Thursday, October 14, 2010

Ahmadinejad Prophesied, But Knew Not What He Prophesied

The expression "ניבא ולא ידע מה ניבא" (he prophesied, but knew not what he prophesied) comes up often in Haza"l and commentaries describing people saying things that will end up happening in the future, but not the way they're thinking of.

One example of this is Moshe Rabbeinu saying תבאמו ותטעמו, using the suffix meaning "them", unwittingly prophesying that he will not enter the land.  Rashi on Bereishit 45:18 brings another example of this.

Elder of Ziyon has a funny post that can be yet another example:
Lebanon's Naharnet has been putting up short snippets of Ahmadinejad's speech in Bint Jbeil as it was happening, and here is their entry for 6:02 PM:
Today, the occupier Zionists have no choice but to return to their original homelands.
Well, there's only one original homeland for Jews, and the Zionists in Israel are already there. He must be talking about the Zionist Jews who occupy space in the US, Europe and elsewhere, and calling on them to make aliyah and return to their original homelands.


At Fri Oct 15, 12:08:00 AM 2010, Blogger Yonatan said...

May it be so!

At Fri Oct 15, 12:31:00 AM 2010, Anonymous Phil said...

Although I was critical of your approach in another post, I'd like to say that I thought this post was great!

At Fri Oct 15, 08:15:00 AM 2010, Anonymous Anonymous said...


At Sat Oct 16, 10:58:00 PM 2010, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Or maybe he was referring to the fact that we will return to all of our original homeland which would include the bottom part of Lebanon.

At Sat Oct 16, 11:05:00 PM 2010, Blogger yaak said...

Good point, Anonymous 10:58.

Not to mention lands we never got before that were promised in this week's Parsha - Keini, Kenizi, and Kadmoni.


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