As we go to press, Israel Defense Forces (IDF) are concluding fierce fighting against Hezbollah terrorists in southern Lebanon who attacked Israel with thousands of missiles. We can demonstrate our unity with Israel and our love for those who defend its right to exist by reciting this mi shebeyrakh, blessing, for their well-being, composed by Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz.
Master of the Universe, Compassionate One, Lord of Justice, have mercy and save Your children who dwell in Your Land of Israel. Save them from the sword of their enemy, safeguard them from death, protect them from danger, and shelter them from fear. Send Your light to mend the broken spirits of bereft orphans, of bereaved parents, of weeping husbands and wives, of grieving siblings, and of anguished friends who have lost those who are dear to them. Grant complete recovery to the wounded and the stricken, and give courage and strength, hope and vision, to Your people and to Your land.