We pray for the safety of our Jewish brethren in Ukraine along with all people in the affected areas. We pray for a peaceful resolution to this conflict. We pray that the people affected have the strength and resources to make it through this trying time. And most of all, we pray for the day when “nations will beat their swords into plowshares … and not learn war anymore.”

Even as bombs drop and the war unfolds, the nearly 200 Chabad-Lubavitch emissary families throughout the length and breadth of Ukraine remain strong, providing much-needed material aid, encouragement, and most importantly, spiritual strength and support.

No matter where you are, you can make a difference.

Put a few coins into a charity box (or swipe your credit card) for a worthy cause, don tefillin, light Shabbat candles before sunset this Friday, and know that you just introduced a very real point of goodness and kindness into a world that needs it more than ever.

Say a few heartfelt chapters of Psalms (especially Chapter 20), and know that you have introduced a dose of spiritual energy into a world that seems to be pulsating with negativity.

May G‑d protect our Jewish brothers and sisters and anyone in harm’s way.

Your friends at Chabad.org

The Ukraine Jewish Relief Fund has been established to help provide assistance to the Jewish communities in Ukraine impacted by the war.

Psalm 20