The Capella Hotel in the Sentosa resort area of Singapore? What an unbelievable place for today's historic meeting between North Korea's Chairman Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump. As my esteemed friend Rabbi Mordechai Abergel, the Head Rabbi of Singapore can attest, this was the exact place where Emuna Outreach held an emuna gathering for over 120 Noahides some six years ago in Singapore. Could it be that the emuna of the wonderful people there laid the foundation for a future miracle? Could be...
Only 18 days ago, President Trump himself cancelled the planned summit with North Korea. Now, contrary to what every single media outlet and commentator believed or predicted, it happened. Not only did it happen, but Kim and Trump came out with sincere respect for one another. Look at the photo above and the way they're looking at each other - facial gestures and body language don't lie.
Does anyone still doubt the prophecy, that, "The wolf shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid-goat," (Isaiah 11:6)? Hashem is showing that it can happen, for whatever He decides will be, as King Solomon attests, "The king's heart is in the hand of Hashem; He tilts it to whatever side He desires" (Proverbs 21:1). Hashem decided that Kim and Trump should meet and hit it off so well.
This could lead directly to the peaceful coming of Moshiach, as Isaiah says in the continuation of the above-cited prophecy. That is, if the Jewish People wake up in teshuva and in emuna.
But, if the Jewish People, especially in Israel, continue in the nauseating path of government-sanctioned gay parades and anti-Jewish sentiment, particularly in the IDF where the very best officers don't get promoted if they're Torah-observant, then the Kim-Trump summit could be bad news for Israel. If Hashem so desires, Trump and the rest of the world himself could apply massive pressure to Israel, forcing it to too to denuclearize, saying, "If North Korea did, then so can you!"
Even if Kim and North Korea are sincere, and the starvation in North Korea has forced its leader to alter his path, Iran is happy to step in and fill the nuclear void.
So for us, fellow Jews, we're not out of the woods yet. Our future depends on the degree we strengthen ourselves in emuna, spread emuna and return to Hashem.