Sunday, December 16, 2018

From Ayin to Dalet in Qriat Shema: The Secret Geulah Code in the Torah

It has been months, and I have not posted anything new.  Perhaps because of the status quo and a bursting forth of G-d's blessing on the American economy for moving their Embassy to Yerushalayim and for Trump's withdrawal from the Iran Nuclear Deal, Geulah could not progress.  If Mashiach were to come in a very pleasant way, 5778 was the year.  It was the end of a 70 year cycle of Chevlei Mashiach which began with the founding of the State of Israel in 5708.  The hints for this are in many places.  But here is the one that is directly from next week's Torah portion VaYechi Chapter 49:

  לֹא-יָסוּר שֵׁבֶט מִיהוּדָה, וּמְחֹקֵק מִבֵּין רַגְלָיו, עַד כִּי-יָבֹא שִׁילֹה, וְלוֹ יִקְּהַת עַמִּים. 10 The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor the ruler's staff (or engraving tool) from between his feet, as long as men come to Shiloh (or Until Shilo comes); and unto him shall the obedience of the peoples be.
יא  אֹסְרִי לַגֶּפֶן עִירֹה, וְלַשֹּׂרֵקָה בְּנִי אֲתֹנוֹ; כִּבֵּס בַּיַּיִן לְבֻשׁוֹ, וּבְדַם-עֲנָבִים סוּתֹה. 11 Binding his foal (or his City) unto the vine, and his ass's colt unto the choice vine; he washeth his garments in wine, and his vesture in the blood of grapes;
יב  חַכְלִילִי עֵינַיִם, מִיָּיִן; וּלְבֶן-שִׁנַּיִם, מֵחָלָב.  {פ} 12 His eyes shall be red with wine, and his teeth white with milk.

This of course is the blessing that Ya'akov Avinu gave to Yehudah when all Ya'akov's sons gathered around him to hear him tell them what would happen to them at the End of Days.  So the blessing to Yehudah is obviously significant for the coming of Mashiach.  The blessing is definitely shrouded in esoteric meaning.  On the simple level it mght be difficult to understand.  Believe it or not, Shiloh may be a reference to the present (and prayerfully last) Prime Minister of the lowly pre-Messianic kingdom established by the Erev Rav.  It means Gift to him (Shai Lo)  Why would the present PM deserve to get this honorable mention in the Torah?  because when Yehudah came down to Egypt, he was able to bring Binyamin down with him for his hidden brother Yosef to see ONLY if he would swear to his father that he, Yehudah, would accept upon himself whatever would be decreed upon Binyamin.  He would become Binyamin's Areiv (Guarantor) for Binyamin's safety in Mitzraim.  Yehudah had teshuvah to do.  It was his idea that Yosef should be sold into slavery so that Shimon and Leivi would not end of executing him for threatening through his dreams to lord over them.   So Yehudah had the "brilliant" idea that he knew his brothers would accept.  Let us sell Yosef to the Yishmaelite merchants headed to Mitzraim rather than murdering him.  As far as the lesser of two evils go, Yehudah had it right, but Kidnapping is also a capital offense.  So when it came time to bring the only full blood brother of Yosef down to Mitzraim, Yehudah offered himself up as Binyamin's Areiv, that he himself would go into slavery so that Binyamin would be able to return to his father.  Yehudah understood the true essence of teshuvah that when given an identical set of circumstances with a brother from the same mother that Yehudah sold into slavery, in this case Yehudah himself would become the slave.  So down they went to Egypt with Binyamin as the mysterious 2nd to Pharaoh had demanded.  The silver goblet that Yosef claimed to use for Divination purposes was found in Binyamin's sack, and Yosef says that Binyamin will now become his slave.  Yehudah stands up and says, No!  Binyamin goes back to their father in Canaan, and he Yehudah will become Yosef's slave for life in Binyamin's stead!  Yosef sees that at least the one who recommended that he should be sold into slavery has done a full repentance.  He reveals himself to his brothers before they figure out that the Second to Pharaoh is their long lost brother in one of the epic moments in world history.  So suddenly both Yosef and Binyamin are bawling tears on each other's shoulders as the stunned brothers stand around bewildered over what has just happened, realizing that at least one of Yosef's dreams had just transpired, for all 11 sheaves of wheat (all 11 brothers including Binyamin) had bowed down to Yosef just as he had dreamed 22 years prior.  And Rashi says, "Yosef is crying for the two Holy of Holies that were destroyed in Binyamin's territory during the destructions of the First and Second Temple while Yosef is bawling for the Mishkan that was destined to be destroyed in Shilo in Yosef's territory because of the poor behavior of Eli, the High Priest's, two sons Pinchus and Chofni.  So while Yehudah was trying to repent for his great sin, a sin whose taste we suffer from till this present day for all sins that are Bein Adam leChaveiro, HaShem had other plans... which is usually the case.  Yehudah had brought Binyamin down to Mitzraim unbeknownst to him as a long lost "Gift" to his brother Yosef.  So at the End of Days HaShem vowed to Yehudah that He (YKWK) would bring Binyamin to Yerushalayim as a "gift to him or Shai lo", to Mashiach ben David.  Binyamin Natan Yahu (YKW gives Binyamin) or Shilo would therefore be the last PM before Mashiach comes.  So in Ya'akov's blessing, this is at least in part the meaning of the first verse above.

Continued for later......  There will be several entries for this topic since it is a rather lengthy one. 


Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Other installments of this post will discuss the remaining two verses above, the transition from the Enlarged Ayin in Qriat Shema to the Enlarged Dalet, the 1335 years since the setting up of the the Abomination that Makes Desolate in Sefer Daniel, the four year build up discussed in Medrash Sefer Eliyahu between Rome and Persia with a Massive war in the Fourth year or the Shmittah year 5782 (which just so happens to be the same year as the 1335th year since laying the Foundation stone to the Dome of the Rock (the Abomination that Makes Desolate), the 3333rd year since Matan Torah 5781 (the last year of Malkhut Edom), and the Distinctive Quality of these last four years as opposed to the 70 prior years.

What I will only mention in passing in order not to depress a bunch of readers is the very large death toll in the coming war between Edom and Persia/ Russia/ N. Korea (over 2 billion possible dead) AND the blaming of Jews in the United States for all the woes. But these things also will be discussed. I just don't want to write entire posts about them.

12/16/2018 1:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You said:
“If Mashiach were to come in a very pleasant way, 5778 was the year. It was the end of a 70 year cycle of Chevlei Mashiach which began with the founding of the State of Israel in 5708.”

The 70 year cycle ended this past Rosh Hashanah after sunset.

12/16/2018 1:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

gracias Rab por volver a escribir

12/16/2018 3:25 AM  
Blogger Ginno Ricci said...

I thought Shiloh was a reference to Mashiach, but who knows...

In any case, we have to find out the original source for the episode where the Lubavitcher rebbe supposedly said Netanyahu that he would give the scepter to king Mashiach. If that's true, there's nothing else to discuss: Bibi is the last Prime Minister before Mashiach. Is there a video of the meeting between the two?

12/16/2018 4:04 AM  
Blogger Ginno Ricci said...

Dov, listen up. According to this rabbi (starts in minute 1:03:38), the great rav Shmuel Bornsztain said that Gog Umagog will not happen because of the length of our exile. Let's remember bad prophecies don't necessarily need to happen. I wonder if he had seen the Holocaust... wouldn't be the first time that tzadikim make mistakes. Even Rashi thought Mashiach would come in the 14th century. Also it's strange that the Lubavitcher rebbe never mentioned Gog Umagog, as far as I'm concerned. Some people mention the destruction of two-thirds of European Jewry as enough 'kappara', which makes Gog Umagog irrevelant. The problem is that unfortunately many other sins were accumulated by Jews over the last 70 years. But who knows??? The Chafetz Chaim himself mentioned three battles of Gog Umagog: the Great War (he was alive back then), twenty years after that there will be the second one (accurate prediction) and seventy or seventy-two years after that the third and final, which didn't happen (1945 plus 72 is 2017).

Let's hope he was right and only the enemies of Israel absorve all the suffering before the final redemption

12/16/2018 6:27 AM  
Blogger Ginno Ricci said...

Sorry, I made a mistake. I think Rav Elchanan Wasserman said in the name of the Chafetz Chaim that 25 years after the Great War there would be a second Gog Umagog. Not 20 years like I wrote before.

12/16/2018 7:15 AM  
Blogger Neshama said...

Since there are unimaginable evils rampant in this generation, I don’t see how everyone will be allowed to continue with anti-God and anti-Creation aggression. There has to be a cleaning-house, like before Pesach, with no chometz owned or seen in a Jew’s home (actual and Eretz Yisrael). Most of us really do not know the extent of the maneuvers taking place. A Jew must strengthen his/her Emuna and Bitachon. Aleph, Beis, Gimmel, Emuna and Bitachon will bring the Geulah.

12/16/2018 8:37 AM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

Israel signals displeasure at Australia's 'mistaken' W. Jerusalem move,7340,L-5427006,00.html

12/16/2018 2:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

DBLeib, so the shoach you do not consider to be part of the 70 years of chevlei moshiach ??

According to your blog, the world should have been destroyed already many times before today so I think we are not doing so bad as you think ..


12/16/2018 8:56 PM  
Blogger Ginno Ricci said...

Aryeh, I don't see a solution to our spiritual problems as a nation. It's a miracle we are even alive despite the fact that 80% of Am Israel doesn't keep Shabbat, not to mention other sins such as lashon harah, kfira, sinat chinam, lack of tzniut, etc, etc, etc. Of course, there are many people doing wonderful things in Am Israel as well, such as learning Torah, doing chesed, doing teshuva, giving tzedaka, working on kiruv, etc. But we need a million rabbis like Yosef Mizrachi, not one or two. Unfortunately, as Dov said, we are b'eita, not achishena. Meaning Mashiach will come one way or another, but it doesn't depend on us anymore. The problem is that, if Mashiach comes this way, it won't be pleasent for the Jews in general (nor the goim). So does it matter what we do? Of course! But only on an individual level, meaning you have to make sure you will have enough merits to get saved when the real mess starts (which includes trying to get other Jews closer to the Torah), but I don't think we can make a difference on a national level. I hope I'm wrong, but that's my personal speculation. Take it or leave it, I was wrong before, and I could be wrong now.

12/16/2018 9:52 PM  
Blogger Ginno Ricci said...

Lubavitcher rebbe on Gog Umagog (ignore the "Melech Hamoshiach" propaganda at the beginning, sorry Dov)

12/16/2018 10:02 PM  
Blogger Ginno Ricci said...

On a different note, the yeshiva where I study is making a fundraising to improve the facilities and bring more baalei teshuva and gerim to complete their teshuva and conversion. If you want to contribute to the mitzvah, enter here. Thanks in advance.

12/16/2018 10:40 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Chevlei Mashiach began with the founding of the State of Israel based on the second pasuk (Gen. 49:11 dealing with Ya'akov's blessing of Yehudah above.

יא אֹסְרִי לַגֶּפֶן עִירֹה, וְלַשֹּׂרֵקָה בְּנִי אֲתֹנוֹ; כִּבֵּס בַּיַּיִן לְבֻשׁוֹ, וּבְדַם-עֲנָבִים סוּתֹה. 11 Binding his foal (or his City) unto the vine, and his ass's colt unto the choice vine; he washeth his garments in wine, and his vesture in the blood of grapes;
It states from the moment Yehudah's jackass is bound to a vine, he must wait the number of years associated with the production of fine wine from the choicest grape juice. The number of years that one must wait to make fine wine is the Gematriah of Yayin itself, 70 years. We commemorate this every Friday night when we say Qiddush for Shabbat since number of years between the miracle of State that would ingather exiles until Mashiach could come in a pleasant way is 70 years. So there are "officially" 70 words in Qiddush on Friday night (35 words in Vayechulu and 35 words in the Bracha on the Day itself after the blessing over wine, for a total of 70 words)

וַיְכֻלּוּ הַשָּׁמַיִם וְהָאָרֶץ וְכָל צְבָאָם: וַיְכַל אֱלהִים בַּיּום הַשְּׁבִיעִי מְלַאכְתּו אֲשֶׁר עָשָׂה. וַיִּשְׁבּת בַּיּום הַשְּׁבִיעִי מִכָּל מְלַאכְתּו אֲשֶׁר עָשָׂה: וַיְבָרֶךְ אֱלהִים אֶת יום הַשְּׁבִיעִי וַיְקַדֵּשׁ אתו. כִּי בו שָׁבַת מִכָּל מְלַאכְתּו אֲשֶׁר בָּרָא אֱלהִים לַעֲשׂות:
35 words in Hebrew: And the Heavens and the Earth were completed and all of their Hosts. And G-d finished on the 7th day His Creative work that (He) had done, And He ceased work on the 7th Day from all of the Creative work that (He) had done. And G-d blessed the 7th day and sanctified it, for on it (He) ceased work from all His Creative work which G-d had created ex nihilo (in order) to be Made. Now that is 35 words in Hebrew even if it takes a bunch of more words in English to say the same thing.

The Blessings: The blessing over wine not included in the count of 70 words because there is no Joy without Wine. So it too must be blessed before the Day itself is blessed.

Kiddush Blessing Over Wine
This is followed by two blessings: One over the wine/grape juice, and one over Sanctifying the Shabbat.

סַבְרִי מָרָנָן וְרַבָּנָן וְרַבּותַי:
An introduction meaning, "With permission Sirs, Rabbanim, and Teachers"

בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה ה' אֱלקינוּ מֶלֶךְ הָעולָם בּורֵא פְּרִי הַגָּפֶן
Blessed are You HaShem our G-d, King of the Universe, Who Created ex nihilo the Fruit of the Vine. Not included in the count of 35 words after the 35 words from Bereishit. Since The Quiddush is said over wine, the 70 years CANNOT include the Final Churban that we call the Holocaust

12/17/2018 1:05 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

As I just wrote, since the Wine represents our Simcha over the 70 years through the 70 words of Qiddush and since there is no true joy without Wine, the 70 years cannot include the pain and suffering of the Shoah. The 70 years began with Joy, the Founding of the the State of the Jews, the first State since the Bar Kochba Revolt which was crushed in 135ce.

1. It has allowed for the physical ingathering of over 6 million Jews to the Land of Israel from the 600,000 Jews who were in ERetz Yisrael in 1947 at the time of the partition plan in the UN at the end of the British Mandate.
2. And the State has allowed for building the physical infrastructure that will be used in the Messianic Era from roads, agricultural communities, cities, and towns.
3. And it has uncovered all the amazing archaeology of our glorious past from the anointing oil of the kings of Israel (The Shemen Apharsimon vial) found by Vendyl Jones to the uncovering of King David's Castle in the City of David by Eilat Mazar to Yehoshua's Altar on Mt. Eival uncovered by Adam Zertal. None of this would have been possible without the State of Israel's very existence. It may all be physically redemptive (and not spiritually redemptive), but it is worth a Qiddush.

Final 35 words:
בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה ה' אֱלקינוּ מֶלֶךְ הָעולָם. אֲשֶׁר קִדְּשָׁנוּ בְּמִצְותָיו וְרָצָה בָנוּ. וְשַׁבַּת קָדְשׁו בְּאַהֲבָה וּבְרָצון הִנְחִילָנוּ. זִכָּרון לְמַעֲשֵׂה בְרֵאשִׁית.
תְּחִלָּה לְמִקְרָאֵי קדֶשׁ זֵכֶר לִיצִיאַת מִצְרָיִם.
וְשַׁבַּת קָדְשְׁךָ בְּאַהֲבָה וּבְרָצון הִנְחַלְתָּנוּ: בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה ה' מְקַדֵּשׁ הַשַּׁבָּת

Notice that several added Hebrew words to the Modern Qiddush have been excluded in the bare bones Qiddush that only contains another 35 Hebrew words. Total from Bereishit and Qiddush HaYom= 70 words.

12/17/2018 1:23 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Also of note, the description by Ya'akov Avinu for Shevet Yehudah at the End of Daysf in Bereishit 49 is a description of the Coming of Mashiach b'itah NOT Achishena, for only b'itah does Mashiach come into the Holy City riding on a jackass. If it had been Achishena, Mashiach would have come to Town on Clouds of Glory in a miraculous way. Therefore the reference in Bereishit at Ya'akov's final blessing is a b'itah description of the Coming of the Mashiach in a pleasant way..... which did not occur at the end of 70 years. So now we get the last four years, the elongated Dalet from Qri'at Shema. Sorry, it likely won't be pretty until the very end.

12/17/2018 1:29 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

I found it! I found it! Baruch HaShem, I found it! My link to Medrash Sefer Eliyahu had been missing for over a year, but I have just found the proper link to John C. Reeves of University of N. Carolina, Charlotte's translation of this magnificent and seminal work of eschatology from Eliyahu HaNavi. So the active link in the sidebar is working again!

And in it, there is a description of the last four years transitioning from the 70 years of Chevlei HaMashiach to the Messianic Era, dealing with the three year buildup to the final great War of Olam HaZeh between Edom and Persia in the fourth year:

The last king who rules Persia shall come up against the Romans three successive years until he expands (his gains) against them for twelve months (in the fourth year). Three mighty warriors will come up to oppose him from the West, but they will be handed over into his (Persian) control. Then the lowliest of the kings, the son of a slave woman and whose name is Gīgīt (Walid Jumblatt's son of a Circassion Xtian slavegirl named Gigi), will confront him from the west. It should be pointed out that the Druze community in Lebanon which will take on Persia at the End of this great war are descendants of Yitro who will keep the terms of the millennial old military pact that Yitro made with Moshe Rabbeinu to mutually defend Israel and the Druze nation. And Walid recently retired handing the reins of power over to his son of the slavegirl, Taymour Jumblatt.

12/17/2018 2:18 AM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

Dov said: the Druze community in Lebanon which will take on Persia at the End of this great war are descendants of Yitro who will keep the terms of the millennial old military pact that Yitro made with Moshe Rabbeinu to mutually defend Israel and the Druze nation

"Carry high the keffiyeh of occupied Arab Palestine, the keffiyeh of progressive Lebanon, of the free men and the revolutionaries, of those who resist Israel wherever they are, of reconciliation and dialogue, the keffiyeh of modesty and generosity, the keffiyeh of Mukhtara," Walid Jumblatt said.

Born in 1982 during the civil war, Taymur Jumblatt studied at the American University of Beirut, where he met his wife Diana Zeaiter, a Shiite Muslim, and at the Sorbonne in France. They have two children.

12/17/2018 4:26 AM  
Blogger Neshama said...

B”H thank you Reb Dov. We are envigorated once again by your analysis. Now we have to strengthen our Emuna and Bitachon in HKB”H that it will be.

12/17/2018 8:36 AM  
Blogger CKHL said...

Hey, Gino,
re: Melech Hamoshiach" propaganda

what makes you think it's propaganda?

12/17/2018 5:10 PM  
Blogger HDG, Yerushalayim, E"Y Shlemah said...

Reb Dov Bear, thank you so much for this post. It really does seem like we're drinking the bitter dregs now.

Speaking of Q'riath Shema, I received a message yesterday on my local WhatsApp group [my comments in square brackets]:


Chief rabbis from Israel are asking to say WORLDWIDE, tomorrow [meaning today], Monday, December 17th, the prayer "Shema Israel" to save Am Israel, the people of Israel, from all harsh decrees.

This is scheduled at 9:00pm [21:00] in Israel, 2:00pm in New York and Miami, 1pm Los Angeles...regarding your location. [I think they meant 11am LA time if they really meant "simultaneously". Otherwise, poor LA will be 2 hours late!]

please share and forward as much as possible

for more info, only whatsapp, 00972549418524

Has anyone else received a message like this yesterday or today, or even before that? I have a question: WHO are the rabbis calling for this? I wrote a comment on my blog regarding this message, but the message didn't include this vital information. I suppose that if you call the number, you'll get it. Should I? Has anyone else called it?

Many thanks in advance.

12/17/2018 6:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you Ginno Ricci for having posted the video re the Lubavitcher Rebbe on the war of gog u magog. We shall not fear!!


12/17/2018 9:04 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

CKHL: On this blog the last and 7th Lubavitcher Rebbe was likely the the Nassi of the PREVIOUS generation. If you want to ascribe to him any kochot from beyond the Grave, beyond the fact that he will be resurrected at Techiyat HaMeitim and that he is a Melitz Yosher in the Heavenly Court, then this is not the blog to discuss those matters.

So if you want the advantage of watching GogUMagog between Edom and Persia/Russia/ N. Korea from the sidelines, make your way to Eretz Yisrael NOW before it becomes a World War 3. Here, not in Brooklyn, but HERE in Eretz Yisrael, you will be in the eye of the Hurricane of Michael the ArchAngel. I realize there was a Hurricane Michael recently, but that was just a foreshadow of things to come.

12/17/2018 9:21 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Just a few hours before the Fast of the 10th of Tevet, when Nebuchadnezzer arrived with the mighty Babylonian Army troops to set up the siege against Yerushalayim in the year 3337, it is pouring ..... again in Eretz Yisrael, rains of brachah upon the rains of brachah that we have had since the 7th of MarCheshvan.... in contrast to most of Southern and Central California going up in flames. Brachah upon the Land of HaShem's Dwellingplace and a Curse upon its spiritual polar opposite in California. Messianic Voices are already in the air.

12/18/2018 12:32 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

And the Dow Jones Industrials crashed another 500 points. I have lost count of the number of 500 point drops in the last month. This baby is not coming back. There is no way to stimulate the American Economy still with record low interest rates BEFORE lowering them down to Zero Percent again! The Fed has no tools to get the US out of this mess. And to be honest, America has lost its merit on the brachot being heaped upon it for moving the US Embassy to Yerushalayim and because Trump nixed the Iranian Nuclear Deal. To reward Trump, a Majority of American voters in States where Leftist Jews live in large numbers, voted to make the Dims the Majority Party by at least 35 seats in the House of Reps in order to destroy the Trump Presidency. There is no brachah on the nation, and the 75% of American Jews who hate Trump, for rejecting the Good that Trump did in his first two years. The two year brachah on America is OVER.

12/18/2018 1:45 AM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

Climate researchers are sounding the alarm on a polar vortex that’s predicted to sweep through the U.S.’ east coast later this month and inflict one of the harshest winters in years, The Washington Post reported.

12/18/2018 1:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you Reb Dov for your new post, great to read your new insights !!

Two things I would like to mention :
- Bibi being possibly Shilo, a present from God to Yehouda as a reward fr Yehuda's teshouva regarding Yossef/Binyamin, sounds great, and in accordance with the Lubavitche Rebbe's words to Bibi that he would stay a long time at the top and then give the keys to Messiah (Ben David),
- Regarding the Lubavitcher Rebbe being Messiah or not, I share with you my idea, that could reconcile different scenarii and points of view that currently are contradictory, and may create discord within Am Israel.
Here we go : the Vilna Gaon quotes in the sefer Kol Hator that one of three forms of Messiah Ben Yossef is the spiritual leader (nassi) of its generation. And that each generation has its Messiah Ben Yossef.
The GRA also said that himself was the Messiah Ben Yossef for his time, and later he said he went on a higher level (on the sefira of Netsar, like Moshé Rabbenou if I remember correctly).
So each generation has his own Messiah Ben Yossef, and the role and mission moves from someone to another, for centuries...
So it could very well fit that the Lubavitcher Rebbe could have been the Messiah Ben Yossef in his time, blessing Bibi/Shilo that he would pass the key to Messiah Ben David.

12/18/2018 2:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dov Bar Leib, with all due respect, when you write in your post about the kiddush, the shema and netanyahu, you make up gzeira shava. The only valid gzeira shava is from halacha le'moshe mi'sinai.


12/18/2018 4:49 PM  
Blogger Leah said...

Excellent post, Dov.

12/18/2018 6:37 PM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

A Chanuka message from Rabbi Yosef Mizrachi to the Jews of the USA - video

Soon It Can Be All Over

12/18/2018 7:49 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Yaron: I am not Paskening new halakhot here, nor am I attempting to nullify existing Halakhah. These Gezeirot Shaveh, if you want to call them that, help to solidify Hashkafah not to derive new halakhot.

12/19/2018 11:02 AM  
Blogger Neshama said...

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12/19/2018 11:18 AM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

To my brothers and sisters in Chutz La’aretz (the Diaspora):

Now that no one is listening, let’s have a candid conversation about us, we in Eretz Yisrael (the Land of Israel) and you in galut...

Observant Jews in the galut have made impressive strides in building their sub-cultures within gentile societies. However, since the future of our nation rests only on the efforts of the Jews in Eretz Yisrael, the Jewish communities in the galut are irrelevant to our future. On the 5th of Iyar 5708, the day the Medina was declared,
Hashem lowered the curtain on the galut and let it begin to fade into oblivion.

The great halls of Torah study in the galut could easily become relevant to our future if they would actively encourage their students to come on aliya; but unfortunately, the winds that blow in those institutions are not directed eastward, their orientation is to seek out the faults of our Medina rather than “see the good of Yerushalayim”.

- Rabbi Nachman Kahana

12/19/2018 2:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And maybe that's why the yeshivas are in big trouble with the NY State Dept of Education which is threatening to shut them down.

12/19/2018 8:23 PM  
Blogger Ginno Ricci said...

Meir is right. The situation of Jews in America is very dangerous (both spiritually and physically), just like in France. What are the big rabbis in America waiting for to encourage the Jews to make Aliyah??? Later they won't be able to move with their money and savings. Why our nation never learns from their previous mistakes? Attacks on Jews are increasing by the minute. Recently the yeshivot in Baltimore got letters with poison, some people were injured. I don't understand what they are afraid of. Take it from me. Israel is the only country where I can have a good life with minimum wage, without a college degree, and I'm more connected to Hashem and the Torah than anywhere else. In Argentina this would have been impossible, specially now that everything is collapsing over there. Now is the time to call on the people to make Aliyah. Please rabbis, don't mess it up again like 70 years ago. Now there's no "White Paper" stopping you, no excuse except for your stupid greed and laziness (with very few people who REALLY can't move because they have a relative that needs to be taken care or an emergency). Hashem didn't save the shomrei Shabbat and religious people in Europe, remember? They went to the gas chambers with the chilonim and kofrim. Call your local number of the Sochnut and MAKE ALIYAH!

What's the point of beating a dog that doesn't understand what you are saying, or just ignores you time and again until it's too late? At this point I believe the only thing that will move the Jews out of their comfort in the diaspora is an economic crisis, not antisemitic attacks. Some Jews care more about their money than their bodies and families. But why you need Hashem to take away all your money and possessions to make the right choice? Why losing the fruits of your effort? I remember Rav Shach saying the only reason they made Aliyah was because he and his wife didn't have anything to lose, while all their friends were killed by the Nazis because they didn't want to leave their fancy houses in Hungary. DON'T MAKE THE SAME MISTAKE AGAIN! Mashiach is not coming to rescue you in heavenly clouds. We don't have the merit for that. You have to make your own hishtadlut and only THEN Hashem will help you big time, just like He did with me, even if you are not exactly a big tzadik.

12/19/2018 9:31 PM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

Zero Hedge: Syria will adopt a new rule of engagement with Israel now that Russia has taken a tougher and clearer stance on the conflict between Israel and the “Axis of the Resistance”. Henceforth, Damascus will be responding to any Israeli strike.

If it damages a specific military target it will reply with a strike against a similar objective in Israel. Decision makers in Damascus said, “Syria will not hesitate to hit an Israeli airport if Damascus airport is targeted and hit by Israel. This will be with the consent of the Russian military based in the Levant.”

This Syrian political decision is based on the clear position taken by Russia in Syria following the downing of its aircraft on September 18 this year

Zero Hedge: It’s official, within an hour after the first headline the president tweeted “We have defeated ISIS in Syria” and in reference to reports of a planned US troop withdrawal from Syria which unnamed officials say is to be initiated “immediately,” he added that the terror group’s defeat was “my only reason for being there”.

Fox News: The Trump administration is making plans to pull all 2,000 American troops out of Syria, U.S. officials confirmed to Fox News on Wednesday.

Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham on Wednesday blasted President Trump’s decision to pull all troops out of Syria, calling it an “Obama-like decision” that would signal Middle East allies can’t rely on America.

U.S. officials told Fox News that the U.S. was considering pulling all 2,000 American troops on the ground in Syria. Trump appeared to allude to the decision in a morning tweet when he stated: "We have defeated ISIS in Syria, my only reason for being there during the Trump Presidency.”

My comments: If executed, then Trump for sure is finished. G'd Appoints kings and Deposes kings, Daniel 2:21.


12/19/2018 10:23 PM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...


There are three prophesies in view:

The downing of a Russian aircraft with 15 Russian soldiers aboard on September 18 is looking more and more like a permanent break in Russian/Israeli relations. Putin now has an excuse to attack Israel to control natural gas reserves before the Jewish state becomes a major competitor in the EU.

Yechezkel 38-39 is the prophesied war of Gog and Magog, a Russian led invasion to take Israel’s wealth.

2. Yeshayahu 17:1,14 calls for the total destruction of Damascus the world’s oldest inhabited city:

“Behold Damascus shall be removed from [being] a city, and it shall be depth of ruins.”

And it will happen in one night:

“At eventide, behold there is fright; before morning he is no more. This is the portion of our plunderers and the lot of our spoilers”

3. Tehilim 83: In prophecy of “Unfulfilled Prophecy” the Damascus prophecy is the catalyst of the Psalm 83 invasion based on the fact that all of the major Muslim sects are in Damascus:

60% of Syria’s 1.7 million population is Sunni including 500,000 Palestinian refugees
11% of Syria’s Muslims are Shia
7% are Kurds
Alawite 10%
Christians, Yazadis and a few Jews make up the rest

Imagine the outrage in the Arab world when Damascus goes.

"They said, "Come, let us destroy them from [being] a nation, and the name of Israel will no longer be remembered.” (Tehilim 83:5)

Things are moving quickly in the Middle East. Today’s news of the US leaving Israel without an ally in Syria brings the second prophecy into view.

In the final war of Gog and Magog before the onset of the tribulation, Israel will be attacked from the north: Russia, Iran, Turkey, and from the south Ethiopia, Sudan, Somalia, Libya, (Yechezkel 38:1-6). There are no allies there to help (Yechezkel 38:13 ), and none are needed:

Gog and his armies will come up against the Protector of Israel Who Said this:

“And now, so said the Lord, your Creator, O Jacob, and the One Who formed you, O Israel, Do not fear, for I have redeemed you, and I called by your name, you are Mine.

When you pass through water, I am with you, and in rivers, they shall not overflow you; when you go amidst fire, you shall not be burnt, neither shall a flame burn amongst you.” Yeshayahu 43:1-2

And that is precisely what will happen when Gog advances his armies:

“ And I will call the sword against him upon all My mountains, says the Lord God: every man's sword shall be against his brother. And I will judge against him with pestilence and with blood, and rain bringing floods, and great hailstones, fire, and brimstone will I rain down upon him and upon his hordes and upon the many peoples that are with him. And I will reveal Myself in My greatness and in My holiness and will be recognized in the eyes of many nations, and they will know that I am the Lord.” Yechezkel 38:21-23

(Yechezkel 38:1-6 used to account for many peoples and in verse 13 possible reference to US.

12/19/2018 10:45 PM  
Blogger Neshama said...

More ‘good’ news:
FED CHAIR SCREWS AMERICA – CRASHES MARKET: Announces New Rate Hike — DOW PLUNGES 720 Points thegatewaypundit
The Dow immediately dropped 350 points in 10 minutes.
The market was up 370 points and dropped to 20 points up.
UPDATE– Dow dropped 470 points in one hour.
UPDATE: 570 Points
UPDATE: Dow down 670 points from daily high before announcement.
UPDATE: (1 hr. 10 minute later) Dow down 770 points.
UPDATE: The Dow finished -350 points or down 720 points since 2 PM when Jerome Powell started talking.

The onslaught against Trump has intensified greatly. The fact that the US is pulling from Syria leaves Israel in trouble. My take is that this and the Haifa Port (china) debacle has caused Trump to re-think the ME.
What do you, the readers, think?

12/20/2018 10:27 AM  
Blogger Neshama said...

'US withdrawal from Syria strengthens Iran'
Former head of the Research Division of IDF Military Intelligence thinks that the move of US is bad for Israel. arutzsheva

Brig.-Gen. (res.) Yossi Kuperwasser, former director-general of the Ministry of Strategic Affairs and head of the Research Division of IDF Military Intelligence, thinks that the US withdrawal from Syria strengthens Iran in Syria.

"If the US forces leave areas in southern Syria, it would mean that the Assad forces and the Iranians will have full control over Syria, and this would mean that they may try to deliver weapons from Iran through Iraq to Syria and then to Lebanon, and there’s not going to be anything in between to stop them," Kupperwasser said.

ME: This means another acceleration in the Geula Process. Rabbi Kessin might be speaking about this.

12/20/2018 10:31 AM  
Blogger HDG, Yerushalayim, E"Y Shlemah said...

Amazingly, the rain has been pouring this year. Have we noticed and thanked haShem for that? According to the Yerushamayim website's rain page, when I went to it to post this, Yerushalayim had 29% of our annual rainfall for the year.

According to the Israel Meteorological Service Rain Observation page, many places in the North near the Kinneret have between 20% and 45% of their annual normal.

Today I went out in it and for a long time, it was raining like cats and dogs, B"H!!!!!

12/20/2018 5:37 PM  
Blogger Neshama said...

LOOMING SHUTDOWN: Trump Tells GOP Leaders He Won’t Sign Bill; Demands Money For Wall YeshivaWorldNews. Trump is “f.u.r.i.o.u.s" and may shut down the govt.

CDG, we can thank firstly HKB”H for the much needed rain; but then we need to thank Rav Shmuel Eliyahu who took cheder kinderlach to the Kinneret to say tehillim for rain. And after that it rained B”H.

I was out also and it didn’t rain, the sun was shining, but after I returned home the skies got cloudy and by the time my husband when to shul it was raining again. That’s the way it is in E.Y., mid day is usually clear and sunny, unless we are having one of those 3 day storms :-)

12/20/2018 9:29 PM  
Blogger Neshama said...

Meir: remember this, the worse it looks the better it is for Geulah!

12/20/2018 9:29 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Meir: Could you please not use New T. words like "tribulation" when you comment?
Also why are you even discussing Taymour Jumblatt's wife? The Medrash only mentions that his mother is a shifchah. It says nothing about Taymour's wife. By the way, Gervette (Gigi) his mother may have been forced to convert to Sunni Islam, but she is/was a Circassian Xtian, not a Muslim.

To understand the Jumblatt's apparent anti-Israel hatred, one must look at the historical precedent to the Druze. For that we turn to the Tana"kh itself which discusses the more ancient name of the Bnai Yitro, called the Keinim at the time of Devorah HaNavi'ah. At that time the Keinim were under the leadership of Chever HaKeini who had strategically separated himself from the other Keinim to be helpful in the battle against Sisera and Yavin the Kana'ani, as we see from Tana"kh in Shoftim 4

יא וְחֶבֶר הַקֵּינִי נִפְרָד מִקַּיִן, מִבְּנֵי חֹבָב חֹתֵן מֹשֶׁה; וַיֵּט אָהֳלוֹ, עַד-אֵילוֹן בצענים (בְּצַעֲנַנִּים) אֲשֶׁר אֶת-קֶדֶשׁ. 11 Now Heber the Kenite had separated himself from the Kenites, even from the children of Hovav (Yitro) the father-in-law of Moses, and had pitched his tent as far as Elon-bezaanannim, which is by Kedesh.

Yet, in order to be helpful in the battle against Sisera, Chever needed to feign an alliance with Yavin of Cana'an and Sisera AGAINST Devorah and Baraq so that Sisera would turn into Chever and Ya'el's tent to regroup himself where Ya'el could slay him.

יז וְסִיסְרָא, נָס בְּרַגְלָיו, אֶל-אֹהֶל יָעֵל, אֵשֶׁת חֶבֶר הַקֵּינִי: כִּי שָׁלוֹם, בֵּין יָבִין מֶלֶךְ-חָצוֹר, וּבֵין, בֵּית חֶבֶר הַקֵּינִי. 17 Howbeit Sisera fled away on his feet to the tent of Jael the wife of Heber the Kenite; for there was peace between Jabin the king of Hazor and the house of Heber the Kenite.
יח וַתֵּצֵא יָעֵל, לִקְרַאת סִיסְרָא, וַתֹּאמֶר אֵלָיו סוּרָה אֲדֹנִי סוּרָה אֵלַי, אַל-תִּירָא; וַיָּסַר אֵלֶיהָ הָאֹהֱלָה, וַתְּכַסֵּהוּ בַּשְּׂמִיכָה. 18 And Jael went out to meet Sisera, and said unto him: 'Turn in, my lord, turn in to me; fear not.' And he turned in unto her into the tent, and she covered him with a rug.

So now we understand that in the millennial old alliance between Israel and the descendants of Yitro, it is necessary for progeny of Yitro to pretend to be our enemies for their own survival amongst the hostile people with whom they live and in order to be of assistance when the time comes ..... 3300 years later.

12/21/2018 3:02 AM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

Dov, although we have an argument about Jumblat I don't hesitate to also give support to your line of argument.

Israeli Druse leaders rebuff Lebanon's Jumblatt: 'Stay out of our affairs'

The spiritual leader of Israel’s Druse community, Sheikh Moafaq Tarif, on Friday rebuffed comments by Lebanese Druse parliamentarian Walid Jumblatt, who called on his co-religionists in Israel to support the Joint Arab List.

The Druse in Israel “are an inseparable part of Israeli society and they enjoy freedom of expression and freedom to do as they please,” Tarif said in an interview with the Arab-language website Huna. The Druse field candidates who run with both right-wing and left-wing parties and its lawmakers in the Knesset serve the community’s interests irrespective of ideology, the sheikh said, adding that the Druse in Israel refrain from commenting or “interfering” in the internal affairs of their brethren in neighboring countries, so he would expect “others to respect the right of Druse in Israel to vote as they please.”...

12/21/2018 7:11 AM  
Blogger Neshama said...

I think, maybe, that Trump thinks that it is far better to level the enemies in a war all at once (if and when they attempt firing on Israel), than to fight their incremental aggression day by day. And this could be the BIG WAR that the prophecies infer. Trump likes BIG and daring moves. He calculates globally and strategically. People don’t understand him. He is guided by Shamayim.I am hoping Rabbi Kessin speaks about this on this coming motzei Shabbat. A descent for an ascent. Israel MUST beware of the sly Chinese covert maneuvering into Israel via their overt “engineering capabilities” at the ports and on our Trains.

12/21/2018 9:04 AM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...


Rabbi Kessin talks about Trump having "free" choice. He can be the Moshiach of Esav/Edom since the USA is (or at least was up to now) the good part of Esav/Edom. He can bring Esav/Edom to do teshuva (repentance). However, there is one other condition, he has support Israel unconditionally will all his efforts and power. If he does this he will be blessed and become a great "King". But if he fails, he will fall hard and deep.

This corresponds well with the gematria of his name, either an Messianic figure or a Snake-like figure. We will soon know. If he publishes his Real Estate Deal of the Century he is finished. Even if he says that it is up to the parties involved it will be taken as an excuse by the evil part of Esav/Edom, i.e., Europe as a clearance to go for a two-state solution. Anyone who comes to divide the Land will be harshly punished by the King and Creator of the world, Guardian of Israel, HKB"H.

12/21/2018 11:24 AM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

The evil part of Esav?Edom will soon, very soon, disappear from the surface of the earth.

The Islamization of Europe - video[0]=68.ARATrSSFp6GV90ACkaiISOkBqlKdnTCuvxSsHKe25eyYqbJkXw8bBzm5remWsMDVaauM5f25GHMBYPjo6zj3WCdQeWRvYe7OmI0HiTFzcJfsHqYVZe_VYgdGj0r3K4eWDfvy_rIR0pGDCHt8V4Ccl2opINpkX_TFNKWp_EVct5Sal0Otz7YrlQi8T3asK-f6PHIQJF26Mb5uWRFCCCPa2Z9yBlh-bvyLJ-rSTfBc9N-DygY8bPHNCQXSD0ZNCHDuKw-Yc3JUTmSe7VAk0xKNGkWTxgGBeu9AHQgO3ex1lmkVk3rQG5WOxlVDeY2tHtvUyAoJw9pIYvBrLIVOjn96MlswL6RnQAoeFN63whOY7JpjWaSkPhWJudF3K3U&__tn__=-UK-R

12/22/2018 6:08 PM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

More on Trump redrawals

"טראמפ זרק את ישראל תחת גלגלי משאית התובלה של הצבא הרוסי", צוטט גורם ביטחוני ישראלי על רקע בריחת צבא ארה"ב מסוריה.

'Trump threw Israel under the wheels of the Russian army transport truck,' an Israeli security source was quoted as saying.

12/22/2018 6:27 PM  
Blogger Coming Home said...

Saw this on Devorah's blog

12/23/2018 6:46 AM  
Blogger Neshama said...

Meir, as far as I’m concerned, you do not understand Trump and his maneuvers; must not pay attention to many of the social media.

12/23/2018 9:47 AM  
Blogger Neshama said...

They’re moving into position for the BIG ONE: Report: Turkey sends troops to northern Syria
'Tanks and other heavy weapons' reportedly seen moving from Turkey into Kurdish area of Syria, following announcement of US pullout. In addition to what’s posted on ShiratDevorah

12/23/2018 9:49 AM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

Neshama, not only me, I also brought the opinion of Rabbi Kessin. So we don't agree, you and I. That is OK with me. As time passes the truth will surface.

12/23/2018 11:16 AM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

Coming Home

The Saudi Royal Court hates Israel not less than Iran. The Saudis have be a keen supporter of international terrorism for decades. When it comes to Israel the Saudis differ from Iran only it its strategy to reach its goal, total Islam liberation of the Land of Israel.

Rabbi Kessin brings that the Saudis through MbS might make teshuva and the "representative" of Yishmael. If that will be the case then, and only then, we will have a different ball game. But MbS is alone on this. Thus only time will tell. And so Rabbi Kessin also says. So we have Esav/Esau and Yismael and the crossroad, do teshuva or not.

12/23/2018 11:26 AM  
Blogger vincent said...

Perhaps if USA is not part of GOG's etc. lineup, than Trump gets the troops out of the way of the prophecy? There is no other way? Or as someone commented somewhere; if Israel attacks Iran, the troops are out and won't be a target. If Trump gets impeached the window of opportunity is closing for Israel to act on Iran. If Trump is too much pro the peacedeal, windows close also, also on him. What did the Saudi Arabia cooperation really got Israel? Amalek still rules in Iran. American presidents are always different from what you think. The whole thing is an enigma. Perhaps they can all re-enact the prophecy in a merciful way, and call it a day. Perhaps Putin is willing to do that (?) Otherwise I would say: stop focusing on all these actors and draw up your on plans. Avoid 2 front war by cleaning up Gaze first. This is what I wrote at Lazerbeams at the time. Than nuke whatever anti-Semitic capital you have to. (Didn't write that) But what is the problem? Israel free of world powers these are famous words from the Navi .......( Have to look that up)

12/23/2018 3:58 PM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

More on Trump's exit from Syria and his alignment with Erdogan of Turkey - a fierce enemy and hater of Israel.

Trump told Turkey's Erdogan in Dec. 14 call about Syria, 'it's all yours. We are done'

12/24/2018 4:21 AM  
Blogger Neshama said...

New elections in April 9 = Mashiach?
How close to Pesach is that?

12/24/2018 3:10 PM  
Blogger Ginno Ricci said...

We have to admit that sometimes Meir is wrong... but sometimes he is right. On a different note, our government called on early elections and I'm moving today to Karmei Tzur (I didn't plan this to fall on Xistmas, it just happened, I swear). I have a job, house and friends over there.

12/24/2018 4:08 PM  
Blogger HDG, Yerushalayim, E"Y Shlemah said...

Neshama, April 9 = 10 days before Erev Pesach.

12/24/2018 4:26 PM  
Blogger Dvir said...

The article from 2004 saids that some of the Druze religious leader commits to the Sheva Mitzvos Bnei Noach.

12/24/2018 10:18 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

So on the Eve of "Peace on Earth and Good Will Toward's Men" Day for Xtians, the US Dow Jones Industrial Average sheds 650 points in a shortened session. Frankly, folks, America is dying. With a whopping 22 trillion dollars of public debt (45% accrued by Obama) and still record low target interest rates hovering just above 0%, America is dying.

I am becoming more and more convinced that Trump's American exit from Syria is a closing of economic ranks. America simply cannot afford anymore to even have a skeleton staff of soldiers in Syria. I mean, we are only talking here about 2 to 5 thousand soldiers, barely enough to man one Military Base. (I am not even talking about American troops in Afghanistan which may very well have been a huge waste of time and money.) America's Syrian troops, though, give Erdogan, Turkey's budding Hitler, pause before committing Annihilation against the Syrian Kurds which is forthcoming as soon as the Americans leave. This is macabre, but we are watching the collapse of the Greatest gentile country in world history. And the first population of people who will pay for this collapse is the Syrian Kurds. It is a sad sight to behold.

12/25/2018 2:36 AM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

US President Donald Trump’s decision to pull American troops out of Syria has created a serious policy dispute with Israel, potentially complicating his relationship with the mainstream US pro-Israel community for the first time since he took office.

The withdrawal of some 2,000 soldiers from Syria will likely make it more difficult for Israel to fight Iranian efforts to entrench itself in the war-torn country and expand its influence in the region.

Much like Israel’s government, which is faced with trying to preserve its tight bond with the Trump administration despite reports of Jerusalem feeling “betrayed,” the pro-Israel community in the US is also having to find a way to navigate between backing Trump and backing Israel. more …

While it is still too early to say that the blessing to the US that began with President Trump’s declaration of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital on December 6, 2017 is over, we can draw a possible parallel in the fall of the British Empire.

In 1917 as World War II was winding down, the British Foreign Secretary Lord Balfour anticipating the fall of the Ottoman Empire wrote a letter declaring that the land of Palestine, be established as a home for the Jewish people.

The mandate gave the Jewish people both sides of the Jordan River. By the beginning of 1922, the British Empire was at the peak of its power.

But then things began to change. Britain began caving in to pressure from the Arabs. By 1945, 78% of that land had been handed over for the establishment of Arab nations and the British Empire began to fall.

It is important for the nations, and their leaders, to read the whole verse:

“And I will bless those who bless you, and the one who curses you I will curse, and all the families of the earth shall be blessed in you."” Bereshis 12:3.

12/25/2018 8:47 AM  
Blogger Neshama said...

It may be that Trump (who always has ‘cards up his sleeve’) is planning something and will need all forces under his sole control to actually clean the swamp. I saw that at the Bush funeral, some of the NWO gang received envelopes with startling info therein. To the effect allegedly that they were indicted for crimes against the people of America. This has been an ongoing potential happening for some time. And perhaps Trump needs the military to enforce martial law in order to collect (bring to military trial) these vermin and put them out of business.

This would be a pivotal time in the Geula process, along with the elections in Israel.

12/25/2018 9:00 AM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

Will Trump Try to Divide Jerusalem in Three?
avatar by Daniel Pipes /

Writing in Al-Monitor, Ben Caspit has leaked reported details of the Trump administration’s “ultimate deal” to resolve the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.

Caspit writes that the Trump plan “includes a clear partition of Jerusalem into three sections,” and quotes an anonymous “senior diplomatic source” as saying, “It is not about a Palestinian capital in Abu-Dis (a Palestinian village in the Jerusalem governance area) but in significant sections of east Jerusalem.” He writes that according to this source, there will be two capitals in Jerusalem: the Israeli capital in western Jerusalem and the Jewish neighborhoods of eastern Jerusalem, including the Western Wall — and the capital of Palestine in the Arab parts of eastern Jerusalem. A third region, within the Holy Basin, would be under international control.

My comments:

Donald Trump came to power by the Will of the King and Creator of the world, HKB"H, through miracles. He was chosen to be the savior of Esav/Edom, bring Esav/Edom to repents and to support the Jews in Israel without any reservations. As long as he does that the USA will be blessed. Thus I would like to quote him (Faith and Freedom Coalition gathering on June 8, 2017):

"If we stay devoted to our Creator our best days are yet to come".

If he presents any plan implying the division of the Land or Jerusalem, the King and Creator of the world, HKB"H will Bring him down like He Raised him. He, the closest to him, the USA will be cursed and he and they will all fall into a deep abyss of no return. He must surely have noticed the warning signs - never has a president had some much domestic public opposition and also international.

The King and Creator of the world and Guardian of Israel, HKB"H, the Owner of the world will not allow this to happen any more. So he should call back his team and bury his plans. Anyone who will put forward a peace plan that will even hint a division of the Holy Land, for Israel to give away even a grain of its soil for "peace" will suffer G'd's Wrath and Judgment.

So President Trump should be very careful since G'd Appoints kings and Deposes kings, Daniel 2:21. "If the US will even hint a division of My Holy Land, I will divide it!"

12/25/2018 2:58 PM  
Blogger Ginno Ricci said...

The reshaim who complain about Ben Gurion cutting the peot of the Yemenite kids (70 years ago!) are the same people who don't let Sepharadim enter in their yeshivot TODAY, and then they have the chutzpah to blame Israel for it, while encouraging the Jews to be taken like sheep to the slaughter in shmutz lahaaretz once again. I honestly don't understand why the Rishon Letzion and the big talmidei chachamim of this generation (many of them Mizrahim) didn't put those Satmer people in cherem. They do nothing for our nation besides of promoting sinat chinam against every Jew who doesn't think like them (or even against someone who doesn't eat the same food!). Tell me Dov, am I wrong?

12/25/2018 4:15 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Yes, the Syrian withdrawal of American troops really is pivotal for Geulah but not in the way that Trump means for it to happen. Persia will now solidify its hold on Syrian territory from the the Iranian border, through Shiite governed Iraq, all the way through Lebanon until the Mediterranean Sea. Unlike Putin, Persia has its eyes on global conquest or hegemony. (Putin wants his warm water Naval Base and Airforce base, both in Syria.) And Trump's withdrawal helps to solidify Iran's rise as a global power. Watch as America withdraws from its global reach and overreach, Persia will fill in the vacuum as America leaves.

12/26/2018 12:03 AM  
Blogger Devorah Chayah said...

Regarding Russia's aims in Syria, let's not forget how this all started in the first place. Russia's economy depends on its sale of gas to Europe. Europe does not like being held hostage to Russian prices. Other markets wanted to compete, but they needed a pipeline to run through Syria. Assad, prisoner to Russian interests, could not let that happen so he refused permission. At the first sign that Assad would be toppled and a more agreeable businessman put in power, Russia moved in to "support" Assad's rule.

Then came the development of Israeli gas fields in the Mediterranean with a clear line to Europe without going through Syria.

Israel, Cyprus, Greece and Italy agree on $7b. East Med gas pipeline to Europe

Now, Israel is a direct threat to Russian national interests and economic security. How long will they sit still for that?

12/30/2018 10:24 AM  
Anonymous Lea said...

I'm pleading to you all to help me help us in this election. What are we to do?

12/31/2018 12:06 PM  
Blogger Neshama said...

Pres. Trump will NOT LIKE THIS: "PA sentences American to life in prison with hard labor
Ramallah court sentences American citizen with Israeli ID card to life in prison and hard labor for land sale to Jews.” arutzsheva But I doubt he will “retaliate” right away.

12/31/2018 3:10 PM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

The Spoil: Yechezkel 38 describes a motive for the Gogian invasion of Israel – “to take a spoil, and to take a prey” (verse 12). What spoil? Gas and oil?. The only problem then is that up to recently only the Arabs not Israel had the oil. And then, huge gas and oil fields were discovered off the coasts of Israel and Egypt and in the Golan. These discoveries are a major geopolitical threat to Russia because now Europe could have an easy alternative to Russian gas.

12/31/2018 6:30 PM  
Blogger Neshama said...

Lea, this is a mess of independent Israelis with egos sky high, concerned with bringing down Netanyahu. The same as in America, where the evil ones do anything and everything to hamper the President elect. The messier it is means that Hashem can move the Chess Pieces around to bring the Geulah closer. Let’s hope this will become evident by Erev Pesach.

Increase Emunahy and Bitachon, Trust in Hashem.

12/31/2018 6:58 PM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...


Rabbi Kessin's position

1. Hussein Obama was chosen by H' to be the savior of both Esav/Edom and Yishmael. This since Obama is both Xian and Moslem. But he failed due to his ego and H' has to depose him.
2. Then H' chose Trump to become the savior of Esav/Edom. Trump's will succeed if doesn't become overtaken by his own ego. Again, if Trump chooses his ego the he too will be deposed,

This correlates well with my position about Trump, either savior or snake-like. H' gives man free choice.

12/31/2018 7:00 PM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...


Rabbi Kessin holds that before Moshiach comes to rule the must be a bridging leader of the state of Israel. This since the nation can't make a sharp and sudden leap from being "secular"/worldly/material to become "believers"/spiritually converted and led.

In my opinion this upcoming election will bring this intermediary leader. The outcome of the election will be similar to the one in the USA where Trump came to power from "out of nowhere" (so did Obama). If correct, this would imply that Nethayahu will NOT be re-elected. We see the Making of H' in all this.

So let us speculate whom the intermediary might be. Is he among the current known candidates or will he pop up in the last minute. My I remind you that Rabbi Kessin came out saying that he believes he knows who it is but he doesn't want to disclose this in public.

12/31/2018 7:15 PM  
Blogger David m said...

Not sure if America is dying - wouldn't be surprised, but, the assumption that looking at the DOW has not panned out here.

..."So on the Eve of "Peace on Earth and Good Will Toward's Men" Day for Xtians, the US Dow Jones Industrial Average sheds 650 points in a shortened session"...

I've seen this multiple times on this blog, during previous crashes (even when the market was at 16000), and by the time these statements were loaded, the market rebounded big-time.

Here again, the market barely went through this 650-point crash and it rebounded the next few days.

Other factors, such as the debt, morality,...etc. I agree with.

1/01/2019 8:02 PM  
Blogger Ginno Ricci said...

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1/01/2019 10:11 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Hi David: When the new Congress is sworn in at noon on Thursday, we will have a better idea on how America will crumble from within. These Radical Dims will stop at nothing to destroy what made America as great as it was historically. They are not Tip O'Neills. They are the harvest of over 50 years of Leftist cultural degeneration, and they are about to become the Walking Dead that runs the country legislatively and through their degenerate Committee Chairs, despite Trump's better intentions. The "Fun" or the Seriousness of how they destroy America themselves from their control of the People's House of Reps is only getting started on January 3rd.

1/02/2019 12:40 AM  
Blogger Lisa said...

I hope not...about the stock market. Lots of American Israelies who made Aliyah depend on the investments to be able to live in Israel.

1/02/2019 9:28 PM  
Blogger Ginno Ricci said...

Happy new year! No, I'm not crazy. I was wondering on Rosh Hashanah if we did enough prayer, good deeds and teshuva to merit a good year, but after seeing how most goim celebrate THEIR new year, I'm confident that Hashem will look at us with much more favour. Maybe in this generation we really suck, but we are not so bad compared to all the other nations. Just for that, we deserve to be redeemed. That's the way I see it. Even if Hashem didn't promise to our patriarchs that we will be His people forever. Let's assume for a moment that Hashem is tired of our nonsense and wants to pick a new chosen people. Who is going to replace us with? Think about it. ISIS, Nazis, Chinese, Indian idol-worshippers, Americans? He is kind of stuck. lol

1/03/2019 1:04 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

There is only one Mazal, sign of the TzoDi'aQ, G-d's system of dispensing TzeDeQ, righteousness, throughout the year, where the sign has no face for the gentiles as well as for Israel. For Israel, the water bucket (The D'li) is Aquarius for the Goyim, and the Bow (and arrow) or the Qeshet is Sagittarius, the Archer for the Goyim. The reasons are that G-d relates to Israel directly when it comes to water in the Land of Israel (in Shevat) and with regards to winning unwinnable wars (in Kislev) when the natural odds are stacked against us, but when the soldiers fighting the wars are Torah scholars. So we differ from the nations with regards to those two mazalot. They receives G-d's Judgement through the intermediary of the Face of the Zodiac while we receive G-d's Judgement directly from Him without intermediaries. Thus for us there is no Face. The only sign that has no Face for anyone is the Scales (Libra) of Tishrei. Faced with the Infinite Face of G-d behind those Scales, the Jew's first order of business is to repent. Only after repenting do we Party (during Sukkot) with the full moon, and even there, the last day of the Party (Hoshana Rabbah) has the more solemn flavor of Divine Judgement. For the Xtian world, and their belief in the transcendent spirituality of Yoshke, on the 8th day of his birth (New Years is the 8th day after and including December 25th), THEY PARTY!! Go figure.

1/03/2019 2:04 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Maybe they party because of their apparent belief that by believing in Yoshke, they have escaped G-d's Divine Wrath, at least in the next world. So why repent?

1/03/2019 2:15 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

And obviously those Scales in Tishrei are Scales of Divine Justice as our Sages point out. Our merits are the weights on the Right, and Our Demerits (Our Sins) are piled up on the Left. And our world to come is determined by which side is weighted down. There is no woman with a blindfold anywhere near those Scales. G-d forbid that the True Judge would be blind. And this applies to all Mankind, for even with the Goyim, the Only face behind those Scales is the Infinite Face of G-d. All Mankind, every human soul, is judged on that day, like a sheep passing under G-d's Staff. Curiously, our sages say, that there are two months of the year that are given over to Edom, Tamuz and Tevet. It is no accident that January 1st always falls during Tevet. And Julius Caesar's month of July always falls during Tamuz.

1/03/2019 3:00 AM  
Blogger Shalomis said...

Just for the record and to correct inaccurate information, the letters sent to Baltimore yeshivas (and shuls) were not poisonous and no one got sick from them. They contained inert material along with written information about Yushka. Whoever sent them was a sick person for scaring everyone but they did not contain poison and no one was hurt. That said, it was a warning....

1/03/2019 7:00 AM  
Anonymous Lea said...

Reminds me...what about the envelopes at the Bush funeral?

1/03/2019 10:26 AM  
Blogger Neshama said...

Shalomis, thank you for clarifying that. There have been many incidents occurring in Baltimore, and like your wrote, it must be a sign that continuing to live there is not a good idea. All warnings sent to the Jews in America must be taken seriously. As Rabbi Mizrachi says, if one can, buy an (already built) apartment in Israel just in case one has to escape America quickly. The situation does not look good.

1/03/2019 6:30 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

May HaShem protect Am Yisrael during these times!

1/04/2019 1:00 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

I am of the theory that the new Fed guy who just raised interest rates as the stock market was collapsing received one of those envelopes from the NWO headquarters at One Bush Center. The Deep State is so desperate to tear Trump apart, they would now destroy their own economy in order to keep power forever.

The other possibility is that the Fed senses a tremendous danger. The economic cycle is headed for recession, but Interest rates are still at historic lows. The Fed's main tool to stimulate economic growth is to lower interest rates, but if those rates are still hanging just above 0% when the economic downturn hits which seems to be right now, lowering rates will not stimulate economic growth and home buying which is the leading stimulus to get out of recessions. America is in a serious bind. The Fed has not effective tool to extricate America from a Recession when the downturn hits in force.

Well the Dow crashed 660 points on the day of the Dim takeover of the House of Reps. A sense of doom is settling on America as the Radical Crazies take power. They are not just threatening impeachment. They want to put Trump in jail, and throw away the key. The criminalization of their political hate is complete.

1/04/2019 1:13 AM  
Blogger Neshama said...

They’re going to try chv”s another “Lincoln” and “Kennedy” solution.

Good Erev Shabbat to everyone.

1/04/2019 9:43 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Rotting to the core: First elected Palestinian Israel hater to the US Congress calls the President of the US a MoFo. That is as close as this blog will get to using a vile curse word. The fact that this rotting soul is now serving as a US Rep for the Majority party should speak volumes to anyone who is paying attention.

1/04/2019 3:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As the saying goes, 'the people get the leaders they deserve'. But, what about the good people who don't deserve the likes of this new congresswoman. The answer is that they get in because the good people look aside and don't care until there's no turning back and by now, most see that those sitting in the halls of Congress are no longer the representatives of the majority.

1/04/2019 6:42 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

But they are the Representatives of the Majority of Americans and in some states, illegal voters, who voted for them. The 35 seat majority of the Dims in Congress represents the majority of the nation's voters. There is no squirming out of that. The Majority of Americans are not good people anymore. This is not the country of my youth where the American Majority had a G-d centered sense of common decency. America's righteous minority (Jews or Gentiles) has to face this music rationally and decide when and how they are going to leave or survive the coming storm as the once great country destroys itself from within.

1/05/2019 9:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Iran to deploy warships in Atlantic to counter US influence in the Gulf


1/05/2019 9:38 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Did you know that Rashid Tlaib, the Arab "Palestinian" Representative of the Dearborn Metro Area, has first cousins who live in a village overlooking 443, the highway between Yerushalayim and Tel Aviv, who actively throw stones and boulders at Israeli motorists (at least all cars with yellow license plates)? And these first cousins of hers are proud of their accomplishments! So it is ominous that Tlaib fired the opening salvo in the House of Reps to destroy the Trump Presidency within hours of her taking the oath of office on Thomas Jefferson's Quran. It shows how viciously anti-Semitic this anti-Trump battle will get very quickly over the course of the coming several months both in Congress and on the Streets of Brooklyn and other Orthodox communities behind enemy lines in blue states.

This reminds me that Rashid simply represents the next phase of America's internal collapse. When Omar Mateen murdered 49 homosexuals in that bar, the Pulse night club, in Orlando on the night of Shavuot before Alot HaShachar in 2016, he himself became emblematic of being the 50th dead body in that bar at Alot HaShachar on Shavuot night when the SWAT team burst through the walls of the bar. So Americans did it to themselves by bringing their nation to -49, but it took a Jew/ Israel hating Muslim to emblematically bring America to -50. So Rashid's verbal violence will bring the physical violence of her cousins in Samaria overlooking 443 to America in pretty short order. With their majority, they are definitely feeling empowered.

1/05/2019 9:48 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Dave: No one who reads this blog should be surprised that we are in the three year build up to WW3 between Persia and the West discussed in Medrash Sefer Eliyahu. Trump for the next two years will be embroiled with his own problems with America's internal enemies who now control one House of Congress, who want to destroy him, his Presidency, the people who voted for him, and what he represents, who have already entered the gates of Rome and are destroying his once beautiful country from within...... with the open support of about 75% of American Jews who know virtually nothing about their great illustrious, ancient heritage. This is very sad indeed. When the time comes, I have a question for G-d. Why allow the murder of His most elite supporters in Europe 75 years ago so that His representation in the world include the lowliest 1/3 of the worlds' Jews in the United States just so they can commit geno-suicide by rejecting the heritage that the European Jews held so dearly?? Coming from America, I know very well who these leftwing American Jews are. They are truly a despicable lot who have done much to destroy their host country from within (including the three Jewish justices who voted in the 5 to 4 Supreme Ct. decision to force homosexual marriage on all 50 states). Maybe I should be thankful that they for whatever reason got a free pass as 6 million Jews in Europe burned in ovens or were buried in mass graves. I did come from the American Jewish lucky ones even though I am ashamed of them. It has been hard to reject the insanity of 75% of American Jews, only because they represent the Insanity of the American Jewish Majority, and when the majority are insane, you cannot win an argument with them, for they will always say, "Gee you are the crazy one since the Majority thinks like me!"

Last Point: B'itah will prove to be very bitter indeed. It will be very difficult to sweeten the process of how the world implodes. Gog ben Gog Bush Jr., the 43rd US President, was the Gog that Yechezkel prophesied about in Chapter 38 and 39, but the Litvak Ashkenazi Chareidim and the Gerrer Chassidim wanted their 290 million shekels from Sharon for their Yeshivot at the expense of the Jews in Gaza and the Northern Shomron. So they joined his government and enabled the Disengagement, delaying the coming of Mashiach OUT of the Shmittah cycle of Gog ben Gog Bush Jr which ended with the Financial Collapse of 2008 (5768). On the last day of the Shmittah year 5768 the Dow Jones Avg. dropped PRECISELY 777 points, just to get that point across that we royally had screwed up. So do not expect anyone named Gog in this final war even if we still call this final war GogUMagog. We simply blew that last Achishena opportunity sky high. As a fellow blogger at the time named Moshe said, those who joined Sharon for money and enabled the Crime against Humanity of throwing 10,000 Jews out of their homes, not only delayed the Geulah,
but they also crushed any possibility that Mashiach might come Achishena. All G-d expected of us in the Gog ben Gog Shmittah cycle was a modicum of human decency to NOT join Sharon's Crime against Humanity. Some amongst us and their Rabbis failed miserably. So we are now in b'itah quickly approaching the 1335th year since the laying of the cornerstone to the Dome of the Rock (687ce - 2022), the real Abomination that Makes Desolate on the Temple Mount. When Daniel in Sefer Daniel 12 gave dates, all those dates were b'itah, and b'itah will be very, very difficult indeed. Some call Daniel the Sefer of last resort, not because he made more ba'alei teshuvah out of people in his generation than the prophets did, but because at the End of history, when all else fails, there is still Sefer Daniel and b'itah.

1/05/2019 10:38 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Did I mention that Thomas Jefferson's Quran on which Rashid Tlaib proudly placed her hand was actually read by Jefferson to fully understand and comprehend his and America's enemies in North Africa when he had to go to war against the Barbary Pirates who were ultimately defeated by the American Marines in Tripoli? People forget that the first war in which America was engaged after its War of Independence was a War against Fundamentalist Muslims who used the Quran as a basis for capturing American merchant ships and taking their crews as slaves, demanding high ransoms for their release. By the early 1800s Jefferson's America could no longer afford the spiraling high ransoms. So Jefferson went to war. US Marine Hymn: From the Halls of Montezuma to the Shores of Tripoli America: Your Barbary Pirates are now within your gates and leading the charge in Congress to destroy your once great country.

1/05/2019 10:55 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Wherever I wrote Rashid Tlaib, I should have written Rashida, but frankly, Yemach Sh'ma veZichra. So there you go, her name has been wiped out. So call her Rashid or Rashida, it does not matter since her name no longer exists. But now that 75% of American Jews believe in some of the things that she does, what is going to happen to their names? Hmmm??

1/06/2019 12:35 AM  
Blogger Neshama said...

I Invite Readers: The Green New Deal
Antisemitism and New Members of Congress

1/06/2019 12:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To Dov Bar-Leib:

1) there aren't any dates mentioned in sefer Daniel

2) There may be a build up between Persia and the West discussed in Medrash Sefer Eliyahu but if the US will feel that the threat is so big that Iran may attack the US or Europe, the US and or NATO will destroy Iran! The US is much much stronger than the Iranian army. Iran has tested an ICBM but the test has failed.

3) Re Gog ben Gog Bush Jr., the 43rd US President, was the Gog that Yechezkel prophesied about in Chapter 38 and 39: It is written in N"C (neviim ketuvim) that Gog is the leader of a country called Magog and the war of Gog against Magog is a revolution of a nation against its tyrant leader and this revolution will spill over its borders and will engulf the entire region and it must be somewhere in the Northern Middle East.

It is written in Yeshayahu that From the North the evil will come


1/06/2019 5:01 PM  
Blogger Neshama said...

Alon, it sounds like you are describing what is happening in France, which is spreading in the world. If it spreads to Turkey, they are North of us in Israel.
About the Bushes, they are going to disappear from the world stage because of crimes against the govt, and more. Sr is already not in this world.

1/06/2019 6:30 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

You apparently are not a longtime reader of this blog from its onset at least. So for newer readers, In this oldie but Goodie, Dov discussed how we know that the United States occupied the Apache and Navajo Nations and the Lands of Magog and how one Prescott Bush, the father and the grandfather of two American Presidents, Gog Bush #41 and #43 became the King of Magog after he stole the Skull of Geronimo, the Apache warlord and Medicine Man, from his grave in Fort Sill, Oklahoma and brought it to the Skull and Bones Society in New Haven, Connecticut at Yale University. And of course the pledge name of Gog HW Bush Sr. and Gog W. Bush Jr. when they became honorary pledges of Skull and Bones because of Prescott's daring night, digging up Geronimo's grave

The US is stronger than Iran now. But just wait three more years

The dates in Sefer Daniel have not yet been fully discussed on this blog. It will be the subject of my next post, for in Daniel chapter 12, the 1335 years are preceded by 1290 years from "when the Qorban tamid was stopped (by Nebuchadnezzar)". I have not discussed that yet. Hopefully, I will be writing the next installment on this blogpost very soon.

יא וּמֵעֵת הוּסַר הַתָּמִיד, וְלָתֵת שִׁקּוּץ שֹׁמֵם--יָמִים, אֶלֶף מָאתַיִם וְתִשְׁעִים. 11 And from the time that the continual burnt-offering shall be taken away (by Nebuchadnezzar), and the detestable thing that causes appalment (Abomination that Makes Desolate) is set up, there shall be one thousand two hundred and ninety days (years).

1/06/2019 7:52 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

As far as coming from the North, while the Gogs Sr. and Jr. of the US were Presidents of the US, their invasion of Israel if it were meant to occur back in that Shmittah cycle ending in 2008 would have involved a New World Order alliance with Russia where Meshech and Tuval lie to divide the Land of Israel, but it never happened because Gog Jr., after he evacuated Gush Katif and two weeks later after the punishing Hurricane Katrina, developed cold feet on his policy and the policy of his father to divide Yerushalayim. This was also discussed on this blog years ago. In short, the evacuation of Gush Katif, because Sharon's govt was enabled by some Yeshivisch Jews, and the Divine Wrath two weeks later of Hurricane Katrina on New Orleans changed Gog W. Bush's Jr's, mind on what he wanted his legacy to be with regards to the Land of Israel, delaying the final attempt to divide Israel out of his Shmittah cycle.

1/06/2019 8:01 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Remember the Quartet (United States, Russia, the UN, and the EU) that would solve all of our border problems?

This became a New World Order Operation set up by the Gog Bushes to divide Yerushalayim and Eretz Yisrael when "On October 25, 2001, representatives of the EU, UN and the US and Russian governments met Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat and jointly expressed support for his policy of implementing cease-fire and security reforms in the Palestinian Authority." This of course was done with Gog Jr.'s oversight and under his orders to pressure Sharon, pressure that eventually worked.

1/06/2019 9:27 PM  
Blogger Ginno Ricci said...

Bottom line: Mashiach comes in 2022. Right?

1/06/2019 11:13 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

That is our prayer, Ginno, that this look at Sefer Daniel will prove to be correct. The 1290 year conundrum was the hardest of all. For years I tried to figure it out on my own. The 1335 year count after laying the cornerstone to the Dome of the Rock in 687ce only makes sense if we understand the 1290 years that preceded it. For that I needed some guidance, and a blogger who I will simply call Gilui unlocked the answer (Gilui is the Rosh Teivot for his name. I am not sure that he wants to go public with his actual name. So I will call him by his chosen acronym.) Subtract off 1290 years from 687ce, and one arrives at 604 bce. If we accept Rav Shimon Schwab's view that the First Temple was destroyed 165 years before the Seder Olam date (meaning that the Persian Exile lasted 165 years longer than Seder Olam says it did, and that Daniel himself hid those books associated with those 165 missing years, for 165 is the gematriah of Sod Daniel (סוד דניאל), the secret that Daniel was told to hide by the Angel Gavriel), then the First Temple was destroyed in 586bce not in 351 bce. 604 bce is 18 years before that date. Gilui discovered in The Gaon of Vilna's commentary on Tikkunei HaZohar, that the Gaon wrote that the Qorban Tamid (the twice daily sheep Olah offering for Klal Yisrael) was stopped by Nebuchadnezzar when he first showed up in Yerushalayim, 18 years before he destroyed the First Temple. Subtract those 18 years from 586 bce, and one arrives at the date 604 bce, exactly 1290 years before laying the cornerstone to the Dome of the Rock. So the count of the 1335 years then begins anew from 687 or 688 ce to the two year period 2022 and 2023.

1/07/2019 12:48 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

But if the Persians build up to the point where they go forth to destroy Arabia and Western Europe in the Shmittah year 5782 (2022), Mashiach will come after a mass extinction of the human population on Planet earth. That is not something to write home about.

1/07/2019 12:57 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

By the way, Gilui does mean Discovery or Revealing in English. I hate to use the word Revelation, but there it is. So thank you, and Yashar Koach to Gilui.

1/07/2019 1:00 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

But as Devash pointed out in the Comments to this post, Russia and Iran are joined at the hip in this venture. As the Vilna Gaon points out, when Persia goes forth to destroy the world, the other forces of Dubiel, the Power of the Bear, in Daniel Chapter 7 will be allied with the ancient bear Persia and the Kurds (who are likely the descendants of the ancient Medes). So the modern Edomite Bear Russia will be allied with the two ancient bears, Persia and Kurdistan (the Medes). The Kurds may well be forced into this because of Trump abandoning them to the whims of Erdogan in Syria. They may be forced to take shelter under Putin's and Iran's protective claws. But once the alliance of these Bears at the end of history is made, it will be the last alliance of the Three Bears.

The main reason why the Bears go forth to destroy the world is because the Bear represents Rank Physicality or We want more stuff!. The Lion with Eagles Wings represents rugged Individualism that was the spirit of England in the 18th Century and America in the 19th and 20th Centuries, an echo of ancient Babylon, the ancient lion with eagle's wings. The Four headed leopard is the Greek Empire and the New World Order, representing the idea that Mankind can organize to create a Utopian world without G-d, a true Nimrodian folly. Both Trump who wants to live one day as a lion rather than 1000 years as a sheep and the New World Order will crumble by the Shmittah year so that the Power of Dubiel will go forth to take over the world.

1/07/2019 1:53 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

The problem with Trump completing his mission to promote rugged individualism at least in America is that he has Millennial opposition from spiritual infants like Alexandria Orcasio-Cortez screaming "We want more stuff!" who are now running the show in the House of Representatives. And of course she and Rashida Tlaib want to impeach the M----- ------. So Trump and his ideas about rugged individualism have serious internal issues to contend with as American society implodes.

1/07/2019 2:02 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

So the final year of Malkhut Edom should be the year BEFORE 5782. That would be the year 5781, which is exactly 3333 years after Matan Torah. We have spoken at length on this blog about how, Edom rises to the 33rd level of purity and no further since his purpose to serve G-d is to Make Money and is not to build a truly Utopian Society of Yom sheKulo Shabbat. So Edom serves the Shekhinah as she dwells between the horns of the a Golden Calf, for a bull unlike a sheep can pull a plow and give its owner parnassah. Yet, once the Mon started falling on the 31st day of the Omer, (See Parshat beShalach, Parshat HaMon coming up soon), Israel had a Chazakah to get the Mon(ey) forever on Lag B'Omer. So Esav figures, Hmm, Let us serve G-d to the 33rd level of purity, and we will be blessed with prosperity forever! If your World to Come is signed, sealed and delivered to you because you believe that someone died for your sins so that you can peaceably enter Olam HaBa, then you will only serve G-d to get what you need to prosper in Olam HaZeh! So Edom naturally gravitates to the 33rd level of Purity (or FreeMasonry) take your pick. Since as discussed on this blog in many places, Israel purifies the World through our mitzvot one level every 100 years, the World has now risen to the 33rd level of purity. Edom at the beginning of the 34th Century in 5748 (1988 or 33 Centuries after Matan Torah when Gog HW Bush Sr. was elected POTUS) in the guise of Gog HW Bush Sr. placed a roof (a Gag) over everyone's head when Gog Bush Sr declared his New World Order in 1990 (5750) at the United Nations when preparing to go to war against the gilgul of Nebuchadnezzar in Iraq, Saddam Hussein. In this war, the NWO (Gog Bush Sr.) went to war against the evil power of rugged individualism in Iraq, and the NWO had a momentary victory. Well the entire shebang should sputter to a close 3333 years after Matan Torah as both the NWO and Xtianity's version of rugged individualism collapses in 5781 again allowing for Dubiel to go forth to conquer the world in 5782.

1/07/2019 2:35 AM  
Blogger Neshama said...

The NWO was actually in operation since before Pres. Lincoln, who proposed financial responsibility over the Big Banks (&England) that wanted to take over; and was then again stop-gapped by Pres. Kennedy. We all know who happened to JFK: then GWB Sr gave his NWO speech, and it has been on steroids since then. GWB Jr, as you wrote above, got cold feet (guilty) and this came to a head once his father was put out of commission, as they say. The freemasonry aspect has been with the earliest days of America’s history, up to today: with even Schumer being a freemason (not so Jewish) and so aligned with the all the dimons.

Overlaying the Jewish spiritual accounting, which we adhere to, I think, reflects in the goings-on in today’s world. Just as the goings-on can be reflected in our weekly Parshiot. All very fascinating to try and follow to see how our Geulah process is progressing.

About Trump, he now has his hands full with the muslim democrats now in the govt. (and they have been in the govt. in O’s tenure, along with muslim converts). It will be interesting to watch what Pres Trump does.

1/07/2019 10:58 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Chodesh Sh'vat Tov everyone.

1/07/2019 11:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does it not say somewhere in the torah that the one who doesn't know when moshiach and geula will come does not say and the one who knows does not say ??


1/07/2019 4:40 PM  
Blogger vincent said...

There is new code that fits your timetable pretty well Dov;
On the other points mentioned:

The masons do atleast deserve some credit i think. For example Rembrandt has this famous painting called De anatomische les.
The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp - Wikipedia
The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp is a 1632 oil painting on canvas by Rembrandt housed in the Mauritshuis museum in The Hague, the Netherlands. The painting is regarded as one of Rembrandt's early masterpieces.
This is the masonic order at it's best. My father taught me that.
So doctors started cutting open corpses for scientific purposes, the same way i studied spirituality of the peoples. It is a dirty job but someone got to do it !
Seriously, imagine a shooting, many officers in the line of fire are masons, they take the body to the corroners office, it gets burried later. It's all the masons who do that. A trial gets started, the judge could well be a mason and so on. A new law is needed, the ministers are masons.
So, and it's not only because we live in the realm of the angel called you know who. That would be too easy an answer.
Masons can also be your local bar owner keeping an eye on what you are doing in the night, informing the police. But it can also be a scientist.
Okay anyway, bye take care.

1/07/2019 4:51 PM  
Blogger Rachel said...

Can someone please give me written documentation about what freemasonry has to do with it? I am asking because if it’s somehow assur or bad in any way, I need facts to convince someone I know who is a longtime member of the masons. This person is an Orthodox Jew and politically conservative, and as far as he knows, they are a charitable organization, all they do are community charity events and clothing and toy drives and the like. But I will need facts, not speculation or hearsay in order to convince him. Thanks in advance.

1/07/2019 6:46 PM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

Trump and Nethanyau

President Donald Trump is asking Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to build his campaign around the “Deal of the Century” for an Israeli-Palestinian peace, DEBKAfile reports exclusively.

1/07/2019 7:25 PM  
Blogger Ginno Ricci said...

It seems Rav Yuval Ovadia didn't realize the war of Gog Umagog is not going to happen, since "we blew it" in 2005. Gog father died and Gog junior is retired in a Texas ranch, and he is not in the mood to go back to politics, let alone start a global war against Israel. Am I right, Dov?

1/07/2019 8:22 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Ginno: The War of GogUMagog will happen. I thought I made that clear, but there will likely be no one named Gog from Magog in GogUMagog. If all G-d fearing Jews had played their cards right in the area of human decency in 2005, then Gog Jr. would have attempted to carry out the will of his father Gog Sr. to divide the Land of Israel and to divide Yerushalayim before 5768. So yes, there would have most definitely been a resolution of GogUMagog in the Shmittah cycle of Gog son of Gog when the aerial bombing of the Taliban in Afghanistan began on Hoshana Rabbah 5762 after 9/11/22001. It would have ended precisely seven years later on Hoshana Rabbah 5769 in 2008. It did not happen that way because The Litwak Chareidim and the Gerer Chassidim joined Sharon's govt. at a critical moment when Sharon was ready to go to new elections to see if he had a Mandate to destroy Jewish Gaza. Most of the other Chassidim were against joining the Government including the Admor of Sadigora, the Rebbe of Erlau, the Sanzer Rebbe in the tradition of the Klausenberger Rebbe, the Bostoner Rebbe in the United States, etc. etc. etc. They and Rav Ovadia Yosef zt"l were against joining Sharon to enable this Crime Against Humanity. So the question has to be asked Why? Why did the Litvak Chareidim NOT see the horror of what they were doing? I have answered that on this blog before. There is basically a combination of two reasons. 1. While the Center of Jewish life for most Sephardim is now in Yerushalayim since the 1950s, the Center of Jewish life for most Ashkenazi Chareidim is in Brooklyn, not in Yerushalayim. Most of the fundraising for Chinuch Atzmai for Ashkenazim is done in the United States. So there is a certain amount of spiritual distance between Eretz Yisrael and where "Da'at Torah" for Ashkenazim dwells. The perfect example of this is that the Asifah to ban unfiltered access to the Internet was NOT in Eretz Yisrael. It was at Met's Stadium in Queens. Imagine that. Ki MiQueens the Borough Teitzei Torah, U'Dvar HaShem miBrooklyn. That physical and spiritual distance alone causes somewhat of a problem with the focus being on what the Gevirim in New York think is important for Jewish Education, and how small the importance to these Gevirim are the Dati'im Mamlachtim (National Religious, Knitted Kippah) Jews living in Newe Dekalim in Gush Katif. Gush Katif was not just 80 to 90 kilometers from Bnai Brak. It was 7000 miles away from JFK Airport.

But still even with this spiritual distance, Most of the Chassidic sects in America were against the Disengagement. So there is an even deeper reason why the Litvaks (non-Chassidic Ashkenazi Chareidim) seemed to lack empathy for the damage that they were doing by joining the government of Ariel Sharon in December of 2004 when Sharon was ready to call for new elections if no one had joined him. (Tommy Lapid had just taken his 15 seats out of Sharon's Govt. and Sharon was left with less than 61 seats.) Continued...

1/08/2019 12:06 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Part 2: It really comes down to the original EVIL decree to bury the pain of Galut after Shabtai Tzvi converted to Islam 350 yrs ago in 1666 ending his Messianic escapade which began on the heels of the mini-Holocaust of Tach veTat in 1648 and 1649. The idea was that if all of us Ashkenazi Eastern European Jews just buried all of our pain, we would stop anticipating and following false Messiahs. Even if the limited scope of intent to not anticipate false Messiahs was a good intention, at least 60% of human beings cannot live healthy spiritual, emotional lives through burying intense pain, making the appearance of Chassidut, two generations later a vital necessity for the survival of Eastern European Jewry. The Ba'al Shem Tov nullified this evil decree for Chassidim, and of course the Mitnagdim (Litvaks) were furious that he did that. Directing pain in the service of G-d is a much healthier response than the Litvak approach. On a deeper level though, what really happens when a significant number of Litwak Jews bury their pain for 350 years?? A whole community of Jews loses the capacity to feel the pain that they are causing others. And THAT is why they could not feel the pain of what they were doing to the Jews in Neve Dekalim! When you cannot feel your own pain for 350 years, you cease to have the ability to feel the pain of others.

1/08/2019 12:07 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Was it not the Ba'al Shem Tov who said that when the time comes, the Mitnaged Rabbis will delay the Geulah???? Well, that Prophesy by the BeSh"T came true. I am sure that in Shamayim, he wishes that it hadn't.

1/08/2019 12:16 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Rachel: I have a book on the Degrees of FreeMasonry. There are plenty of pagan references in that book relating to the various levels of FreeMasonry. Even though most of the levels below the 33rd level are discussed as relating to the building of Solomon's Temple, many of the levels revolve around Osiris, Isis, and Horus and their "Avodah" to rise to the next level. It is rather shocking in a movement that professes to be monotheistic. Also the mysterious "Avodah" to become a 33rd degree FreeMason is completely missing from the Book! It seems to leave open this gap because they truly have something to hide about how a person rises to become a Grand Poobah in FreeMasonry. I will try to share more about this book and other matters tomorrow night, bli neder.

1/08/2019 12:52 AM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

The Gog and Magog war

Global Risk Insights: The EastMed gas pipeline between Cyprus, Greece and Israel will revolutionize the economies and Geo-politics of the region. The project comes from an emerging alliance between the three countries who must move forward cautiously in the face of neighboring States’ opposition.

On December 20th, the Prime Ministers of Cyprus, Greece and Israel converged on the southern Israeli city of Beersheba. All three parties publicly committed to signing a high-level agreement in the near future. Such an agreement would solidify one of the longest and deepest underwater gas pipeline in the world.

It is expected to deliver approximately 10 billion cubic meters (BCM) of natural gas to the European Union (EU) through Greece and Italy. The EU is keen to support the project and diversify its natural gas imports away from the heavily sanctioned Russian Federation and declining North Sea gas production.

My Comments: The EastMed pipeline is to ship from the Levantine Basin near Israel and Cyprus to Greece and Italy by 2025.


Israel: has the largest natural gas reserve
Cyprus: second largest natural gas reserve
European Union: will rid itself of a Russian stranglehold on natural gas purchases


Russia: main supplier of natural gas to the European Union
Turkey: because of ongoing disputes from the 2010 Turkish flotilla (Mavi Marmara) incident and patronage of Hamas, relations with Israel continue to deteriorate

With economies of Russia and Turkey threatened, Ezekiel 38:4 says that Gog and his alliance will have no choice but to attack Israel … "And I shall unbridle you, and I shall put hooks into your jaws and bring you forth and all your army, horses and riders, all of them clothed in finery, a great assembly, with encompassing shield and buckler, all of them grasping swords."

Yechezkel 38:12-13 tells us that the war is over Israel’s great wealth which only heightens speculation after the 2010 massive natural gas find in the Levant … "To take spoil and to plunder loot, to return your hand upon the resettled ruins and to a people gathered from nations, acquiring livestock and possessions, dwelling on the navel of the earth. Sheba and Dedan and merchants of Tarshish and all its magnates will say to you, "Are you coming to take spoil? Have you assembled your assembly to plunder loot, to carry off silver and gold, to take livestock and possessions, to take much spoil?"

And Who comes to Israel’s side?

“And I will call the sword against him upon all My mountains, says the Lord G'd: every man's sword shall be against his brother.” Yechezkel 38:21.

1/08/2019 4:32 AM  
Blogger Neshama said...

Reb Dov, I’m not sure the prophecy of the BeShT referred to misnagdim, as I understand it, but rather “the religious rabbis” (those in Black).

"I heard from my teacher and father-in-law, who was the chief disciple of Rebbe Yechiel Michal of Zlotchov, that once when the Baal Shem Tov was traveling on the road, he stepped into a wooded area to pray the afternoon prayer. His disciples were dumbfounded to see him hitting his head against a tree, crying and screaming. Afterward, they asked him what had happened. He explained that he had seen, with divine inspiration, that in the generations before the coming of the Moshiach there would be a multitude of rabbis, and that they would be the very ones who would impede the redemption. [Otzar Chayim]"

1/08/2019 12:52 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

The Baal Shem Tov was obviously referring to the only Poskim who were around at the time that he lived. There were no Chassidic Poskim except for himself, and he was going to make darn well sure that the Rabbis who came from him and the future Rav DovBer of Mezritch would not be among those who delayed the Final Redemption.

1/08/2019 1:38 PM  
Blogger Neshama said...

Well, I do think the BeShT meant TODAY’s Rabbis. Rabbi Mizrachi seems to think so. And there are others (Rabbi Yuval Ovadia in his latest video) that indicate so. What’s most important now is to motivate the world’s Jews to get to Eretz Yisrael before …...

1/08/2019 4:27 PM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

Neshama said ...a multitude of rabbis, and that they would be the very ones who would impede the redemption

Well, don't forget

The last battle will be against self-hating Jews and the Erev Rav!

The Vilna Gaon in Sefer Even Shleima (Chapter 8) says there are five types of Erev Rav in existence today:

1)Those who create strife and speak lashon hara (evil speech).

2)Those who pursue their desires like prostitution.

3)The swindlers who pretend to be pious but their hearts are not straight.

4)Those who pursue honor and build great edifices to make a name for themselves.

5)Those who pursue money and strife. Rav Yehonatan Eybeschutz in Derush 15 says that there is no jealousy for the Name of G'd anymore and instead everybody worries about his money and honor. Rav Eybeschutz is lamenting the fact that Jews are no longer doing things lishma (for G'd's sake).

The Vilna Gaon goes on further to say in Likutim HaGra, "And they are called Erev Rav, because they are the heads (leaders) of the Jews and therefore are called "RAV."

The nightmare called the Oslo Accords is a good example of the Jewish People being led astray by our own leaders. The point is that the very same pathology that caused the Erav Rav to force the golden calf upon the Jewish People 3400 years ago continues to force the Jewish People in the wrong direction and prevent us from realizing our full potential today. The Vilna Gaon and Rav Eybeschutz focus on the leaders who do not work for G'd but work for themselves. The Redemption will come when enough Jews can overcome this pathology and defeat the Erev Rav.

1/09/2019 6:19 AM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

Cont. Neshama said: .... impede the redemption

Like the two simple words “ani Yosef” clarified all that befell the brothers, one simple sentence explains all of Ya’akov’s trials and tribulations – his tediously long delay in returning to Eretz Yisrael.

What we should all learn from this is that the agonies of the 20th century which befell our people could very well have been the result of one short sentence: our religious leaders’ failure to encourage the Jews to hastily leave the galut.

To add tragedy to misfortune, a similar scenario is being repeated today in the lands of the galut.

There is a saying in our army: “Soldier – here there is no such thing as ‘I can’t – it is only I don’t want’.”

Nachman Kahana

1/09/2019 6:31 AM  
Blogger Neshama said...

Meir, it was the Baal Shem Tov (according to the Otzar Chayim) that said “impede”. Not me. But thank you for your embellishment.

1/09/2019 9:19 AM  
Blogger vincent said...

The masons certainly love the ancient civilisations. Greek mythology and thinking of course takes central stage, which was lost at one point in Europe b.t.w. causing the dark ages. That is fair enough, not so bad. There is the Romans who invented the concrete. Chaldeans developed astrology so they claim.(I have this from talks over the years with these kinda folks.) It all originated in Sumeria anyway, and the Caucasians speak an Indo European language cause that's where they came from. - never mind the B'nai Kethura angle on this on - Egypt has a special place in their hearts, with the Phoenicians and Babylon coming in second and third. Of course the mathematician/first architect making the first pyramid is their super hero. Their Henoch type figure is Hermes Trismegistos.
Now they and or scientists claim that Pharaoh Thutmose or Thotmosis was the first monotheist, or was that Achnaton (?)
Point is; Torah becomes just another book in all of this. There is Veda's, there is Gilgamesh epoch, what have you. Nowadays on top of that they have Darwin. And then there is certainly still Hiram of Tyres. The Phoenician ally of Shlomo Ha Melech. They gave the world the aleph beth they reckon ! I heart in a shiur by a 'ger'/Mike that Hiram is a Sitra Achra figure that Schlomo and David managed to subdue or mitigate somehow. Or they was in union with all, like Adam was, so also with the back side of things. Presumably this stuff is Talmud based kabbalah. Makes sense ! (?) What i can give you a source of is that via Melqart the Baal worship came to Israel. So i fugure that once the Larger than Life Kings were gone, the backside or Klipah Noga at best showed it's most ugly head and that was the beginnig of all the problems.
Anyway, my humble understanding is that what we need to know is that running the coroners office is one thing, but starting to propagate abortions is another. And when they started handing out gay marriage certificates that sealed it ! They brought themselves below the level 50 mark !

1/09/2019 7:02 PM  
Blogger vincent said...

More data on masons: there are different types or rites. The Scotisch rite was introduced by by the Prussian King, Frederick the Great most sources say. Which brings me to General Erwin Rommel, he was known to be a mason to. Just wehrmacht, but still. Let's imagine G'd gives for whatever reason the STN the power to do bad things to the Jews. The lodges were proclaimed illegal by the German oppressor during WW2. But with all this going on on earth and indeed in the Heavens, they didn't know? As above as below, they also say. They was innocent bystanders than? Many Duch police had close ties to Nazis. And after the war they went back to being masons? And Roosevelt didn't bomb the railroads leading up to those places either, and he was a mason also. And that was before internet conspiracy theories who now say that above masonery or on level 33 there are other groups like Bilderberg. Anyway, i do know that on the old one thousand guilders bill in the Netherlands - lot of money especially back then - it had a picture of Baruch Spinoza. So it is all erev rav related ! The brother of Napoleon was King here also. They was masons and modernised Europe. You end up with piles of dead bodies just like in the French revolution, but you have your results. (sic) Double edge sword was that they gave civil rights to the Jews. So on quite a few levels masonery is not so bad for the Jews. But don''t count on them.

1/09/2019 7:31 PM  
Blogger Neshama said...

Sound Advice by Rabbi of Kochav HaShahar

1/09/2019 8:21 PM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

Jewish News Syndicate: During a visit to Tehran on Dec. 29, Ziyad Nakhalah, leader of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, met with the top echelons of Iran’s leadership, including the Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

Iran’s head of the Supreme Security Council, Rear Admiral Ali Shamkhani told Nakhalah, “Iran has always been supportive to the resistant and oppressed Palestinian people since the very start of the Islamic Republic of Iran’s establishment, which was inspired by our religious and humane beliefs and will continue until the complete victory of the resistance process.”

Nakhalah gave an interview to the Iranian TV channel Al-Alam, in which he revealed the “Axis of Resistance” plan, led by Iran, to attack Israel from the north and the south.

Retiring army ombudsman, Yitzhak Brick asserts IDF is severely unprepared for war. 'If there's a war, the trauma of Yom Kippur will feel like a walk in the park.'

My Comments:Bingo. According to prophecy, Israel will be attacked from the north and south not once but twice. Ziyad Nakhalah, however, does not know that in two future wars Israel will be attacked from the east and southwest as well- Tehillim 83: ,,,They said, "Come, let us destroy them from [being] a nation, and the name of Israel will no longer be remembered."...

Yechezkel 38: ,,,And you shall say; So said the Lord God: Behold, I am against you, Gog, the prince, the head of Meshech and Tubal....

So should we worry? NO! Who comes to Israel’s side?

“And I will call the sword against him upon all My mountains, says the Lord G'd: every man's sword shall be against his brother.” Yechezkel 38:21.

1/10/2019 6:29 AM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

Gog and Magog - continued:

Erdogan calls for joint Turkish-Russian-Iranian control of US pullout from Syria in face of Moscow’s veto

1/10/2019 1:15 PM  
Blogger Leah said...

Gut erev Shabbos. Dov, a question or two..
How does the recent exposure of sexual misconduct(decades old) that is coming to the limelight relate to the geulah- if at all?
Eg: Cosby finally being brought to justice. Now, Singer R. Kelly and in general many in Hollywood being (hopefully) brought to justice..... It seems that there is a major outpouring of people coming forward after years of forced silence via intimidation; depression; fear; guilt that they may have been the cause- especially if they were young kids/teens etc.
Second element is that "everyone and their aunt" cannot make a mistake in their professions out of fear of being fired. Once they do make a mistake there is no second chance. Professionals say something where they innocently tripped over their words and "Twitter" blows up with people calling for their termination of employment. In other words guilty before being proven innocent and the companies fall before the feet of media listeners and or customers before really truly checking facts(eg: worrying about their customer dollars or brand tarnishing etc...
These two characteristics of our society has come to an everyday scene on media...not a coincidence, yet what does it mean?
What do you think?
Shabbat shalom u'mevorach.

1/11/2019 9:19 PM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...



Honesty and Morality Can Save the Jewish People

Traditionally, we have learned that the first Temple was destroyed because of sexual immorality, bloodshed and idolatry.

Pertaining to the nations of the world we already learn from parashas Noach what immorality brings to the world. Hence we can expect that the world has reached a level where H' again must intervene and meet out punishment to the nations of the world.

Pertain to us, the Jewish people, every one of these immoral acts can be summarized by the seventh of the Ten Commandments, "Lo Teenof" (Exodus 20:13). It is usually translated narrowly as “Do not commit adultery,” but it is more broadly interpreted by most Torah commentators as “Do not engage in illicit sexual activities.”

...Involvement in prostitution, pornography, incestuous relationships, molestation -- all abusive behaviors -- come under the umbrella of sexual immorality. Not only do these behaviors cause the perpetrators to deny their own spiritual essence, as well as that of the individual being victimized, they also cause the victim to lose sight of the connection to his or her spiritual essence.

Hence we too as a nation must make repent. We must not forget what happened to us in the desert with the daughers of Moab and Midian and the story of Pinchas act of revenge leshem HaShamahyim. For sure the Geulah cannot come before our purification.

Finally, Dov has posted several postings on the issue of immorality.

1/12/2019 7:50 PM  
Blogger Neshama said...

President Trump has and is spearheading the arrest and conviction of the most depraved and immoral entities that became rampant in the previous administration (and prior) in most of America (and internationally) to purge these atrocities, It will have a ripple effect around the world when more becomes known. The “wall” is part of this endeavor. That is why he is steadfast for it and why certain democrats are against it!

1/13/2019 8:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What all this rechilus and loshon horah the public and media seem to love, just proves what kind of a society the world has sunk to. Talk about ignorance, wow!

1/14/2019 12:12 AM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

The Real Donald Trump ? – The Walter Bingham File [audio]

Is he egocentric or genuinely absorbed by the wellbeing of his country?

Is he a vehement isolationist, or a sterling defender of needy nations?

Is he a real permanent friend of Israel, or only a transient seeker of American interests?

1/14/2019 12:23 PM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

We are reading the Torah parashos and ---- Locust swarm spread in Saudi Arabia

1/14/2019 2:50 PM  
Blogger Leah said...

Thank you to Meir and Neshama for your insights.

1/14/2019 7:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WATCH: We can hit Russia, Europe, China, India and Africa, Iran says

They will all destroy Iran


1/14/2019 9:13 PM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

Rabbi Kessin join the camp "Trump, the Savior of Esav/Edom or the Snake-like. He is no longer sure which.

1/16/2019 8:10 AM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

Arutz Sheva: Will the “Deal of the Century” peace plan of the Trump administration demand far-reaching concessions from Israel?

Hadashot 13 reported that the peace plan formulated by the White House and which President Trump is interested in presenting in the coming months includes the establishment of a Palestinian state in about 90 percent of Judea and Samaria, with at least part of eastern Jerusalem as its capital.

The report, which was quoted from an American source, said that the Americans would demand that isolated settlements outside the blocs not be expanded and outposts considered illegal by Israeli law be evacuated.

Tines of Israel: “the Americans anticipate that the Palestinians will reject the proposal in its current form; Mahmoud Abbas’s Palestinian Authority has been boycotting the Trump administration since President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital in December 2017. It said that the administration expects Israel, by contrast, to say yes to the proposal”.

My comments:

The ownership of Jerusalem was decided in the blessing that Isaac gave to his twin sons Jacob and Esau 3500 years ago:

To Jacob:

"And may the Lord give you of the dew of the heavens and [of] the fatness of the earth and an abundance of grain and wine.” "Nations shall serve you and kingdoms shall bow down to you; you shall be a master over your brothers, and your mother's sons shall bow down to you. Those who curse you shall be cursed, and those who bless you shall be blessed."Bereshis 27:28-29

To Esau

"And his father Isaac answered and said to him, "Behold, your dwelling place shall be the fat places of the earth and of the dew of the heaven from above. "And you shall live by your sword, and you shall serve your brother, and it will be, when you grieve, that you will break his yoke off your neck." Bereshis 27:39-40

“And Esau hated Jacob because of the blessing that his father had blessed him, and Esau said to himself, "Let the days of mourning for my father draw near, I will then kill my brother Jacob." Bereshis 27:41

Esau’s descendants are still trying.

And here in the Land of Israel - among the leaders of our nations:

The last battle will be against self-hating Jews and the Erev Rav!

The Vilna Gaon in Sefer Even Shleima (Chapter 8) says there are five types of Erev Rav in existence today:

1)Those who create strife and speak lashon hara (evil speech).

2)Those who pursue their desires like prostitution.

3)The swindlers who pretend to be pious but their hearts are not straight.

4)Those who pursue honor and build great edifices to make a name for themselves.

5)Those who pursue money and strife. Rav Yehonatan Eybeschutz in Derush 15 says that there is no jealousy for the Name of G'd anymore and instead everybody worries about his money and honor. Rav Eybeschutz is lamenting the fact that Jews are no longer doing things lishma (for G'd's sake).

The Vilna Gaon goes on further to say in Likutim HaGra, "And they are called Erev Rav, because they are the heads (leaders) of the Jews and therefore are called "RAV."

The nightmare called the Oslo Accords is a good example of the Jewish People being led astray by our own leaders. The point is that the very same pathology that caused the Erav Rav to force the golden calf upon the Jewish People 3400 years ago continues to force the Jewish People in the wrong direction and prevent us from realizing our full potential today. The Vilna Gaon and Rav Eybeschutz focus on the leaders who do not work for G'd but work for themselves. The Redemption will come when enough Jews can overcome this pathology and defeat the Erev Rav.

1/18/2019 10:49 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Me'ir: So far, all attempts at speculating about the details of Trump's Deal of the Century or of the Millennium are Fake News Why speculate until it is actually proposed or even IF it will be actually proposed?? Do you notice that he is two years into his Administration and that he is not really enthusiastic about imposing any drastic solutions on Netanyahu?? He understands how much pressure we are already under with the Iranian buildups in Syria and Lebanon. And Trump understands that the leadership of the PA supports the murderers in their midst. They train them in their public schools, and they send them as human fodder to the Gaza border fence. And of course, they honor them with street namings for their dead shahids and large stipend checks for the surviving families of their dead murderous martyrs. Trump sees this and so far has NOT been quick to force Israel into untenable positions with those who are so intent on murdering us. But Trump IS under pressure from Saudi Arabia and from Abdullah in Jordan to propose something in order to keep them in his anti-Iranian Sunni coalition. So he will likely propose something soon for that reason only.

1/18/2019 3:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dov So we agree, Trump will propose something to keep his anti-Iranian Sunni coalition. And you don't need to be a rocket scientist to understand that any proposal will not be to the benefit of Israel. There can not be any piece proposal that will not require of Israel to abstain from part of the the Land.

Further, how do you conclude for sure that all leaked information is fake news. How can you know. Aren't you familiar with the idiom "there is no smoke without fire"? - that there are rumors or signs that something is true so it must be at least partly true.

What indeed is fake news is Trump's recognition of Yerushalayim as Israel's capital. The recognition of Yerushalayim as Israel capital is partly fake news. The US has legally not recognized Yerushalayim as the capital of Israel. Americans born in Yerushalayim cannot have written in their passport born in Israel. This is a Supreme Court decision

In what can be considered a dangerous, precedent-setting ruling, the US Supreme Court declared that the United States does not recognize Jerusalem – both the Eastern and Western parts of the city – as the capital of the state of Israel.

Further, Despite embassy relocation, Trump signs presidential waiver

1/19/2019 6:21 PM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

The response to Dove is from me, Meir. There was a glitch in the signing.

1/19/2019 6:22 PM  
Anonymous Clipping Path said...

Nice post.Keep sharing. Thanks

1/20/2019 8:38 AM  
Blogger Neshama said...

Mashiach Yavo

1/21/2019 3:35 PM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

Mashiach Yavo - Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky - The messiah will come before the elections - in the Torah, Matityahu Glazerson

Yes, may it be (His) Will!

R' Nir ben Artzi also argues similarly:

Everything is ready to be revealed. Messiah is ready to be revealed at any moment...In the Land of Israel, all the Torah sages and intellectuals, will or will not want, they will eventually talk about the King Messiah. openly. very soon.

The revelation of Messiah in public, there is no return. everything is ready The mission is ready. We are waiting for the Holy One, Blessed be He, to release the revelation of Messiah in public. Messiah continues to receive signs from the Holy One, Blessed be He. Rabbis and great Torah scholars know that there is a Messiah, the messenger of the Holy One, blessed be He. Some know and keep silent, some know and seek, and that’s good too. better than nothing...

Rabbi Itzhak Kaduri announced 13 years ago: the Moshiach (Messiah) is in Israel! Half of the people in Israel know him, but they don't recognize him as the Moshiach.

Nine years ago (29th of October 2005 – 26 Tishri 5766 כ"ו בתשרי התש"ס, )Rabbi Itzhak Kaduri announced:

a) The Moshiach (the Messiah) is in Israel!

b) Half of the people in Israel know him, but they don't recognize him as the Moshiach!

Rabbi Kaduri said that the Moshiach spreads his messages in the media!
Therefore it's clear that half of the people in Israel (who read his messages) – know him, but they don't recognize his identity as the Moshiach!...

c) Rabbi Kaduri also added that few people in Israel will recognize the Moshiach by intuition: not well known rabbis will recognize the identity of the Moshiach, but only few people who can recognize the ability to lead – without the ability to explain their recognition!

Rabbi Kaduri: when the Moshiach will be revealed, many people will be surprised and they will ask: "is he really the chosen Moshiach"?!

1/22/2019 10:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No One here who has relatives or friends in Bnai Brak Israel who can verify the story about Rav Kanievsky said moshiach before Israeli elections ?


1/23/2019 6:20 PM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

Time To Be Honest: Trump’s Plan Is Dangerous

The first time the media reported on a Trump peace plan that would create a Palestinian state or divide Jerusalem, most people dismissed it as just a rumor. The second time, cynics said the sources were unreliable. The third time, they said we should wait and see what’s in the plan.

But the latest report – from Israel’s Channel 13 – is approximately the tenth such report, and they have come from 10 different news media outlets. It’s time to stop making excuses and start facing the likelihood that where there’s smoke, there’s almost certainly fire.,,The plan involves establishing a Palestinian state in 85-90 percent of Judea and Samaria,,,

1/24/2019 5:34 AM  
Blogger Neshama said...

I believe Trump is guided by HKB”H and he is tackling the evil in the US and around the world.

1/24/2019 8:29 AM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...


In my opinion Trump's situation is similar to that of Pharaoh. Trump was given a free choice, to be the Savior of Edom/Esau and guardian of Israel or become Snake-like. But this free choice option comes with a time limit. If Trump doesn't act as H' expects him to do, his heart, like Pharoeh's, he will loose his free will. For sure this will happen if Trump comes out with his "piece" plan, the real estate deal of the century.

Now, the one million $ question is if H' will is if H' will hardened Trump's heart' like He did to Pharaoh and hence be destroyed or if H' will take Command of him and force Trump to take actions that are to the benefit of Am Yisroel and Eretz Yisroel.

My bet is that Trump is, like Obama before him, is Snake-like and that he hence will be destroyed together with his cohorts. And them H' will appoint a new king of Edom/Esau.

1/24/2019 9:54 AM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

Trump is the most honest and the most “American” president in recent history. For over the past months, Trump has finally narrowed the gap between American rhetoric and American policies.

Above all Trump is honest about the kind of peace he seeks. Not a Pax Americanus, enforced by weapons of war, but a Rex Americanus, enforced by Exxon Mobile. A global order meant to preserve American financial affluence. Trump is Gordon Gecko unhinged, a devout follower of that all-American maxim; greed, for lack of a stronger word, is good.

As outrageous as Las Vegas, as grandiose as Hollywood blockbusters and as decrepit as American highways. He is Obama without the preacher’s voice; he is Bush without the pretense of global coalitions. He is a president who forgoes the façade.

"Trump: Israel would be in big trouble without Saudi Arabia"

So concerning Israel, he is a supporter of the Saudis, that is now clear for anyone to see. Add to that selling arms to Turkey - another inherent and fierce hater and enemy of Israel. On Monday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said his country might soon start a new military operation against the YPG in Syria. Mr Erdogan added that he had discussed his plan with Mr Trump by telephone and that he had given a "positive response".Trump's main interest is money and now he wants to make "the real estate deal of the century" by more or less supporting the Saudi peace plan. And now he is also partnering Turkey and Erdogan.

1/24/2019 11:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Most Jews (with some knowledge & commonsense) know the plans of the nations towards the State of Israel and Jews, but their plans will be thwarted. Only H' runs the world and these plans, etc. are part of the geulah process. The Jewish people have not come home after 2000 years to give away our Land that H' gave just to us. While the country is under the control of the Erev Rav, the outside enemies have a helping hand, but our tefilot and hishtadlut (even if it's the minority) will have the upper hand, because H' is playing our enemies. We just need total emunah and bitachon in HIM. Remember our tefilot, such as, 'Utzu Eitzah v'Sufar.....'.

1/24/2019 7:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In the audio recording in the link below some guy who says that he heard from his mother that heard from the Rabbanit that someone asked Rav Kanievsky some question that the speaker does not understand exactly about passport maybe and that Rav Kanievsky replied: "you should not leave israel because moshiach is already here" and R Kanievsky repeated three times: He (moshiach) is already here!

Nothing is said about moshiach will be here before the elections. That may have been invented by someone or misunderstood!

Here is the link with the recording in Hebrew:


1/24/2019 8:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

May this big war against Iran happen already please Hashem !!



1/24/2019 10:00 PM  
Blogger Neshama said...

Uri, is that a link to the actual recording from Rav Gleizersons video below:

"there is a recording, I think from a radio show,
"the person says he heard the story from Rav ... didn't catch the name, who heard the story from the Rabbanit Kolodetsky" (the daughter of the Rav Kanievski))

"... and that he said that the story should be widely publicized, about two weeks ago, just before shabbat, someone was hosted in the house of Sar HaTorah, ...(here he is basically repeating the story of what the rav said that Moshiach will come before the elections.)

"He (the guest) didn't quite understand the answer, so he asked one of the rav's grandchildren to ask the rav again, and the answer was "I already told him that Moshiach will come before then, so there's no need. The Jew who told me the story ... the Rav said that the hareidi community must unite, not because of the elections, but to be prepared for the coming of Moshiach.””

English translation

1/24/2019 10:31 PM  
Blogger LondonMale said...

I am going to be honest here.
Over the last few years we have had similar prediction of the Moschiach coming before "such-and-such a time."
This one might have been made, it might not.
That is no slur on Rav Kanievski at all, no loshon hara,...I am simply clarifying that even if exalted chachams mention this prediction on various websites, we must be 100% certain that the Rav said this, and we simply cannot be at this stage.

Similar "predictions" in the past did not come true, and then actually were found to have not been made at all.
I think it best that we approach this one with a sincere wish it was made, and that it will happen....but that it may not have been said and there may have been a misunderstanding with what was said.

From my point of view, I believe the Geulah clock is on the move again
(I feel like Walter Mathau's character in the film "The Taking of Pelham 123", using control panels and early computers to watch the hijacked subway train move and stop and move again through the transit system tunnels!)
But I think we are on the move....the recent intensity of hostilities with Iran, the unusual openness with which they have been publicised by the IDF and politicians, and the recent shuffle of political parties ahead of the elections show that things are happening.

Outside of Eretz Yisrael, we can also see the USA government shutdown, and in the UK the Brexit crisis intensifies ahead of the proposed late March date for Brexit...which may or may not happen (pardon the pun.)

Shabbat Shalom

1/25/2019 2:34 AM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

This Shabbat, when we hear the first of the Ten Commandments - "I am the Lord your God who has delivered you from the land of Egypt" - keep in mind that the purposes of the deliverance were to reveal the Torah to the Jewish nation and to have it observed in Hashem’s Holy Land.

The commandment does not say: "I am the Lord your God who has delivered you from the land of Egypt, in order that you dwell in other lands of the galut”.

Rabbi Nachman Kahana

1/25/2019 10:32 AM  
Blogger Leah said...

Agreed London Male. Shabbat shalom. I, too, pray and long for the Geulah! Speedily, Hashem, speedily, please.

1/25/2019 5:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Neshama @ 10:31 PM :

In the link I posted there are two recordings. One is the one I translated (correction: R Kanievsky said three times that he ie. Moshiach has already ARRIVED ) and posted here , the other one is the one R Glazerson I supposed used for his own recording, I think it is Rav Fish who speaks.

It is strange that these two recordings have a different content isn't it?

Also, only Eliyahu ha-navi will predict moshiachs coming and that three days before his coming.

Also, as it says, the one who knows does not say when moshiach will come (except eliyahu).

Every year around the same time we get another moshiach arrival date prediction. Have you noticed? And they all happen to be false in the end.

All of this makes one doubt that R Kanievsky really said that.


1/25/2019 5:57 PM  
Blogger Neshama said...

URI, how can one find out what is factual in this situation?
Anyone have contacts?

1/26/2019 9:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Neshama @ 9:37 PM

Well since as I wrote in my last post according to the Torah ONLY Eliyahu ha-navi will predict moshiach's coming and that THREE days before his coming and it has been more than three days since supposedly R Kanievsky has said that Moshiach has already arrived and Moshiach has not come, the Rav is not Eliyahu ha-navi.

One who knows when moshiach will come does not say it (except Eliyahu).

1/27/2019 4:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That last post to Neshama was from me Uri.


1/27/2019 4:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I translated the recording for Habayitah, and it is not misunderstood or made up. I listened to it again just now, I may have missed a bit, but the main issue was about taking out Israeli citizenship to be able to vote in the elections and the rav saying there is no need as Moshiach will come before then. Rav Fish also said in the rav's name that we should be living now as if Moshiach is about to come.

Rav Glazerson:

"There are some interesting things we heard from Harav Yekutiel Fish, sod hachasmal, ... joyous tidings, an American citizen spoke with Rav Kanievsky about whether he should take out Israeli citizenship so that he will be able to vote in the upcoming elections. Rav Kanievski said to him, it's unnecessary, Moshiach will come before then. Very joyous news.

Let's hear what was said:"

there is a recording, I think from a radio show,
"the person says he heard the story from Rav ... didn't catch the name, who heard the story from the Rabbanit Kolodetsky" (the daughter of the Rav Kanievski))

"... and that he said that the story should be widely publicized, about two weeks ago, just before shabbat, someone was hosted in the house of Sar HaTorah, ...(here he is basically repeating the story of what the rav said that Moshiach will come before the elections.)

"He (the guest) didn't quite understand the answer, so he asked one of the rav's grandchildren to ask the rav again, and the answer was "I already told him that Moshiach will come before then, so there's no need. The Jew who told me the story ... the Rav said that the hareidi community must unite, not because of the elections, but to be prepared for the coming of Moshiach."

Rav Avraham Ifrah says that all the work for geula has been done, and all that is left for us is to want it. We are nearly there, and that is what is so excruciating, the very proximity coupled with its elusiveness. Be"D Hashem should put an end to this painful wait, at times viscerally so, with geula shleima berahamim.

1/28/2019 11:02 PM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

Measure for measure to the West from the King and Creator of the world, HKB"H

Get accustomed to terror!

1/29/2019 5:18 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is Trump baiting Iran into an armed confrontation?
Analysts warn of heightened probability of conflict with Iran as 'hardliners' take control of Trump's foreign policy

1/29/2019 1:43 PM  
Blogger Rachel said...

This is in response to Meir M's last comment above. Please try to keep your glee in check about the Divine retribution, or it may come back to bite you. There are many good Torah Jews who haven't yet been blessed to get out of galus. It would serve you better to daven for us rather than issuing these stern and dire predictions. Being in Eretz Yisrael is a blessing and a protection for sure, but it is not 100% fool proof. Still as you say, "measure for measure."

1/29/2019 5:20 PM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

Moscow wants Israel to help speed US exit from Syria, but won’t stop Iranian arms shipments

1/29/2019 5:51 PM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...


You have completely misunderstood. Please re-read and you will find that the statements about the US Jews are not mine but Rabbi Nacman Kahana's. So please redirect your treats to the correct addressee.

1/29/2019 8:35 PM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

Rachel 2

And the measure for measure is directed to the haters and enemies of Israel, like the Europeans referred to in the article.

1/29/2019 8:37 PM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

Says R' Nir ben Artzi - Parashat Vayetzei, Tasha’t

The Holy One, Blessed be He, continues with tremendous force to treat and restore the entire earth to all its inhabitants. And the Jews who live in the Land of Israel will rule the world, in the right and good way, to direct them to a good and healthy life, of love and peace.

Jews who live abroad - it is better for them to escape and flee, not to hesitate or to procrastinate. Believe it or not, you should believe it. The restoration that the Holy One, Blessed is He, is doing on earth, is with judgment and very difficult! It is not with caresses and kisses. Therefore, the Holy One, blessed be He, asks all the Jews not to interfere with the restoration of the earth! Go urgently to the land of Israel because the Holy One, blessed be He, will not distinguish between a righteous person and a not righteous person. The Holy One, Blessed is He, sends the destroyer and this angel does not distinguish between a righteous and a not righteous person. All this is about overseas. The Holy One, blessed be He, awaits the Jews for thousands of years to come to the Land of Israel. The State of Israel was established in 1948, the 70th anniversary of the holy Land of Israel, the capital city of Jerusalem was written on earth an in Heaven, and the Holy One, Blessed be He, says: "I am not waiting for you, the Divine Presence departed from abroad. The Divine Presence dwells in the Land of Israel only. Your life is in danger. Religious or not religious, please do not be clever with the Holy One, blessed be He. The Holy One, Blessed is He, wants for your benefit and for the good of the world, wants to bring the world into a world of free love and giving, a world where everyone is praying together and who knows the Creator much closer than now.

1/29/2019 8:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Rachel, I think that I have seen your comments on various sites, here, shiratdevorah and habayitah. I really feel the pain in what you write. I have commented several times that there must be a concerted effort by the Israeli government, Jewish organisations and super wealthy individuals to orchestrate a mass western aliya, precisely to help people in all sorts of vulnerable situations, and there will have to be a massive construction of emergency prefabs - caravillas - to house everyone at short notice.

And if it makes any difference, I, an anonymous keyboard warrior do daven for you, Be"D yeshuat Hashem keheref ayin.


1/29/2019 11:29 PM  
Blogger Hoshea said...

Regarding Rav Chaim's statement about Mashiach being here before elections ... please put it into context. The comment was made in response to a question as to whether someone should make aliyah to vote in the elections. Give me a break. If someone's only consideration in making aliyah was just so he could vote in this upcoming election, then the answer is obvious, "Stay home. H' doesn't need your vote." And so it should be understood that the Rav's statement was meant as a polite way to tell this gentlemen to stay home and not worry about it (remember that Rav Chaim made seemingly opposite comments in the past telling a gentleman he should make aliyah and not to continue to live in USA), and then with all of the hope that every Jew should have in his heart/mind at all time (e.g. the Rambam's 12th ikar), Mashiach will be here by then. It shouldn't be understood as a prophetic statement, a fait d'accompli, but rather as a beracha, like we always say, e.g. "Don't worry, Mashiach will be here by then ...", etc.

I can appreciate the fact that we are eagerly looking forward to the full revelation of Mashiach (may he come today!), but it seems to me that, seeing the flurry of comments the Rav's statement has triggered (including the fact of having this reported in such mainstream publications such as Matzav), that we're coming a little unglued. And that is not conducive to spiritual growth.


1/30/2019 8:46 AM  
Blogger Neshama said...

Elisheva, very nicely said. Just an added point, Israel has so many hotels all over the country for those ‘tourists’ that like to visit; so in the event of a “rescue” operation out of North America and Europe, we may have most of the temporary housing solution. Also, there will be all the necessities available for them, like food, Synagogue, medical, etc.

So there is an alternative purpose to all those tourists, making hotels/housing possible for the Jews.

Also, it is possible for European Jews to actually walk to Israel. During Israel’s early days ther we’re Jews that walked to freedom from neighboring countries. While not the best, it is possible if one needs to flee.

1/30/2019 9:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hadn't thought of hotels, but there are only about 50,000 rooms, so that would only cover about roughly 150000 people. So we still need much more accommodation. As for walking to Israel, it is possible, but only for the able-bodied, and even for them it would be extremely difficult. And who in today's generation could really go through the hardships of previous generations? I myself live fairly simply, but "of course", B"D, have water, electricity, internet, hot showers, a washing machine, an abundance of food, and don't think I could last two minutes without my "basic amenities". (Writing this makes me realise that I am actually quite spoilt, and most people today are much more spoilt than that.)

And on top of that there are people in all kinds of vulnerable situations: the elderly, the sick, their carers, people with joint custody, debtors ...etc who can't just get up and go by themselves. They need a lot of assistance and when they arrive in Israel they need to move straight into their own home, they can't stay at an absorption center or in a hotel. And they need to have their medical concerns taken care of on arrival.

Up until now aliya has largely been for the young(ish) and able-bodied. (When the Sochnut wanted to bring Morroccan Jews to Israel, they only wanted young people, who in turn refused to leave unless the whole community was brought.) But now, B"D, in 5779/2019 Israel is a rich country and there are Jews who are billionaires, or even multi-billionaires. It's time to take care of our own and make aliya possible for any Jew who wants to come. I also think that there should be a programme for Jewish prisoners to make aliya and serve the rest of their term in a prison in Israel. Hopefully they will make tshuva in prison.

All of this requires someone at the top who can start things moving.


1/30/2019 2:16 PM  
Blogger Rachel said...

About what Nir Ben Artzi said: excuse me, is he a navi now that he can say sich horrible things? Hashem won’t distinguish between the righteous and the non-righteous? Really? What happened to measure for measure? What happened to other prophecies, legitimate ones, that tell us that in the final redemption, all the Jews, and certainly all the righteous ones, will be saved? This chicken little sky is falling should not be repeated. Hashem can do anything He wants, and save anyone He wants, and if it is His will for some of us to leave beforehand, He will make that self-evident by opening those doors. The same doors that are slammed shut for some of us at the moment. What about all those truly pious communities here in galus who don’t even have internet and can’t hear these dire warnings, you think Hashem will destroy them? Chas ve’shalom. Ein od milevado. Remember that. There is nothing but Hashem. Everything else is an illusion.

1/30/2019 4:22 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Walking to Israel on land of people who do not want to murder Jews is only possible if one walks to Athens and then one takes a boat from Athens to Haifa or Ashdod. It would likely be impossible to travel past Greece or Slovenia by land.

1/30/2019 4:26 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

One might get to Bulgaria, and then one would encounter Erdoganville, Syria, and Lebanon.

1/30/2019 4:28 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

If you think about what Hashem has done you wouldn't worry about how the Jews will return to the land. Yes there are many difficulties and reasons the majority cannot leave, however G-d has thought about this and the closest thing to any kind of help comes from family. Yosef went before the brothers to mizraim but left instructions not to be left there and was carried and buried in the land of Eretz Israel. Yosef lives and has worked for the unity of the Jewish nation in leaders in military and civic areas both in the land and in the nations. Yosef repairs from below Juda and from above. Recognize Yosef? I am your brother.

1/30/2019 7:44 PM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

Serious Questions

This past Succot while observing the mass of people crossing the square in front of my home in the Old City, questions passed through my mind that measure the degree to which one has internalized the spirit of Eretz Yisrael.

With whom does a normative religious Jew in galut feel a greater affinity – with a scrupulously-religious Jew in Monsey or Lakewood, or with a secular pilot of an Israeli F-16, who twice daily takes to the skies to protect the Jews of Eretz Yisrael?
After spending over $200,000 per child for 12 years of Torah education in the USA, how does a parent feel when visiting Eretz Yisrael and realizing that the Torah knowledge of his 18-year-old yeshiva high school son or daughter is on a par with that of a fifth grader in any decent religious school here?
How does one feel, knowing that the Arab of Israel speaks, reads and writes the language of the Torah, while his rabbi can barely create a sentence of three words in the holy tongue?

Serious questions for serious people; my reply:

I am quite certain that the average religious Jew in galut feels a greater affinity to his fellow religious Jew there rather than to the pilot of an Israeli F-16. But I state without hesitation that I feel a greater brotherhood and love for the Jew who risks his life in the defense of the Holy Land. I am a brother to the F-16 pilot and the Golani private who are the messengers of HaShem. One who does not feel bound to, and indebted to, the fighters of Israel is one who does not know what freedom is all about.
If the realization of the wasted time and hard-earned resources invested in producing a child whose Torah knowledge is so imperfect does not commit the parents to leave the galut as soon as possible, then they are not dedicated Jewish parents.
Language creates associations with other people, with similar cultural forms and national mores. To speak a language is to live it. The Arab clings to the land here, because he feels a part of it and its language. If you don’t live the language, you remain on the periphery of the society. That is why our rabbis taught that the Jews of the Egyptian bondage maintained the language of their fathers.

Parashat Toldot 5779

Rabbi Nachman Kahana

1/31/2019 4:54 AM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

R. Nir ben Artzi

This will be a year of massive immigration of new immigrants. Just as Jews left Iraq, Iran, all the Arab countries and African countries, and immigrated to Israel, some went to Europe and the United States, so the Holy One, blessed be He, dismantles all European countries where Jews are, so that they will escape. The Holy One, blessed be He offers them a nice proposal: 'Do not go to the US to live there, come and live in the Land of Israel and I will forgive you for everything. If you do not live in the land of Israel, you will have dust and great troubles that you have not yet dreamed of, and then you will flee to the Holy Land with shame. Not only you, but all the Jews who live in the United States. The materialists and material lusts, I will deport them all from the United States and Europe to come and live in the Holy Land. "The Holy One, Blessed be He, says: 'I want my children in the Holy Land, not abroad. I chose them a state, and holy land, the best place in the world, the purest and holiest, to establish the Third Temple in the Land of Israel. And I need them to be here and live in the Land of Israel! '

1/31/2019 5:29 AM  
Blogger David m said...


A couple of things.

1. I wouldn't take Nir Ben Arzi seriously, so I recommend not to worry about what he said.

2. Your statement (and similar ones), such as "Rav Avraham Ifrah says that all the work for geula has been done, and all that is left for us is to want it".

I've always wanted a definition of that. Does "us to want it" mean 100, 50, 25%, or 10% of "us". If us is all Jews, well with 50+% assimilation and non-affiliated and disconnected from anything Jewish including Mashiach, I don't think it's going to happen any time soon for more than a small percent.

1/31/2019 4:11 PM  
Blogger David m said...


A couple of thoughts.

1. I wouldn’t take nir ben arzi seriously.

2. Your statement (and similar ones), such as "Rav Avraham Ifrah says that all the work for geula has been done, and all that is left for us is to want it".

I've always wanted a definition of that. Does "us to want it" mean 100, 50, 25%, or 10% of "us". If us is all Jews, well with 50+% assimilation and non-affiliated and disconnected from anything Jewish including Mashiach, I don't think it's going to happen any time soon for more than a small percent.

1/31/2019 4:14 PM  
Blogger Neshama said...

Reb Dov, I read your comments on “What happens when you cross Ayelet Shaked” and one person disparaged Ayelet, but he forgot Deborah who judged under the tree, and who led our nation to victory. There were many great women leaders. Remember Thatcher?
I would vote for Shaked for PM.

1/31/2019 5:52 PM  
Blogger Neshama said...

Meir, I believe that year is more likely, 2020, the same as Trumps re-election.
Yes I know it was NbA who said it.

1/31/2019 5:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How should we call the following ?

Nasrallah, Gaza leaders plot disruptions of Israel’s election, including rocket fire



1/31/2019 8:58 PM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

For two thousand years the faithful of Am Yisrael, those who did not bow to the Satan of assimilation, maintained their faith that one day HaShem would return His people home. But just on the eve of our attaining statehood and a free open entrance to the holy land, millions of Jews were taken away by the descendants of Amalek and Yishmael and did not have the merit to exalt in the fruit of this 2000-year effort. Again, for reasons known only to the Almighty.

However, we, living in this generation in Eretz Yisrael are drinking from the same cup of loyalty that satiated the desires of Moshe and Rachel, in our love and desire to restore the Shechina to the holy land.

We were granted the merit to pass over the Rubicon in order to experience the fruit of our fathers’ and mothers’ labors as we strive every day to reach the pinnacle of our history; to rebuild the Bet Hamikdash and repair the broken link between HaShem and his chosen people, here in Eretz Yisrael.

Rabbi Nachman Kahana
Parashat Mishpatim 5779

1/31/2019 10:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Neshama we have to believe that Moshiach can come today and stop putting off our longing into sometime in the future. If you believe that Moshiach will come in two years you greatly diminish if not destroy your yearning for him to come today, and in two years you will probably have a different theory of his arrival. Let us all yearn for him to come today and put an end to the galut today.


2/01/2019 12:25 AM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

Lecha Eten et haAretz hazot - To You I will Give this Land


2/01/2019 9:42 AM  
Blogger Neshama said...

Elisheva, wow.
You are barking up the wrong tree, I have ALWAYS ANTICIPATED MASHIACH TO COME IMMEDIATELY NOW! I have been writing about that for years, even before moving to Eretz Yisrael.

The 2020 referred to is for the biggest and final ingathering of Jews around the world. Between 2019-2020 things will get much tougher for Jews, that is why many are advocating for Jews in foreign lands (yes, that’s America, a foreign land) to come to Israel. It basically involves wrapping up life there, and buying tickets via Nefesh B’Nefesh to fly home. Many estimations for Mashiach’s arrival have been forecasted, but the recent statement attributed to Rabbi Kanievsky that Mashiach would come before the elections comes from a credible source. Mashiach will have a lot to do once he is here, and bringing ALL the Yidden Home, I believe, is one thing. We also need Techias HaMeisim. building of the Third Beis (which I believe has begun already in Ir David), and much much more.

NOT that Mashiach will not come until then.

6000 minus 5779 equals 221 years remaining. Rabbi Wein and Rabbi Breitowitz, in different shiur'im have mentioned a "missing 166 years" from Jewish history vs. recorded history.
Example: 221 minus 166 equals 55 years
So where does that leave us? And you Elisheva?

2/01/2019 10:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Neshama, it won't take long. The next time Israel will bomb Syria or just before the elections the evil axis (Hezbollah, Gaza, Iran) will get nuts evil. Then we will see.. It won't take long and the Iranians are starving because of the economic sanctions. Out of desperation their government may do crazy things.

Top Iranian general: We can destroy Israel ‘in three days’
Amid rising tensions between IDF and Iranian forces in Syria, IRGC deputy leader says Jewish state ‘will not find enough graves to bury their dead’

Iran Faces Worst Economic Challenge in 40 Years, President Says


2/01/2019 3:09 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

In the next war, G-d will prove that these Israeli Generals, who limit or have limited Israel's Rules of Engagement by what the EU tells Israel is moral and ethical, have placed us all at risk of annihilation. The fact that Gantz would get 20 seats today if elections were held today is an abomination to G-d. The man should be in prison for treason instead of running for the Knesset. HaShem will prove them all wrong, and only then will Mashiach rise with G-d's Rules of Engagement during War. And that will be the only way that we will be able to successfully defend ourselves in this coming war. This is why this coming War leads to Mashiach.... whenever it occurs.

2/01/2019 3:28 PM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

Against all forecasts, my bet is on H'. He will Do what He Did in the US elections. He Will Appoint an unexpected new leader for the State of Israel. A leader who will be a bridge between the current system and lifestyle as we know it and the lifestyle brought by Moshiach ben David. Rabbi Kessin is suggesting this intermediary leader before Moshiach. He also said that he believes he knows who it is but doesn't want to tell us.

Remember: G'd Appoints kings and Deposes kings, Daniel 2:21.

2/02/2019 6:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Re. Dov Bar-Leib's : Moshiach will be the only way that we will be able to successfully defend ourselves in this coming war.

Look at Iran's new toy,

Neither Israel nor US has the capacity to counter Iran’s new cruise missile

Rav Badani asked:

Rav Berland responded:


Rav Badani clarified:


Rav Berland replied:


Rav Badani continued:


Rav Berland then showed Rav Badani the gematria calculations, and said:


Let's hope this time Rav Berland is right because last year he's also said that Moshiach will be here on Pesach!


2/02/2019 8:40 PM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

How sad! Galus Jews prefer to move to Germany rather than to Israel.

British Jews apply for German nationality as Brexit looms

My comments:Opinion: Frying pan to the fire.

In a speech marking the 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht, German Chancellor Merkel warned against the resurgence of anti-Semitism in Germany.

There is growing anti-Semitism disguised beneath a pro-Palestinian agenda globally. From the halls of the United States Congress to the European bastions of civility in Brussels, it is as unmistakable as it was in 1938.

However tody, B"H, there is one safe place for all Jews, it is the Land of Israel. The Holy Shechina (Spirit) has left the Galus and returned to the Land. Here it protects the Jewish people. Three prophesied wars leading to the end of the age tell of of that.

Tehilim 83
Yechezkel 38-39
Daniel 11:40-45

"The Holy One, Blessed be He, says: 'I want my children in the Holy Land, not abroad. I chose them a state, and holy land, the best place in the world, the purest and holiest, to establish the Third Temple in the Land of Israel. And I need them to be here and live in the Land of Israel! the Holy One, Blessed be He, says: "I am not waiting for you, the Divine Presence departed from abroad. The Divine Presence dwells in the Land of Israel only. Your life is in danger. Religious or not religious, please do not be clever with the Holy One, blessed be He. The Holy One, Blessed is He, wants for your benefit and for the good of the world, wants to bring the world into a world of free love and giving, a world where everyone is praying together and who knows the Creator much closer than now. R' Nir ben Artzi

2/03/2019 11:39 AM  
Blogger Neshama said...

Dear Elisheva and all visitors to this blog: may I recommend listening to the following very interesting interview at: arutzsheva: David Bannister, founder of Expedition lostArk 2020 and Trail of the Ark, talks with Avraham Venismach about the Ark's possible destiny. The Ark of Covenant and End Days

2/03/2019 2:51 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Any search for the Ark of the Brit which ignores Vendyl Jones' Research on the Copper Scroll from over a decade ago will end with failure. The Ark and all of Betzalel's treasures were placed in the Cave of the Column by Yirmiyahu HaNavi and 5 distinguished assistants, 21 years before the Churban of the 1st Temple in the Valley of Achor next to Qumran under 40 set stones as described in the Copper Scroll. Because the treasures of the Mishkan are in Mythical Palestine, no Israeli Govt. wants to allow a proper investigation of the matter which would enrage the "international community." They are all faithless cowards, but even the sickening delay of a matter that should have been settled 12 years ago is also by Divine decree.

2/03/2019 4:44 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

The 3rd level of the Cave of the Column is connected to the caverns under the Temple Mt. by an 18 or 21 km winding passageway which winds its way toward the Dead Sea. The actual 40 set stones are actually up the hill a bit on the lip of the Rift Valley as one climbs the hill from near the entrance to Qibbutz Qalya. Those set stones are all very close to the Grave of Achan who was buried with all of his possessions after he was executed from stealing from the Cherem of Yericho. I have seen all these things and more from a legendary tour guide, the late great Vendyl Jones z"l himself. It was a great honor....

2/03/2019 5:01 PM  
Blogger LondonMale said...

Meir M

You claim that British Jews are moving to Germany, and then posted a link to an article supposedly about this.

Firstly, British Jews are not moving to live Germany in any noticeable numbers!

Secondly, the article was not about this, it merely mentioned that some British Jews have applied for German passports.

What is happening is that ahead of Brexit, some British Jews who have ancestry from other EU countries, are getting dual nationality so that they can use their second passports for easier business and vacation travel in the EU, for easier access to university placements, and for the job market in the EU.

2/04/2019 2:50 AM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

London Male

It is about Galus Jews doing everything but making aliya not matter the situation.It is all about comfort and materialism.

"Jews are in chutz l’aretz - outside of Israel - only because of money." R' Nir ben Artzi

2/04/2019 5:10 AM  
Blogger Neshama said...

Kol HaKavod Reb Dov. If one listens to the interview, Banister does say that many have searched already, and he is just following their paths (my interpretation). Who is to say that among his searching he will ALSO search out Vendyl’s efforts/finds to confirm??. Maybe the time has come? We are also hearing a lot about the arrival of Mashiach in the coming days (before/during Pesach). BTW the second night of Pesach (which is only in chu”l is for Eliyahu) if Mashiach is coming first from chu”l. However, others believe he will come from Eretz Yisrael, and If Mashiach comes the second night of Pesach it will be chol hammed in Eretz Yisrael. Can he come then? We cannot know until it happens.

Also, we are in those very end days of the End Days, so much of the prophecies NEED to come about.

2/04/2019 10:25 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Meir: Not quite true. Some are in Chul because they wantto be loved by gentiles. Some are convinced that Israelis are War criminals. Some do not want to be hated by 90% of the nations of the world. They just want to be Popular.

And amongst the Orthodox, they love their lives living under a lesser exposure to direct Divine Providence outside of Eretz Yisrael. Also, many do not want to go to War against the Erev Rav in Israel. They are content to let the Erev Rav culturally destroy where they live on the Eastern Seaboard, bringing every single place where Leftists rule below Mem Tet Shaarei Tumah as long as they do not have to go to war directly against them.

2/04/2019 10:42 AM  

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