19 October 2020

"A State Within a State"

1 Marcheshvan 5781
Rosh Chodesh Bet

It's all about CONTROL - but the real control is in the hands of HKB"H. By the time they realize that, it will be too late for them.
Israel’s Chareidi Clandestine COVID Home Treatment Sparks Controversy
...When the report was publicized, it aroused much public interest, with some saying that the situation is deplorable, creating a situation of a “state within a state,”....

Violence Erupts in Bnei Brak As Lockdown Tightens Defense Minister
...Benny Gantz held a meeting with the mayors of Bnei Brak, Elad, Modi’in Illit, and representatives of Charedi neighborhoods from Rechasim and Jerusalem. Gantz told the Mayors that the entire defense system, the Ministry, the IDF, and the Home Front Command, will expand operations in an effort to keep the residents of these cities at home. “We cannot allow for there to be two countries in the State of Israel, it is dangerous both socially and medically. It is the responsibility of the Mayors as leaders of the public to ensure that the regulations put in place by the government are followed and that the morbidity rate drops so that we can open all of the cities.”

It's very interesting that the Maharal described this exact situation over 400 years ago... 

...But the first to predict the rise of a secular Jewish state as prelude to the coming of the Messiah is Rabbi Judah Loew ben Bezalel of Prague (1525-1609) known as "Maharal", in his discussion of the rise of "the Kingdom of the Messiah". 

Maharal affirms that the coming of the Messiah is not, as often thought a sudden event; it is a process. The "Holy kingdom of Israel" - Maharal's term for the reign of the Messiah will emerge from an earlier, non-holy kingdom

The Midrash states: Just as Moshe, who was destined to break the power of Pharaoh, was brought up in Pharaoh's palace, so the Messiah, who is destined to settle accounts with Edom, will live with them in their city. The ultimate failure of the empire of Edom will give rise to a new and different kingdom- the Kingdom of the Messiah... 

This is why Yaacov was born holding on to the heel of Esav (Bereshit 25:26). 

Now, "the kingdom of Edom" refers to the last of the four empires of the world foreseen by Daniel (chapters 4-5): Babylonia, Media, Greece, and Rome. Rome, as world power, is long since dead and gone. But its heritage, Western Civilization, rules the world. Our Rabbis indicate that the kingdom of the Messiah will grow up in the context of Western civilization. Indeed, the parable of "the heel of Esav" signifies that the spiritual failure and moral bankruptcy of that civilization will be the catalyst for the coming of the Messiah. 

So far Maharal - properly understood - has described how the kingdom of the Messiah emerges from the break down of Western civilization.

But this is not all. Maharal's vision is guided by veiled hints in the Midrash: the "Kingdom of Israel" itself undergoes development. In its immature stage it forms part of the Fourth Empire, and only when it reaches maturity does it throw off this attachment and emerge as "the holy kingdom of the Messiah". (Kingdom is, of course synonymous with "state".) 

Maharal continues: 
So long as the kingdom of the Messiah has not yet reached perfection, the kingdom of the Messiah is attached to Edom (nigar el Edom) ...The holy kingdom of Israel... must grow out of the non-holy kingdom that preceded it.

Maharal, in a telling parable, describes the relationship between the embryonic "kingdom of Israel" and its "Edomite" environment: Fruit grows within a husk; when the fruit ripens the husks falls off... So it is with Israel. Their kingdom emerges and grows from within the kingdom of the nations i.e., from the existential power of the kingdom of the nations, and from their level, it raises itself to a higher level. And when the kingdom of Israel reaches complete maturity the kingdom of nations is removed, just as the husk is removed, and falls off when the fruit reaches its perfection. (Source)

The fact that this has become recognizable and is being seen as a threat to the existence of the klipah tells us we are far along this path to liberation - the geulah shleimah.  This pressure cooker called a "lockdown" is meant to break the Torah Jews, but instead it will forge in them a steel-like resolve which is preparing them to follow Mashiach.  Anyone who sides with the government against the Chareidi public in this battle is sitting on the wrong side of history.


  1. The key phrase, "We cannot allow." Never anything but tyrants. Hey Gantz, here's a leadership tip, if you involve people in the design you get more cooperation.

  2. Love the sentence 'Anyone who is on their side is on the wrong side'. How true, they can't even grasp the seriousness of their evil.
    May H' give the righteous Yehudim strength a thousand fold. Each of the small numbers of the G-D fearing righteous Yehudim will have the power of at least a hundred men; H' will make great miracles for all those who cling to HIM!


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