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Thursday, May 31, 2012

Dan's Blessing and 70 Years

Bemidbar Rabba 14:21:

ד"א למה שבעים כנגד שבעים אותיות האמורות בברכת דן מן דן ידין עמו וגו' עד ויפול רוכבו אחור על שפיטת שמשון לפי  שפסוק אחרון לישועתך וגו' לא אמרו יעקב אלא על שמשון...
Another explanation on why [did Ahiezer Ben Amishadai use a silver basin weighing] 70 [shekels]: It corresponds to the 70 letters that are said in the blessing of [Yaakov Avinu to] Dan from דן ידין עמו until ויפל רכבו אחור regarding the rulership of Shimshon - because the final verse לישועתך... Yaakov only said about Shimshon [Etz Yosef: it was a prayer - as opposed to a prophecy - about Shimshon].
If we say that the 70 letters correspond to the 70 years that began in the year 5700 (as Rav Fish has done often in other circumstances, such as the 70 words of Psalm 20, followed by ובא לציון גואל), we can construct it like this.  Note that in my table below, we are starting from 5700 and not 5701 as it seems to fit better.  I can also fit starting from 5701, but not as well.

The words לישועתך קויתי ה' are referring to Mashiah (See the Nusah Aheir in Targum Yonatan. Also see the Midrash quoted in this post).

LetterYearComment
ד5700
ן5701
י5702
ד5703
י5704
ן5705Until here was unspeakable דין
ע5706
מ5707
ו5708Here, we became a nation with a land
כ5709
א5710
ח5711
ד5712
ש5713
ב5714
ט5715
י5716
י5717
ש5718
ר5719
א5720
ל5721
י5722
ה5723
י5724
ד5725
ן5726Last year of Dinim on Yerushalayim
נ5727We start being a snake to kill the nations who go against us (see Rashbam)
ח5728
ש5729
ע5730
ל5731
י5732
ד5733
ר5734
ך5735
ש5736
פ5737
י5738
פ5739
ן5740
ע5741
ל5742
י5743
א5744
ר5745
ח5746
ה5747
נ5748
ש5749
ך5750
ע5751
ק5752
ב5753
י5754
ס5755
ו5756
ס5757
ו5758
י5759
פ5760
ל5761
ר5762
כ5763
ב5764
ו5765
א5766
ח5767
ו5768
ר5769Last war (Cast Lead) and the end of the 70 years
ל5770Here begins the period of hoping for Mashiah
י5771
ש5772
ו5773
ע5774
ת5775
ך5776

4 Comments:

At Thu May 31, 12:37:00 PM 2012, Anonymous neshama said...

I just read on A7 or one of the other news outlets, that the IDF is thinking of going into GAZA again to eliminate some 'trouble spots'. Does this war fit in anywhere?

I was thinking that if the IDF does go in, this may give the murderer in Syria an excuse (as he has threatened) to strike Israel hv"s. And Barak's latest suggested 'giveaway' is just ludicrous and immoral.

 
At Thu May 31, 05:43:00 PM 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Interesting post!! Actually the friday night before the cast lead operation my aunt told me of a dream she had during the week which was of a snake eating another snake and for some reason it hit me as the bracha of yaackov to Shevet Dan which is that Shevet dan (Whose sign is a snake) will avenge the nations who came up against us... So i Told my aunt that what she saw in her dream was the snake of Shevet Dan eating the snake of tumah i.e the other nations... that motzei shabos we heard that Israel had started "Cast Lead" Shabbos morning.... And the 1st unit to go in was Tzanchanim whose sign is a snake with wings on it =)

 
At Thu May 31, 05:55:00 PM 2012, Blogger yaak said...

Neshama, I've heard that for a while now. I don't know if it will ever happen, or if it does, if it will be part of a bigger war.

Anonymous, very interesting.

 
At Fri Jun 01, 01:48:00 AM 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I also noticed:
Vayyipol - 2001, i.e. 9/11
Ikvei - 1993, period of Oslo accords. the heels/legs are the part of kedushah which descends into BY"A and from which the klippah gets its strength (ragleha yordot mavet)
HaNoshekh - 1990/1991, Iraq launches Scuds at Israel

 

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