Today I met up with a Rabbi I met once in EY. Really special guy. Deep, pure, true.
We got into a discussion regarding the Bavli and the Yerushalmi, and how the Yerushalmi’s unique Tannaic saying says that:
During the times of the Second Temple, Jews were diligent in Torah study, careful with mitzvah observance and monetary tzedaka, and every good custom was in them, but they loved wealth and hated each other for no reason.
Look closely at this. Sound familiar people!? What do we teach our young people, “Be diligent in Torah study. Be careful in mizvah observance. Follow the good custom!”
Didn’t work very well for us 2000 years ago.
Please people! We are trapped in an endless error loop! We must shift priorities and start teaching our children that, right now, at this time in Jewish history, the most important thing in Judaism is to not love wealth, and to not hate other people for no reason (which means to accuse the innocent of sofek heresy!).
If we do this – if the fathers turn their hearts to the sons, and teach them what will solve the problem, the sons will listen, and HaShem will take us to the Messianic Age.