On Wednesday, Rabbi Eitan Shenrav, the rabbi of reserve IDF battalion 8101, received an award from the director of the Rabbinate Division in the IDF, Rabbi Shilo Adler, and the head of the IDF Yehudah and Shomron Division, Rafi Mila, for “his efforts and awareness in identifying and acting against terrorists next to the town of Har Bracha.”
Rabbi Yoel Schwartz, head of the Sanhedrin’s Noahide Court and of the Dvar Yerushalayim Yeshiva, stated that one of the reasons the Messiah has yet to reveal himself is because the non-Jewish nations are not keeping the Sabbath. The rabbi has put out a call for the nations to keep the Sabbath and for the Jews to help them in this mission.
“I was saying Psalms and just kept thinking, ‘What can I do?’” Smolar recalled, thinking about the days following the Dec. 9 shooting at the Ofra Junction, which left Ish-Ran critically wounded. She was hit in the lower abdomen and pelvis and underwent surgery at a Jerusalem hospital, during which her baby – 30-weeks – was delivered in an emergency procedure.
In 2016, Pastor Scott Moffatt from the Seattle Washington area came to Israel several days before a group he was leading. Looking for “some kind of cultural interaction,” he found an opportunity to have a Shabbat meal with a Jewish family in Jerusalem. The program he joined is Shabbat of a Lifetime, an organization that matches tourists who want to experience an authentic Jewish Shabbat in Jerusalem with host families.