20 June 2013

"... loosened the boundaries of the sea"

I am sitting here in the sunshine of Yerushalayim, ever so grateful that HaShem has allowed us to live in the most beautiful city on earth. However, my thoughts are flooded with concern for friends and our Jewish family of Yidden, and all peoples, in America threatened by hurricane Sandy as she roars through several states unleashing the ocean's waters from their boundaries.

HaShem gave the waters on the earth on the third day of creation a directive not to go beyond their boundaries, set by the sands of shorelines.

 But what are they witnessing before their visual amazement? The waters are overflowing their boundaries.

In all the coverage of Sandy's strange path through the ocean ('hugging the shoreline,' 'veering strategicly left,' 'unleashing her might surrounding Manhattan,' and then in a reversed question-mark path' continuing) onto land, I have not heard anyone exclaim that "the Hand of God, is God angry with us! He has loosened the boundaries of the sea."

 This experience should produce some thoughts of retrospection, a delving into one's psyche, to grasp the message this mega-storm, this "ultra-earth-shattering" (everything is 'ultra' now) event, smack between the Parsha where HaShem instructs Avraham to leave his country, city, and family and the Parsha of the destruction of Sodom & Gomorrah.

 Could there be a message here for the "undecided" Jews in America. Undecided who will lead the once great Goldene Medina away from a godless socialistic philosophy toward a restoration of Godly values once again, or the undecided about supporting the holiness of our Godly inheritance of Eretz Yisrael, or the indecision of coming home and living under the Wings of God's message to the world with the re-entry of Eretz Yisrael into history.

The fulfillment of the great prophecies of old. How could one remain undecided about who Governs this world! Who causes the sun to shine, Who loosens the boundaries of the seas upon the sands of the shores...

And who causes the winds to blow, the sun to shine, the birds to sing, and man and woman to live with free will.