Rabbi Ephraim Sprecher, Dean of Students and Senior Lecturer at Diaspora Yeshiva, is not only a popular speaker and teacher, but also a dynamic thinker and writer. A student of Harav Yaakov Kamenetsky and Harav Gedalia Schorr, Rabbi Sprecher was granted smicha (rabbinical ordination) by Torah Vodaath Yeshiva. Prior to his current position, Rabbi Sprecher was a professor of Judaic studies at Touro College in New York. In addition to his duties at Diaspora Yeshiva, Rabbi Sprecher writes a regular column on various Judaic topics in the Jewish Press, and lectures regularly at the OU Israel Center in Jerusalem.
The UN's Role In The Final
Published: Wednesday, January 25, 2017 05:21:50 PM
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The Exodus from Egypt is the prototype of the Final Redemption, which will occur with the coming of Mashiach. It too, like the Exodus, will take place without the benevolent assistance of the nations of the world, even those whom the Jewish People consider our friends and allies. When the great day of the Final Redemption will come, Klal Yisrael will owe thanks to no one, not even to President Trump, but to G-D alone.

This insight sheds much light on the inexplicable hatred the UN has for Jews and for Eretz Yisrael. The UN accomplishes very little and is virtually powerless to enforce its proposals and resolutions. It is the most morally corrupt institution in the entire world. So what is its purpose? My Rebbe, Rav Pam stated that perhaps the answer is found in the Talmud (Avodah Zara 2), that when the End of Days will arrive, the nations of the world will come before G-D to demand reward for the good they had done for the Jewish People. Each nation will describe how it built projects to make life easier for Klal Yisrael. G-D will seal their mouths and show them how everything they did was solely for their own benefit, to indulge their desires and pleasures.

Rav Pam explained that when Mashiach comes, the UN will play a major role in refuting the claims of the nations of the world that they acted to help the Jewish People. The purpose of the UN in G-D's plan is to serve as a permanent and undeniable record of the irrational hatred of the nations for Israel. Every UN speech is recorded. The tallies of every anti-Israel vote and resolution is clearly documented. The UN's perfidy and hypocrisy regarding Israel is outrageous.

The UN's cynical and biased behavior should not shock us or depress us. It is merely the final step in G-D's plan to bring the Final Redemption following the road map of the Exodus of Egypt. This realization should be a source of great comfort and consolation to us in trying to understand the meaning of our troubled times.

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