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Tehillim Request to Protect Israeli Soldiers

Tehillim Request to Protect Israeli Soldiers

Emor Project
November 19, 2023

The Chofetz Chaim Heritage Foundation recently publicized a request made by Israeli soldiers asking people outside of Israel to recite Tehillim during the overnight hours in Israel (11 pm – 5 am).


“Most heavy fighting occurs at night between 11 pm and 5 am.
As the country is asleep, there is a shortage of Tehillim and tefillah during these dangerous hours.
Most of the soldiers… were killed at that time…”


The Chofetz Chaim Foundation and other organizations have asked to say Tehillim between the hours of 4 -10 pm Eastern Standard Time.


By joining ACHIM BETEFILLAH ORGANIZATION, you can choose a ten-minute time slot between the hours of 6-10 p.m.


During these difficult times for the Jewish nation, we each have the ability and opportunity to engage in heartfelt tefillah (prayer) to Hashem, asking Him to protect our soldiers, the hostages, and the entire nation.


Hashem truly desires our tefillot (prayers), especially Tehillim’s recitation (Psalms).


“Prayer is a form of connection with Hashem…a way to be aware of Hashem and His constant involvement in what is going on in the world…”


“Rabbi Menachem Mendel, the third Rebbe of Chabad, known as the ‘Tzemach Tzedek,’ taught: ‘If you only knew the power of verses of Tehillim and their effect in the highest Heavens, you would recite them constantly. Know that the chapters of Tehillim shatter all barriers; they ascend higher and still higher with no interference; they prostrate themselves in supplication before the Master of all worlds, and they effect and accomplish with kindness and compassion.’


The Midrash (Midrash Shochar Tov 18) tells us that when King David compiled the Psalms, he had in mind himself, every Jew, and every circumstance. No matter who you are or what the situation is, the words of the Psalms speak the words of your heart and are heard on High.”
(Taken by Rabbi Eliyahu Kin’s teachings)