Non Jews are starting to get a little frantic about the end of Shmitah 5775. I’m starting to see it everywhere. I just saw an article about how people in India are even getting a little nervous. Now it’s the “supermoon” final tetrad lunar eclipse of the four blood moons on Succot in 3 weeks or so.
The eclipse will supposedly happen as the moon is at its closest distance to Earth, so it will look abnormally large, and I read that it will be visible from Jerusalem at around 2am.
There’s this kabbalistic Jewish guy at Yearsofawe that seems to think Moshiach (the Messiah) is coming and revealing himself on Hoshana Rabbah, the final day of Succot. He’s really esoteric and reminds me of that episode of Star Trek Voyager when 7 of 9 has an overload of data and weaves all these whacked out conspiracy theories that all sound more or less plausible, but it turns out she’s just nutty.
To reiterate my position, I find all of this somewhat entertaining, which is why I write about it. It would be nice if it all worked out nice and neat, but I’m not willing to bet on it. I’ve already placed my bets for an eventual total collapse of the financial world, but they have no time limit on them. Betting on this would be betting the farm on a very highly leveraged put contract on the entire world that expires on September 28. Or October 5. Or whatever date you think it is.
For the gentiles, let’s clarify a few things. The crash of 1987 did not happen on a Shemitah year. It happened on the 26th of Tishrei of the following year, 26 days after the Shemita of 1987 had already ended. Gold did peak on January 21, 1980, nearly collapsing the dollar, on a Shmitah year. The 1973 stagflation arguably began on a Shmitah year, though was officially recorded as beginning 1 month later.
The liberation of Jerusalem did not happen on a Shmitah year, and neither did Israel’s independence. The crash of 1929 did not happen on a Shemitah year. It happened during Succot of the following year, 20 days into year 1 of the 7 year cycle.
This could be stretched to say that crashes happen somewhere in the end-of-shmitah beginning-of-rishon (year one) around the holidays or thereabouts. But not everything happened on Shemitah.
So if you believe there will be a financial reset, then you’re probably right. But if you’re leveraging everything on a specific date, you’re taking a very big risk with your mind as well as your finances.