Another short post, as I’m trying to pull together Secret Diary of a Jewish Housewife #3.
#2 is almost ready, and I’ll let you know when it’s up on Amazon.
So, I was thinking about what Rabbi Berland said way back in 2016, as part of this post:
“The Rav said that at the moment that Moshiach would be revealed, Armilus HaRasha [the head of the mixed multitude, or Erev Rav] would come, together with all of the nations of the world, and he would try to fight against the Moshiach. So then the Moshiach would escape to the desert, together with some simple, pure-minded people, and there they would hide-out for nine months, the same amount of time as it takes to bring a pregnancy to term.
After nine months, the Moshiach would return and would reveal himself openly to everyone, and then everyone would reconcile with him, and make peace with him. The Rav said that the moment that Moshiach received his [spiritual] crown on the day of hakhel, soldiers will come from all over the world, with warships from all the nations of the world, against Eretz Yisrael.”
Go back and re-read the whole thing, as it’s talking about what’s happening right now, and what will occur before we get to Moshiach and geula, hopefully the sweet way.
Because even with all the corona-fascists, this is still the sweet way, at the moment.
There is food to buy, electricity, some sort of ‘law and order’, however corrupt and stifling.
But the key points that struck me are these;
- The Moshiach will be hidden for 9 months – which corresponds to the 9 months of ‘foreign rule’ in Israel.
- Rav Berland went into prison on February 9th. Two weeks later, we all followed him into ‘prison’, as Corona Fascism began in Israel, and other places around the world.
- In 9 months time, we get to Succot.
- The Moshiach reveals himself during Succot, specifically the Hakhel ceremony that occurs on the first day of that chag, on the 8th year after Shmitta.
- That’s when all the nations of the world will come to fight against the Moshiach, and Israel.
Here’s what the Jewish Virtual Library has to say about Hakhel:
HAKHEL (Heb. הַקְהֵל; “assemble”). The Bible enjoins that “At the end of every seven years, at the time of the year of release, at the Feast of Tabernacles” there is to take place an assembly of the whole people, “men, women, children, and the stranger that is within your gates.” The purpose of this assembly is “that they may hear and so learn to revere the Lord your God and to observe faithfully every word of this Teaching” (Deut. 31:10–13).
This ceremony, called Hakhel (“assemble”) after the opening word of verse 12, is mentioned only once in the Talmud (Sot. 7:8), but in great detail and includes an interesting historical incident. The Mishnah lays it down (ibid.) that the date referred to is on the first day of the festival of Sukkot after the close of the seven-year period of *shemittah, i.e., on the 15th day of the first month of the eighth year.
We know from HERE, that Rav Berland told us that this process of Moshiach coming is going to last until 5781 – next year.
Rav Berland, shlita, said then:
“We are now preparing the Yom Kippur of 5776, preparing the Yom Kippur a day of salvation of 5781 when the Rosh Hashanah will come out on Shabbos and Pesach on Motzaei Shabbos and there will be a Purim Meshulash, when there will be the geulah, then it will be a day for relief, 5781, so will the true salvation to Israel, which Daniel prophesized that this will be on two thousand and three hundred, morn till eve, 2300 years, which will end in 5781, the year of Israel’s salvation.
The Rav continued:
“AND NOW WE ARE PREPARING IN THESE SAME SIX YEARS, AND THOSE SIX YEARS FROM 5776 UNTIL 5781, THESE ARE YEARS OF REDEMPTION. THESE ARE YEARS IN WHICH THE PEOPLE OF ISRAEL WILL DO TESHUVA, THE BIGGEST CRIMINALS WILL DO TESHUVA, BECAUSE THERE ARE NO SECULAR IN THE JEWISH PEOPLE, AND THERE ARE NO CRIMINALS AMONG THE PEOPLE OF ISRAEL, AND NO WICKED PEOPLE OF ISRAEL.
“These are all just stages in the salvation, it’s all stages in the development of the soul, in accepting the parts of the soul, the biggest gangster in the end will become the most righteous man.”
The next shemitta year beings in 5782 – September 2021.
So, I have no idea how all this is meant to fit together.
And also, our teshuva can definitely get everything to change overnight, especially if all the Jews move to Israel, as the Rav is now explicitly urging them to do.
But it looks like things are going to continue along the ‘weird’ path for a while still, as this process unfolds.
So prepare yourselves mentally.