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Sunday, May 20, 2007

In G-d's Honor

Bimhaira biyamainu... Speedily in our days...

Yesterday at the last of this year's Pirkei Avot classes, we learned the last chapter.

11. Everything that G-d created in His world, He did not create but for His glory. As is stated (Isaiah 43:7): "All that is called by My name and for My glory, I created it, formed it, also I made it." And it says (Exodus 15:1): "G-d shall reign forever and ever."
As we read and discussed it, suddenly I saw a "vision," or call it an "inspiration."

I imagined that if only, as the 1967, Six Days War, ended, if everyone in Israel had only ascended the Temple Mount, Har HaBayit, instead of crowding at the inferior Kotel, the Moshiach would have come!

Yes, the more I think of it, the less doubts I have. G-d was ready to reveal the Moshiach, the Messiah, but the Jewish People weren't ready.

Not only did we crowd at the outer wall and hand the key to our Holiest Place to the goyim who want to destroy us, but we thanked and praised the army, not G-d. And instead of repopulating our Holy Ancient Land, we (as a People and government) have been offering it to the terrorists and terrorizing the good Jews living in every hill and valley.

Each wrong step we take, makes it harder to return. But return we must.

Chag Shavuot Sameach


yaak said...

You're right. We weren't ready.
But what do we have to do to be ready?
It was definitely a mistake to hand over the Har Habayit and all holy places over to the goyim, but was that the cause or the effect of the problem?
I would say that it was the effect of a lack of Torah knowledge and religiosity in society that caused this mortal blunder.
When we fix the cause of the problem, all other political issues will fall into place, and Mashiah will come quickly. May it happen soon.

Batya said...

Not easy for sure.
But we have to try much harder, since there's no Moshe to leed.