He Who blessed our forefathers Abraham, Isaac and Jacob - may He bless the fighters of the Israel Defense Force, who stand guard over our land and the cities of our G-d from the border of the Lebanon to the desert of Egypt, and from the Great Sea unto the approach of the Aravah, on the land, in the air, and on the sea.
May HASHEM cause the enemies who rise up against us to be struck down before them. May the Holy One, Blessed is He, preserve and rescue our fighting men from every trouble and distress and from every plague and illness, and may He send blessing and success in their every endeavor.
May He lead our enemies under their sway and may He grant them salvation and crown them with victory. And may there be fulfilled for them the verse: For it is Hashem, your G-d, Who goes with you to battle your enemies for you to save you.
G-d bless and keep your children safe, Alouette.
The Christian’s rabbi would be reading this too if he were in synagogue this past Sabbath with the returning of the Torah back to the Ark.
EITZ CHAIM (Tree of Life)
“It is a Tree of Life for those who grasp it,
and all who uphold it are blessed. (Proverbs 3:18)
Its ways are pleasantness, and all its paths are peace. (Proverbs 3:17)
Help us turn to You, and we shall return.
Renew our lives as in days of old.” (Lamentations 5:21)