The human face of conflict. war, political threat, Intifada, struggle for the good life, women and their loved ones searching for the "good life" under war. Israel, the Israel Palestinian conflict.
A letter from a soldier in Gaza
Today our hearts are pounding in fear.
Who of us will die? And who will return safely?
We are your messengers in fighting.
We are fighting so you can live peacefully with your children.
So you can stay alive. We are your protection.
Will you be ours?
We are going to this dangerous mission knowing some of us
will not come back, but will rise to their next position
in a storm to heaven, as Eliyahu the Navi did.
We are going with devotion and dedication.
We are asking you to be our protection with your prayers.
Protect us by going above and beyond yourselves
through Ruchniyus and good deeds.
Pray for us.
Pray that you won't see another mother burying her son.
Pray that you won't see our wives as widows raise our children in tears.
Pray that our children will grow up knowing who their fathers are.
Pray that we will eliminate the terrorists who aim to destroy us,
and that we will not injure innocent women and children.
Please, we are begging you, as you are reading this,
don't just go on to the next thing you are doing.
Say a chapter of Tehillim.(Pslams)
Wake up Dovid HaMelech to ask Hashem(G-d) for full Geulah
and peace for the all world.
Take upon yourselves another good deed.
And please pass this on.
I'm certain that your prayer will make a difference.
Remember, we are in it together.
We are on the front lines carrying the weapons
and you are fighting along with us in your prayers.
Each word of your prayer gives us strength,
protection and success!!!!!!
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Author Batya Casper.