Section: Moadim   Category: Hagadah Shel Pesach
V'Hi She'amda - Rav Chaim Soloveitchik Walks The Brisker Streets With Faith
In this very poignant piece of the hagadah as we celebrate Yetzias Mitzrayim in a bitter Galus we say "Omdim Aleinu L'Chaloseinu".  Rav Moshe Shternbuch points out that we don't say that in their hearts they desire to destroy.  Rather they are standing and waiting, poised for the kill.  Only Hashem holds back their carefully prepared plans.

He says that when Rav Chaim Brisker would see a non-Jew when he walked the streets of Brisk he would say, "He wants to hit me an he has the ability to do so.  Why doesn't he?   Because he is lazy!"  This, says Rav Moshe Shternbuch, is all part of "V'HaKadosh Boruch Hu Matzileinu MiYadam".  They don't have the inner drive because they want peace for themselves.