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Sunday, January 30, 2011
Egypt: You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet
Protestors on an army truck in Tahrir Square, Jan 29
Egypt is Act I in an Islamist revolution that will sweep throughout the Arab world, with Tunis at its footsteps and Jordan next on the menu.
This has everything to do with Israel, although things might appear to get worse before they get better.
One thing is for sure: the fact that this started with Egypt doesn't only make a good headline; the story of Yitziyat Mitzrayim is the backbone of our emunah in the final redemption. On the one hand, the story of the Exodus gives us faith in the possibility of another redemption; on the other hand, we are constantly reminded that 'you ain't seen nothing yet':
Therefore, behold, days are coming, says the Lord, and it shall no longer be said, 'As the Lord lives, Who brought up the children of Israel from the land of Egypt' but, 'As the Lord lives, Who brought up the children of Israel from the northland and from all the lands where He had driven them,' and I will restore them to their land that I gave to their forefathers.
לכן הנה ימים באים נאום ה', ולא יאמר עוד חי ה' אשר העלה את בני ישראל מארץ מצרים, כי אם חי ה' אשר העלה את בני ישראל מארץ צפון ומכל הארצות אשר הדיחם שמה והשיבתים על אדמתם אשר נתתי לאבותם - ירמיהו טז