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The Megilla of Geula, 2017: Trump and Achashverosh

Megilla 2017
If you don't think that the Megilla of Geula is unfolding right before our eyes, ponder the following points:

Like Achashverosh, Donald Trump has Jewish grandchildren.

Like Achashverosh, Donald Trump did not come from a blue-blooded family or from a political background.

Like Achashverosh, Donald Trump is a fabulously wealthy and powerful businessman.

Like Achashverosh, Donald Trump is regarded by some as a total idiot and by others as a genius; this is the same as the debate about Achashverosh between our sages in the Gemara, tractate Megilla 11a. 

Achashverosh was topsy turvy: one minute, he could kill his wife in favor of his adviser, and then later turn around and kill his adviser in favor of his wife. Trump too has already proven to be a master of the ideological u-turn; just recently, his administration is backpedaling on promises he made to Israel. The same goes with his relations with Russia and China; one minute he's buddy-buddy with them, and the next minute he's preparing for war with them.

I heard recently that someone went to Rav Leib Shteinman, may Hashem keep him strong and healthy, and showed him that the Hebrew numerical equivalent of Donald Trump is 424, the exact equivalent of "Moshiach ben David": מָשִׁיחַ בֶּן־דָוִד =  דונלד טראמפ = 424 - he asked Rav Shteinman what this meant, hoping that there's a connection between Trump and the coming of Moshiach. The esteemed and holy 104-year-old sage and leader of the Yeshiva world said, "It doesn't matter what Mr. Trump does; it matters what we do!" In other words, if we don't make Torah, teshuva and emuna our top priorites, neither Trump nor anyone else will hasten the merciful redemption of our people.

Don't miss today's exciting emuna lesson and broadcast entitled "The Megilla of Geula, 2017," which will take place, G-d willing, in the ground-floor main sanctuary of the Chut Shel Chessed Yeshiva on 13 Shmuel Hanavi Street in Jerusalem at 7PM Israel time (12 noon EST); the shiur is open to the public - both men and women are invited. You can see today's lesson here - the broadcast, as well as our lessons posted from now on - are Mac and iPod compatible. If you tune in too early to the live broadcast link, you'll be sent to the main page of the Breslev Israel website, so try to tune in on time.  If you are not able to view today's broadcast live, then G-d willing, you'll be able to see the video tape of it later this coming week on Lazer Beams. 

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Yosef Leib

Continuing the analogies we would infer Ivanka (Jewish) as Esther, Jared as Mordechai, Melania as Vashti and yes Bannon as Haman :-)

Andrew

Achashverosh was the 5th king of Achaemenid Empire, he was born to royal king Darius being the Fourth King of the empire. How can you compare him to Trump?

Secondly Hash'm orchestrates a revenge through Achashverosh on a Babylonian descendant of king Nabuchenezar of Babylon who destroyed our First Temple in Judah being today's Jerusalem (reference to our Patriarch king solomom's Temple).

Finally Xerxes ( king Achashverosh's) sons ensured the re-establishment of the second Temple in Judah being today's Jerusalem.

I know Achashverosh has never been depicted as a noble king in ancient Greek and Jewish history but I believe, He was a Jewish loving soul and his work was completed by his son, grandson and great grandson to facilitate re-establishment of the 2nd Temple. As Rav Leib Shteinman has indicated let's unite on the eve of fast of Esther and thoroughly desire Teshuva so he the merciful delivers victory to jews as he did in time of Esther and Mordecai.

Eli

You left out the beauty pageants and the close advisors (one thought to be a Jew-hater and the other a Jew)

Ilya

If I may, just a little something to add to your post on Trump and Achashverosh - Ivanka , Trump's daughter's (who is very close to him and wife of his close advisor) Hebrew name is: "Yael" ...the one who killed Sisera in the Haftorah we read some weeks ago Shoftim Ch. 4.

yossi

what about the fact an essential theme of the megila was the letters acashverish sent out to his constituents.We see with trump his `letters` are his many tweets...

dave

what about the achaverish had people in own government(bigson and zerash) conspire against him. trump has countless people from the nsa/cia conspiring against take him down..

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