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Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Geula Update from Rav Fish - Shemini 5773

From Rav Fish's latest:
  • North Korea as east and north:
    • North Korea, which is in the East of the world, is hinted to in the verses about the awakening of Geula: (Yeshaya 41:2) מִי הֵעִיר מִמִּזְרָח, צֶדֶק יִקְרָאֵהוּ לְרַגְלוֹ; יִתֵּן לְפָנָיו גּוֹיִם, וּמְלָכִים יַרְדְּ - "Who hath raised up one from the east, at whose steps victory attendeth? He giveth nations before him, and maketh him rule over kings"  The word יקראהו hints to קוריאה - "Korea", and the word צדק is Rashei Teivot for צפון דרום קוריאה - "North South Korea".
    • Also, verse 5 there says רָאוּ אִיִּים וְיִרָאוּ, קְצוֹת הָאָרֶץ יֶחֱרָדוּ which is Rashei Teivot קוריאה - "Korea".
    • And we find in Midrash that this "east" is also "north", hinting to North Korea, which is in East Asia, which is to where the 10 tribes were exiled.  As it says (Midrash Zuta Shir Hashirim 2): 
      • "Who hath raised up one from the east" - And why does he come from the East?  Rather, from where the sun rises - this refers to Mashiah who is descended from David, who is allegorized by the sun, as it says "and his throne as the sun before Me".  And just as the verse says about him that he awakens when he is as if asleep, so too HKB"H, once the Keitz arrives, the verse says "I have roused up one from the north, and he is come, from the rising of the sun one that calleth upon My name".  And why does He come from the north?  Rather, it is because Israel was exiled to the north, Kevayachol, The Glory was exiled with them to the north.  This is why it says, "I have roused up one from the north."
    • As the Malbim (Yeshaya 59:19) explains [see the verse there]:
      • In the east, which is where the 10 tribes were exiled, as it says, "I will bring thy seed from the east, and gather thee from the west".  There [in the east] is where the miracles and wonders will be revealed first since the redeemer will be revealed in the east, as it says, "Who hath raised up one from the east, at whose steps victory attendeth?" for in the east, they will see the glory of Hashem and His wonders.  And in the west, where is where the Diaspora are scattered - i.e. [the remaining tribes of] Yehuda and Binyamin are there, they will only hear the miracles from afar and they will see the name of Hashem coming from afar.  "For it will come" when the oppressor comes like a flooding river, referring to the camp of Gog Umagog, and "the breath of Hashem drive it" and lift up this river to raise up its waves, as it says "and I will turn thee about and lead thee on, and will cause thee to come up from the uttermost parts of the north".
    • And also we see in the continuation of the verses in Yeshaya Chapter 41 that all this comes as revenge for oppressing the poor and downtrodden of the Jewish people:  "The poor and needy seek water and there is none, and their tongue faileth for thirst; I the LORD will answer them, I the God of Israel will not forsake them."
    • And even according to those commentators who explain the verse referring to the war that Avraham fought against the 4 kings to save Lot, we explained that the purpose of the war was to save Lot so that he will begot the root of King David.  And the verses hint to the birth of David, which is the birth of Mashiah.
    • Also, the word קוראה is Rasheit Teivot of the words (Malachi 3:19) כִּי-הִנֵּה הַיּוֹם בָּא, בֹּעֵר כַּתַּנּוּר; וְהָיוּ כָל-זֵדִים וְכָל-עֹשֵׂה רִשְׁעָה, קַשׁ, וְלִהַט אֹתָם הַיּוֹם הַבָּא אָמַר יְהוָה צְבָאוֹת, אֲשֶׁר לֹא-יַעֲזֹב לָהֶם שֹׁרֶשׁ וְעָנָף ["For, behold, the day cometh, it burneth as a furnace; and all the proud, and all that work wickedness, shall be stubble; and the day that cometh shall set them ablaze, saith the LORD of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch."]
    • R' Tzion David Siboni adds that this idea is also mentioned in Zecharia (8:7) "Thus saith the LORD of hosts: Behold, I will save My people from the east country, and from the west country;".  And the Malbim explains that "east country" refers to the 10 tribes who were exiled to the east.
  • North Korea and Kan Tzippor:
    • The Zohar (Shemot 7b) says: "At that time (the time of the Geula), the King Mashiah will be awakened to exit the Garden of Eden from the place that is called Kan Tzippor [the Bird's Nest]".
    • The letters קן ציפור are found in the beginning of Hebrew word for North Korea: צפון קוריאה.
    • קן ציפור is also Rashei Teivot for קץ - Keitz.
    • Also, the gematria of קן ציפור plus the words equals צפון קוראה [North Korea].
    • R' Avraham Agassi adds that this gematria, which is 538, can be scrambled to 358, which is the gematria of משיח [Mashiah].
    • Also, קן ציפור, which is the gematria of 536, can be scrambled to 356, which is the gematria of אמריקה [America].
  • North Korea and the 10 tribes:
    • If we connect this to our reality nowadays, that North Korea, which is in the east of the world, is threatening an immediate nuclear war against the United States, it is clear from Haza"l that the 10 tribes are in North Korea, something that also makes sense in reality since the area is closed off from the outside world until today, and it's impossible to know what's going on there.  And I heard from Rav Eliyahu Avihayil Shlit"a, who deals with 10-tribe issues, that they found tribes in South Korea that they think are descendants of the 10 tribes.  And similarly, they have also written me in the name of Dr. Avigdor Shahan HY"V who researched the topic of the 10 tribes.
    • And recently, they instituted learning Gemara in the South Korean educational system.
    • And also, the name of the South Korean-manufactured cars - Hyundai - is from the word "Yehudi".
      • And I heard that these cars are the most-sold cars in Israel.
    • Also, they have written me that from the year 676 CE until the year 935 CE, a kingdom by the name of "Silla" ruled over both Koreas.  שילה having the same gematria as משיח [Mashiah].
    • Afterwards, the kingdom changed to the name Goryeo, which hints to גור אריה יהודה. 
    • R' Avraham Yitzhak Weinberg adds that the threats occurred at the beginning of the קיץ [summer], which hints to the קץ [Keitz] and to the influence of the sun, which comes from the east.
    • It was also publicized that North Korea makes an Avoda Zara from a הר געש [volcano] that is near them, and they made their leader into an idol since he was born at the footsteps of this volcano.  And the year תשע"ג is hinted to twice in the verse (Tehillim 18:8) וַתִּגְעַשׁ וַתִּרְעַשׁ, הָאָרֶץ-- וּמוֹסְדֵי הָרִים יִרְגָּזוּ; וַיִּתְגָּעֲשׁוּ, כִּי-חָרָה לוֹ [Then the earth did shake and quake, the foundations also of the mountains did tremble; they were shaken, because He was wroth.]
  • More about the verse from Yeshaya 41:2:
    • We find in Midrash (Bereishit Rabba 2:3):
      HKB"H said: How long will the world conduct itself in the darkness.  Let the light come.  "And G-d said: Let there be light" - this refers to Avraham, about whom it says, "מִי הֵעִיר מִמִּזְרָח, צֶדֶק  Who hath raised up one from the east, at whose steps victory attendeth?"  Don't read it העיר [raised up/awakened], but rather האיר [caused to shine].  "And G-d called the light 'day'" - this refers to Yaakov.  "And to darkness, He called 'night'" - this refers to Esav.  "And it was evening" - this refers to Esav.  "And it was morning" - this refers to Yaakov.  "And it was evening" - this refers to the setting of Esav.  "And it was morning" - this refers to the rising of Yaakov.  "One day" - as it says "And there shall be one day which shall be known as the LORD'S, not day, and not night".
      • We see that the verse מִי הֵעִיר מִמִּזְרָח, צֶדֶק is connected to the Geula and to the time of "evening", which hints to the end of 5772.
    • We also find this in another Midrash (Tanhuma Lech Lecha 9):
      The 4 kings engaged Avraham.  Also, to Israel, all the kings will engage them in the future, as it says, "Why are the nations in an uproar? And why do the peoples mutter in vain?  The kings of the earth stand up, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against His anointed".  Just like by Avraham, HKB"H went out and fought against his enemies, as it says, "Who hath raised up one from the east, at whose steps victory attendeth? He giveth nations before him, and maketh him rule over kings; his sword maketh them as the dust, his bow as the driven stubble," so too in the future, HKB"H will do so for His children, as it says "Then shall the LORD go forth, and fight against those nations, as when He fighteth in the day of battle."
  • More on North Korea:
    • [After previously quoting the Zohar saying that the nation that will fight against Edom will be from the ends of the earth, and then quoting Rav Nahmani ZT"L saying that this nation is North Korea, which is Rashei Teivot of Keitz, he adds:] We also see on a map that North Korea is on the easternmost part of the Asian continent, being the furthest edge of the Asian continent from the Land of Israel.  And since the influence of the world starts from Israel, the point of North Korea is fitting to be called "the ends of the earth". 
    • Also, modern North Korea was established and gained its independence in the same year that Israel did - in 1948.  
    • Rav Shelomo Reiskin adds that the name of its leader is "Jong", which hints to "Gog".
    • Also, the name of North Korea in the past was "Gojoseon" [גוג'סאון] and later "Goguryeo".
    • And it is said about Prince Gog, that he is "the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal".  And in the book "Tzippita Lishu'a" (p. 69) by Rav Yoel Schwartz Shlit"a, he explains that "Tuval" is "Korea", as the Yerushalmi Megilla (1:9) brings down that Tuval is "Vitanya" [which could mean Vietnam, or its once Communist ally, North Korea].
    • Rav Y.S. Tzur adds that צפון קוריאה is the same gematria as מלאך המות.
    • [See more about North Korea at this recent Shirat Devorah post, this recent Tomer Devorah post, and by searching for Korea on my blog.]
  • [In Rav Fish's view,] President Obama has turned around from being an enemy of Israel into a friend:
    • [After discussing the connection between the new government and "לבן", Rav Fish adds:] And we also see that President Obama, who sits in the White House [בית הלבן], has turned around his hatred for many years of the State of Israel into a friend - at the same time as the establishment of the new government, and he came to visit the Land of Israel for the first time since he became president 4 years ago.  This is because he feels that they belong to the same Kelipa, as he told Lapid when they met for the first time, that he has what to discuss with him.  And even though we brought many signs that he is Gog, the wickedness of Gog is that he goes out to fight against Hashem and against His Mashiah, but these Kelipot [in power], he has no problem with them!
      • As we find in the Torah that when Yaakov was by Lavan, Esav didn't fight against him and didn't try to harm him in any way, but immediately when Yaakov left Lavan, it says (Bereishit 32:7): 'We came to thy brother Esau, and moreover he cometh to meet thee, and four hundred men with him.'  Why specifically now was Esav awakened to fight against Yaakov?  Where was he all these years?  And if we say that Esav didn't know where Yaakov was, who informed him now?  Some explain that Esav was afraid of Lavan, but if so, it still troubling: what changed when Yaakov left Lavan?  Yaakov was going with his wives, who were the daughters of Lavan, so he still had something to fear.  It could be explained according to what we are saying that after Yaakov took the blessings with מרמה, a strong Kitrug on the side of the Sitra Ahora against Yaakov was awakened since he took the blessing for this world too.  This caused the angel of Esav in Heaven to move Esav down below to want to kill Yaakov.  Rivka knew the power of the Satan, so she wisened up against it.  This is the meaning of the verse (Bereishit 27:43) "Now therefore, my son, hearken to my voice; and arise, flee thou to Laban my brother to Haran."  That was so that Yaakov will go to Lavan and will be under Lavan's protection, as he was much worse than Esav.  And the angel of Esav was calmed down since he saw that Yaakov will go to Lavan who wanted to uproot everything, and he is much worse than me, said the angel.  All this was for the immediate salvation of Yaakov's body so that the Satan will be calmed and a certain time will pass, and by that time, Rivka hoped that with the passage of time, the situation will improve, as it says (verse 44) "and tarry with him a few days, until thy brother's fury turn away".  The intent was for the angel of Esav in Heaven's fury to turn away.  But all this didn't help since at the moment that Yaakov left Lavan, and the Satan saw that he left in peace, he reawakened his Kitrug and caused Esav down below to act against Yaakov, so it follows that Esav left with 400 men.
    • And it happened that Obama's car did not run when he was on his way to Yerushalayim, and there is a sign that in the future, he will be stopped again on his way to Yerushalayim.
    • The Rama"z adds that the issue with the car was that they put diesel in it instead of דלק [gasoline].  This is just like Yaakov told Lavan: כי דלקת אחרי.
  • Ya'ir Lapid:
    • [After discussing how יאיר לפיד is the gematria of משה - Moshe, to whom he actually compared himself in a pre-Pesah video, Rav Fish points out that]  יאיר לפיד plus the words and letters is also the gematria of פרעה - Pharoah, who is the לעומת זה [corresponding figure on the other side] of Moshe Rabbeinu.  
    • R' Yosef Sheinberger adds that this government of apostasy is the 19th Knesset of the State of Israel.  This hints to the blessing for the apostates in the Amida, which was the 19th blessing that Haza"l established.  
      • Also, Ya'ir Lapid's party has 19 representatives.
    • Also, יאיר לפיד with the words equals ארמילוס, the Kelipa that opposes Mashiah.
  • More on the government as being a catalyst for the Geula:
    • R' Yosef Sheinberger adds that כלו הפך לבן is the Rashei Teivot of כלה, which hints to אגרא דכלה דוחקא, [which we explained in the name of the Gr"a means that the main reward for Torah study is the poverty associated with it,] which hastens the Geula.
    • Also, the text of the Hagadda, which says: שבכל דור ודור עומדים עלינו לכלותינו והקדוש ברוך הוא מצילנו מידם is the gematria of ה'תשע"ג.  
    • It was also publicized over the holiday that Maran Rav Shteinman Shlit"a told Rav Dov Povarsky Shlit"a in regard to the new government that we already see "the feet of the messenger of good tidings".
  • Locusts before the Geula:
    • R' Tzion David Siboni adds that ארבה [locusts] plus the Kollel equals לפיד בנט ביבי.
  • "Erev" as these years:
    • The Zohar Hadash (Tikkunim 132b) says on the verse  וַיֵּצֵא יִצְחָק לָשׂוּחַ בַּשָּׂדֶה, לִפְנוֹת עָרֶב [And Isaac went out to meditate in the field at the eventide] that לפנות ערב hints to the clearing away (פינוי) of the ערב רב - Erev Rav from the world during the time of Erev.


    At Thu Apr 04, 06:16:00 AM 2013, Blogger Devorah Chayah said...

    Thanks for posting!

    At Thu Apr 04, 09:03:00 AM 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    This was fascinating. Thank you for Rav Fish's updates.

    At Thu Apr 04, 12:28:00 PM 2013, Blogger yaak said...

    Yeshaya 41:25:

    הַעִירוֹתִי מִצָּפוֹן וַיַּאת, מִמִּזְרַח-שֶׁמֶשׁ יִקְרָא בִשְׁמִי; וְיָבֹא סְגָנִים כְּמוֹ-חֹמֶר, וּכְמוֹ יוֹצֵר יִרְמָס-טִיט

    I have roused up one from the north, and he is come, from the rising of the sun one that calleth upon My name; and he shall come upon rulers as upon mortar, and as the potter treadeth clay.

    Arutz Sheva:

    Yonhap said that North Korea may be planning to fire the missile on April 15, the anniversary of Kim Il-sung's birth, a date that is known in North Korea as "The Day of the Sun".

    At Thu Apr 04, 03:39:00 PM 2013, Blogger Jesterhead45 said...

    I can understand the 10 lost tribes being in East Asia (what with the speculation regarding the Japanese, Pashtuns, Kurds, Kashmiris, etc) though I find it difficult to conceive of a future mass awakening/aliya from East Asia, compared with say a mass future awakening/aliya of the potentially hundards of millions of Anusim over the centuries in Xian/ishmaelite lands.

    At Thu Apr 04, 05:51:00 PM 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Jesterhead 45: That's why I don't believe in the return (if there is any truth to certain communities being descendants of the 10 Tribes) of the 'lost' tribes. I do believe as it is foretold that all potential converts will have to convert before the coming of Moshiach because after that, there will be no conversions. Wherever the ten lost tribes disappeared into, they are completely integrated within the nations and are no longer Jews. There are certain communities from Spain & Portugal that tried to and did retain their Jewishness by marrying within the community. That is a different matter. The reason there are so many converts today is because their Jewish souls are pushing them to become true gerei tzedek (and that is the only way to convert = sincerity). Also, to think even for a moment that these most backward & uncivil populations such as the NK's, pashtuns, etc. are descendants of the Jews is hideous. Maybe the pashtuns from more than 2500 years ago were once Jews but are definitely no more; and specially Asians who are of a completely different race is ridiculous to think so. The real reason for Israel coming up with this seeking out of lost tribes is the deJudaization of the Jewish people.

    At Tue Apr 16, 12:51:00 PM 2013, Blogger Neshama said...

    About the Lost Tribes: There are certain numbers of Pashtuns that have kept many Jewish religious minhagim, and they admit their ancestors were from the Tribe of Israel that broke away and was scattered. There is much more about them that one could agree that they are descendants from the Lost Tribes. However, as to whether they need conversion, Mashiach will be able to use his sense of smell (the most spiritual of all the senses) to denote who is a Jew. And yes, I believe there are Jewish remnants in East Asia (Japan, China, Korea). There is so much more we are not aware of.


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