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The Shmira Project - For Active Duty Combat Soldiers

This is an ongoing, grassroots program that pairs IDF combat soldiers with Jews around the world who do acts of kindness, prayer or learning Torah to increase the soldier’s spiritual merit and protection.

 Sign up now and we'll send you an active combat soldier's name soon.

 Israel is in a state of war with many of its neighbors, and even the ones with peace treaties have tremendous political turmoil and instability. Right now combat soldiers are in clear and present danger.  These soldiers frequently go into hostile areas: patrolling Israel's borders from terrorism abroad, and preempting terrorism from within.

 

Note for those that have already taken a name during Operation Pillar of Defense: Soon you'll be given access to the name of a combat soldier in active duty.

Thank you to all who participated in the Shmira Project during the November Gaza Crisis. During the first week of "Operation Pillar of Defense" in November, 2012, over 10,000 of you signed on.  Each took the name of an IDF soldier or resident of Israel who was in danger. The response was swift and powerful. You came from 35 countries and offered messages of true inspiration and encouragement. Each and every one of you made a difference. “The unity is the protection.” said one Rabbi. Whenever you may think that the Jewish People are in disarray and alone, remember the response of this one week. This project is not over, it's just begun.

The Hebrew word "shmira" (pronounced shmeerah) means "guarding" or "protecting". In modern Hebrew, shmira also means guard duty.

The Shmira Project is a person to person match that everyone can do. It follows the ancient practice of pairing physical effort with spiritual effort. The families of soldiers enjoy the reassurance of spiritual support for their children.  Participants enjoy knowing that they bring about unity and connectedness.There are absolutely no fees.

Join The Shmira Project. It’s personal. It’s powerful.  It’s one name at a time.

It’s guard duty for the rest of us.

This project originated with Rav Simcha HaCohen Kook, Chief Rabbi Rechovot & The Hurva with the Bostoner Rebbe, zt”l in 2009 during the Gaza Operation Cast Lead. It has the support of many other great Rabbis.  It's being organized in its present format by the mother of an IDF paratrooper. Let’s join together now.  Take a name and take a shift of guard duty.

There are several ways to sign up: Send us your information and we will send you a combat soldier's name soon.

Please go to our sign up page 

Or

•   Call Israel: 02-581-1911

•   Fax Israel: 02-540-0771   

•   Call / text in USA:  410-657-2433

 

Nota especial: Usted puede detener su actividad espiritual shmira (actos de bondad, Oración (rezos), estudiar Torah), desde que el alto el fuego parece ser que esta vigente en la actualidad.

¡Gracias a todos quienes participaron en el Proyecto Shmira durante la Crisis de Noviembre en Gaza. Durante la semana del 18 a 25 noviembre del 2012, más de 10.000 de ustedes que se registraron para tomar el nombre de un soldado miembroe de las Fuerzas de Defensa Israeli o residente de Israel que estuvo en situacion de peligro. La respuesta fue rápida y poderosa. Ustedes vinieron de 35 países y ofrecieron mensajes de verdadera inspiración y aliento. Todos y cada uno de ustedes hicieron la diferencia. "La unidad es la protección." Dijo nuestro rabino. Cada vez que usted puede pensar que el pueblo judío está en desorden y solo, recuerden la respuesta de esta semana.

Próximamente: El Proyecto Shmira como estaba previsto: un programa continuo, base de sincronización soldados de las FDI de combate con los Judios de todo el mundo que haran actos de bondad, la oración o estudio de la Torá para aumentar el mérito espiritual del soldado y protección.

Israel se encuentra en un Estado de guerra con muchos de sus vecinos, e incluso con los que tiene "tratados de paz", estos están sometidos a una tremenda confusión e inestabilidad política. Soldados de combate se encuentran en situaciones de peligro en sus bases regulares. Estos son los soldados que con frecuencia  van a zonas hostiles: patrullando las fronteras de Israel de infiltraciones de terroristas, y adelantandose al terrorismo desde dentro. Y nuestros enemigos estan reabasteciendo sus armas.
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