The Israeli Rabbi Claims Birth Of New Star In 2022 Confirms Biblical Prophecy


Astronomers say collision of two distant stars will create light visible from EarthProminent rabbi in Israel believes this aligns with ancient messianic prophecy

Yosef Berger made the claim citing the 12th century Rabbi Moses ben Maimon

An Israeli rabbi has predicted the arrival of the Messiah, claiming the formation of a new star confirms a biblical prophecy.

Astronomers in Michigan, in the US, believe the collision of two distant stars will create a massive ‘Boom star’ visible from Earth by 2022.

But Rabbi Yosef Berger, of King David’s Tomb in Mount Zion, Jerusalem, believes the supernova explosion is evidence an ancient messianic prophecy is coming true.

An Israeli rabbi has predicted the arrival of the Messiah, claiming the formation of a new star confirms a biblical prophecy. (file picture) +4

An Israeli rabbi has predicted the arrival of the Messiah, claiming the formation of a new star confirms a biblical prophecy. 

According to Berger cited 12th century Rabbi Moses ben Maimon – known as Ramban – when making his claim.

‘The Rambam brings this verse about a star appearing as proof that the Messiah will come one day,’ Berger told the website. 

‘The Zohar [the foundational work in the literature of Jewish mystical thought] states explicitly that the Messianic process will be accompanied by several stars appearing. 

‘The Zohar goes into great depth, describing how many stars, and which colours they will be.’

Berger points to a Biblical verse coinciding with Jewish literature found in Numbers 24:17.

The extract says: ‘I see him, but not now; I behold him, but not nigh; there shall step forth a star out of Yakov, and a scepter shall rise out of Yisrael, and shall smite through the corners of Moab, and break down all the sons of Seth.’

Last week it was reported that our night sky could be set to include a new star in 2022, if the predictions of a group of astronomers turn out to be correct.

A professor who has been studying a binary star system, two stars orbiting each other, claims they will soon start to merge together to create what he has dubbed ‘Boom star’. 

The stars will end their lives in an explosion, known as a supernova, he said.

This will be will make them ten thousand times brighter than they already are – producing one of the brightest stars visible in our sky.

Supernovas are intense explosions caused at the end of the lifetime of huge stars, or when two stars merge together.

They can be seen from Earth from millions of light years away, but they are unpredictable.

Historically they have can only been studied if telescopes happened to be pointing in their direction, and by astronomers looking back at archives of the stars’ observations, after the event. 

Professor Larry Molnar from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan, claims to have predicted one in advance, for the first time. He says the event will take place around 2022, give or take a year. 

The star will be visible as part of the constellation Cygnus, and will add a star to the recognisable Northern Cross star pattern.

‘It’s a one-in-a-million chance that you can predict an explosion,’ said Professor Molnar, about his bold prediction. ‘It’s never been done before.’

Professor Molnar’s exploration into the star known as KIC 9832227 began back in 2013. 

He was attending an astronomy conference when fellow astronomer Karen Kinemuchi presented her study of the brightness changes of the star, which asked whether the star was one star pulsing, or flashing, or whether it was two stars orbiting each other. 

Professor Molnar and colleagues will be observing KIC 9832227 in the next year over the full range of wavelengths: using the Very Large Array, the Infrared Telescope Facility, and the XMM-Newton spacecraft to study the star’s radio, infrared and X-ray emission, respectively.

‘If Larry’s prediction is correct, his project will demonstrate for the first time that astronomers can catch certain binary stars in the act of dying, and that they can track the last few years of a stellar death spiral up to the point of final, dramatic explosion,’ said Matt Walhout, dean for research and scholarship at Calvin College.

‘The project is significant not only because of the scientific results, but also because it is likely to capture the imagination of people on the street,’ said Walhout. ‘If the prediction is correct, then for the first time in history, parents will be able to point to a dark spot in the sky and say, 

‘Watch, kids, there’s a star hiding in there, but soon it’s going to light up.’