Ground Invasion In Gaza: Agudath Israel Calls For Prayer


tehillWith the news that a ground invasion of the hornets’ nest known as Gaza is underway, Agudath Israel of America calls on all Jews to pray for the safety of the soldiers and the citizenry of Israel, and to undertake meaningful acts of kindness, charity, Torah-study and special observances to help merit Divine protection of our brothers and sisters in Eretz Yisrael, on the front lines and everywhere else.

As has been the practice in many shuls over past years, in response to the call of the Moetzes Gedolei HaTorah, the recitation of Tehillim (Psalms) 83, 130 and 142, followed by the tefila of Acheinu, is recommended. But our every prayer should include entreaties on behalf of our fellow Jews.

May our tefillos be received in mercy by Hakodosh Boroch Hu, and help usher in days of peace and security.

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  1. I’ve seen it brought in the name of the Sefer Mishmeres Shalom that saying the name of Avraham Avinu’s mother – Amaslai bas Karnevo אמתלאי בת כרנבו – is a segula to protect from danger. I’ve been told by a Rav that since it’s only a name and not a possuk it can be said anywhere (even in a not clean place) and in any condition (e.g. with unclean hands). I suggest that people say it as much as they can, we never know when some Jew somewhere will need the protection.