Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Watchmen Wednesday: Pray for Gilad Shalit!

On June 25, 2006, a 19 year old Israeli soldier was captured by Hamas and is currently still held captive. Today is the second anniversary of his abduction according to the Hebrew calendar (29 Sivan), and people all over the world are banding together to pray for his release. Hamas says that Gilad is alive and well, but this is still a war crime according to international humanitarian law.

Will you join with me and thousands of other "watchmen" as we pray for Gilad's release? According to, we are praying Psalm 121 at certain times, depending on your time zone. On the East coast in the US, we are to pray at 11 am; the West coast is then 8 am this morning.

Thank you for joining with your brothers and sisters around the globe that care about Israel!


wendymom said...

I just did the first kneading of this weeks' Shabbat Challah and prayed for my children (Beth, Jean, and YOU!) as I rythmically moved the dough. Thank you for the opportunity to remember this brave young man when I resume the second kneading. May HaShem provide a miracle!

robyn said...

Do you think it's a coincidence that on the day when so many people were praying for the release of prisoners that the people held hostage in Colombia were released? I think not. G-d is awesome. :)

Katia said...

I had forgotten all about this, thank you for the reminder.
Have a fun, blessed and peaceful Fourth and Shabbat.