by Dov bar Leib with edits & minor additions by Reb Akiva
A hurricane that is about to hit the U.S. East Coast on Hoshana Rabbah (the day of the sealing of the judgement for the new Jewish year), the likely predictions place the strike around the vicinity of Washington DC or New York City.
The hurricane has randomly been assigned the name of Joaquin, the English bible translation of the name Yehoiachin. Yehoiachin is named the last undisputed King of Yehudah (Yehoiachin) who was most assuredly the ancestor of Mashiach ben David.....If this is true, this is truly awesome.
Hurricane Yoaquin? I doubt it is named after Joaquin Andujar, the One Tough Dominican pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals who starred in the 1982 World Series, though even if that is the case it’s a common custom in Latino nations to use biblical names – bringing us back to King Yehoiachin.
King Yehoiachin, the last undisputed King of Yehudah, sat on the Throne of Yehudah and who was/is most assuredly the ancestor of Mashiach. He was let out of prison by Babylonian King Evil Merodach 37 years after being exiled to Bavel (Babylon). At that time he had 7 sons. His first born Shealtiel became the ancestor of the Exilarchs in Galut. His third son, Pedaiah fathered Zerubavel, who made Aliyah with the 42,000 to rebuild Yerushalayim and the 2nd Temple. Of those two, Shealtiel or Zeruvbavel, there is a dispute over who is the ancestor of Mashiach, but with Yehoiachin there is no dispute - the last few verses of Sefer Melachim make that obvious.
Cursed by (the biblical prophet Jeremiah) Yirmiyahu to remain childless and to have no children who rule on the Throne of Yehudah in his lifetime, Yehoiachin is let out of prison 37 years after being exiled and summarily gives birth to 7 boys, any one of whom can be the ancestor of Mashiach ben David.
A hidden message from above when a hurricane named for an ancestor of the righteous redeemer is targeting either New York (and the U.N.) or Washington DC or the day of the sealing of judgments is not hard to discern.
May we merit to see the coming of Moshiach today!
Chag Samayach and Moadim l’Simcha, a happy holy day season from the Land of Israel!