Though parts of President Trump’s itinerary while in Israel are still undecided, and the political agenda, especially concerning the moving of the US embassy to Jerusalem, are still in flux, for two Israeli rabbis everything about the major political event is clear and revealed.
President Trump landed in Israel on Monday morning, which is coincidentally the 26th day of the Hebrew month of Iyyar, the 50th anniversary of the first day of the Six-Day War. Rabbi Matityahu Glazerson, an expert in Bible Codes, explained how this repetition of sixes is significant.
“This day is too auspicious to be a coincidence,” Rabbi Glazerson said in a video about the president’s visit. “It is a day with great potential. If it is good, it can be amazing, but if it is not good, it can be very bad indeed.”
This assessment very much reflects the all-or-nothing nature of the six-day war of survival Israel fought in 1967. Beginning with indefensible borders, nine miles wide at the narrowest, the Israeli Air Force sent out all but twelve of its combat aircraft in an early morning raid. By noon, the IAF had succeeded in effectively destroying the Jordanian, Syrian, and Egyptian air forces.
Rabbi Glazerson noted that Jews are currently counting the 49 days, or seven weeks, after Passover which culminate in the holiday of Shavuot (Weeks, or Pentecost). The day of President Trump’s arrival will mark the sixth day of the sixth week, which in Kabbalistic terms represents foundation of the foundation, personified by Biblical character of Joseph.
“Just as a foundation establishes what will follow, for good or bad, the real nature of Trump’s visit will not become clear for some time,” Rabbi Glazerson said. “This could be the setting of the foundation for the Temple, but what will actually come out of it depends on Israel’s attachment to Torah and mitzvoth (commandments). In Judaism, six is the number of holiness and purity, and this is the day that the American president chose to arrive in Jerusalem.”
Rabbi Glazerson is an expert in Torah Codes, a method using a special computer program to search for series of letters in the Bible which reveals hidden messages in the Bible. He searched for the Hebrew date, the 26th of Iyyar 5777. The search found an occurrence in the Book of Deuteronomy, which Rabbi Glazerson explained represents the current millennium.
Interconnected with the letters spelling out the date was the word ‘Zion’, which was adjacent to the Hebrew word, ‘Mikdash’ (Temple). These configurations surrounded the verse that commanded Israel to take the land of Israel.
Go up and possess the land which I have given you. Deuteronomy 9:23
Another rabbi who believes that President Trump’s massively public visit to Israel has a hidden nature is Rabbi Nir Ben Artzi, a prominent Israeli mystic with a significant following.
“Donald Trump takes care of what is important to him personally. He does one thing publicly but privately, he works in a completely different manner,” Rabbi Ben Artzi said in his regular lesson last week. “He talks quite a bit, but when it comes to his deeds, he does the right thing. Trump knows, for example, that Abu Mazen (Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas) is crooked, and Trump will act as if he is going along with him, but he will only go along for a little bit.
“Trump intends to fix things in the world that were made crooked, and this is how he will do it. If he wasn’t smart like this, he would not have become president. It is clear that is why he came to Israel: He respects the Jews.”
The real nature of President Trump’s visit to Israel has been a mystery waiting to be solved. The most controversial aspect of his visit concerns his campaign promise to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. It was originally speculated that since he will arrive on the day before Jerusalem Day, the day Israel celebrates the unification of the city in the Six-Day War, he would take the opportunity to dramatically announce his decision. It was revealed to the press last week that this would not be the case.