Israel’s Third Election and the Connection to the Final Redemption

The Redemption has always been a Jewish event. While it’s true the implications of such event will ripple outward across the world, the Redemption is one where authentic Jewish sovereignty is restored over the entire Land of Israel with the focus being the rebuilding of the Holy Temple on Har HaBayit, the Temple Mount.

The coming election, the third in one year stands as a transformative event for Israel. While there is an assumption of the miraculous concerning the events connected to the Redemption, Jewish eschatological understanding sees history and the unfolding rectification of events surrounding the Jewish return and full redemption within the confines of the physical world. This is because for us the physical world is not some barrier standing between the Creation and the Creator, but rather a means for the Creator to actively converse with the Creation. It is an expression of the Divine will itself.

This is why the events we are witnessing, despite many being political in nature are showing us how the Redemption is unfolding in front of us.

In order for Knesset Yisrael, the cosmic Israel to be properly expressed through its vessel, which is the Nation of Israel here in the physical, tools for this expression must be rectified. Since the beginning of the State, the Erev Rav, better known as the Deep State has effectvely used Israeli bureaucracy to block this rectification process. Despite this, the forces of Redemption have been able to push forward and have now left the Deep State with just two bastions of control – the courts and the media/entertainment industry.


So how is this election connected to the toppling of the Deep State?

The coup attempt against Prime Minister Netanyahu has set up an interesting turn of events for the entire governing structure of the State of Israel.

Three dates stand out for this unprecedented third election.

  1. Tomorrow, the 26th of December: Primary in Likud between Bibi Netayahu and Gidon Saar
  2. 31st of December: Tentative hearing in the Supreme Court on whether the Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu is legally able to make a coalition even if he has the 61 seat block to do so after the 2nd of March
  3. 2nd of March: Israel’s election date, which begins on the 6th of Adar and ends at night, which is the 7th of Adar, the Yartzheit of Moshe Rabbeinu

Deeper Meaning Explained

Tomorrow Netanyahu should win handidly and if he wins by a large margin the assumption is that this will send a message to the Deep State that their attempts to topple the Prime Minister from within have failed.

The Deep State’s next move will most likely be to render the Prime Minister unable to form a coalition according to the law even if he can. This would in theory end Bibi’s political career, but the Prime Minister would certainly push on with increased support on the right, which may make the difference in getting his block over the magic 61 seats needed. After all, if the Supreme Court rules that way it would prove the claims that the Deep State is attempting a coup, because why else would the court step in like that.

This will set up a situation on the night of the election and the day after which is Moshe Rabbeinu’s Yartzheit, a time when the light of Redemption begins to descend that the President will have to decide to either listen to the Supreme Court and pick someone else or ultimately decide to follow the will of the people, thus breaking the hegemony of the Deep State once and for all.


Of course, President Reuven Rivlin has never been known as a revolutionary and so one should expect a complete breakdown in the government.

This leads us to Purim, which is a mere 8 days after the election. Rebbe Nachman famously teaches that “in the past all beginnings are connected to Pesach, but now they are connected to Purim.”

Whether the stalemate continues or not, the Redemption or a major stage in it appears to be finally upon us.

Will Bibi’s Fall Lead to the Destruction of Israel’s Deep State?

As Israel enters into another election for the Knesset, on the surface not much has changed. All of the similar faces and political parties are running and yet there is a feeling that something is intrinsically different in the third try.

Ultimately, this election is about the Prime Minister, Bibi Netanyahu. While one can debate whether the Prime Minister deserves or does not deserve to be indicted, the law enforcement and legal establishment has in fact indicted the Prime Minister.

Israel has had leaders resign before due to corruption, yet those leaders were literally caught taking bribes – the kind that come in white envelopes. Netanyahu is something different. Whether justified or not, there is a feeling in nearly 50 percent of the country that these charges are trumped up, part of the Israeli Deep State’s war on the common person, the street.

This is why the Deep State’s war on Netanyahu matters, not because he is perfect or a Tzaddik, he seemingly is not. Remember, his role as many like him before was to wrest control of the State from the forces that hijacked the Zionist movement in the 1930s. Like Begin and Shamir before him, he tried to do just that and essentially succeeded. One does not have to be perfect to do that, just like Shamir always suggested “Just get the job done.”

Bibi’s Fall – a Necessary Tragedy

The Deep State appears ready to take Bibi down, but in doing so has revealed what everyone always quietly admitted to themselves – that it is in fact a bureaucratic tyranny that rules the State of Israel and not the people themselves. This thought is now open conversation. Perhaps, as the vessels built in part by the archetype (i.e. revisionist Zionism) represented in mystical thought as Mashiach ben Yosef begin to crumble, the next generation of leaders will do away with Israel’s Deep State once and for all, slaying the Erev Rav and building vessels that could actually contain the light of Mashiach ben David.

None of this is a process that happens over night. While it is true events are speeding up, expectations which can skew the process, distorting the outcome should never jump too far ahead of where we are at.

Rebbe Nachman teaches that every generation, the world gets a bit better as more and more of it is repaired. While it is true that many times this rectification is preceded by a fall, what follows is a tremendous upswing and flow of light.

The Fall of the Deep State May Not be Dramatic

The Deep State may appear to be winning, but in many ways it is essentially leaving itself open for its own demise by taking down Netanyahu. In a sense, it in itself has focused all of its energies on one man ignoring that Israeli society has completely changed in the last decade. These are not Israelis that are apologetic or trapped up in the illusions of exile, but rather taken hold of their own destiny. This has occurred on the Prime Minister’s watch, mainly because he did a good job of covering for the rise of the next stage of national leadership, which has been built on the rubble of the destruction Gush Katif and the Second Lebanon war, coupled with the explosion in technological innovation and renewed spirit of connection to tradition.

Bibi is taking the fall, yet the Redemptive process will now unfold in a greater light and expression than before, even if it appears to be stalled at first.

Is this the end of Mashiach ben Yosef?

The ruling elites, the sacred establishers of Israel’s bureaucracy are coming with their knives sharpened – closing in on Bibi Netanyahu, the Prime Minister of Israel. After all it is their state – their establishment and not his. This was made clear to Menachem Begin, the man who Bibi’s father served as secretary, when David Ben Gurion ordered Yitzhak Rabin to fire on the Atalena destroying it, the ammunition in it, and killing many passengers – most of whom were Holocaust survivors. The real target had been Begin who made it out alive.

Israel Eldad had warned Begin not to trust the Mapai, the forerunner of the Labor. “Menachem, do you really think they will just let you walk in with enough weapons to take control? It is their state not yours and they rather destroy it than hand it over to you.”

Eldad was right of course. The destruction of the Altalena led to the fall of Jerusalem since the ammunition and weapons Begin was bringing in would have led to its capture.

Why Netanyahu?

When Avichai Mandebilt declared his intention to indict the Prime Minister, he essentially paved the way for the leftist super-structure, Israel’s Deep State to begin the process of finally wresting control of the country from the street it lost it to when Begin surprised the parochial classes and Laborites in 1977.

True, there have been right wing leaders before, but each eventually bent to the will of the courts and the media, but not Netanyahu – he has always been smarter than the left. The street, the disadvantaged, the religious, the settler, the sefardi, they have all sensed Netanyahu was different.

True, Netanyahu has not always acted the way any one group would want, but changed the face of Israel, steering it away from failed policies and turned it into a powerhouse – a true global leader. The Prime Minister has been a thorn in the side of the Left, because he mainstreamed positions that were at one time unthinkable, steering a shaky ship after Olmert went down and turned the State around in the face of tremendous systemic opposition .

The Rise of Mashiach ben Yosef

At the End of Days, a leader will arise that will be a forerunner to Mashiach ben David. This forerunner is dubbed Mashiach ben Yosef, whose whole aim is to safeguard the Jewish people in the Land of Israel in a material sense. His power and ability is to utilize the physical vessels available and harness them for the good of the Nation of Israel while protecting the nation from harm.

The Mashiach be Yosef is also a concept or a movement, represented by thousands of “redeemers” since the birth of the Zionist movement. This movement has been encapsulated by the State – the one which has been uplifted by the current Prime Minister in a way never previously imagined.

Along with Mashiach ben Yosef, there is the Erev Rav named for the mixed multitudes that left Egypt with the Nation of Israel. At the End of Days, it is said that these mixed multitudes will be control of the Land of Israel and ultimately destroy the Mashiach ben Yosef, which is both the leader himself and the physical restoration of the Nation of Israel in the Land of Israel.

Sometimes we think Redemption and we feel the End of Days is sometime in the future, but it seems now we are at that point.

Predicted in the Bible

“And I will pour out upon the house of David and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem a spirit of grace and supplications. And they shall look to me because of those who have been thrust through [with swords], and they shall mourn over it as one mourns over an only son and shall be in bitterness, therefore, as one is embittered over a firstborn son.On that day there shall be great mourning in Jerusalem, like the mourning of Hadadrimmon in the Valley of Megiddon.” Zechariah 12:10-11

The first Ashkenazi chief rabbi of British Palestine Rav Kook wrote the following in 1904 as a eulogy on the occasion of Theodor Herzl’s death:

The characteristics of nationalism was prominent in Ahab, who had great love for Israel. He followed in the footsteps of his father, Omri, who founded a city in the land of Israel. Scriptural commentators said: Everyone receives a portion in the world to come. ‘Gilead is mine’ refers to Ahab, who fell in Gilead. At the height of battle, despite being shot through with arrows, Ahab hid his injury so as not to alarm his soldiers. Such courageous spirit is derived from tremendous, abundant love. He also honoured the Torah, for he outwardly preserved the nations dignity in the eyes of Ben-Haddad. Nonetheless, he did not recognise the value of the Torah and of God’s unique holiness, in which Israel’s entire advantage lies. Therefore, he followed the ways of Jezebel and the despicable customs of other nations to the degree that they then prevailed over the Zeitgeist. 

In contrast, Josiah elevated the spiritual aspect as no king before or after him. As the text testifies, “And before him there was no king like him, who returned to the Lord with all his heart and soul and might, in accordance with the entire Torah of Moses; nor did any like him arise after him.” To that end, he wanted Israel to have no relationship with the nations of the world. He therefore did not heed the words of Jeremiah, who advised him in God’s name to allow the Egyptians to pass through Israel’s territory.

Thus, Ahab and Josiah combine the two aspects of Joseph and Judah, the power of the Messiah’s of the House of Joseph and the House of Judah. When the people are ready, the distortion of each separate dynasty will be removed, for in the times of the Messiah the two kingdoms will join together and come to fully realise the full potential of their power as a chosen nation. At that time, with this reunification, the mourning [in Jerusalem] will also reach a climax, for what was lost and the distance from true fulfilment will finally be recognised, and the mourning for both Ahab and Josiah will combine and grow exponentially. [This great mourning] will serve as a moral that [both kingdoms] must combine their powers in order to create the balance that will lead to the greatest general good.”

What we are witnessing now is the tearing apart of an approach to make way for something far bigger. After all, Bibi and those within the Revisionist Zionist movement tried to balance between a redemptive vision of the state and an out of date nationalism that relied on secular concepts rather than the Torah and Jewish faith. In this case, the Erev Rav were never done away with because in order to destroy them, the Revisionists would have to rely on a force beyond their cognitive abilities. This force is the light of the Mashiach ben David, which is above time and space.

At the End of Days Mashiach ben Yosef falls, which leads to the next stage of the Redemptive process. Of course this comes with chaos and fear, because all of us no matter what camp we have been in, understand that what has been in existence cannot truly continue as is. Netanyahu’s fall is the fall of the State as we know it.

How the road to the final Redemption will play out now is anyone’s guess, but one thing is certain – it will be a surprise.

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