Einer meiner englischen Blogleser sandte mir das folgende Statement des Breslover Rabbiners Lazer Brody:
SUNDAY, 05 DECEMBER 2010
The Haifa Fire While the devastating forest fire on the outskirts of Haifa still blazes, a pointless national witch hunt is going on. Energies herewould be much better applied to soul-searching, teshuva, and learning emuna. We here at the Beams aren't going to participate of the finger-pointing festival. Nor shall we cry in lament like the secular media who says, "if we can't put out a forest fire, how can we defend ourselves?" We never did defend ourselves - it was Hashem that pulled us out of every fire; this is personal experience talking... We teach in the principles of emuna that everything Hashem does is for the very best. Everyone asks, how can 42 losses of life and thousands of acres of charred forests be for the best? The answer is in the following Midrash (Shir Hashirim 2:5, elaboratingon the passage, K'shoshana bane ha chuchim): Right before Moshiach comes, Hashem will burn the outskirts of Haifa.