Prophecy And Commonsense


About the author: Contributing Editor Gadi Adelman is a freelance writer and lecturer on the history of terrorism and counterterrorism. He grew up in Israel, studying terrorism and Islam for 35 years after surviving a terrorist bomb i ... [read 's FULL BIO]

Given the current events and instability in the middle east, whether you look at the prophecy of the old testament or use history and common sense, the conclusion is the same. Gadi Adelman sat down for a candid back and forth conversation with Rabbi Aryel Nachman.

Gadi Adelman: Rabbi, you know since my return from Israel in 1981 I have been warning the U.S. that terrorism would strike our shores. I was called an alarmist, but that was only because the term “Islamophobe” had yet to be invented. I was called crazy and no one listened.

Rabbi Aryel Nachman: Gadi, Islam is Amalek. Many people say Amalek no longer exists, but this is not so. G-d told us that Amalek would be against the House of Israel until the time of the Messiah. Just as G-d will return the exiles to Israel, Amalek must be destroyed. Islam draws the children of Amalek together using the same methods and tactics to attack as they did in ancient days; attack from the rear, attack the unarmed and innocent, attack the young and the old.

GA: Rabbi, that is so true, but people don’t see it. In 1993 the World Trade Center was bombed in an act of terrorism that killed 6 and injured over 1000. This was all compliments of financing from Khaled Sheikh Mohammed and training of those that carried it out in Al-Qaeda training camps in Afghanistan. Few started to listen to me; I was still just an alarmist.

RAN: It was a warning. G-d does not punish, act or implement a decree without long warning. He is not a highwayman who crouches in the darkness to spring forth on the unwary traveler. G-d warns time and again to turn back the wayward to the path of righteousness.

GA: Yes, and then came September 11, 2001, no explanation needed here; needless to say my phone didn’t stop ringing for years. What bothered me was that overnight it seemed that there had been a population explosion of “terrorism experts” on television, radio and in news print. I must admit that 99% of those I heard knew nothing about terror, had we truly had that many “experts” prior to 9/11, 9/11 never would have happened.

RAN: But remember Gadi, G-d only acts when the cup of abominations has overflown. Just as he did with Sodom and Gomorrah, the Hittites, Gergashites, Amorites, Canaanites, Perizzites, Hivites and the Jebusites. He uses the nations to strike and to punish. G-d sends prophets to warn His people. Only when they have ignored His warnings, defamed his prophets and turned onto the path of self-destruction does He finally act with harsh judgment.

GA: Speaking of judgment… Since 9/11 I have gone from being an alarmist to being an Islamophobe. Once again, very few listened. In 1981 I told an FBI interviewer that Islamic terror would hit the US in ten years. It was an ‘off the cuff’ statement at the time, but I was only 2 years off. I am not psychic or clairvoyant; I use my knowledge of terrorism, Islam, history and commonsense.

RAN: Commonsense like that of Pirkei Avot (Ethics of the Fathers). This tells us: Warm yourself before the fire of the sages, but be heedful of their glowing coals for fear that you be burned, for their bite is the bite of a jackal and their sting the sting of a scorpion and their hiss the hiss of a serpent, and all their words are like coals of fire.

GA: Rabbi, I realize that commonsense is no longer common, but what will it take for people, normal everyday Americans to see that what has happened throughout Europe and the UK with Islam has already started here?

RAN: Listen to the words of Proverbs, “That the wise man may hear, and increase in learning, and the man of understanding may attain unto wise counsels; to understand a proverb, and a figure; the words of the wise, and their dark sayings. The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge; but the foolish despise wisdom and discipline.”

GA: Yes, Proverbs speaks of learning, knowledge and wisdom. So given the current situations throughout the Middle East, specifically the so-called Arab Spring, how much more has to occur day to day before we in America wake up to the truth? The answer to that is frightening because I believe it may take another 9/11 type attack or another bloody Arab/ Israeli war with the U.S. military in the Middle East also getting attacked.

RAN: “Remember what Amalek did unto thee by the way as ye came forth out of Egypt; how he met thee by the way, and smote the hindmost of thee, all that were enfeebled in thy rear, when thou wast faint and weary; and he feared not G-d. Therefore it shall be, when the LORD thy G-d hath given thee rest from all thine enemies round about, in the land which the LORD thy G-d giveth thee for an inheritance to possess it, that thou shalt blot out the remembrance of Amalek from under heaven; thou shalt not forget.”

GA: Rabbi, history and commonsense can often be a crystal ball into seeing what the future may hold, but when the words and actions of those involved are added to the mix it’s no longer conjecture, it’s reality.

RAN: Exactly! What is so hard to understand? Have we not been shown time and time again throughout the Torah and the Tanach what is happening is not new, only a repeat of the past? In the words of the great Rabbi, Maimonides “Awake! You sleepers from your slumbers. You who waste eternity in the pursuit of the moment!”

GA: Rabbi, you know that at its peak, the Islamic Empire, also known as the Ottoman Empire or the Ottoman Caliphate controlled much of southeastern Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa, comprising some 1.2 million square miles. That same area today include parts or all of southeast Hungary, Albania, Serbia, Montenegro, Croatia, Macedonia, Slovenia, and Bosnia and Herzegovina, Greece, Bulgaria, Romania, southern and Caucasian Russia, Turkey, Syria, Iraq, Lebanon, Israel, Jordan, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Libya, Tunisia, and Algeria.

The Ottoman Empire ended between 1922 and 1924 but that was not the end, it was the beginning of the next Caliphate. In 1928 the Islamic cleric Hassan al-Banna founded the Muslim Brotherhood. Hassan al-Banna stated,

“It is the nature of Islam to dominate, not to be dominated, to impose its law on all nations and to extend its power to the entire planet.”

The Muslim Brotherhoods motto is,

“Allah is our objective. The Prophet is our leader. Qur’an is our law. Jihad is our way. Dying in the way of Allah is our highest hope.”

The fact is, each and every country where the ‘Arab Spring’ has overthrown its government with so called Democratic intentions, the Muslim Brotherhood has come to power. The west needs to understand that when these countries talk about ‘Democracy’, their definition of Democracy is not the same as ours.

RAN: Correct, and had Saul destroyed Amalek as G-d told him, it would not have been necessary for Esther to save us from Haman. If we had learned our lesson after the destruction of the first Beit HaMikdash and the Babylonian Exile, the Romans would not have destroyed the second Beit HaMikdash and sent us into exile around the world. If we don’t learn from the past we will only replay it in the future.

GA: Exactly. “Replay it in the future”, look at the new Egyptian President, Mohamed Morsi, he is talking about amending Egypt’s peace treaty with Israel. Morsi is a leading figure in the Muslim Brotherhood.

RAN: Yes and Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson (zt”l) told us in 1970,
“Since the signing of the Camp David Accords and Treaty, the consequences it has spawned have turned out to be even worse than I feared. Now, some 18 months later, everyone can clearly see that Egypt never intended to keep its promises fully. Right from the moment it took over one segment of Sinai after another, it broke its pledge to keep these zones demilitarized; though for the sake of expediency this matter has been hushed up. Even at this moment Egypt is busily engaged in aggressive military preparations (the construction of tunnels under the Suez is but one glaring example). This should come as no surprise, given the record of broken Egyptian pledges in the period following the Yom Kippur War, and ever since 1948. At the same time, it is demanding, and obtaining, from the U.S., an ever-increasing supply of the most sophisticated weaponry, not to mention what is going to such other “moderate” Arab states as Saudi Arabia, Jordan, and even Iraq.”

GA: And then there’s Syria, Syria’s leader President Assad and his government are on the verge of collapse and Al-Qaeda is ready to step in.

Iranian General, Gholam Reza Jalali stated just last Wednesday,

“… that there is no other way but to stand firm and resist until Israel is destroyed.”

And not to be outdone, Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said later the same day,

“… the superfluous and fake Zionist (regime) will disappear from the landscape.”

RAN: What they don’t understand or know is that the land was given to Israel forever to dwell in, it is not ours to do with as we please, it is G-d’s to do with as He wills. The people in the land of Canaan were dispossessed because of their abominations, and we were told not to make deals with them, or to “exchange the land for peace”. It is He, the Righteous Judge who determines what will, and will not happen, not the magicians and necromancers of the false prophets.

GA: And once again all we need to do is look at history. Look at the history of the Ottoman Empire and the Muslim Brotherhood, more importantly; listen to their words. Commonsense is not even needed; anyone with eyes and ears can see the future happening now.

RAN: Blessings and Curse are laid out in the Torah to tell us, not just then, but for every generation leading into the future, what will happen to us if we obey and what will happen if we turn away. At the Yarden River, before we were allowed to cross over to possess the land, we were taught a song, not just a song, but a song of whoa and dread to stand as a witness against us if we should turn away from the path of righteousness. We were told to sing this song whenever times were dark. It is a warning to turn back to HaShem and away from idolatry; it is a reminder that “past is prologue”.

We have Torah and the books of the prophets, writings and chronicles. This is not just stories to teach our children, or to read on a cold night next to the fire! These are intended to teach us to beware of the circumstances of the past so we do not repeat them in the future.

GA: And we have history and commonsense, if people would just open their eyes and ears they would see what is coming and we could defeat the enemy!

RAN: The times are dark, sing the song and go back and study the books. Then you will know how to make a stand and defeat the enemy!

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  • Brian

    Jan I’m happy as well with the new addition to the site, it’s great to have someone who knows the alleys and inner circles of those who desire us dead. My only beef is the us of “G-d” instead of the word God in the article. This really bothers me that we are masking God’s name and for the life of me I just don’t understand why we do that….
    Thanks for what you do for the rest of us,

    • Gadi Adelman

      The reason the Rabbi left out the letter “o” of the word God is because religious Jews are not allowed to say or write God. That is why in the article he refers to “Hashem” literally translated it means “His Name” in Hebrew.

  • John Smithson

    Thanks for the post on Prophecy. As a Christian I support Israel 100%. I belong to 3 groups that support Israel. For many years Ive studied the Bible alot. Ive been a adult & youth Sunday School teacher, involved in bus ministry,city,county & prison ministry, youth director,nursing home & hospital visitation. The Bible,Gods Word, Jesus my Saviour & the Holy Ghost is the center of everything I do. I believe the Old Testiment 100% as well as the New Testiment 100% Now there are signs giving to us to be watching such as an increase in Wars, at this time I wont go into all of them However all the signs are right in front of us. The muslum brotherhood is on our soil as well as Hamas,Hezbulls,Islamic Jihad & Al Queda. Be prepared America These arent the ones who think they can educate us to death. Read the New Testiment for yourselves the signs are pointed out clearly & watch whats happening in the world. GOD BLESS AMERICA

    • Vic

      If you studied your Bible more, you will find out the difference between the state of Israel, the Jews and who is the true Israel ( Israelites) of the Bible. Christians are not to align themselves with or support those who despise Jesus Christ. Your Christian Bible warns you about this. Find out where true Israel resides in the world. Clue- it is not in the middle east.

      • John Smithson

        Gods Word I will bless those who bless Israel,I will curse those who curse Israel-Tho shalt not tempt thy Lord thy God-Presently I hold 3 Bible studies a week in my home, attend Adult sunday school,regular sunday service,sunday evening service,wednesday evening service, a friday night service,visitation tuesday,Im a trustee of the church-Jesus,Gods Word 7 The Holy Ghost is the center of this. Vic get behind me satan

  • Jim Andrus

    Jan, I just read your article and first want to say how refreshing it is to find someone in the media who is not ashamed of proclaiming the gospel of Christ! Your words were an inspiration and blessing this morning. Second, thank you for posting this interview; as Christians it is so comforting to know that in the midst of all the current administration madness, God is still on the throne and He is in control. It is easy to give in to fear, but 2nd Timothy 1:7 says, “For God has not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” 🙂 Love the new site!

  • adamenochnoah

    When I got to the point of the 1993 WTC bombing, I quite reading this article. That false flag event was engineered by the FBI as agent provocateurs. This is well proven & documented as the FBI got caught with their pants down on that one. It all came out in court. Take your your weak BS somewhere else…

  • Raymond

    Orville Smith, a store manger for Best Buy in Augusta, Ga., told
    police he observed a male customer, later identified as Tyrone
    Jackson of Augusta, on surveillance cameras putting a laptop
    computer under his jacket. When confronted the man became
    irate, knocked down an employee, drew a knife and goes for the door. Outside on the walkway were 4 Marines collecting toys for the
    Toys for Tots program. Smith said the Marines stopped the man,
    but Jackson stabbed one of the Marines. Cpl. Phillip Duggan in
    the back; the injury did not appear to be severe.

    After the Police and an ambulance arrived at the scene Cpl.
    Duggan was transported for treatment.

    “The subject was also transported to the local hospital with
    two broken arms, a broken ankle, a broken leg, several missing
    teeth, possible broken ribs, multiple contusions, assorted lacerations,
    a broken nose and a broken jaw…injuries he sustained when he
    slipped and fell off the curb after stabbing the Marine.” according
    to a police report.

  • Raymond

    Math Teacher Arrested!

    A public school teacher was arrested today at John F. Kennedy International
    airport as he attempted to board a flight while in possession of a ruler, a
    protractor, a compass, a slide-rule and a calculator. At a morning press
    conference, Attorney General Eric Holder said he believes the man is a
    member of the notorious Al-Gebra movement. He did not identify the man, who
    has been charged by the FBI with carrying weapons of math instruction.
    ‘Al-Gebra is a problem for us’, the Attorney General said. ‘They derive
    solutions by means and extremes, and sometimes go off on tangents in search
    of absolute values.’ They use secret code names like ‘X’ and ‘Y’ and refer
    to themselves as ‘unknowns’, but we have determined that they belong to a
    common denominator of the axis of medieval with coordinates in every
    country. As the Greek philanderer Isosceles used to say, ‘There are 3 sides
    to every triangle’.

    When asked to comment on the arrest, President Obama said, ‘If God had
    wanted us to have better weapons of math instruction, he would have given us
    more fingers and toes.’ White House aides told reporters they could not
    recall a more intelligent or profound statement by the President. It is
    believed that another Nobel Prize will follow.

    • jimmimac

      Hilarious Raymond! !! 5 stars! Why do you not have a word press to press on with your humor!

  • Raymond

    f you are an outspoken Christian in America,
    you need to be concerned.

    If you are an outspoken Christian in America who happens to be a gun owner, you need to bevery concerned.
    And if you are a Christian gun owner who
    disagrees with the Progressive anti-Christian agenda in America and have a platform to inform others, you better believe that you are under intense scrutiny. Sound like paranoid propaganda?

    It’s one thing to say that there is a war against Christianity and an active agenda to disarm Americans, but it’s another thing altogether to watch it unfold, up closeand personal. And yet another to actually document aninsidious but effective tactic that is presently being used
    to silence and disarm Christians right here in America. I will expose a new tactic being used by the atheistic communist supporters of the Obama regime to silence Christian critics and to disarm them at the same time.


  • Raymond

    The Ten Commandments According to Obama.

    I. Thou shalt have no God in America, except for me.
    I am the chosen One. (And like God, I do not have a birth certificate.)

    II. Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image,
    unless it is my face carved on Mt. Rushmore.

    III. Thou shalt not utter my middle name in vain (or in public). Only I can say Barack Hussein Obama.

    IV. Remember tax day, April 15th, to keep it holy.

    V. Honour thy father and thy mother until they are too old and sick to care for. They will cost our public-funded health-care system too much money.

    VI. Thou shalt not kill, unless you have an unwanted, unborn baby. For it would be an abomination to punish your daughter with a baby.

    VII. Thou shalt not commit adultery if you are conservative or a Republican.Liberals and Democrats are hereby forgiven for all of their infidelity and immorality, but the careers of conservatives will be forever destroyed.

    VIII. Thou shalt not steal, until you’ve been elected to public office. Only then is it acceptable to take money from hard-working, successful citizens and give it to those who do not work, illegal immigrants, or thosewho do not have the motivation to better their own lives.

    IX. Thou shalt not discriminate against thy neighbor unless they are conservative,Caucasian, or Christian.

    X. Thou shalt not covet because it is simply unnecessary. I will place such a heavy tax burden on those that have achieved theAmerican Dream that, by the end of my term as President, nobody will have any wealth or material goods left for you to covet.

  • Raymond

    Psalm 1
    1 Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.
    2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.
    3 And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.
    4 The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away.
    5 Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.
    6 For the LORD knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish.

  • blackhawk132

    In the U.S. ; What do we expect . We allowed the fools and athiests to demand God remove Himself from our country so He did. Now we must suffer His wrath. I believe He is waiting to see if we turn from evil but will take action if Obama is re-elected .
    Hold onto your hats. It’s gonna be a rough ride.