BH, I’m working on a big post about volcanoes and how they affect climate drastically, which I hope to have up tomorrow.
(The take home message: it’s not plastic straws or driving your SUV that’s causing freak weather and massive hail to fall across the planet…)
In the meantime, do you know how many ground fires are happening in the UK? Saddleworth Moor you know about already, but there’s also been wildfires in Scotland, wild fires two days ago around Heathrow Airport in a West London Suburb, and now a massive wildfire in Epping Forest, to the South East of London, that is apparently the size of 150 soccer stadiums.
I used to go to Epping Forest as a kid, so I know it well (kind of).
But that’s not all: Hamodia this week had a picture of a rubbish (garbage…) collecting truck in Newbury, England whose wheels had got stuck in melting tarmac.
The standard explanation for all these things is that it’s all because of the heatwave that the UK is experiencing. But you know what? That doesn’t really fly. Saddleworth Moor, to take one example, lit up on day 2 of the ‘heatwave’, and it’s known that the marshy land there stays wet and soggy throughout summer.
One day of ‘heatwave’ is not going to get that place to stay on fire for a month.
And also, if hot weather causes dumpster trucks to sink into the tarmac, why don’t we see that happening all the time in Israel, where temperatures are much warmer than the UK, for much longer?
One possible answer for what’s going on in the UK right now is that the heat is coming up from the ground.
The British Isles was also shaped by volcanic activity, and once you get the false timescales out of the way, there is absolutely no reason to think that molten magma couldn’t rise closer to the surface again there, just as it’s doing all over the place at the moment.
Over the last two weeks, the UK has experienced some very unusual earthquake activity in Surrey, to the South East of London, around Gatwick airport. Locals are blaming new fracking operations, but my view is that the seismicity and the fires are all related, as earthquakes happen when magma is on the move.
And magma is very hot. And the gases that go along with it are extremely flammable.
No-one is looking for that in the UK of course, or testing it, or even considering it as a hypotheses, because hey! All the volcanic activity stopped half a billion years ago, didn’t it?
A recent scientific discovery has drastically changed our view of the global carbon cycle and identified a new significant risk. Researchers have discovered a giant lake or reservoir made up of molten carbon sitting below the western US.
THE MASSIVE LAVA LAKE UNDER THE US
Remember that massive lava lake they found a few months ago under North America, something like a trillion tons? Of course, they told everyone to go back to sleep, that stuff is going to take a billion years to come anywhere close to the surface.
But that’s simply not true.
It’s up to God if it’s going to punch through again, and if all havoc is going to kick off in the world. At any point, Hashem can decide to make thousands of volcanoes go off, to have magma erupt through fissures in the ground anywhere on the planet, and to have earthquakes and tsunamis. We live here on planet earth mamash b’chasdei Hashem, through Hashem’s great mercy.
We all take our stable climate and lack of volcanoes and earthquakes, and crop production so much for granted.
But if there is one thing that seems to be happening this year, it’s that God is starting to open our eyes to just how fragile the whole appearance of controlling nature and the food cycle really is.
God has kept things unusually quiet, climate-wise, for over a century, to give all the Darwinists and heretical ‘evolution’ people the best possible shot at convincing humanity that God is absent, the world is billions of years old, and that life is totally random and meaningless, so do whatever the heck you want.
But that period of time is now coming to a close.
And it’s going to become clearer and clearer now that there is One ‘person’ really in control here: God.
And the people who keep going against God, and who keep trampling on the laws of basic morality and justice are finally going to have to face the music.
(On that note, do you know the immensely anti-Israel Norway, Denmark and Sweden are currently having a freak heatwave and drought that’s causing them acute crop shortages?)
It’s not just the countryside in the south of Israel that’s being set alight by terror kites from Gaza.
London (and much of Europe and the US) is also burning.
So, there’s an interesting discussion that’s been happening in the comments section under the last post (and btw, I’m actually so pleased that people with so many different viewpoints feel comfortable enough to post their ideas up on the blog, in a respectful way that isn’t dissing anyone else, Baruch Hashem.)
But the basic discussion is this:
How can we await Moshiach every single day, as we’re told we have to do by #12 of the Rambam’s 13 Principles of Faith, without getting so hung up on a specific date that it risks utterly ruining our emuna if that doesn’t happen?
As always, there is really no clear-cut or black-and-white answer, so let’s try to figure out together what the sources are actually saying, and how to apply that in reality in our own lives, because there is also a huge difference between ‘theoretical’ Judaism and real, live, sincere Judaism.
So many people are excellent at the former, and actually far less excellent at really applying the theories of what we’re all supposed to do, and how we’re supposed to actually do it, especially to themselves.
So tachlis, how can we balance waiting for Moshiach and eagerly anticipating him every single day, as the Rambam tells us we’re meant to be doing, without getting caught up in pointless false predictions and prophecies about ‘the end’, which is a particularly xtian past-time?
(On that note, I just have to say something: a few people, including my usually very switched-on brother, have recently sent me links to ‘Breaking Israel News’ with different stories about prophecies and predictions about the end of days. I get a really, really bad vibe from the stuff on that website, probably the xtian undercurrent that’s going on there is warping all the authentic Torah sources to its own end. Caveat emptor.)
Here’s what Rav Natan has to say, in Tzaddik (527):
“A number of leading Torah figures have made calculations of the time of the coming of Moshiach. In our own period a number of people have made specific claims about when Moshiach would come. The same has happened in previous generations. The Rebbe disagreed completely.
“He said that any date people gave for the coming of the Moshiach would certainly not be the date he would come. There are passages in the Holy Zohar and elsewhere cursing all who make such calculations. For “The Son of David will only come when no-one is paying attention.” (Sanhedrin 97a).
“At the moment, people are saying Moshiach will come in the year 5600 (1839-40) and they claim that the Zohar contains illusions to this. The truth is that he will definitely not come then. He may come before 5600, or he may come after. But in 5600 itself he will certainly not come.
There is no doubt about this, seeing as people are expecting him them.
“One thing is certain: any date someone gives on the basis of calculations as the date of his coming will quite definitely not be when he comes.
“The Moshiach will indeed come quickly and without delay in our days, but it will be when no one is paying any attention whatsoever. No-one would have dreamt that this would be when he would come – and suddenly he will come. Speedily in our days, Amen.”
There is lots of food for thought here. Before we continue, we should know that some of the people who have made calculations (and that word is crucial, I’ll explain why in a minute) about when Moshiach will come include Torah giants like the Vilna Gaon and closer to our times, Rav Yehuda Ashlag.
So this is not an error that ‘dumb’ or ‘unbelieving’ people make, far from it.
Rav Ashlag’s teachings were picked up and warped by the Kabbalah Centre, and all that interesting stuff on the kabbalahsecrets website is another offshoot of this warped, Kabbalah Centre / quasi-xtian obsession with calculating the end. (There’s that word again.)
So Moshiach is not going to come Succot 5779. How do I know? Simple – Rav Natan said: any date someone gives on the basis of calculations as the date of his coming will quite definitely not be when he comes. He may come before Succot, he may come after, but according to Rav Natan, on Succot 5779 itself, he definitely is NOT coming.
WHAT DOES IT MEAN, ‘CALCULATIONS’?
So now, let’s try to dig down a bit more, and to clarify a bit more about what’s going on, because in recent years, so many of our own huge tzaddikim have made clear statements about our generation being the time of Moshiach and geula.
Are we really saying they don’t know the Gemara in Sanhedrin, God forbid? Or that they’re going against what they’re meant to be doing, but saying what they’re saying, God forbid?
That simply doesn’t make sense. So clearly, something else is going on here. I’m going to bring together a bunch of quotes from One in a Generation Volume II that I think will shed some real light on the subject, and then I’ll sum things up at the end.
MOSHIACH WAS PREDICTED TO COME IN 2012
The Jewish year 5772 (corresponding to 2011-2012) had long been touted as a very likely date for the redemption of the Jewish people to begin. The late Rav Yitzchak Kaduri had publicly stated on a number of occasions that Moshiach would come during Av 5772.
Rav Yitzchak Shlomo Zilberman had also publicized the tradition he’d received that the Vilna Gaon had hinted that 5772 was the year of Keitz, or End of Days, as had other descendants of the Vilna Gaon’s students.
Meanwhile, Rav Yosef Scheinberger told over the story he’d heard directly from Rav Grosnas, one of the Chofetz Chaim’s students, that the Chofetz Chaim had said in the year 5692 that it wouldn’t take more than another 80 years for Moshiach to come — again, bringing us to 5772.
Over the last decade, an enormous amount of sources from the Zohar and other holy works, gematrias and anecdotal traditions were amassed, all pointing to the year 5772 as the year of redemption. As more and more of this information came to light and was publicized, the religious public waited with bated breath to see what will be in 5772.
(Guess what: Moshiach didn’t come then.)
MOSHIACH WAS PREDICTED TO COME IN 2014
As 5774 (2014) wound down, so many different Jewish groups and religious leaders seemed to be talking about Moshiach.
Rav Chaim Kanievsky is on record as saying at this time: “The Moshiach is no longer waiting at the entrance, he’s already been given permission to open the door!” And when he was asked specifically what he meant, he replied, “It’s possible that we’ve reached the end of the exile.”
When Operation Protective Edge began in July 2014, the Milkman, Rav Chaim Cohen, made the following statement: “They informed me from Heaven that the redemption process started today. Am Yisrael is going to be redeemed. No one knows how long it will take, dear brothers, but know that the complete redemption process (geulah sheleimah) has begun, and because of this, the troubles are not going to cease in coming.”
Meanwhile, the kabbalist Rav Dovid Chaim Stern from Bnei Brak told his students in the autumn of 2014 that the situation was only going to get worse from day to day, and that only Moshiach could solve the problem.
(Moshiach didn’t come then, either.)
MOSHIACH WAS PREDICTED TO COME IN 2015
Purim time, 2015, Rav Dov Kook of Tiveria said about Rav Berland’s exile: “There’s some profound siyatta d’Shmaya going on. He’s going to come and redeem us, and when he comes, Moshiach will come too.”
As 5775 continued, the feeling of impending doom that had enveloped the Jewish people (and the world more generally) continued to deepen.
Many of the Gedolei Hador put out messages at this time, including the following one from Rav Chaim Kanievsky, which was publicized around Pesach 5775 (April 2015) by the famous darshan and mashgiach, Rav Chizkiyahu Mishkovsky.
Rav Mishkovsky made the following comments while he was speaking at a conference organized by Lev L’Achim:
“Today, we find ourselves at one of the most critical moments for the Jewish people,” Rav Mishkovsky announced. “One of the close relatives of our teacher and Torah giant, Rav Chaim Kanievsky, recently came to visit him, and the ‘prince of Torah’ [i.e. Rav Chaim Kanievsky] told him: ‘Go and announce to Klal Yisrael that we are at the time of ‘the footsteps of Moshiach,’ and that Moshiach is at the threshold, and the only possibility of surviving this time is through Torah and gemilus chassidim.’”
(Moshiach didn’t come then, either.)
MOSHIACH IS PREDICTED TO COME IN 2016
The prophecy in Zechariah speaks of all the soldiers of the nations gathering around Israel, and as 5776 began, it seemed that prophecy was about to come true.
A video of a secular teenage boy who’d had a clinical death, and who had apparently been shown some violent scenes in Heaven relating to the imminent coming of Moshiach, went viral across Israel, with hundreds of thousands of viewers.
Among the many things the teenage boy said was that the IDF would only be able to stand up against its enemies for two days, and that Israel was about to be conquered by literally hundreds of thousands of foreign soldiers. So many of the Youtube rabbis went crazy about all these 'predictions'. Guess what?
Moshiach didn’t come then, either.
The local makolet guy started wearing a kippa and laying his tefillin after he saw that video, around Rosh Hashana 5776. By the end of the year, when Moshiach hadn’t shown up and ‘armageddon’ hadn’t kicked off, as predicted, he took it off again.
THAT'S THE PROBLEM WITH PREDICTIONS BASED ON CALCULATIONS
So we can see, ‘predictions’ about Moshiach coming aren’t always helpful. But there’s a different between trying to CALCULATE the end, with all sorts of fancy gematrias and kabbalistic ideas, and between actually KNOWING that we’re at the end.
And I think what is going on now, with Rav Kanievsky, and the Milkman, and Rav Kook, and Rav Berland, is that they actually KNOW we are at the end, just Moshiach hasn’t been revealed yet.
To be clear, that could mean that Moshiach has actually come, that the true tzaddikim already know who he is and that he’s here, but that we haven’t yet merited for him to be revealed yet – which means no-one is making calculations about anything. They are simply referring to a factual occurrence that they are aware of, but that other people don’t know about.
Here’s some quotes to give us an idea about what our job actually is, at this period of time:
WE HAVE TO OWN UP TO OUR OWN FLAWS, INSTEAD OF POINTING FINGERS AT OTHERS
Rav Berland once said: “People think that Moshiach can come without prayer. That a person can simply travel to Uman, press a button, and Moshiach will appear. He’ll be there at the tziyun, and just needs to press a certain secret button, and then Moshiach will appear.
Moshiach can’t come until we do true teshuvah with a truly broken heart, and have true shmiras einayim!
“It’s time to cry out, ‘We are guilty!’ and then Moshiach will really come, and Moshiach will be revealed. Moshiach wants to be revealed at every moment. Motzoei Shemittah — this is the time that Moshiach needs to be revealed.”
The Rav concluded that all the wars, the intifada and the dangers that will accompany the coming of the Moshiach are only to get people to wake up and do teshuvah, so that we’ll cry out “We are guilty! That’s it,” he said. “That’s all we need to do.”
ATTENTION, ALL LITVAKS: WANTING MOSHIACH ALSO APPLIES TO YOU
Rav Yehezkel Levenstein, ztl, the former mashgiach ruchani (spiritual guide) of the Mir yeshiva, wrote in his book Or Yehezkel (7) the following words about the importance of believing in, and hoping for, the coming of Moshiach.
“Emuna (belief) in the coming redemption is one of our fundamental obligations. And not just a grudging, low level of emuna; the Rambam writes that: “A person is obligated to stand and wait for the coming of Moshiach, and anyone who doesn’t wait [i.e. anticipate Moshiach’s coming] is a heretic.
“And even though the whole of the nation of Israel believes in and recognizes the [idea of the] coming of the Moshiach, there is still an obligation to wait for it, and to anticipate it actually happening, and anyone who stops anticipating [the coming of Moshiach], even for just an hour, we see from this that they are not a believer.
“Once a person really expects and yearns for the coming of the Melech Moshiach (King Moshiach), then any of the occurrences happening in the world appear to him to be a hint, or connected with the [imminent] redemption, and will cause him to think that maybe, the Melech Moshiach is truly on the threshold [of being revealed].
“It should be underlined that people don’t see the signs of redemption because they don’t think about it all, or reflect on the matter [of Moshiach coming]. I remember how the Chofetz Chaim, ztl, used to wait for it, and connect everything to the geula (redemption).”
Elsewhere, Rav Levenstein returns to the subject, and adds: “The Rambam already wrote that anyone who doesn’t wait for him [i.e. the Moshiach] to come every single day, is a heretic in regard to the whole Torah. And this is particularly true in our time, when we shouldn’t only wait and hope for the Melech Moshiach, but actually know that we are in the days when Moshiach will come.”
MOSHIACH’S COMING WON’T CHANGE ANYTHING
(Excerpted from One in a Generation)
When Rav Berland was in South Africa during the summer of 2015, he gave a shiur where he explained that the revelation of the Moshiach wouldn’t change anything at all in the world. Until everyone did teshuvah, there simply couldn’t be a true redemption, and the real work of the Moshiach would be to bring everyone in the world back to God.
At that time, he said:
“These next six years, from 5775 to 5781 (2014-2021), are the years of redemption. These are the years when the whole of Am Yisrael will do teshuvah; even the biggest criminals and thugs are going to do teshuvah. There are no criminals in Am Yisrael, there are no wicked people in Am Yisrael. It’s all just stages of the redemption [process.] It’s all just stages in the evolution of the neshamah, in receiving the different stages of the soul. The biggest criminal is going to end up being the biggest tzaddik…
“We also need to bring the 70 nations back in repentance. The King Moshiach is going to return all the nations back to God, because God forbid that even a single goy should die! We don’t want any non-Jews to die, except for [exceptionally evil] people like Hitler, yimach shmo, but even common murderers can do teshuvah.”
REDEMPTION IS A PROCESS
The Rav was sending a clear message that redemption is a process, and that the process that will culminate in true peace, and the coming of the Jewish redeemer, is already occurring right now, however it may look externally.
Moshiach, “the son of Yishai,” is likened to a sprout for a very good reason: For many long weeks, months and even years, the seed of Moshiach lays underground, hidden from public view, apparently decaying and rotting away. Until… that first sprout of redemption finally bursts forth.
May it be speedily in our days, amen.
SUMMING IT ALL UP:
So, lots to think about here. The key points are this:
Over to you, dear readers.
Yesterday, I woke up feeling really shaky. I’d had a weird dream which wasn’t ‘bad’, but was just weird, but before I even opened my eyes, I just felt like my brain was jumping around all over the place.
Now, we can put that down to me being highly-strung and half-Moroccan, but my husband was also feeling pretty shaky yesterday, for no obvious reason.
If I could be bothered, I’d go and check out the Schumann Resonance read-outs, or I’d write another few paragraphs here explaining how space weather affects human moods and health.
But today, I can’t be bothered.
Maybe it’s part of the vibe going on, but I’m losing my motivation to keep pointing things out. I mean, haven’t we all been here before, with so many exciting and dramatic ‘predictions’ that actually never happened?
Haven’t I spent more than a decade with my life on hold waiting for ‘the end’ to start happening?
So even though ironically, more and more of the pieces seem to be slotting into place, and even though I believe that Rav Berland is 100% on the money with his timescale of geula by 5781, I’m still finding it a little hard to get into the spirit of things.
Because what if it all fades out and fizzles again?
I got so burned by all those false ‘predictions’ from the autistics, that I don’t have a huge amount of energy left for the real deal. And I know I’m not alone. I’m seeing so many people give up, all over the place, in a myriad different ways.
That one is giving up on living in Israel, this one is giving up on trying to keep Shabbat or wearing tzitzit, that one is giving up on guarding their eyes – the list goes on and on.
Because so many of us made a super-human effort to get into the right place, the right ‘space’ spiritually, for geula – and then geula receded off into the distance and we were left feeling pretty lost and confused.
Uh, I AM meant to have made all that sacrifice to be in Jerusalem, right God? Even if geula doesn’t kick off tomorrow? I AM meant to have committed to covering my hair 24/7, even if judgment day doesn’t happen in my lifetime, right? It wasn’t a dumb idea to put soul ahead of body, even though body has got a pretty rough ride of things the last few years and it looks like I'm never going to be able to live in my own home again?
That wasn’t just stupid and retarded thinking, right God?
These are the discussions I’ve been having with God recently, where I’m seeking some reassurance that all the effort, the self-sacrifice, the struggle to try to give God what I believe He wants is actually worth it.
Luckily, God manages to reassure me every single time that it is.
HE WHO PREPARES FOR SHABBAT EATS ON SHABBAT
A while back, I spent weeks killing myself to make a seder, where we’d be joined by ‘out of towners’ who didn’t really keep mitzvoth.
As my hands turned to that pre-Pesach sandpaper from all the cleaning and cooking, I started to feel a bit grumpy and fed-up, that I was the one slaving away like Cinderella, while my guests would get a ‘free ride’ for the seder.
(Yes, my middot are really that bad.)
“Dear, don’t be jealous of those people who showed up to a gorgeous seder they didn’t do anything to prepare themselves,” God told me then. “Even though it seems you’re eating the same food, and attending the same event, because you made all that effort to prepare it, you’re actually experiencing something completely and totally different.”
And it’s the same with geula.
I’m not one of those psycho-bloggers who is wishing mass death and destruction on people because they couldn’t find the strength or courage to move to Israel. I know how hard that move can be, I know how complicated it can get, I know how much emuna it can take to move here, and then to stay here when the going gets tough and you start to feel so lonely and alone.
It’s a much, much bigger test than most of the psycho-bloggers are willing to admit, and their lack of compassion for Jews in the diaspora bothers me tremendously.
I want every Jew to make it to the end point, to the netz, and to greet Moshiach, wherever they might live and even if they aren’t perfect. Because who the heck is perfect, in 2018?!?
But at the same time… I still have that niggling feeling that it’s not really so fair, that I’m slaving away over geula like Cinderella while other people are focused on getting their nails done and booking their next holiday to the Bahamas…
Until God reminds me:
“Because you made all that effort to prepare for it, you’re actually going to experience something completely and totally different.”
WE ALL HAVE TO DIE BEFORE WE GET REVIVED
While we’re talking about geula, here’s something else I recently learned from Rav Berland:
Everyone is going to have to die, at least for five minutes, before techiat hameitim, or the revival of the dead.
So, you can’t move to Israel just to avoid an exploding Yellowstone, because we’ve got our own version right here on our doorstep in Harrat Ash Shamah (or ‘The Mountain of Guilt’, as my husband pointed out.)
God is going to judge each and every one of us on our own individual merits wherever we happen to live, and we’ll all have to snuff it before we can get to the revival of the dead and the World to Come.
So then, why make all that effort? Why try so hard to move to Israel, or to continue to live in Israel, or to keep wearing socks when the thermometer hits 42 degrees, or to keep doing hitbodedut and or getting up to pray at dawn when you can’t really see, often, how it’s getting you anywhere?
That’s something so many of us are grappling with at the moment.
But there is an answer:
To serve Hashem lishma, simply for its own sake, and not because we’re going to get geula, or money, or houses, or an easy life back in return.
And when I remember that, I don’t want to give up anymore.
Over on RavBerland.com, they just posted up another awesome translation of some of the Rav’s more recent comments about what is actually going on all around us.
Rav Berland has been dropping clues about all the ‘climate change’ that’s going to precede the coming of Moshiach for many months now, and to my knowledge, he’s the only real rabbi who is doing this. And you need a tremendous background both in Tanach and kabbalah, and also in climate change stuff itself to start picking up all his clues, and to try to figure it all out.
I don’t have the former, but I’m working on the latter, so let’s go through his latest words to see what we can try to figure out, together. The Rav’s words will be bolded, and my comments will be underneath.
It’s written in the Zohar that two years before the netz (end of days), the stars start to sing. A person needs to wake up two years before the netz.
The ‘song’ of the stars is electro-magnetic – it’s the pulse of life, it’s the pulse of all creation. If the stars are starting to ‘sing’ two years before the end, the geula, one of the things that means is that the electro-magnetic vibes flying around planet earth via cosmic rays, and a bunch of other ‘celestially inspired’ phenomena are going to lead to some very interesting developments down here.
Climate change, earthquakes and volcanoes erupting are all connected to this electromagnetism (as is human mental and physical health). That’s why every time there’s a huge spike in the Schumann Resonance, we all start feeling decidedly weird, emotionally.
So, this ‘singing’ has started now, and will continue for two more years until the geula starts in earnest. BTW, that matches up exactly with what the Rav said HERE, about the coming of Moshiach being a process that will last until 5781. Two more years takes us up to the cusp of 5781.
the ridicule of Hashem is arafel (fog, mist, haze)….
This is clearly a very deep, hard to understand passage (even in the Hebrew) but my best guess is that the people who are ‘ridiculing’ Hashem – we all know who they are – are going to have to deal with some serious hazey-fog-cloud thing.
To my volcano-obsessed mind, that could easily be an eruptive ash cloud, or a cloud of ‘laze’ – the dangerous lava-cum-haze that occurs when molten magma flows into the sea.
This is all referring to 50 seas…”And [God] said come until po (here).” Why is Yaffo (Joppa) called Yaffo? Because Hashem said ‘come until po’. And why is Haifa called ‘Haifa’? Also, because Hashem said ‘come until po’.
Yaffo, the ancient port of Joppa, is where the whale spat Yonah out. While Yonah was in the whale, he was also shown the entrance to sheol (purgatory / gehinnom) that was presumably on the ocean floor, in keeping with the idea we learned in THIS POST that the entrances to gehinnom are located in the desert, in the sea and in inhabited places.
Today, Jaffa has become Tel Aviv. Haifa is still Haifa. It’s very interesting that these are the only two cities that I know of, in Israel, to recently put up tsunami warning signposts all over the place.
God is the one who told the water to ‘stop’ and go no further. If the inhabitants of a city are ‘mocking’ or ‘ridiculing’ God (and we all know what that means) – then it seems like a midda-kneged-midda thing that just as they aren’t listening to God anymore, the sea could also stop ‘listening to God’ – resulting in some massive flood-type scenario.
The oceans were spreading out in all directions, the Mediterranean Sea was spreading out. In the time of Enosh, it spread out in the direction of Yaffo and Haifa, and after that, in the generation of the mabbul (great flood), it spread out in the direction of Gibraltar….
Enosh’s generation preceded Noah’s, and is considered to be the time of the Second World, after Adam and Eve. It’s a time when a third of the earth was permanently flooded as a result of that generation’s descent into idol worship. Here’s some of what our sources say about this time:
From Chazal: (Mechilta, Yitro, baChodesh 6)
At the time of Enosh God said, “You made an innovation and called others ‘gods’. I too will make an innovation, and call the waters of the sea.” And the sea rose and flooded one third of the earth.
From Brayshis Rabba 23:6:
In four ways nature changed in the time of Enosh. The mountains became rocky, the dead became subject to vermin, the faces of people became similar to apes, and men became subject to gremlins.
(No I don’t know what ‘gremlins’ are – this is taken from Rav Dovid Brown’s English translation in Mysteries of Creation. Any ideas what it’s actually referring to?)
Chazal tell us: (Shekalim 6:2, Braishit Rabba 23:7 and Yalkut Shimoni 2:543)
The Prophet Amos twice (5:8 and 9:6) declares that God ‘calls to the waters of the sea and spills them over the earth.’ The reiteration is not redundant; the ocean broke out twice and in these two surges the Mediterranean Sea came into being. The first time took place at the time of Enosh and the second at the time of the Dor HaFlaga [when the built the Tower of Babel].”
(There is then recorded a disagreement about which part of the world was flooded first, with some holding it was the shores of Eretz Yisrael first, then Calabria and the Barbary Coast, while others hold the opposite opinion. Rav Berland is going with the opinion that says first Israel, then Calabria was flooded.)
This is a good place to note that all this happened less than
5, 400 years ago.
This all happened AFTER Adam and Eve, so all that rubbish about massive earth changes only occurring in the ‘billions of years’ before man was first created it clearly baloney (if you believe the Torah is the living word of God.)
When we get up in the morning, and we see the new dawn, we see that the sunrise knows its place; “the four corners of the world are grabbed, and the wicked ones are shaken from it”. At the end, Hashem is going to shake off all the rashaim (evildoers). He’s going to turn everything over, and prevent the evildoers from seeing the daylight, and the deceitful limbs [He will] break.
This part is very hard to figure out….until you read Velikovsky who brings a whole load of evidence from folk traditions across the world that sun didn’t always use to rise in the east and set in the west. I’m bringing just a little bit here, to give you the picture (Worlds in Collision, Chapter 5, East and West):
Our planet rotates from west to east. Has it always done so? In this rotation from west to east, the sun is seen to rise in the east and set in the west. Was the east the primeval and only place of the sunrise? There is testimony from all parts of the world that the side which is now turned toward the evening once faced the morning.
This testimony comes from the Greek chronicler Herodotus (amongst many others), ancient Egyptians in the ‘Magical Papyrus Harris’, which talks of when ‘the south became north, and the earth turns over’, the Roman Pomponius Mela and a few others including the ancient Chinese, who say “that it is only since a new order of things has come about that the stars move from east to west.”
Again, Velikovsky has a whole, big chapter on precisely this subject, packed with sourced and footnoted references to different traditions that this happened within the last few thousand years.
We all know that quote that at the end of days God is going to shake the world like a blanket…Rav Berland is telling us that just as that happened in the past, and everything got ‘turned over’, it’s going to happen again in the future, and ‘shake off’ the evildoers.
Have you seen the fish in the sea? “Enquire of the t’hom (depths) to move about, and to disclose the shaarei mavet (the gates of death).” There [at the bottom of the ocean] are the gates where the Angel of Death walks around, and the Tzaddik rules over these gates.
The gates of death seem to be one and the same as the entrances to gehinnom that are located underwater. There are hundreds of thousands of volcanoes located underground – science has no way of even counting them. We know from THIS POST that volcanoes = entrances to gehinnom.
Rav Berland is telling us that the Tzaddik rules over these underground volcanoes, and that underground volcanoes is where the Angel of Death walks around, which again all kind of fits, doesn’t it?
Because the Tzaddik rules over these gates, a person can’t leave, [the Tzaddik] has total authority. So, Iyov (Job) was asked, ‘Can you rule over the gates of the Angel of Death? Can you stop the Angel of Death?’
“And you will see the gates of pitch-darkness”.
Now, how is the sun rising and shining? Every day, through a different window, who is causing it to rise in the East? The Tzaddik….If you know the secret of where the sun’s light derives from, then you’ll live for eternity.
Again, we can understand this much easier now we know the sun didn’t always rise in the east, and that the ‘gates of pitch-darkness’ are the ‘entrances to gehinnom’ that double-up as deep-sea underwater volcanoes.
There are two secrets that you need to know: To know where the light of the sun comes from, and where the gate and the path from where the light of the sun continues to shine – and then [if you know these two secrets], a person can live forever….
You need to uncover the treasure house of the snow, “and the treasure house of the hail, that I reserved for the time of siege, for the day before the war.” The hail doesn’t have any gate in the world….
Very deep stuff… but notice the reference to hail and snow. So many countries right now, all across the world, are dealing with massive hail on an ongoing basis, and also very unseasonal snow. (Parts of Canada had snow fall at the end of June, Sweden had snow after its hottest ever May, and South Africa last week was blanketed in snow.)
The ikkar (essence) is the dew drops, the dew of techiyat hametim (reviving the dead). Hashem wanted to reveal to Iyov the dew of reviving the dead….
Why was Korach called ‘Korach’? Because he was kerach (ice-cold)….Now, here, we have the greatest secret of all. “Connect the epochs of Kimah”. Kimah is 100 stars. When we see a star, it’s really 100 stars. How can you connect all these stars together? Only the Tzaddik [can do this].
“Or open the measures of Kesil.”
Can you take Kesil, and place it [where you want], and drag it to do what you want it to do? The Tzaddik can do this.
So, this is where it gets even more awesome, as Kimah and Kesil are the two stars that Hashem moved around in order to bring Noah’s flood.
The Rav is telling us that the Tzaddik can control these celestial objects, and so can ‘control’ what’s going on down here, on planet earth, with all the crazy climate stuff.
Did you ever wonder what happened to ‘Nibiru’, and all those end of the world predictions?
My best guess is that ‘the Tzaddik of the generation’ managed to move it out the way, or keep it in abeyance, somehow, and that everything really depends on us making teshuva and coming back to Hashem 100% and having emunat tzaddikim.
The people who make teshuva, and who stick close to the Tzaddik will make it through – just like they did at the time of Noah, and also when Moshe took the Jews out of Mitzraim. The people who don’t – won’t.
So please, please, please people, stop slagging off rabbis and big tzaddikim and believing all that cack about the world being 4.7 billion years old and massive earth changes only happening over eons.
They happen immediately, whenever God wills them to happen, and the best (and really only….) insurance policy is to stay close to a real tzaddik and to do your best to live life according to Hashem’s dictates, wherever you happen to be located, geographically.
We live in very interesting times.
 The Rav was referring to many of the concepts found in both the book of Iyov (Job) and in the Gemara, in his remarks on the constellations and stars. For example, "'Ash" or "'Ayish" is mentioned twice in Job, and has been identified with the Great Bear. The Gemara in Brachot 58b and says: “But for the heat of Kesil, the world could not endure, on account of the excessive cold of Kimah, and vice versa.”
‘Kimah’ the star (often associated with the Pleiades) is the source of cold in the world. Kesil the star (associated with Orion) is source of heat in the world. In Amos 5:8, Kimah is mentioned before Kesil. In Iyov 9:9, Kesil is mentioned before Kimah. The Talmud quoted above says that this means that God uses each constellation to balance the other. Pleiades keeps Orion from boiling the world to death; Orion keeps Pleiades from freezing the world to death.
Elsewhere, the Gemara explains how the stars Kimah and Kesil are directly related to the mabbul, which came about when God took two stars from one constellation and moved them to another, leading to Noah’s flood.
The earthquakes that are striking in the top 1/5 of the Kinneret, very close to the Northern shore where all those yucky church buildings are on the 'consecrated land' that belongs the Vatican (!) are continuing.
I've done a short 5 minute video with much better sound to show you exactly where they are hitting, and also, to show you exactly where Harrat Ash Shamah - that volcanic field is - and how huge it is.
It last erupted a lake of boiling lava in 1850.
The only reason no-one is talking about this place is because there's been ongoing war in the area for the best part of a century, and that's not conducive to running lots of tests and studies. But Harrat Ash Shamah is huge.
The last massive earthquakes that destroyed Tsfat and Tiberius took place in 1837, around the same time there was volcanic activity in Syria and this lava lake sprang out of the ground. That could have happened before 1850, but was only 'noticed' by Europeans writing this stuff down then.
But earthquakes always precede volcanic events, as we've seen with all the eruptions going off recently around the globe. Definitely something to keep an eye on, as maybe God's patience with all the militant 'anti-authentic Judaism' stuff is starting to wear thin.
Over Shabbat, I happened to pick up Rebbe Nachman’s Tales, and I happened to open it up in the middle of the story of the Master of Prayer, who is trying to save the foolish people in the land of money from their ‘religion’ of worshipping wealth:
“These people also had images and icons of the wealthy people who were their gods. They would embrace these images and kiss them. This was part of their religious service.”
Steve Jobs, anyone? Forbes Rich List, anyone?
Anyway, so I was reading on, and then I came to this passage:
“The Mighty Warrior spoke to the King about the people in the land which had fallen into the worship of wealth. The Warrior said to the King: “I heard from you that the only way to release those who are immersed in the worship of the lust for wealth is through the path that I had to the sword.
“That is true,” replied the King. The King then told the Mighty Warrior that on the road to the sword there is a path to the side. That path leads to a Mountain of Fire, upon which crouches a lion.”
Now, the ‘Mighty Warrior’ in the story seems to represent ISIS / Iran / Radical Islam, who is scaring the pants of the wealth-worshipping people in Israel (and elsewhere).
But the notes explains that ‘the sword’ can also refer to gehinnom. And gehinnom, as we know from the previous post, is to be found under the earth’s crust and is directly connected to magma and lava.
So when I read about this path that leads to a Mountain of Fire, I sat up and took notice. Rabbenu continues:
“The Mountain of Fire is totally invisible.” – i.e. no-one even knows that it’s there.
“There is another path off to the side leading to a Kitchen….The food is cooked by the Mountain of Fire, and although the Mountain of Fire is very far away, there are channels and pipes from the Mountain of Fire to the Kitchen.”
This is describing underground lava tubes, channels and flows that connects the Mountain of Fire to Jerusalem (the location of the 'Kitchen').
In the Master of Prayer, the Kitchen and the Mountain of Fire play the key role in getting the people who worship money to finally make teshuva, and to return to God. But the really jaw-dropping bit of all this is when I went to read Chapters 30-31 of the Prophet Isaiah, which Rebbe Nachman tells us he based this particular tale on.
I’m just going to quote it verbatim, then sum up at the end.
“Behold, the Name of Hashem is coming from afar. His anger is flaring and the burden is heavy. His lips are full of rage and His tongue is like a consuming fire. His breath is like a raging stream…
“Hashem will make heard the majesty of his voice, and He will show the potency of His arm, with raging anger and with the flame of a consuming fire, with smashing, torrent and hailstone.
“For Assyria will become devastated by the voice of Hashem, as if He struck with the stick….and He will fight wars against them like the waving of the hand.
For Hell has been prepared from yesterday, it has been readied even for the king. [God] has deepened and widened it, its inferno has much fire and wood, and the breath of Hashem is like a stream of Sulphur burning within it.”
Doesn’t this sound so, so much like a massive volcanic eruption? That sulphuric smell goes along with geothermal springs and underground volcanic activity. That ‘tongue of fire’ thing – take a look at these pictures (above) from the USGS of Fissure 8 in Hawaii.
The world is currently being convulsed with ‘smashing, torrent and hailstone’ – if you go to the Watchers website and just scroll down the latest stories, here’s what you find for the last few days:
Japan: 38 killed by 16ft floodwater, 50 missing, roads collapsing, millions of people being forcibly evacuated.
France: 36,000 lighting strikes in less than one day, 7cm hail damaging and destroying houses, cars and crops.
Earthquakes going off all over the place, including most recently Russia, Mayotte, Mexico - and of course, Israel.
That stuff is connected to the volcanoes waking up, because the same cosmic radiation that is affecting the seismicity of the earth is also affecting the climate.
There is so much more to be said, as always, The volcano thing has been under the radar for most of us because we bought the lies we were taught in school, that the last time all these things blew their tops was millions of years ago, so we can go back to sleep – nothing to worry about here!
HARRAT ASH SHAMAH IS MUCH BIGGER THAN YELLOWSTONE...
Until Daisy mentioned Yellowstone, I didn’t think to compare that with Harrat Ash Shamah, but you know what? Harrat Ash Shamah covers 15,000 km, while Yellowstone only covers around 9,000 km.
I went to look at what the Smithsonian has to say about Harrat Ash Shamah. Here’s a little of what they said:
"The dark-colored lava flows in this NASA Space Shuttle image (with north to the left) lie at the southern end of the Es Safa volcanic field. This basaltic field (also referred to as As Safa), lies SE of the capital city of Damascas (Dimashq) and contains at least 38 cinder cones.
A boiling lava lake was observed in the Es Safa volcanic area in the middle of the 19th century. This volcanic field lies within the northern part of the massive alkaline Harrat Ash Shaam volcanic field that extends from southern Syria to Saudi Arabia."
Then, I went to Google Earth to go and measure where that Es (Al) Safa Lava Lake was – it’s the dark area you can still see very clearly on this map, and it measures 20km across – massive!
And it was last active around 1850, and probably had everything to do with the Tzfat / Tiberias earthquakes which struck in 1837, destroying those cities.
What boggles the mind the most is that the official papers on this site have dated it to 100,000 years ago using argon-potassium (K-Ar) dating…. Which is clearly rubbish! And even the Smithsonian website is listing it as being so, so much younger and majorly active 170 years ago. And it’s only around 150km away from the North of Israel…
God has kept this ‘Mountain of Fire’ invisible to all of us, at least until now.
But according to Rebbe Nachman, it's going to play a crucial role in getting the Jewish people away from their stocks and shares and property prices, and back to God.
We live in very interesting times.
This week, we read Parshat Pinchas. The Haftorah for that Parsha is from Jeremiah, and part of it reads:
“Hashem said to me, “You have seen well, for I hasten to fulfill My word. The word of Hashem came to me a second time, saying, “What do you see?” And I said, “I see a bubbling pot, and its spout is facing north (alternative translation: its bubbling is from the northern side.)
“And Hashem said to me, “From the north shall the evil loose itself upon all the inhabitants of the land.”
This is one of the most famous passages in scripture, and it’s been explained so many ways, most recently involving the whole Syrian civil war and the face-off between Russia and America.
But after discovering that enormous volcanic field to the N-NE of Israel (or what would have been directly north in Jeremiah’s time, as the tribes of Reuven, Gad and Manasseh were located where present Jordan is today), I’ve started to see this verse in a completely different light.
That whole imagery of a ‘bubbling pot’ called to mind something else I’d read in Mysteries of Creation, by Rav Dovid Brown, where he brings some of the descriptions of gehinnom as found in the Gemara. Like this:
“The whole world is like the cover of a pot, compared to gehinnom.” (Taanit 10a)
“Once the people of Tiveria ran a pipe carrying cold water through a branch of the local hot springs in order to have piped hot water. The sages told them that the water flowing from the system on Shabbat is prohibited for both drinking and bathing; on yom tov, permitted for drinking, but forbidden for bathing.
“The Gemara (Shabbos 39a) explains that the story of Tiveria was cited as a precedent contrary to the opinion of Rabbi Yosi who permits cooking with a heat source other than fire. However, Rabbi Yosi finds no contradiction in that ruling, for the heat source of the hot springs [of Tiveria] is fire, as the springs get their heat by passing through the entrance of gehinnom.”
(Talking about Korach and his crew who spoke evil against the Tzaddik of the generation, and are now being roasted for eternity in gehinnom. An arab guide took Rabba bar bar Channa to the place in the desert where you could still hear their cries. The Gemara continues (Bava Batra 74a):
“The Arab told me, “Every thirty days gehinnom returns them to this spot, as pieces of meat stewing in a pot on the fire constantly churn in the liquid, and they scream, “Moshe and his Torah are true. We are frauds.”
What happened in Parshat Korach? The ground suddenly fissured, Korah and his entourage fell into gehinnom, and then “A fire went out from God and consumed the 250 men who had offered incense.” (Parshat Korach, 16:23-35).
Scary stuff! Doesn’t this sound at least a little like what we’re seeing going on with our own eyes in Hawaii right now, by Fissure 8 et al, albeit the lava is moving more slowly so no-one’s been killed?
The Gemara (Eruvin 19a) explains there are three entrances to gehinnom:
The Vilna Gaon explains (Even Shleima, 146):
“Gehinnom is in the depths of the earth.”
And now, back to the ‘pot’ theme again, this time from Bereishit Rabba, 33:1:
“One covers an earthenware pot with an equally earthenware lid. In the same way, God covers gehinnom….God proclaims, “I transported the rashaim (evildoers) to gehinnom and covered them with the t’hom.”
In a book called Continents in Motion, a geologist by the name of Walter Sullivan tried to explain how the earth came to be ‘spread out’ over the oceans, via molten magma rising to the surface. He said:
“Convection currents moving slowly in the deep of the earth… explain the distribution of the continents over the earth’s surface. In the churning pot, hot material arises directly over the flame, spreads and cools on the surface, thus becoming heavier, and sinks down the sides to be drawn in over the flame at the bottom, and heated again.”
“I see a bubbling pot, and its spout is facing north (alternative translation: its bubbling is from the northern side.)”
It seems to me, that ‘bubbling pot’ is referring to a huge underground lava lake – like the one close to Israel’s Northern border, next to the Harrat Ash Shamah volcanic field (which is in Syria, btw, and not Saudi Arabia as I incorrectly told you earlier.)
It seems to me, the ‘spout’ of that lake is facing North – i.e. AWAY from Israel itself, which is located to the South, and instead in the direction of Syria, Lebanon and Turkey (and beyond that, the Ukraine and Eastern Europe).
The last thing I wanted to share with you for now is the reasons that Jews got burnt up, or fell into gehinnom. It’s not because they worshipped idols (even though they did.)
It’s not because they broke Shabbat and ate traif (even though they did). If you look through Tanach, there are four main sins that caused Jews to get thrown into that boiling pot of molten magma which is actually gehinnom.
What are they?
Earthquakes are a precursor for volcanic activity. When the earthquakes start to pick up in an area, that means magma is on the move deep down below the ground. Magma = gehinnom.
This week’s earthquakes in Israel, near to where those 20+ volcanoes are standing sentinel along the Golan heights, is a warning that ‘the boiling pot’ is really starting to bubble, underground.
Now is the time to really think about where we’re holding in relation to the four sins mentioned above, and to make whatever teshuva is really necessary.
I don't usually 'live blog' anything, because hey, I so have a million better things to do.
But I think there will be more earthquakes hitting the North of Israel soon, for reasons I'll explain now, and they could be big enough that people need to think carefully about making sure they are 'earthquake ready', especially if they live in an older building, like the ones that got flattened in Italy a couple of years ago.
So, why do I think there's more coming? First of all, I did a very basic video showing all the VOLCANOES that are up in Israel's North.
Yup, there's a ton of volcanoes up there, most of which no-one even talks about. Those 2 earthquakes yesterday hit withing 5 miles of one of them, on the edge of the Kinneret. So I think things may be starting to wake up.
Next, Rav Berland recently started talking a lot about the earth opening up a la Korach, because of the people who have been talking negatively about the true Tzaddikim.
(My advice: make some teshuva pronto if you've been talking badly about Rav Berland, or Rav Chaim Dovid Stern, or Rebbe Nachman, or the Lubavitcher Rebbe, or any of the other real tzaddikim, because we could be getting to a stage where your life could seriously depend on it.)
Last, Dutchsinse recently put out a video HERE (shmirat eynayim friendly) where he explains in more detail the geophysical reasons why Israel is getting quakes right now, and from what I can tell, there are more coming and they may start to get bigger.
You can see his comments about Israel between around the 10-23 minute mark.
Stuff is moving. It's kind of scary, but also kind of exhilarating, at least while my supermarket is still standing and I have a hot shower and food to eat.
BH, the geula will come the sweet way. But there's no doubt things are starting to move again. Whether it'll go all the way this time, or we'll have another decade delay or something, who knows.
But trust me on that making teshuva thing I mentioned, either way. We need to make sure that God is right in the middle of whatever 'earthquake plan' we're working on, even if the seismic events we're experiencing are still mostly internal.
After a couple of months of me going on about volcanoes and how they are definitely linked to the geula process, today brought news of a 4.1 earthquake hitting in Northern Israel, pretty close to the Harrat Ash Shamah volcanic field.
First, here's what Wikipedia has to say about Harrat Ash Shamah:
The Ḥarraṫ ash-Shāmah (Arabic: حَـرَّة الـشَّـامَـة, also known variously as the Ḥarraṫ Ash-Shaam (Arabic: حَـرَّة الـشَّـام) and the Ḥarraṫ e-Shāmah (Arabic: حَـرَّةِ شَـامَـة)) is a volcanic field covering a total area of some 40,000 km2 (15,000 sq mi). This massive alkaline volcanic field extends from southern Syria, across Jordan, and into northwestern Saudi Arabia.
This wide extended basaltic province contains more than 800 volcanic cones and around 140 dikes and ring dikes. The Jabal al-Druze, al-Safa and Dirat al-Tulul volcanic fields, among others, form the northern and Syrian part of the Harrat al-Shamah; al-Harrah is in the southern, Saudi Arabian, third of the field.
Next, let's go and see where this field actually is in relation to Israel, and in relation to where the 4.1 struck today near Migdal, on the shores of the Kinneret, and where the Mount Bental volcano is in Israel (it's the three yellow place markers):
Next, let's go and see the lat time Harrat Ash Shamah actually showed some activity from its 800!!!!! volcanoes. (By way of comparison, Hawaii has 5-6 volcanoes, and is around 65 sq miles across. This volcanic field is way bigger - although the source I'm going to bring from the Smithsonian says it's 15,000 square km, while Wiki is telling us it's 15,000 square miles - probably Wiki is wrong. But it's still enormous.)
Yup, the last time there was an eruption there was 1850.
That's no time at all if you hold by false science, but even if I'm starting to persuade you that the millions and billions of years stuff is wrong, that's still only 170 years ago.
So, let's see what happens next. So far, there have been 3 earthquakes in Israel, a 2.1 in the North on July 2, this 4.1 yesterday, and another 2.9 down on the Southern tip of Israel.
We know earthquakes are part and parcel of geula - remember the Mount of Olives is going to split in two, and a bunch of other stuff too from the Prophets, some of which I may collect together here soon if someone else doesn't beat me to it.
The last thing to point out is that the Mount Bental volcano is probably the source of Tiberius' hot springs. When I was up in Tiberius for my two days off last week, I was discussing that with my husband, and explaining how hot springs always go together with underground magma and volcanoes.
And they do.
Orna is right - there was another earthquake in the North, at 10.45pm July 4, 2018. I went to check out the coordinates and those two earthquakes struck 4.5 km to the east and west of Karnei Hittin - which we are told is an 'extinct' volcano.
This is very close to Tiberius' hot springs, and is the source of the heat. Where there is heat, there is still magma, albeit pretty deep down. That volcano is NOT extinct, it's just dormant.
If there are any more earthquakes there, things could get interesting, as earthquakes start swarming when magma starts to rise to the surface - shortly as a prelude to bursting out of it. Something to watch, because all this seismic activity is connected to geula and moshiach, but in ways that I think nearly all of us will struggle to really wrap our heads around.
It seems to me that most people's brains are so fried-out today, it's hard for them to really take in the information from long, technical posts about what's really going on with all the false science, etc.
So, I'm starting an experiment, to try to do a video a week looking at some different things. This first one is a little rough and ready, as there's a learning curve with all this technology and I clearly am not 100% 'there' with it yet, but it will improve, BH.
I just learned that the whole north of the UK is made up of huge chain of what they claim are 'extinct' volcanoes, with the last one blowing off 55 million years ago (sic).
But we know that all that timing is false! And when I went to look at the SO2 output which is usually an indication of volcanic activity, Saddleworth Moor was coming back a dark purple...
So, something very interesting really might be occurring, we'll have to wait and see. And in the meantime, I hope you like the clip, and I'm happy to have any constructive feedback about how I could do it better, or what you'd like to see me cover.