Wednesday, June 13, 2007

The Power of Prayer - for our soldiers

There is a well-known "Segula" that when a woman is expecting a child, her husband opens the Aron HaKodesh for Keriat HaTorah as a sign that she should have an easier time in delivering her baby.

(TZ this segula is found in the Tefila Yeshara Siddur and the Sulitzer Shlit"a used to tell me that it also applies to a woman who is having difficulty conceiving since the request is to open the womb so to speak)

I would like to extend this idea, to assist in securing the freedom of our captured Israeli soldiers. As you are aware, there are currently three soldiers (Gilad Shalit, Ehud Goldwasser and Eldad Regev) who are being held by various terror organizations.

Please daven (pray) for the kidnapped soldiers:
* Ehud ben Malka
* Eldad ben Tova
* Gilad ben Aviva

The duration of their captivity is approaching one year.

On Shabbat Parashat Korach (which will be on June 16, 2007), I would like to suggest that upon opening the Aronei Kodesh around the world on that Shabbat morning, an announcement be made to have in mind the speedy release of these captives! The reason for that particular Shabbat is that Korach is the paradigm of divisiveness among Jews and we can attempt to correct that by uniting in a common cause AND at the same time unite to concentrate on the freedom of our fellow Jews.

Please suggest to your Congregations/Batei Kenesset/Shuls, etc. allover to make this small but important effort to remember our soldiers and pray for their release at the opening of the Aron Kodesh on the morning of Shabbat June 16, 2007! Please help by passing this email around to as many people as you areable to.

There are also soldiers who are missing in Action who need to be returned to their families and Am Yisroel, and who need our prayers:

  • Guy Chever
  • Ron Arad
  • Zachary Baumel
  • Yehuda Katz
  • Tzvi Feldman

Tizkoo L'Mitzvot!
Rabbi Zev M Shandalov
Congregation KJBS
Chicago, IL 60659 USA


A Simple Jew said...

You might also be interested in this as well here

A Talmid said...

We should also have in mind Jonathan Pollard - Yehonasan ben Malka.