19 January 2012

Rav Fish (Sod Hachashmal) on Sefer Daniel

24 Tevet 5772

...The sefer "Nehora D'Yosef" writes (article 84) that 1335 years past since Rashbi passed away in 3959 until the Arizal was born in 5294. This number is mentioned in the verse in sefer Daniel (12:12) in reference to "Keitz Hayamin" (the end of the days).

The Navi Daniel saw a vision about the Geula's time. (Daniel 7:25): " עִדָּן וְעִדָּנִין וּפְלַג עִדָּן ". It seems that the meaning is Mincha time as explained above. עִדָּן refers to the fifth millennium, "וְעִדָּנִין" refers to two periods of time in the sixth millennium, the night and until midday,"וּפְלַג עִדָּן" refers to the half hour following midday. The Keitz written in sefer Daniel (12:7) also refers to this time: "וַיִּשָּׁבַע בְּחֵי הָעוֹלָם כִּי לְמוֹעֵד מוֹעֲדִים וָחֵצִי וּכְכַלּוֹת נַפֵּץ יַד עַם קֹדֶשׁ תִּכְלֶינָה כָל אֵלֶּה."

מוֹעֵד refers to the fifth millennium, מוֹעֲדִים refers to two periods of time in the sixth millennium,the night and until midday, וָחֵצִי refers to the half hour following midday.We learn in sefer Daniel (12:11) that forty five years before the Keitz, events that have a connection to the place of Beis Hamikdosh, will occur:
"וּמֵעֵת הוּסַר הַתָּמִיד וְלָתֵת שִׁקּוּץ שֹׁמֵם יָמִים אֶלֶף מָאתַיִם וְתִשְׁעִים: אַשְׁרֵי הַמְחַכֶּה וְיַגִּיעַ לְיָמִים אֶלֶ ף
שְׁלשׁ מֵאוֹת שְׁלשִׁים וַחֲמִשָּׁה: וְאַתָּה לֵךְ לַקֵּץ וְתָנוּחַ וְתַעֲמֹד לְגֹרָלְךָ לְקֵץ הַיָּמִין".

According to what we explained, that the Keitz is 5772, 45 years earlier is the year 5727 when the six day war took place in Eretz Yisroel. During this time Am Yisroel saw great miracles and returned to pray at the Kosel Ma'aravi, and changes in reference to the "Mekom Hamikdosh" took place. Calculating 1290 years earlier, according to the Navi Daniel mentioned, we reach the period when the "Shikkutz Shomem" (mosque) was built on "Mekom Hamikdosh". I heard the verse (Daniel 9:27) uses the plural term, " שִׁקּוּצִים מְשֹׁמֵם ", this suggests the two "Shikkutzim" located on "Mekom Hamikdosh". And the word שִׁקּוּצִים equals the two names of them, .אֶל אַקְצָא וְעוֹמַאר

Rabbi Mandel Zatza"l, from Bnei Braq (quoted by his grandson), said after the six day war: "we now must wait 45 years until Moshiach comes, according to the verses in sefer Daniel". Rabbi Mandel also said tens of years ago, that before Moshiach comes a "Kushi" will be president of U.S. Rabbi Zion Siboni Shlit"a interprets the verse quoted above from sefer Daniel, to mean that the calculation is 1290 and another 1335 years from the destruction of the first Beis Hamikdosh, which took place in 3338, since Daniel lived before the period of the second Beis Hamikdosh.

According to this calculation, we reach the year of 5963. During the Egyptian exile Hashem reduced 190 years (the exile lasted 210 years instead of 400 years), like the sum of the word קץ , (Keitz, the end), and so shall be in the days to come. Here again we reach the year of 5773.