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Sunday, January 11, 2015

Paris in the Sixth Millennium

7 years before the sixth millennium began (4993), the books of the Rambam (Moreh Nevuchim and Sefer Mada of the Yad) were burnt in a Paris square (after a debate that took place in Montpelier, France) by Xtians who were egged on by Jews who vehemently disagreed with the Rambam (one of whom famously repented).

9 years later, in 5002 (some say 5004), in the very beginning of the sixth millennium, 24 cartloads of the Talmud were burnt in the same Paris square by Xtians who were egged on by a Jewish apostate.

700 years later, in 5702, a total of 13,152 Jews were arrested in the Vel' d'Hiv Roundup (which took place about a 10 minute drive from that square) by the Nazis and French police and then sent elsewhere, eventually ending up in Auschwitz.

72.5 years (an interesting number) later, in 5775, 4 Jews are murdered by an Islamic terrorist in a supermarket (that is about a 20 minute drive from the square where the books were burned).

If we use the Tamuz, 5004 date for the burning of the Talmud, there are 770(.5) years from then until the recent terror attacks, which corresponds to the gematria of צרפת (France).

The perpetrators change (Edom, Germamia shel Edom, Yishmael), but the victims remain the same.


At Sun Jan 11, 05:31:00 AM 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So wat does it mean

At Sun Jan 11, 08:11:00 AM 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

And the attack in 2012 where 3 school children were shot - how does that figure in the cheshbon?

Toulouse and Montauban shootings

The Toulouse and Montauban shootings were a series of three gun attacks targeting French soldiers and Jewish civilians in the cities of Montauban and Toulouse in the Midi-Pyrénées region of France in March 2012.[2][3][4] In total, seven people were killed, and five others were injured, four seriously. The perpetrator was shot and killed after a 30-hour siege with police.

The first attack occurred on 11 March, when a Muslim French paratrooper was shot dead in Toulouse. A second attack on 15 March killed two uniformed soldiers and seriously injured another in a shopping centre in Montauban. On 19 March, four people, including three children, were killed at the Ozar Hatorah Jewish day school.

At Sun Jan 11, 10:45:00 AM 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Also, the Rebbe who learned in the Sorbonne in France, came to 770 where he greatly developed Chassidut Chabad, including the learning of the Rambam!
Very interesting indeed!

--yitz from Yerushalayim

At Sun Jan 11, 06:51:00 PM 2015, Blogger Devorah said...

Nice one Yitz !

Yaak as usual your blogs are amazing.

At Sun Jan 11, 07:23:00 PM 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

the solidarity march for the victims was on the Rambam's yahrzeit.

At Mon Jan 12, 02:13:00 PM 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Baba Sali lived in paris several years. The rebbes niggun was from the french national anthem . Rashi lived in France . The french underground movement had cochot against the nazis when almost no one did , big tikkun here

At Mon Jan 12, 03:55:00 PM 2015, Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

During the time of the Northern Kingdom, Ovadia HaNavi already referred to France as Tzarfat. Yet, in a much earlier time, during the Dor HaFlagah Tzarfat's progenitor was Rifat ben Gomer brother to Ashkenaz and Togarmah. Somehow a Tzadee was added to his name. I don't know why or how it happened, but it happened. Perhaps he wanted to pretend he was a tzaddik rather than being born in a cow barn which was the original meaning of his name Rifat. If you know why, please let us know.

At Mon Jan 12, 04:08:00 PM 2015, Blogger yaak said...


Is there a source to this about Rifat?

Neither Wikipedia Hebrew nor English on Rifat mention this.

At Mon Jan 12, 04:10:00 PM 2015, Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

To be fair to Rifat, he could have been a dairy farmer as an adult, but it does not explain how he received the tzadee prefix to his name.

At Mon Jan 12, 04:32:00 PM 2015, Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

My source is some simple common sense. Gomer is the father of all those who speak a Germanic language. It is in his name. The father of modern German is Ashkenaz. Before Caesar conquered Gaul, France was also Germanic being right next to Germany with few natural boundaries to prevent the Germanic groups from mixing. Here is the first sentence of the Wiki article on Gaul under the title "History of French": Before the Roman conquest of what is now France by Julius Caesar (58–52 BC), much of present France was inhabited by Celtic-speaking peoples referred to by the Romans as Gauls and Belgae.

Here is the article on Gaul itself:

Notice that most of what is France today was Celtic in ancient times, perfectly in sync with your links about Rifat, that he was the progenitor of the Celtic people. So Rifat settled in France and somehow received an extra tzadee to his that he really did not deserve based on the behavior of his descendants.

At Mon Jan 12, 04:49:00 PM 2015, Blogger yaak said...

The Sefer Hayashar says that Gomer is France and Rifat is Britain.

At Mon Jan 12, 04:52:00 PM 2015, Blogger yaak said...

This book says that the name צרפת is a derivation of the name פרנצא whose letters were rearranged - similar to כבש and כשב - and made into an already known name from Tanach.

At Mon Jan 12, 05:11:00 PM 2015, Blogger yaak said...

Notice Divrei Hayamim Alef 1:6 calls it "Difat" instead of "Rifat".

See also here for various interpretations of Rifat:

Midrash Rabba - "Hadif"

Targum Yerushalmi - "Parchevan"

Targum Rav Yosef on Divrei Hayamim - "Parkevi" or "Parsavei"

Yerushalmi Megilla 1:9 - "Hadayat"

Rav Sa'adia Gaon - "Franga"

Sefer Hayashar - "Bartonim who live in Britania"

(So it looks like Rav Saadia Gaon agrees with you, R' Dov.)

At Mon Jan 12, 05:43:00 PM 2015, Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

And according to most of the sources that I have seen, there really is no dispute between Rav Sa'adia Gaon and Sefer HaYashar. The Celtic peoples started out in the heart of France and migrated northward into Scotland and Ireland. The Celtic dialect in the British Isles is Gaelic (from Gaul). In France when Caesar moved in, the ancient Celtic tongue was replaced by the Romance French that is spoken today. The ease with which the French gave up their ancient Celtic/Gaelic language with barely a fight says something about their "fighting spirit" today. It is too early in the morning to tell a French surrender joke. good night.


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