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A Simple Teaching, Difficult To Understand


Rebbetzin Jungreis, left, with Rebbetzin Kanievsky.

Rebbetzin Jungreis, left, with Rebbetzin Kanievsky.

For a long time now, in many of my messages throughout the world, I have quoted a passage from our sages that teaches that our final redemption will be akin to the first one when we went forth from Egypt. In Jewish history, everything is replay. What was it that broke Pharaoh and Egypt?  The Ten Plagues. And today we have experienced the beginnings of the very same phenomena. Time and again I have demonstrated how each of these ancient plagues has unfolded  before our eyes.

At one of my programs, a young girl approached me. “I have to admit, your examples cannot be refuted,” she said, “but what about the plague of wild beasts that roamed the streets of ancient Egypt? Surely such occurrences could never happen in the 21st century.”

Well, last week we witnessed the unbelievable: lions, tigers, wolves, bears and monkeys, roaming the streets of Zanesville, Ohio. Can you imagine looking out of your window one morning and seeing lions and bears in front of your home? You’d probably shake your head in disbelief and think your were having some sort of nightmare.

Yes, events are unfolding so rapidly that even as they do, we remain immune. We are so preoccupied with our addictive gadgets that we don’t see, we don’t hear, and we don’t think, but while we are playing games,  time is relentlessly marching on. The signs are becoming more and more intense and menacing, but we congratulate ourselves and rejoice in a false sense of security.

Bin Laden and Khaddafi have been killed, so what is there to fear? We forget that even before their elimination they had become “has-beens” and  no longer represented a global threat. Tragically, we are oblivious to the new menace that threatens us: Iran.

Just recently, Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s long arm reached the U.S. where he planned to murder the Israeli and Saudi ambassadors. Make no mistake about it, he has many partners ready to execute his nefarious plans and some of them are right here in our own neighborhood. Just consider  Chavez of Venezuela. And he has these partners throughout the world, the most dangerous being Israel’s Muslim neighbors who, in the guise of democracy and with the support of the U.S., have overthrown their dictators.

These terrorists have been romantically dubbed Revolutionaries of the Arab Spring, but they are the harbingers of  a bitter Arab winter that could freeze the world.. They have only one agenda and message: Kill the Jews! Obliterate Israel!

Ironically, it is Washington that helped choreograph this ominous scene. With America’s blessing, Mubarak of Egypt and Khaddafi of Libya have been eliminated, paving the way for Iran’s domination of the region. It is maddening when you think about it.  It was only yesterday that America helped unseat the shah of Iran, paving the way for the mullahs to take over and impose sharia law and for the eventual emergence of Ahmadinejad.

As I write these words, the murderer of Khaddafi is celebrating, but even as this news reaches us from Libya, so does the announcement that henceforth sharia will be the new law of the land. Ahmadinejad is laughing. Not only has Washington tied Israel’s hands, it has also eliminated all his neighbors who might have obstructed his path. To be sure, he has one more obstacle to overcome: American troops stationed in Iraq. But not to worry – Washington will soon pull them out as well.

As my readers know, I am a survivor of the Holocaust. I smell the toxic fumes that assailed us in pre-Hitler Europe, but not only has our generation lost its ability to see and hear, we have also lost our sense of smell, so as the fumes assail our nostrils, we fall asleep and become oblivious.

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