Hurricane Katif - err Katrina and Modern Day Pharaohs
Anyone following the Jewish Blogosphere or simply reading the Jewish and Israeli papers is fully aware of a heated debate about whether or not Katrina was retribution for the United States pressuring Israel to ruthlessly destroy beautiful, flourishing Jewish neighborhoods and render thousands of Jews homeless and jobless.
I’ve decided NOT to point out all the naysayer blogs by linking to them. Although I have found that Akiva has posted a nice list of them.
Nevertheless, it should be stated that even if G-d himself rearranged the stars in heaven to spell out “Duh! What Do You Think Katrina Was For? I Said It Before And I’ll Say It Again: ‘Those Who Curse Abraham Are Cursed And Those Who Bless Abraham Are Blessed!’” There would still be people – most people in fact – that would say “nah, that’s just an astronomical fluke.” (Yes, pun intended – thank you very much!)
And so even, as Sultan Knish points out, when the AP writes Deja Vu stories about forced evacuations.
And even, as Akiva posted, with an astonishing Torah Code (you got to admit it IS astonishing).
And even when Aaron Klein from WorldNetDaily lists a whole host of other connections (a real must read!) we’ll always have people like Knesset Member Eliezer Cohen (National Union) saying things like: “I know meteorology well enough not to believe such rubbish,”
But then again this is not the first time mankind has hardened his heart...
And the L-RD spoke unto Moses and unto Aaron, saying: When Pharaoh shall speak unto you, saying: Show a wonder for you; then thou shalt say unto Aaron: Take thy rod, and cast it down before Pharaoh, that it become a serpent.' And Moses and Aaron went in unto Pharaoh, and they did so, as the L-RD had commanded; and Aaron cast down his rod before Pharaoh and before his servants, and it became a serpent. Then Pharaoh also called for the wise men and the sorcerers; and they also, the magicians of Egypt, did in like manner with their secret arts. For they cast down every man his rod, and they became serpents; but Aaron's rod swallowed up their rods. And Pharaoh's heart was hardened, and he hearkened not unto them; as the L-RD had spoken. (Exodus 7:8 – 13)
Why even if the seas become full with blood!
And the L-RD said unto Moses: 'Pharaoh's heart is stubborn, he refuseth to let the people go. Get thee unto Pharaoh in the morning; lo, he goeth out unto the water; and thou shalt stand by the river's brink to meet him; and the rod which was turned to a serpent shalt thou take in thy hand. And thou shalt say unto him: The L-RD, the God of the Hebrews, hath sent me unto thee, saying: Let My people go, that they may serve Me in the wilderness; and, behold, hitherto thou hast not hearkened; thus saith the L-RD: In this thou shalt know that I am the L-RD--behold, I will smite with the rod that is in my hand upon the waters which are in the river, and they shall be turned to blood. And the fish that are in the river shall die, and the river shall become foul; and the Egyptians shall loathe to drink water from the river.' And the LORD said unto Moses: 'Say unto Aaron: Take thy rod, and stretch out thy hand over the waters of Egypt, over their rivers, over their streams, and over their pools, and over all their ponds of water, that they may become blood; and there shall be blood throughout all the land of Egypt, both in vessels of wood and in vessels of stone.' And Moses and Aaron did so, as the L-RD commanded; and he lifted up the rod, and smote the waters that were in the river, in the sight of Pharaoh, and in the sight of his servants; and all the waters that were in the river were turned to blood. And the fish that were in the river died; and the river became foul, and the Egyptians could not drink water from the river; and the blood was throughout all the land of Egypt. And the magicians of Egypt did in like manner with their secret arts; and Pharaoh's heart was hardened, and he hearkened not unto them; as the L-RD had spoken. And Pharaoh turned and went into his house, neither did he lay even this to heart. (Exodus 7:14 – 23)