Rabbi Nir Ben Artzi, an Israeli mystic rabbi who has made many accurate predictions in the past, announced this week that Jews should not travel outside of Israel on Passover, a warning that carries a strong precedent.
The locusts began swarming on the Red Sea coast of Eritrea and Sudan in December. A desert variety of the insect is always present in these areas but the population remains limited unless certain conditions are present.
Though there is no Temple in Jerusalem, in very many ways, Jewish sources describe the Temple Mount as the viaduct for blessings, spiritual and material, to flow into the world. Several experts weigh in on this source of divine bounty.
‘Lone soldiers, as well as all IDF soldiers, really appreciate that someone from around the world cares about their welfare,’ said one lone soldier named Aaron. ‘Their donations, which go toward meaningful gifts, are like giving IDF soldiers a warm hug.’
Passover is a Jewish holiday commemorating the Jewish liberation by God from slavery in Egypt, and while non-Jews are not commanded to keep the laws of Passover, anyone can benefit from its teachings and traditions.