In the Scriptures, the shofar, or ram’s horn, was blown as Moses ascended Mt. Sinai to receive the Ten Commandments. And the Torah tells us the sacred instrument would be used to give multiple blasts to signify the beginning of Rosh Hashanah – which begins the Jewish High Holy Days.
Today, we sound the shofar for you as an invitation to add your prayers at the Western Wall in Jerusalem.
As part of this Prayer at the Wall focus, your concerns will be taken to the Western Wall – known as the Kotel in Hebrew – which is all that remains of the Second Temple.
For many years now, it has been our privilege to pray for you in Israel at this most sacred site. It is an honor for Rabbi Eckstein, Yael and The Fellowship team to enter into another season of reverent, uninterrupted prayer time on your behalf. To add your prayer, www.IFCJ.org/MyPrayer to send your prayer needs directly to The Fellowship.
And when you send your prayer, we urge you to consider sending your very best gift to provide much-needed food, clothing, critical medicines, and many other basic necessities to the most vulnerable among the Jewish people.
The Lord has placed in our hands the sacred opportunity to help fulfill this biblical promise through our Guardians of Israel outreach. Together, we can be God’s instrument in this work of mercy – which would be impossible without your prayers and generous gifts.
With your gift of love and support today, impoverished Jews – including thousands of Holocaust survivors – will receive the urgent help they desperately need. Thousands upon thousands simply cannot provide for themselves, and need our help today.