Sunday, June 20, 2010

Please Pray, An Appeal by Concerned Israeli Mom

A friend sent me this as an email.  I requested and received her permission to blog it.

Shavua Tov,

It's been keeping me awake at night, so I decided to write an email to my friends with these thoughts in my head.

I believe we should all pray very hard that these "flotillas" stop coming towards Azza. 

In fact, if anyone is going to the beach in the coming days, PLEASE say tehillim at the shore for Hashem to stop these ships! They are a disaster waiting to happen and could easily spark, Chas V'Chalila an all-out war in our region.

Please choose a mitzvah and do it with extra kavana that Hashem stops these ships!

There's no one else to turn to except HaKadosh Baruch Hu! We really need to cry out NOW, especially before this ship from Lebanon sets sail!

Tizku l'mitzvot! Am Yisrael Chai!


Keli Ata said...

I will go by the small creek where I live and recite Tehiillim there to keep the flotilla ships from the Gaza shore.

(I know it's the wrong time of year, not Rosh HaShana, and circumstances but why do I feel I should also say the Taschlick prayer before praying Tehillim?)

Anonymous said...

We should also pray that Israel, who's not necessarily innocent all the time, do more to protect its citizens instead of oppress them, as in this story.

and many others.

Batya said...

Tashlich is something very different, but T'hillim is always appropriate.

Keli Ata said...

Yes, of course, but I was thinking along the lines of asking Hashem's forgiveness before asking his blessing and protection. Especially this particular kind of protection.

I've always done that and had prayers answered. I'll definitely say tehillim though

Anonymous said...

This is ridiculous.

Pray that they Israeli government gets a brain and a pair of brass - um - and sinks any more ships breaching the blockade, without having to endanger a single Israeli soldier.

"Mah Titz'ak Ailiy"?!?!

Batya said...

shy, we need lots of different ways of fighting this mess. Don't criticize the weapons you wouldn't bother with. Everyone has a different role. For the woman who wrote that, it's right.

Keli, G-d wants us all to do something.

Anonymous said...

Please note that in my post above, the 2nd paragraph begins with the word "pray".

But there are certain things we have been able to do all along were it not for the brainless at the helm.

What I'm saying is you're praying for the wrong thing. Pray that the boats come and pray that our leaders get a brain to sink them accordingly.

Of course, I'm not one to complain if Hashem performs a miracle similar to the one mentioned in today's Mizmor:

"With the east wind Thou breakest the ships of Tarshish."
- Tehilim 48:8

How appropriate!

Anonymous said...

Batya, what ever made you think that I said anything like Tefilla being useless, Chas Ve'shalom???

Keli Ata said...

Shy: Great suggestion on which psalm to pray!

OT sorta/kinda but with the winds of public opinion shifting in Israel's favor following flotilla 1, this would be a good time for Israel to sink any further flotillas.

(Just to explain about the public turning to Israel's favor--I know some people would disagree but Israel was so in the right the terrorist "peace activists" made them laughing stocks.

Nobody cares if Israel sinks a ship of fools and terrorist supporters.

As for Israel's leaders growing brains and what not that's not going to happen. The only hope is for the public to hold their feet to the fire and force them to do something.

Storm the Knesset if you must. Fight City Hall so to speak.

Okay, I'm done. Last comment on the subject.

Keli Ata said...

Um, this is my real last comment. I am adding it only because I often feel at a spiritual disavantage in that I cannot express myself as well as others or with the proper words.

Intially I suggested Ana B'Koach recitation by water.

I wrote that for a good reason--a couple of weeks ago I was at my brother's house and went to the beach by his house. It was goregous out and I captured on video a beautiful picture of a single beam of sun coming from straight above into the water. This light infused water flowing to shore reminded me of why a mikvah must have flowing water.

I read somewhere about the mikvah havng something to do with our redemption.

Anyway...ironically I made this videeo of my beach shots to the recitation and musical performance of Ana B'Koach. I still think it's a wonderful prayer to keep anything harmful from coming to Israel's shores.

You can watch for yourselves or not but this is a better expression of how I can express myself, the spiritual side of me anyway.

Why this reminded m

Batya said...

Shy, what's your meaning for "this?" I took it to mean the post.

Keli, lovely idea.

Anonymous said...

By "this" I mean praying for the boats not to come.

Pray for them to come and be destroyed, who cares whether by force majeure or by simple IDF actions which involve more potent weapons than paintball guns, fired from a safe distance and vantage point.

We've always had the power. We've just become cowards.