Wednesday, December 30, 2015

The Lifesavers of Israel ✡ "The Lord Protects and Preserves" - Israel365

The Lord protects and preserves them– they are counted among the blessed in the land– he does not give them over to the desire of their foes.

PSALMS (41:2)

יְ-הֹוָה יִשְׁמְרֵהוּ וִיחַיֵּהוּ וְאֻשַּׁר כתיב יְאֻשַּׁר בָּאָרֶץ וְאַל תִּתְּנֵהוּ בְּנֶפֶשׁ אֹיְבָיו

תהילים מא:ב

a-do-nai yish-m'-ray-hu vee-kha-yay-hu v'-u-shar y'-u-shar ba-a-retz v'-al
tit-nay-hu b'-ne-fesh oy-vav

Today's Israel Inspiration

The Talmud describes that all people are descended from a single person, thus saving a single life is as meritorious as saving an entire world. Few merit to fulfill this belief and save lives (entire worlds!) over and over again. The incredible ZAKA rescue organization, whose volunteers are easily identifiable by their bright yellow vests, are often the first rescue workers to appear at the scene of a terrorist bombing or shooting -- and the last to leave. After rescuing and treating the living, ZAKA is well-known for its sacred work of caring for the dead and collecting human remains to ensure a proper Jewish burial.

"Cry No More" Song Against Israel Terror

This video highlights ZAKA's work during the reign of terror in Jerusalem and throughout Israel. It is set to a moving song beseeching the Almighty that we should "Cry No More."

Tikkun Olam ("Repairing the World") at a Terror Site

Dedicated ZAKA volunteers are aware of the gruesome tasks they might face and must have a certain strength of mind to overcome the horrible images they will be exposed to at the scene of a terror attack.

Sterling Silver Jerusalem Kiddush Cup

This marvelous Kiddush cup is made of sterling silver and is set on a smooth spreading foot, leading to the body which is decorated with the scenery of the Holy City – Jerusalem. It is wrapped with a band inscribed twice with the word JERUSALEM – once in Hebrew and once in English on opposing sides of the Kiddush cup. This piece was made in the electroforming method. Marked 925 for sterling silver.

Today's Israel Photo

Flags proudly wave at Jaffa Gate in the Old City of Jerusalem. The Old City's eight gates and walls were built in the early 16th c. by the Turkish Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent. A popular entrance en route to the Western Wall, Jaffa Gate is so named because at one time, pilgrims arrived through this gate from Jaffa Port.

Yesterday's Photo Trivia

Did you guess the Bahai Gardens in Haifa? You got it! The democratic State of Israel is the ONLY country in the Mideast where a Bahai Temple is allowed. Just one more reason that we're proud to support Israel.


Thank You

Today's Scenes and Inspiration is sponsored by Thomas Vinit of Papua New Guinea. Todah rabah!

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