By COLlive reporter
Crown Heights resident Yossi Kahana is currently in Israel and has been visiting IDF soldiers at the Gaza border, bringing gifts, necessities and Tefillin to soldiers on the front lines.
Kahana’s visits are being sponsored by Bais Shmuel Chabad congregation of Crown Heights, who have raised money for Kahana’s trip and supplies he is bringing to the soldiers fighting in Gaza during Operation Protective Edge.
“We all want to do something during this time of war,” said Rabbi Moshe Pinson, president of Bais Shmuel Chabad. “But we didn’t want to just talk about it, we really wanted to do something positive for our brave soldiers.”
As of Thursday, the operation is in its 24th day.
The IDF called up 16,000 reserves on Wednesday night, and the soldiers have been deployed to positions on Thursday. A total of 86,000 reservists have been called up since the start of the war.
Three Israeli civilians and 56 soldiers have been killed since the fighting began. About 110 Israeli soldiers are currently hospitalized across the country.