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.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Best Selling Author Slips the Rebbe into Spy Novel.

Suggested by Rabbi A. Milchtein

A world-famous author, Robert Ludlum, creates a cameo appearance for the Lubavitcher Rebbe in his best selling spy novel, The Janson Directive. The hero of the story, Janson, a master spy,
disguises himself as a Chossid, complete with card-carrying photo of the Rebbe. In the following scene, Janson is on the deck of a ferry and from time to time gazes at the picture of the Rebbe, identified here as Moshiach, the Messiah.

Uncannily, perhaps, the scene takes place in Chapter Eighteen, which in Hebrew is the numerical equivalent of the word "alive" (chai). And furthermore, if the page number 344 is added up, it comes to eleven, which is a number that for many reasons, mystical and revealed, is associated with the Rebbe.

The Janson Directive

Chapter Eighteen.

Page 344.
The Rebbe

A figure like him, Janson knew, became invisible by virtue of standing out. If the spirit gum on his cheeks itched, and the woolen cloak was uncomfortably hot, it was easy to produce the low-grade anxiety that his role called for. He let the breeze cool him, dry his sweat. There wasn’t any reason to doubt that he was who his passport said he was; from time to time he took out a small plastic encased photograph of the late Rabbi Schneerson, considered by many Hasids to be the messiah, or moshiach, and regarded it lovingly. Such details mattered when one is in character.  


  1. "The hero of the story, Janson, a master spy,
    disguises himself as a Chossid, complete with card-carrying photo of the Rebbe."

    I think you meant to write:

    "The hero of the story, Janson, a master spy,
    disguises himself as a card-carrying Chossid, complete with photo of the Rebbe."

  2. No, I think she meant complete with a card he carries around and looks at lovingly so as to complete the image of himself as a Chosid. But, I think we are nitpicking ... if you read what the book says the character carried the pic of the rebbe with him to complete the look... details are so important when carrying off a con

  3. For those, like me, who won't read the book, here's something I found, to assuage their curiosity:

    "The plot packs more twists than a Rold Gold factory: Ex-U.S. operative Paul Janson is recruited to rescue a kidnapped philanthropist, but in the process uncovers a shadowy conspiracy and becomes an assassination target. The novel's action scenes, including a doozy in which Janson is stalked by snipers in London's Regent's Park, are as thrillingly staged on the page as they'll inevitably be on the big screen."