Yoseph Janowski
By the Grace of G-d

About face

When Iran attacked and was rebuffed, everything turned around.

Instead of Israel being a pariah among the nations, everyone is now condemning Iran. Suddenly. Just like that.

There are miracles, and there are miracles. Some miracles smash nature, as when G-d split the sea and drowned the Egyptians. And some miracles work within nature, quietly, almost unobtrusively, as when G-d set in motion a chain of events which led to the Purim miracle.

Chassidus teaches that the difference between the Passover miracle and the miraculous times of Moshiach, is that in the time of Moshiach, the world will itself become refined. Nations will honour Israel. G-d’s dominion will be acknowledged and accepted by all. Evil will be wiped off the face of the earth, but the earth, the nations, the world will become attuned to G-d.

Perhaps what we are seeing now is an indication of this. Miracles are happening, and when we open our eyes, we see it.

The nations are now supporting Israel. In the space of a few hours, as Iran attacked, the world realized the danger of the Iranian regime. Suddenly Hamas and Hezbollah became, on the global radar, a clear and present danger to all. Suddenly everything became clear. Suddenly the world woke up. Suddenly, miraculously, the nations changed from condemning Israel, to realizing that Israel’s just fight for survival is a fight for world survival. Suddenly, in the blink of an eye, by Divine providence, nations rose to the task of confronting Iran and neutralizing Iranian missiles. Suddenly, the world changed, overnight. And suddenly, the times of Moshiach and Redemption seem so close.

May it happen very soon.

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