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Israel - Navy Submarines to Get Tiny Torah Scroll

Published on: September 4, 2011 09:30 PM
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Israel - “Out of the depths I cry to you,’ says the Song of Ascents in the Book of Psalms. These words will soon receive a different meaning, when a Torah scroll will be placed in Navy submarines for the first time in history.

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Every permanent Israel Defense Forces base has a Torah scroll which is read on Shabbat, as well as on Mondays and Thursday.

Since the army began using submarines, no Torah scrolls have been brought in as hardly any religious soldiers served there. But the situation changed recently, after some hesder yeshiva students and even one haredi fighter joined the unit.

A family which donated several Torah scrolls to military bases in the past decided recently to donate another one, and the military rabbi they approached suggested that they donate it to the submarine fleet, whose fighters often spend long period of time in high seas – underwater.

The scroll would be about one-quarter of its regular size, so that it could be stored in a case the size of a shoe box.


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 Sep 04, 2011 at 09:42 PM Mikey Says:

Wow! Mi k'amcha Yisroel!
More all the pessimists and anti-zionists - I want to see nearly that amount of mesiras nefesh on your part.

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 Sep 04, 2011 at 09:44 PM Anonymous Says:

Very nice.

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 Sep 04, 2011 at 10:51 PM AlbertEinstein Says:

Yordei hayam bo'oniyos, osei melacha bemayim rabim. Heimah ra'u Ma'asei Hashem, v'Nifli'osov bi'metzulah.

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 Sep 05, 2011 at 01:08 AM NotSure Says:

Reply to #1  
Mikey Says:

Wow! Mi k'amcha Yisroel!
More all the pessimists and anti-zionists - I want to see nearly that amount of mesiras nefesh on your part.

What's the rage all about? Look's like your stomach is overflowing Sinas Yisroel, an article like this should make you happier with Klal Yisroel, definitely not so outraged.

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 Sep 05, 2011 at 07:41 AM voicing Says:

This is the best shmirah

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