Thursday, July 20, 2006

45-second Video: Tank Crew Prepares for Battle

This is how we do it: An IDF tank crew begins their day's actions by reciting "Tefilas HaDerech", the "Prayer for the Way". If anyone can find a good translation in English that I can post, I would really appreciate it. Thanks to the Muqata and Olah Yashan; on another note, see the beauty of Israel from the backyard of OY and his wife Olah Chadasha. Stunning. The two of them, Dave (who I got the missile piece from yesterday, forgot to mention - sorry), and all the others are still live-blogging everything that's happening.

UPDATED: Thanks Anon - here's the translation:
TEFILLAT HA DERECH THE TRAVELER'S PRAYER

"May it be Your will, Adonai, My God and God of my ancestors, to lead me, to direct my steps, and to support me in peace. Lead me in life, tranquil and serene, until I arrive at where I am going. Deliver me from every enemy, ambush and hurt that I might encounter on the way and from all afflictions that visit and trouble the world. Bless the work of my hands. Let me receive divine grace and those loving acts of kindness and mercy in Your eyes and in the eyes of all those I encounter. Listen to the voice of my appeal, for you are a God who responds to prayerful supplication. Praised are you, Adonai, who responds to prayer."

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