Congrats to Reuven Rivlin, Israel's Next President
Reuven (Ruby) Rivlin was elected the 10th President of Israel. Congratulations!
Judging by what I wrote when Peres was elected 7 years ago, Ruby Rivlin would then be Armilus. Of course, I don't consider him Armilus. I only wish him the best. העשירי יהיה קדש לה'.
Also 7 years ago, I defended Rav Ovadia ZT"L's decision to support Peres at the time. ע"ש. No need to rehash that now, but suffice it to say that it was Da'at Torah. Period.
Eli Yishai explained at the time that they couldn't hurt Peres after not voting for him and choosing Moshe Katzav in the elections prior to then. Rav Ovadia at the time also praised Rivlin as worthy for the position and his true friend, despite not being able to vote for him. Rav Yitzhak Yosef Shlit"a told President-elect Rivlin at Rav Ovadia's shiva that there was no one running as worthy as him, and after he won, the President-elect talked with him to thank him for his support.
What is interesting (like I mentioned previously) is that PM Netanyahu, who is a descendant of the Vilna Gaon is the Prime Minister who is watching the transfer of Presidential leadership from Shimon Peres, a descendant of Rav Chaim Volozhin, to Ruby Rivlin, about whom Jpost writes:
Rivlin was born 74 years ago in Jerusalem, to a family descended from students of the Vilna Gaon, who lived in the city since the 19th century.This is very likely a reference to Rav Hillel Rivlin of Shklov, the author of Kol Hator, who made Aliya to Eretz Yisrael in 5569 (1809) based on the Vilna Gaon's directives.
Rav Chaim Volozhin ZT"L represents the Volozhin Yeshiva Jew, where the Yeshiva was dubbed "the mother of all Lithuanian-style yeshivas". Rav Hillel of Shklov ZT"L represents the Eretz Yisrael Jew - also steeped in Torah, but the Torah of Eretz Yisrael. We are now past Minha Gedola of the Sixth Millennium and heading toward Shabbat, and a time when Israel has more Jews than any other country on earth. It is now the era of The Torah of Eretz Yisrael.
Another interesting thing there in JPost:
Rivlin has known Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu since childhood; in fact, he attended the now-prime minister's Brit.Joined together early-on at a Mitzvah, despite their tumultuous relationship, they now have the chance to continue the Mitzvah, and hand-off the leadership to Mashiah (as Rav Fish quoted the Zohar, that the tribe of Reuven hands-off the leadership to King Mashiah).
And Cosmic wrote that this is also part of the Geula.
May it be so.