4 Iyyar 5771
Day 19 of the Omer
(2 weeks and 5 days)
Last week, I vaguely noticed that two of the cities mentioned most prominently in the news about the latest flood disaster to hit the United States were named for Egyptian cities---Cairo (Illinois) and Alexandria (Virginia). But, it wasn't until I glimpsed, in a video, the image of Pyramid Arena on the Mississippi River waterfront in Memphis (Tennessee), where the worst flooding in their history may be taking place, that it made a huge impression. Because Memphis is also the name of a city in ancient Egpyt.
The message is clear. America is the modern-day Egypt and all the more reason for Jews to leave there as soon as they possibly can.