PHOTOS: Bostoner Rebbe Yerushalayim Visits With IDF Soldiers Serving In Gaza




On Sunday, Erev Rosh Chodesh Av, the Bostoner Rebbe Shlita went to the visit the soldiers near the battlefront at the army bases of Yiftach and Zikim, just north of Gaza.

The Rebbe talked to the soldiers and spoke words of encouragement, singing along with them the song “Ein K’Lokeinu” with a melody he composed. The soldiers were very surprised by this visit from a ultra-orthodox Rebbe and expressed great appreciation for his visit.

The Rebbe blessed the soldiers that should return home soon, safe and sound. In addition, the Rebbe went around asking the soldiers their Jewish names and the names of their mothers, in order to attach them to Eleph L’Mateh project spreadsheet, in order that their fellow Jews can pray on their behalf.

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  1. Needless to say, such visits are among the greatest sources of chizuk that can be provided to the brave chayalim of the IDF. Halevei, some other chashuve rabbonim will go beyond saying tehillim or davening at the Kosel and actually get out and visit with the troops on the front lines.

  2. @#1, on behalf of the “other chashuve rabbonim” I would like to thank you for your valuable advice. They told me to tell you that they wouldn’t know what to do without you.

  3. im inspired,heres a rebbe from har nof who put aside the danger of bullets and rockets(&politics) and made the trip out of love for our bretheren on the front.g-d bless him