Is the War with Syria to Begin on Elul 25?
Debka says so. (H/t Devash)
If true, it is interesting since it matches the Zohar Balak 212b, which says that wars will break out on the 25th of Elul. It is also the same day that the Benghazi attack occurred last year, as was noted here. You can also see the translation of the Zohar here, but note that this translation was biased toward 9/11/01 being the start of the war (which may not be totally off-base, either).
Of course, Elul 25 is also the day the world was created, 5772 years ago. All the Derashot for 5772 still apply.
And as Rav Fish mentioned a few weeks ago, the Zohar mentions Elul 25 falling out on Shabbat. (Note that some versions mention it falling out on Friday, but such a thing is impossible because of Lo Adu Rosh - as mentioned by the footnote here.) Plus, it's the Shabbat of Nitzavim/Vayelech which talks about Geula in the Torah portion. Plus, as mentioned before, Nitzavim/Vayelech correspond to the current century. Also, as Rav Fish brought down, R' S. Reiskin says:
כ"ה אלול תשע"ג = לכה דודי לקראת כלה.
Interestingly, this is all happening right after the last of the eligible Falash Mura arrive in Israel in Operation Kanfei Yonah.
As it says:
May we only see and hear good things soon.