Monday, May 28, 2018


These flames give a whole new meaning to Blue Hawaii

From the comments at Guatemala The Second Nation 

[commenter Tishbi] It mainly symbolizes paradise; but also hell – as all the recent volcano video clips show. It owes its very existence to volcanic action, the islands having been formed by what got spewed up from the fiery depths of hell. However, in time, it became as tropical paradise. Optimistically, perhaps this epitomizes redemption from hell. The Talmud says there’s a fine line between Gan Eden (Paradise) and Gehenom (Hell) (lit. separated by a thin curtain). You’d think they’d be polar opposites, as far away from each other as you can get. No place more than Hawaii illustrates the proximity of these two extremes. Not hard to imagine after seeing those volcanoes. This was well illustrated by a picture of a guy playing golf with lava spewing in the background.

Hawaii is not too far from being the geographical polar opposite of Jerusalem. As such, perhaps it displays an inverse relationship to the Holy City, which is known as the portal to Heaven. Being the 50th State – it may also be a symbolic portal. Hawaii’s connection to 50, was further broadcast by the popular TV series know as Hawaii Five-O. Hawaii is a tiny speck in the huge sea. The word for sea in Hebrew (yam) = 50. This blog has spoken numerous times of the significance 50. Though we tend to think of California of being the “progressive” vanguard of the United States; it may be Hawaii that is the portal through which the United States is lead. Recall the attack on Pearl Harbor, was what forced the U.S. into the fray of WWII. What happened in Hawaii pulled the other 49 states.

A word in Hebrew for portal is פה (mouth). As in פי הארץ the portal to the earth, which is an apt description for a volcano.

Dov mentioned the Hebrew name for Hawaii (הוויי) being composed solely of letters from the name of Hashem. Interestingly, this name appears at the minimal skip distance of 2 in Exodus 4:15 starting with the letter ה of the word פיהו.

וְדִבַּרְתָּ אֵלָיו, וְשַׂמְתָּ אֶת-הַדְּבָרִים בְּפִיו; וְאָנֹכִי, אֶהְיֶה עִם-פִּיךָ וְעִם-פִּיהוּ, וְהוֹרֵיתִי אֶתְכֶם, אֵת אֲשֶׁר תַּעֲשׂוּן. “And thou shalt speak unto him, and put the words in his mouth; and I will be with thy mouth, and with his mouth, and will teach you what ye shall do.”

Amazingly the word mouth (portal) appears 3 times in this single verse which contains the name Hawaii! And the verse itself refers to instruction from God. So opposite Jerusalem and Zion, where Torah issues from, lays isolated Hawaii which seems to be a portal for other Divine messages. 

Suggested reading:

Exellent post at Emunaroma Kilauea and the Slow Pace of Redemption, and as an aside to some of the information there, an older post from Yeranen Yaakov An Icelandic Volcano is one of the Openings of Gehinnom

The wall of lava from the volcano has now breeched the power plant.

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