been expelled in Israel itself [by Jews influenced by gentiles and the ‘gentile spirit’].’

‘A Jewish soul may be born far away from Judaism, but it is still a Jewish soul.’

‘[Jewish] Assimilation is death.’

‘A non-Jewish or half-Jewish child is likely to grow up to be a suicide bomber.’ [I paraphrase slightly.]

‘The [Jewish] holy sages of the Talmuds had the ability to revive the dead.’ [Yes: he was being serious.]


(1) You can listen to this yourself at the following address: http://www.israelnationalnews.com/Radio/News.aspx/3098 [Last Accessed: אור ליום ה', כ"ה באייר, ה'תשע"ה 13/05/2015].

5/13/2015 9:32 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

In the great tradition of giving a damn about what the Church of Rome really thinks, I present this for your viewing pleasure:

Tom Lehrer's The Vatican Rag

5/13/2015 11:08 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

The bus to Shekhem from Kochav Ya'akov is filled for 1am Friday morning. So I will have to depend on pictures from the (yesod that is in yesod 41st day of the Omer) event at Yosef's tomb. For these type of things, which need to be coordinated with the IDF, one needs to make reservations further in advance. Anyone else going is welcome to post pictures right here.

5/13/2015 11:15 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Getting mighty close to Shavuot now

5/13/2015 11:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

war after shavuoth ?


5/14/2015 1:45 AM  

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