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Thursday, April 03, 2014

Geula Update from Rav Fish - Metzora 5774 - Part 1

Remember the beginning of this post where I wrote that Rav Fish stopped before verse 8?  Well, now he wrote about verse 8.

Apparently, Rav Fish wanted to write about it for a year, but didn't since he didn't have permission to write it.  As he wrote in his latest newsletter, he just got permission from Gedolei Yisrael to write his words, of which I will summarize:

  • 2 Ingatherings of the Exiles, 66 years apart
    • The Malbim (Yeshaya 66:7) says that Kibbutz Galuyot is in 2 stages: first a small group will come to Yerushalayim and settle there, and after many years, the birth pangs of the Gog Umagog War will occur, followed by the more general Kibbutz Galuyot.
    • The Ramban (Sefer Hageula) says that there will be 2 Kibbutz Galuyot - the first will be the 10 tribes, followed by another Kibbutz Galuyot of the rest (this is supported by various verses).
      • [Update: The text in the above link was not written by the Ramban himself, but added to the end of his sefer much later.  I couldn't find these words in the Ramban himself.  Rav Fish mentions "Ma'amar Hageula", so maybe he refers to the Ramhal in his classic differentiating between Zechira and Pekida.  צ"ע.]
    • The Tikkunei Zohar Hadash references the number 66 cryptically, saying the left is "דוחה" with 66, corresponding to the 6 Sidrei Mishna and 60 Mesechtot, but the main thing is the right.  
      • The Gr"a there [couldn't find this online] explains that at first, there will be a Pekida of 66 years just like during the days of Koresh, who allowed the Jews to go up to Eretz Yisrael, and afterwards, there will be a true Pekida from the right side and Mashiah will come.
        • Rav Yitzhak Meir Morgenstern Shlit"a in Nishmatin Hadtin (Tzav, 5774) writes that the 66 years of the Pekida of the left refers to the State of Israel, which completes 66 years on 5 Iyar, 5774, and then, we transfer over to the Keitz Hayamin, which is the true Keitz.  Even though Rav Morgenstern was careful not to mention "Mashiah", so as not to calculate Kitzim, we can explain it according to our ideas.
  • After 65-66 Years, Destruction of Aram and the Northern Kingdom
    • Yeshaya Chapter 7 is a prophecy that takes place when Israel is divided into 2 kingdoms, the kingdom of Ahaz from the House of David, who ruled in Yerushalayim and the kingdom of Pekah Ben Remalyahu from Ephraim, who ruled in Shomron.  Pekah had made a covenant with Retzin, the king of Aram in Damascus and waged war against Yerushalayim.  Yeshaya prophesied to Ahaz not to fear them since they will not be successful to go up to Yerushalayim.  In addition, he prophesied that the kingdom of Ephraim will be exiled and finish its purpose after 65 years and would fall together with Aram, which is Damascus.  [YY - see here for more about this.]
      • When looking into the words of the Gr"a, it appears that the verses hint also to what will occur among the 2 Meshihim in the future - that the kingdom of Ephraim corresponds to the kingdom that will belong to MBY before the Redemption.  And afterwards, Emanuel, who is Hizkiya and corresponding to MBD, will be born.
      • It comes out that the period of MBY with the kingdom of the Erev Rav, who is related to this period, is hinted to in these verses, wherein an explicit verse states that the end of this period is after 65 years and the kingdom of Yosef and Ephraim will fall together with Damascus.  And then, the prophecy of the birth of Emanuel, who is Hizkiya and hints to MBD, will be fulfilled.  
      • However, when looking into the words of the Gr"a, it's implied that the intent of the prophecy is not exactly at the end of 65 years, but rather, a year later.  According to this, it's possible that it will be delayed to 66 years.  This fits nicely with the words of the Zohar, which we brought earlier about the Pekida of the left with the Sod of 66 years, and also fits with the period of MBY, who is related to the number 6.
    • Also, the independence of Damascus began about 2 years before the independence of the State of Israel.  Perhaps, due to this, they already suffered insurrection.  
      • And the name of the President of Syria who will fall is אסד (Assad), whose gematria is 65.
      • And the gematria of the verse that discusses the killing of Pekah Ben Remalyahu (Melachim Bet 15:30) equals 5773.
      • [See other Remazim, page 3 of the pdf.]
    • Really, we see from the commentators on the verses in Yeshaya, who were troubled about calculating the 65 years about Retzin and Ben Remalyahu, that it cannot work out like its simple meaning [i.e., the 65 years cannot be calculated from this prophecy] since Ephraim went into exile earlier.  They are forced to say that the calculation started from Yerav'am II's time.  However, according to the Gr"a, that it's referring to the future, it can come out according to its simple meaning;  
      • And it's known that all prophecies that are written for all generations hint to the future to come.  This is especially true with this prophecy, which is the sole time Hashem tells Yeshaya to take his son "She'ar Yashuv", where Rashi explains his name as an expression of Teshuva, hinting to the remnants of Jews who are like his son who will return in Teshuva in the Future Redemption through Yeshaya's prophecy.
      • Also, we see that the Haftara of Yitro [for Ashkenazim], which contains these verses, continues with verses from Chapter 9 which deals with the birth of MBD.
    • And we see today Damascus is about to fall and the rule of the Erev Rav is losing its merit of existence in its ploy against Torah learners.  And it's very possible that these verses can be fulfilled simply when 66 years of the State of Israel will be complete on the 5th of Iyar, 5774.
      • [What Rav Fish suggests that perhaps, it should be nine months later, is not comprehensible to me and the calculation doesn't seem to work either.]
      • [YY - skipping a few paragraphs as these were mentioned earlier.]
  • More on 66
    • בן דוד is the gematria of 66, which comes after the 65 years.
    • Chapter 66 of Yeshaya contains אִם-יִוָּלֵד גּוֹי פַּעַם אֶחָת: כִּי-חָלָה גַּם-יָלְדָה צִיּוֹן, אֶת-בָּנֶיהָ [Is a nation brought forth at once? For as soon as Zion travailed, she brought forth her children.]  The words "כי חלה" have a gematria of 73 [כצ"ל], showing that that is how long Hevlei Mashiah will last, followed by 2 years of the birth of Mashiah. - From R' Tzion David Siboni.
    • R' Y.S. Tzur adds: The verse that refers to the 65 years - Yeshaya 7:8 - says: יחת אפרים מעם, which is the same gematria as משיח ישראל.
  • 999
    • R' Yosef Marciano adds that ה' אייר תשע"ג [which can be Hazal's way of referring to Yom Ha'atzma'ut this coming year] is the gematria of 999.
      • The Kol Hator quotes the Gr"a as saying there are 999 levels of MBY in Yesod, forming a "natural" Geula, while the 1000th level constitutes a MBD-type supernatural Geula of Malchut.  We see that the number 999 represents MBY attaining his purpose.
      • Yalkut Shimoni Yeshaya 402 says: In this world, even if 999 angels rule that a man is guilty, but 1 angel rules in one's favor, HKB"H tips the scale in his favor. [YY - I think he means that this implies that we are now transferring from the period of 999 to the period of 1.]
      • Also, Sha'ar Hapesukim by the Ariza"l says that the reason for exile is to complete the 999 lights that were taken from Moshe Rabbeinu during the Sin of the Golden Calf.


At Thu Apr 03, 04:20:00 PM 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for this post, I feel that too


At Thu Apr 03, 09:05:00 PM 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

AMEN. i do understand that what you are saying is we are finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. May Hashem's Will be so, also.

At Thu Apr 03, 10:44:00 PM 2014, Blogger Genoism said...

good stuff, thanks.

At Fri Apr 04, 08:16:00 AM 2014, Anonymous MO mo said...

First night of pesach, roughly at chatzos

At Fri Apr 04, 09:33:00 AM 2014, Blogger madaral said...

At Fri Apr 04, 01:37:00 PM 2014, Blogger yaak said...


I already replied to this piece over at Life in Israel.

At Sun Apr 06, 08:34:00 AM 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is that mean with in 2years will be the keitz?

At Sun Apr 13, 03:26:00 PM 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You quote Kol HaTor in this post, yet in your very next post (as well as several others) you quote R' Moshe Shternbuch Shlit"a, both apparently as sources of Torah wisdom and truth. Yet, you must be aware that R' Shternbuch (and quite a few others) believe Kol HaTor to be a forgery. Who, then, should we believe when it comes to Geulah-related stuff?

At Sun Apr 13, 07:07:00 PM 2014, Blogger yaak said...

All Torah-based Shitot are accepted on this blog. I don't necessarily advocate any one particular Shitta. One could take a little of this and a little of that.

At Mon May 05, 09:10:00 PM 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

kol hator is way too advanced to be a forgery , it mimics a lot of the shitas of ramchals maimer hageulah B"H B"B


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