Orthodox Union Statement on Iranian Attacks Against Israel

13 Apr 2024

We are grateful that, with Hashem’s help, tonight’s massive airstrikes from Iran were successfully intercepted and repelled by Israel and its allies.

מזמור לתודה הריעו לד’ כל הארץ … בואו שעריו בתודה חצרותיו בתהילה הודו לו ברכו שמו
Enter His gates with thanksgiving, His courtyards with praise; give thanks to Him, bless His name.

We recognize that this attack represents a significant escalation of the conflict and that we must pray for Hashem’s continued protection and for success in ending the multi-pronged threat from Iran.

יענך ד’ ביום צרה ישגבך שם אלקי יעקב… אלה ברכב ואלה בסוסים ואנחנו בשם ד’ אלקנו נזכיר המה כרעו ונפלו ואנחנו קמנו ונתעודד
May Hashem answer you on a day of distress; may the name of the God of Yaakov fortify you… These trust in chariots and these in horses, but we mention the name of Hashem our God. They kneel and fall, but we rise and gain strength.

As we continue our ongoing prayers, please include Tehillim chapters 100 and 20.