For years, the American magazine, Sports Illustrated, has run a weekly mini-report entitled, “Signs of the Apocalypse” (or something like that). It is a one-or-two sentence announcement that features some weekly occurrence in the Sports world. Typically, it focuses on someone doing something really stupid. It highlights how incredibly awful highly-paid or famous people can be. Such behaviour by those we honour, the piece suggests, is surely a sign that our world must soon end.
Mostly, these incidents entertain.
That magazine comes from America. We live in Israel, which follows a different religious and cultural orientation. So if someone in America thinks about Christian-inspired Destruction, perhaps we can think about a Jewish-inspired Redemption.
Consider now some recent examples from the news that, in some way—humorous and not so humorous-- might suggest that the world might be preparing for something New. If you don’t see how these headlines might pre-sage a Jewish Redemption, that’s okay. That just means that your ‘Redemption training’ isn’t up-to-date.
For February, 2013:
-Seriously, what's so funny about a trillion dollar coin? (Al Jazeera English)
-France's Le Pen battles 'Islamonazi occupation' (Al Jazeera english)
-Debtpocalypse and the hollowing out of America (Al Jazeera English)
-Anti-Semitism Rising in Every Nook and Cranny (Arutz Sheva)
-Fire is bursting up through the streets of Omaha (msnNow.com)
-6.7-Magnitude Earthquake Hits Chile (Arutz Sheva)
-Politicians Seek Blessing from Influential Gerrer Rebbe (Arutz Sheva)
-Australian (national) Election Scheduled For Yom Kippur (Arutz Sheva)
-Person claiming to be pastor leaves waiter note: ‘I give God 10%. Why do you get 18?’ (Yahoo!news)
-Water Authority: "Israel's Water Crisis Has Ended." (Arutz Sheva)
-History Made as Natural Gas Flows from Ship to Hadera (Arutz Sheva)
- Photo of Dead Arab Children Wins International Press Award (Arutz Sheva)
Do these headlines signal that a ‘change’ is coming?
Should we believe that hyper-inflation and debt in America—along with water 'growth' and natural gas discoveries in Israel--could signal a sea-change for us all?
When politicians go to the Gerrer Rebbe for blessings, do we conclude that they know something we don’t?
Maybe such headlines are meaningless. Perhaps we needn’t worry about these things. After all, who cares if the streets of Omaha are on fire?