Wednesday, 5 December 2012

The Role of Yosef

Closing In

We understand very few things about the End of Days, yet what we do know is Am Yisrael will be residing in it's own Land again when the Nations of the World unite against her.  We often think of our secular leadership as far removed from the concerns of "Torah" but that viewpoint is an outgrowth of the Galuth. We know that every Jew is connected to the Land of Israel and it is here that one's perspective can expand passed and understand the National Paradigm within the Daled Amoth of Halacha and of course reach a much higher level of Emunah.  Eretz Yisrael is our rebirth both in the physical and spiritual sense.  Leaders here do strange things that are many times out of character for them.  This applies to those who do not publicly lead Torah lifestyles as much as it does the observant.

This brings us to Mashiach ben Yosef.  We understand that this Mashiach has two aspects.  One is the physical conquering and building of the Land of Israel and of course protecting Am Yisrael here.  The other aspect is a spiritual one, which can be seen in the guise of the Tzaddik and most importantly the Tzaddik once he has already passed from this world.  Where do we see this paradigm in Torah. We see this in Yehoshua bin Nun (descended from Yosef) and of course the Aron of Yosef in whose zechut Am Yisrael not only crossed the Yom Suf, but the Yarden as well.

Coming Full Circle

In a sense these two roles are not bound to one individual, but would be most logically be carried out by two individuals, one the Tzaddik who has passed and the other a person who is willing to stand of to the leaders of the world.  The second role is a reoccurance from the time Hezkiahu HaMelech and Sancherev, which the Gemorah in Perek Chelek of Sanhedrin says is the blueprint for Gog U Magog.  Hezkiahu stood up to Sancherev only when Jerusalem became the focal point and that is when the miracles occurred.

The physical Mashiach ben Yosef is set to push off the physical Klipah of Edom, while the spiritual Yosef takes care of the spiritual Galuth by inculcating in the Am Torah style Emunah.

It is becoming clearer and clearer who is playing these roles, but at the end only HaShem knows exactly whose who.

As Chanukah 5773 is upon us Am Yisrael should be blessed connect to the true Tzaddik and walk upright in it's Land and by doing so merit the complete Geulah!

Monday, 3 September 2012

Towards an Authentic Jewish Spirituality

Reprinted from Machon Shilo

by Yoel Qeren

What is Jewish spirituality? As with all Torah concepts, exile has clouded our ideas of what spirituality is and what purpose it serves. True spirituality is a personal experience of the ethereal universe and ultimately, of God Himself. In its highest form, Jewish spirituality is prophecy, and prophecy in its highest form will bring about the resurrection of the dead. Our sages tell us that this is the true goal of authentic Jewish spirituality. They called us "B'nei Nevi'im", the sons, or spiritual heirs of prophets. That is who we are meant to be.

Prophecy was once the driving force behind the nation of Israel, its leaders and its military.That was its purpose, to guide the nation according to the will of Hashem. Needless to say, we are a far cry from this lofty ideal today. However, it is our duty, as a nation reconstituted on its ancient homeland, to begin moving back toward this original spirituality, back toward the prophetic ideal.

To begin moving in this direction, we must take small steps. First and foremost is the study of Tanakh. This in and of itself is a great spiritual endeavor. Its pages are a window into the world of the prophets. We can see how they prayed, how they spoke, and the message they brought to Israel. From them we learn of the profound spiritual effects of music and that in addition to communal prayer, one must make time to speak directly to our Father in heaven. The importance of these concepts was recognized throughout history by such luminaries as R' Nahman of Breslov, who brilliantly expounded on the spiritual benefits of music and meditation, and taught his disciples to engage in free, unscripted conversation with God every day.

Next, we must immerse ourselves in the words of our sages, who imparted to us their knowledge of prophecy and its purpose. From them we learn that the prophetic experience exists on many levels. Our sages tell us that every dream is one sixtieth of prophecy. Stop and think about that for a moment. Something as mundane and routine as a dream is actually a small taste of the loftiest spiritual state attainable by man. Even though actual prophecy may seem out of our reach, we must know that it is always with us. And if we train ourselves to think, act and pray in a manner consistent with the way of the prophets, we may gain small glimpses, small flashes of light and clarity that can change us for the better.

Lastly and perhaps most importantly is the necessity of having a continual connection with the land of Israel.Prophecy is intimately connected with this land, and eretz Yisrael is the only aspect of Jewish spirituality that is tangible. The land itself is holy and unlike other aspects of qedusha, it can be touched, smelled, tasted. When you touch the land of Israel, you touch and experience holiness. The physical and spiritual planes are united here like nowhere else on earth. Yet they are united in a way that is simply and easily experienced.
Do not confuse this with the awe of creation that one might experience upon seeing a beautiful mountain or river. This is also a profound spiritual experience, but it can be found anywhere. The land of Israel is different. It is overflowing, not only with natural beauty, but also with an overpowering sense of history and purpose.

When one drinks from the same springs as prophets and kings, when one climbs to the caves his ancestors lived and even died in, he begins to feel a sense of continuity and connection with those who came before him. It is almost as if they are standing beside him. Their words come alive, echoing through the hills and valleys. The lines between past and present, between physical and spiritual, begin to blur.
It is at this point that a Jew begins to grasp who he truly is. He begins to understand his relationship with his maker and his people. He attains a clearer vision of his purpose in this world and where he should be headed. These are small yet vital steps toward the ultimate goal of restoring prophecy.

Immersion in Tanakh and Hazal, connecting with eretz Yisrael and engaging in honest, heartfelt prayer; this is the way of our fathers. It will do for us what no red string or swinging chicken can. This is authentic Jewish spirituality and like a fiery chariot, it waits to carry our nation to new heights.

Learn More at Machon Shilo

Tuesday, 28 August 2012

"...under the pomegranate-tree which is in Migron"

It is in Migron where Shaul HaMelech and his men were positioned when his son Yonathan made a quick and surprising move against the Plisti'm. Migron was the place that Shaul paused and as he always had done over thought and feared of action.  Shaul was the first King of a United Israel and with all of that failed at leadership because he was weak.  Dawid and Yonathan were the next generation and they had the basic quality that Shaul was always missing, purpose and faith.

Yes, Shaul was King and he knew intellectually what that meant, but that was never translated into successful action.   The crisis of the State of Israel is the crisis of the Kingdom Shaul. It is the lack of an internal realization in a bigger divine purpose than just making a secure Israel.  It is why Shaul "tarried" in Migron and it is why Bibi and the regime he represents seems stuck now.  The confusion of what to do with the modern day Migron represents the same sort of confusion Shaul and his followers stumbled through.  This catharsis in 5772 over whether or not to uproot Israelis from their homes that now are for sure legally purchased has created a malaise in the direction of the once proud Zionist Party, the Likud.  Of course this malaise is not new and has been systemic since the beginning of the state.  It's what caused Begin to abandon the Atalena and prevented Ben Gurion from applying all of the State's resources to liberating the Old City of Jerusalem in 1948.  This same malaise caused the Eshkhol gov't to hand the keys to the Temple Mount over to the Wakf in 1967 as well as being the prime cause behind Begin's relinquishing of the Sinai.

Israel has and still suffers from a lack of defined direction and this is the "Shaul Complex."  It is this Shaul Complex which prevents the State from realizing it's divine mandate and it is the Shaul Complex which holds the gov't back from finally erasing Amalek from among us, near and far.  Shaul's Kingdom eventually crashed and from within it Dawid rose from a point of gestational expansion to a true actualization of Messianic fulfillment.

What we are watching, which is encapsulated within the Migron debate (no matter how it turns out) is the collapse of the Shaul regime, which has been in power since Begin, if not earlier. With that collapse the true Kingdom and Messianic regime of the ben Dawid will rise.

Saturday, 11 August 2012

"I will save My people from the east country, and from the west country..."

  כֹּה אָמַר יְהוָה צְבָאוֹת, הִנְנִי מוֹשִׁיעַ אֶת-עַמִּי מֵאֶרֶץ מִזְרָח, וּמֵאֶרֶץ, מְבוֹא הַשָּׁמֶשׁ.
7 Thus saith the LORD of hosts: Behold, I will save My people from the east country, and from the west country;
ח  וְהֵבֵאתִי אֹתָם, וְשָׁכְנוּ בְּתוֹךְ יְרוּשָׁלִָם; וְהָיוּ-לִי לְעָם, וַאֲנִי אֶהְיֶה לָהֶם לֵאלֹהִים--בֶּאֱמֶת, וּבִצְדָקָה.  {ס}8 And I will bring them, and they shall dwell in the midst of Jerusalem; and they shall be My people, and I will be their God, in truth and in righteousness. {S}
--Zechariah Perek 8

Are we in Geulah or Galuth?  Geulah is about coming home.  About putting your feet on the dirt of your ancestors Land and walking where your fore fathers walked.  We have come home and we are coming home now.  The World is crumbling and yet we persist and continue to build that which is ours.  The Creator of the World has kept his promise and yet we are still waiting for the complete fulfillment, but that in of itself is the problem..."waiting."

The Creator wants us to build.  We are required to build his Land and his Mikdash:

יב  אין בונין את המקדש בלילה, שנאמר "וביום, הקים את המשכן" (במדבר ט,טו)--ביום מקימין, לא בלילה; ועוסקין בבניין מעלות השחר, עד צאת הכוכבים.  והכול חייבין לבנות ולסעד בעצמן ובממונם--אנשים ונשים, כמקדש המדבר; ואין מבטלין תינוקות של בית רבן לבניין ואין בניין מקדש דוחה יום טוב

-Rambam, Mishneh Torah Sefer Avodah Perek 1

The key point in the above halacha of the Rambam is that everyone in Am Yisrael has to help build the Mikdash.  This is not just a special mitzvah for the King, but rather the entire Am has a duty to do this.

Eretz Yisrael is about building.  Geulah is that moment in time when we realize we have come to our Land, the "Land of Milk and Honey;"  To build our redemption and to finish the job that our ancestors were waiting  for over the last 20 centuries.

Sunday, 5 August 2012

Leader's Ideas Never Go Away

Avraham (Yair) Stern mapped out an active plan for the redemption of Am Yisrael.  This map is as good today as it was 70 years ago!

National Revival Principles (HaTechiya)
The Fighters for the Freedom of Israel (FFI)  - The LEHI
by Avraham (Yair) Stern, zt"l

The Jewish people is a covenanted people, the originator of monotheism, formulator of the prophetic teachings, standard bearer of human culture, guardian of glorious patrimony. The Jewish people is schooled in self-sacrifice and suffering; its vision, survivability and faith in redemption are indestructible.

The homeland in the Land of Israel within the borders delineated in the Bible ("To your descendants, I shall give this land, from the River of Egypt to the great Euphrates River." Genesis 15:18) This is the land of the living, where the entire nation shall live in safety.
Israel conquered the land with the sword. There it became a great nation and only there it will be reborn. Hence Israel alone has a right to that land. This is am absolute right. It has never expired and never will.

1. Redemption of the land.
2. Establishment of sovereignty.
3. Revival of the nation.
There is no sovereignty without the redemption of the land, and there is no national revival without sovereignty.

These are the goals of the organization during the period of war and conquest:

Educate the nation to love freedom and zealously guard Israel's eternal patrimony. Inculcate the idea that the nation is master to its own fate. Revive the doctrine that "The sword and the book came bound together from heaven" (Midrash Vayikra Rabba 35:8)
The unification of the entire nation around the banner of the Hebrew freedom movement. The use of the genius, status and resources of individuals and the channeling of the energy, devotion and revolutionary fervor of the masses for the war of liberation.

Make pacts with all those who are willing to help the struggle of the organization and provide direct support.

Consolidate and increase the fighting force in the homeland and in the Diaspora, in the underground and in the barracks, to become the Hebrew army of liberation with its flag, arms, and commanders.

9. WAR
Constant war against those who stand in the way of fulfilling the goals.

The conquest of the homeland from foreign rule and its eternal possession.

These are the tasks of the movement during the period of sovereignty and redemption:

Renewal of Hebrew sovereignty over the redeemed land.
The establishment of a social order in the spirit of Jewish morality and prophetic justice. Under such an order no one will go hungry or unemployed. All will live in harmony, mutual respect and friendship as an example to the world.
Build the ruins and revive the wilderness for mass immigration and population increase.

Solve the problem of alien population by exchange of population.

Total in-gathering of the exiles to their sovereign state.

The Hebrew nation shall become a first-rate military, political, cultural and economical entity in the Middle East and around the Mediterranean Sea.

The revival of the Hebrew language as a spoken language by the entire nation, the renewal of the historical and spiritual might of Israel. The purification of the national character in the fire of revival.

The building of the Third Temple as a symbol of the new era of total redemption.

Taken from Save Israel

Thursday, 2 August 2012

"...if the daughters of Shiloh come out to dance..."

"When there is a great War in the World the potential of Mashiach is awakened. The time of song has arrived...The Evil Ones are removed from the World and it becomes stable.  And the Voice of the Turtle Dove is heard in our Land." 
-Orot on War, 1 Rav Kook

There is war in the world.  There is war within us and throughout the globe.  Ishmael and Esau stand ready to fight and we Yaakov are here, home.  We have come home after all these years, yet our House, the House G-d is still in ruins, occupied by squatters and ignored by it's rightful owners. Even that is changing for we can feel the Creator set to come home to his Children.

We pray and we yearn, but fail to see that we stand at the gate of the final stage of our Great Return.  The World is cracking and shaking and yet me should not be scared.  The statue of the nations is coming down and a new Kingdom, the Kingdom of Israel in all of it's splendor and radiance stands ready to be birthed.  We are the children of Kings and Prophets.  This is our Land and our inheritance.  We have come home never to leave again.

Tonight is Tu B'Av and while "the Building of the World cracks," (Orot of War 9, Rav Kook) we dance. The Nation rises and the supernal light held within us is set to redeem the World.  Our World is filled with trepidation and fear and yet this is just the pangs of our actualization and the realization that all is One.

The daughters of Shiloh are dancing again and the men of Binyamin have returned to their borders.  Our mother Rachel is crying her last tears as her Children have returned home.

יד  כֹּה אָמַר יְהוָה, קוֹל בְּרָמָה נִשְׁמָע נְהִי בְּכִי תַמְרוּרִים--רָחֵל, מְבַכָּה עַל-בָּנֶיהָ; מֵאֲנָה לְהִנָּחֵם עַל-בָּנֶיהָ, כִּי אֵינֶנּוּ.  {ס}14 Thus saith the LORD: A voice is heard in Ramah, lamentation, and bitter weeping, Rachel weeping for her children; she refuseth to be comforted for her children, because they are not. {S}
טו  כֹּה אָמַר יְהוָה, מִנְעִי קוֹלֵךְ מִבֶּכִי, וְעֵינַיִךְ, מִדִּמְעָה:  כִּי יֵשׁ שָׂכָר לִפְעֻלָּתֵךְ נְאֻם-יְהוָה, וְשָׁבוּ מֵאֶרֶץ אוֹיֵב.15 Thus saith the LORD: Refrain thy voice from weeping, and thine eyes from tears; for thy work shall be rewarded, saith the LORD; and they shall come back from the land of the enemy.

Mishkan in Shiloh - From the Temple Institute

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Armilus Rising (Redux)

The light shines forth, ready to flow to the four corners of the Earth from the "House of G-d."  Emunah is growing and the Tree of Life grows stronger within the Land.  We are close. The Global Security State seems about to fall and with it the Kingdom of Gog U Magog (NWO).  Bavel is crashing and Mitrayim is raising it's veil from upon our minds,  Yet the Erev Rav want one more go around.  Armilus is Rising, he is not finished just yet.  Now just before the great Shabbat, Armilus wants one more turn to stop the Geulah and the full redemption of Am Yisrael and mankind.

Guess whose back?!

Acquittal Qualifies Olmert to Lead  A New Left of Center Bloc - Debka
After verdict, Kadima MKs back Olmert's return to politics -JPost

From Jpost

Emunah is key! Our world is about to get a bit rockier.

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Sun is Setting on the USA and the West

The Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave is a fallen shadow of its former self.  The world is changing fast and the cultural emptiness that has simmered for years underneath the surface in America has boiled up and revealed the hollow shell which has always been there.  The ligh of redemption is hidden within the Klippot of the world in which we live, but Edom is empty, as the Midrash states, "'...darkness on the face of the deep' refers to the Evil Kingdom" otherwise known as Edom.

The world is world built on the four Kingdoms of our exile.  In order for the redemption to commence, Edom being the sum total of all exile's before it must fall.  In that as the Maharal says in Ner Mitzvah will translate in Edom "returning the crown of Torah to Am Yisrael."

Yes, the world seems like its crumbling, but a new world is being born and we are here to witness it's birthday!

Stay's coming!

Monday, 25 June 2012

Bavel is Falling

The EU is the modern day Babel or Bavel.  After all they truly believe they are getting it right this time, but it seems just like before they reach their goal, their dreams are being dashed.  This Babel is crashing and may take the NWO down and with it the Malchut of Gog U Magog down as well.

Babel is a lashon of Bilbul or confusion.  When the confusion goes, the light of Mashiach can enter.

Eu Parliament, Purposely Fashioned After the Tower of Bavel

Artists Rendition of the Tower of Babel

Europe's Tower of Babel hampers euro solution

Originally posted in Yahoo Finance
By Paul Taylor
PARIS (Reuters) - As Europe considers a leap towards closer integration to try to save the euro single currency, it resembles the biblical Tower of Babel - unable to complete an ambitious project because the residents don't speak the same political and economic language.
The spotlight is on Germany, France, Italy and Spain, the euro area's four biggest economies, wrestling over proposals for a banking union, joint euro zone bonds and handing more control over national budgets and economic policy to the European Union.
But Europe's Babel features 27 often fierce national debates in member states, each of which has the power to block any change to EU treaties, including 10 countries which are not members of the currency.
Each national argument uses a different political vocabulary and historical context, making them hard to reconcile at the best of times and harder still when the going gets tough.
While investors are looking for quick, bold solutions to restore confidence in the euro, Europe's patchwork politics make rapid strides fearsomely difficult, if not impossible. Each major step is subject to ratification by national parliaments or referendums, which can easily trip the project up.
How the debate is framed may determine the outcome.
In Germany, it is a morality play about making profligate "deficit sinners" atone and do their "homework", instilling a "stability culture" (low inflation, low debt) and enforcing a "savings policy" (austerity). It is no accident that "Schulden", the German for debt, doubles as the word for "guilt".
To Chancellor Angela Merkel, whose frugal caution is lauded at home as embodying the virtues of a "Swabian housewife", the key to the euro's survival is to enforce the rules of budget discipline strictly and make Europe more competitive through economic reforms, not to dilute responsibility by sharing debt.
In France, it is all about "saving the euro" by showing more "solidarity" with southern countries, seen largely as "victims" of "speculation" rather than as fiscal villains.
The French see the single currency above all as a political rather than an economic project - a geopolitical status symbol, a potential trade weapon and a way of ensuring Europe punches its weight in a multi polar world, rivaling the dollar.
In recent weeks, the slogan of the nationalist French right after World War One - "L'Allemagne paiera" (Germany will pay) - has again been whispered in Paris, this time mostly on the left.
This struggle for the soul of Europe was encapsulated in an exchange between Merkel and French President Francois Hollande after talks with Italian and Spanish leaders in Rome last week.
"Where solidarity is given, control must also be possible," Merkel said. "Liability and control belong together."
Hollande replied: "There can be no transfer of sovereignty if there is not an improvement in solidarity."
Franco-German tensions are nothing new in the history of European integration. They were intense in the run-up to the creation of Economic and Monetary Union at the 1991 Maastricht summit, shortly after Germany was reunited.
But the balance of power has tilted towards Berlin, while the proliferation of new member states and institutions has multiplied the checks and balances at the risk of fatally slowing European decision making.
In Italy and Spain, the refrain is that the debt crisis is a problem for the whole euro area, not just for Rome or Madrid, and that it can only be solved by mutualising Europe's debts rather than imposing ever tougher austerity on debtors.
Spanish and Italian leaders seem at times to be trying to capture Merkel's attention by threatening economic suicide and warning that they could take the euro down with them.
With such different narratives, it is hard to see how the deep political commitment to preserve the euro zone, and even a growing awareness of the economic catastrophe that might follow a break-up, can generate decisive action to arrest the crisis.
A virtual tour of some smaller euro zone countries, whose voices are often heard only when they throw a spanner in the works or need a bailout, illustrates how hard it will be to build a consensus for a more federal system.
From Amsterdam to Athens, the political builders of monetary union and business leaders still believe in it wholeheartedly, and many lament the fact that construction stopped half way.
But a significant chunk of the electorate has turned against the euro, making it much harder for governments to endorse any major leap in European integration.
Mainstream politicians are adjusting as they look nervously over their shoulder at the rise of forces like Geert Wilders' Freedom Party and the hard-left Socialists in the Netherlands, the anti-euro Finns Party in Finland, Italy's maverick Five Star Movement and the far-right Austrian Freedom Party.
A first attempt to create an anti-euro party is under way in Germany, Europe's biggest economy and the main contributor to euro zone bailouts, but pollsters doubt the Bavaria-based Free Voters will make it into the federal parliament in October 2013.
Even in historically Europhile Italy - a country that long regarded "more Europe" as a desirable alternative to its own shortcomings in governance - the fast growing protest movement led by comic Beppe Grillo is outspokenly anti-euro.
Former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, who still heads Italy's main conservative party, has turned more skeptical since being ousted from power last November, saying on his Facebook page last week that "leaving the euro is not a blasphemy".
A Pew Research Center poll published in May found 40 percent of Italians want to go back to the lira, a notoriously weak currency that had lots of zeros at the end.
Europe's economic crisis has accelerated a splintering of the political landscape that makes it harder to form a coherent government in countries such as the Netherlands, Belgium and Italy. That could make ratifying any new EU treaty a nightmare.

Monday, 4 June 2012

Join Us Or Die

It has become clear that a great final push by the forces of evil is afoot in our Land. As chaos rages around the world, the government in Israel seems to be torn apart over five houses in Beit El.  Everyone knows this is not just about five houses, but whether or not the same procedure that has been used to relegate these five to "illegal status" can be applied to many thousands across Yesha.  But this too is a mere side point.

We are entering the final phase of the NWO (new world order) where in spiritual terms the Kingdom of Gog and Magog seeks to reign over the world.  There is one country in the way of that and that is Israel, especially the settlement enterprise in Yehudah and Shomron. The settlements give proof that G-d keeps his promises, that we have returned and that we are not the same as an ordinary Nation.  Yet, if the globalists can destroy our hope and dreams, we can be beaten.  To this end them employ the Erev Rav and ultimately they are the ones who we are at war with here in the Land of Israel.  Their power grows by the day and their strangle hold over everything seems unwavering. They are the puppeteers behind the Supreme Court and hold sway over the government.  More and more of the country is pulled in by them. One time admirable leaders seem to break and join their ranks, yet all is not lost

There is Light

The war of Gog and Magog at its essence is not about Iran, Syria, or Russia.  The war is really about our inner selves.  It is a war for the truth and it is fought on an internal, multi-world battlefield. Those of us who remain awake know that it is with faith and knowledge that we can win.  And this is why the Globalists seek to destroy those two weapons.  They distract us with their "entertainment" and pseudo intellectualism and with each soul they convince to stay asleep, they grow stronger.  

Speak And He Will Listen

Rebbe Nachman is the aspect of Yosef.  He lies buried in the Galut, in the darkest of lands and yet his light shines bright as he said it would towards the end.  Just like the original Yosef was the catalyst for the redemption from Egypt, Rebbe Nachman is for our redemption.  Rebbe Nachman fore saw all of this and knew our only way out would be to speak to G-d in a simple and pure faith. 

It is simple really; connect to the Creator or become sucked into the New World Order's version of a future Utopia, suffering a final spiritual death. We have only one true way left and that is to speak to our Father in Heaven.  He will listen.

Yes, it is true it seems that with Givat Ulpana we are entering a very scary phase, but we should be thankful that the Erev Rav has become unmasked once again and this time when they stick out their hands to have us join them we can turn to HaShem for strength, knowing that this is all but a shadow covering our path to redemption. The evil is being unmasked before our eyes, the shadows will dissipate and we will move onward to redemption.

Thursday, 1 March 2012

Efraim My First Born

Yesterday was our son's brit.  He is our fourth child and our third boy.  We named him Efraim.  There were many reasons for this.  Aside from Efraim being the name of my step-father in law's father, who came to Israel in 1947 from Morocco, Efraim is also according to the Vilna Gaon, the foundation of Geulah. It is he that brings us home. He inspires us to come back and builds the foundation of the final Malchut.

Yehoshua was from Efraim and after it was Yehoshua that defeated Amalek so many years ago.  At the end of days Efraim or better said Malchut Efraim (for Efraim is a movement and a concept more than anything else) will defeat Amalek in order to pave the way for the one true Melech to finish the Malchut that Efraim began.

It seems we rest on the cusp of history, where the final phase of our prophets future tales become present and our dreams become reality.  There is a Haman once more and the Malchut Efraim has risen.  It has stood up despite its deficiencies from the ashes of the Holocaust of 70 years ago caused by that generation's Amalek. It will stand victorious, a kingdom without a king, with Jerusalem as it capital, the true "City Upon the Hill." Amalek will fall and the king will return.  After all the story has been told before.  Efraim is the leader, the one who is concerned for his brothers and Dawid is the king who rules upon all of them.

May our son and everyone else witness the complete fulfillment of our sages prophetic visions this year.