web analytics
May 26, 2015 / 8 Sivan, 5775
At a Glance
Blogs
Sponsored Post


Tea, Chocolate and Running Around…

I asked him how it went - it went fine.

daviddonating

At 17, Davidi can’t give blood – unless he has a parent’s note. I was a mixture of proud and concerned. He was donating blood in Jerusalem; I’m here in Maale Adumim. I expected him to call, but got distracted and a few minutes ago, as I was talking to Shmulik, Davidi walked in.

“Why are you home?” I asked him, “I didn’t know you were coming home tonight.”

“Bnei Akiva,” he answered me – it is the name of the national religious youth group – sort of like the scouts, and Davidi is a counselor. Then he told me he has a hole in his arm. He was smiling.

I asked him how it went – it went fine.

I asked him if he drank…”tea and chocolate.” And then, just as he walked out the door to see the work we have been doing in the garden, “and running around.”

Running around???

He’s 17. He’s healthy, thank God. And he donated blood today – that is how we raise our children here, it seems. They donate their time and their efforts and sometimes, they even donate their blood.

He’s got a hole in his arm…and a sticker that says, “I also donated blood and I saved a life.”

Tea, chocolate….and running around…

Visit A Soldier’s Mother.

About the Author:


If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.

Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.

If you promote any foreign religions, gods or messiahs, lies about Israel, anti-Semitism, or advocate violence (except against terrorists), your permission to comment may be revoked.

No Responses to “Tea, Chocolate and Running Around…”

Comments are closed.

Current Top Story
President Obama watches helplessly as his two-year-old Passover Seder guest throws a tantrum.
Photo of Obama’s Passover Seder ‘Fifth Child’ Tantrum
Latest Blogs Stories
President Obama speaking at Congregation Adas Israel. May 22, 2015.

Introducing Obama’s latest 2-state solution…

A Soldier's Mother

To friends in America: Wishing someone “Happy Memorial Day” means you don’t understand the holiday.

Obama at Yad VaShem in Israel as senator and presidential candidate in 2008.

President Obama believes anti-Semites limit their anti-Semitism to discrimination and organizing, but will always put their survival first!

Doug Goldstein

What motivates a successful leader? Who are the best kinds of people to use as your role model?

The warnings came true: Among the 1000 released terrorists, many returned to terror activity

Torah is to be lived. Rabbi Moshe Levinger was a completely living Torah, the Torah of Eretz Yisrael

“Said Rabbi Yochanan: Happy are those who see the fall of Tadmor…” (Talmud Yerushalmi)

Why has Prime Minister Netanyahu given Erdan & Hanegbi insultingly low-level cabinet appointments?

Without Israel, the Jewish People are scattered nomads lacking Torah’s true national grandeur&power

Will it get better/worse for Bibi or does the wily Bibi know/plan something that will shock us all?

Dr. Vernon Smith, 2002 Economics Nobel Prize winner, on predicting housing markets & economic issues

100% of the ‘First Responders’ helping those Arab school girls were Jewish and they didn’t hesitate!

Women equalizing with men in all areas of Judaism is anathema to the very idea of male/female roles.

Bibi endorsing the “2 State Solution” endangers Israel, moving the policy Center-Right from far Left

Dear Opposition Members… You seem confused… Let me clear it up for you… You lost.

A tribute to Jerusalem by its finest troubador, David Herman.

More Articles from Paula Stern
A Soldier's Mother

100% of the ‘First Responders’ helping those Arab school girls were Jewish and they didn’t hesitate!

obama-sweat

Josh Earnest told journalists not to expect a meeting between Obama & Bibi soon; That’s OK with us!

If you leave it to the world news, you’d never know the numerous miracles Israel’s doing in Nepal…

Israel’s radio is like a voice from home…

My final reaction remains – who builds a mountain of ashes, who turns it into a “tourist” site?

All Israel walks beside them, holding them in our hearts, listening, our hearts breaking with theirs

That Soren Kam, a totally unrepentant Nazi murderer, died a free man is a failure of justice

Wherever you are Chabad gives you that missing piece–the home you left behind, nourishing body&soul

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/blogs/a-soldiers-mother/tea-chocolate-and-running-around/2013/10/21/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: