The No. 1 bestselling Christian book in America over the last three years, Cahn’s “The Harbinger,” points out that America’s two greatest financial shakings occurred on successive Hebrew Shemitah years following the 9/11 Islamic terror attacks on the U.S., the key to the series of limited judgments the author sees as a result of America’s turning away from God just as ancient Israel did before the dispersion.
While Cahn prefers not to speculate on what, if anything, might befall America on Sept. 13, 2015, it will be the next Shemitah year – which occurs on Elul 29 every seven years on the Hebrew calendar. It is a time when debts are to be forgiven and the land, in the agricultural communities of ancient Israel, was to be given a rest.
Sept. 17, 2001, was the beginning of the economic calamity associated with 9/11 when, two days earlier, Lehman Brothers, one of the nation’s largest financial firms, collapsed. Sept. 17, 2001, was Elul 29 on the Hebrew calendar. Likewise, Sept. 29, 2008, marked the next big crash. Sept. 29, 2008, fell on Elul 29.