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The battle of Jerusalem

Rabbi David Samson23 Cheshvan 5763
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Question
Do you think that the current "struggle" over Jerusalem is a prelude to Zachariah, chap. 12 ? Shalom!
Answer
In chapter 12, Zachariah tells us how in the end of days all of the nations will wage war against Jerusalem. The establishment of the state of Israel is obviously the first stage in a redemptive process that will culminate with the comming of the true massiah. Replacing western civilization with the jewish alternative is the root for the armegadon aluded to in this chapter.We hope and pray that the process will be a peaceful one.
Rabbi David Samson is one of the leading English-speaking Torah scholars in the Religious-Zionist movement in Israel. He has co-authored four books on the writings of Rabbi Avraham Yitzchak Hacohen Kook and Rabbi Tzvi Yehuda Kook. Rabbi Samson learned for twelve years under the tutelage of Rabbi Tzvi Yehuda Kook. He served as Rabbi of the Kehillat Dati Leumi Synagogue in Har Nof, Jerusalem, and teaches Jewish Studies at Mercaz HaRav Yeshiva Institutions.
Tzvi Fishman was a successful Hollywood screenwriter before making Aliyah to Israel in 1984. He has co-authored several Torah works with Rabbi David Samson and written several books on Jewish/Israel topics.
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