Mida Kenneged Mida: Gush Katif Expulsion and The Gaza/North War
(Many Thanks to Tzirel Shaffren, Ramat Beit Shemesh for putting into writing this summary of Rav Malinowitz’s Drosh)
This Rosh Chodesh Av, after the pre-Rosh Chodesh Mincha and Yom Kippur Katan telfillos, Rav Malinowitz of Bet Knesset Bet Tefilla spoke about the Torah perspective on the current situation.
One of the concepts that Rav Malinowitz discussed is the concept of communal suffering vs. individual suffering. Briefly, when an individual suffers, the individual should examine his life and try to understand where he should improve. On the other hand, when there is suffering on a communal level, while individuals may choose to examine and improve themselves, the suffering is not necessarily caused by the actions of the individual people suffering, but by the actions of the larger community. [...]