If I want to daven to Hashem to protect the Am Yisroel in Eretz Yisroel from the terrorists, what is the best approach – the best nusach – to use in my tefillos?
Use your own nusach. Speak to Hashem in your own words. “Ribono Shel Olam, hakeh takeh es kol ha’aravim. Hatzel es amchah Yisroel. Vi’sein menucha li’amchah Yisroel bi’eretz Yisroel.” And don’t stop davening.
But I have to tell you something. People don’t realize this, but why did this uprising happen right now? Just before this uprising began, Barak came out with a statement and it was in all the headlines. He said that he’s going to do everything in his power to change Eretz Yisroel into a secular medinah. What it was up till now, I don’t know. But he said that he wants to make it, that religion should have no connection to the Medinah at all. Do you hear this statement from the Prime Minister of the State of Israel?! He wants that the Am Yisroel in Eretz Yisroel should be a completely secular nation – a nation without any Torah at all. And he said this openly. It was all the headlines. And the New York Times was very happy about it. They wrote these headlines with excitement.
But our people were very disturbed. People protested against such a thing. People wrote letters. I sent him a letter. And then, just now, immediately after Barak announces his plans, the Intafada erupts. That’s why they’re suffering through this now. Because they made a public declaration that they’re going to rebel against Hakodosh Boruch Hu and that the Torah will play no role at all in our nation. That’s what he said, that the Torah will play no role in the life of our nation. We are a secular nation and the Toras Hashem will play no role. So Hakodosh Boruch Hu said, “I’m going to give you a lesson about my role.” And now people are crying out to Hashem. “Please help us Hashem.” And even some choifshim are beginning to think, “Maybe we should also cry out to Hashem.” And this is midah ki’neged midah.