09 July 2015

An Untimely "Blood" Moon

22 Tamuz 5775

I have resisted using this terminology beause it originated from an impure source, but there's no denying that its usage has caught on so quickly and has penetrated the common vernacular so thoroughly that it must contain an important message.

We know that the moon represents Israel, so all the talk of "blood" moons immediately draws a connection between Israel and blood. There are two ways a person becomes covered in blood. Either they are the victim or the perpetrator. In this instance, what is Hashem warning us about? Will Israel be the intended victim or the cause of bloodshed - or both???
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After Gay Marriage Decision: Surprise Blood Moon Displays in Sky Only Over America
On June 30, 2015, a surprise blood moon appeared in the sky, that was only seen in the United States.
According to the National Weather Service, large wildfires in Canada have been burning. Due to extremely high winds, smoke from these fires have traveled into the United States.
According to NBC-Chattanooga, “the smoke should remain in the higher atmosphere and not affect air quality, it gives the moon and sun a rosy glow.
...This ironically occurred right after the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to legalize homosexual marriage nationally.
In this specific instance, I think it is a warning that American Jews are in special danger because of that court ruling. We should all bear this in mind while we pray for the safety of all Jews everywhere.


  1. Thanks Devash for all the time and effort you put into this.
    I do look forward to reading your posts time and time again!!
    It's also interesting to note that more and more of the world are beginning to realize that something is not right......combine that with all the "glitches" that took place yesterday in the States.....
    Daven and keep strong that we all make it through to the Geula B'rachamim, Amen.

  2. Brilliant observation, Devash.

  3. The end will come very fast. Everybody get ready in whatever ways you must, whether that means teshuvah or aliyah or something else. It's like a layoff at work. You think something's not right. Hmmm. Are they looking at me funny? Did Joe leave the office yesterday? Was he fired? Something's not right. Suddenly you come in a nd they fire half the department. This is how life works. Person feels some aches. That's weird. Then a few days latter they get a dizzy spell. Better go the doctor. What? Cancer.

    lo aleinu on all of this. Just saying, this is how life works. Funny, weird signs and then boom. The Nazis invade Poland. The Iron Curtain falls. The market crashes. Whatever.

  4. The moon represents Israel in a positive aspect, symbolizing the Jews' humility.
    But as a bad omen, Yishmael has taken it over from Israel, by their counting strictly to the moon whereas Jews have a composite sun/moon calendar.
    Therefore, even though American Jews are indeed in grave danger, let's hope that this ominous sign isn't meant for us. Maybe it signals the upcoming bloodshed between Yishmael and Edom.

  5. http://shiratdevorah.blogspot.co.il/2015/07/rav-kanievsky-moshiach-will-come-motzei.html