03 August 2023

For This We Wait

16 Menachem Av 5783

 The dilemma of a preventive Israeli strike on Hezbollah

Hezbollah’s provocations on the Lebanese-Israeli border continue, while deeper within Lebanon, the Iranian-backed terror army continues to amass a monstrous arsenal of some 200,000 rockets, mortar shells, missiles and drones. Hundreds of these threats are capable of targeting strategic sites within Israel.

...“Iran is at the core of [Hezbollah’s] regional activities, and these activities also involve Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad in Gaza. Israel is not interested in a clash that turns regional. This is the heavier threat hovering over us,” [Col. (res.) Shaul Shay, a former deputy head of the National Security Council of Israel and an ex-intelligence officer at the Israel Defense Forces’ Southern Command] said.

Such a conflict could involve Hezbollah in Lebanon, spread to Iranian-backed militias and Hezbollah in Syria, and drag in the Palestinian arena, he cautioned. 


War! It's being trumpeted throughout the world. War between Ukraine and Russia, NATO and Russia, China and Taiwan, China and the US, Poland and Belarus, North Korea, Iran, Africa against the West, and all the countries taking sides. Russia, the US, Iran and who knows who else are in Syria together. Israel is facing an enemy on every border and beyond, including an internal battle that is being touted more and more as a "civil war". Where is it all leading?

First some background.  Following are excerpts from previous blog posts:

(1)  Rabbi Nachman Kahane refers to it as "the only authentic holy trinity": Eretz YisraelAm Yisrael and Torat Yisrael.
These three components are repeatedly emphasized as the sides of the triangle representing God's interest in this world.

They are even alluded to in Breishit 26:3-5 where God renews the Abrahamic covenant with Yitzchak ...
"Sojourn in this land, and I will be with you, and I will bless you, for to you and to your seed will I give all these lands, and I will establish the oath that I swore to Abraham, your father." (Land)
"And I will multiply your seed like the stars of the heavens, and I will give your seed all these lands, and all the nations of the earth will bless themselves by your seed,...." (People)
"...Because Abraham hearkened to My voice, and kept My charge, My commandments, My statutes, and My instructions." (Torah)
The Chaftez Chaim famously said: 
"‘After this war [WW1] there will be a pause and then there will be another war [WW2] and then another pause. Then, there will be another war [WW3] and with that war the Mashiach will come…the last war will be the beginning of the redemption,....
The Three Wars of Gog uMagog correspond to these three aspects of Israel. They also correspond to the three exiles...

WW1 - Eretz Yisrael - Babylon (Bavel)

From the Jewish perspective, what was the most significant outcome of WW1? It had to be the transfer of power over Eretz Yisrael from Yishmael (Ottoman Empire) to Eisav (British Empire). This has been viewed as a very positive outcome, but was it really?  The British Mandate imposed harsh restrictions on the Jewish Return to Eretz Yisrael.  First whittling down the area of land allotted to us and then cutting off immigration altogether. ...significantly, the exile of Bavel was primarily about removing us from Eretz Yisrael.

WW2 - Am Yisrael - Persia (Paras)

No one can deny that the focus of WW2 was on Am Yisrael as one-third of the world's Jewish population was extinguished in Europe. The parallel with Haman's decree of annihilation also cannot be overlooked.

WW3 - Torat Yisrael - Greece (Yavan)

Now, we arrive at today and we can see clearly that there is a very severe war being waged on the Torah of Israel. That's how we can know without a doubt that we are already in the third war of Gog uMagog; although the military aspects of these wars must also be acknowledged.

The Greek war against Torah
  • Translated the Torah into Greek.
  • Forbid the Jews on pain of death to observe Rosh ChodeshShabbat, and brit milah, as well as the learning of Torah. 
  • Promoted Hellenistic Judaism - a hybrid religion combing traditional aspects of Judaism with Greek thought and culture.
This WW3 War on the Torah is being carried out with the same goal today, but in reverse measures.
  • The New Testament is handed out in Hebrew and Yiddish translation.
  • Christians in their masses are learning Torah and 'observing' mitzvot, including Shabbat, etc.
  • Judeo-Christianity is the new hybrid religion "breaking down the walls" and "building bridges" between Jews and Christians so as to create "One New Man from the two."
Annihilation through assimilation - a "soft" weapon of mass destruction (WMD), but just as effective.

(2)  ...[T]he Other Side inspired an "UNholy Trinity" to parallel Rav Nachman Kahane's "Holy Trinity" as follows:
* The Land of Israel vs. The State of Israel
* The People of Israel: The Jews vs. The Israelis
* The Torah of Israel vs. Universal Torah/Universal Judaism
You can see already that the former is exclusively for Jews while the latter is a mixture of Jews with Gentiles.

We see also among the Christians who are coming to connect with Jews, that they do so through the State, the Settlers, the IDF, and organizations promoting the Temple as a "House of Prayer for All Nations" and who uphold the right of Jews AND Christians to ascend the Temple Mount.


Within this larger context, there are three wars of conquest that take place within Eretz Yisrael.


(3)  There is an amazing prophecy in the Book of Yeshayahu that comprises only one pasuk, but which may very well describe what I call a "messianic war."  To my mind, a "messianic war" is defined as one which brings us closer to the fulfillment of our destiny and includes the restoration of Jewish sovereignty over significant parts of our land.

For instance, the War for Independence in 1948 was the first so-called Messianic War.  It brought us sovereignty over the Land of Israel once again after almost two-thousand years of exile.  The Six Days War of 1967 was the second Messianic War.  It restored Jewish sovereignty over Judea and Samaria and, more particularly, Jerusalem.

Are you beginning to see a pattern here?  It's called "levels of kedushah."  Everyone knows that the Land of Israel has more kedushah than any other land and that Jerusalem is another step up in kedushah from the Land of Israel as a whole.  So, what is the next step up after that?  You got it!  The Temple Mount!

It should be clear to all by now that despite the words of the revered General Mordechai Gur, a"h - "Har Habayit beyadeinu!" - it's really not.  

Therefore, the Third Messianic War should give us complete sovereignty over the Temple Mount and result in the eventual construction of the Third Temple.  So, is this Third Messianic War really described by the Prophet Yeshayahu?  It begins in chapter 11 and identifies the time period as being when "He will gather in the dispersed ones of Judah from the four corners of the earth."  Unlike in Yeshayahu's own time when we were divided into two kingdoms - Israel and Judah - we will be united as one people upon the land and then,...
They will fly in unison against the Philistine (Palestinians) to the West (Gaza), and together they will plunder the people of the East ('Palestinian Territories'); their hand will extend over Edom and Moab, and their discipline over the Children of Ammon (Jordan). (Yeshayahu 11:14)
If I have understood correctly, The Third Messianic War will begin with the re-conquest of Gaza and will ultimately end with our occupation of Jordan.  We can easily imagine how this could happen even today as some unexpected occurrence in the current conflict in Gaza expands to rioting in the 'West Bank' and moves on to Jordan where a reported 75-80% of the population identifies as "Palestinian."  That country becomes destabilized and the kingdom falls and...Israel must rush to fill the vacuum.

With the Jordanian WAKF out of the picture, we will have complete sovereignty over the Temple Mount restored and we will yet again be in possession of more land area, as happened in 1967.  This will also fulfill a promise made by the Prophet Yirmiyahu...
And I will return Israel to its abode, and he will graze in the Carmel and in the Bashan; and in Mount Ephraim and in the Gilead his soul will be satiated. (Yirmiyahu 50:19)
Carmel and Mount Ephraim are on the west bank of the Jordan River. Bashan and Gilead are on the east bank of the Jordan River. See also...
...days are coming - the word of Hashem - when I will make the alarm of war heard in Rabbah [capital] of the Children of Ammon; it will become a heap of ruins and its surrounding towns will be burned down in fire; then Israel will inherit its inheritors, said Hashem. (Yirmiyahu 49:2)

I believe that HKB"H intends to mire the nations down in wars amongst themselves (WW3) while the Erev Rav regime fails (during the mass attack orchestrated by Iran), allowing Mashiach ben Yosef to arise and lead this third war of conquest.  Therefore, it is for this that we wait.  And it can begin at any moment.  The stage is set for the outbreak of this third war of conquest, which will see our surrounding (and internal) enemies defeated, the entire Land of Israel under our control, and the Temple Mount restored to our sovereignty, such that the building of the Third Temple can commence.

However, that still won't be The End, but it will be a very great improvement and it will herald The End.  All that will be left to usher in the Messianic Kingdom under Mashiach ben David is the final battle of Gog uMagog, where the nations which have survived WW3 attempt to invade Eretz Yisrael to reverse what HKB"H has wrought under the leadership of Mashiach ben Yosef.  (See also Tehillim 2, 83,  Yeshayahu 13, 34, Yechezkel 38, 39, Zechariah 14, Tzephaniah 1)



  1. The latest from Twitter(X) @ about 3:40 pm:

    Israel Radar@IsraelRadar_com
    #Israel could be targeted by 15,000 rockets in assault from Lebanon and Gaza, warns IDF Brigadier General (res.) Eival Giladi as risk of war rises (via @Haaretz)

  2. Ohh it feels like a lot has to happen and it may take a log time till all is set and done.
    Thank u for coming back. We all need info and clarity of where we are.

  3. Thank you is right on! You are amazing. May you go from strength to strength teaching, alerting, advising and warning us of what is really happening.
    Where else can we possibly get this vital information.
    Yasher Koach!


  4. How about if we think positive that negative prophecies don’t have to come true and that Israel is not going into a war soon? How about if we believe that Moshiach can reveal himself today? After all, the Torah does say we have to believe that Moshiach can come any day. I don’t think it’s good for anyone to get caught up in all this. No one said there has to be more wars in the world and in Israel. That’s up to Hashem, and the world and Am Yisrael has certainly suffered more than enough. Let Moshiach be revealed today and let’s have the Geulah already!


    1. Where is the "negative" in this prophecy?

  5. Israel facing chemical weapons threat from Syria Hezbollah and Iran. Leah2

    1. Same as 1991. If it didn't happen then, why should it happen now?

  6. Is anyone else watching what's happening in Africa? Niger's Western-backed puppet government was overthrown in a military coup. It is a rich source of important resources for the Western countries. The US and France have already issued threats. Some of her neighbors are backing her up. Maybe not Nigeria since they have reportedly interrupted Niger's electric service. Niger and her supportive neighbors are aligning with Russia. Niger's ousted President has issued a call via the Washington Post for America's help restoring him to power.
    "... it will have Devastating Consequences for our Country, our Region and the entire World…In our Hour of Need, I call on the United States Government and the entire International Community to help us Restore our Constitutional Order.”
    Niger's new rulers have equally issued a warning to foreigners not to interfere with their internal affairs.
    "Any aggression or attempted aggression against the State of Niger will see an immediate and unannounced response"

    1. "Rabbi Yitzchak said: 'In the year that the Messiah will be revealed, all of the leaders of the nations will provoke each other.;"

  7. https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/lebanon-caretaker-pm-warns-total-economic-collapse-country-imminent

    1. "The Law of Unintended Consequences states that any intervention is bound to have multiple effects, which almost always leads to results that weren't part of a decision-maker's plan. The law serves as a warning against overconfidence and the illusion of control."

  8. Can someone explain please :


    Thanks, Ron

    1. Our teacher HaRav Yehezkel Nissim Shlita on The End of Days, evil is at its dying peak, every moment the redemption is supposed to come, all sides show that the redemption is near, everything depends on us. Share for the merit of the many.

  9. If Rabbi Bar Haim is referring to this being a war to defeat the erev rav as describe in tehillim 83, why doesn’t he mention it?

    I never hear him mention anything about Am Yisrael reaching steps closer to Moshiach’s revelation. From the video, it just sounds like a major war we’re supposed to be worried about for Israel with no reference to the end of days before the Geulah Shelaimah.

  10. You won't post anything until that war will start? Lea

    1. That remains to be seen. I write when and what I am inspired to write. Right now, I'm getting nothing.

  11. Yes , Hafets Haim said that about 3 wars, but the negative prophecy can be cancelled. Also, there is an opinion that the Gog uMagog happened already, and also Rav Mardehai Eliyahu Z’TL said whoever believe that Gog UMagog will happen will be at that war ( whatever it means). I personally believe that it might be some very scary things in the world in order that all Jews to make Teshuva Shelema and our Father in Heaven will save all sincere Jews at the end before the Mashiah comes.
    Another story I want to share. There was a Jew whose life was so miserable that he want to do suicide . There was Rav in the town who had Ruah Hakodesh and he decided to go to him. He went and while he was waiting in the line he was asleep. And he saw in his dream that he is in the Heaven at Heavenly Court against him. And he saw the scales on which on one scale his Mitsvot and on the other side his Averot. And he saw that his Averot slightly more that his Mitsvot. And he was screaming more Mitsvot , more Mitsvot ….and he woke up. He understood that all suffering in this world is nothing to compare to Gehinom and went back home without seeing a Rav. After that he went normal and understood the purpose of life and started even more doing Mitsvot. So, grab the Mitsvot while you can because after you go up there will be no other chance to fix what you need to fix.


    1. Very inspiring! Thanks for sharing that!

  12. Replies
    1. This has been going on for years. Lea

  13. "The vine will produce its fruit, and nevertheless, the wine will be costly."

    When economic activity declines, historically, prices decline. Not now.


    "Roughly two and a half years ago it was predicted here on AdvancingTime that we might soon be witness to the first global inflationary depression."

    1. What does this have to do with anything?

    2. Why did you delete my comment that Dov's question was in response to?

    3. Shimshon, you didn't answer but I'm assuming that's what you were talking about and that by now you've found it way up top where it always was. If it was something else, I'm not aware of deleting anything of yours.

    4. Sorry, I missed this earlier. I though Dov was responding to me, but I was confused.

  14. בס"ד

    A little off topic, but as a "temporary" bloodless solution to the proposed normalization of relations with Saudi Arabia, in which the Sauds would replace The Jordanians as custodians of the Temple Mount. It is hard to imagine a scenario in which the Jordainians would not be outraged at such an outcome. There were several articles published by Saudi journalists that questioned "the prophet's" (pbuh) connection to the Temple Mount. If one was to convince these journalists to pressure the Saudi government to demand from the Israeli government as a condition for normalisation of ties, that the Saudis be allowed to disassemble the Al aqsa mosque and the golden domed abomination, and re-assemble them in Mecca. It belongs in Mecca where every muslim pilgrim can enjoy its magnificient architecture and set foot in the holy place that "the prophet" (pbuh) did not. If the Sauds could be convinced that these structure belong to them, then this would eliminate the need for either a Jordanian or Saudi presence on the temple mount at all.
    The time has come to find these Saudi journalists and inform them of their rights to remove their sacred objects to Mecca and to convince their government that it would be in their national interests to do so thereby encouraging and enabling every muslim to make the hajj (pilgrimage) to Mecca to see these historical sights :) They can I believe be convinced to demand their rights to take back their historical real estate :) Maybe then The Temple Mount will truly be in our hands.

    1. Besides being outside the realm of reality, this presupposes rational thinking on the part of very irrational beings, in my opinion.

  15. בס"ד

    It would require "rabid" thinking on the part of the Sauds, like a mad dog who locks his jaws on an object and doesn't let go. If the seed could be planted it's a million to one longshot, maybe even borderline delusional as the irrationalists on our side probably refuse to let go of our curse and thereby end the status quo. However, even if this could be achieved it would be temporary as the vatican is just biding its time to assert control of Jerusalem.