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Wednesday, May 04, 2011

I've Bin Thinking...

On Thursday night, 25 Nissan, 5771 (April 28th, 2011), a special event took place at the grave of Yehoshua Bin Nun in the villiage of Timnat Heres in Samaria.  A record of 15,000 people went to Yehoshua's grave that night, including a number of dignitaries.

On Sunday night, 28 Nissan, 5771 (May 1-2, 2011) - a mere three days later - Osama Bin Laden ימ"ש is liquidated by United States Navy Seals.

Could there be a connection between the 2 events?

I'm going to theorize that there is. 

Notice that Yehoshua's name is Yehoshua "Bin" Nun, which is unusual as denoting the son of someone is always "Ben" Ploni - not "Bin" Ploni.  (See how the Bnei Yissaschar explains the reason for this.)  I don't know how many people nowadays have "Bin" as the first word of their last name, but if there are many people, Osama Bin Laden is by far the most famous/infamous.

Yehoshua Bin Nun was one of 2 spies who did not speak against the Land of Israel.  The punishment for the Jewish people's acceptance of the spies bad tidings was that 15,000 people would die per year in the desert (see Rashba"m Bava Batra 121a - as 600,000/40 = 15,000).  Now that 15,000 people visited the grave of Yehoshua Bin Nun this year, and this number has been only increasing every year, perhaps, a Tikkun was achieved in which the Jewish people rectified the sin of the spies.  Perhaps we can say that this Tikkun helped achieve something that has eluded the world for almost a decade.

Osama Bin Laden was killed on the 13th day of the Omer.  Kabbalistically, this corresponds to יסוד שבגבורה - the Yesod of Gevurah.  Yesod is the Sefira that corresponds to Yosef Hatzadik.  Yehoshua Bin Nun comes from the tribe of Ephraim, the son of Yosef.  Gevurah is the attribute of unmitigated justice.  Osama got his due in the week of Gevurah, but on the day of Yesod because of the visit to Yehoshua's grave.

A week ago, Ben Yosef Livnat הי"ד was murdered by PA police while visiting Kever Yosef.  As Yehoshua Bin Nun is an aspect of Mashiah Ben Yosef, this event may have also been a trigger in the demise of Bin Laden.  We can perhaps say זה וזה גורם - they both caused it.

As the verse says:
ויחלש יהושע את עמלק ואת עמו לפי חרב.
And Joshua discomfited Amalek and his people with the edge of the sword.
Now that Hashem has killed the Amalek of our day in Yehoshua's merit, we are waiting for the further weakening of his people. May that happen speedily in our days, Amen.


At Wed May 04, 04:20:00 PM 2011, Blogger Devorah said...

[quoting the Lubavitcher Rebbe, link below]

It was Yehoshua bin Nun, the leader of the generation who entered Eretz Yisrael, who is described by our Sages (introduction to Esther Rabbah) as "the most prominent of the conquerors." [The explanation is that] the ability to be victorious in battle stems from the Torah, and Yehoshua bin Nun received from Moshe the entire Torah.

Similarly, each and every year on this day [26 Nissan], [these spiritual influences become manifest again]. As is well known with regard to Lag BaOmer - see also the statements of Rashi (Yevamos 122a, entry t'lata) who quotes the Responsa of the Gaonim - a ray of the teachings and the Divine service of a righteous man shines in the world [on the day of his passing]. This ray produces assistance from above to proceed in the paths of this righteous man.

These concepts apply on the day of the passing of Yehoshua bin Nun. On this day, assistance from heaven is granted to become a conqueror, like Yehoshua bin Nun, "the most prominent of the conquerors."

At Wed May 04, 04:24:00 PM 2011, Blogger Devorah said...

I just noticed that the letter above, written by the Rebbe, is dated 1 Iyar.... which is today (for me anyway).

At Wed May 04, 04:26:00 PM 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...


At Wed May 04, 04:29:00 PM 2011, Blogger yaak said...

Thanks, Devorah, for that link. Baruch SheKivanti to the Lubavitcher Rebbe.

At Wed May 04, 04:30:00 PM 2011, Blogger Devorah said...

Never heard that expression before. Care to translate?

At Wed May 04, 04:38:00 PM 2011, Blogger yaak said...

"Baruch Shekivanti" is an expression that more or less means:

"Blessed Be Hashem, Who allowed me to say something similar to something someone greater than me said before me without me realizing it".

At Thu May 05, 01:12:00 AM 2011, Blogger lisa said...

isn't a "nun" a fish?

At Thu May 05, 04:13:00 AM 2011, Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Again there is one problem. Bin Laden murdered about 3000 Americans on the 23rd of Elul 5761. It was an accepted answer, and reasonably so, that Bin Laden should end up dead for his massive crime. Yet, in the Spring of 2002 after hundreds of Jews had died and after thousands had been maimed for life by Yassir Arafat, the Israeli army had Arafat holed up in his headquarters in Ramallah. It would have been a simple deed to enter the compound either to arrest him or to put a bullet in his head. Yet, Gog W. Bush, Tony Blair, and Jaques Chirac all said in unison, how dare we do that. He is the leader of a budding nation. The fact that 70-80% of the people? who make up this budding nation approve of attacks against civilians to achieve their goals is besides the point. In short, from that day onward I really was unclear whether it was important that Bin Laden ended up dead. And, I am not so sure that we know who all the Amalekim are in this world. Was Arafat any less an Amaleki than Bin Laden? And how about the protectors of Arafat, what are they? They may not be Amalek, but they represent an evil that is almost as great as Amalek. How can we celebrate the death of Bin Laden when one standard of justice applies to the gentiles, and another standard of justice applies to Jews? Given this tendency amongst the gentiles, I think that Obama will use his rejuvenated popularity to shove a Pal. State down our throats. I for one am not celebrating.

At Thu May 05, 09:56:00 AM 2011, Anonymous tzvi avraham said...

so dov bar lieb this will happen in 17 iyar or sivan may or june 5771

At Thu May 05, 09:59:00 AM 2011, Anonymous Dov Bar Lieb said...

so what will happen in may june 5771 you said tammuz please write on

war moshiacr??

At Thu May 05, 05:41:00 PM 2011, Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Um, I did not leave the previous comment. Plus my name is spelled Bar-Leib not Lieb, but what the diff? The potential for a change in the world this Lag B'omer the day after the 17th of Iyar can only happen if we have leadership in place to usurp Esau at that time. That is on Motzei Shabbat, 18th of Iyar is Netanyahu qualified to take on the entire world? He has the Yud Key Vav in his name which is a requirement for Mashiach Ben Yosef. His name even means Shilo, or Shai lo, gift to him. His name Binyamin is the gift for Ben David because Yehudah was a perfect guarantor for Binyamin's freedom when he took him down to Egypt to meet Yosef. So Netanyahu has the pedigree. But he has no faith even though his son is a Biblical scholar. And his daughter is married to the drummer in the Shlock Rock band. Neither son nor daughter nor wife for that matter seem capable of giving their father or husband a fear of G-d which can conquer his fear of Obama. If that is going to change, it has to change by the Friday before Lag B'Omer when Netanyahu is scheduled to have his meeting with Obama and apparently to receive his new marching orders to have a PA State shoved down his throat this coming Elul/Tishrei 5772.

But G-d has a backup plan. The nation that for the last 235 years has faithfully served G-d to build Olam HaZeh is heading for a currency collapse. This dollar's collapse is likely to accelerate sometime during Tamuz 5771. That is right just two months from now. You see in the Year of Hoshana Rabba, it is just time for Malkhut Edom to collapse and with it the Almighty dollar. not because Klal Yisrael merits it, but all things that are 2/3 good and 1/3 evil must come to an end. Everything must be paid back to the Divine store that has been loaned out during all of our gilgulim. It must be paid back by the end of this year or at least by the end of Tishrei 5772. It is just that time. No one from Gadol to guttersnipe can enable an evil Erev Rav government this time and delay the process. It is just going to happen. The war from Hamas and Hezbollah will probably wait until early in 5772 to provide proper direction in human decency for the Jews who live here as we adapt behind the cue ball to G-d's New World Order of Atereth HaYesod starting by the end of Tishrei 5772. By Purim 5772, G-d willing, MBY will be leading Israel and the world out of the economic Depression that began in the third year of the Shmittah Cycle 5771. As far as Japan style judgements, the frequency of such judgements will increase starting in Tamuz this year and will reach a crescendo beginning in early 5772. Baby, you haven't seen nothing yet.

At Thu May 05, 05:55:00 PM 2011, Blogger Devorah said...

DBL: that was fascinating. Thanks.

At Fri May 06, 01:02:00 AM 2011, Anonymous Shiloh said...

Dov Bar-Leib, has G-d ever identified Bibi as the MBY or anything else. I would care to say absoulutly not. Only our Father will identify the person. Otherwise it's just all arm chair quarterback jibberish.

If he has been identified by G-d, who witnessed it? When and where? You are aware of it, it's just not Bibi.

At Fri May 06, 01:46:00 AM 2011, Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Whoever MBY turns out to be, do not expect any Navi to announce his coming. He comes like the third cup of wine at the Pesach seder out of tzafun, in a very hidden way. Kos Eliyahu, Elijah's cup, precedes the rest of Hallel at the Seder and the fourth cup of wine, the cup of M. ben David. So why did Eliyahu lose the privelege to herald the coming of Mashiach ben Yosef? because he tried to return the Torah to Heaven at Chorev, Mt. Sinai, after he had defeated the priests of Ba'al and Ashtaroth at Mt. Carmel. Jezubel came to him and to paraphrase her, "Today you have won the day, but tomorrow I will come to kill you." He knew her to be true because he knew that even though the masses of people had said "HaShem He is Our G-d,", the following day they would refuse to apply what they saw to their everyday lives. So he became dejected to the point of suicide, but after Mikhael HaMalach visited him while he was sleeping under a rotem tree near Beersheva and told him about the End of Days, he still decided to walk to Mt. Sinai to try to return the Torah. G-d to put it mildly got upset. He told him 1. Start the process of annointing your successor Elisha 2. You will attend every brit milah and Pesach seder until the coming of Mashiach to prove to you that even unaffiliated Jews do these two mitzvot 3. You are to give the Vav in your name to Ya'akov five times in Tanach including the verse which says that you will return at the End of Days to herald the final acts of Gog UMagog and the coming of Mashiach ben David. But because he lost the Vav in his name for that particular verse, he lost the privelege of heralding Mashiach ben Yosef. So don't expect lightning bolts or Eliyahu's voice to tell us who is MBY. Well I am not sure about the lightning bolts, but I am sure about Eliyahu.

At Fri May 06, 01:49:00 AM 2011, Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Oh, plus I never said that Netanyahu was surely Mashiach ben Yosef, just that the potential is there. If he fails, which seems likely at this point, there is another in the wings who will replace him before next Purim, G-d willing.

At Fri May 06, 02:34:00 AM 2011, Anonymous Shiloh said...

Great, let's hope so. Did you forget about your continuation of your story? Shabbat Shalom


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