God’s Master Plan – XIV – The Current 50-Year Cycle

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You may think that the title of this Blog is connected in some way to the 50-year Jubilee cycle which was commanded in the Torah. That is not my intention, rather I am going to be discussing another 50-year cycle that is connected to my previous Blog.

I mentioned that the time span from July 4, 1776 until the deaths of Presidents John Adams and Thomas Jefferson on the same day, July 4, 1826 was exactly 50 years. This marks the beginning of another 50-year cycle that remains in force until this very day and I now want to present facts which substantiate my claim-

 

50 Year Cycle One – July 4, 1776 to July 4, 1826   – As Indicated Above And In My Previous Blog

 

50-Year Cycle Two – July 4, 1826 to 1876 – The Establishment Of Johns Hopkins (USA COVID-19 Research Leader)

The Johns Hopkins University is a private research university in Baltimore, Maryland. Founded in 1876, the university was named for its first benefactor, the American entrepreneur, abolitionist, and philanthropist Johns Hopkins.[4] His $7 million bequest (approximately $147.5 million in today’s currency)—of which half financed the establishment of the Johns Hopkins Hospital—was the largest philanthropic gift in the history of the United States up to that time

Over the course of several decades, the university has led all U.S. universities in annual research and development expenditures. In fiscal year 2016, Johns Hopkins spent nearly $2.5 billion on research.[10]

In late 2019, the university’s Coronavirus Research Center began tracking worldwide cases of the COVID-19 pandemic by compiling data from hundreds of sources around the world.[51] This led to the university becoming one of the most cited sources for data about the pandemic.[51]  

 

50-Year Cycle Three – 1876 – July 4, 1926 – Establishment Of The Hitler Youth Movement

At a Nazi rally on Sunday, July 4th, 1926, attended by Julius Streicher, The Hitler Jugend (HJ) or Hitler Youth was born and Streicher was one of its primary supporters.

In May 1923 Streicher had founded the sensationalist newspaper Der Stürmer (The Stormer, or, loosely, The Attacker).[24] From the outset, the chief aim of the paper was to promulgate anti-Semitic propaganda; the first issue had an excerpt that stated, “As long as the Jew is in the German household, we will be Jewish slaves. Therefore he must go”

Beginning in 1924, Streicher used Der Stürmer as a mouthpiece not only for general anti-Semitic attacks, but for calculated smear campaigns against specific Jews,

In 1938, Streicher ordered that the Great Synagogue of Nuremberg be destroyed as part of his contribution to Kristallnacht. Streicher later claimed that his decision was based on his disapproval of its architectural design, which in his opinion “disfigured the beautiful German townscape. This is the same place that Streicher would be sentenced for his War Crimes and hanged soon thereafter.

When Germany surrendered to the Allied armies in May 1945,  on 23 May 1945, Streicher was captured in the town of WaidringAustria, by a group of American officers led by Major Henry Plitt.[52][g]  

Trial, Execution And The Mention Of Virus In His Judgement

Streicher’s pivotal role in inciting the extermination of Jews was significant enough, in the prosecutors’ judgment, to include him in the indictment of Major War Criminals before the International Military Tribunal – which sat in Nuremberg, where Streicher had once been an unchallenged authority.

He was sentenced to death on 1 October 1946. The judgment against him read, in part:

For his 25 years of speaking, writing and preaching hatred of the Jews, Streicher was widely known as ‘Jew-Baiter Number One.’ In his speeches and articles, week after week, month after month, he infected the German mind with the virus of anti-Semitism, and incited the German people to active persecution. … Streicher’s incitement to murder and extermination at the time when Jews in the East were being killed under the most horrible conditions clearly constitutes persecution on political and racial grounds in connection with war crimes, as defined by the Charter, and constitutes a crime against humanity

During his trial, Streicher displayed for the last time the flair for courtroom theatrics that had made him famous in the 1920s. He answered questions from his own defense attorney with diatribes against Jews, the Allies, and the court itself, and was frequently silenced by the court officers. Streicher was largely shunned by all of the other Nuremberg defendants. He also peppered his testimony with references to passages of Jewish texts he had so often carefully selected and inserted into the pages of Der Stürmer.[60]

Streicher was hanged at Nuremberg Prison in the early hours of 16 October 1946, along with the nine other condemned defendants from the first Nuremberg trial.

 

50-Year Cycle Four – July 4, 1926 – July 4, 1976 – The Entebbe Rescue

Of all events we have been fortunate to witness during our lifetimes, the IDF rescue of those hostages at Entebbe must rank as one of the best examples of the IDF’s ability to protect all Jews and Israelis.

This miracle was so obvious, no one on earth could have ignored it. This proved once again that G-d was with those soldiers when they were sent out to rescue their brothers, sisters and even the Air France crew who stayed with them during that whole challenging period.

Air France Pilot and captain Michel Bacos was a recipient of the National Order of the Legion of Honor, the highest decoration in France.[6][7] He was also awarded a medal by the Israeli government for refusing to leave his Jewish passengers behind when the terrorists released their non-Jewish hostages and offered to release Bacos and his crew.[8]

In an article appearing in the Guardian, dated June 25, 2016, by Jonathan Freedland entitled-

“We thought this would be the end of us : the raid on Entebbe, 40 years on” the author makes a very impressive observation that can be summarized as follows

The miracle rescue at Entebbe was a major reason behind the PLO’s decision to eventually abandon hijackings. It seemed the Palestinians suddenly woke up to the fact that the IDF could travel halfway around the world to rescue its people if that was necessary.

 

50-Year Cycle Five – July 4, 1976 – July 4, 2026??

With COVID-19 now having infected 18 million people worldwide, or triple those killed in the Holocaust, according to TOI statistics appearing on the Home Page as of Sunday, August 2,  how much longer must we wait for a FINAL CURE to be found? And I am emphasizing FINAL CURE which means the total elimination of COVID-19.

Is it possible that the time it takes for finding the COVID-19 cure will accelerate as a direct result of us performing Mitzvahs and following the Torah?  That seems to be part of the message during the three-week period we just experienced.

One thing is for certain, none of us want to wait until the arrival of the next 50-year cycle date –July 4, 2026, for this to take place.

All of the above mentioned items are connected in some way to current events in my opinion. Perhaps I can clarify this in upcoming Blogs.

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                            

About the Author
Born and raised in the Minneapolis suburb of St. Louis Park. Married to a South African, we lived in Johannesburg from 1979 to 1996. Made Aliyah with our seven children on Parshat Lech Lecha. BSB Accounting Degree from the University of Minnesota. Investment Portfolio Manager /Fundamental And Technical Analyst. Wrote in-depth research on companies, markets, commodities for leading financial publications. Served in the US Army Reserves Semi Retired spending quality time with my wife, children, grandchildren and attend Kollel while analyzing current events as they relate to Torah and Mitzvahs.
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