Agudah: We Must Thank the United States for Israel’s Iron Dome Currently in Heavy Use

iron dome tlsThe following statement was released today by Agudath Israel: As enemy missiles continue to rain on Jewish communities in Eretz Yisroel, and many are intercepted by the Iron Dome anti-missile system, it is incumbent on all Jews to feel hakaras hatov, “recognition of the good,” toward the United States of America, which has funded the system over the years of its development. We are reminded, at a time like this, how America has made a major contribution to the defense of Israel, for which we must be deeply grateful.

At the same time, we must remember that Im Hashem lo yishmor ir, shov shokad shomer – “If Hashem will not guard the city, for naught does the guard stand vigilant” (Tehillim, 127) – and that it is therefore to Hashem that we must focus our entreaties with special intensity at this critical time.

Our prayers should include entreaties for the wellbeing of our fellow Jews under attack, as well as for those who are risking their lives to defend them and defeat those who wish us harm.

As has been the practice in many shuls over past years, in response to the call of the Moetzes Gedolei HaTorah, the recitation of Tehillim (Psalms) 83, 130 and 142 after Shacharis, followed by the tefila of Acheinu, is recommended.

Torah-study on behalf of our beleaguered brethren is also deeply appropriate, and should be intensified.

May our teshuvah, tefilla and tzeddaka prove worthy merits for future days of peace and security.

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  1. This is true. However, the rockets raining down on Israeli cities were manufactured in the good ole U.S.A.. One can only guess how those rockets got to Gaza in the first place.

  2. Ann Evyon:
    1) The rockets are NOT made in the USA.
    2) Avi Shafran wrote the above. He was handpicked by R’ Moshe Sherer to head the PR division of the Agudah. Not you. Don’t mach avek the campaign to frumme yidden in America to be makir tov to the American Government. Its A zilzul.
    Thank you

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