LOOKING UP TO ELDERS

A major problem in society today is that we lack “kabbolos ol”, meaning accepting the yoke of Torah without questioning and simply because these are the commandments of the Creator. People today try to justify being lax in many areas, somehow imagining that we have the right or option to decide what things we want to observe and what things we do not.  This is because people no longer have that attitude of subservience, humility and kabbolos ol that characterized previous generations.

DANGER TODAY

There is a danger lurking in almost every home these days which is wreaking havoc on families, children, relationships etc.  This danger is social media!  Yes, I know it has many benefits to it and if used correctly, it can certainly be useful . In fact, when Moshiach comes I am sure it will get announced around the world in about two seconds due to social media!

FEELING LIKE NOTHING

Feeling like you are nothing can be either positive or negative.

The negative concept is when you feel you are good for nothing and basically useless.  Nobody wants to feel like they are nothing or worth nothing.

THE FIGHT FOR HOLINESS

Yesterday I saw an interview with an orthodox Rabbi and a woman who was from the conservative/reform movement. She was literally shouting because the Rabbi (and in general the orthodox Jews) were trying to stand up for Torah and implement proper conduct at the hoy western wall (the Kotel).

NO POLITICAL SOLUTIONS

Does anything change with a new Prime Minister in Israel?  The political dynamics might….but our goal to bring Moshiach does not change.   We are not impressed with politics. We are not impressed with the formation of a new government in Israel (especially a far left leaning govt which capitulates on matters of importance for security).

ONLY HEALTHY ANXIETY

On a subconscious level, everyone senses that something is not right in the world. This is not the world that the Creator envisioned when He created it.  This is not the perfection of the world.  We all know that when Moshiach comes the world will reach its true level of perfection. The fact that Moshiach is not here yet creates anxiety, but in reality, that anxiety is the only healthy form of anxiety to have.

THE PATH TO TRUE PEACE

Again Israel is under attack and the terrorists and much of the media try to turn it around and make Israel look like the aggressor.  The United Nations again turns against Israel, trying to put the blame on them.  Well, the reason for all this is because we need to do the right thing and stop going on the defensive, trying to convince the world that Israel has a right to defend herself or has a right even to exist.

SECOND PASSOVER

The 14th of Iyar is Pesach Sheni, “the Second Pesach,” the second chance for those Jews who were unable to bring the Pesach Offering on the original date. We learn from Pesach Sheni that nothing is ever lost – we can always rectify the situation. No matter what condition a person is in, he can always rise up and rehabilitate himself.

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