Dear Friend,

Words cannot describe how we all feel right now. There are simply no terms in the dictionary to describe the depth of the pain, the outrage, and the sadness.

But neither can words contain the strength of the Jewish People’s resolve, and the immense power of our faith and our unity. United as one and firm in our trust in G‑d, Torah assures us victory over the evil people who are blinded by darkness.

Following the guidance of the Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, of righteous memory, we will march forward with joy, confident in G‑d's help.

It is no coincidence that the hostilities broke out on Simchat Torah, the day we joyously read how G‑d created heaven and earth. It was He who gave the Land of Israel to His beloved nation, and it is He who will surely watch over us today.

Please see below a selection of prayers, stories and insights which we hope can bring you some comfort, context, and encouragement.

Let’s remember: We are all in this together. And together, with G‑d’s help, we shall overcome.

We pray for healing for the injured, safe return for the hostages, and divine protection for our brave IDF soldiers.

The Team

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