I’ve been trying really hard and I just can’t figure out what this Volcano episode is trying to communicate.
The moshiach blogosphere is ripe with opinions, the two most prominent are (1) this is measure for measure to Britain for striking Jerusalem from Israel or (2) an ominous warning for the Jews in America that they can’t take for granted the opportunity to get to E”Y when and if they need to.
In my humble opinion, “this and this” are likely true, but the first is the message for the gentiles, and the second for the Jews.
The implications are simple – the Gentiles and the Jewish people must repent.
How? Simple – “Don’t do to others what you don’t want them to do to you.” – (R. Akiva)
If we do this, divine guidance and protection is sure to follow.