Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
On October 7 2023, on the Jewish holy day of Simchat Torah, Hamas launched a massive terror attack on Israel, firing thousands of rockets from Gaza into Israel, while 2,000 Hamas militiamen broke through the Gaza border fence and laid siege to 25 Israeli communities and an outdoor music festival. In the ensuing carnage, more than 1,000 innocent men, women, and children were murdered in cold blood, scores more were wounded, and 150–200 others were taken hostage to Gaza. Dozens of foreign nationals from over 40 countries were among those who fell prey to the Hamas onslaught. This brutal pogrom was the single worst day of murder and mayhem against the Jewish people since the Holocaust. Hezbollah in Lebanon is now threatening to open a new front on Israel’s northern border.
How You Can Pray
Israel is locked in an intense war with Hamas and other Iranian-backed terror militias. Israeli President Isaac Herzog described the massive assault by heavily armed terrorists against innocent civilians as the worst pogrom—an organized massacre against the Jewish people—since the Holocaust. Israeli forces are hitting Hamas strongholds in Gaza, even as key members of the international community warn Iran and Hezbollah in Lebanon and Syria to not get involved.
What happened on October 7, 2023, is not just a terror attack. It is not just war. It is a spiritual battle against God’s people Israel that He chose to be a blessing to the world (Genesis 12:3) and glorify His name. Ultimately, it is a battle against God and His Word.
As Christians, we often say we “love” Israel, but the church needs to turn that into real action as never before. It’s time to act and find ways to offer practical help. It’s time to speak and find ways to advocate in our communities and government.
And most importantly, it’s time to get on our knees and pray.