Saturday, November 21, 2009

Artillery Museum - G-d's Miracle on Target

I just got back from a vacation in Zichron Yaakov. Relaxing, quaint, quiet little town. One of the places we visited was the outdoor Artilllery Museum. The museum included a fascinating collection of artillery - cannons and rockets from the the Independence War until today.
I had always believed that Israel had the most up-to-date state-of-the-art weapons, so I was very surprised to see I had been wrong. Much of the weaponry were US and French Army DISCARDS that were used by the Israel Defense Forces, sometimes 50 years after they were originally produced.
And yet 50-year-old artillery, even cannons without aiming sites, mortars that could only be shot off once every 45 minutes, etc., somehow found their targets, destroyed enemy equipment, vehicles and positions.
This museum so clearly showed the Hand of Hashem, aiming and guiding the missiles to their enemy targets.

Each sign, describing the different cannons, was proof that it is G-d who fights Israel's battles. Take just one example, the Howitzer, made in France in 1921. Israel only had enough money to buy three of them initially in 1948. Much later they were able to purchase 35 more. (First of all, just imagine an "army" facing a giant Arab onslaught with a total of 38 little cannons.) They look like something kids would shoot snowballs with. And yet, at 30 years old, with G-d's help, the cannons made a real impact on battles against the Syrians and the Jordanians. We had almost no ammunition for these, and so had very small numbers of rounds that we could actually short off, plus there were NO aiming sites, but B"H, for example, in the battle of Deganiot, even with the little we had, the Israeli fighters were able to bomb the ammo storage of the Syrians and force the Syrians to retreat across the border.
Miracles. Miracles.
The Artillery Museum in Zichron Yaakov was full of miracles and lessons in Emunah. The museum showed real GUIDED Missiles - Guided from Above.
IY"H, in the next few days, I hope to have a video up about the museum. It will be worth watching. I'll keep you posted, or you can check out our VOICES-TV videos, .

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