Today is February twenty fourth in the year two thousand twenty one according to the Gregorian calendar, and according to the Hebrew calendar it is the twelfth day of the month of Adar in the year five thousand seven hundred eighty one; in my hometown of the rotten apple, aka New York city, it is a little bit more than twenty four hours till the start of the Purim holiday.
The world we live in is “being FedExed to hell in a handbasket”. The pandemic caused by arrogant scientists and the communist regime in China is still with us; the economic and emotional devastation is incalculable; the death toll is high; and the shameless politicians continue to take advantage of it and milk as much political capital as they can. On top of that, Jews are once again accused of creating this virus, spreading this virus, not inoculating poor “Palestinians” - our enemies are nothing if not consistent.
The internet, that amazing gift that allowed us to connect to each other across the Globe, and to have unlimited access to the combined knowledge of humanity - that blessing was turned into the curse by human idiocy and lust for power.
The anti-scientific and mankind-hating environmental policies forced on us for decades by the power-hungry idol-worshippers are bringing chaos, devastation, and death.
Socialism and communism, humanity’s most immoral and deadly creations, are considered fun and hip once again by the pampered youth of the West.
The anti-Semitism is very much alive and well, and growing by leaps and bounds, thanks mostly the the Muslim invasion of the West, as well as the growing popularity of Marxism among the uneducated masses.
Here, in America, the unprecedented election fraud resulted in the unlawful removal of President Donald Trump (one of the best friends and allies we ever had in the American politics); in his stead the Democrats (who by now are firmly the official party of the American anti-Semites) installed the puppet regime of Joe Biden, and are now in the process of returning back the Obama cabinet - the most corrupt, anti-American, and anti-Semitic cabinet in the modern American politics.
As far as we, the Jews, are concerned, the things are pretty dire. We are still very much mefuzar u’mefurad - with the vast majority of Jews either not knowing that they are Jews, or completely lacking in understanding of what being a Jew really means. Most of the Jews today are still happily involved in anything that sounds good (and usually is the exact opposite of good) - as long as it’s not Judaism and/or Zionism. They would still gladly go to the feast that celebrates the unfulfilled prophecy of Jewish return to the homeland, and they would proudly drink from the sacred vessels pillaged from our Holy Temple. They have no true pride in our religion, traditions, or heritage - but instead worship at the altars of the modern idols.
Even the rulers of the modern State of Israel could not get rid of their schtettel mentality in almost seventy three years - as if they feel almost apologetic for the Jewish return to our ancestral land; and their decisions are repeatedly ruled by this irrational state of mind.
In light of all this turmoil how could we really find it in our hearts to truly celebrate Purim with happiness, merrymaking, and the light in our hearts?
Because, you see, we are still here - despite all logic, statistical probabilities, and historical precedent! We are still alive and kicking - against all hopes and prayers of our enemies that do rise in every generation (and usually with much more frequency than that).
The very tall gallows would always be the eventual fate of all our emeries, no matter how high they would climb and how much power they would amass.
We are back in our ancestral home; we have the ability to defend ourselves and to fight back.
We can still arm ourselves as proud American citizens - even here, in the thoroughly corrupt city of New York.
There are still courageous Jews who plant vineyards, olive trees, and flowers in the ancient soil of Judea and Samaria.
There are still brave Jewish men and women who refuse to bow down to our enemies despite anything - and who are always ready and willing to risk their lives in order to save their people.
There are the Jewish children - our miracles and our victory dance - that keep dressing up as Mordechai and Esther, shaking their noise makers (thus making the souls of our enemies writhe in purgatory), and stuffing their abundantly cute faces with Purim sweets.
So, yes, let’s celebrate the holiday of Purim, and our very survival! And never forget - Amalek hates us not because we are the smartest, the cleverest, the most educated, the go-getters, the best in business, etc; Amalek hates us because we are the messengers of Gd! We are the ones who brought truth and light into the world - so, be proud of it; always stand tall and always be true to what being a Jew is!
Purim Sameach, brothers and sisters Jew-faces! L’Chaim!