Today is the Day of the Dry Bones (Yom HaAtzamot HaYevashot) when the first half of Yechezkel’s prophesy on the Dry Bones occurred on the Fifth of Iyar 5708 aka Israel’s Independence Day (Yom HaAtzma’ut). The difference in spelling is that Atzma’ut has one extra Aleph, the Aleph of Elokim, who decided that the time of PHYSICAL wandering for the Jewish people was coming to a close. The spiritual prophesy on the Arba Ruchot, the second half of Yechezkel’s vision, the spirit of the Messianic Era, has yet to occur.
This post is based on the previous two posts:
The Light of Mashiach Courtesy of the Korean Peninsula Leaving the Twilight Zone
The Two Legged Goat .
It is also based on all other posts that I have written on this blog since its inception in 2005. Some of those posts are linked to in the first post above. I suggest everyone review the material in all those posts because this post will incorporate in it the combined work of all posts discussed before on this blog dealing with the Korean Peninsula at the halakhic international date line.
As discussed previously according to the Vilna Gaon and others, B’itah and the ingathering of the exiles “officially” began with Rosh HaShanah 5751 (19 September 1990 at sundown) which was 3/4 of the way through the 6th Millennium and which corresponded to high noon on Friday, the 6th day of the week. In came the Lost in the Land of Ashur (Russian Jewry) and the castaways in the Land of Egypt (Ethiopian Jewry) like clockwork as if the shofar blast at high noon on Friday to call Jews in from their fields for Yom SheKulo Shabbat had been blown precisely on time…. because it WAS blown in Heaven precisely on time. So it was time for those two groups of Jews to come home. (This was discussed in post #1 above.) Keep in mind that Yom sheKulo Shabbat, the day that will always be Shabbat is the entire 7th Millennium which should “officially” begin b’itah no later than Rosh HaShanah 6001, the first year of the 7th Millennium. Now every observant Jew knows halakhically we are allowed to bring on Shabbat as early as Plag HaMincha which is half way between Mincha Ketanah and sunset. This would correspond with approximately being 1 and a quarter halakhic hours before sunset on Friday afternoon. Depending on the time of year 1 1/4 halakhic hours could last 1 hour and 20 or 25 minutes in the Summer OR 1 hour and 5 or 10 minutes in the Winter. Usually those who bring Shabbat on early do it in the Summer time when the sun sets rather late such as at 8:20 pm. So they bring on Shabbat at 7:15pm in order not to have Shabbat dinner at an unG-dly hour late at night every week. Now 1 1/4 hours before sunset can be calculated as being the last 1/8th of the 2nd half of the 6th Millennium or the last 1/4 of the last 250 years of human history between 5751 and 6001. Each quarter of 250 years is equal to 62.5 years. So from this simple calculation it would seem that b’itah cannot begin until 62 1/2 years before the end of the year 6000 in the year 5938. That date would be a long way off, and talking about b’itah bringing the Utopian Age of human history that far into the future would be a big let down. So why would one want to anticipate Mashiach’s coming since it is obvious that he is not coming because of our merits Achishena at any hour of any day? He is obviously coming B’itah while we are hanging on at the 49th level of impurity while Edom has beaten us to the Sewer of -50 last Shavuot 5776. He is coming In its time very likely, and even those who say that Mashiach could come in the next five minutes agree that after Mincha Gedolah of the 6th Millennium which was in Av 5771, he is almost assuredly coming B’itah. See our conundrum?
Into this fray comes the Zohar HaQodesh VaEira 32. We are told that B’itah, the third battle of Gog UMagog will begin when “wicked” Rome has to fight a war against a nation at the edge of the World for about three months. Since the world is round, there is only one way to understand what is the “edge of the world”. The edge of the world is the halakhic international dateline. This dateline is determined when it is high noon in Yerushalayim, for if Rosh Chodesh is sanctified for the entire world by the Sanhedrin BEFORE high noon, then Rosh Chodesh is that very day not just in Yerushalayim but all over the world. If the Sanhedrin delayed until after high noon to sanctify the new month, then Rosh Chodesh for the entire world is not that day but the following day. So from this we learn that at High Noon in Yerushalayim, the actual day or date of the month on the calendar is determined for the Entire World! Since Yerushalayim is at 35 degrees longitude on the Globe, then at the moment it is high noon in Yerushalayim, it is sunset 90 degrees to the east at the 125 degree longitude mark, separating between one day and the previous day. So 125 degrees to the east of Yerushalayim at this 125 degree mark IS the halakhic international dateline! From a Global map we can see that this 125 degree line separates China from the Korean Peninsula in the Yellow Sea. Approximately 2000 miles to the south of Pyongyang, N. Korea is the southern Philippines island of Mindanao where ISIS terrorists are trying to take over the island (and where President Duterte has threatened to eat them!). The importance of this will become clearer later on either in this post or in comments. Here we are just noting the geographical facts. If we extend this 125 degree line into the Southern Hemisphere, we see that it cuts in half the Island nation of Indonesia through the island of Timor. And further south, it cuts through the western deserts of the Australian continent in what is for the most part a sparsely inhabited part of Australia. The two places where we will concentrate our understanding though will specifically be in the Northern hemisphere (Korea and the Philippines) because Yerushalayim, and its high noon timepiece is specifically in the Northern Hemisphere. So it seems much more likely that the places of final war of GogUMagog will be at least experiencing the same season as Eretz Yisrael at the time of its onset.
Yet, as we see from previous posts about this matter, it is at this 125 degree line or “Sunset” line that we begin to have a problem. D’Oraita, that is according to the Torah, the day may begin at Sundown, but it does not end until the stars come out the following day approximately 45 minutes AFTER sundown. So for each potential day during Twilight, between Sundown and “Tzeit Kochavim” it is BOTH the day before Sundown and the new day after Sundown at the same time! On the Globe we know that there are 15 degrees for each hour time zone. So for let us say 42 minutes of Twilight, 42/60 = 10.5/15, we have 10.5 degrees of Twilight where at high noon in Yerushalayim on Rosh Chodesh or on Shabbat or on Yom Kippur, it is both the day before and the day after at the same time. Anyone who would live in that “Twilight Zone” would need to keep two days of Shabbat out of every seven days, and they would need to fast for 48 hours on Yom Kippur! This actually happened to the Mir Yeshivah when they escaped Nazi Germany and ended up at first in Kobe, Japan which is just inside this Twilight Zone shaded area. The Chazon Ish ruled that the Mir refugees would need to do just that (two days of Shabbat every week and fasting for 48 hours on Yom Kippur). They did not stay in Kobe long. They quickly moved to Shanghai in order to NOT have to live with these halakhic issues because Shanghai is significantly less than 90 degrees to the east of Yerushalayim. So in Shanghai there is no doubt D’Oraita what day it is. So there in Shanghai, one day of Shabbat every week and 24 hours of fasting on Yom Kippur are just fine.
Now why mention a Twilight Zone of 42 minutes? Isn’t that arbitrary? Well actually not. I went to MyZmanim.com, and looked up Seoul, South Korea, the capital city in the Korean Peninsula a mere 30 kilometers from the DMZ (DeMilitarized Zone or No Man’s Land between N. and S. Korea). Now here is the table that came up for the month of Nissan. In order to view this table, you may have to log in with a UserName and Password. You might even have to make a contribution. They are a private site that needs funding, and who am I to complain if they want me to give them a few bucks to have access to their exact Zmanim times over the course of an entire year. They even have a new feature to take into account the altitude of the place you might be at! I started with Nissan because I noted that the it was at the very beginning of Tekufat Nissan that Trump sent those 59 missiles to destroy the Syrian Airforce base because Assad used chemical weapons. Almost immediately after that the situation of the Korean Peninsula began to explode into the headlines, and Trump used his military action against Assad as a show of force to convince the Chinese to help him against Kim Jong Un. So the Whisper of War against the country at the edge of the world did begin during the month of Nissan 5777. Notice that the time between sunset and Tzeit Kochavim (stars coming out) is between 41 and 42 minutes for Seoul, South Korea at least during the entire month of Nissan. Again this corresponds with an additional 10.5 degrees on the Globe AFTER the 90 degree mark east of Yerushalayim for 100,5 degrees on the Globe.
Now let us put two concepts together. High noon on Yom ShiShi (Friday) was at Rosh HaShanah 5751 which kicked off the “official” period of intense ingathering of the Exiles. Ostensibly it could last 250 years until the year 6001. At the same time it is Sunset through Tzeit Kochavim on the entire Korean Peninsula. So it is a Saffeik (a halakhic doubt) that at high noon in Yerushalayim on Friday whether that Saffeik area, between 125 degrees and 135.5 degrees, is going into Shabbat or into Thursday night at the same time. Assuming that the Saffeik assertion that they are entering Shabbat is true, then there are 100.5 degrees on the Globe that enter Shabbat before Israel enters Shabbat. Over the course of those 250 years, places to the east of Eretz Yisrael enter Yom sheKulo Shabbat BEFORE Eretz Yisrael enters Yom SheKulo Shabbat, that is especially with places which are within either 90 to 100.5 degrees to the east of Yerushalayim. Yet because the first 10.5 degrees to enter are a Saffeik (A DOUBT) UNTIL those 10.5 degrees have fully entered Tzeit Kochavim so that the 90 degrees to the east then begin to enter, the period of time from Rosh HaShanah 5751 until the 10.5 degrees to the east of 125 degrees fully enter into the darkness of the starlight, Yom sheKulo Shabbat could not begin b’itah. Upon entering the darkness of twilight, the light of Shabbat would begin to shine upon the world from the places on the Globe furthest East of Yerushalayim once there is no doubt that those places entering are now within the 90 degrees east of Yerusahalayim! At the point that the area 90 degrees east of Yerushalayim begin to enter Yom SheKulo Shabbat, the entire area 10.5 degrees further to the east enters Yom SheKulo Shabbat with it. From the number above we see the following: Over the course of 250 years, 100.5 degrees on the Globe enter Yom SheKulo Shabbat. That is 2.5 years per degree on the Globe starting in the year 5751. If the Twilight Zone shaded area of doubt is 10.5 degrees as it is at the DMZ and Seoul on the Korean Peninsula, then it takes 2.5 years/ degree x 10.5 degrees to bring the Korean theatre and places to the west of it in the Yellow Sea into Yom SheKulo Shabbat. 2.5 x 10.5 = 26.25 years. Rosh HaShanah 5751 + 26.25 years is precisely Tevet of the year 5777!, this year at the beginning of the Nine Months! From this we see that the entire Korean Peninsula has now entered Yom SheKulo Shabbat, and on Shabbat the wicked are judged.
From the Psalm 92 for the Day of Shabbat:
ח בִּפְרֹחַ רְשָׁעִים, כְּמוֹ עֵשֶׂב, וַיָּצִיצוּ, כָּל-פֹּעֲלֵי אָוֶן: לְהִשָּׁמְדָם עֲדֵי-עַד. 8 When the wicked spring up as the grass, and when all the workers of iniquity do flourish; it is that they may be destroyed for ever.
ט וְאַתָּה מָרוֹם– לְעֹלָם יְהוָה. 9 But Thou, O LORD, art on high for evermore.
So as the entire Korean Peninsula now has its time guaranteed as entering Yom SheKulo Shabbat, it is from there that G-d brings judgement upon a Wicked world less that 250 years before the end of the year 6000 long before Plag HaMinchah.
Originally published under the title: The Timepiece for B’itah, the Koreas Leaving the Twilight Zone