The Power of Tefillah should not be underestimated...

Obviously the ideal is to be in Chevron now for this time of great peril. Great Mesirut Nefesh is called for at this crucial time for Am Yisrael.

However, all of us - whether there in body or not - can make an impact via our tefillot with the right Kavanah. Remember Eretz Yisrael in your Prayers every day...

With Kavanah for the sake of Eretz Yisrael: Tehillim 83, 130, 142

With Kavanah to awaken the merits of our Avot and Imot buried there, as well as our other ancestors: 16

With Kavanah for HaShem's help in these troubled times: 16, 20, 25, 26, 38, 54, 81, 85, 86, 87, 102, 130, 142, 143

With Kavanah to strike down the sinners: 139, 140, 141

With Kavanah for direct Heavenly involvement (for ultimately this is ALWAYS neccessary - HaShem alone controls the outcomes of all wars): 144

With Kavanah for TRUE Shalom: Tehillim 46

It is reccomended that all these be said, but of course every Perek Tehillim said with the proper Kavanah has an effect.

Also, we should all take this time to Daven for HaRav Yitzchak Khaduri shlita, who is seriously ill at the moment with pneumonia. His Hebrew name is Yitzchak ben Tufacha. Please say Tehillim 6, 30, 41, 88 and 103.

We must not lose hope - for Mashiach will come even in the darkest of hours. HaShem Yishmor!

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