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Monday, August 21, 2017

The Eclipse, the Hafetz Hayim, the Date, and Gematrias

The recently translated words of the Hafetz Hayim (found herehere, here, and here) about the solar eclipse that was visible in his town of Radin in 5687:
The Chofetz Chaim continued “Hashem has implanted in his creation the phenomenon of a solar eclipse, as a means of refuting those misguided souls, who believe in other immortal powers. The time comes when the sun is eclipsed, so that we all know and internalize; the sun is a creation and not a creator! And us mankind…we’re no different.”
 It is therefore interesting that all synagogues read in the morning of the solar eclipse in 5777 (Devarim 17:2-4):

ב  כִּי-יִמָּצֵא בְקִרְבְּךָ בְּאַחַד שְׁעָרֶיךָ, אֲשֶׁר-יְהוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ נֹתֵן לָךְ:  אִישׁ אוֹ-אִשָּׁה, אֲשֶׁר יַעֲשֶׂה אֶת-הָרַע בְּעֵינֵי יְהוָה-אֱלֹהֶיךָ--לַעֲבֹר בְּרִיתוֹ.2 If there be found in the midst of thee, within any of thy gates which the LORD thy God giveth thee, man or woman, that doeth that which is evil in the sight of the LORD thy God, in transgressing His covenant,
ג  וַיֵּלֶךְ, וַיַּעֲבֹד אֱלֹהִים אֲחֵרִים, וַיִּשְׁתַּחוּ, לָהֶם; וְלַשֶּׁמֶשׁ אוֹ לַיָּרֵחַ, אוֹ לְכָל-צְבָא הַשָּׁמַיִם--אֲשֶׁר לֹא-צִוִּיתִי.3 and hath gone and served other gods, and worshipped them, or the sun, or the moon, or any of the host of heaven, which I have commanded not;
ד  וְהֻגַּד-לְךָ, וְשָׁמָעְתָּ; וְדָרַשְׁתָּ הֵיטֵב--וְהִנֵּה אֱמֶת נָכוֹן הַדָּבָר, נֶעֶשְׂתָה הַתּוֹעֵבָה הַזֹּאת בְּיִשְׂרָאֵל.4 and it be told thee, and thou hear it, then shalt thou inquire diligently, and, behold, if it be true, and the thing certain, that such abomination is wrought in Israel;

Now, this eclipse occurred on 29 Av, which happens to be the same date that Moshe Rabbeinu ascended Mt. Sinai for the third time.  This ascent is alluded to by the verse (Devarim 10:10):

י  וְאָנֹכִי עָמַדְתִּי בָהָר, כַּיָּמִים הָרִאשֹׁנִים--אַרְבָּעִים יוֹם, וְאַרְבָּעִים לָיְלָה; וַיִּשְׁמַע יְהוָה אֵלַי, גַּם בַּפַּעַם הַהִוא--לֹא-אָבָה יְהוָה, הַשְׁחִיתֶךָ.10 Now I stayed in the mount, as at the first time, forty days and forty nights; and the LORD hearkened unto me that time also; the LORD would not destroy thee.

and as Rashi notes there, it's referring to the 3rd ascent. Seder Olam says that this occurred on 29 Av.

I find it interesting that the gematria of this verse above (Devarim 10:10) equals 3880, which is the same gematria as the entire Devarim 17:3 plus the first word of Devarim 17:4 (והגד).

It's as if HKB"H was validating the Hafetz Hayim's reason for getting excited over the eclipse.

Interesting Recent Links - Shoftim 5777 - Day 2

These are the interesting links from the past 24 hours:
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TOMER DEVORAH by Devash
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עם סכין בידו: ילד פלסטיני נעצר בחשד שתכנן לבצע פיגוע דקירה
Yeshiva World News by Yekusiel
Soldiers Act Quickly And Prevent An Attack At Tapuach Junction Shabbos Evening
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Tulkarem Resident Apprehended Before Carrying Out A Terror Attack In Netanya



Iran
Israel Rising by Gavriel Dan
Are Turkey and Iran Teaming Up Against an Independent Kurdistan?
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Is Putin Ready to Throw Iran Under the Bus?
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Intensive Israeli Effort to Convince Washington, Moscow of Iran Danger in Syria
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German Engineering Giant Owned by Volkswagen Eager to Re-Enter Iranian Market
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Embattled Syrian Dictator Assad Thanks Russia, Iran for Keeping Him in Power



African Terrorism and Anti-Semitism
Hamodia by Zalman Ahnsaf
South Africa Boycotting Israel-Africa Summit



Asian-Australian Terrorism and Anti-Semitism
DEBKAFile by Unknown
NKorea threatens “merciless strike” for US-South Korean drill
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North Korea Warns of ‘Merciless Strike’ Ahead of US-South Korea Military Exercises



European Terrorism and Anti-Semitism
כיכר השבת על ידי דניאל הרץ
נעלמו עקבותיו: נמשך המצוד אחרי הרוצח מברצלונה - בכל אירופה
Yeshiva World News by Y.W. Editor
1 Dead As Vehicle Rams Bus Stops In Marseille, France
Matzav.com - The Online Voice of Torah Jewry by editor
Spain Sets Up 800 Checkpoints In Catalonia In Manhunt For Barcelona Suspect
Hamodia by Hamodia
French Police: One Killed in Marseille After Car Crashes Into Bus Shelters
DEBKAFile by Unknown
At least one dead after car crashes Marseille bus shelters
DEBKAFile by Unknown
Manhunt for Barcelona driver widened to Europe
Hamodia by Hamodia
Spain Death Toll Rises to 15 as Suspect Linked to Fatal Carjacking
Yeshiva World News by Yekusiel
Police Say 39 People Detained Over Neo-Nazi March In Berlin
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100 Gas Tanks: Extremists In Spain Planned Massive Attack
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Western Jewry: Between the Alt-Left Hammer and the Alt-Right Anvil
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Spain Hunts For Suspected Driver, Two Others In Connection With Barcelona Attack
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Huge Majority of British Jews Feel ‘Intimidated’ by Antisemitism of BDS Movement
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German Engineering Giant Owned by Volkswagen Eager to Re-Enter Iranian Market
Yeshiva World News by Yekusiel
Spain Investigates Missing Imam, Mysterious Explosion
Matzav.com - The Online Voice of Torah Jewry by editor
Neo-Nazis, Counterprotesters Take To The Streets In Germany



Mideast Terrorism and Anti-Semitism
כיכר השבת על ידי כיכר השבת
עם סכין בידו: ילד פלסטיני נעצר בחשד שתכנן לבצע פיגוע דקירה
Hamodia by Dov Benovadia
IDF Issues Reprimands, Demotions for Officers After Major Weapons Theft
כיכר השבת על ידי כיכר השבת
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כיכר השבת על ידי כיכר השבת
אחראי נשקייה: שוטר ערבי גנב תחמושת ואמצעי לחימה
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Female Arab Terror Stabber, Mother of 5, Indicted
כיכר השבת על ידי כיכר השבת
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A rebel shell kills 6 in Damascus shortly after Assad’s “victory” speech
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Shuafat Resident Turns Would Be Terrorist Over To Authorities
Matzav.com - The Online Voice of Torah Jewry by editor
Iraqi Forces Launch Fresh Assault On One Of The Few Remaining ISIS Strongholds
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Intensive Israeli Effort to Convince Washington, Moscow of Iran Danger in Syria
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Palestinian Authority FM Welcomes Egypt-Hamas Warming
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Embattled Syrian Dictator Assad Thanks Russia, Iran for Keeping Him in Power
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Lebanon and Hezbollah Launch Simultaneous But Separate Battles Against ISIS
Hamodia by Hamodia
Syria’s Assad Rejects Security Cooperation With the West
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Palestinian Terrorist Rasmea Odeh To Be Deported From US To Jordan



North American Terrorism and Anti-Semitism
Lazer Beams by LazerBeams
Western Jewry: Between the Alt-Left Hammer and the Alt-Right Anvil
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On the eclipse
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Is The New York Times Biased Against All Religions or Just Traditional Judaism?
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Palestinian Terrorist Rasmea Odeh To Be Deported From US To Jordan



Prayers for Those in Need
כיכר השבת על ידי כיכר השבת
נפצע בינוני: בני ברק: גבר נפצע ממסור דיסק חשמלי
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כיכר השבת על ידי אלי רוטמן
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כיכר השבת על ידי אלי רוטמן
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כיכר השבת על ידי ישראל כהן
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Matzav.com - The Online Voice of Torah Jewry by editor
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20-Year-Old Makes Wedding Without Parents
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Cleveland Family in Dire Need of Tefillos After Horrific Accident



Deaths
כיכר השבת על ידי כיכר השבת
טרגדיה: בת 33 נפטרה במהלך הלידה; התינוק במצב קשה
כיכר השבת על ידי כיכר השבת
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Twitter Search / benshapiro by (@TwitterMoments)
Comedy legend and humanitarian Jerry Lewis has died at 91. https://twitter.com/i/moments/899323833747873792 …
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Rebbetzin Esther Finkel a”h
Hamodia by Hamodia Staff
BD”E: Rebbetzin Esther Yenta Finkel, A”h



Great Rabbis
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תיעוד: זקן הראשונים לציון חגג הכנסת ספר תורה לביתו
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Photo Essay: Asifa At The Home Of Hagaon HaRav Yecheskel Roth About Kashrus Of The Braekel Chicken (Photos by JDN)
Yeshiva World News by Yekusiel
Vaad HyYeshivos Meet At HaRav Sholom Cohen’s Home On Sunday Afternoon
Yeshiva World News by Y.W. Editor
TIMELY – Fascinating Article From 1962 About The Chofetz Chaim & The Solar Eclipse Translated Into English
Yeshiva World News by Yekusiel
Photo Essay: Harav Shlome Machpud At The Home Of Raved Yerushalayim Regarding The Braekel Chicken (Photos by JDN)
Matzav.com - The Online Voice of Torah Jewry by editor
Report on the Eclipse in the Time of the Chofetz Chaim
Matzav.com - The Online Voice of Torah Jewry by editor
Photos: Asifa Hosted by Rav Yechezkel Roth to Discuss the Kashrus Status of European Chicken (JDN)
Life in Israel by Rafi G.
Quote of the Day
כיכר השבת על ידי ישראל כהן
מוסר ותוכחה בנאות דשא: הרבי הסביר באיטליה את הנופש: "ללקט ניצוצות טומאה"



Miracles
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The Mundane, Too, Is Miraculous
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Tulkarem Resident Apprehended Before Carrying Out A Terror Attack In Netanya



Judaism
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באבטחת 'דוכיפת': הכניסה הלילית לקבר יהושע בן נון • צפו בווידאו
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Chief Rabbis: High Court Has No Standing to Decide Matters in Churches – Or at the Kosel
כיכר השבת על ידי ישי כהן
רדיפת הציבור החרדי בירושלים: היועמ"ש הנחה: להפסיק את ההפרדה בספריות העירוניות
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Over 1,000 People Daven at Kever Yehoshua
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באבטחת צה"ל: כאלף איש נכנסו לתפילה בקבר יהושע בן נון
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Anger Over Chillul Shabbos Once Again On Israel Railways Construction
Yeshiva World News by Yekusiel
Photo Essay: Asifa At The Home Of Hagaon HaRav Yecheskel Roth About Kashrus Of The Braekel Chicken (Photos by JDN)
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Safety Tips For The Eclipse
The Absolute Truth -------- בס by The Absolute Truth
The Solar Eclipse of 21 August 2017 and Beyond (continued)
Matzav.com - The Online Voice of Torah Jewry by editor
Watch: Eclipse and Klal Yisroel from STAR-K KOSHER CERTIFICATION
Mashiach is coming by Devorah
On the eclipse
Yeshiva World News by Y.W. Editor
TIMELY – Fascinating Article From 1962 About The Chofetz Chaim & The Solar Eclipse Translated Into English
Yeshiva World News by Yekusiel
Photo Essay: Harav Shlome Machpud At The Home Of Raved Yerushalayim Regarding The Braekel Chicken (Photos by JDN)
Matzav.com - The Online Voice of Torah Jewry by editor
Report on the Eclipse in the Time of the Chofetz Chaim
כיכר השבת על ידי ישי כהן
ההפרדה בספריות העירוניות בי-ם: הפוליטיקאים החרדים: "דרישה קנטרנית; כפייה חילונית"
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Photos: Asifa Hosted by Rav Yechezkel Roth to Discuss the Kashrus Status of European Chicken (JDN)
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Rabbi Michael Broyde Responds
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[Breaking News]
4:19pm Israeli Beit Din Cancels Woman's Jewishness and her Parents' Conversion Too

An American... http://fb.me/258Nuz7FZ 



Sunday, August 20, 2017

Interesting Recent Links - Shoftim 5777 - Day 1

These are the interesting links from the past 48 hours:
Geula-Related
Lazer Beams by LazerBeams
Rav Shalom Arush: They'll Push Buttons, But Nothing Will Happen



Security Incidents
Matzav.com - The Online Voice of Torah Jewry by editor
TERROR: Palestinian Tries "Revenge" Stabbing at Tapuach Junction
Hamodia by Dov Benovadia
Border Guards Neutralize Would-Be Terror Stabber
כיכר השבת על ידי יוני גבאי
טרור בשומרון: כתב "האל משפיל את היהודים המקוללים" ויצא לבצע פיגוע
DEBKAFile by Unknown
Palestinian knifing attack at Tapuah junction



Iran
DEBKAFile by Unknown
Netanyahu to meet Putin next week over Iran's role in Syria
Algemeiner.com by Ben Cohen
After Syria Strains, Hamas Is Once Again Eager for Iran's Embrace, Says Leading Israeli Strategic Analyst
Algemeiner.com by News Editor
Turkey to Boost Military Cooperation With Iran After Army Chief's Visit



Asian-Australian Terrorism and Anti-Semitism
Hamodia by Hamodia
7 Stabbed in Siberian Attack; Russia Skeptical of IS Claim
DEBKAFile by Unknown
ISIS claims knife attack injuring 8 in Russia
DEBKAFile by Unknown
Eight injured in knife attack in central Russia



European Terrorism and Anti-Semitism
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Neo-Nazis, Counterprotesters Take To The Streets In Germany
Esser Agaroth by Esser Agaroth
Spanish Rabbi Meir Bar-Hen: Europe is Lost.
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Questions Abound As Spanish Officials Investigate Terrorist Attacks
DEBKAFile by Unknown
Poll: One in 3 British Jews considers leaving over anti-Semitism
Twitter Search / muqata by (@Muqata)
[Breaking News] 1:11pm 1 in 3 Jews Thinking About Leaving the UK 37% of UK Jews hide their Jewish identity, and... http://fb.me/8pQ2Pm9A5 
DEBKAFile by Unknown
ISIS Moroccan net primed to strike across Europe
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מתיחות ביחסים: רוסיה זועמת על ישראל: השגריר זומן לשיחה
Hamodia by Hamodia
Spanish Police: Barcelona Van Attack Suspect May Have Crossed Into France
כיכר השבת על ידי דניאל הרץ
אנטישמיות עולה?: מדאיג: שליש מיהודי בריטניה שקלו לעזוב
כיכר השבת על ידי דניאל הרץ
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Spain Investigates Missing Imam, Mysterious Explosion
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Spanish Probe Points To Wider Network In Attacks; American Among Dead
DEBKAFile by Unknown
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DEBKAFile by Unknown
Catalan police raid home of Barcelona terror imam
כיכר השבת על ידי כיכר השבת
הפיגוע בברצלונה: ספרד: המחבלים תכננו לפוצץ את סמל העיר ברצלונה
DEBKAFile by Unknown
A Moroccan refugee killed two in stabbing attack in Finland
DEBKAFile by Unknown
All Israelis visiting Barcelona accounted for
Matzav.com - The Online Voice of Torah Jewry by editor
Major Travel Websites Blacklist Swiss Hotel Accused of Antisemitism by Jewish Guests
Daily Wire by Hank Berrien
Barcelona's Chief Rabbi To His Community: You Are Doomed Because Spain Will Not Confront Radical Islam
Matzav.com - The Online Voice of Torah Jewry by editor
Barcelona Suspect Ranted Online Against Israel



Mideast Terrorism and Anti-Semitism
Hamodia by Hamodia
Syria's Assad Rejects Security Cooperation With the West
Matzav.com - The Online Voice of Torah Jewry by editor
Palestinian Terrorist Rasmea Odeh To Be Deported From US To Jordan
Hamodia by Dov Benovadia
Relative of Would-Be Checkpoint Stabber Arrested
כיכר השבת על ידי דניאל הרץ
אסד הודה לסוריה ואיראן: המערב בהיסטריה
Hamodia by Dov Benovadia
Security Officials Arrest Islamic State Organizer in Chevron
כיכר השבת על ידי דניאל הרץ
בחסדי שמים: תושב טול כרם תכנן פיגוע דקירה בנתניה - ונעצר
כיכר השבת על ידי דניאל הרץ
טרור ברשת: פרסם בפייסבוק סרטונים של דאעש ונעצר
Hamodia by Hamodia
PM: Iraqi Forces Begin Operation to Retake Tal Afar From IS
כיכר השבת על ידי דניאל הרץ
בן משפחת המחבל מכפר תפוח נעצר הלילה
Matzav.com - The Online Voice of Torah Jewry by editor
TERROR: Palestinian Tries "Revenge" Stabbing at Tapuach Junction
Hamodia by Dov Benovadia
Border Guards Neutralize Would-Be Terror Stabber
כיכר השבת על ידי יוני גבאי
טרור בשומרון: כתב "האל משפיל את היהודים המקוללים" ויצא לבצע פיגוע
DEBKAFile by Unknown
Palestinian knifing attack at Tapuah junction
DEBKAFile by Unknown
Three armies fighting for control of Syrian-Lebanese border
Matzav.com - The Online Voice of Torah Jewry by editor
Taste Of Their Own Medicine: Hamas Militant Killed By Suicide Bomber In Gaza
Yeshiva World News by ZalmyX
EPIC! Hamas Terrorist Killed By ISIS Suicide Bomber In Gaza
Yeshiva World News by ZalmyX
US To Deport Palestinian Woman For Failing To Disclose Ties To Jerusalem Terror Attacks
Algemeiner.com by Steven Emerson
Goodbye and Good Riddance to Rasmea Odeh
Algemeiner.com by JNS.org
Palestinian Terrorist Rasmea Odeh to Be Deported From US to Jordan
Yeshiva World News by Yekusiel
VIDEO: Authorities Destroy The Home Of Murderer Of Hadas Malka HY'D



North American Terrorism and Anti-Semitism
Matzav.com - The Online Voice of Torah Jewry by editor
Palestinian Terrorist Rasmea Odeh To Be Deported From US To Jordan
Matzav.com - The Online Voice of Torah Jewry by editor
Californian Imam: Israel Created ISIS
Algemeiner.com by JNS.org
Donations to Controversial New Israel Fund Plummet by $6 million in 2016
Daily Wire by Frank Camp
HuffPo Publishes 'Goy, Bye' Headline After Bannon Ouster
Yeshiva World News by ZalmyX
US To Deport Palestinian Woman For Failing To Disclose Ties To Jerusalem Terror Attacks
Algemeiner.com by Steven Emerson
Goodbye and Good Riddance to Rasmea Odeh
Algemeiner.com by JNS.org
Palestinian Terrorist Rasmea Odeh to Be Deported From US to Jordan
Daily Wire by Ben Shapiro
Pat Buchanan Goes Off The Rails: Believing 'All Men Are Created Equal' Means Building 'On A Sandpile Of Ideology And Hope'



Prayers for Those in Need
Matzav.com - The Online Voice of Torah Jewry by editor
TERROR: Palestinian Tries "Revenge" Stabbing at Tapuach Junction
Hamodia by Dov Benovadia
Border Guards Neutralize Would-Be Terror Stabber
כיכר השבת על ידי יוני גבאי
טרור בשומרון: כתב "האל משפיל את היהודים המקוללים" ויצא לבצע פיגוע
DEBKAFile by Unknown
Palestinian knifing attack at Tapuah junction



Deaths
כיכר השבת על ידי כיכר השבת
טרגדיה בירושלים: שערי צדק: יולדת חרדית התלוננה על כאבי בטן ונפטרה
כיכר השבת על ידי מורן אזולאי ואיתמר אייכנר, ynet
היועץ הפוליטי ארתור פינקלשטיין נפטר בגיל 72



Great Rabbis
כיכר השבת על ידי ישראל כהן
מוסר ותוכחה בנאות דשא: הרבי הסביר באיטליה את הנופש: "ללקט ניצוצות טומאה"
Going Home ... To Yerushalayim by Neshama
The CHOFETZ CHAIM and the Solar Eclipse
כיכר השבת על ידי ישי כהן
מתקפה נגד הבאבות: הגר"ד יוסף: אנשים טיפשים מקבלים ברכות ומשלמים כסף
Cross-Currents - Orthodox Jewish Rabbis by Yitzchok Adlerstein
The Chofetz Chaim and the Eclipse
כיכר השבת על ידי ישראל כהן
תקנות חוק הגיוס: בצהריים: כינוס 'ועד הישיבות' בבית נשיא המועצת הגר"ש כהן
Lazer Beams by LazerBeams
Rav Shalom Arush: They'll Push Buttons, But Nothing Will Happen
Yeshiva World News by Yekusiel
HaRav Boaron: We Can Live With A Woman Running The Batei Din
Yeshiva World News by Y.W. Editor
WATCH: Motorcade Of The Satmar Rebbe Of Williamsburg Heading To Kever Of Divrei Yoel On The Yartzheit
Yeshiva World News by Y.W. Editor
VIDEO AND PHOTOS: Satmar Rebbe's 38th Yartzheit Today



Miracles
Shiloh Musings by Batya Medad
My Father's Old Navy Ship USS Indianapolis Discovered on Ocean Floor



Kiddush Hashem
Yeshiva World News by Y.W. Editor
MAILBAG: Powerful Story That Happened In Waterbury On Thursday



Judaism
Twitter Search / muqata by (@Muqata)
[Breaking News] 4:19pm Israeli Beit Din Cancels Woman's Jewishness and her Parents' Conversion Too An American... http://fb.me/258Nuz7FZ 
Matzav.com - The Online Voice of Torah Jewry by editor
Ancient Mikva Excavated At Destroyed Great Synagogue of Vilna
כיכר השבת על ידי ישי כהן
סערה חדשה בירושלים: מסע רדיפה: הרפורמים נגד ההפרדה בספריות העירוניות
Going Home ... To Yerushalayim by Neshama
The CHOFETZ CHAIM and the Solar Eclipse
כיכר השבת על ידי ישי כהן
מתקפה נגד הבאבות: הגר"ד יוסף: אנשים טיפשים מקבלים ברכות ומשלמים כסף
Hamodia by Dov Benovadia
PM's U.N. Speech Moved Up to Accommodate Rosh Hashanah
כיכר השבת על ידי ישי כהן
פסיקה חשובה: בית הדין ביטל "גיור" רפורמי של זוג נוצרים שעלו לישראל
Mashiach is coming by Devorah
Judaism and the solar eclipse
Cross-Currents - Orthodox Jewish Rabbis by Yitzchok Adlerstein
The Chofetz Chaim and the Eclipse
כיכר השבת על ידי ישראל כהן
תקנות חוק הגיוס: בצהריים: כינוס 'ועד הישיבות' בבית נשיא המועצת הגר"ש כהן
Matzav.com - The Online Voice of Torah Jewry by editor
Listen: Another Shiur From R Heber On The Eclipse
Going Home ... To Yerushalayim by Neshama
The Solar Eclipse: A Jewish Message
Yeshiva World News by Yekusiel
HaRav Boaron: We Can Live With A Woman Running The Batei Din



Friday, August 18, 2017

Geirush Sefarad 2.0?

World Jewish Daily:
Following a car-ramming terror attack that killed 13 and injured dozens in Barcelona, the city's chief rabbi said that Europe is doomed because it will not face up to radical Islam and that its Jews should flee.

According to the Times of Israel, Rabbi Meir Bar-Hen stated,
Jews are not here permanently. I tell my congregants: Don’t think we’re here for good. And I encourage them to buy property in Israel. This place is lost. Don’t repeat the mistake of Algerian Jews, of Venezuelan Jews. Better early than late.
The rabbi pointed to the problem of Islamic terrorism, which is being carried out by Muslims embedded in European society.

There is now no way to stop this process, and as a result, he said, "Europe is lost."



Instead of Esav expelling the Jews after capturing the land from Yishmael, this time, Yishmael is expelling the Jews after capturing the land from Esav.

May Hashem show mercy on the Jews of Spain and help them make the correct decisions for their lives.

Interesting Recent Links - Re'eh 5777 - Day 6

These are the interesting links from the past 24 hours:
Geula-Related
Going Home ... To Yerushalayim by Neshama
Parshas Re’eh – Comfort in the Storm
כי לה' המלוכה על ידי בחגוי הסלע
סגולת אמירת עקידת יצחק 7 פעמים- להמתקת הדינים ביטול גזרות והמשכת ישועות- סוד הגאולה, איך ננצל במלחמת גוג ומגוג?
Yeranen Yaakov by yaak
Geula Update from Rav Fish - Re'eh 5777



Security Incidents
Hamodia by Dov Benovadia
Woman Carjacked in Shomron: Third Incident in a Week, Says Official
Hamodia by Hamodia Staff
Arab Woman Tips Police to Man with Concealed Weapon
Twitter Search / muqata by (@Muqata)
[Breaking News]
9:01pm Arab Woman Stops Jerusalem Terror Attack

Nice story time...

An Arab woman from Shuafat... http://fb.me/7fDzrv5NZ 



Iran
Algemeiner.com by News Editor
Turkey to Boost Military Cooperation With Iran After Army Chief’s Visit
Israel Rising by Orit ben Tzvi
AMIA BOMBING 23 YEARS LATER: The Hidden Life of a Jewish US Agent Comes to Light
Algemeiner.com by JNS.org
Iran Reportedly Building Long-Range Missile Facility in Syria
Algemeiner.com by Ira Stoll
New York Times Describes Iranian Dissident as a ‘Nuisance’



Asian-Australian Terrorism and Anti-Semitism
Matzav.com - The Online Voice of Torah Jewry by editor
Mattis And Tillerson Move To Clarify Administration Policy On North Korea
Hamodia by Deb Riechmann and Matthew Pennington
IN DEPTH: Estimates of N. Korea’s Nuclear Weapons Hard to Nail Down
Hamodia by Hamodia
Top U.S. General Reaffirms Commitment to Japan Amid N. Korea Tensions
Matzav.com - The Online Voice of Torah Jewry by editor
A US Service Member Is Killed, Others Wounded, Fighting ISIS In Afghanistan
Yeshiva World News by Yekusiel
US, Japan Discuss North Korean Threat
Hamodia by Hamodia
U.S. and Japan Warn North Korea of Consequences If It Attacks First
Daily Wire by Michael Qazvini
Kim Jong Un Ramps Up Execution Of Opponents
Hamodia by Hamodia
Bannon: No Military Solution in North Korea



European Terrorism and Anti-Semitism
Hamodia by Hamodia
Stabbing in Finland: 1 Person Dead, 8 Injured
Daily Wire by Hank Berrien
Turku, Finland: Stabbing Rampage Leaves At Least One Murdered, Several Others Wounded
DEBKAFile by Unknown
Several injured in stabbing at the Finnish town of Turku
worldtorahnews by Reuters
Spanish police shoot five suspects dead after van rampage kills 13 in Barcelona
Algemeiner.com by News Editor
3 Israelis Still Out of Contact Following Barcelona Terrorist Attack
Algemeiner.com by News Editor
Spain Hunts Van Driver Who Mowed Down Barcelona Crowd, Killing 13
כיכר השבת על ידי ישי כהן
ברצלונה: לא תתאפשר כניסה לבתי הכנסת ללא זיהוי
Yeshiva World News by ZalmyX
Paris Attacks Suspect Abdeslam Also To Face Trial In Belgium
DEBKAFile by Unknown
The ISIS special Al-Kharsha Brigade hits Spain
Matzav.com - The Online Voice of To by editor
Watch: ‘No Go Zones’ Author Speaks Out About Spain’s Migrant Crisis
DEBKAFile by Unknown
All Israelis visiting Barcelona accounted for except for one
Matzav.com - The Online Voice of Torah Jewry by editor
Police Kill Five Suspects, thwart Second Attack Connected To Barcelona Violence
Hamodia by Hamodia
Spain: Gov’t Hunts Driver Who Killed 13 in Barcelona, Says Bomb Plot Foiled
כיכר השבת על ידי דניאל הרץ
הפיגוע בברצלונה: שני ישראלים בברצלונה עדיין לא יצרו קשר
כיכר השבת על ידי דניאל הרץ
הפיגוע בברצלונה: 28 ישראלים בברצלונה עדיין לא יצרו קשר
Yeshiva World News by Y.W. Editor
NEW TERROR ATTACK STOPPED: Spanish Police Kill Five Suspects Hours After Barcelona Massacre
DEBKAFile by Unknown
Second attack: 5 terrorists shot dead running down Cambrils pedestrians
Shiloh Musings by Batya Medad
Europe- Anti-Israel, Antisemitic Terror Hotbed, USA No Better
כיכר השבת על ידי דניאל הרץ
ספרד במתקפת טרור: פיגוע דריסה נוסף בספרד: חמישה מחבלים חוסלו במקום
Matzav.com - The Online Voice of Torah Jewry by editor
Spain: Police Kill Four Suspected Of Trying Second Terror Attack



Mideast Terrorism and Anti-Semitism
worldtorahnews by Arutz Sheva
Islamic Movement in Israel: We're not about to stop
Hamodia by Dov Benovadia
MKs Discuss Insurance, Compensation for ‘Agricultural Terror’
Hamodia by Dov Benovadia
Woman Carjacked in Shomron: Third Incident in a Week, Says Official
Yeshiva World News by Yekusiel
GPO To Revoke Al Jazeera Correspondent’s Press Card: ‘Active Partner In Palestinian Resistance’
Hamodia by Hamodia
Confidential U.N. Report Accuses Saudi Coalition of Killing Hundreds of Children in Yemen Conflict
Algemeiner.com by JNS.org
Israel’s Government Press Office to Revoke Press Card of Al Jazeera Reporter
Hamodia by Hamodia Staff
Bedouin Diplomat Says He’ll Complain to Hague Against Israel
Hamodia by Hamodia Staff
Arab Woman Tips Police to Man with Concealed Weapon
Twitter Search / muqata by (@Muqata)
[Breaking News]
9:01pm Arab Woman Stops Jerusalem Terror Attack

Nice story time...

An Arab woman from Shuafat... http://fb.me/7fDzrv5NZ 
Algemeiner.com by Stephen M. Flatow / JNS.org
Palestinian Rewards for Rock Throwers



North American Terrorism and Anti-Semitism
Shiloh Musings by Batya Medad
Europe- Anti-Israel, Antisemitic Terror Hotbed, USA No Better
Yeshiva World News by ZalmyX
FRIGHTENING: Lakewood: Two Men Allegedly Picked Up A Child And Locked Him In A Vehicle
Hamodia by Elias Groll
Right-Wing War Against McMaster Spills Over Into Israel
Matzav.com - The Online Voice of Torah Jewry by editor
Israeli President: U.S. Will Know How to Face Anti-Semitism
Hamodia by Yosef Caldwell
De Blasio Calls for Review of ‘Symbols of Hate’; Pétain Commemoration to Be Removed
Matzav.com - The Online Voice of Torah Jewry by editor
Hikind Praises Mayor Following Announcement That Nazi Collaborator Petain Monument Will Be Removed
Yeshiva World News by Yekusiel
Man Accused Of Urinating On Synagogue Is Arraigned, Jailed
Yeshiva World News by Yekusiel
President Rivlin Sends Message For American Jews Following Charlottesville Incident
Hamodia by Hamodia
GoFundMe Says $800,000 Raised So Far for Charlottesville Victims
Hamodia by Hamodia
Berliners Gather at Brandenburg Gate to Denounce Charlottesville Nazis
Matzav.com - The Online Voice of Torah Jewry by editor
The Record Prints Anti-Jewish Letter to the Editor: “You Should Visit Lakewood to See What You’re Fighting”
Matzav.com - The Online Voice of Torah Jewry by editor
Israel Seeks UN’s Respect in Campaign for Security Council Seat
Algemeiner.com by Ira Stoll
New York Times Describes Iranian Dissident as a ‘Nuisance’
Matzav.com - The Online Voice of Torah Jewry by editor
Queens Museum Reinstates Israel Event after Backlash
Algemeiner.com by Algemeiner Staff
Synagogue Receives Flowers and Love From Anonymous Well-Wisher After Charlottesville Violence
Daily Wire by Emily Zanotti
Antifa Protesters Arrested in Chicago After They Attack Cops Outside Courthouse
Matzav.com - The Online Voice of Torah Jewry by editor
Neo-Nazi Website The Daily Stormer Forced To Retreat To The Dark Web
Hamodia by Hamodia
Israel, Queens Museum Agree on Event to Mark 1947 U.N. Vote
Matzav.com - The Online Voice of Torah Jewry by editor
Steve Bannon On The Far Right: “A Collection Of Clowns”
Matzav.com - The Online Voice of Torah Jewry by editor
Zuckerberg Vows To Remove Violent Threats From Facebook



South American Terrorism and Anti-Semitism
Israel Rising by Orit ben Tzvi
AMIA BOMBING 23 YEARS LATER: The Hidden Life of a Jewish US Agent Comes to Light



Prayers for Those in Need
Yeshiva World News by Yekusiel
PHOTOS: Ten Injured In A Chain Collision On Coastal Road Following Police Pursuit
כיכר השבת על ידי כיכר השבת
הרב יצחק דוד גרוסמן נפצע קל בתאונה
כיכר השבת על ידי דניאל הרץ
"אם אשכחך ירושלים": החתן שבר את הכוס בחופה ונחתך ברגלו
Yeshiva World News by Yekusiel
VIDEO/PHOTOS: Scaffolding Collapse At Nahariya Construction Site Leaves One Dead And Others Injured
כיכר השבת על ידי קובי רוזן
מצבה קשה: בת 27 מביתר עילית נפצעה בתאונה ליד מירון; בעלה ו-3 ילדיהם נפצעו קל
Yeshiva World News by Yekusiel
19-Year-Old Seriously Injured When Hit By A Taxi In Tiveria
Yeshiva World News by Yekusiel
Six-Year-Old Goes Into Cardiac Arrest From A Snake Bite In The Golan Heights
כיכר השבת על ידי קובי רוזן
מצבה קשה: בת 27 מביתר עילית נפצעה בתאונה ליד מירון
כיכר השבת על ידי כיכר השבת
הרוג ו-10 פצועים: כך התנהל המרדף הקטלני בכביש החוף אחר הגנבים • צפו



Deaths
Hamodia by Hamodia
BD”E; Mrs. Faige Herzka, A”h
Yeshiva World News by Y.W. Editor
Rav Aharon Brafman Zt’l – A Glimpse of Greatness
Yeshiva World News by Yekusiel
VIDEO/PHOTOS: Scaffolding Collapse At Nahariya Construction Site Leaves One Dead And Others Injured
Hamodia by Hamodia Staff
3 Construction Workers Killed at Separate Sites
כיכר השבת על ידי כיכר השבת
הרוג ו-10 פצועים: כך התנהל המרדף הקטלני בכביש החוף אחר הגנבים • צפו



Great Rabbis
Yeshiva World News by Y.W. Editor
Rav Aharon Brafman Zt’l – A Glimpse of Greatness
כיכר השבת על ידי כיכר השבת
הרב יצחק דוד גרוסמן נפצע קל בתאונה
כיכר השבת על ידי ישראל כהן
צפו בגלריית ענק: אלפי ילדים בסיום לזכר הרבנית שטיינמן ע"ה
כיכר השבת על ידי ישראל כהן
סערת הבראקל: גדולי הרבנים בבני ברק במכתב: "עוף הבראקל כשר וטהור"
Matzav.com - The Online Voice of Torah Jewry by editor
STAR-K’s Top Ten 2017 Total Solar Eclipse FAQs & the Chofetz Chaim’s Message Prior to Radin’s Eclipse
Yeshiva World News by Yekusiel
Rav Bakshi-Doron Will Not Enter Prison Despite Conviction
כיכר השבת על ידי ישראל כהן
ממתינים להכרעה: גאב"ד קארלסבורג בדק ודן בעוף ה'בראקל' במשך 5 שעות



Miracles
Yeshiva World News by ZalmyX
FRIGHTENING: Lakewood: Two Men Allegedly Picked Up A Child And Locked Him In A Vehicle
Yeshiva World News by Yekusiel
Large Chareidi Family Rescued From Nachal Amud
Yeshiva World News by Yekusiel
Rav Bakshi-Doron Will Not Enter Prison Despite Conviction



Judaism
כיכר השבת על ידי ישי כהן
ברצלונה: לא תתאפשר כניסה לבתי הכנסת ללא זיהוי
Cross-Currents - Orthodox Jewish Rabbis by Avrohom Gordimer
Open Orthodoxy’s Name Change: New Brand, Same Product
Matzav.com - The Online Voice of Torah Jewry by editor
Watch: Rabbi Dovid Heber: The Great American Eclipse
Matzav.com - The Online Voice of Torah Jewry by editor
Data Plan? Who Decides – You or Your IPhone?
Hamodia by Hamodia Staff
Chareidi MKs Demand PM Halt Chillulei Shabbos Work on Train
Lazer Beams by LazerBeams
Dismantling of the Statues
Matzav.com - The Online Voice of Torah Jewry by editor
Photos: At Camp Yoreh Deah P.2
Matzav.com - The Online Voice of Torah Jewry by editor
Photos: At Camp Yoreh Deah P.1
כיכר השבת על ידי ישראל כהן
סערת הבראקל: גדולי הרבנים בבני ברק במכתב: "עוף הבראקל כשר וטהור"
כיכר השבת על ידי ישי כהן
חילולי השבת נמשכים: החרדים לנתניהו: 'לא ניתן יד לפגיעה בשבת'
Yeshiva World News by Yekusiel
High Court: Women Can Run The Nation’s Rabbinical Courts
Shirat Devorah by Devorah
What does the Torah say about The Great American Solar Eclipse?
Yeshiva World News by Yekusiel
Israel: High Court Issues An Interim Order Blocking Regulation Law
Yeshiva World News by Yekusiel
VIDEO/PHOTOS: Legislators Honors EFRAT On Capitol Hill
Yeshiva World News by Yekusiel
Photo Essay: A Visit To ‘Camp Yoreh Deah’
Matzav.com - The Online Voice of Torah Jewry by editor
Watch: Jews Davening Mincha Just 100 Feet From Terror Attack In Spain
Matzav.com - The Online Voice of Torah Jewry by editor
STAR-K’s Top Ten 2017 Total Solar Eclipse FAQs & the Chofetz Chaim’s Message Prior to Radin’s Eclipse
Yeshiva World News by Yekusiel
AG Mandelblit Supports Permitting Toeiva Couples To Adopt R’L
כיכר השבת על ידי ישראל כהן
ניצלו מהפיגוע בספרד: במסעדה היהודית אמרו קדיש נרגש • צפו
כיכר השבת על ידי ישראל כהן
ממתינים להכרעה: גאב"ד קארלסבורג בדק ודן בעוף ה'בראקל' במשך 5 שעות



Election Stuff
Yeshiva World News by ZalmyX
10 Commandments Judge Forces Runoff With Trump’s Candidate In Alabama Senate Race
Hamodia by Hamodia Staff
Yaalon May Run With Labor in Next Election



Thursday, August 17, 2017

Geula Update from Rav Fish - Re'eh 5777

From Rav Fish's latest:

Hints from R' Menahem Barhum:
  • The Egyptian Revolution and Arab Spring started on 20 Shevat, 5771.  At the end of Av, 5777 will be 6.5 years from then.  The Zohar in Vayera 119a says that at the end of the last 72 years of Hevlei Mashiah, there will be 6.5 years of a Ketz within a Ketz.
  • [YY - I slightly modified the words of Rav Fish here to correct the calculation.] Rav Shternbuch Shlit"a brought down a tradition of the Russians capturing Crimea being a harbinger of the coming of Mashiah.  After the Russians captured Crimea and the Supreme Council of Crimea voted to become part of the Russian Federation on 4 Adar Bet, 5774, if we calculate 1290 days later, it comes out to 25 Elul, 5777.
    • And the day of the 25th of Elul is the final date of 72 years from the end of WWII, which was over [VJ day] on 24 Elul, 5705.
    • The Zohar Balak 212b says that on 25 Elul that will fall on Shabbat, 3 walls of Rome will fall and the process of the coming of Mashiah will begin.  This year, 25 Elul falls on Shabbat.
  • The Zohar Vayeira 119a also says that in the year 73, all the kings of the world will gather into the metropolis of Rome and HKB"H will pour upon them fire, hail, stones of Elgavish and they will be destroyed from the world.  That means that after 72 years, when the 73rd year begins, the Gog Umagog War will begin.
    • The Milui of שבעים ושלוש without the first letters of each word + the Kollel = 777
      • שין בית עין יוד מם ויו שין למד ויו שין
      • In other words, the Zohar is saying that this year, after the 72, the 73 of the Gog Umagog War will come with stones of Elgavish.
  • The verse

    כד  מְזֵי רָעָב וּלְחֻמֵי רֶשֶׁף,  {ר}  וְקֶטֶב מְרִירִי;  {ס}  וְשֶׁן-בְּהֵמֹת, אֲשַׁלַּח-בָּם,  {ר}  עִם-חֲמַת, זֹחֲלֵי עָפָר.  {ס}24 The wasting of hunger, and the devouring of the fiery bolt, and bitter destruction; and the teeth of beasts will I send upon them, with the venom of crawling things of the dust.
    is the 5776th verse in the Torah. [YY - Note that this count differs slightly from Rabbi Sprecher's count, but is consistent with a count I used in the past.]  5776 is the current year according to Hazal [who start counting Year 1 from when Adam Harishon was born, which we call Year 2].
    • The Rashei Teivot of the verse [מ ר ו ר ו מ ו ב א ב ע ח ז ע] equals 658.
      • 658 = 588 + 70.    588 is the gematria of מלחמת גוג ומגוג plus the 70 nations who will come to fight therein.
  • Dates of world wars breaking out
    • WWI broke out on 5 Av, 5674
    • WWII broke out on 17 Elul, 5699
    • The midpoint of these 2 dates is around 26th of Av.  It's possible that WWIII will break out then since, as Kabbalists know, the third is always the Sod of the middle.

See more there.