Chaim begins by quoting the Book of Numbers 10:9; And when you go to war in your land against the enemy who attacks you, then you shall sound an alarm with the trumpets, so that you will be thought of by the Lord your God, and be saved from your enemies.
He invites his viewers to send in a trumpet blast for the whole world to hear.
He also mentions that this would ordinarily be “Aliyah Day” when students in schools would celebrate Jewish people coming home to their ancestral homeland. But because schools in much of Israel are closed and life is being massively disrupted for hundreds of thousands of people, that holiday is not receiving much attention.
He adds that life is also being disrupted for residents of the Gaza Strip, with many of them taking Israel’s advice to move out of the conflict zone in the northern section of the Strip, but many more staying in the northern section with Hamas unapologetically using them as human shields.
Hezbollah has also been stepping up its attacks on Israel coming from Lebanon. But it could have been worse, as the Hamas terrorists had the ability to use chemical weapons against Israelis but that was prevented.
Chaim mentions the hostages that Hamas released, but also the hostages it still holds.
He then references Jeremiah 31:15-16; This is what the Lord says: “A voice is heard in Ramah, lamenting and bitter weeping. Rachel is weeping for her children; She refuses to be comforted for her children, because they are no more.”
This is what the Lord says: “Restrain your voice from weeping and your eyes from tears; For your work will be rewarded,” declares the Lord, “And they will return from the land of the enemy.
He encourages his viewers to hold fast to that promise and keep praying for him and his comrades because they’re ready to do their part to fulfill the promises in these Scriptures.