The Case for a 5772-Based Geula - Part 7
Updates from version 2 in red.
Continued from Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, and Part 6
It is brought down in the commentarty of the Gr"a to the Sifra Ditzni'uta (Chapter 5):
And all the details that occur in these 6 days occur in the 6000 [years] - everything in its day and its hour. And from here, you can know the Keitz of the Redemption that it Be'itah, G-d forbid, when we will not be meritorious, which is the final Keitz. And I force an oath upon the reader of this on Hashem, the G-d of Israel, not to reveal this.The Gr"a forced an oath upon the reader not to reveal in order that they will not come to give up hope from the long time-period which still remains, but when we are standing so close [to the Keitz], this revelation can only bring joy and encouragement like we will bring from the words of the Ramban later. And it is obvious that the Gr"a did not forbid [this revelation], especially since we came, with Hashem's help, to the understanding of the Keitz from the words of the Zohar itself, and we publicized the Keitz of the Zohar in the newsletter "Sod Hahashmal", Lag Ba'omer Eve, 5770, we just added the words of the Gr"a as an addendum this year.
And it is also brought down in the "Kol HaTorah" anthology (Nissan 5758 p. 32) in the name of Harav Hagaon R' Yehezkel Abramsky ZT"L, who heard himself from Hagaon Rav Hayim Brisker, who told over about a Torah scholar who said to the Gaon Rav Hayim Volozhin, who understood from the Gr"a the time of the Keitz and was very happy. And the Gaon Rav Hayim Volozhin said that from his happiness, it is apparent that he didn't understand it correctly (i.e. that the true Keitz was in the distant future from then [the early 1800s] and his knowledge of this fact would not arouse joy). And they asked the Gaon Rav Hayim Brisker, "Who says that the Gr"a didn't err in this matter? Even Ribbi Akiva erred regarding Ben Koziva!" The Gaon Rav Hayim Brisker answered that Ribbi Akiva erred in Ben Koziva because he thought that he was the Mashiah, but the Keitz of the Gr"a of Be'itah is definitely correct, and it's not possible that the Gr"a erred. And this is the wording of the "Sefer HaDeiah" by the author of the Leshem (at the end of the book):
The Keitz of the Gr"a is known to all who taste the Tree of Life, and it's possible to know the year exactly.
And similarly it is brought down in the book "Ma'asei Ish" (vol. 3, p. 187) that Rav Shemaryahu Greineman asked the Hazon Ish about the Keitz of the Gr"a, and the Hazon Ish answered that with the words, "משביע אני" [I force an oath] that the Gr"a wrote, his Keitz is hinted to. And since the Gr"a lived in the 5400's, it appears that the hint is in the letters שע"ב that are the letters of the root word of the שבועה [oath]. And this is the wording of Rabbeinu Bahye (Devarim 32:40):
The promise of the this future Redemption is with a שבועה [oath], for anyone who takes an oath lifts up his hand and touches an object that he is swearing upon, and this is along the lines of what is written in Daniel regarding the promise of this redemption "וַיָּרֶם יְמִינוֹ וּשְׂמֹאלוֹ אֶל הַשָּׁמַיִם וַיִּשָׁבַע בְּחֵי הָעוֹלָם וגו" [when he lifted up his right hand and his left hand unto heaven, and swore by Him that liveth for ever...] and also [King] David, may peace be upon him, said "קוּמָה ה' אֵל נְשָׂא יָדֶךָ" [Arise, O LORD; O God, lift up Thy hand]And Harav Hagaon R' Shimon Raz adds that we found the expression of שבועה [oath] regarding the Redemption in the Aleinu Leshabei'ah prayer: "יַכִּירוּ וְיֵדְעוּ כָּל יוֹשְׁבֵי תֵבֵל. כִּי לְךָ תִּכְרַע כָּל בֶּרֶךְ. תִּשָּׁבַע כָּל לָשׁוֹן" [all the inhabitants of the earth will recognize and know that to You all knees kneel and every tongue swears] תשבע has the letters of תשע"ב [the year 5772]. And a similar thing is hinted to also in the Nishmat prayer: "כִּי כָל פֶּה לְךָ יוֹדֶה, וְכָל לָשׁוֹן לְךָ תִשָּׁבַע" [for every mouth admits to You and every tongue swears to You].
And also, the Keitz of Daniel (Daniel 7:25) "עִדָּן וְעִדָּנִין וּפְלַג עִדָּן" [a time and times and half a time] hints to this time period. "עדן" [a time] corresponds to the fifth millennium. "ועדנין" [and times] corresponds to the 2 time periods in the sixth millennium - the night [5001-5500] and until Hatzot [5501-5750]. "ופלג עדן" corresponds to the half-hour after Hatzot [5751-5771]. And similarly, we see from the verses at the end of Daniel that 45 years before the Keitz, things will occur in regard to the place of the Beit Hamikdash. As is brought there (12:11-13):
And if the Keitz is the year 5772, it comes out that 45 years beforehand is the year 5727, the year of the Six Day War, whereupon the Jewish people merited great miracles and returned to pray at the Western Wall. And if we calculate 1290 years backwards like the words of the prophet, we reach to the period where they set up the שִׁקּוּץ שֹׁמֵם [detestable thing that causes appalment] over the place of the Mikdash. (It is clear that the "detestable thing that causes appalment" refers to the detestable thing of the Ishmaelites, as is brought in the book "Livnat HaSapir" vol. 2 on the Zohar Va'eira p. 32 - that Yishmael rules the place of the Mikdash for 1290 years, that this is close to 1300 years, as reward for the circumcision that Yishmael did when he was 13 years old. And this is also brought in Rashi (on Daniel 12:8) that this prophecy is an explanation for the prophecy of "a time and times and half a time". The Ibn Ezra (Daniel 7:18) explains the prophecy of "a time and times and half a time" referring to the Kingdom of Yishmael. And it is also brought down in the Pirkei deRibbi Eliezer (Chapter 30) that the children of Yishmael will in the future build a structure in the place of the Mikdash in the End of Days. It was written to me that the "detestable thing that causes appalment" was erected in the place of the Mikdash a little before the year 679 C.E., but it's not known exactly when. The year 677 C.E. would fit according to the Keitz of 5772. Rav Shwartz Shlit"a from Netanya wrote me that there was a "detestable thing" that was established in the year 4397 as is brought down in "Seder Hadorot", but there was a period of 82 years that the Christians captured the area, and nullified the "detestable thing" of the Ishmaelites, as is brought down in "Yeshu'ot Meshiho" by the Abravanel, vol. 1, and according to this, again, the calculation of 1335 concludes in 5772.) [YY - I don't understand this last idea. Even if he means 1290 instead of 1335, it's still 3 years off as 4397+1290+82=5769] [YY - See also Gilui's Hiddush on this whole idea] And I also heard that the verse in Daniel 9:27 is written in the plural of שִׁקּוּצִים מְשֹׁמֵם [detestable things shall be that which causeth appalment] to hint the 2 detestable things that exist on the place of the Mikdash. And also שיקוצים [detestable things] in gematria is אל אקצא ועומאר [Al-Aqsa and Omar].וּמֵעֵת הוּסַר הַתָּמִיד וְלָתֵת שִׁקּוּץ שֹׁמֵם יָמִים אֶלֶף מָאתַיִם וְתִשְׁעִים: אַשְׁרֵי הַמְחַכֶּה וְיַגִּיעַ לְיָמִים אֶלֶף שְׁלשׁ מֵאוֹת שְׁלשִׁים וַחֲמִשָּׁה: וְאַתָּה לֵךְ לַקֵּץ וְתָנוּחַ וְתַעֲמֹד לְגֹרָלְךָ לְקֵץ הַיָּמִיןAnd from the time that the continual burnt-offering shall be taken away, and the detestable thing that causes appalment set up, there shall be a thousand two hundred and ninety days.
Happy is he that waiteth, and cometh to the thousand three hundred and five and thirty days.
But go thou thy way till the end be; and thou shalt rest, and shalt stand up to thy lot, at the end of the days.
(See the book "Yosher Levav" from the author of the "Mishnat Hasidim" and in the introduction to the book "Darchei No'am", who publicized the Keitz of the year 5541 because they divided the sixth millennium into 12 hours instead of 24 hours. According to this, it comes out that the time of Minha Gedola - where the shadow bends toward the West - is in 5541. And see the responsa of the Hatam Sofer (vol 6, p. 61a) and in the Or Hahayim (Vayikra 6:2) that you need to divide the millennium into 24 parts. And this is similarly brought down in the "Sefer Hama'amarim" by the Rebbe Rasha"b of Lubavitch (5663) that we divide the millennium into 24 parts, therefore, in the year 5333, when the 3rd third of the night began, the Ariza"l was revealed, and in the year 5500, when the morning light was shining, the light of the Torah of the Baal Shem Tov started budding.) And it also appears that the Zohar (Va'et'hanan 74a) that we brought down earlier about the 6.5 hours add the words there "שית קמצין ופלגא ובגודל דמשחא דבר נש גבר בין גוברנין". This is to hint that even according to those who hold that the day of HKB"H is 1000 that divides into 12, here, the calculation goes according to our hours of גבר בין גוברנין [a man among men] who divide the day into 24 parts - not 12. [YY - The idea of Minha Gedola starting in 5541 according to a 12-hour calendar can also be found in the update to this post, where I quote the Mikdash Melech on the Zohar. The Hatam Sofer that was quoted can also be found in this post.]
See the text of the Gr"a on the Mechilta (Shemot 14:20) and in the Midrash Talpiyot on the entry "Gog", that the Gog Umagog War will begin 3 hours before sunrise on Hoshana Rabba, and will last only 3 hours. And for this reason, we pray the prayer "Hoshana Shalosh Sha'ot". And if we connect these words with the words of the Zohar that we brought, it comes out that the day of Hoshana Rabba, 5773 can be expected to be the day of the Gog Umagog War.
And we also find in the Midrash (Yalkut Yeshaya 499) [YY - often quoted]:
אָמַר רַבִּי יִצְחָק שָׁנָה שֶׁמֶּלֶךְ הַמָּשִׁיחַ נִגְלָה בּוֹ, כָּל מַלְכֵי אֻמּוֹת הָעוֹלָם מִתְגָּרִים זֶה בָּזֶה, מֶלֶךְ פָּרַס מִתְגָּרֶה בְּמֶלֶךְ עַרְבִי, וְהוֹלֵךְ מֶלֶךְ עַרְבִי לַאֲרָם לִיטוֹל עֵצָה מֵהֶם, וְחוֹזֵר מֶלֶךְ פָּרַס וּמַחֲרִיב אֶת כָּל הָעוֹלָם, וְכָל אֻמּוֹת הָעוֹלָם מִתְרַעֲשִׁים וּמִתְבַּהֲלִים וְנוֹפְלִים עַל פְּנֵיהֶם וְיֶאֱחֹז אוֹתָם צִירִים כְּצִירֵי יוֹלֵדָה, וְיִשְׂרָאֵל מִתְרַעֲשִׁים וּמִתְבַּהֲלִים וְאוֹמֵר לְהֵיכָן נָבֹא וְנֵלֵךְ לְהֵיכָן נָבֹא וְנֵלֵךְ לְהֵיכָן נָבֹא וְנֵלֵךְ, וְאוֹמֵר לָהֶם בָּנַי אַל תִּתְיָרְאוּ כָּל מַה שֶּׁעָשִׂיתִי לֹא עָשִׂיתִי אֶלָּא בִּשְׁבִילְכֶם מִפְּנֵי מָה אַתֶּם מִתְיָרְאִים אַל תִּירָאוּ הִגִּיעַ זְמַן גְּאֻלַּתְכֶם
[Ribbi Yitzhak said: The year that the King Mashiah will be revealed - all the kings of the nations will provoke each other. The king of Persia will provoke an Arab king and the Arab king will go Aram [aka Edom] to take advice from them, and the King of Persia will return and destroy the whole world. And all the nations of the world will make noise and will be confused and fall on their faces and pains like birthpangs will grab hold of them. And Israel will make noise and be confused and say, "To where can we come and go? To where can we come and go?" and [Hashem] tells them, "My children! Do not fear! Everything I did was all for you! Why are you afraid? Do not fear! The time of your redemption has arrived!"]
And they also showed me the book "The Mayan Culture and Judaism" by Professor Haralick and Rav Glazerson that brings the cultures of the non-Jews from more than 2000 years ago, who related to the year 2012 C.E. as the end of the world, and that's how they ended their calendar. And they similarly bring down there that according to [Mayan] astronomy, there stands to be a great change in the year 2012 [according to the Mayans] - where for the first time, the earth will accept energy directly from the [Mayan deity] which gives energy to the sun and stars [according to their incorrect view], and not like it has always been, where the earth gets energy only from the sun and stars [according to their incorrect view]. And it brings there additional great scientific discoveries that are designated for this year. And it appears that all this is hinted to in the verse (Yeshaya 24:23) וְחָפְרָה הַלְּבָנָה, וּבוֹשָׁה הַחַמָּה: כִּי-מָלַךְ יְהוָה צְבָאוֹת, בְּהַר צִיּוֹן וּבִירוּשָׁלִַם, וְנֶגֶד זְקֵנָיו, כָּבוֹד [Then the moon shall be confounded, and the sun ashamed; for the LORD of hosts will reign in mount Zion, and in Jerusalem, and before His elders shall be Glory] and according to what the Malbim explains there:
"Shall be confounded" - then, people will not give any godly stature or glory to the sun and the moon since they will recognize that Hashem is the Primal Cause and He is the First and Last Influence, He is the One Who shows Providence in the Heavens above and on the earth below. This is because "for the LORD of hosts will reign in mount Zion, and in Jerusalem, and before His elders shall be Glory." because idol-worshippers were assuming godly power, inspiration, and influence to the sun because it provides light to the moon and stars. And they also honored the moon as they thought that it accepts influence from the sun, which thereby influences the lower world and rules over the lower world. However, our verse is saying "Then the moon shall be confounded..." because they will know that the upper honor from the Creator of everything will not be influencing the moon.And the words וְחָפְרָה הַלְּבָנָה וּבוֹשָׁה הַחַמָּה in gematria is 772 with the words.
We find in the gemara (Bava Batra 74b) that Rabba Bar Bar Hana tells over a story that once, he was traveling on a boat and there was a big fish which looked like dry land and they departed onto it. And when the started the fire to cook the fire, it arose, and they all fell into the sea. And Hashem made a miracle for them that He brought a ship close to them and they survived. And in the book "Emet LeYa'akov" from the author of the Netivot, he explains there that the Jews will be in a good situation before the Redemption, and they will eat and drink just like Rabba [Bar Bar Hana], who went on the fish thinking that it was definitely dry land, and immediately, it will be revealed to them that everything that they thought was mistaken, and the whole world is standing against them. That's when Hashem will send the boat of the Redemption to save them.
And we find in the gemara (Sanhedrin 98a):
Ribbi Abba said: there is no revealed Keitz more that this verse that says וְאַתֶּם הָרֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל, עַנְפְּכֶם תִּתֵּנוּ, וּפֶרְיְכֶם תִּשְׂאוּ, לְעַמִּי יִשְׂרָאֵל [But ye, O mountains of Israel, ye shall shoot forth your branches, and yield your fruit to My people Israel]and Rashi explains, "When Eretz Yisrael gives its fruit generously, then the Keitz will be close, and you don't have a more revealed Keitz than this." And the Maharsha there adds, "Because whenever the Jews are not on their land, the land does not give its fruits normally, but when it returns to give its fruits, that is a revealed Keitz - that the time of Redemption is close, when the Jews will return to their land.
End of the second essay. I have no plans of translating the disclaimer or the third essay (which has to do with the purpose of the Gog Umagog War) at this time, but maybe at a future date, as the disclaimer especially is important. As I mentioned earlier, there is an updated version of the pdf, from which I will try to pick out the additions in a separate post.
As I commented in a comment to part 1:
the only life-changing decisions people should make from this prediction is to learn more Torah and do more Mitzvot and to come closer to Hashem.