Day 10/50: The Significance of Our Day & Age

Day 10/50: The Significance of Our Day & Age

וּבְכָל־אֶ֧רֶץ מִצְרַ֛יִם תִּשָּׁחֵ֥ת הָאָ֖רֶץ מִפְּנֵ֥י הֶעָרֹֽב

And throughout the entire land of Egypt, the land was destroyed because of the mixture of noxious creatures


Previous generations were surely greater in “Aseh Tov” (do good), but with the enormous nisyonos we face, there’s probably never been a generation with the greatness of “Sur Mera” (avoid bad) like our day and age!


Despite the yetzer hara’s constant bombardment of temptation and in spite of the many pitfalls, disappointments, and setbacks they face, the bnei Torah of our days keep moving forward, getting back on their feet and continuing the battle. They constantly seek guidance from their rabbeim and role models and regularly strategize to advance further in the area of kedushah. Just the fact that you’re part of this initiative shows that you are a fighter! 


We know that Hashem would never set us up for failure; if He placed us in this generation, He must believe that we can accomplish great things. If our neshamos were put into this period in history, we must be capable of dealing with any obstacle that is placed in our path. The Ramban interprets the pasuk ”Hashem tzaddik yivchan—Hashem tests the righteous” to mean that a person will be tested by Hashem only with a nisayon he is capable of overcoming. This holds true even for someone who was exposed to harmful and indecent material. This situation is a tremendous challenge for everyone in our generation, but along with those challenges, Hashem has also provided us with the tools we need to succeed.


🌞 Today I shall…

…remember that Hashem loves every Yid in this generation, knowing that we are struggling with a nisayon the likes of which Klal Yisrael has never faced before.