If you are anything like me, you are slightly numb, both mentally and emotionally, to the threats that swirl around us. When has it ever been any other way? But every once in awhile it is good to open the eyes wide and take a really good look at what we mostly try to gloss over most of the time. Use the opportunity while viewing the video linked below, to allow yourself to feel what our ancestors felt during the crisis of Esther and Mordechai's time. Perhaps it will inspire us all to come out of our self-imposed protective shells long enough to try their solution. We can't keep up this zombie-walk forever.
NOTE: KOL KOREI: YOM TEFILLAH:
"This coming Wed., Feb. 24 at 12 noon, our great rabbis Elyashiv, Steinman, Wosner, Batzri, & Rebbitzen Kanievsky, and others have deemed it a day of tefilla. We are facing a very real threat, and "the battle plan is tefillah" and our "secret weapon is Ahavas Yisroel."
All over the world, people will pause at 12 noon to recite Tehillim 83, 130, 142, & Acheinu Kol Beis Yisroel. Please make a note of this and spread the word. We need to do this together!"
(You can disregard the dates pasted on the video by its maker.)
WE SHOULD BE DAVENING EVERY SINGLE DAY LIKE OUR LIVES DEPENDED UPON IT. AFTER ALL...DON'T THEY??