Exiles of Erev Rav, Edom & Yishmael [#2539]

April 12, 2019


Is the “exile of the Erev Rav” only in Eretz Yisrael, or does it also apply to the rest of the world? If the “exile of the Erev Rav” is only in Eretz Yisrael, does that mean that the rest of the world is found only in “Galus Edom” or “Galus Yishmael”? Also, what about the other countries of the world, such as Europe, Australia, Russia, etc. – are those countries only within the galus of Edom? Also, does “Galus Yishmael” apply more specifically to Israel and the continents of Asia and Europe, because this is geographically closer to the Arab countries?


The exile of the “Erev Rav” is mainly in Eretz Yisrael. The Erev Rav mixes together (the countries/exiles) of Esav (Edom) with Yishmael (the Arabs), who are called the roots of the gentile nations. The exile of the “Erev Rav” also mixes the nation of Yisrael (the Jewish people) into it. That is why it is called the “Erev Rav”, which literally means “a great mixture”, the biggest and worst mixture [of different gentile nations] there is. So it is mainly centered in Eretz Yisrael, and from there onward and spread to the rest of the world.

Today, as a result of the “exile of the Erev Rav”, the countries of “Yishmael” [the Arabs] have mixed with the countries of “Edom” [the rest of Europe], and vice versa. In most cases, even after mixing with each other, Yishmael and Edom each remain apart from the other. Slowly, one mixes with the other. For example, the countries of Saudi Arabia, Qatar and others are mainly “Yishmael”, but slowly these countries are becoming filled with more and more of “Edom”. The same is true vice versa, that “Edom” is slowly becoming filled with more and more of “Yishmael”. As an example, a large part of Europe [which is the main stronghold of “Edom”] has been occupied by “Yishmael” (Muslims) already for many years, and the Muslim population in Europe keeps increasing, and there is a movement of politicians from Africa and from Syria and other countries who now control Europe.