The sun will turn dark and the moon will become blood. "Joel 3: 4 (The Israel Bible ™)
On the night of January 21, during the Tu B & # 39; holiday begins, the lunar eclipse will pass Washington D.C., just as the President will reach the halfway point of his term in office. Eclipses will be a super-blood moon, which is explained in Jewish sources of strong significance.
In the Gregorian Calendar:
The lunar eclipse will be seen as a whole from North and South America, as well as parts of western Europe and northwest Africa, on Sunday, January 20 and in the early hours of Monday, January 21. At night the eclipse will become a supermoon when the moon is at its peak, the point in its month-long elliptical orbit that takes it closest to Earth. At that time, the moon appeared 14 percent larger and 30 percent brighter than its peak, the farthest point from Earth.
This will not only be the first lunar eclipse in 2019 but also the first supermoon of the year. At that time, the right conditions will be there to make a blood moon where the moon has a clear reddish color. This will be the last total lunar eclipse until May 26, 2021.
On the Political Calendar:
The date also marks the midpoint Donald Trump's Presidency, came exactly two years after he was installed as the 45th president of the United States. It should be noted that Trump was born on the night of June 14, 1946, within fifteen minutes of the total lunar eclipse and 700 days before the state of Israel was founded. Trump's seven victories did not end there. When he was installed as President on January 20, 2017, he was 70 years old, seven months and seven days.
In the Jewish Calendar:
Holidays from Tu B v shvat, the 15th day of the Hebrew month Shvat, starting at sundown the same day. Known as tree new year, Tu B & # 39; Shvat is one of the four "New Years" mentioned in the Mishnah (oral law).
Rabbi Mordechai Genut discussed the lunar eclipse in his book Bito Davar, a guide to the calendar based on esoteric Jewish sources.
"The lunar eclipse in Shevat is a sign of the emergence of aspects hubbub (judgment) in the world, "said Rabbi Genut Breaking Israel News. "This eclipse will rule over America but for Israel, it will bring Chesed (love). "
The Genut Rabbi specifically explains how this assessment will be revealed.
"There will be a marked increase in earthquakes and volcanoes, even more than we saw last year," said Rabbi Genuth. "Just as eclipse is a conflict between the sun and the moon to rule the sky, there will be a similar conflict on earth. It will begin when the government is balanced. Some governments that seem strong will now fall and others will rise in their place."
The Little Rabbi based this on a verse in Isaiah.
On that day, Hashem will punish the lord of heaven in heaven and the kings of the earth on earth. Isaiah 24:21
Jewish interpretation of the solar and lunar eclipses:
Judaism has a tradition of interpreting solar and lunar eclipses. In it discussion about eclipses, The Talmud (Sukkot 29a) specifically describes a solar eclipse as a bad sign for nations. Indeed, the total solar eclipse that crossed the continental United States in August 2018 ushered in the most devastating hurricane season in US history.
The same source in the Talmud determines that a lunar eclipse is a bad sign for Israel because Israel is spiritually represented by the moon and the Hebrew calendar is depicted by the lunar cycle. If during a lunar eclipse, the moon appears red, like an upcoming eclipse, the Talmud states that this is a sign that a great war will come into the world.
At the end of this section describing the signs contained in the eclipse, the Talmud states the rejection: "When Israel does God's will, they need not be afraid of all this," citing Jeremiah as the source.
That's how Hashem said: Don't learn to go to the path of the nations, And don't be disappointed by the signs in the sky; Let the nations be disappointed by them! Jeremiah 10: 2
Rabbi Yosef Berger apply this teaching in the Talmud to the current geopolitical situation.
"Not that the bad judgment symbolized by the lunar eclipse just disappeared," said Rabbi Berger Breaking Israel News. "That is only avoided by our enemies. In this case, war and evil will befall our enemies. By choosing to be our enemy, para Arab countries has brought a crime that might befall Israel on themselves. "
"This is especially true when the lunar eclipse falls on Tu B & Shibat, the day when only goodness can happen to Israel."