Monday, October 23, 2017

Exciting Discoveries about Geula and Moshiach

I have been formulating information to let us know when Moshiach and the worldwide redemption are likely to occur. This past Shabbos, Parshas Noach, was a real eye-opener.

For decades I have been doing what is called Daf Yomi, which is a system being done worldwide of studying the Babylonian Talmud. It consists of a 7½ year cycle that covers 2711 pages of the Talmud. Since everyone is doing the same page throughout the world, it is very interesting to find that the subjects covered on any particular day may have some relevance to the world situation. It is another way that Hashem is sending us messages about what is happening and what is coming up.

On this past Shabbos we studied Sanhedrin 97, which is the most reveling page in the Talmud about the coming of Moshiach. It tells us when he will be introduced to the world. The problem is the information has always been with a mistake that I would like to clear up.

We are told that the seven years before Moshiach is introduced will be with very definite events. It is worded as: in the first year…, in the second year…, etc. Then it says that in the eighth year, the year following this seven year period, the Moshiach will be introduced. All modern Rabbis talk of this revealing page of the Talmud as the 7 year Shemitah cycle that we observe. It is the most defined information which has been watched for decades. It also was the biggest reason that the end of the last Shemitah cycle in 5775 appeared to be the cycle and the year 5776 would definitely be the year Moshiach would be introduced. There were Rabbis during World War 2 who said that after 10 Shemitah cycles Moshiach would come. With the war ending in 5705, 1945, the 10 cycles or 70 years brought us to 5775, which was totally consistent with Moshiach being introduced in 5776 after the last Shemitah cycle.

When it didn’t happen, many Torah scholars were scratching their heads asking what went wrong. I was so sure that it would happen that I wrote blog posts with such assurances that we were there in 5776.

I learned on Shabbos what went wrong. In reviewing the page 97 in Sanhedrin, I noticed that there was not one mention of Shemitah. Even in the commentary by the great sages there was talk of the 7 year cycle, but no mention of it being in conjunction with the 7 year Shemitah cycle. It was only commentary from modern Rabbis that insisted that the 7 year cycles were congruent.

The actual wording in the Talmud is: "In the seven year cycle when the son of David will come: In the first year…, in the second year…, etc. In the aftermath of the seventh year (the eighth year), the son of David will come." Not only is there no reference to the Shemitah, but alluding to the eighth year means “the next year after the 7 year period.” Otherwise it should say in the first year of the next Shemitah cycle, since the eighth year of a Shemitah cycle is meaningless.

It even makes more sense to talk about ten 7 year cycles or 70 years, not after WW2 but the establishment of the State of Israel. 5708 to 5778 is much more believable.

So to what does the Talmud refer? If it is talking the years 5771 to 5777 as the seven year period (referring to our actual calendar rather than a Shemitah cycle), the statement “in the eighth year” is much more correct, the eighth year of the decade.

I got very excited about this since we are getting so many messages from Ben Golden, Meir, Rav Nir Ben Artzi, shlita, Rav Glazerson, other Rabbis and Mekubalim and even from scriptures that “this is the year.”

Tomorrow, I hope to share with you some of the dot-connecting I have experienced about the possible time within this year that we might expect the big day.

Note: If anyone can show me a definite reference to the seven year period being the Shemitah cycle, I would like to see it. Just make sure it is not from a source from modern times.


  1. Dear Rabbi,

    If I recall you are quite interested in Kochav Yaakov and all its scriptural sources and ramifications, correct? Well, considering what you know of Kochav Yaakov, I just wrote a blog post that I think might be very relevant to the observation you just made regarding the 8th year and 7778. Please read and watch it carefully, and tell me if you agree and find it interesting. I think Kochav Yaakov was just seen on Motzaei Shabbat, Parshat Noach, in Eretz Yisrael. I saw its evidence, its secondary effect if you will, I believe, here in Israel, in Kiryat Arba. I did quite a bit of of research and thinking until I came to that conclusion. You can see the thought processes in the various comments ( and other posts on the blog) Here is the link:

    Thank you. Daisy J. Stern, MD

    1. I thank you for your comment. I do not have the time to completely review your blog post, but I can tell you that my thousands of hours of research have proven beyond a shadow of a doubt that Nibiru is Kochav Yaakov. The fact that the star is talked about many places in the Jewish Bible, and in every place we find Nibiru encoded across the verses. Since everything that scriptures is telling us about Nibiru and its purpose, it is quite evident that all the prophecies are being fulfilled with this binary companion solar system to our sun – the dwarf star called Nibiru. There are other things that I have not mentioned that are even more telling, since they are facts that Hashem would not want disclosed yet.

      I should mention that I have had readers in Israel who have captured pictures of Nibiru. I have posted them on my blog. I myself have seen Nibiru, but was not able to get a picture at the time.

      I hope to provide some additional information in my post tomorrow, B”N.

  2. Hi Rav Menachem. This is very interesting because Rav Yehuda Ashlag aka Baal HaSulam also calculated the revelation of Moshiach to be in the year 5778. He derives this from Tehillim 91:16. Here is a link to an article I found about this:

    1. Thank you. This looks very interesting. I looked at it quickly, but will review in great detail later (I am the slowest reader in the world, B"N, because I don't read, I analyse).

      One correction that I may make is that 5778 is correct, but 2018 is hopefully not correct. I hope to shed light on that tomorrow, B"N. I have big hopes of much happening before 2018 arrives.


  4. Rav Menachem you said:
    "The problem is the information has always been with a mistake that I would like to clear up.

    Last Shemitah cycle in 5775 appeared to be the cycle and the year 5776 would definitely be the year Moshiach would be introduced. There were Rabbis during World War 2 who said that after 10 Shemitah cycles Moshiach would come. With the war ending in 5705, 1945, the 10 cycles or 70 years brought us to 5775, which was totally consistent with Moshiach being introduced in 5776 after the last Shemitah cycle.

    When it didn’t happen, many Torah scholars were scratching their heads asking what went wrong. I was so sure that it would happen that I wrote blog posts with such assurances that we were there in 5776."

    The information wasn't a mistake. As the Gemara says, “A man does not come to grasp to the words Torah unless he first misunderstands them” (Gittin 43a). Hashem didn't want you to access this information until now.

    Would it have helped if you would have told us in 5776 that Moshiach will reveal himself in the year 5778? No. It would have caused people to become despondent. Your calculations or predictions infused people with hope and, that, I believe, is what Hashem wanted you to do!

    Now why is 5778 be a prime year for Moshiach to reveal himself?

    The Maharal says the following:
    "The Gemara teaches that Moshiach will come in the year after a Shemittah because that is the number appropriate for him; that number reflects sublime character of Moshiach. For this world is a world of sevens and the concept of Moshiach is beyond this world; thus, he comes in the eight year" [Chiddushei Aggados to Sanhedrin 97a "[ובמוצאי שביעית בן דוד [בא" ( See also Jewish Wisdom In The Numbers by Rabbi Yehoshua Hartman and Rabbi Osher Chaim Levene, page 128[]).

    Interestingly, the Hebrew year תשע"ח stands for תהא שנת עולם חָדָש, a year of a renewed world (i.e. redemption).

    Hence the ches is the numerical of eight!

    Now, let us prepare by reading Anticipating the Redemption and Yearning for Moshiach:

    For all those who use Facebook, post this link on your Facebook page and tell others to do the same.

  5. Shalom Rav, chazak u'baruch as always thanks for sharing your insightful posts. To follow up to Dove's comment - Rabbi Mendel Kessin also said he thinks 5778 is the year (he said this last year). He published a long video series last year explaining in his view why what's happening in the world is happening (i.e., Esav's tikkun, Edom, etc. being complete) and that the time is ready for H'KBH to finally send Mashiach to redeem us.

    Also, in parashat Noach last week, R' Nir Ben Artzi opened his statement by saying this year will be the year all Jews will move to Israel.

    Rabbi Mansour also brought down that when saying Shema, when pronouncing the last word "Echad" the letter Aleph (which is gematria 1) we should have kavana that HaShem is One, and then when pronouncing the 'Chet' (which is gematria *8*) have kavana that HaShem is above the 7 dimensions of the world. (and then for 'Dalet' the kavana is that He is King of all 4 corners of the globe, if anyone is wondering).

    Let's pray to HaShem that He blesses us with the Geula and may it come speedily, and peacefully this year 5778!

    - Dovid S

  6. Dear Rav Menachem,
    With all due respect, I believe I have found several arguments to refute your interpretation.
    1) In most places where the Talmud mentions Shavua, it's explicitly mentioned in conjunction with Shemitah. And even where it's not explicitly clear from the context, the Rishonim interpret it as referring to Shemitah (see Rashi on Bava Metzia 58a).
    So their silence on this occurrence would mean that it is no exception (unless you can come up with another example where the Talmud uses the term Shavua to mean any seven years).
    2) This Beraisa is also partially quoted in Megila 17b, to explain that the seventh Beracha of Shemone Esreh is about Geulah because Moshiach will come following the wars of the seventh year. The Talmud there doesn't mention all of the seven years, only the sixth (voices) and the seventh (wars). Interpreting it as referring to a cycle of any 7 years makes no sense (for that it would have to mention also the first, second, etc.). It's clearly referring to the "known" seventh year.
    3) The Talmud there in Sanhedrin doesn't use the term "the eighth year" as you do, only "Motzaei Shevi'it". In many places the Talmud uses this term to refer to the first period of the year following the Shemitah.

    1. It would take me quite a while to look at what you have presented, especially being more precise within the Rashi on daffim of Bava Metzia 58a and Megillah 17b. I did a cursory look and did not see the actual word Shemitah. Every place that I have seen it, even in Sanhedrin 97 it is a commentary from the modern Rabbi not Rashi or RAMBAM or any other great Meforshim. Tell me where on the daf more specifically, and are you saying that Rashi is actually using the word Shemitah? Yes, I do see where they talk of the 7 year period; I just don’t see it being referred to as the Shemitah cycle.

      Talking about the years themselves, you will find that in 5776 there were great mysterious sounds heard around the world. In 5777 there were at least 15 wars occurring, even though the Chofetz Chaim talked of spiritual wars rather than physical wars. The spiritual wars especially in Israel were and are still very prevalent. In either case, the years match more so than the years of the Shemitah cycle. I could have gone on for quite a while with further research that I have done, but as it is my readers tell me my blog posts are too long.

      I agree that once again it is the modern Rabbis who talk about the eighth year, but there is no place that I can see it referring to the first year of the next Shemitah cycle, only the year following the 7 year cycle.

      I will continue to look, but if you can be more specific within the Daffim, it would help. I do thank you for your effort.

    2. Talmud Bava Metzia 58a:
      היה שכיר שבת שכיר חדש שכיר שנה שכיר שבוע נותנין לו שכר שבת
      שכיר שבוע - שמיטה שלימה

      As for Megila 17b, my proof was not from Rashi (Rashi there doesn't interpret the word Shavua), but from the fact that the Talmud is calling it the seventh year without referring to the first, second, etc.

    3. None of that is connected to the seven years before Moshiach as in Sanhedrin 97.

    4. None?
      The passage in Megila 17b *is* explicitly talking about the 7 years before Moshiach. Furthermore it's a direct quote of the Beraisa from Sanhedrin 97 that you are talking about.

      Second, I quoted Rashi from Bava Metzia 58 not because it is connected to the 7 years before Moshiach, but as part of my proof that the word Shavua in the Talmud always refers to Shemitah.

      I understand that you are very busy, but I would be grateful if you took the time to read my comments more carefully before replying.

    5. The Gemorah is never that simple. My discovery was two-fold. One is that specifically in Sanhedrin 97 there is no mention at all about Shemitah being the 7 year period.

      The second and more important fact is that it explains the reality of the world. That 5778 is the eighth years after the seven year stretch in this decade prior to the introduction of Moshiach. It is not debatable, it is a fact the way it happened and therefore exactly what Hashem meant by the sugya. Trying to change reality because we might interpret from another tractate a different possibility is deceiving and not giving us Hashem's answer.

  7. I have recently been thinking about this too. 70 years, especially associated as it is with golus and geulah, has to be a very meaningful milestone.

    If you compare our time to 70 years after the Hanukkah miracle, we come out way ahead in nearly every way. It was a time of massive strife and division, regardless of the magnitude of the victory. The Chashmonayim started on the path to Hellenization almost immediately after. They had already gone through an eight year civil war before 70 years was up.

    Us? This year the ascending Jewish birthrate has for the first time officially left the declining Arab birthrate in the dust. Whatever the media portrays (which just wants the clicks), and regardless of how fractious we are, I think Israeli Jewry is far more united than divided, and getting closer all the time.

    1. Between אַשְׁרֵי and וּבָא לְצִיּוֹן during Shacharis, we say, “לַמְנַצֵּחַ... יַעַנְךָ יְהוָה בְּיום צָרָה, Hashem should answer us in our day of pain”. The Vilna Gaon says that there are 70 words in this perek corresponding to the 70 years of the suffering the Jews will experience before Moshiach reveals himself. This period is called ‘Chevlei Moshiach’ - the birth pangs of Moshiach” [Siddur HaGra, Lamnatze’ach, Likutei HaGra (].

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  11. Rav. I thank you so much for this post. I look very forward to these!!! May Hashem enlighten you and help you to understand and continue to piece together events and signs to help us hold on and anticipate the golden and bliss day. Zeh Hayom Usu Hashem Na'agila V'Nismicha Bo! Achake Lo B'Chol Yom Sheyavo! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!