Sunday, February 06, 2011

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Nevua or Just Chochmah?

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…

sadat-beginIn 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)?

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ruach Hakodesh and Chochma

Devorah said...

Everything the Lubavitcher Rebbe said was nevua.

Dov Bar-Leib said...

He was the Nassi of the previous generation. And he obviously had more Ruach HaKodesh than most of the Gedolim in his dor. Ruach HaKodesh may not be the level of prophecy, but it is a very high level indeed. 1/3 of the TaNaKh is written with Ruach HaKodesh. Even exact dates of future events are given over in the Books of the Holy Writings (Ketuvim) which is an integral part of the Tanakh. The exact year that the Nuremberg sentences on the top eleven Nazis were carried out, are encoded without a doubt in the Book of Esther in the names of Haman's ten sons who were hung on the gallows although they were already killed during the previous day. One of the Nazis, Goring, committed suicide before he could be hung, leaving exactly ten Nazis who were actually hung on the gallows. The three letters reduced in size in the names of Haman's ten sons clearly point to the exact year over 2300 years in the future when these ten Nazis were actually hung! "The King said to Queen Esther, "In Shushan the capital the Jews have slain and annihilated 500 men, as well as the ten sons of Haman; what have they done in the rest of the King's provinces? What is your request now? It shall be granted you. What is your further petition? It shall be done. Esther replied, "If it pleases the King, let tomorrow also be given to the Jews who are in Shushan to act as they did today, and let Haman's ten sons be hanged on the gallows." For 2300 years meforshim have tried to explain why the ten sons of Haman's dead bodies were placed on the gallows the next day, to no avail. But when the year encoded in their names came to pass on the 7th day of Sukkot, Hoshana Rabbah, all became clear. In short, it is no shame to say that someone knows exact dates through Ruach HaKodesh and not outright Prophecy. If it was good enough for Mordechai and Esther, it is good enough for the former Rebbe of Lubavitch, the Nassi HaDor.

Moussa said...

The Israeli government had the advice of such a great Tzaddik available to them and they let it all go to waste. And all this after the Rebbe had correctly predicted the outcome of the Six Day War and of the Yom Kippur War. This just goes to show that the Gedolei HaDor are in a much better position to lead Bnei Yisrael than the Erev Rav we have in government today. I mean most of them don't even have enough intelligence to keep the Shabbat, so how can they lead a country?

josh said...

COL has clippings to the story:
http://www.col.org.il/חדשות_חבד_הרבי_במצרים_עלול_לקרות_מה_שקרה_באיראן_59905.html


Thank you Dov for the explanation.

Moussa, the gedolim are not our political leaders because we do not deserve that, notr even demand it. In the last elections, we tried to convince Rav Shmuel Eliyahu Shlita to run for Knesset but he turned it down. The knesset could be the sanhedrin if we would send righteous people. Instead, we all take part in the secular political process and accept the shenanigans associated with it.

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