This page is full of links and resources related to Operation Pillar of Defense. We pray that we will see a speedy return to a safe reality for all those living in Eretz Yisrael!

Links of Interest

The David Project Discussion Guide
Includes updated breifings and information about Pillar of Defense.

Personal Reflection from the Siren on Friday Night
Laura Ben David writes about her Shabbos in Gush Etzion.

Statement from Agudath Israel of America
Penned by the Executive Vice President of Agudath Israel of America Rabbi Chaim David Zwiebel, Esq.

OU, RCA Express Support for Israel’s Defense Operation
Statement from both groups calling for solidarity, prayer, and Torah study.

Déjà Vu in Gaza?
Rabbi Shraga Simmons highlights four key take-aways from Operation Pillar of Defense.

The Shmira Project
A wonderful program for soldiers and residents in danger!

Israel’s Home Command Instructions for Citizens
A pamphlet full of informational to help one prepare for emergencies.

54 Ways You Can Help Israel 
Incredible ideas for how to help Israel at this crucial time.

Missile map 
This site shows the distance and how much time each area in Israel has to react after rockets have been fired.

Prime Minister’s Office
Official statements in english.


War Prayers and War Halachos
A collection of insights from Rabbis Ovadia Yosef, Shlomo Amar, and Shmuel Eliyahu.

Prayer in Hebrew and English for Soldiers
Compliments of Koren Publishers.


Picture 1 of The Kotel During the Code Red Alert in Jerusalem

Picture 2 of The Kotel During the Code Red Alert in Jerusalem

Picture of an IDF leaflet dropped from the sky warning Gazans to stay away from Hamas.

Social Media

Israel Defense Forces Facebook Page

Live Tweets from Israel
Around the clock tweets from Israel. Updated regularly.


Sicha of Rav Yechezkel Yakovson, Rosh HaYeshiva of Yeshivat Shaalvim at the beginning of Operation Pillar of Defense

Divrei Chizuk from Rav Asher Weiss (The Minchas Asher) after Hurricane Sandy & During the Rocket Attacks in Israel 


Rabbi Dovid Miller offers a response to the missiles  and provides divrei chizuk for us all!

Rabbi Asher Brander offers words of inspiration in light of the escalated violence in Eretz Yisrael.

Staying Safe in an Air Raid – For Kids: