What Can We Do When Israel is at War?
What can we do, those of us who are not in the IDF? We can continue to do good deeds, mitzvot: help others, give tzedakah, study and learn Torah, do acts of kindness, and send an email to The Office of Rabbi Kook, Rehovot, at the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org (hat tip: Shoshana).
In the email you send, you can request the name of a chayal or chayelet (soldier) in whose z'chut (merit) you can do these good things mentioned above: giving tzedakah, helping someone, visiting the sick, learning Torah, reciting Tehillim (Psalms).
I already did, and received my soldier's name: Tamar bat Chana. May we all merit to see Israel's quick victory over its enemies, and a JUST PEACE over Israel and the Middle East, AMEN.