Okay, it’s Bible Study Coffee Time for 12/14/2019, Part II: Jacob fights Esau’s angel (Satan) and wins.
But he does get scarred in the battle.
The stakes were extremely high – nothing less than control over the world.
You can read about that in the earlier thread from today.
Parshas Vayishlach: Jacob and Esau fight over the keystone (12/14/2019)
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I would argue that we all need to care about the blood feud between the brothers as many of the “false flag” “psyop” attacks that have occurred here in the United States are direct attacks on Jews or direct attacks by Jews against President Trump.
Jews attacking President Trump: Ukrainegate
The Jewish players in impeachment, and more from the week’s political news – J.
The Jewish News of Northern California
Jews attacking President Trump: The ADL
“Once a respected civil rights organization dedicated to fighting extremism and hate against Jews, the ADL lies in bed with violent antifa extremists and perpetuates hate against political opponents. “
“The “progressive” group is now a brazenly partisan character assassination outfit headed by Jonathan Greenblatt, a Clinton/Obama operative and former George Soros-funded operative, whose contempt for President Donald Trump trumps all.”
Liberal Jewish groups
“The Jewish Democratic Council…has called Trump the ‘biggest threat to American Jews”
Jewish Groups Reject Trump’s ‘Anti-Semitic Stereotypes’
After President Donald Trump told the Israeli American Council’s 2019 national summit they have “no choice” but to vote for him, the Jewish Democratic Council of America vowed to continue to work to …
Hollywood hates him, or claims to.
Seth MacFarlane Breaks Down Why Most Of Hollywood Hates Trump
“We live and work amongst his kind every day here.”
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Remember, Jacob and Esau were both Jews.
Jewish targets of suspicious attacks.
- Tree of Life shooting (Bowers didn’t even know what happened/evidence sealed)
- Israeli election/targeting Netanyahu
- Attacks on NYC Jews
- Jersey City mass shooting
Of course there is the whole Epstein affair with Israel, the US, and the UK involved.
Reading all this, I think to myself, “Is it any wonder that some non-Jews hate Jews?”
I can’t really answer that question, except to say that there is something about the repetitive interactions and conflicts over Judaism that feels inevitable.
And in fact we do learn that the conflict between Jacob and Esau is one that is destined to haunt us forever.
It’s not that they don’t know each other – it’s that they are the same bloodline.
So what I hope to do in this thread is a close read of just one portion of the text, to better understand what happened, and how we might get out of it.
But to put the bottom line up front, Jacob and Esau are, ultimately, brothers, they do serve the same God, and text makes this clear.
In the end all (God and anti-God) will bow to God, and in doing so, they will be united.
Genesis 31:29. Jacob has just fought all night with Satan (Esau’s “angel”) and won’t let him go until Satan blesses him.
“”Your name shall no longer be called Jacob, but Israel, because you have commanding power with [an angel of] God and with men, and you have prevailed.”
Israel in Hebrew is pronounced “Yis-ra-el”
It is written יִשְׂרָאֵ֑ל
If you break up the Hebrew name into parts, you get something which sounds like “Master of God”, meaning “Master of God’s Domain.”
Sar – El
Jacob did not want to be “master of God,” or “master of God’s domain” – that was Esau’s terminology because Esau represents war. (Rome)
The meaning of the encounter between Jacob and Esau’s “angel” is that Jacob engaged in a spiritual-level war with his angry brother to forestall a bloody war on earth.
The meaning of the encounter is that both Jacob and Esau recognize the one true God, and we should not delude ourselves that Esau (Rome) is ignorant.
A lesson of the encounter is that all wars are won before a single shot is fired.
In the end times Esau is brought to judgment before the whole world – and then the world is recognized as God’s alone. We go to the supplemental reading in Ovadiah (1:21)
Again, bottom line up front: “And saviors shall ascend Mt. Zion to judge the mountain of Esau, and the Lord shall have the kingdom.”
When the reign of Esau (the anti-God Jew) is over, then the fighting is over and everyone can live in peace.
All war, all pain, all conflict and all fighting stems from the Jewish rejection of God; all peace, all prosperity, all resolution and all world brotherhood stems from the Jewish return to obedience.
That is why, as long as the Jews are out of whack, the world is out of whack, too.
The language in the prophecy about Edom states (Obadiah 1:10):
“מחמס אחיך יעקב תכסך בושה ונכרת לעולם”
“For the outrage [violence] [“Hamas”] to your brother Jacob, disgrace shall engulf you, And you shall perish [be cut off, be forgotten] forever.”
For the outrage to your brother Jacob, Disgrace shall engulf you, And you shall perish…
For the cabal, the worst thing that can happen is to be shamed and forgotten.
The problem is, we’ve thought about the cabal in the wrong way.
It is not about “anti-Semitism,” but about “anti-God-ism.”
The Jewish people are supposed to be the carriers of God-ism, and not just in a general way, but specifically keeping God’s commandments – meaning the Torah. It’s not like we can wiggle out of that.
The central insight of this week’s Torah portion is that what is externalized into the Nazi bogeyman is truly an internal rebellion within the Jewish people, that is projected onto everybody else in the world.
Does that make sense?
The problem with the Romans was not their power – the problem with the Romans was that the Jews craved the power that the Romans seemed to have.
After all God promises the Jews everything, if only they (we) will be faithful.
We learn that the attitude of Esau/Edom/Rome is:
to pretend to be good, but to actually be bad;
to be somewhat “cold” to God;
to be “callous” about His values.
Does this attitude not characterize the godless Jewish radical left pretty well?
They pretend to have superior morality.
They pretend that God is unnecessary.
They say Biblical values are irrelevant in favor of “humanism.”
This Lady Gaga poster in Starbucks is a pretty good example of that: “Don’t ever let a soul in the world tell you that you can’t be exactly who you are.” – sounds a lot like satanist Alastair Crowley’s “Do what thou whilst.”
So…now we get to the part where Jews were cursed by satan, Esau’s guardian angel, as part of Jacob’s struggle with him.
See Genesis 32:25-29.
The curse is…forgetfulness.
Once a person forgets, it’s easy to make them sin.
And if they remember, then it’s virtually impossible to corrupt them.
First let’s read. Gen. 32:
“25 – And Jacob was left alone, and a man wrestled with him until the break of dawn.
26 – When he saw that he could not prevail against him, he touched the socket of his hip, and the socket of Jacob’s hip became dislocated as he wrestled with him.”
27 – And he (the angel) said, ‘Let me go, for dawn is breaking,” but he (Jacob) said, “I will not let you go unless you have blessed me.’
“28 – So he said to him, ‘What is your name?’ and he said, ‘Jacob.’
29 – And he said, ‘your name shall no longer be called Jacob, but Israel, because you have commanding power with [an angel of] God and with men, and you have prevailed.'”
Today in synagogue we learned about this particular verse:
“26 – When he saw that he could not prevail against him, he touched the socket of his hip, and the socket of Jacob’s hip became dislocated as he wrestled with him.”
Although the rabbi did not say this directly, what happened was that Satan touched Jacob at the seat of his sexuality.
What does this mean?
Rabbi Menachem Posner:
“The ‘man’ with whom Jacob battled was actually the angel of his brother Esau. The Zohar describes Jacob’s battle with the angel as an symbolic of man’s struggle with his darker side.”
Why don’t we eat the sciatic nerve? – Kosher
Why, in this case, do we remember something by not eating?
“The entire night the battle remained even, as Jacob held strong.”
“As morning was approaching, the angel knew that he had to act fast, for soon the night—the time when he has power—would be gone, and he would be powerless.”
“He therefore struck Jacob’s thigh, the Zohar explains, which is the place from which all sexual desire extends.
“And there, he was able to wound him.”
“The Zohar teaches us that in every struggle we are powerful, and can overcome our evil urges if we so desire. There is only one place where the lust is so strong that even great men are powerless—the gid hanasheh.”
“Its very name means ‘to forget,’ because once it has been aroused, all rational thinking and religious scruples are left far behind.”
The Kabbalah) citation is Zohar 1:170b.
Here is a download of a book called “The Zohar” (520 pages, English) by Michael Laitman, who is a believer in sharing the Kabbalah widely.
Without belaboring it, Satan cursed Jacob with “forgetting,” and that is why no matter how many times God does a miracle for the Jews, they keep regressing into idol-worship and sin.
You see, the cabal can’t win against people who genuinely believe in and serve God, even if we do it imperfectly. But they can totally win against people who are confused, disconnected, and chasing their tails.
If you watched “Official Secrets,” when they question the heroine who reveals the bad things the government is doing, one of the first things they ask her is whether she’s had a religious education.
The cabal must disconnect ppl. from God & morality.
Official Secrets (2019) – IMDb
Directed by Gavin Hood. With Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Matt Smith, Ralph Fiennes. The true story of a British whistleblower who leaked information to the press about an illegal NSA spy operati…
Well, over and out now.
Going to take a bit of a break.
By Dr. Dannielle Blumenthal. All opinions are the author’s own. Public domain.