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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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