With Hashem's loving grace, I returned home to Israel Monday afternoon from a 4-day trip to the USA. Since then, there have been two more rocket attacks on Ashdod, Monday at 5 PM and Tuesday morning at 8 AM, right before the start of a 72-hour ceasefire.
There were two terrorist attacks in Jerusalem yesterday as well. In one, a terrorist driving a tractor ran over and killed one person and rammed into a bus, knocking it over (image, above, courtesy of timesofisrael.com). Miraculously, the bus was empty except for the driver, who was wounded. In another attack, a soldier was shot in the stomach near Mount Scopus. The terrorist escaped on a motorcycle to nearby Shoafat, and as far as we know, is still at large.
From an emuna standpoint, has Israel achieved its objectives in Gaza? That will be the subject of our emuna lesson later today, G-d willing, "An Emuna Look at the Gaza War." The shiur (lesson) and live broadcast, will take place this evening (Wednesday) at 7:00 PM local time, at our Chut Shel Chessed Yeshiva, 13 Shmuel Hanavi Street, Jerusalem, in the main sanctuary. Don't miss it, because it will explain the responsibility that each of us has inthe defense of the Jewish People and our sacred homeland.
As always, the live shiur is open to the public - both men and women are welcome - so if you're anywhere near Jerusalem, come on by! You can see today's lesson here - the broadcast, as well as our lessons posted from now on - are Mac and iPod compatible. If you tune in too early to the live broadcast link, you'll be sent to the main page of the Breslev Israel website, so try to tune in on time as follows:
9:00 AM in LA and the West Coast, 10:00 AM Denver, 11:00 AM Mexico and Central, 12:00 PM NYC (EST), 5:00 PM in the UK, 7:00 PM Johannesburg and Capetown, 7:00 PM Israel. As soon as we can, G-d willing, we'll post a link to the lesson for all those who couldn't see it live. If you can't see the broadcast, you might need to download a new version of Flash Media player, which you can do here. We hope you enjoy the broadcast.