IDF RABBI Capt. Moshe David Schwartz 370.
(photo credit: courtesy)
The small holy book, with its dark cover, nearly fits in the palm of your hand.
Its pages are worn, with the fibers of its binding thinning, appearing as if
they can unravel at any second. But this copy of Psalms, in the possession of
IDF Rabbi Capt. Moshe David Schwartz, who oversees the spiritual needs of
hundreds of soldiers in four specialized combat battalions, serves as the
familial link between three generations of defenders of the Land of
Israel.This volume of Psalms, passed down by Schwartz’s grandfather to
his father, and now to Schwartz, was read from by all three men throughout their
illustrious tours of duty – which, between them, includes serving in nearly
every war or major military operation in this country’s young but turbulent
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