‘If you see kingdoms provoking each other – expect the Messiah’s footprint,” said Talmudic sage Rabbi Elazar bar Avina (Bereshit Raba 42:4).
- Amotz Asa-El
- The Jerusalem Post
The subsequent 17 centuries taught us Jews that when superpowers spar – as China and the US now do – the last thing we can afford is to expect miracles.
Instead, we should expect reality, in all its ugliness, and focus on avoiding such a duel’s sparks.
Reality, as this week’s events made plain, is an…