Over the centuries, Jewish and Israelite people have been destined by the Divine to stand as His emissaries against evil. One of the most famous is the Purim story of Queen Esther. Her claim to Divine destiny was to be the emissary of divine judgment to save the Jewish people from annihilation by genocide by the descendant of the Amalekite ruler, King Agag.
It was El Shaddai, the Almighty One of Israel who demanded of King Saul to destroy: Agag and all his Amalekite people including mothers and children. This included all their possessions, including all the sheep, cattle and goats. King Saul refused to obey the words of the L-rd from the mouth of the Prophet Samuel, and instead played the role of negotiator and empathetic humanitarian. This led to the birth of one of Agag’s descendants bred by King Agag, now under the protective custody of the Israelites who would have humanitarian access to the King Saul’s harem. This led to the birth centuries later of Haman the Agagite, a descendant of King Agag from a Jewess or Israelite concubine of King Saul.
This refusal of King Saul to obey the “words of the L-rd” led to the demise of the dynasty of King Saul. Haman, now the new Visier of Persia, stepping into the role of Daniel the Prime Minister of Persia, upon Daniel’s death, would one day seek the demise of all the Jewish people living in the satraps of Persia.
It is no wonder that the blogs, newsprint and airwaves are alive and vibrant with fulminating discord between President Obama in Washington and Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu. Though a prophet of Israel apparently has not given the Israeli Prime Minister a direct “word of the L-rd, we do know that all rulers in the world today are there only at the behest of the G-d of Israel. Obama has a destiny scripted for him in the archives in heaven and Netanyahu has his destiny also spelled out for him. Though the “angel of America” and the “angel of Israel” appear to be on a collision course, the word of the Divine will remain true, and this pathway is unfolding right in front of our eyes.
Let us consider that the Hebrew name, Benyamin, means “ son of my right hand” and the meaning of the Hebrew name is Netanyahu, “G-d has given”, or a Gift from G-d.” So here we have the name, “The son of my right hand” has been “Given by G-d” as a “Gift of G-d”.
As the Purim festival unfolds in 2015, the Speech of Israeli Prime Minister, Benyamin Netanyahu before the Congress of the United States will occur on March 3, 2015. This epochal speech will occur on the eve of the “three day fast of Queen Esther” called Purim. Is this a coincidence?
It was on October, 539 BCE, according to the conventional calendar that Cyrus the Great conquered the impregnable walls of Babylon and within months the 70 year Jewish exile was officially over. According to the Seder Olam Rabbah (“The Great Order of the World”) that was written by Rabbi Yose b. halafta:
BibleSearchers Reflections - “According to the rabbinic chronology initially written by Rabbi Yose b. halafta in his work, Seder Olam Rabbah (The Great Order of the World), Nebuchadnezzar destroyed the temple of Solomon in the year 421 BCE instead of 586 BCE by conventional chronology. Cyrus (Koresh) the Great conquered Babylon in 539 BCE and by the Jewish calendar it was the year 368 BCE. Two years later, according to the rabbis, Xerses (aka Ahashverosh / Ahasuerus) who ruled over Persia between 366 - 352 BCE married and ruled with Esther as his queen, while conventional chronology gives the reign of Xerses as 486-465 BCE.
According to Vendyl Jones to whom credit must be given on revealing the Emeq HaMelekh to the public, Cyrus (Koresh or Kaiser), Darius (Daryavesh) the Mede and Xerses (Ahashverosh /Biblical Ahasuerus) were all the same ruler.
As such, according to Rabbi Yose b. halafta in his work, Seder Olam Rabbah, there was one Cyrus, one Xerses and one Darius until Alexander the Great swept aside the Persian Empire after he crossed the Cilician Gates and defeated the Persian Shah Darius II Nothus in the Battle of Issus in the year of 333 BCE (conventional time). The Oriental Empires of Babylon had 53 years of rule and the Persian’s had 51 years of rule until the Occidental Empire of Greece toppled the Oriental potentates, a total of 104 years. To the Jewish understanding in history Cyrus the Great was the same ruler as Xerses and Darius the Mede, for the name Darius actually meant ‘Lord’ and Xerses meant ‘monarch’.
Compare this with the Conventional Chronology. The Babylonian Empire ruled for 48 years and then under one Cyrus, one Xerses, two Darius and two Artaxerses plus several intermittent upstarts and rivals, the Persians ruled for 207 years, a difference of 156 years with the rabbinic calendar.
Another way of comparing the Rabbinic and the conventional chronologies, the date when the temple rebuilding began in 351 BCE (rabbinic) to 70 CE when the temple was destroyed by the Romans was a total of 422 years. As such, the seventy (70) weeks ‘to be determined among thy people’(Jews) prophecy to Daniel, known as the 490 year prophecy would have put the time from the destruction of the first temple in 421 BCE to the destruction of Herod’s temple in Jerusalem at 68 CE, a date favored by many rabbis. If we use the 68 CE date for the destruction of Solomon’s Temple in Jerusalem, then in the conventional chronology the time period from the destruction of Solomon’s Temple in Jerusalem in 586 BCE to 68 CE would be 654 years.
Xerses (Cyrus according to the rabbis), in the conventional chronology, has been suggested to be the Biblical Ahasuerus and the king who married Queen Esther. As such, the successor of Xerses, Darius Hystaspes the Great, if he was a son, would have been half Jew and half Persian. Considering this, the second and third return of the Jewish people with Ezra and Nehemiah would have occurred during the reign of a ruler of Persia that was of Jewish descent, because his mother was a Jew. The decree to rebuild the temple of Zerubabbel in 351 BCE (rabbinic calendar) would have been exactly seventy years after its destruction in 421 BCE.”
Today the Observant Jew in Israel and abroad have noted with extreme fascination that Netanyahu’s speech, due to be delivered to the Congress of the United States on March 3, will occur on the eve of the “three-day fast of Queen Esther”. This is when Queen Esther asked the Jewish people in Persia to observe with repentance and prayer so that she and her guardian angel would convince King Ahasuerus (aka King Cyrus the Great) to sabotage Haman’s, the Prime Minister of Persia’s genocidal plans.
The faithful have been sharing their thoughts on social media and have pointed to timing of Netanyahu’s speech in Congress on March 3. As Netanyahu stands upon the podium and pleads to America and the World to halt the genocidal goals of the messianic and apocalyptic and cultic rulers of Iran, who call Israel a “one bomb nation” seeking to annihilate 6 million Jewish people, this timing coincidently falls on the eve of the Fast of Esther that will begin on March 4. This is when the Jewish people begin to commemorate the three-day fast of Queen Esther who impeached her people to undertake while they repented and prayed that she would succeed in her mission to convince King Ahasuerus (aka King Cyrus or Xerses) to scuttle the evil Haman’s genocidal plans.
On March 5, the ancient Jewish Feast of Purim celebrates the deliverance of Israel’s people from their intended destruction at the hands of a Persian (Iranian) official named Haman. Between these two occasions stands March 4 – the Fast of Esther. Will there be celebration also this year?
Widely reported in the international news was the anger of the Obama State Department when Netanyahu accepted the invitation from House Speaker Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio) to speak in the House Chamber of the U.S. Congress of the United States of America; that this was a “break” in diplomatic protocol.
Yet thousands of years ago, it was Queen Esther, in order to gain the royal approval for an audience with the king and his prime minister, also had to “break” the royal protocol and risk losing her own life by asking for an audience without a prior invitation of the king.
Yet, this audacity in trusting the Divine intent, came the successful mission of Queen Esther to sabotage Haman’s mission to destroy the entire population of Jewish people living in Persia. This fact was highlighted by Yeshiva University Professor Rabbi Benjamin Blech who wrote in a recent article for the Jewish educational organization Aish Hatorah the following:
Yeshiva University Professor Rabbi Benjamin Blech - “There is biblical precedent, eerily echoing today’s story, the Book of Esther that recounts the first recorded instance of attempted genocide against Jews in the ancient empire of Persia, today known as Iran. In the Book of Esther, Mordechai learns of Haman’s plot to exterminate all the Jews ‘in a single day.’ Mordechai urges his adopted daughter Esther to intercede with her husband, the king.
But Esther is afraid. If she were to approach her husband to appeal Haman’s decree, she would be breaking ‘royal protocol’ by approaching the king when she had not been summoned, which could lead to a death penalty for her.
After begging the Jews to fast and pray, “Esther chose to disregard protocol in the face of possible extermination of her people. Esther succeeded in averting the evil decree. As a result, Jews to this day around the world celebrate the Festival of Purim.”
The Megillah of Esther: Photo credit: Shutterstock/Joe Fallico
In the eyes of Rabbi Efrem Goldberg at the Boca Raton Synagogue in Florida, he draws strong parallels between Mordechai the cousin of Esther and Queen Esther to our modern day Prime Minister Netanyahu. As Goldberg wrote:
Rabbi Efrem Goldberg – “Why did we ultimately triumph over Haman such that we are here today and he is a distant memory? The answer is simple: Mordechai and Esther, two heroes stood up and, like an alarm, rang and rang until they woke up our people from their practically comatose sleep.
Like Mordechai and Esther before him, on the eve of Ta’anis Esther [Fast of Esther] this year, the Prime Minister of Israel will speak before a joint a session of Congress and seek to sound the alarm, to awaken from their sleep the decision-makers who can stop the wicked plans of modern day Persia.”
It was this same Goldberg who shared the remarkable insight of one of Judaism’s great rabbanim, Rabbi Joseph Soloveitchik:
Rabbi Joseph Soloveitchik – “A madman rose and articulated his intentions to destroy the Jewish people. The miracle was that we didn’t ignore him, we didn’t excuse him, and we didn’t seek to reinterpret him. The miracle was that we actually believed him and sought to do something about it.”
Then we read of the words of Rabbi Benzion “Benny” Hershcovich, who directs the Cabo Jewish Center, pointed out that the redemption of the Jews as told in the Book of Esther was described as occurring by natural means, with no overt divine miracles recounted.
Indeed, God is never mentioned in the Book of Esther, though religious Jews note the improbable string of coincidences that led to the Jews’ salvation, suggesting God’s invisible hand was at work.
It was Rabbi Hershcovich who told The Blaze that Netanyahu is like Queen Esther, who is “trying to go about ensuring Israel’s survival through political means” and is not “depending on a miracle.” Known over the centuries as a joyful holiday and in the millenniums of the future during the era of Purim, it will be remembered as a joyful holiday as the Jews remember today with gift giving and sharing with others. For those with a historical bent, it was on the holiday of Purim in 1991 that the 1991 Gulf War ended and was a good day for the Jewish people.
Today we have are in the Jewish Year of 5775 and have 225 years until the beginning of the 6000th year heralding the end of the era of mankind’s profane destruction of Planet Earth. The Chazal, the sages of Judah have revealed that the coming of the 6th Millennium called the “Era of the Messiah” can be hastened with full repentance in what is called “guela or deliverance by ‘ahishena’” one that will come earlier than its set time if the Jews and Lost Israelites repent.
Or, we may have to wait upwards for another 4 Jubilees, over 200 years, for that divine reality to occur and redeem all mankind who are “safe to save”. The alternative would be to allow the 70 nations of the world to continue to destroy the world first and then only a remnant will be left. There will not be any “Secret Rapture” one of Christendom’s most anti-Semitic and polemic beliefs that Christians will become part of the cultic “beam me up, Scotty” mentality while the Jews (and Israelites) will be left behind.
What is even more fascinating, Rabbi Avraham Sutton in his recently published, “Spiritual Technology”, states that when the 6,000 years of human existence on Planet Earth is about to end, the 7,000th year “Era of the Messiah” will be set to begin. This is called “Yom Shekula Moed”, the “Messianic Era”. This supernal event can come earlier today or wait until another 223 years into our future while it appears that mankind is truly seeking to destroy our entire Planet Earth and now annihilate all mankind.
Of course, with the revelation of the newly discovered 13th century prophecy by Rabbi Judah ben Samuel, as written in the article posted on Destination Yisrael titled, “Rabbi Judah ben Samuel’s Jubilee Prophecy gives the Year of the Messiah”, the Era of the Messiah can be here as early as Rosh Hashanah 2016 when the 70th Jubilee arrives and the One-G-d of Israel reveals to all people on Planet Earth, King Messiah, in Hebrew, מלך המשיח (melekh mashiach), and in Aramaic, malka meshiḥa.
With the Age of Mankind in now into our past history, we can now begin look far into the future millenniums identified by Rabbi Avraham Sutton as:
- 6th Millennium called the “Messianic Era” – Yom Shekulo Moed
- 7th Millennium called the “Era of the Great Shabbat” – Yom Shekulo Shabbat (a day that is all Shabbat)
- 8th Millennium called the “Era of Yom Kippur’ – Yom Kippur (a day that is all at-one-ment with G-d)
- 9th Millennium called the “Purim”
- 10th Millennium when we will all be absorbed into the Oneness of G-d.
Let us consider that the Hebrew name, Benyamin, means “son of my right hand.” He is remembered by his name, “G-d has given” for Benjamin was the second son of Rebecca, who died at Benjamin’s birth, and that Rebecca was always the love of the Patriarch Jacob. So Benjamin was given in consolation to Jacob for his extreme grief in life. In later rabbinic traditions that name Benjamin is remembered as being the younger brother of Joseph, the vizier of Egypt.
Then Benjamin was remembered as one of four ancient Israelites who died without sin; the other three being Amram the father of Moses, Jesse, the father of King David and Chileab, (pronounced Kileab),the son by Abigail who had been the wife of Nabal of Carmel.
So once again, let us reconsider the Hebrew name, Benyamin, means “ son of my right hand” and the meaning of the Hebrew name is Netanyahu, “G-d has given”, or a Gift from G-d.” So here we have Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu being declared by the G-d of Israel that in spite of all his human weaknesses so far the G-d of Israel has proclaimed that Benjamin Netanyahu’s name means “The son of My right hand” has been “Given by G-d” as a “Gift of G-d”.
Are we now impelled to ask, is PM Benjamin Netanyahu also an emissary of HaShem to save the Jewish people and prepare the Land of Israel for the “Yom Shekulo Moed; the “Messianic Era in the World to Come”? As Rabbi Avraham Sutton wrote in “Sacred Technology (page 354)”:
Rabbi Avraham Sutton – “Regarding the elevation of time during the interim period known as Yemot HaMashiach (the Messianic Era), Rabbi Elyashiv wrote (Leshem, Drushey Olam HaTohu, Chelek Beit, .116, Leshem, Hakdamot VeShearim, p 114) the following:
Rabbi Elyashiv – “Our sages recorded a tradition that, “All the Holy Days (Pesach, Shavuot, Rosh Hashanah, Succot, Shemini Atzeret are destined to be betelim (nullified) in the future, whereas Purim and Yom HaKippurim will not be nullified… They did not mean that these Holy Days would no longer exist. Rather, during the Messianic Era that will come at the conclusion of the sixth millennium following the First Resurrection of the Dead, all time will be elevated to the level of the Holy Days.
There will be no more mundane week-days. Rather, the days of the week will be divided according to the Holy “Days to which they [sefirotically] correspond.
- For each Yom rishon (Sunday), [which is associated with the sefirah of Chesed-love (#4 emanation on the Sefirot)], will have the sanctity of Pesach (Passover).
- Each Yom sheni (Monday) [which is associated with [Gevurah-din-judgment (#5 emanation on the Sefirot)] will have the sanctity of Rosh Hashanah, the Day of Judgment.
- Each Yom shelishi (Tuesday) [associated with Tiferet-truth-Torah (#6 emanation on the Sefirot) will have the sanctity of Chavuot (the holiday that commemorates Shavuot), the giving of the Torah on Sinai.
- Each Yom revii (Wednesday)[associated with Netzach-victory (#7 emanation of the Sefirot)] will have the sanctity of Rosh Chodesh (the New Moon), which is also called a Moed-Holiday as per the Talmud.
- Each Yom shamishi (Thursday), which is associated with Hod-majesty (#8 emanation on the Sefirot), which is a derivative of Gevurah, will have the joyous sanctity of Succot, in that the fiery judgment that is usually associated with Gevurah will be transformed to flames of love.
- Each Yom shishi (Friday), which is associated with Yesod-foundation, will have the sanctity of Shemini Atzeret (Simchat-Torah, the joy of all…
This then is what they meant when they said, “all the Holy Days are destined to be betelim [nullified] in the future” [i.d., during the Messianic Era that will conclude the sixth millennium], for they will be distributed amongst the days of the week, and all TIME will be elevated to the actual level of holiness of the Holy Days…[Such that it will become clear that] whereas now we have only a hint of the light of their holinness, during the Messianic Era we will have their full light.”
As Queen Esther’s fate was in the hand of the Divine so also is Prime Minister Netanyahu’s fate and the Jewish people in the State of Israel today. The events flowing in front of our eyes only highlight that fact that our ‘emuna’ or faith in the Sovereignty of the G-d of Israel is what will move these rapidly escalating apocalyptic events into the flowing prophetic vortex towards the “World to Come.” As one of the recent readers of the numerous articles concerning these events, we read this reader’s observations.
“I applaud Netanyahu’s efforts, but really, this is as much about Netanyahu succumbing to pressure from Obama for the last six years as it is about Obama’s efforts to fool Americans into accepting a “deal” with our mortal enemy – Iran. This article by Moshe Feiglin, head of the new Israeli Jewish Movement party in Israel, put it this way:
Israel MK Moshe Feiglin - “Netanyahu’s fiasco is that every Israeli now understands that Israel is not going to be attacking Iran. The responsibility for that is solely Netanyahu’s. Six years ago, Netanyahu had already defined Iran’s nuclear threat as his most important challenge. “Not on my watch,” he said unequivocally. But it is happening right before our eyes – on Netanyahu’s watch.
At the beginning of Netanyahu’s term, the world expected an Iraq-like Israeli attack on Iran. At that time, there was much world-wide support for an attack and its implementation would have been relatively easy.
Today, however, after six years of Netanyahu’s premiership, the world understands that no Israeli attack is forthcoming and support for it has nearly evaporated. Netanyahu’s speech-making strategy has led Israel into a situation in which all we can do is try to shout through the keyhole of the door behind which Obama is conferring with the ayatollahs. Now, Obama has even decided to cover the keyhole.”
This is the dilemma of the whole world, for the lack of resolution of the nuclear proliferation of those who brashly and boldly claim that they will use them against Israel, is also a direct threat to America and to Europe, where the majority of the Lost Ten Tribes of the House of Israel today live. Outside, Islam’s nemesis is the Vatican, known as “Edom” the known enemy of Islam, for they covet Islam’s bold valor while despising their culture of death for to Islam, Europe-Vatican represent to Islam the Dajjal, the Anti-Messiah, and Shi’ite Iran is the most messianic and anti-Vatican of them all.
On the eve of his departure to the United States, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu went to the Western Wall in Jerusalem at the Temple Mount to pray. We pray that this will be a paradigm shift in his relationship with G-d. During his visit to the Western Wall, he spoke of his commitment to the security of Israel just prior to boarding a flight to Washington D.C. on the eve of March 1, 2015.
The week prior, Netanyahu also spoke at the conference of Major American Jewish Organization in Jerusalem where he spelled out the highlights of how he feels that no responsible Israeli prime minster could or should refuse to speak to the Congress of the United States on a matter so grave to the security of the State of Israel and the Jewish people. As Netanyahu spoke just before his departure”
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu – “On the eve my trip to the US, I came here to the Western Wall. I would like to take this opportunity to say that I respect US President Barack Obama. I believe in the strength of the relationship between Israel and the US and in their strength to overcome differences of opinion, those that have been and those that will yet be.
As Prime Minister of Israel, it is my obligation to see to the security of Israel; therefore, we strongly oppose the agreement being formulated with Iran and the major powers, which could endanger our very existence. In the face of this danger we must unite and also explain the dangers stemming from this agreement, to Israel, to the region and to the world.
Why am I going to Congress? Because Israel has been offered the chance to make its case on this crucial issue before the world’s most important parliament; because a speech before Congress allows Israel to present its position to the elected representatives of the American people and to a worldwide audience; because Congress has played a critical role in applying pressure to the Iranian regime — the very pressure that brought the ayatollahs to the negotiating table in the first place, and because Congress may well have a say on any final deal.”
In an article written in 2012 by Jeffery Goldberg, a national correspondent for The Atlantic, he interviewed Netanyahu on the eve of Purim 2012 just after Netanyahu gave Obama a copy of the “Megillah of Esther” concerning the heroics of Queen Esther who did give a new life to the Jewish people. So today with the Jewish Purim celebrations once again they revel in the apotheosis of: ‘They Tried to Kill us, They failed, Let’s Eat.”
That “Real Message” of that Megilla message should be loud and clear even today. As Goldberg mused in Bloomberg:
Jefferey Goldberg – “The prime minister of Israel is many things, but subtle is not one of them. The message of Purim is: When the Jews see a murderous conspiracy forming against them, they will act to disrupt the plot. A further refinement of the message is: When the Jews see a plot forming against them in Persia, they will act to disrupt the plot, even if Barack Obama wishes that they would wait for permission.
From what I understand about the meeting between the two leaders, the prime minister stressed Israel’s sovereign right to act against plots forming against it. The president doesn’t disagree with this, of course -- he has repeatedly said Israel has the right to act on its own against the Iranian nuclear program -- but he had another message for Netanyahu. As Obama put it to me in an interview last week, the message is, “I have Israel’s back.”…
Shortly before Netanyahu took office three years ago, I sat with him in the Knesset and asked him to describe the Iranian threat. He described the regime in the harshest terms possible, as a “messianic apocalyptic cult” bent on the destruction of Israel. He was not at all shy about comparing Iran’s leaders to the Nazis -- in their intentions, if not yet in their capabilities. In the intervening three years, he eased up rhetorically just a bit, perhaps because he was unduly frightening Israelis who had been actual victims of actual Nazis.
But earlier this week, before AIPAC, Netanyahu once again made an explicit comparison between the Jewish condition today and the Jewish condition during World War II. This time, he made it somewhat differently: “My friends, this is not 1944,” he told AIPAC. “Today we have a state of our own. The purpose of the Jewish state is to secure the Jewish future. That is why Israel must always have the ability to defend itself, against any threat.”
And then he added, as if he wasn’t making himself clear, “We must always remain the masters of our own fate.”
Netanyahu has backed himself into a corner. If Iran is Nazi Germany -- but a Nazi Germany that the Jewish people are actually capable of fighting -- then no argument from Obama is going to keep Netanyahu from his destiny.
Shortly after the speech, the editor-in-chief of the Israeli newspaper Haaretz, Aluf Benn, wrote: “The Holocaust talk has but one meaning -- forcing Israel to go to war and strike the Iranians. Arguments against an attack, weighty as they may be, turn to smoke when put up against the Warsaw Ghetto, Auschwitz and Treblinka. No amount of missiles falling on Tel Aviv, rising oil prices and economic crises matter when compared to genocide.”
There are only two possible interpretations of Netanyahu’s words and deeds: Either he is the world’s greatest bluffer, or he has set himself on a course to prevent a second Holocaust. Obama has marshaled some very strong arguments against precipitous action against Iran. But I hope he understands that, with Netanyahu, the “Megillah was the message.”
That Message is still with us today! When a Nuclear Missile is prepared to be fired from Iran towards Israel, Europe or the Vatican, in the words in the words of the undercover intelligence operatives, “Whoever blinks first loses!” Yet, today the secret of overcoming that event still lies with the message in the Megillah. The message that Netanyahu must carry with himself is; “I am the emissary of the Holy One of Israel.”
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