Chillul Tefila Bifarhesia, as well as halachicly challenged verbiage and dress, are external manifestations of a critical lack of personal yiras shomayim which has lethal consequences.
Posted on: September 20th, 2012Blogs → A Soldier's Mother
Whatever is meant to happen, will happen. The best thing we can do is simply have faith.
Posted on: September 12th, 2012Blogs → A Soldier's Mother
One inevitable fact I have learned after almost 20 years here is that tomorrow will come, as planned, as designed, no matter what I do.
Posted on: September 2nd, 2012Blogs → A Soldier's Mother
I clicked on the link and came to a YouTube video called "Dignified Transfer." I watched every second of it. Tears began to fall just as the plane came into view the first time.
Posted on: August 30th, 2012Blogs → A Soldier's Mother
Honestly, that message could have been delivered from New York.
Posted on: August 26th, 2012Blogs → A Soldier's Mother
The Egyptians have never proven themselves to be particularly open or honest in their dealings with Israel. At least four wars have been fought between our countries. Peace is a fragile thing that must be nurtured. It must be built on honest dealings and trust. Moving tanks and anti-aircraft missiles violates not only the agreement, but the trust as well.
Posted on: August 22nd, 2012Blogs → A Soldier's Mother
We would have three minutes if an attack came from Lebanon. Three minutes to get to shelter - and worry about where everyone else is and if they got to shelter in time. That's if the missiles come from Lebanon. I don't know how much time we'd have if the attack came from Syria or Iran...more, less, who knows.
Posted on: August 20th, 2012Blogs → A Soldier's Mother
Can you understand the concept that a young mother was happy that her son now had a gas mask? When you can, you'll understand what it is to be Israeli - at least in part.
Posted on: August 12th, 2012Blogs → A Soldier's Mother
I wonder if anyone in the Olympics has thought of the reality that people in Israel's south live with every day.
Posted on: August 9th, 2012Blogs → A Soldier's Mother
There is one great truth that all Israelis know; that all Jews have accepted. Today's modern Jew, at least in Israel, is different than the Jew of yesteryear.
Posted on: August 8th, 2012Blogs → A Soldier's Mother
I read an article today. My emotions went up and down as I read it, ending with the thought that the man in the story was about to embark on a journey of a thousand steps and that somewhere along that journey, his grandparents would smile.
Posted on: August 7th, 2012Blogs → A Soldier's Mother
Yesterday, Gaza supporters began tweeting that Israeli helicopters were randomly firing... I saw the video. It does not look random to me.
Posted on: August 6th, 2012Blogs → A Soldier's Mother
According to the Israeli government, the quick actions last night of Israel's soldiers prevented a greater tragedy from happening. According to those who support the Palestinians cause...well, they're stuck. They have to lie because they can't possibly work with the truth. So, here's how it goes, according to the twisted logic of the other side.
Posted on: August 5th, 2012Blogs → A Soldier's Mother
Last night, an Israeli bus was pelted by stones thrown by Arabs as Jews traveled to the Western Wall. No, the Temple Mount itself is not enough for the Arabs and so they attack Jews who are even close by.
Posted on: July 31st, 2012Blogs → A Soldier's Mother
I am disgusted that after ordering all flags to fly at half-mast in 1972, the Olympics Committee rushed to raise the flags of 10 Arab nations who protested mourning the massacre of Jews/Israelis. And today, I am beyond sickened by the thought that complicity has turned to action; that the Lebanese could demand a wall be built - and the Olympics Committee complied.
Posted on: July 30th, 2012Blogs → A Soldier's Mother
According to a report on Voice of Israel radio, the Italian Olympic team has paid their respects to the Munich 11 - again, more than the International Olympic Committee has managed to do.
Posted on: July 29th, 2012Blogs → A Soldier's Mother
It happened at the Olympics on London, despite all claims that it would not. Oh wait, it wasn't for the Munich 11. It was for the British victims of 7/7 and a tribute to British soldiers. Nothing for the Munich 11 - nothing.
Posted on: July 23rd, 2012Blogs → A Soldier's Mother
For weeks now, I've been posting and writing about the International Olympic Committee's pathetic, disgusting and disturbing decision not to grant one moment, sixty seconds, of silence in memory of the Israeli athletes murdered in Munich - not once...in forty years. And today, I read an article about the heightened security concerns.
Posted on: July 19th, 2012Blogs → A Soldier's Mother
My stomach is tied in knots. I'm tense and I can feel my heart racing. It's been so long since I had this sense of dread choking my throat. A terrorist has blown up a bus of Israelis. Not in Israel - in Bulgaria. I'm following the news. Three dead. Five dead. At least seven dead.
Posted on: July 9th, 2012Blogs → A Soldier's Mother
We Jews say that all prayers are answered - every single one. Just sometimes, the answer is "no."
Posted on: July 9th, 2012Blogs → A Soldier's Mother
The thing about S. was that he pushed his soldiers to find the best in themselves and he did it in a way that inspired them to want to reach down and find more. He inspired Shmulik with his dedication and his love of Israel. This is the land he defends and he treats his soldiers as his sons.
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