Tzeva Adom – Jerusalem 2014-צבע אדום – ירושלים תשע״ד

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Instructions on how to behave when the alert siren is heard: When the alert siren or an explosio nare heard, it is necessary to complete the process of protection, depending on the time available to you and to act according to the following instructions:

In a building: enter the protected space, shelter, or reinforced security room, depending on the time available, and close doors and windows.

Outside –enter the closest building, depending on the time available. If there is no building or cover/shelter nearby, or if you are in an open space, lie down on the ground and protect your head with your hands.

In a vehicle –stop at the side of the road, exit the vehicle and enter the closest building or shelter. If it is impossible to acess a building,cover or shelter during the time available –exit the vehicle, lie down on the ground and protect your head with your hands. In a case in which it is impossible to exit the car, stop at the side of the road and wait 10 minutes.

  • Residents of the top floor in a building of over 3 floors without a protected space, shelter, or reinforced security room should descend two floors down.
  • Residents of the top floor in a building of 3 floors without a protected space, shelter, or reinforced security room should descend one floor down.
  • Civilians are requested not to be out in the building entrance area, since there is a risk of shrapnel and explosions as a result of missile landings in the area near the building.
  • Unless otherwise instructed –after 10 minutes you may leave the protected space.
  • It is important to stay away from any foreign objects or rockets lying on the ground. In such case,please keep curious by-standers away and notify the police.
  • Continue listening to the instructions issued by the media.

For further information contact:(Pikud Ha’Oref) the Home Front Command on the website:, on Facebook, or contact the Information Center of HFC by phone no. 401

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Home Front Command Releases Updated Guidelines for Rocket Fire

Large gatherings, school activities banned in regions close to Gaza as Hamas continues to rain rockets on Israeli civilians.
By Tova Dvorin 18July2014
The Home Front Command has updated its guidelines for Israelis within rocket range on Friday, in light of increasing rocket fire from Hamas in Gaza and anticipated escalation due to the IDF ground offensive.

Within 40 kilometers of Gaza, including the Gaza belt, Ashkelon, Ashdod, Be’er Sheva, and the surrounding communities, all meetings or gatherings of 300 people or more have been banned – whether indoors or outdoors. This includes shopping centers and other entertainment venues.

All schools and camps have been suspended until further notice. Workplaces, however, have remained open without restrictions – except for agricultural or other outdoor projects, which have been closed in all areas within 3 kilometers of the Sha’ar HaNegev Region, as per the Regional Council.

Between 40-80 kilometers from Gaza, including the Shefela (Coastal region), Gush Dan (Tel Aviv and Central Israel), the Jerusalem area, Judea, Samaria, Beit Shemesh, Jerusalem, the Sharon region, the Jordan Valley, Emek Haefer, and all areas of the Negev more than 40 km from Gaza, the ban on large gatherings applies only to 1,000 people or more, and only then outdoors. There are no restrictions on gatherings in closed spaces; work, school, and other venues remain open.

Beyond 80 kilometers from Gaza – including Eilat, the Galilee, the Golan Heights, and the northern Shomron, businesses and other activities may proceed as usual.

Every Israeli is advised to enter bomb shelters or safe rooms immediately upon hearing sirens in every region, within the timeframe allotted to their geographic area.

Emergency Information for People with Special Needs

Emergency Information for People with Special Needs

The following emergency information and recommendations for people with the special needs provided by Pikud HaOref (Home Front Command) is intended for individuals with medical problems, limited mobility (and the home-bound), deafness or hearing impairment, blindness or visual impairment, intellectual developmental disorders, autism or dementia.

The Home Front Command’s English website can be found here: and the source page for this information here:

Information for people with special needs concerning protection against rocket attack

These instructions are intended for people with special needs. Their aim is to help people with disabilities and their families, caregivers, friends, neighbors, acquaintances and professionals prepare properly and act in accordance with the required procedures in case of rocket attack.


  • If you are in a secure space it is desirable that you remain with other people, especially people you know who can create a supportive environment.
  • It is a good idea to notify a neighbor, relative or friend as well as the assistance providers in the Authorities of the presence of a handicapped person at this location, and to give them telephone numbers, e-mail and SMS addresses, etc where you can be reached.
  • It is recommended that you apply to a relevant organization, to a professional association with which you maintain ties, or to the municipal call center to ensure beforehand that there is someone who will be able to help you in time of need.
  • Prepare in advance all essential telephone and fax numbers, e-mail addresses and Internet support sites of contact persons.
  • For owners of mobile phones – ensure that the battery is fully charged and that the battery charger can be reached at all times.
  • You can call the service call center of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Social Services (118) or the Local Authority (106) for the general community of handicapped and elderly residents

Preparation of the secure room

  • Select the secure space in advance in accordance with the instructions of Pikud Haoref and prepare the path to it in keeping with your needs and disability.
  • Clear away objects such as planters, various decorative objects, etc that might block or hinder your movement to and from the secure space.
  • Make sure that essential things and devices are in their permanent places, identified and easily accessible.
  • Equip the selected secure space with the special auxiliary devices you need, in your judgment, such as hearing aid, cleaning supplies and reserve batteries, television receiver with amplifier (if you have one) and power supply for the amplification system, fax machine with extra paper and spare ink cartridge, mobile phone for sending and receiving SMS messages, Zimunit (beeper) charger and computer batteries with Internet connection, multi-socket electric extension cord, writing tools and notebook, ID tag showing important information (such as “I read lips only”) and any warning systems you may have (such as baby-Minder system, warning of ringing telephone, fax, alarm, amplifier or blinking light indicating knocking on the door or ringing doorbell, emergency button, whistle or bell used to call for help).
  • Be sure that all devices and objects are within easy reach.
  • It is recommended that you equip the room with water (at least one liter per person), some food and a first-aid kit.
  • All Pikud Haoref instructions will be broadcast over the media. Ensure in advance that all communications devices in your secure space are in working order and locate them in a place with good reception.
  • Click here for instructions concerning what to do in case of an event.

For people with medical problems

  • In so far as possible, prepare medical documents signed by your treating physician that indicate the following: the state of your health, the medication you take including required dosage, list of regular tests you have to undergo, an extra prescription and any other information that may be relevant, such as dietary instructions, other doctors’ orders and Health Fund membership card.
  • Be sure you have a sufficient quantity of medicines and take care to prepare a list of times at which you must not take them.
  • Make sure to prepare any equipment you need, such as insulin syringe, oxygen, etc.

Preparations for people who are home-bound

An extended period in the house or secure space may result in attacks of anxiety and stress, which may negatively impact your own function and that of your family members in an emergency. As a rule we recommend that you prepare a family emergency plan, including games, conversation and other activities that will help the family to cope with the challenges and difficulties accompanying an extended emergency situation.

For the deaf and hearing impaired

For the blind and visually impaired

  • Organize the secure space and ensure that it affords maximum accessibility and convenience.
  • Remove any objects that may interfere with unlimited mobility.
  • Prepare a personal identification card including first name and family name, ID number, name of health fund and treating physician, name of accompanying caregiver, list of medications, blood type, special needs, allergies, critical medical information and telephone numbers of family members and friends.
  • In the secure space prepare guide dog equipment and important personal equipment.
  • For additional information, you may contact the Rehabilitation Section, Ministry of Social Affairs and Social Services at Tel 02-6708181 or Fax 02-6703646.

For people with limited mobility

  • Choose a secure space appropriate for the nature of your disability so that when you hear a siren or the “tzeva adom” broadcast alarm you will be able to reach it in safety and within the time specified in the Pikud Haoref instructions. If you need more time to reach the secure space than that specified in the instructions, either choose a different secure space or make preparations in the secure space that will allow you to sleep in the secure space you have chosen.
  • Arrange the secure space and the approach to it in order to ensure maximum accessibility and convenience. Remove any objects that may interfere with unlimited mobility. If you use a motorized wheel chair or a “Kalnoit” mobility scooter be sure that extra batteries, a battery charger and a non-motorized wheelchair are available.
  • Be prepared for situations in which it is impossible to use an elevator and you will have to be carried, without your personal wheelchair.
  • Be prepared for the possibility of a flat tire. Prepare a tire repair kit with the possibility of filling the tire with air as needed or prepare spare inner tubes and a pump.
  • Consider the possibility of equipping yourself with heavy-duty gloves so that you can turn the wheels to move the wheelchair on rough ground.
  • Prepare a folder indicating your personal information and equipment for a prolonged stay in the secure space, packed so that it can be attached to the wheel chair, walker, Kalnoit, etc.

For people with foreign assistants

Advise the foreign assistants of notices published in the media in foreign languages and on the website as well as in the information center of Pikud Haoref at Tel 1207.

For those with intellectual development disorders or autism

  • It is advisable to rehearse  the things they have to do to reach and enter a secure space and what they should do when they hear the “tzeva adom” broadcast alarm or siren.
  • Prepare medications, necessary auxiliary devices and important personal equipment. It is a good idea to prepare extra clothing, personal hygiene necessities, food and drink in accordance with the personal taste of the people in question. If special food is needed, prepare food that has been ground in a blender or food substitutes.
  • It is important to create a calm atmosphere in the secure space, with pleasing and relaxing activities. Tension and pressure can be dispelled through relaxation, involvement, calling the person by name, breathing exercises, etc.
  • If a person with intellectual developmental disorders has additional limitations (such as limited mobility or psychological problems), refer to the pertinent instructions for these limitations.
  • Prepare a personal identification card including: first name and family name, ID number, name of health fund and treating physician, name of accompanying caregiver, list of medications, blood type, special needs, allergies, critical medical information and telephone numbers of family members and friends.

Instructions concerning the secure space

In an emergency, warning sirens are sometimes heard. These sirens let us know that we are under missile attack. When you hear the siren, you should act in accordance with the following instructions immediately:

  • If you have a Mamad (a secure space in your home or apartment), enter the room and close both the door and the window. If there is enough time, you can go down to the shelter.
  • If you don’t have a secure space in your home or apartment and there is no way or time to get to a shelter, you should go to the place in your home that offers the best protection possible. The best-protected place in the home is an interior room that has few windows and no outside wall. If you live in a multi-story building, you can go to the stairwell.
  • Wherever you may find yourself at the time, you should stay away from windows and wait until the alarm ends and then wait a few more minutes to be sure that the attack is over.
  • It is desirable to be with other people – in that way you will feel more secure. In the meantime, you can speak with them or think about good things in order to calm yourself. When all is over, you can return to your house. Most important of all – don’t panic!

Preparations for people suffering from dementia

  • Locate a secure space in the house ahead of time and become familiar with it.
  • Become familiar with the shelter procedures for emergencies.
  • Identify the contacts, treatment and rehabilitation people who can help you in an emergency, if relevant. When escalation occurs, it is advisable to get medications, water and food in time.
  • If you have questions concerning yourself or members of your family, please contact an available clinic or rehabilitation facility.


For tips on coping with stress and anxiety see the NATAL (“Israel Trauma Center for Victims of Terror and War”) website in English.

Map of early warning alerts – Israel

Map of early warning alerts

Map of early warning alerts

The Garden of Emuna – English

Garden of Emuna

Garden of Emuna

The Garden of Emuna – English
New Expanded Edition!!! “By way of emuna, life in this world is more beautiful, and…the entire world is like a blossoming garden.” This is a practical guide to life. Discover the power of emuna and powerful tools for dealing with life’s challenges.
By Rabbi Shalom Arush, translated by Rabbi Lazer Brody. Paperback, 292 information packed pages.
ISBN: 56-1024

From Rabbi Lazer Brody’s Lazer Beams website:

Emuna News Analysis: No Logical Solution

With Operation Protective Shield escalating fast, the Israeli Government faces a difficult dilemma: how does one stop the rocket fire from Gaza, that has already reached the Tel Aviv area? How does the IDF restore quiet, so that we can go back to normal living?

Retaking Gaza isn’t a tantalyzing alternative, for it could cost us dearly in blood. Besides, who wants to reassume control over 1.5 million Gazans?

A limited war targeting Hamas targets would have limited success in stopping the rocket fire from Gaza and would be drawn out for a long time. Don’t forget, most of Gaza subscribes to Jihad – to holy war. If they don’t affiliate with Hamas, then they belong or sympathize with Al Qaeda, Salafists, the Jihad Islami or such other organization that is determined to wipe Israel off the map.

A ceasefire at this time would be disastrous to Israel’s already waning power of deterrence. Be sure that Iran, Hezbolla and Syria are closely monitoring Israel’s movements in Gaza.

So what do we do? Nothing seems to be a logical solution…

That’s exactly what Hashem is conveying to us. There is no practical or logical solution. The solution is above logic. Hashem wants us to recognize the futility of anything that’s done without His help. He wants the Jewish People to turn to Him en masse. Hashem wants a massive effort in spreading emuna. Once we do that, He’ll solve the problem for us; whatever the IDF will do, they’ll succeed, as long as we understand the spiritual message behind what’s going on, for there’s a purpose in everything Hashem does.

The IDF needs your help! Join Breslev Israel’s wartime effort of spreading emuna, for this is the spiritual support that Israel needs to win the war! Emuna books and CDs are now available at cost, so mobilize now and spread emuna far and wide! If you’d like us to spread the books and CDs for you to IDF soldiers, you can make your tax-deductable donation to the American Friends of Emuna Outreach on the top left-hand toolbar of this site.

Whatever you do, don’t stop praying for the welfare of Israel’s populace and soldiers, may Hashem protect them, amen!

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Comments: Yaakov
Here’s a little bit of “hhizuk” for all.

In Greek mythology (which for us is actually meaningless idolatry) the sirens were dangerous yet beautiful creatures, who lured nearby sailors with their enchanting music and voices to shipwreck on the rocky coast of their island. Sirens misled men off their proper course to destruction.

Now the sirens of the air raids while they are indeed needed to warn us of real physical danger, must be taken differently than most of us do. We humans are easily misled off course to forget our source, our BIG ally. We shipwreck ourselves on the rocky coast of kfira in Hashgahha/Divine Providence. I learned years ago that yes a Jew must recognize danger & take proper caution. BUT he must NOT get “butterflies in his stomach”, panic etc for that is kfira. The Rav who taught us this when I lived in Emanuel during the 1st Iraq war 23 years ago & the intifada, told us “yes I have a gun on the seat next to me when I drive past Arab villages & would use immediately if need be, & I don’t enter them, especially not at night. That is proper caution. But I do not permit myself to feel jitters etc for that would be kfira in HaShem’s guiding & guarding hand.

When the sirens sang out back then in the evenings we went out to the street made a circle danced & sang things like “Ussu Eissa vetufar….” & “am Yisrael Chai”, & watched SCUDS that were coming down directly overhead CHANGE COURSE in midair! 2 fell on Arab villages & 1 into a mud filled valley!

From the Sci-Fi book “Dune” here is a line worth remembering; “I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.”

Don’t get tempted off course by the sirens.

Sure go to the miklatim, if you feel a need to, BUT without panic, without fear. Instead we must all; work on our EMUNAH, do soul searching tshuvah (without getting depressed from it), pray, help each other, give Tzdakah, increase our Ahavat Yisrael (love of our fellow Jew), sing dance find what to thank HaShem about & be happy about every day, even thank HIM for these noisy “wake up calls” & lovingly wake up others to these points.

It may sound nuts to you at 1st, but go for it & you’ll see it’s a great sanity saver & life saver.


They now have the M-302 which can reach twice as far as that Fajar. This is evidenced by the missiles which got as far north as Hadera, Zikhron Yaakov & just south of Haifa.


Range of Missile fired by Gaza Savages into Israel

Range of Missile fired by Gaza Savages into Israel

Hebrew Prayer for Members of the Israel Defense Force

Hebrew Prayer for Members of the Israel Defense Force Click for larger image

Hebrew Prayer for Members of the Israel Defense Force Click for larger image

Invoking God’s protection for the members of the Israel Defense Forces.
by staff

He Who blessed our forefathers Abraham, Isaac and Jacob — may He bless the fighters of the Israel Defense Forces, who stand guard over our land and the cities of our God, from the border of the Lebanon to the desert of Egypt, and from the Great Sea unto the approach of the Aravah, on the land, in the air, and on the sea.May the Almighty cause the enemies who rise up against us to be struck down before them. May the Holy One, Blessed is He, preserve and rescue our fighters from every trouble and distress and from every plague and illness, and may He send blessing and success in their every endeavor.

May He lead our enemies under our soldiers’ sway and may He grant them salvation and crown them with victory. And may there be fulfilled for them the verse: For it is the Lord your God, Who goes with you to battle your enemies for you to save you.

Now let us respond: Amen.

Prayer for the State of Israel

Hebrew Prayer for the State of Israel

Hebrew Prayer for the State of Israel

This traditional version of the Prayer for the State of Israel was published by the Chief Rabbinate of Israel in 1948.
Our Father who is in heaven, Protector and Redeemer of Israel, bless the State of Israel, the dawn of our deliverance. Shield it beneath the wings of Your love; spread over it Your canopy of peace; send Your light and Your truth to its leaders, officers, and counselors, and direct them with Your good counsel.
Strengthen the defenders of our Holy Land; grant them, our God, salvation and crown them with victory. Establish peace in the land, and everlasting joy for its inhabitants. Remember our brethren, the whole house of Israel, in all the lands of their dispersion. Speedily bring them to Zion, Your city, to Jerusalem Your dwelling-place, as it is written in the Torah of Your servant Moses:
“Even if you are dispersed in the uttermost parts of the world, from there the Lord your God will gather and fetch you. The Lord your God will bring you into the land which your ancestors possessed, and you shall possess it; and God will make you more prosperous and more numerous than your ancestors.”
Unite our hearts to love and revere Your name, and to observe all the precepts of Your Torah. Speedily send us Your righteous Messiah of the House of David, to redeem those waiting for Your salvation. Shine forth in Your glorious majesty over all the inhabitants of Your world. Let everything that breathes proclaim: “The Lord God of Israel is King; His majesty rules over all.” Amen. Selah.

This alternative version is adapted from the Kol Haneshama siddur, 1994.
Please God, bless the State of Israel. Protect it in the abundance of your love. Spread over it the shelter of your peace. Send forth your light and truth to those who lead and judge it, and to those who hold elective office. Establish in them, through your presence, wise counsel, that they might walk in the way of justice, freedom and integrity.
Strengthen the hands of those who guard our holy land. Let them inherit salvation and life. And give peace to the land, and perpetual joy to all its inhabitants. Appoint for a blessing all our kindred of the house of Israel in all the lands of their dispersion. Plant in their hearts a love to Zion. And for all our people everywhere, may God be with them, and may they have the opportunity to go up to the land. Cause your spirit’s influence to emanate upon the dwellers of our holy land.
Remove from their midst hatred and enmity, jealousy and wickedness. Plant in their hearts love and kinship, peace and friendship. And soon fulfill the vision of your profit, “Nation shall not lift up sword against nation. Let them learn no longer the ways of war.” And let us say, Amen.

Missile Instructions for Those in Tel Aviv

Missile Instructions for Those in Tel Aviv

Israeli humor – Hope kindergarten

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