PESUKIM TO SAVE A LIFE
I read the following on Dov bar Leib's endofdays blog:
(...) an Arab was following a Chassidish lady in Jerusalem for about 20 min. After which he disappeared. The woman immediately called in his description to the police. They were able to make the arrest and brought him in for investigation. During which he revealed that he was planning to stab her but couldn't get close to her, since she had with her two big bullies one and the right side and one on her left side. After realizing these bullies weren't leaving her side he gave up. The police went back to the woman to confirm she was alone like she had told them. She confirmed she was alone but said the whole time the Arab was following her she kept repeating the pasuk
מימיני מיכאל ומשמאלי גבריאל
From this tidbit on a blog we can learn a great lesson. While I do not have the source and cannot verify, it makes no difference.
Because this is something we can do on our own. We do not need a Rabbi to give a Psak for us to call upon pesukim to help us in various situations. Arutz Sheva is reporting: "Israel's hotlines for psychological assistance have become overwhelmed in recent weeks, as Israelis suffer under the constant fear of new terror attacks." Constant fear can only be alleviated with the strengthening of Emuna. This is also the point that many should be turning to Rabbis for direction and what they can do to quiet their fear and stress. This is also when many should be turning to the one who wrote a whole sefer on how he dealt with adversity and danger. He was none other than Dovid Hamelech.
This is our Tehillim? Dovid HaMelech wrote hundreds of words in prayer beseeching HaShem. He was able to get through all the turmoil, with enemies and family chasing him to kill him. He survived and went on to be our greatest King, and the precursor to our Mashiach.
in addition to the above מימיני מיכאל ומשמאלי גבריאל, some of the traditional pesukim are 5, 20, 21, 22, 27, 35, 69, and 109, that we can avail ourselves of. If anyone knows of other pesukim for protection, please reply here in the comments section for all to benefit from.
Also, before one leaves the house put some shekels in the pushka and say a few kapital Tehillim. If you have no pushka, a Tzedaka box, get one or make one. Charity is one of the three that avert an evil decree.
Now that Hamas and the Sheik have called for suicide bombers and a relentless campaign against the Jews again we Jews must call on HaShem in all that we do, every day of the week; however, on Shabbat we should thank HaShem for all His kindnesses.
"Hamas has instructed its members and affiliates in the Fatah-controlled West Bank to perform suicide attacks against Israelis in the West Bank and Jerusalem, Israeli officials told Ynet on Monday." Ynet
Oct 18, 2015 the Sheik spewed his venom:
Sheikh Khaled Al-Mughrabi, teaches Islam twice a week in the Al-Aqsa Mosque: "The Children of Israel will be forced - they will not concede - they will be forced to change their plans to build the Temple inside the structure of the Al-Aqsa Mosque and will have to build it outside the Al-Aqsa Mosque... A Temple of heresy to worship the Devil. Why? Because the Anti-Christ won't appear unless this Temple is built and the Devil is worshipped there... [At the End of Days] we will follow the Jews everywhere. They will not escape us. They will not be able to escape us. The rock and tree will speak, according to the Hadith (tradition) of the Prophet [Muhammad]... and it is a reliable promise from the Prophet according to which the tree and the rock will speak and say: 'O Muslim, there is a Jew behind me, come and kill him.' The Children of Israel will all be exterminated, the Anti-Christ will be killed and the Muslims will live in comfort for a long time."
And lastly, I present a link to a Letter to Jews Everywhere from the Previous Lubavitcher Rebbe, printed in 1942. It is remarkably relevant to our situation today and speaks of Moshiach and the redemption: "A Bird Cannot Fly Without Wings; the Jewish People Cannot Exist Without Their Wings ..."