These days, when we are really under attack both from the south – Gaza, and from the north – the border of Lebanon and Syria.
The people of Israel are facing cruel enemies today. On this front, babies, children, old people and even soldiers are being attacked.
Think about the fact that the lives of the citizens, in their daily lives, are in a state of uncertainty. They have to run to the shelter every time they hear the alarm.
Every day there are physical and psychological injuries and even deaths.
There are still bodies of Israelis who were slaughtered and have not yet been identified, when the family still does not know the fate of their loved ones, but we must check carefully for the dear injured families waiting.
Just today (10/18/23), in one of the burned and destroyed houses, the soldiers found a young mother and a child five years old. They had been slaughtered and burned in attic, for me as a Jew remind me the story of Anna Frank. More atrocities are being discovered every day.
The President of the USA visited Israel today (18.10.23). He met with affected families, he met with leaders and army officers, at the end of the visit he told his people, the people of Israel and the whole world, that what he saw was during the Holocaust, and Hamas is worse than ICIS.
The despicable and cruel enemy, who appears as a “hero” in his own eyes, is trying with all his might to sow despair among the people of Israel through horrific films. They know how to deceive people in the West by telling lies about their suffering.
One of the lies told by the terrorists was: “the Zionist enemy” bombed the hospital and five hundred civilians were killed. Israel, as always, checked and investigated and found evidence to prove that this was false propaganda. The results showed that in the same area in one of the parking lots of all the vehicles, from there they tried to launch a rocket towards Israel and the rocket exploded there and indeed caused the vehicle but not as they said.
While we are concentrating on the fighting in the Gaza area, the war is also on the horizon in the north, and fighting is already taking place, and some of the residents in the border areas are being evacuated. Today, it is clear to everyone that the terrorist organization of Hezbollah in Lebanon is even worse and more cruel than the Hamas organization. They have a lot of experience in committing atrocities in the civil war in Syria. We have seen their exploits among the civilians there.
We, the Jewish people living in Zion, are used to fighting without anyone’s help, but with our Father in Heaven accompanying and among us. He is the one who is with us, and as he promised (Deuteronomy 1:30): “The Lord your God, who goes before you, will fight for you…”. The God of Israel is the One who created heaven and earth and rules the entire world. He is the One who will help, who will not rest nor be silent….He will not slumber nor sleep the watchman of Israel…,
The same Creator is expecting and testing the nations of the world and especially the believers who love Him, who are connected to His plan and who stand with Him at the side of the people of Israel, in a clear and visible way. Who pray for Israel, who lend a hand and help. This is exactly the time when every believer will check what he personally can do in the place where he is, in his country, in his city, for the sake of the people of Israel. This will be the fulfillment of God’s request, and it will be the fulfillment of God’s command: “…comfort comfort my people…” (Jeremiah 2:1-2).
My beloved friends, we have decided to distribute some of your letters of encouragement among the Jews here in Israel (not letters of instruction, judgment, etc., just encouragement, the wording is very important).
Please be in prayer for the people of Israel and for Sabra.
We will all remember to say in Hebrew: “AM ISRAEL HAI, OD AVINU HAI” – “The People of Israel lives! Our Father still lives!
Let’s all read together Psalm 100:
“A Psalm of Thanksgiving, shout joyfully to the Lord, all the earth. Serve the Lord with gladness, Com before Him with joyful singing. Know that the Lord Himself is God; It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves; We are His people and the sheep of His pasture.
Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise. Give thanks to Him, bless His name. For the Lord is good.
For the Lord is good; His lovingkindness is everlasting And His faithfulness to all generations.”
May the blessing of the Most High be upon you, your family and your congregation.
From the land of Zion and the city of Jerusalem
Your brother in faith Mordechai ben Yaakov.