A powerful earthquake registering at 6.4 on the Richter scale rocked Southern California on July 5, and one Israeli Rabbi believes he predicted in. In December last year, Rabbi Mordechai Genut spoke to Breaking Israel News about his book Davar B’ito, which is a guide to the Jewish calendar. Rabbi Genut said that following a solar eclipse across the Americas, there will be earthquakes across the globe.
He said: “A lunar eclipse in the month of Shevat is a sign of the rise of the aspect of din (judgment) in the world.
“This eclipse will rule over the Americas but for Israel, it will bring chesed (loving-kindness).”
“There will be a marked increase in earthquakes and volcanoes, even more than we have seen in the past year.”
Sure enough, an eclipse darkened parts of Central and South America on June 2 and was followed by the California earthquake just a few days later.
Following the eerily accurate predictions, more scholars have been analysing Rabbi Genut’s book, and believe worldwide devastation will ensue in the month of Tammuz – which begins in June and ends in July.
The book goes on to say following the eclipse: “This will be accompanied by the death of livestock like was seen as a plague in Egypt, fevers and disease, and dry hot winds.
“But the most devastating result will be a multitude of wars. If a war breaks out in the month of Tammuz, it will be between two kings. In the end, one king will defeat the other and he will be secure on his throne.”
Rabbi Yosef Berger, the rabbi of King David’s Tomb on Mount Zion, believes all of these premonitions will come true.
He said: “Israel has nothing to fear from all this. We were given the Torah and it is upon us to fulfil the commandments. If we do as we should, then Jews in Israel have nothing to fear.
“And everything can be fixed through Tshuvah (repentance).”