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From Rabbi Ari Leubitz: Your prayers are needed. #BringBackOurBoys

Forwarded from Rabbi Ari Leubitz, Head of School of the Oakland Hebrew Day School

Dear Community,

As many of you have likely heard, three students of Makor Chaim Yeshiva went missing Thursday night in Gush Etzion. Their disappearance is being treated by the Shin Bet and the IDF as a kidnapping by terrorists, and a massive manhunt in now underway. Please consider saying a prayer (tehillim) for their welfare and safe return. 

Their names are:

Yaakov Naftali ben Rachel Devora - יעקב נפתלי בן רחל

Gilad Michael ben Bat Galim - גילעד מיכאל בן בת גלים

Eyal ben Iris Teshurah - אייל בן איריס תשורה

אַחֵֽינוּ כָּל בֵּית יִשְׂרָאֵל, הַנְּתוּנִים בְּצָרָה וּבַשִּׁבְיָה, הָעוֹמְדִים בֵּין

בַּיָּם וּבֵין בַּיַבָּשָׁה, הַמָּקוֹם יְרַחֵם עֲלֵיהֶם, וְיוֹצִיאֵם מִצָּרָה לִרְוָחָה,

וּמֵאֲפֵלָה לְאוֹרָה, וּמִשִּׁעְבּוּד לִגְאֻלָּה, הַשְׁתָּא בַּעֲגָלָא וּבִזְמַן קָרִיב,

We pray for our brothers of the whole House of Israel, who are placed in distress or captivity, on sea or dry  land. May the Omnipresent be merciful to them, and bring them forth from distress to relief, from darkness to light, and from oppression to freedom, now, swiftly and soon.

Shabbat shalom,
Rabbi Leubitz

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