27 April 2016

"It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Worst of Times"

20 Nisan 5776
5th Day Chol HaMo'ed
5th Day of the Omer

The title of this blog post is the opening line of Charles Dickens' novel A Tale of Two Cities. It could be talking about today.

One person's bad news is another person's good news. One person's "doom and gloom" is another person's "light at the end of the tunnel". Even the term "End Times" is open to individual interpretation. For one person, it's the end of the old and familiar world, but for another person it's the end of suffering, and the promise of a new and better world.

Which is it for you? Is it the "best of times" or the "worst of times" or maybe even both at the same time. I think that's what Dickens was implying.

Chag Shvi'i shel Pesach sameach! And may we all merit to experience our ultimate deliverance - NOW!