Rav Elyashiv: Everybody Should Daven for Gilad Shalit


rav-elyashivNoam Shalit, father of kidnapped soldier Gilad Shalit, arrived at the home of Rav Yosef Shalom Elyashiv this week to request a bracha for the speedy return of his son, who has been held captive by Hamas for over three years. Rav Elyashiv gave a bracha, adding, “Certainly every individual should pray for him, because this is a matter of saving a life and redeeming captives.” Rav Elyashiv also gave his bracha that Noam Shalit and his family remain strong during the difficult period they face.During the course of the meeting, Rav Elyashiv asked for details regarding the efforts being made on Gilad Shalit’s behalf and inquired about the chances of his speedy release. Noam Shalit replied that with the formation of the new Netanyahu government they hope steps will be taken soon.

The public is being asked to pray for the hatzoloh of Gilad ben Avivah and his speedy return home.

{Yair Alpert-Matzav.com ISrael/Deiah veDibur}


  1. Yes, daven for Gilad ben Aviva b’soch sha’or kol the MIAs. Thanks for bringing them to the forefront as well.