Friday, November 20, 2015

Pollard and Moshiach ben Yosef

The release of Jonathan Pollard is imminent, and we will be one step closer to Geula.  The great mekubal Rav Mordechai Eliyahu zt''l added the letter hei to Jonathan's name because he saw that his soul contained a spark of Moshiach ben Yosef [first video].

Also some discussion here from Dov bar Leib in the comments : Gog U Magog Just Crossed Over the Threshold 

See POLLARD label below for more.


Anonymous said...

Oh my... Baruch Hashem, May Jonathan be released and come to Eretz Israel. I have also been davening, and especially last night ..
Have not read or heard any of the above yet, but just seeing the heading on Devorah's blog here, had to write first.
May this bring Mashiach.. Please Hashem.. AMen and Amen.

Thank you again Hashem.

Neshama said...

This doesn't seem to correlate with the young boys other world view, or with Rabbi Mizrahi's statements. I wonder why the conflicting references? Who can really know who MBY or MBD will be?

Devorah said...

It says he has a SPARK of Moshiach ben Yosef, not that he is the Moshiach.

Anonymous said...

I would find it mighty hard to believe that he's anything like Moshiach Ben Yosef. Although he has repented in prison, it is known that MBY is of pure lineage. Just wondering.


Anonymous said...

He is heading to Crown Heights and will stand on the beis hamikdash of 770! Yep, that's what is being said.

Anonymous said...

Rabbi Mordechai Eliyahu said that Pollard is the "Yosef HaTzaddik of our generation". . . whatever that exactly means..

Anonymous said...

It's amazing how we hang onto every rumor or statement of a "hopeful" sign.
Be very careful not to be מייאש -- to give up (which is also a major sign in Gemarah Sanhedrin 97-98) with all the passing signs.
Rest assured Hashem knows exactly what He is doing and wants more than all of us combined to bring the Geulah Shilaimah to His children and to save His Great Name... (initially) through Mashiach Ben Yoseph who has already returned well over a million Jews worldwide back to Him already.
Dov is partially right. Stock up and daven but with a minyan and I would add Learn Torah, do Gemilut chasadim, and eat shalosh seudos.
Finally, we may have started the 9 months of birth pangs for Mashiach if it continues as it has-so do the math if it started two months ago.

Anonymous said...

He was essentially thrown into the pit and abandoned by the government of Israel. They sacrificed him to keep in the good graces of the goyyim.

Dov Bar-Leib said...

Rav Shmuel Eliyahu Shlit"a Moreh d'Atra of Tzefat, son of Rav Mordechai Eliyahu zt"l, ""This was a sentence meant to crush a man, but this was a man who is leaving the prison to rule. It's like a seed in the earth that puts out roots and gathers strength, and then comes out and flowers at the height of its strength."

"For Jonathan, that's the reality, he is leaving the prison after gathering a lot of strength over years of incarceration, and all of his strength is coming out with redoubled power, we are waiting for this welcome power," said the rabbi.

We can assume that Rav Shmuel Eliyahu has a detailed mesorah from his father about who Yehonatan Pollard really is. When a man has suffered what Yehonatan has in prison including the way Rav Shmuel Eliyahu is describing Yehonatan's REDOUBLED kochot, he is describing precisely the man called Mashiach ben Ephraim from the famous page of the Yalkut Shimoni on Yishayahu 60 Remez 499. And that he is coming here TO RULE!! It will take more than just a spark of Mashiach ben Epraim to come here and rule. Saying that Yehonatan is destined to come to Eretz Yisrael and rule with "redoubled powers" sounds like Mashiach ben Ephraim to me. The redoubled power reference is in the medrash describing the moment that Mashiach ben Ephraim gets out of jail too.

Precisely this is what the Medrash says: At the hour that he (Mashiach ben Ephraim) leaves prison, not one kingdom, BUT TWO KINGDOMS will be thrust upon him (the Messianic kingdoms of Mashiach ben Ephraim and Mashiach ben David), but 140 kingdoms will surround him (to destroy him). HaKadosh Baruch Hu will say to him, "My righteous Mashiach, do not fear from these 140 nations because all these will die with the breath of your lips."

Rav Shmuel Eliyahu is really just quoting this same medrash precisely because he has this mesorah from his father that Yehonatan Pollard IS the Ephraim Mashiach Tzidki in that very medrash. Anyway, G-d bless. I pray that it all comes true. During the course of this week, I pray that I will translate the entire page of this medrash from the part which says "Rav Yitzchak said that in the Year that King Mashiach is revealed....." This entire page from Persia trying to take over the world after a pow-wow between the King of Arabia and Aram (Beit Lavan) to the release of Pollard seems as if it has come of Age.

Devorah said...

Wow. Looking forward to that translation Dov.

Anonymous said...

What does it mean the kingdoms with be thrust upon him?

Anonymous said...

What is everyone talking about. We are thrilled and delighted that Jonathan Pollard, B'H, is out of prison but where in the world do we get the idea that he is MBY. He is sort of representative of Yosef Hatzadik who was released from prison after 12 years and we hope this is a sign that the Geula is close. MBY can be even the SOI fighting the wars against our enemies, and it is not necessary that it is a person. It is Moshiach Ben Dovid (who must be a descendant of David's kingship line) that will be and we pray for his coming. He is G-D's annointed.

Anonymous said...

WoW and double Wow, this gave me goose bumps just reading this.
I am so excited... i danced while i cooked on Friday, i really did.:-)
I am not going to be afraid no more.