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Thursday, November 03, 2016

Chicago's Galut is Over - Cubs Win First World Series in 108 Years



The Chicago Cubs, who were down 3 games to 1 in the World Series to the Cleveland Indians, came back to win 3 in a row to win it all.  And the way they won game 7 is incredible - an extra-inning rain-delayed affair where the Cubs scored 2 in the 10th and the Indians scored 1.

As a Cubs fan who remembers 1984, 1989, 1998, 2003 (oy!), 2007, 2008, and last year, all I have to say is:

THIS IS THE YEAR!!!!!

No more "Wait 'till next year."  THIS IS THE YEAR!!!!!

No more Billy goat.  No more Bartman.  No more ball going under Leon Durham's legs.

As a long-suffering Cub-fan, I realize that there are even older Cub fans who have suffered longer than I have.  The 108-year Galut has been long and painful for many.  The Cub "Geula" feels so sweet.

An elderly man who passed away this year used to say:

When the Cubs are winning, Mashiah is קומען!

As I wrote many years ago when the South-siders won 11 years ago, the comparison is quite apt.

May it be a sign that the 1948-year Galut will soon come to an end.

לשנה הזאת בירושלים!!!



4 Comments:

At Thu Nov 03, 03:44:00 AM 2016, Blogger CDG, Yerushalayim, E"Y Shlemah said...

כן יהי רצון ונאמר אמן!!!

 
At Sat Nov 05, 02:50:00 PM 2016, Anonymous Anonymous said...

who is that An elderly man who passed away this year used to say:

When the Cubs are winning, Mashiah is קומען!

 
At Tue Nov 08, 12:06:00 PM 2016, Blogger Neshama said...

Did anyone mention to you that 108 is 6 times Chai!

 
At Tue Nov 08, 02:24:00 PM 2016, Blogger yaak said...

Anonymous,

It was a certain man who lived in the Chicago area.

Neshama,

I told someone recently that people should donate 6xחי for their mi sheberachs in honor of the Cubs.

 

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