Monday, July 11, 2005

Disengagement in 5765?

Consider: “Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai said...when it will be close to the days of Moshiach, even children who will be in the world at that time will find secrets of wisdom, and will know from them ends [of exile] and calculations [of redemption], and at that time [G-d Almighty] will reveal [them] to everyone.” (Zohar Vayeira 118a)

By the grace of G-d
Shalom uBrocha!

As has been pointed out in Timeline of Moshiach (Messiah) and Redemption chapters in Ishiah (Isaiah) corespond to years.
According to this timeline this year 5765 corresponds to chapter 65 in Ishaiah. See if you can spot what it says about the disengagement and post your interpretations in the comments to this post.
Also consider the Rebbe's prophecies in the Sicha parshas-(weekly Torah portion) Bo 5751 one of the Sichos where he predicts the current war in Iraq and also aludes to the global war on teror and ingathering of exiles and complete redemption in the aftermath of these events
PS. The shorter abridged version of the Timeline of Moshiach and redemption in Yeshaya is found on the Chabad of Scotland website Moshiach update page
PPS. I have recieved many requests to translate the Timeline of Moshiach and Redemption commentary in French, Russian , Hebrew etc. and publish it in various forms such as booklets CD-Roms etc. If you are capable of assisting me with this or have any other questions or comments please call 617-372-2312 or email
PPS. Somewhat related to this check out the new article The Ressurection of the dead is already happening!
Yeshayahu - Chapter 65
With Rashi's Commentary

1. I allowed Myself to be sought by those who did not ask; I allowed Myself to be found by those who did not seek Me, I said, "Here I am; here I am!" to a nation not called by My name.
I allowed Myself to be sought by those who did not ask The Holy One, blessed be He, replies to him, It is impossible not to avenge Myself on them, for I allowed Myself to be sought by them by reproving them through My prophets, but they did not ask.
I said, “Here I am; here I am!” Return to Me, and I am ready to accept you.
to a nation not called by My name That did not wish to be called by My name.
2. I spread out My hands all day to a contrary people, who go in a way that is not good, after their thoughts.
I spread out My hands in order to accept them with repentance.
contrary Heb. סוֹרֵר, turning away from the road.
3. The people who vex Me to My face continually; those who sacrifice in gardens and burn incense on the bricks.
those who sacrifice in gardens They erect idols in their gardens, and there they burn incense on the bricks.
4. They sit among the graves, and with corpses they lodge; those who eat swine flesh, and broth of abominations is in their vessels.
They sit among the graves so that a spirit of defilement of demons should rest upon them.
and with corpses Heb. וּבַנְּצוּרִים. They are the bodies of the dead, who are as placed in a siege (מָצוֹר), unable to get out.
and broth of abominations Heb. מְרַק, despicable broth. Comp. (Jud. 6:20) “And the broth (הַמָּרָק) pour out.”
5. Those who say, "Keep to yourself, do not come near me for I am holier than you"; these are smoke in My nostrils, a burning fire all day long.
Those who say to the righteous, קְרַב אֵלֶי, “Keep to yourself and do not come near me.”
for I am holier than you Heb. כִּי קְדַשְׁתִּי. For I am holier and purer than you. In this manner Jonathan renders.
these abominations that they committed are as smoke, wrath in My nostrils.
6. Behold it is inscribed before Me; I will not remain silent until I have recompensed, and I will recompense onto their bosom.
Behold it is inscribed Their sin is inscribed before Me, and their sentence has already been decreed and sealed.
7. "Your iniquities and the iniquities of your fathers together," said the Lord, "that they burnt incense on the mountains, and on the hills they blasphemed Me, and I will mete out the recompense for their deed first into their bosom."
Your iniquities Yours and your forefathers’ together I will recompense you.
8. So said the Lord, "As when wine is found in the cluster, and one shall say, "Destroy it not, for a blessing is in it"; so will I do for the sake of My servants, not to destroy everything.
As when wine is found in the cluster Jonathan renders: As Noah was found innocent in the generation of the Flood.
the wine This is Noah, who was sweet.
in the cluster Heb. בָּאֶשְׁכּוֹל. In the bereft (הַמְשֻׁכָּל) generation. This may also be interpreted according to its apparent meaning.
for the sake of My servants For the sake of every righteous man found among them.
9. And I will extract seed from Jacob and from Judah, the heir of My mountains, and My elect shall inherit it, and My servants shall dwell there.
10. And the Sharon shall become a sheepfold and the Valley of Achor a place for cattle to lie, for My people who sought Me.
the Sharon The name of a region in the land of Israel.
and the Valley of Achor As its apparent meaning.
11. You, who forsake the Lord, who forget My holy mount, who set a table for Gad and who fill mingled wine for a number.
who forsake the Lord The wicked of Israel who adopted paganism and died in their wickedness.
who set a table for Gad The name of a pagan deity on the name of the zodiac, and in the language of the mishnah, (Shabbath 67b) “May my fate be lucky (גָד גַּדִּי) and not fatigued.”
for a number Heb. לַמְנִי. According to the number of the computation of the priests, they would fill basins of mingled wine.
mingled wine Heb. מִמְסָ, wine mingled with water as was customary. Comp. (Prov. 23: 30) “To search for mingled wine (מִמְסָ).” Also (ibid. 9:2), “She mingled (מָסְכָה) her wine.” Some interpret לַמְנִי, to the pagan deities that you appointed (מִנִּיתֶם) over yourselves, but אֶתְכֶם וּמָנִיתִי, which is not punctuated וּמִנִּיתִי with a ‘dagesh,’ indicates that it is an expression of counting.
12. And I will count you out to the sword, and all of you shall kneel to the slaughter, since I called and you did not reply, I spoke and you did not hearken, and you did what was evil in My eyes, and what I did not desire, you chose.
13. Therefore, so said the Lord God, "Behold, My servants shall eat, but you shall be hungry; behold, My servants shall drink, but you shall thirst; behold, My servants shall rejoice, but you shall be ashamed.
My servants The righteous [of Israel].
but you who rebel against Me.
14. Behold, My servants shall sing from joy of heart, but you shall cry out from sorrow of heart, and from a broken spirit you shall wail.
15. And you shall leave your name for an oath for My elect, "And the Lord God shall slay you," but to His servants He shall call another name.
your name for an oath From your name shall be taken a curse and an oath for generations, “If it does not befall me as it befell So-and-so.”
and… shall slay you an eternal death.
but to His servants He shall call another name A good name and a mention for a blessing.
16. For whoever himself on the earth shall bless himself by the true God, and whoever swears on the earth shall swear by the true God, for the first troubles have been forgotten and they have been hidden from My eyes.
For whoever blesses himself on the earth For My fear shall be over all of them, and the earth shall be full of knowledge, and whoever praises himself or lauds himself on the earth, will bless himself by the true God, he will praise himself that he is a servant of the true God, the God of truth, Who realized and observed this, His promise.
for the first troubles have been forgotten Therefore, they shall call Me the true God.
17. For behold, I create new heavens and a new earth, and the first ones shall not be remembered, neither shall they come into mind.
new heavens The princes above shall be renewed, and the princes of Israel shall be the upper princes and the princes of the heathens (the nations [Parshandatha]) will be lower, and so on the earth. ([K’li Paz reads:] The princes above shall be renewed, to raise up the humble and to humble the high ones, and so on the earth.) And some say that there will actually be new heavens, and that is correct, for Scripture proves it (infra 66: 22): “For as the new heavens, etc.”
18. But rejoice and exult forever [in] what I create, for behold I create Jerusalem a rejoicing and its people an exultation.
19. And I will rejoice with Jerusalem, and I will exult with My people, and a sound of weeping or a sound of crying shall no longer be heard therein.
20. There shall no longer be from there a youth or an old man who will not fill his days, for the youth who is one hundred years old shall die, and the sinner who is one hundred years old shall be cursed.
a youth Heb. עוּל יָמִים, a youth. Comp. (Lam. 2:11) “young children (עוֹלֵל).” [Hence,] יָמִים עוּל means young in years.
who is one hundred years old shall die He shall be subject to punishments to be liable to death for a capital sin. So it is explained in Gen. Rabbah (26:2).
shall be cursed for a sin requiring an anathema.
21. And they shall build houses and inhabit them, and they shall plant vineyards and eat their fruit.
22. They shall not build, and another inhabit; they shall not plant, and another eat, for like the days of the tree are the days of My people, and My elect shall outlive their handiwork.
like the days of the tree Jonathan renders: the tree of life.
23. They shall not toil in vain, neither shall they bear for terror, for they are seed blessed by the Lord, and their offspring shall be with them.
24. And it shall be, when they have not yet called, that I will respond; when they are still speaking, that I will hearken.
25. A wolf and a lamb shall graze together, and a lion, like cattle, shall eat straw, and a serpent-dust shall be his food; they shall neither harm nor destroy on all My holy mount," says the Lord.
shall eat straw and will not have to destroy animals.
and a serpent Indeed, dust is his food, which is always available for him. And the Midrash Aggadah explains: And a lion, like cattle, shall eat straw. Since we find that Esau will fall into the hands of the sons of Joseph, as it is said (Obadiah 18): “The house of Esau shall become stubble, and the house of Joseph a flame etc.” But [that they should fall] into the hands of the remaining tribes, who were compared to beasts, we do not find. It is, therefore, stated: “And a lion, like cattle, shall eat straw.” Those tribes that were compared to a lion, such as Judah and Dan, like Joseph, who was compared to an ox, shall devour Esau who was compared to straw.

This just in:
Chief Rabbi of Scotland - Rabbi Chaim Yehudah Jacobs Shlit"a who was the 1st to publish the original timeline of redemption in Yeshayahu (Isiah) online writes to my friend Aharon Benjamim Frimer ( ): wrote:

In line with other remozim [alusions] from Sefer Yeshia [Book of Isiah] thru the years of the Rebbe's nesius [leadership] there is an unbelievable remez [alusion] for the current situation of evicting Ch"s [G-d forbid] Yidden [Jews] from Gush Katif.

The Novi [prophet] says in chaper 65 which is [corresponds to ] the current year pesukim [verses] 22-23 They will build houses and dwell in them, plant vineyards and reap from them. See Radak [comentary of Rabbi David Kimkhi] on posuk [verse] 23. Not like the tochocho [curse in Deuteronomy] when they build and don't dwell, planted but don't reap but now they will dwell and will reap. So we are in for some big nissim [miracles] in the weeks ahead.

Keep in touch. We are in Cedarhurst just now with Sholom and his family. I will look u up when we visit Crown Heights IYH [Im yirtzeh Hashem - G-d willing] to say hello. You can call me on Sholom's cell when u have a chance 917 559 6044.

Hope we will be able to see each other IYH [G-d willing] here or in Yerusholyim [Jerusalem]. There's no question that some miracle is about to unfold..

Kol toov [Be well]

Chaim [Rabbi Chaim Yehudah Jacobs Chabad Lubavitch of Glazgo Scotland ]
My comment:
By the grace of G-d
Shalom and blessings!
By the way also note the verses 24-25 according to their simple meaning (not he Rashi's comentary stated there which seems alegorical here ) they can allude for example also to the fact that IRA and the Columbian Rebls just few weeks ago gave up the path of terorrism to acheve their goals and we can G-d willing excpect to see more of the same in other parts of the world and hopefully in the land of Israel soon.(see also issiah 66 for more on this)
Also see my article about Revival of the dead happening in out time bellow:

Resurrection of the "dead" is happening now.
( if you are still Christian and all of this sounds a bit "off the wall" to you check out Messiah Watch International : and also you may want to check out especially if you have any English , Irish, Scotish, Sweedish, Danish or other western european ancestry (hint you may be from among the 10 lost tribes of Israel)...
For other nations that have a traditions that all or part of them are from one of the 10 tribes see Mystery of the 10 Lost Tribes
With respect and blessing.
Ariel Sokolovsky
Long Live our Master our Teacher and our Rebbe King moshiach Forever and Ever!
Yechi Adoneinu Moreinu veRabbeinu Melech haMoshiach LeOilom voEd!


AharonBenjamin said...

Chazak ve'Ematz R'Ariel. Thanks for the link to my site. B'hatzlacha rabbah!

Anonymous said...

ok, now what. Its shabbat in Israel and only 4 towns left in Gaza. How does this correspond to Isaiah 65? Maybe Hashem will turn this around by Monday.

if not, how do the events correspond with Isaiah 65, 22-24?

We are all dispondent here> Thanks

Rabbi Ariel Sokolovsky said...

By the grace of G-d
Shalom uBrocha!
1) I feel bad that I was unable to be there with you and admire the mesirus nefesh you all have had. Watching and listening to some of the things that happened made me cry literally .
2)I didn't personally write here that I know that these verses mean that disengagement will not happen. When I quoted this part of the "timeline" in person to various people they'd usually get excited and say that this must mean it will not happen and I replied that either that or it will be last time such thing will happen since the posuk says "no longer"... I didn't want to write this explanation on the blog though for various reasons which is why I wrote this in form of a question.
See also the Sicha on Parshas Bo 5751 linked to above.
With respect and blessing for success in everything.
Ariel Sokolovsky
Long Live our Master our Teacher and our Rebbe King Moshiach Forever and Ever!

Anonymous said...

To the editors of the Jewish newspapers

Dear Sir:

I note your caption "all their prayers fell on deaf ears". The truth is that no prayer falls on deaf ears. As part of the Divine plan some things we pray for are not answered in the way we think they should be. The reality is that we need to continue praying harder than ever for the future safety of our people particularly in Israel. The most symbolic Mitzvah to arouse G-d's protection is the daily use of Kosher Tefillin and the placing of Kosher Mezuzahs on all doors of our homes and businesses.

What is the use of Israel pulling out of Gaza and on the same day handing over the main water supply in northern Samaria and much of the western aquifers into the hands of the Palestinian Authority (PA), Yarkon – Taninim, in Pardes Hanna and Kfar Saba? Does Israel not realise that just like handing over the oil in Sinai this too will be a catatrophy for our people?

If one reads the prophetic vision of the Lubavitcher Rebbe to Mr Katzav
13 years ago listed on website and people would realise what a grave mistake dis-engagement is. Last Friday there were rockets in Eilat and Aquaba. The rockets are ongoing unfortunately. Are Ashkelon and Tel Aviv next?

The Lubavitcher Rebbe's concern and prophetic vision was always only about security of our land. He said clearly that we must ONLY ask security people about security NOT politicians. Is it any wonder that Sharon sacked Yaalon and numerous other people who were security minded and not politicians who would not sanction his terrible murderous and irretrievable plan.

The current dis-engagement has made thousands of people homeless, split from their families and communities, with no schooling or friends for their children and have lost their livelihood overnight being left with massive bank loans to still pay off on their now destroyed homes. The people of Gaza and the West Bank give, gave and sometimes sacrificed their very lives for Israel's security, providing a buffer zone for the larger populated cities. They have had everything taken from them overnight. No wonder these people were reluctant to leave their homes. As I write this letter we read about the PA displaying missiles that can now reach Ashkelon and Tel Aviv, and their planned celebrations and aspirations to take back all the land they once had including Jerusalem.
View also an article in the San Fransico Chronicle online dated 31st July this year about a summer camp in Gaza where the parents are told "Give your children a summer of enjoyment! Let them learn a skill! Teach them to kill."
Your paper needs to continue only giving honest and accurate reporting, not politics and lies from people who are tired and worn out, and no longer have any feeling for human life and the possible spilling of Jewish blood.

We have now reached the time described in the Talmud as "We can only rely on our Father in Heaven". Now more than ever it is the sacred duty of every Jew to beseech G-d and scream until our prayers are heard for Israel's security and to increase in acts of Teshuva, goodness and kindness so that the promise of final redemption through the coming of Mashiach is no longer a vision but becomes actual reality speedily in our own lifetime.
Rabbi Chaim Jacobs
Glasgow Scotland. UK

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