Friday, February 20, 2009

Thoughts to Ponder...

Is the recession actually Hashem's measure for measure?

After all, the Romans (Edom) destroyed Hashem's house (Bet Hamikdash) beginning the current Exile; and now the "housing (mortgage) crisis" has been slowly destroying America. In fact, in order to combat the economic destruction, the "House" of Representatives passed the stimulus bill first; which many believe is the beginning of the end for America.

And how interesting is it that the stimulus bill was for "787" billion. Again, those two numbers (7 and 8) appearing again as they did here...The number 7 also appeared in Pharoah's dreams 7 cows, 7 stalks; and 7 years of plenty and drought. Seemingly natural events, but really Hashem's hand in action. The economic downturn "seems" natural as well, but we know who is really orchestrating the events of the world. The number 8 represents miracles - like the 8 candles of Chanukah we light to commemorate the miracle that made them burn for 8 days and nights.

We all need to realize that the end of the Galut of Edom is nearing. As we know from haman, in the Megillah - once the situation deteriorates, the end is rapidly approaching.

We may be in for a bumpy ride, but we need to strengthen our faith in Hashem. He conducts all affairs of the world directly. What seems "natural" (represented by 7) is really only Hashem hiding His actions. When we trust Him, we enable ourselves to see the miracles (represented by 8). That's what He wants from us - especially at this time. We will see those miracles openly very soon, but we will need to be strong in our faith in Hashem in order to get there.

We know that during this final chapter of Galut, Hashem will shake us up to see who is real and who isn't. We need to hold strong. The knowledge that it is Hashem shaking us up should at least comfort us...

With Hashem's help, we will continue to discuss Emunah and Bitachon on this blog and on (exclusively).

Shabbat Shalom


  1. What do you think about the collision of the two satellites that is very rare and then the collision of the two nuclear submarines that is considered very rare? Could this be a sign from Hashem of something that seems unlikely now but will happen in the future involving nuclear weapons and missiles? Just a thought. Thank you

  2. Anything is possible. If we don't make Teshuva, we are promised a very hard time with great suffering, Chas Veshalom. The prophecies are replete with descriptions that could very well be due to a "nuclear holocaust" or something worse.

    Either way, we know that Hashem is the One doing it and that we need to do our best to prevent it-- by fixing ourselves and trying to help our fellow Jews "get the message".

  3. excellent, thank you. May we all have success in strengthening our bitachon and emunah.

  4. Only Teshuva to haShem and His Torah will prevent going the hard road. But we teach to make Teshuva to religion. Therefore we will have to learn the hard way.

  5. BS"D
    First, there is a Divine Providence to watch over us and to make what is best for us.