Very little is known about The Battle of Gog and Magog, it is shroud in mystery and countless debates. The prophet Ezekiel (chapters 38-39) describes the battle and the prophet Zachariya (chapter 14) describes the battle's outcome - the ultimate victory of G-d and the Hebrews. While the vast majority of the chapter deals with the outcome, the second verse deals with the suffering of Jerusalem's residents, to quote:
For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the women ravished; and half of the city shall go forth into captivity, but the residue of the people shall not be cut off from the city.
While I have no doubt that the battle of Gog and Magog along with it's atrocities and horrors is part of G-ds master plan, I have an extremely hard time comprehending the intense suffering on the brink of redemption. Suffering that even the final redemption will not cure! Can you imagine, all of Jerusalem's women will be ravished!!!
I'm not questioning G-d or his ways, but is there a way to understand and come to peace with this horror?