That was the question I was asking myself, when I was reading reports of this latest spate of massive wildfires in California, particularly the Redding fire, which looks set to be even bigger than the Thomas fire from the beginning of January.
How can a wildfire jump a huge river?
The firefighters believed the Sacramento river would stop the fire in its tracks, or at least contain it, but shortly after reaching the river, fires started up on the other side of the water.
How is this possible? Modern science has no idea.
Because they are stuck in such a deceitful paradigm of how natural earth processes actually work, and how long it takes for things to happen (billions of years, remember!) they are completely unprepared for what’s going on right now, and are still blathering on about man-made climate change.
I’m not pretending I know everything, far from it, and I welcome any and all input from you, dear readers, to figure this out together. But my starting point is this: the earth’s core is heating up.
Why is it heating up? Because all the rainbow lifestyle stuff and machloket is causing more and more people to enter gehinnom, which we know from the Gemara and Midrashim [see HERE] is located in the earth’s core.
How God is actually doing this according to the laws of nature, I’m still trying to figure out. I think it may have something to do with the increased cosmic rays hitting planet earth as a result of the solar minimum perturbing the silica content of the earth’s crust.
(If that sounded like gobbled-gook to you, BH I will put together a post in plain English trying to explain all this properly soon, once I have it a bit more figured out.)
When one atom of something agitates against another, that causes friction, and friction leads to heat, and that seems to be the most plausible mechanism I can think of for how God is super-heating the inside of the earth’s core (aka Gehinnom) by a natural mechanism.
Because the Zohar teaches that God always works according to the laws of nature, just we haven’t yet figured out what those laws really are.
So now, the next question: how could this extra heat be causing wildfires all over the globe?
I’ve been pondering that a lot too, recently, but when I heard about the fire jumping a massive river in the States, I had an eureka moment: it’s following the flow of flammable gas from the ground.
As the earth is heating up, that’s causing a chain reaction to happen with the more volatile chemical elements, including the gas contained in the ground. As that gas is heated, it’s rising up to the surface. Also, as these changes are occurring, it’s ‘shifting’ the earth’s mantle around too, as the magma (which contains 60-70% silica, if it’s the explosive type, plus lots of volatile gases) also starts to move around and rise closer to the surface.
These shifts are manifesting as the earthquakes that are happening all over the place, including in the UK (10 since April!) and in Israel, with another 3.6 up in the Kinneret, plus a couple of 2 magnitudes the last couple of days.
As that molten rock shifts around due to the earthquakes, more gas is released up to the surface – and it starts to literally leak out of the ground. The main culprit is probably methane, which is highly flammable, the main component of natural gas, and also regularly emitted by molten magma.
Once that gas is near the surface of the ground, even a spark can set it alight.
And I think that’s what we’re seeing happening all over the place at the moment.
If this process really is leading to Moshiach, BH, then we can expect to see more earthquakes, wildfires and volcanoes going off in a pretty major way, that will change the world drastically, with all that entails, but all in a completely ‘natural way’ that the Rambam would be proud of.
And if Moshiach is being held up again, then the earthquakes, wildfires and volcanoes will probably tail off again and slow down.
So we’ll see.
But my guess is that God isn’t going to tolerate all the rainbow stuff for much longer. It’s completely warping the fabric of society, and ensnaring more and more people in evil stuff that is mamash directly fuelling the forces of darkness in the world. And it’s only getting worse.
So my best guess is: things are getting set to blow. But it could still take another two years for the final act to begin.
After I wrote this up, God helped me to find this video. (That's happening a lot at the moment - it's kind of showing me the hypotheses are heading in the right direction).
This is a video from 4 years ago in Hawaii, showing how methane suddenly ignites, then bursts up through the ground. Watch up to the first minute - it's shmirat eynayim friendly, but the rest is just lava going into ponds etc.
The big chiddush here is that THIS COULD HAPPEN ANYWHERE, not just where there is a known active volcano. These methane blasts and lava vents could literally start opening up anywhere in the world, where God chooses to move the magma closer to the surface.
Over in California and 3-4 other Western states right now, there was a bunch of recent earthquakes swarms BEFORE these big fires broke out. The swarms were small - they didn't do any structural damage - but they showed the magma is moving around underground. Now, the fires broke out in the same places the earthquakes hit.
Why? Because as the core is heating up, the methane gas is rising (and I'm debating this with my husband at the moment, because I think the magma is following up close behind, but he's still not convinced.)
And it's being triggered by 'rainbow lifestyle' stuff and the people who are anti-God and anti-emuna.
It doesn't take a million years for this stuff to happen, it can literally occur in a few days.
Are we ready?
I was just looking over on the ravberland.com website for inspiration for the parsha of the week, when I came across THIS from last year.
I'm going to quote some of the most relevant bits, below:
The Zohar says that if we could have seen the eyes of King David, [we would know that] they contained all the colors that exist in the world. The eye of Bilaam contained within it all the evil in the world, but the eyes of David only wished good on another person, “you put joy in my heart…”
The gematria of עפרון Ephron, is ‘ayin ra’ – an evil eye, the opposite of a good eye. King David had such a good eye, that every place he looked, the whole city would immediately make teshuva. If David had lived for another 30 years, the whole world would have returned in teshuva.
The moment there would be love and friendship in Israel – and means ‘you should do what is just in the eyes of Hashem’ - then a person says some lashon hara (gossip) about someone, publishes something about someone, or says something that isn’t true or accurate, this is worse than [the sins] of immorality, bloodshed or worshipping idols – it’s worse than anything!
The Rebbe says, a person who’s distributing money, who’s giving, who had a good eye for everyone, and he throws money around without making an accounting of it, and he doesn’t pay attention to anything else – he can change the whole natural order. He can shift the sun, he can move the sun, the moon, the stars – he can shift everything!
So, tzedaka can move all the celestial orbs. There are 12 mazalot (signs of the zodiac), and 7 celestial bodies, and by way of tzedaka, by giving tzedaka to the Tzaddik…not every type of tzedaka shifts the celestial orbs, only the tzedaka that goes to the Tzaddik…
All the suffering and difficulties that a person has, every type of trouble and pain, everything – a person does it to himself, by being jealous, and by hating others, and by having a stingy outlook. He doesn’t have a good eye.
Ayin tova, a good eye. ‘If your enemy is hungry, feed him, and you will heap burning coals upon his head’. Give your biggest enemy something to drink, something to eat, laud him, talk about his good points. This is the only way that God will destroy all of the rashaim (evildoers), and only then will we merit to the complete geula (redemption), may it be speedily in our days.
If we really want to bring the geula the sweet way, this is the work to do: to stop speaking badly of our fellow Jews, to give a lot of tzedaka, especially to true tzaddikim, and to work on having a good eye.
And that's way, way harder than pointing fingers and launching off into holier-than-thou attacks on other people. Which is probably why so many people still prefer doing the latter to doing the former.
While corrupt, politicized modern science keeps telling us that people are causing climate change, that’s not true. God is causing climate change, and the way that volcanoes interact with the atmosphere are a key part of how God is doing this, in accordance with the laws of nature.
In this post, I want to introduce you to a massive volcanic explosion that occurred 200 years ago, because the parallels between the weather in the world then, and the weather in the world now, are uncanny.
And there was no ‘man-made climate change’ to blame, 200 years ago. BH, I’ll get to the radiometric dating cobblers next, because pushing everything back millions and billions of years means science is consistently missing the mark in terms of figuring out what is really going on, and its true impact and import.
If more people knew that every single volcano in the world has gone off in the last 6,000 years, it would bring a heck of a lot more of us back to God, wouldn’t it? And I guess that’s why they’ve constructed such an elaborate web of deceit to stop that being so obvious.
VOLCANOES AND THE LITTLE ICE AGE
1810-1819 was apparently the world’s coldest decade since modern records began. There was an average decline of global temperature of 1.5 °F over a decade, plus those years saw a number of extreme weather and geological events.
The years 1250-1850 are actually referred to as ‘The Little Ice Age’, because before 1250, there are accounts of Englishmen growing wine grapes, and of the Danes setting up farming colonies in what is now frozen Greenland.
According to scientist Alan Robock: “Responsibility for the little ice age lies with a spasm of major volcanic eruptions in the 13th century, possibly starting with an unknown tropical volcano in 1258.”
Tambora is one of the many volcanoes clustered along the Indonesian archipelago, forming part of the ‘Ring of Fire’. The Ring of Fire stretches on for almost 40,000 km, and encompasses much of the Pacific ocean. Before it exploded in spectacular fashion on April 10th, 1815, it had apparently been dormant for around 1,000 years.
Tambora started rumbling again in 1814, when the European powers colonizing the Island received reports that it had started throwing up ash clouds. However, the ash clouds died down, peace returned, and the natives continued to go about their business. Tambora at that time was richly forested, and had a very healthy agrarian economy. It was an island of plenty, in every sense of the word.
But all that changed on April 5th, 1815, when huge plumes of fire started issuing from its cone, shooting vertically up into the atmosphere in a way that’s called a ‘Plinian eruption’ by the scientists, after Pliny the younger’s eye-witness account of the way Vesuvius exploded, in 79 C.E. At that time, the eruption continued for three hours, spewing fire way up into the air.
Then again, calm. The Islanders weren’t to know it, but it was the last bit of calm before a storm whose reverberations would continue to be heard around the planet for years. On April 10th, 1815, three distinct columns of fire started shooting out of the volcano’s summit, then 50 cubit kilometres of boiling magma swiftly followed.
To top it off, the Islanders were then hit with a hail of massive pumice stones mixed with hot rain and ash that covered the Island, poisoned the water supplies and killed 10,000 people straight off the bat.
But more was to come. A volcano-induced hurricane blew up at the same time, ripping whole forests up by their roots and blowing what was left of the Islanders dwellers to smithereens.
THE POMPEII OF THE EAST
In 2004, a team of researchers from the Rhode Island University and the Directorate of Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation in Indonesia returned to Tambora to try to dig up the remains of the villagers that had been destroyed almost 200 years’ earlier.
They needed a local guide to help them locate the right area to dig in, as greenery had been growing over the area for years. As they started to dig, they hit a metre-thick layer of compacted ignimbrite from 1815, and then started to find dwellings that had been incinerated then immediately buried in volcanic, laying bare the awful disaster that had engulfed the Island.
One of the houses they dug out of the compacted volcanic ash was a modest dwelling on wooden stilts with a thatched roof and walls made of bamboo. They found that it, and the two people inside it, had been carbonized by a super-heated volcanic ash that Harold Sigurdsson, one of the main researchers leading the dig, estimated to be at least 538°C. Human bone had been turned to charcoal, instantly.
10,000 people had been killed almost instantaneously when they were engulfed by a massive flow of super-heated magma, ash and gas that left the village buried in three metres of debris. According to. Haroldsson, the pyroclastic flow from Tambora extended “from the volcano in all directions to a distance of at least 40 km radially, and within that zone … there is an extinction of life.”
The boiling hot lava continued to flow for a full day, adding many kilometres of new land to the coastline, eventually covering an area measuring 560 km and burying North East Sumbawa “under a smoking, one metre high layer of ignimbrite.”
After the dust had cleared, the summit of Tambora sank into a 6 km-wide caldera, and the surviving Islanders tried to take stock of the damage.
117,000 people died in the immediate aftermath of the eruption, from tsunamis, starvation, sickness and ash-poisoned water – but these terrible effects were localized.
The same cannot be said for the volcanic ash released when the volcano finally blew off its cone, sending ash and gas 43 km up into the stratosphere, creating ‘sun-dimming stratospheric aerosols’ that would have a severe impact on the world’s weather for the next three years.
EFFECTS OF TAMBORA’S ERUPTION:
2)Pyroclastic flow (molten rock, magma and superheated gases)
3)Vog and laze, as the lava hit the sea
4)‘Violent whirlwind’ / volcanic hurricane, which uprooted trees and caused large animals and human beings to fly upward into the storm
5)12 ft high tsunami
6)The earth sinks after Tambora’s cone collapses.
Both the ‘plinian event’ itself, and the phoenix clouds’ can inject a lot of volcanic matter into the stratosphere. But Tambora’s two explosions actually only accounted for 4% of its total output.
For years’ afterwards, rafts of volcanic pumice stone containing the carbonized remains of wood from Sumbawa’s lush forests were found as far away as the Indian Ocean.
Neighboring Bali was covered in ash that stacked up a metre deep, and two days of darkness covered the whole of South East Asia, in a volcanic night that expanded for over 600 km. An entire people, their culture and their language literally disappeared overnight.
“On account of the wholesale deforestation of the Island, the Sumbawan micro-climate changed radically, becoming far drier,” and a new phrase was developed to describe the weather in the aftermath of Tambora” the ‘zaman hujan’ or ‘time of the ash rain’.
THE YEAR WITHOUT A SUMMER
It lead to 1816 being dubbed the ‘Year without a Summer’ in New England, the ‘Year of the beggar’ in Germany; and crops failing repeatedly all over the world, causing mass starvation, epidemics of cholera and typhus – and tremendous social unrest.
By 1818, the volcanic ash from Tambora had finally cleared out of the high-altitude atmosphere, and the more stable weather and bumper harvests returned to Europe. Which was terrible news for America’s farmers, who’d been banking on high European prices for their crops to pay down their debts. That in turn sparked the ‘Panic’ of 1819.
The eruption of a giant volcano locally could easily devastate a regional economy in a few short hours – as it did on Tambora – and it can also seriously impact the world’s climate and agriculture for years afterwards.
THE FREAK WEATHER OF 1816-1818
On July 5th, 1816, a couple of months after Tambora’s massive explosion, residents of the Italian town of Taranto reported that a strange red snow – clearly some of the Tamboran ash – had appeared on their doorsteps.
Lord Byron also wrote a poem, ‘Darkness’, immortalizing the creepy European weather he was experiencing on the continent, including a line talking about ‘when candles were lit at noon’.
Also in 1816, the awful weather, crop failures, famines and subsequent sickness and epidemics that occurred gave rise to a growing sense that the ‘End of Days’ had arrived. An astronomer in Bologna predicted that the world would end on July 18, 1816 – and things were looking so bad, many people believed it.
It was, after all, the year of no Summer, where sunspots could be seen with the naked eye giving rise to the rumor that the sun would slowly be completely blotted out – something that the heavy flooding, bitter cold and unusually gloomy atmosphere throughout June did nothing to really mitigate.
On July 26 1816, The Leicester Mercury reported that “such inclement weather is scarcely remembered by the oldest person living”, while August just saw more terrible flooding and crazy lightning storms across the continent.
Another contemporary poet, Samuel Coleridge, wrote about ‘This end of the world weather’ and that was the prevailing sentiment across the Western world. The story of one elderly spinster called Eleanor Saunders made the English papers when the woman decided to hang herself before the day appointed as ‘the End’.
Over in Sweden, the Queen paraded into church at the head of a crowd of 6,000 peasants to pray for mercy, while the Hindu Temples of Bengal were also full of people praying for rain. Because Europe wasn’t the only place affected by Tambora’s eruption. Over on the Indian sub-continent, they were having the opposite problem from rain-drenched, frozen Europe: the monsoon season never came in 1816.
SOME BITS PARCHED, OTHER BITS FLOODED
At the same time there was an incredible heatwave in India and no rain, there was record-breaking cold in much of Europe, and no sun. And the freak weather continued until 1818, with the Indian droughts of 1816 giving way to the worst floods for a hundred years and unprecedented hail storms which destroyed spring crops and fruit trees across India.
China was also badly affected. 1815 saw snow fall in Summer in the Hainan province, and the winter was so severe it killed half the region’s forests. Again in 1817, there was a ‘crop-killing Summer frost’ in the Shanxi province, which prompted another mass migration, because while rice is an extremely hardy plant, the one thing guaranteed to kill it is a Summer cold snap. And Yunnan had record low temperatures for three years running, until 1818.
Meanwhile, up in the Arctic, they were again having the ‘opposite’ problem: in 1817, Sir Joseph Banks, First Lord of the British Admiralty 4:17 reported that the Arctic ice was rapidly melting. And while 1810-1819 was the coldest decade on record in Europe and North Eastern America, in Southern Greenland the temperature was constantly 5.5°C higher than usual throughout.
The people of that time and place didn’t know that the sun was going through what is called today the ‘Dalton Minimum’, but in so many other ways, what was going on then was clearly so similar to what is still going on now, almost exactly 200 years’ later.
And remember, the industrial revolution hadn’t yet begun, so industrialization and man-made Co2 was not what was behind these crazy weather patterns and extreme climate change: volcanoes were.
MISSING THE LESSON WITH ICE AGES
By 1818, the three super-cold years experienced by Europe, as a result of the ash fallout from Tambora’s eruption, led to the creation of a new ‘ice dam’ in the heart of the Val de Bagnes mountains in Switzerland.
The unusually cold temperatures encouraged the advance of the Gietro Glacier, which blocked the mouth of a local river creating a huge lake overnight, which measured 3 ½ km by 200 metres, and which was easily 60 metres deep. As spring turned into Summer, the Swiss authorities brought in experts to try to carve a tunnel through the ice dam, to enable the trapped water to leak out slowly, without destroying the villages and plain beneath.
The plan half-worked. Around a third of the lake’s capacity trickled out before the ice dam itself cracked open on June 16, 1818, and a 100ft high tsunami of water gushed through the gorge, throwing huge boulders around and dragging enormous blocks of glacial ice down with it. Entire forests were ripped out by their roots, as the violent floodwaters rushed past.
After the flood has passed through the gorge and the plains below, the locals fields were covered with a 60 km stretch of flood plain that was full of mud, smashed houses and buildings, and enormous amounts of vegetation, rocks, ice blocks and many dead animals and human victims of the flood, too.
“Tambora’s April 1815 eruption launched enormous volumes of long-suppressed volcanic rock and gases more than 40 km into the stratosphere. This volcanic plume – consisting of as much as 50 cubic km of total matter – eventually spread across one million sqkm of the Earth’s atmosphere, an aerosoal umbrella six times the size of Mount Pinatubo’s 1991 cloud.”
While some places were barely affected, including Russia and Western USA, other places saw a massive 5-6°F drop in temperature that lasted three years.
HURRICANES IN HAMBURG
In 1817, there were hurricanes in Hamburg and Amsterdam, and terrible hailstorms in France, while Switzerland was dealing with awful downpours and flooding. Throughout the Summer of 1817, hailstones as large as ‘hazelnuts’ or ‘pigeon’s eggs’ were described by Howard.
Between 1816-1817, the bad weather had affected harvests so severely, that crop yields in the UK and on the European continent had dropped by over 75%, contributing to the Bread Riots in the UK, and food riots in other European towns and cities, too. In France, it sparked off a new round of revolutionary riots. Sir Thomas Raffles left an eyewitness account of seeing the starving poor all over the place in Switzerland and France.
Everywhere you looked, people were fighting over food, which was in very scarce supply. The mortality rate in 1817 was 50% higher than in 1815 – when many hundreds and thousands of people were dying as a result of the Napoleonic Wars.
Thousands of Swiss moved to Russia, or left for America, and there are even apocryphal tales of Swiss mothers killing their starving children with their own bare hands, to give them a more merciful death.
IRELAND’S GREAT FAMINE
During the Summer of 1816, 31 inches of rain fell on Irish fields and forests between May and October of that year, saturating the land with water and destroying the crops being grown in the field. Between February and October, the mean temperature in Dublin fell by 3.5°, and the Irish corn crop in 1816 was caked in a highly unusual red volcanic dust.
As the people slowly started to starve to death, while their British overseers in the Houses of Parliament did nothing to relieve their hunger of suffering, it was a matter of time before epidemic sickness also swooped in.
Epidemics nearly always ride on the back of hunger and starvation. A weakened human being is easy prey for the germs and viruses that cause epidemic sickness. Whereas a healthy human being can normally withstand them, and fight them off, a starving one quickly succumbs – and infects others.
65,000 died of Typhus in Ireland between 1816-17, and as the disastrous weather and famine continued, that was up to 80,000 by 1818. In 1818, typhus also began to spread on the neighboring British mainland, too.
THOMAS JEFFERSON GOES BUST
Meanwhile, over in the NE United States, early May saw choking dust clouds being reported in Washington DC, while snow fell in June in 1816. The weather was all over the place: First there was a cold snap, then there were two days of temperatures of up to 80°F, then it was back to “widespread frosts on the nights of June 3-4th.”
The frost struck repeatedly throughout the months of June, July and August, 1816 – the principle crop-growing season. As the weather in the NE United States appeared to get worse and worse, hundreds of thousands of people ‘fled to the hills’ and went West, where the climate was better (although they had to kill a lot of Native Americans to take over their land. Hey, ‘survival of the fittest’, after all!)
While 1817 also saw a huge spike in the numbers of people emigrating to the US due to the awful conditions prevailing in Europe, many of the old-time founding families were also struggling to survive the vagaries of the climate.
Thomas Jefferson, to quote one well-known personality, was ultimately bankrupted by the terrible weather of 1816-18, and the ‘Panic’ that occurred in 1819 when the good harvests returned to Europe in 1818, and the price commanded by American crops that year fell through the floor.
300 American banks failed overnight during the climate-inspired Panic of 1819 – and Jefferson and many other Americans lost everything they had, and had to sell up.
It should be remembered that Tambora was just ONE volcano... And there have been many more eruptions throughout history, some much bigger, and many taking place at once as God causes the climate to change.
The last century has been unusually quiet, so the atheists could have their best shot at pulling people away from Hashem. But things are picking up now, and things are changing in the world, in a whole bunch of ways.
BH, I will share more of what I'm discovering with you as we go along, because the illusion that society is 'stable' and that the world is slow-acting and practically never-changing is simply that: an illusion.
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.
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