Pope Resigns on Rosh Hodesh Adar
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Benedict stunned the Roman Catholic Church on Monday when he announced he would stand down, the first pope to do so in 700 years, saying he no longer had the mental and physical strength to carry on.Bereishit 25:30:
The words עיף אנכי [I am faint] is the same gematria as בנדיקטוס [Benedict]. The word עיף has the Mispar Katan of 16, as in Pope Benedict XVI.
See also Soul Mazal, who quotes the Maharal who says that Edom will end when it is too tired to continue. (I couldn't find the Maharal. If someone knows where it is exactly, please let me know.)
It has been exactly 3650 years since Esav sold the Bechora to Yaakov (Avraham Avinu was born in 1948 and he died 175 years later - in 2123). That's 73 Yovels.
So we are in the year 73 of the century and 73 Yovels since the sale of the Bechora to Yaakov.
Zohar Vayeira 119a:
The trib article continues:
A new leader of the world's 1.2 billion Roman Catholics could be elected as soon as Palm Sunday, on March 24, and be ready to take over by Easter a week later, Lombardi said.Another thing happening around Pesah. First President Obama is coming to Israel and now this?
Things are looking interesting.