Thursday, February 11, 2021
I remember as a little girl, every time we would learn the story of leaving mitzrayim, I could never understand how it was possible that Pharoh was hit with one makkah after the next, but he still didn't learn his lesson and let the Yidden out...
Each time, he promised he would, and begged Moshe to Daven that the makkah should end, but once it did, he changed his mind and didn't let the Yidden go again.
But as I was telling my kids the parsha last night, I realized that in a way, the Pharoh in us does the same thing today.
Unfortunately this Golus has been filled with so many crazy hardships, (may there be no more!)
And each time, we Daven with all our heart for the makkah to go away - to be healed, to be comforted, to be blessed...
But somehow, a part of us is still not fully ready to leave this Golus altogether, once and forever.
Sometimes in the hard moments, we really do feel we want Moshiach now, but then, after the "makkah" settles, we forget about how much we need Moshiach, and get comfortable again.
It's as if the Pharoh in us wants the pain and tragedies to go away.. but still doesn't want the Golus itself to go away - just that the Golus shouldn't be so hard.
But the truth is that thank Gd there is no choice - the Golus must end, and it will...
There is no reason to hold on to it any longer;
And no, we don't need any more reminders at all!
We are ready to be taken out -TODAY!!
לע״נ ר׳ מנחם מאיר בן ר׳ חיים משה יהודההכהן בלוי ע״ה