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Shaarei Orah Hosts IDF Captain Who Served in Gaza

Teaneck—An extraordinarily exciting and meaningful event took place Sunday even­ing, August 3rd at Shaarei Orah, the Sephard­ic Congregation of Teaneck with a presenta­tion by Captain Oded Cohen, a commando in Israel’s elite Egozi unit. Captain Cohen spoke about his experiences in Gaza and his feelings about the overall situation in Israel. His capti­vating speech, received with admiration and gratitude by the crowd of nearly one hun­dred, noted that the real victory in this war is the fact that Israeli soldiers felt deeply sup­ported by the entire nation of Israel. He noted the incredible bravery and dedication of Tza­hal and their selfless devotion to the nation on a whole. The speech was followed by the rec­itation of Tehillim (Psalms) and the prayer for the Israel Defense Forces led by Shaarei Orah member Ezra Douek, himself a retired IDF of­ficer who fought in three of Israel’s wars. Rabbi Haim Jachter, rabbi of Shaarei Orah, conclud­ed the evening with a call for increased love among the Jewish people and performance of kind deeds for the spiritual merit of the IDF soldiers and all citizens of the State of Israel.

Visit www.sephardicteaneck.org for more information about the shul.

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