The Soldier



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Here a soldier prays near his tank with the Judaean Hills in the background. While physically about to enter into battle, he prepares himself with prayer – knowing that it is really all in God’s hands. HaShem (God) is the true protector, watching over Israel.

The biblical verse in this painting is:
<p style=”text-align: right;”>‏”שומר ישראל שמוור שאירית ישראל ואל יאבד ישראל האומרים שמע ישראל. שומר גוי אחד שמור שארית  עם אחד, ואל יאבד גוי אחד המיחדים שמך ה׳ אלקינו ה׳ אחד. שומר גוי קדוש שמור שארית עם קדוש , ואל יאבד גוי קדוש, המשלשים בשלש קדשות לקדוש.  ‏מתרצה ברחמים ומתפיס החניונים התרצה והתפיס לדור עני כי אין עזר אבינו  מלכנו חנינו ועננו כי אין בנו  מעשים עשה עמנו צדקה וחסד והושיענו . “</p>
“O guardian of Israel, protect the remnant of Israel, let not Israel be destroyed – the super claim, hero Israel. O guardian of the unique nation, protect the remnant of the unique people, let not the unique nation be destroyed – those who proclaim the oneness of your name, HaShem is our God, Hashem – the one and only! O guardian of the holy nation protect the remnant of the holy people, let not  the holy nation be destroyed – those who proclaim three-fold sanctifications to the Holy one. You who are favorable through compassion and appeased to through supplications. Become favorable and appeased to the poor generation for there is no helper. Our Father our king be gracious with us and answer us, though we have no worthy deeds, treat us with charity and kindness and save us.” (Tachanun from morning prayers)

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