Sof Davar Hakol Nishma #1
Sof Davar Hakol Nishma is my own Ge'ula-based-blog roundup (yes, it's a take-off on the wonderful Havel Havalim, which it complements nicely). Will this be a regular feature? We'll see how it goes.
OK, here we go:
R' Dov Bar Leib tells us how the war between Paras (Iran) and Edom (U.S.) is taking shape, and ties it in with which nations Paras and Edom control on different days of Sukkot.
Peres' Defeat; Peretz's Victory
Lazer Beams tells us how the Gerrer Rebbe was once angered by Shimon Peres in 1981, and said that he won't win another election. Vekach Hayah (and so it was).
Hashem1.net reminds us that certain kabbalists like Rav Ben-Artzi [YY-and Rav Kaduri] have said that this current government will be the last government before Mashiah, hinted to by the victory of Peretz (son of Yehuda and ancestor of King David and the Mashiah). Also, he notes that the final Tzadik (ץ) is the letter with which we will be redeemed, according to a Midrash Yalkut on Lech Lecha, and mentioned by the Ben Ish Hai. The difference in pronunciation between פרס and פרץ is so slight, yet the ץ makes all the difference.
Hashem1.net notes that the fact that cars were being burnt in France is hinted to by this verse (Tehillim 46:10):
מַשְׁבִּית מִלְחָמוֹת, עַד-קְצֵה הָאָרֶץ קֶשֶׁת יְשַׁבֵּר, וְקִצֵּץ חֲנִית; עֲגָלוֹת, יִשְׂרֹף בָּאֵשׁ
He maketh wars to cease unto the end of the earth;
He breaketh the bow, and cutteth the spear in sunder; He burneth the chariots in the fire.
See there what he says this means, plus other amazing stuff about this.
Terror in Jordan
Again, Hashem1.net comes up with a great one when he talks about the terrorist bombings in Jordan and links it to this Midrash that talks about what will happen the year that Mashiah comes:
אמר רבי יצחק: שנה שמלך המשיח נגלה בו, כל מלכי האומות מתגרים זה בזה (מלחמות, ועימותים מזויינים ומילוליים בכל רחבי העולם). מלך פרס (איראן) מתגרה במלך הערבי (
עיראק? סעודיה?ירדן), והולך מלך הערבי לאדום (המייצגת אצל חז"ל אימפריה נוצרית, שבימינו היא ארה"ב), ליטול עצה מהם (מבקש עזרה וסיוע מארה"ב
This coming week
The Tsunami-Predicting Rabbi alerts us that "even though [Rav Kaduri's warning] was denied, you should really strengthen this week in prayer and in Tehilim".
If I missed something, please put it in the comments.
May we be Zochim to Mashiah coming speedily in our days, Amen, Ken Yehi Ratzon!