Monday, July 25, 2011

Little Leiby's Lesson Learned

The beat towards Moshiach is growing louder and louder.

In my first-ever post, I discussed how technology is making the era of Moshiach that much more believeable. In a bygone era, those with Emunah Peshutah believed that there is an eye that sees, an ear that hears, a scribe that writes and that all our actions are recorded for infinity. Yet those with little Emunah, or none at all were puzzled how this is at all possible.

So along comes the telegraph, the phone, the radio, the television and the internet. Security cameras record our every move, TXT messages record our every word, CHAT records our instant message conversations. Big Brother is here.

For those who are skeptical of the arrival of the messianic era, this is all an invasion of privacy. But for those of us who have predicted his coming for several millenia, each new advance in technology brings him one step closer. One who truly fears God does not fear Big Brother, as a Yarei Shamayim is already cognizant of the fact that all his actions are scrutinized above.

I think that this is the lesson that we must learn from Leiby Kletzky HYD. It is not just by chance that security cameras caught the killer with him on tape. God is reinforcing this idea that "The King is Watching".

FBI agents will now be able to trace every web site the killer ever visited, every phone call he made in the last 10 years, every toll booth that he ever passed, and every aspect of his social life, as they comb his facebook account.

It is unfortunate that so great a lesson must be reinforced in such a tragic manner, but we should not squander the opportunity to do so.


  1. Not to mention GPS on your mobile phone, which tracks you wherever you go.

  2. Scary thoughts. Future generations will be able to recreate the lives of their ancestors!

  3. In the not so distant future, they'll be recreating people from DNA samples. That will restore our emuna in mechaye maysim. Very thoughful post.

  4. Many employers say they now check the online profiles of applicants during the hiring process. Some students say this affects what they post, but others say they don't care what their potential employer can see online.

  5. true or false:

    "Those who have nothing to hide have nothing to fear"

    some pisgomim from Ben Franklin:

    * Let all Men know thee, but no man know thee thoroughly: Men freely ford that see the shallows.
    o Poor Richard's Almanack (1743)
    They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.

  6. IYO. Is my first statement true or false?

  7. So then why your unambiguous celebration of Big-Brothers ubiquitous and intrusive eye?

  8. A person whose entire actions and being is Leshem Shamayim has nothing to fear from BB watching him. But that doesn't mean that he needn't fear meeting up with a mugger etc.


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