We Salute You, Esteemed Chayal

We salute you, esteemed Chayal.*

We salute you, esteemed Chayal for your bravery.

We salute you esteemed Chayal for your bravery and heroism.

We salute you esteemed Chayal for your bravery and heroism, putting your very life on the line to protect our people, our land.

We salute you, esteemed Chayal for your bravery and heroism, putting your very life on the line to protect our people, our land – a precious land rich with prayers, hopes, dreams and also tears.

We salute you, esteemed Chayal for your bravery and heroism, putting your very life on the line to protect our people, our land – a precious land rich with prayers, hopes, dreams and also tears. You – a symbol of self sacrifice and selflessness. You – our nation’s beating heart.    You – there are none like you.

We salute you, esteemed Chayal.

*Chayal – Hebrew for soldier

הוֹשִׁ֚יעָה אֶת־עַמֶּ֗ךָ וּבָרֵ֥ךְ אֶת־נַֽחֲלָתֶ֑ךָ וּֽרְעֵ֥ם וְ֜נַשְּׂאֵ֗ם עַד־הָעוֹלָֽם

“Save Your people, and bless Your inheritance, and tend them, and carry them, forever.” (Psalms 28:9)

About the Author
Chana holds an M.S. in Special Education. Her innovative poems, essays and lectures reflect two and a half decades of experience working with students of all ages and abilities. Chana's writing has been published on Chabad.org, meaningfullife.com as well as in The Canadian Jewish News, The Jewish Press, and AMI. As a longtime volunteer with the Friendship Circle, Chana was recognised by the Ontario Legislature for “bringing a smile to the faces of children with special needs.” Although Chana 's "heart is in the east" she currently lives with her with her family in Toronto.
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