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.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012


An effort to unite Jews all over the world will take place Sunday, September 23, as millions stop what they are doing to give charity and ask the Almighty to send Moshiach, the redeemer of Israel and the world. Here are some of the times:

Israel: 17:00
New York: 11:00 AM
Los Angeles: 8:00 AM
Paris: 17:00
Sydney: 1:00 Sept. 24

Here is the prayer in English (after giving coins to charity):

English Prayer
"Master of the Universe,
We, the children of Israel, ask you for Mashiach to redeem us , now and with mercy, from exile and all suffering, to reveal your Name in the world and to bring peace."

ALL JEWS AS ONE: This unique event in Jewish history has been created by motivated Jewish people with the help and blessings of rabbis around the world of all affiliations (Ashkenazim, Sephardim, Chassidim) with a strong desire that all Jews will be united at the same instant, observant or not, whatever beliefs, affiliation, age, nationality to end all suffering and to welcome the revelation of Hashem's (G-d) Name. 
Time is of the essence. Please, pass it on now!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Enemies threaten, so why do the Jews rejoice?

The Crown of Torah by Baruch Nachshon
As we enter Rosh Hashana, the Jewish new year, 5773, we see a world in chaos. So how can one explain the jubilant mood of the Jewish people?  Below are two videos. The first, from Aish HaTorah, expresses the feeling that no matter how far wrong someone has gone, a Jew can always return to his essential self and love his fellow Jew. This is the spirit of the Redemption.

The second video is from Chassidic singing star Lipa Schmeltzer, "Mizrach" (east - the direction toward Jerusalem to which all Jewish people pray). He is backed up by a special battalion for religious Israeli soldiers, the Netzah Yehuda. "East, west, up and down, north and south, gather together from the four corners of the earth...(an allusion to the final Redemption when all Jews will be reunited).

How to account for this happy mood when the enemies of Israel are plotting her destruction? Here are the words of the Rebbe:

Currently there is..an undesirable turmoil in the world...In regard to the Jewish people, however, the situation is such that the "flood" in the world is not a cause for turmoil and confusion. Most emphatically, the opposite is the case: This "flood" represents a very positive and desirable situation for the Jewish people because, "All that I have done I have done only for your sake. For what reason are you afraid? Do not fear. The time of your Redemption has arrived."
                     (Torah portion Chaya Sarah, 1991)

http://www.aish.com/h/hh/video/What-Makes-Rosh-Hashanah-Beautiful.html (suggested by A. Z. Rozenfeld)

Lipa Schmeltzer music video, "Mizrach." (as seen on Chabad.info)

Friday, September 14, 2012

Canada, A True Friend to Israel

Of the leading nations of the world, the only one to take seriously the nuclear threat and war-mongering out of Iran is Canada. When they pulled their diplomats out of Teheran, they cited not only the terrorism Iran is exporting abroad, but also, their lies and menacing speeches against Israel. Again and again, the Canadian government, under the leadership of prime minister Stephen Harper, has stood up for Israel.

Canada closes embassy in Iran, to expel Iranian diplomats

Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird 

 OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada has closed its embassy in Iran and will expel all Iranian diplomats in Canada within five days, Foreign Minister John Baird said on Friday, denouncing Tehran as the biggest threat to global security.
"Diplomatic relations between Canada and Iran have been suspended," Baird said.
He cited Iran's nuclear program, its hostility toward Israel and Iranian military assistance to the government of President Bashar al-Assad of Syria, which is locked in civil war with rebels. He also said Iran was a state sponsor of terrorism.
Canada's move was swiftly applauded by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who has strongly warned of the danger of a growing threat from Iran.
Baird accused Iran of showing blatant disregard for the safety of foreign diplomats. "Canada views the government of Iran as the most significant threat to global peace and security in the world today," he said in a statement.
"Under the circumstances, Canada can no longer maintain a diplomatic presence in Iran," he said, declaring that Iran had shown "blatant disregard" for the Vienna Convention's guarantee of protection for diplomats.
Ottawa has long had poor relations with Iran, in part because of its enmity toward close Canadian ally Israel.
"I wish to congratulate (Canadian) Prime Minister Stephen Harper who has made a bold leadership move that sends a clear message to Iran and to the entire world," Netanyahu said in a statement from Jerusalem.
"The determination shown by Canada is of great importance in order for the Iranians to understand that they cannot go on with their race toward nuclear arms. This practical step must set an example of international morality and responsibility to the international community," he said.
The United States has not had a functioning embassy in Tehran since the 1979-81 hostage crisis, when 52 Americans were held for 444 days. Britain's embassy in Tehran has been closed since it was stormed by protesters last November.
During the hostage crisis, the Canadian embassy in Tehran sheltered six U.S. diplomats who had avoided capture, and then helped them leave Iran with Canadian passports in January 1980. The Canadian embassy then closed, reopening only in 1988.
(Additional reporting by David Ljunggren; Editing by Vicki Allen and David Storey)

Monday, September 10, 2012

Ancient Mystery: When Will the Kingdom of Persia Fall?

An ancient source mentions the fall of Persia as one of the mysteries that cannot be known until it happens. Will this prophetic vision be fulfilled in our days? Ein Yakov, a compendium of narratives of 1500 years ago from the Talmud, mentions that there are seven things that are hidden from man. Three of these relate to the time of the final Redemption. First is the mention of the day of consolation (which hints at one of the names of the Messiah, "Menachem," the consoler). Second, the restoration of the kingdom of David (from whom the Messiah is descended). And third, when the kingdom of Persia will fall. At the time of the Talmud, the Persian Empire included the following countries:
Northern Saudi Arabia

Ein Yakov, "Legends of the Talmud,"
Volume 2, p. 34-35
"Our rabbis were taught: Seven things are hidden from men: The day of death; the day of consolation;*
the profundity of Divine judgement; [a man should not know] of what occupation one may make a living and what is in the heart of his fellow man; when the kingdom of David will be restored to its place, and when the kingdom of Persia may fall."

*When Israel shall return to his land and the words (of Isaiah) will be fulfilled. "For the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of G-d as waters cover the sea." Note here that the Talmud distinguished this return from that of the kingdom of David as two separate things.