The victims of his last and lasting policy, Disengagement, haven't found their peace having lost their pieces of Land. Not even the dead who had been buried in the Gush Katif Cemetery are truly at peace, since they had been moved as part of Disengagement.
There's a mishna, a Jewish concept that since, besides the Kohanim and Leviim who weren't allocated Land, we don't know our Biblical tribe there's a sort of spiritual antenna that is wired to connect us to the part of the Land of Israel where we should live. When I look around and think about my Shiloh neighbors, all of us of various backgrounds, countries and even original religions, this makes so much sense. Somehow, we all feel at home here in Shiloh. Gush Katif and Northern Samaria, the targets of Sharon's Disengagement plan were the same if not more so. Many of the Jewish people living in Gush Katif had wandered long complicated routes until finding their special home. That's where they had been meant to live and Sharon's Disengagement Policy more than disoriented them. For some it has been impossible to get back on track and find peace. People aren't like a GPS that can easily recalculate directions. Read David Bedein's article written four year after the expulsion.
Such irony! The Arik Sharon at his greatest was considered a pariah, but at his worst he became an idol.
Sharon, like the current Prime Minister, Binyamin Netanyahu, wasn't a religious man. For the State of Israel this is a dangerous thing. We are not an ordinary country; our policies must be based on G-d's plans for us. For our politicians, the media is the yetzer haraa, the Evil Inclination, the test of true leadership. Pleasing the media instead of pleasing G-d is a failure of Biblical proportions.
What is next for us? I keep wondering if the Land will agree to hold Sharon's body, or will there be an earthquake to expel him...
ברוך דין האמת
Baruch Dayan Ha'emet
Blessed is the True Judge