On the frontlines, it’s the little things that make a big difference. With your support, ISF has been providing much needed headlamps to IDF units working in the Gaza tunnel infrastructure. These headlamps have provided them the ability to move and see hands-free – a priceless ability when working in small spaces riddled with unknown environmental factors.
In addition to the headlamps, ISF has been investing in the collective morale of these same IDF units. The soldiers were beyond enthused when they received this specially made IDF logo challah bread. The bread serves both as an encouragement and testament to the work these soldiers are doing and reminder of what the IDF stands for: a sword wrapped in an olive leaf. The heart of the Israeli people is first to choose peace and diplomacy. Only after those avenues fail is the sword revealed.
Operation Protective Edge has given opportunity for many Israelis, secular and religious, to practice their faith on the battleground. Already, there have been numerous miracles observed and spoken of – from mists appearing out of nowhere to cover the soldiers’ movements to rockets seeming to have been “swatted” out of the air when headed towards an highly populated area. Chabad volunteers have been visiting soldiers on the frontline with tefillin and prayer books. ISF sponsored the purchase of this traveling Torah “ark”, a case that allows the soldiers to bring the Torah – the Word of God – with them into battle.
We wish to extend a HUGE thank you to our donors. Your dedication is bringing a sense of support and connectedness to the soldiers defending Israel. By extension, YOU are helping to defend Israel. We will continue to keep you updated as the operation progresses.
As always, if you have friends or family with a heart for Israel, you can direct them to make donations by visiting our website and clicking on the donate button: http://www.israelsupportfund.org/. We also accept donations by money order and check. See the Contact Us page for our mailing address: http://www.israelsupportfund.org/ContactUs.html.
As ground operations continue in Gaza, ISF is providing supplies to volunteers to package and distribute to soldiers on the front lines. It’s simple things: fresh underwear, socks, food, water, and toiletries, but they mean a lot to those who wouldn’t otherwise have them. Thank you! Thank you to our donors who are giving and thank you to the volunteers who are giving of their time and energy to support our troops in a small, but immensely influential way. We pray that the conflict will be over soon, but more than anything we pray that Yah will lead Israel forward in whatever He wills.
If you have friends or family who want to help but aren’t sure how, visit our website for more information on donating: http://www.israelsupportfund.org.
Am Yisrael Chai
Do you remember the drills we used to do in school? It’s funny to think that a desk could protect us from a bomb or radiation, but it’s the best schools could do to advise protection at short notice. Thankfully, we never had a real emergency drive us under our desks. The children in Israel will never be able to say that. This picture was snapped by a friend of ISF when a rocket was shot from Lebanon (yes, they are coming from all sides) into Israel. Here, the children are diving under a bench to “duck and cover” like we were taught to do.
When looking at pictures like this, it’s hard to know what to do. How can you help from so many thousands of miles away? Please pray. Donate. Spread the word. Don’t believe all the news you read. Currently, there are a number of petitions being assembled to challenge the U.S. tax dollars that are funneled to the Palestinian Authority – and are now paying for the rockets that are being rained down on the children of Israel. Sign the petition. Talk to your friends. As Edmund Burke once said, “All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.” Let it not be said that we sat by and did nothing.
Hello ISF Family,
We are proud to announce that, just in time, you helped us finish raising the money for the Tanach project. Yah be praised! Very soon the Tanachs will be packaged and distributed to the IDF. We have pictures and a more formal thank you email coming. In the meantime, receive our gratitude and applause for your timely and greatly appreciated response.