Wednesday, September 19, 2007

The Sky Is Falling - Again

The following are quotes from the DreamingOfMoshiach blog. Many in the mystical community -- this includes kabbalists as well as facilitators pretending to convey the words of autistics -- are convinced that the world is ending yesterday, September 18, 2007. (Or rather than catastrophic war will break out, etc.) Therefore, people should stock up on supplies in Eretz Yisrael. Thus, the Bunny cartoon above, serendipitously published September 17th, 2007.

According to the writings of the Vilna Gaon, zs'l, a sign of the Gog uMagog war is its breaking out on the Jewish holiday of Hoshana Rabba (the 7th day of the Sukkot holiday), just after the conclusion of the 7th or shemittah [agricultural sabbatical] year.

The Mazishov Admor האדמו"ר מזצ'ישוב zs'l explains that when Moshe Rabbenu zs'l asked HaShem (Parshat Shemot) "שלח נא ביד תשלח" "Please send by the hand that You will send". (send someone else to Paroah). The word נא (please) in Gematria is 51. The Admor said 200 hundred years ago, that this is a clear indication that Gog uMagog will begin Hoshana Raba, 51 days after Rosh Chodesh Elul.

The Saintly Rav Kaduri, zs'l, also said that the seven years of Gog uMagog begun on Hoshana Rabbah (the seventh day of the Feast of Booths) in the first year of a shmittah cycle, 2001, and would conclude at the next Shmittah cycle, 5768. He also said that it would be the year of the war. Yehoshua Meiri, explained Rabbi Kaduri's understanding of the events based on the calculations of the Vilna Gaon: "On Hashanah Rabba, the actual war of Gog and Magog will commence and will last for seven years," said Meiri.

The actual war of Gog uMagog started (the bombs started to drop) in Afghanistan, precise to the minute, at 9:30 p.m. on the night of Hoshana Rabba, the time when the final judgment on the nations of the world is sealed and execution begin. US and British forces began an aerial bombing campaign targeting Taliban forces and Al-Qaida. That year was the beginning of the shemita year, 5761.

We are now in the 7th and final year.
Today, 6 Tishrei is 15 days prior to Hoshana Raba 5768.
The date of Hoshana Raba 5768 is 21 Tishrei, October 3, 2007.

I suggest to everyone to take ALL WARNINGS very seriously!

Sandhedrin סנהדרין צ"ז
באמר רבא: מתוך שעתידין ליגאל בשביעית, לפיכך קבעוה בשביעית. והרי אמר
בששית קולות, בשביעית מלחמות, במוצאי שביעית בן דוד בא
In the 6th, voices of war -5767
In the 7th, war (Shemita year) 5768
END of 7th, Moshiach Ben David Arrives - 5769
September 18 - Tishrei Vav

Prepare as soon as possible.

The last war is about to explode any second, Gog uMagog, prior to the complete Geula. WE must prepare prior to it all necessary preparations because a state of emergency is about to happen any second, we will know what we must do, but must be prepared as early as possible.

Emergency Physical Preparation:
1. Dry food - canned goods, crackers, Matzot, medicine. If you have young children: diapers, baby food. Prepare anything that does not need refrigeration.

2. In case of a blackout: Prepare candles, flashlights, emergency lighting, generators, batteries!

3. In case of stoppage of running water:
Prepare buckets of water for regular usage (Netilat Yadaim, etc.), water bottles.

4. In case phone lines are dead, do not panic. Take a sefer Tehillim and pray. There is no benefit speaking on the phone at a time of emergency. The best benefit is speaking directly to HKB'H.

Emergency Spriritual Preparation - Weapon for the war:
1. Sefer Tehillim always available, say it every minute and second, every pasuk and perek. This is our strength and lifeline. Start now.

2. Viduy (confession). Be strict to say it at least once a day with much devotion, announce your sins. It's better to say it twice, three times a day.

3. Devotion in prayer and blessing - concentrate and glue yourself to the holy words of HKB'H with love and fear. Concentrate when saying Amen, blessings, Kaddish.

4. Read TaNaCh every available moment, read with your lips, not in thought. Also Shir HaShirim and all holy prayers.

5. Read books that speak about the Geula, it causes the Geula to arrive quicker. (Sefarim of Rav Nachman, zs'l, HaRaMCHaL, zs'l, every tzaddik).

6. Give lots of charity with happiness to poor family.

7. Light candles for all the Tzaddikim of all generations to be Malitz Yosher us for the near Geula.

September 18, 2007, at 9:30 pm Israel time, It Will Start...
It was reported that on September 18, 2007, at 9:30 pm Israel time, it will start. The world as we know it today will start changing from one extreme to the other. What will happen and exactly how will it happen no one knows. Even though this forecast is based from many different groups, they all agree on the date. But no one can give an answer, but one thing they agree - it will be a day that never happened in human history.
The forecast starts with apocalyptic prophecies in connection to the Mount Temple and Yerushalayim. They say that the changes that will occur are called - Song of Solomon 2:8: 'קול דודי הנה זה בא The voice of my beloved! Behold, He comes".
The events will start in Yerushalyim, the holy city. The foreseen changes that will occur in the world will begin with the Jewish nation, in Yerushalayim at the main gate, in the Old City and the Jewish nation will lead the process.
They also say that there will be 3 days of darkness. During these day, many will die.
Of course, nothing happened. That's no problem:

On of the fathers of the autistics writes in:

In regards to the article September 18, 2007, at 9:30 pm Israel time, It Will Start...,

בנתיים הכל פה כרגיל
Meanwhile, everything here is same
השמש זורחת הציפורים מצייצות
The sun is shining, the birds are chirping
נ.ב. P.S.
בנימין אמר: אף אחד לא יודע איך זה יהיה עד שזה יגיע
ב"ה שניהיה מוכנים לכך
Binyamin said: No one knows how it will be till it arrives. B'H, we should be prepared for it.
BeEzrat Hashem, we should have Moshiach today! But not the one the autistics predict, with the vast majority of even frum Jews dying because they wear wigs rather than tichels, or learn in kollel while their zonah wives go out to work, etc.

I will be clear that I think that there is nothing to these predictions, and it is a bad thing that they are working everyone up into a frenzy. There is a danger in figuring out the ketz, because the galut is long. Many times in the past, people have deluded themselves into thinking the end is near, and it was not good for klal yisrael.

But do not worry. When nothing happens, and if chas veshalom Mashiach does not come next year, they will have a ready explanation of why it did not happen, or a rationalization that it did in fact happen, but in a way only appreciated by them. This is also part and parcel of these messianic movements.

Why do I point this out? Am I just mean? Well, perhaps that is part of it. But it is also important to note failures as well as successes. Otherwise, if one only notices and counts the positive predictions, then one's world view develops that these predictions are infallible. Then, they and others fall for it the next time.


Soccer Dad said...

23 or so years ago I was privileged to take a class in Messianism with Rabbi Dr. David Berger. There were quite a few dates that came and went. And even some Gedolim occasionally went along with them.

The most interesting (to me) was 4291. Why was that year chosen? 7 x 613. But as Dr. Berger pointed out the number 613 is arbitrary.

Anonymous said...

When and how did 613 come about?

Anonymous said...

4291 means 531 CE. That's pretty early isn't it?

joshwaxman said...

I am not sure if this is what you are asking, but:

613 as a tradition for the number of Biblical mitzvot.

perhaps in part because of RaMaCH limbs and (613-RaMaCH) sinews. Or maybe that derivation went in the opposite direction.

but a Talmudic derasha is from the verse that states that "Torah Moshe commanded us." And the letters of Torah add up to 611. Those were commanded by Moshe. The remaining 2 were said by God himself on Har Sinai.

Anonymous said...

I understand the significance of Hoshana Raba, but what is the significance of 15 days before Hoshana Raba?


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