(Re-post from the former Jewish Jihad)
23 AUGUST 2005
From An Anthology of the Gaon by Rabbi Moshe Tzuriel:
The purpose in our bringing about the ingathering of the exiles is to set up faithful people for the sake of the unification of the two moshiachs (i.e., Moshiach Ben Yosef and Moshiach Ben Dovid) in the gates of Jerusalem.
This is in order to return the Divine Presence to bring about the redemption, the true redemption and sanctification of God's Name. According to our teacher, the Vilna Gaon, z"l, we can bring about, with the help of God and through these strong people, these two moshiachs, and to learn well all the levels and their purposes in practical terms.
The general purpose of the two moshiachs, Moshiach Ben Yosef and Moshiach Ben Dovid, throughout all the generations has been to protect and fight against the three 'heads' of the K'lipos, Eisav, Yishmael, and the Erev Rav.
The specific role of Moshiach Ben Yosef is against Eisav who is the k'lipah of the left, the main purpose of Moshiach Ben Dovid is against Yishmael, the k'lipah of the right, and together they go against Eisav and Yishmael who are the ox and the donkey from the side of impurity. The joining of Eisav and Yishmael is the result of Armelius, the sar of the Erev Rav, who are able to destroy Israel and the entire world, may God have mercy.
The main drive of the Erev Rav is to unify Eisav and Yishmael and to separate the two moshiachs. Therefore, our main service and battle is to break and to remove the strength of the Erev Rav, the k'lipah of Armelius the Evil, from Israel; the Erev Rav is our greatest enemy, the one who separates the two moshiachs.
The k'lipah of the Erev Rav works only through deception and roundabout ways. Therefore, the war against the Erev Rav is the most difficult and bitterest of all. We must strengthen ourselves for this war, and anyone who does not participate in the battle against the Erev Rav becomes, de facto, a partner with the k'lipah of the Erev Rav, and was better off not being born in the first place.
(Kol HaTor, Chapter 2, Section 2, Letter 'bais')
It is clear from the previous posts [see Who is the Enemy?, Identifying the 'Erev Rav', parts 1, 2, 3, and 4, and The 'Erev Rav' and Redemption, ...] who or what is the Erev Rav and how it is our duty to wage war upon them.
This is primarily a battle for hearts and minds. The Erev Rav are klipot and we know from Chazal that the klipot are parasitic, i.e. they can only exist through attachment to a source of kedushah---holiness and purity.
Once we have determined who or what constitutes the Erev Rav and withdraw from them---completely separating ourselves from them---they will collapse and die on their own.
Practically speaking, this means the elimination of religious parties from the Knesset; the banning of MKs from participation in demonstrations; the cessation of appeals to the Knesset and the High Court and a breaking with "Democratic Principles" in general.
The Yesha Council and other organs of the State (including their supporters) must be held suspect and we must distance ourselves from them all. Jewish soldiers should withdraw from the IDF and an army of Hashem should be created and trained for a day of need according to Torah principles.
THIS IS JEWISH JIHAD.
IT BEGINS WITH THE EREV RAV AND IT'S TIME HAS COME.
GET TO WORK. SPREAD THE WORD.
"We must strengthen ourselves for this war, and anyone who does not participate in the battle against the Erev Rav becomes, de facto, a partner with the k'lipah of the Erev Rav, and was better off not being born in the first place. (Kol HaTor, Chapter 2, Section 2, Letter 'bais') "