Where Did We Go Wrong?
"Then the chiefs of Edom were shocked; the mighty men of Moav trembled; all the inhabitants of Canaan melted away."
This Shabbat Jews will be standing in respect while hearing these words from the song sung by our ancestors upon witnessing the drowning of their Egyptian pursuers.
After the Six Day War the Rosh Hayeshiva of the Mirrer Yeshiva in Jerusalem, Rabbi Chaim Schmulevitz, zatzal, dramatically applied these words in a public lecture to the shock-waver that swept the Arab world in the wake of Israel's astounding victory over a collection of Arab armies.
Years later came the Arab intifadas with their demonstration of Arab fearlessness as their youngsters threw stones at Israeli soldiers and went on to suicide bombings.