Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Prophecy Unfolding: Japan Inundated by Flooding

Hat tips: Merachefet and Theresa

Apart from the being the title of a movie "The Sinking of Japan", lehavdil it was also suggested that the Psalm 93 prophecy of the Previous Lubavitcher Rebbe may be referring to Japan. And from the news headlines today, it seems to be the case.

The Previous Rebbe says that a certain country will be either totally, or almost totally, inundated by flooding.

This will reach to such an extent that everyone will realize that this is a punishment from G-d; and the world’s political structure will change accordingly.

Read the whole thing at: Prophecies in Psalm 93

Today's News:
ISHINOMAKI, Japan – When water begins to trickle down the streets of her coastal neighborhood, Yoshiko Takahashi knows it is time to hurry home.

Twice a day, the flow steadily increases until it is knee-deep, carrying fish and debris by her front door and trapping people in their homes. Those still on the streets slosh through the sea water in rubber boots or on bicycle.

"I look out the window, and it's like our houses are in the middle of the ocean," says Takahashi, who moved in three years ago.

The March 11 earthquake that hit eastern Japan was so powerful it pulled the entire country out and down into the sea. The mostly devastated coastal communities now face regular flooding, because of their lower elevation and damage to sea walls from the massive tsunamis triggered by the quake.
Japan's northern half sits on the North American tectonic plate. The Pacific plate, which is mostly undersea, normally slides under this plate, slowly nudging the country west. But in the earthquake, the fault line between the two plates ruptured, and the North American plate slid up and out along the Pacific plate.

The rising edge of plate caused the sea floor off Japan's eastern coast to bulge up — one measuring station run by Tohoku University reported an underwater rise of 16 feet (5 meters) — creating the tsunami that devastated the coast. The portion of the plate under Japan was pulled lower as it slid toward the ocean, which caused a corresponding plunge in elevation under the country.

Some areas in Ishinomaki moved southeast 17 feet (5.3 meters) and sank 4 feet (1.2 meters) lower.
More at: Quake shifted Japan; towns now flood at high tide


Devorah Designs said...

I think my eye is so use to separating out words from a long string of letters (as in web URLs and email addresses where people forget that it's OK to use upper and lower case) that when I first glanced at the title of this poster, I saw "Sin King Japan". This would also be a good and appropriate name for this movie poster. Japan is an evil country. And they are still holding our Jewish boys in their prison.

bracha said...

We need to pray for Yakov Yosef ben Raizl and Yoel Zev ben Mirl Risa Chava, who are having their final hearing this week.

May Hashem send them a swift salvation!!!

DrM said...

Devorah Designs, it always amazes me how my naive jewish brothers and sisters just spew it filth they here from their local rabbi. "evil country"? You are blaming a whole nation of men, women, and children who most have nothing to do with the govertment officals who are holding two boys, whom were trafficing drugs?

You have really thought this thru? really? or you just want to sound smart by repeating something you heard at the shabbos table, that is racist even by torah standards?

I'm an optometrist, if you are seeing Sin King Japan, you need to get your eyes and head examined, you might have a form of dyslexia, not prophecy.

bubby of 10 said...

DrM The boys were not trafficking drugs. They were asked to take antique sforim to Japan. They asked their Rabbi and he told them it was ok. The rabbi didn't know this guy was selling drugs.The Japanese judge in the case admitted that they were innocent, but said that he wants to give them 6 years for being stupid. In my book that is evil. Reminds me of Sdom. Check your facts before you spread loshon hora. This was all documented in the movie that was shown in our community before Pesach.

Folasade said...

I agree with Dr.M, it's like because antisemitism is rampant and evil some Jews feel like they have a license to be racist in return ! This is nauseating.

If the facts of the case is as described by bubby of 10 then the boys do share some blame, the rabbi's ignorance is no excuse and Japan government has an obligation to enforce it's drug laws. I expect the government of Israel to do the same !

Devorah Designs said...

DrM, ...Japan IS an evil country. I have commented about this before on this blog and other blogs, and am not going to outline this for you here, you can do your own research. And, NO, my local rabbi isn't speaking here or Shabbat table talk, I AM. And the evil there has alot more to do with than just holding our Jewish boys and trying to sentence them way beyond what they deserve. Read above - "Bubby of 10".

How would you like to be caged up like a dog for 6 months? You have only room to lie in the fetal position, they feed you crap through the bars, and you poop it out through the other end! You can't move or stretch or talk for 6 months. What did you do to deserve to be treated like an animal? You were simply in the wrong place at the wrong time. Captured during war. Yes, I blame an entire people for something like this. Every society has a set of rules that they choose to live by. This is 'how they are'! If injustices occur, and nobody objects or does anything about it, then this is the NORM. Do your research and study them and their history....you will be disgusted!

I'm a Graphic Designer and Photographer, I see typography in a creative way - a way that you don't and never can. You obviously can only see one letter at a time - like your eye charts on the wall! Hashem is punishing that country for a reason...earthquakes, tsumani, nuclear meltdowns, and volcanos. Hashem is uprooting evil in this world......collectively and individually. Every country as well as every individual needs to clean

Fofo said...

Devorah, the God of the Torah does not punish a nation for the treatment of 2 boys. That is what I used to think in 5th grade. The world is more complex then that.

Devorah Designs said...

As I was writing my response to DrM, Devorah (the famous one who writes this blog!) replied with information that I did not know. About the condition of the boys in the Japanese prison...it sounds to me like nothing has changed in all these years!

Devorah said...

I deleted my comment because someone who wants to be anonymous went into greater detail about the jail.

Dr M I didn't say Japan was being punished because of this, I just want to make the point that the treatment there is not humane in any way (see comment from Anonymous below)

Anonymous said...

re: conditions in the jail

The boys have to sit AWAY from the wall with their legs crossed and backs straight for 16 maybe 18 hours straight! on a hard concrete floor with NO kind of back support, they are not allowed to doze off move etc, they are not allowed to slouch, hunch their back or rest against the wall. If they are caught doing so they get "punished" & heaven only knows what that "punishment" is that is meted out. To sit in a position like that with legs crossed, sitting still with back upright with no back supoort for 16 - 18 hours a day for YEARS on end is VERY painful and torturous. That is physical & mental torture!!!!!

The windows in the cells in the jail are open with no glass or any protection from the outside weather, their bodies are subjected to the weather elements. In winter it is extremely freezing and all the prisoners have to protect them from the sub-zero weather elements are the clothes on their backs!!! they're exposed like they are actually outdoors. They might as well be naked in the freezing ice snow!!

In the summer it is extremely HOT and their is no escape from the heat. They are fed barely anyting - I'm not sure if they are allowed or fed kosher - at one stage they weren't - they only received what every other prisoner got to eat. The food smells and taste horrible so they didnt eat it (even if one wants to argue pekuach nefesh - to survive eat the treif - they couldnt smell or stomach it)

They say that even the most hardened criminals do not survive the Japanese Jails and end up insane (literally) it breaks them mentally emotionally and physically.

This is not humane treatment of low /mid level prisoners - it is against international treatment of prisoners. They are no terrorist! Kol Yisroel Achim it could have chas vsholom been one of our sons!

Devorah said...

And actually the Japanese are incredibly cruel to whales - have you seen the way they chase them, hurl harpoons into them, dozens at a time, until the whale bleeds to death in agony?

Australia expends a lot of energy trying to stop the whaling in our waters, but the Japanese attack our boats and try to capsize them while their being chased.

Just by the way, do they generally observe the 7 Noahide laws in Japan? Do they eat animals while they are still living?

Devorah Designs said...

My last sentence was cut off from my comment above. It should read at the end...

"Every country as well as every individual needs to clean up their act! Purity and kedusha (holiness) is what Hashem wants of us! Mashiach is on his way!"

Anonymous said...

Someone who no doubt deserved to pay for their crimes was Osama Bin Laden. As I type, International Human Rights groups are arguing over whether "killing Osama Bin Laden was legal or not."

"Was it legal according to American or international laws"

"Did they comply with international strictures when they killed the al-Qaeda leader rather than capturing him and bringing him before a court of law?"

"Could we then legally, morally, or practically drop a team in Tripoli to kill Qaddafi and his son in the manner that we killed bin Laden and his son?"

Both internationally wanted mass murderers & terrorists - yet human rights groups argue "concern" over the "legality & morality" of their killings & no one or barely anyone is standing up & crying out for the legality & rights over "concern" of TREATMENT & conditions of 2 somewhat naive teenage boys languishing in a Japan prison who are our bretheren.

The point is not whether "do the crime, serve the time" it is about the inhumane treatment & conditions of all those prisoners in that jail which most likely breach "humanitary laws".

Take time to think....In Western society usually "first time offenders" receive more leninent treatment in criminal sentencing.
In Western jails prisoners with good behaviour often receive "privileges" & "luxuries" even day trips and have their sentences cut due to "good behaviuor"!!

These 2 boys are NOT & NEVER were "hardcore". No human being should be subjected to those conditions & treatment as the other commenter mentioned above.

If Chas VSholom the tables turned & this was one of your family members would you agree with all the criticism you yourself are dishing out towards those Bochurim? (Don't do unto others what you don't want done unto yourself)

Am Echad B'Lev Echad.

The same way we pray for the welfare of our governments we should be praying for the welfare of our bretheren no matter what the circumstance or how they got there.

What level has Jewish society stooped to?

Creed Of Noah said...

Shinto and Buddhism are Japan's two major religions. They have been co-existing for several centuries and have even complemented each other to a certain degree. Most Japanese consider themselves Buddhist, Shintoist or both.

I doubt they've ever heard of or been introduced to the 7 Noahide Laws altho it is possible some people there follow the Noahide Laws.

I know that Chabad Japan are very involved in distributing leaflets and cards everywhere of the Seven Noahide Laws and are very active in publicizing the Seven Noahide Laws to the people of Japan.


Anonymous said...

i really dont feel we should say a whole nation is wicked or evil. there are good individuals in every nation. it is almost always the gov, and they do things which most times people dont know about till its too late. in my part of the world, SE Asia, during wwII the japs were very cruel, my mother has told me horrifying details. but then when nations are at war this happens, but that does not make it right. or moral. except for israel which drops phamflets so women and children can escape, i cant think of any nation that does this. but still, during the evacuations, from amona etc, the jews themselves inflicted terrible hurt and harm to their own. it was actually heartbreaking to see jews behave like us gentiles. and victimised jews commented on the secular gov policies, they did not blame the whole nation.
recently r lazer wrote::::Spiritual cause and effect:::In light of Rebbe Eliezer ben Yaakov's teachings, we can say our enemies are born from our own misdeeds. This is the key to understanding what's going on in the WORLD. The ATFAT law is at work here: every breach in personal holiness - especially here in our beloved homeland - brings with a breach in national security.
what is happening to the boys is very sad, i am NOT saying they have sinned, rather, instead of condemning a whole nation, who are also Hashem's Creations and made in His image also, lets plead with Him for Mercy. Only He is the True Judge.:::::
Sweetening Judgments
from the writings of Rebbe Nachman of Breslov
When the messengers who bring suffering are despatched, they are made to take an oath: that they will neither set out nor return except on such and such a day, at such and such a time, and only (carry out their mission) by using the designated means. However, repentance, prayer and charity have the power to nullify (the enactment of) this oath.
Reciting the Torah chapters concerning the Choshen, the Breastplate (Exodus 28:15-30; 39:8-21) is a tikkun (rectification) for harsh judgments.

we can say the above for the boys.

Creed Of Noah said...

Here is a fascinating piece on a group of Japanese people who call themselves "Makuya" It is the Japanese equivalent for the Hebrew word Mishkan, which refers to the Holy Tabernacle.

"This name aptly captures the basic religious orientation of the Makuyas, who emphasize the significance of the personal, ineffable encounter with the Divine Presence in everyday life. This experience, according to them, must not, and indeed cannot, be substituted by a dogmatic belief in creeds or a stabilization of a religious institution; hence, the idea of the "portable" shrine, the Holy Tabernacle".

"The Makuyas take the seven-armed biblical menorah as their religious emblem".


kishmech said...

im confused. i read an article in an orthodox jewish publication that talk of the japanese treating them cruelly is crap and the boys aske dppl to stop passing it around bc it was annoying the japanese. they have meagre rations bc they're not allowed kosher bc they don't want to be seen as treating them dfferently from the other prisons.

kishmech said...

I am thoroughly confused. I read an orthodox jewish mag that claimed the boys told them not to pass around that they were treated badly bc it was all nonsense. The only thing is the meagre rations bc the japanese dont want to treat the boys any different fromother prisoners. The story has got bigger and bigger, tbh i'm not sure i believe the info here, especially when i read it was a nonsense elsewhere.

bottom line - they did a crime - they smuggled "antiques" , they still intentionally smuggled something even if they didnt kknow it was drugs. yes they should get a lenient sentence...but why should the japanese not put them through the same legal process as any other tourist caught smuggling? makes no sense. i don't trust ppl who claim to know what goes on in heaven.

Devorah said...

I don't think it's a picnic there kishmech, there's a lot on the internet about brutal conditions in Japanese jails, but most of it dates way back.

I found this from 2011:
"The cells are small, you share them with one or two other inmates, there are no seats, no beds," [Note, the bochrim are in isolation]
"You sit on the concrete floor from 6am till 7pm at night when you are given a mat to sleep on.

"The lights stay on 24 hours a day, you are only allowed to wash twice a week, and every meal is white rice, dried fish and pickles. There was no TV, and no-one in there spoke any English."


and from Wikipedia:
Amnesty International has cited Japan for abuse of inmates by guards for infractions of prison rules. This abuse is in the form of beatings, solitary confinement, overcrowding, or "Minor solitary confinement" (keiheikin), which forces inmates to be interned in tiny cells kneeling or crossed legged, and restrained with handcuffs for prolonged periods of time. See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penal_system_of_Japan

Anonymous said...

The Previous Rebbe says that a certain country will be either totally, or almost totally, inundated by flooding.

This will reach to such an extent that everyone will realize that this is a punishment from G-d; and the world’s political structure will change accordingly.
This is not it.
Only a part of japan was flooded; and it hasn't changed the world's political structure; and no one says that it was the hand of G-d.

It seems that, and rightly so, people want Moshiach now; but trying to force prophecies does not help.
PS. Based on what I have read, it could possibly be Germany, but time will tell.

Fofo said...

By that logic, the continent of Africa is much more evil. It is a cesspool of cruelty on women and children, paganism, drug lords, torture, not to mention the north full of arab dictators and their followers who spread evil. Why hasn't Africa gone under water? You know why, bc Gods infinite wisdom does not use a thick brush of din to clean a whole group of people. Justice is Hashems name.

Now granted, the people responsible for mistreating the 2 boys, will surely be dealt with by Hashem, whether it is in this world, or given the taste of their own medicine born in another gilgul. That is a for sure. You can't just get away with cruetly, and think death alone with atone for your sins.

@CreedofNoah, i dont think those religions will put a WHOLE country in the category of EVIL! perhaps mislead, but not evil.

Look at the way the Japanese people handled themselves after the quake. Look at the way they treated each other with respect, waiting hungry outside supermarkets, buying only what they need. Have you ever met a Japanese family. Do you know how respectful they are? Can you say the same thing about (and now I bite my tongue) religious jews in some towns acting toward other jews? And they do it in the name of Torah (yes wearing the outside garbs, or customes, does that)

Don't quit your day job, buddy.

Moriah said...

Hashem manifest Himself on earth through nature. The earthquake in Japan was from Hashem. Everything is in G-d's control whether you like it or want to believe it - or not..

Fofo said...

Moriah, obviously I agree with that. But that doesn't mean that's a (necessary) punishment from god to a nation. His ways are not known to you and I. agreed?

Devorah said...

Africa is being torn in two:
Africa is splitting apart

Chana @ Lemon Lime Moon said...

@"Devorah, the God of the Torah does not punish a nation for the treatment of 2 boys"
Guess again.
Hashem has indeed taken the part of even a single person.
"I give men for you and nations for your life"

Fofo said...

Pffff. Baloney my friend.