The Lubavitcher Rebbe encouraged and strengthened optimism during the Six Day War, the Yom Kippur War, and the First Gulf War. But what would he have said now?
He talked about the miracles then, and he quoted from the Torah regarding the land of Israel, that G-d’s eyes are constantly focused on it, from the beginning of the year to the end of the year.
What would he have said now?
He forewarned the danger of giving away land. And he was proved right. But what would he say now, to boost the morale? What would he say?
Maybe it’s not necessary now to say anything.
As I see the Jewish nation united, the soldiers determined, focused on their mission, singing and dancing, confident that G-d will help them succeed, perhaps it’s not necessary to add anything.
We will succeed. Half the world may scream against us, but it doesn’t matter. There’s a song based on the words of the prophet Isaiah (8; 10): Utzu eitzah visufar, dabru dovor viloi yokum, ki imonu keil — Their plots will be broken, their talk will not transpire, for G-d is with us.
I remember when, on Simchat Torah, members of the Israeli consulate came to visit the Rebbe. And the Rebbe honoured them to dance with the Torahs. And they sang this song, over and over, as they danced, as the Rebbe looked at them, encouraging the dancing and singing, encouraging us all.
The Rebbe is, I think, still doing exactly that. He’s watching encouragingly, lovingly, as we dance with confidence, that G-d will lead us to victory.
We will win this war. And we will soon rejoice with our Redemption, when the entire world will be filled with peace and knowledge of G-d. May it happen very soon.