Daily headlines1)http://www.breakingisraelnews.com/41989/as-syrias-assad-suffers-civil-war-setbacks-whats-the-best-outcome-for-israel-middle-east/#MQjUvl3EUJUrMPzR.97 are increasingly pointing to the notion that the President of Syria, Bashar Hafez al-Assad, more commonly known as Bashar Assad, is losing his grip on Syria. Is this a sign that the End of Days are approaching?
There are several hints in sacred Jewish texts to a connection between the fate of Syria and the End of Days and, in particular, between the fall of Damascus, Syria’s capital city, and the imminent arrival of the Messiah, son of David.
The 2nd century Jewish sage Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai predicted that when an evil ruler in Damascus [the Nero of the East] falls from power, the Messiah, son of David, will appear. The End of Days blogger known as Tomer Devorah made the connection in a recent blog post.3)http://palmtreeofdeborah.blogspot.co.il/2015/06/ancient-prophecy.html
More than a thousand years ago, the rabbinic commentary to the Biblical Song of Songs, known as Shir Hashirim Raba, predicted that Jerusalem will eventually reach Damascus.
One way of understanding this commentary is that the modern country of Syria will eventually revert back to being part of the Holy Land, which is symbolized by Jerusalem.
In the midst of the Yom Kippur war in 1973, the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, the then-head of the worldwide Chabad Lubavitch movement, spoke about the significant connection between the war in Syria and the End of Days redemption.
The Rebbe singled out the role of the Syrian capital of Damascus, calling it “a city with an ancient history [that] symbolized the stability of the Muslim world, and therefore the threat Islam posed to the Jewish people.”5)http://www.cross-currents.com/archives/2010/05/31/the-rebbe-and-the-genera
By Rivkah Lambert Adler | June 14, 2015 | Source: breakingisraelnews.com "End of Days Redemption: The Fall of Syria and The Messiah"
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