Ten years ago when Arlene Chertoff, Toby Klein Geeenwald and I wrote ESTHER and the Secrets in the King's Court, the intifada was raging. Terror was everywhere. It was a frightening time. It actually reminded us of the days of HAMAN, when the very existence of the Jewish people was threatened.
It took Jewish leaders with faith and courage to lead Am Yisrael in repentance and help bring about the salvation of the Jewish people.
SIGH!! I guess things haven't changed much. Am Yisrael is again threatened, but we must have faith and improve ourselves to deserve G-d's protection.
ESTHER encouraged us to strengthen our faith ten years ago. IY"H it will do its job again!!