Where are we going?
The following is a translation of Hashem1.net's latest post.
Warning: you may not like what you read. A "Be'itah" Redemption may not be pretty. I even hesitated posting this because of "Al Tiftah Pe Le'satan". However, it needs to be told to warn people of the possibilities. Just as the author wrote that he hopes that the words are not correct, I hope the same as well. Let us hope that we still have the merit and will to merit an "Ahishena" Redemption, speedily in our days, Amen.
To all readers of the site, Shalom.
I have decided that instead of waiting with all the things that I think are worth writing here until I have time to write a full post for each one, together with all the introductions, quotes, proofs, etc., I will write one central post once with all the main points, and whoever wants to elaborate, may do so on his own.
I'm coming from a starting point that all readers should at least read "End of Days: Where are we?" (YY - English translation: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3), which was written approximately a year ago. Whatever I'm writing here is only according to what is written [in Tana"ch and Haza"l], and according to how I understand them according to the present course of events. There is no prophecy or future-telling here, just the opposite - I hope and want to believe that a great portion of what I write here is not correct.
This is not a secret, we've been talking about this for already many years, a war will break out with Iran. The war is said to be, before everything else, a war of Christian countries against Iran, because it says in the Gemara that Paras (Persia) will fall in the hands of Edom before Mashiah comes. However, according to the Midrashim, and according to what was brought down here on the placement of Magog, which is actually in the area of Iran, it's possible to understand that we're actually talking about a deciding stage of the War of Gog Umagog, and that according to most opinions, it is said to also come here [Israel].
I live among my people, and I hear all the statements about the war in the coming summer. They've been talking about this since last year. The rumor I heard talks about the war preparations of Tzaha"l starting from the beginning of the month of May. There are already people who prepared for themselves plane tickets for a quick escape when needed, this is also known.
The timing is interesting, since it fits almost exactly with the Midrashim, as was explained here last summer, over the fact that 40 years after the Jewish people will redeem Jerusalem, the war of Gog Umagog / War with Iran will begin. (You can read a little more on this in the post on the clashes with the Persians, from the subheading "ספר זרובבל: מלחמה..." until the subheading "עניין משיח בן יוסף והריגתו"). As is known, 40 years from the liberation of Jerusalem will be completed in the month of May this year (in the 28th day of Iyar in the Hebrew calendar). The dates that are spoken about for war are in the summer, and in Sefer Zerubavel, it is mentioned that the month of Av is the month of war (despite the fact that according to the Midrashim, it doesn't need to be immediately at the conclusion of the 40 years, but this is a minimum time that the Midrashim give for it).
The Midrashim explain a difficult war, wherein the process, in the span of 40-45 days, the Jews will flee from their homes to the "deserts". If we will remember the plans that preceded the last U.S.-Iraq war (2003), we will remember that there were many plans to evacuate the entire Gush Dan (YY - Central Israel) to uninhabited areas like these and those. Assuming Israel will be able to withstand Iranian/Syrian/Hezbolla missile attacks, this scenario is definitely bound to repeat itself, and even if this will not be initiated by the government - this is what will likely happen in the end of the matter. In the period of the second Lebanon War, I believe it was Rav Shimon Dahan Shlit"a, who was quoted as saying that there will be a little bit of quiet after the Lebanon War, and afterwards, there will be a war in which all the inhabitants of Gush Dan will be required "to move away", as a rectification for Kayin (Cain). This is apparently what is going to happen according to what is written.
By the way, regarding the identification of Magog as Paras (Iran), which I brought in its time with proofs, I found 2 sources of Midrashim, where the common thread between them proves exactly that Paras is Magog, and that the War of Gog Umagog is a war with Paras. The first source is the Sefer Zerubavel, which was brought down here in the past, and which talks about a war after Israel will be 40 years in Jerusalem (that is, the liberation of Jerusalem by Israel), and it says that afterwards, war will start with the Persians, wherein Mashiah ben Yosef will die. In the Midrash Alpha Beitot - מסכת שטן - almost the same exact words were written, except that this time, after the 40 years, instead of "Paras", it says that "Gog Umagog" will come to fight. The similarities between the sources doesn't leave any room for error: the War of Gog Umagog is the war with the Persians.
I am mentioning again that according to the opinion that is based on the words of the Vilna Gaon as is brought down in [his book] Kol Hator (as is mentioned in the posts mentioned above), the spiritual Mashiah ben Yosef is the establishment of Israeli army. His death symbolizes the downfall of the army, and this difficult thing is said to happen in the war with the Persians (Iranians). However, the holy Ar"i established [in our prayers] that we should pray that Mashiah ben Yosef should not die, and it's possible that throughout the generations, the prayers were accepted, and the matters had been mitigated, so shall it be Hashem's will.
A few more short words on this matter:
The rumor I heard talks about a war with Lebanon and Syria in the summer. It's hard for me to believe that Israel will start a new war, knowing the threats to the Israeli neck, and without previous provocation. Logic dictates that this will be a defensive measure towards the possibility of an American attack against Iran, which perhaps, will be coordinated with Israel. Bush doesn't have much time to attack Iran, since next year is the year of the U.S. elections, and he definitely doesn't want to get the Republican Party stuck in the mud during the time of his election campaigns, especially in light of the last downfall of the Republicans in the congressional elections.
The U.S. and Israel apparently are concerned that following Iranian missile attacks (that it's possible that the U.S. thinks it can minimize), there will be a participation of Syrian and Hezbollah in the forming crisis. In recent weeks, it became evident that Prime Minister Olmert admitted that Lebanon Operation (the second Lebanon War) was planned months before it was implemented, what this shows is that this was a preventative operation preceding an American attack on Iran, and this operation was convened to limit the ability of Hezbollah against Israel. In actuality, Hezbollah armed itself stronger than before, and its main threat against Israel - long-range missiles - has become more dangerous.
Also, on the spiritual plane, according to what the kabbalist Rav Ben Tzion Mutzafi, Shlit"a explained, that the spiritual ministering angel of Hezbollah and Syria is the same ministering angel of Paras (Persia) in heaven, it logically follows that all these 3 will work in a unified evil track - it even seems right from a spiritual aspect.
We all remember that according to what was said by the Gedolim of Israel in previous generations, including the words of the Gemara, "Paras needs to fall to Edom before Mashiah comes", and Rabbi Yehonatan Eybeshitz ZYA"A said that we need to wait for this condition to be fulfilled even if the time for Mashiah to come has arrived. Also, if the war against Iran will start, it will likely last a long time, and according to the famous Midrash, "Said Rabbi Yitzhak: the year that the Mashiah will be revealed...", it comes out that Iran will start doing harsh actions against the whole world, apparently terror operations.
Regarding the participation of North Korea and/or China into the crisis, today, this seems unlikely, but no one knows where these things may lead. In recent months, tensions between the U.S. and China have increased the the wake of Chinese missile tests to down satellites, military technology that was until now only in U.S. and Russian hands. Similarly, it's been recently reported that China increased its military budget this year by 15%-20%, which doesn't exactly show it relaxing [from fighting].
Zeiler Commission/The Appointment of Friedman
Recently, the Zeiler Commission publicized its sharp findings against senior police officers, including the Inspector General, who is going home. Almost parallel to this, a Minister of Justice was appointed (from the former Shinui Party), whose inspection of the justice system is extremely strong. The new minister, Friedman, intends to implement widespread reforms to the justice system, which is corrupt to its foundation, and one of the retired justices of the High Court of Justice already threatened him with "He will cut off the hand".
The previous words are processes that are developing with time, to fulfill the statement of the Gemara that Ben-David doesn't come until the evil officers and judges will be finished from Israel.
Assuming that we are continuing to go in the direction of a "Be'itah" Redemption, this process already got strong energy.
Foreign Soldiers in Israel
The kabbalist Rav Shimon Dahan Shlit"a already mentioned that under our noses in South Lebanon (which from a scriptural aspect is part of the Land of Israel), there are already tens of thousands of U.N. forces from all countries of the world swarming about. This is apparently only an early stage preceding the next stage.
In our great stupidity, there are certain people among us that are inviting foreign forces to come and guard us... Avigdor Lieberman from Yisrael Beiteinu did this recently, when he called upon 30,000 NATO forces to enter Gaza. When they come, Mr. Lieberman, to also "guard" Yerushalayim, you will remember that you invited them yourself...
After the first Gulf War (with the SCUD missiles), the government of Israel got pressure from the whole world to be convinced to return territories [of Judea, Samaria, and Gaza], and the foundation was set in the Madrid Conference by one of the most right-wing governments with Shamir at its head. After an attack against Iran, the pressures against Israel will jump manyfold, and the government that anyways doesn't want the territories, as was exemplified by the evacuation of Gush Katif and Northern Shomron, will be quick to capitulate to these pressures, by accepting "guarantees" for keeping security. These "guarantees" could be only foreign forces who will "guard" over us, who are supposed to be deployed to all the territories, including East Jerusalem and the Old City.
This plan was first publicized in newspapers after Hamas's rise in the Palestinian Authority, I assume before the previous elections, and no one backed down from it.
President Bush - the father - said that in order to put pressure on Israel to participate in the Madrid Conference, he used a "trick" of putting the responsibility of the problems of the Middle East on Israel. Doing that trick after Iran is attacked will turn Israel into the most hated of all nations of the world, and again, it will be "The whole world against us."
If we will continue to go in the direction of a "Be'itah" Redemption - I suspect that this is more or less the direction that we are coming to - all this is under the assumption that we are in the "optimistic" scenario.
The most pessimistic scenario is simple, (YY - assume I'm saying Rahmana Litzlan, Has Veshalom, and Bar Minan throught this paragraph) a direction where the implication of the death of Mashiah ben Yosef is really the military downfall of State of Israel, assuming that this happens with its full sharpness, and that thousands of years of exile hadn't mitigated [the punishment], the outcome will be a total failure of Tzaha"l in war, as its simple meaning implies, which means opening the borders of Israel for capture by Arab armies, and in this situation, foreign (Western) armies would come specifically in order to help the State of Israel, and to prevent those responsible in the government "from pressing the button" of nuclear destruction of Arab countries. As can be remembered, in the Yom Kippur War, then Prime Minister Golda Meir instructed to remove the covers from the atomic missiles of Israel, so that the USSR will see this on their satellites, and will understand what Israel intends to do in case of a crushing defeat of Tzaha"l in war. Is today's army stronger than the army of Yom Kippur[, 1973]? Our strength is only in Hakadosh Baruch Hu, and not in the army, and so therefore, the answer to the question is dependant on our trust in Hakadosh Baruch Hu.
A lunar eclipse on Purim eve, and a solar eclipse on Erev Rosh Hodesh Nissan...Were we once in this movie? Maybe last year...
In the beginning of the year (5767), the kabbalist Rav Daniel Zer Shlit"a said in his satellite broadcast, that the things said regarding the war with Iran after the eclipse last Nissan, will be fulfilled apparently after the eclipse that will take place in Nissan, 5767. Many things were said last year regarding the solar eclipse on Erev Rosh Hodesh Nissan (see here, here, and here), we hope at least some of them that are favorable toward Israel will maybe be fulfilled this year.
Signs of Heaven
As is known, the Holy Zohar talks about a special rainbow with different colors (much brighter) that will be seen throughout the world before the Redemption, and it will symbolize the Shechina Who is getting bedecked with jewelry to greet its unification with Hakadosh Baruch Hu. According to my opinion and understanding, this "rainbow" is really the phenomenon of the Aurora [Borealis] ("Northern Lights"), which is an electromagnetic display that is connected to solar radiation, and is mainly seen close to the North Pole or South Pole, and it colors the sky with all the colors of the rainbow.
A situation where there's a change in solar radiation can cause these lights, or this "rainbow" to appear in the whole world (scientifically proven), and since Haza"l said that in the future, Hakadosh Baruch Hu will take the sun out of its case, and the sun's case is what protects us from its electromagnetic radiation, logic dictates that this rainbow that will appear will be the Aurora [Borealis], but it will be throughout the world.
In history, it's known about one case, in the year 5620 (about 150 years ago) that in widespread parts of the world, they saw a white light in the middle of the night, almost as [bright as] daylight, as an outcome of this phenomenon. This was even reported on in newspapers of that time.
The actuality that this natural phenomenon was mainly caused around the period when day and night are equal, which is the equinox between summer and winter, very much reminds me of the words of the prophet:
6 And it shall come to pass in that day, that there shall not be light, but heavy clouds and thick [YY - in Hebrew it is קפאון, which is closer to freezing] (Could this קפאון be hinting to the North Pole, where these lights are seen around its area?); 7 And there shall be one day which shall be known as the LORD'S, not day, and not night; but it shall come to pass, that at evening time there shall be light. 8 And it shall come to pass in that day, that living waters shall go out from Jerusalem: half of them toward the eastern sea, and half of them toward the western sea; in summer and in winter shall it be. 9 And the LORD shall be King over all the earth; in that day shall the LORD be One, and His name one.
A Hit by an Asteroid?
However, these things cannot happen in a "natural" way (since in the Be'itah Redemption, we are in a state of Hashem's Hidden Face until the last moment) unless some event happens to Earth that will change agricultural conditions, etc.
The kabbalist Rav Shimon Dahan Shlit"a quotes those who say that atomic explosions today are tens of times more powerful that that of Hiroshima, and at the moment that one will explode, it will push off darkness from the world.
In the last decade, scientists observed an asteroid hitting Jupiter (an event that is said to be very rare), and their observations changed the entire scientific outlook on this matter. A simulation of this event happening on Earth will cause, according to scientists, an incredible explosion that is equal in intensity to all the atomic explosions that exist in the world combined, that will cause the wiping out, according to its simple explanation, of complete countries in the first stage, to a Mega-tsunami that never existed before (and it's logical to assume will never happen again), and for an unbearable raining down of countless meteorites ("אבני אלגביש" according to Rav Dahan Shlit"a), that will be formed as an outcome of the asteroid particles that were formed from the collision in its entering the atmosphere, which will destroy widespread parts of the world.
"And the rugged shall be made level" - do you remember? This is exactly what is said to occur in this case.
According to the scientific scenario, the whole world will be dark for several days, and the temperature will rise in parts of the world to a temperature of (and I quote exactly:) "An oven!" Do you remember: "For, behold, the day cometh, it burneth as a furnace"?
And when is this thing going to happen? This is the question that they asked the scientist who revealed in his day the asteroid that hit Jupiter. His answer was like this: This could happen the next second. It's logical to say that the mapping of all the asteroids in the world is almost impossible, and their paths are so unpredictable, that it can really cause this [to occur] that exactly in the next second, this will happen without warning. I checked this information against other scientific sources, and under the calming words (that this happens once every 1000 years or more, that there is a mapping of a good percentage of asteroids, etc.), all of these [sources] conclude the same thing under the saying: This could happen at any moment.
To watch the video clip from National Geographic on the subject, click here.
However, this is acutally what is explained by Daniel that it will happen that the 4 kingdoms who ruled the world will be destroyed, that a "stone" will hit them and finish them for good, and afterwards, the kingdom of Mashiah will rise up. Also, the "child prophecy" mentions this at the end of it. Besides that, reading a large portion of the end-of-days prophecies in Tana"ch according to its simple meaning, like the wearing out (?) of the heavens, etc., after seeing the scientific insights mentioned earlier, looks a lot clearer. And to remind you, only in the past decade were we able to reach these insights (which, by the way, were discovered by Jewish scientists).
I already wrote a lot about the bird flu, and almost all of it was from scientists, besides the fact that according to the prophecies, at the End of Days, a harsh plague will come that will affect animals just as it will affect humans.
To separate from what was written above, where there's no scientific inevitability that the events will transpire, this plague, according to all the scientists who are dealing with it, will occur - and will also be extremely fatal. The only question is when. The means that they are using right now are means of preventing the spread of the disease in animals in order to prevent the development of the virus (mutation) to become a virus that can be transmittable to humans, because when this happens, Hashem should have mercy on what will happen in the world.
The scientists speak about this plague in terms of the worst plague and the most fatal plague that was recognized in modern times, and it's possible that this will be the most fatal plague in history. One senior scientist, who apparently denies the existance of the Creator of the World, calls this, "Biological terror of nature." The truth is that this is biological warfare of the Creator of the World to bring the world to justice.
It's hard to absorb what kind of unimaginable catastrophe is expected at the moment that the "Truth Alarm" will be activated, which is when the virus will be transmittable from human to human. The TV networks in the U.S. and Britain prepared a number of scientific documentaries in order to explain to the people with what they are bound to be met in the coming future. The following is a short clip.
This clip is not for the weak of heart:
Click here to see the video
The next stage of Be'itah
According to the words that the righteous Rav Levi Sa'adia Nahmeni ZYA"A wrote in his work entitled "וענתה השירה הזאת", the rabbi divides the process of Redemption according to the blessings in the Shemoneh Esrei [Amida] prayer. According to his words, the next stage of the Be'itah Redemption is [the blessing of] "Return our judges as in the beginning", where the idea is the return of power to the Torah. He didn't write how this will happen, but from reading in between the lines of what he wrote in the entire work, it comes out that if we do what we are supposed to do while understanding that the situation has changed and that we are now in a period of Redemption, then the matter will easily be realized, and we will rise up in a relatively easy and simple path, which will be similar to a path of "Ahishena". However, if we will continue to behave in Israel nowadays as we have been behaving for hundreds of years in exiles, without understanding that anything has changed, then the matter will not necessarily work in our favor.
As always, the choice in solely in our hands.
(This is all I have the strength to write. I'm sorry about some of the descriptions, but the truth is that I refined it a lot, and actually, the things that were written, in relation to current events and the way they're heading, seem even worse. It doesn't have to be that way, this is just an interpretation of the matter, and even if this has to happen, we have a choice, and the question is why are we not implementing it?!)
Kol Tuv to all the web-surfers, and may we hear good news.
With Hashem's help, I am going away on "vacation" until the next bulletin, and may it be Hashem's will that we should merit the "Ahishena" Redemption soon, when we will finally wake up from our exile-inflicted slumber that befell us in the last thousands of years, and we should all cry out to the Creator of the World, all of us together, that He should redeem us quickly, in order that we should not have to go through the bitter things that are said to Has Veshalom pass upon us in a "Be'itah" Redemption, which we are creeping towards quickly...
I am concluding in these days 2 years of laborious work on the Internet regarding the Redemption. Whoever wants to be updated while the site is not being updated, I turn you to the English blog Yeranen Yaakov (YY - thanks for the plug), which is led by yaak (YY - next few words omitted for various reasons - see the source in Hebrew if you must read it).
The strength of my works in the matter of the Redemption, I can summarize in one verse, and the one who understands shall understand:
גווי נתתי למכים, ולחיי למורטים, פניי לא הסתרתי מכלימות ורוק
I gave my back to the smiters, and my checks to them that plucked off the hair; I hid not my face from shame and spitting.