Monday, June 15, 2015

Meidad's Prophesy: Texas, the Land of the Gogs, Under Water

Meidad: A nickname for one of two people (either one of the sons of Elitzafan ben Parnach Prince of Zevulan for whom the Land for his tribe was apportioned by Yehoshua bin Nun or Qemuel ben Shiftan, Prince of Ephraim also at the time of Yehoshua's apportionment.  See BaMidbar 34).  Meidad means Beloved of Water

According to the Targum Yonatan: Eldad prophesied that Moshe would die in the desert and that Yehoshua would lead Yisroel into Eretz Yisrael, and Meidad prophesied about the quails that would fall the next day. Whereas both of them prophesied about the battle of Gog and Mogog that is destined to take place before the coming of Mashiach.

Meidad's (Beloved of Water) prophesy for Water on the Land of Gog came true in Texas the second day of Shavuot. Both Eldad and Meidad according to Seder Olam prophesied in the Camp when the Spirit of G-d fell upon them and the newly inaugurated replacement 70 elders on the 23rd or the 24th of Iyar. According to Moshe Rabbeinu, the punishment for eating the quail was up to 30 days of pain and suffering. That included the holy Day of Shavuot that year. What is curious about Moshe Rabbeinu's charge to those who were going to eat of the quail, he told them to Sanctify themselves! for the event. Rashi says that Moshe was being sarcastic, by acerbically telling them to "Prepare yourself for pain and suffering!" When I saw that over Shabbat, it did not sit well with me that Moshe Rabbeinu would be so acerbic in his discussion with these reshayim. There is, of course, a deeper message. So I noticed that on the same day the quail was to cover the camp, 70 zekainim were inducted with the Spirit of prophesy + 2 more Eldad and Meidad, because the previous year on Shavuot we pleaded with Moshe that he act as our intercessor with HaShem so that we did not have to hear the voice of G-d anymore. Well after a year of doing just that, Moshe could no longer take the burden. So he requested of G-d that he have the assistance of the new crop of 70 elders who replaced those 70 elders who had just been killed at Taveirah for eating and drinking before G-d also on Shavuot of the previous year. So HaShem told Moshe to gather 72 men before the Tent of Meeting, 6 from each tribe not including Levi, for a total of 72. There was a lottery. 2 of the ballots were left blank. The others designated 70 of the elders to be the new Sanhedrin. Eldad and Meidad (those were not their real names) decided that they would stay behind in the Camp because they were not worthy to be amongst the 70 elders. But when the Spirit of Prophesy came down on the 70 through Moshe, both Eldad and Meidad received Prophesy in their tents directly from HaShem. So the lottery was never performed because only 70 showed up at the Tent of Meeting, and HaShem chose Eldad and Meidad to be "one of the 70" in their absence because of their humility.  And precisely because of their humility, their prophesies in the Camp, unlike the prophesies of the 70 elders at the Tent of Meeting, covered the entire span of Jewish history including Milkhemet Gog UMagog.

Here is the curious pasuk which Moshe uttered before both events (1. The Receiving of the Spirit of Prophesy by the 70 elders, Eldad, and Meidad and 2. the Coming of the Quail for those who desired flesh to eat) actually occurred:
יח וְאֶל-הָעָם תֹּאמַר הִתְקַדְּשׁוּ לְמָחָר, וַאֲכַלְתֶּם בָּשָׂר--כִּי בְּכִיתֶם בְּאָזְנֵי יְהוָה לֵאמֹר מִי יַאֲכִלֵנוּ בָּשָׂר, כִּי-טוֹב לָנוּ בְּמִצְרָיִם; וְנָתַן יְהוָה לָכֶם בָּשָׂר, וַאֲכַלְתֶּם. 18 And say thou unto the people: Sanctify yourselves for tomorrow, and you shall eat flesh; for you have wept in the ears of the HaShem, saying: Would that we were given flesh to eat! for it was well with us in Egypt; therefore HaShem will give you flesh, and you shall eat.

Notice that he said, "Sanctify yourselves for tomorrow, and you will eat flesh!" Huh?? such a curious way of showing contempt. What is important to remember is that he uttered these words before the candidates to be the 70 elders gathered at the tent and before all of them plus Eldad and Meidad received the Spirit of Prophesy. So in a very important way he was speaking to both groups. He was speaking to those who would truly sanctify themselves and to those who were waiting for the quail flesh to end up in their hands, between their teeth, and in their bellies. And although his happened about two weeks before Shavuot in the year 2449, in the 2nd year after we left Egypt, it sounded more like this command from two days before Shavuot the previous year: 

י וַיֹּאמֶר יְהוָה אֶל-מֹשֶׁה לֵךְ אֶל-הָעָם, וְקִדַּשְׁתָּם הַיּוֹם וּמָחָר; וְכִבְּסוּ, שִׂמְלֹתָם. 10 And HaShem said unto Moses: 'Go unto the people, and sanctify them today and tomorrow, and let them wash their garments,
יא וְהָיוּ נְכֹנִים, לַיּוֹם הַשְּׁלִישִׁי: כִּי בַּיּוֹם הַשְּׁלִשִׁי, יֵרֵד יְהוָה לְעֵינֵי כָל-הָעָם--עַל-הַר סִינָי. 11 and be ready for the third day; for on the third day the LORD will come down in the sight of all the people upon mount Sinai.

So in a very powerful way, Moshe's command for us to Sanctify ourselves for tomorrow was a preparation of Shavuot, for some to prepare for the Spirit of Prophesy to descend that had been removed from them on the previous Shavuot and for others to fall below Mem Tet Sha'arei Tumah because of in-your-face physical pursuits. The fact that the actual Shavuot in the 2nd year in the Midbar actually took place during the 30 day period that we remained in Kivrot Ta'avah solidifies that point.

Now for an overview point about the Final Redemption: Because the Redemption from Egypt was cut short with the Sin of the Golden Calf for which HaShem was angry for 40 days and for which we repented for 40 days, receiving Kaparah on Yom Kippur 2449, HaShem wanted us to "start anew" the following year on Rosh Chodesh Nissan with the erection of the Mishkan. It actually was erected in a Trial Run on the 25th of Kislev, but the Big Show was going to resume the following Nissan. So during the 2nd year we would be given ample opportunity to get it right that time. Well we not only did not succeed in that year to "get it right" in our second opportunity, we blew it totally, and 39 more years were added to our time in the Desert. So what makes the most sense is that we first have to repair the damage of our primary Sin in the 2nd year in the Desert, the Sin of the Spies, before we can get to the point of repairing the damage for the Primary Sin in the 1st year, the Sin of the Golden Calf. It is my belief that the Summer of 5775 has been set aside to repair the damage of the 2nd year in the Desert, and that the year 5776 has been set aside to repair the damage of the 1st year in the Desert. Since Mashiach comes when HaShem's Name is complete, Mashiach comes Between the two Summers. Why? because when we overcome the Sin of the Spies, even before we repair the damage of the Eigel, we are given the opportunity to defeat Amalek in the world thereby completing HaShem's Name by Sukkot. Once HaShem's Name is complete or concurrent to that event, Mashiach ben David comes since the Final Hey in HaShem's Name corresponds to Malkhut which emanates out as the Coming of Mashiach ben David. Where do we see this? We see it this last week's parshah, Pashat Shelach Lekha: We see that after we "blew it" by crying all afternoon on the 9th of Av and all night long on the 10th of Av, we immediately see the following pasukim: 

First we see the results of the mourning for nothing when the Spies came with their depressing report:
לו וְהָאֲנָשִׁים, אֲשֶׁר-שָׁלַח מֹשֶׁה לָתוּר אֶת-הָאָרֶץ; וַיָּשֻׁבוּ, וילונו (וַיַּלִּינוּ) עָלָיו אֶת-כָּל-הָעֵדָה, לְהוֹצִיא דִבָּה, עַל-הָאָרֶץ. 36 And the men, whom Moses sent to spy out the land, and who, when they returned, made all the congregation to murmur against him, by bringing up an evil report against the land,
לז וַיָּמֻתוּ, הָאֲנָשִׁים, מוֹצִאֵי דִבַּת-הָאָרֶץ, רָעָה--בַּמַּגֵּפָה, לִפְנֵי יְהוָה. 37 even those men that did bring up an evil report of the land, died by the plague before HaShem.
לח וִיהוֹשֻׁעַ בִּן-נוּן, וְכָלֵב בֶּן-יְפֻנֶּה, חָיוּ מִן-הָאֲנָשִׁים הָהֵם, הַהֹלְכִים לָתוּר אֶת-הָאָרֶץ. 38 But Joshua the son of Nun, and Caleb the son of Jephunneh, remained alive of those men that went to spy out the land.
לט וַיְדַבֵּר מֹשֶׁה אֶת-הַדְּבָרִים הָאֵלֶּה, אֶל-כָּל-בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל; וַיִּתְאַבְּלוּ הָעָם, מְאֹד. 39 And Moses told these words unto all the children of Israel (that they would die in the desert over the 39 remaining years out of 40 years); and the people mourned greatly.
מ וַיַּשְׁכִּמוּ בַבֹּקֶר, וַיַּעֲלוּ אֶל-רֹאשׁ-הָהָר לֵאמֹר: הִנֶּנּוּ, וְעָלִינוּ אֶל-הַמָּקוֹם אֲשֶׁר-אָמַר יְהוָה--כִּי חָטָאנוּ. 40 And they rose up early in the morning, and got them up to the top of the mountain, saying: 'Lo, we are here, and will go up unto the place which the LORD hath promised; for we have sinned.'

Then we see the pasukim about Amaleq being right there, but that we had lost the opportunity to attack them and win:

מא וַיֹּאמֶר מֹשֶׁה, לָמָּה זֶּה אַתֶּם עֹבְרִים אֶת-פִּי יְהוָה; וְהִוא, לֹא תִצְלָח. 41 And Moses said: 'Wherefore now do you transgress the commandment of HaShem, seeing it shall not be successful?
מב אַל-תַּעֲלוּ, כִּי אֵין יְהוָה בְּקִרְבְּכֶם; וְלֹא, תִּנָּגְפוּ, לִפְנֵי, אֹיְבֵיכֶם. 42 Do NOT go up, for HaShem is not among you; that ye be not smitten down before your enemies.
מג כִּי הָעֲמָלֵקִי וְהַכְּנַעֲנִי שָׁם לִפְנֵיכֶם, וּנְפַלְתֶּם בֶּחָרֶב: כִּי-עַל-כֵּן שַׁבְתֶּם מֵאַחֲרֵי יְהוָה, וְלֹא-יִהְיֶה יְהוָה עִמָּכֶם. 43 For there the Amalekite and the Canaanite are before you, and ye shall fall by the sword; forasmuch as you are turned back from following HaShem, and HaShem will not be with you.'
מד וַיַּעְפִּלוּ, לַעֲלוֹת אֶל-רֹאשׁ הָהָר; וַאֲרוֹן בְּרִית-יְהוָה וּמֹשֶׁה, לֹא-מָשׁוּ מִקֶּרֶב הַמַּחֲנֶה. 44 But they presumed to go up to the top of the mountain; nevertheless the ark of the covenant of HaShem, and Moses, departed not out of the camp.
מה וַיֵּרֶד הָעֲמָלֵקִי וְהַכְּנַעֲנִי, הַיֹּשֵׁב בָּהָר הַהוּא; וַיַּכּוּם וַיַּכְּתוּם, עַד-הַחָרְמָה. {פ} 45 Then the Amalekite and the Canaanite, who dwelt in that hill-country, came down, and smote them and beat them down, even unto Hormah.

From this we see that had we not mourned over nothing that afternoon of Tisha B'Av and during that night of the 10th of Av, we would have been immediately given an opportunity to destroy Amaleq once and for all allowing the completion of the Name of HaShem where the Yud and the First Hey had played the main role in the First Redemption from Egypt, the Vav and the Final Hey would have been attached starting on Tisha B'av/ the Tenth of Av 2449. 

So is this the year of reversing that Sin, the Sin of the Spies by Tisha B'Av in order that the Name of HaShem can be complete by Sukkot?  Yes, I believe so. Then in 5776 we go about the business of establishing the beginning of the Messianic Kingdom and repairing the Sin of the Golden Calf the following 17th of Tamuz 5776.

So we needed a Siman that the 2nd year of leaving Egypt had gone into the Repair shop of Heavenly action here on earth in the year 5775. And this past Shabbat, I believe I found it. Before the Spies were sent in the 2nd year in the Desert to seal that year as a catastrophe, we had at least two sins under our belt going into the end of Siwan. 

1. the Mitonnemim at Taveirah, that is those who look for pretexts to complain. During the Onesh for that Sin, it is brought down that the Sanhedrin that had eaten and drunk before G-d during Seudat Shlishit of the previous Shavuot (which fell on Shabbat) were finally executed for being so lax in their kavod.

2. The Asaphsuph instigated sin of Complaining about the Mon and demanding Flesh: This is the Big precursor of the Sin of the Spies because unlike the Sin of the Mitonnenim more than the edge of the Camp was punished by death of vomiting up the quail through one's nose and dying a horrible death for having this ta'aivah. The Erev Rav successfully infiltrated the hearts and minds of Bnai Yisrael who were weak and susceptible to the Erev Rav's onslaught and challenge to Moshe.

Yet, at the same time, others who were not susceptible rose in Qedushah to meet G-d either at the Tent of Meeting or to the Spirit of Qedushah at the 50th level of purity on Shavuot. It was at this level that Eldad and Meidad began to prophesy. And they prophesied about many things. The one that is most often brought down is the fact that they prophesied that Moshe would die in the desert and that Yehoshua bin Nun would take us into Eretz Yisrael instead. Yehoshua, quick to prove his loyalty to Moshe that he would never be part of such a plot, wanted to throw Eldad and Meidad in jail or to kill them, one or the other. The Hebrew word used there כְּלָאֵם can mean either to jail them or to make an end of them. Yet, a prophet never sticks to one subject matter. He often goes on to the next matter. According to Rabbeinu Bachya, they continued to prophesy about Gog UMagog. And he proves this from the following verse in Yechezkel 38:17 about the Coming of Gog:
יז כֹּה-אָמַר אֲדֹנָי יְהוִה, הַאַתָּה-הוּא אֲשֶׁר-דִּבַּרְתִּי בְּיָמִים קַדְמוֹנִים בְּיַד עֲבָדַי נְבִיאֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל, הַנִּבְּאִים בַּיָּמִים הָהֵם, שָׁנִים--לְהָבִיא אֹתְךָ, עֲלֵיהֶם. {ס} 17 Thus saith the Lord GOD: Art thou he of whom I spoke in ancient times by My servants the prophets of Israel, that prophesied in those days (for many years), that I would bring you (Gog) against them? {S}

So notice the above verse. that there was a Prophet of Old who spoke about Gog's Coming back in "Primordial Days or Ancient Times or Years" who prophesied "in those days". Now from that already we see that this prophesy is an ancient one so that we really don't need any more information about how old this prophesy is. But for some reason the pasuk adds the word, Shanim, which is often translated as Years Ago or For Many Years. Yet, Yechezkel had already gone to great lengths to tell us that this prophesy was an ancient one, why add the word Shanim as an afterthought? So here Rabbeinu Bachya says that we should not pronounce שָׁנִים as Shanim but as Shnayim which means "two prophets" describing the word הַנִּבְּאִים in this case meaning Eldad and Meidad. 

So the Day after Shavuot 5775, the 2nd Day of Shavuot in Chutz LaAretz, a Flood of Water came onto the world. To Where you may ask? in the Land of Gog, in Texas USA! From this we understand the pshat of the name Meidad (Beloved of Water) to indicate that the Land of Gog would be inundated by water at the End of Days right after that fateful 49th Shavuot since the 6 Day War and the Reunification of Yerushalayim. Remember, Texas is both the physical home and the political home of Gog H.W. Bush Sr. and Gog ben Gog W. Bush Jr. and now Gog P. Bush son of Jeb Bush, and elected Commissioner of the powerful Texas Land Authority. The princes of the New World Order have a home in Texas. Why? Because there is no place on earth that serves G-d to make money like Texas. Now is it better to be at the 33rd level of purity than at Mem Tet Sha'arei tumah or even the 50th level of Tumah such as in California? You will have to ask G-d. He is the one sending the Floods.

So The Geulah is in progress........

As of this writing Jeb Bush is about to announce his candidacy for President (Nasi) of the United States.  One has to wonder if HE is the American Pharaoh, not Obama, for he would be the THIRD ONE in his family to wear a Crown.   He is the Son of Gog Sr., the Brother of Gog ben Gog Jr., and the Father of Gog P. Bush, the powerful Commissioner of the Texas Land Authority.............which for some reason is always UNDER WATER these days.   One just has to wonder...


Blogger DS said...


I looked everywhere, I can't find anyone translating the name Meidad as beloved of water. Did you make this up, or do you have a source for this?

6/16/2015 12:48 AM  
Anonymous Galilee Cub said...

Halfway through the commentary, but just thought i would mention what happened, in Georgia, on Friday, as well.

6/16/2015 1:43 AM  
Anonymous [~] said...

2/3 of the way through the commentary and no mention of what's occurring in and around Edom aka Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Oman, UAE, Qatar, and Bahrain. That's wise, to feign Ignorance about what's going to happen there, momentarily, as per Ovadyah.

6/16/2015 1:53 AM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

The King and Creator of the world, HKB"H, in action - Mida K'neged Mida

The Washington Examiner: “Years of gimmicks and politically motivated benefit increases for government workers have left America’s states and municipalities with pension funds that are short at least $1.5 trillion — and possibly as much as $4 trillion if the investment returns of these funds don’t live up to expectations in coming years.

Just so the word “trillion” does not pass by too quickly, let’s put it another way: That shortfall may be $4,000,000,000,000.

Taxpayers are already paying the price.”

Comment: The number $1 trillion is ridiculous. There are no trillionaires, in fact the word trillionaire was not recognized by my computer. Trillion only relates to sand in our oceans, stars in the heavens and government debt.

There is no way to pay off the world’s debt. At some point every economic 1st world nation will become another Greece. And US debt of possibly $125-150 trillion, is what will bring about our demise as a superpower.

What was that about America being a bystander in Prophecy (Yechezkel 38:13)?

6/16/2015 6:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is it just a coincidence then that Jonathan Pollard is also from Texas? He was born in Galveston where many hurricanes and tropical storms come ashore.

6/16/2015 9:09 AM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

What kind of people are these?

UN-believable: Israeli Organizations Working Against Israel at the UN

6/16/2015 11:53 AM  
Blogger Neshama said...

Excellent Dov. This isn't the first flooding in that area; maybe the earlier hurricanes that flooded New Orleans and into Houston?

Hoshea Allen: so, then, does this include thousands in Israel (Rav Vaknin) who also don't make it? (Maybe Erev Rav and) those who are steeped in debauchery, who might be compared with those who salivated for the Quail (in the above post)?

The latest at Tomer Devorah has Binyomin referring to Israel's leaders of today and early socialists (together, being one and the same) as those that Rebbe Yoel (of Satmar fame) condemned so fiercely, and his grandsons still uphold his edicts. Very strong wording there.

6/16/2015 11:56 AM  
Blogger Leah said...

DS, Meidad in Ivrit does mean beloved....

6/16/2015 1:51 PM  
Blogger Neshama said...

Something very interesting I came across:  

"Every so often, there is a media headline which could almost be ripped from the pages of the Bible as it so graphically fulfills biblical prophecy. The prophecy fulfilled in a modern headline (...) is found in Zechariah 12:2-3. That prophecy which pertains to the latter days of our age contains these two prophetic statements: (A) I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all the people round about it…, and (B) In that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people.”

"Consider that biblical language regarding the role of Jerusalem in the latter days when you read the following headline from a USA Today article about Jerusalem: “Jerusalem Still the Nexus of Conflict”."

"The (USA) link actually opens up to a trilogy of articles about the troubling status of Jerusalem in our time. The article reports that the status of Jerusalem not only is a cause of conflict between the Israelis and Palestinians, but among many other nations as well. One highlights that the role of Jerusalem has divided the three branches of government within the USA against each other. The US Congress sided with the Israelis, the Executive Branch sides with the Palestinians (not surprising as President Obama and Prime Minister Netanyahu have such an icy relationship) and the US Supreme Court favored the Executive Branch position but in a split decision. The other article reports that the US Supreme Court decision has “befuddled” American Israelis"

I had trouble getting the link to open, maybe readers can do better:

6/16/2015 2:10 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Actually Dod, David, and Yedid mean beloved. In the case of the nicknames Eldad and Meidad, the Yud, the first letter of the shoresh (ידָד falls off) leaving (דָד). Later on in BaMidbar Eldad's name is spelled אֱלִידָד בֶּן-כִּסְלוֹן the Nasi of Binyamin at the time of the apportionment of Yehoshua after entering Eretz Yisrael. So the Torah purposely drops the Yud in Elidad to give us Eldad when pairing him with Meidad in order to tell us that we should do the same for Meidad since Eldad means Beloved of G-d. Elidad means My G-d is Beloved. Since there is only one G-d, the word My can be dropped without changing the meaning. After dropping the Yud, we have אֱלִ and then דָד. From this we see that Meidad (מֵידָד) is also a parallel construct, that is constructed the same way that the name Eldad is constructed. So it is Mei (מֵי) and Dad (דָד). Again Dad means beloved. In the entire Tanakh whenever there is a Smichut (a compound word between two nouns), if the first half of the compound word is Mei (מֵי), it means water or waters. Such as Mei Menuchot (Psalm 23) and Mei Merivah (BaMidbar 20:13). So Meidad is really Waters of Beloved or Waters are Beloved, just like Eldad is G-d is Beloved. In both cases then, they both mean respectively Beloved of Waters or Beloved of G-d.

A funny joke about this is that we all know that Rav Nachman Kahana is also called the Mei Menuchot (Waters of Tranquility). So his brother Meir Kahane zt"l was often called the Mei Merivah (The Waters of Strife). Anyway, yes, the above may very well be my Chiddush but it is eminently sound and 100% logical. There is actually more information based on Shemot 4:9 (וְלָקַחְתָּ מִמֵּימֵי הַיְאֹר, וְשָׁפַכְתָּ הַיַּבָּשָׁה), but I need to stop right now and continue later. Busy right now.

6/16/2015 2:46 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Galilee Club: I talked about Makat Arov in Gogria or Gogia in the Comments section of the previous post. We often do that here. I often don't have time to write a new post. So We often continue discussion about daily topics (Inyanei HaYom) in Comments.

6/16/2015 3:00 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Still busy, but I obviously forgot one important thing when I did this post. When we say that Meidad is Beloved of Water, we also mean that Meidad was Beloved of the Torah. This is the case because According to Chaza"l, Torah is the State of Matter Water. It occupies a definite volume or amount of the space that it occupies depending on what is learned, but it fills the space that it is given (that is it has indefinite shape) as long as the ego, of the one providing space for the Torah within himself, is small. In short for the Torah to fill the space within a person, he must have humility. This was assuredly the case with Meidad. This makes perfect sense because of my previous post in which I wrote that control over the element Water emanates from the Yud in HaShem's Name, the Source of Keter and Chochmah. This, the Yud in HaShem's Name is precisely the Source of the entire Torah too. So Beloved of Water is at the same time, on the side of Qedushah, Beloved of The Torah.

6/16/2015 6:01 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Quick Comment: Today WAS the 29th of Siwan, the day that Moshe Rabbeinu sent the spies to spy out the Land. Tonight and tomorrow, tomorrow night and Thursday are the 30th of Siwan and the 1st of Tamuz respectively. So Chodesh Tov to all. May this be a Chodesh in which we are fully redeemed (even if B'itah we reach a climax during Sukkot 5776) We can always pray for Achishena.

6/16/2015 7:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...



What are your thoughts regarding the topic of "weather modification" or "weather wars"? As a meteorologist myself I haven't investigated this too thoroughly..thinking it was a bunch of looney business...but spiritually speaking is it possible? We know H" is in control of the weather...could He allow such a thing? Is it a case similar to Pharoah's magicians? Or could people not willing to believe it is really H" doing this directly so they come up with these conspiracy theories? We need to always remember H" is in control Ein Od Milvado.

A - Yid

6/17/2015 1:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...



A Yid

6/17/2015 1:44 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Ronnie: I like your comments, and I want to publish your comment. Yet, I simply can't publish a comment that says that the previous Lubavitcher Rebbe was/IS the Moshe Rabbeinu of this generation. Please repost. What The previous Rebbe "was" is perfectly acceptable. To say that he "is" more than a Melitz Yashar after his passing is going a bit too far.

Tropical Storm "Bill" slams into the Texas Coast I can't help but notice the names of the idolatrous rivers that are overflowing their banks, kind of like the Ye'or (Nile) in Ancient Egypt

1. Trinity River
2. City of Corpus Christi (Body of Christ) along the banks of the Guadalupe River

Right now we are in the note-taking stage. Moshe poured the waters of the Ye'or onto the ground as it turned into blood to poke fun at the Egyptian deity, their River. So right now, we are in the note-taking stage as the Prophesy of Meidad reaches the Texas shore with a Tropical Storm punch.

6/17/2015 1:53 AM  
Blogger madaral said...

Ezechiel 38: 17-22 is not a P source, like most Ezechiel prophecies are. It is much older, indeed.

6/17/2015 10:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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6/17/2015 3:14 PM  
Blogger vincent said...

Shalom Reb Dov,

Just as confirmation: This word 'broek' from also breukelen/broeklandia and brook in English, as in Brooklyn, now means pair of trousers in Dutch. I was thinking maybe it can also mean a land with two streams joining as one. (a Westbroek and a Eastbroek is common in Holland) As in the different streams within Chabad also I mean.(?) Because Lubavitcher Rebbe really lived there.
Anyway google now says it is a pants:

Pants (landscape)

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Flooded floodplains of the river IJssel in Deventer

By winter rains wet pants landscape in Fordingbridge , Hampshire, England
A short is a low-lying area that remains wet by groundwater seepage ( seepage ) or along a river or stream layer land that floods regularly and in winter often a long time under water.

Pants can vary from a swampy piece of peatland to vast floodplains ( clay ). Many marshlands unusable for agricultural purposes because they are too wet. Some pieces of marshland can be grazed in the drier periods. A strong piece of overgrown marshland is swamp forest called. Here Forestry ( pilot whales ) take place, though hardly machines can be used as they would sink into the swampy soil.

Linguistically [ edit ]

The word "pants" is akin to the German Bruch (swamp) and the English brook ( brook ), and is derived from the Germanic word broka which means swamp. [1] It is possible that this Germanic word is akin to the Celtic word brogilo that is reflected in names such as Brielle and Bruil, and is used for (often woody) moerrassige areas. [1] In this sense, the word pants neuter , so it's the pants.

Various locations in the Netherlands and Flanders are named after this landscape, see Broek (toponym) . On several toponyms shows the gender neutral word such Bossche Broek . However, the variant Pants will be for: Bossche Broek is also frequently referred to as the Bossche Broek and there is also Pants , a hamlet in the town of Veldhoven . Surnames like Van den Broek or Vandenbroucke directly refer to this type of landscape, or to the toponiem.

See also [ edit ]

[References edit ]

1. ↑ Omhoog naar: a b Maurits Gysseling . Toponymisch Dictionary of Belgium, Netherlands, Luxemburg, northern France and western Germany (before 1226) 'pants', p. 190 , "briel ', p. 189 (1960)

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6/17/2015 3:45 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Dov: no need to repost, but I definitely appreciate your acknowledgement. The bottom line is that Moshe Rabeinu did not take us into the land of Israel, Yehoshua bin Nun did. And such, the Rebbe did not take us into the true and complete redemption by Moshiach, he was mistalek on Gimmel Tammuz 5754, and the holy hilula is this Shabbos.

Now, our generation is the generation of Yehoshua bin Nun who conquer the land of Israel in practice, attaining the 50th gate, and bringing about the true and complete redemption and the reutn of the Kingdom of Dovid.

6/17/2015 5:43 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Funny you mention all that Ronnie. I want to more extensively comment on that pasuk from Shemot 4:9 that I referred to above, but have not found time to do it yet. Just a hint: The word מִמֵּימֵ which means "From Water" is an acronym which stands for Moshe Meit, Yehoshua Machnis (Moshe dies, Yehoshua enters (Klal Yisrael)) into Eretz Yisrael. The word Machnis is in hif'il for "to enter" and refers to bringing others in since Hif'il always has a direct object. Apparently even Moshe Rabbeinu's mother Batya knew this acronym and tried to hide it, but Eldad and Meidad rediscovered it in the Camp. More later. .....

6/17/2015 6:48 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

So in this paradigm, Moshe Meit and Yehoshua Machnis, can we at least agree that Moshe died? Even if the Rebbe was the Moshe Rabbeinu of the previous generation (I might even partially agree with you on that pt.), he died. And now someone else is Machnis in reference to the physical aspects of the final redemption which have been occurring since the greening of Eretz Yisrael began in the 1880s, picking up steam in 5708 (with Yechezkel's Dry Bones, Atzamot Yevashot) and with a Shofar blast in 5750.... The spiritual part of the redemption (the Arba Ruchot or the 4 Winds) has yet to occur on a Tisha B'av near us. And the Moshe in Galut is not necessarily Mashiach ben David. You get the idea.

6/17/2015 7:01 PM  
Blogger DS said...


I do speak "Ivrit", and quite well for the matter. Yet, this is quite a novel interpretation of the name Meidad. Nowhere did I find any Chazal relating to that name as such, but then again I am not a Talmida Chachama, and might have clearly missed such a source. There are other explanations for the name, thoughm that can readily be found.

6/17/2015 8:11 PM  
Blogger DS said...


According to your logic re: Eldad and Meidad, some of it makes a lot of sense. But since the primary meaning of Eldad is God is beloved, in a parallel fashion, the primary meaning of Meidad should be Waters are beloved, and not the reverse, Beloved of Water. That meaning makes no sense, to my opinion of course.

You do have a lot of Chiddushim, and they are nice, but to draw life changing and existential conclusions, even "prophetic" conclusions, we could say, based on your chiddushim, is really far fetched! So I am sorry, but I am not buying this whole post. I usually really enjoy your posts, but this one is too far gone. My opinion, of course.

6/17/2015 8:19 PM  
Blogger DS said...

Actually, Dov, to continue this topic, Mei Dod, or Meir Yedid, or Mei David, should really mean, if you use Mei Menuchot or Mei Merivah as an example, "waters of friendship", or "waters of love". A far cry from massive flooding in an alien country! Which YOU have decided is the Land of Gog, BTW. Again, YOUR interpretation, YOUR chiddush, but who says it is what you say it is ????? Isn't that an awful lot of imagination, which you contest when done by others ????

With all due respect, of course, to your enormous erudition, besides the imagination part of your work.

6/17/2015 8:28 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

DS: I have not even completed my discussion of this matter of מִמֵּימֵ, and you are already lunging forward. It would be best to let me complete that point later. But on one very important point you are already wrong. Chaza'L have a lot to say about almost everything. Once I complete my wort about the origin of Moshe's name, it will make more sense. Yet, sometimes they are silent.

And this is your error. One such case is the Book of Esther near the end, when Esther pleads before the King to hang the sons of Haman on the gallows on the 14th of Adar when the battle against Amaleq rages in Shushan after it has finished in the rest of the country. On that day in the rest of the Persian kingdom, the Jews rested from their war against Amaleq on the 13th of Adar. Why would she do that? Make a request to hang ten dead bodies on the gallows on the 14th, once they had already been killed on the 13th of Adar? For 2000 years some tried to interpret, but most meforshim were silent. No one knew the real reason why she would make such an oddball request. Only after the hangings of ten Nazi War Criminals at Nuremberg did we even begin to get most of the answer for Esther's oddball request. As you know, hidden in the names of the ten sons of Haman are three letters that are reduced in size in comparison to the other letters (Tav, Shin, and a Zayin) and then there is one large letter, a Vav. The Vav stands for the 6th Millennium (the 5000s), and Tav, Shin, Zayin stands for the year 707 of that millennium.

No one could have known this for the previous 2000 years. So no one even conjectured that this would be the case. Yet, in the year 5707 on Hoshana Rabbah, the ten Nazi war criminals who were convicted at Nuremberg were hung on the gallows, except for Hermann Goering who committed suicide before his hour with the gallows. Esther's odd request seems to insinuate that those ten sons of Haman would come back as gilgulim to be hung at the end of the Shoah. So now not only is there a proper peirush on the oddball pasukim, Aish HaTorah has made this "code" in the Book of Esther into the highlight of the Discovery Seminars which they host throughout the world in most of the languages that Jews speak. It likely should have an honored place next to the Ibn Ezra and Rashi and Malbi"m and the Mahara"l MiPrague in your Mikra'ot Gedolot, something that was not the case until this "code" was discovered.

So the same thing is the case here. There is very little written about the nicknames Eldad and Meidad. There are a total of three completely different explanations explaining who these two humble prophets in the Camp actually were, and their real names too. Our mephorshim from the Targum Yonatan to Rabbeinu Bachya and his sources duke it out in an Eilu v'Eilu derekh trying to explain who were Eldad and Meidad. The question of what these obvious nicknames mean barely comes up....At least I have seen little discussion of this. Rashi ignores the meaning of the names. Ibn Ezra ignores the meaning of the names. Yet, backtrack, Rashi and other mephorshim do "hint" in a way that only Rashi can hint over where these names really come from by talking about other events in context so that we can see the hint. But so few come out and says that Eldad means this and Meidad means that. But this is where the Geulah blogger comes in. We have one advantage right now that Chaza"l did not have without even arguing with Rishonim precisely because Rishonim are silent on the matter. We have the events of the End of Days happening before our eyes. We saw the Nazis hung at Nuremberg. And we see that three Gog Bushes have risen to political power in the State of Texas, and two of them have already tried to divide Yerushalayim in higher office in their role as Nasi'im of the US. What is going on in Texas now is ample reason to start to understand the meaing of Eldad and Meidad. The Discussion Must Go On!

6/17/2015 9:08 PM  
Blogger DS said...


I have no problem with the discussion going on, but not only you are living these End of Days: so are WE! So am I! And I, for one, don't believe that the Bushes are Gog. I think this pope, Gog Bergoglio, has a much better claim to the name. Because HE, and his predecessor of course, Benedikt, whom he actually represents - remember that the big bad Benedikt still lives in the Vatican, had to resign for some very serious legal reasons, he could have been arrested otherwise, but is still grey eminence if you will, there is plenty of info to that effect - are the main engineers of the division of Jerusalem, even if US presidents are the arm. The VATICAN is the head of the hydra, and as such, has the claim to fame. The Bushes are a very distant second.

6/17/2015 9:20 PM  
Blogger Neshama said...

However the genealogy of the Bushes and thir family present some amazing info. I saw a photo of papa bush very young in a group with nazi bigwigs while they were vacationing.. I dont underestimate the involvement of the nazis that America (saved) allowed entry after WWII. Also, this pope is a wolf in sheep's clothing. It's a process with many players at different intervals. How he could scream about global warming when he is supposed to know that his god is in control is a farse. He doesnt believe in anything. Keep your eyes on the process. It's like a play with many actors, but really it's one actor in many disguises. The Satan is very versatile. Only Mashiach will be the real thing!

6/17/2015 9:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What is disturbing is the actions of the heads of state in Israel who seem to be follwoign nwo agenda even more speedily than the u.s.

Second, please state that Batya was not Moshe's real mother, but was the one who brought him up in the palace of Pharoah. Moshe means 'drawing out of the water', which the Princess did and for that she was blessed. But, we need to emphasize that Yocheved was Moshe's real mother and only because there was no choice, she had her daughter, Miriam, save him by putting him in the basket in the Nile.

6/17/2015 10:39 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

I would agree that the Vatican is the Head of the Spiritual Hydra of the New World Order, but the financial and political hydras have many heads.

This New World Order pair of Videos on Deva"sh's blog might help you understand the "Hydra" that started with Prescott Bush 100 years ago. (Start from about the 25 minute mark in the 2nd video at the bottom. From the 35 minute mark we learn the story of Skull and Bones.) The merry and happy Skull and Bones Society with Geronimo's skull, The Apache Chief from the Land of the Mongols (Magog) was dug up by the founding member of the Bush Clan, Prescott Bush, back in 1918. The Apache and Navajo nations were Bnai Magog, having crossed the Bering Strait from Central Asia almost 3500- 4000 years ago right after Dispersion from the Tower of Bavel. All this is discussed in the Land of Magog post in the sidebar of this blog. The information on Prescott Bush in the video explains a lot about the Bush's role in the NWO....and so many of his descendants are named Gog.

Anon: Yes, Batya was Moshe's step-mother while he grew up in Pharaoh's palace. Yocheved was his real mother. I should have written step-mother or adopted mother so that Moshe could survive the Decree against the Males.

Finally Dod means Beloved who is the object of love. Love itself is of course Ahavah. So Eldad for instance would be G-d is beloved or G-d of beloved. The last one can be reversed to read Beloved of G-d. Meidad would therefore mean the same thing except by saying "Water (referring to Torah) is beloved" or Water of Beloved or Beloved of Water (Torah). The Laws of Smichut in words usually require the word "of" in English. Yet, I would agree in Hebrew Names, the word that separates them could be a present form of the verb "to be" in English which in Hebrew does not exist.

Other examples, and there are many: Shmu'el: His Name is Keil or Eliphaz: My god is gold. Or a more familiar: Yedidya: Beloved of Kah. Avishai: Either My Father is a Precious Gift or My Father of a Precious Gift. So you can see that the unknown connecting word is either "is" or "of". It is often not readily apparent which it is. Ok, this is the end of the dikduk discussion about the origin of names made up of two nouns. I am sure there are blogs which are dedicated to those discussions. Maybe one last thing: With Meidad the unknown separator is likely "of" because if it were "is" or "are" one would write Mayim not Mei. Done, Good night. Dikduk wears me out.

6/17/2015 11:50 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

The End of the Chozeh of Lublin's attempt and the Rimanover Rebbe's attempt to make Napoleon into Gog, 200th anniversary Their attempt was meant to correspond to the B'itah years 5772- 5775 of Gog UMagog, but by making it exactly 200 years earlier, they tried to circumvent for all of us 200 years of Jewish pain and suffering. The Chozeh passed away on Tisha B'Av 5575. The Rimanover Rebbe, Menachem Mendel had passed away on Yud Tet Iyar, the 19th of Iyar 5575. After thinking about Dikduk, one has sweeter dreams when thinking about Gedolim who made a difference.

6/18/2015 12:42 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Ah, but there is always one last thing. With the word Dod, the of separator "of" is a two way street. As it says in Song of Songs: Ani le'Dodi veDodi li. (I am for my beloved and my beloved is for me.) So Meidad is Water of Beloved and Beloved of Water. Same with Eldad. Sweet dreams.

I met my wife at a single's Labor Day weekend in 1997 run by one Anita Turtletaub, Shadchanit from Chicago, in Detroit, Michigan. It was just before Rosh Chodesh Elul (אֱלוּל) which is Ani l'dodi veDodi li (אֲנִי לְדוֹדִי וְדוֹדִי לִי). I believe it was on the 26th- 29th of Av that year (August 29th- Sept. 1st, but we went home on Sunday afternoon before Labor Day.). My birthday is on the 1st of Elul. We were up very late that Saturday night when people called us in from the living room. Late Saturday night, Early Sunday morning in Detroit, it was reported that Princess Diana and her boyfriend Dodi Fayed had died in a car crash in Paris (7 or 8 hours ahead of CDT?). It became television news in America around midnight CDT Motzei Shabbat, I think. It was that very night that my wife and I decided that we would likely marry. I wonder how we were connected to that engagement between Edom and Yishmael coming to a sudden halt? still haven't figured it all out.

6/18/2015 2:28 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Sorry, but I feel a need to get one more thing in regarding the Rebbe (this Shabbos being Gimmel Tammuz and all). While denying the Rebbe's histalkus is misguided, the truth is that the Rebbe is much more then a meilitz yosher today.

Since the Baal Shem Tov,who appeared in a physical body to the Alter Rebbe twice, all of the Rabbeim had occasions where they communicated with their predecessors after their passing.

Indeed in Tanya it brings from the Zohar that a Tzadik is MORE in this world after his passing then before, since before s/he was limited to the confines of their physical body, and now their true self (their nefesh and ahava/yirah/rachmanus) can shine to any who only wish to receive from them.

I never saw the Rebbe before Gimmel Tammuz, but I am a dedicate chossid of the Rebbe (and I hope my actions are somewhat aligned with that statement). I have no doubt that the Rebbe knows me personally, and have had many direct answers about minute details of my life in Igrot Kodesh etc.

Finally, the Rebbe published an answer of his father in law when a chossid asked how to be connected to him, the Rebbe answered that real hiskashrus (connection) is by learning the Rebbe's discourses and following his directions in setting time for Torah study and connection of love to the rest of the Rebbe's chossidim.

Moshiach Now!

6/18/2015 5:02 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

From Rav DovBer, the Maggid of Mezritch and This book, Imre' Shlomo, the following amazing medrash is described. Here is the pasuk in question:

וַיִּשָּׁאֲרוּ שְׁנֵי-אֲנָשִׁים בַּמַּחֲנֶה שֵׁם הָאֶחָד אֶלְדָּד וְשֵׁם הַשֵּׁנִי מֵידָד וַתָּנַח עֲלֵהֶם הָרוּחַ, וְהֵמָּה בַּכְּתֻבִים, וְלֹא יָצְאוּ, הָאֹהֱלָה; וַיִּתְנַבְּאוּ, בַּמַּחֲנֶה. And two men remained in the Camp. The name of one was Eldad and the name of the second was Meidad, and the Spirit rested upon them; and they were of them that were recorded, but had not gone out unto the Tent (of Meeting) , and they prophesied in the Camp.

Notice the word Camp appears twice in the same pasuk. The second mention of the word בַּמַּחֲנֶה (in the Camp) seems unneeded. But it serves a Divine purpose. When Batya drew Moshe from the Waters of the Nile, she achieved a very high level of prophesy. She prophetically saw that Moshe Meit, Yehoshua Machnis and that prophesy was built into the the word MiMayim below (ממים From Water) as an acronym for Moshe Meit Yehoshua Machnis. So look what she said when she named him. Instead of pronouncing the word ממים, she pronounced the words מִן-הַמַּיִם meaning exactly the same thing except the word Mayim now had a Hey haYediyah that means from the water instead of From Water. So she said the following when naming him: And she called his name Moshe, and said: 'Because I drew him out of the water. כִּי מִן-הַמַּיִם מְשִׁיתִהוּ. By referring to how and why he was named Moshe, she thought that she had nullified the curse that would befall him later in life and that Moshe would bring Klal Yisrael into Eretz Yisrael alive.

וַיִּגְדַּל הַיֶּלֶד, וַתְּבִאֵהוּ לְבַת-פַּרְעֹה, וַיְהִי-לָהּ, לְבֵן; וַתִּקְרָא שְׁמוֹ, מֹשֶׁה, וַתֹּאמֶר, כִּי מִן-הַמַּיִם מְשִׁיתִהוּ. 10 And the child grew, and she brought him unto Pharaoh's daughter, and he became her son. And she called his name Moses, and said: 'Because I drew him out of the water.'

But alas when Eldad and Meidad were prophesying in the Camp, HaShem wanted to give them that prophesy that Moshe Meit Yehoshua Machnis. So He erased the extra Nun and Hey that Batya had added into the Torah by pronouncing the words Min HaMayim. How did He do this? He added an extra word baMachaneh to the Torah into the pasuk that describes Eldad and Meidad prophesying in the Camp. The word BaMachanah (in the Camp) is also an acronym meaning "BMechikat במחיקת or 'במח Nun Hey" (by erasing Nun and Hey), thereby restoring the word ממים (from Water) which stands for Moshe Meit Yehoshua Machnis from Batya's words מִן-הַמַּיִם (from the water).

This is a pretty incredible medrash and seems to clarify why Meidad (Beloved of Water) was given his nickname so that he could proclaim "MiMayim: Moshe Meit Yehoshua Machnis (Moshe Dies and Yehoshua Enters)". I clarified this with the Poseik in Tel Tzion, and he agreed that given that there is so little written about the nicknames, this Semichut between Mei (Water) and Dad (Beloved) to give us the name Meidad is eminently reasonable. If you disagree with this Chiddush, disagree politely please.

6/18/2015 11:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone else see any significance to the name of the Charleston shooter? "Roof" - "Gog"???

- a voice in the wilderness

6/19/2015 11:37 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Anon: Good observation. His last name is Roof or Gag in Hebrew. In Charleston, South Carolina though. There is a very old and historic Jewish community there. don't know what to make of that.

6/19/2015 12:27 PM  
Blogger Dan G said...

After Batya supposedly saved Moshe with her prophecy, Meidad's overturning it back to Moshe's misfortune doesn't sound very beloved...

6/19/2015 12:27 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Dan G: I think that Meidad was simply being a prophet. It is HaShem Himself who added the apparently redundant בַּמַּחֲנֶה into the text of the Torah. It just goes to show that HaShem is the ultimate judge no matter if He alone decides that we should not live to enter Eretz Yisrael at this time, but only at the time of Techiyat HaMeitim.

6/19/2015 12:33 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

On the Church massacre in South Carolina, notice how the gunman is implicated (and perhaps any other American gunowner too), but the Media there of course won't be blaming the "settlement" of Charleston, built on the land of the Cherokee Indian nation of course, for the crime. Here in Israel, a Church on the Kinnereth goes up in flames, and immediately everyone blames the Settlers.

6/19/2015 12:37 PM  
Blogger Dan G said...

Still, the decree against Moshe's entering the land was (at least according to Pshat) a punishment for the sin of Mei Meriva (and maybe Batya's attempt to save him from MiMayim was foremost to save him from that sin, and that would save him from Moshe Met). In no way would Hashem have cemented Moshe's sin into the Tora 38 years beforehand. There's still free choice!

6/19/2015 12:49 PM  
Blogger vincent said...

Please excuse me if i am pushing the envelope where it is not proper. But if Napoleon was a historic figure, which he was. Also in relation to prophecy etc. (and your writings also Dov)Than his defeat at Waterloo in this context is significant. Loo means forested plain, too twig, graft, loot. So waterloo would mean just that, with some sort of little river(s)or whatever added in the landscape. (?)
- vav, yud, nem, samech, nem, tav

6/19/2015 12:55 PM  
Blogger Dan G said...

Actually, Dov, allow me to take your Chidush a bit further, and that will also give a Teirutz to my Kushia.
As the Zohar calls David Hamelech “Hashem’s court jester”, when he spoke with loving chutzpa Clapei Shmaya:
לך לבדך חטאתי… למען תצדק בדברך תזכה בשפטך
He says to Hashem: You warned me that I won’t be able to withstand the test of temptation, and I failed the test on purpose just to prove to the world that you were right.
May we say the same about Moshe Rabeinu?
As you said, Hashem decided for Moshe’s and our own good, for reasons beyond our understanding, and not depending on any sin, that Moshe shouldn’t enter the land, and hinted about this decision in Meidad’s prophecy. Moshe decided to hit the rock on purpose, just so that people wouldn’t question Hashem’s giving a decree with no apparent reason.

6/19/2015 2:11 PM  
Blogger Dan G said...

Funny, talking about Beloved of Water - the above idea came to my mind while I was in the Mikva Lichvod Shabbat

6/19/2015 2:28 PM  
Blogger Neshama said...

On LemonLimeMoon, she goes through the names of the Charleston shooter: "The latest  suspect in a mass shooting has the requisite 3 names of course.  He is called Dylan Storm Roof as opposed to Dylan 50 Year Warrantied Roof or Dylan Tiled Roof or Dylan Leaky Roof or perhaps a combination of any of those." take notice!

6/19/2015 2:48 PM  
Blogger Neshama said...

And as I replied to you over at Tomer Devorah, "Nu, Dov, who else has the courage to challenge the idol worshipers?"

Shabbat Shalom

6/19/2015 3:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Interesting take on the meaning of the name Dylan:

Dylan - Behind the Name
Behind the Name: Meaning, Origin and History of the Name Dylan. From the Welsh elements dy "great" and llanw "tide, flow". In Welsh mythology Dylan was a god or hero associated with the sea.

Meaning: Great tide
Pronunciation: /ˈdɪlən/; Welsh

6/19/2015 4:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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6/19/2015 6:12 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

On the 13th of Tamuz (June 30th), the Abyss (the EU) may lose its Face (Greece). And the Russian bear (Bohu) is setting the trap. Without a Face, The Abyss just dies a quick death....G-d willing.

6/20/2015 11:22 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

explanation for above: 2nd verse of the Torah. And the physical creation was Tohu (chaotic) and Bohu (Void with impenetrable physicality in it) and Darkness was on the Face of the Abyss.

These are the four exiles: Tohu was Bavel and died one last time with the hanging of Saddam Hussein on the 9th of Tevet 5767. Bohu is Persia/ Madai and the pre-eminent modern nation that is most comparable to a bear (Russia). Choshech (darkness) is Yawan or Greece. And the Abyss or the "Black Hole" is Edom (Rome). Chaza'l have an expression that Greece is the Face of Rome. Greece then and now represents the ideas/ beauty/ philosophy of Rome. Without Greece Rome has no substance and would basically disintegrate into the nothingness that it is. If Greece leaves the Eurozone (big if), we will literally count the days that it takes for the Euro to disintegrate into nothingness. Then after such disintegration, Putin will act in concert with the North Koreans, the Persians, and possibly the Chinese. On this blog I have written about Greece being the Face of the Abyss twice in the past.

6/21/2015 1:32 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

The last time that Greece-exit from the Euro would have lead to financial collapse was in the 3rd year of this Shmittah cycle. But back then it would have lead to tremendous suffering of tzaddikim that is described in the Talmud that could have taken place in the third year of this last cycle. Baruch HaShem it did not happen. But in the 7th year, a collapse of the Euro this summer would be a complete blessing. Perhaps for this reason, we are sprinkled with the ashes of the red heifer on the third and seventh days of the purification process after contacting a dead body. more elucidation later.

6/21/2015 1:52 AM  
Blogger LondonMale said...

Dan G - I thought Moshe Rabbeinu was not allowed to enter Eretz Yirael because if he did then he would have had to become Mashiach, and the time then was not right for Mashiach?

Rav Dov

Two things of note from the press. As ever, it is not my wish to verbatim repeat what is in the media, just to note those in case others did not read them. I have not successfully learned how to hyperlink, so I print links that users can copy and paste into their browser bars, with a small summary of each article in case they do not have time to do so.

Arutz Sheva claims Republican Congressman Louie Gohmert has alleged Obama scuppered an Israeli spy mission in Iran!

The British paper The Daily Telegraph carries an article where a fund manager advises people to keep cash "outside of the banking system" in case of a banking collapse.

6/21/2015 3:58 AM  
Anonymous Yosef from the Galil said...

"collapse of the Euro this summer" -- really? If Greece defaults as expected tomorrow, could the Euro really crash that fast? I would expect it rather to take years, given the other strong economies that still prop it up.

6/21/2015 7:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

listen to this absolutely

About till Hoshana rabba

6/21/2015 1:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

אוסף רמזים על מלחמות גוג ומגוג שעלולה לפרוץ בחודש תמוז השנה

6/21/2015 1:01 PM  
Blogger Leah said...

London Male,
I read the article you suggested on the personal finance etc time to hold physical cash etc...I remember my father, obm, saying, 'Go to the mattress." regarding hide money etc...hwen things get tough. Ok, that's one thing- one's own father, yet when we see/read that major funding managers/ CEO's etc are writing this it seems to (more than hint) that they are not confident in the market...
Woke up today to the news of Londoners protesting austerity motions on the gov't as well as other interests. Any comments on what is going on with this? I thought Greece was the only one in this pickle.... What are you hearing on your end? ( I assume you live in London, or am I mistaken *given your screen name)?

6/21/2015 2:58 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

From the Greek exit (Grexit) to the Collapse of the Euro, about the time that it takes for a blossoming almond tree to bear ripe almonds ready to be picked....21 days

6/21/2015 4:03 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

The Last Days of Pompeii, as the Day of Judgement hangs over the Euro

I wonder if the author of that knew that Pompeii was in charge of the Roman triumvirate when one of the Chashmonian kings fighting his brother invited Rome in on his side? And that when Mt. vESUVius (Har Esav) blew its top and buried Pompeii, Titus, the one who destroyed the 2nd Temple 9 years earlier, was the Emperor of Rome? Did he know that? Is this how Mt. Esav gets judged? that Moshi'im have ascended Mt. Tzion to pray in King David's tomb. I do know this: The Roman year 79 was NOT a Shmittah year. (It was the 3rd year of the first full Shmittah cycle after Churban Bayit Sheini.) This year is.

6/21/2015 6:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

According to links I posted above, the last milchama may start on 21 tamuz and last 3 mo. During that time all of am yisrael will do teshuva. The exodus from egypt also started in tamuz, when Moshe and Aharon visited Pharao and H launched the plague of the blood .. There is much additional info in these pages, too much to post here. In the movie there are torah codes like:
ha-mikdash be-yerushalayim be-5776

ha-mikdash me-shamayim nissan 5776

May it even be sooner!

I was in kever David last week. Some relig guy showed me where they think the kelim of the BHMikdash are. He told me anyone that goes in that place can die...the reason why it has a lock on it and a cage.. It's opposite the basketball field in the back of the kever. By hashgacha the same day, in the evening I read on yeranen yaakov blog Rabbi Berger's series about kever David. Perhaps the kelim are really there..

6/21/2015 6:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone who recites tehillim on Mt Zion gives power to David's tefilot to come true. It is the burial place of the kings of Israel. Mashiach will avenge the Moshi'im. I have seen many miracles after having recited the tikun klali. I wish I could pray there ever day.

6/21/2015 6:20 PM  
Blogger Neshama said...

Re Anonymous: I read Rav Berger's post on the graves and keilim under David's tomb in underground caves. I was so excited I started crying. These are simanim that we are getting closer and closer to Mashiach.

I wish someone would list the dates of all the events we are expecting over this summer in sequential order.

6/21/2015 7:44 PM  
Blogger DS said...

Me too. I was there last night, for their Melave Demalke. Unbelievable, I have never prayed in a place with such power. There is literally heat coming from the Tzion Kever David! Prayers like I never prayed in my life. There was also a beautiful drasha by an Admor, I am not sure who he is, who spoke about a book that was just finished: the Zohar Tehillim. They will be learning it every day at the Kever Melech David. They are asking people to donate to help bachurim learn all day there. I am in the process of getting all the info re; where is the best place to donate for all the activities there. There are a few things: Melave Demalke every Motsaei Shabbat, with a feast in which many people, including lots of poor people it seems, participate. Also great music. Also Yeshiva learning. Also stuff needed for publicity, for a new Mechitza [ they were using sheets during the dancing).

Like Anonymous: if I could spend every day there I would. The sweetest place on earth, and I do know a lot of sweet places: Mearat Hamachpelah, Kever Yosef, Kever Rachel, the Kotel. But nothing, nothing compares!


As soon as I have the info I will post it.

6/21/2015 7:47 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

In this 7th Sabbatical year since the reunification of Yerushalayim, all tikkunim which bring Mashiach ben David center around King David's Holy tomb because we are at the Malkhut that is in Malkhut (the 49th) year of our final purification process. And all things associated with Malkhut were perfected by King David during his lifetime. So our Divine and animal souls are in concert with the Shepherd, when we pray at his tomb, who perfected this midah during his 70 years here on earth. Malkhut Yisrael, what a Midah Tovah!

We are so, so close. If this Greek thing goes off the cliff by the end of June (the 13th of Tamuz), the three week plunge into the abyss will be taken by Esav, not Ya'akov in this year of the B'itah Keitz. Since both the 17th of Tamuz and Tisha B'Av fall out on the Holy Shabbat, those days of tragedy which are commemorated on those very dates in most years, will not be days of tragedy for Klal Yisrael here at the end of days. The Tragedy that would have befallen us this year will be pushed off (nidcheh) until the next year.... But alas, next year in 5776 Tisha B'Av also falls out on Shabbat!! G-d willing, the Satan is in a Divinely conceived trap that has been set since the beginning of time for the Shmittah year 5775 and the Motzei Shmittah and potential Yovel year 5776 when in both years the 17th of Tamuz and Tisha B'Av are nidcheh.

You might say they are nidcheh until the next day. This is only the case for the purpose of commemoration. One cannot say that the Fast of the 17th of Tamuz is commemorating a Fast that is actually observed on the 18th of Tamuz since we don't fast on Shabbat! That is, the 17th of Tamuz and its minhagim only apply to the 18th of Tamuz for the purposes of commemoration, not because horrible sins in our past occurred on the 18th of Tamuz which is not the case. In the same way the sins of the 9th of Av cannot be pushed off until the 10th while the Sins of crying all night which actually DID occur on the night of the 10th of Av, are not pushed off until the 11th of Av. As a matter of fact, the minhagim of mourning till noon on the tenth in a regular year IS NOT PUSHED OFF UNTIL NOON ON THE 11th AT ALL! May we come to feast this year on Tisha B'Av because HaShem turns the world upside down during the Three Weeks. Amein!

6/21/2015 8:34 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

By the way, I have given this much thought over the years on a personal level. As mentioned above I met my wife in 1997 (5757). We married on the 12th of Av 5758. In that year Tisha B'av fell out on Shabbat. It was the last time that Tisha B'Av fell out on Shabbat Chazon until 5772 which was the last time until this year 5775. Look it up if you don't believe me. So my Aufruf (a chatan- to- be being called up to the Torah on the Shabbat before the wedding) was on Tisha B'Av. So don't tell me that we should feel sad on Tisha B'Av when it falls out on Shabbat!

6/21/2015 8:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

From anonymous 6/21/2015 6:15 PM
Call me Raphy

DS, did you see the blue cage with the lock, in the back of kever david, ie. when you take the exit that goes to the field, opposite the basketball field ? also, I asked the same relig guy where K David is really burried and he showed me [after some other black and white guy sent me there and told me the same] right next to the basketball field [opposite the cage], the place that has stones laid in a circle, just less than half a meter diameter. He told me that place recently caved in and [they entered it ?] and that is where people believe K David is buried. DS would you like to do some detective work for us and double-check what I told you ?

Also, I got bH a free and private tour inside the Temple museum, that is where the vessls are. It shocks you a little to see all that stuff, esp the kodesh and kodesh kodashim room with the curtain and the arc in it, the table and the menora, plus ketoret desk.

Also, while I was touring the Rova, saw an Italian couple being led around by some xtian/catholic [you know the way they dress in monasteries.. ] guy, I followed them till the Churva shul, they were Italian [the Vatican ??] and were accompanied by two bodyguards..

Someone should deliver tikun klali to the 'boss' in Azza Street, you know across from Paris Cafe..


6/21/2015 8:52 PM  
Blogger DS said...

By the way, Rabbi Shmueli' first name, who is a central personality at Kever David, is named ELDAD Shmueli! I thought you would like that. I just spoke with his wife, who incidentally is a Balanit at the Mikve. Interesting, or not? He is at the center of all the happenings at the Kever, gave a speech last night, held the microphone after the music stopped, speaking of the Yahrzeit of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, how much the Rebbe had influenced Jews to do Teshuvah.

So this Eldad - and his "Meidad wife" who is also extremely active at the Kever -, she and her husband Eldad are the ones giving me all the info I request about the Kever, right this second. They are actively doing their share in the spiritual war against Esav.

Maybe that will set the record straight???

6/21/2015 8:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dov, there are 9 months between July and Nissan, when acc to the torah code the temple is supposed to fall min shamayim, see my comment above. Is it possible that in tamuz [see above, when maka Dam started] the ''real'' makot of the amim will start and 9 mo later the temple will be there ?

Raphy [same guy as Anonymous in two posts above about kever david]

6/21/2015 9:06 PM  
Blogger DS said...


I was in that field on Shavuot, there were lots of Nachman people sitting on long tables singing and rejoicing. Many of them were high on grass, though, some were openly smoking. But the feeling of joy was pervasive. As a matter of fact some goyim came out to look, and were totally taken aback by the atmosphere. I could clearly sense jealousy on their part. Wouldn't you be jealous? So they hold their seuda't Shavuot in honor of the Yahrzeit of David Hamelech right were his real kever is!!!

No, I did not see the cage, but I saw the circular area, although I didn't pay much attention to it.

If next time I go it is daytime, I will be happy to get information. But most likely I will try to go every Motzaei Shabbat for now. ( It is really worth it, it was an unbelievable experience, made better, of course, by the Yahrzeit of the Rebbe. Where can one better give honor to the Rebbe than at Kever David, the ultimate Mashiach place???)

6/21/2015 9:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dov, bli ayin hara, I was born on shabbat shavouot, so I am connected to Malchut she-beMalchut and I visited the kever on shabbat, malchut, 10 days ago, when we read about the sin of the spies. Other ''coincidences'', Kol tuv, Raphy

6/21/2015 9:14 PM  
Blogger DS said...

I just spoke with this "Eldad". Rav Eldad Shmueli. What did he do? He PROPHESISED about the coming civil war in America, didn't mention Gog and Magog however, but quoted the Riminover Rav from Florida who is predicting civil racial war in the US within the next two months. Highly likely considering everything happening these days....

I bet you he is the Gilgul of the first Eldad. I wonder if Meidad and Eldad were twins; such a brief marriage, two boys, similar names, it would point to (identical?) twins. So where is his twin today? Is it his wife?

6/21/2015 9:41 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

DS: I would argue that one of the midot of Malkhut or MaLKhut is for the מְ,Mo'ach (the brain) to control the לֵ,Lev (the heart) which controls the ךְ,Kaved (the liver and the physical functions and actions of the body) When one smokes the wacky tobacky on Yom Tov (Shavuot) at King David's tomb, one is inverting the Lev (heart) and placing it over the Brain (mo'ach) making us a lemech (לֶמֶךְ)or a fool as it were because Lemech, the father of Na'amah (Noach's wife) and Tuval Kayin was a fool. I pray that there were not many Nachers smoking the brain numbing drugs on Shavuot.

6/22/2015 1:53 AM  
Blogger LondonMale said...


The anti-Austerity protests took place in a few cities. They are fairly regular in the UK. They happened because the newly elected government is of the Conservative party, which believes in lower welfare spending than the Labour party who are in opposition.
Of interest to us on this Geula blog is who organises such protests: An unholy alliance of Trade Unions, the Socialist Workers Party and the anarchist group Class War who are said to have been behind fermenting trouble at the recent Ethiopian Rally in Tel Aviv.

6/22/2015 2:43 AM  
Blogger LondonMale said...

Two thoughts:

If Greece leaves the Euro, it will be more open to Russia's orbit.
If Assad falls in Syria, Russia will want a Mediterranean Port for it's fleet.
Russia could rent an island with a port on a very long lease, and the Greeks would have cash plus extra insurance against Turkish aggression.

Race war in America?

The album is full of swearing, so I would not recommend anyone listen to it, but Kendrik Lamar's recent Hip Hop album "To Pimp A Butterfly" is a musically brilliant, lyrically potent, zeitgeist masterpiece. A mirror held up to his peer group of Black America, a chunk of semi-automatic weapon armed people feeling disenfranchised, economically deprived, and the objects of police brutality. A powder keg.

6/22/2015 3:15 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

And don't forget the Rebbe paternal ancestry is from Dovid Hamelech.

6/22/2015 4:12 AM  
Blogger Leah said...

Here's an interesting thing to note, Dov. You linked the Pompeiin article on the Greek debt. Well, if you look at the article, there is something odd. In the article a woman is quoted as saying, "sod."
Please look at it, Dov. What do you Just curious. Coincidence is ....

6/22/2015 7:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


DS, where is your source that the Riminav Rebbe's prediction is within the next two months and that it is racial? While both are quite probable as you said..might it be more tied into JH 1-5?


6/22/2015 8:39 AM  
Blogger DS said...


The "next two months" came from Rav Shmueli. The "racial" part I would have to research again, but I believe I quoted that from memory, from an article I had read a while ago. Honestly I don't remember if Rav Shmueli mentioned racial or not. Next time I speak with him I will have to ask him again. Now Rav Shmueli characterized the Riminover Rav as a Tsaddik, but ( and I hope I am not guilty of lashon hara, just trying to put things in perspective and warn people), according to a personal source whose own sources I don't know, the current Riminover Rav is a fraud, posing as a rav, making himself an important one. I really, really don't know what the truth is about him. This does in no way diminish the importance of the previous, legit, recognized Riminover Rav(s?). Is this one legit????? Maybe somebody has more information.

6/22/2015 9:27 AM  
Blogger David m said...


you've been working hard to keep Christian/Messianic sources and bloggers out of this blog, to keep out the avoda zara, and now we're having to deal with all the Chabad stuff.

Shouldn't the Chabaders check into their blogs? I'm sure they have plenty of options for pushing their agenda. I'm tired of seeing it in your blog.

6/22/2015 11:49 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

The Present Rimanover Rebbe appears to be Genuine

So Grexit hangs in the balance this week. It is unclear how this will proceed by this coming weekend, Parshat Chukat. It seems to be 60/40 that Grexit WILL happen. That also means that 40% chance it will not because of what Putin is doing behind the scenes. It all really depends on how serious Putin's offers to the radical Greek leader of Syriza, Alex Tsipras, is. If Putin is willing to cover Greek debt by guaranteeing pensions, then he takes over by not firing a shot. Then of course Greece will make just a few concessions to the Euros to remain in the Union, but Greece will be in Putin's satellite of countries instead. Putin is a genius. He represents Bohu (Power of the Bear) though, not the abyss (Edom). True neither of these are our allies. They are supposed to duke it out with each other before the end of 5775 along with their allies. Putin's allies are of course Persia, North Korea, and possibly China.

6/22/2015 1:06 PM  
Blogger DS said...

David M.,

I don't know if you include me in the definition "Chabaders", but if you do I can assure you I am in no way a "Chabader", actually loathe their Yechi adoneinu nonsense. However you have to give Kavod where Kavod is due. The Rebbe was a great man, I met him personally years ago and was extremely impressed by him, the least I can do is honor his Yahrzeit the same way I will honor the Yahrzeit of Rav Moshe Levinger, Z"L, when the time comes. I am no way a Meshichist, have no Chabad allegiance, no Chabad costume, and am the first one to criticize his wanton followers when necessary.

I hope that clarifies it.

6/22/2015 1:21 PM  
Blogger DS said...


I had read this. But does that make him genuine? While he is telling others to come to Israel, he himself is staying put. I would like, if possible, to get more recommendations from reliable sources. You yourself, correct me if I am wrong, are no chassid of Bechadrei Chadarim. Right??

6/22/2015 1:24 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

So Ask Deva"sh if he is genuine. Correct, I am not an authority on the present Rimanover Rebbe.

I assume he is a direct descendant of the comrade of the Chozeh of Lublin (see above in Comments) who tried to bring Gog UMagog exactly 200 years earlier than scheduled b'itah (5572- 5575) by making Napoleon into Gog and his invasion of Russia into Gog invading Magog. Both failed while using very powerful mystical, practical Qabbalah in the same year they were hoping to succeed 5575. They likely knew, because of the power of the Qabbalah they were using, that they would be forfeiting their own lives if they failed in this great mission to circumvent 200 years of awful Jewish pain and suffering. Oy.

6/22/2015 1:35 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

I meant to say that the two, the Chozeh and the Rimanover Rebbe, failed in 5575 by dying in the same year that they were hoping to succeed. The Chozeh of Lublin passed away on Tisha B'Av 5575.

6/22/2015 1:39 PM  
Blogger Neshama said...

I think we have to wait until the supposed Jade Helm 15 does their stuff, to see how it dovetails with all the warnings and info going around. That is, if nothing happens in the meantime (Dov)!

I agree it is very difficult to have an intelligent conversation with someone, when everything said is so cleverly steered in the direction of Chabad philosophic conclusions. I personally like straight honest talk.

Rabbi Mizrachi goes into depth about any and all intermediaries between a Jew and Hashem, and elucidates who ..... I believe he does so in his Cultural War shiur that is posted over at Tomer Devorah's blog. It would be good to listen to it, at least the first third of the video.

AND it is important, as Dov has stressed many times, that one should research and verify their 'suppositions' before declaring so, which might in fact be lashon hara, or worse.

6/22/2015 3:02 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

On this recent Alex Jones video from Shabbat, I made a few comments hoping that the message would get to some of his less anti-Semitic listeners so that they will repent before the end of this Shmittah year and Yovel Cycle:

If the end of the Monetary world of fiat money is the last day of the Jewish Sabbatical year or end of the Shmittah year, Sept. 13th, 2015, and only the Jews have been keeping track of the Shmittah since the destruction of the 2nd Temple, does that mean that the Jews were right about most things regarding the End of the present Age? Could about 2 million Orthodox Jews, on a planet with 2 billion Christians and 1.7 billion Muslims, be correct after all about what G-d has in store when He judges the planet at the end of this present Age.....which seems to be by mid to late September?

6/22/2015 3:15 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Continued: In actuality, the entire month of Tishrei is the month of Final Judgement for G-d at the close of each year. The symbol for the month is the Scales because the ZoDiaC is really the TzeDeQ (Justice or Righteousness) of G-d at the close of one year as it goes into the next year. The Scales (Libra) have no face, because the only One truly sitting on a Throne and dispensing Justice during Tishrei is the Almighty Himself. So while the other months have faces (the faces of angelic beings and other spiritual forces) as the Face of the Zodiac for that month, the month of Tishrei only has the "Face of G-d" which Man cannot view and still live. Thus the Month of Scales (Libra or Mozna'im in Hebrew) has no face. The First of the month Tishrei is the beginning of the New Year and the date on which Adam and Eve were judged 5774 years ago, judged on the First Day of Year 1 for improperly eating the from the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil. We are now in the year 5775. The 10th of Tishrei is Yom Kippur, the date of Erasure of Sins for the Nation of Israel because after the sin of the Golden Calf (17 Tamuz 2448), the nation of Israel was forgiven for that original national sin 80 days later on the 10th of Tishrei 2449. The Feast of Tabernacles (Sukkot) begins at the time of the Full Moon for Tishrei, 14 days after Rosh HaShanah (1st Tishrei). Sukkot, the Feast of Tabernacles begins on the 15th of Tishrei and lasts 7 days until the 21st of Tishrei. On that 7th day of the Feast of Tabernacles, Hoshanah Rabbah the nations of the world enter into Final Judgement. This year the 7th Day of the Feast of Tabernacles will be on October 4th, 2015. The judgement on that 4th day in October will be even more supernaturally cataclysmic than the judgement on the money at the end of the Sabbatical year (Sept. 13, 2015). Since all this is not just a judgement from the previous year, but a judgement on the previous Age (Eidan in Hebrew), we should not expect for the world to continue as it is right now after October 4th. Then comes the 8th Day (22nd of Tishrei) which is a separate day from Sukkot, and represents the Sanctification of the New Era (the Brit Milah as it were) of the Messianic Era, and the end to the Judgements of Tishrei 5776. On Shmini Atzereth Eretz Yisrael is judged for water while on Hoshanah Rabba, the previous day, the rest of the world is judged for water.

I should point out to readers of this blog, that the Jewish Zodiac has two additional months with no Face: The Keshet (The Bow) for Kislev: Because the accuracy of the Bow and Arrows of the Maccabees in the War against the Greeks was directly assisted by G-d Himself without angelic intermediaries. This is why we use Olive Oil for Menorot during Kislev and not other pure oils (which would be acceptable on Shabbat) which when burnt reflect the will of HaShem through His pure angelic intermediaries. Olive oil when burnt is directly attached to the Will of G-d from the Kisei HaKavod. This is NOT true for the Umot HaOlam who succeed in war because of the strength of their angelic intermediary in Heaven. So Sagittarius, for them, has a face.
Also the D'li (the water bucket) for Shevat which waters the fruit trees for fruit production: In Eretz Yisrael G-d Alone holds the keys for rain. In the rest of the world, the keys to rain are dispensed to angelic intermediaries. So for them the Bucket has the face of Aquarius. For us, the Bucket has the Face of G-d Himself which means no Face which can be painted in a picture, of course. Yet for Tishrei, the month of the Scales, in no culture does the Zodiac (TZeDeQ) for that month have an angelic face in a month when only HaShem is Melekh.

6/22/2015 3:42 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

One of the deep aspects of the word Shemen is that Oil is an interface between the world of Sheva or Teva (Nature) and the World of Shmona (the spiritual world). So impure oils attach impure forces to the physical world, as an interface between the two, while pure oils attach pure forces to the physical world. Olive Oil even transcends this because Olive Oil attaches the Will of HaShem Himself into the physical world without the need of intermediaries even pure ones. So not all forces that seek to attach themselves are pure. Take care to only use pure oils mentioned in the Talmud which we read about every Friday night.

6/22/2015 3:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If someone calls himself Rav it doesn't mean he is a fraud. 'Rav' as apposed to 'rabbi' is a honorary title that many receive due to their erudition. Receiving smicha was not so common back in the day as it is today as it was passed from teacher to student with the laying on of hand as in the example of Moshe and Joshua. Many in the Talmud referred to as 'Rav' do not have smicha So can we be a little less harsh and judgmental? calling someone a fraud in a public forum? What you describe as not reliable, third hand information is motzei shem ra. Aren't we yearning for Redemption here?


6/22/2015 4:11 PM  
Blogger Neshama said...

Is this the video you are referring to? If not, this one is more inclusive: And if the world realizes that the Jews were right all along, ooh, watch out for their anger.

6/22/2015 4:12 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

David Matlaw: my beloved brother. I was offended by your comment. I know you mean well and think Chabad is evil, but if you look at my comments (I think I'm very much "Chabad") you don't see anything that is chas veshalom outside of yidishkeit.

There is a lot of hate in your comment (or fear). There is only one Chabad "agenda", and it is the agenda of the holy Baal Shem Tov, that when his weelsprings go forth then the Moshiach will come. This blog is all about bringing Moshiach.

This is the reason I'm addressing what you said. Because we have an opportunity to put aside bad blood and open a new page. David, do you want to set some time to learn online with me, address any issues you have (you might be right on some, and on some you may learn new things).

My great grandfather, The Gra put the chossidim of the Alter Rebbe in cherem, he was the light of Moshiach ben Yosef, and we know that the Alter Rebbe was a great grandson of Dovid HaMelech, and the Moshiach ben Dovid of his generation. Had these two giants come together, the redemption would have happened then.

Since then there has been a split in Judaism, Chossidim (spritually following the path of Yehuda) and Misnagdim (following the path of Yosef). By the way, the misnagodim (Yosef) are MUCH GREATER then the chossidim (Yehuda). Yosef was much greater then Yehuda, and even Yeravam ben Nevat was much greater then Rechavam ben Shlomo (he was on the same level as Achiya HaSiloni before he sinned).

If the typical Litvaks would learn Chassidus Chabad, they would put the chaissidim Chabad to shame with their avodas Hashem. It's unfortunate that Chassidus is not taught Litvishe yeshivas, if it did, we would see giants in avodash Hashem.

Let's learn together, taste and see the Hashem is good. Sorry, but these are words coming from my heart with a slight tear in my eye.

6/22/2015 5:30 PM  
Anonymous Shifra said...

David, DS, Dov and everyone,

I've been taught that when something happens that is wrong, it is wrong to stay quiet about it. And I want to express a personal protest against the Chabad bashing that is coming up here.

Talking about lashon hara - is this something you all think will help bring Moshiach?

Dov, please clarify whether or not this a policy you condone as part of your geula blog - that Chabad people should be accused of avodah zara, or stop expressing ourselves here and find our own separate place to be?

I read a few posts that shared the perspective that geula could occur b'rachamim and with miracles. Excuse me, but is that assur here? Are we only allowed to talk about how bad we all deserve it to be? Can someone please share the Torah source for that??

Everyone has an opinion and as far as I'm concerned, that's okay. But is everyone's opinion of more value than the Lubavitcher Rebbe's opinion, which is documented in print and on video? I would like to know YOUR opinion on that Dov, because to be blunt, if I have to choose between the truth of anything the Rebbe says (or any other holy tzadik and Torah authority) or the sometimes ignorant and nasty opinions being expressed here, it's not a very complicated choice for me.

Throwing out terms like avodah zara is serious and dangerous, especially because we are living in serious and dangerous times.

AND, for whomever of you thinks that all of the opinions on Moshiach and geula expressed by Chabad chassidim contradict the Rebbe's opinions, you are, bluntly, ignorant and ill-informed.

I didn't bring up this topic, others did. But now that it's on the table I'm going to add my two cents here.

(continuing in next post due to length)

6/22/2015 6:09 PM  
Anonymous Shifra said...

SHIFRA POST CONTINUED: I lived in Crown Heights for many years, including throughout the height of the Moshiach campaign. And I was very, very involved. I went with my group of women from the N'shei chabad Moshiach committee to the Rebbe personally many times, with questions and sometimes to ask for haskama or brochot for our ideas. I was personally present at the farbrengens, in the front row where I could see the Rebbe clearly, and every Thursday I picked up the EDITED sicha in which all of the things the Rebbe had said during the week and Shabbos were compiled, with changes and footnotes added by the Rebbe. It was literally hot off the printing press. Together with a couple of my friends, I spent several hours studying every word and then, based on that, asked the Rebbe what we should do, maaseh b'poel. And what the Rebbe answered us and encouraged us to do, we did. So whatever your opinion of what went on then, I know what I'm talking about as well as anyone, probably, in the world.

Concerning the oh-so-disputed topic of yechi, I can tell you that the Rebbe encouraged us in very overt and amazing ways to believe that he was Moshiach, just stopping short of saying the exact words. He strongly (on video!) encouraged signatures of Kabbalat HaMalchut. He said that it is totally appropriate for all Jews to consider their leader to be Moshiach, he wrote in a footnote that Moshiach does NOT have to come from the living but rather, has to have already been accepted as a king, and so, so much more.

PLEASE PLEASE NOTE: It is NOT my intention to 'promote this agenda' in any way. I teach classes on geula and I pretty much never bring it up at all.

But when it comes to the accusations that have been made, I cannot be silent.

I can offer many examples if anyone wants them, although I assume nobody will. This is all documented, whether in print or on video or both, so whatever you may personally think or feel about it aside, arguing with the facts is just a ridiculous waste of time.

It's true that since gimmel tammuz some people have distorted the Rebbe's message in ways that are definitely way over the line - BUT IT IS ALSO TRUE that many others have tried to cover up or dismiss the Rebbe's own extremely well-documented words, because they are not personally comfortable with them.

Let's be about RESPECT and let's be about WHAT'S TRUE. I think that's a bare minimum for a geula blog. I'm not saying anyone has to believe what the Rebbe says or even respect the Rebbe, although it is very hard for me to see when someone can deny the incredible and awesome holiness that the Rebbe was and is. But the comments that have just been posted about Chabad are in my not particularly humble opinion are just way over the line.

Dov, I'm asking for clarification FROM YOU here. Please make an executive decision about whether Chabad people are or are not allowed to quote the Rebbe's opinions on Moshiach and geula, and also whether it is kosher for the members of this blog to accuse us of avodah zara here.

If this is about a free and open discussion in which we are allowed to respectfully share ideas - or even ask confronting questions with respect - I'm in and glad to be.

But if not, if you would also call quoting the Rebbe on these issues avodah zara, or even "promoting our agenda", as if there is something invalid about us as Jews!? please let me know and I will stop wasting my time in what I assumed was actually an intelligent and inclusive forum to share thoughts, insights and sources on the geula that is so crucial and central for us all.

6/22/2015 6:10 PM  
Blogger David m said...

The term rav 2000 years ago is irrelevant.

For many generations, it's clear that rav means having smicha, which NB Arzi does not have.

In our times, Rabbi is just Rav in English (and the term rabbi also means having smicha). Someone calling himself rav or rabbi, without the credentials is a fraud.

NB Arzi is a fraud.

6/22/2015 9:30 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

We won't be condoning Chabad bashing on this blog. All Meshichut beliefs starting with "the Rebbe must be Mashiach" will not be tolerated either. Trying to keep a middle ground on this is very difficult. Tension builds up in some people's responses. I will try to be more circumspect about posting severe criticism of Chabad, but please place all "the Lubavitcher Rebbe is Mashiach" talk on another forum. There are plenty of blogs dedicated for specifically that heated discussion, not this one. Thank you.

6/22/2015 10:00 PM  
Blogger DS said...

The first few minutes sum up the world situation quite well:

Re: the Riminover Rav, I specified that I had no idea if it is true or not. I asked for further information. I did not point one way or another. If I did wrong I am sorry. I thought maybe somebody would know more than I do. I heard that from another person when I had quoted the article from Devash, and it put doubts in my mind. I just don't know! Maybe he is a great Tzaddik and if that is the case then I am deeply and terribly sorry. Remember that a similar debate went on on this blog regarding another person who calls himself rav, and where there were doubts about his pronouncements! Do we have to believe everything anybody says, without questioning??? So, if anybody can verify that the rav is to be believed, that his words have weight, I have no problem with that. After all he is prophesising, isn't he; and claims that some other prophecy of his came true. Is that true? Is he a real, or a false prophet, that is the question.

6/22/2015 10:06 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

We are inclusive about discussing when Mashiach is coming and are even open to talk about who might be Mashiach as the time gets closer. But no talk about who MUST be Mashiach will be tolerated right now especially since the Rambam even says that when Mashiach finally shows up, for a while we won't even be sure about who he is. He will have the status of Chezkat Mashiach until certain milestones are achieved.

Think about it. We went down this road 2000 years ago, and look at the disastrous consequences. Why would we want to go down this road again? In one generation, we were told that Yoshke is coming back from the dead to be Mashiach within our lifetimes. In the next generation we were told that he is not coming back within our lifetimes, but he is coming back very soon. In the third generation we were told that one MUST believe that Yoshke was Mashiach in order to have an Olam HaBa! In three generations suddenly Yoshkaism became a different religion. I don't believe that we have three generations at this time, but to even envision going down that road again could affect someone's Olam HaBa.

6/22/2015 10:13 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

On the subject of Nir Ben Artzi, let us simply not call him Rav at this point. We can use the word Chozeh (Se'er) because certain people are/were blessed with that talent, and he may be one of those individuals that is so blessed. But by not calling him Rav, we don't have to deal with the fact that he himself may have called himself a Rav. In reality it is not the word that we apply to him, but it is the title that he gives himself that makes him a fraud. So simply refer to him as Nir Ben Artzi, and we can overcome the discussion about whether he is making fraudulent claims about himself. David M., are you in agreement with that policy?

Try to bring the Makhlokot to less than a boil right now. There have been a lot of them lately. Mashiach must be getting noticeably closer as these stumbling blocks become more frequent.

6/22/2015 10:23 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

At times like this, running a blog becomes much more difficult. Let us work for a compromise position that does not lead to open verbal warfare on the blog. Thanks.

6/22/2015 10:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't understand why people pro or against feel that they have to push their opinions and agendas. We all know about the tzidkus of the Rebbe and other Rebbes. We should also know that most of the Rebbes are from the Davidic Dynasties; so many loyal followers of any of the different chassidic sects probably also think that their Rebbe could be Moshiach. The day will soon come when Moshiach does arrive and we will only have one leader to follow, the servant of H', Moshiach Tzdkeinu. No more infighting, just sholom and truth. In the meantime, all these great holy leaders of our people should be honored and respected, and that will surely hasten the arrival of Moshiach Tzdkeinu!

6/22/2015 11:14 PM  
Blogger DS said...


I want to tell you that I specially liked your commentary on the Zodiac, and on Tishri. Really great! I also loved your explanation about pure oils, olive oil, etc. Interesting that in the last month or so, I started using exclusively olive oil, even for cooking, as I feel it is the only oil that makes me feel GOOD! Had no idea about the spiritual connection you mention. Interesting, isn't it?

Thank you for your good work.

6/22/2015 11:19 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

DS: Rebbe Tarfon would be proud.

6/22/2015 11:27 PM  
Blogger DS said...

What do you mean?

6/22/2015 11:29 PM  
Blogger DS said...

Oh, and one more thing. After my big "show" on Shavuot at Kever David, I had the great honor of a visit by Rabbi Grossman ( NOT the one from the Kever). He brought me a bottle of OLIVE OIL as a gift!

(He goes and lights the Neir Tamid at all the Kivrei Tzaddikim, and he invited me to join him to light the Neir Tamid at Mearat Hamachpelah, giving me the privilege of pouring one of the bottles of olive oil into the cylinder that holds it, that needs to be refilled every couple of weeks, before lighting it. I had no idea that he, single handedly, does that all the time, at great cost to him.)

6/22/2015 11:35 PM  
Blogger Zvizvi said...

People on this blog calling others a "fraud" will not get Mashiach any closer.

6/22/2015 11:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love this blog! I scan many blogs etc... So much to learn. I don't comment much, because I don't know or understand enough. Sometimes, I suspect Dov, doesn't post them because they are so far out. However, we all need each other. HaShem loves it when we dwell in unity, but hates those that sow discord. Shalom

6/22/2015 11:41 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

So, getting back to talking about the End of Days...


I have already decided on a compromise with regards to Nir Ben Artzi. We can refer to him as a psychic or a Se'er, but we will avoid the title Rav. Then one can quote what he has to say without using the title Rav. end of discussion on that matter. We will additionally speak with great respect about the Lubavitcher Rebbe, that he was a Gadol HaDor in the previous generation and he may have been the Nassi of that generation too. And he had a deep and profound Ruach HaQodesh without being a prophet since the Age of True Prophesy has not yet returned. We will avoid he Meshichist tripwire altogether. Thanks. Good night.

6/23/2015 12:09 AM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

What is the Messianic Era and why is it followed by the resurrection of the dead?l

6/23/2015 6:06 AM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

Confirmed-2.5 Mile Wide Comet expected September 15-28, 2015

6/23/2015 6:15 AM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

WAKE UP CALL: Every single Jewish person on earth needs to watch this…and you need to watch this now

6/23/2015 6:19 AM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

Who is a rabbi or rather what is a rabbi?

I agree with Dov, the level on the topic of the title Rabbi has gotten too low and entering the field of lashon hara about a certain individual titled rabbi. It should also been noted that on this blog there are some posters that address Dov as Rabbi although it is not for certain that he is entitled to the title based on the definitions of the same sayers of lashon hara. Dov doesn't decline/disclaim or in any other way comment this. Having said this, I would like to make a contribution to the understanding of the matter.

In principle. a rabbi is a Jewish spiritual leader. This title derives from the Hebrew word רַבִּי rabi [ˈʁäbi], meaning "My Master" (irregular plural רבנים rabanim [ʁäbäˈnim]), which is the way a student would address a master of Torah. The word "master" רב rav [ˈʁäv] literally means "great one". A rabbi has pastoral duties, such as leading a congregation in prayer; preaching duties, such as delivering a weekly sermon; interpretive duties; interpreting the Torah; and administrative duties. A rabbi will often be available to a member of his or her congregation for spiritual guidance. In order to convert to Judaism, rabbis must approve the conversion in a Beit Din (rabbinical court). Some rabbis are ordained but do things outside of congregations, such as leading Jewish organizations, writing books, or community activist work.

The basic form of the rabbi developed in the Pharisaic and Talmudic era, when learned teachers assembled to codify Judaism's written and oral laws. In more recent centuries, the duties of the rabbi became increasingly influenced by the duties of the Protestant Christian minister, hence the title "pulpit rabbis", and in 19th-century Germany and the United States rabbinic activities including sermons, pastoral counseling, and representing the community to the outside, all increased in importance.

cont. 1

6/23/2015 8:34 AM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

cont 1.

Within the various Jewish denominations there are different requirements for rabbinic ordination, and differences in opinion regarding who is to be recognized as a rabbi.

Traditionally, a person obtains semicha ("rabbinic ordination") after the completion of an arduous learning program in the codes of Jewish law and responsa.

The most general form of semicha is Yore yore ("he shall teach"). Most Rabbis hold this qualification; they are sometimes called a moreh hora'ah ("a teacher of rulings"). A more advanced form of semicha is Yadin yadin ("he shall judge"). This enables the recipient to adjudicate cases of monetary law, amongst other responsibilities. Although the recipient can now be formally addressed as a dayan ("judge"), the vast majority retain the title rabbi. Only a small percentage of rabbis earn this ordination. Although not strictly necessary, many Orthodox rabbis hold that a beth din (court of Jewish law) should be made up of dayanim.

An Orthodox semicha requires the successful completion of a program encompassing Jewish law and responsa in keeping with longstanding tradition. Orthodox rabbinical students work to gain knowledge in Talmud, Rishonim and Acharonim (early and late medieval commentators) and Jewish law. They study sections of the Shulchan Aruch (codified Jewish law) and its main commentaries that pertain to daily-life questions (such as the laws of keeping kosher, Shabbat, and the laws of family purity). Orthodox rabbis typically study at yeshivas, which are dedicated religious schools. Modern Orthodox rabbinical students, such as those at Yeshiva University, study some elements of modern theology or philosophy, as well as the classical rabbinic works on such subjects.

The entrance requirements for an Orthodox yeshiva include a strong background within Jewish law, liturgy, Talmudic study, and attendant languages (e.g., Hebrew, Aramaic and in some cases Yiddish). Since rabbinical studies typically flow from other yeshiva studies, those who seek a semicha are typically not required to have completed a university education. There are some exceptions to this rule.

While some Haredi (including Hasidic) yeshivas (also known as "Talmudical/Rabbinical schools or academies") do grant official semicha ("ordination") to many students wishing to become rabbis, most of the students within the yeshivas engage in learning Torah or Talmud without the goal of becoming rabbis or holding any official positions.

cont. 2

6/23/2015 8:36 AM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

cont. 2

The curriculum for obtaining semicha ("ordination") as rabbis for Haredi and Hasidic scholars is the same as described above for all Orthodox students wishing to obtain the official title of "Rabbi" and to be recognized as such.

Within the Hasidic world, the positions of spiritual leadership are dynastically transmitted within established families, usually from fathers to sons, while a small number of students obtain official ordination to become dayanim ("judges") on religious courts, poskim ("decisors" of Jewish law), as well as teachers in the Hasidic schools. The same is true for the non-Hasidic Litvish yeshivas that are controlled by dynastically transmitted rosh yeshivas and the majority of students will not become rabbis, even after many years of post-graduate kollel study.

Consequently, within the world of Haredi Judaism, the English word and title of "Rabbi" for anyone is often scorned and derided, because in their view the once-lofty title of "Rabbi" has been debased in modern times. This is one reason that Haredim will often prefer using Hebrew names for rabbinic titles based on older traditions, such as: Rav (denoting "[great] rabbi"), HaRav ("the [great] rabbi"), Moreinu HaRav ("our teacher the [great] rabbi"), Moreinu ("our teacher"), Moreinu VeRabeinu HaRav ("our teacher and our rabbi/master the [great] rabbi"), Moreinu VeRabeinu ("our teacher and our rabbi/master"), Rosh yeshiva ("[the] head [of the] yeshiva"), Rosh HaYeshiva ("head [of] the yeshiva"), "Mashgiach" (for Mashgiach ruchani) ("spiritual supervsor/guide"), Mora DeAsra ("teacher/decisor" [of] the/this place"), HaGaon ("the genius"), Rebbe ("[our/my] rabbi"), HaTzadik ("the righteous/saintly"), "ADMOR" ("Adoneinu Moreinu VeRabeinu") ("our master, our teacher and our rabbi/master") or often just plain Reb which is a shortened form of rebbe that can be used by, or applied to, any married Jewish male as the situation applies.

6/23/2015 8:36 AM  
Blogger Neshama said...

Meir M: you are getting better and better in your posts. The first by Rabbi Winston Shlit"a is excellent. I subscribe to his weekly writings. The second about the comet is iffy. As I see it, HaShem is warning the world that they are on 'collision course' with truth and morality.

Dov, I agree with your 'mediation' points. There is one prefix we can safely use, and that is "Reb". That is customarily used for anyone one you want to give respect to, to someone giving over Torah concepts (not necessarily a Rabbi). This isn't Rebtz or Rabbi, its plain "Reb". It could even apply to Reb Dov :-) It's a designation of respect. I feel in certain instances that I need to show respect. Would you accept the use of this?

Perhaps a good approach for those who feel it proper, could be to just ignore and gloss over writings that could possibly offend one. It makes one a better person to do so, and it contributes to sholom. We can leave the moderating to the "Moderator of the Blog."

Rebbetzen Yemima Mizrachi (a Yerushalayim famed international speaker) said something I'm going to pass along to our readers. She said (with sources I don't remember) that the month of Tammuz reflects the left eye, and the month of Av reflects the right eye; therefore if we "see good" in using our eyes in observation, then it will be good and increase the good around us, especially during this two-month period of historical sensitivity to Jews (and of course, all our days). (I am giving this over to the best of my memory.)

Wishing everyone a peaceful and safe summer.

6/23/2015 9:34 AM  
Blogger DS said...


I was just going to post this, you beat me to it, it has slightly different information, and is longer:

One more reason to be in Eretz Yisrael of all places. The place that is under Hashem's Eye from the beginning till the end of the year.

6/23/2015 1:08 PM  
Blogger HDG, Yerushalayim, E"Y Shlemah said...

What is going on in Texas and surrounding areas may bring our current parsha to mind. After all, it features the Parah Adumah - the Red Heifer - and lots of cows in Texas are in danger now, as well as people and other creatures.

In its honor, I'd like to introduce a site I found not too long ago: Red Cow Press.

It's not about cows; rather, it is a relatively new and creative kiruv site with some great writing.

6/23/2015 3:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where is a link to a scientific website concerning this comet?


6/23/2015 7:33 PM  
Blogger Neshama said...

Meir M: Great post, however to attain the title Rabbi, he must have S'micha! Everything else is what he does with his S'micha.

6/23/2015 7:37 PM  
Blogger Yehudi Yerushalmi said...


What is your take on Nogah "converging" with Tzedek?

6/23/2015 8:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Meir and DS a person can only serve Hashem when he is happy, not afraid and not sad.

and meir what you posted is not necessarily 100% true .

6/23/2015 10:28 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

After reading Meir's University level dissertation on the matter, just call me Reb if you insist on giving me a title. I do not have semichah. So Reb Dov is just fine.

Leah: A Sod, with a patach under the Samech, is a body brace. My wife wore one back in December. So a Sod is a body brace which holds limbs in a certain position.

6/23/2015 10:58 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Klipah Noga going into Tzedeq: That would seem to be very good since Klipah Nogah can go in either direction towards holiness or towards Evil. So heading into Tzedeq (righteousness) is heading in the right direction.

6/23/2015 11:07 PM  
Blogger DS said...

From Rav Berger, 6th and most important part of his essay on Kever David. Thank you, yeranen yaakov!

I have to say, most of what he expresses corresponds to what I have been writing on this blog about Kever David since Shavuot, and what's going on. I am glad that we agree, glad to see that I am on the right track!

May his words come true bimhera beyameinu.

6/24/2015 12:04 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Not including the Grains (wheat and barley), there are five fruits (Pri HaEitz) native to the Land of Yisrael in the Torah. They ripen in the following order: (Because times of ripening are associated with the solar calendar, the dates are Gregorian, and they are approximate.)

1. grapes: End of June
2. figs: End of July
3. pomegranates: Middle of August
4. dates: End of August, Beginning of September
5. olives: End of October

So on schedule, the First Shmittah Grape crop has made it to Rami Levy in Sha'ar Binyamin Shopping Plaza. Rami Levy in Sha'ar Binyamin has made a commitment to provide Otzar Beit Din vegetables and fruits during the Shmittah and Motzei Shmittah years. It is all well- marked. Yes, they carry Heter Mechirah, but it is well marked for those who want to avoid Heter Mechirah produce. The Shmittah Olive crop for instance only is Qeduashat Shevi'it in the Motzei Shmittah year since the olives budded in the Shmittah year but only ripen some time in Cheshvan 5776. But the Grapes are IN right now! So an honorable mention goes to Effie who owns a Kerem (vineyard) named, you got it, Kerem Effie (or Effies Vineyard)

6/24/2015 12:10 AM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

I would like to make a final comment on the topic of title Rabbi and with that also refure Neshama's position ...however to attain the title Rabbi, he must have S'micha!and also Anonymous said...and meir what you posted is not necessarily 100% true.

Anonymous - Please elaborate on your statement and state your position and arguments.

Neshama: The title Rabbi referred to one that had semicha. Semicha could only be granted in Eretz Yisroel, so only the Sages who were ordined in Eretz Yisroel were called Rabbi. The Sages who lived in Babylonia were entitled Rav. After the office of Nassi in Eretz Yisroel was abolished the granting of semicha and the use of the title Rabbi. Hence, we nowadays don't have the authority of granting the authentic title of Rabbi. So in our times we end of with the machlokes between the different Jewish streams on the reliability of modern times semicha.

Having said that, for those who hold the position that the Rabbanut HaReshis of the State of Israel is the authority for granting semicha I would like to present the followin

I have in front of me a copy of a letter from the legal advisor to the Rabbanut HaReshis, Yaron Katan, in response to query if the are any legal sanction against anyone to chooses to title himself Rabbi.

"...אין מניעה בן שאדם יקרא לעצמו בתואר "רב". עם זאת, במידה ואותו אדם מקבל טובות הנאה עקב הטעייה שביכול קיבל הסמכה לרבנות מהרבנות הראשית לישראל, הרי מדובר לכורה בקבלת דבר במרמה, על כל ההשלכות שיש לעבירה זו.

There are no impediment person to call himself by the title "Rabbi". However, if the person is receiving benefits due to deception, that he received rabbinic ordination from the Chief Rabbinate of Israel, then it becomes an issue of fraud, with all the ramifications that such offense carries.

6/24/2015 6:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


The Venus/Jupiter visual merger that's scheduled to take place 6/30 seems quite significant from a cosmic-global perspective. In addition to this event being seen worldwide (rare in and of itself) its slated to co-incide and immediately follow the SCOTUS homo ruling (6/29?) As well as the Iran nuke deal? also...

I've been wondering what those stars (planets) were that have been so bright following sunset for the last several days/week(s)..seems like they are getting closer together now...

Perhaps this is an significant siman.

-a Yid

6/24/2015 7:05 AM  
Blogger Leah said...

Does sod also mean counsel?. I found it weird that the Greek woman used this of all words and I do not understand her context. It's weird. Please look at her quote again if you have time...Could it be a different meaning?

6/24/2015 7:38 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

From an Urban Dictionary: "Sod it" = Forget it, I have had enough! I have no idea what this has to do with Acharit HaYamim. It is just an expression.

6/24/2015 10:25 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Uh oh, what is happening? Dollar down to 3.765. On Monday around 4 pm our time, the dollar plunged in one hour from 3.83 to 3.77. I have no idea why.

6/24/2015 10:28 AM  
Blogger DS said...


Why? i believe, because Karnit Flug of the Bank of Israel declared that the interest rate would not be lowered for the month of July,even for all of 2015, which strengthened the shekel against other currencies. I follow this website regularly and happened to do so on Monday:

And today, THIS below follows: the shekel keeps strengthening (any wonder? The Euro is in big trouble because of Greece, the dollar was weakening until it strengthened against the weakened Euro yesterday, but that is already history, China's stock market is collapsing, their economy is not doing well, Japan is a mess, the whole world economy is a disaster, and meanwhile the shekel is not budging, so relatively it appears stronger. Only a matter of days, or weeks, before they lower interest rates again and/or Israel starts buying Euros and dollars ( my opinion). Also the CDS marked is exploding in the last couple of weeks ( credit default swaps, if you recall our discussions about them), with the rates of sovereign bonds shooting higher. All of that, plus some..... enough explanations?

6/24/2015 2:56 PM  
Blogger Neshama said...

RE "SOD": DS, you can check Wiktionary, they have a lot of meanings for these three letters!

6/24/2015 3:20 PM  
Blogger Neshama said...

Reb Dov, maybe this is why the shekel dropped: Flug also said that the Bank would probably end its policy of "buying dollars" to keep its value higher against the dollar. Shekel Remains High ....

6/24/2015 3:27 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Just a reminder about the end of days (seems off topic in this comment stream). We are in the year 5775, the beita year and the keitz based on the posuk speaking about the Kesef HaPekudim the 1,775 which were made into VVim for the Amudim.

As the Etz Chaim concludes (this is the the 50th Gate of the Etz Chaim, the final gate of the entire work, end of chapter 3), that in the end of days, this verse hints to the keitz, and what is the keitz - the secret of the Vav (as the Zohar brings so often that it is with the Vav that we are redeemed). What is the secret of the Vav? The two letters Vav that make up a Vav (VV = Vav + Vav). Each Vav as we know is the structure of the emotive attributes. And as the Etz Chaim brings there each of us has two complete sets of emotive attributes, one for Good, and one for Evil. AKA the Yetzer Tov and Yetzer Hara.

And what is the secret of the VV? That the Yetzer Hara is transformed into Yetzer Tov. Then there are two identical sets of emotive attributes, both good, two Yetzer Tov, and then the person becomes a "hook" (a "vav") to bind together the "Amudim", the pillars.

In the discourse including his famous keitz, the Alter Rebbe, the Baal HaTanya (sorry David M.) brings this Eitz Chaim and explains that the Amudim are the sefirot of Netzach and Hod of Atzilut, which the Arizal describes as the source and/or level of prophecy of Moshe Rabeinu. The Alter Rebbe in his maamar explains that when the Yetzer HaRa is transformed into Yetzer Tov, each and every Jew becomes a pillar bringing down the levels of NEtzach and Hod of Atzilut to this physical and material world, literally every Jew attaining the level of prophecy of Moshe Rabeinu.

This is what is meant in the keitz, and in the redemption. The Alter Rebbe explains that this magnificent feat required 1775 years of exile.

This year, we are 172 years (Eikev) after the printing of the Likutey Torah. In the Zohar, the students of Rabbi Shimon cried when they hears the 5th Millenium had to be "paid in full" (כל היום דוה - דוה = הוד).

The 6,000 "weekday" cosmic years are grouped in 3 sets of 2,000 years - 2,000 years of "Chaos", 2,000 years of "Torah", and 2,000 years "The Days of Moshiach". Out of the 2,000 years "Days of Moshiach", 1,775 were required to created the hooks, Vavim to the Amudim. This is the inner meaning of the keitz.

What this means in our individual divine service of Hashem? That the power was given to us, not by our merit or good deeds, but simply because the time has come, to transform our yetzer hara into a second (better) yetzer tov. To server Hashem with all our hearts (both of them) simply and consistently.

Yes, we have the power to transform our yetzer hara completely, we just have to open our eyes. And when only one of us does this, he or she will bring salvation to the entire world, bringing about the miraculous dimension of the true and complete redemption by Moshiach. This is a halacha in Rambam's hilchot teshuva by the way.

It's not about signs and catastrophe, it's about one of us finally doing it, one doing real teshuva and bringing salvation to the entire world.

Moshiach Now!

6/24/2015 5:57 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Ronnie: I wonder about the Silver hoops (Chishukim, חישוקים) and silver plated capstones that were made from the same 1775 shekels of silver too. No drasha that I have heard so far on this pasuk talking about the keitz tells us what those are. Everyone focuses on the Vavim:

Shemot 38:28 וְאֶת-הָאֶלֶף וּשְׁבַע הַמֵּאוֹת, וַחֲמִשָּׁה וְשִׁבְעִים, עָשָׂה וָוִים, לָעַמּוּדִים; וְצִפָּה רָאשֵׁיהֶם, וְחִשַּׁק אֹתָם. 28 And of the thousand seven hundred seventy and five shekels he made hooks for the pillars, and overlaid their capitals, and made fillets (hoops) for them.

6/24/2015 8:27 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

וְחִשַּׁק אֹתָם Those two words really mean to encircle (the poles) with (silver) hoops. And the pictures that i have seen of the model Mishkan backs that up.

6/24/2015 8:33 PM  
Blogger Neshama said...

Ronnie, that was excellent. I tend to think that 'that one person' (turning his/her yetzer both to good) would have to be Mashiach. (? Am I close)

Ronnie/Reb Dov, what is the gematria of that verse? And for the 'hooks'?

6/24/2015 10:07 PM  
Anonymous CDG, Yerushalayim, Eretz Yisrael Shlemah said...

Does the IMF actually want to cause a Greek debt default?

Shekel dropped further to 3.74 to the dollar...meaning the dollar is weakening...?

6/24/2015 11:14 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Just when we thought that Monday's smiling faces in Brussels meant an end to the Euro's troubles, it seems that Monday's deal has fallen apart. We are back to a 60% chance of total default by the Greeks or a 40% chance of avoiding financial Armegeddon. Because the stakes are so high, let me raise their chance of success to 50%, because if the Eurotrash fail, they careen through the floor of stability and enter the Zone of pure Chaos. I don't expect any of these reshayim to get any sleep in the next 6 days, but only HaShem can truly curse their efforts. Remember with BDS against Israel being their number one foreign policy issue, Greek default is our friend on this blog and in our prayers. 6 days left on the plata until the finish line.

As far as Christine Lagarde of the IMF is concerned, she did a quick "Magic 7" calculation and decided that the month named after Julius Caesar is the 7th Gregorian month, but she has yet to do another Magic 7 video like she did last year. Perhaps the IMF decided to work with HaShem and not against him by crashing the Euro in a Shmittah year? probably not.

6/25/2015 12:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The latest victim of the pursuit of peace:

May G-d avenge his blood. And what is his name?


6/25/2015 2:59 AM  
Blogger Neshama said...

There are no coincidences. I found this very interesting: "Family Certain Farmer Was Murdered by Palestinian Illegals. For the family of David Bar Kappara, there is little doubt who is responsible for his murder." Palestinians Murder Farmer

His name was DAVID bar KAPPARA.

DS, Meir, Reb Dov: Can we make anything of this?

6/25/2015 10:35 AM  
Blogger Neshama said...

End of Days Trivia. "A European Space Agency mission, now at the end of the first of its four-year program, has concluded the Earth’s magnetosphere is losing strength (...) Our planet’s magnetosphere, which prevents solar winds and radiation from reaching Earth, is currently DISAPPEARING, affecting the WEST first according to researchers. While we are in the grip of a surge in solar storms – when radiation blast from the sun across near space – scientists have discovered our magnetic field and only defense against them is thinning."

HaShem will take the Sun out of its Sheath and the evil ones will not survive, only HaShem's Holy Children. Maybe this is the beginning process?

6/25/2015 11:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good call, Neshama.

- a voice in the wilderness

6/25/2015 4:05 PM  
Anonymous CDG, Yerushalayim, Eretz Yisrael Shlemah said...

@Neshama RE: David bar Kappara:

This reminds me so much of a story I read many, many years ago when we used to get the JPost by postal mail - weekly, if memory serves. Details have also faded, but...

In the earlier story, a Jewish man who went to an Arab village somewhere in the Shomron to help the villagers for 10 years or more was murdered there, supposedly by outsiders.

The more things change, the more they stay the same, nu?

6/25/2015 4:31 PM  
Blogger Neshama said...

With all due respect, Meir, I don't see how you refuted me. The Satmar gave Semicha to some of his, and many other Rabbis in America have given Semicha to worthy students, and the Rebbe or his designate also gave Semicha to some Lubavitchers. It's true today, among Satmar, if one studies to become a Dayan, he needs to receive his credentials here in Israel (not sure from whom). And yes today many become Rabbis, and it isn't like it once was, a very special designation on only a few. But thanks anyway for your dissertation :-)

6/25/2015 4:45 PM  
Blogger DS said...


I had noticed his name Bar Kappara too, but David had escaped me. Poor and nice man, really, he looks like such a decent one.... lately a lot of decent Jews have been murdered, killed - true Kapparot for Am Yisrael. How could he live with a name like this? And BAR Kappara, sounds pretty close to Bar Kochba....

So, we have a few elements here, some related to Mashiach; in addition to another important issue:

1. His first name is David

2. His last name suggests either having been singled out to be a Kappara at some time in his life, or a willingness to sacrifice himself for the common good (would YOU have kept a name like that? I think I might have chosen to have it changed. Also, where did this name originate? Had you ever heard of another Jew called Bar kappara? I didn't. This is what Wikipedia has to say on that name:

3. The similarity in sound with Bar Kochba, the potential Mashiach of his time.

So taking all these elements into consideration, my intuition tells me that he is a very special Jew somehow connected to Mashiach ben David, whose murder, because of his willingness to offer himself as a Kappara, or because of his having been destined to be a kappara, will have an intense effect on Israel's policies. It might make them change some fundamental ways of dealing with Arab terror, yemach Shemam.

4. And pay attention to #4: maybe he will in some fundamental ways, because of his willingness to be a Kappara - or because he was destined to be a Kappara - have an intense effect on Jews' observation of the Mitzvah of Shemittah? ONE VERY IMPORTANT QUESTION: if he was a farmer and we are in a Shemittah year, what on earth was he doing working his fields???

"Although police are still investigating, there is little doubt who is responsible for the murder of 70-year-old farmer David Bar Kappara as he worked his fields in Israel's central plain, his family believes."

Could this be a clear message from Hashem to all of Am Yisrael, via this person who is the Kappara, that whoever works his fields during Shemittah is doing a great Aveira? That that person is forfeiting his or her Heavenly protection, is actually putting his or her life in danger? Was he using Heter Mechirah?(I am not sure how that works, but if that is the case, it would point to the falsehood of that heter. Can you work your fields with Heter Mechira once you sold them to an arab? Or were the arabs doing the work for him? What were those arabs doing on his field??? Maybe some of you can clarify those questions.)

Of course I could be totally wrong. This is just what I am coming up with. Maybe you have better explanations.

May his memory be avenged, may he find Menuchat Olamim, and may he come back speedily for Techiat Hameitim.

6/25/2015 5:31 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Neshama: It's important to note that the Ramaz brings down on the Zohar on the posuk דרך כוכב מיעקב, that every Jew has a spark of Moshiach within them, which is their level of Yechidah.

When an individual Jew connects with their Yechidah (again this is the inner meaning of Teshuva), they are revealing Moshiach within them and thereby revealing Moshiach in the world.

Does that mean that person IS Moshiach? More then once someone came close to connecting to this point, only to fall to illusions of grandeur with catastrophic results. We go back to the teaching that Moshiach himself doesn't know that he is Moshiach until the time of the complete redemption. However, it is absolutely true that each of us has a spark of Moshiach within us and by connecting with it and revealing it, we are are revealing Moshiach in the world. The deeper we get to the core, the more the revelation in the world

Moshiach Now!

6/25/2015 5:31 PM  
Blogger DS said...

Is it just me, or did you feel it too? There was an ill wind blowing today in Israel. At least in Kiryat-Arba Hevron where I reside. Really strange, out of character for this season, and accompanied by a bad feeling, at least for me. I felt like that wind portends bad tidings for the immediate future. Elokei Haruchot!.... Is it a wind of Hashem's anger for all the evil perpetrated in the world and right here in Israel?

Your comments, please.....

6/25/2015 8:45 PM  
Blogger DS said...

What did I tell you yesterday? It took less than 24 hrs for the Bank of Israel to do exactly what I told you they would do!

Already years ago, when Stanley Fisher was still head of the Bank of Israel, it held USD 80 billion. I wonder how many they have added since then. It is a recipe for disaster! Look what happened to Switzerland; by them doing the same with Euros, they hopelessly and massively shrank their assets, because the Euro kept sinking and sinking and the Swiss franc has to sink along with it. Now Israel is doing the same with USD. The dollar is doomed: although for the time being it is strong, its collapse is a given, only a matter of time. What will happen to Israel's assets when the dollar collapses? Then the Israeli balance sheet will collapse along with it, since it will be holding so many USD's. What the BOI is doing is suicidal, and criminal, it will collapse the whole banking system in Israel, and then BAIL-INS will follow! Bottom line: Israel should be holding GOLD instead. Their gold holdings are a closely guarded secret, or at least it seems to me. How come we never hear of the gold holdings of the Bank of Israel? We hear about gold holdings of Switzerland, Russia, China, even Venezuela.... where is Israel? Do we HAVE any gold at all?

Also, YOU should be holding gold and silver, the ONLY HONEST MONEY. Even though the most heavily manipulated in favor of the big banks and the Fed.

6/25/2015 9:52 PM  
Blogger DS said...

More about the topic of "Israeli Quantitative Easing". Check out the Swiss chart: wouldn't you rather belong in the Swiss category? I would!

6/25/2015 10:04 PM  
Blogger Neshama said...

DS: I thought perhaps his name, David BarKappara, was a remez for something connected to Kever David. About his being a farmer, there are things one is allowed to do even in a Shmitta year. Why were Arabs there in the first place? I didn't read the entire news item, because his name jumped out at me.

Wilderness: I'm sorry I didn't post the link to the whole article. However, Tomer Devora has just posted something similar. About how the solar system is preparing (?) for the geula. When I'm on my iPad I can't copy&post two items in one. Only on my iMac can I do much more creative posting.

6/25/2015 10:25 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Maybe Mr. Bar Kapparah was like Tzelophchad, gathering wood on Shabbat, just to teach us the punishment for Chilul Shabbat. In this case since we are now in Eretz Yisrael, and not just in one of the desert campsites of our long exile, we have learned from Mr Bar Kapparah's death the Halakhah for punishment of Chilul Shmittah with regards to mafkering (making ownerless) one's field during the Sabbatical year. In that way, unlike being in a desert campsite, we have come home.

6/25/2015 11:30 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

In the past not mafkering fields during the Shmittah year lead to Exile for than number of years = to the number of Shmittah years where one did not mafker one's field. Since exile is no longer possible, we now know the new punishment for not mafkering one's field. Of course, Tzelafchad intentionally gathered wood on Shabbat, knowing that he would be executed. Should we assume any less of Mr. Bar Kapparah ...with a last name like that?

6/25/2015 11:54 PM  
Blogger DS said...

Actually, Dov, I have to disagree with you, and I specifically ERASED my previous first draft in which I was saying, like you are suggesting, that a person working his field during Shemittah might be Chayav Mita. Why not? Why did I say "putting his life in danger", "forfeiting Heavenly protection" instead? Because the Torah clearly states what the punishment for violating the Shemittah is( I don't recall the exact passuk or pessukim) : EXILE. So the halachah is already clear on that. The question is, are there further implications that have not been clearly spelled out? After all, Am Yisrael had more than one thousand years to practice keeping the Shemittah in Eretz Yisrael, and seeing the consequences of violating it. If the Halachah had been death at the Hands of Heaven, don't you think we would know about it by now? And what does the Talmud say: did the Sanhedrin consider violating the Shemittah a capital punishment???

6/26/2015 12:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Neshama: You might find this interesting:


6/26/2015 2:14 AM  
Blogger LondonMale said...

Arutz Sheva printed: "Bar Kapara’s son is the spokesman for the Religious Services Ministry and acting spokesman for the Chief Rabbinate of Israel."
We must be careful not to assume anything about that the deceased was doing. Maybe he was walking and encountered people who had worked for him, who demanded work but he refused because of Shmitta, and they took offence and so acted violently?
The deceased's son would surely have access to information about how to observe Shmitta, given his jobs?
Shabbat Shalom

6/26/2015 2:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

More signs:


6/26/2015 2:38 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Correct, London, what really matters is that he is sadly "just another victim of Muslim cruelty." and a kapparah for our sins in a long, long list of kapparot.

6/26/2015 8:39 AM  
Blogger Neshama said...

DS: yes, this is the coldest summer ive experienced in the five years ive been here. Maybe it is not so strange if youve lived here much longer. what comes to mind is that the rest of the world is going thru exaggerated weather and earth disruptions on a grand scale. No one seems to be correlating their actions neged Israel and the Jews with these abberations. Even the solar system is showing signs of change. Maybe the wind and clouds are actually protecting us? Ananei haKavod?

We read a while ago that the earths axis was shifting slightly, and this may be part of the geula's reverting back to the springtime weather that once was the norm (Bereshis). The axis, the sun, weather abnormalities may all be part of this process. Or it may be two processes working on each other. Earth changes vs weather patterns.

Personally, I miss the warmth of the sun very much. However if more ultraviolet rays are penetrating our atmosphere, maybe these clouds and grayness of the skies are a barrier for us? I never realized that the rain would bother me so much. I am extremely uncomfortable during the rainy season because the walls inside are so very cold I cannot feel inner warmth so much. And too much heat stifles my breathing. So I always look eagerly to the warmth of the sun for refuah.

And this is the month of Tamuz which is usually very very hot. What in the world will the month of Av be like?

6/26/2015 9:52 AM  
Blogger Neshama said...

DS: oh, I forgot about the tectonic plates. These have to do with how the earth (HaShem) separated the continents many eons ago, that produced our hemispheres, no America, Africa, Europe, Asia, Australia. Originally these wer part of one land mass. The volcanos I believe have a relationship to these plates. I'm not a scientist so this is only as I see it.

we have to look at all that is occurring as part of a much bigger picture. Nothing happens in a vacuum. It all relates to the end of days and the Geula. I don't mean to omit the actions of peoples, but to include them also in this picture.

6/26/2015 10:07 AM  
Blogger DS said...

Goodness gracious, all of you, I had not idea about his connection to the Chief Rabbinate of Israel. You are absolutely right, and I ask forgiveness from the deceased for having assumed that A7's report, "he was working his fields', was actually correct. In addition, as Neshama says, certain things are allowed during Shemittah. Maybe A7 should also have been more careful how they worded their statement, it certainly could be understood to mean that he was actually WORKING his fields.

And of course, most of you probably also know about the many, many rabbis and family members of rabbis who have been DELIBERATELY murdered, eliminated, by the Leftist, Vatican and Edom funded and supported PTB, Yemach Shemam, to cut off the spiritual head of Am Yisrael. I wonder, what was his connection and/or his son's connection to Shemittah? After all, you probably remember how Chief Rabbi David Lau recently publicized that Israel is keeping the Shemittah:

Maybe he was inspecting his fields to make sure Shemittah was being observed? Maybe he was in the middle of a Mitzvah, and not an Aveirah?

Again, I am sincerely asking for his forgiveness. May his blood be avenged, and may his Kapparah bring us all to Teshuvah Sheleimah, and help bring Mashiach ben David right away.

And Neshama, good thinking... who knows what else we will discover about this precious Jew.

Shabbat Shalom.

6/26/2015 11:45 AM  
Anonymous MAOZ said...

DS: "Had you ever heard of another Jew called Bar kappara? I didn't."

What, does no one else read Parshat Korbanot/Ketoret at Shacharit?

"Tanei Bar Kappara: achat leshishim o leshiv'im shanah,...[etc.]" -- Bar Kappara taught: Once in 60 years or 70 years,the leftovers [of the ketoret] would accumulate to half [of the annual requirement]....

Bar Kappara also explains why we don't add even a smidgen of honey to the ketoret.

So who was this Bar Kappara who taught about the ketoret -- some goy?!

6/26/2015 1:21 PM  
Blogger DS said...

This is a very important post:

I usually can't stand Paul Craig Roberts, he is a big antisemite, and I suspect he is an agent of the Russian government; but in this case he is absolutely right. To quote him:

“We’ll see whether the Greek government does that. Now of course they may not be allowed to. They may be assassinated. It’s entirely possible. I’ve never thought that the United States would allow a new government in any of its vassal states to rise up and become independent of Washington’s control. So the new Greek government officials may have an ‘accident.’ All kinds of terrible things can happen to people, and have, that get out of sync with Washington. We’ve had several cases in Latin and South America of leaders who wouldn’t follow Washington’s line having mysterious deaths. There have been a number of them who have been overthrown in CIA organized coups. "

Of course, the threats to the Greeks is no different from the threats to Bibi, and the actual repeated assassinations of so many Jewish leaders. Nice bunch, those Esavians, aren't they. PLUS, to blame the US is to whitewash Rome, which is actually, and I repeat, the HEAD OF THE HYDRA. And NOT ONLY IN SPIRITUAL TERMS as Dov implies, IN TEMPORAL TERMS AS WELL. Their whole Jesuit apparatus has tentacles everywhere and controls everything, INCLUDING the US. Obama is their evil, evil pawn.

Meche et Zecher Amalek...

6/26/2015 2:01 PM  
Blogger DS said...


Sorry, but being a woman, no, I don't read the Parshat Korbanot and Ketoret in the morning, when I daven in the morning I usually choose other parts of the Tefillah that speak to me more directly ( do I have to enumerate?).

Thanks for clarifying this matter. So it seems that the surname Bar Kapparah is a very "Yichesdig" name, not one a person would give up willingly. I understand.... but it carries a heavy message along with Yichus!

6/26/2015 4:09 PM  
Anonymous CDG, Yerushalayim, Eretz Yisrael Shlemah said...

Here is the link to the article I believe LondonMale referred to earlier concerning David Bar Kappara, z"l: Farmer Beaten to Death by Palestinian Illegals Identified

where his son's connections to the Religious Services Ministry and the Chief Rabbinate are mentioned.

LM, I wish you had posted the link, whether connected or not. I think we were all looking at this other article, where this important information was missing:

Family Certain Farmer Was Murdered by Palestinian Illegals

Many thanks.
Shabbat shalom.
I love this blog!

6/26/2015 4:18 PM  
Blogger Neshama said...

Maoz, do you know the segula associated with saying the portion of Ketoret each day?
Ronnie Rendel, do you know it?
DS: it is propitious for anyone to say this each day. (PS: did you forget about your invite to everyone about the weather? I answered you above)

6/26/2015 5:11 PM  
Blogger Leah said...

Dov et al: the SCOTUS just passed the mishgav zochar marriage ruling. It's "legal" in all 50 now. We have officially gone down the path and are capitulating left and right.
I never thought I would live to see this shanda happen.

6/26/2015 5:21 PM  
Blogger Hoshea said...

The USA Supreme "Court" has just declared that it is unconstitutional to ban same-sex "marriages" in the 50 states. And of course, the three Jewish "justices" gave their consent to this abomination. Let's rejoice on Shabbat and hope that the end of this world's evil is coming to an end and the days of Mashiach are upon us. As it says in Tehillim 92 at the opening of Shabbat, "בִּפְרֹחַ רְשָׁעִים כְּמוֹ עֵשֶׂב וַיָּצִיצוּ כָּל-פֹּעֲלֵי אָוֶן לְהִשָּׁמְדָם עֲדֵי-עַד."

6/26/2015 5:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hastening the Geulah:

Supreme Court extends same-sex marriage nationwide.


6/26/2015 5:37 PM  
Blogger DS said...

To refer to my latest comment about David Bar Kapparah, HY"D, possibly, even likely, having been murdered as a warning sign to the Chief Rabbinate of Israel... and as evidence, once again, that ROME, as in VATICAN, is behind all the evil befalling us( as usual - do I have to remind any of you of the horrors of the Inquisition, of the evils done to our people by this most diabolical of all institutions?):

And NO, the Vatican is not SIGNING AN ACCORD WITH THE PA: THE VATICAN CREATED THE PA FOR THE EXPRESS PURPOSE OF STEALING JERUSALEM AND ISRAEL FROM AM YISRAEL! There is so much information about this topic, if you want to know more, please refer to my blog, ISRAEL TRUTH TIMES, and search VATICAN SCHEMES AND LIES, there are more or less hundreds of articles pertaining to that evil beast.

So as you see, the pope is leading the charge against Israel, in the open. Considering the timing of David Bar Kapparah's murder, I think it is a good possibility that he was killed as an example to the Jews, if we dare oppose either the Vatican or their proteges, the so-called palestinian authority. After all, murder was never an issue with them, was it. Do I have to remind anybody of PIUS XII and the Nazis, all the pogroms, the Inquisition as I had said, the poor Anusim tortured by these evil creatures, etc, etc, etc,etc, ad nauseam.

The Vatican and everything it represents has to be destroyed forever, once and for all.

Shabbat Shalom

But we are not scared, and we will continue, even more, to go to Kever David, will continue to claim our right to that place, and our fuill heritage of Eretz Yisraelk.

6/26/2015 5:52 PM  
Blogger yaak said...

Rav Yitzhak Yosef noted that Mr. Bar Kappara died Al Kiddush Hashem

Note that his name is spelled with a Kuf - not a Kaf.

For an interesting detail of the life of the Tanna called "Bar Kappara" rediscovered about 100 years ago, see here:

Bar Kappara and his 12 wives

6/26/2015 6:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pandora's box has been opened in America. We now know what Jade Helm 15 is for. Gays can marry in all American states. NOW, the next step will be for those who have sexual orientation for beasts (cat, dog, etc.). But, I think the next step will be for those who will say their orientation is for young boys and girls. The box has been opened, and approved.

6/26/2015 6:24 PM  
Anonymous Tuvia said...

Very prophetic day on the 9th of Tammuz which begins the days of Destruction, the POTUS passed the gay marriage law beginning the days of destruction for the USA. Can't believe 3 Jewish justices would pass this on this day of all days even.

6/26/2015 11:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you can ignore the typical arrogance of Haaretz:

Use of the word in this context, or an extended version that literally means “atonement be upon you” (“kapara alekha,” for a man,or “alayikh,” for a woman), comes from a phrase in the Jewish dialect of Moroccan Arabic that means “I’ll be a kapara for you,” according to Hebrew language maven Rubik Rosenthal.


6/26/2015 11:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dov bar Leib

I hope you will have a separate special post for America's decent into the 50th level.
I await your comments

6/27/2015 11:33 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

The chances for a catastrophic, apocalyptic Greek exit from the Euro are rising by the hour! Tsipras of Syriza ruling faction in Greece just announced a "referendum for the humiliating austerity package" on July 5th..... Wait a second, the messy collapse of Greece could begin as early as Monday, and he is calling for a referendum on the humiliating package on July 5th!.......TIME TO BOLT! GET OUT OF ATHENS! Those 60/40 odds are now approaching 98% odds that this will be unbelievably chaotic.

38 Euros, almost half of them British, were shot to death while sunbathing on a Tunisian beach or by a pool at a Tunisian Hotel on Erev Parshat Chukat, the 9th of Tamuz, the day that
1. the walls of Yerushalayim were breached during the Babylonian siege against Yerushalayim in the year 3338.
2. the day that 24 cartloads of Talmuds were burnt by King Louis IXth of France in the year 1242.

6/27/2015 11:52 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

The post about America's decent below Mem Tet Sha'arei Tumah will likely be combined with a Post about Greek default and messy exit from the Euro. What is clear is that all remnant traces of American Exceptionalism are now gone. So as Edom is judged for the bulk of this Summer, America will now be judged along with Europe. So the messy Greek exit from the Euro cannot really be separated from what will now happen to the United States since Europe deserves to be destroyed, now so does America. American Jews would like to believe that the Final Din against that once great country will somehow skip over America because of its illustrious past should think again by removing their head from the Golden Cage. Good nite for now. Shavua tov.

6/28/2015 12:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone want to comment on the earthquake on Shabbat in Israel?


6/28/2015 8:05 AM  
Blogger Leah said...

These people do not realize that they are still not married. They never have been nor will they ever be. This is perversion- wickedness at the very least. I believe that this country (US) has lost so much of it's Divine protection and has sunk itself into the abyss. What is to take place in Golders Green is simply evil on another level.......
Please Hashem, send Moshiach- now!

6/28/2015 8:37 AM  
Blogger Neshama said...

I am in central Jerusalem and did not feel any quake(s), nor any rain (as one blogger reported). However, the weather has not been summer-friendly and more like autumn.

I don't follow Feiglin and have no idea what is going on with him.

Yaak has a very interesting post about the Supreme's travesty, "Black Marks on All 3 Branches of the US Government"

6/28/2015 2:50 PM  
Blogger David m said...

Hi Dov,

I wanted your call on this.

When are we overselling the proof of end days? I saw how in sod1820, they showed the gematria of Lebron James and Matthew Deladova coming out to some significant #.

All this after the one great game in the finals. Following this game, it was downhill for the Cavs (although they did great, considering the injuries).

It seems that when we overdo this stuff, it makes the significant codes and gematrias look less reliable and more like a gimmick (I believe they are generally reliable.

Should we be presenting proofs from every little thing that we see, or stop overselling?

What's your call on this?

6/28/2015 4:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Regarding Moshe Feiglin: Perhaps the fact that the residents voting more for someone else - not Moshe Feiglin says more about the residents frame of mind than of Moshe Feiglin's character? That they didn't think he could win. He has not done one slimey political thing in his career to deserve this suspicion. His has been truthful to his own detriment. Let's judge Moshe Feiglin on the side of righteousness and even some of our fellow Jews in Tel Aviv. One thing to remember, Chabad shiluchim do not move to places like Mea Shearim.


6/28/2015 6:01 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

A person looking for new people in order to build a political consensus has an obligation to go into places that he has no support as of yet and convince people to join his movement. 100% kosher. Moshe already has the Settler support. He needs support from serious introspective people in the Tel Aviv area too even if they are in the minority there. They likely number in the tens of thousands. Some of them would have voted for Naftali Bennett, but Bennett has at least partially failed to build a movement of support in Tel Aviv. He did not have a get out the Discotheque vote, and it showed when he only got 8 seats. Feiglin hopes to build a broader base of support by going after the disaffected thinking persons vote in the Merkaz. ....But I don't think that there will be another election anyway. Yet he is obligated to make good use of his time before Mashiach comes by being engaged in his daily craft which for him is to build a truly Jewish Israel.

6/28/2015 7:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


I just happened to come upon this article by Moshe Feiglin. This is why he is in Tel Aviv. Dov, I hope you don't mind me posting this. Moshe Feiglin's intentions are genuine and need to be defended.


The Pseudo Prime Minister Waiting in the Wings: By Moshe Feiglin

6/28/2015 7:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Anybody care to comment why the rainbow is symbol of that abominable movement? Are they mocking the Torah symbolism or flaunting it as if to say G-d Himself appointed the rainbow to remind Him not to destroy the world and all it contains (by water again)? Is it a protective measure they are employing (consciously or not)?

Thoughts? I haven't researched it ...

- a Yid

6/28/2015 7:50 PM  
Anonymous CDG, Yerushalayim, Eretz Yisrael Shlemah said...

Emuna, thank you for the link to the article on Mr. Feiglin's site. I read it. I have been following him, and am still on his mailing list, since just after 9/11, when he accurately predicted that America wouldn't win the "war on terror."

I don't know him except what he is known for. I hope you and the rest of the readers noted that I used a lot of qualifying words in my post above. I am not judging him at all, only asking questions.

When I was in the States I wholeheartedly supported him. I had a strange experience here when I first arrived, when I went to a Likud meeting where he was supposed to speak; but, he never did, because he didn't show up on time. I really wanted to hear what he had to say, but whatever it was that hung him up was more important. (No, he was not attacked on the way, thank G-d.)

That sort of made my head spin, and I backed off, but I didn't ask to be taken off the list. I still want to keep a careful eye on him. Regardless of anything so far, the fact that he continues to go up to Har haBayit in the face of everything at least suggests that he means what he says.

But, one particular sentence - actually two that expressed this thought - stuck out for me in the article I linked to: “We love the settlers and appreciate them very much, and they, too, are happily invited to join,” he wrote. “But they are not our central target audience.”

What does this mean, especially to those among us who live in Yehuda/the Shomron? I don't count so much, considering that I don't live there; but, I have relatives there and think the highest of them out of pretty much the whole country. It bothers me a lot that there seems to be no leader of the country who really supports them and considers their goals part of our national goals.

Please, don't think you have to defend him to me. But, kindly explain him. It seems you understand him better than I.

If you want to discuss this with me offline, Reb Dov has my email address.

6/28/2015 10:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Reb Dov, please reply, what will happen after People will have no money left in their pockets (i.e., savings)[Talmud, Sanhedrin 97a–98a] ? How will people suddenly have money in their pockets when Mashiach will appear on the scene ?

6/28/2015 11:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Moshe Feiglin was a student of Rabbie Meir Kahane when he was alive, may G-d avenge his blood.. Moshe Feiglin's ideas are the ideas of Rabbi Kahane. Some may differ a little but when it comes to the enemies of Israel and the Jewish people they are the same. I admit I am biased. I have nothing but love for Moshe Feiglin because he speaks consistently the truth. If someone has from the beginning never veered from his goal or the truth why suspect his of bad intentions? He fought for Israel. Didn't you ever watch the video, "Moshe Feiglin the Riddle?" He stood up to BHO from the very beginning. He opposed the Disengagement and was arrested for it. As far as your question about why Tel Aviv Dov answered the question.


6/28/2015 11:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dov, can you point to a link or a place I can get the information regarding the prophecy of a ketubah for two men?

6/28/2015 11:53 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

David: The nations of the world will see that they have sinned horribly for 2500 years by time after time attempting to destroy Israel with varying degrees of success. They will therefore shower gold and silver on Klal Yisrael for being their nation of Priests in Eretz Yisrael performing mitzvot for the nations of the world and rebuilding the Temple in Yerushalayim. This will only happen after it is abundantly clear that they have been dead wrong for the 2500 years of the four exiles.

David Matlaw: Yes, G-d is not in the Strong Wind, the Great Noise, the Flashing Fire, and the seminal sporting event..... Yet, these things can be a sign for us all to tell us which way the spiritual winds are blowing even if those winds may be winds of Tumah.

Pasuk for the evening: It requires much thought and understanding to fully comprehend the profound implications of this pasuk for the immediate future:

Psalm 132:13-14 כִּי-בָחַר יְהוָה בְּצִיּוֹן; אִוָּהּ, לְמוֹשָׁב לוֹ. 13 For the LORD hath chosen Zion; He hath (deeply) desired it for His habitation:
יד זֹאת-מְנוּחָתִי עֲדֵי-עַד: פֹּה-אֵשֵׁב, כִּי אִוִּתִיהָ. 14 'This is My resting-place for ever; here will I dwell; for I have desired it.

What is the significance of these three letters? אִוָּהּ?

Partial answer: Shemot 17:16 טז וַיֹּאמֶר, כִּי-יָד עַל-כֵּס יָהּ, מִלְחָמָה לַיהוָה, בַּעֲמָלֵק--מִדֹּר, דֹּר. {פ} 16 And he said: 'The hand upon the throne of the LORD: the LORD will have war with Amalek from generation to generation.'

The (incomplete) Throne of the L-rd כֵּס יָהּ. As long as Amaleq remains in the world Kisei HaShem is missing an Aleph, a Vav, and a Hey (אִוָּהּ). When does the Throne of HaShem become complete at the End of Days? Answer: between now and the 9th of Av. Let us watch and be amazed about how much HaShem can accomplish to change the world over the next four weeks. I will explain later why these three letters are added to Keis Kah over the next four weeks.

6/29/2015 12:03 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Chullin (Sandys) 92: (as in Hurricane Sandy and Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut)

So I bought her [wa-ekreha] to me for fifteen pieces of silver [and a homer of barley, and a
half-homer of barley].22 Said R. Johanan in the name of R. Simeon b. Jehozadak: The word ‘Kirah’23 must mean ‘buying’,24 for so it is written: In my grave which I bought [karithi] for me.25 ‘For fifteen’: that is the fifteenth day of Nisan when Israel was redeemed out of Egypt. ‘Pieces of silver’: these are the righteous, for so it is written: He has taken the bag of silver with him.26 ‘And a homer of barley and a half-homer of barley:’27 these are the forty-five righteous men on account of whom the world continues to exist. But I know not whether thirty of them are here [in Babylon] and fifteen in the land of Israel, or thirty in the land of Israel and fifteen here [in Babylon]; but when the verse says. And I took the thirty pieces of silver and cast them into the treasury, in the house of the Lord, (Zech. 11:13) I know that thirty [righteous men] are in the land of Israel and fifteen here. Said Abaye: Most of them are to be found in the synagogue under the side chamber.29 And I said to them: If ye think
good, give me my hire; and if not, forbear. So they weighed out for my hire thirty pieces of silver.30 Said Rab Judah: These are the thirty righteous men among the nations of the world31 by whose virtue the nations of the world continue to exist. Ulla said: These are the thirty commandments32 which the sons of Noah took upon themselves but they observe three of them, namely, (i) they do not draw up a kethubah document for males (for male homosexuals),1 (ii) they do not weigh flesh of the dead in the market,2 and (iii) they respect the Torah.

6/29/2015 12:30 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

note #1 on ketubot for male homosexuals: (1) Although they are suspected of indecent practices and sodomy they do not go to that length of writing a ‘marriage’
deed for the purpose. vcu,f here means a marriage deed;

The best way to understand the first two things that the nations of the world do NOT Do is to comprehend that writing ketubot (marriage contracts) for male homosexuals and weighing out human flesh in the marketplace are the final hammer blow of tumah on two different types of societies. In the first case writing ketubot for two men is a deterioration below Mem Tet Sha'arei tumah for societies that are decaying on the side of or because of Free Love, and weighing out human flesh in the public markets is a deterioration below Mem Tet Sha'arei Tumah for societies that are decaying because of Free Hate. The nations of Edom are in category #1 (dying from free love) and the nations of Yishmael are in category #2 (dying from free hate).

6/29/2015 1:03 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

In both cases the world no longer has merit to continue below Mem Tet Sha'arei Tumah. So the B'itah condition in the Gemorrah (of the world having no merit) has now been met where Mashiach comes "over lots of dead bodies" Sorry for being so blunt. But Rav Amnon Yitzchak was even more blunt when he quoted the Sephardi mekubalim that up to 2/3rds of Mankind MIGHT perish. We missed all of our Achishena opportunities. The last really good one was in 5765 and 5766, but alas when the Litvak world has been telling its followers for 350 years in order not to anticipate false Messiahs, we must bury our nefesh behamit and bury our pain, then when it comes time to throw 10,000 Jews out of their homes, the same Litvak world can't feel the pain of others. And enabling, joining, and empowering such a Govt. (Sharon's govt) becomes or became easier and easier. In short, if you have been concentrating so hard on burying your own pain for 350 years (since Shabtai Tzvi basically), then after that amount of time, you have lost the capacity to feel the pain of others. The Chassidim tried to metaken this "burying our pain" nonsense and were met with a hail of stones and projectiles for 150 years for their efforts. On this the Ba'al Shem Tov said that the Mitnagdim will delay the Geulah when it could come with so little effort as was the case in 5765/ 5766, and it would be delayed because of the midah of "burying our pain". And so it was....Gog Ben Gog Bush went back to his ranch in Crawford, Texas at the end of his Shmittah cycle.

And now we have B'itah B'itah, B'itah Achishena apparently for those of us who live in Yesha. The vote on "forcing a division of the Land" has been delayed until September of the potential Yovel year. So when that time arrives, the nine months which should have begun on the Tenth of Tevet 5775 will be in the process of already concluding, Thank G-d.

6/29/2015 1:20 AM  
Blogger Leah said...

Excellent last couple of posts, Dov- especially at 1:03 a.m. It gives much insight into current events.

6/29/2015 4:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's all happening so fast:

6/29/2015 5:47 AM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

Hate us at your own risk! - I will BLESS those who BLESS you - & - CURSE those that CURSE you l

6/29/2015 7:04 AM  
Anonymous Yosef from the Galil said...


Respectfully, I have a couple of questions.
On Rav Brody's blog on 30 JAN 2014, you wrote (emphasis mine):
"The test of being boycotted by the world will last anywhere from 8 to 20 months. That is it. We are at the very End. By Motzei Shmittah it is all over. In the meantime, the Republic of Judea will be established in Yesha with its own underground army lead by Mashiach ben David. The leader of Israel will do what is necessary to avoid BDS sanctions and boycotts. They will free the Jews in Yesha to take on the entire world as foreign troops show up in the Jordan Valley. This will be the recipe to allow Mashiach ben David to rise. It will all be over within 20 months. It is much easier to count months when that number is under 20."

This indicates that Mashiach, the war, the Beis Hamikdash, and geula are all less than 3 months from right now. There doesn't seem to be enough time.
Question #1: Geula will take time, won't it?

You have been talking more and more about the Yovel year, and things now only beginning near the end of Shmitta. This seems to be a change from the way you were teaching for the last few years.
Question #2: Why the change?

Thank you.
Yosef from the Galil

6/29/2015 8:40 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Yosef: Nohwhere on Lazer Brody's blog did I mention that Mashiach will be here by the end of the Shmittah year. All I did was insinuate that Olam HaZeh and the persecution by the Nations of the World will last until the end of the Shmittah year. And yes, specifically, we will be given one more last time for teshuvah even if G-d is already judging the World in the Shmittah year itself. So we have until Yom Kippur, not just Rosh HaShanah. And the Final Judgement on the nations of the world should take place on Hoshanah Rabbah itself. And they may still rebel after that for a while. The human race is stubborn, but all rebellions against G-d's authority will be crushed from Sukkot onwards in 5776. That would be a more specific timetable.

The "it will be over within 20 months" part is about being free from being under the sovereignty of the Umot HaOlam. And when they send troops to the Jordan Valley early on in 5776, they will be instantaneously crushed. So there is no change from what I wrote before except that the sending of troops has been delayed until 5776 apparently in order to alleviate our suffering here in Yesha. Of all the Jews in the world who are making choices about where to live, the Jews in Yesha have made the best possible choice in G-d's eyes. So why cause them to suffer even more when we suffer already here enough since we have made the right choice already??

6/29/2015 9:23 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Of course, Jews living elsewhere in Eretz Yisrael have also made the right choice too. Yet, there are of course large pockets of Jews from the Erev Rav who want to bring Eretz Yisrael down below Mem Tet Sha'arei Tumah to copy the Umot HaOlam. There will of course be a reckoning against such large pockets of Jewish population. Their world and worldview cannot continue. Their Bubbles must be smashed and made irreparable so that they can never recreate their Tamei Bubble again. Yet, from what I can see, there are no tamei Bubbles in Yesha. So for that reason alone, Yesha in Eretz Yisrael is most pleasing to HaShem.

6/29/2015 9:31 AM  
Blogger Neshama said...

Emuna: I answered your kind post about Feiglin, but it does not appear here. However, your two other posts addressed to me seem to actually be answers to a different blogger, CDG. Don't know what happened, but thanks for giving all of us your thoughts.


6/29/2015 9:43 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Frankly, I am very much relieved that physical attempts to divide the Land were delayed until the potential Yovel year. On the 8th and 9th of Tevet (Dec. 30th and 31st, 2014), the UN Sec Council was already considering forcing a divided Israel on us here at the very beginning of the famous "9 months". But the Witch of Eindor (Tzippy Livni) sent a letter to Obama begging him to hold off on doing so by exercising his veto in the UNSec. Council so that she and Buji could have a chance to win the election in mid-March. So the worst that we have had to deal with during these "9 months" so far are more intense Boycotts, Divestments, and Sanctions than anything that we have faced in the past along with leadership here that is willing to forego sovereignty on areas beyond the Green Line (like the Mt. of Olives) because providing security for such places will bring down the wrath of Obama and the Umot HaOlam against them. pitiful bullied children, but it is during the "9 months". It could be far worse....and yes here come the final End of Days barrage of flotillas. Great Ships are again coming forth from Kittim (the Greek Isles).

6/29/2015 10:01 AM  
Blogger Neshama said...

Leah, I agree, 1:03 and 1:20 are phenomenal!

Reb Dov, national Union and Yesh Atid parties are steamrolling ahead to introduce israel's version of the Supreme (Revolting) law in Israel. According to above on Feiglin, he has much to counter in TA, not only Lapid but also the toevahniks! In fact I think Lapid is against this bill.

6/29/2015 10:02 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said... Greece collapses and brings the Abyss (Rome) for which Greece has provided a face for 2100 years into nothingness..... What is an Abyss without Darkness as its Face? It is pure nothingness.

6/29/2015 10:06 AM  

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