The resignation of Idit Silman from Prime Minister Naftali Bennett’s coalition in effect forced its collapse. The coalition and opposition in the Knesset are now a dead even 60-60 split.
The development may have come as a shock to many in Jerusalem, but for Talmudic scholars, it appears to be the realization of a prophecy in the ancient text.
A video featuring a student of Rabbi Meir Mazuz is making the rounds on Whatsapp in Israel, where this entire sequence of events takes place and indicates the Messiah’s arrival. In the Talmud, a little-known passage states that the Messiah will not come until Israel is ruled by an evil government for nine months, like a woman’s gestation period before the ‘birth’ of the Messiah.