2 Marcheshvan 5776
Look up and see the bigger picture here. Listen to Rav Yehudah Richter's description of events leading up to the Henkin murders. Don't be fooled by all the calls by government officials for citizens to arm themselves, nor by the public announcements of government plans to ease requirements for obtaining a gun license. They don't have our best interests at heart. This, too, is part of the ploy to terrorize us - to make us feel helpless, vulnerable and afraid.
Don't play into the hands of those who are orchestrating this confrontation between Jews and Arabs so as to create a situation wherein they can justify swooping in to "save the day" and grab the prize for themselves. Do not look to the army or to the police or to the government or to the US or to the UN to save us. Trust in Hashem, His goodness and His mercy. Nothing can touch a Child of God unless He first gives His permission.
Geulah Girl has the right idea. She carries her Tehillim like a shield. As Rav Mizrachi said recently, every knife and every bullet has an address. Nothing is random, nothing is by accident. Believe it! Trust it! Hashem is in complete control of His world. It only appears chaotic, but in reality hakol beseder! We have not been abandoned!
Pray and pray and pray that out of the abundance of Hashem's mercy He might grant our request to be counted among the survivors who remain to greet Mashiach Tzidkeynu and bring up offerings at the rebuilt Beit Hamikdash - to know the joy of Yerushalayim as we've shared her sorrows.