Following the IDF’s assassination of Islamic Jihad leader Baha Abu al-Ata in Gaza in November, Hamas retaliated firing 150 rockets in the ensuing 24 hours. When that happened, the IDF went full force hitting terror targets throughout Gaza. The fighting was rough and it was dirty. That’s because Israeli troops dodged bullets as they squared off against some of the world’s most evil terrorists.
But thanks to Yachad, you have the opportunity to help give these modern-day heroes the reward they’re due.
Here’s what you need to know – all that fighting left the Israeli troops sleep-deprived. And I think we can all agree that IDF soldiers who fight terrorists deserve a comfortable bed to sleep in at night…. at least while on leave.
Luckily for us, that’s precisely what the Yachad organization does. That’s because Yachad rents out upscale apartments for IDF soldiers to stay in while off duty. These apartments are centrally located and feature a stocked fridge and all the toiletries they need. This is important as even menial errands like going out to buy soap can come at the expense of some much-needed hours of sleep.
And the soldiers who stay in these upscale apartments?… They love it. One reason is that the flats are dedicated to what are called ‘lone soldiers’. Lone soldiers are Jewish men and women from the diaspora who come from around the world to serve in the first Jewish army since the time of King David – the IDF. They don’t really have any family or friends in Israel. But that’s okay. That’s because like Abraham, they’re willing to leave their family behind to serve God in the land that he promised their people, just as it says in the Bible:
Hashem said to Avram, “Go forth from your native land and from your father’s house to the land that I will show you. (Genesis 12:1)
They essentially volunteer to serve out of a love for God and the land he endowed to the Jewish people. Now that they are serving in the IDF, they can only enjoy these living conditions with your help.
Just hear what these modern-day Biblical heroes are saying about these lovely accommodations:
“Honestly it’s one of the greatest areas, fully furnished. I don’t have to look for anything. This place is more like a home. It has furniture that doesnt feel like 8 people lived there before us. It makes me feel like we live in a proper house. The food staples and all toiletries are fully stocked. I’ve only lived there for a week, but so far it’s been a great experience.”
-Yosef, 202 Paratrooper Batalion
And here’s another one:
“The apartment is a level that i did not expect. It was a nice ribbon on my service. To come home from base it’s alot less stressful. It’s a central location. It really is just a boost.”
-Binyamin, Givati Brigade
Another thing that most people don’t realize is that the Israeli army’s strength is prophesized in the book of Ezekiel:
I prophesied as He commanded me. The breath entered them, and they came to life and stood up on their feet, a vast military. (Ezekiel 37:10)
You can help fulfill this prophecy by doing your part to ensure that Israel’s armed forces live up to the prophecy of becoming a ‘vast military’.
And you can do this by donating to Yachad, the organization that provides these very soldiers with the comfortable living conditions that they so obviously deserve.
This is really the best thing you can do to physically protect the land of Israel. Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to give!
Donate to Yachad today.