Among the most exciting moments in this process of Redemption is watching the pieces come together. Anyone can do this. (You don't have to be a prophet!) Just by being an observer of the human scene,...current events, talk radio, internet news and daily experiences,--all this can be eye-opening about how the Rebbe's prophecy is being fulfilled.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Wikileaks: Gentiles Insisting the Nations Be "Pure of Speech"?

"I will make the peoples pure of speech so that they will all call upon the Name of G-d and serve Him with one purpose." - Zephaniah


You've undoubtedly been hearing about Wikileaks, but why are we speaking about this news on RedemptionWatch? If you can take the central figure, Mr. Julian Assange, at his word, Wikileaks' motivation is to make a better world. Mr. Assange is a hacker par excellence and has contrived ways to get at data and release it publicly.  He seeks a new "transparency" among governments and now,--corporations.

Here are some quotes from a current Forbes Magazine cover story.  

"Admire Assange or revile him, he is the prophet of a coming age of involuntary transparency. Having exposed military conduct on a grand scale, he is now gunning for corporate America. Does Assange have unpublished, damaging documents on pharmaceutical companies? Yes, he says. Finance? Yes, many more than the single bank scandal we've been discussing. Energy? Plenty, on everything from BP to an Albanian oil firm that he says attempted to sabotage its competitor's wells."

"The best protection? With a dash of irony Icelandic Wikileaks staffer Kristrinn Hrafnsson suggests that companies  change their ways to avoid targeting. "They should resist the temptation to enter into corruption," he says. Don Tapscott, coauthor of The Naked Corporation (Free Press, 2003), agrees. His simplistic conclusion, "….make sure that integrity is part of your bones."

And you, dear reader? What do you think? Please comment.

Please go to this link and then click where it says: "For our cover story on Assange...."

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

I don't want your money; just that picture. (As told by R.C. Of Miami Beach)

I went down to my car which was parked in the garage in my building. When I turned the ignition, the car wouldn't start. I kind of panicked as I had to be somewhere. So without really thinking too much, I walked out into the street and hailed a taxi. A cab driven by an African American stopped and I had to apologize and tell him that I really didn't want a cab but needed a boost. He very kindly drove into the garage and proceeded to take out his cables and give my car a boost. I had my purse with me but I knew I only had a few dollars and some change. Again I apologized and handed him whatever I had. But he shook his head and said he didn't want any money. “But I would like that picture,” he said pointing to the dashboard where I had a photo of the Rebbe.
“How do you know the Rebbe?” I asked quite surprised. He said that he took a fare to the airport and the whole time she was in his cab she talked about the Rebbe. I gladly gave him the picture.

 So who is the real hero of this story? Is it the cabdriver? Or is it the lady whom the cabbie drove to the airport?  Just her urgency to talk about the Rebbe affected the man very deeply. We can see from this how every person has his or her mission and the cumulative effect of all our efforts matters very much. Each small action adds up and illuminates the world. 

Monday, December 27, 2010

When the gates of wisdom above (Chassidus) and the wellsprings of wisdom below (science) open up, this heralds the Messianic Era." - the Kabbalah

Our fantastic progress in technology, --a sign of the Redemption, is demonstrated by a Swedish statistician
using animation. His charts demonstrate that we are coming closer and closer to the time when "... there will neither be famine or war, neither envy or competition...," a world of abundance and plenty for everyone. (submitted by R.R.)
Note: The beginning of the Industrial Revolution coincided with the life and times of the Baal Shem Tov, the great Jewish mystic. He founded the Chassidic movement which began to spread the secrets of the Torah to all the Jewish people.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Joe McCain, Senator's Brother on the Jews: "Never Again."

Another voice speaks up for the Jewish people: Joe McCain, Senator John McCain's brother. It seems he gave this speech to an orthodox synagogue in St. Louis in 2002. Following are excerpts. Please click here to read complete speech:

Never Again.

There is a lot of worry popping up in the media just now -- 'Can Israel Survive?' Don't worry about it. It relates to something that Palestinians, the Arabs, and perhaps most Americans don't realize -- the Jews are never going quietly again. Never. And if the world doesn't come to understand that, then millions of Arabs are going to die. It's as simple as that. Throughout the history of the world, the most abused, kicked-around race of people have been the Jews. Not just during the holocaust of World War II, but for thousands of years. They have truly been 'The Chosen People' in a terrible and tragic sense.
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Well, now the Jews have a homeland again. A place that is theirs. And that's the point. It doesn't matter how many times the United States and European powers try to rein in Israel, if it comes down to survival of its nation, its people, they will fight like no lioness has ever fought to save her cubs. They will fight with a ferocity, a determination, and a skill, that will astound us.
And many will die, mostly their attackers, I believe. If there were a macabre historical betting parlor, my money would be on the Israelis to be standing at the end. As we killed the kamikazes and the Wehrmacht soldaten of World War II, so will the Israelis kill their suicidal attackers, until there are not enough to torment them.
The irony goes unnoticed -- while we are hammering away to punish those who brought the horrors of last September here, we restrain the Israelis from the same retaliation. Not the same thing, of course -- We are We, They are They. While we mourn and seethe at September 11th, we don't notice that
Israel has a September 11th sometimes every day.
We may not notice, but it doesn't make any difference. And it doesn't make any difference whether you are pro-Israeli or you think Israel is the bully of the Middle East. If it comes to where a new holocaust looms -- with or without the concurrence of the United States and Europe -- Israel will lash out without pause or restraint at those who would try to annihilate their country. The Jews will not go quietly again.
 Joe McCain

Monday, December 6, 2010

Chanukah News: Greece Among the First To Aid Israel in Carmel Fire!

As the Jewish people prepared to light the 2nd Chanukah candle, Greek firefighting planes were landing in Israel to help fight the deadly blaze. How ironic that modern Greece was virtually the first to respond just as the menorah was about to be lit, recalling the miraculous victory in ancient times over the Greek oppressors. Source: Israel National News, submitted by Chavie.

Greek Firefighting Helicopters En Route to Assist Israel

by Gil Ronen
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Greece will send firefighting helicopters to Israel Thursday night, to help fight the fire in the Carmel Mountains, Channel 2 reported. Cyprus will send its only firefighting helicopter as well. There were unconfirmed reports that Egypt and Turkey also offered help.
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, it was earlier reported, has asked Russia, Italy, Greece and Cyprus to help Israel fight the fire. The request appears to reflect concern that the fire could spread further than it already has and may go on for days.
Israel's firefighting forces have no firefighting planes. According to reports in the press Thursday, there are only about a dozen privately owned firefighting planes in all of Israel, and they are all relatively small ones. Such planes are ineffective in combating a large-scale fire.

Greek Firefighters Start Working Here

Reported: 09:07 AM - Dec/03/10
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Greek firefighting aircraft arrived at the Ramat David airbase, where they were received and briefed on the Carmel Ridge fire in the Haifa area.by air force commander Ido Nechushtan.
They will join other aircraft in drawing water from the Mediterranean Sea and spraying it on the blaze

Thursday, December 2, 2010

The world is ready! (submitted by C. Seidman)

When gentiles ask forgiveness of the Jewish people, it is a sign that "Esau is refined" and ready for the final Redemption.

Amish community asks forgiveness of Jews at Kotel

Representatives take highly unusual step of using modern transportation to make journey to the Holy Land; commit to loudly supporting Jews.