Bring a Joyous Purim to the IDF ✡ “My Lord Fights the Wars” – ISRAEL365

For my lord fights the wars of the Lord. And let no evil be found in you all your days.

כִּי מִלְחֲמוֹת יְ-הֹוָה אֲדֹנִי נִלְחָם וְרָעָה לֹא תִמָּצֵא בְךָ מִיָּמֶיךָ

שמואל א כה:כח

kee mil-kha-mot a-do-nai a-do-nee nil-kham v’-ra-a lo ti-ma-tzay v’-kha
mi-ya-me-kha

Shabbat Inspiration

Incredibly, we find one of the ethical foundations of the Israeli army right here in today’s verse. The prophetess Abigail reminds King David that he may only fight God’s wars – which at that time were against the Philistines – and not wars of vengeance against his enemies. To this day, the nation of Israel is required to defend itself and to strengthen the Promised Land. Other wars are not permitted. We are proud to support Israel’s brave young soldiers who uphold this Biblical mandate.

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First Bedouin IDF Colonel Represents a Proud Israeli Minority

In 1948, the IDF created an “IDF Minorities Unit”. These special units are like a miniature of Israel’s inclusive population. It’s truly a miracle that such diverse communities join together to protect the Holy Land.
 

How Were the Fruits of the Land in Israel Used in
Biblical Times?

 
Deuteronomy 8:8 tells of the Seven Species of fruit native to the Land of Israel; wheat, barley, grapes, figs, pomegranates, olives, and date. Besides for being delicious, these seven varieties of fruit have many other practical uses. The Jews living in the Land of Israel in Biblical times practiced sustainable living by not wasting any elements of the fruit of the land. Discover the interesting and thoughtful ways in which the Seven Species of the Land of Israel played important roles in the daily lives of Biblical Jews.
 

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Today’s Israel Photo

Despite intense training in the Jordan Valley, an amazing young Israeli soldier from the Givati Brigade takes time to wear tefillin (phylacteries) during his morning prayers.
 

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Rabbi Tuly,  There is none in the universe like my BELOVED! HE is not a man that he would lie. HE is forever faithful in spite of my lack. What HE says comes to pass. The exsistance of Israel being one of the greatest and most obvious fulfillments of HIS WORD. May the LORD of all creation bless and keep you and make HIS face to shine upon you and give you peace for helping me to keep my eyes on my BELOVED when I am so easily distracted by the day to day as a commercial fisherman in Kodiak, Alaska. Hold the course – Charlie Freeburg

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STEVE & LAURIE MARTIN - LOVE FOR HIS PEOPLE FOUNDERS My good wife Laurie and I (45 years in October 2022!), through the ministry of Love For His People we founded in 2010, give love and support for our friends in Israel and in other nations with friendship, humanitarian aid, and social media support, along with Steve's messages, and our Ahava Adventures trips to Israel. Steve has also authored and published 34 books. We live in the Charlotte, NC area. We have four adult children, spouses, and eight grandkids.

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