Rav Dovid Lau, the Chief Rabbi of Israel, traveled to Israel’s south on Wednesday to be mechazek the residents residing there.
Rav Lau told the beleaguered residents, who have been living under a constant barrage of rockets since Tuesday: “We’ve merited to live in the land about which the Torah testifies: ‘The land which the eyes of Hashem your G-d are on it from the beginning of the year until the end of year.’ The eyes of Hashem are on it and we see and hear sounds of explosions slightly south and east from here. They’re firing at us without regard to men, women and children but they’re firing at those protected by the Iron Dome of the Creator of the Word.”
“We’ll fortify ourselves with kibbud av v’eim,” continued Rav Lau, “to show the Creator of the world that we’re worthy of His protection and bracha. We’ll fortify ourselves with shemiras Shabbos kodesh. Shabbos has safeguarded and protected Am Yisrael for generations. We’ll fortify ourselves with our bond to the mesorah of the generations of our ancestors. This mighty Iron Dome which Hakadosh Baruch Hu guides should send bracha and hatzlacha to all IDF soldiers and security forces and be of assistance in guarding Am Yisrael in His land,” Rav Lau concluded.
(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)