The prophetess Devorah instructs Barak in God’s name that he is to “draw to Mount Tavor” and take ten thousand soldiers to fight the evil Sisera. “Drawing soldiers” does not mean simply drafting them. Rather, Devorah was instructing Barack to “draw at their hearts” so that they would overcome their fears and fight courageously. Rabbi Shlomo Aviner notes how important it is to pay attention to the emotional state and needs of our soldiers even today. He writes that “The secret weapon of the Israeli Defense Forces is their morale, strength and courage.” With constant threats from all of Israel’s borders, the IDF is never at rest while protecting the citizens of Israel.
“And when ye shall come into the land, and shall have planted all manner of trees for food, then ye shall count the fruit thereof as uncircumcised: three years shall it be as uncircumcised unto you: it shall not be eaten of.” Leviticus 19:23
I love Israel 365. I love the scripture and pictures. I have ordered some merchandise and also planted a tree before this one. I pray for Israel and for Peace. I pray God will bless you Rabbi. Thank you for taking the time to do Israel 365 every Day. –Polly Katherine Fowler
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.