-Orot on War, 1 Rav Kook
There is war in the world. There is war within us and throughout the globe. Ishmael and Esau stand ready to fight and we Yaakov are here, home. We have come home after all these years, yet our House, the House G-d is still in ruins, occupied by squatters and ignored by it's rightful owners. Even that is changing for we can feel the Creator set to come home to his Children.
We pray and we yearn, but fail to see that we stand at the gate of the final stage of our Great Return. The World is cracking and shaking and yet me should not be scared. The statue of the nations is coming down and a new Kingdom, the Kingdom of Israel in all of it's splendor and radiance stands ready to be birthed. We are the children of Kings and Prophets. This is our Land and our inheritance. We have come home never to leave again.
Tonight is Tu B'Av and while "the Building of the World cracks," (Orot of War 9, Rav Kook) we dance. The Nation rises and the supernal light held within us is set to redeem the World. Our World is filled with trepidation and fear and yet this is just the pangs of our actualization and the realization that all is One.
The daughters of Shiloh are dancing again and the men of Binyamin have returned to their borders. Our mother Rachel is crying her last tears as her Children have returned home.
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