A Pesach Thought

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  1. Ori Pomerantz says:

    I may lack Bitachon, but this kind of thinking is historically dangerous.

    During the great rebellion against the Romans, there were similar victories that could have appeared as otot (= osos). The Roman legion that came from Syria was defeated so badly they lost their standard, a huge dishonor for a Roman legion – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Jewish-Roman_War . The rebellion ended with Jerusalem is ruins and the temple destroyed.

    A few decades later, none other than the great Rabbi Akiva thought the time for redemption has come. The Jews once again threw off the yoke of the Romans. Roman loses were very heavy ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bar_Kokhba%27s_revolt ). Still, despite those supposed otot, the Romans eventually won. Judaism was suppressed in Eretz Israel, forcing the scholars to write down the oral Torah lest it be forgotten.

    I’m not saying that miracles don’t happen, but trying to anticipate when they will happen, especially the redemption, is very dangerous.

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