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.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Fear of Islamic Jihad Grips Europe: The Beginning of Divine Retribution?

They supported terrorists against Israel with money and weapons and votes in the U.N. They looked the other way when Arabs ruthlessly murdered citizens in the marketplace and sleeping families in their homes.  And now Europe's pro-Arab sympathies have come home to roost.

"Also from the nations no one came to My aid to wreak vengeance on the foes of Israel, for they were all Israel's enemies, and I will wreak vengeance on them." - Commentary, Isaiah 63.3 (Redak)

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Toulouse Terrorist Not Alone: Extreme Islam Threatens Europe

The terrorist who murdered 7 people in Toulouse may have been killed, but the phenomenon of extreme Islam in Europe did not die with him.
By Arutz Sheva Staff
First Publish: 3/23/2012, 5:15 AM
Israel National News
Mohammad Merah, the terrorist who murdered seven people in Toulouse, France, including four Jews, was killed following a standoff on Thursday, but the phenomenon of extreme Islam in Europe did not die with him.
In fact, terrorists who carry out attacks such as the ones Merah committed are by no means a surprise and are not something which is new for many Europeans in general and for France in particular.
On Thursday, a fan page for Merah was shut down by Facebook, but not before about 500 users had joined it, many of whom posted messages in support of the terrorist.
Meanwhile, French President Nicolas Sarkozy announced a new crackdown in France on the spread of terrorist-linked ideologies and activities.
Anyone who regularly visits "websites which support terrorism or call for hate or violence will be punished by the law," Sarkozy said.
He also promised a crackdown on anyone who goes abroad "for the purposes of indoctrination in terrorist ideology."
Sarkozy, as do leaders in England and Belgium, has had to deal with a phenomenon that has gained momentum in recent years whereby Islamic groups try to “conquer” European countries and force them to adhere to extreme Muslim Sharia laws.
Many Muslims see Europe as a continent on which a war should be fought to turn it into a “House of Islam”. These particular Muslims will not rest until they defeat the non-Muslims who are viewed as “infidels.”
In Belgium, for example, a video distributed on the internet in recent months depicts an extremist group who threatens to turn Belgium into a Muslim country.
It was also recently revealed that Muslims constitute one-quarter of the population of Brussels and that the most popular name for newborn babies in the city in 2011 was Muhammad. It was also the most popular name for babies in Antwerp, where an estimated 40 percent of primary school children are Muslims.
Sharia has also been implemented in several places in Britain to the dismay of local residents. According to reports last year, Islamists set up zones where the Muslim Sharia law would be enforced.
Some communities were bombarded with bright yellow posters which read: ‘You are entering a Sharia-controlled zone – Islamic rules enforced.’
The messages were found on bus stops and street lamps and were seen across certain boroughs in London. They order that ‘no gambling’, ‘no music or concerts’, ‘no drugs or smoking’ and ‘no alcohol’ should be seen in the Sharia-controlled zone.
European leaders are aware of the phenomenon and are trying to deal with it, yet at the same time fear that a direct confrontation with these groups will lead to terrorist attacks in these quiet countries. Perhaps the Toulouse terrorist will turn on that red light and will place a warning sign that will cause leaders to work to prevent the next attack.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Jewish World Waking Up to An Ancient Prophecy About Moshiach

An ancient prophecy about the coming of the Messiah, quoted by the Rebbe in 1991 et the time of the Gulf War, is appearing now in Jewish news sources such as Israel National News, Hamodia, and below, the Jewish Press. This prophecy, from the Yalkut Shimoni, reveals that Arab nations fighting each other heralds the arrival of the Messiah and the unfolding of the Messianic Era.

Crises And Wake-Up Calls: The Only Answer

Esther Jungreis

 There is an amazing prophecy in the Yalkut Shimoni – a Midrashic compilation that eerily foretells the events of today: Rabbi Yitzchok said, “The year in which Melech HaMashiach will be revealed, all the nations of the world will be provoking each other. The king of Persia (Iran) will provoke the king of Arabia (Saudi Arabia). The king of Arabia will go to the King of Edom (the leader of the Christian nations – the president of the United States) to take counsel, and the king of Persia (Ahmadinejad) will threaten to destroy the entire world.

Netanyahu Gives Obama a Megillah, A Not So Subtle Message About Iran.

Right before the Jewish holiday of Purim (this year on March 8), Netanyahu met with Barack Obama in the White House. On the agenda was the nuclear threat from Iran (the seat of ancient Persia). The Prime Minister's gift to Obama, a Megillas Esther (a scroll retelling the miracle of Purim) was not lost on anyone who knows the story: many centuries ago when the Jews of Persia were threatened with annihilation, the leadership of Mordechai and the Jewish Queen Esther strengthened the commitment of the Jewish people to their faith to the point that a great miracle was wrought for them and they defeated their enemies. 
In our time, the Rebbe said that because we are in the era of the Redemption, "Jews can maintain their Judaism with great strength and mastery, also over the nations of the world, for it all depends on their will."
(Parshas Vayigash, 1992)   

Netanyahu Gives Obama a Purim Message to Heed

Monday, March 5, 2012

Leading Torah Scholar Exhorts Israel to Prepare for the Redemption.

In 1991 at the time of the Gulf War,  the Rebbe  MHM announced to the Jewish people as a prophecy, "The time of your Redemption has arrived. " The Rebbe referred to an ancient mystical text, the Yalkut Shemoni, which describes the Gulf War in detail and says that at this time Moshiach (the Messiah) will be revealed. Recently this passage is appearing in the news with reference to the current crisis with Iran. A secular Israeli paper, Yediot Achranot, printed the ancient text from the Yalkut, and said that maybe it applies right now. Also, a venerable Torah sage quoted this passage and told a packed crowd in Brooklyn, NY:

"Maybe the time for the Geulah* has arrived. We must prepare for the Geulah.”
* Geulah = the Redemption
Art by Baruch Nachshon
From Matzav.com
Rav Moshe Wolfson spoke Tuesday night (2/14/12) in a rare mid-week assembly for his kehillah, Emunas Yisroel in Boro Park, asking bluntly why there is no greater uproar within the community over the potential for war over Iran’s nuclear ambitions.
“Why are we quiet? Where is the awakening? Why is everyone so apathetic?” asked Rav Wolfson, who is also mashgiach of Yeshivah Torah Vodaath. “Everyone is busy with narishkeiten, we don’t hear the alarm? We don’t know that we have to pierce the heavens for rachamim from the Ribbono Shel Olam?”
Rav Wolfson told the packed beis medrash of nearly 1,000 people that the potential for a war encompassing Iran, Israel, Europe and the United States over the next few weeks is a real one, and Klal Yisrael must prepare itself spiritually.
“Everyone knows that there is currently a growing danger from Iran - and it is a great error for whoever does not know this,” Rav Wolfson said. “Why should a Yid not know what is happening to [other] Yidden? Everyone must know what is happening in regard to other Yidden. Everyone must know what is happening in Eretz Yisrael.”
Rav Wolfson began talking this past Shabbos about the dangers from the Iran crisis, when he stopped and said that it was not a subject to discuss on Shabbos. He said he would continue the topic during the week. The last time he called for a special asifah during the week to discuss current events was in 1991, prior to the Gulf War.
Rav Wolfson started his address, which was carried live by Kol Halashon, with the famous Rambam, who writes that it is a mitzvah to daven during troubled times. “If you don’t daven,” the Rambam says, “then it is a cruelty, since it will get worse.”
“The leader in Iran says clearly - he repeated it this week - that he wants to kill, Rachmana litzlan, every Yid in the world, just like Haman,” Rav Wolfson said. “If he will be successful, chas v’shalom, in getting the nuclear bomb - and experts says he will have it by the summer - it will be a great danger for Klal Yisrael.”
“A good part of the world’s Jews live in Israel, and the government there says that they will attack Iran first, before they could get the nuclear bomb. If that happens, everyone knows that that will cause a world war.”
Rav Wolfson said that he heard that Harav Yosef Rosenblum, Rosh Yeshivah of Yeshivah Shaarei Yosher, spoke recently about the crisis with Iran - he said that during this eis tzarah, “Hashem is judging us on every klal and on every prat.”
Rav Wolfson quoted the Pesikta, who says that the year when Moshiach will come all nations will battle each other. The spark that will set it off, according to the Medrash, will be when the king of Paras - which is modern-day Iran - will threaten “Arabia,” presumably Saudi Arabia, such as is happening today.
Arabia will go for an alliance with Edom - the culture of Edom is today’s Western world, Europe and United States. Paras will then destroy the world and the Yidden will be thrown into turmoil. Hashem will then say: “Do not fear, the time for your Geulah has come.”
Rav Wolfson noted how eerily similar this Medrash is to what is occurring today.
“We don’t have to be in a panic,” Rav Wolfson said, “Hashem will perform miracles for us. But efsher takeh. Maybe the time for the Geulah has arrived. We must prepare for the Geulah.”