Just as the Bible includes two scenarios for the War of Gog and Magog, so too do today’s rabbis have different approaches to events that mark the End of Days. Two main Biblical prophets – Zechariah and Ezekiel – foretold messages about the War of Gog and Magog, a key event that sets the stage for the imminent arrival of the Messiah. The prophet Zechariah lived after the destruction of the First Holy Temple in Jerusalem and his prophecy about the War of Gog and Magog is the darker of the two. According to Zechariah, the Jewish people will be the focus of Gog and Magog, with the battle being waged in Jerusalem.
“I will gather all the nations to Jerusalem for war. The city will be captured. The houses will be destroyed and the women violated. Half the city will go out into exile and the rest of the people will not be cut off from the city.” (Zechariah 14:2)
Zechariah’s approach is similar to the ominous messages from Rabbi Amram Vaknin, an Israeli mystic whose most recent transmission from the Next World relayed that “there will be an escalation in the attacks on Jews in Israel and that the attacks are going to start coming from groups of Muslims, not just single terrorists.” Zechariah’s foreboding prophecy is also similar to messages from Rabbi Yosef Mizrachi, a popular Orthodox rabbi whose weekly lectures are posted to YouTube. In his most recent lecture, The Streets Are Full Of Israeli Blood, Mizrachi echoes Zechariah’s prophetic style when he said, “HaKadosh Baruch Hu (the Holy One, Blessed be He) is sick and tired of us. That’s why he sent us these wild animals everywhere.” He also quotes verses from Leviticus chapter 26 that describe the punishments God will inflict on the Jewish people if His laws are not kept. Mizrachi tells his audience that these punishments “are happening in front of our eyes.” MORE