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Part II: Sitting Guard at the Gate – Looking at the Jewish Theory of History to Understand Events

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Ma’aléh Levoná, Samaria, Israel
10 Elul, 5767

Looking at the fearful picture around me

In Part I of this series, I examined how the country is losing its way.

The experts I consult, when looking at all this, these bewildering events around us, do not seem to understand what is going on. They repeat that there will be war on the northern front. They assure me that Israel is prepared for it in the north. Then I wonder if I’m crazy. Am I imagining the dangers I warn of so consistently? Am I the blind one? Do the mainstream media here know what they’re talking about and am I the fool crying wolf?

Then I see Friday’s Jerusalem Post headline. “Fearing missile barrages, IDF modifying Arrow deployment”. I see my fears of a missile war confirmed. I see the predictions of my friend Barry Chamish confirmed. I even see kabbalistic warnings of gas attacks, warnings that are eighteen years old, confirmed.

When the experts don’t understand, and appear to be groping in a mist, I turn to Jewish theories of history and how events in the Tana”kh reflect them. Something usually pops up.

First of all, looking at all these events, one is forced to ask, “mah la’asót?” – What is there to be done? That is where the first clue is to be found.

Traitors appear to control the president’s office, the cabinet, most of the Knesset, the high court, the police, most of the media, the banks and most major companies. Commanders who hate Judaism control the army. The government is planning to legalize surveillance of all telephonic communication, making legal what is already going on. There is a bill to prevent religious Jewish girls from teaching religion in non-religious schools, and another one to prevent Jewish proselytizing here. So, de-Judaizing the only Jewish State on the planet is proceeding apace, along with a systematic weakening of it.

Protests are a useless exercise when directed at politicians who do not give a damn. Armed rebellion gets difficult when so much of the media for communications are under the government’s thumb. Most Israelis tend to agree with people like me, but our voices are being systematically silenced by the media. Even Arutz Sheva’s English site, usually independent, appears to be engaging in self-censorship lately. So, the question is, “where have we seen this before?”

The Jewish theory of history – the lazy hawk riding the thermal

According to the Jewish theory of history, events repeat themselves, but never in the precise way as they occurred the time previous. The theory works this way: historical events are like a hawk or eagle lazily riding a thermal in the desert. The bird circles and circles as it rises, appearing to go over the same ground, but never exactly going over the same spot twice.

The place to seek out “where we have seen this before?” is in the Tana”kh because the Tana”kh deals with events that occurred in this country, where we are now. It is the best source to look in because unlike remains of pottery or tools, the prophetic books of the Tana”kh deal with motive, desire, fear, anguish and all the human emotions that give use to the relics found in archaeological digs. And the prophetic works of the Tana”kh are also written from the prophet’s point of view, not the self aggrandizing view of the records of the pharaohs and potentates who ruled here almost three millennia ago. Even the Book of Kohelet (Ecclesiastes) has a touch of royal defensiveness to it. King Shlomo (Solomon), its author, wrote,

“If you see oppression of the poor, and the suppression of justice and right in the State, do not be astonished at the fact, for there is One higher than high Who watches and there are high ones above them.”[Kohelet/Ecclesiastes 5:7]

Seeing the present through the past – Isaiah 29

The place in the Tana”kh that yields us the answer to the question, “where we have seen this before?” is found in Chapter 29 of the Book of Yeshayá/Isaiah.

The basic theme of the chapter is the fall of the Kingdom of Israel – that of the Ten Tribes – to the Assyrians twenty eight centuries ago.

Just as it was then, it is now. The institutions of the State are falling apart in front of our eyes. The education system does not educate; the courts dispense injustice; the people who need protection and aid are not protected or aided; the army charged with defending the land, does not defend; the rich oppress the poor; the government does not govern. This is a land where the smartest people are manipulators and everyone else cheats.

We live under spiritual oppression and our voices are being silenced; like the priests and false prophets of ancient Israel, many of our rabbis are thieves and liars (that hurts to write, but it is the truth).

In summary form, this is the warning of Yeshayá/Isaiah 29:

Expect a sudden increase in the Jewish population of Judea and Samaria. A missile war will drive them from the coast as refugees. G-d will kill off those who are determined to stop the settlement of Judea and Samaria. The Geneva Convention and all the other foolishness of man will not stop this movement. Those foreigners who stand against this will die as well.

But the people in the tents as refugees in Judea and Samaria will be the ones who were rich, what remains of the kikeocracy.

The Meforshim (rabbinic scholars) warn – the meek and righteous who lived in Judea and Israel who were powerless rejoiced when the evil oppressors of the people of Israel were overthrown by the Assyrians. The eagle of Jewish history will circle again over the same place, and the weak and powerless of today will rejoice upon the death and banishment of the kikeocracy of the State. That means the president, the prime minister, the members of the high court, many of the commanders of the IDF, many rabbis.

It will occur here as it did in the final days of the Kingdom of the Ten Tribes; we will be attacked, the régime will fall and the meek, poor and powerless will cheer for joy when foreigners overthrow the evil rulers in Jerusalem.

But there will be a difference. This time, the foreign régime will not last; there will be no exile to foreign lands; a Jewish entity, sovereign, free and truly independent, ruled by righteousness, not thievery, will arise upon the ashes of the State of Israel.

Amen, v’amen.

Shabbat Shalom from Ma’aléh Levoná.

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About Ruvy

Hi!! Thanks for coming to my article! I was raised in Brooklyn, was graduated from the City University of New York in 1978 with a BA in political science and public administration there. I lived in Minnesota for a number of years. There I managed restaurants and wrote stories. We moved with our children family to Israel where we now reside. My work can be found at Ruvy's Roost, Jewish Indy,, and on Facebook under my full name, Reuven Kossover
  • Pure, intoxicating madness. It’s like heroin-laced candy offered to children. Brilliant!


  • For once I agree with Dave. What I got from this is that a book written by some bloke thousands of years ago warned about missiles and the Geneva Convention, even though neither of them existed at the time. Impressive!

    Slightly more seriously, in most countries that I know anything about, there is a clear disconnect between the interests of the people and the systems that ostensibly exist to serve them in the political and professional services.

    These are serious issues that need addressing but it seems unlikely that they will be resolved by pondering texts written in far off and far simpler times. We need new solutions to the complex challenges and problems facing our “teenage” species, not wild provincialisms and obscure texts written when we were an infant.

  • troll

    when ‘sitting guard’ keep your shit wired tight and avoid drifting and fights of fancy

  • Ruvy in Jerusalem

    troll, you get the first answer; you gave the most useful advice.

    Believe me, dude, I keep my shit wired together when on guard. Most of what I wrote was in my head when I wrote it. I had prepared most of the links on the computer at home, and took my pad and pen, and scribbled my ideas down while sitting at the gate. The closest thing to a problem arose when the Arab fellow drove up and asked directions. When you are a police volunteer, you get used to giving directions politely, and that is what I did. But I always had an eye open for intruders and people who might attack. I know the terrain fairly well and always keep my eye on any possible approaches to the village. If someone gets in past me and kills somebody, it would be blood on my head, even if I faced no legal liability. I’m not sure I could live with myself after such an event.

    I spent all of Thursday night writing this on the computer, trying to make sure that all the links I had were in the right place, etc. In spite of it all, if you look carefully, you’ll see a spelling error in part I of this series.

  • when ‘sitting guard’ keep your shit wired tight and avoid drifting and fights of fancy

    I hope god doesn’t send Ruvy any visions while he’s sitting guard. They might distract him from the evil Palestinians sneaking up on him.


  • Arch Conservative

    I don’t know about the rest of you but I’ve been buying a lot of Live from Gitmo pay per view from Directv lately. It features American soldiers torturing scumbag muslim terrorists and it’s worth every fucking penny I pay for it!

  • Ruvy in Jerusalem

    Live from Gitmo pay per view… features American soldiers torturing scumbag muslim terrorists and it’s worth every fucking penny I pay for it!”

    It’s worth repeating this from elsewhere, as I seem to be speaking for those of us who live beyond the Green Line in Judea and Samaria.

    I do not bear an animus of hatred towards my neighbors down the hill… I have said repeatedly that the Arabs (this is particularly in reference to those under the evil spell of Wahhabi madness – South Syrian Arab terrorists are among this bunch) are a hammer in the hands of another. There will be a reconciliation between the Children of Israel and the Children of Ismail – together, the Children of Abraham [see Yeshayá/Isaiah, Chapter 60].

    The real issue between the Children of Israel and the Children of Ismail is how much blood needs to be shed BEFORE this prophesied reconciliation takes place. I’d prefer that no blood be shed – but events far beyond my control seem to be dictating that much blood will be shed.

    Those events are the ones I report in these news analyses.

  • troll

    don’t you worry son – you’d have the soul of a torturer even without the training videos

  • troll

    Ruvy – was that supposed to be ‘in the hands of Another’ – ?

    if not – who holds the hammer – ?

  • Ruvy in Jerusalem


    The oil and banking establishment of Europe and America is the the hand holding the Arab hammer of terror.

    That would explain why American troops are dying in the sands of Mesopotamia – instead of overthrowing the Wahhabi thugs in Arabia, and forcing the price of oil down. Your country is being robbed blind and being spent into bankruptcy in order to please the wishes of the plutocrats who own the banks and oil companies in America and Europe. Before long, a $100 bill will be nothing more than a nice painting of Benjamin Franklin.

    We Jews, in the eyes of these plutocrats, are nothing more than an inconvenience – and the Arabs are the perfect tool to deal with this inconvenience. They’re nearby, their hatred can be whipped up into a froth with a mere cartoon of Mohammed. In the eyes of the chief public tool of these plutocrats, the United States State Department, Israel is a historic mistake that must be rectified. Rectification means the extinction of the State. If hundreds of thousands of Jews die in the process, so what? Thousands of innocent Iraqis have died. Thousands of innocent Sudanese have died. Thousands of innocent Tutsi and Hutu have died. So long as the death of these folks does not inconvenience this ruling class, it is of no importance to them.

    I don’t give a damn what their mouthpieces say to the contrary. They can yammer about democracy and nation building until the cows come home. I see the evidence of their evil every single day.

    Open your eyes to the evil in front of you. There is a lot on your “bridge” that needs to be overthrown – before it throws you over.

  • JustOneMan

    “Jewish Theory of History”

    1. Its all about us
    2. We are always right
    3. We will never let anyone forget genocide but we will never lift a finger (Cambodia, Darfur, etc.) stop any other race or religion from genocide
    4. We will continue to take welfare payments from the US to prop up our lazy feeble workforce.

    Is there really anything else…


  • Ruvy in Jerusalem

    Repeated from the first part of this piece for the less intelligent readers of this forum [Personal attack deleted by Comments Editor]

    I received this message from a friend of mine in Qiryat Arb’a. This message, and the news item it highlights, follows the pattern of demonstrating how the United States government is consistently working against the survival of a Jewish entity in Israel.

    Message begins:

    The US Government keeps on helping to increase military threats to Israel.

    We are not talking only about the billions in most advanced weaponry to Saudi Arabia…


    From: Independent Media Review Analysis (IMRA)
    Subject: Egypt to receive 125 Upgraded Abrams Tanks in $847M grant

    [Dr. Aaron Lerner – IMRA: The “sale” referred to below uses U.S. grant money that Egypt applies to its ongoing program to prepare to invade an unnamed country immediately East of them (one hint – it starts with “I” and is not Italy)
    rather than invest in improving Egypt.]

    Egypt – Co-production of M1A1 Tanks and Upgrade
    Source: US Defense Security Cooperation Agency; issued Aug. 24, 2007) [With thanks to http://www.defense-aerospace.com ]

    WASHINGTON — The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress of a possible Foreign Military Sale to Egypt of M1A1 Abrams tank kits as well as associated equipment and services.

    The total value, if all options are exercised, could be as high as $847 million.

    The remainder of the text can be found at the link in part I of this series. It is truly tiresome to read fools who whine about “American aid to Israel” – fools who complain here, and fools who write articles alleging that America is some kind of “ally” of the State of Israel.

    First of all, there is no such thing as “American aid.” All of these programs – programs to “aid” Arab countries, as well as those that allegedly aid this régime, are welfare programs for the American military-industrial establishment.

    In this instance, the recipient of the welfare money from American taxpayers will be General Dynamics of Sterling Heights, Michigan.

    Secondly, and more important, the “aid” that the Israel government receives from the United States replaces defense factories and jobs that Israelis have lost. Instead of a tanner in Be’ershev’a making boots for the IDF, a company in Ohio does. The same thing goes for helmets, rifles (the M16 is a lousy rifle compared to the Galil and the Kalashnikov the Galil is based on). So, American “aid” is more a tool of American imperial control than anything else.

  • JustOneMan

    “American imperial control”

    Are the israelies too weak and impotent to do anything about it? Instead they sit and wait for the end of the world…History repeats itself…


  • Ruvy in Jerusalem

    “‘American imperial control’

    Are the Israelis too weak and impotent to do anything about it?”

    What we do – or don’t do – is on a need to know basis. And for certain, JOM, you do not need to know. Go back to sniffing the methane gas in Joizey… it suits you better.

    PS – yer welcome for correcting your spelling…