Avoiding the Suffering of “Chevlei Mashiach”
Words of inspiration, delivered before Rosh Hashanah 5762 (Several days after the Sept. 11 terror attacks in New York)
People all over the world are talking about the perfect timing of the terrorists who managed to hijack a number of planes simultaneously, and to effect precise almost simultaneous hits to the two tallest – and most populous – buildings in New York. But we, as believing Jews, take note of a different sort of precise timing in these events.
We see that the attacks took place precisely one week before Rosh Hashanah, the Day of Judgment. This gives us occasion to reflect upon several ideas.