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Monday, October 20, 2014

Ebola Tidbits

The ebola virus was first discovered in 5736, the year the Ariza"l called "Ketz Hayamin" (see also here).

19 years later (one Mahzor Katan), in 5755, the second major outbreak occurred in the Democratic Republic of Congo, coinciding with the Hollywood hit movie Outbreak.  There were some other outbreaks after that.

19 years later (one Mahzor Katan), in 5774, the worst Ebola outbreak ever recorded broke out in Guinea, exceeding the sum of all previous cases combined.  It is still not contained and is continuing, לא עלינו, into 5775.



The original source of the current outbreak is mentioned by Wikipedia:
Researchers believe that a 2-year-old boy called Emile who died on 6 December 2013 in the village of MeliandouGuéckédou PrefectureGuinea, was the index case of the current Ebola virus disease epidemic. Reports suggest that his family hunted bats of the Ebola-harboring species Hypsignathus monstrosus and Epomops franqueti for bushmeat, which may have been the original source of the infection
Bats are mentioned twice in the Torah:

Vayikra 11:19:
וְאֵת, הַחֲסִידָה, הָאֲנָפָה, לְמִינָהּ; וְאֶת-הַדּוּכִיפַת, וְאֶת-הָעֲטַלֵּף
and the stork, and the heron after its kinds, and the hoopoe, and the bat.

Devarim 14:18:
וְהַחֲסִידָה, וְהָאֲנָפָה לְמִינָהּ; וְהַדּוּכִיפַת, וְהָעֲטַלֵּף
and the stork, and the heron after its kinds, and the hoopoe, and the bat.

If you take the gematria of the entire verse in Vayikra, you get 2308.  If you take the gematria of the Milui (Hehin) of the entire verse in Devarim, you get 3467.  Add them together and you get 5775.



Devarim 28:61:
גַּם כָּל-חֳלִי, וְכָל-מַכָּה, אֲשֶׁר לֹא כָתוּב, בְּסֵפֶר הַתּוֹרָה הַזֹּאת--יַעְלֵם יְהוָה עָלֶיךָ, עַד הִשָּׁמְדָךְ
Also every sickness, and every plague, which is not written in the book of this law, them will the LORD bring upon thee, until thou be destroyed.
The Rashei Teivot form כמאבולה (like from Ebola).

May such an occurrence never become reality.

4 Comments:

At Mon Oct 20, 06:09:00 PM 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hiv began in africa men sleeping with a gorilla , still no cure ,,, curse on mankinds derech

 
At Tue Oct 21, 12:31:00 PM 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Still not sure how serious this is...but we cancelled our November vacation to a Caribbean country, because we are afraid of catching Ebola in an airplane especially since our toddler puts everything in his mouth.

 
At Wed Oct 22, 03:48:00 AM 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

ebola -- in russian means s.. act

 
At Wed Oct 22, 02:13:00 PM 2014, Blogger Esser Agaroth said...

Interesting connections here...

 

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