The ground offensive has begun. I have no joy in thinking of about this. It has to be done to save lives.

I pray for the civilian on BOTH sides. They are victims of Hamas. I pray that they are safe from harm.

I pray for the IDF. I pray for the safe return of all who have gone to Gaza, that G-d will protect them.

I pray for the leaders of Israel to stand fast to their goal of stopping the rockets and protecting civilians.

I pray that Hamas stops the rockets and realizes they are doing more harm to the Palestinians.

and lastly, I pray for lasting  peace. That is the one thing I want for the Israelis and Palestinians. Both groups so deserve it.