So waiting on line at the airport to get my flight - with 2000 others -Wednesday night,
there was a lot of fighting and running ahead - because the security was NOT laid out properly-
and young understaffed security group kept moving groups ahead of the hundreds waiting to be checked patiently,
Until the throngs surged - and walked up to the El Al counters
It was midnight and boarding had started already on a few flights!
Security for El Al started yelling and telling the people at the counters NOT to process people THEY did not send in
I tried to talk some sense and calm into the security guys - who had messed up -
but they didn't listen - THEY COULDN'T LISTEN OR FIX THEIR MISTAKES
I went on with the surge - and was talking to
a few not-religious people who were being bullied by security
and with one Rabbi type who was telling young yeshiva guys to run ahead.
So we 4 talked a bit - calmly - about the above issues - while trying to move from line to line
UNTIL WE FOUND A FEW CALM ELAL counter people -
who assigned us seats and took our suitcases and let us go fast -
even though we couldn't all find all our approvals needed to board!
Was the push and the shouting a parallel to the Fire and Brimstone Messages of
Moses (who worked with no audio visuals?)
It MUST BE
Our talking calmly among our little group seemed to work be cause - well we all got here safely!
SO Are we Here to Teach the World or not?
Moses' words seemed to work
14 years they all listened to Joshua!
AND NOW? HOW DO WE WORK THE PARADIGM OF CALM COMMUNICATION INTO THE WAYS OF CONFUSED 2021?
Maybe the Meditations of Rosh Hashing and Yom Kippur?
Rabbi Andy Eichenholz