Friday, March 4, 2022

Russia is Gog? and Ukraine is....?

HT: Yosef

It is brought in the sefer “Tzfiras Chen” by the mekubal R’ Noach Gad Weintraub that Russia is Gog u-Magog. In another sefer, “Hadras Chen”, he says that the Ukraine derives its name from “Ekron”, one of the five cities of the Plishtim (Philistines), and that the people themselves descend from Plishtim who migrated there. Regarding “Ekron”, the verse states that in the days of Moshiach “Ekron will be uprooted.” [Tzafanya 2:4]


Devorah said...

The author of Russia is Gog? and Ukraine is..?
is Yaakov Nathan who was the first [I believe] to put Geula on the internet,
back in the days when he ran the Le David Geula forum.

Devorah said...

Also see The Rebbe's View on the war of Gog u Magog

Devorah said...

“The war of Gog and Magog…it seems like a terrible tragedy for the Jews…but it says in Sanhedrin1 that Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai comments on the verse2 ‘Why have nations gathered and [why do] kingdoms speak futility?’–not ‘troubles’ but ‘futility’. It has no meaning for the Jews. Goyim are fighting between themselves, gathering and talking, but it’s all ineffective, because ‘the One Who sits in Heaven laughs and mocks them'”

“This is what Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai is saying about the seventh year3, he’s talking about the year of the coming of Moshiach. Right at the end of the seven years of wars, Moshiach comes. Which wars? The ones where the nations gather and speak futily. A case like Egypt, a case like Afghanistan4, another case, this fight, that fight. But in the case of the Jews…the war of Gog and Magog is not affecting the Jewish people.”

“Gog is fighting with Magog, and it says in Tanach5, that it will be in Jerusalem, but that has nothing to do with the Jewishness of Jerusalem, and not in the city of Jerusalem, rather its around Jerusalem…the name ‘Jeruslaem’ comes from the words meaning ‘complete fear of G-d’…and the city of Jerusalem will stay untouched.”

From the Rebbe’s public talk (“sicha”) given 14 Iyar, 5740 (April 30, 1980)

Lisa said...

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moshe said...

Very interesting and informative comments. Also, another tidbit is about the Plishtim; They were a people from the Greek Isles, so the original Ukrainians (Ekron) most likely originate from the Greek Isles.

Yankev said...

There is an interesting update at

Devorah said...

Yankev that is an amazing update. Thank you.

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