IDF troops held a mezuzah-hanging ceremony in Gaza City. Givati Infantry Brigade Rabbi Daniel Kind led the ceremony, which was attended by soldiers and commanders in the Strip as part of the mission to defeat Hamas after the Oct. 7 massacre.
“I wish the entire brigade to continue in our special work, in the great mission. God willing, we will succeed,” Rabbi Kind was quoted as saying.
Due to uncertainty concerning the Gaza City ceremony under halachah, the rabbi recited a posuk from Tehillim instead of the regular brocha.
Rabbi Yoel Rechel, who was expelled from Gush Katif during the 2005 disengagement from the Gaza Strip, posted a video to Facebook on Nov. 16 of another mezuzah ceremony after IDF troops took over Al-Azhar University in Gaza City, which the rabbi renamed to the Hebrew Elazar. JNS