One of the challenging aspects of bitachon is the ability to always synchronize our views with the perspectives of Torah. Torah has guidance on every occurrence and being that the Torah is Hashem’s Will and Wisdom (רצון and חכמה), these guidelines are actually Hashem’s guidelines. Many people have a take on many topics; the question is: are those opinions in line with the Torah’s views? A person with a strong connection to Hashem will be on the right track on most, if not all, occasions
Entries in Pinchas (4)
Zimri, the prince of the tribe of Shimon, consorted with the Midianite princess Kozby, ostensibly to justify similar acts of debauchery by many other Jews. What was G-d’s response to these depraved acts? A plague that claimed 24,000 lives.
The wall of exile is not fully intact; it has windows, cracks, splits, and holes. Through these windows and cracks, Moshiach Tzidkeinu gazes and watches. Moshiach stands behind the wall and eagerly awaits and looks, wondering when will he finally be able to come! Of course, he does not suffice with a passive role, just observing. Rather, Moshiach’s gaze has an actual impact in bringing about the redemption. * Part 2 of 2
It is not correct to say that the thought of redemption in the time of exile is a dream, but the exact opposite: when we think about exile – that is the dream! * It is specifically when one accepts the illusion of exile, that it is a dream; it is only during the (dream of) exile that one fools himself into thinking that it is reality!