Monday, July 21, 2014

Synagogue in a bomb shelter

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When our counteroffensive, Operation Protective Edge, began on July 8,  I remember the Home Front Command instructed people not to gather for public prayer in synagogues that lacked a missile-proof room.

The Conservative congregation of Meitar is lucky then.
Even in normal times they meet in this purpose-built bomb shelter.
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Here are some interesting guidelines from various rabbis on how to observe the Sabbath while under fire:
1. from Chief Rabbi Lau 
2. from Tzohar
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(Linking to OurWorld Tuesday.)

9 comments:

Nonnie USA said...

It is a relief to know that those living in the war zone have such assurances that protecting one's life is tantamount.

yael said...

Another sad day today.
Can you also here the boomim tonight Dina?
I hear them.

yael said...

It is going on and on not like the other neights. much stronger.

carol l mckenna said...

Oh be safe ~ lots of prayers for you and all ~ great post and photo for OWT ~ xoxo

artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

VP said...

Prayer may help, but I still have more faith in other devices...

William Kendall said...

A very useful idea to incorporate into a synagogue, particularly at the present time.

Cloudia said...

All we can do is send our confident love to you all, and to share the truth as widely as possible.

Shalom, Dina

Birdman said...

Life in a war zone just adds to the strife of every day livin'.

Lory at Designthusiasm said...

Sending prayers from The States. My brother just got back yesterday from Israel and he said this time things are really scary. Thank God for Iron Dome!