Monday, January 7, 2008

Removing Jews From Galus and Vice Versa

Hashem removed Am Yisrael from Mitzraim in the year 2448, but it took another 40 years for Hashem to remove Mitzraim from Am Yisrael. Then, as a ready nation, Am Yisrael entered Eretz Yisrael in 2488.

This is indeed a metaphor for our times. They do not start and end consecutively as they did, but the parallels are there.

  • Mitzraim: We leave the Mitzraim of our times, the physical lands of Galus.
  • The Midbar: We adjust spiritually to the new reality of being under the direct guidance of Hashem.
  • Eretz Yisrael: We enter Eretz Yisrael. All of it.

Am Yisrael of today has 2 basic states, Galus and Geulah, and we have 2 basic levels, physical and spiritual. We do not, however, have an interim place on the physical plane akin to the wanderings of Am Yisrael in the desert.

  • Mitzraim: Physical Geulah
  • The Midbar: Spiritual Geulah
  • Eretz Yisrael: Putting the combination of the two Geulot in to action. We will truly be an Ohr LaGoyim and we will completely fix the world under the kingdom of Hashem.

The period of the Midbar is more relevant to those of us who live in Eretz Yisrael. Therefore, it is wise for us to study well the lessons brought in the Torah regarding Am Yisrael in the Midbar. We are coming up to Yetziat Mitzraim in the weekly Torah portion. Let us learn well. Learn from the pshat, learn from the commentaries. Do not just read. Absorb it, it is one of the challenges of our times. He who understands the lessons well will be able to choose correctly, aligning with Moshe, with Hashem's will. Learn about the Golden Calf, the 10 Spies, Korach, B'not Moav along with the other mistakes made. Then you will be able to avoid them and choose the Side of Kedushah. May Hashem open our eyes to understanding His Torah.


  1. Erev Tov.

    I agree with what you have written. As it is written in Kohelet 1,10 all actions and events tend to happen again. The constant is HaTorah, and the challenge for us is emunah.

    Yes, I agree with your advice of study and absorption. We must immerse ourselves daily.

    I wish to propose this: HaKets HaYomim is given, but it is conditional and not temporal. The geulah will occur when the condition of Ha'azinu (specifically Devarim 32,36) is met. Not temporal, but conditional.

    May the Living G-D strengthen you in your prayers and studies. May He guide all of us into truth each day. May He enable our faith to strenghten us in His service, Baruch HaShem. Shalom, v'l'chayim.
    Yeshayahu Galluzzo

  2. Yeshayahu, boker tov.

    The Keitz is fixed, see Daniel's visions and perek Cheilek. We have the option of moving it up based on our action, but the final Keitz is set in stone. We must see it as set in stone, for it is a fundamental truth. Understanding this is essential. We have a deadline for each tikkun of Geulah to get our act in order. The deadline for Aliyah is coming up. After that is the deadline for the Sanhedrin, and then the deadline for the Beit HaMikdash. Our task is to make sure we choose these tikkunim instead of being force by Hashem, for that is not pleasant, to say the least.