Did you ever wonder what Ancient Egypt was like during the Ten Plagues?
Well you don’t have it. In order to be able to really feel Passover this year (one is supposed to feel at the Passover Seder that he or she personally was redeemed from Egypt).
Well this year G-d has arranged it!! Like the Egyptians, and everyone else we are going through a plague!
The sense of danger surrounded you. You felt as if you were in the grip of something totally beyond your control. You were completely powerless.
Each day new and more odious restrictions are placed on us. First only necessary trips. Now the Health Minister, no Passover Seder with your loved ones. Every day BiBi gets on TV and says if we don’t behave, total lock-down is coming.
Ancient Egypt was the center of the world. The plagues destroyed it and the Children of Israel were freed.
Today, world systems are near collapse because of a microscopic organism that entered the world from a seafood market in China.
Malbim on Ezekiel 32:17. foretells events preceding the advent of Moshiach ben David and predicts a war between Ishmael and Edam (the Moslem and Western Civilizations), followed by the collapse of their cultures.
The first problems in the world began with unrestrained eating. In the Garden of Eden, Eve and Adam ate a fruit that was forbidden to them and brought sickness, pain, and death into the world. The Torah instructs us,. Do not explore after your heart and after your eyes….” (Numbers 15:39) The Al-Mighty has commanded all nations concerning permitted and forbidden foods. The Children of Noah – all human beings – are prohibited from eating the limbs of a living animal. (Genesis 9:4) This is relevant to the current world situation.
Eating restrictions for the Children of Israel reach their highest point during Passover. Apparently, we need to increase sanctity in order to free ourselves from subjugation to foreign cultures and prepare for the Redemption. The eating habits of the nations of the world are at the opposite end of the scale from what is permitted for us. We need to understand this.
At this moment in history, the nations of the world are in a state of deep rebellion against Hashem. Most of the Nations are not interested in Christianity anymore. The natural and normal family that the Bible teaches for the future of Civilization, is not considered normal anymore. Homosexuality and two Fathers or Two Mother is preferred to the Nuclear family.
It seems that G-d wants to free His Children very soon from subjugation to these nations. Hashem told Abraham Avinu that the “fourth generation” of his children would enter Eretz Yisroel “for the iniquity of the Emorite shall not yet be full until then.” (Genesis 15:16;). It may well be that the iniquity of the nations is nearing the level termed “fullness.” It may be that the world’s moral decline has reached levels which G-d will not tolerate. When this level is reached, we can expect world-shaking events.
At Mount Sinai, “The Sound of the Shofar was very powerful and the entire people shuddered.” (Exodus 19:16) At this very moment in history, we are preparing to hear the sound of the Great Shofar and witness events that will change the world forever. May this happen soon in our days and may the world be transformed from darkness to light!
Each Friday night at 6:00 PM, People all over the world gather and blow their Shofar on their porches and balconies. I did last Friday night and this coming Friday night is the last Shabbat before Passover. Join me again this coming Friday night and tell G-d we are ready.
We want Moshiach Now!!!
Love Yehuda Lave
and now a fishy story:
“Waiter,” he says, pointing to their plates, “be honest with me, these pieces of fish are from cans aren’t they?”
“From cans, sir?” says the waiter, indignantly. “They’re not from cans. They came directly from Alaska.”
Rochel pipes up, “But were they exported or deported?”