03 November 2016

Parashat Noach 5777

3 Marcheshvan 5777
Erev Shabbat Kodesh
Shabbat Shalom!

"In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, in the second month, on the seventeenth day of the month, on that day all the fountains of the great deep burst apart, and the floodgates of the sky broke open." (Genesis 7:11)

Rashi: Rabbi Eliezer said, “This is the month Marcheshvan”;....

Targum Yonatan on Genesis 7:11 - In the six-hundredth year of the life of Noah, in the second month, which was the month of Marchesvan, for hitherto the months had been numbered from Tishri which was the beginning of the year at the completion of the world,....

This year, 17 Marcheshvan falls out on Friday, 18 November 2016. If, as it is explained, the rain began a week after Noah, his family and the creatures entered the ark, it means they were sealed in on 10 Marcheshvan. Makes one wonder if the elites are planning to enter their bunkers on Friday, 11 November 2016 - a mere three days following the historic US presidential election and one week from today.

From The Book of Our Heritage by Eliyahu Kitov:

"...Mar means "bitter" in Hebrew, and the month of Cheshvan has no festivals or days of rejoicing. On the contrary - much travail and suffering transpired during this month. On the fifteenth of Cheshvan, Yarovam ben Nevat contrived a festival in the Kingdom of Israel which aroused Divine wrath against Israel. On the fifth of Cheshvan, the Chaldeans slaughtered the sons of King Tzidkiyahu as he [was forced] to watch, and then blinded him and took him in chains into captivity. During the month of Cheshvan, God extracted retribution from the generation of the Flood and inundated the entire world. The month is therefore refeered to as Mar Cheshvan - a month which is bitter."

May HKB"H see fit to turn the bitter to sweet in 5777 and once again cleanse his world from all evil and impurity.