Monday, February 16, 2009

Misconceptions - Geulah in 5770

Last year, I posted a translation of Zohar Chadash: Ma'amar Darach Kokhav miYaakov.  In this section of the Zohar, there is a description of wars and troubles that will befall Am Yisrael during the Geulah process.  Towards the end of this section, it is mentioned that this will be at 60 years in the 6th millennium, and at the end, that this will be during the 70 years that are in the 6th millennium.

It recently came to my attention that in the Bar Ilan Project's version of this Zohar, there is a mention of the 59th year before that mention of the 60th year.  Therefore, it is reasonable to assume that the calculation of Shmitah and Yovel together actually refers to the 59th year.

At some point, someone tried to connect all of this to Mumbai.  This is a major stretch, as not only are many details ignored, but how exactly, to their explanation, is that the 59th year or the 60th year?

Regardless, at some point, a calculation of days was given from the Mumbai massacre to the 8th day of Chanukah.  Someone then calculated that there are exactly 9 months from the 8th day of Chanukah to Rosh Hashanah 5770, and since the year ends with 70, and also with 770, this is an auspicious sign regarding the Geulah.

The problems with this are numerous:

  • The Zohar gives a calculation in order to figure out the timing of the events in question.  How can Mumbai be at 59, or even 60, and then 9 months later is 70?  Rather, no one gives an explanation of how 5769 can be the 59 mentioned.
  • Furthermore, how does 5769 fulfill the statement of Shmitah and Yovel together?
  • And all of this is besides the fact that there is no actual relationship between this Zohar and the events that took place in Mumbai months ago.
But rather, these numbers, 59, 60, 70, are all related to the 100 years of Yesod that I have mentioned.

The Zohar Chadash does not predict the revelation of Moshiach in the year 5770.


  1. I think most of the buzz regarding 5770 is the number 770. Which is an important number. Last year was the seventh year and this year is the eight, which is the year the Gemorah in Sanhedrin says that the ben Dovid is to come. That would be right before 5770. So I can understand why many people are really tied to this year being of tremendous significance.

  2. Please look at this posting (very recent). I think it makes total sense that Mashiach will reveal himself on the Internet. Looks like it's happening now!

  3. Please do not post such things on this blog.

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