Monday, September 12, 2005

Foxes Through the Ruins

Rabbi Akiva was on such a high spiritual level that when he saw foxes running through the ruins of what was once the Holy Temple of Jerusalem, he laughed while his colleagues cried. He laughed because through the destruction he saw the redemption. He uderstood that because the prophecy of destruction came true, the same prophecy of the redemption will also come true.

The foxes are running through the ruins of our holy places in Gaza. May we all find the strength to see the good in all these desecrations, and see the rebuilding of the final temple in Jerusalem, and the redemption of the entire Jewish people.

Palestinians loot and set fire to the abandoned synagogue in the evacuated Gaza settlement of Neveh Dekalim.
Photo: AP


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