Late one afternoon, during the Second Lebanon War, a group of Chabad Hassidim visited an isolated artillery battery on Israel’s northern border. Their van was festooned with yellow Chabad flags and the song “Mashiach, Mashiach” blasted on the radio. In the spirit of joyous outreach that characterizes Chabad Hassidut, the emissaries handed out biscuits and engaged the tired soldiers in singing and dancing. The improvised party was suddenly interrupted when the soldiers received orders to fire shells across the border. The visitors refused bulletproof vests and helmets, choosing to cover their ears and put their faith in the hands of the almighty. The photographer happened upon this unusual scene while covering the conflict for Reuters.