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Military and Security Forces: 12 January, 2011

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Brigadier General (ret.) Effi Eitam visited the Maoz military prep-school in Lod. Eitam told the story of when he commanded the Gallilee Division, while the Israeli army was still occupying Lebanon, he formed a “Prayer Command”, whose role was to pray whenever any force in the division was in distress. The Prayer Command was headed by Rabbi Mordechai Eliyahu. “Once an Israeli army force went into a concealed minefield,” said Eitam. “These mines were laser-operated, and the force was standing right in the middle of the minefield, in a very complicated situation. It was the middle of the night, but as soon as the commander of the force told me of his situation I called Rabbi Mordechai Eliyahu and the other rabbis, and asked them to pray. While the rabbis were praying, Rabbi Mordechai Eliyahu told me to command the force to leave the minefield – right then. I told the rabbi ‘but this could set off the minefield!’. The rabbi repeated his words. He told me to command the force to leave, and that was what I did. I told the force to leave the minefield.”

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January 12th, 2011 at 3:49 am