I just stepped in from seeing Rav Amnon Yitzchak in Los Angeles.
Here's what I saw...
The lecture was supposed to start at eight o'clock. It did not begin until much later.
It was hot. It was stuffy. There were not nearly enough seats for those who came to hear him. The Fire Marshal of Beverly Hills would not let the lecture begin until people left the aisles and back of the shul. People were pushing their way in and the doors had to be held to prevent more people from pushing their way in. It was such a balagan that my five year old son was getting scared. Throngs of Israelis and Persians refused to vacate the area and that led to shouting matches and protests. Those seated wanted the lecture to begin. Those standing did not want to leave.
It was one of the most incredible and special moments of my life.
I don't know if you can imagine it. There were 1,4000 pushing and shoving for Torah. Busses of people came from Arizona to see him and many people in Israel were watching it live at 5:30 am local time.
I have been to concerts. I have seen many movie and TV stars in Hollywood. Their fans are nothing like this. Those worshippers of false "idols" have no real soul or purpose to their adoration.
These people were literally pushing and screaming for G-d and His Torah. The hunger and desire of these people was so potent that when the Rav came out the place erupted. I actually cried. I turned to my sons and I said: "This is what it will be like when Mashiach comes." To which my ten year old son replied: "except there will be a few more billion people."
The Rav had an aura around him. His holiness and love for HaKaddosh Baruch Hu permeated everyone there. People shouted, danced and sang just at the sight of him.
I have never said this of anyone. Could this man be Mashiach?
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