The sun will turn into darkness, and the moon into blood. " Joel 3: 4 (Israeli Bible ™)
On the evening of January 21, when the Tu B'Shvat holiday begins, the London eclipse will pass over Washington, when the president reaches the middle of his term of office. The eclipse will be a super-blood moon, which, according to Jewish sources, is of great importance.
According to the Gregorian calendar:
The lunar eclipse will be fully visible from North and South America, as well as from parts of Western Europe and northwest Africa on Sunday evening, January 20, and in the early morning hours on Monday, January 21. An eclipse will be a super moon when the moon is in perigee, a point in its elliptical orbit a month in length, which brings it closer to the Earth. At this time, the moon appears to be 14 percent larger and 30 percent brighter than at its apogee, the furthest point from Earth.
This will be not only the first lunar eclipse in 2019, but also the first new moon of the year. At that time there will be proper conditions for creating a bloody moon in which the moon has a distinctly reddish tint. This will be the last total lunar eclipse until May 26, 2021.
In the political calendar:
The date also marks half Donald Trump Presidencyexactly two years after he was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States. It should be noted that Trump was born on the night of June 14, 1946, fifteen minutes after a total lunar eclipse and 700 days before the establishment of the State of Israel. Trump's sevens didn't end there. When he was sworn in as president on January 20, 2017, he was 70 years, seven months and seven days.
In the Jewish calendar:
Celebration Tu B'ShvatThe 15th day of the Jewish month of Shvat begins at sunset on the same day. Known as the New Year of Trees, Tu B'Shvat is one of the four “New Years” mentioned in the Mishnah (oral law).
Rabbi Mordechai Genut spoke about the lunar eclipse in his book Davar Bitocalendar guide based on esoteric Jewish sources.
"The lunar eclipse in the month of shevat is a sign of the rise of an aspect noise (judgment) in the world, ”said Rabbi Genut Israel Headlines"This eclipse will rule America, but for Israel it will bring Chesed (Grace). "
Rabbi Genuta described in detail how this judgment will be expressed.
“There will be a noticeable increase in earthquakes and volcanoes, even more than we saw last year,” said Rabbi Genut. “Just as an eclipse is a conflict between the sun and the moon to rule the heavens, there will be a similar conflict on earth. It will start a time when governments are in balance. Some governments that seem strong now will fall, while others will take their place. ”
Rabbi Genuta bases this on verses from Isaiah.
On that day, the Most High will punish the Host of Heaven in heaven, And the kings of the earth on earth. Isaiah 24:21
Jewish interpretation of solar and lunar eclipses:
In Judaism, there is a tradition of interpreting solar and lunar eclipses. In his discussion of eclipsesThe Talmud (Sukkot 29a) definitely described solar eclipses as a bad omen for the nations. Indeed, the total solar eclipse that occurred in the continental US in August 2018 marked the most devastating hurricane season in US history.
The same source in the Talmud indicates that lunar eclipses are a bad omen for Israel, since Israel is spiritually represented by the Moon, and the Jewish calendar is depicted by lunar cycles. If during the lunar eclipse the moon turns red, like the impending eclipse, the Talmud declares that it is an omen that great wars will come to the world.
At the end of this section describing the signs contained in the eclipses, the Talmud declares a disclaimer: “When Israel fulfills the will of God, they have nothing to fear from all of this,” referring to the Prophet Jeremiah as the source.
Thus said the Most High: do not learn to walk in the ways of the nations, and do not be confused by the omens in heaven; May the nations be shaken by them! Jeremiah 10: 2
Rabbi Yosef berger applied this teaching in the Talmud to the current geopolitical situation.
“It's not that bad judgment, which symbolizes a lunar eclipse, just disappears,” said Rabbi Berger. Israel Headlines“This is simply averted for our enemies. In this case, war and evil will fall on our enemies. By choosing our enemies, Arab nations brought upon himself the evil that could come upon Israel. "
“This is especially true when a lunar eclipse falls on Tu B'Shvat, a day when only good things can happen to Israel.”