Honestly, I totally forgot about it.
With all the craziness going on, and the ‘lockdown’ that makes it seem that days, weeks and months just kind of slide into each other, it’s not always so easy to remember what day of the week it is.
Lucky for me, I had a ‘Na Nach’ show up yesterday – with a couple of his friends – and he’s the one that told me today is Tu B’shvat.
I had a bit of fruit hanging around, some nuts in the cupboard, so we just cut it up and put it out on the table, for an impromptu, very low key ‘Tu B’Shvat’ seder.
Tu B’Shvat is way more significant, spiritually, than it can appear.
Here we are, in the middle of the winter, when the trees still nearly all look ‘dead’ and leafless and lifeless.
But on the inside?
The sap is rising.
The tree is returning back to life, and getting ready to blossom and bloom.
It may take a few more weeks, a couple more months, but life is returning.
Between here and Pesach, life is returning.
So take heart, dear readers.
The evil madness we are living through right now isn’t going to continue on forever.
God is great – much, much greater than all of the evil out there.
All this is just a test.
I’m not whitewashing stuff here. There are life and death issues going on all the time, and big decisions to be made with big consequences attached to them.
Each of us has to dig deep, and stop living in denial of the obvious evil that’s squishing out of just about every place right now, both in the public arena and also in our private lives.
But don’t forget, God is great.
And all this can turn around in the blink of any eye.
Personally, I’m starting to feel happier about the situation than I have done for the last 11 months.
Finally, more and more people are waking up to the fact that the media is bad, the State of Israel – and its institutions – are corrupt and that many of their assumptions were built on false premises.
That’s very good news.
The next stage will be when more and more people start searching for the truth, and start looking for the real tzaddikim, the real leaders, to get behind.
And here too, there’s a lot of movement.
So take heart.
Sure, right now everything looks gloomy, grey, dead and lifeless.
On the outside.
But hidden away inside, redemption is rising with the sap.
And BH very soon, it will start to bud and blossom.
Last year, one of my friends put out a film called ‘Talking to God’.
I saw it and liked it a lot, and she asked me if I could put some links to it here, for anyone who wants to download it.
(The film is about a woman, FYI, for shmirat eynayim people).
For some reason, I can’t get the trailer to load here on the site, but here’s where you can see it yourself: