24 Kislev 5776
This is an important warning to good Jews who feel the chillul Hashem on Har Habayit intensely and who want more than anything to sanctify God's Name and demonstrate their love for Him through acts of mesirut nefesh.
When the Yetzer HaRa can't get us to do something bad, he inspires us to do something that seems "good" to us, but which, if done at the wrong time, can be catastrophic!!
We are told that Adam and Chavah would have been allowed to eat of the Eitz Da'at Tov v'Ra as soon as Shabbat had come in - if only they had waited until the proper time!
We know that Am Yisrael erred in their calculations about when Moshe Rabeinu was expected back from the mountain. In their fear and confusion, they gave up waiting for him, took matters into their own hands and built the Golden Calf. If only they had waited just a little bit longer!!
Here we are today, so very close to the geulah shleimah, and the Yetzer HaRa is hard at work on Am Yisrael, trying to instigate a similar debacle. Please don't fall for this trap!!!
Good Jews, tired and impatient with the situation as it exists on Har Habayit today, are going to try to force Hashem's hand this Hanukah week by organizing not one, but two assaults on Har Habayit with the stated aims to "liberate" the Temple Mount and to "remove the idol" from it. It is already being reported in the Arab media.
My faithful, well-meaning brothers and sisters, do not let your emotions run away with you and bring disaster upon all our heads. Use your mind and think logically. What do you really think you will accomplish with the weight of the governing regime and the numbers of our enemies standing in opposition to you and with not even the general public behind you? Such a situation as this has never ended well for us.
Remember the words of Rav Tzvi Yehudah Kook, ztz"l:
Rav Tzvi Yehuda Kook is quoted in Torat Eretz Israel, p. 283:
When people approach me with this proposition [to rebuild the Temple], I say: ...Just as there is a precept to build the Temple, there is a sequence to its fulfillment. The Gemara says, "Israel was commanded with three precepts when they entered the Land: To appoint a King; to annihilate the seed of Amalek; and to build Hashem's chosen house. And the Gemara continues, And how do I know which comes first? You have to say raise up a King. And how do I know whether to build the Temple first, or to annihilate the seed of Amalek? You have to say first annihilate the seed of Amalek. The Gemara is speaking of the initial entry into the Land and of the construction of the first temple, but the Rambam decides that this is generally true. 'Israel was commanded with three precepts upon entering the Land...the King's appointment precedes the war with Amalek, and the annihilation of Amalek precedes the building of the Temple.' This is a clear order not a haphazard arrangement."
Chances are that the regime's security services will never let you get even close to your goal, but if they did, it would be for some nefarious reason of their own.
If you look honestly at the situation that existed in the time of our forefathers - the Chashmonayim - you will see that they fulfilled the three precepts as laid out above.
First of all, the leader who called for the war was not just the Gadol HaDor, he was the Cohen Gadol - the actual leader of the nation of Israel at that time when we were without a king. Furthermore, they fought the invaders and the Hellenizers for twenty-five years and destroyed the enemies who controlled Har Habayit before they came to purify the Holy Temple and re-institute the sacrificial service there.
Rebels chafe at the very idea of "waiting", but waiting can be the biggest and hardest test of all. THINK WELL BEFORE YOU ACT!!