Baah Shabbos, baah menucha. When the Sabbath arrives, tranquility arrives.
As I approach the Shabbos on which we will bless the new month of Av; the month in which we will commemorate our national, ancient, and historic day of mourning Tisha Be’Av, my heart and mind is focused on the land of Israel; once again besieged by enemies sworn to destroy, G-d forbid, the Jewish people and the land of Israel.
For the brave chayalim (soldiers) on the front lines, I will continue to pray for their safety. For their families, I will continue to beseech the Almighty that their sons and daughters return safely.
And for the holy fallen soldiers, Hy”d, who gave their lives for me, you and Jews everywhere, I will join with their parents, spouses and children in saying kaddish so that they may be rewarded with eternal tranquility in Gan Eden.