How much of an interest should one take in the matzav in Eretz Yisroel and what can we do to help?
We have to daven! Eretz Yisroel today has so many frum yidden, tai’ereh frum yidden – it’s a pleasure to look at them. Frum families, frum mosdos hatorah. We have to pray to Hakodosh Boruch Hu that there should be a mapalah, a big downfall, for all the wicked Arabs. Every day in shemona esrei I say that. I ask for a mapalah for all the wicked Arabs.
And a mapalah for all the wicked Jews too. The BAGATZ, the Supreme Court. A mapalah for them and for Meretz. I say it every day in shemona esrei. I say it bifeirush – I say out their names every day. A mapalah to the Arabs and to the Reform rabbis. And to the Jews for Yushkeh, the missionaries – I throw them in for good measure. I mention all of them. I say it bifeirush every day in Elokai netzor at the end of shemona esrei; I add all these things.
We must pray for the safety of Am Yisroel in Eretz Yisroel! They should be rescued. It’s so important that the Arabs should be defeated!
Now, somebody asked me a question – he said, “What?! Do you want to give a victory to the IDF when we know that all kinds of sins are done in the Jewish army?” It’s true but suppose there is an apikoris who is trying to save you from an enemy, from an Arab who is running after you and trying to kill you. Do you want that apikoris to be killed?! No. You want him to live until – at least until – he saves your life. After he saves your life – that’s something else. So we want the army to be successful until they defeat all the Arabs. And so we should get busy davening for that!
TAPE # E-258 (January 2001)