Sunday, September 4, 2011

Reading Between the Lines

Guest post from Joe

Shavua Tov Chaverim,

Recently I wrote an article on the Washington earthquake and Hurricane Irene. 

First of all the Washington earthquake where the Washington Memorial and the Washington National Cathedral were damaged, to start the ball rolling, please read this interesting article : Damage to USA'S Symbols

I must now stress that what I am about to write especially for all my chaverim in America is not meant to be construed as just news. By news, I mean not viewing news for news sake with its menu of statistics, be they of life and property or whether records are being broken, which by the way seems to be the norm in the ghoulish media today. I truly mean seeing the events as they unfold from Heaven's perspective or seeing the news within the news....... not that I am declaring that I have a hot line to Shamayim... but that I humbly submit to you the stirrings within my heart. That I am passionate, definitely......that I am insane.....maybe.... you be the judge.

Six years ago, before, during and after the Gerush of Gush Katif, Hurricanes Irene, Jose and Katrina played havoc along America's coastline. Today, six years on, it is "ground hog day." The only difference is that the Hurricane centre has retired the name "Katrina,' for obvious reasons, and replaced it with "Katia." Another hurricane has just spawned in the balmy waters of the Gulf of Mexico. This hurricane has been named, "Lee." This is ominous. Let me explain.
Somehow, deep inside I feel that HaShem has given the world community  6 days / years in which to administer true justice and establish the truth concerning Gush Katif, but alas it has not happened and therefore as the dawning of the 7th day/year is upon us, HaShem, Himself will render midah keneged midah – measure for measure accordingly and finalize the cycle of completion, let's say settling  the accounts as per the shmittah cycle.

Hurricane Katia seems to be taking the same track as Hurricane Irene : 
Tropical Storm /Hurricane Lee is a revisit of 2005 albeit without the strong winds but with extreme flooding rains up to 24 inches or 600mm Lee video update for the Gulf coast   
Now I will get into the nitty gritty.

The names of these disturbances is what I would like to focus on.
"Katia" is a derivative of the Hebrew "K'tuach," meaning "broken or cut up."
"Lee" is a derivative of the Hebrew "Li," meaning "to me."
I am sure you recall the interesting and puzzling "Vav Ketia or broken vav" in the word "Shalom" of Parashat Pinchas.

For it is here in Torah that Pinchas's zeal in violently killing Zimri and his illicit Midianite lover, Kozbi is rewarded by HaShem with a covenant of peace and an everlasting priesthood.  The rabbis marvel at this outcome in the face of Pinchas's violent and stunning actions.  How is it that HaShem, who typically responds to our actions “midah keneged midah” (measure for measure), would deal with Pinchas's’ killing of two people by giving him a covenant of peace?  How fantastic and unrealistic it seems that zeal which led to violence would result in peace. 

Because the vav ketia(broken vav) in shalom lacks a means of pronunciation (it cannot be pronounced), the resulting root word (shin/lamed/mem,- Shalem שׁלם), in its most basic sense means “complete”.  In this way G-d’s covenant of peace is understood as describing the covenant of eternal priesthood given to Pinchas which in essence demanded a wholeness or completeness of himself and his offspring.

Pinchas was from the tribe of Levi and Zimri was from the tribe of Shimon.

The separation of Levi and Shimon according to the prophesy of their father Ya'cov at the end of Bereshit is true........ Shimon is missing  from the blessings of Moshe over Am Yisrael at the end of the Torah in Parashat  Haazinu. / Deut.  Chap 34. 

Shimon.......shin - mem - ayin - vav - nun sofit.... remove the vav  =. SHMAN.
Levi.............. lammed - vav - yud ......................remove the vav  =  LI. 

Therefore you end up with SHMANLI  or on a play of words SHMA  N'LI  or "LISTEN TO ME"
The letter "vav" is also the connector word "and" that connects shamayim - heaven and eretz - earth. The shape of the letter encapsulates this. The vav is actually a "yud" with and elongated strophe that continues down to the line. "Yud" is the first letter of HaShem's  sacred name - tetragrammaton/YHVH.
The gilgul - reincarnation of Pinchas is none other than Eliyahu ha Navi - Elijah the Prophet.
Finally, putting all this together and as a suggestion for you to ponder on I propose the following :
Six years ago Israel was cut up or broken- "Ketia" with the Gerush of Gush Katif in the so called name of "peace."
Has peace been achieved ? No, quite the contrary. The peace has been actually breached or cut.
HaShem is warning the world with the imminent proclamation of a Palestinian State later this month that a further cutting up of what is "to me - Li" or "His Land - Yehudah v'Shomron" will bring about untold destruction, midah keneged midah - measure for measure to all nations involved, all the while warning  those "Shimonim" not to worship Baal Peor with lurid acts of indecency with the daughters of Midian.

One last thought.
Pinchas aka Eliyahu ha Navi will eventually repair the "vav ketia" the connection between Heaven and Earth by :
כב  זִכְרוּ, תּוֹרַת מֹשֶׁה עַבְדִּי, אֲשֶׁר צִוִּיתִי אוֹתוֹ בְחֹרֵב עַל-כָּל-יִשְׂרָאֵל, חֻקִּים וּמִשְׁפָּטִים. 22 Remember ye the law of Moses My servant, which I commanded unto him in Horeb for all Israel, even statutes and ordinances.
כג  הִנֵּה אָנֹכִי שֹׁלֵחַ לָכֶם, אֵת אֵלִיָּה הַנָּבִיא--לִפְנֵי, בּוֹא יוֹם יְהוָה, הַגָּדוֹל, וְהַנּוֹרָא. 23 Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and terrible day of the LORD.
כד  וְהֵשִׁיב לֵב-אָבוֹת עַל-בָּנִים, וְלֵב בָּנִים עַל-אֲבוֹתָם--פֶּן-אָבוֹא, וְהִכֵּיתִי אֶת-הָאָרֶץ חֵרֶם.  {ש} 24 And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers; lest I come and smite the land with utter destruction. Malachi 3 v 22-24

Chaverim, the news is not just the news........ but HaShem's signature.


Note from Devorah: I guess it is no coincidence that the Southern Decadence Festival in New Orleans is getting hit by some bad weather: Mayor declares emergency in New Orleans :

Merchants worried the storm would dampen the Southern Decadence festival, an annual gay lifestyle fixture that rings cash registers on Labor Day weekend. Ann Sonnier, shift manager of Jester’s bar, said receipts were disappointing so far.

“People are probably scared to death to come here after Katrina,” she said.

It was the Southern Decadence Festival that was rained on by hurricane Katrina.see  wikipedia


shimonmatisyahu said...

The United States news is starting to pick up on the fact that there is something unusual about this year in terms of disasters. See it right here

Joe said...

Shalom shimonmatisyahu,

Just had to laugh at the first comment on this article that said,

"Worse disaster in US history was when a bunch of retards voted in a #$%$ named Obama!"

Have a nice day :-)

Devorah said...

Now we can see why Obammy's name is linked to the Ten Plagues -

Cody said...

Shalom, Joe!

Really amazing info... Awesome to see it here

Leah said...

Yes, quite interesting. No matter what the ultimate truth is I am glad that it is Hashem whom is running the show.

Anonymous said...

Thank you Joe - you always open eyes. Catherine xx

Tidbits of Torah said...

who is Joe, Devorah? I would like to read his article on "Recently I wrote an article on the Washington earthquake and Hurricane Irene".

Please provide the link. thanks

Devorah said...

I don't have a link, I think it was published on an ínvitation only site.