Monday, February 12, 2007

Earthquakes and Mughrabi

Hashem1.net has a very interesting post where he mentions that 2 earthquakes hit Israel just minutes from each other over Shabbat, with the second having a magnitude of 4.5 on the Richter's scale. Multiple earthquakes can signify the birth-pangs of the earthquake mentioned in Zecharia. However, there is a further significance. These 2 earthquakes were 3 years - almost to the day - after the earthquake that damaged the bridge to the Mughrabi gate (also known as the Rambam gate), near the Kotel. He says that the following Gemara in Sanhedrin 98a may be referring to the Mughrabi gate:


שאלו תלמידיו את רבי יוסי בן קיסמא אימתי בן דוד בא אמר מתיירא אני שמא תבקשו ממני אות אמרו לו אין אנו מבקשין ממך אות א"ל לכשיפול השער הזה ויבנה ויפול ויבנה ויפול ואין מספיקין לבנותו עד שבן דוד בא


The students of R' Yosi Ben Kisma asked their rabbi, "When will the son of David come?" He answered, "I'm afraid you might request a sign from me." They said to him, "We will not request a sign from you." He told them, "When this gate will fall, and be rebuilt, and fall, and be rebuilt, and fall, and there won't be a chance to rebuild it until the son of David comes."

Hashem1.net quotes the Maharal, who says that this gate is not referring to a gate in Rome, but rather, a gate in Yerushalayim.
He says that perhaps the earthquakes that occurred over Shabbat were a heavenly sign that the earthquake of 3 years ago were more significant than at first thought. Is this why the protests were so vehement from Islamic leaders, who know all this as well from their traditions? As Hashem1.net concludes, ברוך יודע תעלומות.

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At Mon Feb 12, 07:05:00 PM 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

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At Tue Feb 13, 10:26:00 AM 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

YY---This link http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2007/12feb_lunareclipse.htm goes to a story about a total lunar eclipse with a RED MOON visible worldwide on PURIM!! Any thoughts?

 
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At Thu Feb 15, 01:58:00 PM 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Surely the day is coming; it will burn like a furnace. All the arrogant and every evildoer will be stubble, and that day that is coming will set them on fire," says the LORD Almighty. "Not a root or a branch will be left to them. 2 But for you who revere my name, the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its wings. And you will go out and leap like calves released from the stall. 3 Then you will trample down the wicked; they will be ashes under the soles of your feet on the day when I do these things," says the LORD Almighty.

The wicked cant resist to long to the Sun Fire. They will be burn and be ashes.

 
At Thu Feb 15, 02:51:00 PM 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Surely the day is coming; it will burn like a furnace....
before the gate is rebuild

 
At Fri Feb 16, 03:15:00 PM 2007, Blogger Independent Frum Thinker said...

Very interesting post!

 
At Sat Feb 17, 11:34:00 AM 2007, Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

The jackass, Yishmael, is about to bray one last time. It is almost one-sixth the way, (one-third of the night) through the 33rd century after Matan Torah plus a two year lag. The gemorrah in brachos curiously tells us that the donkey brays when one-third of the night is almost finished. We also know that Rav Akiva's students stopped dying only after one-third of the night on Lag B'Omer had passed. We are now at the one-third point of the night in the 33rd century after Matan torah. Add two years between Gog Sr's election and when he declared the first New World Order in 5750. Then add 16 2/3 years which is one sixth of the century from 5750, one arrives at this year. It appears that the donkey's braying will bring the entire world to Yerushalayim by this summer. The last train for teshuvah will ensue at that time waiting for passengers to board.

 
At Tue Feb 20, 12:41:00 AM 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The train is moving but the good news is that, the train is to long and its doors are open. So those who miss to enter first will still arrive to destination later.
Some wake up 4 am, some at 6 or 7 am, but others do wake up late from 9 to 11 am.
Few others even later.
Lucky is the one who see the Sun rise. Still no one has seen it yet.
Do you?

 
At Tue Feb 20, 12:56:00 AM 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If they all will end jumping in that train soon or later than why someone doesn't find a way to wake up all. The donkey is braying to hard and to long, but noone listen.
Now is needed a big shaking, like an volcano's earthquake so everybody scared jumb from the bed and run fast to catch the train to leave the mountain falling over all

here are some scary pictures;

http://www.windows.ucar.edu/earth_science/images/Alaskan_volcano.jpg

and

http://www.150.si.edu/images/8volcano.jpg

 
At Tue Feb 20, 11:18:00 AM 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dov Bar-Leib said;
'The gemorrah in brachos curiously tells us that the donkey brays when one-third of the night is almost finished.'

People did tell the donkey not to sleep but wait untill the light shows in the horizon, than to bray,to call people about the Sun's Comming.
Donkey waited all Night and when he saw the light showing, the donkey started braying hard non stop. People were sleeping and they did not like that the donkey was braying to early. They did close all the windows and went back to sleep. Later when they woke up,they saw the sun up in the sky and they did ask the donkey why didn't you noticed us about the sun rising?
So that was the donkey's mistake.

 

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