By Rabbi Shlomo Riskin; OHR Torah Stone
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KOL HATOR Commentary
Rabbi Riskin’s commentary “What makes us the fortunate generation?” In this video he reveals the Golden Guideline for preparing ourselves for the Final Redemption. He recalls Rashi’s commentary on the event in this Parashah when Moses starts praying to G-d as they reach the barrier of the Sea, with Farao’s troops drawing up from behind. The nation complains and Moses, seemingly concerned about ‘What now?’ starts praying to G-d for help. This surely is a life generating guideline which is so commonly contorted by our futile attempts that bring rather stagnation – drought, spiritual drought reflecting the absence of HaShem’s Spirit and Presence.
The Revealing Event
|טו וַיֹּאמֶר יְהוָה אֶל-מֹשֶׁה, מַה-תִּצְעַק אֵלָי; דַּבֵּר אֶל-בְּנֵי-יִשְׂרָאֵל, וְיִסָּעוּ.||15 And HaShem said unto Moses: ‘Wherefore criest thou unto Me? speak unto the children of Israel, that they go forward.|
“The Lord said to Moses, “Why do you keep calling out to Me for help? Tell the Israelites to move forward.” (American Bible Society)
“Then the Lord said to Moses, “Quit praying and get the people moving! Forward, march!” (Living Bible).
You may want to roll back to repeat the empowering core Message – from 6.45 on the video Time line.
Zech. 14:8 records how, In that Day, Living Waters will flow forth from Jerusalem. HaShem Himself is the Source of these Living Waters causing His Presence to be flowing forth throughout the World. It is for this reason that HaShem is preparing His ‘Servant’ who will be rewarded in the Final Redemption with the full indwelling of HaShem’s Spirit, to become a LIGHT unto the nations. In this way He will be returning His Presence (Shechinah) to live in His People as a Living Tabernacle.