I like paying attention to all news events, especially when they affect my birthplace. While I never lived there, Cedar Riverside was a place I would often visit. Firstly, I attended Business School at the University of Minnesota which was located right next to that neighborhood. Secondly, it was where my Uncle Phil had his drug store. In fact, the recent Cedar Riverside Fire in the 600 block of Cedar Ave. was only one block from that store.
A previous Blog I wrote describes the neighborhood before it was known as “Little Mogadishu”, but I did not include a landmark building known as Dania Hall where my Uncle’s store was located. In fact, Wikipedia makes mention of it in their description of Dania Hall as follows-
Dania Hall was a five-story building built in 1886 for Society Dania, an organization founded by Danish immigrants. There was a large auditorium making up the third and fourth floors which included a proscenium stage and horseshoe balcony. Its main floor could accommodate up to six hundred chairs or be cleared for dancing. Dania Hall served as a gathering place for Danes, Swedes, Norwegians, and the larger community. It hosted banquets, bazaars, concerts, dances, plays and evenings of Scandinavian vaudeville.
By the 1960s the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood had undergone significant change and was no longer at the center of Scandinavian-American activities. In 1963 Society Dania sold Dania Hall to Phil Richter, whose pharmacy had occupied the building’s first floor since 1948.
I never was fortunate to see the actual hall, as described above when I visited my Uncle’s store, but I was very aware of the neighborhood in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s. Those were the years of the Vietnam War, and all the movements associated with peace and love on University campuses which also made their presence felt in Cedar Riverside.
By the 1980’s I was living in Johannesburg, but when I came to visit Minneapolis with my children to see my parents, I never felt threatened. That was typical Minneapolis, a far different place than the situation there today. And one of the main reasons for this change is gang related activity throughout the Twin Cities, which has caused crime rates to soar for over the past ten years..
Somalis are now the predominant minority group in the area, resulting in the neighborhood being nicknamed “Little Mogadishu, after the war torn Somali Capital. Its clear there is nothing the current lawmakers in Minnesota’s 5th District are doing to stop this trend. And Omar is part of the problem not the solution. So where is the solution going to come from?
Parshat Vayeitzei – Yaakov’s Dream – A ladder fixed to the ground with its top reaching up to the heavens.
The timing of this Parsha and the Fire in Cedar-Riverside must send a strong message, because today’s high rise buildings make it virtually impossible for any human being to reach the upper floors with a simple ladder. A ladder that reaches the heavens would make it possible to reach those upper floors, which would have been a blessing during 9/11. Many more people could have been saved if such a ladder with advanced technology to act like an escalator might have been invented. Perhaps that is something being worked on right now, but as of yet there does not seem to be any reasonable way to rescue people from the upper floors of a tall building if something similar to 9/11 happens again.
Looking Deeper Into the Cedar River Fire Disaster And 9/11
I am now going to compare key facts and figures from the Cedar Riverside November 27th Fire on the 600 Block of Cedar Avenue with what took place during 9/11-
Cedar Riverside Fire – 6th and Cedar
On Monday, December 2, the Minneapolis Fire Department said the fire started on the 14th floor in unit 1407 in the residential high rise. The area of origin is the north wall of the bedroom in that unit. Fire officials say the cause is undetermined and the classification of the fire is accidental. Five people perished in that fire.
Key facts and figures – The analysis-
The Number 14 – The Hand of G-d
The Cedar Riverside fire started on the 14th floor, but the Minneapolis Fire Department found that it started by accident. By definition, accidental fires involve all those for which the proven cause does not involve a deliberate human act to ignite or spread fire. So if a fire does not start by a human act, how does it start in the first place? Maybe the following might help provide a reasonable clue.
The floor number 14 can be interpreted many ways, but I chose again to analyze this using Gematria and arrive at the following answer-
10 = Yud
4 = Daled
Which of course spells “Yad” or hand. So to solve the puzzle about the fire starting accidentally with no human being to blame, we must take a closer look-
The message seems to be that the fire was ignited by G-d himself.
And then when you consider that a hand has five fingers, and the fire was responsible for the deaths of five individuals, we must step back and think there must be a solid message here. Firstly, how difficult it is must be for those families who were affected by this tragedy. And secondly this is a clear warning to those who speak badly against other people. Because those bad words can backfire on Omar, which they did because 5 people from her Somali neighborhood were killed.
But also take into consideration, that the 5 fingers on our hands are created into two groups. The thumb is located separately from our other four fingers. And according to the initial reports of the fire, four people were found dead at the scene while the fifth was rushed to hospital and died there.
More facts and figures connecting the Cedar Riverside With 9/11
9/11 – Flight 11
The American Airlines Flight 11 aircraft was a Boeing 767-223ER delivered in 1987. The capacity of the aircraft was 158 passengers, but the September 11 flight carried 81 passengers and 11 crew members. There were five hijackers.
At 08:46:30, Mohamed Atta intentionally crashed American Airlines Flight 11 into the northern façade of the North Tower (Tower 1) of the World Trade Center.
Both took place on the Northern Side of these two buildings
Please note that the attack on Tower 1 was on the northern façade of the North Tower, while in the Cedar Riverside Fire it was also on the northern wall of that apartment unit.
The Number 81-
Please also note that there were two Minnesota Vikings games I previously mentioned that both featured the number 27, which was the Jersey number worn by a Vikings player with the same first and last initials as JFK.
And now we have the Cedar Riverside Fire starting on the 27th of November. 3 x 27 = 81, which is the number of years since Kristallnacht in Nazi Germany, which marked the beginning of the Nazi “final solution” for the elimination of the Jews throughout the world.
So please note that Flight 11, also had 81 passengers, and represented the first fatalities of the 9/11 attacks.
The Number 46 The Cedar Riverside fire took place on November 27, so if we add the 19 terrorists that took part in 9/11, to the number 27, we get an answer of 46.
That is the 4.6 Richter Scale reading that I spoke about that took place earlier this year in Israel multiplied by 10, which Bernie Sanders is well aware of as having a negative connotation due to the sudden passing of his daughter in law of the same age, at around the same time he suffered a heart attack.
Let’s see if this number comes up again in the events I will analyze in upcoming Blogs.
Nichoas Haros Jr.
Nicholas Haros Jr., whose mother was killed on 9/11, used his speech at a New York City memorial event to bash Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-MN) for her controversial remarks about the terror attacks.
As Nicholas opened his speech at Ground Zero with a tribute to his mother, Frances Haros, he wore a black shirt bearing the words “some people did something?” The quote references a speech Omar gave to the Council for American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) in March.
“‘Some people did something,’ said a freshman congresswoman from Minnesota to support and justify the creation of CAIR,” Haros said — “Today I am here to respond to you, exactly who did what to whom.”
Haros continued with further slams on Omar before extending it to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ayanna Pressley, and Rashida Tlaib, otherwise known with Omar as “the squad.”
“Madam, objectively speaking we know who and what was done, there is no uncertainty about that. Why your confusion? On that day 19 Islamic terrorist members of al Qaeda killed over 3,000 people and caused billions of dollars in economic damage. Is that clear? But as to whom? I was attacked. Your relatives and friends were attacked. Our constitutional freedoms were attacked. And our nation’s founding on Judeo-Christian principles were attacked. That’s what some people did. Got that now?”
And Omar responds by still defending her speech because it offended Muslims. But what about all the people she has offended since she took office. And her refusal to answer questions about her marriage or family history only proves that she cannot be trusted and most probably continues to hold the views she originally spoke about, which are her attacks on Jews, Israel and America.
Since I have now been able to point out similarities between 9/11 and the Cedar Riverside Fire, which took the lives of 5 people within Omar’s district, this should be considered a warning to her of future events that most likely will be punishment for what she has said against Jews, Israel and America. There is much more evidence that I would like to discuss in future Blogs.