Section: Galus & Geula   Category: Moshiach
Smile, The Road To Yerushalayim Is Under Construction Again
The Medrash Tanchuma gives a number of reasons why Hashem took Bnei Yisroel the round about way yo Eretz Yisroel.  One that really grabbed my attention was that when the Kena'anim heard Bnei Yisroel left Mitzrayim they knew exactly where they were headed and why.  They then "burned the vegetation, uprooted the trees, cut down the plants, razed all the building, and stuffed up all the wells.  Hakadosh Boruch Hu said, I promised Avrohom their father that I would bring them to a land filled with good.  I will delay them in the Midbar forty years until the Kena'anim repair all that they damaged." 

These words of of the Medrash validated the feelings I have MiPi Kabala for many years.  Many years ago I heard the same identical sentiments on two separate occasions, once in the name of Rav Simcha Wasserman and once in the name of the Gerrer Rebbe.  It was before the Six Day War and there was fear in Eretz Yisroel that they were facing total annihilation.  When asked about this the response was "Hashem didn't bring us back to Eretz Yisroel to build it up just so it can be destroyed."

Since then every time I see a new road being built, while people curse the traffic, I smile and see before my eyes thousands of Olei Regalim pouring in to Yerushalayim.  Do we expect them to get it on a single measly two lane highway?  We need roads connecting all the Yidden from Ashkelon to Kiryat Shmoneh, Teveria to Chaifa, Modi'in, etc.  We need big comfortable highways reaching Yerushalayim from every direction and accessing all parts of the city.  We need a ring road to move around.  Hopefully Moshiach is on his way and will be here very soon.  Even before the light rail system is finally in place, because we cannot wait that long!