Chaim starts by wishing his viewers “Shabbat Shalom” and then immediately says it’s strange to be saying “Shalom” which means “peace” in a time of war.

He says he loves the peaceful feeling of Shabbat when families gather to eat and worship God together. He assures his viewers that “peace will win” and the righteous will win.

He then mentions that some people say God is all about peace and they question why Israel is fighting a war, but then he says that there are passages of Scripture which describe God as a warrior who knows how to defend His children. He’s a “good shepherd” who knows how to care for His sheep.

Chaim says we must follow this example, citing Ecclesiastes 3:8, A time to love, and a time to hate; A time of war, and a time of peace.

The work of defending Israel continues on Shabbat and Chaim says that many of his comrades who are religiously observant and don’t do any work on Shabbat during normal times acknowledge that it’s a priviledge to do this holy work on Shabbat.

Next he asks his viewers to join him in praying for peace in Gaza, but also on Israel’s northern border. He asks them to pray that the hostilities between Israel and the Iranian-backed Hezbollah terror group won’t escalate so that Israeli families can once again gather on Friday evenings to bring in the Shabbat by breaking Challah bread and raising a glass of wine in peace.

He then speaks about the situation in Gaza, where many hostages are still being held by Hamas. The IDF is working hard to destroy the threat that Hamas still poses, taking out many senior Hamas operatives, destroying their weapons manufacturing capability and stocks of weapons.

The video ends with a young girl singing along with a video of the popular Israeli song “Am Israel Chai.”

 

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