We long to establish in Israel a society of Torah, of justice, uprightness, and peace. Yet our enemies understand only the language of force – strength, aggression, and violence. For peace to prevail, the fear of the Jews must be upon them.
Before entering a war it’s a good idea to determine who your enemy is and the extent of his hatred. Not all countries that have come out in support of Israel in its war against Hamas and Hezbollah terrorism are trustworthy friends.
People are asking, “where are the miracles?”
How does one measure the intensity of a miracle?
Why do Jewish soldiers die in battle?
In Yehoshua’s time, one of his righteous soldiers died in battle and he cried out to Hashem asking why. The answer was: “Israel has sinned”. Upon investigation, it was due to the sin of one unscrupulous man. Similarly this year during Yom Kippur prayer services, a vehemently anti-Torah woman and her group caused a chillul Hashem that has brought Divine punishment upon the Jewish nation.
Am Yisrael is poised to eradicate the tuma (impurities) from Eretz Yisrael. The Mashu’ach Milchama is anointed specifically for the purpose of addressing the troops before entering battle. What does he say to them?
A Platform for a Nation and for Miracles. At times such as these, it is the obligation of every Jew to do his part in the national effort. The pilot soars, the submariner inside the steel fish, the tanker spitting out fire, the paratrooper spreading his wings, and the foot soldier with “boots on the ground” charging to victory. But also, those who are not in the military have their duty to perform – to pray for the welfare of our nation’s sons and daughters.