23 Tevet 5776
There are two opposing groups of people in the world and each group thinks its reality is the real one and that the other is delusional. There is the group that believes in God and in His Torah and His Prophets and then there are the rest - like those who write in the Jerusalem Post in astonishment at the very idea anyone could actually think this progressive pluralistic democracy will give way some day to a Torah State with a King, a Sanhedrin and a rebuilt Beit Hamikdash. They comfort themselves that it can only be a handful of "crazies" who think this way, but if they only knew the real scope of their problem, I'm not sure what they'd try to do about it. Maybe pack their bags? That's what they'll end up doing in the end anyway, because it's all inevitable, whether they want to believe it or not.
These poor deluded souls remind me of Paro from this week's parshah. He foresaw the problem that Am Yisrael would pose to his rule over time and although he would spare nothing to prevent the downfall of Egypt and the redemption of the Jewish People, he was fighting a losing battle from the start. The global, godless-secular, security state will go the same way as all the mighty world empires before it and it will be only the Torah reality that remains at the end and those who desire it.