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Thursday, November 15, 2012

WND on Rav Yehuda HeHasid's Mashiah Predictions

12th-century rabbi predicted Israel's future

JERUSALEM – Judah Ben Samuel was a legendary and prolific German rabbi of the 12th century who made some astonishing and specific predictions about the future of Jerusalem and Israel that came true.

Judah Ben Samuel, also known as Judah he-Hasid (Judah the Pious), lived and worked from the end of the 12th century until the beginning of the 13th century in Regensburg, authoring a number of books in the German language.

Ludwig Schneider of Israel Today magazine has translated some of his work into English over the last few years, including “The Book of the Pious – Sefer Hasidim” and the “Book of Calculations – Sefer Gematriyot.”

Following the Christian crusades to the Holy Land, between 1096-1270, a regular correspondence developed between the Jews in the Holy Land and the Christian West. Thus, for example, the rabbis in Worms and Regensburg in Germany knew that Saladin’s Ayyubids had been ruling in the Holy Land since 1187.

At this time, Judah Ben Samuel published the results of his biblical calculations (Gematria) and astrological observations and summarized as follows: “When the Ottomans (Turks) – who were already a power to be reckoned with on the Bosporus in the time of Judah Ben Samuel – conquer Jerusalem they will rule over Jerusalem for eight jubilees. Afterwards Jerusalem will become no-man’s land for one jubilee, and then in the ninth [tenth] jubilee it will once again come back into the possession of the Jewish nation – which would signify the beginning of the Messianic end time.”

(I believe that there is a misprint in the WND article and when it said "ninth", it meant "tenth".  And later in the article, this is clarified.)

Read the whole article to see how his calculations materialized until now.

I have not found the text of his Sefer Gematriyot online.  If anyone knows of one, please let me know.

According to Rav Yehuda HeHasid, 5727 (Six Day War) was a Yovel and the next Yovel is 5777. 

This would be very close to another theory on when Yovel is - 5776, which I attempt to fit with the Zohar Hadash in Balak.

May we merit Mashiah's arrival much earlier than Yovel, as it says:  
וְאִם-מְעַט נִשְׁאַר בַּשָּׁנִים, עַד-שְׁנַת הַיֹּבֵל--וְחִשַּׁב-לוֹ; כְּפִי שָׁנָיו, יָשִׁיב אֶת-גְּאֻלָּתוֹ


At Thu Nov 15, 06:42:00 PM 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The WND article has no author and should be assumed that it is written from an xtian perspective especially since it quotes a Jew for J magazine.

- Dovid S. from Modiin

At Thu Nov 15, 11:54:00 PM 2012, Blogger yaak said...

Thanks for pointing that out. I was unaware of the nature of the magazine quoted. However, unless I see evidence to the contrary, I don't think the facts quoted in the article are in any way false.

At Tue Nov 20, 06:45:00 PM 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now that you do know it's a deceptive "Messianic" mag, at least don't link back to it!
They had another article today with a mistranslation of Zechariah 12:10 that turns it Cristological.

At Tue Nov 20, 11:16:00 PM 2012, Blogger yaak said...

I'm not linking to the mag. I'm linking to the WND article, which also didn't link to the mag.


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