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Mutual Defense Pact

The Talmud relates that King David and his general, Yoav Ben Tzeruya, supplemented each other. David was immersed in the study of Torah, while Yoav went out to battle.
Joab, Yeshivah, Torah Study, King David, Israel Defense Force, Lubavitcher Rebbe
Mutual Defense Pact
Disc 119, Program 474

The Talmud relates that King David and his general, Yoav Ben Tzeruya, supplemented each other. David was immersed in the study of Torah, while Yoav went out to battle. If not for the merit of David’s Torah, Yoav would not have been victorious in his wars, and if not for Yoav’s battles, David would not have had the ability to study Torah.

Today, the bravery and sacrifice of Israel’s soldiers on the front lines will continue to meet success when bolstered and secured by their “spiritual supply corps” – the Torah study of the “support troops” back home. For the Torah is our deed of ownership to the Holy Land.

This partnership will keep the military miracles coming.

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Isaac Brooklyn NY August 27, 2020

We know where the Israeli soldiers are, in Israel of course, but where are these “spiritual supply corps” i.e. students of Torah? Are they only in Israel or can those engaged in Torah study elsewhere in the world be considered? Reply

Jonathan Shomron Texas August 27, 2020

Interesting take, although I always liked it when the religious Jews could serve in segregated religious units (Hesder) and I am sorry that these units no longer exist. Reply

Daniel August 30, 2020
in response to Jonathan Shomron:

I'm pretty sure they do still exist Reply

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