How a Prayer Book Saved an Israeli Soldier’s Life

Moshe Kamara’s remarkable true story from the War of Independence.

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Prelude No. 22 by Chris Zabriskie is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license.

Comments (9)

(8) Mrs. Miriam Grossman, July 21, 2019 9:36 AM

So why dd his leave leave Israel?

With his father having such an amazing story that happened here in Israel, why did his son leave and live in England?

(7) Patricia, January 16, 2019 1:00 AM

None to compare with the protection of the Almighty God of Israel.

Awesome, blessed story of such faith and commitment to encourage us all to continually be faithful and endeavor to weave our lives in the Almighty God,
The divine protection of the Almighty God again proves His awesomeness in the universe that revolves around the Source of all things, who is God himself.

(6) John Bischop, January 8, 2019 6:11 PM

The wonder of faith, the faithfulness of God

The soldier told of his items for his uniform, thru day, night and war to his teammates. His leader the almighty, had this soldier under His care. I loved this story, and I am glad I do not “know” how God works, but I know where He might have been... I am sure the soldier’s mother KNOWS who protected her son. Happy Day!

(5) Yitzhak McEnnin, January 7, 2019 9:40 PM

Truly I am inspired

Thanks to the Almighty for saving Moshe! As a ex- navy lieutenant, i can appreciate this miracle very well.

(4) Anonymous, January 7, 2019 11:20 AM


a moving true story
but as you may learn that in 1948 gush etzion tragically fell to the arabs and the jordanian legion.
the gush surrendered and the men were brutally massacred.
visit the moving museum on kibbutz kfar etzion

Yisroel, January 13, 2019 2:21 AM

I thought I remembered that story from the Six Day War

I also noticed the historical error.
If Gush Etzion was Re-conquered then it must be talking about the Six Day War

(3) Bracha Goetz, January 6, 2019 10:19 PM


(2) Anonymous, January 6, 2019 8:35 PM

1) Siddurim have other uses too - like davenning.
2) They don't make siddurim like they used to.

(1) Josh Bernstein, January 6, 2019 5:23 PM

Photo of Moshe kamara siddur?

Amazing! Are there any photos of the actual siddur & bullet hole?


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