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Most readers of our articles are aware of the reflected or mirrored nature of the Hebrew and Western The Divine Calendarcalendars and the simple Divine Calendar that exists from Adam until the arrival of Moshiach (the Messiah) in 5778 (2018 CE).  And while Abraham was born in 1948 HC and Israel became a nation in 1948 CE, and 70 years later G-d made the Covenant of Halves with Abraham in 2018 HC and it is in 2018 CE (5778 HC) that it has been prophesied by the tzaddikim to be fulfilled, there is the role of the British that we never discussed.  Compared to the Greeks, Romans, Arabs and Ottomans, the time frame that Great Britain ruled over the Holy Land was miniscule, only 30 years, the time period not coincidentally between the end of the 2 World Wars.
The British Mandate for Palestine began when the British defeated Ottoman Turkish forces in 1917, which was made official on October 30th, 1918 and ended 30 years later at midnight on May 14th, 1948, when Israel became a nation, which means the British wrestled control of the Holy Lands out of Ottoman hands exactly 100 years before the date given for the fulfillment of G-d’s Covenant with the Jews in 2018 CE.
One Hundred (100) in kabbalah is universally known as a state of Keter (crown) and tree10represents the full strength of the 10 sefirot (dimensions). The 10 sefirot that comprise the Tree-of-life are always broken down into the 3 conjoined upper ones and 7 bundled lower ones, or 30 + 70 = 100.
This relatively tiny 30-year period encompassed the both World Wars, and the invention of Television, computers, jet engines, and nuclear weapons. It was a time of separation, but it gave way to a changed world, to our current 70-year period,  a world of rapid-fire technology, interconnection and interaction.  This final 100 years should give way to the final redemption (the geula).  The time-line always appears to be created by circumstance, until we step back and examine the big picture. At which point, it appears we had no free will after all; history was designed before it happened.
Like the gold that became the golden calf that had to have been placed in Aaron’s hands, if englandonly briefly, so too the Holy Land had to be placed in the hands of the British. A specific shift in energy was needed to buffer the future from the long length of the past, a tilling of the soil, irrigation, and germination period if you will to change the desert to an oasis.  This was on a spiritual level, obviously, because it was never the British intention and the period was marked with much of the worse destruction and senseless slaughter Man has ever known.
And yet, out of Nachor born in 1848 HC, and Terach born in 1878 HC came Abraham in 1948 HC, which is a similar period of 100 years split into two increments of 30 and 70 years, the darkness giving way to the Light.  The 18th, 19th, and 20th in line of Adam translating and transitioning to the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries today.
WashDC05_63_b8_smallAnd when the British handed off this tiny bit of Holy Land in a sea of hostile Arab lands to the Israelites, who was the only nation to stand beside Israel during the final 70 years?
America, the country who will celebrate its 115th Congress in 5778 (2018 CE), just as the the world celebrates the 115th jubilee year from Adam to Moshiach in 5778.
As the final few years of the 70 whittle down, we can only wonder how fast things will continue to accelerate and what all this interconnection will have brought us. The seeds are already sown.  We must ask ourselves: What is growing? What is growing within us?
Shabbat Shalom