Pictures courtesy of Jewnews.co.il
Video from the Kotel this week as 25,000 gathered in prayer - Achenu Kol Beit Israel - "May God be merciful to our fellow Jews who wonder over sea and land or who suffer from persecution and imprisonment. May God soon bring them relief from distress and deliver them from darkness to light, from subjugation to redemption."
Post by Liat Mayerfeld.
My Shabbat Message:
Shalom Shaarei Kodesh, I am sure most of you are aware of the kidnapping of three young men in Israel, Gilad Shaar, Naftali Frenkel, and Eyal Yifrach, by terrorists last week. The story has gone viral, along with a hashtag (#BringBackOurBoys) and other protests. Unfortunately, Israel has, at times, become a divisive issue amongst many Jews, but the humanity of Israel, the plight of these three young boys, has galvanized and unified our collective Jewish nation. I for one and not surprised by the reaction by Jews around the world. There is a famous quote, …