Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Prophetic Words

This meeting of NY Mayor David Dinkins with the Rebbe at "dollars" in Elul 1989 struck me as prophetic. Coming almost two years before the Crown Heights Riots in August 1991 the Rebbe appears to be showing Dinkins how to avert that situation. The Rebbe emphasises that, as New York is considered a "melting pot" of all different nationalities, the Mayor should work to emphasise that we are all one under G-d and not different groups. My point is that if the Rebbe's advice had been taken then maybe the riots would not have occured - or at least not have been so severe.

Wikipedia has a good summary of the events of August 1991 here.