In the lobby of the Rehabilitation Department at Tel Hashomer Hospital in Ramat Gan, Israel, a very moving and special event has taken place this week.
Chabad’s Terror Victims Project (CTVP.ORG) organized the writing of a special Torah Scroll in the merit of the healing of all the soldiers wounded in Operation Protective Edge, also known as the Gaza War, which took place in the summer of 2014.
Dozens of soldiers who were severely wounded in the fighting in Gaza remain in hospitals and rehabilitation facilities seven months after the conclusion of the war, battling severe injuries.
From the beginning, CTVP has been with these soldiers, at their bedsides, bringing comfort, hope, and practical assistance. As well, CTVP has been with their families enabling them to be with their loved ones as much as possible by providing babysitting, hot meals, grocery shopping and anything that they have needed during this difficult time.
Rabbi Menachem Kutner, Director of CTVP, and Rabbi Yossi Swerdlov, Associate Director of CTVP, came to the hospital to host this very special event. All of the wounded soldiers were invited to personally write a letter in the Torah Scroll to help in their healing, and the healing of all their comrades who are still suffering from debilitating injuries.
Rabbi Levi Gopin, Shaliach to Tel Hashomer, also invited the medical staff and department heads to write a letter in the Torah Scroll.
The Torah is a gift of the Ganz family of Toronto who are part of the Chabad community under the leadership of Rabbi Mendel Kaplan.
The family participated in this exciting and moving event along with a family friend, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Gluckowsky, Deputy Secretary of Chabad Rabbis.
All of the wounded soldiers offered their deepest gratitude to the Ganz family and to CTVP for the sacred opportunity to write their own letter in the Torah Scroll — a merit that will strengthen and encourage them in their often painful journey to move forward in their healing and to complete their rehabilitation.
Deepest appreciation goes to the Ganz family from CTVP for this wonderful mitzvah and the hope and help it is providing to these true heroes of Israel and the Jewish People.