by Reb Akiva @ Mystical Paths
Nevuah = prophecy.
Chochman = wisdom.
A well respected Chabad rabbi gave over the following story to his congregation this past Shabbos, which he said was published in Kfar Chabad Magazine in Hebrew. Note this is 3rd hand information with no validation…
In 1981, exactly 30 years ago, the Sinai peace accord with Egypt was up for consideration. The Lubavitcher Rebbe spoke strongly against it, though practically everyone else was strongly in support of it. The Rebbe raised many valid understandable arguments, but of course ultimately he failed to influence the accord to his position and it was accepted by Israel, with Israel returning the Sinai to Egypt (along with it’s oil wells and evacuating the Jewish town of Yamit).
During this time (in 1981) a well respected yid came to the Rebbe and asked him, “why are you so opposed to the Camp David (Sinai) Accords?” The Rebbe answered the question with a question, “What will happen if in 30 years time the present strongman of Egypt is overthrown by those who are opposed to the Peace Treaty.”
Today, as the strongman (Mukbarak) of Egypt falls, it’s exactly 30 years later. And as various videos have shown, BOTH sides of the Egyptian revolution blame the Jews (or use them as a good scapegoat) and want to end the peace treaty.
Nevua (prophecy)? Or Chochmah (wisdom and wise analysis)?