The Rebbe on How to Secure the Borders of Eretz Yisroel

In this newly translated clip, said in the wake of the tragic terrorist attacks of 1974, the Rebbe reveals the only way to keep the borders of Eretz Yisroel safe from terrorists and all other enemy attacks.

On May 14, 1974, Palestinian terrorists infiltrated into Northern Israel from Lebanon. They proceeded to take 115 hostages, ultimately murdering 25 schoolchildren and 6 other civilians (the Ma’alot massacre).

Following this horrific attack, the Rebbe repeatedly said that in light of the current security situation in the Land of Israel, it was more critical than ever that Jews focus all of their energy on combatting intermarriage and repealing the frightful law of Mihu Yehudi [allowing non-Jews to be certified as Jews and then intermarry among Am Yisroel].

He said that it had only been possible for terrorists to steal across the physical borders of Israel—infiltrating deep into our home—because the spiritual border and Havdalah standing between the Jewish people and the nations of the world had already been compromised & breached.

(Likkutei Sichos, vol. 13, p. 211; Sichos Kodesh 5731, vol. 1, pp. 425-426; Sichos Kodesh 5734, vol. 2, p. 188; Sichos Kodesh 5734, vol. 2, pp. 310-311; Kodesh 5736, vol. 1, pp. 506-507.)

In one Sicha the Rebbe clarified his intent, that he did not mean to say that it was the devastating decree of Mihu Yehudi that had directly caused the recent tragedy to take place, proceeding to explain himself with the following analogy:

When soldiers go to war it is essential that they wear protective gear to shield them from the bullets of the enemy.

If one were to remove the helmet from atop a soldier’s head—or prevent him from donning the helmet in the first place—and then after some time had passed an enemy fired a bullet at the soldier’s head, wounding him or worse, Chas V’shalom, it is obvious that the individual who did so would be held responsible for having denied the soldier the necessary protection.

Of course it is true that what caused the damage is the bullet fired by the enemy. However, if the soldier would have been wearing a helmet, he would not have been hurt, for the helmet would have shielded him.

So, too, in our situation: There are certain spiritual reasons and causes for what transpired, and the terrorists are vile Jew haters who must be punished and who will ultimately meet the same bitter end as Pharaoh and his army.

At the same time, however, these terrorists were only able to gain entry into the Holy Land due to the fact that the spiritual border surrounding Am Yisrael (the protective helmet of the Jewish people) had been dismantled and removed, leaving us vulnerable and exposed to attack. (Likkutei Sichos, vol. 13, p. 211)


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