Chaim starts by mentioning the drone attack which hit a school in Eilat and then asks rhetorically how long this war will go on. He says that Defense Minister Yoav Gallant has told the soldiers that it could continue until March.
Chaim says that he and his comrades are making good progress against the Hamas terror infrastructure in the Gaza Strip, but there’s still a lot of work to be done.
He also notes that it’s the anniversary of the Kristallnacht, which was one of the first widespread atrocities against Jewish people in Germany after the Nazis came to power. Chaim says that a lot has changed since then, with the Jewish people having a state and an army to defend themselves, but anti-Semitism has also changed and has now become “anti-Zionism” but it’s the same spirit.
Chaim then switches to the subject of Israel’s northern border, where anti-tank missiles are regularly being fired at Israeli positions by Hezbollah operatives on the other side and the IDF is striking back hard. He tells a quick story about one of his comrades who was under fire from an anti-tank missile but they survived, and Chaim is sure it was a miracle. He says that Hanukkah is coming up, a festival that commemorates many miracles, so Chaim is asking his viewers to pray for more such miracles in the current situation.
He says that his unit has already found large quantities of weapons that Hamas was planning to use for attacks against Israel, but now they won’t have them. He asks for prayers for more miracles.
He then gets a little personal, mentioning that it’s not only the anniversary of Kristallnacht but it’s also his daughter’s 8th birthday. He wants to celebrate with her but he also knows that what he’s doing in Gaza will ensure that there won’t be any more little girls kidnapped and murdered by Hamas.
He quotes the Book of Judges chapters 4 and 5, which tells the story of a battle that took place not far from his home on Mount Tabor, which some Biblical historians believe might also be the spot where the Transfiguration of Jesus occurred (Mark 9:2-8).
In the battle described in the Book of Judges, an Israelite general named Barak refuses to go to war unless a prophetess named Deborah goes with him. Chaim says that there are many Israeli women who are praying for the men who are at war, and this is another reason he’s confident in the righteousness of his cause and in ultimate victory. He concludes by asking his viewers to continue in prayer until that victory is achieved.