Day and evening views in Stockholm, Sweden.
We hope that you had a wonderful, meaningful Yom Teruah! If you haven’t done so, you might want to print out Baruch’s recent article concerning the Fall Holidays in order to review it over the entire season.
Yesterday we made it to Stockholm. Even though our first flight was late, we were very blessed that they held the second plane for us. We just flew through Riga, Latvia, but were required to go through passport control and security. When we landed, our second flight was boarding.
We were pleasantly surprised with how beautiful Stockholm is. There are many gorgeous older buildings and we enjoyed walking around Old Town. After getting some work done today, we plan to walk over to the synagogue. I will share pictures of that with you.
Tomorrow we take a short flight to another town and then have a drive to where Baruch will be teaching. One of our friends from Finland, Marko, arranged everything and will be meeting us there.
Sweden just held an election, which resulted in the anti-mass immigration party receiving many more votes than ever before. Some state that this Party has elements of neo-Nazis and anti-Semitism. We want to investigate this more fully, because merging prudent concern with hate will lead to destruction. There is a big problem here with muslim immigrants, violence and economic strain. One article I read pointed out that another outcome of this is that the major parties are receiving fewer votes, which makes it harder to form a government.
In the end, it seems that one of the things Baruch speaks about a lot is happening. Instability. And, instability is a catalyst to change. All too often in history the changes are not for good. It is clear that many changes are taking place in the world and that we are at a pivotal point . This is why believers must understand the end times and how to respond as we are drawing near to this period.