This evening starting at 6:30, various leaders spoke at Temple Mount Sinai Synagogue, where a large crowd gathered to show solidarity with Israel in the wake of the vicious terror attack by Hamas, which killed more than 900 people and wounded thousands more.

The speakers included the local representative of the Anti-Defamation League, Congresswoman Veronica Escobar, Congressman Gabe Vasquez from New Mexico, Mayor Oscar Leeser, County Judge Ricardo Samaniego, the Pastor of a local church, and Rabbi Levi Greenberg from Chabad Lubavitch of El Paso.

Of all the speakers, it was Rabbi Greenberg who made the strongest impression on the audience, which fell silent as he spoke. He identified very clearly the evil Israel faces and the grim challenge the Israel Defense Forces must overcome. Invoking God’s protection, he urged all present to donate to charity in order to counter the darkness.

The war against Hamas will be terrible, with many thousands of casualties, but it is a war that Israel must fight and win.