I thought that you would like to read additional information of interest with regard to the Aliyah campaign that Israel is launching for those Jews who are still undecided or clinging to their “safe” lifestyle. You may also check my previous essay on this subject.
Pessah is approaching and when reading the Haggadah we recall the miracle of the 10 plagues that forced the then Pharaoh to let the Jewish slaves go to Canaan, or Israel. Yet, in spite of the powerful signals, the Midrash states that only 20% of the Jews left Egypt and followed Moses. This means that 80% of the Jews ignored the plagues and miracles hitting their faces, preferred to stay behind as slaves, and ignored Hashem’s warnings, rather than redeeming themselves. These Jews missed the opportunity to leave, and throughout centuries assimilated and were no longer part of the covenant. No wonder the Jewish world population, albeit ancient, only amounts to less than 13 million Jews.
During the Nazi years, you may surmise that the Jews did not have a chance or time to escape annihilation. In fact they did; antisemitism throughout Europe started in the 19th century and became more virulent during Hitler, culminating in the Holocaust. Early antisemitic warnings did not deter the Jews to leave Europe and find refuge in Palestine. Only those who understood the warnings escaped unharmed, and the rest, probably 80%, such as during the Exodus, remained and perished.
Presently, we are receiving clear warnings that antisemitism is again on the rise throughout the world, and even in the U.S. Our “stronger ally” the U.S., under the new President, Barack Hussein Obama, is concocting the demise of the Jewish state through the two-state solution, ignoring the Iranian nuclear threat, and trying to schmooze with terrorist entities such as Hamas. We are also witnessing plagues such as Katrina, the 9/11 terrorist attack, the economic collapse, and the Jews will be blamed for the disasters of the world. The clear positive miracles are the birth of the Jewish state; Israel’s miraculous victories in all its wars against several Arab armies, the reunification of Jerusalem, the beginning of the ingathering of the exiles to Israel, the turning of a desert into a beautiful garden and the reappearance of the lost 10 tribes of Israel.
The final war of Gog and Magog (Ezekiel 38-39) or World War III is approaching and sooner than you expect it. This war will end with the destruction of Israel’s enemies by God Himself. Verse 22 of Ezekiel tells us that there will be plagues, torrents of rain, hailstones, and burning sulfur. Just as God destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, he will destroy these invading forces. Once again, God will give the nations proof that He is the Holy One in Israel.
Jews of the Diaspora are urged to reflect on past mistakes, see the obvious signs, pack up and find refuge in the Holy Land while there is time. The conditions to facilitate aliyah are much easier now than they were in the past – a clear message from God to take this opportunity; it is God’s last warning. Do not miss your seat in the bus of redemption and make the wise decision to come to Israel while you still can.