Rabbi Yosef Mizrachi, a popular Orthodox lecturer who was born and raised in Israel and is now living in New York, has pronounced the significance of the upcoming Sukkot (Tabernacles) Blood Moon “nonsense.”Mizrachi told Breaking Israel News, “About the Blood Moon, it’s totally a Christian theory that has nothing to do with Judaism.
It was made up by a Christian priest named Mark Blitz and now it’s promoted by the evangelist John Hagee. It’s based on the words of Prophet Joel (3:4) that says ‘The sun will be turned to darkness and the moon to blood before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD.’”
According to Mizrachi, the central issue that makes the Blood Moon claim unreliable is that the verse from Joel speaks about two heavenly events – the sun turning dark and the moon turning to blood. “The problem is that the sun never turned into darkness in the past. The fact that this Christian used a verse from Joel the Jewish prophet was enough to confuse many Jews,” he said