by Dov bar Leib with additions by Reb Akiva @ Mystical Paths
It is the onset of Mincha Gedolah of the 6th Millennium. But there is an additional headwind for Western Civilization coming up within the next two to three months. This is the end of the Year of Hoshana Rabba.
We are already seeing clear signs teetering of current international and national systems. Financial markets and monetary models pushed to the edge, regional political players pushing the edge of their power envelopes, dictators pursuing their personal agendas and ideologies, and aspects of Islam pushing global destabilization while Arab societies are…who knows where they’re going?
While we cannot predict the future, we see more and more events that seem to be clearly aligning with the holy words of the biblical prophets. While years ago we were looking for simonim (signs) in small events or statements and directions of global leaders, today we’re looking at major events happening in major countries throughout the world…on a constant basis!
I believe that we will see systemic failure begin by the end of 5771 or by the end of Tishrei 5772. Edom (today represented by the Western Nations – and particularly the U.S. and Great Britain) has no reward built up to enter the New Age which starts with the Year of Shmini Atzereth. Hoshana Rabba is the end of the judgment process for the Nations of the World. And the Edom part of that equation is zero going forward into 5772.
So there are two headwinds: Mincha Gedolah which just began and the Judgment for the Year of Shmini Atzereth which begins on Rosh HaShana 5772 and concludes on Hoshana Rabba three weeks later. By the end of Tishrei 5772 all reward from the previous year's judgment will be used up. Since it is the end of the Age, all of Edom's reward must be used up by the end of Tishrei 5772. I cannot even begin to guess how this will play out. But the riots of London seem to be a major start.
Systemic failure is the natural consequence of two events. One just occurred: The onset of Mincha Gedolah of the 6th Millennium on Rosh Chodesh Av that just passed. The 2nd event is that we are ending an Age because this it the year of Hoshana Rabba.
By the end of 5771 or the end of Tishrei 5772 all of Edom's reward in Olam HaZeh will be used up. So systemic failure is a natural consequence of the fact that Western Civilization has no merit to lead the world into the New Age which begins after Hoshana Rabba 5772.
It would be nice if Israel/Ya'akov were ready to lead. But it appears we still have some internal work to do before that’s the case (and we can see this in the culture protests currently going on in Israel – simultaneous “social protests” in Tel Aviv and “kedushah” protests going on in Jerusalem) . So there will be a few months of collapse and chaos while we are forced to get our act together.
We can see this coming even quicker in the U.S. as the Federal Reserve just announced in a backhanded way that they will be starting QE3 (Quantitative Easing Round 3 – a fancy word for printing money, continuing the devaluation of the U.S. dollar) even though they will not call it that so that the Chinese don't dump U.S. bonds. Personally I don't believe that the Chinese are so stupid as the chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve seems to think that they are.
The herd on Wall Steet is not to be trusted, for there is no clear judgment anymore as they flail from direction to direction in hopes of finding security and good returns – neither of which are reliably available anymore.
The key to this moment is money for it’s own sake is no longer is no longer acceptable. While it’s even harder during hard times to focus on charity and helping others, these are exactly the merits required at this time. Though one must beware of institutional charity schemes which are sometimes spending the majority of their resources on advertising and raising the money, helping the needy, helping your neighbor, your community, and the needy of Israel is always a mitzvah. Even more so as we all are under extra pressure and often in need of some help during these times.