קול עלה נידף

The Parsha seems to indicate one of the symptoms of living in Galut. The warning of the Torah is that when Jews will be forced to live in the Exile, they will have no rest.

They will always feel that they are on the run and that they are being chased. The Torah uses the words, קול עלה נידף, the sound of rustling leaves. Their fear will be so great that even the sounds of leaves will frighten them.

Isn’t it possible that even today when Jews live very well, that there is a need to turn their homes into fortresses so that they feel safe.

Somehow in Israel we do not live with those same fears. I contend that in addition to Israel being the only home for the Jews, we also feel Hashem’s protection all the more. What could be better than being home with our Father watching over us!