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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Thoughts on Yishmael and the Terror Attack

  • The root of Yishmael's anti-Semitism
    • In Parshat Toledot, after Yaakov Avinu snatches the blessings away from Esav, it says:  וַיִּשְׂטֹם עֵשָׂו, אֶת-יַעֲקֹב, עַל-הַבְּרָכָה, אֲשֶׁר בֵּרְכוֹ אָבִיו; וַיֹּאמֶר עֵשָׂו בְּלִבּוֹ, יִקְרְבוּ יְמֵי אֵבֶל אָבִי, וְאַהַרְגָה, אֶת-יַעֲקֹב אָחִי [And Esau hated Jacob because of the blessing wherewith his father blessed him. And Esau said in his heart: 'Let the days of mourning for my father be at hand; then will I slay my brother Jacob.']  The root of anti-Semitism stems from this verse.  
    • 14 verses later, in the last verse in the Perasha, it says וַיֵּלֶךְ עֵשָׂו, אֶל-יִשְׁמָעֵאל [so Esau went unto Ishmael].  The next verse after this starts talking about Yaakov and his travels to Lavan's house, so we are done dealing with Yishmael, and I believe that his name is not mentioned ever again in the rest of the Torah (barring the travellers when Yosef is sold, but that mentions the group Yishma'elim - not Yishmael singular).  
    • Parshat Lech Lecha calls him a Pere Adam.  In Vayera, he's thrown out of the home.  In Hayei Sarah, he does Teshuva.  Perhaps, the Teshuva period of Yishmael corresponds to the Ottoman era, whose sultans were more or less kind to Jews.  This last verse of וַיֵּלֶךְ עֵשָׂו, אֶל-יִשְׁמָעֵאל in Toledot tells us that the anti-Semitism of Esav will transfer to Yishmael at the End of Days.  After the fall of the Ottoman Empire, Yishmaelite anti-Semitism skyrocketed.  In the subsequent century, following WWII, Esavian anti-Semitism plummeted.  Of course it still exists, but far less than it was 100 years ago.  Similarly, Yishmaelite anti-Semitism existed during the Ottoman Empire too, but far less than today.
  • Yishmael's warped view of Aharit Hayamim
    • Please read this article by the Clarion Project on how Islam views the End of Days - not to believe them, but to see their warped view in relation to reality.  There are a few similarities to the Jewish view, with, of course, changes in names and places (e.g., a Mashiah figure, an Armilus figure, a third - a third - a third, etc).  It could be that their view was known to our sages and may very well provide another reason for the Abravanel's and Malbim's claims that Gog Umagog will be Islam vs. Xtianity.
  • Zohar Hadash on Balak
    • I'm not sure if the Zohar Hadash on Balak [Hashem1 | Sulam] applies.  However, it's hard to deny the "coincidence".  
    • The Zohar earlier talked about 274 years after the day of the sixth millennium - a year that very much seems like 5775.  If Creation was in Year 1, the sixth millennium started 5001, and in turn, the "day" (as opposed to nighttime) of the sixth millennium started in 5501.  274 years later is 5775.  It also mentions there that it is the year that Shemita and Yovel come as one.  We know it to be Shemita year and there are good reasons to call 5776 a Yovel year, as I explained elsewhere.  
    • A bit later, the Zohar talks about someone who is not fit to rule becoming the ruler: ומאן דלא אתחזי למלכא, ייתון ליה למישלט. וייתון עמיה עמין נוכארין, ולישנין אוחרנין, דלא ישתמודעין דינא, ולא נימוסי מלכותא. וכמה קרבין יחשבון למעבד [And someone who is not fit to rule, they will bring him to rule.  And he will bring with him foreign peoples - and other languages - who do not follow the rule of law or the laws of the government.]  This very likely refers to the recent news of President Obama announcing his new Amnesty plan for illegal immigrants.
    • A bit later, the Zohar talks about HKB"H learning with Moshe Rabbeinu: וקב"ה ישמע, ויעול לגו היכלא דאהבה, ויטול מתמן תלת רחימין, ויפתח לון מערתיה [And HKB"H will hear and will enter the Palace of Love, and He will take from there 3 beloved ones, and He will open the cave of Moshe for them.]  The bodies of the 3 boys were found on July 1, 2014.
    • A bit later, the Zohar talks about a war made by the 10 tribes: ובהאי יומא, יתערון עשר שבטין, לאגחא קרבין לארבע סטרין דעלמא, בהדי משיחא דאתמשח עלייהו [and on that day, the 10 tribes will awaken to wage war against the 4 corners of the world with this Mashiah that they annointed upon them], which could be referring to Tzuk Eitan and the "4 corners of the world" refers to the Hasbara war.
    • A bit later, the Zohar says the following: 
      שכינתא תהך ותהדר לגבי משה, שבעין יומין. לסוף שבעין יומין, סליק נאקו דישראל לקמי מלכא קדישא, דיהון מעיקין לון בכל סטרין דעלמא. וכנישתא חדא לצד דרומא יתאביד ויתחריב. וחמשה זכאי קשוט יתקטלון בינייהו:
      The Shechina will go and return toward Moshe for 70 days. After 70 days, the cries of Israel will go up to the Holy King because they are provoking them from all directions of the world. And one synagogue toward the south will be destroyed, and 5 true Tzadikim will be killed among them.
      Even though it appears that the 2 mentions of "70 days" refer to the same 70 days, it could be read as "After 70 days after the first 70 days." 140 days after July 1, 2014 (when the 3 boys bodies were found) is Nov. 18th, 2014 - the day of the Har Nof Massacre. Yerushalayim is in the south of Biblical Israel. On that day, 5 Tzadikim lost their lives in a synagogue. (I include the Druze policeman as a Tzaddik, as Rav Ovadia ZT"L mentioned in his pesak halacha.)
    • I'll leave it up to you to read the rest of the Zohar.

18 Comments:

At Thu Nov 20, 04:34:00 PM 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very, very interesting and informative. As far as Esav/Yishmael connection. It started out by Eisav marrying Yishnmael's daughter and believe there was a pact made between them (church w/Mohammed) and we can see how Eisav really covertly leads (all because of both their hatred of Yaakov/Yisrael). At the end, they will vie for who controls and will wind up fighting each other. What a scriptwriter of history H' is!

 
At Thu Nov 20, 07:41:00 PM 2014, Blogger Devorah said...

Yes! I also thought about that 70 days thing... isn't there something about a shofar sounding? At the time we thought it applied to Mumbai.....

 
At Fri Nov 21, 03:42:00 AM 2014, Blogger yaak said...

Yes, a small Shofar is mentioned.

 
At Fri Nov 21, 09:24:00 AM 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

please share the rest of the zohar, you CANNOT leave us on a cliffhanger like this, way too interesting!

 
At Fri Nov 21, 11:15:00 AM 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

so buy Chanukah moshiach comes

 
At Fri Nov 21, 11:28:00 AM 2014, Blogger yaak said...

Anonymous 9:24,

I said too much already. If interested, learn it with your rabbi. I'll tell you that it all ends well - eventually.

Anonymous 11:15 (aka Shawn Trees),

Yes, the 32 days end in the middle of Hanukka. But, it refers to MBY - not MBD coming. Who knows what will happen? Only HKB"H.

 
At Fri Nov 21, 03:58:00 PM 2014, Blogger Leah said...

I have tears. Pleade let the geulah.come so very very soon, Hashem. This is an incredible post. Filled with chizuk. Shabbat shalom u'mevorech

 
At Sat Nov 22, 03:18:00 PM 2014, Anonymous Shiloh said...

Yask, shavua tov. Do you know who can put me in touch with R Chaim Kanievsky? Is he in Meah Shearim or the Rova. I am in the rova working and need to ask him something if dire importance. My hebrew is not fluent enough, so someone to translate. Thanks.

 
At Sat Nov 22, 05:42:00 PM 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think Rav Chaim Kanievsky lives in Bnei Brak.

 
At Sat Nov 22, 10:58:00 PM 2014, Anonymous Shiloh said...

How to get him a message?

 
At Sun Nov 23, 02:16:00 AM 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yaak, why 32 days?

 
At Mon Nov 24, 01:45:00 AM 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

How you get 32 days? thanks

 
At Mon Nov 24, 03:36:00 PM 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQB84i8WS-A

 
At Mon Nov 24, 04:58:00 PM 2014, Blogger yaak said...

Anonymous 3:36, thanks for that video from Rav Glazerson quoting Rav Fish. When I see Rav Fish's piece on it inside, I'll elaborate.

 
At Mon Nov 24, 06:26:00 PM 2014, Blogger Dolby Soon said...

Mashiach will not come for another 200+ years.

I had a terrible vision on 16-th of November. כף אלפ

He tried to get out after Bibi sold Har ha Bait to King of Jordan. But he himself was full of sin and Shechina lo hikira bo.

 
At Tue Nov 25, 08:53:00 AM 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can't let that last comment by Dolby go by w/o response. Moshiach will definitely be here before 200 years; hopefully, very, very soon. Do you think so highly of yourself that you are a prophet, c'v.? No one understands what you're saying!

 
At Thu Dec 04, 10:27:00 AM 2014, Blogger Dolby Soon said...

This comment has been removed by the author.

 
At Thu Dec 04, 10:31:00 AM 2014, Blogger Dolby Soon said...

Blogger Dolby Soon said...
Mashiach will not come for another 200+ years.

I had a terrible vision on 16-th of November. כף אלפ

He tried to get out after Bibi sold Har ha Bait to King of Jordan. But he himself was full of sin and Shechina lo hikira bo.

Mon Nov 24, 06:26:00 PM 2014 Delete
Anonymous Anonymous said...
Can't let that last comment by Dolby go by w/o response. Moshiach will definitely be here before 200 years; hopefully, very, very soon. Do you think so highly of yourself that you are a prophet, c'v.? No one understands what you're saying!

Tue Nov 25, 08:53:00 AM 2014
Blogger Dolby Soon said...
"Do you think so highly of yourself that you are a prophet, c'v.?

C.V. ???

C.V. I can't write you here. All I can say that I have multiple identities, both on internet and in real life. The issue is so complex that I myself can't say what is true.

Given that enjoy new photo I made today in Haifa https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-E1YJXJwcj30/VIByoWk7NSI/AAAAAAAAACg/qCO_rxaSNpQ/w192-h320-no/4.12.2014%2B-%2B1

I be ze nesayem beinataiim.

Thu Dec 04, 10:27:00 AM 2014

 

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