Difficulty of Exile

In regards to the current protests or riots and various forms of insanity in the world, there is really no sensitive way to discuss anything without making everyone mad one way or another. I hate politics from the essence of my being, my political beliefs can be summed up with the phrase השם הוא מלכינו ולו אנו עבדים, Hashem is our King and we are His servants. I’ve seen many of my friends complaining about unfair treatment between protests that are sometimes turning violent, and how the Jewish community has been harshly treated through the COVID pandemic.

While I do not seek to invalidate complaints, it simply must be said that we are in Golus. So long as we are in Golus this is how things must be. The entire world exists in this state, it doesn’t matter if you live in Chutz La’Aretz or Eretz Yisroel, ever Jew is in Golus to one degree or another; even those who have experienced a Geulah P’rotis or Geulah Yechidis (Personal Redemption), the entire world is in the state of Golus. The Chitzonim will always try to prevent Klal Yisroel from fulfilling our mission, which is serving Hashem. It doesn’t matter if we protest in the streets, complain on the internet, or try to do anything whatsoever to influence the government. This is simply the reality. Hashem already told us in the Torah itself and through the Nevi’im what would happen happen if we didn’t follow the mitzvos. Now look at us 2000 years into the longest Golus, no Moshiach here, no Bais HaMikdash yet, nothing. We could potentially say even the Shechinah is going to Eretz Yisroel now while we stay in Chutz La’Aretz, sometimes for justifiable reasons. While the Shechinah going to Eretz Yisroel is really a good thing in the long run, it will make things much harder for us outside of the land due to the fact everything comes from it dwelling here as it says in the Zohar. We’ve been very lucky that America has been so kind to Klal Yisroel and granted us such freedom. Now the time has come for the Chitzonim and the Sitra Achra to come inflict tzoros upon us because we haven’t used this freedom entirely properly. Instead of utilizing all this great opportunity for Torah and avodas Hashem, we’ve used our freedoms for aveiros, bitul zman the last of them, the rest I don’t wish to bring up in this forum, rachmono litzlon. We’ve become used to cushy lives and become complacent, not properly thanking Hashem for all that He’s given us, so that’s now all coming to an end. At the very least, life is going to be radically different for us here in America than it has been in a long time. To learn and be a real Jew will take much more Mesiras Nefesh than it has in far too long.

In regards to the above, though I don’t wish to complain, I just want to tell a story that happened today. I was walking by some Hispanic gentile workers who were shlepping stuff out of a delivery truck, presumably from a Jewish company, I can’t recall the brand or anything. One of the guys looked at me, made some curly-q motion with his hands near his head, and as I walked by pretended to cut off my payos (without actually touching me) while making some obnxious snipping sound much to the delight of his coworkers. I did not get upset, knowing this is the lot of a Jew in Golus. Rather, as I continued home I smiled and thanked Hashem, saying ברוך שלא עשני גוי, ברוך שעשני ישראל. This isn’t the first time this sort of incident has happened, nor will it be the last unless Moshiach comes before I leave my apartment again. I’ve been spat at also by gentiles, but I don’t let it upset me. I say that phrase because the thanking Hashem takes away the energy from the Chitzonim, and breaks the klippah which allows the Nitzotzos HaKedoshim trapped in that to ascend to their Source. I advise everyone to do that if harassed for being Jewish.

Hashem should help us get through this next period of history in the great cycle where things go wonderfully for Klal Yisroel and then going bad, He should bless us with sholom, and we should merit to see the face of Moshiach swiftly within our days.

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