What Me Warry?
A month and a half ago, I blogged about Rav Berland's prediction about war breaking out on the 22nd of Av.
Some blogs that I respect are skeptical about this.
I don't know whether the last few hours of the day will produce a war or not. I just found the following very interesting.
Grad Katyusha rockets were fired at Eilat and Aqaba, killing a Jordanian and injuring a few more. No one knows where they came from. Israel thinks they came from Sinai. Egypt vehemently denies this.
Meanwhile, Debka (h/t EoZ) says that they came from the Edom Mountains. And it hit a city called Aqaba, which, in Hebrew, is spelled עקבה - the main letters in the name יעקב.
I don't know if this report is true, but if so, it could symbolize the way Edom has treated the Jewish people throughout the centuries. Some Pesukim that explain what eventually happens to Edom for the way it treated the Jewish people come to mind, mentioning the "mountain of Esav". Ovadia 1:8-10,21:
8 Shall I not in that day, saith the LORD, destroy the wise men out of Edom, and discernment out of the mount of Esau?
9 And thy mighty men, O Teman, shall be dismayed, to the end that every one may be cut off from the mount of Esau by slaughter.
10 For the violence done to thy brother Jacob shame shall cover thee, and thou shalt be cut off for ever.
21 And saviours shall come up on mount Zion to judge the mount of Esau; and the kingdom shall be the LORD'S.