Yom Kippur, Repentance and Redemption

B"H - Yom Kippur is closely linked to tsuva, repentance In this week's shiur Rav. Richter mentions what I talk here about all the time, that is the aspect of a real repentance which must include not only the individual, private sphere, but also the national: We must not continue to ignore the Torah requirement of setting up certain institutions on the Land and run them the prescribed, Torah way, i.e. we must desire and cry out to Hashem for a Jewish king, to run the executive according to Torah, for the Sanhedrin, just courts, to administer justice according to Torah and for a Kohen Gadol to run the Temple on the Temple Mount in Yerushalayim according to Torah. Without this aspect, no repentance is complete. Relating this to Yom Kippur, it seems that even the passive acceptance of the secular State and its democracy are obstacles to redemption, let alone an active participation in it.

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