Wednesday, February 26, 2020

The End of QeReN Qayemet in Olam HaZeh

Four years ago during Shevat I wrote the following post:  Is this the Dawning of the Age of the Water Bucket? .  I post it again because with 95% certitude I believe that the conditions that I wrote in this four year old post have come to pass for Mashiach to imminently come as early as this Spring.  I just made two minor changes to the post.  1.  I changed the words Water Bucket to Water-vapor Bucket because the D'li (bucket) or Aquarius, the Tzedeq (Zodiac) sign for the month of Shevat, is an air sign.  In reality the Mazal represents the potential for cloud formation which brings rain.  Cloud formation involves evaporation of ocean water which at the proper vapor pressure, atmospheric pressure, and temperatures in the upper atmosphere condense in clouds in the upper atmosphere bringing rain onto where it is supposed to rain.  Since Vapor is a gas, the Water-vapor bucket is more accurately described as an Air sign.
2. Secondly I changed the spelling of the words Keren Kayemet to Qeren Qayemet because in reality the letter Qoof in Hebrew (ק) is more properly transliterated as a Q not a K.

Other than those two minor changes, I left the article as is.  The point here is that article started as a thought experiment.  What would be a major event that would need to happen in order for Mashiach to come in any particular year?  What event would need to proceed the coming of Mashiach that would prevent society for relapsing into a place where the Wicked could rise politically and financially to take over countries and run large segments of planet Earth and reverse tikkunim and perfecting of the world carried out by our righteous Mashiach.  In this post I came to the conclusion that in order for the Wicked to fall from their high perch and remain fallen, the major advantage that they had to rule in Olam HaZeh would have to be removed from the world.  Only then could Mashiach not only come, but whatever he would establish could NEVER AGAIN be reversed.  The main advantage in Olam HaZeh that Reshayim (people who have greater weight to their sins than their merits) have over Tzaddiqim (people with more weight in their merits over their sins) and Beinonim (people with equal weight in their merits and sins) is that not only do they, the Reshayim, receive their reward for how they affect the world for whatever good they might do (their peirot), but they also receive their principal reward (their Qeren Qayemet) in this world and NOT in the world to come (for they have no World to Come!).  So in the Billionaire club of billionaires, for instance, there are far more Reshayim than Tzaddiqim and Beinomim.  Do not get me wrong, there are a number of wonderful tzaddiqim and beinonim who are billionaires, but a large majority of people who are billionaires are those who get their entire reward in this world both from their principal (Qeren Qayemet) and their fruit (the effect of the world of their relatively few good deeds).  In order for Mashiach to come, this would need to cease.  That means that there would need to be an event that would end for all time for the rest of history, the Receiving of Qeren Qayemet in this world and not in the World to Come!

So in the above linked post, I made a number of points.  Please read that post.

1. That in the year that Mashiach comes sometime hopefully in the Spring, our time of Rachamim, The Qeren Qayemet that the wicked receive would suddenly cease being a source of their blessings in THIS WORLD.  While it is decreed in Tishrei what our parnassah is for the year, it is divided up for Reshayim.  They, the Reshayim, begin to receive from their Qeren Qayemet starting on the 7th of MarCheshvan, and like a tree in the field (its trunk and branches being the Qeren), they continue to receive this brachah from rain all year round.  In the month of Shevat some of that water is diverted to blessing the fruit and leaves of the tree that will bud in the Spring.  So both Reshayim and Tzaddiqim/Beinonim begin to receive the blessing for their fruit.  Since non-Reshayim ONLY receive blessing for their fruit in this world, the decree in Tishrei needs to be reaffirmed in Shevat so that the actual practical blessing for parnassah for non-Reshayim begins in the month of Shevat while for the Wicked it began in MarCheshvan since their brachah INCLUDES their reward for their Qeren Qayemet.  So in the year that Mashiach comes, there would be an event which would END FOR ALL TIME their Qeren Qayemet specifically in the MONTH OF SHEVAT.  In addition, there would be initially that year and explosion of receiving their fruit in the month of MarCheshvan too so that when Shevat came around, the House of Cards from which they receive their blessing would at least begin to cease altogether.  Yet, in that year everyone else for the rest of history would.ONLY receive their blessings for their fruit starting in the Month of Shevat.

2. Whether this point was made in that post, in Olam HaZeh, the time of the month of Shevat when the Water is diverted in part to the fruit is on Tu B'Shevat, the full moon during the month of Shevat.  This opinion in Mishnayot Pereq 1. of Rosh HaShanah that it begins on the 15th of the month is Hillel's opinion.  The opposing opinion is Shamai's opinion who holds that the diverting of rainwater to the fruit is on Rosh Chodesh Shevat.  According to our sages, most arguments between Hillel and Shamai are decided in favor of Hillel, but IN THE YEAR THAT MASHIACH COMES, G-d will begin to rule the world with a greater amount of the Midat HaDin.  So all the opinions where we hold by Hillel in Olam HaZeh, we will hold by Shamai in Yemot HaMashiach.  So this event of ending Qeren Qayemet that would make the world fitting for Mashiach that year would not begin on Tu B'Shevat but would begin on Rosh Chodesh Shevat!

3. The word Qeren in Hebrew means the following: Ray of light, Radiation, Horn, or the aura around the sun during a full solar eclipse, its CORONA.  Just to make in eminently clear, notice that NOT ONLY is the word QeReN etymologically the source of the word CoRoNa, IT HAS THE EXACT SAME MEANING AS CORONA!  

Yet, the incredible events of the last month did not begin on Tu B'Shevat.  It began on the very day that Trump announced his Deal of the Century when he hosted Bibi Netanyahu in the White House.  On that very day he told Israel that our concession to the Arabs will be to give 30 additional percent of Judea and Samaria (50% of Area C) to our sworn enemies for for some substantial promises that the Palestinians have learned to share a common border with us as if they now knew how to behave like Canadians.  To be honest, compared to every Western leader in the history of our modern conflict with the Arabs, Trump's plan was far more reasonable and respectful for our rights to be here.  Yet, the halakhah to not divide Eretz Yisrael and parcel portions of it to appease our enemies is NOT a logical mishpat.  It is a Chok that HaShem gave ALL of Eretz Yisrael to His special chosen nation.  So what might seem eminently reasonable to you and me, is NOT reasonable in Heaven.  On the very day of Trump's announcement of his Deal of the Century it was Rosh Chodesh Shevat, and as it is in almost every year, Rosh Chodesh Shevat is also the Chinese New Year.  And on that very day, they announced the deadly and dangerous consequences of the CoronaVirus to the world!

Now looking at this Virus, SARS nCoV 2 and the disease it causes CoViD 19 (CoronaVirus Disease 2019), it was not "created" to kill billions of people.  It has a 2 to 4% fatality rate, and if your hospital system is not overwhelmed with a shortage of respirators, its fatality rate is less than 2%.
But, because of its  1. very long incubation and quarantine period of 14 to 24 days
2.  its wildly high R naught contagious factor of 3 to 6.5
3.  its asymptomatic contagious transmission for up to 7 days before symptoms even develop
4. its 15 to 20% serious complication rate where one needs to go to a hospital half of whom need breathing assistance from a respirator
5. and its very lengthy disease phase of 10 days to over 2 weeks

Because of these factors, this disease seems to have been formed in Heaven to crash the world economy, not to kill billions of people....  all starting in the month of Shevat 5780.  With 95% certitude I believe that this IS the QeRen Qayement killing event at the End of Days.  Where do people stick their QeReN Qayemet in Olam HaZeh in Western Countries?  In the Stock Market of course!  And who runs one of the most extensive websites and news services on the Stock Market in the Western world?  former NY Mayor Michael Bloomberg of course!  Is it any accident that his political fortunes are crashing at the same time that this Virus is crashing stock markets all over the world?  The power center of the Erev Rav is that they hold most of the financial wealth in Klal Yisrael.  As the pasuk says in Shemot (Exodus) 12:
 וְגַם-עֵרֶב רַב, עָלָה אִתָּם, וְצֹאן וּבָקָר, מִקְנֶה כָּבֵד מְאֹד. 38 And a mixed multitude (The Erev Rav) went up also with them; and flocks, and herds, even very much cattle.  They are most of our billionaires, let us be honest.  So as the Qeren Qayemet market crashes, so will their power and wealth... setting the stage for Mashiach, G-d willing, THIS YEAR!

Please comment as usual below.


Blogger Rachel said...

Amen, Dov, I hope you're right!

2/26/2020 11:31 PM  
Blogger Gavriela Dvorah said...

B'ezrat HaShem!

2/27/2020 7:22 AM  
Blogger Devorah Chayah said...

Two items of interest:

Scientists Discover HIV-Like "Mutation" Which Makes Coronavirus Extremely Infectious

Plus, if all efforts to contain the virus fail, there won't be enough hospital beds or healthcare workers to accommodate all of the sick, so I suggest printing out this page to know what to do for someone in the home who is ill.

Are there any home remedies for pneumonia?

2/27/2020 9:20 AM  
Blogger Neshama said...

The Pneumonia brought on by the CV has two parts: upper respiratory and lower lungs. Each case is unique on its own, with some having no symptoms and others getting very dangerously ill. Most are asymptomatic (show no symptoms) and the incubation period has now reached up to 27 days. So those sitting at home for 14 may yet still become ill. Plus there is talk about “relapse”, and this is the second phase of the CV. When the pneumonia gets into the lower lung this is where the danger lies. And this may not occur until the second bout with the virus. Most ’natural remedies’ can treat the upper respiratory, while a protease inhibitor is needed to prevent the lower lung damage. Also, some are using oxygen, and some are using Vit C intravenously to stop the CV. Each case is different and there is no one blanket remedy. Yes HIV was spliced into the SARS plus viral soup, and this has been documented and there are charts that show where this was done.

If all this is all true, and a skeptic can doubt any of this, it may still be worse than what information has escaped the authorities, who are minimising all data to quell panic and chaos. However, it is a fact that THEY ARE NOT TESTING for CV in people showing possible infection. This is the devious part. However still, local states and local authorities are trying to combat what shows up at their hospitals.

The statistic are not to be believed, just like in China. So we are at the mercy of Hashem, and it is to Him that we should turn our thoughts and prayers.

2/27/2020 11:18 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Neshama: Could you please repost your first comment? My fat finger accidently pressed the Delete icon.

Just for the uninformed, CoViD 19 is the fancy WHO designation for CoronaVirus Disease 2019. It is a horrible disease for the 15 or 20% who have serious complications. If your hospital system is not overwhelmed with an epidemic of this disease, fewer than 1 in 7 with serious complications (inability to breathe so that the blood can get Oxygen and expel CO2) actually die. In the event that the hospital system cannot provide you with a proper breathing apparatus, 1 in 4 with serious complications die. So lengthy citywide quarantines are important to prevent hospital systems from being overwhelmed as was the case in Wuhan. Yet the economic cost of a 20 day quarantine of 10 million people is staggering. At one tine in China during Shevat, 760 million people were under some sort of lockdown. That is 10% of the World's population.

2/27/2020 11:50 AM  
Anonymous Meir - Ivri Anochi said...

Here we go...

Coronavirus infects woman in Japan for the second time, a first in the country

CDC warns men about facial hair dangers amid coronavirus fears

2/27/2020 1:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dov, who will you be voting for on 6 Adar?

2/27/2020 3:09 PM  
Blogger Neshama said...

Kol HaKavod Reb Dov.
Where did you get "3.  its asymptomatic contagious transmission for up to 7 days before symptoms even develop?" This is the 14-27 days during which one is asymptomatic and can transmit disease while walking around with no symptoms just like the myriad visitors from Korea who went all over Israel, meeting all kinds of Israelis, hit all the tourist spots, and when they returned to Korea tested positive for the virus!! Why were they even allowed in, in the first place??

Virus actually started in Nov-Dec 2019 in Wuhan. After the concoction recipe was transported from Harvard/Boston to the Wuhan lab. It is estimated that it was created as a weapon grade virus, but whether it was deliberately released OR was carelessly carried out of the lab. The name should really be SARS/MERS/HIV/NovelCoronaPneumonia Virus, but that’s too long :-) Notice how in recent history we had all these ’similar viruses’ erupting?

See a pattern anyone?

Also, I heard this virus replicates in stages, so that it becomes an ongoing occurrence. In this way, the "2/3 = 5 Billion People will be cleaned from the world according to Zecharia 13:8-9” as Rabbi Mizrachi shlit”a said, over a longer stretch of time than all at once.

Just read something phenomenal. "Did the 5G rollout in Wuhan damage the innate cellular defense cells of the population, putting the people at risk of complications and death from coronavirus?” How diabolical. If true, the radiation weapon of 5G zapped to persons ill with the virus set off chain reactions within the human bodies. That could be why there were so many dead bodies and people falling over dead. We don’t see that in the other countries (or maybe in Iran). Who knows why their contamination was so electrified - infecting the Soleimani replacement and other high up terrorists. This is almost like a Star Wars Novella!

I know everyone is anticipating the Big Crash of the End Days, but if I may, I don’t think it will happen just yet. Even tho prophecy says we will be left without a pruta in our pockets. (or something like that)

Reb Dov, I think you have a sequel to all this, and hopefully we should read it soon. How do you think it will really affect Eretz Yisrael? And is there a relavance to our holy Third Beis? At what point do you envision Mashiach jumping into the fray? We only have 10 years before Techias HaMeisim, as Rabbi Kessin explained in his last Shiur “Current Events…"

2/27/2020 3:17 PM  
Blogger Maurice said...

Great post, Reb Dov I hope you are right !

It reminds me a shiour by Rav Yehouda Ashkenazi z'l (he was the hevrouta of Rav Tsvi Yehouda Kook) when he stated about amalek and the end of times, that Yshmael and Essav are united by the money in "touma".
So the impure money is the bound between the two civilisations that gives life to Amalek (think about bribery, corruption, nuclear deal, intelectual property theft etc...).

This Corona Virus is actually destroying the Chinese economy at a very fast pace (the USA want to move industries towards India, if not USA), and the Iranian regime and economy too, and it will probably separate both of them from their Western ally, the European Union (the bad part of Essav).

This could really bring us to the end of Amalek (as a political entity), not less !

This Purim could bring us amazing surprises for the gueoula behezrat Hashem

2/27/2020 3:31 PM  
Blogger HDG, Yerushalayim, E"Y Shlemah said...

Neshama, where and what kind of source did you hear this from - "...I heard this virus replicates in stages, so that it becomes an ongoing occurrence."?

2/27/2020 5:49 PM  
Blogger HDG, Yerushalayim, E"Y Shlemah said...

I asked a question here concerning the possibility that we would all be separated before the time of redemption, and where in our sources it might be found.

I would like to thank Yeranen Yaakov for answering it for me. Here is the result:

Time Alone with HQB"H before the Final Redemption

2/27/2020 6:25 PM  
Blogger vincent said...

2/27/2020 7:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another terrible Yeridah

Eirev Rav Supreme Court takes the country another step lower

2/27/2020 7:18 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Today the Dow Jones dropped 1191 points. It was the worst single day point drop in history.

2/28/2020 12:34 AM  
Blogger Leah said...

Another speeding up of events. Simply astounding how much has gone on in the past few weeks.
Davening and taking on more mitzvos. I have food gardens and have been, for some time, trying to grow what we eat.
Now, with this virus, I'm increasing the amount and variation of what we grow. I don't want to have to go to the grocery store if possible. I will have to go for meat and those types of items, yet if I can limit it, it will not only save money, it will also keep us from the public should anything huge come this way, lo aleinu.
1191 is a hug huge drop, Dov. That is massive. Amazing how things were timed with China, the Iran element and the Trump deal etc. It literally feels like so much has gone on that the months before are almost like a faded memory.
I have increased my Torah study and am only listening to Torah shiurim and gardening tips and the like on my computer/phone etc.
I find so many things to be trivial and unimportant like the garbage on the internet et al, yet so much of the world seems to act like it's business as usual.
Thank you for the new post Dov. I will also read teh one you linked from four years ago.
Be well.

2/28/2020 3:30 AM  
Blogger Neshama said...

Leah, that’s so great about growing your own veggies. I wish I could. My mirpeset is either too hot or too cold, and the one outside has birdies visiting every day, so I rather not give them my veggies. One can also grow some inside if one does not have a garden, but maybe an outside windowsill, or sunny porch. About the meat, some places deliver which would limit your exposure. Remember to stock up on water, just incase the elec co has a moratorium.

Whoa, CDG, you sound a bit strong up there. However, I shall try to find those sources for you. In the meantime, here are several articles discussing the CV and treatments. Someone asked about home treatments. Please everyone avail yourself of this information:

Reb Dov, that issue I wrote about with clicking on comments only happens on my iPad.

2/28/2020 11:44 AM  
Blogger HDG, Yerushalayim, E"Y Shlemah said...

Neshama, while I was writing my post linked to above, I took note of your comment above that and wanted to link to the source of your information - maybe I overlooked it among your posts? I read a lot of them and even linked to a search that includes them.

I thought it was a pretty strong statement on your part as well, among many strong statements, that the virus replicates in stages. Perhaps it's a "gift" that keeps on "giving"?

It's something to be concerned about, don't you think? I appreciate and thank you in advance for any effort you make to find the source and verify it.

Shabbat shalom umevorah.

2/28/2020 1:27 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

I cannot recommend voting for Ben Gvir this go around. He is not even close to the minimum cutoff percentage of 3.25%. Even though Mashiach ben David will likely come from the hilltop youth that he represents in our Erev Rav courts, vote for someone on the Right that will surely get four seats or more. Personally, the exception to this would be UTJ because the leader of Degel HaTorah, Moshe Gafni, has NEVER apologized for joining Sharon's Disengagement govt in December of 2004. So it should always be in the back of your mind that Gafni would recommend such foolish, wicked behavior again for a quarter of a billion shekels for the Yeshivot he represents. So besides Gimel, there are several potential right wing parties to vote for. In the end we should register our votes in Shamayim, for this might be the last election for the Knesset before Mashiach comes. As far as Mashiach coming from the youthful adults that Itamar Ben Gvir represents in the Erev Rav Ct system, remember that "The Stone that the builders despised, will become the cornerstone for HaShem's edifice", The Messianic Kingdom!

3/01/2020 1:03 AM  
Anonymous Meir - Ivri Anochi said...

There will be NO more Erev Rav governments in the Land of Israel!!!

3/01/2020 5:29 AM  
Blogger LondonMale said...

I am not a doctor.
But in the past I have used grapefruit seed extract to cure bronchitis.
I have no idea if it works on CoVid-19, but if one is desperate and unable to access doctor issued medication then there is nothing to lose. It is supposedly anti viral and anti bacterial.
I stress that this is a strong liquid, and must not be used if you are on other medication, because it neutralises other medication.
It must only be used for a maximum of two continuous weeks, perhaps 16 days at a push.

It is so viscous that you add 12 drops to an inch or so of water in the bottom of a glass, then refill the glass three times and drink it, because the viscosity means it needs these refills to drink all the drops. Do this three times per day, for two weeks.
Drink 30 minutes before food, or two hours after.

Otherwise, green tea or black tea (without milk) is supposed to be anti-viral.
And eating a variety of foods helps, latest thinking is that variety strengthens the guy biome.
Vitamin C levels should be kept high.

3/01/2020 5:46 AM  
Blogger Gavriela Dvorah said...

There is no other party on the right. Only imposters. You want to "register your vote in Shamayim"? Vote Otzma. At least it will be a vote for truth. Is it a wasted vote? Do they have no chance of making it in? Perhaps. But let's not forget...the polls and pundits said Trump would never be president. Bill was already doing his victory gig. What HKBH wills is what shall be done.

3/01/2020 7:37 AM  
Blogger Shlomo W said...

Without Otzmas 4 seats there will not be a right wing Gov either Unity or Left same thing. Do the math, they dont have 61 seats without Otzma.

Plus Otzma is the only party against the Trump plan giving away 70% of our holy land and releasing terrorists, they are also for an open market, mabey not as much as Zehut but open, and against curuption and the Bagatz system.
They will have my vote, and if more people vote for a Otzma that stands with Hashem they can get in.

3/01/2020 11:04 AM  
Blogger Shlomo W said...

No bacteria or virus can survive in the presence of Nano size colloidal silver particles. It's available in every pharmacy in America over-the-counter, but not in Israel because the misrad habriyut won't let pharmacies sell it, as a local pharmacist told me because it works to well and would decrease the sales of antibiotics and other drugs. However BH it is available here in Israel. See info here. Get some protect your family.

3/01/2020 11:08 AM  
Blogger Neshama said...

Here’s an UPDATE: on Vitamin C and Covid19 for preventative and treatment of the virus.

PS I’m not voting for two reasons: staying away from crowds; and there’s no one to vote for. It would ONLY be a show of force supporting the religious parties.

What one should take advantage of is voting in the WZO Elections, as per Rabbi Grylak in Mishpacha Magazine:

Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Vote of Confidence
We’ve never paid much attention to the World Zionist Congress. What’s changed now?
Mishpacha In support of Rabbi Pesach Lerner in his initiative. Very important and timely. As written in this vosizneias article that Rav Kanievsky supported Rabbi Kamenetsky about voting in the WZO elections.

3/01/2020 11:55 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Part of my Calculus involves, that based on Gemorrah Sanhedrin 98a, the third election will ALSO result in no Govt. It is supposed to fail one last time so that when Mashiach takes over, it is because the entire existing system has a Chazakah on failing 3 times. So my vote is for one of the right wing parties that will cross.

3/01/2020 12:48 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Since I made Aliyah 16 1/2 yrs ago, I have voted for Baruch Marzel twice, Eli Yishai and Yachad once, and Otzma last time, and not once has anyone on the Right hovering around the Minimum percent ever gotten the bare minimum. They often are short less than 10,000 seats. I simply cannot convince myself to be amongst 100,000 people whose votes are not translated into Knesset seats. If you would not bother to vote if Otzma were not running, by all means vote for Otzma.

3/01/2020 1:11 PM  
Anonymous Meir - Ivri Anochi said...

Well said by Gavriela Dvorah

There is no real right party except Otzam Yehudit. A vote for other parties is a vote for dividing the Land.

We need to vote according to belief and ideology, not according to tactics that will lead to a left kind quasi religious government. The rest is up to H' as Gavriela Dvorah said reminding us of Trump's victory against all logic and predictions - a Heavenly intervention.

There will be NO more Erev Rav governments in the Land of Israel!!!

3/01/2020 1:34 PM  
Blogger Dvir said...

Attention: all Israeli voters;

According to the Rambam, appointing a king (or PM) is one of three mitzvot to be fulfilled upon entering the Land of Israel.

I think it is very important for everyone to vote and one can make a halachic case that its a mitzvah to vote. No one is perfect but we have to choose a party that will cross the threshold and choose the best party that will support the Torah, security and settling in all parts of Eretz Yisrael.

January 1949, a number of leading rabbis issued a ‘Kol Koreh,’ urging their flock to participate, and stating that it is indeed a “Mitzvah to vote!” The Belzer Rebbe, Rav Aharon Rokeach, was approached by one of his chassidim who asked, “Is it really a mitzvah? A mitzvah like eating Matza?” The Belzer Rebbe thought for a moment and quipped, “Maybe more like eating Maror!”

See this weeks Torah Tibits written by Rav Shimshon HaKohen Nadel "Is it a Mitzvah to Vote? at"

3/01/2020 9:36 PM  
Blogger Zvizvi said...

Nobody here is a Navi so we need to vote as if this is a regular election. Many of you were not in Israel when the Oslo government came to power after many others who cared about Eretz Israel did not vote and had similar ideas to the ones voiced here such as "I am not voting" or I will waste my vote fo a party that has no chance just to be cool. Wonderful people, think of Eretz Israel. This election is too close for games.

3/01/2020 10:41 PM  
Anonymous Meir - Ivri Anochi said...

Nethanyahu consulted with Mekubal in Yerushalayim about the outcome results from the election. The Mekubal gave him the following outcome results:

Likud 35
Blue White 32
Yisrael Beytenu 6
Shas 10
Yahadut HaTorah 7
Yamina 9
HaAvoda-Gesher-Meretz 12
Joint List 12

3/02/2020 9:50 AM  
Blogger Neshama said...

There is no correlation of appointing a King and voting for the Erev Rav!
In the end, there will be no govt. again, and then it’s Hashem’s turn to do a Vnahafochu and bring Mashiah!!
Can one challenge Hashem??

3/02/2020 1:17 PM  
Anonymous Meir - Ivri Anochi said...


Will Sen. Chris Murphy infect the entire US Senate with COVID-19?

Iranian FM Zarif and his entourage were likely COVID-19 carriers at the Munich Security Conference. The Democrat party senator who met with him for over an hour in Zarif's hotel room must be watched for signs of disease.

3/02/2020 1:44 PM  
Blogger HDG, Yerushalayim, E"Y Shlemah said...

Corona detected in the Torah! by R' Michoel Green

The mystery has been solved at last. Corona's origin has been discovered, in an etymological sense at least.

3/02/2020 8:11 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

HDG: Does Rav Green read my blog? He even capitalized the Q, R, and N! I must say that I like his Qoronah mask peirush. That is a nice chidush.

3/02/2020 8:17 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

I actually thought about bringing down Michaelangelo and his mis-interpretation of the word Qeren Or when I wrote this post. For a bit of brevity's sake, I didn't.

3/02/2020 8:21 PM  
Blogger Ginno Ricci said...

I'm no prophet by baruch Hashem it seems the world economy is not going to collapse because of the coronavirus, Israeli scientists are about to discover a cure and Netanyahu will be able to form a stable coalition (maybe by bringing one defector from the opposition). Soon we will annex the Jewish settlements, take care of Iran one way or another and Trump will be reelected. Israel keeps winning slowly but surely. Don't be like the commies in the country where I was born that used to say "the worse, the better" (meaning, if workers have money, cars, houses, pension, vacation and things to lose, they won't be interested in making a socialist revolution to tear down the whole system). Don't hope for things to collapse and our people suffer more to bring Mashiach. I know some Jewish radicals were hoping for someone like Lieberman to rule the country and destroy the Torah and yeshivot in Eretz Israel in order for the anti-Zionists to say "you see? everything in Israel is bad, it's either Mashiach or nothing". Keep dreaming. I don't need a temple nor to sacrifice animals. And I don't need to see mechalelei shabbat and gays in our country going on fire (despite I don't like what they do). Of course, I know that eventually Mashiach will come but I hope it will be a development with as less suffering as possible. It's a gradual (hopefully painless) process. No economic crisis, no pandemic, no world war III. I don't underestimate the possibility of things getting worse but I'm optimistic. In the meantime, G-d bless our Medina and our democracy. Thank you Hakadosh baruch Hu. Am Israel Chai!

3/03/2020 12:06 AM  
Anonymous Meir - Ivri Anochi said...


3/03/2020 9:39 AM  
Blogger Neshama said...

Ginno, I agree with you. I also feel there has been a cosmic shift, moving closer and closer to our Geulah. The final results from this election has yet to come; there could still be a Purim VaNaהפוךU. Rabbi Mizrachi has reported amazing turn-arounds in some of his non-religious audiences (complete non observance to accepting Shabbat, Tefillin) in his many seminars given in Eretz Yisrael. He’s coming back soon and hopefully he’ll have even greater success. This is כאילו MBY is working in our world.

3/03/2020 9:59 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Yankelevich and Orly Levy could make two perfect defectors. It's a shame they didnt desert in April 2019 and save the country from all this headache and waste of money, but maybe after three elections they got the point. What do you think, Dov? Bibi is going to get the extra two seats he needs from the opposition?

3/03/2020 1:41 PM  
Anonymous Meir - Ivri Anochi said...

And now this.

Smotrich: Netanyahu wants to set up demilitarized Palestinian state

Transportation Minister predicts Netanyahu will leave out Jewish Home, National Union and bring Gantz into the coalition

Would such a development surprise anyone except Smotrich and Peretz?

3/03/2020 8:06 PM  
Anonymous Meir - Ivri Anochi said...

Arutz Sheva Staff, 03/03/20 20:17

Change in results:
Right-wing bloc falls to 58 seats, Likud to 35

Joint Arab List rises to 16 seats as chances for formation of right-wing government fall.

The change almost completely eliminates the possibility that the right-wing bloc will reach the 61 seat majority needed to form a coalition.

I repeat: There will be no more Erev Rav government in the Land of Israel!!!

3/03/2020 8:29 PM  
Blogger Leah said...

Ok, so is there an official win yet?

3/04/2020 12:00 AM  
Blogger LondonMale said...

I can confirm that supermarkets are running lower on supplies than usual.
Hand gels and wipes are hard to find.
Staff have reduced some sections, and expanded the section which stocks vitamin supplements.

3/04/2020 2:50 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Everyone: Please refain from commenting on the final results of this recent Israeli escapade called the March 2020 Election UNTIL the soldiers'/ Diplomats, and NCoV Quarantined Votes are counted. Also several polling places have massive irregularities, especially in Arab towns, as election fraud here reaches a feverish pitch.

3/04/2020 10:20 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Ginno: You cannot judge the situation of economic collapse by watching the stock market go up and down like a YoYo. Today for instance, the stock market went up 1175 points because Joe Biden, a crook and a shmootz, beat a Communist, Bernie Sanders, in most of the States during the Super Tuesday Primaries. Yesterday, the Market collapsed about 800 points because the Fed lowered target interest rates by .5% when the problems with the world economy are rooted in China's supply chains for intermediate and finished products. People looked at it as an act of desperation by the Fed, and Everyone is wondering what does the Fed know that they are not telling the general public. When the 1st Quarter comes to an end at the End of March, only then will the investors know how catastrophically destructive this Virus has been to the World Economy when all the companies listed on the NYSE start reporting their First Quarter earnings. Until then, the up and down YoYo is showing incredible instability, precisely because we only have speculation about how bad the economic contraction because of this CoronaVirus has been.

3/05/2020 1:06 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

I request again that all Anonymous posters, please insert a name when you post. It can be a code name or handle that describes who you are consistently whenever you post. You do not need to use your real name, just a nickname that consistently identifies you and your posts.

3/05/2020 1:09 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Rumblings of the Onset of Civil War to Assassinate the 5th Mashiach ben Yosef, Binyamin Netanyahu

If the Left and the Arabs and Lieberman pass this bill, all Hell will break loose. Tel Aviv will burn. The vote is scheduled less than a week after Purim.

3/05/2020 1:19 AM  
Anonymous Meir - Ivri Anochi said...

What is Binyamin Nethanyahu, Moshiach ben Yosef or an Erev Rav

Dov Bar-Leib, very interesting to observe sharp difference of opinion between you and Rabbi Mendel Kessin, who received semicha from Rav Moshe Feinstein ztz"l and who is a talmid of the Ramchal, Rabbi Moshe Chaim Luzatto, concerning the status of Binyamin Nethanyahu. You claim that Nethanyahu is Moshiach ben Yosef while Rabbi Kessin says Nethanyahu is an Erev Rav and as long as he, Nethanyahu, is PM the next phase of the Geulah cannot commence. Also Rabbi Yosef Mizrachi holds that Nethanyahu is an Erev Rav.

It will be interesting to follow future events unfold and see the disclosure of who Binyamin Nethanyahu is, Moshiach or Erev Rav.

3/05/2020 9:10 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Meir: My "dispute" with Rav Kessin is in no way a slight against the esteem of Rav Kessin and his gadlut. Bibi just has the yichus of the MBY figure described in Zecharia 12. He is that man.

3/05/2020 9:34 AM  
Anonymous jjstar said...

Whoever gives their hand into selling the Land or makes deals for *peace*, you can be assured they are from the Erev Rav. Their name can be whatever, who they are shaking hands with and for what reason is enough explanation of their motives and origins.

3/05/2020 9:39 AM  
Anonymous Meir - Ivri Anochi said...


But I am sure that there additional individuals that have the yichus. Do you anything on the yichus of Gideon Moshe Zarechansky (later Sa'ar)? His mother, Bruriah, is of Bukharian Jewish descent, while his father, Shmuel, was a Jew born in Argentina.

Rabbi Kessin is a keen advocate of Sa'ar.

3/05/2020 2:39 PM  
Anonymous Meir - Ivri Anochi said...

Gideon Sa’ar Explains How He Became Shomer Shabbos

“I’m not a Sa’ar guy. I’m a G-d guy.”

...Not necessarily religious, not haredi, not “old school zionist”…but Jewish.

While Minister of Education, Sa’ar created a program to bring ALL secular school kids on trips to places like Hebron, Beit El, Shiloh. The cradle of Jewish civilization...

So now you’re creating a generation of Yehudim…instead of “Israelis”.

Israel needs to go inward now.

We’ve already played the international game to a tee. Bibi was a master at it. But he failed in his main mission. A mission that the Lubavitcher Rebbe set out for him: to be the guy to hand the proverbial “keys” to Moshiach...

So if you ask me, “Are you a Sa’ar guy?”

To quote Rabbi Mendel Kessin:

“I’m not a Sa’ar guy. I’m a G-d guy.”

3/05/2020 2:51 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Rabbi Kessin and everyone else cannot and should not ignore our Biblical prophets, especially an End of Days very detailed Prophet like Zecharia. I have been over this multiple times on this blog. The Yichus points for the last Pre-Messianic king are very specific, clearly detailed in Zech 12 describing the 3 groups of close relatives who will sit Shiva after this Mashiach ben Yosef "King" is murdered by The Erev Rav.
1. House of Natan. Ibn Ezra says that the entire clan will be known to be children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren of this Patriarch Natan figure. In modern day parlance, his first name, Natan, would be part of the Clan's last name.

2. He would be a Levite, aka a Leivi.

Well, here is case in point, Rabbi Nathan Mileokovsky, Patriarch of the Zionist Netanyahu clan whose son BenTzion is the father of PM Bibi Netanyahu.

3/05/2020 4:30 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

3. He will matrilinearly be a descedant of Shimi ben Geira ben Kish whose descedants according to Megillat Esther have a major desire and role to play in destroying Amaleq, (the Mullahs), in the Persian Empire. The koach to destroy Amaleq in the world comes matrilinearly from Rachel Imeinu and Osnat wife of Yosef. We have discussed this in detail also on this blog. The highlight of Bibi's career where he took on Obama with no apologies was to give his speech against the Iran Nuclear Deal before a joint session of the US Congress on Taanit Esther 5775.

So it matters not what Gideon Saar's Yichus is. According to Zecharia, Bibi Netanyahu is the last PM who will be replaced by Mashiach ben David, not Gideon Saar. If you have a problem with that, complain to Zecharia about how weak Bibi is and how he has no emunah. It does not change this very specific prophesy.

3/05/2020 4:46 PM  
Blogger Rachel said...

I don't know enough about Israeli politics to be entitled to an opinion. But when I see all my liberal Israeli friends blasting Bibi, the same ones who are American college educated elitists who voted for Obama, that alone is enough to convince me that Bibi is on the correct side.

3/05/2020 4:59 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Wonderful, Gideon Saar from our perspective would seem to be a better transitional figure than Bibi is or might ever be..... even if he finally does teshuvah right before Armilus's dagger is plunged into his abdomen and those three families of Bibi sit Shiva, the fourth being the family of Mashiach ben David just as David sat Shiva for Shaul haMelekh. And that is the deeper meaning that Rav Kessin is missing here. It is very likely that the impure netzitzot of Shaul HaMelekh that he did not purify in his lifetime were passed on to the descendants of Shaul's nephew, Shimi ben Geira ben Kish because all of Shaul's male descendants were ultimately wiped out or in the case of Mephiboshet, had no children. So the command to destroy Amaleq in the world is now the task of the descendants of Shimi. So a distant scion of Shimi at least thinks that he has this as a lifetime goal. Bibi actually believes that on the issue of destroying Amaleq in the Persian Empire, he cannot leave office until he has accomplished that even though someone lacking emunah like himself will never accomplish that goal.

One thing is fairly clear right now. Gideon Saar is not that man. He does not have this yichus, and when given an opportunity to challenge Bibi's reign, he only managed to get 72.5% in the Likud Primary. Bibi crushed him. Gideon Saar is NOT G-d's man to transition to ben David.

3/05/2020 5:41 PM  
Anonymous Meir - Ivri Anochi said...

Dov, hopefully you will allow a free flow of responses to responses this time. I will assume that you will and hence below the outcome of my Gematria analysis of Sa'ar'. I did it with his name both in English and in Hebrew.

גדעון משה סרצ'נסקי - 1048

משיח בן יוסף ומשיח בן דוד אליהו
אהיה יהוה אדני אל אלוהים שדי צבאות
שנת רחמים
תוך הר הבית
לָבֵשׁ יְהוָה עֹז הִתְאַזָּר
המסר המוצפן בתנך
הנחת התפילין
וְאַתֶּם תִּהְיוּ לִי לְעָם

גדעון משה סער - 808

כְּכֹל אֲשֶׁר אָנֹכִי מְצַוְּךָ
וּבְעַד כָּל קְהַל יִשְׂרָאֵל
וַיַּרְא כָּל יִשְׂרָאֵלוַיִּשְׁאַל לְאֶחָיו לְשָׁלוֹם
וַיְזַבֵּחַ וַיְקַטֵּר בַּבָּמוֹת
וְכַכְּפִיר לְבֵית יְהוּדָה
וְהַעֲלִיתֶם עוֹלָה בַּעַדְכֶם
וְלֹא אָבָה הַשְׁחִיתָם
אִשֶּׁה לַיהוָה אֶת הַחֵלֶב

Gideon Moshe Zarechansky - 1436

restores Divine path

Gideon Moshe Saar - 470

because hes G'd
declare messenger

3/05/2020 6:21 PM  
Blogger Neshama said...

In your scenario (zech 12) Reb Dov, what happens if/when this MBY is murdered? What are the possible outcomes, politically in Israel? I envision the firebrand Smotrich playing an important role. What do you think about him?
How far do you really think Ganz and his crew (incl arabs) will go to get even?
Doesn’t Rivlin have a part to play in all this? Cannot he give the ‘mantle’ to the knesset or ‘someone’ else to build a coalition, in a final et tu brute to Netanyahu? What about Netanyahu’s son? He’s next in line, no?

3/05/2020 7:09 PM  
Blogger Neshama said...

another thought. Its amazing that with one of the highest turnouts for voting, the numbers are more or less the same as the other elections. No one surged ahead, despite the big get out the vote for the haredim. And Liberman’s role remains the same.

3/05/2020 7:15 PM  
Anonymous Lea said...

In the days of Mordechai and Esther didnt they cancel Pesach? A fast instead...
I say this thinking ahead to Megilla reading...

3/05/2020 7:31 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

I meant to write that in the Likud Primary, Bibi received 72.5% of the vote, and Gideon Saar only received 27.5% of the vote.

But, Meir, we are not going to have the long drawn out discussion and debate on this blog where you prove me wrong and where I prove Rav Kessin wrong. It would not lead to enlightenment but to a lot of arguing to prove points of debate over which good people can disagree. I will make a few more points before Shabbat about how Mashiach comes as Chezkat Mashiach where he himself is the transitionary figure who prepares Klal Yisrael for the Light of the Messianic Era. The rigorous debate that you want to have will not take place here. I do not desire it, and I am not sure if the readers of this blog will find the debate anything more than unnecessarily engaging in arguments to prove those I dusagree with wrong. When Saar ran in the Primary, I too wanted him to win. He would have made a great leader. I love what he did to bring all School children to the Cave of the Patriarchs as Education Minister, an action which Shai Piron and Yair Lapid quickly reversed when they came to power. But when he was shellacked in the Likud Primary during Chanukah, I moved on. He is not replacing Bibi in the near future.

3/05/2020 7:43 PM  
Anonymous Meir - Ivri Anochi said...


It is possible a candidate may not be given a mandate to form a government until the following week. The final date for Rivlin to give a mandate to form a government is Tuesday, March 17, the start of Netanyahu’s trial...

One possibility for Rivlin is not to grant any candidate a mandate to form a government if neither Netanyahu nor Blue and White leader Benny Gantz obtain a clear, 61-MK blocking majority, KAN veteran political analyst Yaron Deckel reported Tuesday night. He could instead give the mandate straight to the Knesset, initiating a 21-day period in which any candidate could form a government.

3/05/2020 8:15 PM  
Anonymous Meir - Ivri Anochi said...

Dov, I accept your decision. Let me only stress that the original argument what not about Sa'ar but about Nethanyahu being MBY. This is your interpretation of the Navy and I dispute it. There must be an intermediate leader prior to MBD. Here we agree. And it should come from the House of Yosef but not necessarily according to Chazal. Time will tell.

Meanwhile I would like to address another current issue.

The COVID-19 - Midah keNeged Midah, measure for measure, meted out by the King and Creator of the world, HKB"H, to His enemies and hence enemies of Israel

Coronavirus has mutated at least once, second strain detected: study

After ravaging East Africa, locusts spread fear as they swarm into Asia

Iran prepared to counter new wave of locust plague

More than 3,000 coronavirus cases in Iran

Iran has Highest CoronaVirus Death Rate After China: Turkey, Pakistan Close Border

Mapping the spread of the coronavirus

An obvious question is that if the virus is a punishment from Above to our enemies why do we get it here in the Land of Israel. Rabbi Kessin explains that when H' Lets the Destroyer roam free then there is no Din. The Destroyer (the Satan) doesn't distinguish between Jews and Gentiles. If there is a ketrug (literary) accusation, denunciation, testimony against an accused) then even if the Jew at that specific place and time shouldn't have been affected he will be so since he is in a place of sakanah (danger).

3/05/2020 9:16 PM  
Anonymous jjstar said...

It's safe to say, at this point that the worst possible scenario is most likely to occur right before the best possible one. Meaning, there will be an absolutely hopeless situation, where we are rendered powerless. We will stew in this for a while until it we will be witnessing a complete breakdown of everything - within and without. In the aftermath, we will be shown the light and through this light - Moshiach. There is no transition. One era will end, there will be darkness and silence - then the dawn of a completely new reality. Politics will not be a factor in any of it.

3/05/2020 10:18 PM  
Blogger HDG, Yerushalayim, E"Y Shlemah said...

Bibi recently met with a major general who had just come home from Italy and had been ordered to self-quarantine. The article below is dated 3 March 2020.

"IDF Major General Aaron Haliva who serves as the Chief of the Operations Division of the General Staff, was ordered to enter home quarantine after he returned from a personal trip to Italy on Tuesday.

"According to a news report that was screened on Channel 12, Haliva came home from Italy and met with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu prior to his entering quarantine.

"The report added that Netanyahu and Haliva had no direct physical contact with one another.

"The regulations of Israel’s Health Ministry state that a person who has been in contact with someone who is in quarantine is not at risk and therefore will not have to enter home quarantine themselves. Therefore the Ministry’s restrictions do not apply to Netanyahu at this time."

IDF Major General Under Quarantine after Traveling to Italy

Wondering what it could mean.

3/05/2020 11:04 PM  
Anonymous BlueStar said...

So this entire production boils down to this - the real motive behind the creation of this mass-hysteria

3/06/2020 8:09 AM  
Blogger Neshama said...

HDG, Great catch. I posted on that already at Definitive Statement From Shamayim. That would truly be astonishing.

Some of the comments posted here are beginning to drown the audience.

3/06/2020 10:58 AM  
Anonymous Meir - Ivri Anochi said...

The Coronavirus epidemic in Iran

The King and Creator of the world, HKB"H, metes out midah keneged midah to all haters and enemies of Israel. The Iranian regime among the first in line. In another month the will be at least a million cases says Zvi Yechezkeli commentator at News 13.


English, lighter version.

...While in Israel the Coronavirus outbreak is still, somehow under control, Iran is rapidly becoming a devastated country as a result of the COVID-19 Virus and the Islamist regime is hiding the unprecedented disaster while doing not enough to contain the crisis...

3/06/2020 12:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please do not spread buba meisa such as colloidal silver magic healing. The myth has been around since the 1800s with a big comeback in folk medicine and survivalist/anti-government circles in the 1990s. Recently a big American televangelist apparently brought this silliness back in response to the COVID-19 spread. Historically there was never a revolution surrounding colloidal silver like there was with sulfa and penicillin therapies. Back before antibiotics, a time when some doctors sill believed in humors vs germ theory, up to the early 30s, a family of ten would be lucky to celebrate the bar/bat mitzva of five. Colloidal silver, garlic, flower extracts and snake oil medicines mostly made of liquor, morphine, cannabis, and cocaine are what our fathers reached for in a desperate hope to drive off the constant presence of of the maloch hamavos.
A form of colloidal silver is used medically pretty much only for topical burn cream like Silvadine. Since almost all of the folk medicine and occult/wikka shop natural healing colloidal silver is produced by some unlicensed guy in the back room or kitchen with a device consisting of nothing more than a a 4:1 electrical transformer, a rectifier diode, and whatever is available clipped on silver(alloy) jewellery wire you have no idea what you are buying and there are cases of people's skin being literally dyed for life a dark gray color, and that is only when you buy real colloidal silver and not mislabeled snake oil compounds or non-silver electrodes were used to make the compound.
Washing your hands and not sharing things like phones will help slow spread, if you think you are sick wear a mask so you will not spread bits of sputum and saliva when you cough, don't go to work if you are sick, remember the mask is to protect others the surgical napkin mask is NOT N95 sertified. Eventually there will be a vaccine to inoculate ourselves, a rel proven and well studied medical technology which is absolutely a miracle like modern antibiotics and the antivirals we currently have. Gloves can help prevent spread to you if you have to touch people but they are more there to remind you to not touch your own face, that doesn't mean not to wear them if you are providing emergency medical care.

3/06/2020 2:26 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

So that people can make themselves expert laymen on the Virology and the Catastrophic Economic fallout of the Novel CoronaVirus Pandemic, I suggest the following videos by Dr. Chris Martenson:

Dr Martenson has a PhD in Pathology and an MBA and is very good at combining the Biology of this pandemic and the catastrophic economic consequences.

I suggest you review all of his Peak Prosperity videos on this pathogen.

3/06/2020 4:29 PM  
Anonymous Meir - Ivri Anochi said...

Rabbi Nachman Kahana - A Lesson for Life - Parashiot Beshalach and Yitro 5780

Shiebud Malchiot – subordination to foreign rule

President Trump has given Medinat Yisrael a fabulous gift wrapped in a magnificent package: recognition that the settlements in Yehuda and Shomron are not in violation of international law, thereby paving the way for Israel to annex them as well as all the land area in between to Medinat Yisrael. However, Mr. Trump cautioned us not to open the package before he gives his permission; in effect not giving us anything but reminding us that we are not the masters of our fate, but vassals of Washington. — We call this shiebud malchiot – subordination to foreign rule.

...To add insult to injury, the world is up in arms at the thought that Israel might annex the areas we liberated in the Six Day War, and at the very thought that the Jewish nation is returning to our God-given ancestral homeland send shivers up and down the spines of the gentile religious leaders and of every anti-Semite.

The UN and the EU, and the whole alphabet soup of nations are crawling out of their skin at the unprecedented idea that a nation can annex land won – in a defensive war, when in fact it has happened many times in history.

3/07/2020 8:30 PM  
Anonymous BlueStar said...

This is looking like the Plague of Pestilence.
Explanation -

3/08/2020 7:36 AM  
Anonymous Meir - Ivri Anochi said...

Is this true or is it fake news? If true, then how low can corruption go? Bribing fifth columns, haters and enemies of Israel.

Report: PM’s associates promise benefits for Arabs if Joint List opposes Gantz

3/08/2020 10:29 AM  
Blogger Neshama said...

Anon, pertaining to “Silver” (nano or colloidal silver) = Silver Sol is a good product.
If one wants to hear all about how to use this vs the COVID19:
Very well explained. Coronavirus and treatment with Nano-Silver, an interview with Dr Paul Cottrell =

3/08/2020 12:29 PM  
Anonymous Meir - Ivri Anochi said...

BlueStar said...

I would rather say that the Coronavirus is looking more like plague of bugs, Man and beast suffered untold misery from this terrible plague, and not like pestilence since that one affected only animals. Then G‑d sent a fatal pestilence that killed most of the domestic animals of the Egyptians.

However, a better interpretation is that it is punishment for Ga'avah (arrogance), idolatry and hatred of Israel. Mankind beliefs that they can conquer and solve everything. Even concur G'd so hence there is no need for any G'd, c"v. Through advanced technology man has become an idol worshiper again, worshiping himself, crowning himself as G'd. So H' sends the tiniest of tiny bugs to set things straight, a virus, dead matter that becomes alive when in contact with living cells. Where do we learn about tiny creations attacking men of arrogance, of ga'avah? Two events in the Torah comes to my mind.

1. Abraham recognizes G'd and starts worshiping Him. He confronts Nimrod, the king and ruler of the ancient world, and tells him face-to-face to cease his idolatry, Nimrod challenges Abraham to battle. When Nimrod appears at the head of enormous armies, Abraham produces an army of gnats which destroys Nimrod's army. Some accounts have a gnat or mosquito enter Nimrod's brain and drive him out of his mind - a divine retribution.

2. The Babylonian Talmud (Gittin 56b) attributes Titus' death to an insect that flew into his nose and picked at his brain for seven years. Our tradition says that Titus was plagued by G'd for arrogance, idolatry and for destroying the second Temple Mount and died as a result of a gnat going up his nose, causing a large growth inside of his brain that killed him - a divine retribution.

3/08/2020 1:05 PM  
Anonymous BlueStar said...

Indeed Meir. It does all filter down to the evil inclination of all humanity. At the end of the video I posted, Rabbi Raskin speaks of the Chassidut teachings of Dever/Barad and that is the inner animal inside each person - i.e. the yetzer. The plague comes to utterly destroy this aspect.

Quoting from Five Hidden Components of Yetziat Mitzrayim
By Rav Moshe Taragin

* The plague of dever was the only plague which was completely "invisible." During each plague, the catalyst was visible and palpable (frogs, blood, wild animals, boils, etc.), but the microbe that infected and ravaged the Egyptian herds was not discernable to the human eye. In this respect, dever was a perfect lesson to the Egyptians regarding an invisible world. The plague is referred to as the "hand of God" because it educated the Egyptians that God has no discernable elements; his hand is UNSEEN and UNKNOWABLE. Associating dever with the "hand of God" illustrates a unique message encapsulated in the heart of this plague. *

3/08/2020 1:56 PM  
Anonymous BlueStar said...

The entire commentary on the Five Hidden Components of Yetziat Mitzrayim of Rav Taragin can be read here -

3/08/2020 1:57 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I'm Ginno Ricci

Tomorrow on Esther's fast, please everybody ask Hakadosh Baruch Hu to frustrate Lieberman's attempt to form an anti-Torah government in Eretz Israel. Or make a pulsa di nura against the scumbag. Now it's the time to scream to Hashem.

3/08/2020 10:19 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Even if Lieberman relents and sits with 15 Arabs from the Israel hating Arab faction once again Hauser and Hendel from Yaalon's faction will refuse. There simply will not be 61 votes to establish a govt. The thing that we can likely expect is that all 62 anti-Bibi MKs will or may likely vote for the politcal assassination of Bibi because of the phony indictments against him. On that all B&W, Arab, and Lieberman MKs will unite.

3/08/2020 11:45 PM  
Anonymous BlueStar said...

Somehow Purim has to tie in to this farce aka *forming a government* and the haters of Jews who only want to destroy everything that is Jewish is overturned, overruled and overtaken by the decrees of heaven. Coronva or Moshiach - someone please do the math and quickly.

3/09/2020 1:24 PM  
Anonymous Meir - Ivri Anochi said...

Interesting opinion

A ‘Modern-Day Esther’ May Have Just Saved Israel From Muslim Rule

By they way, take not of demands made by the Joint list which include:

No more Jewish construction in Judea-Samaria, and giving in to all PA demands.
An end to the drafting of Druze fighters into the IDF.
Veto power over all IDF operations.
Ending the Jewish Law of Return and Immigration Benefits.
Enacting an Arab Law of Return and encourage millions of Arabs to immigrate to Israel.

Fifth Columns they are - haters and enemies of Israel. They should get expelled to ISIS territory.

3/11/2020 3:18 PM  
Anonymous Meir - Ivri Anochi said...

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

Angela Merkel warns 70 percent of Germany could get coronavirus

3/11/2020 4:51 PM  
Blogger Neshama said...

Meir, thank you for noticing this article and referencing it here. I posted something I found extraordinary in its explanation of the correlation between the CV and the Fake Peace Deal of the Century. I know others also make this connection, but this presenter captured the essence so perfectly. So, thank you Meir. As a result I included excerpts from the article with my post for all to hear:

Corona Cure Found in Jerusalem UPDATED

3/11/2020 8:13 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Umm, please reread my post above. I said the same thing.

Yet, the incredible events of the last month did not begin on Tu B'Shevat.  It began on the very day that Trump announced his Deal of the Century when he hosted Bibi Netanyahu in the White House.  On that very day he told Israel that our concession to the Arabs will be to give 30 additional percent of Judea and Samaria (50% of Area C) to our sworn enemies for for some substantial promises that the Palestinians have learned to share a common border with us as if they now knew how to behave like Canadians.  To be honest, compared to every Western leader in the history of our modern conflict with the Arabs, Trump's plan was far more reasonable and respectful for our rights to be here.  Yet, the halakhah to not divide Eretz Yisrael and parcel portions of it to appease our enemies is NOT a logical mishpat.  It is a Chok that HaShem gave ALL of Eretz Yisrael to His special chosen nation.  So what might seem eminently reasonable to you and me, is NOT reasonable in Heaven.  On the very day of Trump's announcement of his Deal of the Century it was Rosh Chodesh Shevat, and as it is in almost every year, Rosh Chodesh Shevat is also the Chinese New Year.  And on that very day, they announced the deadly and dangerous consequences of the CoronaVirus to the world!

3/11/2020 9:06 PM  
Blogger Leah said...

Yes, indeed they did. The very same day. This issue is huge- spiritually and now medically.

3/11/2020 10:57 PM  
Blogger HDG, Yerushalayim, E"Y Shlemah said...

Reb Dov, at this point your certainty (which was 95% when you posted) should go up a little with every step going in the same direction - and the bigger the step, the more the certainty. Also factor in that someone in China owns the T'nuva dairy company - thus the lion's share of our dairy industry - and is thus responsible for depriving us of our butter; also our harbors - is it true that China bought them too!? Wouldn't those be major violations of the Hoq? Not only our land, but also the fruits of our labor upon it?

And how much fault lies with the seller(s) of these precious commodities?

3/12/2020 9:19 AM  
Anonymous Meir - Ivri Anochi said...

I wrote in a previous posting here that H' punished Nimrod and Titus by for their arrogance, idolatry and for destroying the second Temple Mount (Titus) and they died as a result of a gnat going up their noses and into their brains and killed them - a Divine retribution.

I also wrote that mankind beliefs that it can conquer and solve everything. Even concur G'd so hence there is no need for any G'd, c"v. Through advanced technology man has become an idol worshiper again, worshiping himself, crowning himself as G'd.

So now we have the coronavirus. H' sends the tiniest of tiniest creature to set things straight, a virus, dead matter that becomes alive only when in contact with living cells.

Rabbi Kessin holds that the coronavirus is a Divine retribution for Antisemitism. He also holds that the Democrats have gone mad. They suffer from the anti-Trump disease. Even if Trump takes objectively correct actions they are against. They just hate him. The Satan has infected them with madness.

Indeed, H' metes out measure for measure to nations of the world, sickness and financial and social collapse for what their bad characters and for what they have done to His nation during millenniums. It comes at no surprise. History repeats itself. The makkos of Egypt returning although in different shades.

However at the time of Moshe Rabbeinu the Jews were spared the the makkos at their place of living, in Goshen. Hence I would expect that we too, in the Land of Israel would be spared from the coronavirus. Since not we need to contemplate why not. Not that we are lacking averos here but still. But it seems that the left-center here in Israel has gone mad as the democrats in the USA. So we notice many parallel events and activities, even agreeing to make deals with inherent haters and enemies of Israel, with fifth columns, with the Israel Arab political parties. And we all have read their demands for joining or supporting a Goose (Ganz) led government.

My hope and prayers are now that since H' prefers to act through nature to allow free choice His Chesed and Rachamin will limit our punishment and the plague here will mild indeed with no fatal harm to His nation. And that He will give us a chance to repent and unit. H' is our Rock and Savior. Rabbi Kessin reminds us that in Paras when we did teshuva after realizing that we can't rely on the nations of the world and on human set laws which do not necessarily have to be just. Laws can be amended as happen in Parash (the Purim story). We can only rely on ourselves and hence we must unit under one the One G'd and His Torah, the only Absolute Tzedek that exists.

3/12/2020 12:03 PM  
Blogger Neshama said...

My post above goes into the threatening stipulations that the Arabs INSIST on to join the Erev Rav traitor government proposal, which maybe some may not have learned. ALSO the wonderful thing that Orly Abecassis did –– it was min haShamayim. I stated that the presenter in the video in my post was very very succinct in his comparisons, amazingly. Sometimes, a person needs to read more than one statement in order for it to penetrate deeply and really make an impression.

Trump has just now changed the name of the bodies living in E Jerusalem, from Pales to ARABS. B”H that is finally the truth.

BTW hopefully there will NOT be a government AGAIN, even if they are writing about #4.

3/12/2020 12:20 PM  
Anonymous Meir - Ivri Anochi said...

HDG, Yerushalayim, E"Y Shlemah said...

R' Nir ben Artzi says:

In China diseases and troubles come because they do not follow any of the Ten Commandments, do everything opposite to the Ten Commandments. Not only did they buy 'Tnuva', they want to buy more factories and patents from the Land of Israel. The Creator of the World, our Father in Heaven says: Because they and other countries touch My Land of Israel, because the Presidents and Prime Ministers touch My Land of Israel, I will severely hurt them! Do not touch My Holy Land and the Jews who are in the Holy Land! The Holy One Blessed be He - returns on them - all kinds of problems and troubles, complications and complications. He is turning on them the forces of Nature, floods, eruptions of volcanoes, fire and wildfires, errors with ships, falling planes, deviant trains from the tracks, earthquakes, more fires, severe winds, storm and tsunami, buildings will fall and fall apart - Do not touch my Holy Land and the Jews who are in the Land of Israel! The Holy Land of Israel illuminates the world and gives life to the whole world! Do not deceive Israel and do not threaten the Land of Israel and the Jews in Israel!

3/12/2020 12:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

TO MEIR AT 3/11/2020 4:51 PM

very therapeutic for the germans

3/12/2020 12:45 PM  
Blogger Maurice said...

Reb Dov, you make a correlation between the peace plan and the Coronavirus.
It sounds like the virus is the punition for a "bad" peace plan.

Yet, we see the most powers of the world being highly threatened by the virus are our worst ennemies : China (communist idolatry), Iran (Amalek from Ishmael) and EU (Amalek from Essav).

So this coronavirus is mostly hurting Israel's foes, which does not sound like a punition for Trump's "deal of the century".

Another explanation would better fit with the current events, in my humble opinion :
* Trump and Netanyahu know that the "palestinians" will never fulfill the conditions that deal demands from them,
* Trump and Netanyahu knew it from the start, therefore they DID NEVER INTEND to give an inch of the land to the so called palestinians, rather exposing their real aim (to destroy Israel, God forbid) and finally give Israel the permission to TAKE BACK ALL OF THE LAND after their 4 years period without improvement toward Israel (which is by the way exactly what Rabbi Kessin said he believes to happen next)
* thus, this Coronavirus is a blessing from Hachem to help destroy our worst ennemies because of a good peace plan, rather than a punition for a bad peace plan.

What do you think about it ? Blessing or punition, or maybe both at the time ?

3/12/2020 12:47 PM  
Anonymous Meir - Ivri Anochi said...

Hezbollah Chief and ‘Modern-day Haman’ Reportedly Gets Coronavirus on Purim

3/12/2020 1:09 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I'm Ginno. I think there's a storm coming here.

3/12/2020 4:04 PM  
Anonymous BlueStar said...

Let yourselves not led into believing anything you're reading or hearing. Take EVERYTHING with a huge grain of salt. Disinformation is abound everywhere, at every junction and there are rumors and most everything is a lie. I will say this, prepare for the worst case scenario. Whatever is the worst thing imaginable - that is what you must prepare for. Have an escape plan, have an undisclosed place to hide. Have a bag ready to go with everything you will need - it has to be worn or it will slow you down - backpacks. Find a place near a clean water source, if you have portable water filters this is the time they will be used. It will be a time of great peril for Am Yisrael - and in this darkness will descend - and in this turmoil hope can be lost. Take your Tehillim with you, at the time of no longer being able to bear one second longer, then Moshiach will enter the world and Hashem in His mercy will deliver us from a horrific decree already penned by the powers that be.

3/12/2020 4:28 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Maurice: Of course, the principal enemies of G-d are taking the brunt of this Virus. America is only being devastated because of the general collapse of the world economy which is this Virus's secondary target. Even if we believe that both Bibi and Trump expect Palestinian rejectionism to prevent transfers of Judean and Samarian land from ever taking place, the fact that it was offered, along with the total strangulation of 15 isolated yishuvim along with a minimum 4 year building freeze was enough to bring all Mankind under final judgement. So you are correct. America is only secondarily being targeted.

3/13/2020 1:50 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

America could only take us so far. Michael Pence's name in Hebrew has within it all 5 letters of MaNTzPaKh (מיכאל פנץ) along with a Yud and the Name of Keil. 4 of the letters are bent, allowing for America to be a 4/5ths partner toward bringing the world into judgement in a sweetened way. The Final Tzadee which stands for Mashiach Tzidkeinu remains unbent. Only G-d can bring us through that final 1/5th. America who believes Yoshke to being Mashiach can not play the principal role in bringing us to the finish line as it did by honoring Avraham, Yitzchak, Yaakov, and Moshe Rabbeinu who are represented by the other 4 letters (Khaf, Mem, Nun, and Pey) respectively.

3/13/2020 2:01 AM  
Blogger LondonMale said...

In the UK, the manager of Arsenal Football Club, Mikel Arteta, has tested positive for Covid19, and the entire club has been put into self isolation.
Arsenal are the most eminent club in London, and for much of their history were known as the club of the establishment, because it used to have a variety of landed gentry and titled men on its board of directors.
So this is highly symbolic.
It is likely that tommorow morning (13 March), the Premier League will announce it suspends all matches.
This last happened in World War Two, and even then there were some friendly games
For those not into sport, or in the USA/Canada, I must stress how much that football (Association Football or what can be known as Soccer) is a de facto religion/way of life for the UK.
It dominates the national dialogue in a way only Brexit competes with. The English Premier League is the blue ribbon of the domestic football leagues, followed by billions around the world.
Add this to the NBA suspension, the shut down of Broadway, the flight ban into the USA and the massive financial crash and things are most definitely not normal.
In his press conference today, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced that projections show the UK outbreak will peak in four Pesach!

Shabbat Shalom

3/13/2020 4:11 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

I need to point out the obvious. In no way can we assume that the righteous or the beinoni will be spared from this
horrible disease. In any plague like this, no matter what macroscopic conclusion we can draw from it in terms of its global hashkafah, we canNOT draw those same conclusions for the majority of individual sufferers of this dread disease. The hashgachah pratit on every individual leads to an infinite number of reasons why some are afflicted and to what extent and why some are spared and may or may not be connected to the macroscopic hashkafic reasons.

3/13/2020 5:18 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

In short, I wish all tzaddiqim and beinonim, Jew or non-Jew, who are suffering from this plague a speedy recovery. Shabbat Shalom

3/13/2020 5:27 AM  
Blogger Neshama said...

During the month of Nisan (April) we will see some fascinating headlines. All part of our geulah. 30,000 US Troops were sent to Europe; US ban on all flights from Europe to US; for one month, total lockdown of Italy; big names getting CV; and much more. watch the headlines. BTW has anyone heard from or saw Ehud Barak?

3/13/2020 12:06 PM  
Blogger Leah said...

I have gone to the store to do regular shopping and have ended up getting a little extra here and there.Why? Everyone and their aunt has purchased so much and therefore if I do not get for my family then when I go to get the regular stuff it will be gone etc. There are aisles that have completely empty shelves....
I do not wish to get more food/household items, but I also cannot ignore what is the inevitable with regards to restocking the regular items.....
One of my child's colleges is taking precaution and placing school online. The others is a wait and see.
Something interesting though, Rabbi Anava was saying that people are now wearing masks and being told to distance socially. No shaking hands and people are told to keep physical distance.
Loshon hora- shut your mouth. This little hole in your mouth gets you into much trouble if you sit there and yack yack yack about others. Now? You are being told to cover it up and to quarantine yourself -to stay away from others.
Very interesting.....
Shabbat shalom u'mevorach.

3/13/2020 7:58 PM  
Blogger LondonMale said...

I think in my life this is the scariest time re Geulah.

1973 Yom Kippur War was a major worry, somehow Hashem had rachamim on Israel.
2001 9/11 shook the world. But I did not fear for my life.
2008 Financial crash strongly suggested the Western world's structure was fatally cracked, but I thought things would rumble on to an eventual halt.
2018 Iranian nuclear threat and Korean nuclear tensions definitely worrying, but thy have seemed to become ever present but less acute. Dangerous, but not crisis level.

Covid 19 now threatens everyone. The world economy looks very damaged, and with mass sports and cultural events banned in many places, and tourism miniscule, it will get worse.

There is barely any slack in the rope.

We do not know how seasonal this disease is, and we do not know how cyclical it is, and we do not know how immunity works and for how long.

If ever there was something that made everyone repent and cry out for help from Hashem it is this.

3/15/2020 3:05 AM  
Blogger Leah said...

Agreed, London Male.

3/15/2020 3:22 AM  
Blogger Neshama said...

Bill Gates has the patent for the CV and has worked (years ago) on (and its ascertained that it is avail. and was used by some in US govt and in Italy) a vaccine to this virus. There is much that is known about it, but not widely public. We must take all the precautions (restrictions) seriously, as a test from Shamayim. Rav Kanievsky also came out with the statement to eliminate Lashon Harah, which others have also indicated as a preventative.

3/15/2020 11:22 AM  
Anonymous Meir - Ivri Anochi said...

As Coronavirus Closes Skies: Jews Worldwide may Miss Last Chance to Return to Israel as Prophesied in Deuteronomy

The unthinkable has happened. Jews in the galut believe that the doors of Israel will always be open to them if the time comes when they will have to close their shuls and yeshivas, lock their homes, pack their bags and come home. Today many Jews had plans to visit the holy land for Pesach or to see their children or just to breathe a little Yiddishe nachas in the Jewish homeland. However, the gates are now closed. There are almost no airlines that land here and whoever comes is placed in a 14-day quarantine. Airlines including El Al are inundated with ticket cancellations, and the sign on the sky over Tel Aviv reads “Closed for The Duration”...

HaShem does not punish without forewarning the sinner. Anti-Semitic incidents are warning number one. The inability to enter Eretz Yisrael is the second warning. But three strikes and you’re out!

3/15/2020 3:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Liberman recommends Goose (Ganz). the Goose has now 61 mandates

3/15/2020 5:29 PM  
Anonymous Meir - Ivri Anochi said...

Unless there will be an internal revolt in his left-center block

יועז הנדל, צביקה האוזר ואורלי לוי-אבקסיס

3/15/2020 5:34 PM  
Anonymous Lea said...

Does that speed things up?

3/15/2020 7:30 PM  
Anonymous Meir - Ivri Anochi said...

Lea said

Ask him, that is if you can find him

3/15/2020 8:24 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

The leaders of 61 MKs, a bare majority, have recommended that Benny Gantz SHOULD TRY to form a govt within 6 weeks. Orly Levy, whose Gesher Party represents only 1 MK, herself, abstained from recommending anyone. When Gantz and his band of 40 Leftists and Lieberman with his 7 committed secular rightists representing atheists and many non-jewish Russians negotiate a long drawn out tedious agreement which will supposedly be supported by 5 Arab Israel hating Islamists to allow for a minority govt, it will then come to a vote. Tzvika Hauser, Yoaz Hendel, Hili Tropper, and Orly Levy will either abstain or vote No. Gantz and his pea brain brilliance will have 58 votes and nothing will happen. Hopefully before he totally wastes 6 weeks of our time, Mashiach will come.

3/15/2020 10:29 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

I should have said 11 Arab Israel hating Islamists and Communists and Secular Nationalists. The Joint Arab list is made up of 4 parties. 3 of them call for the destruction of Israel, Hadash, Ta'al, and Balad

Balad: 3 seats. Islamists who call for Israel's destruction to be replaced by a bi-national state west of the Green Line and a Muslim State of Palestine in the "West Bank" and Gaza

Hadash: 5 seats. The Arab Communist Party. Again desiring the destruction of the Jewish State for a bi-national Communist state

Ta'al: 3 seats. Secular Arab Nationalists calling for the destruction of Israel, Achmad Tibi, Party Chairman. The most viciously anti-Semitic of the 3 parties. Secular but with Arab dominance. Very much like the Baath Party in Syria and formerly under Sadam Hussein in Iraq.

Ra'am: 4 seats. the "least" anti-Israel and least anti-Semitic of the 4 parties making up the United Arab List. They recognize Israel within pre-1967 borders as a primarily Jewish State but work for full equal Arab rights. Most Bedouin support Ra'am. Of course they demand an Arab Palestinian State east of the Green Line and in East Jerusalem.

Notice of the 15 Arab seats, 11 SHOULD be intolerable to the most leftist leaning of Israeli Jews. Yet, Benny Gantz, Yair Lapid, and apparently Boogie Yaalon are driven to form a govt with the support of 11 MKs who seek our and their destruction. Imagine that!

3/15/2020 11:15 PM  
Blogger Leah said...

It's just getting Wilder and Wilder by the minute.
Dov, are we now at the -50 gate yet? It seems like we're sliding into it like a mudslide kind of slide....

3/16/2020 1:31 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

We have been in the Quicksand to the Abyss of -50 since that Shavuot night of the Motzei Shmittah year 5776 when Omar Mateen went into that homosexual bar, The Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida and blew away precisely 49 homosexuals before the mass murderer became the 50th dead body in that bar when the SWAT team burst through the wall at Alot HaShachar on Shavuot morning. At that pt, the majority of Mankind was now below Mem Tet Shaarei Tumah. As long as Donald Trump continued to play a role of fully partnering with G-d to advance the final Geulah, America continued to be blessed. So he was on a roll, from moving the Embassy, to trashing the Persian Mullah Nuclear deal, to recognizing Israeli sovereignty in the Golan Heights. Suddenly on Rosh Chodesh Shevat 5780, he and Jared Kushner tried to be even-handed, and America lost that final brakhah.

3/16/2020 1:42 AM  
Anonymous Meir - Ivri Anochi said...

I have been warning about the Snake_Like (the gematria of his name) Trump for quite some time now. One of the gematrias of Trump's name is indicating red alert.

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

The gematria of Donald Trump (דונלד טראמפ) is 424, or 212 x 2. This could be interpreted to say that Donald Trump (424) presidency will be doubly bad for the Jewish people.

The numerology of Trump’s name also points to one of his traits that has been especially problematic. 424 is the equivalent of כְּמוֹ-נָחָשׁ (like a snake), which is a referred to in Tehillim. They have sharpened their tongue like a serpent; vipers’ venom is under their lips. (Tehillim 140:4)

Trump's peace plan is suicidal to Israel. He is calculated and sends his Court Jews. Kushner, Berkowitz (Greenblatt) and Friedman to soften Israel. His emissaries spied the Land and came back with a false report. They termed Israel’s enemies as giants and featured the Hebrews as grasshoppers.

Maybe Trump turns out to be a fake, a sleeper globalist. Trump can become important instrument to Israel's salvation, one way or the other or to become the enemy of HaShem instead of His friend and will have to pay the price for it. The good news is that by doing so, Trump disillusioned all those who believed in democracy, who believed that we could make laws better than the Law of HaShem, that man made laws could set us free from slavery. Now we all know for sure that that is not the case. Now we are finally at the point were we realize that there is but one Savior, one Salvation and that is HaShem and His Torah.

It is time to realize that we need to grow up, that we need to learn how to stand on our own two feet and obey HaShem instead of some man made laws that ALL are made to enslave us. That we cannot trust in any politician to make our lives better, that we have to do ourselves simply by obeying HaShem and His Torah. Time to grow up and take responsibility for our own lives and actions in accordance with Torah. That time is now and when you are ready, the world to come is upon us.

President Trump has given Medinat Yisrael a fabulous gift wrapped in a magnificent package: recognition that the settlements in Yehuda and Shomron are not in violation of international law, thereby paving the way for Israel to annex them as well as all the land area in between to Medinat Yisrael. However, Mr. Trump cautioned us not to open the package before he gives his permission; in effect not giving us anything but reminding us that we are not the masters of our fate, but vassals of Washington. — We call this shiebud malchiot – subordination to foreign rule.

So let us call and say: Trump, Kushner Berkowitz, Friedman ad nauseum: Keep Your Deals for Yourselves

Trump will get high approval ratings in the USA before the Arabs here will be willing to live in peace with Jews/the State of Israel. So, the bottom line is that instead of joining to world in trying to pressure Israel into suicide, Donald Trump, Jared Kushner, Avi Berkowitz and David Friedman should polish up POTUS’s image in their home country. There’s more of a chance they’ll succeed in that quest.

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!"

3/16/2020 6:18 AM  
Blogger HDG, Yerushalayim, E"Y Shlemah said...

Blue & White's Political Hara-Kiri

3/16/2020 9:16 AM  
Blogger Neshama said...

I think maybe Ya'alon will follow Orly Levy-Abecasis to end the lefts madness (harikari).

3/16/2020 11:30 AM  
Blogger Neshama said...

Everyone should be cognizant that this could happen very soon. When they “mull” something, it usually comes to be. ALERT: TOTAL LOCKDOWN ON HORIZON?

3/16/2020 11:39 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Why is the number 212 a bad omen during the Redemption?

But I disagree Meir. Trump is not being a Snake here. He is not being totally wicked and evil. He proposed an eminently doable deal if the Squatter Nation knew how to behave and to desire Peace as if they were Canadians .... which they are obviously not. And Trump likely expected them to reject this deal out of hand making it moot theoretically after Israel imposed on itself a 4 year building freeze in Yesha. The problem that Trump is having is that dividing Eretz Yisrael is not even on G-d's radar even if Trump needed this to maintain his Sunni Arab coalition against Iran. So Trump by doing what might seem reasonable to you and me and others has somewhat distanced himself from his Koresh Messianic role in furthering the Redemption. America can now be judged amongst the other nations on Planet Earth, although in some ways, more kindly and less harshly.

3/16/2020 1:13 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

I was on the Tamar Yonah Show today for 45 minutes talking about the end of Qeren Qayemet in Olam HaZeh. I will post the link later this evening so that you can hear the podcast.

3/16/2020 1:23 PM  
Anonymous BlueStar said...

What would be appreciated, if possible, Dov, to post advise for the cataclysm which is about to hit us, how are we to continue just day in day out after this. I do believe that there will be a gigantic tsunami which will hit this planet in the next few days, and we will certainly be crazy from what our eyes will see. We have no leaders. None. Right now, we as a people are entirely bereft. If you know of anything that can at least provide us with a how-to-survive in a practical way from a Torah/Kabbalistic perspective, then this really will suffice for the many readers you have. Todah rabbah and see you all BeOlam Haba.

3/16/2020 2:36 PM  
Blogger Neshama said...

Wow, BlueStar, you just described the arrival of Mashiach. With such total dissolution of society that we have known for so many years, a falling apart of nations, weak or non-existent financial security, ALL SIMANIM OF THE ERA OF MASHIACH or the stage is set for Mashiach’s arrival. Exciting, no?

3/16/2020 7:30 PM  
Blogger Dvir said...

The Deal of the Century provides an excellent clause that was missing in every single peace deal to date. It is standard in every business contract, a "default clause being if they fail to abide by the deal than Israel can impose their deal including annexation. Trump and Kushner knows that the Arabs will NEVER keep their end of any peace deal.

Trump and Kushner felt that they had to go this route in order to force the leftist and international community behind the deal, knowing that the Arabs will "default" and Israel can annex.

I think their motive for the deal was more of a strategic move and not enough emmuna but that does not make them evil.

3/16/2020 7:47 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

My Podcast with Tamar Yonah

3/16/2020 11:30 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Let me try again. My Podcast with Tamar Yonah🎧/

3/16/2020 11:38 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Correct, Dvir. It does not make them Evil. They are mistaken, but not evil. The process of Geulah will simply take place from now on, b'itah, but not necessarily through the agency of Donald Trump. It is time to bend that Final Tzadee without American assistance.

3/16/2020 11:47 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Blue Star: Bli neder, I will write about this subject tomorrow.

3/16/2020 11:49 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

To have an inkling about Friday's 500 billion dollar dip in the Fed's Repo market, it would be good to review another post from February of 2016, for it may be Deutsche Bank that is the first Mega-bank to declare bankruptcy. The Dow Jones Industrials fell 3000 whopping points today. The world economy is now in total collapse.

The 1st International Bank of Amaleq, the Bank that Built the Auschwitz Gas Chambers , A Message from Glenn Beck

3/17/2020 12:04 AM  
Blogger LondonMale said...

In the UK people aged over 70 will have to stay inside for three months from this weekend, many have already started it.
Much of normal life has stopped - restaurants, pubs clubs, theatres etc closed.
And as I previously commented, sports events have now stopped.
Most offices have closed.
Schools are still open but I think by the end of the week they will close.
The government is on war footing, medical students are being taken out of university and used to care for the sick, retired doctors/nurses are being asked to work in hospitals.
So the economy is in chaos, and many people cannot earn a living.
We have a gang problem in London and other big cities, so I think the army will be on the streets within two weeks to keep law and order.
If Mashiach does not come soon, then I can barely imagine what bigger crisis could happen to force us to repent?
On a nice note, I saw footage of people in Israel, all inside their dirot (flats/apartments) singing in unison to a pop song.
OK, the song was not my taste, and it was not a religious song from what I could tell, but it shows some unity.
If you are there, perhaps you can co-ordinate with your neighbours and start a communal singsong of a religious/traditional song tonight?

3/17/2020 6:03 AM  
Anonymous Meir - Ivri Anochi said...

A plague of locusts the likes unseen for over 30 years is about to hit Africa and the Middle East.

Not all regions of the Middle East will be affected, however. Despite the proximity to the Jewish holiday of Passover, according to the useful forecast maps on the site — and confirmed by Cressman — it appears that the swarms will not hit Israel or the country’s crops.

3/17/2020 6:07 AM  
Anonymous BlueStar said...

Neshama, yes, of course - without even shadow of one single iota of a doubt, this is happening right now. Just need the how-to's - getting from point a to point z before the wings of an eagle come.

Dov - looking forward to learning also hearing the podcast.

If anyone wants a new source of Moshiach info - very pertinent and informative from many perspectives - - today, according to their sources begins the descent of North America.

3/17/2020 6:47 AM  
Blogger Neshama said...


3/17/2020 11:36 AM  
Anonymous Meir - Ivri Anochi said...

Message from R' Nir Ben Artzi - Vayikal Pekoudei Tasha'P

On Passover, the people of Israel will have great miracles and wonders! To every Jew and Jew who is in the Land of Israel!

...The whole world is in very great panic. They don't understand where the Corona landed from. The Jews know that it is from the Holy One Blessed be He, that it is part of the ten plagues of Egypt. In the first redemption there were ten plagues and now in the second redemption there are ten plagues but in a different style, like more modern. At the time they did not give in, now they gave in. If they surrenders to the Holy One Blessed be He, follow the Ten Commandments - all is well. We need to surrender to the Holy One, blessed be He! The Holy One, blessed be He began and continues the Corona in the Gentiles, to the Jews in the land of Israel He gave signs, so that they would awaken and repent. ...

3/17/2020 1:24 PM  
Anonymous BlueStar said...

Israel is heading for a complete lock-down, martial law scenario. Surveillance on all citizens. It wouldn't surprise if they shut down the internet as well.

3/17/2020 6:53 PM  
Blogger Leah said...

Neshama, has Rabbi Kessin posted anything within the past week?
I'm asking because I quit fb years ago and don't want to join again.

3/17/2020 7:15 PM  
Blogger mow said...

I thought of a possible רמז for Moshiach coming this year. In the נבואה of Bilaam he says "וירד מיעקב" which refers to Moshiach as Rashi writes there. "וירד" is Gematria 220, which could allude to the rule of Moshiach being 220 years (5780 to 6000).

3/18/2020 12:08 AM  
Blogger Neshama said...

Leah, no, but the site says he is preparing. I don’t know if he’s in America yet. Probably yes, because nothing has been posted - and he may be in entry mode of 14 day self-quarantine as of when he returned. Should have something soon. I also quit FB after having to join as a requirement for a “writing course” I joined. I should have not given in, but…. Anyway, only for R Kessin.

BTW the Rabbi Mizrachi 2 hour SHIUR on Corona is now on YT: Rabbi Mizrachi Spiritual and Physical Cure HIGHLY RECOMMENDED ONE LISTEN SO THE STRONG INFO GOES INTO YOUR NESHOMA

3/18/2020 11:51 AM  
Blogger Neshama said...

RABBI PINCHAS WINSTON – Coronavirus and Moshiach
March 18 at 8:30 PM EY and 2:30 PM NY

3/18/2020 12:28 PM  
Anonymous BlueStar said...

Can we create a whatsapp group for Rav Dov's readers?

3/18/2020 3:07 PM  
Anonymous BlueStar said...

Here we go - 5.7 earthquake - SLC -

Byom Hahu...

3/18/2020 4:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rabbi Kessin's granddaughter getting married end of next week here in Lakewood. May all go well for him to be able to attend.

3/18/2020 5:28 PM  
Blogger Leah said...

Thank you Neshama. Oh, and yes, I quit FB a lonnggg time ago and had to go back on for an emergency a couple of years back. Once I forwarded the contact info etc, I deactivated my account again etc..... so, I definitely understand.....

3/18/2020 11:05 PM  
Blogger Leah said...

About to go on and listen to Dov on the Tomar Yonah!!!

3/18/2020 11:07 PM  
Blogger Leah said...

Excellent Dov. Just finished listening.
If everyone has noticed, all is changing incredibly rapidly everywhere. Even though it has only been a week or so, it feels as though it has been so long already...
Some people are saying ,Oh, things will go back to "normal." I don't think so...there is no way that "all" will go back to "normal."

3/19/2020 12:02 AM  
Blogger LondonMale said...

Early hours of Thursday morning 19 March:
In London, the major shops are now letting people but only two on any same item.
So two packets of biscuits, two packets of rice etc.
There is not much food in them, no pasta at all, and the only rice are those "Heat n Serve" types which are just one small portion.
There is fruit, but hardly any vegetables.
What is the food situation in Israel?
As for the general legislation, not much is open and with schools ordered to close by the end of the week, everyone thinks we will be in almost total lock down from this weekend.
All mainsteam (orthodox) synagogues were ordered to close by the Chief Rabbi on Tuesday evening of 17 March.
Am not sure if any shteibls are still open.

3/19/2020 6:13 AM  
Anonymous Meir - Ivri Anochi said...

What Is Hashem Teaching Us With The Coronavirus?

Rabbis in Israel have been busy attempting to make spiritual sense of the coronavirus pandemic. Below are some of the messages they’ve gleaned from it...

3/19/2020 3:25 PM  
Anonymous BlueStar said...

B"H London Male - Israel is filled with fresh food, stocked with plenty. Nothing is missing - vegetables, fruits, wines - just about anything you can imagine is plentiful.

3/19/2020 7:36 PM  
Anonymous Meir - Ivri Anochi said...

Rabbi Nachman, corona and the Redemption

...the Redemption will start on the Purim holiday, celebrated just about a week ago. The relatively few disciples of Rabbi Yisrael were not much surprised by the dramatic and sudden turn of events related to the corona virus pandemic, particularly the both dramatic influx of the disease into the United States, the world's superpower, and the reaction to it there, during the days of the Purim holiday. Many of them surely see this as indicative of the start of the final redemption process.

One of the sayings of Rabbi Nachman, reflecting one of his fundamental Torah teachings was, "There is a reality in which everything turns around for the best.'...

3/19/2020 7:55 PM  
Blogger Leah said...

London Male, Prayers for your health and safety. How is your own situation now? Do you have enough food and such?
Your shuls are closed? Ours are as of this am.last minyan was last night....with tears from our Rav...
No words to describe....

3/19/2020 9:35 PM  
Blogger LondonMale said...

Reb Dov, Blue Star and Leah,

Thanks for your information and concern.
I have enough food stored for three weeks.
Baruch Hashem I even have Matzot and meat for the Chag!
But I am being very careful...I have pasta, rice and lentils...
My health is good.
Rationing exists here, the government uses the eight big national supermarket chains to limit orders...whereas in World War Two when we had numerous small local cornershops, there was rationing using paper vouchers.
I am torn between coming to Israel, where I would no doubt live on Tzedakah, or staying here because it is quite possible the lives of my immediate family depend on me, they are all quarantined and I might be their sole means of food in a few days time.
It is only that which stops me coming. I feel like I would be abandoning them.
The veneer world of posing for social media is over....who cares what countries other people went to on vacation, or what fancy car others drive, if they cannot feed themselves.
The social media and internet must be used for education and upliftement...not vanity and ego.
Not everyone realises this yet.
I am now of the belief that the world economy is smashed to bits, and that the leaders know it.
Hashem is showing us that they try their hardest and still cannot stop this collapse....and that we try so hard to have a government in Israel but we cannot form one...Hashem is showing us the limits of what humanity can do.
The government has told people over 70 to stay inside for three months.
But if there is no vaccine and no cure after three months, what then?
Please can people daven for Shoshana Lottie bat Fay?
She is old and has the virus.
It is very likely she caught it in hospital where she was taken for another matter...apparently the nurses were not even wearing face masks.

3/20/2020 4:17 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

I am in pain from an inter-connective tissue disorder that I have had for 32 years. Please forgive me that I have not been able to post this week. If I can get treatment, I will post after Shabbat. Everyone, b'Ezrat HaShem, please stay healthy. And continue to post meaningfully.

3/20/2020 6:01 AM  
Blogger Neshama said...

Refuah Shleimah
Stay away from everyone, please.
Don’t go out. Keep family home also.

3/20/2020 8:15 AM  
Blogger Leah said...

Refuah shelaimoh to Do Ber and Shoshana Lottie bas Faye!!!

3/22/2020 5:02 AM  
Blogger Lux Noahide said...

This plague will end with Rabbi Eliezer Berland being released from his prison.

He himself said that he will cancel this virus in Erev Pesach.

And he made a powerful prayer available against Corona.
I as Noahide am sharing here in Brazil.

3/22/2020 8:10 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

I am feeling better today. I am going to simply post all my correspondences from the last week. Situation is moving very fast at lightning speed. I am cleaning for Pesach, and my wife is in self-quarantine until Shabbat because she was at a women's shiur 8 days ago on Shabbat where someone we no had a cold. It turns out that that person was just tested positive for The Virus. So it is crazy around here. Hopefully we remain virus free.

3/22/2020 10:55 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Motzei Shabbat I emailed the following to a small group of people that I correspond with: It might help to explain where we are in the Geulah process and how to separate our suffering in this situation on the individual level from what is happening on a macroscopic global level.

Oh my G-d. Over Shabbat it hit me like a ton of bricks. I have been trying to figure out why the Lombardy region of Italy is being so hard hit by CoronaVirus. Someone even told me that the Italian Govt is pressuring the Vatican to release all of the stolen treasures from the 2nd Temple that are in the basement of the Vatican along with all the other Jewish wealth that was stolen by the Knights Templar. The Italians seem to have concluded that they are being punished because of all that stolen booty.

So I got to thinking, and I remembered the Targum Yonatan ben Uziel on Bilaam's last prophesy. Great ships or a Navy will go forth from Kittim.... , and there it was: Lombarnya of Italy along with legions from Constantinople... they will be totally destroyed. Anyone have thoughts?

Yes! And even more so from YeranenYaakov's blog in 2010:

Yaak gave 3 possible translations. One of them is that Lombarnya IS Lombardy! I think we hit paydirt with this one. It would definitely explain why Milan has been especially hard hit.

So this CoronaVirus map explains some of the apparent contradictions that bothered me 8 yrs ago. The Lombardy region is landlocked. It never made sense that a Navy or a Fleet of ships would come from Milan to cause tzarot in Eretz Yisrael to the sons of Ever. But if we see the Venetian Coast of NE Italy on the Adriatic Sea facing Israel as an extension of the Lombardy region, it begins to make sense that Great Ships came forth from there probably during the Crusades (to steal wealth from Jews in Eretz Yisrael during those Crusades). The Venice region is second to Milan in the severity of the nCoV Plague!


3/22/2020 11:11 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

G-d help us all. I try to regularly distinguish the macroscopic reason for a disaster from the suffering of various and numerous individuals where it is impossible to know the thousands of reasons for individual suffering. Hopefully the good people survive this. But we cannot escape the fact that this region of Northern Italy in the Milan/ Venice corridor has lead to a death toll which is worse than China's and Iran's. So as an End of Days' Pre-Messianic event, the reason for the intensity of that suffering seems to be payback for the fact that the Knights Templar ramsacked Jewish wealth in Eretz Yisrael when all their ships left the area around Venice on orders from wealthy people in Lombardy. And it would follow that this is precisely what Bilaam was describing in his last prophesy.

As bad as this pandemic is, even the worse death tolls which only take place when the explosion of cases outstrips the respirator capacity in the ICUs in the hospitals never rises above 7%. If a region does NOT outstrip its ICU respirator capacity, the death toll is about 1 to 1.5%. The key to keeping the death toll less than 2% is the 2 to 3 week strict quarantines and the enforced social distancing. These things "flatten" the Curve preventing case totals from overwhelming hospitals, something which did not happen in Wuhan, Milan, Qom, Iran, and now Spain. So in those places fatality rates are all above 5%. In the end, THE MAIN GLOBAL "DISASTER" WILL BE THE CRASHING OF ALL QEREN QAYEMET IN OLAM HAZEH as stock markets and values of fiat currency crash to Zero in large part BECAUSE of these month long Quarantines! Mashiach Gd willing will be there to lead us as the global order run by Reshayim disintegrates from the crashing economic order, not from the rather low but tragic death toll.

I suggest that you watch this from Chris Martenson and Mike Naloney of Peak Prosperity, incredible source of real Truth on the Internet where Truth is often hard to find.

Again Italy's Covid 19 disaster link from above to trace the massive, worst outbreak of CoViD 19 on the planet with the explanation above.

3/22/2020 11:35 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

I would add one more salient point, and this is very important. We had another b'itah option. Based on the fact that Chevron was built 7 yrs before Tzoan in Egypt (Parshat Shlach Lecha when the Spies reached Chevron), we learn that as one place on the Globe falls to and below Mem Tet Shaarei Tumah (Impurity), Chevron rises to Shaar haNun in Taharah (Purity). But there is either a 7 year advance or 7 yr lag in that process. Since Edom began to fall through 49 gates of impurity starting in the Summer of 5727 (1967) starting in San FranFreako, CA, Chevron was returned to the Jews that very second week in June 1967 during the 6 Day War. The end of Edom's 49 yr slide was Shavuot night 5776 (June 2016), when Omar Mateen (from Mem Tet to Nun Sofit, Mateen) murdered 49 homosexuals in that Orlando Gay Bar and became the 50th dead body at Alot HaShachar, Shavuot morning) when the SWAT team burst through the walls of the Pulse Night Club Gay Bar. So the 7 years prior to 2016 was the Gog ben Gog Shmittah cycle 5762 (post 9/11/2001) thru 5768 (when the Dow Jones Indus Avg fell precisely 777 pts on the very last day of that Shmittah year). The pivotal year was supposed to be the 5th yr of that cycle 5766, a yr hinted to in the Zohar VaYeira 119a. It could have been a much kinder and gentler Geulah process being 7 years ahead of Edom's spiritual crash into the Abyss. We just needed to pass a basic test of common decency the year before in 5765, and 5766 would have been a banner year. Well "some people did something" like joining Sharon's govt for a 290 million shekel bribe, discussed in length on this blog why the UTJ Ashkenazi Chareidim joined Sharon and why the Litwak Chareidim to this very day have not repented, and the entire Geulah was delayed 2 Shmittah cycles, from ending 7 years BEFORE 5776 to ending 7 yrs AFTER 5776. This is precisely what the Baal Shem Tov predicted that the Mitnaged or Litwak Ashkenazi Rabbis would delay the Geulah! Yet, Gd will only allow the world to be "out of balance" between good and evil for up to 7 yrs. And the 5th yr of being out of balance is the key year for bringing the world back into balance. Since we are now on the post 5776 side of things in the 5th year of this Shmittah cycle, once again, when Western Civilization really went stark raving mad starting about 4 yrs ago (with transsexual bathroom laws and forcing homosexual marriage on the entire Western World), we are now being dragged kicking and screaming to the finish line. Gd will not allow the side of pure tumah to outweigh the side of taharah for a full 7 yrs after the year 5775 when we first fell to the 49th level of Tumah! All the kinder and gentler niceties of the Gog ben Gog Shmittah cycle 14 years ago have been replaced by Daniel's Geulah b'itah. This is how I look at what is happening now.

3/22/2020 11:50 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Finally for now: The wealthiest people from now on will be people, because of their righteousness, who ONLY receive reward for the sizable fruit of their good deeds in this world. Those who receive reward for their Qeren Qayemet, their principal reward, in this world will simply no longer receive that reward. Period! And because their fruit are smaller than the fruit of the righteous, they will NO LONGER LEAD THE WORLD! This is a pivotal moment in World history which removes Reshayim from their positions of power and wealth from which they rule the world. It makes a Messianic kingdom possible. Until now because the Wicked controlled the reigns of power, Mashiach could not take over. Now he can.

Happy Pesach Cleaning!

3/23/2020 12:12 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

The proof that this is GOOD for Eretz Yisrael is the Rainfall totals for the last two years. In less than two winters we have gone from the Kinnereth at record low levels to the Kinnereth water level being within 0.6 meters of the full line. I am not sure if they will open the Deganiya Dam to allow torrents of water down the lower Jordan for the first time in decades, but the filling of the Kinnereth in less than two winters is a modern day miracle.

3/23/2020 12:17 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

This is heartbreaking, this video. Start at about the 5:30 mark until the Spanish doctor comes on. Listen carefully to what he is saying. This is what happens when this virus because of its outrageously high R naught between 4 and 6.7, overwhelms your hospital system. 15% who get the disease have serious complications, and about 5% need respirators and ventilators to stay alive and recover. So if you have not yet overwhelmed your hospital system, the fatality rate is between 1 and 1.5%. As soon as you have to do triage to decide who gets a respirator and who has to die, your fatality rate begins to shoot up to between 5 and 7%. So this Spanish doctor starts to cry bitterly when he starts to describe how the situation is so bad that he needs to take away respirators from people over the age of 65 to give it to younger patients so that they can live while the older patients are given sedatives so that they can die from lack of oxygen as peaceably as possible. This is horribly heartbreaking. This is where the macroscopic argument about "Hey they hate Jews or at least they hated Jews 500 years ago and burned Jews to death in Auto De Fe's." breaks down because of the individual human beings who are triaged to die from a horrible death of asphyxiation.

3/23/2020 2:16 AM  
Anonymous Meir - Ivri Anochi said...

Israel’s Health Ministry has just issued a new set of directives to try to stem the spread of the coronavirus. And they are harsher and more strict than anything the country has ever seen.

The new directives issued by the Health Ministry have prohibited Israelis from leaving their homes. Exceptions will be made if the reason is to obtain “vital needs and services”. Vital services include buying food, home supplies or medication that they cannot get delivered to their doorstep. People in need of urgent medical attention will also be allowed to leave.

All outdoor leisure activity, with a small amount of exceptions, is also prohibited according to the new regulations. The directives specifically included public parks, beaches as well as malls as being considered no-go zones.

Go, My people, come into your chambers and close your door about you; hide for but a moment, until the wrath passes

Yeshayahu - Isaiah - 26:20

3/23/2020 7:55 AM  
Anonymous Meir - Ivri Anochi said...

Rabbi Mendel Kessin suggest to understand the event of the coronavirus pandemic through a Midrash on Shir HaShirim. Rabbi Kessin hold that the below statement is a illusion of the meaning to the Coronavirus pandemic.

ב' י"ג

א"ר חייא בר אבא, סמוך לימות המשיח דבר גדול בא לעולם והרשעים כלים קלא, והגפנים סמדר נתנו ריח – אלו הנשארים, ועליהם נאמר (ישעיהו ד׳:ג׳) והיה הנשאר בציון והנותר בירושלים קלב.

Said Rabbi Hiyya bar Abba: Shortly before of the days of Moshiach a great plague will come to the world and the wicked will perish in that plague.

3/23/2020 8:26 AM  
Anonymous BlueStar said...

A few things. First, am very glad you are feeling better. B"H you should continue to have a complete Refush, amen.

Right now we are each experiencing the due and just consequences of what has not been corrected through free will. Our tikkun is being forced on us, each according to the deed. It can be collective and accumululative from many gilgulim. Each soul is being made accountable. It is down to the last spiritual molecule. Each one who is aware needs to look and see what is staring at them, what they've not been noticing their lives is now being revealed - this to create a new heart of understanding. It is a Chai Dak, living form that is small that is being made large, so large that it will overcome our senses, so in this we must find Chochma, Binah and Daat and to nourish our bodies/souls and minds that reflect Godliness. It came to me that in *Cor-ona* there is coldness. The remedy is CHEM-la, RaCHAMim, CHAM-OL to ALL of Hashem's creations. It is a large order but must be done if we are to receive our new hearts and through this our Beit Hamkidash.

3/23/2020 8:39 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I'm Ginno. So far Germany has almost the same number of infected than Spain, but very few dead. How come? It seems an exceptional case. Maybe we should learn something from them.

3/23/2020 10:02 AM  
Anonymous Meir - Ivri Anochi said...

Ginno, at least from a "natural" perspective you might find you answer here:

The spiritual perspective will follow.

3/23/2020 12:14 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

I would be very, very careful to point out that getting this diseaese AS INDIVIDUALS does not make those who get it Wicked or Evil, even though the Macrocosmic effect of this Virus SO FAR seems to affect nations, who have hurt Klal Yisrael worse than other nations, more virulently. The judgement on individuals includes a variety of factors including tikkunim from previous incarnations of our souls from previous lifetimes as Blue Star pointed out. Also the righteous often suffer in this world so that the physical world can be cleansed of its Tumah. The reward in the World to Come is ONLY to the one who did the suffering to redeem the physical world. (Notice the difference between the Jewish understanding of righteous suffering compared to the Xtian view on this which says that the reward for the suffering of the righteous belongs to the wretched wicked in the World to Come, which of course makes no sense whatsoever.) Most of these discussions which describe the variety of reasons for INDUVIDUAL human suffering are in Rav Moshe Chaim Luzatto's classic Hashkafah sefer Derekh HaShem.

3/23/2020 12:15 PM  
Anonymous Meir - Ivri Anochi said...

Response 2 to Ginno

German politicians and senior health officials have been reluctant to comment on the low mortality rate while the situation is developing so rapidly. Lothar Wieler, the president of the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), the government’s central public health body, has said he does not expect there to be a significant difference in mortality rates between Italy and Germany in the long run.

“It’s too early to say whether Germany is better medically prepared for the Covid-19 pandemic than other countries,” said Marylyn Addo, who heads the infectiology department at Hamburg’s University Medical Centre.

One likely explanation for the discrepancy in figures, Addo suggested, was that while northern Italy’s hospitals are being overrun with new patients, Germany’s are not yet at full capacity and have had more time to clear beds, stock up on equipment and redistribute personnel...

3/23/2020 12:18 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Ginno: To be honest, I do not know the exact reason with Germany, but the reason for South Korea's 1.2% fatality rate is clear. The best way to stay ahead of the contagion curve of this Virus is to test as many asymptomatic and mildly symptomatic people as possible by allowing for cheap and unfettered testing for the Virus for anyone who suspects that they may have been in the vicinity of those who have it. So the Drive thru and phone booth test facilities that the S. Koreans has set up across their country have caught those infected early and often so that they can Self-quarantine before spreading the Virus to 4, 5, or 6 other people. This is the key for a free society to get ahead of the curve so that the number of new patients do not overwhelm its ICU and General hospital bed capacity.

3/23/2020 12:39 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Of course, sadly, very few countries are replicating what the S. Koreans are effectively doing. This includes Israel and most other free societies. I think it is because very few people are informed or educated to understand the Math of exponential growth, including a lot of non-medical health officials and bureaucrats. So rank ignorance lead these officials to not effectively prepare for these numbers of test kits needed in advance. This is one of many reasons why teaching Math in Chareidi schools needs to be an ABSOLUTE requirement, irregardless of how various School Rabbis might feel about this.

3/23/2020 12:46 PM  
Anonymous Meir - Ivri Anochi said...

Response to Dov and also to Ginno

Yes we are to try to explain from a natural perspective but the underlying reasons are to be find on the spiritual level.

Ginno asked about Germany. A similar question could be posed about Russia, who is NOT a free society.

Why does Russia, population 146 million, have fewer coronavirus cases than Luxembourg?

3/23/2020 12:47 PM  
Anonymous Meir - Ivri Anochi said...

Good news about our situation in Israel. May it H's Will that it will preserve

Health Ministry No. 2: Coronavirus spread matches 'more optimistic scenario'

Y Net reports:

Alexandra Lukash | Published: 03.23.20 , 12:09

Health Ministry Deputy Director-General Itamar Grotto says Israel has not seen a huge increase in coronavirus cases and that the rise matches "the more optimistic" predictions.

"There are no exponential jumps [in numbers]," Prof. Grotto tells Ynet. "I hope we will maintain this level of new cases. This is how we know that the steps we are taking are starting to be effective."

3/23/2020 12:50 PM  
Anonymous Meir - Ivri Anochi said...

The Coronavirus from a spiritual perspective

Coronavirus has a spiritual effect

...Our lives sit at the awkward seam of apparent contradictions: We are physical but also spiritual; we have bodies but also souls; we are essentially frail but also remarkably strong; our bodies are mortal but our souls are immortal. As human beings, we live with an acute awareness of our own vulnerability, which is why we turn, with humility, to God. When we have faith, even our darkest times are blessed with His light.
Our response to the current pandemic reflects this paradox of the human condition. On the one hand, we are deploying our remarkable medical, scientific and operational resources to stave off disaster. On the other hand, the coronavirus is a poignant reminder of our collective fragility. Despite our grand 21st-century advancements in medicine and technology, a stealthy and invisible virus has demonstrated our weakness. We recognize and express in prayers our fundamental vulnerability, and acknowledge that we are, after all, in God’s hands.

As we collectively grapple with this threat to our well-being, let us each embrace this crisis as an opportunity to embark on a journey of spiritual growth of recommitting ourselves to treating everyone with equality and dignity; of celebrating the greatness, creativity and tenacity of the human spirit; of humbly accepting our vulnerability and connecting with God Who made us in His image, and endowed us with not only the strength to persevere but also with the spirit to thrive...

The chief rabbi of South Africa.

3/23/2020 12:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is a mah kesher question.
Proto-COVID-19 was passed and mutated through to human compatibility from bats to pengolins to people in a Chinese wildlife wet fresh meat live slaughter market.
Pangolin are covered with Kerenim or fingernail-like scales as I learned Adam and Chava originally were.
I always wondered if the Keren in the case of gan eden time Adam and Chava was more like the halo moshe had which mideval xians mistook in the text for devil horns.
In Asia pengolins are considered a status food, to the point where they are used as a magic ritual meal or segula for wealth, they are only available to the wealthy and established who can afford them as they are a protected species and must be obtained through the black market. It was Avraham’s sons with Ketura that he sent with gifts away to the far east to keep them from competing with Am Yisrael later as we are already plagued over history by our extended local family, even Amalek is only our nephew. Some of hazal say the gifts were kochot of minor tuma magic for the sons of Ketura(ex-Hagar) to use as survival skills.
Like tuma and tahara, kashrut, the para aduma, most agagatas, or Illan Ramon loosing his life motzei shabbat coming down from space over Palestine Texas we don't always have an answer but if we nudnick our hevrusas and rabbis eventually there will be an answer. If not in our local beis midrash there will be teku.
Just a request, the network I rarely have access to has many security blocks, I cannot access anything past 200 comments on this network, even posting requires some tricks to accomplish for me.

3/23/2020 2:30 PM  
Blogger HDG, Yerushalayim, E"Y Shlemah said...

One of the London Jews who passed from coronavirus was the first cousin of our beloved Doctor, DS! Arutz7

She wrote about it here.

Baruch Dayan Ha'emet

Blessings and health to all

ברכות ובריאות לכולם

3/23/2020 2:42 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Anon: Go to the Web version of this blogpost or any other post. Then click on Post A Comment at the bottom of the Page. Then you can click on the next 200 Comments. Try that.

3/23/2020 3:19 PM  
Blogger Leah said...

So much has gone on that it feels as though years have gone by.
I'm trying to get my head into Pesach and yet it is not.
Davening tehillim from WhatsApp groups and keeping my kid's now online schooling and chore schedules in sync is the order of the day.
Mix in with my tasks while listening to up to the minute shiurim is a full time day and night.
(Did I mention I'm an organizer)
Challenging and yet incredibly exciting times we live in. Praying for Moshiach is an understatement...

3/23/2020 5:12 PM  
Blogger vincent said...

Dov, you have been having my thoughts as a Facebook message, please have a look and consider.

3/23/2020 5:31 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

On the doorstep as Nissan, the Month of Ten Crowns Approaches. The tenth plague is from Keter, the Crown, the tenth Sefirah.

Nothing Less than Financial Armeggeddon

3/23/2020 6:41 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

The New Moon of Chodesh Nissan

The New Moon of the month of Nissan, the 1st day of the 1st month, the day which is crowned or Corona-ted 10 times.

3/23/2020 8:51 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

The Ten Crowns and the Miniature Aleph in VaYikra

The 10 Crowns on the Day that Nachshon ben Aminadav Began to inaugurate the Mishkan

3/23/2020 9:20 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Rav Daniel Glatstein: On the First 12 Days of Nissan, My True Love Gave to Me: How the first 12 days of Nissan Correspond to the Months of the Year

3/23/2020 10:43 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

The Knesset Speaker Refusenik Who Will Fire The Shot Heard Around the World to Commence the Final War Against the Erev Rav on Erev Rosh Chodesh Nissan

Or the Speaker Who is Polishing Mashiach's Crown

3/23/2020 11:02 PM  
Blogger LondonMale said...

Refuah Shleimah Reb Dov

Thank you to all who have davened for Shoshana Lottie Bat Fay, please continue, she is still in hospital and alive thank G-D.

The UK is now in lockdown conditions very similar to those applied in Israel.

South Korea, in addition to widespread testing with fast results, has also had for the past month a widespread practice of disinfecting.
Shopkeepers disinfect their stores, and the pavements outside very day.
Road crossings and elevators have bottles and hand sanitiser attached.

3/23/2020 11:04 PM  
Anonymous Lea said...

Rabbi Sitorsky on ToahAnytime gave a Rosh Chodesh Nissan shiur 4 yrs ago saying Amalek will be killed out while we are burning out chometz, Moshiach comes on Pesach and the Beis Hamikdash the following day. Since I live alone, a gieress, my Rebbe cancelled my place by his Seder, I have 100% emuna this is the case bc I cannot imagine the alternative. Please..........

3/24/2020 9:14 AM  
Blogger Neshama said...

re the Knesset Refusenik - great comparison.
Hashem should give him the koach to stand up to those reshayim!!
There is a contingent of US AF coming for “in the air” collaboration with Israel. I think some those also included are IY”H going to arrest the DS operatives in Israel. It has to happen, as it is all over the world in the first half of Nisan.

I’ve been “at home” since before Purim, and truly wondering how to make Pesach w/o going shopping. (my husband since week after Purim when they told him to daven at home). Yes places are delivering, but finding the right places that are willing is not easy, or whether what we need can be delivered. Hashem Yishmor.

3/24/2020 1:40 PM  
Anonymous Meir - Ivri Anochi said...

‘Coronavirus Here to Offset Satan’s Complaints Against Mankind’ says Prominent Rabbi

Rabbi Mendel Kessin

3/24/2020 3:35 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I'm Ginno. Tomorrow we fast half a day (until 12:33 pm). Dov, do you think we will have Mashiach by this Nisan?

3/24/2020 5:50 PM  
Blogger Leah said...

Soooo, is anyone here fasting tomorrow and if so when is the recommended time?

3/24/2020 11:05 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Erev Rosh Chodesh Nissan is the most auspicious Yom Kippur katan of the year. Most people, WHO CAN, fast half a day because already by Mincha there is no tachanun, and "the light" of approaching Rosh Chidesh Nissan is very great. So if you can, fast until Chatzot. If fasting lowers your immunity to Viruses, you have a mitzvah NOT to fast at all tomorrow.

3/25/2020 12:33 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick of Texas said something that was Esavian Appocalyptic, "Grandparents are willing to die to save the Economy for their Grandkids."

I am trying to wrap my head around the profundity of Evil in that statement, and how many people with an Esav mindset are actually thinking this without opening their vile mouths in order to speak such callous words. The ultimate Esavian worldview that the purpose for serving G-d is to make money comes to mind.

3/25/2020 1:50 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Ginno: It depends on how quickly the final Civil War against the Erev Rav commences. We will have a better idea tomorrow when Refusenik Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein forcefully tells the Supreme Court to go to hell... where most of the judges will be residing in their afterlives anyway. So asking them to go there early will quicken the pace of the Final Geulah.

3/25/2020 1:55 AM  
Blogger Leah said...

Thank for the info Dov

3/25/2020 4:20 AM  
Blogger Leah said...

Yes, I heard the statement form the Lt.Gov mouth. Blew me away. I had to do a double take....
No human decency....

3/25/2020 4:22 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I disagree with you on this one, dov. I'm the least materialistic person, but if the economy collapses people will die and suffer. How do you think people pay for food and rent (or mortgage). Already half a million Israelis lost their jobs. And it's only the beginning. The economy is not some rich guy in Wall Street, it's you and me.

3/25/2020 8:46 AM  
Blogger Neshama said...

This whole depopulation plan (ie coronavirus plus) is so much bigger than all of us can imagine. IY”H the evil ErevRav will be removed/weakened so that they no longer have any support by mid or end of April/Nisan. So our main and only actions are to be “good” do “good" and be positive and promote goodness and tzadaka and chessed.

Wishing all good members of Reb Dov’s blog that Hashem protects from the SARS n-CoV-2 / coronavirus disease. Amen

3/25/2020 10:31 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Ginno: B'itah is frightening and hard. Two Shmittah cycles ago, we lost the opportunity for Geulah to come with sweetness and powderpuffs in 5765, the 4th yr of the Gog ben Gog Shmittah cycle. It could have been B'itah Achishena in 5766 if every frum Jew had shunned Sharon and his Disengagement coalition in 5765. Sadly, that did not happen.

3/25/2020 11:02 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Be healthy, all my readers, with HaShem's blessings.

3/25/2020 11:08 AM  
Blogger Neshama said...

In first, Knesset Speaker resigns, in protest of Supreme Court ultimatum.
Good Grief!

3/25/2020 11:25 AM  
Anonymous Meir - Ivri Anochi said...

The Netherlands is OK with citizens being exposed to the coronavirus. That’s at times reassuring and terrifying to me.

3/25/2020 12:41 PM  
Anonymous BlueStar said...

How do you move קרונה to קרובה?

How to change a NUN to a VEIT?

3/25/2020 12:46 PM  

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