12 April 2007

HOW DID DATHAN AND ABIRAM MERIT TO BE REDEEMED?

Moshe Rabbeinu confronted Dathan and Abiram who were fighting one another.
One lifted his hand to hit the other, and Moshe called him a rasha!

How did a rasha merit to be redeemed and be included in the Geulah?

Well it seems that despite the despicable behavior of Dathan and Abiram,
- and the matter became known to Moshe - they did merit to be eventually redeemed
because they BELIEVED in the GEULAH, they did not give up HOPE.

The remaining four fifths of yidden that did not make it out of the Night of Darkness
had GIVEN UP HOPE in the redemption and therefore did not make it out of
that thick Darkness of that Night (loss of Bitachon, loss of Emuna).

We need to focus on "the finish line" and continue preparing for our departure from this golus
with a valid passport, packed suitcases, and a huge dose of
EMUNA in HASHEM.

This Pesach at the Seder, I announced that "Lifne" (before) Shana HaBa (I want to be ) B'Yerushalayim!

Personally, I'd rather be on our Holy Land of Israel where Hashem watches over Her
from the beginning of the year to the end of the year (only Hashem),
than in a foreign nation under the influence of a foreign sar (ministering angel/malach).

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