Letter from a soldier, read by Rebbetzin Dr. Adina Shmidman
In these times of incredible suffering, it is difficult to know with certainty what Hashem expects from us, but on the other hand, here is what the soldiers who are on the front expect from us. I am forwarding to you the English translation of a letter from a soldier in Gaza:*👇
Today our hearts beat with fear. Who among us is going to die? And who will return safe and sound?
We are your messengers in battle. We fight so that you can live in peace with your children. So you can stay alive. We are your protection. Will you be one of us? We go on this dangerous mission knowing that some of us will not return, but will ascend to our next position in a storm to heaven, as Eliyahu the prophet did.
We go there with devotion and dedication.
We ask you to be our protection through your prayers. Protect us by going beyond yourselves through spirituality and good deeds.
Pray for us. Pray that you will not see another mother bury her son.
Pray that you will not see our women as widows raising our children in tears. Pray that our children will grow up knowing who their fathers are. Pray that we eliminate the terrorists who aim to destroy us, and that we do not harm innocent women and children.
Please, we implore you, as you read this, don’t just move on to the next thing you do.
Say a chapter of psalms. Awaken King David to ask the Almighty for full redemption and peace for the whole world. Take upon yourself another good deed.
And please pass this on. I am sure your prayer will make a difference.
Remember, we are in this together. We are on the front lines with weapons and you fight with us in your prayers. Every word of your prayer gives us strength, protection and success.
Let’s live up to what he asks of us! May we hear good news and may Hashem have mercy on us.