Parshat Pinchas: Holy Brazenness
The War from an Emuna Perspective

Miracle in Ashdod: Direct Hit on Gas Station, no Fatalities

What's the war like in Ashdod? The following parable will explain:

Several ministers complained to the king about the misbehavior of his son, the prince. To placate them, the king called his son, yelled at him and scolded him, then hit him with a big stick. The stick seemed to make a lot of noise on impact, but without the ministers knowing, the king barely tapped his beloved son, whom he certainly does not want to hurt.

The king is Hashem, the prince is the People of Israel, the ministers are the administering angels of Edom and Yishmael, and the stick is the missile attacks from Gaza.

We had a rough morning in Ashdod this morning. There were barrages at 8 AM, which caught us in the middle of Shmona Esrei. A later barrage hit Ashdod at about 10:50 AM.

The earlier barrage hit a gas station. Miraculously, no one was killed. Logically, this should have been a mega-disaster. On Friday mornings, this particularly gas station is jammed with people getting their weekend fillups and with it, their free newspaper. Hashem's love for His people Israel knows no bounds. Isn't it time that we return that love with more dedication to Him?

The photos below are courtesy of - have a look at them, and see what a tremendous miracle it is for someone to come out of such an attack alive. Shabat Shalom, and may we hear good tidings!

Image #1 - car hit with shrapnel and totally gutted out

Ashdod gas station1

Image #2 - GRAD missile completely penetrates the concrete pavement

GRAD penetrating concrete

Image #3 - Ashdod's brave firefighters putting out the blaze

Ashdod firefighters

Image #4 - Aftermath in video


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Yonah Alexandre Bronstein

The ones who are really at risk are the Tsahal soldiers on the front, and YOU CAN HELP save their life: email
and ask for the name of soldier to"pair up" with: give them a share in every prayer or mitzva you do. That same organization did that during the last Gaza war (2009) and there were only 13 Israeli casualties, which was both a miracle and a record for any Israeli war! PASS that email ON to your network/facebook friends: it needs to go around the world in 24 hours so all the soldiers are covered, G-d willing, even before Shabbat comes in.


Thank you for posting these photos! This truly an amazing and indisputable miracle. Thank you HaShem for watching over your children!!!! Please continue to shield us from all harm.

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