In saying these words on Rosh Hashanah, did you also think about the horrific tragedies Klal Yisroel went through this past summer?
Sure I did. How can you not when klal Yisroel was struck with FIVE horrific tragedies involving water from drownings to other water accidents R”L
Has anyone woken up together with their brethren to come together as a nation to a time of serious teshuva, Kinnus and Taanis? Like in the story of Purim or Yonah hanavi with Nineveh? Is it possible that we can still be living in a generation of denial and think we can just sit and think these horrific tragedies were just coincidence?…. Don’t we all know that here is no such a thing as coincidence and Hashem has a plan and reason for every tiny thing?…. Every person’s life is planned out by Hashem from a to z….
LET US ALL WAKE UP FROM DENIAL AND FACE REALITY….
OK… So no one answered him…
In the name of ALL KLAL YISROEL Yes. We (all of us) did serious teshuva. Yes, exactly like YOU demanded from us…
We did teshuva.
We did Kinnus.
We did Taanis.
We’re not in a state of denial.
We know that there’s no such thing as coincidence.
We know that Hashem has a plan and reason for every tiny thing.
We know that every person’s life is planned out by Hashem from a to z….
We all woke up from denial and faced reality.
To all of us here: let this year be a year of yeshuos, refuos, nechamos, much gladness and happiness, fruitfulness and accomplishment to all of us and our families, and all of K’lal Yisroel.
Yes, there were several tragedies this past summer but from a longer term perspective, not at all unusual or statistically out of the norm in terms of those who were niftar under tragic circumstances. We have had summers with greater numbers of auto accident casualties, civilians killed in terrorist accidents in EY and elsewhere etc.
May we ALL be zocheh for a g’mar tov and may hashem bring solace to the familes and friends of those were were niftar over the summer.