At the beginning of the 21st century, in the year of 2000, the world was awash with the purported world crisis of Y2K. What was believed to be the impending collapse of the cyber-computer world as we knew it to be would disappear from our lives suddenly appeared not to be. It appeared to be a bummer yet when it seemed that nothing really happened, we realized that suddenly on that day, the computer – electronic world consolidated itself and every bank and nation in the governing gentile nations of the world. We were suddenly intertwined and linked permanently together. In the transformation of the blink of the eye, the world was suddenly united. For those linked together, they became the matrix of the One World Order that rose upon the international landscape like a towering monolith.
Today, after 13 years, we were now standing in the cusp of a future world alliance that has increasingly set its sights and focus on the progressively anti-Semitic rhetoric of calling for the annihilation of the State of Israel, and the elimination of the Jewish people. Yet along with prophetic trends of the world turning “against Jerusalem”, a new global trend was also building in the belief that there will be a future day of redemption that will be heralded and shaped by the Jewish messiahs.
Here then, we begin to comprehend that this is not a new phenomenon but an ever progressive recycling of an ancient tradition that at the end of days, the G-d of Israel will plant His Two Messiahs called the “Trein Mesheecheen”. They will prepare the Jewish people and the returning Lost Ten Tribes of the House of Israel for the final days before Planet Earth when they will be redeemed from the powers of darkness enveloping Planet Earth, led by HaSatan; the Accuser.
At that time, Jerusalem, defended by the stalwart patriots of Israel will have completed their fifty year Jubilee of ownership and control of the all Jerusalem (1967-2017), as predicted 16 Jubilees earlier, 800 years ago, by Rabbi Judah ben Samuel, in the Jubilee year of his death in 1217 CE; “Jerusalem will once again come back into the possession of the Jewish nation – which will signify the beginning of the Messianic end time.”
Rabbi Judah ben Samuel - “When the Ottomans (Turks) – who were already a power to be reckoned with on the Bosporus in the time of Judah Ben Samuel – conquer Jerusalem they will rule over Jerusalem for eight jubilees. Afterwards Jerusalem will become no-man’s land for one jubilee, and then in the ninth jubilee it will once again come back into the possession of the Jewish nation – which would signify the beginning of the Messianic end time.”
The Jewish concept of the Trein Mesheecheen (Twin Messiahs) is not a new concept in Jewish Orthodoxy, but one that is historically linked to its beginning during the last days of the Temple of Herod era. This was when the Jewish Davidian patriots were trying to reestablish the dynastic lineage of Kings David and Solomon again upon the throne of King Herod the Great, who had usurped the throne by capturing Jerusalem with the military assistance of Ancient Rome. It was King Herod, who toppled the throne last of the Hasmonean ruler, Queen Alexandra II, captured her and kept her as a political prisoner for the rest of her life incarcerated in the Palace of King Herod the Great in Judea.
The revolt of the Jews with the Zealots continued to grow stronger but in the end, it led to the destruction of Jerusalem and the Holy Temple that was recognized to be the largest and most opulent temple in the Roman Empire. All hope appeared to be gone. The Essenes whose geo-political role was to preserve the dynastic lineage of Kings David and Solomon disappeared from mists of history, yet the hope of the restoration of the throne of King David, continued to rise and fall over the next two thousand years as documented in the Jerry Rabow’s book titled, “50 Jewish Messiahs” who sought to claim again that era of glory when the majesty of G-d and His Sh’khinah rested daily upon His Temple in Jerusalem with great and powerful manifestations of miracles.
It took the destruction of Jerusalem and its glorious Temple of King Herod, to resurrect within the hearts of the Jewish sages, the guardians of the Oral Torah, to begin rethinking about what were to become the fulfilling events that would transport this world into the final seven years before the final redemption of this earth; this time united under one of King David and Solomon’s descendants; “David son of David.”
To understand this history is paramount to any understanding of the final redemption, for it was the Jewish rabbanim who had the primary documents preserved in Hebrew of the ancient prophetic texts, that were later worked-over and corrupted by the Roman Christian historical revisionists in the 4th century CE and later the Islamic redactionists in the Ha-diths of their Prophet Mohammed in the 7th century. Yet for almost two thousand years, the Jewish people have weekly prayed the fourteenth blessing of the Shemoneh Esreh (Eighteen Blessings) which states:
14th Blessing of the Shemoneh Esreh – “O [return and] dwell again within Jerusalem Your city as You promised. And speedily reestablish the throne of David Your servant in its midst. Rebuild it as an eternal edifice, speedily, in our days. Blessed are You, HaShem Builder of Jerusalem.”
In the Talmudic section called the Sanhedrin 97b, we can document one of the great disputes between two of the illustrious rabbis who lives arose out of the ashes of the pyre of the destruction of Jerusalem and the Holy Temple of Herod in 70 CE. They were close friends, yet represented two different schools of halakhic understanding that reigned supreme in Judaism from the 1st century BCE to the fall of Jerusalem; Beit Hillel or the rabbinic yeshiva of Hillel the Great and Beit Shammai, the rabbinic yeshiva of Shammai the Great.
The ancient Jewish rabbis have spoken adequately on this subject when they have declared at the time of the end two possible redemption scenarios will unfold. The first redemption scenario is that at the end of days, redemption will come very speedily but it will be predicated upon one condition; that Israel, that is “Klal Yisrael” which includes the Jews of the House of Judah and the Lost Ten Tribes of the House of Israel will return in teshuvah (willingly and of their own free will). If they will, they will be redeemed.
It was Rav Sa’adyah ben Yosef Gaon who was born in Egypt about the year of 882 CE and died in Baghdad in 942 CE who became a very prominent rabbi, Jewish philosopher and exegete of the Geonic period of Jewish history. He was also the first rabbi to write extensively in Arabic, and today is considered the founder of the Judeo-Arabic literature. Rav Sa’adyah Gaon wrote in the Emunot VeDeyot 8:2 the following:
Rav Saadyah Gaon – “We believe that HaShem has established two possible types of ends to our exile, one through teshuvah and the other a fixed-time [beyond which the concealment of His providence will not extend.]”
The first potential redemption is called “ahishena” which will be represented by the Maschiach ben Dovid (Messiah son of David) which means through G-d’s words, that “I will accelerate it (redemption)” speedily. Yet there are predications that must exist for this swift redemption to occur.
This redemption will come speedily to the Jews if they return in covenant to HaShem, the G-d of Israel on their own will. In other words, the G-d of Israel is waiting for the Jewish people in Israel to take spiritual leadership to reclaim not only Jerusalem, but all the Land of Israel including the “mountains of Israel” or what is called the “West Bank” which the international world disputes today yet truly belongs to the Jewish people and the sovereign State of Israel.
The “Saadyah Gaon” also implied that this was not limited to the Jews but to “Israel” which also carries the meaning “Klal Yisrael” or “All Israel”. This includes not just the Jewish people of the House of Judah living in the Land of Israel and the Diaspora but also the Lost Ten Tribes of the House of Israel that were exiled due to their rebelliousness against HaShem, the G-d of Israel 3,700 years ago.
According to the Prophet Ezekiel and his prophesy in Ezekiel 36, the Lost Ten Tribes of the House of Israel will not be redeemed because they are genetic Israelites, nor because they have honored “G-d’s Holy Name” throughout history. They will be redeemed by HaShem, the G-d of Israel has chosen that fact of divine intervention to become a literal fact in human history.
He, the G-d of Creation and the L-rd of hosts, will at the “end of days” choose to “Honor His Holy Name” which the Lost Ten-Tribed Israel have failed to do to this day, and redeem them. He promised through his chosen prophets that He will send His spirit to make the transformations possible that such a spiritual elevation of consciousness will only be predicated upon His divine power and Divine will.
So what is the caveat? We must be willing to rectify our wayward ways, and in teshuvah (repentance) be willing to reunite with our lives with our brothers, the Jewish people living anywhere in the world and assist them in the reclamation, redemptions and restoration of the Land of Israel and so “Klal Yisrael” that is “All 12-tribed Israel” will be saved. Here are the words as the Holy One of Israel spoke through Ezekiel the prophet:
Ezekiel 36:16-22, 24-28, 33 (parts) - “The word of Adonai came to me: ‘Human being, when the house of Isra’el lived in their own land, they defiled it by the manner of life and their actions; their way before me was like the uncleanness of niddah (menstruation). Therefore I poured out my fury on them, because of the blood they had shed in the land and because they defiled it with their idols.
I scattered them among the nations and dispersed them throughout the countries. I judged them in keeping with their manner of life and actions. When they came to the nations they were going to, they profaned my holy name so that people said of them ‘These are Adonai’s people, who have been exiled from his land.’ But I am concerned about my holy name, which the house of Isra’el is profaning among the nations where they have gone.
Therefore, tell the house of (the Ten Lost Tribes of ) Isra’el that Adonai Elohim (L-rd G-d) says this: I am not going to do this for your sake, house of Isra’el, but for the sake of my holy name, which you have been profaning among the nations where you went.
I will set apart my great name to be regarded as holy, since it has been profaned in the nations – you profaned it among them. They will know that I am Adonai,’ says Adonai Elohim, ‘when, before their eyes, I am set apart through you to be regarded as holy.
For I will take you from among the nations, gather you from all countries, and return you to your own soil. Then I will sprinkle clean water upon you…I will cleanse you from your uncleanliness…I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit inside your…
You will live in the land I gave to your ancestors. You will be my people, and I will be your G-d…When the day comes for me to cleanse you from all your guilt, I will cause cities to be inhabited and the ruins to be rebuilt. The land that was desolate will be tilled, whereas formerly it lay desolate for all passing by to see. They will say, ‘the land that used to be desolate has become like Gan Eden (Garden of Eden)…Then the nations around that remain will know that I, Adonai, have rebuilt the ruins and replanted what was abandoned. I, Adonai, have spoke; and I will do it!”
When we look over the political and spiritual landscape in the Land of Israel, we find the political winds of the international world prepared to consume the Jewish people’s hope for a land that they can call their own and not predicated upon any other countries political aims or personal fortunes. The Jewish Orthodox have diligently kept their covenant with the G-d of Israel, but their dreams to retain the biblical heartland of Israel where their forefathers, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob live, raised their families and there they chose a covenant with the G-d of Israel under the condition that this land would be their land for all generations; forever.
Now this land, while it was a forgotten, unclaimed, and desolated land wanted by one other peoples or nations on earth, was dropped into their hands, when they became victorious against Muslim military forces who for the second time, were seeking to drive the Jewish people, newly redeemed from the German Nazi Holocaust, now into the genocidal sea of annihilation.
History has recorded the obvious in the 1967 Three-day War. The Jewish people won the war. They took control of the land, and in a great gesture of friendship, made this land a land where all the people could have the freedom of religion, whether, Jewish, Christian or Islam, to worship as they wish.
Yet family jealousy between the ancient houses of Isaac and Ishmael, brought a people wanting total possession now of a land that formerly no one wanted, to becoming a land in which the entire international world has become a hotbed of contention, yet who are the contenders. If we look closely, it is Northern Europe, where the Lost Ten Tribes of the House of Israel have lived for over two thousand years, the United States, also the descendants of Great Britain and Northern Europe, the Ishmaelites from the loins of Isaac’s foster brother, and Edom, the descendants of Esau, the brother of Jacob who relinquished his spiritual inheritance and now represented by Rome, the spiritual mentor predominately of Southern Europe including realms controlled by the ancient Roman Empire.
We say wow, how will the G-d of Israel sort all of these vagrancies out? What will it take to bring a righteous conclusion to this hotbed of family intrigue, violence, deception that has captivated and controlled the entire world for so many centuries?
Surprisingly the ancient sages of Judah were forced, as they watched the holy city of Jerusalem collapsing internally into a hotbed of civil war inside, while the Roman forces under the command of the Roman general Vespasian waited outside their own self destruction.
In this era of great crisis, there rose inside Jerusalem some of the most righteous men of Judaism who with great prayers and reverence for the holiness of Jerusalem and Judaism, had to make preparation for the ultimate destruction not only of Jerusalem but the entire Holy Temple of King Herod. It was during this era that Rabbi Eliezer ben Hurcanus, a Kohen as a priest, arrived in Jerusalem and became a student of the famed Rabbi Johanan ben Zakkai. Here Rabbi Eliezer married the sister of Rabban Gamaliel II; Imma Shalom.
As he was studying in the yeshiva called Beit Zakkai, during the last years before the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 CE by the Roman forces under the command of the Roman commander, Vespasian, his life was forced to be transformed into a revolutionary new direction. Earlier Rabbi Eliezer had chosen to leave his family business interests and was almost disinherited yet, he chose to devote his life to the study of Torah. He entered the most elite yeshivas in Jerusalem, that of the famed Rabbi Johanan ben Zakkai, one of Rabbi Hillel the Great’s most famous student from Beit Hillel. It was Rabbi Johanan ben Zakkai though who comprehended the receptive and intensive mind of Rabbi Eliezar when he called him a “cemented cistern that loses not a drop.”
During the last days of the Jewish world in the Roman Province of Judea that was descending into destruction, Rabbi Eliezer was studying diligently even with great privation to comprehend the great mysteries in the covenant with HaShem, the G-d of Israel. Even faced with eventually inheriting the entire wealth of his father, he chose a life of reclusive study and meditation while the forces of Rome descended down upon Jerusalem.
As the siege of Rome began to take its toll, and the end of days was now at hand, it was R. Eliezer with his ever present friend and Torah study companion, Rabbi Yehoshua ben Hananiah, who in a daring commando like mission, placed their Torah mentor and sage, Rabbi Johanan ben Zakkai into a casket as though dead, took it outside the gates of Jerusalem to be buried, yet instead headed to the Roman siege camp of the Roman commander, General Vespasian.
During the Roman siege, Rabbi Johanan ben Zakkai had argued in favor of peace, yet when the rabble of Jerusalem became unbearable, he made the daring escape with his two must trusted students, Rabbi Eliezer and Rabbi Yehoshua and went to negotiate with the Vespasian. In the midst of the negotiations, Yochanan correctly predicted that Vespasian would become the next Emperor of Rome, and that Jerusalem and the Temple of King Herod would be destroyed.
In response to the prophetic implications of this holy man of G-d, Vespasian gave Rabbi Zakkai three wishes; the safe haven of Yavne-el mountain range in Galilee to become a new home for the remaining sages of Judah and to establish there a new Jewish Sanhedrin, the safety of the Jewish sages including the descendants of Rabban Gamliel II, the head of the Jewish body of Torah Law, who was the great-grandson of the Davidian prince and Jewish Nasi of the Great Sanhedrin in Jerusalem, Rabbi Hillel the Great, and a physician to treat Rabbi Tzadok, who for 40 years had been fasting to prevent the destruction of Jerusalem.
It was only days after Rabbi Johanan ben Zakkai’s encounter with Vespasian, when the word came from Rome that in the aftermath of the suicide of the Roman Emperor Nero, and the year long civil war that ensued in 69 CE, known as the Year of the Four Emperors, that Vespasian was declared by the armies in Egypt and Judea to be the new emperor of Rome. He turned the military command of the Roman forces at Jerusalem to his son, Titus, and with the defeat of Vitellius was declared by the Roman Senate to be the Emperor of Rome on December 21, 69 CE.
With the demise of the Julio-Claudian dynasty, the destruction of the Jewish revolt in Judea and the city of Jerusalem and her Holy Temple, Vespasian went on to start the ambitious project that no doubt with Jewish prisoner labor, rose upon the Roman landscape as the Roman Collosseum.
Out of the ashes of the Temple’s destruction, there arose again the first major reformation of Judaism since the days of Ezra the Scribe when the Jewish people first moved back to Jerusalem following their Babylonian and Persian captivity. With the brilliance of the Oral Law, on how to adapt a “life in the wilderness” without a temple, they learned how to remain true to the halakhic commands of the Torah, the “blueprint of life” which the G-d of Israel had given to them on the mount called Sinai, 2,200 years earlier, when Israel became a nation.
Rabbi Eliazer went to Yavne (Latanized to Jamnia), and there became a noted member of the Jewish Sanhedrin under the rule of the Nasi Rabban Gamaliel II, his brother-in-law. Later, he established his own yeshiva (academy) at Lydda. His fame spread around the world. According to his mentor, Rav Johanan be Zakkai, “Eliezer was unequaled as an expositor of traditional law.
The importance of knowing about the transition era after Temple of Herod era Judaism and the holocaust of the Jewish people that were scattered all around the Roman Empire is the comprehension of what was most important on their minds, their greatest aspirations, and their dreams for the salvation of the Jewish people in the future. Here we begin to discover that, they did not just look at themselves but were searching unknowns to themselves two thousand years in their future, and what will it take for the G-d of Israel to bring the cycles of exiles and redemptions to a close, in what they called the “world to come.” In a sense they were very messianic for in 70 CE, they began to dream of the Jewish messiah and what it would take to bring the future messianic era to a full reality.
Among Rabbi Eliazer’s students and not doubt his most famous was “Rabbi Akiva” ben Yosef who in the 2nd century era of the tannaitic generation, became one of the leading contributors of the Mishnah and the Midrash Halakha whereupon in the Talmud, Rabbi Akiva was known as the “Rosh la-Chachamin” (Head of all the Sages).
Here we are meeting the greatest sages of the Tannaim in the 2nd generation, that were the rabbinic sages who were in the transition from the Temple of Herod era to the post-Jerusalem and Herod’s Temple destruction era when all the Jews were cast out of Jerusalem and millions lost their lives. Rabbi Johanan ben Zaccai, who died ten years after his famous meeting with Vespasian, was the sage of the 1st generation Tannaim.
The Tanna were known as the teachers of Oral Torah Law. It was the who became the editors and composers of what we can read in the Jewish Mishnah today and from their loins was the preservation of the Jewish Torah Law, the Hebrew TaNaKh and the entire traditions of the sages of the Oral Law from Moses to Ezra to Rabbi Johanan ben Zaccai.
Over the 210 years years called the Mishnaic Periods from 10-220 CE. Over 120 Jewish sages left their dedication for the posterity of Judaism today. Let us look at the legal arguments of what the G-d of Israel is expecting of us to be fully a part of the path of redemption into the “World to Come!” To do so, we will do, we go back two thousand years, when Rabbi Johanan ben Zakkai, Rabbi Eliezer and Rabbi Yehoshua were alive a part of the dynamic conversations of salvation and redemption in 1st century Roman Judea.
Rabbi Eliezar – “If Israel return in teshuvah (willingly and of their own free will), they will be redeemed. It they do not (return willingly), they will not be redeemed! It is thus written, ‘Return, you backsliding ones, and I will heal your backsliding (Jeremiah 3:22) [ie., if they repent, Hew will heal them; if not, He will not].”
The second potential redemption is called “bi’etah” which will be represented by the Maschiach ben Yosef (Messiah son of Joseph) which means in HaShem’s words that He will bring redemption “in its due time…”
How the final redemption unfolds will be dependent upon how the Jewish people who today control Jerusalem and live in the Land of Israel choose to manifest their future destiny. Will they continue to allow America and Europe to control their own physical and spiritual destiny or will they come, like the Knesset MK Moshe Feiglin has called out this past week, that “enough is enough” and that the Jewish people and their political leaders both in the Knesset and the Israeli Supreme Court have a divine destiny to rise and claim their own sovereign rights to all the Land of Israel as was given to their ancestral forefathers; Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, but also the Land of Israel. This was the land called “Greater Israel” that was controlled by Kings David and Solomon from “Sea to Sea” or from the Mediterranean Sea to the Red Sea.
Yet, this uprising may also come in the most surprising of places. A large part of Jewry still lives in the diaspora or outside the Land of Israel today. Looking at the population of Jewish peoples in the world today, we learn that 13,746,100 Jews were living in the world in 2012. There were 5,901,100 Jews (42.9%) living in the State of Israel and 5,425,000 Jews (39.5%) were living in the United States.
As the Lost Ten Tribes of the House of Israel, we are only beginning to come to our own spiritual and physical identity. We also are only beginning to identify with our brothers and sisters, the Jewish people, for we, as the Lost Ten Tribes of the House of Israel have truly been lost for 2,700 years. Yet for 1,700 of those years, we have been spiritually wandering since the days of Constantine the Great and the Council of Nicea in a semi-pagan religious world that was truly stolen from the ancient Orthodox Jews, divorced from their Torah philosophical foundation, transformed and morphed upon the ancient Greco-Roman philosophical base and all Protestants Christians today, are still beholden to their Roman Christian roots. Truly we are in the “halfway house” of Roman Christianity. It’s time to return home.
There will come a day, when the Christian Lost Israelites will choose also to move on and return to the spiritual and religious heritage as lived also by their ancestral forefathers; the Patriarchs Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, who lived, in the “mountains of Israel in Shomron and Judea”. Soon they will also join their brothers of the House of Judah in fellowship as religious Orthodox Jews in Judaism. This is a fact of true Jewish understanding. To do so, we either have to sort out the corruption of Roman Christianity or in a faster transition, jump right in, attend an Orthodox Jewish Synagogue, give up your old way of life, and become part of the Jewish culture today.
While this grand spiritual movement is being raised up by the Spirit of the Divine, the international world today is twisting the arms of the Netanyahu government to give away the “Mountains of Israel”, the tribal lands of the Lost Ten Tribes in Shomron (ancient Samaria) and the “Wilderness of Judea” the tribal lands of the ancient Southern Kingdom of Judea.
Yet, there is no doubt that returning to G-d willingly (ahishena) will also be dependent upon the Lost Ten Tribes of Israel, most of which are today identified as Christians who are willing to join hands in brotherhood with the Jews of the House of Judah. To accomplish this, we have no mission to change Judaism, but to return to the religion of the Jewish Nazarene, Rabbi Yehoshua (Jesus), who was a Prince of David, and also a Haredi Ultra-Orthodox Jewish rabbi, who kept all the festivals of the L-rd, worshipped in the Jewish synagogues, identified and defended the halakhah of Beit Hillel. To those who wished to be his disciples, he had only one response, “If you wish to be my disciple, “Follow Me!” This meant, “do as I do, pray like I pray, worship like I worship, celebrate the festival like I celebrate the festivals, and live a halakhic pure life in worship of the One G-d of Israel, just as I do!”
The messiah of the future will also be the messiah who will return to Jerusalem, not Rome, or any other Protestant Church headquarters. He will be revealed to the Gedolei Yisroel, “Holy Ones of Israel” and when he proves that his halakhah is “true” in one with the halakhah of the Mosaic Torah, he will be accepted by the Jewish rabbanim and we will accept him also as our messiah.
There is no doubt that we must be willing to resist the uprising tide of evil that has laid a dark cloud and shadow upon the “lands of our dwelling” in North America, Europe and the colonies of the 17th to the 19th century the Northern European countries whose first immigrants were from the Lost Ten Tribes of the House of Israel. As we read the following debate on the return of the messiah by the great rabbinic sages of Judaism, we must also comprehending, they were debating these grand themes of redemption almost 2,000 years ago. And we think our understanding is so true?
Let us now read the following debate between the two disciples of Rabbi Johanan ben Zakkai knowing today that “Israel” means all the descendants of the Children of Israel; the Jews of the House of Judah and the Lost Ten Tribes of the House of Israel, or Klal Yisrael (All Israel):
Rabbi Eliezar ben Hyrcanus – “If Israel returns in teshuvah (repentance) [willingly and of their own free will), they will be redeemed. If they do not [return willingly), they will not be redeemed!”
Rabbi Yehoshua argued, “If they do not return in teshuvah (willingly and of their own free will), the will not be redeemed? [How can you say such a thing!] Rather, [to insure that they be redeemed, the Holy One blessed-be-He will raise up a king whose decrees are as harsh as Haman’s – such that they will surely return in teshuvah – and He will thereby bring them back to the correct path.”
Here we witness the first of the great debates just after the destruction of Jerusalem that occurred within the halls of the Great Sanhedrin that was now relocated at Yavne near Galilee. The well thought out concepts of the future messiah were already part of the Oral Traditions for over 500 years, since the days of Ezra the Scribe in the post Babylonian and Persian exile era. These concepts were centered on the future Twin Messiahs were called the “Trees Mesheekeem”; the “Maschiach ben Yosef” (Messiah son of Joseph) and the “Maschiach ben Dovid” (Messiah son of David). Here is how they see these two disciples then and today.
Maschiach ben Yoseph will arise in the Land of Galilee at the time in history called, “bi’etah” or “In its due time…” where teshuvah (repentance) will come in the face of great catastrophes and calamities because up to that time the G-d of Israel will state that “they are not worthy”. This will be looked upon as the era when the final events at the time of the end will appear to be following the exceedingly slow natural course of events as witnessed in the history of mankind. This Messiah will appear as the “lowly Messiah, riding upon a donkey.”
Maschiach be Dovid on the other hand will arrive in the Land of Israel at the later time in history which the prophets stated in HaShem’s words; “ahishena” or “I will accelerate it (redemption)” where in the final course of earth’s history the Jews and the Lost Ten Tribes of the House of Israel will come in teshuvah (repentance) willingly. Why? Because they will come because “they are worthy of redemption”. These days will speedily come as if it were with great miracles and will be manifested as coming “with the clouds of heaven” with “great power and glory”.
In the Talmud we then cite late another conversation between these two great rabbis as they each again clarify their former positions in the debate but this time bringing with them the proofs from the Prophets.
Rabbi Eliezar ben Hyrcanus – “If Israel returns in teshuvah (willing and of their own free will), they will be redeemed. If they do not (return willingly), they will not be redeemed! It is thus written, ‘Return, you backsliding ones, and I will heal your backsliding’ (Jeremiah 3:22) [i.e., if they repent, He will heal them; if not, He will not).”
Rabbi Yehoshua argued, “But it is written elsewhere, ‘You were sold [into exile] for nothing, and without money you shall be redeemed’ (Isaiah 52:3). The first clause, ‘you were sold for nothing’ alludes to the fact that Israel was exiled because they worshipped idols which are worth nothing; the second clause ‘and without money you shall be redeemed’ indicated that they will be redeemed even without teshuvah or good deeds!”
The Valley of Yavneh-el nearby to Lake Kinneret (Galilee)
It appears that the process of “teshuvah”, that is coming to repentance is not just a human led experience and redirection of our lives today, but Divine directed movement empowered and guided by the finger of the Divine. As G-d stirs the nations and produces chaos in their lives, his “lost but chosen children” that have been imbedded within those nations, will be resurrected like the Jewish people were resurrected out of the holocaust of Nazi Germany.
Our “dry bones” that will be resurrected (Ezekiel 37) will also be a “Johnny come lately” experience of the Lost Ten Tribes who suddenly realize that they are being impelled by the power and might of the G-d of Israel, and there is now only one way home. In other words, the nations of the world will “spew us out of their mouth” and say, “its time for your to go home!” that now is the time to fully return to the G-d of Israel and say, “HaShem, I repent, take me as I am and transform my life as the one in which you have created me to be!”
Here we witness the great power of the Divine, that will uplift us in an ascended state of spiritual consciousness that we could not achieve by ourselves alone without the guidance and the assistance of the Divine. So, these two great sages of Judah continued in the discussion:
Rabbi Eliezar ben Hyracanus answered – “But it is written, ‘Return to Me, and I will return to you’ (Malkhi 3:7).” [This seems to indicate that Israel must first willingly return to HaShem, and only then will HaShem return to them, i.e., redeem them.]”
Rabbi Yehoshua argued – “But, again, it is written elsewhere, ‘For [at that time] I will reveal Myself as your Master, and I will take you, one from a city and two from a family, and I will bring you to Zion!’ (Jeremiah 3:14).” [This indicates that HaShem will bring the redemption even if they have not returned of their own accord. Rather, HaShem will force them to return by subjecting them to terrible calamities. In the end, He will bring the remnant (’one from a city and two from a family’) to Zion.]…”
Later the rabbinic debate between these two Jewish sages went for the last time, this time using further proofs from the prophets of Judah:
Rabbi Eliezar ben Hyracanus answered – “But it is written, ‘If you return, Israel, to Me you shall return’ (Jeremiah 4:1). [The word ‘if’ seems to imply that it is questionable whether they will return of their own accord.]
Rabbi Yehoshua argued, “But it is written, ‘I heard the man clothed in linen (i.e., the angel Gavriel)…He lifted his right hand and his left hand heavenward, and he swore by the Life of the Word, that, in a time, times, and a half a time, when the power of the people will have ceased [i.e., when Israel will no longer be able to maintain its identity in exile], these [troubles] will cease…(Daniel 12:7).”
[But making this time-dependent (‘in a time, times, and a half a time’), Rabbi Yehoshua refutes Rabbi Eliezer’s claim that there is no fixed-time for the Redemption, and that it is solely contingent upon Israel’s return to HaShem.]”
Rabbi Eliezer was silent. He agreed or acquiesced that the Redemption is not contingent upon Israel’s free-willed return to HaShem.]
Are you ready to come to the G-d of Israel in repentance, and say, “HaShem, You are the Master of the Universe, I yield my will to You?”
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The prophecies are clear that the G-d of Israel will fulfill what He has promised to fulfill so that peace can restored to all the earth. Part of that prophecy in the restoration of "All Israel". This is not a conditional prophesy and neither is it a Jewish prophesy, for the Lost Ten Tribes of the House of Israel will be redeemed back into brotherhood and fellowship with our cousins, the Jews of the House of Judah (Ezekiel 37)
This Biblical portrayal includes Prophecies that the Lost Tribes of the House of Israel are about to return to the Land of their Biblical Inheritance (Ezekiel 36). This is Divine Destiny in living reality as the 10 Lost Tribes of Israel return to their Homelands first in Shomron (Samaria), Israel. If you want to learn more, Contact “Kol Ha Tor”, the Voice of the Turtledove.
Here is a joint Orthodox Jewish and 10-Triber vision to bring awareness of the imminent fulfillment of the Biblical Prophecies regarding the Redemption of all Israel (12 Tribes Re-conciled and Re-United). This super Event of all Times will entail Establishing the Shomron (the Ancient Bible Heartland of the Patriarchs) and the Judean Wilderness as part of the Land of Israel, and preparing the “Land” for the Return of the Lost Tribes of the House of Israel and then the Redemption of All Israel.
For inquiries about Kol Ha Tor’s Vision for the Lost Tribes of Israel, Visit – “Shomron Lives!”. You might want to visit the Region of Shomron and Judea, and stay in a Spiritual Retreat and Guest House in Samaria.