Rabbi Judah ben Samuel (1140-1217) was born in Speyer, Germany. He was also known as Judah He-Hasid or Judah the Pious, who lived in the 12th and 13th century in Regensburg, Germany, and consecrated his life to God. He was one of the fathers of Chassidei (Hassidic Judaism), a movement of Jewish mysticism in Germany. In this movement, the Chassids emphasized strong moral ethics and prayer.
Rabbi Judah Ben Samuel in 1217 gave a prophecy that has so far proven to be accurate with only the final part of it remaining to be fulfilled. He stated,
“When the Ottomans Turks conquer Jerusalem they will rule over Jerusalem for eight jubilees. Afterward, Jerusalem will become no-man’s land for one jubilee, and then in the ninth jubilee it will once again come back into the possession of the Jewish nation-which would signify the beginning of the Messianic end time.” .
Rabbi Judah Ben Samuel
The first part of the prophecy was fulfilled precisely 300 years later when the Ottoman Turks took control of Jerusalem in 1517. The second part was fulfilled 400 years later in 1917 when the Ottomans lost control of Jerusalem 400 years later, which equals eight jubilees because the year of jubilee occurs every fiftieth year.
“And you shall consecrate the fiftieth year, and proclaim liberty throughout all the land to all its inhabitants. It shall be a Jubilee for you, and each of you shall return to his possession, and each of you shall return to his family.”
The Ottomans lost Jerusalem to the British on December 9, 1917, which was led by British General Allenby. This date was also the first day of Hanukkah, which the Jews interpreted as a modern-day Hanukkah miracle.
The third part was fulfilled during the next fifty years from 1917 to 1967 when Jerusalem was known as a no-man’s land. According to Merriam-Webster Dictionary the definition of ” no-man’s land ” means an unoccupied area between opposing armies, an area not suitable or used for occupation or habitation.
Then on June 7, 1967, the fourth part of the prophecy was fulfilled. Israel took control of Jerusalem during the six-day war, which was exactly fifty years after the Ottomans lost it in 1917. The year 1967 also signified the start of the Messianic end time. They have maintained control ever since then.
Since the prophecy identifies Jerusalem coming back into the possession of the Jewish nation in the ninth jubilee, it implies the time of their possession ends afterward. Israel is already facing increasing pressure from the International community to divide Jerusalem giving the eastern half to the Palestinians. On December 23, 2016, the United Nations Security Council passed Resolution 2334, which claims Israel is in violation of International law due to their possession of East Jerusalem and other parts of their land. On January 15, 2017, seventy nations met at the Paris Peace Conference to make plans on how to force Israel to surrender their land. President Obama before leaving office tries to take Israel back to the decree and the lines of the 1967 Day War. 
Judah Ben Samuel identified the Messianic end times began when Israel regained Jerusalem, which was June 17, 1967. If that is correct, we are already fifty years into the season, which is significant because the Lord Jesus said,
“Truly I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all these things take place.” Matthew 24:34
King David wrote,
“As for the days of our life, they contain seventy years, or if due to strength, eighty years, yet their pride is but labor and sorrow; for soon it is gone and we fly away.”