I’m at the grocery store trying to buy food for Shabbat. Trying, because half the check out counters are empty. Many of the checkout people didn’t show up. Usually its packed with people, but not tonight. All of the other stores in the strip mall are closed; only Rami Levi is open. After all, war
Yesterday was my youngest daughter’s 18th birthday. All she had asked for was for the family to join her in watching a movie with popcorn, a simple enough celebration. My middle son works in Netivot, so he wasn’t present. We spent a fair amount of the early part of the day huddled together in our
We knew there would be missiles, we know there will be a war with Iran, but we were not afraid.
As usual, I was at the super picking our weekly Shabat Challot. But this was no ordinary erev Shabat. A number of people also came into the store but they were dressed not in their Shabat finery but in their Tzahal uniforms. It was clear where they were heading. Some I knew from the ‘hood,
I just returned from Israel last week and may have been standing in the exact same spot as a rocket that struck in Sdorot. I was visiting newly arrived Ethiopian olim in their new absorption center. So many children..they were playing volleyball and practicing their hebrew. I took videos of them on my iphone and
My friend was en route to Israel as these events transpired. She flew into a war zone without even realizing it…
With rockets in the background and faith in every word. This is my story.
Instead, they launched 20 air strikes. And answered some pressing questions.
Immediately as the attacks escalated in the South, The Jewish Agency mobilized to ensure the safety of the immigrants in our absorption centers, remove program participants from danger zones, and provide initial assistance to the residents of Israel’s South.
If there is no one in need within our field of vision, we are called upon to widen our field of vision.