A prominent Israeli rabbi says an ancient collision of stars that will be visible on earth in 2022 will provide a celestial sign referred to in the Bible, ushering in the age of the Messiah. Five years from now, the light from the collision of two stars will reveal a new star in the night sky, referred to in Numbers 24:17 as a messianic prophecy by Balaam, says Rabbi Yosef Berger, of King David’s Tomb in Mount Zion. The new star, is expected astronomers to appear in 2022 in a blaze of light

called a nova, will be the brightest heavenly body visible in the nighttime sky for six months. It will be the first time in recorded history that a celestial event of this kind will be witnessed by the naked eye. Berger cites Rabbi Moses ben Maimon, known by the acronym Rambam, the foremost Torah authority of the 12th century, whose rulings are still used as the basis for much of Jewish law.  READ MORE