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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

The Significance of the US Embassy Move

The move of the US Embassy to Yerushalayim was an amazing event in the history of the Jewish people.  It cannot be denied.  The idea that the nations are finally admitting to their long-standing error of not attributing Yerushalayim to the Jewish people is an idea that can never be forgotten.  Thank President Trump for his initiative, but especially thank the King of kings Who put the idea in his head.

While this event was 95% positive, there was, however, a 5% negative aspect that cannot be brushed over.  As the Tomer Devorah blog has pointed out in a series of posts (along with many others I've forgotten), the embassy move brings along with it a slew of spiritual Edomite influences of the worst kind.  This cannot be brushed off as something we must tolerate if we want the Hessed that comes along with it.  Rather, it must be fought even at the expense of forgoing the Hessed if need be.  These influences have unfortunately made inroads into top levels of government and even the rabbinate and must be fought vigorously.

That said, we are obligated to thank those who agreed with the idea that the time for the nations to start recognizing Yerushalayim as the capital of the Jews has come - and actually went ahead and executed that idea, despite the baggage that comes along with it.  It can be considered one more notch added to the Geula process.

While contemplating other significant, Geula-related dates in recent Jewish history, the common denominator between them is that they all fall in the Sefirat Ha'omer period.  Yom Ha'atzma'ut on 5 Iyar - the 20th day of the Omer, Yom Yerushalayim on 28 Iyar - the 43rd day of the Omer, and "Embassy Day" (for lack of a better name) on 29 Iyar - the 44th day of the Omer.  Each week of the Omer is represented by one of the 7 lower Sefirot.  The same applies to each day of that week.  The 49 days therefore begin with Hessed of Hessed and end with Malchut of Malchut.

Yom Ha'atzma'ut falls on Yesod of Tiferet.  Tiferet is connected to Yaakov Avinu whose name was changed to Yisrael.  The land - Eretz Yisrael - was finally re-governed by Jews after about 1900 years on Yom Ha'atzma'ut and called its name "Yisrael".  However, in order to defeat Esav the fighter, Yaakov Avinu knew that he needed Yosef (see Ovadia 1:18), who is connected to Yesod.  Therefore, Yom Ha'atzma'ut, where we took over from the British Edomite governance of the land, needed to take place on Yosef's day within Yaakov's week - Yesod of Tiferet.

But Yom Ha'atzma'ut left over part of the Kelipa of Yesod which we had conquered.  The British had left the land, but the ideologies and immorality of Edom had not departed the Jewish psyche.  We are still suffering from this to this day.

Yom Yerushalayim falls out on Hessed of Malchut.  Malchut is connected to David Hamelech, the king who bought Yerushalayim and settled it about 3000 years ago.  Hessed is the attribute of Avraham Avinu, who went to Mt. Moriah in what's now known as Yerushalayim to follow Hashem's command.  He gave it the name "Yir'eh", the beginning of its known name.  On Yom Yerushalayim, Hashem helped the IDF defeat the mighty surrounding Yishmaelite armies and Yerushalayim was once again united under Jewish control.  Yishma'el, a son of Avraham Avinu, is the Kelipa of Hessed, and they were thoroughly decimated.

But Yom Yerushalayim left over part of the Kelipa of Hessed on Har Habayit when Moshe Dayan gave the keys to the Waqf.  We are still suffering from this terrible decision to this day.

"Embassy Day" fell out on Gevura of Malchut.   As we said earlier, Malchut is connected to David Hamelech, and by extension, Yerushalayim.  Gevura is the attribute of Yitzhak Avinu who was brought up as a sacrifice on Mt. Moriah in present-day Yerushalayim.  Having the US Embassy move to Yerushalayim is a defeat for European Edom (and Yishmael for that matter).

But just as Yitzhak Avinu didn't recognize the danger of "brotherly" Esav, as Esav tricked him with his words, too many of us who should know better are not recognizing the danger of "brotherly" Esav in our day and age.  Yaakov Avinu prayed to be saved from it, but many of us still don't see it.  The baggage that came along with the embassy move, as noted above, underscores that sad fact.  A remnant of the Kelipa of Gevura was left over.

So let's celebrate the victory of the moving of the embassy, but let's also recognize the challenge ahead.  Let's not suffer from this for years to come.

May we merit to conquer the 3 Kelipot that remain so we can see the rebuilt Yerushalayim in all its glory, speedily in our days, Amen.


At Thu May 17, 01:22:00 AM 2018, Blogger Cosmic X said...

Yes, we've been there before: convinced that finally Umot HaOlam love us and appreciate us, only to be let down. In the meantime, we still must show our gratefulness for the Hessed that has been bestowed upon us.

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At Thu May 17, 05:28:00 AM 2018, Blogger Devorah Chayah said...

Dear Yaak,

I appreciate the mention and that you go as far as you do, but...

To somehow draw a parallel between attaining political autonomy across the Land of Israel for the first time in nearly 2000 years in 1948 and reunifying Jerusalem, Yehuda v'Shomron with the rest of the country in 1967 with this charade of moving the embassy goes too far IMHO.

After all, not even all the American people are behind it and those who are do so from a Xian agenda. The whole rest of the world rejects it and what does it actually accomplish b'tachlis? Nothing at all really changed from one day to the next. All it did is confirm what already was since 1967.

Will they even start putting Jerusalem, Israel on the US birth certificates?? And even if they do, again, for us, nothing at all will have substantially changed - a far, far cry from what we can say about the events of 1948 and 1967.

And what will be with the disillusioned Jews when they finally wake up and understand that "Jerusalem" only really applied to "West" Jerusalem??? I shudder to think.

At Thu May 17, 05:52:00 AM 2018, Blogger Neshama said...

This will all come out in the Geula-Mashiach wash. These days are mirrored against the early days when some of the Jews were aligning with those that were attracted to and believed in Yoshke. there was so much turmoil the Rabbis had to devise a plan to save Judaism. And they did. I believe those days are repeating in our days so a final birur can take place. Unfortunately many Israelis have become accepting victims of the missionizing; these are the Israelis that are estranged from their heritage. This is thanks to the early pioneers who abandoned religion and took many innocent new immigrants with them.

Rabbi Mizrachi is doing a tremendous job of enlightening unknowing Israelis about G-D and Judaism and Halacha, each time he comes to Israel.

At Thu May 17, 05:53:00 AM 2018, Blogger yaak said...

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At Thu May 17, 06:15:00 AM 2018, Blogger yaak said...

Devash, I agree that the miracle is not as apparent or even as great as the other 2, which involved wars.

Nevertheless, I see it as a miracle that is significant. Yes, it confirms what we know is true, but for the nations, this is a first crack in the UN's anti-Israel dam. The momentum is shifting, with the Gulf states starting to get it somewhat too. The tide is turning.

At Thu May 17, 08:06:00 AM 2018, Blogger DS said...


I think it is also interesting - you failed to point this out - that the day of the Embassy move, Gevura of Malchut, is also Yom Hevron: clearly GEVURA of Malchut. And the fact that Rav Moshe Lowinger, ZT"L, passed away the day after Gevura of Malchut; he was the soul, the head, and the body of Yishuv Yehuda and Shomron starting with Hevron, clearly a trailblazer, a Moshe HaLevy who brought Am Yisrael into Eretz Yisrael. If you ask me, a Gilgul of Moshe Rabbeinu. So both events, the Embassy transfer and the conquest of Hevron, fall on the same day- but the Gevura of Hevron is not mixed up with the Klipah of Edom, B"H ( or at least wasn't until the missionaries set their eyes, claws and hearts on conquering Yesha for themselves through the wineries).

I wonder what the significance of those two events falling on the same day is. Maybe you have an idea?

At Thu May 17, 06:38:00 PM 2018, Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

1. It was the angel of Esav that blessed Ya'akov that he should be called Yisrael. So it is an imperfect brachah because the Angel as kind as he is now still represents the idea that the mangod died for our eternal sins. So when VP Pence came to the Knesset with all of his brachot, he came with the p'gam of being a Trinitarian, but Michael Pence's moving speech before the Knesset was STILL the fulfillment of prophesy that Esav would bless us at the End of Days.... imperfectly since he is still Esav and believes in Esavian falsehoods. Same with the moving of the Embassy on the Gregorian and not the Hebrew anniversary of the Founding of Israel. Same with the invocation of that preacher who said that Jews are going to hell because they do not believe in Yoshke. All imperfect but all the fulfillment of a sterling prophesy.

2. Obviously there will be a moment when our Mashiach will become a challenge to their mangod. That moment has not yet arrived. Perhaps it has to do with that Final Tzadee which will begin to be manifest in Tamuz, about one month away. That Final Tzadee is Tzemech Yitzmach, Mashiach Tzidkeinu. Perhaps...

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At Fri May 18, 08:56:00 AM 2018, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Loved this post. Thank you!

Agree very much with you and Devash, but I also agree with you that this is sort of the in-road to the world, at last, seeing, if not understanding yet, that Yerushalayim was, is and will always be the heart & soul, the capital of Eretz Yisrael and Am Yisrael (bnai Yisrael). Many of the great Rabbis at the time of the rebirth in 1948 were also against the 'State' but, now it is evident that it was all part of the process of our ultimate Geulah. We pray daily that soon Moshiach will be here.


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