Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Kipenei Hakelev

Another sign from the Gemara in Sotah 49b on the footsteps of Mashiah is פני הדור כפני הכלב (the face of the generation is like the face of the dog).

There are no words to describe the recent Bark Mitzvah that took place in New York.

You need to laugh and cry and laugh when watching it. First, laugh because it was somewhat amusing. Then, cry to show how far we have fallen. Then, laugh again, as did R' Akiva in the end of Massechet Makkot (if the gemara in Sotah was fulfilled, then we know the good prophecies will be fulfilled as well - may they come speedily in our days).

In the meantime, all I can say is the end of that Gemara in Sotah:

ועל מה יש לנו להשען על אבינו שבשמים

1 Comments:

At Mon Sep 01, 06:57:00 PM 2008, Blogger Ʀahuma'i said...

Rashi comments: "כפני הכלב - שלא יתביישו זה מזה"

Unfortunately we can just open the newspaper to affirm how true it is.

 

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