Chabad and the IDF

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the passing of Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson.

The year is 2001 and a newly enlisted lone soldier has just returned to his rented apartment in a small town to the south of Jerusalem. He left everything behind him to come to Israel and enlist in the IDF. His story is similar to those of the many other lone soldiers who come from abroad to volunteer for the IDF, only he is greeted in this town by a kindly gentlemen who upon seeing the soldier’s uniform immediately invites the soldier inside for a hot meal and provides him with a special gift to help “protect” him throughout his military service.

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Sadness and Sorrow

In Judaism we believe that no prayer goes unanswered. Sometimes, though, the answer is “no.” From the tragedy of our boys, a nation and the world united in prayer. And although we received the tragic news we hoped not to hear, our prayers ascended and helped in ways in which we cannot necessarily observe. We remember as well that prayers are never wasted if we use them to change ourselves and come closer to the Almighty.
 

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