Wednesday, February 17, 2016

The Disintegrating Statue of Nebuchadnezzar at the 50th Gate

Events are moving rather quickly now.  There is no pretending that WW3 will be delayed for several years.  In Syria there is too much inertia for Russia to re-install the Assad regime to secure its Naval Base in Tartus and its air force base outside of Latakia and for Saudi Arabia and Turkey to forestall the death of a growing Sunni Arab hegemony in Syria.  At the same time the Turks are scared of the rise of a growing Kurdish national movement in Syria and Iraq as an existential threat.  Erdogan does not have years or even months to bring the Kurdish insurgency which is threatening to overrun Eastern Turkey under control as the Kurds continue to enjoy more and more independence in Iraq and Syria as the world goes further and further into chaos.

In this post, I wanted to bring together three end of days themes into harmony.

1. The Statue of the Four Kingdoms in Nebuchadnezzer's Dream in Daniel Chapter 2
2. The vision of the Four Beasts in Daniel Chapter 7
3.  Mashiach comes Riding on a Donkey (a chamur) from Zecharia 9

Only by bringing these three themes into harmony can we begin to understand the Prophesy based on his learning of the Vilna Gaon, that Mashiach will come b'itah as a direct result of the Russian Navy bursting through the Bophorus at Istanbul (to ostensibly connect to its growing Naval Base in Tartus, Syria in the Mediterranean Sea).  In the course of this happening surely the Russian Air Force will need to have Istanbul under its control (or attempted control) in order to protect its Naval forces.  So a Russian conquest of Turkey will be necessary to achieve this disastrous result for what will turn out to be Erdogan's Last Stand.

So first let us understand the entire concept of B'itah.  Under what circumstances does Mashiach have to come, for these are the B'itah circumstances?  Because only when the world reaches a point where Olam HaZeh can no longer exist, does Mashiach have to come.  So what is the condition for Olam HaZeh that it can no longer continue to exist?  In reality there are two such conditions that are met simultaneously with each other, and not so surprisingly both conditions may very well intersect with each other at the beginning of this coming Summer (in early June or Siwan to be exact).

1. The World reaches a point where it spiritually as a whole is at Mem Tet Sha'arei Tumah (the 49th level of impurity), and it is in danger of falling below this 49th shade of grey level into the spiritual abyss from which it can no longer be rescued.

2.  The physical matter of the world can no longer be elevated to holiness or even to any higher purpose.  All the physical stuff of creation was given to Man to be used to serve G-d either through His commandments or by doing Acts of Lovingkindness with it.  As will be discussed later, the world's empires except for Persia also believed in "elevating" matter for the ideas that they believe in that in one way or another elevate man as an individual (rugged individualism) or Mankind as a collective (a New Wordly or Secular Order).  Yet, apparently the physical stuff of creation does not have an infinite use contract with its Creator.  It was only meant to be elevated so much until all the Good that it might do was extracted from the Chomer (physical material) of Creation.  And this I heard from Rav Ezriel Tauber over 20 years ago.  Once all of the good that the physical world can do has been extracted from this Chomer, all that is left is the poop of a jackass (the Chamur of Olam HaZeh).  This is actually hinted at in the Gemorrah in Sanhedrin.  Just before Mashiach comes we will be peering through the poop of the jackass (the chamur that represents the Chomer of Olam HaZeh).  Since the Fall of Adam in the Fall of the year One on Rosh HaShanah, the chamur of Olam HaZeh has carried on its back Mankind as a burden.  The Chamur eats and digests its food and in many ways provides for the physical needs of Mankind by carrying Mankind on its back.  As long as it is used by Man to both meet his needs so that he can elevate it to a higher purpose, Mankind can be the master of this jackass.  At the end of history, the jackass leaves its dung which can no longer be used by Mankind for a higher purpose.  So Man goes from riding on this jackass to staring through its dung, finding it impossible to elevate the dung.  (Some might bring up the issue of fertilizer.  Dung can be used for that, but Rav Tauber didn't bring that one up.  So I will have to defer to thinking about that for another time.)

At this point in history when the physical stuff of Creation has been extracted of all of its good, the possibility of elevation for a higher purpose becomes impossible.  The sign that we have arrived at this point is that Mankind simply wants more and more stuff, an insatiable need for more and more physicality.  Life becomes a Persian banquet from the Book of Esther where royalty feasted for weeks and months on end, for the purpose of satisfying every physical pleasure that one might dream of.  Once one physical pleasure has been fulfilled, the next more grandiose pleasure becomes the next driving force of existence.  At this point in history, all the other higher drives of Mankind have faded away except for the Force that drove the ancient Persians, the desire to accrue more and more stuff.  It is precisely at this point that Mashiach comes riding on his donkey (his chamur) that contains all of the Good in the physical world that has been elevated by G-dly people throughout history for the purpose of serving G-d.  He may be coming in a lowly way, a b'itah way, but he comes because if he did not come, the physical universe would be completely devoid of its purpose.   We may not merit his coming, but he comes nevertheless.  This is the meaning of Mashiach ben David coming to the Holy City riding on a jackass in Zecharia 9.

The question can then be asked, at what point do the inability to elevate the physical world for a higher purpose and the end of the 49th level of impurity meet when the world is about to become irredeemably extracted from the Abyss??  The answer seems to be according to Zecharia in chapter 13, when 2/3rds of Mankind is either already irredeemable or in danger of imminently falling into the Abyss.  Or this might be true for Mankind's flagship nation from Edom.  That would be the United States.  As discussed in detail before on this blog here, 5776 is the Yovel year of the 48th Yovel cycle since Ezra the Scribe established the Yovel year as the 15th and 65th year of every Jewish Century.  During the 2nd Temple, those Yovelot were distinct years and not the first year of the next Shmittah and Yovel cycles.  Once the Temple was destroyed, the potential Yovel year DID become the first year of the next Shmittah and Yovel cycle.  So ostensibly the Yovel cycles went from being 50 year cycles during the time of the Beit HaMiqdash to 49 year cycles after the Churban.  So as we follow this chart by Gedalia , the last three Yovel years before 5776 were 5629 (the 45th Yovel year), 5678 (the 46th Yovel year), and 5727 (the 47th Yovel year).   In those last three Yovel years, the Yovel achieved at least part of its Mandate, to begin to at least return Eretz Yisrael to the possession of the Jewish people.  In 5629 (1869), Mark Twain published his book Innocents Abroad which is the best selling travelogue of all time.  Most of the travelogue is about Twain's travels to Eretz Yisrael in 1867 and what he saw along the way to Yerushalayim and in Yerushalayim once he arrived.  In it Mr. Twain speaks of Eretz Yisrael lying in ruins, cursed by the Deity where so little vegetation can even grow there, a forlorn land that cannot be reclaimed from this Curse.  In Parshat Nitzavim (Deut. 29:21 we read:  
כא  וְאָמַר הַדּוֹר הָאַחֲרוֹן, בְּנֵיכֶם אֲשֶׁר יָקוּמוּ מֵאַחֲרֵיכֶם, וְהַנָּכְרִי, אֲשֶׁר יָבֹא מֵאֶרֶץ רְחוֹקָה; וְרָאוּ אֶת-מַכּוֹת הָאָרֶץ הַהִוא, וְאֶת-תַּחֲלֻאֶיהָ, אֲשֶׁר-חִלָּה יְהוָה, בָּהּ. 21 And the generation to come, your children that shall rise up after you, and the foreigner that shall come from a far land, shall say, when they see the plagues of that land, and the sicknesses wherewith the LORD hath made it sick;
כב  גָּפְרִית וָמֶלַח, שְׂרֵפָה כָל-אַרְצָהּ--לֹא תִזָּרַע וְלֹא תַצְמִחַ, וְלֹא-יַעֲלֶה בָהּ כָּל-עֵשֶׂב:  כְּמַהְפֵּכַת סְדֹם וַעֲמֹרָה, אַדְמָה וּצְבֹיִים, אֲשֶׁר הָפַךְ יְהוָה, בְּאַפּוֹ וּבַחֲמָתוֹ. 22 and that the whole land thereof is brimstone, and salt, and a burning, that it is not sown, nor beareth, nor any grass groweth therein, like the overthrow of Sodom and Gomorrah, Admah and Zeboiim, which the LORD overthrew in His anger, and in His wrath;
כג  וְאָמְרוּ, כָּל-הַגּוֹיִם, עַל-מֶה עָשָׂה יְהוָה כָּכָה, לָאָרֶץ הַזֹּאת; מֶה חֳרִי הָאַף הַגָּדוֹל, הַזֶּה. 23 even all the nations shall say 'Wherefore hath the LORD done thus unto this land? what meaneth the heat of this great anger?'

Notice that the text of the Torah is such that many descendants of Klal Yisrael would come in that final generation before the greening of the Land of Israel, but only one foreigner would come from a faraway land to write about the Land of Israel.  That foreigner was Mark Twain.  (And Yes, Hannibal, Missouri constitutes being from a faraway land!  Yours truly can attest to that.)  It is so much about Twain that the Roshei HaTeivot (the acronym of the first two letters) of Me, Eretz R'Chokah (from a faraway land) is M-a-R-K!  Now the publication of this book was in the Yovel year 5629.  Within 30 years, the greening of Eretz Yisrael began with the First agricultural Aliyah (Chovavei Tzion or Lovers of Zion) in 1882.  The physical redemption of the Land had begun just as prophesied in the Torah, and right on schedule.  The next Yovel 5678 saw the Balfour Declaration in the Fall of that year, right after the Yovel.  Since the Land was redeemed from the Turks through the Midat HaDin, David Lloyd Gog's conquest of Yerushalayim was completed on Erev Chanukah in December of 1917.  So the return of Eretz Yisrael to its Jewish inhabitants and future inhabitants continued.  Then 49 years later in 1967 in the Spring of the year, Judea and Samaria and half of Yerushalayim were returned to the Jewish people.  Since it was to the Jewish people, it happened b'Rachamim in the Spring.

Yet, the last two Yovelot are noteworthy for another reason.  It seems that the promise of Yovel came at the cost of the spiritual greatness of the empires that Israel would eventually replace when Mashiach comes.  Keep in mind, that the next Yovel in the year 5825 is the end of the 49th Yovel cycle, and the beginning of the 50th cycle.  So what has happened in the last two Yovel cycles is that in the 47th cycle, the least G-dly one third of what was the greatest gentile nation in human history, the United States, went off the derekh (left the Camp of the Almighty) and left the fold of this gentile nation under G-d.  As noted in the article above "When Shilo Comes", it affected the culture of the US, but it did not affect the middle third of that culture.  So while it did not pervert "Main Street" as it were in the United States, women went from wearing very long dresses to the beach for mixed swimming as late as 1918 to wearing less modest clothing over the course of the Yovel cycle.  By the mid 1940s, women were wearing "Betty Grable" bathing suits to the beach.  And by the mid 60s, the bathing suits had gotten even skimpier.  Yet, through it all, Americans in general kept their G-d centered outlooks.  It was only in 1967 that what had been at the fringes of American society entered onto Main Street to bring down the Middle third, once again over 49 years.  So at this point in time 49 years later, we have reached the spiritual condition of Mankind mentioned in Zecharia 13. 

 Now Rav Chaim Vital is noteworthy for pointing out when Mashiach would come.   Rav Chaim Vital succinctly tells us that as Olam HaZeh falls below the 49th level into the Abyss, Mashiach is found at the Gateway to the 50th level (Sha'ar HaNun). Now, Ichud Yerushalayim was on the 28th of Iyar 5727, the 43rd day of the counting of the Omer. From Parshat Masei we see that the first 42 levels of purification (the Camps in the Midbar) can be done outside of Eretz Yisrael. So is it just a coincidence that the beginning of our 49 year trek in the Ba'al Teshuvah movement really began on the 43rd day of the Counting of the Omer in 5727? Of course not! The events surrounding the Unification of Yerushalayim come to teach that even though the first 42 levels of teshuvah can be done outside of Eretz Yisrael, the last 7 levels can only be achieved in total in Eretz Yisrael, starting with the core event of the Unification of Yerushalayim.  This is NOT to say that one can't reach the 49th level in Chu"l, but the path through those last seven levels should if possilbe be done in the Holy Land during which the Midah of Malkhut (the last 7 levels) can potentially be purified.  It is far more difficult to purify Malkhut outside of the Land of Israel than it is inside the Land of Israel.  Each Shmittah cycle since and including 5727, allowed us to purify ourselves through all the levels of purity. The levels of purification of Chessed corresponded to the years 5727- 5733. Gevurah 5734- 5740 Tiffereth 5741- 5747 Netzach 5748- 5754 Hod 5755- 5761 Yesod 5762- 5768 Malkhut 5769- 5775. Notice that each level of purification ended with a Shmittah year. 

At the exact same moment that Ichud Yerushalayim took place, the Summer of Ramdom Acts of Promiscuous Immorality began in June of 1967.  Coincidence??  Of course not.  At the same time that about 20% of the Jewish people began their trek toward purity with the beginning of the Ba'al Teshuvah movement, Malkhut Edom's Main Street began its 49 year downward trek toward the Abyss.  In both cases we arrive at the "endpoint" of each 49 year trek is the last week of Sefirat HaOmer this Summer of 5776.  Since this process began at the beginning of the Malkhut levels of Sefirat HaOmer in 5727, it seems to end on Shavuot 5776, another Gateway to the 50th. Now do you get the picture?? Understand deeply what Rav Vital is saying. Edom collapses into the Abyss precisely at the moment that Klal Yisrael reaches the 50th Gate of Teshuvah (for the 20% or so of Jews who are taking this seriously). I can't speak for the other 80% of American Jews. I have ceased speaking for them and their pursuit of the gutter long ago. 

to be continued as soon as possible.....But please don't use this post as a Prediction.  Right now we are discussing the conditions under which Mashiach must come b'itah, and we are trying to ascertain if we have reached those conditions.  And so far we have only discussed in full Theme #3 above, and we have brushed upon Theme #2.  So be patient.  Thank you.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

May sound stupid, but kind of interesting that we had "Superbowl 50" this year - 50th level of impurity in the USA... I wouldn't expect a Superbowl 51.

2/17/2016 7:55 AM  
Anonymous Avi said...

Rav Dov, this post came at the right time for people to understand where Klal Yisrael stands in relation to its destiny and the present world events. It appears that what you presented so far is just the beginning of the development of a vision based on our scriptures, the great scholars of the past, and the clear evidence of what is going on in the Olam haZe.
There is an undeniable clear picture that Klal Yisrael is coming closer to the opening of the 50th gate, an act equivalent to entering into Olam haBa. Edom is on its way of extinction, and the Tower of Babel it constructed will collapse. That tower is an expression of human arrogance, the putting of human rights before human duties to Hashem. We clearly see in the world today how the human rights, as expressed in international legislation, destroys the current humanity; the Western Europe is paralysed by the invading army of Yisnael because they have manmade human rights.
We are waiting with great interest the development of the 3 subjects you intent to present.

2/17/2016 8:17 AM  
Blogger Neshama said...

If I am noticing correctly, usually Torah Codes reflect something that has ALREADY occurred. The Torah Codes don't PREDICT. We are not supposed to use 'the constellations to predict' future events. However, what Rabbi Glazerson is showing us is a constellation (star) event in the FUTURE, as some bloggers are foretelling. Has anyone thought about this?

Not to deviate from Reb Dov's powerful presentation, I ask the above. Maybe there is a correlation? Could it be because of the 49th level we are nearing, we are privy to this star?

But since some are using these codes to prepare for a future event, it may be intrinsically moot, because of this post.

2/17/2016 9:35 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Anon.: It is not stupid. HaShem communicates with man in ways that Mankind will understand in order to capture our attention. Right now Western Man seems to care about only two things: Sports and Money. So since we don't have prophets today and since miracles take place within the framework of the "Natural", HaShem has communicated with us where we are and where we are headed through specific "sporting events". This past June 2015 when we entered through the "49th Gate" for the first time, American Pharoah won the Triple Crown in horse-racing, the first Triple Crown that was won in 37 or 38 years. As every Jew should know and as this blog attests to, HaShem rescued us from the Mem Tet Sha'arei Tumah in Mitzraim, and this time He will rescue about 20% to 30% of American Jews from this state of Tumah again. But last June we only entered the 49th Gate. So the question could be raised, when does the world in general and America in particular begin its descent into the Abyss from the 49th Gate. Well the Super Bowl provided the answer. A contributor named Tishbi mentioned this several months ago. The Super Bowl was the 50th Super Bowl and it took place at 49ers Stadium in San Francisco! So around this time just a couple of Sundays ago, America and the world that it supposedly leads started its descent into the Abyss through that "Golden Gate" of Tumah ....towards Marin County of course.

Here is Eretz Yisrael the 50th Gate of Yerushalayim will also be the Golden Gate leading from the Qidron Valley to the Ezrat HaNashim on the Temple Mount. Mashiach is supposed to challenge Islam's hegemony over the Temple Mount by "riding his donkey" through that very Gate. more later

2/17/2016 9:37 AM  
Anonymous Av i said...

Sorry about the typo in my comment above: it should be the army of Yishmael, instead is Yisnael. It pertains to the migrants invading Europe for the purpose of destroying it as Hashem's punishment for their wrongdoings and their building of the Tower of Babel to rival the greatness of the Creator.

2/17/2016 9:41 AM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

History is repeating itself

"Bread and circuses" (or bread and games; from Latin: panem et circenses)

This phrase originates from Rome in Satire X of the Roman satirical poet Juvenal (circa A.D. 100). In context, the Latin panem et circenses (bread and circuses) identifies the only remaining cares of a Roman populace which no longer cares for its historical birthright of political involvement. Here Juvenal displays his contempt for the declining heroism of contemporary Romans.[5] Roman politicians passed laws in 140 B.C. to keep the votes of poorer citizens, by introducing a grain dole: giving out cheap food and entertainment, "bread and circuses", became the most effective way to rise to power.

19th and early 20th Spanish intellectuals complained of a similar phenomenon in Spanish society called "pan y toros," or "bread and bulls."

… Already long ago, from when we sold our vote to no man, the People have abdicated our duties; for the People who once upon a time handed out military command, high civil office, legions — everything, now restrains itself and anxiously hopes for just two things: bread and circuses[6]

[...] iam pridem, ex quo suffragia nulli / uendimus, effudit curas; nam qui dabat olim / imperium, fasces, legiones, omnia, nunc se / continet atque duas tantum res anxius optat, / panem et circenses. [...]

(Juvenal, Satire 10.77–81)

Juvenal here makes reference to the Roman practice of providing free wheat to Roman citizens as well as costly circus games and other forms of entertainment as a means of gaining political power. The Annona (grain dole) was begun under the instigation of the popularis politician Gaius Sempronius Gracchus in 123 B.C.; it remained an object of political contention until it was taken under the control of the autocratic Roman emperors.

Bread and Circuses in Rome and America

Bread and Circuses...American style

2/17/2016 12:32 PM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

Dov, pertaing to the 20% and 30%. History repeating itself

2/17/2016 12:38 PM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

Pertaining to American Pharoah.

Let me remind the readers that the horse raced on Shabbes Kodesh and that the horse is owned by an Orthodox American Jews attended the Triple Crown horse-racing on that day together with his family (although stating that they got there by foot). Really alarming!

2/17/2016 12:44 PM  
Anonymous Avi said...

Daniel chapter 7 is entirely dedicated to the time of war of Gog and Magog, although there isn't direct reference to this terminology. The four great beasts are world powers involved in the End Days, but also remnants of old hegemons. For awhile the fourth beast that is Yishmael will prevail, but Hashem intervenes and that beast of ten horns is destroyed (Dan 7:11). The coming of Mashiach is also let be known in Dan. 7:13.
A war against the saints, i.e. the Jewish people, is made and the horn of the beast will prevail against them (Dan. 7:21). That horn might be Iran that also will ultimately fail.
The four breasts shall be regarded as four hegemonic powers in succession and their remnants of today.
Daniel's vision is impressive, that is given us the picture of evolution of evil and the destruction of evil at the End of Days, thus the fulfilment of Geulah.
It's coming soon as we see it from the current development of world events.

2/17/2016 4:47 PM  
Anonymous Avi said...

Daniel chapter 2 correlates with his chapter 7.
The statue, made of gold, silver, brass, iron, and clay, means the relevant hegemons of the past, present, and the future.
The head, that was made of fine gold (Dan. 2:32) was the Persian empire.
His breast and arms, made of silver, was the Greek/ Macedonian empire.
His belly and thighs, made of brass, was/ is the Roman/ English/ American empires.
His legs of iron, and feet part of iron and part of clay, is the future Islamic empire.
The body parts of the statue, assigned to the empires, reflect the characteristics of them. The Persian empire being statue's head of gold was of wisdom nature.. The breast and arms of silver of Greek/ Macedonian empire show strength and courage. The belly and thighs of brass of the Roman/ English/ American empires show their orientation towards eating, drinking, and sex. The legs of iron, and feet part of iron and part of clay stands for the continuous move of people of Yishmael who are not much concerned with using the gold of human head
The stone that smote the statue (Dan. 2:34) upon his feet is Mashiach. His ancestor David did the same to the giant Goliat, using a stone.

2/17/2016 8:01 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Avi: I will get to the second half of this essay about Nebuchadnezzar's stature disintegrating next week, bli neder. I want to give people a chance to absorb the large amounts of information in the first half of this essay. Yet, you erred. The Head of Gold is Nebuchadnezzar's head itself the Emperor of ancient Babylon. The Gold represents his arrogance and pride (Gaivah). So the Gold in the Statue represents that empire. The arms of silver represent the lust and desires of the the Persian Empire (Taivah). The Copper waste represents the secular Chochmot of the Greek Empire. And the legs of iron represent Edom or Rome. The two legs are firmly planted in the Western and Easter capitals of the two halves of the Roman Empire (Rome and Constantinople which later became Istanbul). Over the last 1700 to 2000 years, Yishmael joined the fray in the 7th Century. When the Muslim Turks conquered Constantinople in the 15th Century, the right leg, the Eastern leg, had an infusion of clay into the iron of that leg since the Clay represents Yishmael who is known as Pere Adam. Since Adam is made of clay, Clay does represent Yishmael in this vision in Daniel 2. From the above, you might see where we are going with this. The crumbling of the right foot which is firmly planted in Istanbul aka Constantinople is the key. As it crumbles it will be overrun by the Power of the Bear from Daniel 7, the Russian/ Persian alliance Axis. The Vilna Gaon called this the Power of Dubiel (Bear Power). As the other world powers that elevate materialism for their own purposes die out, Bear Power takes over the crumbling ancient capital of the Roman Empire. I will discuss this in greater detail next week.

2/17/2016 8:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very interesting and thought provoking article Rav Dov.
However, there is a very notable and glaring omission in reading your deductions.

I took the liberty of reading from Zechariah 9 that expounds "mashiach humbly riding on a donkey" through to the end of Sefer Zechariah 14.

As in the pattern of Neviim, there is a near and end time ketz unfolding.
You liberally refer to "KLAL YISRAEL".....THE WHOLE OF YISRAEL.
So where is Yosef/Efraym?
Yehudah is the bow and is overt......however, Efrayim is the arrow and therefore, is covertly hidden in HaShem's quiver until such time that he is exposed and placed in the bow of Yehudah to hit the desired target.

Out of Yehudah shall come the "corner stone" "the stake" and the "battle bow".....Zech 10.
However, in the same sidrah there is a strengthening of Yehudah together with the salvation of Yosef who is regathered from the ends of the Earth and returned to the LAND.
I am of the conviction that "THE" Land refers to Eretz ha Chodesh whilst "SEAS" refers to the gentile nations.

These verses in Zechariah speak volumes to me and I am of the conviction that Geulah must be Geulah SHLEMAH or COMPLETE. This is confirmed in many of the other writings of the Neviim.

There are many stirrings and shaking in the SEAS that are awaking the covert Yosef.
This is a promise of Ha Chodosh Baruch Hu !!!! From rejection to acceptance.

The battle is between B'nei Tzion and B'nei Yavan.

So how do we turn "NEGA-Afflicition" to "ONEG-Delight".....Same letters but rearranged depending on the letter "Ayin-Eye" or in other words pending on one's view point.

So, Rav Dov, how do you factor in Yosef/Efrayim into your understanding of Zechariah 9 and Beit Yosef being the flame of the fire of Beit Yaacov that burns to stubble Edom as in Sefer Ovadiyah.

I welcome your thoughts on this.

2/18/2016 2:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chodesh means month. You want the word Kodesh. Ephraimite! Xians who think they're from the "lost tribes". They "embrace" Torah while still hanging onto Yeshu.

2/18/2016 9:01 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Anon: I am not going to assume that the previous commenter was a Xtian. I will try to discuss his comment later though. My take on the Tribe of Ephraim, besides Yehonatan Pollard who still is imprisoned with a GPS ankle bracelet around his ankle, either includes much of Eastern European Jewry who at least in part come from the Medieval Khazars or includes the "Lost" Jews amongst the Pashtuns in Afghanistan. The Khazars originally came from Southern Turkey, one of the sons of Togarmah. When the Northern Kingdom's refugees were settled in the area of what is now Northern Iraq, many of these refugees became absorbed by this Turkish tribe. The Khazars then migrated northward between the Black and Caspian Seas where they formed their Medieval Kingdom called Khazaria. After the Khazarian king heard the arguments of Rav Yehudah Almangari in favor of Judaism, the entire royal household converted to Judaism, an event that was later re-enacted by Yehudah HaLevi in The Kuzari, four centuries later. When Khazaria was destroyed in the 13th Century, the "Israelites" migrated northward into Russia and mixed with the Ashkenazic Jews migrating from Germany in the Pale of Settlement in the Ukraine. So many Eastern European Jews from the Ukraine and further east in Russia also come from Khazarian ancestors, but those Khazarian ancestors have ancestors from the Tribes of Yosef who were lost in the Land of Ashur in Northern Iraq. Pollard himself may likely have such ancestors so that he may really be on his mother's side from ancient Ephraim.

The other possibility is the Pashtuns in Afghanistan. One of the most common last names amongst the Pashtuns is Yusafzai, the Sons of Yosef. It is eerily strange, but Yusafzai territory has been frequently invaded by Xtian and/or Communist countries from Great Britain to Russia to even the United States over the last 150 years. Yet, each invasion of Xtian or Edomite nations for whatever reason has basically left behind a graveyard of their soldiers as those Xtian and/or Communist soldiers invariably fail in their mission against the Yusafzai soldiers in Afghanistan. I don't want to "recount the glories" of the Taliban. The terrorists need to be punished, but once the invasion of these Western and Russian troops takes place, the non-terrorists amongst the Afghanis simply react as if their homeland is being invaded by foreign powers. In the complicated mess, the Yusafzai invariably win the war against the invading Edomite forces.

2/18/2016 9:31 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Just one of many articles about Afghanistan, the Graveyard of Empires:

2/18/2016 9:49 AM  
Blogger DS said...


Here is my latest post. Typical, widespread blood libel against the Jews. Coming from Amerika!

2/18/2016 10:12 AM  
Blogger DS said...


I am so sorry - although I am glad your readers got a chance to read the previous post! But my link to the newest post was wrong. Here is the correct link. My apologies:

2/18/2016 12:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thought the myth of Kuzari's was already debunked. The Pashtuns is another story, as the similarities are great, but also they are already non-Jews; their violent behaviors is another indication. It is that of Yishmael, not of Yitzchak. Believe all those who have for more than a thousand years disappeared and intermingled with the non-Jewish world are no longer considered Jews and doubtful they will return. The return of the tribes will be on an individual basis of those who sincerely want to convert to Judaism, because they have Jewish neshamot and that will be their return. As we see today, more converts than ever before on inidividual basis. Once Moshiach is here, no more converts ever.

2/18/2016 7:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Re aliyah

One hardly gets enough $ sal klita to pay for food ,
you cant even afford to rent a washroom for the gov financial help!


2/19/2016 4:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

His legs of iron, and feet part of iron and part of clay, is the future Islamic empire.

The fourth kingdom

Daniel 7, 8 “While I was thinking about the horns, there before me was another horn, a little one, which came up among them; and three of the first horns were uprooted before it. This horn had eyes like the eyes of a human being and a mouth that spoke boastfully.

Muammur Kaddafi was the third king uprooted, the other two, Hosni Mubarak and Saddam Hussein. And uprooted is the perfect word as these three had nearly 100 years of combined rule in the M.E. No small feat indeed.

Daniel 8:24 His power shall be mighty, but not by his own power...

Check please!

2/19/2016 5:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Jewish Fifty Shades of Gray..

2/19/2016 6:52 AM  
Blogger Neshama said...

It has been written that at the end of this month, the forces of Saudi Arabia and Turkey (and?) will invade Syria. Russia has declared that this would be an ACT OF WAR and might initiate the powerful Gog U'Magog final War. There appears to me a "coincidence" of the supposed advent of Nibiru and the invasion of Syria. I have not delved too deeply into this, but did post: Nirbiru and Invasion of Syria. I am eagerly awaiting Reb Dov's analysis of this situation.

Good Erev Shabbat everyone.

2/19/2016 9:29 AM  
Blogger dmt,texas said...

German Chancellor Merkel’s refugee policy and the growing danger of a war with Russia US, Russia And The Great War Game In Syria – OpEd

2/19/2016 9:32 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

You decide:

2/19/2016 2:14 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Here is a hot link: The Tribes from the Northern Kingdom of the Bnai Yosef

2/19/2016 2:17 PM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

Says R' Nir ben Artzi (Parashas Tetsave’h Tsha"v)

The world is being destroyed. Outside of Israel there is chaos and Armageddon.

In Syria, nothing will help, there will never be peace. They are filled with cruelty and will not let their egos go. It won't do anyone or any country any good to try to make peace there. God Himself is fighting in Syria, not angels or anyone else. The United States wants to give Syria food so that refugees don't come to Europe from there - it won't help.

Russia is doing its job, operating in the Middle East, and they really want Israel to work with them. Russia wants Israel to leave the US and be in contact with them because they want the Jewish mind. Putin is threatening Arab countries and cannot create a third world war.

In the US, Obama wants to look good when he finishes his position. He wants quiet and is not interfering, he wants to end things with honor. He knows who the Arab countries and people are, he knows them well and is not messing with them. The US is not ready to risk itself for others. When the US has a new president, he will be surprised with the economy and everything going on in the government and he won't be able to escape it - he is in for a surprise.

Jordan's king has gone to the US, he is afraid of the refugees. Nothing will come out of it, it is all talk.

France is entangled with ISIS, the refugees, and Muslims that are eating France alive.

Germany has problems with the refugees.

Refugees and infiltrators have conquered Europe and they will continue to do so. The market in Europe is crashing. They are filled with conflict and don't know what the day will bring.

Turkey is, on the one hand, closing their borders so that refugees don't exit, and on the other hand opening twenty other borders to let the refugees out. Arduan has received billions from Europe so that refugees remain in Turkey, but hundreds of thousands of them are leaving to Europe. We must beware of peace with Turkey, don't let them bring ships to Gaza, it is all filled with missiles and terrorists.

In Egypt, President Sisi is doing a great job, creating a wall of guards around him. He needs to keep cleaning out the Sinai desert and destroying the tunnels from Gaza to Egypt. ISIS, extreme Islamists, and Hamas are all after Sisi.

Hezbollah, Nasrallah is kissing up to Russia to support him. He is delusional.

Iraq is done.

The Arab countries are like worms, eating at each other and hating each other.

In Gaza, it will all blow up in their faces for ISIS and Hamas. ISIS is a snake, Hamas is a snake, and snakes eat snakes. The Babel Tower is in Gaza, there will be fire and brimstone in Gaza.

Iran is celebrating, it continues to dance and be joyful over the nuclear factories that are still operational. They laugh at the United States and are deathly afraid of the Jews in Israel.

Abu Mazen says he doesn't want an intifada - he is lying. He sends young Arabs to harm the Jews, he is dirty.

The old Arabs in Jerusalem have weapons and ammunition and are giving it to youths.

2/19/2016 3:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Read what Israel Rising wrote in regard to the Pashtuns. Doubt if there are many who believe that the Pashtuns are 'not' descendants of Yaakov Avinu. They are probably the only peoples out there that are true descendants; that is, if as they say, they only 'intra-married', i.e., marrying within their own tribe. Then, of course, they are Jewish/Hebrews. Most of the others out there over centuries or millenia who want to be counted among the Jewish people, but have intermarried with the people they lived amongst, are 'not' Jewish. There are few peoples in the world where some Jewish blood is not there, r'l, as there has been so much assimilation and therefore are not Jewish in the least. The return of the Pashtuns is a great possibility, as there is a hugh possibility they are Jews, but others will be individual righteous converts, which we are seeing today in much greater numbers than years before. Moshiach Ben Dovid will be the one to determine who is a Jew!

2/19/2016 4:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If Turkey stays within its borders, Russia will drive terrorists out of Syria, secure Syrian government and leave.

Russia has no interest to stay in the ME for a long time.

However, if Turkey attacks Syria, Russia might use nuclear weapons.

2/19/2016 7:04 PM  
Blogger Neshama said...

Oh, BTW here's some other HOT HOT links:
Ancient Land Ancient People
Afghan Pashtuns
I have other posts too.

2/20/2016 7:29 PM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

Turkish Government: We Can Occupy Russia in 7 Days

2/21/2016 12:09 PM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

Saudi Arabia Admits It Has Nuclear Bombs & It Will Test Within Weeks!

2/21/2016 12:10 PM  
Blogger Neshama said...

Meir M: Those Turks are asking for trouble. They are insane. Russia will wipe the map with them, straight thru the Bosphorus!

2/21/2016 7:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Dov,
Please read this attached article and listen to the radio broadcast that is attached to the article linked to the word "here". Appears to be very important/scary info.

dmt texas

2/22/2016 1:47 AM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

Canadian PM: 'Islam is compatible with secular West'

Arutz Sheva: “Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of the Liberal Party has already made a number of eyebrow-raising statements since taking office last November, but on Sunday CIJ News revealed yet another questionable sentiment he raised twice in TV interviews in recent months.

In the message, Trudeau said the convention “is also about celebrating our shared beliefs in justice, fairness, equality of opportunity and acceptance. The work you do in communities across the country is what builds and strengthens our multicultural fabric.”

My comments: Justice and fairness are the religious buzz words of the secular left. Both Barack Obama and Justin Trudeau use the words often to fit their pro-Palestinian, open borders agenda.

And isn’t it curious that Trudeau speaks of the secular west when 83% in the US and 67% in Canada identify with being Christian.

So just to prove that he is a fair and just kinda guy, Trudeau has proposed handing $15 million to the anti- Semitic arm of the United Nations (UNRWA) despite its well-documented ties to Hamas.

Must be for the tunnel building fund.

2/22/2016 8:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WW3 May Have Begun This Morning! Turkey Shelling Syria, Saudis Attack, and Russian ‘NEW WORLD WAR’ Ultimatum!

2/23/2016 11:55 AM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

Abbas Snubs Kerry, Won't Cool Palestinian Terror

Debkafile: “US Secretary of State John Kerry came away empty-handed from his latest meeting with Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmud Abbas (Abu Mazen) in Amman on Sunday, February 21,- which shouldn’t have surprised him as it was par for the course.

debkafile’s Middle Eastern sources report that Kerry was finally persuaded that Abbas would not give Israel an inch on any political or security-related matters. The Palestinian leader has never swerved from his conviction that it was the duty of the international community to force Israel to present the Palestinians with a state of their own – without direct negotiations.

To this end, Kerry found Abu Mazen clinging to the initiative put forward by French President Francois Hollande, that will establish a Palestinian state, while letting the Palestinians off the hook of talks with Israel.”

My comments: Stabbings, car rammings, rock throwing, and gunfire are going to continue and since John Kerry and the international community have consistently blamed Israel for building houses for its citizens as the cause for the violence, Abbas will just sit back and enjoy the bloodshed that is in the DNA of Edom (Bereshis 27:41, 36:1)

The prophet Obadiah 1:6 wrote “Oh, how Esau shall be searched out!” the ancient blood of Esau is deceptive and cunning. It claims to want peace, but peace is not in him.

But we know

2/23/2016 7:50 PM  
Blogger EmunaGal said...

"Her comments also come as US Secretary of State John Kerry warned Tuesday that if Russia and the Syrian regime are not serious about a political transition, he has a "Plan B" that likely would consist of a military escalation."

Is this true? Did Kerry just openly admit to what we already knew - the US is involved in the Arab Spring and actively working to overturn long standing stable dictatorships to ISIS and mayhem???


2/24/2016 1:05 AM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...



2/25/2016 7:20 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

The dye is cast. When the Vilna Gaon said that we should put on our Shabbat clothes to welcome Mashiach when the Russian Navy captures the Bosphorus, he was not just referring to Russia. He called the Power that will capture Istanbul/ Constantinople at the End of Days, "Dubiel", the Power of the Bear from Daniel chapter 7. The Power of the Lion with Eagle's Wings and the Power of the four headed leopard simply whither away when the physical world can no longer be elevated. So this Dubiel represents at least three modern and ancient nations. In ancient times Dubiel was most represented by the Persians and the Medes. In the modern era, the Face of Edom that has this Power of the Bear is of course Russia. So in this final war we should have an "alliance" between both the ancient and modern Bears as they drive against Istanbul, the Eastern seat of the Roman Empire where Istanbul is Constantinople and where the clay (Yishmael) is mired with iron (Rome). So up until now we have had an alliance with 2/3rds of the ancient and modern bears (Persia and Russia). Now the third Bear has risen as a new but key ally of the other two bears. The Medes have finally shown us who they are.

Everyone who knows a little bit about Kurdistan wonders privately and aloud from where does this proud people come? A little research reveals that the Kurds are adjacent and to the northwest of Persia, precisely where the ancient Medes were in relation to the ancient Persians. Kurdistan for whatever reason is known to have ancient roots, but for whatever reason, the Sands of Time seem to have hidden who they really are. Alas, now we know. They are who they have always been from ancient times. They are the Medes and therefore they are the third Bear that will now join the other two bears as Dubiel advances on Istanbul in this Final War.

2/25/2016 11:03 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

I posted anew, a new post on the blog.

2/25/2016 11:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I see a flaw in your reasoning. Instead of trying to track the migration of the Northern tribes, why not just fast-forward to their ultimate destiny? The House of Yosef is destined to be a formidable force against Edom. If we limit the ranks of Ephraim to the populations that you suggest, your analysis doesn't work. Ephraim must be sewn into many nations for them to emerge as such a powerful force.

9/28/2016 2:17 PM  

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