The world is arming to the hilt and nations are daring one another. Just over the weekend, there has been tremendous tension between Turkey and Syria and between Iran and Turkey. Yemen is on fire. In a minute, conflict with radical Islamists can set the world on fire.
Will the West call Putin's hand in the Ukraine? Will global Jihad get its hands on dirty nukes? Will Iran use its nuclear wild card? Will a missile battle in the Middle East trigger a global conflict? Any of these are likely scenarios; with such an international backdrop, Armageddon and Gog-Magog appear to be eventual realities. Will anyone survive a push-button war?
This week's Torah portion is Metzora; read about it in A Hole in the Wall.
Also featured this week:
Rabbi Shalom Arush - A New Pair of Shoes
Dr. Zev Ballen - Sophie's Kids
Yaacov bar Nahman - The Fall of the Ax
Rabbi Dovid Charlop - Pure and Impure
Bright Beams blessings for a beautiful week!