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Chaos, but no Israeli Casualties: Thank You, Hashem!

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Someone must thank Hashem, and no one in the media or in government has done so yet. We're happy to grab the megaphone and declare, Thank You, Hashem, for the amazing miracles!

What miracles? In less than a week, Israel retaliated against an Iranian missile attack from Syria with a massive strike the broke the back (in the meanwhile) of the Iranian military infrastructure within Syria as well as Syria's air defenses, brought to you by Russia and Vladimir Putin. There was not a single Israeli casualty, thanks once more, Hashem!

Thank You, Hashem, for giving PM Bibi Netanyahu the backbone to go to Moscow and tell Putin to stay out of the way of the Israeli AirForce operating in Syria.

Nasralla said today that Iran fired double the missiles that Israel reported, and heavy ones at that, and that they reached Tzfat and Tiberias. I believe him. Thank You, Hashem, for intercepting them.

Today, the USA opened its new embassy in Jerusalem. Thank You, Hashem for giving such courage to President Trump. Despite the crazy Arab rioting in Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria, once again, no Israelis were hurt. Thank You, Hashem!

Today was bloody Monday on the Gaza border. Tens of thousands of frenzied Gazans with Hamas hiding behind them tried to demolish the border fence and infiltrate Israel (photo, above). The IDF had no choice but to protect our border and our people and repel them. As far as we know, 55 Gazans were killed today and thousands wounded. Thank You, Hashem, for no Israeli civilian or military casualties. Tomorrow, when the Arabs lament their "Nakba" day when the State of Israel was founded, demonstrations are expected to be worse.

What does all this have to do with Shavuot at the end this week? We received the Torah by virtue of national unity. We'll weather the current challenges on all of our borders by virtue of national unity. Hashem is showing us that it works. When the Jewish People stand as one nation with one heart, we not only merit Torah, but Hashem fights our battles. Each of us can help the war effort and the effort to spread emuna and bring Moshiach simply by respecting the dignity of his fellow Jew. Don't say a bad word about anyone; look for the common denominator and not for the differences. We must be one nation with one heart, period! 

Thank You, Hashem, that no one in Israel was hurt today.

We just received a hot-off-the-presses vid from Israel's Foreign Ministry. This will tell you about what the chaos less than a half hour's drive from my home is all about:

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Hava G.

Thank you for reminding us, R' Lazer, and giving us words to be able to double and triple up on thanking H' after the War of Independence, the 6-Day War and all our other miraculous wars - as well as what our "cousins" are trying to make into a war at this very moment!

Fran

I have been thanking Hashem for all these many times during the last few days - and I try to do so every day. Listening to the news in Israel on the radio, I turned to my husband and asked - "Did any announcer say Baruch Hashem throughout the broadcast?" NO. They did not!

Adi

Thank you Hashem!!! And thank you Rabbi for all these wonderful updates. And for all those Arab lovers who don't realize that they are waging war against us, and we are defending ourselves. For all those who confuse the bully with the bullied who is protecting himself and his family see the world through EVIL eyes!!!

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