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Predictions and prophets

Reader comment on item: Did Theodor Herzl Make the All-Time Best Prediction?

Submitted by PezDispenser (Israel), Aug 30, 2017 at 04:54

I didn't know that it was exactly 50 years! That is an amazing prediction, albeit Herzl left a lot of leeway on it materializing.

A second candidate for predictive powers goes to Jabotinsky, another famous Zionist leader, who went around Poland in 1938 warning of the upcoming Holocaust and ending with another prediction about Jewish independence:

"...it is already three years that I am calling upon you, Polish Jewry, who are the crown of world Jewry.
I continue to warn you incessantly that a catastrophe is coming closer. I became grey and old in these years. My heart bleeds, that you, dear brothers and sisters, do not see the volcano which will soon begin to spit its all-consuming lava. I see that you are not seeing this because you are immersed and sunk in your daily worries. Today, however, I demand from you trust. You were convinced already that my prognoses have already proven to be right. If you think differently, then drive me out of your midst! However, if you do believe me, then listen to me in this 12th hour:

In the name of God! Let anyone of you save himself as long as there is still time. And time there is very little...and what else I would like to say to you in this day of Tisha B'Av: whoever of you will escape from the catastrophe, he or she will live to see the exalted moment of a great Jewish wedding: the rebirth and the rise of a Jewish state. I don't know if I will be privileged to see it; my son will! I believe in this as I am sure that tomorrow morning the sun will rise."

Source:
http://thejerusalemconnection.us/blog/2011/08/08/jabotinsky-warning-to-warsaw-jews-tisha-bav-1938/

Maybe it's time to edit the Bible and add Herzl and Jabotinsky to the list of prophets...


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Title Commenter Date Thread
Herzl was prophetic [29 words]Michael SSep 17, 2017 15:24240844
Herzl Biography? [22 words]PaulKSep 3, 2017 15:12240688
Predictions [90 words]Brian O' ReillySep 3, 2017 11:05240685
Herzl Did Make One Big Blooper [97 words]DaveSep 2, 2017 13:26240670
Israeli pizz-azz [139 words]AndySep 4, 2017 07:30240670
1Predictions and prophets [301 words]PezDispenserAug 30, 2017 04:54240649
Seeing the future [50 words]
w/response from Daniel Pipes
Paul RothbergAug 29, 2017 17:41240640

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