16 Adar 5781
When Shushan Purim falls out on Shabbat as it does this year, the residents of Yerushalayim give their gifts ot the poor and read the megillah with the rest of the nation on Thursday night/Friday morning, but defer their seudah and mishloach manot delivery to Sunday. This spreads the holiday out over the course of three days, hence the term Purim Meshulash (shalosh is "three").
In keeping with the spirit of the day, therefore, I am happy to bring you news of developments which may very well presage the ultimate downfall of our enemies ... as in those days at this time.
"We will not be silent. The Iranians will pay a heavy price for any aggression against the Israeli state," former Israeli ambassador to the UN Danny Danon said, referring to the damage caused to an Israeli-owned cargo vessel that was damaged by a mysterious explosion in the Gulf of Oman.Defense Minister Benny Gantz has said that Iran is the main suspect behind the attack, which took place overnight Thursday.Questions are swirling about whether an Israeli-owned cargo ship used to transport vehicles was damaged overnight Thursday by an active attack by Iran and if it will lead to a deterioration between Jerusalem and Tehran.The cause of the mysterious explosion in the Gulf of Oman is still unclear, but both defense Minister Benny Gantz and a US defense official who spoke to Reuters seemed to point the finger at the Islamic Republic....All of this could lead to deterioration and even a broader conflict.Israeli security officials view the attack on an Israeli-owned ship in the Persian Gulf on Friday as a crossing of a red line on the part of Iran, and support an Israeli response, according to a report Saturday.Kan News said Israel unequivocally believes Tehran was behind the explosion, and high-level discussions on the matter are expected to take place Sunday.“We are considering an appropriate response,” senior officials told Ynet. “This will not be accepted silently.”
...An 800-year-old prophecy predicts "the US will go to war with Iran before the coronavirus pandemic ends".The source is based on precise methods to reveal a code in the holy book the Torah. It claims a month before the pandemic fades a global conflict, involving the United States, will break out between bitter enemies Saudi Arabia and Iran.It also claims that the fighting will "bring great strife and darkness into the world".The version of events is revealed in Yalkut Yishayau, a book published in 1939 based on a section of the Yalkut Shimoni, a compilation of Jewish commentary on the Bible believed to have been composed in the 13th century.The text reads: "Rabbi Yitzchak said: 'In the year that the Messiah will be revealed, all of the leaders of the nations will provoke each other."The king of Persia will provoke the king of Arabia, and the king of Arabia will go to Edom to receive advice from them."And the king of Persia will go and destroy the entire world, and all the nations of the world will shake and panic and fall on their faces and feel contractions like those of giving birth, and Israel will shake and panic and ask: 'Where will we go?'"And (God) will say to them, ‘My children, do not fear, because everything I did, I did for you. Why are you afraid? Don’t be afraid. The time has come for your redemption’.”