Yoseph Janowski
By the Grace of G-d

May We See You Return

A simple request: We would very much like to see G-d return to Zion.

We say it in the Amidah prayer every day, morning, afternoon, and evening.

(And now that Tisha B’Av (the fast of the ninth day of Menachem Av, the day that the Temple in Jerusalem was destroyed) is approaching, the wish is more urgent.)

Imagine: A time similar to when we left Egypt, went through the sea, and received the Torah at Mount Sinai.

Only then the Egyptians were smitten with numerous plagues, and then drowned in the sea. Chassidus explains that the final redemption with Moshiach will be much more peaceful for the entire world. Instead of breaking natural impediments, nature itself will become refined. The nations of the world will realize and accept G-d’s rulership.

And there will be no more wars. There will still be differences of opinion, that’s how G-d created us. But instead of fighting about it, we will become more accepting of one another, and accept G-d’s commandments.

We won’t need constitutions, which (in Israel) we probably wouldn’t be able to agree on anyway. And constitutions these days aren’t a panacea. Just look at the U.S., where their constitution hasn’t prevented intense division and heated resentment.

Instead, the world will come to accept the perfect constitution, created by G-d Who is perfect. So that all nations will adhere to the seven Noahide laws that G-d told Moses at Mount Sinai. And the Jewish people will accept and obey G-d’s Torah, which unites us with G-d and with each other. This would surely solve the current polarization in Israel.

Let our eyes see Your return, and let these days become days of rejoicing.

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