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Friday, April 29, 2011

The Kabbalistic Potion that Saved Qaddaffi from Reagan's Attack

Kikar has an article that says that in the period before Reagan attacked Qaddaffi's compound in 1986, Rav Shimon Hayim Pinto, the current Chief Rabbi of Ashdod, gave Qaddaffi a potion for protection and success.  Included in the potion was leftover Matzah from the Afikomen, pieces of Etrog, and oil from Hanukka candles - all stuffed into a tube.

The rav told this over in a Shabbat Hagadol Derasha this year in Kiryat Malachi.  He said that he always carries a piece of Afikomen Matzah around with him as a Segula.  He then explained that 25 years ago, a representative of the Lybian government asked him for an amulet for success to give to Qaddaffi.  The rabbi first refused, saying that he doesn't deal with such things, but when pressed, he gave him this aforementioned vial of potion.  The representative passed it on to the leader's subjects, who inspected it in a laboratory. 

Weeks later, the representative returned to the rabbi, asking what was in the vial.  After the rabbi described the formula to the representative, the information was passed on to Qaddaffi's [all-female] security detail. 

The rabbi's students now say that it is this potion that Rav Pinto sent him which saved Qaddaffi from President Reagan's attack on his compound in 1986.


At Sun May 01, 12:37:00 AM 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why would he give him a Segulah for PROTECTION???? Shouldn't his countrymen & women all be given this same Segulah to PROTECT THEM from this Tyrant???!!!

Trying to make sense of this information. Has anybody credible backed this story?

At Sun May 01, 03:10:00 AM 2011, Anonymous Massoud said...

It looks like the potion is still working. Kaddafi survived another attack on his compound on April 30th.
However, his son and three of his grandchildren were killed. The funny thing is that there are reliable reports that Kaddafi's mother was Jewish, making Kaddafi Jewish.

At Sun May 01, 04:16:00 AM 2011, Blogger yaak said...

Anonymous, I hear your feeling on this, but Qaddaffi wasn't thought to be as crazy at the time as we know he is now.

Rav Pinto is a Tzaddik. I wouldn't second-guess and play Monday-morning quarterback with him.

As Massoud mentioned, it seemed to work again just yesterday...

At Sun May 01, 04:19:00 AM 2011, Blogger yaak said...

And by the way, it's also in Bechadrei Hareidim here.

At Sun May 01, 06:13:00 AM 2011, Anonymous mErA said...

A potion for protection? What's this magical thing? I think that has nothing to do with Judaism and Torah.

If the Rambam was alive he would lough of that.

At Sun May 01, 09:19:00 AM 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

mErA. probsbly de RAMBAM would but other rishonimlike the RAMBAN wouldn't is a question of who you follow

At Mon May 02, 07:20:00 AM 2011, Blogger Vilnagaon said...

Sorry but i am confused...Gaddafi is one of the worst criminals of modern times,this information makes me feel sad.


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