A further [more upbeat] report from the northern front
July 31, 2006Please keep your support coming. It means so much.
[and please keep dov eliyahu ben yehudit vechaim in your dovening]
We spoke to Dov on Mozoi Shabbat [late] and although we were of course so relieved just to hear his voice, we totally expected to hear what a miserable Shabbat he had, in the middle of nowhere, surrounded by heavy military vehicles, launching missiles all day, without any real possibility of feeling the Shabbat experience.
Well, we couldn't have been more wrong.
Dov was so upbeat. Not because there had been a sudden improvement in the conditions. Far from it. The shellings continued on and off throughout the day, and it was too hot and humid to get a decent rest. He was upbeat because so many non-observant soldiers had joined them for the Shabbat davening, for kiddush and havdala, and even had asked to put on tefillin on Friday before Shabbat!
It turned out to be one of the most uplifting and spiritual Shabbatot Dov remembers, and he is convinced that the victory, when it comes, will be due to the kiddush hashem, the achdut, and the combined tefillot of all of you on their behalf.