Yoseph Janowski
By the Grace of G-d

Still More Miracles

It is now Rosh Chodesh Nissan, the first day of the Hebrew month of Nissan. Our sages say that in Nissan we were redeemed (from Egypt), and in Nissan we will be redeemed (in the future Redemption with Moshiach).

Tonight I looked at the news, and the first item was about a Canadian Liberal member of parliament allegedly advising China (about two years ago) to delay releasing two Canadians (who had been put in prison right after Canada arrested a Chinese Huawei executive).

This revelation has made opposition parties even more determined to demand a public inquiry, in order to investigate what the government knew regarding Chinese interference in Canada’s last two elections. As I explained in a previous post, this may bring down the government, and possibly bring the Conservative party into power, which would probably stop the ongoing process of legalizing euthanasia (even for the mentally ill).

Thus (in addition to the miracles that I described in previous posts) we see more miraculous Divine Providence.

Meanwhile, in Israel, there is still disagreement regarding judicial reform and other proposed legislation. I’ve read a number of articles that note a phenomenon which is happening now. Many Jews who were oblivious to political issues have suddenly awakened. And people who previously had disdained Israel for being occupiers etc. are now enthusiastically waving Israeli flags and expressing a love for their country.

Jews in Israel, America, and other places are suddenly opening their eyes to (and trying to understand) what their Jewishness means to them. I see this resulting not in division, but in unity; because the Jewish people’s intrinsic unity is based on our collective spiritual essence, which is part of G-d, Who is One. So the Jewish nation is, due to the unity of our souls (which is our true essence), one body. And when this becomes revealed, when our Jewish identity becomes important to us, then the essential oneness of our people becomes revealed.

Deep down we love and care for one another. And sometimes the arguments can reveal this.

As I remember it, there is a story told about a Chosid who came to the Tzemach Tzedek, the third Lubavitcher Rebbe, and confided that he has doubts in belief (about G-d). The Tzemach Tzedek replied, “So what?” The Chosid answered emotionally, “but Rebbe, I’m Jewish!” The Rebbe answered, “Then everything is fine.”

The Chosid’s strong protest that he was Jewish, was actually the solution to the dilemma. If he realized clearly and strongly that he’s a Jew, then everything is ok.

When protestors in Israel and America and elsewhere proclaim loudly that they are Jewish, then even as they ponder what that means exactly, their strong feelings show that they are awake to their Jewish identity, to their souls, to their love of Israel. Sure they still need to figure out what exactly their Jewishness means. We all do. But when we shout, for all the world to hear, that we are Jewish, and that Israel is our beloved country, then we’ll be ok.

Our nation is and will be strong and united. And G-d will bless us with peace and everything good.

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