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Do It For Israel!

Thursday, 30 August, 2012 - 8:00 am

Do It For Israel!

The story is told that the Israeli parliament, or Knesset, recently convened an emergency session to figure out a solution for the devastated Israeli economy.

One brilliant minister said, "Let's declare war on the U.S., and then, in the wake of the utter destruction America will bring upon us, we will receive billions of dollars for reconstruction, like Germany and Japan.

"Sounds great," responded another member of the Knesset. "One problem: What will we do if we win the war?"

Once again, we are hearing about Israel and the rumblings of an attack on Iran.  As a Jew every time I see or hear this headline it makes my heart skip a beat.  Concern for our brothers and sisters in Israel and throughout the world.

The Jewish People, the Torah, and Israel are inextricably bound to each other.  Each of us have survived the desire of tyrants and hateful countries who's only desire was our destruction.  Not withstanding the great might of the Israeli Army, those in the know and a careful observing of the circumstances on the ground will openly show the many miracles that brought about the victories of Israel in their wars.

Israel continues to exist day to day with blessing and miracles from on High.  Just recently we read in the Torah that "the Eyes of Gd are upon the land from the beginning of the year to the end of the year".

Prior to the war in 1967, the Rebbe made the above point that Israel and the Jewish people answer to a higher calling.  Accordingly, our protection comes from that source and not the physical weaponry and bright minds of the Israel Army.  

"Put on Tefillin!" The Rebbe proclaimed.  Of the Tefillin it states "and they (our enemies) will see it and they will be frightened".  

Yes, we need to engage in the physical activities to create a vessel for G-ds blessing.  So, diplomacy, strategy and the best weaponry is critical.  But, let's not fool ourselves in thinking that it is the psychical might or diplomoacy that ultimately will bring proection to Israel.

In 1967 400,000 Jews wrapped Tefillin at the Western Wall.

All i'm asking for is 40 between now and Yom Kippur!

Men If you don't put on Tefillin on a daily basis, send me an email and I will come to your office or home to do this Mitzvah with you.

Women If you don't light Shabbat candles on a weekly basis, Do it from now till Yom Kippur and send me an email confirming your in!

It won't take but 5 minutes.  DO IT FOR ISRAEL!

May G-d remove all hatred from the Earth and may we merit the fulfillment of the prophecy that all the swords will be beaten into plowshares with the coming of Moshiach NOW! 

See you at services! 

Rabbi Kushi Schusterman

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