16 August 2012

"It's a finger of G-d"

28 Menachem Av 5772

Uncle Sam may think he can beat up on Israel...

US punched Bibi, Barak in the face
Analysis: Dempsey's remark regarding IDF's inability to destroy Iran's nuclear capability meant to show Israel who's boss

Once every few years Israel needs a slap in the face to remember where it stands in the world. On Tuesday it was US Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey who assumed the role of the responsible adult and slapped Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barak, the duo orchestrating the national hysteria surrounding the possibility of an attack in Iran.

...The general's remark was not a slip-of-the-tongue. It was a calculated statement from a general of Irish descent and character. His words constituted a slap in Israel's face, a punch in the face, and a kick to the most sensitive part of the body. To be more precise, the US slammed Israel's head against the wall and said: "Shut up. Stop babbling about Iran. Without us there is not much you can do, and don't assume for a second that we are dancing to your tune. You shouldn't do anything stupid, and stop driving the entire world crazy."

But Israel's G-d will hit him back...

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They should consider carefully whether they want to continue this game.


  1. I remember seeing a Midrash (I can't remember where) that says that the appointed time of the coming of the Mashiach will have passed and he will still not have come. People will ask, why did the Mashiach not come yet? The Midrash answers that Hashem did this for the benefit of Am Yisrael and delayed the arrival of the Mashiach for 9 months till after Edom has war on Paras.

    I never quite understood this Midrash. How could people have known ahead of time when the appointed time of the Mashiach is, to ask how come he did not come yet?

    But now that everyone knows about the prediction of Rav Kaduri for Av 5772 I guess the answer to my question is clear.

    Also 9 months after Av is Nissan - Chodesh HaGeulah

  2. BS"D

    Yoma 10a states that the Paras/Romi confrontation is the set-up for Moshiach. The Sages list that the evil Romi has worldwide domination for 9 months and it is this 9 months that it says H" gives them into their hands...I say them b/c I don't want to misquote a Gemorra that is not in front of me at the momemnt. Perhaps you could look it up and see what it may/may not refer to?

  3. The diseases of Egypt:


  4. Thanks everybody for your comments.

    That's very interesting Yehudi Yerushalmi.

    A Yid, I don't have access to that gemara right now. If you find it, let us know.

    Moriah, I had not seen reports outside of Texas. Thanks for that.