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DERECH ERETZ: The Shmira Project offers spiritual protection for Israel's soldiers.
12/24/2012, 9:24 AM

A7 Radio's "The Derech Eretz Show" with Rabbi Elan Adler
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Our precious Israeli soldiers make up the best army in the world. They protect God's special place, and whether there is a war or things seem relatively quiet, our soldiers put their lives on the line every day. With even the finest weapons, each soldier needs help from Above to be safe and return safely home. Batsheva and Yaakov Goldman of Baltimore, MD, USA, have created The Shmira Project, an amazing effort via website to connect people around the world to actual names of Israeli soldiers. Those who sign up pledge to pray and study on behalf of their soldier, as well as to do acts of kindness and derech eretz in the merit of their soldier. Along with the Goldmans, Eric Gerstenfeld, Tsion Gonen and David Brenner have provided their considerable time and talent to support The Shmira Project, which during the recent Operation Pillar of Defense had thousands of hits and requests from 35 countries. Listen to this awesome effort and get involved-
Guard one soldier in a meaningful and spiritual way. There is something you can do for the IDF no matter where you are.

You can reach Elan at Have a great week and keep that Derech Eretz thing going, my friends. Shalom and have a great week!


Rabbi Elan Adler served as a pulpit Rabbi for 25 years in Stamford, Ct and Baltimore, Md prior to making aliyah in 2010. Rabbi Adler received his Smicha from Yeshiva University, had the privilege of being an aide to Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik for two years, was an activist Rabbi in support of Israel and aliyah, and served as the President of the Baltimore Board of Rabbis. During his tenure as a Rabbi, he was known for being an engaging speaker and teacher, never failing to make easy connections with Jewish people as well as the non-Jewish and African American community. While serving congregations, he was appreciated for being welcoming, embracing of all people, and bringing congregants closer to their Jewish heritage. For more information on Rabbi Adler visit
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