Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Downfall of Lapid - the Eliphaz Connection

The Rama MiPano notwithstanding, Eliphaz is one of those characters in the Torah who is described as basically evil, but had some good qualities. He was someone who listened to his father - unfortunately, it was a commandment in which he should not have - namely, to go kill Yaakov Avinu. Since he was brought up on his grandfather's knees, he couldn't bring himself to actually kill his uncle, but instead of simply not listening to his father, he fulfilled his father's wishes in the technical sense - by stealing all of Yaakov Avinu's money and possessions and thereby rendering Yaakov Avinu "as if he were dead".

This - we learn in Midrashim on Parshat Vayetze.

In Parshat Vayishlah, we are introduced to Eliphaz for the only time in the text of the Torah - and we find out (Rashi on 36:12) that he was an adulterer and his relationship with his daughter was incestuous, thereby producing Amalek.

It is no coincidence that the downfall of Yair Lapid occurred smack in the middle of the week between the Torah readings of Vayetze and Vayishlah.  This is because the connection between Mr. Lapid and Eliphaz has been mentioned on this blog before, quoting Rav Fish and Rotter.

Mr. Lapid has also been called Amalek, the son of Eliphaz, by a number of great Rabbanim.  Amalek makes his first appearance in Parshat Vayishlah.

The Yesh Atid party will no longer be its over-representative 19 seats, but will likely be cut in half at least.

We are also told that the Bayit Yehudi party may split up, leaving Naftali Bennett out in the cold after it was predicted he would gain seats.

As I wrote almost 2 years ago:

Tehilim 75:11:

וְכָל-קַרְנֵי רְשָׁעִים אֲגַדֵּעַ; תְּרוֹמַמְנָה, קַרְנוֹת צַדִּיק

All the horns of the wicked also will I cut off; but the horns of the righteous shall be lifted up.

קרני רשעים has the gematria of 980

יאיר לפיד נפתלי בנט plus the words has the gematria of 980

As I heard many times re: this verse, when the corners (קרני) of the word רשעים, which have the gematria of עמלק are cut off, then the corners of צדיק, i.e. the קץ, will be lifted up into motion.


At Tue Dec 02, 07:43:00 PM 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

why do you feel this way about bennett ? hes a gibbor a good man kippat strugah ? labeling him amalak ??? I dont think bennett is erev rav . as for yeshivot being cut back and doing idf service , I see there beef . I believe though a maasei trumah ie 10 % of yeshivah students are better of with an uzi submachine gun then a gemarrah blatt . Dont you agree yaak ? Bennet amalak no way howzay . lipni peres olmert barak rabine arafat kerri hamas eu vatican there you have a drosh on amalak .

At Tue Dec 02, 07:52:00 PM 2014, Blogger yaak said...

Read the entire referenced post I wrote almost 2 years ago to see why. And I'm not calling Bennett himself Amalek when he is by himself - I'm calling him joining with a known Rasha to spite real righteous Jews "Amalek".

At Tue Dec 02, 08:06:00 PM 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If thats your point why was rav ovadiah so friendly with rabin and especially peres . peres orchestrated oslo . if i had a choice oslo or manditory service i'd choose manditory service for 10 % of the haredie = 10% trumah . lapid or peres not really intrested in either , but peres has orchestrated far more damage to the soul of israel . God help us !

At Tue Dec 02, 08:33:00 PM 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

HR Ovadia Yosef gave peace a chance. my
rabbi tells me so. and when it did not work he withdrew. as to being friendly with peres and all, the holy sages including the rebbe said, look upon all the jews as your brother and family. no matter how off the path he may be, (r nachman) told search dilligently for atleast one good point so the prosecuting angels will leave him be and he has another chance at teshuva. HR Ovadia has seen enough deaths and he wanted to save jewish lives. At his level, he made a decision which we , at our level, may not understand. i have read even the chofetz chaim blessed peres, are you telling him the holy sage did not see thro him?
he hoped that by peres supporting a torah inst. it would change him, giving tzedekkah has that effect on people.
he hoped to bring him into the orth fold.
but the chofetz chaim and others say, sometimes public admonition is necessary to save the person or others, not to humiliate him, but give him a rough awakening since nothing else seems to be working.

At Tue Dec 02, 09:26:00 PM 2014, Blogger yaak said...

Say what you want about Peres, he at least respected Torah and Torah leaders. משא"כ Lapid.

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At Wed Dec 03, 12:51:00 AM 2014, Blogger Cosmic X said...

I would wait to see the next coalition and government before breaking into a victory dance.

At Wed Dec 03, 02:59:00 AM 2014, Blogger Devash said...

If we will finally do teshuva, the "next government" will be Mashiach's.

Sadly, the very fact that people are still fixated on these failed Erev Rav politicians instead means we are still very far away from proper teshuva. :-(

At Wed Dec 03, 07:18:00 AM 2014, Blogger Mighty Garnel Ironheart said...

The more the word "Amalek" gets trotted out every time you don't like someone, the quicker it loses its meaning and just becomes another insult, like calling some minor idiot a Nazi or declaring the murder of a handful of people a genocide.

At Wed Dec 03, 10:29:00 AM 2014, Blogger yaak said...


It's not a victory dance - it's more of a באבוד רשעים רנה type of dance. But point taken.


Hoping for Mashiah as king instead of anyone as PM. It's not a bad thing to be fixated on these politicians - we have a Velamalshinim blessing, don't we?


Normally, I'd agree with you, but Lapid is one-of-a-kind where the shoe fits. He's not just someone I don't like, he's a כי ציד בפיו type of person. He claims to love Haredim while enacting policies that hurt them to the core. He's going after the כל הנחשלים אחריך of Yeshiva students. He's קרך בדרך by enacting laws that circumvent rabbi's involvement in purely halachic issues. He needs to be toppled the sooner the better.

At Wed Dec 03, 12:17:00 PM 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

בנט אתבש שטן

At Thu Dec 04, 01:30:00 AM 2014, Blogger Devash said...

Yaak, I wasn't implying the subject should not be written about. I'm referring to those people who indicate that they are still putting their faith in one or more politicians or political parties. I'm talking about so-called religious Jews who can look at them and still say "Bennet can save us" or "Feiglin can save us", etc.

At Thu Dec 04, 09:17:00 AM 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dvash is absolutely, positively correct! Also, some of those Rabbanim who gave in to those who are really enemies of Torah but act as if they are friends, is, very likely and for whatever reason, because those Rabbonin felt they had no choice, hameivin yavin.

At Thu Dec 04, 03:16:00 PM 2014, Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Gog Bush Sr. was Esav himself. His last act as President in foreign policy was to condemn Israel on the First night of Chanukah in 1992 for throwing 400 Hamas thugs into no man's land in Southern Lebanon. For Ya'akov lifted up his eyes and saw Esav approaching with 400 men. By the way, the latitude on the Globe at the Lebanon/ Israeli border happens to be the 33 degree latitude. And free-Masonry aside, the perek in the Torah for that pasuk out of 50 prakim is Perek 33.

His son Gog W. ben Gog Bush Jr. was Eliphaz, the reluctant Rasha who chases after Ya'akov, his chevuta, in order to kill him for the sole purpose of inheriting his father's kingdom of Olam HaZeh. In the end he stripped Ya'akov of all his material possessions instead rather than killing him. Gog W. was known to have had a Jewish roommate at Yale and was fond of Judaism as long as it did not challenge Edom's kingdom...which it did now that we are at the End.

Amalek is the present putz sitting in the Oval office. He carries a monkey god around in his pocket and has been blessed to embody the power of hanuman, the monkey god, during his presidency. Rav Akiva Tatz: Who is Amaleq today? the one who is Amal Qof, who toils like a monkey.

I would try to separate Erev Rav Jews from the goyim whom they cravenly serve. They have a different soul root.

At Thu Dec 04, 03:24:00 PM 2014, Blogger yaak said...

If President Obama is Amalek, then Matza Min Et Mino (or, in other words, לא לחנם הלך הזרזיר...):


President Barack Obama and his White House National Security team headed by Suzan Rice have decided to seize on the political crisis besetting the Israeli government and the upcoming general election on March 17 for action to bar Binyamin Netanyahu’s reelection to a fourth term as prime minister.

This decision reverberated through Future party leader Yair Lapid’s assertion Wednesday night, Dec. 3, after he was sacked as finance minister, that Binyamin Netanyahu would not be next prime minister. He laid claim to the premiership himself.

The Obama administration has maintained close ties with Lapid during the foreshortened 22 month-life of the departing Israeli government.

At Thu Dec 04, 06:17:00 PM 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Esaus grandson is amalak bush sr bush jr obama . amalak has tikkun if they convert to bnei noach . his stance on homo marriage spits in the eyes of God and bnei noachidim . As well who is he to pressure israel when he has such an immoral stance in his own country on homo mariage ? Whats frightening though is the erev rav ie tel avive mimicks his stance on spitting at Hashem .

At Sat Dec 06, 08:52:00 PM 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What are you talking about? These are not the ones meant to be bnei Noach. The righteous are the ones who will convert to Bnei Noach.


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