Sunday, January 08, 2017

The Kickoff to the Last Nine Months of Olam HaZeh and a Hint at Nibiru

It was a brutal day here in Israel.  We have been given another reminder of why we are totally alone with our G-d.  Even with a mitigating factor of an incoming Trump Presidency, the Netanyahu Govt. must unfixate itself from worrying about what the Nations of the World are going to do at the UN Sec Council in the last two weeks of Obamanation's Presidency.  Fixating on it won't make things better.  2/3rds of Mankind have the status of spiritual zombies.  Politicking at the UN will not save us from that fact.  It is only HaShem who in the end destroys the Walking Dead, those who are spiritually dead even though they are still alive.  So it is from Him that Netanyahu might find answers, not from any other source, not from Donald Trump or even the righteous gentiles in the Republican controlled Congress.  Having said this, now that the last "9 months" have begun with a bang and not a whimper, I would like to publish more often.  I plan to, but as I will describe at the end of this post, I need your assistance on this.

Starting off, I have been in correspondence with many people in recent weeks.  So I want to share some of that correspondence.  I plan to follow this up later this week with a full list of the mitigating (Mitmatek, same as mitigating) factors that may very much ease the last nine months for the Holy Nation that was promised by G-d Himself to suffer for all of its sins in Olam HaZeh so that its principle reward would be in Yemot HaMashiach and Olam HaBa during which this Holy Nation would no longer need to suffer.

The Tanakh's discussion about the effects of Nibiru (if it is to be the agent or cause of it) are the meteoric stones (Avnei Elgavish or "crystallized stones from on high") predicted to befall the armies of GogUMagog who gather against Yerushalayim and the Mountains of Israel in Yechezkel 38:22.  Along with fiery hail from held in suspension since the 7th Plague from Yetziat Mitzraim (also in 38:22), these things are meant to be the climax of G-d's war against the wicked at the end of the last nine months of Olam HaZeh as we enter Yemot HaMashiach.  According to my deceased friend and tzaddik Dr. Ya'akov Tabak zt"l. The nine months end on the first day of Sukkot after beginning during Tevet.  (That would be now.)  If the 271 days begin on the tenth of Tevet, then the 271st day is First Day of Sukkot.  If the 271 days begin one week later on the 17th of Tevet, next Sunday, then the 271st day is the Day of the Brit Milah for Yemot HaMashiach, Shmini Atzereth.  We then repeat the avodah of the hakafot that we did during or immediately following Pesach in 2488 when we marched around the walls of Yericho once each day and seven times on the 7th day of either Pesach or the 28th of Nissan with the blast of the shofar.  So at the end of history we repeat the final hakafot to bring the edifice of Olam HaZeh crashing down in the same way that the walls of Yericho fell at the beginning of our history in Eretz Yisrael.  In this way we travel over the course of almost 3290 years from when we first entered Eretz Yisrael as a nation in 2488 from Pesach to Sukkot or from Nissan to Tishrei.  This explains the mesorah from our Neviim of our hakafot with lulav and etrog around the bimah during Sukkot.  This mesorah is so ancient that it even preceded Yechezkel HaNavi.  It seems to have come from Eldad and Meidad in the Midbar.  So the final destruction of the wicked nations would correspond with the 7th day of hakafot around Yericho when we marched around the city 7 times.  That would be on Hoshana Rabbah.  With all the emphasis on the number 7 in the hakafot and the number of days of doing hakafot, for this to happen at the end of a year ending in three 7s (5777) would be highly appropriate, and the climax should be on the 7th day itself, Hoshana Rabbah....very fitting.

Regarding Nibiru itself, if this brown dwarf star is the agent or cause of this phenomenon of massive showers of meteoric stones on Hoshana Rabbah, it would have to come from either due north or due south in order to be a surprise when it mysteriously shows up.  The gravitational pull and intense magnetic fields would be the agent to cause the meteoric bombardment.  It can't come in at an angle because if it did, it would already be showing effects on planetary orbits and perturbations in Kepler's Third Law of Planetary motion.  With a second sun coming in, Kepler's 3rd Law would cease being true, and that would be an international news story.  So in order to hide itself, the vector of intense gravity has to be from due south or due north in order to not perturb planetary motions in the interim until it shows up.  Coming in from due north or south gives Nibiru the element of surprise, if indeed this is what is happening.  If it is meant to pass by and not hit earth directly which is most likely the case, the safest place to be when it shows up is at the South Pole which would be paradoxically further away from the passing star when it passes.  There happens to be a massive series of unused bunkers at the Amundsen Scott South Pole research facility that the Ba'al Kerry visited on US election day when he thought that no one was paying attention.  The State Dept Website records that he left Washington on November 7th, mysteriously or supposedly did nothing for two days, and then visited two research facilities investigating global warming in Antarctica including Amundsen Scott and McMurdo Stations from November 10 through 12th.  On November 13th he was off to New Zealand to discuss dividing Yerushalayim at the UNSC which will at the end of 9 months cause the elites to enter these hidden bunkers when Nibiru supposedly passes by AS A DIRECT RESULT OF DIVIDING Yerushalayim!!!.  It is funny that the vote in the UNSC which New Zealand co-sponsored was meant to take place on December 31st (2nd of Tevet), but it was voted on one week early so that the elites could go home to partake of their profane 8 day celebration of the birth and brit milah of Oto Ish.  The Ba'al Kerry is truly the cause of a series of amazing accidents such as when he ran for President and Massachusetts by happenstance (kerry) becomes the first American State to approve of homosexual marriage.  So if this reading is right, either the final nine months began one or two weeks early, or Sweden and France (at their Piece Conference of the 70 nations) will really trigger the final pregnancy by making matters worse over the next two weeks.  Sweden starts their two year membership of the UNSC on January 2nd, and by happenstance they were given the presidency of the Council in January while Obama is still President.....all during the month of Tevet 5777.

So now my request.  My wife just had surgery, and we have debts.  I have been working rather hard to try to make up the shortfall.  This takes away from my time to devote to this blog.  In order to cover these crucial last nine months with well written regular posts (at least one per week if not more), please if you have the means support this blog by making a donation via Paypal at the top of this page on the right.  I usually don't ask for money, but we are now, I believe, in crunch time.  Posting now is essential, and I want to be there for you.

In closing I want to make the following statement:  The last nine months of Olam HaZeh will be nine of the hardest months of our lives, but also in contrast, the most rewarding months of our lives.  We have seemed to have finally arrived at the Final Pregnancy mentioned in several places in the Talmud and in the Tosefot.  The 70 nations gather to divide us during Tevet (Zecharia 12-14 and Yoel 3 and 4), and are completely and totally judged before and during the following Sukkot, nine months later.... Hold on.  Hold on tight.  The Good L-rd is about to shake the World from one remote corner to the other.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

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1/08/2017 8:28 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

I repeat the last paragraph:

The last nine months of Olam HaZeh will be nine of the hardest months of our lives, but also in contrast, the most rewarding months of our lives. We have seemed to have finally arrived at the Final Pregnancy mentioned in several places in the Talmud and in the Tosefot. The 70 nations gather to divide us during Tevet (Zecharia 12-13 and Yoel 3 and 4), and are completely and totally judged before and during the following Sukkot, nine months later.... Hold on. Hold on tight. The Good L-rd is about to shake the World from one remote corner to the other.

1/08/2017 8:38 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Sorry, Zecharia 12-14..

1/08/2017 9:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I understand that if a terrorist is taken down or captured it is unlikely proper to finish the job. However, there is another way to deal with them.

I recall reading that when the French and British divide the Middle East they ran into trouble because families were divided between Palestine and Syria. Arabs started attaching British soldiers. To put down the riots the British buried the dead in the carcass of pigs. That quickly restored order.

What we should all carry is a small spray bottle of " non-kosher" water. The water will be treated with a drop of pig blood. As soon as possible people will spray the person and then laugh as the police take him away. Should the police demand the spray for testing they will find nothing since a drop of blood in a hundred gallon preparation is unlikely to be found.

1/08/2017 9:53 PM  
Blogger Dan G said...

So heart wrenching to see how your prophecy about 10 Tevet materialized.
Yet there's so much hope in the air. Judging by last week's tremendous awakening of the Israeli public, today's tragedy will really spark a turning point.

1/08/2017 10:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What happened on the tenth of Teiveis? Nevuchadnetzar, the evil King of Bavel, surrounded Jerusalem, initiating a siege and precipice" (Rambam, Hilchos Taanis 5:2)

The Midrash Tanchuma (Tazria 9) teaches that it was already fitting for the Beis HaMikdash to actually be destroyed on Asara B’Teves, but Hashem, in His incredible mercy, pushed the destruction off to the summertime, so that we would not have to be exiled in the cold. Hence, Asarah B’Teiveis’s role as the ‘beginning of the end’ underlies the severity of this fast day.

However, the tenth of Teiveis does not commemorate a tragedy that happened in the past.

What do I mean? The Chasam Sofer (Toras Moshe, Drush 30, 7th of Adar 'כתוב') says that just like any generation that the Beis Hamikdosh is not rebuilt is as if it was destroyed (see Yerushalmi, Yuma 1:1), so too every year on the tenth of Teives which was the beginning of the destruction, we are judged and a decree is put forth if the Beis HaMikdosh will be rebuilt this year.

• One the three months that the Strict Justice prevails in the world is Teives (Zohar, Shemos 12a).

• The days of Teiveis are days of hester [when G-d hides his countenance] (Sefas Emes, Chanukah 5650).

• The Zohar says, "From the seventeenth day of Tishrei until the tenth of Teiveis, this is the time when all the curses come upon the nations of the world. On tenth of Teiveis will be the extinction of the nations of the world" (Pinchas 258b).

Will the Zohar's words come to fruition? Only time will tell. Hashem is bringing our exile to a close at a pace that's becoming faster and faster like the technology that's evolving today.

1/08/2017 10:50 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Just for clarification purposes, here are the first four verses of the last chapter of Melachim Bet (II Kings):

א וַיְהִי בִשְׁנַת הַתְּשִׁיעִית לְמָלְכוֹ, בַּחֹדֶשׁ הָעֲשִׂירִי בֶּעָשׂוֹר לַחֹדֶשׁ, בָּא נְבֻכַדְנֶאצַּר מֶלֶךְ-בָּבֶל הוּא וְכָל-חֵילוֹ עַל-יְרוּשָׁלִַם, וַיִּחַן עָלֶיהָ; וַיִּבְנוּ עָלֶיהָ דָּיֵק, סָבִיב. 1 And it came to pass in the ninth year of his reign, in the tenth month (Tevet), in the tenth day of the month, that Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came, he and all his army, against Jerusalem, and encamped against it; and they built forts against it round about.
ב וַתָּבֹא הָעִיר, בַּמָּצוֹר, עַד עַשְׁתֵּי עֶשְׂרֵה שָׁנָה, לַמֶּלֶךְ צִדְקִיָּהוּ. 2 So the city was besieged unto the eleventh year of king Zedekiah.
ג בְּתִשְׁעָה לַחֹדֶשׁ, וַיֶּחֱזַק הָרָעָב בָּעִיר; וְלֹא-הָיָה לֶחֶם, לְעַם הָאָרֶץ. 3 On the ninth day of the [fourth] month the famine was sore in the city, so that there was no bread for the people of the land.
ד וַתִּבָּקַע הָעִיר, וְכָל-אַנְשֵׁי הַמִּלְחָמָה הַלַּיְלָה דֶּרֶךְ שַׁעַר בֵּין הַחֹמֹתַיִם אֲשֶׁר עַל-גַּן הַמֶּלֶךְ, וְכַשְׂדִּים עַל-הָעִיר, סָבִיב; וַיֵּלֶךְ, דֶּרֶךְ הָעֲרָבָה. 4 Then a breach was made in the city, and all the men of war [fled] by night by the way of the gate between the two walls, which was by the king's garden--now the Chaldeans were against the city round about--and the king went by the way of the Arabah.

Now we know that according to the Oral Torah (1st mishnah in Rosh HaShanah), we count the years of Jewish Kings from Rosh Chodesh Nissan. So Nebuchadnezzar arrived on the 10th of Tevet of the 9th year of King Tzidkiyahu (Zeddekiah), and he breached the wall on the 9th of Tamuz in the 11th year of King Tzidkiyahu. So the siege actually lasted 1 1/2 years ending in the summer of the following year, that is until the 9th of Tamuz in the year that Nebuchadnezzar arrived was one more year of the king's reign since Nissan is crossed going from winter (Tevet) into summer (Tamuz). That would take one from the 9th year to the tenth year of his reign. Add one more year to reach the summer of the following year. From this we see that the siege actually lasted 1 & 1/2 years.

1/09/2017 2:11 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

So the question might be asked, why did HaShem add another year to the siege when 6 months would have sufficed to send Israel into exile during the summer instead of during the winter? The answer comes from Shemot 25 verse 8.

ח וְעָשׂוּ לִי, מִקְדָּשׁ; וְשָׁכַנְתִּי, בְּתוֹכָם. 8 And let them make Me a sanctuary, that I may dwell among them. which is the command to build a Temple to HaShem, not just a temporary Mishkan which could be described as a tent not a Miqdash. Miqdash has more permanence to it than the temporary dwelling called a Mishkan.

So either HaShem would have dwelt in Shlomo's Temple forever if we had merited it (which we did not), or as the pasuk says, "Make Me a sanctuary, I, the Shekhinah will dwell Tav Yud. Tav Yud is 410 years. So The First Temple had to stand for at least 410 years before it could be destroyed. In the first summer after the Babylonian siege began on the tenth of Tevet, only 409 years had passed since the dedication of Shlomo's Temple. Another year had to pass before the Temple could be destroyed.

1/09/2017 2:50 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Then from the same word שָׁכַנְתִּי, we can extract the word Sheini שָׁנְי, which tells us that the 2nd Temple would stand with miracles but without the Shekhina for Tav Kaf (420) years.

1/09/2017 3:07 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

And for you pesky Secular dating aficionados, one can calculate that the 2nd Temple stood from 516 bce until the year 70 ce -1 year because there was no Gregorian year 0. That adds up to 585 years and not a mere 420 years. The famous 165 year discrepancy problem was a pet project of the last Rav Shimon Schwab zt"l who put forth the possible scenario that the Persian Empire lasted for 165 years longer than Chaza"l say it did. He believed that 165 years were hidden from public view by Daniel, who shut and sealed the books dealing with these lost years until the time of the End.
ט וַיֹּאמֶר, לֵךְ דָּנִיֵּאל: כִּי-סְתֻמִים וַחֲתֻמִים הַדְּבָרִים, עַד-עֵת קֵץ. 9 And he said: 'Go thy way, Daniel; for the words are shut up and sealed till the time of the end.

Why these 165 years were hidden by Daniel? Study what Rav Schwab has to say about this matter. There were good reasons why he may have done this, but I did not want to cover that material in this blog post. It is very complex, a field of study into of itself. The gematriah, by the way, of Daniel's secret (Sod Daniel סוד דניאל ) is 165.

1/09/2017 3:29 AM  
Blogger Ginno Ricci said...

So, is Mashiach coming before the next Rosh Hashanah?

1/09/2017 10:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does that mean that according to Rav Schwab it is not really 5777 but 5942?

And that Shmittah was Not really 2 years ago, but now? (B'Motzei Shviít Mashiach Bah)?

(Every Galut in the past, there has been some "secret" that caused us to miscalculate)

1/09/2017 11:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Dov,

I am "new" follower of your blog so obviously Hachem has directed me to you and I am thankful to Hashem for this move.
For the time being I still live in "Routz la Haarets" much against my will though.
I am very much concerned about the situation of Jews living in Gola when final judgement comes and the old world will be swept off. Do you know what will happen to them/us? We are trying to spend the coming sukkot in Erets Israël as the only place for a Jew is in Erets Israel and especially during critical time.
Would you have any recommandation in this respect?
Btw, I have read years ago a comment on a blog about Hochaana Rabba 5778 being the date decided by Hashem to wipe out the old world.
I wish your wife refoua shelema and may you and your family be eternally blessed.

1/09/2017 11:47 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

The exact date of Mashiach's arrival during or immediately upon conclusion of the "nine months" is impossible to predict in advance. There are varying opinions on whether it is Mashiach who fights the final battles in Yechezkel 38 or 39 during Sukkot at the end of the 9 months or if it is G-d Himself who fights those final battles, only after which Mashiach shows up. We seem to have one hint though which is one of the Mitigating (MeMatek or sweetening) factors in this process, that we entered the "50th Gate" or Shaar Nun already by last Shavuot 5776, the beginning of the 50th year since the Unification of Yerushalayim during the 6 Day War. At that time Sefirat HaOmar Mateen entered that Gay Bar in Orlando and slaughtered 49 homosexuals while he himself became the 50th dead body in that bar at Alot HaShachar on Tikkun Leil Shavuot. So we see from that that Edom, or its spiritual Middle third of its culture, entered -50 or the Abyss on that infamous night propelling Israel into the 50th Gate by virtue of our spiritual see saw with Malkhut Edom. (When Edom lies in spiritual ruin, Israel is spiritually rebuilt.) Apparently so few of us deserved it though, through working on ourselves during the previous 49 years of the Ba'al teshuvah movement from the 6 Day War, that HaShem has waited these additional 7 months to finally begin actualizing this by forcing this process along. So according to Rav Chaim Vital, Mashiach should already be amongst us and revealed while we are within the 50th Gate which we entered already 7 months ago.... Time is short. more later....

1/09/2017 12:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Dov,

I have an additional question: is there in any instances a way for us to mitigate the pain and suffer of the Am Israel during these nine months other than tefila, tzedaka and ahavat chinam?

1/09/2017 12:56 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

The mystery of the missing 165 years from Jewish history is a far more complex subject though. I would need to restudy the Books of Ezra/Nechemiah in light of what Rav Shimon Schwab zt"l wrote and understood himself about that very difficult and confusing period of the Persian Exile. two quick points.

1. If Daniel shut and sealed those sefarim dealing with the missing 165 years, then those 165 years were in a sense "removed from history" and in no way are counted in the 5777 years of World History since Adam was kicked out of Gan Eden and historical records were written down. Prior to Adam receiving his neshamah, no one could talk or speak so that history was really pre-history since nothing could be written down. Beings who cannot talk cannot write either. So if sefarim dealing with 165 years of history are "shut and sealed" away by Divine decree (see Sefer Daniel 12. It was a Divine command.), then those 165 years are not counted in the years of world history. I believe that Rav Schwab zt"l did discuss this in his writings on the subject.

2. The reasons why this 165 year period of World History as it applies to Israel would have been shut and sealed away were also discussed by Rav Schwab. We were engaging in lowly behavior even after constructing the 2nd Temple. We had taken on gentile wives that needed to be divorced. All was not well. Please consult what he wrote about this. I do not desire to make this very complex subject a subject of discussion on this post at least. It would take a blog and a half to cover this subject properly.

For instance in the annals of the Persian Monarchs, Cambyses II is listed as the son of Koreish and his heir. Then came Daryavush whose father is thought to be not from royalty by Persian historians. Achashveirosh of the Purim story (Xerses I in Greek) is listed as the son of Daryavush who succeeded Cambyses. Jewish chronology lists Achashveirosh as Daryavush's father and Esther as his mother. It cannot be both. And this chronological blip between the two historical records gives us a hint into what period of history was "shut and sealed" away, but what Daniel shut and sealed away cannot be known fully at this time until Mashiach comes since what was shut and sealed cannot be known, by definition. Be at peace with that, or delve into its mystery by studying Rav Schwab's work on this issue.

1/09/2017 1:44 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Anon at 12:56: Yes, Tzedakah, Acts of lovingkindness, concentrating on davening, and being careful to eat a third meal with Zemirot on Shabbat come to mind.

1/09/2017 2:04 PM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

Say R' Nir ben Artzi on Parshas VaYigash

The King of Kings, the Holy One leads the world with justice and truth. Everything that the Creator makes in this world -even when we don't see and don't know the future - all God ways are hidden-, are in favor of Israel the Holy land and for the Jews living in Israel. The Creator is cleaning and purifying the whole world, making it pure and clean a world that we didn't know, a world of righteousness and truth. A world where all follow the Ten Commandments. A world of free love, where everyone is helping each other without interest.

In order to build this new world, the Creator is destroying the old one because you can't build a new world on an old one, it is impossible to build a new house on an old one. Since the establishment of Israel, in 1948, the Creator began to build the new world.

The Creator expects from the Jews He chose to keep the commandments, to have pity and love each other. Every Jew who loves Jews is losing Klippot and purifies himself and the way to big success is being open for him.

The suffering felt by the Jews in their body, is hurting the animal spirit within them. Pure and holy souls accept suffering with love. The animal spirit in human being enjoys lust and forbidden things and the pure soul enjoys the sacred Torah scrolls, prayer, ethics and free love. While the pure and holy soul is busy studying Torah, praying and working on repairing his defaults, the animal spirit within him is suffering a lot and make resistance so the Jew will not take the right path. This is today the battle that the Jews must fight and is created by the yetzer Hara. And you will choose life-the right path.

This is the last period of suffering for the people of Israel. No more suffering, only better.

Messiah is in advanced stages. The hidden light is covering him, the "Yechida "is covering him. Everyone feels the signs of the Messiah through the forces of nature and the problems in the entire world. There will be difficulties and problems to passenger planes, there will be many glitches and disruptions.

Everyone is waiting for the Messiah, many know who the Messiah is, there's only now the need of getting publicly known.

In heaven they are also waiting and they are also waiting on earth.

In truth, the world needs Messiah; the whole world is in trouble.

The Creator will decide when to discover him in public!

1/09/2017 2:17 PM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

Erev Rav in the USA

Obama’s Jewish Enablers

1/09/2017 2:31 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Here is another example to elucidate the idea why we need to be at peace without knowing the lack of confluence between historical events and the evidence for them. I had the privilege of driving Rav Akiva Tatz Shlit"a one year from S. Louis to Chicago immediately after a Sunday Lag b'Omer picnic in a local University City, MO park. I remember this because while at this picnic, I was asked to do this for Rav Tatz since we were traveling to Chicago to look at 220 Volt appliances at a well known supplier there, for our impending Aliyah. So this probably was in 2003 just before we made Aliyah. Can you imagine what it would be like to have Rav Tatz in your car for five hours?? Well we did, and we talked and listened about every subject under the sun. We even talked about the confluence between Torah and Science when it comes to understanding the Creation of the World and the Big Bang and its aftermath. At the very end of our trip, I popped the question about the Great Flood. Why is it that, if there was a world cleansing flood just over 4100 years ago within our historical purview of the 5777 years of the Generations of Adam, there is so little physical evidence on the Globe that such a Flood ever took place just 4100 years ago? I mean, there is so, so much evidence for the Creation of the World in G-d's reference frame over the course of 6 of His 24 hour days. We have discussed the work of Dr. Gerald Schroeder on this blog multiple times before. All the evidence is there. G-d had nothing to hide, and actually hid nothing. Yet, for the Great Flood just over 4100 years ago, there is so little evidence. As a matter of fact, there is conflicting evidence such as there being only prehensile tail monkeys in South America while in Africa, monkeys do not have a prehensile tail. How did the monkeys from South America get home from Mt. Ararat after the Flood? Did they walk across the bitterly cold Bering Strait and then head south for South America? How did it happen? And mind you only monkeys with prehensile tails made the trip to S. America. The ones without prehensile tails knew better and headed straight back to Africa.

And then as we approached Lake Michigan, I popped the Big Question. Look Rav Tatz, here is the largest system of fresh water lakes in the entire world. South-western Lake Michigan is the tip of the lake system called the Great Lakes. After the Flood surely these lakes were filled with salt because ocean water and fresh water sources mixed with each other during the Flood even as the flood waters receded. Where is all the salt that should be in the Great Lakes after the Great Flood? He looked at me, and his last blessing to me was that I would one day find out the answer to that specific question. And oh boy, did I!.... several years later...... to be continued. This is worth it.

1/09/2017 3:01 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

A few years later, I was speaking to a friend here in Israel about this very subject of the Great Flood and the lack of physical evidence for the worldwide deluge. He shared with me that according to a medrash, Noach was already traumatized that G-d had destroyed the entire world with Water. Everything that he knew from the antediluvian world was gone. He had spent 600 years or most of his life living in the pre-Flood world. He could not live in the Brave New post-Flood world without having at least some issues with PTSD as we would call it today. Even the narrative in the Torah explaining that Noach planted a vineyard and then got drunk supports this idea that Noach right after the Flood was severely traumatized by the events of the year of the Flood and everything that was wiped away. All his friends and family gone except for his wife and three sons. Cousins, Uncles, nephews, and the blacksmith or the baker down the street, everyone gone and almost forgotten. So HaShem did a kindness for him. He actually hid the physical evidence that He had just destroyed the world. So unlike the evidence for the Creation of the World which is there for everyone to see, the evidence for the Great Flood has for the most part been hidden from view, tucked away so that wherever Noach walked he would not see evidence staring him in his face that the previous world had been swept away. So how about Lake Michigan? I then found out that the largest supply of saltwater salt, free of fossils, just so happens to be almost immediately underneath the lake bed of Lake Michigan!!!! So the largest freshwater source of water on the planet exists on top of the tons and tons of salt that have only about 4100 years ago been squeezed out of the water that it had so inconveniently mixed with during the Great Flood!! And that is also why it is free of fossils. The salt had only mixed with the freshwater of the Great Lakes during the Flood, leaving no time for animals to die and then petrify in the water that already had covered the earth for almost 40 days. There was definitely not "millions of years" of prehistoric animal life in that salt-water which only mixed with the fresh water for several months 4100 years ago. So Rav Akiva Tatz's brachah came to fruition. And till this day, I have come to accept that if G-d hid the evidence, He did it for a purpose, and because it was He doing it, we were not meant to find out all the answers that He Himself has hidden away. Here is the historical record of one of the largest historical salt mines in the world under nearby Detroit that extends underneath Lake Erie and Lake Huron from the Great Lakes

1/09/2017 3:31 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

So most of the salt is underneath the Great Lakes in the Detroit area and in northern Ohio underneath Lake Erie. Vast Deposits of Salt 1000 to 2000 feet beneath Lake Erie Now that is eerie!

1/09/2017 4:10 PM  
Blogger Neshama said...

Oh, was that fascinating. The wonders of our world and Hashem. Do you see the pieces of your life’s puzzle coming together? And here I really thought that The Flood only covered the Near East landmass, and that there were no people on any other landmass, i.e., no need to flood that land. But having since learned that ALL the landmass (of all the continents to be) was in one place and after The Flood, Hashem separated/divided the Land into more or less where they are today. I also read somewhere that they might come together again in Mashiach’s time.

1/09/2017 4:54 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Largest Salt Mine in the World.... Underneath Lake Huron on the Canadian side of the Border

Cargill's Salt Mine offshore under Lake Erie from downtown Cleveland

Ok that is enough of that.

1/09/2017 5:49 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

But ask the geologists to explain if the salt has been gathering there for four hundred million years, where are the fossils?

1/09/2017 5:57 PM  
Blogger Dan G said...

Here's a fascinating online book that answers many questions about the flood:
In the Beginning: Compelling Evidence for Creation and the Flood
Have you seen it?
Does it fit in with your findings?

1/09/2017 6:12 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Dan G.: I have not read from these articles yet. I will try to do so when I have time. Thank you.

Madaral: You write that the Flood did not happen because of the unique species development in Australia and New Zealand. My point above was that HaShem wanted that unique species development to return to those two island nations, one of which is a continent, in order to convince Noach that at least the Animal Kingdom was as it was before the Flood. Seeing species all jumbled up after the Flood would have been too traumatic for Noach who was already traumatized. And yes he had PTSD. The first thing he did after sealing a covenant with G-d via Qorbanot and a Rainbow was to plant a vineyard in order to get drunk. That is a sure sign of being stressed out.

1/09/2017 6:34 PM  
Blogger madaral said...

Here is another diagnosis of Noach's drunkenness:

And what about the genetic diversity of humans? What about the greater genetic diversity of people from Africa? A mere 4,100 years does not suffice.

1/09/2017 7:03 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Yes, Noach did invent the plow, providing relief for antediluvian farmers everywhere. History repeated itself just before the Zohar's quintessential Noachide date, the year 5501, the beginning of the 6th Century of the 6th Millennium. That was the year 1740, in the Fall of that year, when the Baal Shem tov took the Zohar's dictum as a sign from on High to start spreading Chassidut in the world. For just like the FloodGates of lower wisdom opening wide open in the secular sciences of Chemistry, Physics, and their Engineering counterparts like the invention of the Watts Steam Engine spurred on the Industrial Revolution, the Floodgates of the Upper Wisdom of Chassidut were also opened wide starting in the year 5501. So right on schedule, just before 1740, there was an agricultural revolution to free up the farmer's busy work schedule so that he would not need as many hands to plant crops and to plow fields. Into this fray came the modern Agricultural Noach. His name was Jethro Tull. In 1701, one generation before 1740, he invented the seed drill, to expedite and to control and to regulate the consistent planting of crop seeds at their proper depths within the soil. He followed that up in the early 1730s with his invention of the steel horse drawn plow (he called it a horse drawn hoe), not to be confused with the steel guitars of the band aptly named after the revolutionary agriculturalist, Jethro Tull. Notice all this inventing and easing of farmers' toil by Tull immediately preceded the opening of those floodgates in 1740. Tull himself died just before the floodgates were open in March of 1740. Some say it was 1741 because England had yet to accept the new Gregorian calendar and was still operating on the Julian calendar. It is also worth noting that the name Horse in English directly comes from the Hebrew word Charash which means to plow.

1/09/2017 8:01 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Obama abstains at the UNSC. America has at least for now lost its brachah of peace. I am not sure if that brachah returns automatically on January 20th. The Persian Bear is on the Loose.

1/09/2017 8:40 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Ya'el (or Yehudit from the time of Chanukah) will now be First Lady of the United States. Both killed our enemies with dairy products and wine and a properly placed tent peg or heavy sword. And now this. Unbelievable.

1/09/2017 10:28 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Of course there is a down/upside to Jared Kushner being tapped for Senior White House adviser. Obama, knowing what is in store for when he leaves on January 20th, will be very busy, irrevocably recognizing Paleostine by noon on the 20th of January. I think you can take that to the bank. The first hurdle for Kushner is the Anti-nepotism Law of 1967 which was adopted because John Kennedy tapped his own brother Bobby to be his Attorney General in 1961.

1/09/2017 10:35 PM  
Blogger Ginno Ricci said...

The sentence of the soldier who killed a terrorist is scheduled for January 15, the same day that 70 countries are expected to attend the Paris "peace conference", meaning Munich II- this time to sell out the Jews instead of the Czechs. This conference is only five days before Nimrod leaves the White House. Coincidence? I don't think so, it seems to be the final round up for Gog and Magog and the ultimate revenge against the 70 original nations, as well as the Erev Rav Jews (smolanim) infesting our nation.


1/10/2017 1:16 AM  
Blogger Rambam said...

Is John Kerry Erev Rav?

1/10/2017 4:04 AM  
Blogger LondonMale said...

Reb Dov

Thanks for posting all this. It is fascinating.
Rabbi Tatz has lectured in London many times. I had the privilege of attending a Hoshana Rabbah shiur he gave about prophesy.

It is also possible that there is very little left of the pre-flood world because according to some sources the flood waters were boiling hot. Not much could survive 40 days and nights of being boiled?

Noach and his seven relatives, the animals in the Ark, and possibly Eliezer and Og King of Bashan, were the only others to survive the flood?

1/10/2017 5:54 AM  
Blogger madaral said...

"But ask the geologists to explain if the salt has been gathering there for four hundred million years, where are the fossils?" They dissolved. And you, Dov, did not answer my questions. I have a million other questions for you, but you seem to prefer to live with "the lack of confluence." You don't want the truth, the Truth, do you?

1/10/2017 8:12 AM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

Trump and Kushner - "Moshiach" or "Snake"?

Who Is Jared Kushner? 15 Things You Need to Know About Donald Trump's Son-in-Law.

Why Jared Kushner’s conflicts of interest matter

1/10/2017 11:05 AM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...


ערך הגימטריה של "גארד קושנר" = 864
התאמות פסוקים מהתנ״ך לתוצאה 864

ספר בראשית פרק כה׳: ומשמע ודומה ומשא (פסוק יד׳)
ספר איוב פרק ג׳: יאבד יום אולד בו והלילה אמר הרה גבר (פסוק ג׳)
ספר איוב פרק יד׳: מי־יתן טהור מטמא לא אחד (פסוק ד׳)

What may be the matching words for 864 - to follow

1/10/2017 12:14 PM  
Blogger davidtre said...

Bill Ayers Cornel West and Co have plans for full month leading from Dec19 to Inauguration Day for how 2/3 could occupy their time.
Interesting link at infowars on American commie plans and their propaganda sheet
It is less than funny to read each sentence lie by lie at their site of the flier
they posted at NYT.
The Daily Caller posted a story by David Miller titled "Check out what's right around the corner from Obama's house" about two days ago.
about 1096 feel away the Islamic Center of Washington, NW DC
prayer and call 5 times a day

1/10/2017 4:49 PM  
Blogger Neshama said...

LondonMale: If Og held onto the Ark to survive the Flood, how did he survive the boiling waters?
Also, Eliezer? Where was he when the Flood occurred? in Siberia?

Madaral, I read that there were NO fossil remains. Sounds like the waters receded via a tiny hole that precluded anything else getting down that hole. Maybe.

1/10/2017 5:44 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

May I remind posters that while we always have to be careful about Motzi Shem Ra (slander) with regards to talking about anyone (Jews and non-Jews alike), we now have a new challenge now that Jared Kushner (a Jew) will be one of Donald Trump's top advisers. We also have to steer away from Lashon HaRa in addition to Motzi Shem Ra, that is bad things said about a person EVEN IF THEY ARE TRUE IF the information about him is not publicly known and therefore discoverable from multiple sources. If true information about a Jew is private info, we are not allowed to discuss that information about another Jew unless the public has to be warned about the dangers of doing business with him or about the general danger to the country that he is set to serve. Extraneous information about his private dealings EVEN IF THE INFORMATION IS TRUE is considered gossip and tale-bearing that is forbidden when talking about another Jew EVEN IF THE INFORMATION IS 100% TRUE! I know that avoiding Gossip and Tale-bearing is a daunting task when the person being talked about is in the public eye. We have a tendency in Western Culture to want to expose people who have vaunted positions to additional scrutiny when discussing the "facts" about their personal lives. So with a Jew though we have the additional burden of not speaking Gossip about him even if the "facts" are True. Again Not engaging in Slander when the information is False and Defamatory applies to every human being.

1/10/2017 5:49 PM  
Blogger Neshama said...

Thank you, Reb Dov. A reminder is always appreciated.

I just read this on another site by a commenter there, very revealing:

When interviewed regarding perception of threat, I.D.F. enlistees score I.S.I.S. as second to the threat posed by the Internal Review Process. Following an effective intervention neutralizing a terrorist attack, Military Personnel are subjected to a rigorous Judicial Process whereby they are put under intense scrutiny by an almost exclusively Left-Wing biased Panel of Human-Rights Attorneys evaluating their compliance to multiple rules of engagement (or rather disengagement). As an example, an Israeli Soldier was sentenced to 20-years of imprisonment two weeks ago, for killing a terrorist. He was found guilty for not using more restraint when shooting a terrorist on a stabbing-rampage. The terrorist was wounded, lying on the ground, and reaching inside his thick protective jacket, which the soldier interpreted as an attempt to detonate a suicide belt. left-Wing Judges and Military Panels follow rules set-up in The Hague which follow U.N. condemnations of Israel for War-Crime.

1/10/2017 5:55 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

By the way, the Laws against Lashon HaRa even if the information is TRUE also apply to righteous gentiles. Those laws Do NOT apply to speaking about non-Jewish Resha'im. Exposing the Truth about rashayim is of greater urgency than the desire to not gossip about them. But even if one is speaking about a Rasha, we only make claims about him which are True.

1/10/2017 5:55 PM  
Blogger Dan G said...

Dov is much more qualified than me to answer such questions.
But in the meantime I want to point out that much of modern science seems to lean heavily on the assumption that the rate of change of any part of the universe was in the distant past similar to what it has been since science started measuring it.
This is clearly no more than an educated guess. Alternative models that negate this assumption can be built which can scientifically describe the universe just as good, if not better, than the common accepted model based on the above assumption.
For instance see the VSL (variable speed of light) theory.
I'm quite sure that the rate of genetic changes in the human species was much considerably faster 4000 years ago than it has been for the past several centuries.

1/10/2017 6:23 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Madaral: Neutral salt water is NOT corrosive unless it sits on the surface of a metal.
So skulls or vertebra which are not metals should survive well in a bed of salt. As a matter of fact, salt acts as a preservative over exceedingly long intervals of time for most things immersed in it....except for metal where saltwater is a catalyst for corrosion via oxidation/ reduction reactions such as the bottom of one's car exposed to road salts.

Also as long as the variety within the species is pre-existent within any gene pool (that is the key), even without mutations which are usually detrimental to the species survival, the variety within the species based on the environment where the species exists can become evident over the course of just four or five generations. Within the human species that would be under 200 years. So 4100 years is plenty of time for the variety within the human species already present in the gene pool to express itself because of the environment that human beings might exist in. Equatorial environments would favor people with genes for darker skin, and temperate environments would favor people with lighter skin. Darker skin is necessary to avoid cancers when exposed to excess sunlight for instance. Also for those who crossed over the Himalayas to get to the Far East from the Tower of Bavel, more squinted eye shapes acted as a protection against snow blindness and other eye diseases when crossing over four to five mile high mountain ranges. Or for those from northern climes, the slanted eye shapes protected the eye from weather within the tundra which was similar to weather in the Himalayas. These minor differences within the human species were self-evident and pre-existent in the gene pool of Adam HaRishon and future generations.

You know about the survival of the moths around the City of Manchester, England during the Industrial Revolution, don't you? Originally before 1760, the vast majority of these moths were white, but with the arrival of soot on the trees because of the large scale burning of coal as a result of the Indus. Revolution, within 100 years the vast majority of moths that survived were black winged because the blended in to the bark of the soot laden trees and were less likely to be eaten by predators. So the environmental change of soot laden trees favored the pre-existing gene of black winged moths. NO MUTATIONS WERE NEEDED....just about 100 years for the existing species to adapt with the more favorable gene for survival. G-d had already favored the species for survival in various environments by allowing for pre-existing variety in the gene pools of species including the human species.

1/10/2017 6:40 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

it appears you are saying bury the truth...even if someone simply CLAIMS to be a jew...the truth never takes a back least for me...the truth is just that...the truth...regardless of what a person claims to be

1/10/2017 6:57 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Humble: It is a very important Jewish Law, an exceedingly machmir but required Law to not be a talebearer Amongst Your People....even if the tales are true. לא תלך רכיל בעמך (Do not be tale-bearer among your people. Lev. 19:16) This limits the prohibition against tale-bearing even if the tales are true to one's own people and to the righteous gentiles who live amongst us. Again this is above and beyond not slandering which is part of the Noachide prohibition against Stealing, or stealing someones good name from them. It is true that if the tale is true, then we are not stealing his good name from him by telling the truth. So the prohibition against tale-bearing or gossiping is applicable even if the information is true when it comes to information about a person that can only be attained from spying or getting that info in confidential conversations. The info might be true, but unless we have a real need to know or unless others have a real need to know, we have a mitzvah to keep that private information confidential. That is part of our system of Moral Truth called Halachah based on our unique covenant between G-d and Israel at Mt. Sinai. So it would be correct to say that the laws against talebearing about truthful information are not part or the Noachide Covenant even if it is a Chumrah or a stringency that is a mitzvah in the Torah from Sinai.

1/10/2017 7:19 PM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

Looking back at Jewish history there is always a special danger when Jews seek senior power positions in Galus. Nowadays this is very current in the USA, but also in Europe. They often want to prove their allegiance with their country of residency and thus tend to go against the interest of Eretz Yisroel and the Jewish nation. And even when they do this they cause the envy of their Gentile peers and the regular citizens, especially when the state of their nation goes bad thus amplifying antisemitism. There was/is no lack of Jews in leading positions in for example the USA. And we may also remember what happened to the Jews in pre-war Germany. It all started in Mitzrayim/Egypt during the time of Joseph HaTzaddik. Last week we learned in the Torah-Vayigash: Thus Israel settled in the land of Egypt in the region of Goshen, THEY ACQUIRED PROPERTY in it and they were fruitful and multiplied greatly. Explains Ibn Ezra the they were not content with the land the Yosef had given them, they bought more and more land. Kli Yakar explains that that was an indication that they were no longer regarding themselves as aliens who were sojourning in Egypt, but permanent residents. The Midrash renders they were grasped by the land of Egypt and slowly became grasped by Egyptian culture in the sense that they had begun the slide into assimilation.

So what happened then. Next week we learn in the Torah-Shemos: A new king arose over Egypt, who did not know Yosef. And the process into slavery began.

This process has then been repeated through Jewish history. Not far back in was in Germany. Now it is spreading through Europe and the USA. The US administrations have been full of Jews but in most cases this hasn't been to any advantage to the Jewish nation and the Land of Israel.

From Pirkei Avot - Ethics of the Fathers 6:5 we learn:

Do not seek greatness for yourself, and do not lust for honor. More than you study, do. Desire not the table of kings, for your table is greater than theirs, and your crown is greater than theirs, and faithful is your Employer to pay you the rewards of your work.

Having said all the above I am not too happy about Jews climbing the ladder of power desiring the table of kings. Hence I am not found of the Jared Kushner development. All this falls into the category of double loyalty.

1/10/2017 8:07 PM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

Here we go

Amb. may move to J'lem - while embassy remains in TA
Tuesday, January 10, 2017 - Arutz 7

There are indications that a compromise is afoot regarding the moving of the American embassy to Jerusalem.

According to a report, the new Ambassador David Friedman will work from Jerusalem, while the embassy itself will remain in Tel Aviv.

1/10/2017 8:22 PM  
Blogger madaral said...

For most of the period of the formation of the salt bed, it was too salty to support much life. You can see it at the dead sea; it is dead, there is no life. The few animals that somehow fall into a very salt sea, on its way to a salt bed, would float rather than sink, and slowly decompose.

I will write tomorrow about the human genetic diversity. No tine now.

1/10/2017 8:25 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Meir: I am not sure that Jared Kushner's new role came as a result of desiring to sit at the table of a king or President. His father-in-law was only one of 17 different Republican candidates who started out running for the nomination. I am sure that while Trump was sure of his ultimate victory as the nominee, his candidacy was likely considered by even his own family to be a long shot. He had to sink the ship of established Senators such as Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, and Marco Rubio and former and current Governors Jeb Bush, John Kasich, Jim Gilmore, and Chris Christie. He even had to best the premier Pediatric Neurosurgeon in the nation. He had a daunting task. And somehow he won the Grand Prize.

Apparently, Trump values his son-in-law's advice. So the One who ultimately controls our fate wanted Jared Kushner where he is at this time. I don't think that Kushner actively sought to be a Presidential adviser. If his father-in-law had not won, he would have not ventured far from New York real estate.

1/10/2017 8:58 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

I forgot to mention our good friend of Israel former Governor of Arkansas Mike Huckabee and of course former Senator Rick St. Iram (that would be Santorum). Trump beat them too.

1/10/2017 9:08 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Rambam: Only a Jew by birth who behaves as if he/she does not have a Jewish soul can be part of the Erev Rav. The Ba'al Kerry is an Amaleqi. He is the ultimate Mr. Happenstance. He wants us to "try out" all of his new ideas for dividing our Land ..... all of them, those new ideas, which are likely to get us killed... which does not seem to bother him very much.

1/10/2017 9:22 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

The Ba'al Kerry was in the desert, when Amaleq "happened" upon us...

יז זָכוֹר, אֵת אֲשֶׁר-עָשָׂה לְךָ עֲמָלֵק, בַּדֶּרֶךְ, בְּצֵאתְכֶם מִמִּצְרָיִם. 17 Remember what Amalek did unto thee by the way as ye came forth out of Egypt;
יח אֲשֶׁר קָרְךָ בַּדֶּרֶךְ, וַיְזַנֵּב בְּךָ כָּל-הַנֶּחֱשָׁלִים אַחֲרֶיךָ--וְאַתָּה, עָיֵף וְיָגֵעַ; וְלֹא יָרֵא, אֱלֹהִים. 18 how he happened upon thee by the way, and smote the hindmost of thee, all that were enfeebled in thy rear, when thou wast faint and weary; and he feared not God.

Amaleq just so happened to find us amongst millions of square miles of desert. And they happened to murder the weak and the feeble in our ranks, those who were most tired and weary.... and he had no fear of G-d. So the Ba'al Kerry is an old soul. He was with us or against us in the desert.

1/10/2017 10:06 PM  
Blogger Leah said...

Question, Dov: Does Moshiach being observed and questioned fo legitimacy as Moshiach need to be made public or is it a private meeting between the righteous and Moshiach?
Meaning, if there are indeed 9 months left, does Hashem "tap" him on the spiritual shoulder, so to speak, with it being apparent to the public?
What is the timeline for a potential Moshiach's yichus et al being questioned and examined in relation to Moshiach being announced to the general public.
Also, I know in the past you? have mentioned that perhaps WWII may have been milchamas Gog?(if I'm recalling correctly) and that maybe we won't have to endure the milchema?
If we do, then what is the time line now in your perspective to these current 9 months(and potential 1 1/2 years?

1/11/2017 12:55 AM  
Blogger LondonMale said...


How did Og and Eliezer survive the flood?

My best guess:

I paraphrase below from a Chabad article by Shaul Wolf, the URL of which is under my adapted text.

Og was a Rephaim (A Tribe of Giants) and there is discussion he was the only one of the Rephaim to survive the flood, by clinging onto the side of the Ark.

The article suggests to look at Talmud Niddah 61a and the Ramban on Bereshit 6:4, and Pirkei D’Rabbi Eliezer 23.
Rashi Talmud Zevachim 123b speculates Og stood throughout the flood.
Talmud Zevachim 113b speculates that Hashem made the waters around the Ark tepid rather than boiling to enable the Ark to sail through the waters and for Og to survive.

When summing up the damage caused by the Flood, the Torah says, “Only Noah and those with him in the ark survived.”
If you take the Hebrew words אך נח, “only Noah,” and add up their numerical value, you get 79.
Guess what other word has the numerical value of 79? You got it. It’s Og.

Eliezer - Same goes for him according to some sources, he “hitched a lift” on the Ark.
Some say he and Og were the same person.

1/11/2017 3:17 AM  
Anonymous Yosef from the Galil said...

Rav Schwab changed his mind on the 165 years.
In the book Selected Speeches (1991), there is an addendum to the original article that talked about the 165 years. He says that he thought about it long and hard for decades since the original publication, and he has decided that he believes that the calculations of Chazal and that the second temple stood for 420 years. He says that just as goyishe historians have revised their theories about numerous other topics, surely they will here as well, and the version of Chazal will ultimately be proven correct.

1/11/2017 7:42 AM  
Blogger EM Jerusalem said...

Maybe Pence will be President...looks like something BIG is brewing.

1/11/2017 9:41 AM  
Blogger Leah said...

Dov, looking at Yosef from Galil's comment above, how would you respond and what or how does this effect the time frame? Thank you.

1/11/2017 4:00 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Yosef: Rav Schwab zt"l was one of the towering giants of the previous generation. I am sure that he made up his mind at the end for the purpose of pursuing Emeth. That is without question. As you said, he spent decades trying to reconcile those 165 years between the secular and the Torah's dating in Seder HaOlam. In the end he honestly made a decision that Chaza"l's dating and king lineage would prove to be correct, but he did not provide us with the reasons, laid out in logical, proof convincing format, why he came to that conclusion. Previously, his papers written about the matter were well researched and well sourced. His thought process of the previous decades was clearly laid out, but in the end he changed his mind without a similar rigorous presentation for publication on why he changed his mind. This leaves us with the conclusion that his original thesis may yet prove to be correct...., or it may not. I am sure that he had his reasons why he did not present a rigorous proof of why his previous conclusions were invalid. I had heard that the one main concern of Rav Schwab was that the 165 years is not divisible by seven. So accepting them as missing years would throw off the Shmittah and Yovel cycles, if those years appeared in the interim period of time AFTER Ezra reset the Shmittah and Yovel cycles near the beginning of the 2nd Temple period. But what might actually be the case is that those 165 years occurred BEFORE Ezra showed up to reset the Shmittah and Yovel cycles. If that were the case, then those 165 years would not upset the cycles re-established by Ezra. So the conclusion right now is that we really don't know if those years were hidden by Daniel or if the secular dating is simply off by 165 years. Right now, no conclusion can be drawn for sure. We won't know until Mashiach shows up and those books from Sefer Daniel are unsealed and opened. I simply posed the problem and what was at least for several decades one possible solution to it.

Leah: None of these calculations affect the timetable at the End of Days, for if those 165 years were removed (notice the word IF), they were removed in such a way that it does not affect that our present year is now and still is 5777. When I first talked about this subject above, I wrote: The famous 165 year discrepancy problem was a pet project of the last Rav Shimon Schwab zt"l who put forth the possible scenario that the Persian Empire lasted for 165 years longer than Chaza"l say it did. He believed that 165 years were hidden from public view by Daniel, who shut and sealed the books dealing with these lost years until the time of the End. Notice the word, Possible. No conclusions on whether this actually occurred were made here, and then I pointed out that the year 5777 would still be 5777 either way. It is just on this blog, I like to thoroughly cover all angles of a subject before moving on. more a bit later...

1/11/2017 6:21 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Hmmmm. Deepest Earthquake in Recorded Seismic History! What does it mean?

1/11/2017 8:49 PM  
Blogger Leah said...

Thanks Dov. If you will look at my above question at 12:55 a.m. andplease address the element of publicly addressing verses privately regarding Moshiach. Thank you

1/11/2017 8:50 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Leah: The Gemorrah Eruvim speaks about the role of Eliyahu HaNavi, and what is plain is that one of his roles is to anoint with the Shemen HaMishchah, (mostly olive oil with myrrh, cassia, cinnamon, and fragrance of cane.) At least Mashiach ben David will smell good coming into his high office! And the Olive Oil unlike other kosher oils connects the spiritual providence of Mashiach to the precise desire emanating from G-d's Throne of Glory. So Mashiach's anointment will come from On High through the deeds of Eliyahu HaNavi. According to the Gemorrah, Eliyahu can show up up to just one day before Mashiach's arrival. And he won't show up on a Friday or Shabbat or and Erev Yomtov or on Yomtov itself. So most likely he will show up early in the week, the earliest part of the week being Motzei Shabbat. This explains why when coming out of Shabbat, we sing songs in anticipation of the Coming of Eliyahu HaNavi who apparently according to Chaza"l must show up at least one day before Mashiach shows up.... even if it is much longer than just one day.

According to Eruvim there are a bunch of knotty questions in halakhah that the nascent Sanhedrin has been waiting 2500 years for the appropriate answers to. He will come to help them through the sugyas in the Gemorrah where the conclusion is, "Well let's wait until Eliyahu shows up to get the answer." Of course, the various authors and contributors of the Talmud likely did not anticipate that the Galut would last 2000 years. So they did not anticipate that the Sanhedrin would be disbanded for at least 1600 years. So Eliyahu has to start from scratch. He first has to get 71 of the most worthy of men to sit on the esteemed institution of our National legislature and High Court of Jurisprudence. The Sanhedrin has had both roles in the ancient past, and should have both roles in the future. In addition, Eliyahu has an additional role to play, "To return the hearts of fathers onto their sons, and the hearts of sons to their fathers." This too can't be done in one day. It would likely even take more than two weeks or even two months to accomplish this. So Eliyahu must at least show up a considerable amount of time in advance to set up the Sanhedrin of the Messianic Era and to prepare the nation for teshuvah before the Great and Awesome Day of the L-rd (that would be Hoshana Rabbah). Will Mashiach be here in the interim? That answer to that question is probably yes, but cannot really be known in advance until events begin to transpire. The time of his anointing will likely be very similar to the anointing of David by Shmuel HaNavi. But whether it will be a private event or it will be a worldwide public event witnessed by hundreds of millions of viewers on Youtube cannot be known in advance. I hope this helps.

1/12/2017 12:39 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

More for Leah: As far as enduring another Churban, we won't have to endure. The Shoah was the last real Churban. I am speaking for sure on this matter for Jews who live in ERetz Yisrael. I can't comment on what travail will befall all the galuyot in Chutz laAretz. I most worry about Jews who live in the heart of the Dark Continent. That would be Europe not Africa. Also in the US, if you can, move to a redstate, and out of the blue states. That might be difficult if you live in New York, but New York enthusiastically embraced homosexual marriage legislation. Your gentile neighbors are for the most part NOT spiritually astute gentiles. You would be better off in Tennessee, South Carolina, or Texas. At least there, most of your neighbors live with a modicum of common decency. And yes, California is the spiritual swamp, best to get out of the Swamp. South Florida is probably safe because South Floridians are surrounded by better neighbors further north in the State. I doubt New Yorkers will listen to any of this advice. Too many of them think that flyover country is a cowpatch, but when it hits the fan, being around good, as defined by G-d, gentile neighbors will be important. I intend to include the Shoah as one of the mitigating factors in the suffering of time of Ya'akov's Trouble when I write my post about the Mitigating Factors. So that is for later.

As far as finding out the patrilinear yichus of Mashiach, he will have one of the last names in Susan Roth's database with a last name like...... Ettinger. Susan Roth's Database of Last Names tied to Descendants of King David

1/12/2017 1:23 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Meet Susan Roth and on Youtube, Susan Roth on Youtube

1/12/2017 1:29 AM  
Blogger Neshama said...

Reb Dov, what age would Meir have been if he was the one who visited the Baba Sali, for him to have said that he met Mashiach?
Another item, “IF” (a big IF) Nibiru flies by and the waters do what is estimated, there are no coastal cities, including Florida, that will be safe. Plus the murmurings about Yellowstone, if and when, would destroy 2/3 of America. That doesn’t leave many ‘safe’ states. Maybe Vermont?

1/12/2017 6:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

According to the Gemorrah, Eliyahu can show up up to just one day before Mashiach's arrival. And he won't show up on a Friday or Shabbat or and Erev Yomtov or on Yomtov itself... But it says further that if Hashem will decide to send him on Shabat then he might come on Shabat too. So, we really don't know when it will happen. But I think, Yom Shelihi is a very good day, because it says twice in the Torah that is good. Two Meshehim on Yom Shelishi. Just a thought...
Also, I work in Kesariya and today is the second night that I see very, very bright and big star on the sky. I never saw that before. May be it is more than two days, but I started counting days. I think it is the Star of Yaakov.

1/12/2017 11:52 PM  
Blogger Leah said...

Thank you Dov.

1/13/2017 5:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The name isn't in the database. It's in the Tehillim.

1/13/2017 6:06 AM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

Trump Upset Victory Divinely Sent to Begin Messianic Process

The gematria for Donald Trump in Hebrew (דונלד טראמפ) is 424, which is equal to the gematria of “Messiah for the House of David” (משיח בן דוד). The Ben Ish Chai, an authority on Jewish law and master kabbalist who lived in Baghdad 150 years ago, interpreted the number 212 as a difficult time for Israel before the Final Redemption. Trump’s gematria is twice that, signifying an ongoing Messiah process.

Rabbi Berger was clear on how this election fit into the process of Messiah. “As the spiritual descendant of the Biblical nation of Edom, America has a very important role to play in the Messiah. But in order to be suited for that role, America had to be humbled,” Rabbi Berger (oversees the final resting place of King David on Mount Zion.

As spokesman for the nascent Sanhedrin, Rabbi Hillel Weiss, also saw God’s interest in Israel as part of the election. “All of the academics and the media, who create their own world with evil words, they worked against Trump,” continued Rabbi Weiss. “They tried to create a man-made reality in which Trump could not win. In the end, it did not work. Hashem is moving us towards a greater Jerusalem, and anyone who goes against that, is destined to fail.”

1/13/2017 8:36 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Mashiach's first name is in Tehillim or in the Navi. That is true. Mashiach's last name is in the database since those last names tie someone's yichus to Malkhut David.

1/13/2017 9:43 AM  
Blogger LondonMale said...


The Baba Sali died in 1984.
Meir Ettinger was born in 1991.
I believe you are referring to a meeting held by the Mekubal Rav Yitzhak Keduri who died in 2006.

Shabbat Shalom

1/13/2017 10:28 AM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

YNet News: “Just three days before foreign ministers from 70 different countries are set to descend upon Paris for a conference aimed at solving the Israel-Palestinian conflict, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said “there are more attempts to destroy any attempt at peace, and one of these attempts will be happening in Paris.”

“It’s a rigged conference, rigged by the Palestinians with French auspices to adopt additional anti-Israel stances. This pushes peace backwards,” The prime minister then said that “(this conference) is not going to obligate us. It’s a relic of the past, it’s a last gasp of the past before the future sets in.”

I ask: What does the PM hint at? Did he have a prophetical experience? - "’s a last gasp of the past before the future sets in."

1/13/2017 11:07 AM  
Blogger Leah said...

Meir, very interesting....

1/13/2017 8:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The name of our first mashiach was Moshe and our last mashiach will also be named Moshe.

1/13/2017 9:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The surname is not in the database. It is in the Tehillim. Even the goyim will know it.

As far as the first name, it is written by Samuel a few times concentrated within the pasukim were David was anointed.

Who David was, and what he did. There's his son's name(s), who his son is. Expect extreme controversy.

It should not be too much longer that his name will be revealed from Israel straight from Jerusalem.

1/14/2017 2:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, first Moshe had the name Moshe (ELS of 1).
Second Moshe has the name Moshe (ELS of 2).

1/15/2017 2:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Rebbe’s View on the War of Gog and Magog

1/15/2017 2:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what is (ELS of 1) and (ELS of 2) means?

1/15/2017 11:25 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

E.L.S.: Equidistant Letter Sequence. +1 would infer no skipping over in-between letters. +2 would infer a skip over one in-between letter. +3 would infer a skip over 2 in-between letters. -1 would infer reading the word backwards with no skipping over in-between letters. -2 would infer reading backwards with a skip over one in-between letter.

For instance the word T-O-R-H (Tav Vav Reish Hey) is encoded into Sefer Bereishit from the letter Tav in the word Bereishit itself at an ELS of +50. Also lo and behold Tav Vav Reish Hey is encoded into the text of Sefer Shemot from the Tav in the world Shemot at an ELS of +50 too. Imagine that! This was actually the first real code discovered in the Torah without computers by Rav Chaim Michael DovBer Weissmandl. There is actually a more elaborate sequence to what Rav Weissmandl discovered. I am writing a new post now, but I will come back to this later.

1/15/2017 5:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any chance Bibi could be Eliyahu HaNavi?

1/15/2017 10:06 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

No, Bibi is the one whom the 70 nations want to be rid of either through internal legal wrangling or through an assassin's dagger. So he has a lot to gain from the change in the world on January 20th, Erev Shabbat Parshat Shemot.

Today was Yom Rishon. The first Aliyah tells us about the opposition to the 70 nations:
ה וַיְהִי, כָּל-נֶפֶשׁ יֹצְאֵי יֶרֶךְ-יַעֲקֹב--שִׁבְעִים נָפֶשׁ; וְיוֹסֵף, הָיָה בְמִצְרָיִם. 5 And all the souls that came out of the loins of Jacob were seventy souls; and Joseph was in Egypt already.

1/15/2017 10:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have you noticed there isn't one list or compilation of the so-called 70 nations anywhere on the Internet? I searched and can't find any site that states exactly who went to this meeting.

1/15/2017 11:40 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

I have seen individual nations mentioned in various photos of the participants. Saudi Arabia's representative comes to mind. The Ba'al Kerry stood in the front row in a picture next to Francois Hollande. But I have not seen an entire list either. That list is worth its weight in gold if you can get your hands on it.

1/16/2017 2:26 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Ah, the ultimate mitigating (mematek) factor of these nine months: The "Elephant" aka a Repbulican in the Room!

1/16/2017 2:35 AM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

Oy Vey!

Trump: Kushner can secure a peace agreement for Israel

James Mattis, tapped for Defense Department, tells confirmation committee that Tel Aviv, not Jerusalem, is Israel's capital. - Arutz 7

TV report: Trump’s ambassador could work from Jerusalem, with embassy still in Tel Aviv - Times of Israel

Trump Asks Israel to Cede More Land to Palestinians
The proposal is to hand over more security control as well as land. - Debkafile Weekly

1/16/2017 11:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here is the list of participants as of 12 January 2017 (page 12 of the document in the French language)

1/16/2017 11:43 AM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

The Times of Israel: “French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault warned Sunday that moving the US Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem would result in extremely serious consequences.

“When you are president of the United States, you cannot take such a stubborn and such a unilateral view on this issue. You have to try to create the conditions for peace,” Ayrault said.

The French are haters and enemies of Israel together with the rest of Europe!

Says R' Nir ben Artzi Parashat Shemot:

France is making conference to establish a Palestinian state, their plans is to put there all refugees and infiltrators. The Creator says: "I will destroy France!’ They are dealing with the Creator of the world. All Jews run away don't wait!

Europe wants a Palestinian State to send there: Isis, the Muslims, the Palestinians and the infiltrators. They will have problems with the Creator.

1/16/2017 3:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The list of the nations that came is on Tomer Devorah's post of today, gotten from Yeranen Yaakov's blog.

1/16/2017 5:26 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

ה וַיְהִי, כָּל-נֶפֶשׁ יֹצְאֵי יֶרֶךְ-יַעֲקֹב--שִׁבְעִים נָפֶשׁ; וְיוֹסֵף, הָיָה בְמִצְרָיִם. 5 And all the souls that came out of the loins of Jacob were seventy souls; and Joseph was in Egypt already. The Aliyah was the first Aliyah of Parshat Shemot as in "Now These are the Names of the Sons of Israel..." which begins the Sefer of Exodus. This was the day of the Paris International Pieces Conference. Three of the nations listed are actually a league or Organization comprising many nations. I excluded the UN itself from this list since the UN represents all the nations which would correspond to Ya'akov himself and not his progeny. The Arab League (22 nations), the Organization of Islamic Cooperation which has (57 members including Palestine), and the European Union were listed as separate countries. So why is this?

Now notice that pasuk. It says that there were 70 souls from the loins of Yaakov. Yet Yosef (and his two sons) were in Mitzraim already. So in reality 67 souls went down with Ya'akov to Mitzraim.. This corresponds with the actual 67 listed nations. The three souls Yosef and his two sons that were down there already correspond to the three Leagues or Groups of other nations that were at this conference. This corresponds to the fact that Yosef's birthstone on the Avnei Miluim is the Shoham (black onyx) which is also the same stone for the names of all twelve sons of Ya'akov. So Yosef in a sense includes the other tribes too. This is why Mashiach ben Yosef can come from any of the shevatim. This would explain the fact that the French assumed that three organizations that represent several countries were each counted as one of the 70 nations.

1/16/2017 6:40 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Now after comparing Tomer Devorah's list with the list in the French brochure, she originally forgot to include Luxembourg and Tunisia, which she may have since corrected. Adding those two countries and counting the United States once, gives us the exact total of 68 countries + France herself who were at this Paris Conference = 69 countries who participated. Yet, Great Britain dropped out either because of pressure from Trump or because Theresa May does not want to get that full of hate against Israel in diplomatic circles as Trump enters office. So minus Great Britain we still have 68 countries who authored a final statement with 69 nations total in attendance. Add to either 68 or 69 countries involved the three international organizations (not including the UN itself who corresponds with Ya'akov himself and is not counted) to give us a grand total of 72 nations and international organizations total (69 nations + 3 organizations who are groups of countries). This would correspond even better with the Septuagint (72 sages, 6 from each tribe) who translated the Torah into Greek about 2300 years ago at which time Darkness came upon the World.

1/16/2017 7:29 PM  
Blogger Dan G said...

BTW, Yaakov actually gave Yosef a blessing that his stone will be on the Cohen Gadol's shoulders:
ואני נתתי לך שכם אחד על אחיך
The word "Shchem" hints to "Shechem" (shoulder).

1/16/2017 8:01 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

And there is MORE!! Much Much MORE!! The following comes from Ya'ak quoting a comment on Shirat Devorah's blog from correspondence with the two Devorahs (TomerDevorah and ShiratDevorah), and Ya'ak of YeranenYaakov all in the sidebar of this blog.

From Ya'ak: If we're going with 72, we could say like Yitz said (as a comment to a Shirat Devorah post)

that the 70 nations don't include Esav and Yishmael, as each one is the leader of 35 nations, so altogether, we have 72.

From Ya'ak we see that in reality the 70 nations don't intrinsically include Yishmael and Edom. So we must add them to the 70 to get 72 nations. From this, I then made the following observation:

Well that is interesting, the inclusion of Yishmael and Edom as separate nations, because notice that two of the organizations that are listed in the brochure include the OIC which is composed of 57 Muslim majority or Yishmaelic states + the European Union which is the Union of the formerly Xtian nations of Europe most of whom are now no longer Xtian! The Arab League would be the listing of those Semitic nations that descended from the people who were MeUrav (mixed up) by Senchariv where the word "Arab" actually comes from. Yishmael himself lived in Paran which I believe is in Saudi Arabia, specifically from where Muhammad came from. According to some Paran was in the Sinai itself. This would of course be dependent on whether one believes that the Red Sea crossing was the semi-circle that Rashi speaks of OR if it was from Sharm el Sheikh into Saudi Arabia across the Strait of Tiran. I happen to side with this latter view because of those who have actually been to Saudi Arabia and seen the 12 mechitzot surrounding what they claim is Mt. Sinai + a large collection of evidence that the mountain in Saudi Arabia in question really is Mt. Sinai and evidence that ancient Midian was along the Eastern bank of the Gulf of Aquaba, not in the Sinai Peninsula itself. So if Paran is in Saudi Arabia, then Mecca and Medinah are likely in this desert of Yishmael's travels and wanderings as a nomad. During the Arab Conquest Muhammad spread Yishmael's religion by the sword using the armies of those people, the Arabs, who descend from those nations who were "mixed up" or Me'urav by Senchariv. So this conference included the Edomite group of nations in the EU, and the original Yishmaelite group of nations, the Arab League, and the larger umbrella Yishmaelite nations in the Org. of Islamic Cooperation which includes all 57 countries including Palestine that Obama visited when he was first running of President!

1/16/2017 8:47 PM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

Arutz Sheva: “The United States delegation at the Middle East peace summit in Paris worked to protect Israel from ‘unfair’ treatment, US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Sunday.

“We came in here and where we thought it was unbalanced and where we thought it was not expressing the kind of unity that I talked about, we fought to address it.”

My comments: John Kerry is either delusional or dangerously delusional:

UNESCO sharpened the dagger
Barack Obama inserted the dagger into Israel’s back
John Kerry twisted the dagger
70 nations in Paris poured salt on the wound
Pope Francis approved

1/16/2017 8:51 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Obama visited every one of the 57 States either in the United States (sic) or in the Organization of Islamic Cooperation States. The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation has 57 member states. Also kudos to the Ba'al Kerry's wife whose parent company produced a BBQ sauce called Heinz 57 in honor of all those Islamic States that he did not send a LGBTQ ambassador to as Sec of State! Another "accident" this time in the marriage of the Ba'al Kerry, Master of Happenstance.

1/16/2017 8:57 PM  
Blogger LondonMale said...

Reb Dov

Following John Kerry's recent visit to Antarctica, this news story might be relevant?
The British Antarctic Mission has abandoned it's base.

1/16/2017 9:42 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Here is one more calculation of the last 9 months of Olam HaZeh. If we count 271 days, that are the precise length of gestation of the human egg until birth in the Gemorrah in Niddah, from the tenth of Tevet we arrive to the First Day of Sukkot. The "Birth" of the Messianic Era according to this calculation would be on this First Day of Sukkot and would end with the Brit Milah of the Messianic Era on Shmini Atzereth, 7 days later. This is the classic traditional calculation that is an Oral tradition of Chaza"l according to the deceased tzaddik Dr. Ya'akov Tabak zt"l. The day before the Brit Milah of the Messianic Era, ALL the gentile nations of the World are judged in one massive firestorm of fiery hail and meteoric stones (avnei elgavish) on that Great and Awesome Day of the L-rd, Hoshana Rabbah.

Yet, if the actual birth of the Messianic Era was precisely 271 Shmittah cycles after the Destruction of the 2nd Temple in the year 70ce, we would arrive at 271 x 7 years = 1897 years later. 70 + 1897 years = 1967 ce precisely, the year of the 6 Day War and the reunification of Yerushalayim. In this calculation each Shmittah cycle is like one day of the pregnancy. This is based on Chazal who say that when the 2nd Temple was destroyed, Mashiach was conceived. So the "birth" of the Messianic Era was at the very beginning of the 271st Shmittah cycle or day of that pregnancy. Count 7 more Shmittah cycles from 5727 (1967) to the Shmittah cycle of the Brit Milah, and we arrive at this Shmittah cycle that we are now in. And we are in the 2nd year of the Shmittah cycle of the Brit Milah. So the "baby" called the Messianic Era has been born already in 1967 (5727) although that "baby" has not yet been sanctified to Divine Service. That only takes place with the Brit Milah on Day 8. Until then the Orlah of the Erev Rav remains attached to the Holy Nation. So the 6 days of the 6 day War only speak of the physical liberating of our ancient holy places, and they have not yet been re-sanctified for G-d's holy purposes. That only happens at the Brit Milah which according the our Oral tradition takes place on Shmini Atzereth at the end of our exile and immediately after the final judgement on the nations of the world. If we count 271 days inclusive from the date of the Paris International Pieces Conference of the 72 nations and Group of nations, we arrive precisely at that day of Shmini Atzereth 5778.

In this way both calculations of the final nine months (from the 10th of Tevet until the First Day of Sukkot and from the 17th of Tevet until Shmini Atzereth) are correct. continued....

1/16/2017 10:00 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Sorry about this. making corrections.

1/16/2017 11:24 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

So why does the Messianic Era begin in the 3rd year of the Shmittah cycle of the Brit Milah (5776- 5782)? Why should the Messianic Era begin in the 3rd year of that cycle? It comes from the following: From the Zohar we see that Yishmael was given Eretz Yisrael in honor of his "mitzvah" observance of accepting at the age of 13 brit milah upon himself. As an adult of 13 he was given a great reward for accepting this upon himself. He was given 13 centuries of control of Eretz Yisrael and Yerushalayim. In reality he was given his "this worldly" reward for 26 Yovel cycles where each Yovel cycle's 50th year is the first year of the next cycle. That would be a total of 98 years for each of his truncated centuries instead of 100 full years because each Yovel cycle is only 49 years long. This is the case because the condition of marking Yovel as a unique 50th year during the 2nd Temple period, as established as a takanah by Ezra the Scribe, was that the 2nd Temple would still be standing. Once the 2nd Temple was destroyed, the Yovel cycles went from lasting 50 full years to 49 years where, again, the Yovel year was the first year of the next cycle. So Omar's Arab Conquest of Yerushalayim took place in the year 636 or 637ce. The first "Yovel" year at the beginning of his conquest was the year 644ce (4404). Here is Gedalia's chart. Counting precisely 26 Yovel cycles or 13 truncated 98 year centuries, we arrive precisely at the Hebrew Yovel year 5678 (Fall 1917 - 1918). So that Fall in November and December, Yishmael's brachah, his reward for doing imperfect brit milah, came to a halt. PM David Lloyd Gog of Great Britain conquered Yerushalayim from the Turks on eve of Chanukah. At that moment, the name Palestine, Hadrian's renaming of Eretz Yisrael after the extinct Philistine nation, extinct from the 8th Century bce, was resurrected. It was resurrected in part to divide the land between those who would inherit the land now that Yishmael no longer had a divine brachah to rule here, Edom and Yisrael, who were supposed to be Yitzchak's twin descendants. So the controversy for the last 100 years and the invention of an extinct people was never an argument with Yishmael who never had a name called Palestine. It is a argument with Edom, the lying and deceitful nations of the Western World. Now two days after the brit milah of Avraham and his household, Avraham is informed by three angels that Yitzchak would be born precisely one year later. (That is 98 or our years according to this calculation. And the Brit Milah of Yitzchak would be 7 days after that.) continued....

1/16/2017 11:36 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

So let us now calculate the precise monthly length of each of these days, the two days from the Brit Milah of Avraham and Yishmael until the Besorah tovah that Yitzchak would be born and then after the birth, the 7 additional days until the Brit Milah of Yitzchak, because once Yitzchak receives his brit milah, Esav who spurned that mitzvah completely would no longer have a say over "his half" of Eretz Yisrael. This is therefore a very important calculation. If the last 98 years from 1918 corresponds to precisely this one year from the besorah of the three angels until Yitzchak's birth, then 98 years/ 365 of Avraham's days = .2685 years per day of Avraham and Yishmael/Yitzchak. .2685 years x 365 of our days/ year = 98 days which is approx 3 1/3 Gregorian months. So the two days from the Brit Milah of Avraham and Yishmael to the day of the besorah tovah of the three angels correspond to 6 2/3rd Gregorian months. So while the conquest of David Lloyd Gog was in the late Fall/ early Winter (December) of 1917, the actual time of the besorah that Yitzchak would be born was just under 7 months later, in June or July of 1918. 98 years later was this past Summer of 2016, again in July of 2016, almost immediately after the massacre in Orlando, Florida and the murders in KaleivLand, Eretz Yisrael, when we entered Sha'ar HaNun, the 50th Gate while Edom reached the -50th Gate in Orlando. That was the time of the "birth" of Yitzchak according to this calculation. Inside the 50th Gate, the process intensifies over the course of the next "7 days" until the Brit Milah. 7 days x 98 days/ day of Avraham/ Yitzchak is another one year and 321 days from the time of entering the 50th Gate. That is 1 year and 10 1/2 months later from the Summer of 5776 (2016). That is Pesach through Isru Chag Pesach of 5778, the appointed time for the Brit Milah of Yitzchak Avinu b'Rachamim.

Rav Chaim Vital zt"l wrote about the 6 months between Sukkot and Pesach in the year of the Final Redemption. That discussion is for a later hour at another time, and is difficult to understand because it requires understanding what happens in the prior nine months leading to the Sukkot before that Pesach. The important thing to understand is why the Brit Milah of the Messianic Era takes place in the third year of this Shmittah cycle if this is to be the case b'itah. G-d willing it has become more and more evident that we have arrived, and more and more it seems that the suffering right before it has been mitigated.

1/16/2017 11:41 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Sorry for the previous error in my last two comments. I wrote 2017 and 2018 for British PM David Lloyd Gog's Conquest of Eretz Yisrael from the Turks during WW1 which of course was 100 years earlier than that. I have now corrected those erroneous dates.

1/16/2017 11:53 PM  
Blogger Jesterhead45 said...


When you brought up the Arab League likely being a listing of those Semitic nations that descended from the people who were mixed up by Senchariv, it got me thinking back to the subject of the Erev Rav.

While the Erev Rav (and Erev Zeir) are today considered to be a segment of heretical Jews, enemies with Jewish ancestry or a bad aspect within every Jew depending on which opinion one holds by.

What if it actually refers to the Arabs of North Africa and the Levant who as a result of being conquered by the Yishmaelite Arab Empire, are not really true Arabs in essence (like those from the Arabia peninsula) but rather a mixed group of conquered peoples (Greeks, Berbers, Punics, etc) forcibly Arabized / Islamized and made to accept a colonized view of their own history with no attachment to their pre-Islamic history (known as a jahiliyya) whereas the Xian world at least retains some degree of attachment to its national roots / origins.

Perhaps it is a combination of both, with the Erev Rav being the non-nation described in Devarim 32:21 since many Arab states are in essence artificial creations without history with the only exception being Egypt.

Another view can possibly describe the non-nation party as referring to what we'd today call multiculturalism that Leftists the world promote over the majority host cultures / indigenous peoples, which is relevant in Israel due to Leftists wanting Israel to be democratic instead of a Jewish state (whereas many prefer the opposite) and seeking to corrupt / uproot Judaism towards such a goal.

1/17/2017 12:02 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

I just wanted to point out in Tanakh that all references to the Arab nation only came after the Assyrian Conquest of the Northern Kingdom at which time Senchariv mixed up the Semitic and Mitzri descendant nations that he conquered. And interestingly enough, all references to the ancient Philistines, a hybrid nation (of Egyptian descent from two of his descendants), sea-faring nation on the Mediterranean Coast ended with this same Senchariv when the Philistines were summarily wiped out and mixed in with all those Semitic and Mitzri nations to form the new "Me'urav" or "Arab" nation. Now the equivalent name Philistine in every Semitic tongue from Amharic to Hebrew has the F-L-Sh shoresh. In every case that shoresh means "invader" or an "invading, foreign people" or a "squatter nation". Falashah in Amharic means Invaders. The ancient Ethiopians considered the Jews to be invaders of Ethiopia so that the derogatory name Falashah stuck to them even though the Ethiopian Jews were resident there for almost 3000 years!. In Hebrew, Palash means either "to invade" or "to be a Squatter nation", very similar to the Amharic name Falashah, SERIOUSLY!! It is an ancient shoresh which is so applicable to the Invented People. That would make the Invented People the non-Nation from Parshat Ha'azinu, I believe. In a sense there is a part of the nations that were therefore mixed up by Senchariv to become the Arabs who have a part of the genetic code of the ancient Philistines. But they are not the modern Palestinians who on the Gaza Coast actually ARE Mitzri since the most common last name in Gaza City is Masri, meaning Egyptian. According to the Targum Yonatan on Devarim, the end of days invading force in Judea, Samaria, and Binyamin (Yesha) is from Ammon and Moav SQUATTERS! So in a deep sense, the Palestinians are no different than the Amharic definition for falashahs. good night.

1/17/2017 12:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

About the 70 nations - it's 70 because of the original nations that have evolved into the 200 or whatever number of nations there are today. In other words, all the nations that exist today are derived from the original 70 nations.

1/17/2017 2:17 AM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

Yes, the biggest problem for Mosshiach, may he come now, will not be with the nations of the world. The King and Creator of the world, HKB"H, will take care of them personally - H' Ish Milchama, H' Shemo

The problem will be with the Erev Rav. Even now, our real problems are with the Erev Rav.

I do believe that Dov should start a posting on the Erev Rav.

1/17/2017 9:53 AM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

Erev Rav

Make no mistake about it: the Erev Rav comes in various different forms and types of people. In fact, the Zohar discusses in great detail five different categories of Erev Rav (Bereishis 25a), and all of them can have an application in every kind of Jewish community you can think of. And, as different as one group might be from the other, they all have one thing in common: they put themselves before the nation.

Therefore, says the Zohar, they can give charity, lots of it, even build synagogues and Torah study houses, but to act as base for their name plaque. Secondary to the good name they will receive for being so philanthropic is the good their actual contribution will do for the people for whom it is intended.

Or, they can take an activist role on behalf of some cause, or even specifically, a Jewish cause. But, if you truly analyze what they are doing, no matter how well-intentioned they make themselves appear on the surface, it is their personal mandate that they attempt to fulfill, not the national one of the Jewish people. Indeed, as they work on behalf of the Jewish people they in fact work against the Jewish people, often using their money and political clout to force their ways and means.

Could he be one?

1/17/2017 9:57 AM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

Donald Trump

The Torah website Yeranen Yaakov points out that the gematria of Donald Trump (דונלד טראמפ) is 424, or 212 x 2.

The Ben Ish Chai interpreted the number 212 as a difficult time for Israel before the Final Redemption.

It is also remarkable to note that Donald Trump (424) is the Gematria of “Messiah for the House of David” (משיח בן דוד). That is not to say that Donald Trump is the Messiah, but that his presidency will usher in the Messianic era.

The numerology of Trump’s name also points to one of his traits that has been especially problematic. 424 is the equivalent of כְּמוֹ-נָחָשׁ (like a snake), which is a referred to in Psalms.

“They have sharpened their tongue like a serpent; vipers’ venom is under their lips”. (Psalms 140:4)

With German ancestry from his father and Scottish ancestry from his mother, millionaire real estate developer Donald Trump epitomises the American immigrant experience. Born to Frederick​ Christ Trump (born 11 October 1905) and Mary MacLeod Trump (born 10 May 1912) in Queens, New York at 10:54 on June 14, 1946. There was a total lunar eclipse on this. A total lunar eclipse is known as a “blood moon.”

Donald Trump will be 70 years, 7 months And 7 days old on his first full day in Office and this would happen during year 5777 on the Hebrew calendar.

What can we learn form this?

1/17/2017 10:11 AM  
Blogger Neshama said...

LondonMale: Thank you very much for that clarification. That is what I meant.

BTW: It is 72 years since the episode of Raoul Wallenberg; today (19 Tevet) he disappeared. (Post)

1/17/2017 1:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think tat we can learn from this is thatTPTB will not be able to get rid of him so easily

1/17/2017 1:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

could be the 424 be referring to soomeone connected to trump? Could jared kushner have lineage form Dovid Hamelech?

1/17/2017 1:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

75 groups to disrupt inauguration.

1/17/2017 7:22 PM  
Anonymous Miriam said...

I am wondering if Moshe's premature birth, 3 months early in order to trick the Egyptians, comes into play with altering the dates, especially if Hashem wants to bring Moshiach early in order to trick our enemies! Here's to hoping!

1/17/2017 8:13 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Mashiach ben David can reveal himself during 5777 during these 9 months because we are already withing the 50th Gate as of this past Shavuot 5776. This is one of the many mitigating factors to lessen the travail of the birthpangs of these last nine months.

1/17/2017 8:21 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Or he will be revealed by Eliyahu HaNavi. He may not reveal himself. There are many hidden matters of the particulars in this process.

1/17/2017 8:23 PM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

As R' Nir ben Artzi says:

Messiah is in advanced stages. The hidden light is covering him, the "Yechida "is covering him. Everyone feels the signs of the Messiah through the forces of nature and the problems in the entire world. There will be difficulties and problems to passenger planes, there will be many glitches and disruptions.

Everyone is waiting for the Messiah, many know who the Messiah is, there's only now the need of getting publicly known.

In heaven they are also waiting and they are also waiting on earth.

In truth, the world needs Messiah; the whole world is in trouble.

The Creator will decide when to discover him in public!

1/17/2017 9:24 PM  
Blogger LondonMale said...

I just read Meir's post on the Gematria of Donald Trump.

212 is also a phone area code for Manhattan, and 424 one of the phone area codes for Los Angeles.

1/18/2017 3:50 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

An anonymous poster sent the following:

RE: 212

New York City

Area codes 212 and 646 are the area codes for most of the borough of Manhattan in New York City in the North American Numbering Plan (NANP). By area, it is one of the smallest plan areas in North America. It is overlaid by area code 917, which covers the entirety of New York City.

I am not sure what 646 has to do with this discussion. Was it a mentioned gematriah? But 212 as Donald Trump's Manhattan area code might be highly significant in light of this discussion. What does the Ben Ish Chai say about the gematriah 212? And that is too much, 70 years 7 months, and 7 days old at his inauguration in 5777? Keep in mind though that this is 7 Gregorian months from his birthday which is NOT tied to the lunar cycles. So that last detail might not be so significant. When we Jews talk about months, we only talk about lunar cycles of 29 1/2 days. This would imply months which alternate between 29 and 30 days (not 30 and 31 days as months alternate in the Catholic calendar of Gregory and formerly Julius Caesar or Julian).

1/18/2017 4:38 AM  
Blogger davidtre said...

Only Ha Shem can guide the events of Olam Hazeh on behalf of Am Yisroel, Eretz Yisroel
and Torah M Yisroel.
All foreign attempts to aid are predestined to fail.

Sept 19 ,2008

1/18/2017 1:57 PM  
Blogger davidtre said...

Jamie Gorelick brother in law is Author R.L. Stine of childrens books "Goosebumps" and
"Fear Street".

1/18/2017 1:59 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Wow: I have a friend in Tel Tzion, or who works in Tel Tzion, who told me that he has a computer program to find names using the Roshei Teivot (acronym of first letters) and the Sofei Teivot (acronym of final letters) of all the pasukim in Tana"kh. He plugged Trump into the computer program, looking for where Trump's last name is spelled in Tanakh either as a first letter or final letter acronym. Trump in Hebrew is spelled with a Tet since T from a foreign non-Hebrew name is always spelled with a Tet. So Trump is spelled טראמפ or טראמף. So on a lark, he plugged in Trump's name in Hebrew into the computer program to see if there were an p'sukim with those letters as the Roshei Teivot or the Sofei Teivot. Lo and behold only one pasuk in the entire Tana"kh was churned out by this program, and it was with those letters as the Sofei Teivot. It is from Tehillim 78.

סז וַיִּמְאַס, בְּאֹהֶל יוֹסֵף; וּבְשֵׁבֶט אֶפְרַיִם, לֹא בָחָר. 67 Moreover He abhorred the tent of Joseph, and chose not the tribe of Ephraim;

Notice the final letters in the pasuk not including the first two words. Pey Tet Mem Aleph Reish. Rearranging the letters we get T-R-U-M-P (Tet Reish Aleph Mem Pey). Now keep in mind this was the ONLY pasuk which was churned out by this computer program. It is a direct slap in the face of the Mashiach ben Yosef of our generation, not the one in New York wearing a GPS bracelet, but Bibi the Leivi from the House of Natan who wants to wear the mantle of Shimi ben Geira and destroy Amaleq in the Persian Empire. He has angered G-d to His maximum who wants to abandon the tent of Yosef (in this case Mashiach ben Yosef is patrilinearly a Leivi and matrilinearly a BinYamini) to find a permanent dwelling in the 3rd Temple of Mashiach ben David. So if this is true, with the ascension of Trump, Bibi is going down. He is about to be replaced. Temporarily we will be dealing with the Rule of the Umot HaOlam for at least part of the next 9 months as we transition. May HaShem mitigate this process. It will be rocky.

1/18/2017 4:03 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

The one or two things that stick out with regards to Bibi in comparison to Trump is that Trump always blurts out the Truth, that is precisely what he is feeling even before he thinks about it. (I am not saying that being impulsive is a good thing, but it is refreshing that we know precisely what he is thinking or feeling when he speaks.) With Bibi you never know what he is thinking by the measured words that often come out of his mouth. Some of those words are outright lies in order to confuse and obfuscate such as when he talks about 2 State Solutions. At this moment in time, G-d does not want any more actors. He wants real, truthful people to serve Him, people as straight as arrows, people who say what they mean and mean what they say. Maybe this is why Hollyweird feels excluded by Trump's ascension to power.

1/18/2017 4:11 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Well since June of 2015, the beginning of the 49th year since the Summer of Promiscuity in 1967, or the entrance to the Gate of the 49th level of Edom's impurity, HaShem has been speaking to Mankind via Circuses and Sporting Events since what happens in Sports is often the only thing that a soon to be reprobate generation might understand as a warning to where they are headed. Well The Circus is Closing Down! Bye Bye Barnum and Bailey Circus! One thing that caught my eye is that one of the reasons for closing down the circus was that they were already closing down circus acts that use elephants! Elephants like Donald Trump? The Elephant and pony show is coming to an end it seems.

1/18/2017 4:39 PM  
Blogger Ron W Copeland said...

Dov Bar Leib what is the significance of the translation of the holy writings to Greek

1/18/2017 4:46 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Hmm, the actual date for the Greatest Show on Earth to close forever is one week before Shavuot 5777 during Sefirat HaOmer.

1/18/2017 5:11 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

The last performance of THE Circus, The Greatest Show on Earth will be in the evening on May 21st (26th of Iyar), 2017 in Uniondale, Long Island, New York. That is two measly days before Yom Yerushalayim, the 50th Anniversary of the Unification of Yerushalayim! On the eve of the 50th Yom Yerushalayim THE Circus of "Bread and Circuses" comes to an End! All the elephants and ponies go out to pasture. The 26th of Iyar is the sefirah of Yesod that is in Yesod, Mashiach ben Yosef's Sefirah (see above about his fate), and it is the 50th anniversary of the first day of the 6 Day War!!! Well, well, well. I wonder what that might mean?

1/18/2017 5:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Elephant is symbol for Republican party. Donkey is Democrats.

1/18/2017 6:12 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Yes, Anon, and the entire Elephant, pony, and Donkey show is coming to a close..... The Circus as a distraction from what is real and true is closing its tent. HaShem is abandoning the "tent" of Ephraim in Shilo, and all eyes turn to Tzion, Yerushalayim for the climax of its 50th year within Sha'ar HaNun.... And I have nothing against Shilo or Yosef, but what is coming over the course of these nine months is nothing like the tent show that we have been witnessing for the last 200 years.

1/18/2017 6:21 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Trump, the Modern Day Shimshon! against the Globalists! What will Bibi do? I am not convinced that Bibi can straighten out and simply start telling the Truth when he speaks. he has been resisting the Globalists for most of his political life by behaving like a used car salesman in their presence. In Trump he does have a different species, a lion with eagle's wings. But that is a great cartoon.

1/18/2017 6:40 PM  
Blogger madaral said...

I hear you, but when will you, Dov, become a man of Truth? Hashem hates Jews for Moshiach, unless they are men of Truth.

1/18/2017 7:11 PM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

Dov, very interesting find a permanent dwelling in the 3rd Temple of Mashiach ben David..

So among the political figures we know, let us try to find out who are from the tribe of Judah?

1/18/2017 7:14 PM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

The New American: “In a bizarre spectacle that took many low-level establishment-minded analysts by surprise, brutal Communist Chinese dictator Xi Jinping was crowned the king of globalism this week by embattled Western globalists at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos. Blasting “excessive pursuit of profits,” Xi (shown) offered a “vigorous defense” of globalism and pseudo-“free trade” schemes in his keynote speech at the event.

Without a trace of irony, the brutal dictator claimed to be working for “the people” while promoting “liberalization” and “openness”.

My comments: The revived final empire will not be run by Xi Jinping. Daniel 9:26 is clear that the final dictator will come from somewhere inside the ancient Roman empire.

During the presidential campaign globalism was on the ballot. A win for Hillary Clinton was a vote for a hemispheric common market with open borders and free trade, while a vote for Donald Trump was a vote to make ‘America Great Again’ by putting America first.

The problem for globalists is that their heroes Barack Obama and Ban Ki Moon are yesterday’s news. Nationalism is sweeping the world and until a charismatic politician from somewhere in the vast boundaries of ancient Rome stands up (Daniel 7:20) new globalist leaders will have to carry the banner.

1/18/2017 8:24 PM  
Blogger Neshama said...

Reb Dov, re your analysis at 4:03 PM, didn’t I write that to this blog. That I had a ‘feeling’ that he was ending his reign. Because, he could be/will be an impediment for Trump’s vision of how things should be for Eretz Yisrael. Yes, he would be a huge boulder in the way of future plans for Israel. At least that is how I ‘think’ it might turn out.

1/18/2017 9:00 PM  
Blogger Neshama said...

Good grief, your sense of humor.
But, who is going to trim that haircut?

1/18/2017 9:02 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Ron, I am writing about your question in the next post. I am working on it tonight.

1/18/2017 10:51 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Globalism is on its last legs and about to take its final breath. Gog Sr. himself symbolizes the essence of what will crumble into sawdust to be blown away like chaff in the wind when the last of four empires crumbles away (Sefer Daniel 2).

Gog Sr. to Trump: If I sit outside in January (at the Inauguration), it will put me 6 feet under...

1/18/2017 11:23 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

The former Lubavitcher Rebbe tried to give Netanyahu the tools to live through this as Israel's final secular leader as described in Zecharia 12. Go to the UN and tell them that G-d gave us the Land of Israel. They won't listen to your sly diplomatic speech unless you tell them the Truth. Netanyahu did not listen. He thought that he knew more about the world of real-politick because he had more CFR training than the Rebbe, I guess. And now we see the result all these three decades later. He played chess with the world for three decades and seemed to beat them every time, but in the end, at the very End, you can't win without telling the Truth even if it took three decades for him to eventually lose. The Squatter nation never deserved credibility as a nation. As a nation, they never existed. The only argument that they deserved to govern themselves was that if they could live side by side with Jews like Canadians do with Americans by keeping G-d' laws of common decency, then you give them a modicum of political respect and recognition even if they are squatters, based solely on their raw numbers as stateless nomads who ended up on our side of the Yarden. But from their behavior, that was never possible. From early on that was obvious. The ink was barely dry on the Oslo Accords, and Arafat was already in Durban, South Africa talking about a million man army to liberate Yerushalayim. The textbooks in their schools simply got more bloody with vitriolic Jew hatred AFTER trying to make peace with them. So the initial singular reason to make a deal with two to three million squatters because of their raw numbers, evaporated overnight. At that instant less than a month after signing those accords, the Treaty signed on the White House lawn was already dead, and an honest man who was a real leader would have publicly torn it up and moved on. But when you think you need to behave like used car salesman to get acceptance from a dying world, you create your own pit from which you can't crawl out of. And right now, Netanyahu is in that pit filled with scorpions and snakes. His only choice is to look upwards to Heaven.

1/19/2017 12:43 AM  
Blogger David m said...

So much hype about the Paris conference - nada.

Remember the red moons? all the hype, then just a pretty sight.

All the dramatic videos of the world armies attacking Israel. Then, when nothing happens we hear that the greatest war ever was replaced by 70 dignitaries going to Peres' funeral; then the 70 at the Paris conference.

2x 10th of tevet and same for each of the 5776 and 5777 holidays - nothing.

1/19/2017 5:07 AM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

The Times of Israel: BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union nations bracing for the looming Donald Trump presidency showed defiance Monday in the face of the president-elect’s stinging comments on everything from NATO and German cars to the crumbling of the EU itself.

Trump also said Britain’s decision to leave the 28-nation European Union would “end up being a great thing,” and he predicted that other countries would also leave.

My comments: EU progressives have their collective noses out of joint. The utter gall of a nationalist president-elect insulting the very fabric of socialism, is beyond the pale.

Worst of all Trump even had the nerve to slam Sunday’s Paris peace conference that was trying to negate 4,000 years of Bible history. Because of Trump the conference folded like a house of cards.

The current structure of the European Union is a train wreck. Wealthy northern countries mixed with economically weak southern countries is a page right out of Daniel 2.

Daniel is about to interpret king Nebuchadnezzar’s dream:

“You, O king, were watching; and behold, a great image! This great image, whose splendor was excellent, stood before you; and its form was awesome. This image’s head was of fine gold, its chest and arms of silver, its belly and thighs of bronze, its legs of iron, its feet partly of iron and partly of clay.” Daniel 2: 31-33

After praying to God who reveals secrets, Daniel described the king’s dream and interpretation in detail:

Head of gold: You are this head of gold (Babylon)

Chest and arms of silver: After you another shall arise inferior to you (Medo-Persia)

Belly and thighs of bronze: A third kingdom of bronze shall rule over all the earth (Alexander/Greece)

Legs of iron: Will break in pieces and crush all the others (Rome/Constantinople)

Feet of iron and clay: Partly of potter’s clay and partly of iron, the kingdom shall be divided (revived Rome, a perfect description of the EU today).

Astounding, isn’t it? Daniel gave an account of the Gentile empires that would dominate the world all the way to the end of the age. The current structure of the EU will one day give way to 10 divisions each with a king (leader).

The eleventh king will trample the earth Daniel 7:23-25.

1/19/2017 5:39 AM  
Blogger Dan G said...

Dov, you wrote previously that Mashiach ben Yosef can come from any of the Shvatim. This is in accordance with Yaakov appointing Yosef's 2 sons to be Shvatim in his place, and elevating Yosef to be one of the 7 Shepherds.
But in order to qualify for Mashiach ben Yosef, one would have to be perfect in Yosef's attribute: Yesod. It seems elementary that anyone who even once in his lifetime had the slightest blemish in this aspect would be disqualified. And since our generation is incredibly weak in this regard, but is still the generation of Geula, Mashiach ben Yosef is forced to manifest himself as a spiritual force, not embodied in a specific person (as I think you pointed out several times on this blog).
In contrast, Mashiach ben David must descend directly from David, as Hashem promised him. And his job is completely different. While Yosef's job is Amida BeNisayon - to stand fast and not fail in the hardest of challenges and tests, David's is Bitul: to continue serving Hashem joyfully even after failing the test , knowing that it’s Hashem’s will that I should fail (I heard this beautiful distinction from Rav Ofer Erez). Many in our generation, especially Baalei Teshuva, can qualify for this aspect, and as such will soon be ordained as the soldiers of Beit David.

1/19/2017 8:23 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

INCORRECT David! This IS B'itah. And so far it is being mitigated and sweetened. Do you really want Zecharia 14 verses 1 & 2 to happen in all their prophetic glory and fury?? Do you want to watch an international army to show up to divide Yerushalayim, rape our wives, ransack our homes, and then expel the eastern half of the Holy City's residents into exile Just so you can say that Zecharia's vision is being fulfilled to the very letter??? Baruch HaShem!!! He is sweetening the negative aspects of what the prophet of old told us would happen at the End 2500 years ago!!!!!! Raise your hands up to Heaven and Cry, "Chasdei HaShem!!!!"

1/19/2017 9:12 AM  
Anonymous Miriam said...

I understand the aspect of being sad that things aren't happening on a huge scale version so people would admit across the board that Moshiach is arriving and we are in fact in the end of the end of days. It is hard in a way to have things come about so seemingly natural (and almost painlessly, BH) for that reason but we can't complain! Each life that Hashem takes from us is so painful so we should rather the faith come from ourselves without outright Armageddon to inspire us. Hashem is giving us extra time to work on ourselves and let's not waste it and prefer such chaos where we would be too busy worrying about survival to grow spiritually from our own effort. It's all good! We are promised a surprise at the end so don't worry - the wow factor will come in the right time!

1/19/2017 9:25 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Actually Meir because the feet and their ten toes were iron (Edom, Western Civ. and Xtianity) mired with clay (Yishmael who is Pere Adam from the adamah and Islam) that does not really mix together well, the equivalent ten horns and especially the 11th horn (most likely Obama) are half Xtian or Western Civ and half Muslim. The 11th horn dude has already been with us for 8 yrs. It is hard to tell if he is really leaving yet.

1/19/2017 9:46 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

But I heartily agree about one thing. Trump's face may very well be on that stone sent by G-d from a mountaintop that smashes those two feet. We will know very soon if this is the case.

1/19/2017 9:55 AM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

The Empires that came and went.

And the last Empire before Moshiach

According to our prophet Daniel

1/19/2017 1:46 PM  
Blogger Leah said...

Amen! Chasdei Hashem!
Excellent comment, too Miriam.

1/19/2017 1:51 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

An exact source sent to me by Ya'ak with the exact number of Gog + 71 nations. Gog would be the lame duck President Obama who sent the Ba'al Kerry to be amongst the 70 nations and the EU and the Org. of Islamic Cooperation. That is 72 folks. But the US was represented by Obama and Kerry, who are no longer the duly elected representatives of the American people. Now assuming that Natan the teenage seer from the night of the 5th Blood Moon during Sukkot 5776 was correct that Obama would play the role of Gog, we would therefore have Gog + 71 nations who were at this conference!! From the Midrash VaYosha:

1/19/2017 2:24 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

sorry, teenage seer from the night of the 4th blood moon in the tetrad....

1/19/2017 2:30 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

The feet of half Clay is Yishmael, Meir. And as you know Sharia Law and Western liberties simply don't mix explaining Daniel's lashon that the iron mired with clay don't mingle very well as it says in Daniel 43:

43 And whereas thou sawest the iron mixed with miry clay, they shall mingle themselves by the seed of men; but they shall not cleave one to another, even as iron doth not mingle with clay.

In American speak Americans would say that Sharia Law is incompatible with the US Constitution. So the Iron is Edom and the Clay is Yishmael. One foot is in Rome, Maryland aka the United States where a leader did arise who was half liberation theology Xtian and half Muslim. The other foot is in Istanbul/ Constantinople an Islamic and an Orthodox Xtian City for the last 550 years.Istanbul Not Constantinople!... or is it the other way around. They really don't get along there either.

1/19/2017 3:05 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Ah, Daniel 2 verse 43. I am really typing too fast. Sorry again.

1/19/2017 3:13 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Better Version of Istanbul, Not Constantinople!, a more lyrical version with lyrics. Of course, when the Russians invade Istanbul or Constantinople, Put on you Shabbat clothes, and Don't take them off!

1/19/2017 3:23 PM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

This is crazy!

Report: Ivanka Trump gets pass to travel on Shabbat for inauguration

Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner have received rabbinic permission to travel by car on Friday evening following the inauguration of her father, Donald Trump

1/19/2017 3:33 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

I was actually distracted by those cheesy Chanukiahs in front of them and their kids. I was sure that billionaires would likely have at least one Menorah made out of 14 or 22 carat gold. It is ultimate distinction between Greece and Yisrael. The Greeks give the glory (hod) to Man. We give the Glory to G-d.

1/19/2017 3:44 PM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

Dov, I was disturbed by the lack of modesty in Ilanka'a dressing in front of the Channukiah and posting in public dressed like she did.

Second, what kind of rabbis are they who gave them a heter to travel on Shabbos. Don't they have enough money to stay on a hotel and to pay for the security needed, if needed? Maybe we should start a collection tzaddaka for them.

1/19/2017 3:54 PM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

Esau and Ishmael Unite Against Israel in Fulfillment of Ancient Prophecy

“For, lo, Thine enemies are in an uproar; and they that hate Thee have lifted up the head. They hold crafty converse against Thy people, and take counsel against Thy treasured ones. They have said: ‘Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation; that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance.’ For they have consulted together with one consent; against Thee do they make a covenant; The tents of Edom and the Ishmaelites.” Tehilim 83:4-7

Jonathan ben Uzziel wrote:

“Great ships full of weapons will depart as a large fleet from Roman Italy and will join up with a legion that will depart from Constantine [this is Ishmael]. They will harm the inhabitants of other lands, and subjugate the descendants of Eber [a reference to Israel].”


1/19/2017 4:03 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

I guess it just makes them more down to earth.

Dan: I had heard it a bit differently, but it arrives at the same conclusion. If Israel had not sinned with the Golden Calf, then Mashiach ben Yosef would have had everlasting kingship in the World to Come, but since we did sin with the Golden Calf and since we are still doing teshuvah for that original sin for the last 3329 years (and since we will STILL be doing teshuvah for that in the Messianic Era until Techiyat HaMeitim too!) Mashiach ben David from Sheivet Yehudah was given the everlasting Malkhut. It has to do with the fact that Yehudah was the fourth son. The first son Reuven was flowing with Chessed, not much Din. The second son Shimon was all Din, not much Chessed which was very problematic for him and lead him to sin a lot in the Midbar. If you are all Din, you give up too often if you can't be perfect. This leads to Sin. Leivi had the balance between the two: Chessed and Din. The balance is Emeth (Truth) which is the signature of G-d. It is the primary characteristic of the Torah. So Leivi was the vehicle for giving the Torah. Teshuvah (Repentance) though is four fold, a four step process. So Yehudah as a king can lead the nation in teshuvah, from teaching Vidui to Reuven after he moved Yaakov's bed to the Psalms of King David. Vidui is even part of his name!

1/19/2017 4:05 PM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

Think Again: Esau and Ishmael allied

Jewish eschatology contains numerous references to an alliance between Esau (Rome, the West) and his father-in-law Ishmael (Islam) against the Jewish people toward the end of history. Frankly, I've always had a hard time imaging such an alliance between clashing civilizations...

1/19/2017 4:11 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Yes, Meir that was part of the essence of this Pieces Conference in France. Esav and Yishmael were allied against us: 35 of the 70 nations for Esav and 35 of the 70 nations for Yishmael. The Qorbonot during Sukkot are also divided up that way. Whenever the word for goat, Se'ir appears describing the sin offering during Musaph of Sukkot in Sefer BaMidbar, that is a reference to Har Se'ir, and the nations of Edom. We see Se'ir only for the days of 11, 9, 8, and 7 bullocks. 11 + 9 + 8 + 7= 35 bullocks for Har Se'ir. Those bullocks correspond with the 3rd, 5th, 6th, and 7th days of Sukkot. From this we see that Esav is judged more harshly than Yishmael is on Hoshana Rabbah itself since Gog comes from the nations of Esav. For the first, second, and fourth days of Sukkot, 13, 12, and 10 bullocks are offered respectively. That adds up to 35 bullocks for Yishmael whose Sin Qorbon is called Se'ir Izim, not just Se'ir. (from the Vilna Gaon).

1/19/2017 4:28 PM  
Blogger David m said...

God forbid that I really wish the terrible war prophecy, with the included suffering of the Jewish people.

The problem is that without this war, the punishment for the evil nations does not happen. They get away with centuries of persecution by just attending a funeral or UN meeting? Where's the promise to avenge our enemies?

If the "sweetening" is also for the evil nations, than where is the complete justice?

1/19/2017 5:52 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

David: Well Here for instance The Vatican just opened an embassy for Paleostine in Rome. Does this qualify?

We are told by our Sages, that at the very End HaShem will roll out the earth as a blanket, and He will shake the blanket with fury, forcing the wicked to leave go and be destroyed. The righteous are to hold on to the blanket's four corners and not let go! If this is the case get ready to do a lot of shaking as the earth does a lot of quaking!

1/19/2017 7:17 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Paleostine opens an embassy at the Vatican

Four days later the Romans experienced four earthquakes one right after the other.

1/19/2017 7:22 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

So it's safe to say that Palestinians see essentially Jordanians yes?

1/19/2017 9:41 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Targum Yonatan on Moshe Rabbeinu's last vision of the future as he stands on Har Nevo in Devarim 34:3 says that the Mechablim, and he uses that word which means terrorist today, who squat in Israel's heartland of Judea and Samaria are from Ammon and Moav... with an emphasis on Amman as in Jordan. So yes, they are from what today is Jordan.

The Arab squatters in Gaza, on the other hand, are for the most part from Egypt. So they have a different origin. And they were trying to return home in 1948 when King Farouk closed the border from Gaza into the Sinai.

1/19/2017 10:31 PM  
Blogger Dan G said...

Dov, it comes out then, that it ’s not Yosef that lost the everlasting Kingship, but rather us that lost the chance to have Yosef as our king. For Yosef himself that’s no problem because he rules in any case. But our sins have blurred our vision so we don’t recognize it. Actually, I would put it much earlier: Our inability to see Yosef’s kingship stems from our forefathers’ selling him to slavery. That’s what Yehuda is leading us to do teshuva for, for the past 3.5 millenia.

1/19/2017 11:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So if the war of Gog and MaGog is over, what about Zechariah 12? What about the melting of the eyes and tongues of the enemy? -- where they become dust beneath our feet? From what I understand there is supposed to be Din of such magnitude that everyone in the world will realize it can only come from the Creator! We as a nation received JUSTICE with a capital 'J' with the destruction of both of our Temples and harsh exile for thousands of years! Is G-d in Heaven not a G-d of Truth? What about what we daven on Shabbat, Av HaRachamim? Surely the Justice HKBH metes out to our enemies will be just as severe. Yes? No? The blood of our children and loved ones and the river of tears has to mean something! If three of Esav's tears were so valued what about those of our people?


1/20/2017 1:34 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Emunah: Let us have Emunah together that somehow this will happen in another way such as in a War between themselves. The actual War of GoguMagog AFTER they come to divide Israel is between themselves who do so. We are just beginning the final 9 months. Trump has not even been inaugurated. We don't know what will happen next. The new President might simply throw the UN out of New York. Keep in mind that the 70 nations could still come against us in other ways now that the UNSC resolution 2334 from December has been enshrined into international law. Obama and Kerry saw to that. So the tools of the EU's war against us can be with lawfare and BDS and lawsuits in the international Ct. of Justice rather than the occupation of international troops. Those measures in international Courts and tribunals against us will be enough to trigger the responses from HaShem without raping our women and ransacking our homes (Zech 14:1 and 2).

Also, I have been informed that we are speaking both borderline and overt lashon hara about the Kushner family. We need to stop that now. That includes me. My sense is that this is one of the most down to earth First Families in our lifetimes as I mentioned above. There seem to be no pretenses coming from anyone in Trump's household. Even those throw away Chanukiahs are so down to earth. I have a tool for cleaning out the cups that hold wax candles, but to use that tool is an avodah and a half. With several small children, disposable Chanukah menorot are sometimes the best option. So if you have several small children, buy a few disposable menorot and feel like a billionaire too.

1/20/2017 4:31 AM  
Anonymous smk said...

A rabbi at a shul i go to says that what helps during these times is achdus with fellow, because we merit mercy and compassion. May the redemption come peacefully

1/20/2017 7:31 AM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

Debkafile: Israel’s failure to deal with Bedouin lawlessness in the Negev exploded into violence over court-ordered demolitions of illegal homes and death of Police 1st Sgt. Erez Levy.

First Sgt. Erez Levy, 34, an officer in the operations branch of the Israel Police, was crushed to death Wednesday morning, Jan. 18, in a car-ramming attack at the Bedouin village of Umm-al-Hiran in the southern Negev region. He was laid to rest that afternoon at the military cemetery in the city of Yavneh. He left behind a wife and two children.”

My comments: “I against my brother; I and my brother against my cousin; I and my brother and my cousin against the world.”

The old Bedouin saying is an interesting parallel to the prophecy the Angel of the Lord gave to Ishmael’s mother Hagar (Bereshis 16:12):

“He shall be a wild man; His hand shall be against every man, And every man’s hand against him. And he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren.”

(Bedouin is used commonly to refer to the people who live nomadic lifestyles outside cities and towns. It is popular lore among the Bedouin that they are the descendants of Ishmael, son of Abraham and Hagar)

At the age of 137, Ishmael died and was gathered to his people. The proof that the prophecy of Ishmael’s wild temperament would be fulfilled in Ishmael’s descendants can be found in his lineage Bereshis 25:12-17. After his death, Ishmael’s 12 sons and tribes lived in the area of Havilah as far as Shur, which is east of Egypt.

Bereshis 25:18 is a chilling reminder the prophecy the Angel of the Lord gave to Hagar of her son’s wild temperament was passed to Ishmael’s descendants:

“And they dwelled from Havilah to Shur that upon the face of the Egypt as one goes toward Assyria in defiance against all his brothers.”

The Sinai is the ancient home of Amalek, the illegitimate grandson of Esau, whom G'd swore to have war against (Shemos 17:16), and Moshe instructed the Israelites to pray against (Devarim 25:17).

1/20/2017 8:46 AM  
Blogger Hoshea said...

Dov, you wrote: "UNSC resolution 2334 from December has been enshrined into international law." This is just simply untrue. It may be perceived by them as international law, and they may say that it is, but in point of fact, it is not.

Estoppel is a legal impediment that prevents a party from denying or asserting anything which is contrary to that which has already been established in law, either by its own previous deeds, acts, or representations, either expressed or implied; and it cannot derive benefits from its own violations of international law. The Jewish people merely need to assert this right against unlawful declarations posing as international law by the international community.

The nations of the world who signed the UN Charter recognized the validity of Jewish sovereignty over all of "Palestine" (see Article 80 of UN Charter). In so doing, they also recognized the now binding nature of the Balfour Declaration and the immutability of the San Remo Resolution in stating categorically that the Jewish people and the Jewish people alone have sovereign rights over Palestine. The USA also recognized the legally binding nature of the Balfour Declaration through the Lodge-Fish Joint Congressional Resolution of 1922. It also recognized the Mandate for Palestine through the Anglo-American Convention of 1924.

1/20/2017 10:45 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Hoshea: What you write may be true, but the crooked anti-Semitic EU and ICC judges are the ones who interpret these international laws. And these Jew haters have selectively forgotten that there was never an Arab Palestine in the last 1400 years! So the Law becomes what these interpreters say it is. If they can create an Arab Palestine out of thin air, there will be no limit to their hubris and their hypocrisy and their outright lies as they start calling for the arrest of Israeli politicians, soldiers, and regular citizens for not following their diktats against their perceptions of illegal occupations.

1/20/2017 12:08 PM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

German Court Rules Setting Synagogue on Fire Legit Protest

The Clarion Project: “A German regional court ruled that the setting fire to a synagogue was not an anti-Semitic act, but rather was intended to draw “attention to the Gaza conflict.”

As such, the three men convicted of the crime – identified only as Muhammad E., 31, Ismail A., 26, and Muhammad A., 20 – were given suspended sentences. The men threw a firebomb into the synagogue in Wuppertal which caused $850 of damage in the summer of 2014 during Operation Protective Edge, Israel’s response to continuous rockets and missiles fired into its territory by Hamas.

In the ruling, the court noted that the men had been drinking alcohol and that no one was injured.”

: So it begins again! Not just the increased attacks and acts of terrorism against the Jews; but now the ‘lawful’ sanctioning of such acts. This, being in the very country that brought about the Holocaust. Indeed, the very community that sanctioned Kristallnacht almost 80 years ago. But, back then Germany had the Nuremberg Laws of 1935, created by Hitler and the Nazis, as the ‘legal’ means for the destruction of Jewish property and basic rights – and later Jewish lives. From Kristallnacht in November 1938, just seven years expired until the Final Solution ended with the murder of over 6 million Jews. Seven years.

The length of time of the 70th week of Daniel – the time of tribulation. Will we see another 6 million more Jewish lives destroyed? What we learn from history is that we don’t learn much from history. But wait! Maybe we have learned something from history. We’ll just skip all the bureaucratic law making and go to directly condoning the acts themselves. Then it becomes a quick and easy way to appease all the Islamic terrorists that Madam Merkel has so graciously invited into her country.

Vayikra 26:33, “You, however, I will scatter among the nations and will draw out a sword after you.”

However, soon, Jeremiah 30:11, “For I am with you,’ declares the LORD, ‘to save you; For I will destroy completely all the nations where I have scattered you, Only I will not destroy you completely But I will chasten you justly.”

H' will turn His attention to His ‘stiff neck’ people, the Jews, during the 70th week of Daniel which culminates in the Valley of Jehoshaphat, Joel 3:2. H' will then judge the nations and place His enemies under the footstool of Moshiach, 'Of David a psalm. The word of the Lord to my master; "Wait for My right hand, until I make your enemies a footstool at your feet." "The staff of your might the Lord will send from Zion; rule in the midst of your enemies'. Tehilim 110:1-2. All the UN resolutions will be for naught

1/20/2017 12:32 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

See Hoshea we are now dealing with Jew hating human garbage running courts within the EU, both in the ICC and in their domestic courts. They hate our guts. So all of the appropriate international legal methodology is being thrown out the window. They have an agenda, and in their minds, UNSC resolution 2334 will justify all kinds of of legitimate horrors against us, especially against soldiers who defend themselves, politicians who disobey that UNSC resolution, and against Jewish residents who live beyond the Green Line. I for one will not be flying through Europe again to get to the US until Mashiach comes. No discount in airfare for stopping in Europe is worth being arrested at the airport for the International Crime of living in Yesha.

1/20/2017 12:55 PM  
Anonymous Shifra Chana said...

We are too used to living in a torture chamber. We are too used to being helpless, maligned and abused. Everything needs to get sorted out, the truth needs to be utterly revealed, and we need to receive the rewards of our loyalty and service under endless lifetimes of torture. But that doesn't mean that I wish devastation or horror on the people of the earth, just because their ancestors persecuted us, or their elected officials want to see us die yet again.

I personally want the truly wicked to leave the planet, and I don't mind if it hurts as they do - although I imagine the worst pain will be after they leave. But by truly wicked I mean those who plot, and take delight in, the death and suffering of others.

As for everyone else... Some are ignorant, some are brainwashed, some might not be very nice people - but most of those, if presented with an actual unmistakable revelation of the truth, would do teshuva, and I imagine they would punish themselves for what they did.

I for one would far prefer that they do teshuva than die in a catastophic war. Especially since they are being lied to by media and government, endlessly brainwashed. Not to mention that barring absolute miraculous precision and Divine intervention on a scale that's never happened before, lots of good people would die as well. Hashem did not want us to rejoice in the drowning of the Egyptians either.

Death is a horrible thing. War is a horrible thing. If we hadn't been born into it, again and again, we wouldn't even be able to imagine that such a thing could exist. I hate suffering. I hate death. I hate lies. I hate violence. I hate collective punishment. I hate golus. This barbarous world has gone on for far too long.

What we anticipate and pray for matters. Why not anticipate the light of redemption and G-d's kindness shining so strong that we can barely stay in our bodies. Why not imagine the embarrassment, humiliation, regret and teshuva of those NOT totally wicked people as they realize what's really going on. Why not imagine the world promised by the Torah, that we will all serve Hashem as one.

Yes, it's been way beyond unbearable, way beyond evil, way beyond unjust. Way beyond. But the world we are looking forward to, praying for, working for, for thousands of years is not a world of blood, and terror, and grief, and loss and war. There are other, far better ways for justice to be done.

1/20/2017 2:08 PM  
Anonymous Shrbano said...

The Security Council resolution was under a non-binding resolution. It therefore has no binding legal authority. They are merely recommendations.
Clearly, everything previously predicted relating to these events are left as moot. Changing the parameters doesn't enhance in any way previous assertions. Should we list each and every prediction that was to come to pass that didn't materialize, recent events included.

1/20/2017 4:22 PM  
Blogger David m said...

Meir mentioned "The length of time of the 70th week of Daniel....". It should be stated here that this 70th week calculation is a Christian concept. We go by the Jewish understanding –

Also, Dov I agree with Emunah that these area-specific catastrophes (earthquake in Italy) may be part of the Jeremiah punishment, but, it doesn't do widespread justice to the numerous countries that persecuted Jews for millenia. The same for the wars in the middle east, which cause some casualties to the Edom and Ishmael sides, but, nothing near the punishment these nations deserve, on a widescale basis, per Tanach.

Claiming the attacks against the Jews in the UN, etc. are instead of Gog Umagog, and that the natural disasters and war in Syria-Iraq are the prophecied wars doesn't sound right.

Still not convinced.

1/20/2017 5:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Believe me, I was not wishing for war at all. Justice. Simply justice for those who lined us up in front of trenches and murdered us, who gassed us and who slit the throats of our infants. I do not want war and bombs, conflagration,and destruction. The world will eventually do t'shuva as you say. But G-d is a G-d of Truth and I take great comfort in that.

1/20/2017 7:07 PM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

Soros Says Markets to Slump With Trump, EU Faces Disintegration

Bloomberg: It’s tough to be gloomier than billionaire George Soros right now.

America has elected a would-be dictator as president, the European Union is disintegrating, U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May won’t last long as her nation prepares to secede from the EU, and China is poised to become an even more repressive society, the investor told Bloomberg Television’s Francine Lacqua from the World Economic Forum in Davos.

“It is unlikely that Prime Minister May is actually going to remain in power,” Soros said. She has a divided cabinet and base and Britons are in denial about the economic impact of Brexit.”

My comments: Richard the Centurion, one of our readers, sent me a timely heads up on Mr. Soros “the word soros is a Greek word/term for the Hebrew equivalent of a funeral coffin or bier that Jews use to carry their dead to be buried. Can be also interpreted as a container or box of bones. A case of the walking dead”

How perfect is that? The EU will be very different from the current 28 member countries, according to Bible Prophecy. George, the coffin Soros, sees trouble coming but probably not because of prophecy.

The book of Daniel calls for the EU to be divided into 10 divisions, each with a leader.

“The ten horns are ten kings Who shall arise from this kingdom. And another shall rise after them; He shall be different from the first ones,
And shall subdue three kings.” Daniel 7:24

What is so fascinating about Daniel is that all 12 chapters are written for this generation:

“But you, Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book until the time of the end; many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall increase.” Daniel 12:4

The knowledge that the great prophet speaks of is knowledge of the living breathing word of God. The generation that witnessed the budding of the fig tree (Israel’s rebirth) just turned 70 this year.

7 is the number for completion
70 is the number for Jerusalem

Israel’s will celebrate the 70th anniversary of its rebirth on May 14, 2018.

Tehillim 90:10 “The days of our lives are seventy years; And if by reason of strength they are eighty years …”

1/21/2017 6:46 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Sharbano: Every political pundit that I have seen on talking about the UNSC resolution 2334 from Charles Krauthammer on the right to Wolff Blitzer on the left agrees that this Resolution has far reaching consequences. Here is one of numerous articles on the Web proving that point from the perspective of our enemies.:

Sharbano, it is far more than just a recommendation. You are 100% NOT correct in this assessment of yours. Sorry.

Instead of blood in the streets of Yerushalayim and the ransacking of homes in its Eastern half, we have entered an interim period of lawfare, where the "70" nations of the world try to achieve what they want to achieve through International Criminal Court proceedings in The Hague and at the EU Court of Justice in Luxembourg. Their rulings and interpretations of these courts will now be based on this UN resolution which delineates the borders of Israel to what the diktats of what the 70 nations say it is. Netanyahu has been trying to diminish the importance of this UNSC resolution for reasons that involve his political survival. He is not correct in his assessment either because he wants to survive politically and maybe even physically. Trump obviously comes into this picture at this time as a mitigating factor, one of whose benefits is that the nations of the world cannot now send those Massive Protection troops for Paleostine that they would very much like to send.

It occurs to me that one of the numerous reasons why some Jews in New York don't make Aliyah is that they assume that the Worst will happen here as the 70 nations gather to divide us (which they most certainly did) based on these prophesies which allow for the possibility that the Worst might happen (eg. raping of women and ransacking of homes of Jews who live beyond the Green Line.) So they want to remain in a safer place by their calculation. What they may have failed to take into account is that HaShem knows that some of His most committed servants live beyond the Green Line and that at the End of the Galut where we are now, He might decide to annul a previous negative prophesy from 2500 years ago so that we will only receive the benefit of the positive prophesies in Tana"kh that must occur.

Also, David, we are only at the beginning of the 9 months, not at the End. Not everything comes into judgement instantaneously. The first "plague" is against the principle Avodah Zarah of Edom, Oto Ish, which resides in Rome/ Central Italy, just like the first plague in Mitzraim was against the Nile River, the principle god of Mitzraim. So let us be patient. We have obviously arrived at a watershed event with the gathering of 70 nations plus 2 organizations representing Edom and Yishmael in Paris. Don't expect the entirety of the other shoe to drop before Rosh Chodesh Shvat or Rosh Chodesh Adar.

1/21/2017 6:55 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Keep in mind that the principle Avodah Zarah, in Rome at the Vatican, actually has stone statues and pictures made of him. He is often dangling in bodily form from crosses at the front of their churches. When worshipers of Oto Ish at the Vatican kneel in prayer before that statue in a massive, very public way, they are committing an offense against G-d that incurs the death penalty even for a Noachide. This is one of the ways that Protestantism, even though the Trinity is still a milder form of avodah zarah, does not incur the death penalty. The Protestants removed the p'salim from their crosses 400 years ago. So now their crosses that they pray toward are bare.

1/21/2017 7:09 PM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

Contemplating on how events will fold out and that history repeats itself I am wondering if we will follow the seder of the the Torah reading or the seder of the calender. Last week's parsha was about the birth of Moshe Rabbeinu and his call to free the Jewish people. Calender wise we are post Channukah approaching Purim. According too what seder will the events unfold?

1/21/2017 7:16 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

By the way, I am one of those Jews who carefully weighed NOT moving beyond the Green Line based on those p'sukim in Zecharia 14. I would opine with my wife for hours about the dangers specifically to her of living beyond the Green Line at the very End of GogUMagog. She leaned toward Aliyah to Kochav Yaakov. I leaned toward making Aliyah to Ramat Beit Shemesh in part because of Sefer Zecharia 14: verses 1 and 2. So when I came on one of two pilot trips to look for a home, I received council from the Amshinover Rebbe and Rav Yosef Scheinberger zt"l of the Eidah Chareidit, both of whom told me that those p'sukim would either be annulled or mitigated WHEN THE TIME COMES. So we moved to Kochav Ya'akov and not to Ramat Beit Shemesh on Aliyah. And lo and behold, they were correct! Those two p'sukim are being mitigated and partially annulled as I write this!

1/21/2017 7:31 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Sharbano: Just more evidence that you are not even slightly correct about what you wrote. Even The Witch of Eindor will have her day in International Court!!!!!!!!!!

1/21/2017 7:59 PM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

Dov Bar-Leib said...The Witch of Eindor...

MK Tzipi Livni threatened with arrest if she lands in Brussels

1/21/2017 8:21 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Notice the Divine Retribution against Tzippy Livni. Her entire life has been dedicated to being loved by the Western Euro-monsters because she so much hates settlers and approves of dividing the Land of Israel. She likely thought that she would be rewarded by her friends in European Socialist circles. Yet, their hatred of Israel most definitely extends to the leaders of the Erev Rav here. So this part of GogUMagog is happening on schedule, the part that needs to happen for National correction.

1/21/2017 8:30 PM  
Blogger Hoshea said...

Dov, as far as what the so-called "international community" thinks about international law is not relevant. In time, they will come to face the truth. But if nobody states the truth, then we are equally to blame. What is particularly relevant is what a Jew says. If we say that the UNSC resolution 2334 is international law, we make a gross mistake that is only harmful to the truth and the legal standing of Jewish sovereign rights over Eretz Yisrael in international law. That is my point. I think it should be clear.

Have a great week, Dov and everybody else on this blog. The wind has changed direction. Lift up our heads for the geulah is much closer now than it was on the morning of January 20, 2017.

1/21/2017 8:38 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Wow! I had a sense that this would happen and would become a big issue way back on January tenth (at 5:49 pm) in Comments above when I issued my first warning about not speaking lashon hara about the Kushners. Remember my warning about not engaging in lashon hara about the Kushners because the standard for not speaking lashon hara applies to a slew of things dealing with personal information about them which happens to be TRUE??!! Now I know that this is a high standard, but it is halakhah even if it is NOT slander because the info is true. Now, I have several comments waiting for approval about the public behavior of Ivanka and Jared at the Inauguration and on the Shabbat that followed. I need to ask a shaylah to come up with a standard or a series of criteria about what can be discussed about them and what cannot be discussed because it qualifies as lashon hara. This might take a couple of days. Please be patient before I approve those comments in question.

So here is a JPost article with the quote: "Pointing out how an observant public figure is or isn’t living up to the standards set by others can become awfully judgy."

On that note, let me ask my sh'aylah. And yes moderating comments just got ten times harder because of the high profile of the new First Lady of the US and her husband, the New Envoy to the Mideast?? They have some very public titles, and whether they bargained for this or not, have become very public figures. Their private lives will be discussed like the Royals in Great Britain now. But I don't want my blog to become a tabloid either. You understand how difficult this moderating job has become now?? I plead for your empathy on this thorny matter.

1/21/2017 9:51 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Hoshea: I agree that we old fogies need to keep mentioning the Balfour Declaration and San Remo ensconcing our rights to our own land in international law. But David Lloyd George was replaced by more progressive types in the British Empire. And the Wicked as you know, which might comprise up to two thirds of the population of Planet Earth now, don't really care about what David Lloyd George and his contemporaries actually thought and did. And this would include all those Eurotrash judges on the ICC at The Hague. They have a lot of interpreting to do, and their historical reference frame teaches them that the Paleostinians are an ancient and pre-historic people who have been in the Holy Land from time immemorial. And whether they were Canaanites 3300 years ago or Philistines who are now extinct from the tenth Century bce., they have the eternal right of indigenous peoples everywhere to blow up Jewish 60 year old ladies at a moment's notice, in the opinion of those esteemed lowlifes on The Hagues's Court... And don't ask the thorny question about how an extinct people can have eternal descendants. The Truth just gets in the way of the Interpretation process. International law as decided by the Umot HaOlam is not what it is cracked up to be when the majority of the human race is spiritually dead while it is still alive.

1/21/2017 10:28 PM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

Lashon HaRa: Shomer Shabbat Public Figure
You may not tell or listen to lashon ha'ra about a public figure who is a shomer Shabbat Jew unless there is a purpose.

You may give your opinion about a shomer Shabbat politician as long as you state it as your opinion and as long as giving your opinion may help other people.

One is allowed to speak Lashon Hora about a non-Jew. The Pasuk says "לֹא-תֵלֵךְ רָכִיל בְּעַמֶּיךָ" - "Thou shalt not go up and down as a talebearer among thy people" (Leviticus 19:16). The words "among thy people" teach you that one is only forbidden to speak Lashon Hora about those who are included within "thy people". This goes so far as to include a Jew who has removed himself from the category of amongst his people (by committing certain sins that classify him as a wicked person; what those sins are is a whole different discussion). This limitation of "עַמֶּיךָ" also excludes non-Jews form the prohibition of Lashon Hora, as they are not included in עַמֶּיךָ.

The sin of lashon hara, slander, exists only when the goal is an evil one. However, when the objective is to do good, the action is not considered lashon hara at all. This is what the Chafetz Chaim understood – that the basic and central condition allowing lashon hara for a benefit is that the person has good intentions (Chafetz Chaim, laws of lashon hara, general rule 10:13).

He writes: "The Fifth Detail: That the person intends to achieve a benefit, and that is the main point allowing this type of behavior."

Thus, the Chafetz Chaim understood that the intention of the person is very important. The fact that some benefit is achieved is not sufficient. What is needed is to have an intention of achieving a benefit. That is what removes this from the category of "slander." But if the person has bad intentions, the prohibition of lashon hara has been violated even if a benefit is obtained.

It is legitimate to argue, it is possible to write problematic material with respect to a public figure, but this must be done honestly, with precision, in a way that presents a true picture of the opinions of the subject of the article, without hiding other significant aspects of his or her personality, in a way that is truly beneficial and can lead to a change.

A positive and honest outlook can help to establish a society that is well built and stable, a society based on purity and honesty. It will be a society that knows to look at the good side of things, and with G-d's help will have the merits of abundance, love, and a close approach to the source of all good.

1/21/2017 10:33 PM  
Blogger HDG, Yerushalayim, E"Y Shlemah said...

I can't even imagine being in your place right now, Reb Dov. I have heard quite a bit of criticism of J&I and all I want to do is wait it out, see what happens.

It occurs to me - it's just a thought - that maybe the precedent of Elisha's answer to Na'aman, the general from Aram who was healed of leprosy in Melachim II, perek 5, who had to bow down to a false deity with his master leaning on him even after he had committed himself to HaShem because of his healing, might apply here (quote in English from Chabad, here):

15. And he returned to the man of God, he and his entire camp; and he came and stood before him: and he said, "Behold, now I know that there is no God in all the earth except in Israel. And now, accept a gift from your servant."

16. And he said, "As the Lord before Whom I have stood, lives, I will not accept." And he urged him to accept, but he refused.

17. And Naaman said, "Now, if only your servant be given a load of earth as carried by a team of mules, for your servant will no longer offer up a burnt-offering or a sacrifice to other deities, but to the Lord.

18. For this thing may the Lord forgive your servant; when my master comes to Beth-Rimmon to prostrate himself there, and he leans on my hand, and I will prostrate myself in Beth-Rimmon; when I bow in Beth-Rimmon, may the Lord forgive your servant for this thing."

19. And he said to him, "Go in peace"; and he went some distance away from him.

I hope this helps, even though you can't take it as rabbinical advice.


1/21/2017 10:43 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Just a reminder: Lashon haRa is NOT slander. Slander (Motzi Shem Ra) is always false information and is wrong for everyone. It is wrong to speak slander even about our enemies (unless somehow speaking slander will somehow save Jewish lives). And even if that is the case, after saving Jewish lives, it is important to always admit the Truth to counteract the propagation of sheker. Slander is a form of robbery of a person's good name. It is precisely in that way that Slander is even worse than Robbery since while money can be returned to the victim from whom it is stolen, a person's good name is almost impossible to return to him. Tarnishing someone's good name is in the sub-category of Geneivah (but is actually worse, see above) which is forbidden under Jewish Law and Noachide Law unless it saves innocent human lives. The heter to steal only exists if stealing saves otherwise innocent lives and if there is no other way to save those innocent lives. This same condition applies to Slander. Other than that, Slander is forbidden whether the perpetrator or the one being impugned is a Jew or a non-Jew. IMPORTANT: There are many authorities that hold that Slander, or unjustly depriving a person of his good name, is on the same level as Murder. If this is the case, then there IS NO HETER whatsoever to ever slander even to save innocent human life, for just like with Murder, you are not allowed to murder to save the lives of others. So it would be with Slander! It is best to be strict with this, that is to hold that Slander is as bad as Murder.

So the laws of Lashon HaRa (above and beyond Slander) ONLY deal with speaking TRUE but derogatory information and are not to be understood as Slander. Halakhically the laws against speaking Lashon HaRa when the information being conveyed is true, only apply when the subject is about a Jew or a righteous gentile because the condition for not gossiping is to not be a talebearer AMONGST YOUR PEOPLE. So if someone is wicked, that person does not qualify to be amongst our people. So saying truthful but derogatory information about a wicked person is permissible. With a lot of surety, I can assuredly say that this wickedness condition does NOT apply to Ivanka or Jared Kushner. They are not wicked. So we must be careful and stringent here.

After much thought about this torrent of inauguration news, I am back to working on my new post about France, the last and final bastion and home turf for the Evil Inclination. Why is this the case? And yes, this was "predicted" by the previous Lubavitcher Rebbe. UFaRaTzTa is TzaRFaT. The last darkness of the 70 nations emanated from France, and it is through France or Tzarfat that the Final Darkness will be PieRCeD (again UFaRaTzTa). Pierced and Ufaratzta (or Pirtzah) are etymologically the same word.

1/22/2017 12:15 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

For informational purposes only. My street address here in Kochav Ya'akov or Kochav Yakov or even Kokhav Ya'akov (any of these is fine) is now 90 Nahar Shalom and no longer 90 Kochav Yakov. The Israeli Post Office says that our yishuv has gotten too large to just have house numbers as official addresses. So my address line must include the cross street on the side of my house, Nahar Shalom.

So my address is now:

90 Nahar Shalom
Kochav Ya'akov or Kochav Yakov 90622

Notice that only the street name has changed. The rest of the address remains the same.

1/22/2017 12:57 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

I believe that if you have already sent me mail to the old address, the letters should be delivered to me anyway. I am not 100% sure of this because it is not my decision what IsraelPost does with mail sent to old addresses (even though we have not physically moved one centimeter!). If a letter is returned to you that you sent to me, please simply resend it to the slightly revised address.

I will try to contact people by phone who have recently sent me mail to let them know that I have received it. If you sent me a letter by snail mail within the past month, please notify me by email so that I can watch out for it. Thank you.

1/22/2017 1:11 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

A lot of talk about G-d and Divine Providence and E Pluribus Unum in Trump's rather brief Inaugural Address. just an observation.

1/22/2017 2:36 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

After listening a second time, I wondered who wrote his speech? Did he write it? Did Ivanka write it? Or did Kellyanne Conway write it? Nope, Stephen Miller wrote Trump's Inaugural Address!

1/22/2017 2:48 AM  
Anonymous Sharbano said...

As it states Here; this resolution was adopted under non-binding Chapter VI of the UN Charter. Clearly nations will do what nations will do but THIS resolution has no sanction or coercive measures with it.
In any event what happened to that "next" UNSC resolution you spoke of. I suspect many will be confounded when events transpire that are so unexpected that were never on their map. There are things in the works that none here have ever imagined but must be part of the equation.

1/22/2017 5:13 AM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

Dov Bar-Leib said...
France, the last and final bastion and home turf for the Evil Inclination.

So what do the prophets reveal about the situation at the time of the end? Ezekiel paints the picture of the alliance hostile to Israel that will form the invading force along with Russia:

“Son of man, set thy face against Gog, the land of Magog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal, and prophesy against him, And say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against thee, O Gog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal: And I will turn thee back, and put hooks into thy jaws, and I will bring thee forth, and all thine army, horses and horsemen, all of them clothed with all sorts of armour, even a great company with bucklers and shields, all of them handling swords: Persia, Ethiopia, and Libya with them; all of them with shield and helmet: Gomer, and all his bands; the house of Togarmah of the north quarters, and all his bands: and many people with thee.” (Ezekiel 38:2–6)

In this alliance, Gomer and his bands are mentioned. According to the historians, Edward Wells writing in 1708:

“… the colonies, which coming from the nation of Gomer, in process of time spread themselves further and further, and settled themselves in several parts of Europe… This colony of the Cimmerii increasing in process of time, and so spreading themselves still by new colonies further westward, came along the Danube, and settled themselves in the country, which from them has been called Germany….

Out of Germany the descendant of Gomer spread themselves into Gaul or France…. Josephus says that those called by the Greeks Galatæ, were originally Gomerites. Which words may be understood, either of the Asiatic Galatea, commonly called by us Galatians, or by the European Galatæ, commonly called by us Gauls.”

So historians identify Gomer of the Yechezkel with the Gauls of France and with the Germans. Yechezel states that these nations will be with Russia (Rosh) at the time of the end in their invasion of Israel.

France’s war against the Jews

1/22/2017 9:00 AM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

Says R' Nir ben Artzi Parashat Shemot,

France is making a conference to establish a Palestinian state. Their plans are to put there all refugees and infiltrators. The Creator says: "I will destroy France!” They are dealing with the Creator of the world. All Jews run away, don't wait!

1/22/2017 10:32 AM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

Another country approaching punishment from the King and Creator of the world, HKB"H

CIA: British encouraged Arabs to oppose partition,7340,L-4910562,00.html

1/22/2017 11:21 AM  
Blogger Neshama said...

There is a reason that Hashem is showering this beautiful young couple with grace, chein, riches, and a powerful government position. The world is changing, and as we know all that happens in the world is only because of His children, Am Yisrael. There should be excitement in the air, despite all the negative noise – the same noise we hear on Yom Kippur – to confuse the Satan.

The secularists are going to go to war over not being able to shop on Shabbat. Disgraceful.

1/22/2017 5:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


While Obamination has left a scorched earth and serious problems in his departure, will the new america slow things to a halt? This is an important question because it is the difference between nine months of struggle and four years of good. While one may say that the world is planning to squeeze israel, that doesn't mean they will be able to do much if america obstructs. So if Trump is a true friend what effect will that have on the next nine months?

1/22/2017 8:24 PM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

Another round of tornadoes expected as death toll reaches 15 in Southeast US

1/22/2017 9:02 PM  

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