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, April 26, 2012

South Carolina Political Leader Affirms Support For Israel After Visit to Judea & Samaria

"I see the roots of the Jewish people on this land and in this region."
   - Rep. Alan Clemmons

"Because he was impressed by the biblical and archaeological sites in Samaria, Clemmons told the Shomron Regional Council’s Foreign Relations Department that he plans to work toward bringing hundreds of volunteers from the U.S. to help the archaeological excavations in the region."  Israel National News

"Ours is the last generation of exile and the first generation of redemption. Therefore, we have a unique responsibility to spread good, righteousness, and justice throughout the world at large, teaching the gentile nations to observe the seven universal laws commanded to Noach and his descendants. This will serve as a preparation for the era when "I will make the nations pure of speech and they will all call on the name of the L-rd..." - The Lubavitcher Rebbe, Toldos 5750

Rep. Alan Clemmons

Pro-Israel U.S. Rep. Tours Judea and Samaria

Rep. Alan Clemmons moved by the archaeological excavations in Judea and Samaria; plans to bring volunteers to help.
By Elad Benari
First Publish: 12/4/2011, 3:36 AM

South Carolina Representative Alan Clemmons visited on Friday the community of Netzer, between Elazar and Alon Shvut. During the visit, Clemmons was given a tour by the leader of the Women in Green movement, who explained about local residents’ daily struggle to safeguard state lands from Arab encroachment.
Clemmons, a Christian friend of Israel, is behind the "South Carolina Stands With Israel" resolution, a bill that was passed in June calling on the State of Israel to retain control over Judea and Samaria and highlighting what it terms the “cordial and mutually beneficial relations” enjoyed by Israel and South Carolina since 1948.
The resolution resolved that “the members of this body support Israel in their natural and G-d-given right of self-governance and self-defense upon their own lands, recognizing that Israel is neither an attacking force nor an occupier of the lands of others…”
During his visit to Netzer, Clemmons was very moved to walk on the Path of the Patriarchs and very upset to hear about the Arabs’ sabotage and attacks against the Jews planting in the area. Clemmons praised the determined Jewish activists who continue to plant and safeguard the land, not caving in to the Arab agricultural terror.
Clemmons also visited the archaeological excavation sites in Itamar, Har Gerizim and Tel Shiloh. During these visits he was accompanied by the director of the Shomron International Liaison Office, David Ha’Ivri, and by Yossi Dagan of the Shomron Residents Committee.
Clemmons, who was moved by what he had seen, told reporters who accompanied him on the tour, “Many people in the United States have no comprehensive knowledge and they think that Judea and Samaria are not related to the State of Israel and are occupied territory. I admit that I too came here with incorrect stigmas. After a day of touring Samaria I was shocked and moved by what I saw. When I tour here today and see the archeology and the ancient Jewish roots here in Itamar, Tel Shiloh, and Mount Gerizim, I see the roots of the Jewish people on this land and this region. I support Jewish development and construction in this region.”
“I wish President Barack Obama would come with me on a tour of Samaria, and then he’d probably change his mind,” added Clemmons, referring to Obama's questionable policy on Israel, which has resulted in criticism from the Republicans.
Because he was impressed by the biblical and archaeological sites in Samaria, Clemmons told the Shomron Regional Council’s Foreign Relations Department that he plans to work toward bringing hundreds of volunteers from the U.S. to help the archaeological excavations in the region.
The head of the Shomron Regional Council, Gershon Mesika, welcomed the new venture and said, “For the past two years we have hosted dozens of volunteers from abroad during the summer to help harvest the vineyards in Samaria, and we can see clearly how when those volunteers return to their countries after several months of volunteering in Samaria, they become ambassadors of Israel. We look forward to being a bridge of bringing together Judea and Samaria and the entire State of Israel and to hosting hundreds and thousands of volunteers – be it in agriculture or archaeological excavations.”

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Sunday, April 22, 2012

Flatbush Jews: Believing, Praying,Waiting for Redemption

A rabbinical leader in Brooklyn calls for the community to prepare for the Redemption. (Thanks to Chabad.info)

"We all see clearly that we are actually holding by the days preceding Mashiach (the Messiah). One of the main signs is that things are happening very quickly and early. Early – as you can see in the weather. The flowers of Shavuos came out in late March this year. The weather of June is here in April. So the bria is saying that things are moving very quickly and early. What’s happening in the industrial world, changes that would have happened in years are now happening in  months, even weeks. This indicates clearly that Mashiach is near.
            The Zohar says that the sign of the footsteps of Mashiach, the near arrival of Mashiach, is when the gates of wisdom open up and the world is showered with unbelievable wisdom."

Monday, April 16, 2012

"Swords into plowshares," - Transitioning to a world of peace

And they shall beat their swords into plowshares
and their spears into pruning hooks.
Nation shall not lift up sword against nation
neither shall they learn war any more.

                                                                             - Isaiah 2: 2-4

"Since these days the heads of state of the nations of the world are
making decisions and announcements regarding the reduction and 
elimination of weapons and the increase in things required for the
maintenance of (their) economies...this is a clear sign of the beginning
of the fulfillment of this prophecy as part of the true and complete
redemption through Moshiach."
                 The Lubavitcher Rebbe, 1991

"The 1990s was a period of remarkable progress in peaceful transition in the world,...Spending on the military plummeted almost 40% worldwide." 
                From Defense to Development, Ann Markusen

“ (We) support and promote the processes by which people, skills, technology, equipment, financial and economic resources are shifted from the military or defense sector towards alternative civilian purposes.”
Bonn International Center for Conversion (BICC), established in 1994

The peaceful use of military technology represents the trend of history.”  
         China Academy of Engineering Physics  

A new book, Scientific Thought in Messianic Times, documents the transformation of weapons of war into instruments of peace taking place in our time. Here is an overview of Professor Silman's book in a review by Rabbi Dovi Reichman.

Finally, religion is on the offensive. Science not only does not debunk religion, quite on the contrary, it helps us understand and prepare for the coming of Moshiach, as Professor Shimon Silman, Professor of Mathematics at Touro College and Founder/Director of the RYAL Institute, asserts in his new book Scientific Thought in Messianic Times
Kabbala calls it “Unification.” Science calls it “The Theory of Everything.” But regardless of the disparate nomenclature, the two terms represent the epicentre of both Kabbalistic and (current) scientific thought. Science is finally coming around to support the mainstay of Kabbalistic and Chassidic thought.  

Myriads of books and articles have been published attempting to explain – to various degrees of success – why science does not conflict, contradict, or disprove religion. Science used to be, and is still considered by many, a foe of religion and everything Divine. Religion has seemingly been on the defensive since time immemorial; even the Rambam, living in the 12th century, had to respond to challenges made by advocates of the scientific disciplines.  

Professor Silman, turning the tables on religion bashers, shows how science is currently coming of age and is rapidly trending in the direction of actually proving the central theme of Kabbala and Jewish Mysticism—the absolute unity of G-d. Not that Kabbala needs support or approbation from science, quite to the contrary. But showing how science supports the central notion of kabbala, and furthermore, prepares us for the raison d’etre of our existence—the coming of Moshiach—is, for the understatement of this millennium, revolutionary.  

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Bifurcated into different chapters, Silman first demonstrates how science, across a wide range of disciplines, is moving towards transforming military technology initially developed for battle and bloodshed into tools of peace, health, and prosperity, thus actualizing Isaiah’s prophecy of “turning swords into ploughshares.”  
But even more avant-garde, the author then shows how the current scientific vogue, with “string theory” and “the theory of everything” being the all the rage, actually prepares us for the Messianic era! In the Messianic era we will see the unity of G-d, and these theories give us a mindset of unity of the entire universe! The book concludes with an impressive and inspiring view of the nature of science in the era of Moshiach.