When we see how the present government in Israel has appointed a Minister of Religions and a Minister of Education who are so anti religious and they’re doing other things against frum Jews in Eretz Yisroel, trying to wipe out every vestige of Torah, could it be that Hashem will remain silent?
Could we think Hakodosh Boruch Hu will be silent when He sees that the reshaim are trying to wipe out the Torah in the Eretz Yisroel?
The answer is, He’s not silent. That’s why there are terrorists. It’s a big mistake to read the newspapers and think that it’s the result of them not wanting the peace treaty or because they want to have the Jews out of Eretz Yisroel. No. The terrorists are sent by Hakodosh Boruch Hu as a puraniyos on the Labor Party, on the apikorsim, on those who are trying to teach Jewish children immorality and atheism in the Israeli public schools.
Now, don’t misunderstand me – I’m not sympathizing with the Arabs. The Arabs are reshaim gemurim. But absolutely that’s why the terrorists come. No question, Hakodosh Boruch Hu is punishing the people in Eretz Yisroel.
Of course, when troubles comes because of the koitzim, because of the thorns, so the gemara says that the gadish, the good crop, is also affected. ונאכל גדיש או קוצים – just because of the thorns, the good ones also suffer to some extent (Bava Kama 60a). And it says there that sometimes the troubles come onto the better ones first. Even tzadikim suffer because of the reshaim. But there’s no question, we should never forget that any act of terror against the people in Eretz Yisroel is nothing but the result of the sins of the Jews in Eretz Yisroel. Don’t make any mistake about it.
TAPE # E-31 (October 1996)