When the HaShem is with us we are victorious. We have come home to dwell in our ancient homeland...we have been victorious in expressing the divine will of the prophets and yet we fail to recognize it. HaShem is with us, but we act like Binyamin and let our enemies dwell among us. They throw rocks and kill and we do nothing. They live and prosper and grow and more of our Nation suffers.
Both the tribe of Yehudah (including Shimon) and Binyamin remained after the exile of the Northern Kingdom. They in a sense merged together and so too these two aspects as well. There is part of our Nation which dwells alone, willing to fight for our Land and their are others who wish to have our enemies dwell among us. This not a malicious desire, but one of misplaced focus. We are not yet in final throes of the Geulah process where "the wolf will lie down with the lamb." We have yet to conquer our Land fully and so we have a struggle within.
Interestingly when we returned from our first exile (both Yehudah and Binyamin) we united in vision and purpose against our internal adversaries and despite this unity we became weak and our building was frozen:
This is where we are now. We have returned under the auspices of International Agreement (Balfour Declaration) just like under Cyrus and we are surrounded by our adversaries (צָרֵי יְהוּדָה וּבִנְיָמִן). They are our enemies of old. They have an aspect of the Plishtim and filled with the spirit of Amalek (who relishes attacking women and children). After all we know that it was in fact Haman that was called צֹרֵר הַיְּהוּדִים.
|י וַיָּסַר הַמֶּלֶךְ אֶת-טַבַּעְתּוֹ, מֵעַל יָדוֹ; וַיִּתְּנָהּ, לְהָמָן בֶּן-הַמְּדָתָא הָאֲגָגִי--צֹרֵר הַיְּהוּדִים.||10 And the king took his ring from his hand, and gave it unto Haman the son of Hammedatha the Agagite, the Jews' enemy.|
These are the only two places in the Tanach where this expression is used. Both were Amalek.
It is true that HaShem is with us and at the same time the Creator is hidden within the working of nature and geopolitics. It is hard to see how we will found our way out of this situation. We need to know one thing, one idea. Rosh Hoshanah is the time to crown HaShem the King of the world. This is not for us, but for the whole world. HaShem is guiding us to Geulah Sleima. There are enemies among us that believe we have no right to live here. They deny us our rightful place in our Ancient biblically mandated homeland. In doing so they deny the providence of the Creator and so they reveal their true hate for him and for us.
If we believe that the our G-d is the same G-d who took us out of Mitzrayim (Egypt) and is the same G-d who directs the Universe's historical forces then no matter how dark it looks and how many victims have fallen to the hands of our sworn enemies, we know that HaShem is King and he can and will bring Geulah in an instant. We just have to do our part.