Thursday, July 16, 2015

Obama, Iran and the Yalkut Shimoni

If you listened to Rabbi Kessin's shiur yesterday, you will have heard him speak about the dreadful deal which Obama was/is planning with Iran.  Coincidentally, at around the same time that I published that shiur, [which was recorded back in April] Obama signed off on the Iran nuclear deal.

Rabbi Kessin quoted the Yalkut Shimoni, which touches on many future scenarios both for the nation of Israel and for the world. In its section on the biblical Book of Isaiah and the prophecies contained therein, a rabbi cited by the Yalkut Shimoni states: “In the year Moshiach comes all the nations of the world will provoke each other and threaten with war. The king of Persia (Iran) will provoke the King of Arabia (Saudi Arabia) with war. The King of Arabia goes to Edom (The Western Countries, headed by USA) for advice. Then the King of Persia destroys the world (and since that cannot be done with conventional weapons it must mean nuclear which can destroy most of the world). And all the nations of the world begin to panic and are afraid, and Israel too is afraid as to how to defend from this. G-d then says to them “Do not fear for everything that I have done is for your benefit, to destroy the evil kingdom of Edom and eradicate evil from this world so that the Messiah can come, your time of redemption is now.”

I always come back to that quote in Sefer Daniel: ''we will be given over to his hand for  a time, and times, and a half of time'', which has been presented as referring to the reign of Obama.  Does it mean he will disappear before the eight years are up? - according to my own amateur calculations, he should be gone by January 2016.

Today I read Yaak's post Rav Fish on Iran and noted the quote from Yechezkel: ''And I will plead against him with pestilence and with blood; and I will cause to rain upon him, and upon his bands, and upon the many peoples that are with him, an overflowing shower, and great hailstones, fire, and brimstone.''

I believe we are starting to see all the pieces in the puzzle.  Would love to hear your thoughts.


Dora Lauren said...

here is his brother Rav Shimon Kessin in Ramat bet Shemesh speaking about the Yalkut Shimoni

Devorah said...

Greg: Thank you for that link.

SPACE said...

Raba b. Zimuna's name: If the earlier [scholars] were sons of angels, we are sons of
men; and if the earlier [scholars] were sons of men, we are like asses, and not [even] like asses of R.
Hanina b. Dosa and R. Phinehas b. Jair,[who performed miracles] but like other asses. Shabbath 112b

So Messiah would be really helpful to explain some things.

there's war going in shamayim