Have you ever wondered how different the world would look if we related to people based on who they really were, and not who they were related to?
What would happen, if we stopped deferring to people just because we thought they had ‘amazing yichus‘, and we stopped ignoring, demeaning and even abusing righteous converts and baalei teshuva just because they (apparently…) don’t have ‘amazing yichus’?
Imagine a world where people’s actions and middot – good or otherwise – were the only thing that could really speak for them.
Imagine a world where having ‘amazing yichus’ would stop being used as a get out of jail free card, for all those ‘connected’ elitists with friends and relatives in high places, who have been using their protekzia for centuries, to stay controlling the Jewish community, while studiously avoiding having to work on their own bad middot.
We are very close to that world happening.
Right now, God seems to be levelling the playing field, so no-one will just be able to wave the yichus card around anymore, to take the attention away from their awful bad middot.
We are entering the world of truth.
The world of redemption unfolding.
The world where no-one can hide behind their yichus any more, and instead will stand fully accountable for their thoughts, words and deeds.
The whole reason we are down here is work on our middot, and to get to know Hashem.
Right now, we’re in the last few seconds of the olam hafuch, the upside down world, where the yuckiest people are still on top – of everything, and everyone – while the best of the best lies forgotten and neglected in prison.
But it’s all about to flip over.
Personally, I can’t wait.
One of my readers just sent me this, from Psalm 106:
It kind of speaks for itself.
For non-Hebrew speakers, the words outlined say ‘V’yishtachavu l’maskeka’ – they prostrated themselves to a mask.
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