Spirit and Struggle
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In this episode, Gedalia and Rav Ephraim look to the Gedolei Yisrael of the 20th century for chizzuk in times of crisis and tzara. They discuss chassidishe men being drafted to the Russian army in the early 1900’s, and Chofetz Chaim’s sefer Machane Yisrael, which directly addresses yidden going to battle. Is the zchus of soldiers saying shema enough? Why are secular soldiers seeing Yad Hashem and unity more than ever before? How did Rav Elyashiv and Rav Shlomo Zalman come to answer army teshuvos? And why did Rav Goren, Chief Rabbi of Israel, join a paratrooper brigade?
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