Sunday, July 11, 2010

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Why is America Suffering?

by Reb Akiva at Mystical Paths

Uriel asked: Is HaShem allowing Yishmael all it's Rewards, i.e. Mosque at Ground Zero, Terrorism, all before Mashiach’s arrival, so that it will have only punishment in the Olam Haba?

There's a clear explanation given of why the arabs were given control over Israel for some hundreds of years, and indeed it's in the merit of the momentary good deed of the bris of their leader. But that merit expired and their power over the land evaporated.

As far as a mosque by Ground Zero - Hashem may not hang a sign up in the sky saying "you have a choice - the right way or the wrong way and here's how the wrong way is going to turn on you" - but neither does He hide it.

The merits of the US as a nation have also expired - but not necessarily for the American people. Now they are faced with a choice - to stand up for the right or to be led down the unpleasant path.  In the US, more so than anywhere else, the people are responsible for their leadership.

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