21 Sivan 5778
The other day I quoted one of my favorite passages from Yeshayahu HaNavi:
[The restored nation of Israel] shall fly of one accord against the Philistines in the west, ...they shall plunder the children of the East; upon Edom and Moab shall they stretch forth their hand, and the children of Ammon shall obey them. (Yeshayahu 11.13)
I have long held that this describes the third messianic war before Gog uMagog - the first in 1948 returned us to our land, the second in 1967 returned us to Jerusalem and the third will return us to the Temple Mount.
Note that we have Gaza in the "West," the West Bank in the "East" and "Edom, Moab and Ammon" make up present day Jordan - all of which incorporates all of the areas currently occupied by "Palestinians."
We've had flare-ups in Gaza many times (too many times) over the years, along with the intifadas and ongoing terror attacks "over the Green Line." But suddenly, we have reached the point where Jordan may be becoming destabilized enough to allow this prophecy to come to full fruition, resulting in this third messianic war that will end any prospect of a State of Palestine forever.
This is the key element that has been missing until now. Once again, we have a clear sign that time is growing very, very short. The revelation of Mashiach must be very close now.
The Prime Minister's acceptance or rejection of this recommendation will seal the deal, as far as I am concerned, about whether he has an ounce of good left in him or if he is completely sold out to The Other Side.
The Nissim Committee’s report on conversion was submitted to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday morning and it appears to already be on its way to the garbage heap of Israel’s legal history. Following the sharp attack on the report’s conclusions by the country’s Chief Rabbis, numerous other rabbis and politicians have been joining in the criticism of the Nissim proposed national conversion legislation – with many calling for its “burial.” [Halevai!!]
...A forum assembled on Sunday by the Chief Rabbinate was shocked by the fact that the authority over state conversions – which so far has only been usurped by local rabbinical courts – will now be yanked completely by the state, the prime minister’s office, to be exact. Both chief rabbis as well as many chief rabbis of Israeli cities warned repeatedly about the halachic pitfalls of the idea of switching the process from rabbinical clerks to state clerks.
Rabbi Mordechai Sternberg, dean of Yeshivat Har Hamor, said: “This entire law is saying that conversions are a public and not a religious issue, and rabbis should not be allowed to intervene. This concerns the honor of the rabbinate and the honor of the Torah.”I'd love to be proven wrong about Netanyahu, but I don't hold out much hope for him. These are the kinds of actions that will bring the Erev Rav regime to its well-deserved end.
Related: See also Chief Rabbis on the Conversion Report: An Opening for Assimilation and Destruction of Judaism; (h/t Yeranen Yaakov)