- In the darkness of Corona is the realization that we are all one family each connected to his own nation.
- The life of Syrian refugees who have no home is much worse than sitting in Quarantine in your own home.
- The world can reach the goal of unity and peace through faith and religion.
The Corona Pandemic has struck each human being in the small world called the earth. The earth was once not completely explored; in 1776 Christopher Columbus discovered America. Today there is not one inch on the earth that does not have a price attached to it associated to being considered the possession of one of the nations in the world. Outer space is still unexplored and unsettled but not a practical answer yet.
God gave us the earth to live in and not the heavens. The earth was given as a gift still unexplored. Slowly the earth began to be developed until in 2020 there is even space exploration and air transportation from one end of the world to the other. Science has explored to understand the laws of nature in ways not everyone can understand. Not everyone is an Einstein or has the intelligence of these great scientists in history. Each person has his own capability his own place in the world of 7 billion people. There is a job for everyone and work to complete each day.
The world is faced with a Pandemic. 785,777 people today are sick and 37,815 have died. 165,607 people have recovered. In the middle of this crisis there is something to be learned. There is work for each person to do which includes quarantine and Corona adds to life experience for the young and old. The old are facing the possibility of death. The young will live through the plague which will be part of their life experience on the way to becoming wise old men.
No matter how difficult it is for people facing the loss of loved ones and living in quarantine Syrian refugees who are homeless suffering the aggression of Assad and Iran are suffering more. Poverty is compared to death, without food and water there is no life. How far the Pandemic will penetrate the nations of the world is still unknown; how much will be crippled the economy of the world which is important to support its growing population. A world war using nuclear weapons with nuclear fallout would be much worse than the Pandemic of Corona which kills less than 5% of the population.
Corona is a test for every human being to fight for his own survival and for the survival of the world. Technology has put mankind together through communication and air travel that it is today impossible to separate the parts of the whole which are the nations from the general wellbeing of the world. This is a lesson to learn from Corona; that there is one world with one destiny. Internet has united the world through telecommunication where the fate of each part of the world becomes public daily news. It is also a vehicle for communication of messages of peace. There are opponents to the use of internet as a danger to the education of children in modesty to become polluted by ideologies and philosophies which are against their religion. Orthodox religion considers child religious education first priority.
The Bible starts with the words “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” There is a beginning of creation and there is a beginning of the life a human being from birth, to childhood and adulthood. Religion works on the foundation of life which is child education which is neglected in modern society. At the age of thirteen begins puberty where starts the dangers of sexual promiscuity. The result of sexual promiscuity is abortions which in the Bible are considered to be murder. In Judaism the spilling of the semen seed in vain is a terrible sin which is mentioned in Genesis 38. The religious Jewish community has been hit most hard in America and Israel by Corona and even in Israel Netanyahu has prohibited religious ceremonies in groups including congregational prayer, weddings and other festivals. Each family is encouraged to stay separate even before they have been officially quarantined. Life continues and there are weddings but not like before when the whole family were invited to the wedding hall. Religious schools have been closed indefinitely
When you have already become assimilated in modern society, it is difficult to return to return to become Ultra- Orthodox but more possible to become progressive religious humanitarian. The authentic Jewish education is still in the hands of the Orthodox where the children are brought up to understand that sex before marriage is a sin. This has been one of the major conflicts in Israel between secular and religious concerning proper education. The secular want the religious to also teach secular subjects at a young age which the Orthodox are against. Internet is forbidden in the houses of the Ultra-Orthodox a danger to their children. The Ultra-Orthodox are faced with the crisis of Corona. They have been hit hardest in Israel and New York. Moses in Biblical times chose to make them a separate nation with a separate religion to protect the children of Israel from contamination from worldly influences. Faced with Corona in Israel and America they have to listen to the instructions of the Ministry of health and have lost their religious freedom.
Religion has failed to teach the world the importance of child education. They have struggled for centuries to protect their children from the pollution of modern society. There remains in Judaism in Israel and America authentic Orthodox Jewry which continue the practice of the ethics of God given to them at Mount Sinai. They will always continue in the Jewish way. Faith in God of all of mankind is being tested by Corona even those that have Orthodox religious upbringings. To support religion and to support faith in God the creator of the universe mankind needs to add to faith belief in resurrection. In Judaism the belief in resurrection is one of the thirteen principles of faith but it will only come at the end of times after the coming of the Messiah. Faith needs resurrection today. Faith needs the Messiah Now.
The Lubavitcher Rebbe declared in public and sang a song for the coming of the Messiah Now. He anticipated the difficult times which would come in the future which would be a danger to World faith.
Resurrection is connected with the coming of the Messiah. Resurrection has already before two thousand years been the beginning of Christianity when Jesus is written in Christian scriptures to have resurrected three days after his death. In Islamic faith resurrection is also important. In later Jewish texts like Zohar belief in resurrection is considered even more important than education of children. The name of God which is Shalom is the combination of religion and faith in resurrection of the dead. Thinking about death is not for children. Corona brings death to the world and it is hard to avoid thinking about death. Moses, Jesus, and Mohammed representing the angels of God Rafael, Michael, Gabriel have resurrected together and are dancing and singing in joy. Their message is don’t be afraid. Live righteously and fight for survival. Make the world a better place for your children. Elijah who never died: brings another message written in Malachi: the fathers and the children should unite together to bring peace and salvation. Corona virus is bringing together the fathers with the children.
Resurrection brings each person back to the Garden of Eden where lived Adam and Eve before the sin. In the midst of darkness we can have a glimpse of harmony and peace which is in the Garden of Eden through belief in the Messiah and the resurrection. Connect to religion. Connect to faith in the resurrection. We are all one family each one belonging to his own nation his own religion. Nations can live together in peace. Religions can live together in peace.
Make a prayer each day to ask God for help and forgiveness. “Please God protect my family and forgive me and all of mankind for our sins.” Add your own personal words from your heart.