(adj.) prescient - perceiving the significance of events before they occur
In 1986, after my husband got his first position as a rabbi, he wrote to Rabbi Norbert Weinberg of Fall River, MA, an early professional mentor, to tell him the news. Rabbi Weinberg wrote a congratulatory letter that my husband held onto all these years. We unearthed the letter yesterday afternoon in the archeological dig that we call our basement.
The letter reads, in part:
"But if I may be pardoned for just one word of mussar - it is that you keep the Eretz Yisrael option very much alive for both yourself and your congregants. I sometimes have the frightening feeling that we rabbis are building on quicksand, as rabbis in previous generations have done. We should never lose sight of our ultimate goal."
Thank you, Rabbi Weinberg, for the seed you planted 24 years ago. May it bring you satisfaction to know that it is finally coming to fruition.