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Tzohar Provides ‘Power to the People’ and Their IDF Soldiers

'It's so important to be able to call home to wish a Shabbat Shalom to my mother. . . '
IDF soldiers on the Gaza front received cell phone power banks as part of a Tzohar initiative in time to call their families before Shabbat.

IDF soldiers on the Gaza front received cell phone power banks as part of a Tzohar initiative in time to call their families before Shabbat.
Photo Credit: Courtesy, Tzohar

There are many kinds of power banks — but the strongest of all is the power of love. That’s what keeps a soldier going; it’s why an Israeli soldier never falters when he faces the enemy. He knows he’s defending his family at home. Hearing a loved one’s voice helps to remind him why he’s there. It also helps to reassure those at home that their soldier at the friend is still okay.

The Tzohar organization has come up with a way to provide the essential power bank for soldiers whose batteries need recharging.

It’s been a long few days — or even weeks — for many husbands, fathers, sons and brothers currently serving in Operation Protective Edge stationed on the front lines or in battle. For their families back home it can feel like a lifetime – with many having gone for extended periods of time without speaking with their loved ones.

But a donor-backed initiatve of Tzohar, the religious Zionist rabbinical organization in Israel, has made it easier for soldiers to call home while they’re fighting in Gaza and stationed at the border.

Although safety concerns limit many of the soldiers from making phone calls from within the combat zone, the second problem was the lack of ‘juice — their phones ran out of battery days ago. Access to charging stations is extremely limited and sometimes even those who want to call are unable to, or have to resort to a few seconds on a friend’s phone.

Late Thursday Tzohar bought out the complete stock of some 4,000 chargers after discovering the one Israeli supplier who provides fully charged cell phone stick chargers. Over the course of Friday, the chargers were delivered to soldiers on the front lines from the Golani, Nachal, Givati, Paratroppers, Tanks, Engineering and Artillery Corps, with the intent of reaching them before Shabbat.

“As an active combat reservist, I know the IDF takes full care of any and all needs of its soldiers,” said Nachman Rosenberg, Executive Vice President of Tzohar and the organizer of this operation.

“Nonetheless, we were looking for something practical that could have a meaningful impact in boosting the morale of both the soldiers and their families. We hoped that this would enable families to wish Shabbat Shalom to their sons, husbands and fathers fighting Hamas terrorists on the front lines.”

After receiving his charger, Ophir, an officer in Golani expressed his gratitude to Tzohar and all those who contributed. “Seeing the support from all over the world, we feel like we are not alone. Being able to call home to wish a Shabbat Shalom to my mother not only makes her feel better, but renews my strength in this important mission. You have no idea how much this means to us.”

About the Author: Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for Babble.com, Chabad.org and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.


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20 Responses to “Tzohar Provides ‘Power to the People’ and Their IDF Soldiers”

  1. GOD BLESS ISRAEL+IDF.
    GOD LOVES ISRAEL+IDF.
    GOD PROTECT ISRAEL+IDF.
    WE LOVE YOU ISRAEL+IDF.
    WE STAND WITH YOU ISRAEL+IDF FOREVER

  2. Gracie Ma says:

    Shabbat Shalom…

  3. Ben Sismai says:

    -
    There is a chosen in Israel, but not all Israel is chosen…
    There is a divine protection over Israel, but not all Israel is protected…
    -
    ISRAEL – ‘Two Songs, Two People’
    http://end-of-days.weebly.com/israel—two-songs-two-people.html
    -

  4. Uzi Kattan says:

    Support G-d’s troops!!! The army of the Living G-d fighting against allah’s demons.

  5. Vermont, USA! We stand with Israel. Always and Forever!

  6. Great work! But so as you know, there are daughters at the front, too, some in crucial jobs.

  7. ой :) погромщик :) соси сало

  8. Kol HaKavod Tzohar!

  9. Is there a way to filter out all the antisemites and wacko looney tunes?

  10. Cbeta KH says:

    LOVE IDF! Stay safe and G-D Bless you and Israel!!!

  11. Reply to your No. 1…Jessus died a jew and the christian religion came way after his death…answer to your No. 9: Did you ever think WHERE THE JEWS that were kiving in Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Morrocco, Tunisia, Egypte, Sudan, Yemen GO…Well they are all in Israel …DID THEY ASK FOR COMPENSATION FROM ALL THE WHAT IS SO CALLED ARABO-MUSLIM COUNTRIES NOW?!!!AND CAN THRY GO BACK OR ASK FOR RETURN …NOOOO….Those jews lived there before EVEN the muslim religion came on the surface of the earth…exactly like the oldest christians in the middle East that are being killed in Irak now!!!!ALL THE RES OF YOU LONG POST IS RUBBISH!

  12. Judith Dowla says:

    Thank you Tzsohar!

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