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The Hazards of Prayer


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The Hazards of Prayer

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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!

Yori Yanover

About the Author: Yori Yanover has been a working journalist since age 17, before he enlisted and worked for Ba'Machane Nachal. Since then he has worked for Israel Shelanu, the US supplement of Yedioth, JCN18.com, USAJewish.com, Lubavitch News Service, Arutz 7 (as DJ on the high seas), and the Grand Street News. He has published Dancing and Crying, a colorful and intimate portrait of the last two years in the life of the late Lubavitch Rebbe, (in Hebrew), and two fun books in English: The Cabalist's Daughter: A Novel of Practical Messianic Redemption, and How Would God REALLY Vote.


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