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The Hazards of Prayer

I’m looking at the picture of this IDF soldier davening Shmoneh esreh in the fields outside Gaza, and I’m thinking: what’s going on here? Was the tank there before he bowed (in the first or one-before-last) blessing? Is that what happened? And when he rises, all nice and ready to proceed with his communing with the Transcendental, is he going to bang his poor head into the cannon?

I mean, army life is rough enough without banging your head into tank cannons when you least expect it!

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5 COMMENTS

  1. How do you know that he's in the Shmoneh esreh section? He could very well have bent down on warning from his buddy tank operator to bend down because they are moving the cannon to the side. At any rate, it's a good picture.
    BTW, a Rabbi friend of mine who was in the Marines and who is now coming over here from America to visit, has a two camoufaged talitot, one for forest and one for desert. Maybe a white talit is better so that one doesn't get run over by a tank. 🙂

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