29 June 2014

With An Eye on the Daily Headlines

1 Tamuz 5774
Rosh Chodesh

Excepted from Lights on Orot by R. David Samson and Tzvi Fishman:

"...What does it mean to 'yearn for Salvation'? The commentary of the Ran explains this as a yearning for the fulfillment of the words of the Prophets in one's lifetime. A Jew has to have one eye on the Tanach, and one eye on the daily headlines to see how the prophecies of Redemption are being materialized in his lifetime...."

Mid East is sizzling: Armed US drones over Baghdad, Saudi, Jordanian tanks deploy

IDF preparing for possible Gaza offensive

Thousands flee Ukraine for Russia; truce nears end

North Korea fires 2 short-range missiles

Thousands go without water as Detroit cuts service for nonpayment

The race to stop Las Vegas from running dry