Navi

Akiva Lane

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Contents

Scene1 – Main scene Central Park around entrance to park at 59th street and 5th avenue, a little further into the park. 3

Scene2 – After Shabbos meal, David & Chavi Kahn’s dining room, several weeks later 5

Scene 3 – Stein’s living room in Ramat Beit Shemesh. 7

Scene 4 – at Rabbi Yoseph Shimon’s study. 10

Scene 5 – In the office in Ramat Beit Shemesh. 13

Scene 6 – The next week, in the Israeli Office. 15

Scene 7 – In small house in the woods were they are being held captive. 18

Scene 8 – In the back seat of the Police car driving Yossi & David to Ramat Beit Shemesh. 20

Scene 9 – David, Chavi, and family on Shabbos - 22

Scene 10 – David & Chavi’s Living room - one evening. 30

Scene 11 – David & Yossi in the Israeli Office. 25

Scene 12 – With Rabbi Shimon. 27

Scene 13 – Yossi & David’s Office – eating lunch. 31

Scene 14 – Interview with Fox News. 33

Scene 15 – Parking lot near the Tel Aviv port 36

Scene 16 – In the office. 38

Scene 17 – At the Kosel 39

Scene 18 – At the office. 40

Scene 19 – At the office. 41

Scene 20 – Hospital

 

Scene1 – Main scene Central Park around entrance to park at 59th street and 5th avenue, a little further into the park

(Entry scene with no dialog – Yossi picks up David early in the morning, they say the morning prayers in synagogue, they drive to and park at the LIRR stop, take the train. Yossi is on his smart phone, David learns Gemorah. They get off the train and walk to their offices on Madison at 58th street in midtown.) -01

 Office in Manhattan

(Yossi Stein walks into David Kahn’s office.)

Yossi-02
It’s a beautiful spring day, what do you say we eat our lunch in Central Park?

David
Sure thing.

(See them walking along 58th street towards the park, enter at 59th street and 5th avenue, and walk a bit into the park, and sit at a park bench and eat their lunch and talk.)-03

David-04
Yossi, you seem more energetic that usual, if that’s possible. What’s up?

Yossi-05
You know our neighbor Alex Rosen, the lawyer who we see on the the Long Island Raiload every day?  He has some large clients who are looking for a new ad agency.  I showed them some of our work, and they’ve tentatively agreed to our working with them as an independent agency.  I’ve also been talking to other friends, and I think I can line up a bunch of good clients, and we could go out on our own.

David-06
Yeah, we’ve been talking about this for a while.  I’ll have to know a LOT more details.  Yossi, you know my position, we’ve got steady, reliable jobs now.  As you know, I’m not a big risk taker, and I like to be really careful before I make changes – especially big changes like this. 

Yossi-07
You’re smart enough to know where I’m going with this. We can combine this with another dream – we can move to Israel, and work from own office near our homes.

David-08
Yossi, we’ve known each other almost all our lives – I know in your mind that’s the next step. And you know very well that I don’t like to make radical moves, without looking at every angle. I’m not a risk taker. I insist on thinking things through very, very carefully, until they’re crystal clear.

Yossi-09
David, have I EVER steered you wrong? 6 years ago when I married Esti, I introduced you to her best friend Chavi, and now we’ve both got 3 beautiful kids, and we’re earning big bucks, living in nice houses, and can support them in style.

David-10
Yossi, you’re my best friend, but things are not always as simple as you paint them. We’ve got a good thing going here – it’s just not my nature to bust it up – for a dream? Look, you’ve given me a lot of good advice over the years.  But who knows, part of me would have preferred being a teacher in a religious school atmosphere rather than being in the advertising world where, frankly, I almost always feel pulled to cut corners in terms of honesty. In the life I left behind I might have had less money, but the work would have felt cleaner.

Yossi-11
But David, this is an opportunity of a lifetime! You know as well as I do that sometimes you just think too much, think TOO deeply. In Yeshiva you were the brain, you’ve gone through the Talmud 3 times, with umteen commentaries. But this could be a dream come true, within our grasp, ours for the taking, and we can make it into a reality. It’s just a matter of dotting the I’s a crossing the T’s.

David-12
OK, let’s say we jump and grab and live the dream as you're suggesting, – and what happens if the dream then falls apart? What if there’s a recession, and the work dries up, and we can't find jobs that are as good there, and we have to unravel things and move back to the US and find new jobs? Or let’s say our kids don’t adjust? Or what if they love Israel, and don’t want to move back, and we can only find jobs in the US, and we have to start commuting to Israel on weekends. I don’t think I could take that stress.

Yossi-13
But David, just think, if we play our cards right, we can move with our families to Israel, work from our own office, and make American money.  For thousands of years Jews have been wandering the globe, and now we can join half the Jewish people who have already returned to our Holy Land - and we can be part of that, and still live very comfortably.

David-14
Look, all my brothers and sisters and their families live in the US, and both of our parents are getting on in years, and they all live near us in Woodmere. And my three kids, they’re happy here where they are.

Yossi-15
David, sometimes things that sparkle on the outside also sparkle on the inside. If I can get a bunch of definite clients, you've got to at least consider it.   We have our style of working together. In every project that we get, I see the big picture, and get the ball rolling. And then you put your thinking cap on and come up with the most brilliant, creative stuff that knocks everybody’s socks off. Let’s make this another of those projects. I’m excited, I see the dream – go ahead and look into it deeply, and see to it that all the pieces fit together.  This is a big opportunity - to live a dream that the Jewish people have had for 2000 years.

David-16
Yossi (laughing), you’re a great salesman as usual. OK, I won’t dismiss it out of hand. Do your homework,  and look into getting some clients.  Look, I’ve discussed this often with Chavi, and neither of us are in favor of jumping. When you think you've got some ducks lined up, then why don’t you and Esti come over after Shabbos, and we’ll all talk it over.  We’ll talk about the Holy Land after the Holy Day of Shabbos.

 

Scene2 – Meal After Shabbos, David & Chavi Kahn’s dining room, several weeks later

(Yossi & Esti Stein, David & Chavi Kahn)

Esti -01
Chavi, it’s great to see you again – I think it’s been over 2 months! I love what you’ve done with your living room. We got our regular baby sitter, and I guess your kids are all asleep.

Chavi-02
It’s not like the old days, when we were inseparable, practically living in each other’s houses. But isn’t family life non-stop, barely giving us time to breathe – or sleep!  We really should get together for at least coffee every week.

Yossi-03
Well, if it’s OK, I’m going start the ball rolling. First of all, thanks for being open minded about this potentially incredible life-altering move for all of us.  I’ve lined up 3 ad accounts that say they are eager for us to do their ad work. They’re hot to trot –and I must say mainly because of David’s creative genius.  They’re all ready from day one.  And we’d be making a lot more money than we’re making now.

Second, I’ve been talking to our friends who live in Ramat Beit Shemesh, a great Ango community in Isrfael.  They recommended real estate agents, who say there are great places we can rent or buy.  They’re not cheap, but the prices here have also gone up, and we can probably sell our houses for a bundle and make the move quite easily. And third, all our kids are under 6, they’ll learn Hebrew easily, and there are good schools they can go to. So that’s my homework.

Esti-04
I just want to say I’m on board also.  We’ve been talking about moving to Israel since we got married. It seems like a golden opporunity. We know a lot of families who have made the move, and they say their families have adjusted well.

Chavi-05
I don't like putting water on the fire, but David and I have have spent a lot of time talking about this, and we’re not as gung-ho as both of you are. We’re not discounting it – but we both feel a lot more cautious about it. Jumping jobs, and jumping continents seems a bit much all in one fell swoop.   We all know that Yossi is one of the world’s best salesmen, that he could sell the Brooklyn Bridge to a Yokel.  But this is our lives, our future, our families.  And almost all of our relatives, especially our parents who are not getting any younger, are here in America. David and I feel we should be cautious and tread lightly. 

David-06
Yossi, your enthusiasm is one of your great qualities. And as Chavi says, this is a major move. There’s something called the unknown, the unpredictable, the unexpected.  It’s a lot to change in the blink of an eye.

So I’m going to make a suggestion.  It’s now May. How about we try it for 3 months? We’ll take a leave of absence from our jobs, do work for the companies you’ve got lined up on a trial basis, and live and work in Israel for a few months.  We’ll see how we like it.  We’ll try this one step at a time. What do you say?

(Yossi & Esti look at each other, and nod agreement.)

Yossi-07
OK, we’re in. 

David-08
Let’s start planning our three month work-vacation pilot trip in Israel.

Scene 3 – Stein’s living room in Ramat Beit Shemesh

(The Kahn’s and the Stein’s are at the Kennedy airport, they’re at Ben Gurion airport, they go to their apartments and unpack, they’re at the Kotel, at Masada, at the promenade in Ashkelon, David and Yossi are working on their laptops and 2nd screens that they brought to their office near their homes in Ramat Beit Shemesh.)

(All this to the background music of Our Hearts are in Yisroel)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JDu8ImGqIDc

(A few days later they all meet with their kids in the Stein’s apartment after breakfast.)

Yossi
David, what’s up, why did you call this get-together?  Yesterday in the office, you didn’t look good at all.  Did you catch a flu or something?  Having extended jet-lag? In all our years, I’ve never seen you look so bedraggled.

Chavi
Yes, David is up half the night, talking in his sleep, he’s just not been his regular self since we arrived.  He didn’t want to talk about it until we all got together.  Actually, I’m really concerned.  David, what’s going on?

David
OK, here's the scoop. Since I’ve gotten here, I haven’t slept well, there’s something really weird that’s been disturbing my sleep.  It happened the first night, and it happened again the next 2 nights.  I don’t know how to say it – but there’s a voice talking to me at night. 

Esti
Maybe you’re just worried about the transition, or the even greater possible changes that can be down the road.

David
No, I’m pretty sure that it’s not that at all. This is all extremely strange, and I didn’t want to talk about it at all until we were all together, as a kind of reality check.  Well, here goes; 

I feel that Hashem, G-d, is talking to me at night.  He keeps repeating that He wants us to use our marketing skills to talk to Jews and non-Jews, to tell them a message that He repeats over and over. 

Yossi
Oh David, it must be a combination of jet-lag and your deep mind concerned about complications that can happen. 

David
That’s what I thought after the first night.  But exactly the same thing happened the second and third night.  But here is what came with the night-talking that convinced me that it’s not just jet-lag.  The voice told me that He is giving me some powers to show that this is coming from a real place.

First, exhibition one.  I don’t think you’ll be more amazed than I was. 

(David brings out 4 glasses of water, and sets them on the table.  He waves his hands, and the water splits in the glasses.  The other three peole – and the kids – watch in amazement).

Chavi
Oh my goodness, it’s like the splitting of the red sea!

David
And now, exhibition 2.

(David waves his hands again, and the 4 cups lift a few inches off the table.  The kids – and everyone - now really have their mouth open in awe.).

David
Now the third ‘trick’ is still a mystery to me.  Each night the Voice tells me a 5 digit number.  I don’t have any idea what it means.  Here is the numbers the voice told me the last three nights.  The numbers are similar, and I have no idea what they mean. 

(They pass the numbers around.  Suddenly Yossi jumps from his seat and looks on his phone.)

Yossi
You guys won’t believe this.  The first two numbers are the exact close of the Dow Jones Industrial average the last two days. I bet the third number is how the stock market is going to close at the end of today.

David
So, what do you guys make of this? 

(They all sit speechless)

Chavi
I can’t believe it – I’m married to a prophet, a Navi.  I’m impressed. 

Esti
I’m dumbfounded, speechless.

Yossi
I can’t believe it.  It’s said that when the Jews come back to their homeland that prophecy will gradually return.  But I haven’t heard of that happening yet. And it happened to you the first day!  My best friend and business partner is a prophet, a Navi.  This is off the charts.  But in all honesty, you’ve always had the deepest mind I’ve ever known.  I guess Hashem, the Almighty, has selected you for a mission.  And He’s given you some ‘abilities’ to reduce other people’s skepticism. 

David
I can’t process this – this is just too far out. What do I do now?

Chavi
David, the answer isn’t too hard to figure out.  You – we – have got to listen to this Voice.  Tell us more about what the Voice is saying. 

Esti
Maybe we should go to a big Rav, and get guidance.  This isn’t something we’re familiar with.

Yossi
There’s a vey well known Rav in Yerushalayim who we’ve all heard about - Rabbi Yoseph Shimon.  He’s an enormous Torah scholar, and his Yeshiva also learns Kaballah and mysticism. I think before we do anything, we should talk to him. I’ll find out how to contact him.  David, what do you say we go to talk to Rabbi Shimon about this?

David
Great idea.

Scene 4 – at Rabbi Yoseph Shimon’s study

(We see David and Yossi driving to Yerushalayim in their rented car, parking, walking to a building, waiting in entry room, and invited into Rabbi Shimon’s study)

Rabbi Shimon
Welcome to Israel.  Bruchim habayim. My assistant says that you just arrived, from Woodmere, Long Island.

Yossi
Actually, this is really just a pilot trip. We’re checking things out to make sure if it’s the right choice for us and our families, in terms of work, and all the other factors.

Rabbi Shimon
Make Hashem help you with your decision.  If you’re wondering why I speak English, I grew up speaking English.  My family moved to Israel in 1960 when I was a boy, from India where English was our native tongue.  So how can I help you?

David
Rabbi Shimon, we’ve only been here four days.  In bed each night, I hear a voice talking to me in my sleep.  The voice says that He is Hashem talking.  Yossi and I work in advertising, and the voice says that we should devote a percentage of our time sending out a message to Jews and non-Jews about what Hashem wants them to do. 

Rabbi Shimon
That’s quite interesting.  So you want to know if you should take the Voice seriously, and take out some time from your work schedule to follow the Voice's suggestion? 

Yossi
Well, it’s a little more complicated – and interesting. It seems that David has been given some ‘powers’ to give his ‘message’ more crediblity.

Rabbi Shimon
Powers?

David
Allow me to demonstrate.  Can we ask your assitant to bring out 3 glass cups of water?

(Rabbi Shimon uses an intercom to ask his assistant to bring out 3 glasses of water - They sit a few moments in silence, and then David splits the water in the glasses.  And then the glasses lift off the table)

Rabbi Shimon
Pretty impressive.

Yossi
That’s not all.  Each night David is told a 5 digit number.

(David shows him the numbers he’s been told each night)

David
Here are the numbers I’ve been told each night.  And it turns out that at the end of the next day, we see that this is the exact number of the close of the Dow Jones Industrial average on the New York stock exchange.

(they are quiet for 30 seconds, and Rabbi Shimon strokes his beard)

Rabbi Shimon
Actually, I’m not all that surprised.  Our sages have said that as the Jews come back to Eretz Yisroel, that perhaps Navua, prophecy, will begin again.  We of course have a tradition that Navua can only take place IN Eretz Yisroel.  And I’ve always suspected – even expected – that at one point, as more Jews arrive and live here, that this will happen. Well, Mazel Tov, it seems possible – maybe likely - that Hashem has chosen you to have these powers.  So what’s the question?

David
Well, what do I do now?

Rabbi Shimon
Listen to the Voice… as long as He tells you to do things within Jewish law. Use your advertising skills to spread the word?  Why not?  How much time does He tell you to spend on this endeavor?

David
Well, actually I haven’t asked Him directly.

Rabbi Shimon
Well, ask Him, and see what He says.  The general rule of thumb is to to spend 10% of your time on such activity.  Could you do that without it negatively affecting your business?

David
I think so.  If Hashem is helping me, without a doubt. 

Rabbi Shimon
Well, may Hashem help you in this endeavor.  I must admit, I’ve been expecting something like this for quite a while –and now it’s happening.  I suppose it’s another sign that we’re getting closer to the redemption.  You can call me at any time to ask me questions about your holy endeavor.  Here is my private number.

(He seems them to the door)

Rabbi Shimon
Good luck, I’ll be interested to see what you come up with.  And to see what reaction it has on your audience.

Yossi
Can we show the world the powers that David has?

Rabbi Shimon
Why not?  The powers were given to lend credibility to the message.  So, I would say, yes.

(We see them driving from Yerushalayim back to Ramat Beit Shemesh)

(In the car)

David
Yossi, I don’t know how to say this.  I have mixed feelings about this whole thing.  You know me, I’m pretty cautious… and private. I’ve never really been comfortable being ‘out there’.  You like the spotlight, I don’t. 

Well, I don’t see how I can do this and stay in my comfort zone.  First of all, I don’t know where this is going to lead.  How are people going to react? It’s all kind of weird.  And I’ll be in the public eye, how can I avoid that? 

Scene 5 – In the office in Ramat Beit Shemesh

(David is showing Yossi what he’s been working on – we see their faces, between and around the back of the large computer screens)

David
This is my conception for the Blascom account.  There’s a sunset over the lake, and the voice is saying ‘Our insurance protects you, so you can go to sleep each night without a worry’.

Yossi
Great, beautiful, they’ll love it.  That’s been the formula for our creative relationship.  I get the ball rolling, and you use your depth and creativity to execute it flawlessly. 

David
And I want to show you what I’ve done for the website and videos in response to my dreams.  This shows the glasses of water with the water splitting and lifting off the table.

Yossi
Yeah, and I’ve got some well-known people lined up, to show their reactions watching it.  Not everyone will believe it, but many will.

David
But I don’t want to video me directly, to put the spotlight on me.  I’m going use to the ‘deep-fake’ technique, so that it bears a resemblance to me, but is also a bit animated.

Yossi
How about the nightly 5 digit numbers?

David
Every day I’d like you to send the number to a big instituion, like a bank, and they can put it in their vault, and then reveal the previous day’s number, to show that the prediction was accurate.  You can get someone to video that.

And here are the outlines for some of the content.  We don’t want to be too heavy handed.  But we’ve got material from thousands of years of our sages to work with.   Here are some story boards.  We can use the video and animation experts that we use for our ads.

Yossi
Looks and sounds great.  And we can use the metrics technology that we use to track the audience clicks and how long they stay on the sites and videos.  We’ve got some good website names, and we can use Google, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram ads to spread the word.

David
The voice at night is saying that we should focus on our regular work, but devote about an hour a day to publicize these messages.

Yossi
I think we’re on track.  We’ll see what kind of traction we get, and adjust accordingly.  It’s all so exciting!  By the way, this Wednesday is Shavuous.  I assume we’ll learn all night as usual on Shavous.

David
Of course – we can just continue with our daily learning, and learn all night until the dawn breaks.

(We see them learning in shul all night to the tune of Gonna Get the Torah Tonight)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XBl4vfs2r7E


Scene 6 – The next week, in the Israeli Office

Yossi
We’re about a week into our new website and videos for our new project, that we’re doing for Hashem and Rabbi Shimon – what should we call it?

David
Let’s call it the Dreams project.

Yossi
Let’s sit at my computer, and review the metrics and traffic.  I also had the Berel agency do a summary of the talk-backs and reactions.

(They sit next to each other looking at the screen.  The camera pans around them, seeing them from different angles).

David
It’s a nice amount of traffic and clicks, growing daily.  Not bad.

Yossi
But look at the Berel report.  It’s a bit surprising.  They divide the reactions into several demographic groups, broken down by country and religious level.  There’s an increasing traction among Jews in general – both religious and non-religious, and that’s good.  It looks like most of the ultra-religious Israeli Jews aren’t following it, maybe because they don’t have much internet use, and are skeptical about your ‘powers’. 

David
And look at this.  The report suggests that among one group of National religious Jews, there’s increasing talk about the building of the 3rd temple.  And in reaction to that there’s a strong negative reaction from the Arabs, who are concerned that the Al-Aqsa Mosque would be displaced.

Yossi
And look here.  There’s also a quite strong negative reaction from many non-religious Jews.  They feel that we’re being coercive, telling them what to do.

David
And that's in spite of our making the message pretty mild.

Yossi
I guess they feel pushed into beliefs that they see as strange.

David
I must say, this is the hardest advertising job we’ve ever worked on.  The ‘miracles’ don’t seem to be carrying much weight.

Yossi
Put on your thinking cap, and use these results to come up with more content.  Heck, we’re just a little over a week into the campaign. 

(Suddenly the door bursts open, and two people with guns and their faces covered with hoods burst into the room.)

First Intruder
Don’t resist, and everyone will be all right.  Both of you, put your hands over your heads, and come downstairs into the van.  Slowly.

(They put masks on David and Yossi, who and then are led downstairs, into the van whose door is open). 

(We see the van drive away, for quite a distance, until it ends up in a small house in a wooded area.  David and Yossi are led into a room, and are left alone, and they take their masks off).

Yossi
(Tries to pull at the door).
The door is firmly locked.  What the heck is this all about?

Voice from Loudspeaker
You both will be alright.  We will give you kosher food 3 times a day.  We’ve even provided you with tefillin and prayer books. 

David
What do you want from us?

Voice
We just want you to tell us those 5 numbers every day.

Yossi
I can’t believe it.  They want your inside information about the stock market. The’ll use it to make money. This is totally crazy. Well David, dream well at night, and I hope those numbers keep coming in – for our safety. 

David
I must say, I don’t know how much of a Navi I am.  I didn’t see this coming.

Yossi
Well, it looks like we may be here for a little while, so we should make ourselves comfortable. 

David
Chavi and Esti, and our families will be so worried.

Yossi
I’m sure there will be a manhunt.  But I don’t know the likelihood of anyone finding us. Boy, this is totally unexpected.

David
I guess Navua, prophecy, is like radio-active material – it can have unexpected and unpredictable results.

 

Scene 7 – In small house in the woods were they are being held captive

(David and Yossi in a room, at a table, learning Gemorah together)

Yossi
I’m glad you thought of asking them for 2 Gemorahs.  We’re certainly not wasting our time, the learning with you is as powerful and deep as ever.

David
It’s Thursday already. It’s been 5 days, and soon we’ll have to keep Shabbos here. Our families must be worried crazy. How long can this go on?

Yossi
This place must be totally out of the way.  If you keep giving them the next day’s stock market, they’re happy making money hand over fist, probably using stock futures. What would be their incentive for letting us go?

David
Speaking of numbers, last night there was another number in my dream – a six digit number.  I wrote it down, here it is – 863952.  I have no idea what it could mean.

Yossi
That’s weird.  Now let ME put on my thinking cap.  The voice must be telling you this number for a reason.

David
Your guess is good as mine.

Yossi
Wait.  The combination lock on the door, that’s keeping us locked inside.  Since we’ve been held captive, I’ve been wondering if there’s a way to figure out what the combination is – to let us out.

(Yossi runs over to the door)
What are those 6 numbers again?

David
(Saying the numbers one at a time) 8-6-3-9-5-2.

(Yossi presses in those numbers, and then the swivel on the bottom of the lock turns, and he slowly opens the door)

Yossi
(whispering)
David’s Navua, prophecy strikes again!

(He looks out)
It’s a backyard, enclosed by a 12 foot high brick wall.

(They tiptoe out to the backyard, and see to their dismay how the small backyard is totally enclosed)

David
(He sees a metal bar on the ground, about 4 feet wide, and picks it up)
(Whispering) I have a hunch, a funny feeling.  Grab the other end of this bar.

(They are both standing there, holding on to this metal bar. David closes his eyes, and concentrates deeply.  Suddenly the bar starts moving up, lifting them up slowly.  Higher and higher, they are lifted into the air, past the trees, over the trees into the air. They fly slowly into the sky, and David is somehow able to steer, and they fly in the sky, and then travel about 4 miles, until they land on the outskirts of a town.  They go into a hardware store, and ask in Hebrew if they can use the owner’s phone.)

(Yossi calls his wife)

Yossi
Esti, we are both OK. We’re in Karmiel.  I’ll explain later.

(He turns to the owner of the store, and asks in Hebrew what is the address of the store.)

Esti, call the police. We’ll be waiting in Hakol Habayis hardware store, on 115 Geula street, in Karmiel. We’ll be waiting for them to arrive.  Yes, we’re both fine, they just wanted David’s daily stock report numbers. We’ll explain everything later.  We’ll be waiting for the police here.  Yes, David’s fine also, call Chavi and let her know).

(The owner of the store, who is wearing a Yarmulka, brings over 2 seats, and makes them coffee while they wait).

 

Scene 8 – In the back seat of the Police car driving Yossi & David to Ramat Beit Shemesh

(A police car arrives at the hardware store, the policeman lends them a phone where they chat with their wives to reassure them again that the two of them are OK, and that the police will  drive them back home.  It’s Thursday afternoon)

 (in the back seat)

Yossi
What a weird and incredible experience that was! Especially how you engineered the unpredictable escape! Opening up the lock with those 6 numbers, and flying over the trees to freedom! I guess being a Navi is more dangerous – and adverturous - than we expected. Thank goodness it comes along with extra abilities to get us out of unexpected and dicey situations.

David
Yossi, as I’m sure you can sense, things have gotten way out of my comfort zone.  I guess I’m not much of a Navi if I can’t even predict that we’re going to be kidnapped. I like predictability, and things are getting a lot more unpredictable than I expected.

Yossi
Perhaps being a Navi stirs up strange cosmic forces that can’t be predicted.

David
You know that I’m by nature a private and cautious person.  Before I do things I like to look at the choices from every direction.  And then Pow, things seem to be happening from out of the blue, and I’m finding it difficult to maintain my sense of balance.

Yossi
Well, first of all, I think we can stop the stock market predictions. And the policeman said that they’re going to provide round the clock protection for us and our families.

David
I don’t think we have to worry about those kidnappers bothering us again.  They got what they wanted to keep them happy.

(pause)

Yossi
David, as I’m sure you’re aware, we have to decide how to play what just happened.  We’ve been using ads and content to draw attention to our web-precense. What happened to us is amazing free publicity. We have to decide how to play it up. 

David
I know, there are going to be throngs of reporters and film crews waiting for us when we arrive home. I don’t want any part of it. Yossi, our partnership has always been that you are ‘out there’, dealing with the public, and I’ve been ‘in here’, coming up with ways of expressing things. If you want to play this to the hilt with the public and the press, be my guest.  But count me out.  I’m remaining ‘behind the scenes’.

Yossi
You’re right, this stuff ignites me, it’s free publicity. I love mixing with the public and the press. On the other hand, I can see how it’s thrown you for a loop.

David
Yossi, I’ve been following the instructions of the Voice to the T, and it hasn’t mentioned anything about press conferences. And we can’t forget we have our regular work to do, with our ad accounts, and that’s how we’re supporting our families.

Yossi
David, don’t worry. I’ll handle the public side of things.  You concentrate on the creative side.  I I can see how much this is throwing you off balance.

David
I know how you love the spotlight and the public eye. I need to try to find my way back into a zone that feels quieter and safer.

(when they arrive in Ramat Beit Shemesh, there’s a crowd of reporters and film crews.  David is escorted to his house with a guard, and Yossi talks in front of the reporters and cameras, and hugs his wife and kids).


Scene 9 – David, Chavi, and family on Shabbos 

(We see David and Chavi preparing for Shabbos. Chavi saying the prayers over the candles, David and Yossi praying in shul, them coming home.  David making kiddush, the family eating around the table, the kids going to sleep, David & Chavi going for a walk, Shabbos morning davening, kiddush in shul, the day Kiddush at home, and the day meal.)

(David & Chavi sit on their porch, overlooking the mountains, talking)

David
Chavi, it’s so incredible and wonderful to be back home with you and the kids.

Chavi
David, I don’t think I slept much the entire 5 days you were gone. And I – and the kids – were so frightened and worried!  I was in a constant state of prayer for your and Yossi’s well being.

David
Oh Chavi, while I was captive, my greatest concern was not for our own safety, but about the fear and worry that you and the kids and Yossi’s family must have been going through.

Chavi
Nobody knew what happened to you, nobody had any information about where you were!  It was a total mystery. I didn’t want to even think about the possibililty of spending Shabbos without you.  And I had to banish from my mind the slightest thought of being without you – of ….. losing you..  (tears are in her eyes).

David
I somehow felt sure we’d get out OK, though I had no inkling about how. Oh Chavi, thank goodness we’re back together again – you, me, and the kids – I’m so grateful – and surrounded by the peace of Shabbos.  And the community! You know, they made a special kiddush in shul in honor of our escape.

Chavi
But I must admit, David, that my mind doesn’t feel totally settled yet, as thought something is somehow out of place, still a bit off-center.

David
I know what you mean, I have the same feeling. That the common, orderly feeling that we had not more than a month ago seems disrupted, off-balance.

Chavi
Yes, and it seems that you’re being pulled more into the public eye – and I know that’s not a life-style you prefer.

David
I had a talk with Yossi about that coming back in the car.  It seems increasingly difficult to keep our lives ‘normal’ and less ‘out-there’

Chavi
One would think that serving Hashem in this way would make like easier, not harder.

David
Ever since we came to Israel, this is just something that’s been happening to me. Of course, I feel honored that Hashem wants me to do this thing – to go on this ‘mission’. How can I can turn it down? But that doesn’t seem to make our lives simpler.

Chavi
And David, that relates to something else that makes me a bit puzzled – that was coming into my mind as I was praying for you. Is being a Navi a dangerous thing to do?  I would have thought that what you’re doing would be deepening your relationship with Hashem, that that should provide an extra level of protection – and not make things more dangerous.

David
I’ve had the same thoughts. And it touches on something else that has me puzzled, that I can’t explain.  I’ve been trying to keep the message very simple – about the ideas that I hear at night - about what the Almighty wants from us. Look, I’ve been formulating advertising messages for a long time. And it seems to be generating so much negativity, as if the messages are so controversial.

Chavi
I’ve watched a lot of the web content you’ve been making, and it seems pretty simple and obvious – and common sense.

David
The web and survey metrics say to some extent we’re drawing in a larger audience, and there’s some good resonance there.  But the negative reaction is also way up.  In America, and here in Israel, there’s a growing and strengthening voice against the message, full of anger and even rage  – saying, don’t tell us what to do – we’re fine the way we are. As if the message is being coercive, pushing them.

And it also seems to be increasing the level of tensions between Jews and Arabs.  Some people are seeing the things that have been happening to me – of me having these ‘abilities’ – as a sign that the redemption is getting closer, and with that the building of the third Temple. And some are saying this implies that it will lead to the clearing away of the Moslem buildings on the Temple mount.  And that’s been inflaming the Arabs with fear and anger, increasing the tensions between Jews and Arabs. It seems to be making matters worse than they were before.

Chavi
But you’re only saying what Hashem is asking you to say. What could be wrong with that?

David
That’s the point.  It’s drawing in some people, but it seems to be pushing more people out.  And it seems to be having this negative effect. It’s confusing me, and making me very uncomfortable. But can I stop, is that even an option?  Maybe the message should be modified, adjusted. Perhaps. That’s something I’ll talk about with Yossi – and Rabbi Yosef Shimon, the Rabbi we talked to in Yerushalayim.

Scene 10 – David & Chavi’s Living room - one evening

Chavi
I got an email today from a friend that Esti and I went to High School with – Shayna Kaufman.  Her family moved to Israel – to Ranaana - after High School.  She heard that we are in Israel, and she’s getting married next week, and we’re all invited!

(The Kahn’s and Stein’s get ready for the wedding, drive in 2 cars to Ranaana.  They arrive at the wedding hall, Shayna is so happy to see them.  We see the shmorgasboard, the Choson’s tish, Shayna sitting in her wedding dress, the Chupah, the breaking of the glass, and the dancing and eating.)

(In the background is the song People We Love) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v5Sxnd8eNB0

 

Scene 11 – David & Yossi in the Israeli Office

(David & Yossi are both working busily at their desks all morning)

Yossi
We have a lot of catching up to do for our ad clients.  Of course they know what happened to us, and fully understand, but they have their goals and deadlines. And that’s our new – and potentially future – our bread and butter.

David
Yeah, I’m busy playing catch-up with the ads we’re making for them.

(a few hours later)

Yossi
It’s about 12:30, do you want to have some lunch and coffee at the table?

David
Yeah, I need a break – sometimes you have to pull yourself away from concentration – to get perspective on what you’re doing.

(They take out their lunch and set it up on the table and start eating)

Yossi
I’m curious, any thoughts and reactions to what happened to us?

David
Well, of course I’m glad we’re back and safe.  You know, last night on my laptop at home, I looked at the metrics of our Dreams campaign.  You were right, the traffic is way, way up.

Yossi
As I expected, the publicity about our being kidnapped was in all the headlines – and it gave us more publicity than money can buy.  And the nterviews I gave when we returned were all over the media.

David
Yeah, the traction and the numbers are way up.  The daily reports and surveys say we’re reaching a lot of people, with a lot of positive reactions.

But at the same time, there’s also a disturbing trend that’s also increasing, and I was talking about this with Chavi.   There’s also an increasing vocal negative reaction from non-religious people.  A lot of people are calling me a charlatan, a busy-body, a crazy person – and worse. They feel pushed and bullied.  Though we seem to be reaching a lot of people in a positive way, it seems that the negative reaction is even louder and stronger.

Yossi
We should go over the web material – the videos and text – and see if there’s anything there that should be modified – that might be generation such negativity.

David
And there’s also the very disturbing effect it’s having on tensions between Jews and Arabs.  As you know, some people are reacting to what happened to me as a sign that the redemption is getting closer – and they’re increasing the talk about the building of the third Temple, and the clearing away room for it on the Temple mount – and with what they implies about what’s there today.  The Israeli government is working over-time to defuse these tensions – but the tensions seem to be growing by the day.

Yossi
Yes, these two trends are disturbing to me also.

David
And one more thing, that Chavi brought up, that’s also been on my mind.  You would think that doing Hashem’s will would make our lives safer, and not more dangerous – like getting us kidnapped, and scaring our families.

Yossi
David, I think we need to talk with Rabbi Yoseph Shimon again. We need some insight into these issues.

David
You took the words right out of my mouth, my thoughts exactly.

(Yossi uses his cell phone to call Rabbi Shimon)

Rabbi Shimon, please.  Oh Rabbi Shimon! Yes, we’re alright, safe and sound, and back to normal.  David and I would like to speak to you about what we’re doing. Tomorrow afternoon at 2?  Great, see you then.
 

Scene 12 – With Rabbi Shimon

(Yossi & David drive to Yerushalayim, they park, and enter the Bais Medresh, where Rabbi Yosef Shimon is learning.  The Rabbi greets them warmly, and then they enter the Rabbi’s study. Rabbi Shimon sits behind his desk, in front of a wall of books, and Yossi and David sit on chairs in front of the desk)

Rabbi Shimon
I hear you’ve had quite an adventure since we last met.

Yossi
Yes, and it’s raised issues and questions that we want to talk to you about.

Rabbi Shimon
Sure, go ahead.

David
Basically, we have three questions.

First, as my wife Chavi expressed it, one would think that someone who Hashem is…. communicating with, would be safer, and yet what happened to me …. to us… seemed to put us in greater danger, and worried our familes so much.

Second, I’ve been formulating advertising messages for 6 years, and I’ve tried to keep these messages - about what I hear - fairly simple and mild.  We’re finding that there is a lot of positive reaction, but it seems to be also generating quite a negative and vocal reaction from non-religious people.

And third, what’s happended to me has increased talk about the redemption getting closer, and with that increased talk about the building of the third Temple, and with THAT, a possible clearing away of some of the Moslem holy sites on the Temple mount.  And that has increased Jewish/Arab tensions, leading to confrontation – and somtimes violence - between Jews and Arabs.

(Rabbi Shimon is quiet for a while, stroking his beard)

Rabbi Shimon
As you know, our Yeshiva spends a large portion of our schedule – in addition to learning Talmud and Jewish Law – learning Kaballah, the mystical side of Judiasm. These questions relate to issues that we delve into.

Let me start by saying a Gemorah that both of you are famililar with.  When Ezra returned to Israel after the destruction of the first Temple 2500 years ago, he managed to destroy the desire for Idol worship, because that was one of the causes of the destruction of the first Temple.  But when the desire for Idol worship stopped, then Navua, prophecy also stopped.

This is because Hashem maintains a balance between good and bad forces in the world.  This enables us to have free will – to be pulled towards good and bad equally. So when idol worship was squashed, so was prophecy – to keep the balance between good and bad.

I’ve always assumed that as the Jewish people are now returning to our homeland, at some point Navua, propecy would slowly begin again.  I was pleasantly surprised when you walked in, and showed that it’s happening to you.

But as Hashem increases positive forces, negative forces are also released, to help keep a balance, to enable free will. 

We’re talking about forces that are powerful, elemental, cosmic and mystical – with great potential to build… and to destroy.

You know the story, told in the Talmud Chagigah, that four Rabbis studied this mystical realm.  One went crazy, one died, one became not religious – and only Rabbi Akiva came out OK.  This mystical realm is powerful and unpredictable. Only a select few are permitted to study it at all.

Torah and Jewish law go from the simple to the complex, it exists at many levels.  In general it protects us, and generates Divine good Will. But as one goes deeper, the elemental forces can be both positive and … negative.

David, since you showed me your abilities, I’ve given a lot of thought to this.  It’s seems to be a sign that Hashem is ready for the Jewish people to rise to a new level, and that has a great potential for good – and bad -  to possibly attain greater heights, and also confront greater danger.

So to answer your questions – the forces that can get unleashed can lead to greater peace and holiness – but they can potentially unleash greater danger if they are not handled well.

We must do everything within our power to direct these forces towards good, to increase peace and brotherhood.  But we must also be prepared and on guard if we also see them increasing tension and negativity.

But we must not hide and shy away from our responsibity to express these messages clearly – just because of a concern for possible negative consequences.

We must rise to meet this challenge with courage.  When Eliyahu faced the Priests of Baal on Mount Carmel, he had to stand bravely, with confidence, and not shrink away.

David and Yossi, I’m here to stand by your side, to help you to the best of my abiliites.  Call me any time, day or night. David, I know that you like to avoid the spotlight.  Going forward, I don’t think that will be possible.  We have to rise to the occasion with strength and courage.  We have to meet the challenge with strength and confidence.  I’m here to help you both – as much as I can.

And there's another important point I want to make.  When we go through stressful situation, we shouldn't lose sight of the miraculous gifts that Hashem has given us.  We should always be profoundly grateful to Hashem for the wondrous life, and family, and friends that He has bestowed on us.  When things are tense, we should breathe deeply and remember to appreciate all that we have.

(They all sit quietly for a minute.  David and Yossi get up, shake hands with Rabbi Shimon, and leave, and drive home.  On the way home, Yossi says to  David:)

Yossi
Rabbi Shimon is a great Rabbi.  Let's especially remember his last point - to take things in stride.
(We see David and Yossi having fun with their families - to the tune of Take It In Stride:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OP22g0aVHK4 )

 

Scene 13 – Yossi & David’s Office – eating lunch

Yossi
I can’t believe it - we’ve been in Israel 3 weeks. Time flies when you’re having fun. Let’s take stock. Our work with our accounts are doing well, and the clients are happy with what we’ve accomplished.

What’s your take on how we’re we’re doing with the Dreams project, that’s as a result of your dreams?

David
I’m pretty happy with the reaction and traction.  In just a very short time, we’re the 9000th most active site on the web.   Of course there is some negative reaction, but as Rabbi Shimon said, that’s to be expected and can’t be avoided.

Yossi
I was thinking that to take it to the next level – to really get the message out there – we should do some things that are really dramatic. First of all, I got a call from Fox news – they want to interview you live. What do you say?

David
I feel reluctant, but as Rabbi Shimon says, I have to meet it all with courage.  Sure, why not?  You can help me prepare, to practice with the kinds of questions they might ask.

Yossi
Sure thing.  They want to do it in 3 days – how does that sound?

David
Sure.

Yossi
Also, I was trying to think of a dramatic event that would get world-wide coverage.  Forgive me if I’ve let my imagine run wild with this one.  Let’s say we get built a tall platform for you next to the Tel Aviv port, with 10’s of thousands of people watching.  And you lift your arms, and the water splits.  What do you think of that?

David
(laughing) That certainly reflects your flair for showmanship.

Yossi
Well, what do you way?  It will take two weeks to prepare for it – I think I can get all the necessary permissions and, we can plan it all out together.

David
Yossi, if you had told me just a few weeks ago that I would participate in anything like that, I would have said you are crazy.  But hey, Rabbi Shimon said to be brave and spread the word.  Hey, why not?

Yossi
(They high five each other) David, that’s my man!

 

Scene 14 – Interview with Fox News

(split screen, with Fox interviewer on left, David Kahn on the right)

Fox Interviewer
David Kahn, thanks so much for letting us talk to you.

David
It’s my pleasure.

Fox
You’ve certainly become quite a celebrity in just a few weeks.  Talk has that you a Navi –  Hebrew for prophet.  Is that true?

David
Well, about 4 weeks ago, right after I and my advertising partner Yossi – and our families came for this stay in Israel – these things started happening to me at night.

Fox
What kinds of things?

David
I had a feeling I could do certain things that I had never been able to do before.

Fox
For example?

David
I found I could split a glass of water, and make it levitate off the ground.

Fox
That must have come as quite a surprise.

David
It sure was.

Fox
Anything else?

David
Well, I could see the stock market close the day before it happened.

Fox
I heard that got you into trouble.

David
Well, yes, some people kidnapped me and Yossi – and wanted to hear the numbers straight from the horse’s mouth, so to speak.

Fox
I heard you had a daring escape, that’s captured quite a bit of attention.

David
Yes, the combination of the door lock just came to me, and I and Yossi were able fly to safety to the next town.

Fox
Can you demonstrate live – for our audience – on camera – what you do with a glass of water?

David
Sure.

(David takes fills a glass of water, he concentrates, the water in the glass splits, and he glass rises off the table).

Fox
I must say, that’s pretty amazing. So what do you make of all this?

David
Thank goodness we’ve had the guidance of a wonderful Rabbi, Rabbi Yosef Shimon – whose Yeshiva in Jerusalem studies – among other things – the mystical side of Judaism.  When we spoke to him, he gave us the confidence that these are abilities coming from Above.

Fox
So what have you done as a result?

David
Well, as you know, my partner and I are involved with advertising.  The voices in my dreams say that we should spend a part of our day on a website that talks about what Hashem – that’s another name for G-d – is telling me in the dreams.

Fox
For example?

David
Well, the message is really pretty simple, and I’ve been trying to use my experience in advertising to make the message clear.  It’s just about what Hashem wants from us.

Fox
So what has been the reaction?

David
It’s been mostly positive.  We can see from the metrics and surveys that it’s mostly found a good resonance with the public.  But there’s also been some negative reaction, but Rabbi Shimon says that this is to be expected, and we shouldn’t let that interfere with our continuing.

Fox
We also hear that it’s also been causing some disruption between Jews and Arabs.

David
That’s been entirely unintentional on our part – we want there only to be peace and good will between Jews and Arabs.  But some people see my so called ‘abilities’ as a sign that the anticipated ‘redemption’ is getting closer – and with that the building of the third Temple.

Fox
There were two Temples before?

David
Yes, the first temple was destroyed about 2500 years ago, and the second temple was destroyed about 2000 years ago.

Fox
Why would that idea stir things up?

David
I don’t really want to get into that right now.  All I can say is that we just want peace between all people – between different groups of Jews, between Arabs and Jews, and between Christians and Jews.

Fox
Well, I must say that in all my years of interviewing, this is one of the more intriguing and interesting stories I’ve covered.  I wish you the best of luck going forward.

David
Thank you.

Fox
David, I wish you and your partner and your families success in your adventure.

David
Thank you, we with you the best also.

Fox
It’s been wonderful talking to you.

David
Thank you, likewise.

 

Scene 15 – Parking lot near the Tel Aviv port

(David and Yossi park their cars, and their families get out of the cars)

Yossi
I suggested that we get here several hours early, because it might be hard to find parking later, if there are as many people coming as I hope.  Also, you’ve need time to prepare yourself psychologically – this will be your most ‘public’ event so far.

David
I’m think I’m ready.

Yossi
I sent out a press release to the major Israeli, American, and other - networks and newspapers.  The coverage could get us into the next tier of the public eye.

(They walk over to a stand that is almost finished being built)

David
Is this the stand you were talking about?

Yossi
It sure is.  The idea is that you’ll be standing on this, and you do your thing.  Are you pretty sure you can do this?

David
If Hashem is with me, I think so.  Well, I’d hate dissapoint the crowds.

Yossi
Yes, let’s take a break and walk along the boardwalk with our families.  This is the first time we’ve been to Tel Aviv - it’s beautiful here – the view of the Mediterranean, the breeze….

David
You called the event for 6pm?

Yossi
You got it.  I’ll meet you back here at around 5:30.

(The 2 families take a walk, eat some falafels, and then meet back at the stand.  There are about 10,000 people, and the film crews are setting up their cameras)

Yossi
David, are you all set?  I think you can start going up the ladder, to the platform – and relax, and prepare yourself.

(The two families find seats, and David climbs up the ladder to the stand.  He sits for a while on the chair up there.  There is a buzz in the crowds.  Then David stands up, and takes some deep breaths.  The crowd gets quiet in anticipation.  David lifts up his arms, and closes his eyes.  He waves his arms – and lo and behold, the sea splits – slowly, slowly and then completely splits.  The split continues from the shore to about 200 feet out.  There is a gasp in the crowd.  The sea stays split for about a minute, and then David puts his arms down, and the sea returns to its place.)

(David climbs down the ladder to his family, and to an amazed crowd.  He breathes a sigh of relief.)

Yossi
That was truly amazing.  The world-wide coverage should be off the charts.  David, you out-did yourself.

(David looks a bit lost in thought, and as the crowd disperses, he gets back into his car with his family.  He turns to Yossi).

David
I’m glad that came off without a hitch.  See you back home.
 

Scene 16 – In the office

(Yossi and David are looking at a large PC Screen together)

Yossi
The reaction was even greater than I thought.  In the millions, worldwide.  Look at these pictures, look at these headlines.  David, you’re a celebrity.

David
It’s hard for me to digest.  What’s it done for the website?

Yossi
The traffic is off-the-charts, beyond belief. The message is now being heard by a good percentage of people online.  Hashem must be very pleased with you.

David (closing his eyes)
I must say, all this is going completely against my reclusive and private nature.  But I’m following Rabbi Shimon’s advice.

Yossi
Why don’t we take the day off?  Let’s wake up early and go with our families to the Kosel, and pray at dawn. It's said that that's the time of the day when Hashem is especially attentive to our prayers. We’ll pray our hearts out to Hashem.  I must say, this is all even a bit much for me.  We could some heavy praying at the Kosel at the break of day.

 (We see David and Yossi and their families waking up early and driving to the Kosel before dawn, to the tune of Praying at the Break of Day: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4H-qT3S4pcI )

Scene 17 – At the Kosel

(David and Yossi and their families arrive at the Kosel plaza at dawn.  David and Yossi walk to the men’s section, and their wives and children go to the women’s section.  We see both David and Yossi praying intensely for quite a while.  Then they meet their wives in the Kosel plaza.)

(Suddenly there a commotion.  People are pointing to the Temple mount.  Yossi asks someone what’s going on)

Yossi
It seems that there’s a riot going on up there.  Some Jews went up there – as they’ve been permitted for the past few years – and there’s a riot between Arabs and policemen.)

(There’s a camera crew, and one of the reporters recognizes David)

Reporter
Aren’t you David Kahn, the first guy to split water since Moses?  What do you say about this?  Some people say that you’re responsible for what’s going on on the Temple mount.

(The film crewing is pointing the camera at David)

David
I’ve just been talking peace.  If some other people are using what I’m saying to stir up trouble, I don’t think there’s anything I can do about it.

(Suddenly David has an idea.  He closes his eyes, and he lifts off the ground.  He starts flying into the air, over the Temple mount.  The people who are fighting look up in amazement.  They stop fighting.  A silence descends over the whole scene, with David floating and flying in the sky.  The fighting completely stops. David slowly descends, and flies down to join his family. The film crew has been filming it all. David re-joins his family, and his and Yossi’s family slowly walk out of the Kosel plaza)

Scene 18 – At the office

(David and Yossi are busy at work, when David gets a phone call.  He walks over to Yossi’s desk)

David
Yossi, I think you should hear this.

(He puts it on speaker, that is attached to a blue-tooth speaker)

Voice
I’m repeating this again.  David Kahn, you have to stop what you are doing.  It’s causing too much commotion, too much tension, too much of everything.  We represent powerful interests, and we mean business.  We are telling you in no uncertain terms:  close down your website, stop with the miracles.  Stop.  I hope I’m making myself clear.  We aren’t fooling around. We mean buisness.

(The phone hangs up)

Yossi
I think we better call Rabbi Shimon

(they call Rabbi Shimon)

David
Yes, thanks Rabbi Shimon.  I guess you’ve heard about the Tel Aviv port event, and about what happened at the Kosel.  Thanks for your good wishes.  But something just happened that we have to tell you about.  We just got a phone call from someone – we don’t know who.  He said that he represents powerful interests, and he said that in no uncertain terms, that we have to stop – yes, close down the website, stop everything.  What do you say to that?

(They listen together on the blue-tooth speaker)

Rabbi Shimon
I’m hearing from a lot of people that there’s a great positive reaction, a waking up.  How could we just stop? This must be pleasing Hashem tremendously.  Remember what I said?  This is bound to stir up all kinds of forces - cosmic, dangerous, unpredictable forces.  But we must continue – it’s having such a positive effect.  I can hear my students talking about it. The prophets of old stood up to the negative reaction, and we must do the same.  Maintain your course.

(David and Yossi hang up the phone, and look at each other in silence)

Scene 19 – At the office

(Yossi picks up the phone, and then calls over David).

Yossi
David, I just got a call from Rabbi Shimon’s Yeshiva. Some men with masks burst into the Yeshiva, and forced Rabbi Shimon into a car.  The Yeshiva called the police, and there’s a massive manhunt. This all happened only 10 minutes ago.

(There is a mad manhunt.  It lasts for many hours.  The police bring David into a police car, and ask him to think hard, if he can use his Navua, to help find Rabbi Shimon.  This goes on all night, into the next day.  David has flashes in his mind, and tells what he sees to the police.  The hours go by.  David has some more clues, and the police are using his and other clues.  Finally, after a whole day goes by – and Yossi and David have had no sleep – David gives some more clues that enables the Police to find Rabbi Shimon’s body in a forest)
 

Scene 20 – Hospital

(David and Yossi and their wives arrive at the hospital, and are waiting and praying in the hospital waiting room, along with Rabbi Shimon’s wife, married children and their wives, and some of his students.  The doctors say that his life is hanging on a thread, that he’s been very badly injured, and that the operation is proceeding.  In the morning the doctors say that Rabbi Shimon has survived, and is very weak.  A few people, including David and Yossi and Rabbi Shimon’s wife enter the hospital room where Rabbi Shimon is all bandaged up, hooked up to a blood supply and many monitors.)

Rabbi Shimon (weakly)
We can see that the cosmic forces in reaction to a call for Jewish repentance are very strong.  Perhaps it would be best if we lay low for a while.  The Temple’s destruction and the exile happened almost 2000 years ago.  We don’t have to change things overnight. We must be persistent, but patient.

(Rabbi Shimon falls back to sleep, and everyone slowly leaves the hospital room).