23 September 2021

SUKKAH vs. GOG - 5782

18 Tishrei 5782
3rd Day Chol HaMoed Sukkot
Erev Shabbat Kodesh

I'm going to inject some information here on my pre-Shabbat blog post because it is suddenly all over the news and until I looked it up, I did not know what to make of it.  So, this is for others who are like-minded...
Israel Starts Widespread Use of Regeneron's COVID Treatment in High-risk Patients
What Is Regeneron COVID-19 Monoclonal Antibody Treatment?
Monoclonal Antibodies: Update on COVID-19 Experimental Therapy
Basically, this is just another experimental form of artificial manipulation of the human immune system.  And it carries the same risk, if not more, as the misnamed "vaccine."  It's part and parcel of the same program whose end goal, after almost two years, we still don't know.

The War of Gog and Magog:
The Haftara of Shabbat Chol Ha-mo’ed Sukkot

By Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein
Translated by David Strauss

The haftara for Shabbat Chol Ha-mo’ed Sukkot (Yechezkel 38:18-39:16), which deals with the war of Gog and Magog, is one of the most famous prophecies in Scripture. It has succeeded in taking hold of the human imagination and penetrating deeply into our cultural and religious consciousness. The destruction of the existing and imperfect world, the ultimate war against evil, the heavy price of blood, and God's victory over men of flesh and blood are powerful images that leave a profound impression on the human soul. Thus, this prophecy has become part of the inalienable property of the Jewish and general world.

It is quite understandable, then, that this prophecy was included in the haftarot cycle. However, its relationship to the festival of Sukkot is not at all clear, and is even surprising, for what is the connection between a blood-drenched world war and the festival of Sukkot? How does the sukka of peace connect to war, and what is the relationship between the refuge and shelter of the sukka and the destruction and desolation described in this prophecy?

The reading of the haftara of Gog and Magog on Shabbat Chol Ha-mo’ed Sukkot is not merely a custom, but an obligation of Talmudic law. The gemara in Megilla (31a) mentions it along with the other haftarot read on the various holidays to this very day; we thus see that Chazal already saw an essential connection between the prophecy and the festival.

In answer to this question, Rashi (Megilla 31a, s.v. be-yom) identifies the war of Gog and Magog with the war fought in the end of days that is mentioned at the end of the book of Zekharia in the chapter that serves as the haftara on the first day of Sukkot. As Rashi puts it, "'On that day, when Gog shall come' is the war mentioned in Zekharia in 'Behold, the day of the Lord comes.'" Indeed, there is significant correspondence between these two prophecies. Both deal with a future war of defense fought against nations oppressing Israel in which God Himself rises to fight against the enemies of Israel, making use of very similar methods of fighting. Both campaigns are decided by way of supernatural means introduced by God, the focus of which is a great earthquake that utterly overturns the regular natural order, as a result of which pandemonium breaks out, causing "every man's sword to be against each other." From this perspective, we can certainly speak of very similar accounts issuing from the mouths of Yechezkel and Zekharia, and conclude from this that we are dealing with the same war, as is argued by Rashi.

Based on this, we can explain why we read the story of Gog and Magog on Shabbat Chol Ha-mo’ed Sukkot, for the prophecy in Zekharia makes explicit mention of the festival of Sukkot. According to Rashi, the two haftarot read on the festival of Sukkot deal with the terrible war that will take place in the future, "on that day," for they are one and the same war. On the first day of Sukkot, we read the account of that war as it appears at the end of the book of Zekharia, mentioning the festival of Sukkot at the conclusion, and on Shabbat Chol Ha-mo’ed, we read Yechezkel's account of the same war.  [You can read the rest here.]



  1. Moadim L'Simcha! Of course, it takes a so-called Jew to suggest this chet. Believe that all those who with Jewish names who go against everything that is Torah have to be of the erev rav.

  2. There is an interview with Jessica Rose, PhD — VAERS: What do the Data Tell us
    Dr Jessica Rose a viral immunologists presenting data at the FDA public hearing session last week.
    Dr. Jessica Rose is originally from Ontario, Canada. She holds degrees in applied mathematics, immunology, computational biology, molecular biology and biochemistry.
    The interview is available as a podcast and as a video. The podcast version is a bit longer as it includes introductory remarks by JP Kiekens.


    Here is her June presentation. She talks mostly about Israel situation.
    "The harms of "covid vaccines" may be monumental"


  3. The link you gave is broken.. Can you please provide the correct link for the rest of the article on Gog?

  4. Apologies, SBS. It has now been fixed and thanks for letting me know.

  5. Devorah Chayah,
    Please post the latest interview with Dr Zelenko on Stew Peters show.

    Stew Peters sat down with Dr. Zev Zelenko for a candid, extended interview packed with the truth about COVID-19, the spiritual war of good vs evil, the "vaccines" and the lies being fed to global citizens to force an inoculation that will forever change mankind, unless we stop it.