24 Tevet 5772
...The Vilna Gaon on the Mechilta (Shmos 14:20) and the Midrash Talpiyos (Gog) say, that the Gog U'Magog war shall begin three hours before "Hanetz Hachama" (crack of dawn) on Hoshana Rabba, and shall last three hours only. This is why we say " הוֹשַׁעְנָא שָׁלֹש שָׁעוֹת " If we connect this to what the Zohar quoted above said that the war will be in the 73rd year of the century, it comes out that the war shall take place on Hoshana Rabba of 5773.
The date 773 equals "crack of dawn on Hoshana Rabba":
.תשע"ג בְּגִימַטְרִיָּא הָנֵץ הֹשַׁעְנָא רַבָּא
It is written (Zechariah 14:16 and on), that the Gog U'magog war shall take place on Succos, and for that reason, the Goyim that shall survive the war will come to Yerushalayim every Succos, on the war's anniversary. (See Radak and Metzudas David.) The "Tur" (Orach Chaim 500) writes that Techias Hameisim shall be in Nissan and the victory over Gog U'magog, in Tishrei. This is why the Haftara in Nissan is "the dry bones" and in Tishrei "on the day Gog comes". The Midrash (Tehillim 888) says "you shield my head on the day of weapons, Rabbi Yossi Bar Bon said this is Gog's weapon".
It is written (Zechariah 14:2) that during the Gog U'Magog war there will be an earthquake on Har Hazeisim (Mt. of olives) in Yerushalayim, and there shall be the victory upon Gog U'Magog. Based on what we explained, that this will be on Hoshana Rabba, we understand the "Sefer Chassidim" which says: "Rav Hai Gaon used to go to Yerushalayim from Bavel every year on Succos, and surrounded Har Hazeisim seven times every Hoshana Rabba. Many of the special Tefilos we recite on Hoshana Rabba are concerning the Geula, such as: .תִּתְּנֵנוּ לְשֵׁם וְלִתְהִלָּה וְכוּ'. קוֹל מְבַשֵּׂר מְבַשֵּׂר וְאוֹמֵר
The Arizal writes (Likutei Torah, Sh'mos) the words Gog U'Magog equal seventy, compared to the seventy nations. Gog U'Magog shall control all of the seventy nations, and they will all gather against Yisrael. When Am Yisroel will be redeemed, it shall be "Hoshana Rabba" (a great salvation). The verse (Tehillim 27:5) "he shall hide me in the Succah on the bad day" is the same letters as "Arava day" (refers to Hoshana Rabba): "כִּי יִצְפְּנֵנִי בְּסֻכֹּה בְּיוֹם רָעָה", אוֹתִיּוֹת יוֹם עֲרָבָה
Rabbi Eliyahu Buchbut Shlit"a commented that the U.S. war against El Kaida in Afghanistan,began on Hoshana Rabba. This war is not over yet, and is still on low flame. This might be the slow beginning of the major war, which shall develop between the Moslem countries in general, and the Christians, as we will discuss is the Gog U'Magog war.
The timing of the year 773, when Hashem's name will be greater forever, appears in the first and last letters of the holy words of Kaddish, describing that:
הָר"ת וְס"ת שֶׁל יְהֵא שְׁמֵיהּ רַבָּא מְבָרַךְ לְעָלַם וּלְעָלְמֵי עָלְמַיָּא יִתְבָּרַךְ עִם הַמִּלִּים וְהַכּוֹלֵל, בְּגִימַטְרִיָּא תשע"ג.
The Midrash (Yalkut Yeshaya 499) says, the year Melech Hamoshiach is revealed, the kings of all the nations will tease each other, and the Persian king will destroy the whole world. All the nations shall shout and be frightened and suffer pangs as labor pangs, and Yisroel shall be frightened and will ask: "where shall we go?" Moshiach will then tell them:הִגִּיעַ זְמַן גְּאֻלַּתְכֶם
(the time has come for redemption). The Gemara (Yuma 10A) says the Gog U'Magog war is between Persia and Rome, there's a Machlokes who shall win.
Rabbi Zion Siboni Shlit"a said that Achmadinijad's name is the sum of the Hebrew letters of Islam, same as the letters Sama'el: אחמדיניג'אד בגימטריא אסלם, אותיות סמא"ל , to show that he leads all of the Moslems who are Yishmael, toward the Gog U'Magog war. Reb Yonasan ben Uziel translated (Eichah 4:21, 22) that Persia shall cause all the trouble to Edom (Rome) in the end of the days. The words Gog U'magog war including the letters, equal "Yishmaelim, Edomim": .מִלְחֶמֶת גּוֹג וּמָגוֹג עִם הָאוֹתִיּוֹת בְּגִימַטְרִיָּא יִשְׁמָעֵאלִים אֱדוֹמִים
The Zohar (Mishpatim 119B) interprets the verse that Boaz said to Ruth (Ruth 3:13) "I shall redeem you, lay until the morning" to mean the Keitz of the future redemption, as the morning refers to the Geula. The Zohar Chadash (Ruth 107A) also quotes this verse and says it refers to the Geula Be'ita when Am Yisroel did not merit it but the time has come. The "S'fas Emes" (Shavous, 5658) says similarly, "if he won't want to redeem you, lay till the morning, this is the Geula Be'ita". In addition, the words of this verse including the letters, equal 773:
."חַי הוי"ה שִׁכְבִי עַד הַבֹּקֶר" עם האותיות בגימטריא תשע"ג
The Midrash (Rus Rabba 7:1) says that Ruth laid for six hours, this suggests what we explained, that Boaz hinted about the six hours of the sixth millennium which shall be followed by the Geula. That is why Boaz told her to lay for six hours, till the Geula's morning light is revealed.
[Rabbi Glazerson wrote that even the "Goyim" had a feeling that the year of 2012 will be the end of the world according to the Astrology.]