30 Menachem Av 5780
Rosh Chodesh Aleph
When the religious Jews started making aliyah to Eretz Yisrael at the end of the nineteenth century, the "Other Side" saw and immediately began bringing the "enlightened" Jews to counteract their influence. And we see today how successful that plan was.
Today, the "Other Side" has taken notice that the final redemption is arriving and is trying to quickly intervene with a fake redemption where its secular "democratic" Zionist State is the fulfillment of all our prophecies. And it is precisely those who see themselves as "Zionists" of one shape or another who are being taken in by it.
There are too many knitted kippas among the crowds applauding the replacement of "religion" with "spirituality." You see, in the fake redemption, Israel is no longer unique and chosen and elevated, but an equal partner to the other "Abrahamic faiths."
Spirituality is seen as superior to religion, because religions divide, but spirituality unites. In fact, spirituality is humans relating to God on humanity's terms while religion is about humanity relating to God on God's terms. People today want a God who serves them, not a God who demands their service. And that's why they envision a future Beit Hamikdash where all faiths are recognized. It's not to be a House for Hashem and His glory, but for them and for their glorification.
How do we know that this sudden peace with the Arabs is not a major sign of the already arrived redemption playing out?
"...for out of Zion shall the Torah come forth, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem." (Micah 4:2, Isaiah 2:3)Not science, not technology, not security solutions, not weapons of war.
"...and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nations shall not lift the sword against nation; neither shall they learn war anymore." (Micah 4:3, Isaiah 2:4)