The plagues inflicted on Egypt revealed the greatness of Hashem. What do the vowels underneath the hebrew words really mean? The way the righteous person lives is above all of creation. Hashem dresses up all the miracles within nature. Hashem will reveal himself in a way that even the wicked will see him. Why didn’t Moshe pray that Pharaoh should let the Jewish people go by the plague of hail?
A swarm of locusts that began in Egypt and has crossed the border into Israel is inviting comparison to one of the Biblical plagues of Exodus.
The New York Times says the swarms are “like a vivid enactment of the eighth plague visited upon the obdurate Pharaoh. etc..
“Locust clouds were darkening skies on Wednesday, three weeks before the Jewish Passover holiday that recalls 10 Biblical plagues, one of them locusts, that struck Egypt during the exodus of Israelite slaves,” The Guardian said.
According to Egypt’s Al-Ahram, at least 20 swarms of locusts, each comprising up to 80 million insects, have invaded Egypt over the past three months, and there are more believed to be waiting in the wings, so to speak, along the country’s southern border with Sudan.
“One swarm of locusts can gobble up 100,000 tons of crops, an amount sufficient to feed 500,000 people for a whole year,” Nader Noureddin, an agricultural expert, tells Al-Ahram.
The Guardian quoted officials as saying, “the insects covered nearly 2,000 acres (800 hectares) of desert overnight [Tuesday].”
Israel was put on “locust alert” on Monday, with the Ministry of Agriculture setting up a hotline to report swarms. By Tuesday “grasshoppers the size of small birds were reported on balconies and in gardens in central and northern Israel. But the largest concentration, an ominous black cloud of millions, settled for the night near the tiny rural village of Kmehin in Israel’s southern Negev desert, not far from the border with Egypt,” The Times reports.
Published on Mar 6, 2013
Israel has began battling a swarm of locusts from Egypt that threaten to destroy crops in the southern part of the country. The clouds of the insects have darkened skies some three weeks before the Jewish Passover holiday that recounts the Biblical 10 plagues, one of them, the 8th plague on the spiritual calendar = Binah = Understanding and is sourced in the world of Teshuvah repentance, locusts, that struck Egypt prior to the exodus of the Israelite slaves. We all need to return as there everywhere 🙂 and so is G-d!