Sunday, May 8, 2011

The Persian Magicians

Last week we heard the news Ahmadinejad allies charged with sorcery:

Allies of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad have been been accused of using 'black magic' to keep the leader in power.

Twenty-five people close to the leader, including the chief of staff Esfandiar Rahim Mashaei, have reportedly been arrested and charged with being 'magicians' and invoking spirits to try and influence his policy.

And with a hat tip to my good friend Devorah Designs..... who found this blogpost from 2006 written by Yeranen Yaakov, where he notes that:

"Rashi on the Gemara in Sanhedrin 98.... explains that before Mashiah comes, the Persian magicians who bother Israel will be destroyed."

You can find it here: End of Days - Where are we?


dalz said...

Hello Ms. Shirat Devorah,

First, my mother and I love reading you blog and do so every night. We love seeing your outlook on current events paralleled with sayings from our Sages and other references in Tanakh.

For Yom Hazikaron I made a video with a few friends and I thought you'd be interested in watching it.

It can be found at this link.

Keep up the inspiring posts,

A fan in Melbourne

Devorah said...

Thank you dalz. I put your video on the blog so everyone can see it. Well done!