25 Menachem Av 5775
Once again, it appears that a synagogue is going to be razed in Eretz Yisrael. While the burning of a house of idolatry over a month ago still raises angry voices of condemnation, it appears that only HKB"H hears the cries and the pain of the Jews over their house of worship. Eretz Yisrael should be the safest place in the world for a synagogue to exist. And this is happening under the rule of the most "right-wing government" ever voted into office, supposedly.
According to reports, this synagogue was built twenty years ago with all required permits right outside of Jerusalem. Same old story we hear all the time - some leftist organization brings an Arab to claim it's on his land. Various claims are paid out - over and over again. And still one can come years down the road, claim it's his and refuse to "sell" and the High Court of (In)Justice repeats the most evil words ever spoken in hearing of Jerusalem - "Raze it to the ground!" These are the words spoken by Rome over our Beit Hamikdash and the same words are repeated time and time again in our land regarding the mikdash me'at. This is decidedly NOT a Jewish court! In fact, it's NOT a Jewish government and it's NOT a Jewish state either.
The sooner that every Jew wakes up to this reality, the sooner salvation will arrive. And make no mistake about it, it WILL arrive! These are the weeks of consolation when we read over and over again the promises of HKB"H to rescue His children from the clutches of evil and to restore to us all that has been lost.
But, that's not all. It wasn't enough for the evil regime to attack another holy place. That evil deed is not even done and now they've kidnapped a religious girl to offer on the altar to the IDF which is worshiped throughout the land. The religious Sephardi girl's school left her name off its list of students eligible for an exemption and they came like a thief in the night - at 2 am - and took her by force from her home to the army. This is the army which we read only this week has had a record enlistment of Xians and which is publicly advertising for homosexuals! It's the same army in which serves four young Israeli women who publicly posted pictures of themselves together wearing nothing but a bit of cloth and a strategically placed machine gun. The pictures have spread all over the internet. For a pure Jewish daughter, or any pure Jewish neshamah, this is nothing less than hell on earth!
This evil is hastening its own end in two ways: 1) it's increasing the suffering and tears of Am Yisrael, and 2) it's quickly using up any merit that it earned over the years. Evil is actually bringing the complete redemption!
May our teshuvah, tefillah and tzedakah bring it even more quickly, NOW, in our days!!