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November 16, 1973 - Image 6

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1973-11-16

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THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS r
6—Friday, Nov. 16, 1973
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aith in God Withstands Ultimate Test,
Israel's Young Soldiers Discover

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JERUSALEM—At the Gur
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In the Egyptian town of
service on Yom Kippur.
At this moment, a young Faid on the western bank of
soldier entered the synagogue the canal, one may find hun-
and called a young Hasid, a dreds of yeshiva scholars.
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told him simply: "Go."
The rabbi's answer spread free time is used for studying
like wildfire among the Ha- Gemara. The military rabbi-
sidim in Jerusalem. Young nate has provided them with
Hasidim were running to Gemarot, and military rabbis
their homes, with their visit them and study together
MAN OF
prayershawis and prayer with them.
An ancient Torah from the
books, to grab their military
THE MONTH
equipment and rush to the old Jewish community in
meeting places of their re- Damascus, which was pre-
sented many years ago to the
spective units.
After the Neilah prayer, former chief rabbi of Israel,
the rabbi addressed his Ha- Yitzhak Nissim, was forward-
ed to the military rabbinate
sidim and said: "We must
be as hard as nuts and hit to be sent to the front. It was
It is a pleasure to announce that
the enemy hard—the same brought to the soldiers who
way as we crack nuts." The were advancing along the
rabbi was optimistic regard- highway to Damascus.
Arthur D. Disner, C.L.U.
On Simhat Torah, the
ing the outcome of the war.
Torah was carried through-
has received the man-of-the-month award as the
He said that as the war broke
out the "Hakafot" in a mili-
out on Yom Kipur, a day
most outstanding Representative of our Detroit-
when all Israel is free from tary position, 35 kms. from
Gold Agency. The award is in recognition of his
Damascus.
sin, the victory was sure to
When we visited the south-
excellent service to his policyholders and our
be ours.
ern and northern fronts, many
Agency.
The Hasidim of Gur fought non-religious soldiers said to
on many fronts. One of them, us: "We now know that there
Arye Schepps, was among is a God above."
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once to pray for them, to
ask the Almighty for help.
When the Israeli soldiers
reached the Hermon height
and were badly shelled by
the Syrians, many soldiers
joined Arye in prayer. Arye
told them to pray for help:
"Ana Hoshia Na." They com-
plied, and after a few min-
utes the shelling ceased.
Only one soldier from the
unit was wounded. All mem-
bers of the unit decided to
carry small prayerbooks with
them during the fighting.
The Lubavitch Hasidim re-
gard the famous General
Arik Sharon as one of them.
The rabbi sent Sharon a piece
of cake, wrapped in silver
paper, and ordered an emis-
sary to hand him the cake
on the front, on a bridge over
the Suez Canal.
Several Hasidim accompa-
nied the emissary in a car
to the front, disregarding the
heavy fighting on this part of
the front at that time. Gen.
Sharon made a blessing and
distributed pieces of cake
among his officers. He was
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sidim organized a public
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prayer on the front.
So, we ITV to treat our customers right.
The chief rabbi of Israel,
Shlomo Goren, who had been
Maybe not like the King of Persia, but Nvith
the chief rabbi of the Israel
the kind of service itnd attention we think
Army, turned to the chief of
they deserve.
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And we figure \ye wouldn't get it if we gave
promised an armed escort,
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he said: "I do not need any
escort. I have my Torah,
which has accompanied me
in all wars."
For two weeks, Chief Rabbi
Goren did not take off his
general's uniform and spent
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