web analytics
April 18, 2014 / 18 Nisan, 5774
At a Glance
Sections
Sponsored Post
Spa 1.2 Combining Modern Living in Traditional Jerusalem

A unique and prestigious residential project in now being built in Mekor Haim Street in Jerusalem.



The Hazan Family: Formerly Of Neve Dekalim; Now Of Nitzan

Neve Dakalim

Neve Dakalim

Share Button

On the day of Disengagement one of the generals came to our house and told us, “It’s better for you to leave now. If you wait for tomorrow then we’ll have to use different techniques and it’s not good for the kids.” We felt intimidated but decided to stay until the end.

The next morning, a soldier knocked on our front door. We were eating breakfast. He asked me, “Are you the owner of the house?” I answered, yes. He went on to say, “I am sorry but you have 30 minutes to pack your things and get out of the house.” So there we were in the middle of eating breakfast. We told our children to put together a small backpack. We didn’t pack anything. All our belongings remained in the house. We didn’t know where we were going.

A half hour later came another knock on the door. I looked outside and I saw that army surrounded my house. We were told to get out of the house and into the bus. The soldiers escorted us on all sides as we walked to the bus. They made a line on the right and on the left. Even if you wanted to escape, you couldn’t. So I asked them a question: “Why do you want to help Hamas be in power? I don’t understand.” I didn’t receive an answer. And that was the last time we saw our house.

We had two pet rabbits. When we went on the bus we saw them from the bus windows. They were looking at us – and only then did we remember them. We wondered who would feed them. The kids tearfully said goodbye to their rabbits.

We stayed in our house until the last minute. We were one of the last families removed. The soldiers drove us to Jerusalem.

What we left behind: My job, our kids’ schools and our community.

In Nitzan

In Nitzan

Feelings toward the State: I think that the State of Israel is totally irrelevant. I am still happy that I’m in Eretz Yisroel but I didn’t understand why the government wanted to help its enemies.

The biggest difficulty: To have to make a new start at the age when you want to reap the benefits from the fruit that you’ve sewn. When your own people do this to you, it’s very hard on you.

What happened to their community: All my close neighbors and friends went to different places. We’re still in touch but it’s not the same thing. We don’t have that special neighborly connection with each other anymore.

Something good that’s happened since: Luckily enough for us my wife has a friend who was connected to Rav Modechai Eliyahu, of blessed memory. We asked him what to do after the Disengagement. We were hopeless. He asked me where I worked? I told him I was still working part-time at a Netivot school. The Rav said then that we should move to the Netivot area and everything will be good for us. So we only stayed 3 weeks in a Jerusalem hotel unlike most of the people who stayed for 8 months. Within 3 weeks we rented a house in the small and pastoral community of Kfar Maimon.

We were able to find work in the re-established Netzarim community in Halutza. Ora as kindergarten teacher and myself in the newly built yeshiva teaching English. Baruch Hashem we have now built a house in Nitzan.

What do you wish for yourselves: I now wish that the interaction between the people be better. Everyone is closed in his own house. I have work, our children have good schools, we have a nice house, the surroundings are beautiful but now we have to work on building a new community that cares for one another.

I really hope that Disengagement will not happen again. Giving away the land of Israel is not negotiable.

Share Button

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.

No Responses to “The Hazan Family: Formerly Of Neve Dekalim; Now Of Nitzan

Comments are closed.

SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend

Current Top Story
Flyers ordered Jews to appear at a designated location in Ukraine, in Sept., 1941. The next day, the Jews lined up at the Babi Yar Ravine.
‘Jews Must Register’ Flyer in Ukraine an Echo of Babi Yar
Latest Sections Stories
Schonfeld-logo1

Regardless of age, parents play an important role in their children’s lives.

Marriage-Relationship-logo

We peel away one layer after the next, our eyes tear up and it becomes harder and harder to see as we get closer to our innermost insecurities and fears.

Gorsky-041814-Torah

Some Mountain Jews believe they are descendents of the Ten Lost Tribes and were exiled to Azerbaijan and Dagestan by Sancheriv.

Baim-041814-Piggy

Yom Tov is about spending time with your family. And while for some families the big once-in-a-lifetime experience is great, for others something low key is the way to go.

A fascinating glimpse into the rich complexity of medieval Jewish life and its contemporary relevance had intriguingly emerged.

Dear Dr. Yael:

My heart is breaking; my husband’s friend has gotten divorced. While this type of situation is always sad, here I do believe it could have been avoided.

The plan’s goal is to provide supportive housing to 200 individuals with disabilities by the year 2020.

Despite being one of the fastest-growing Jewish communities in the U.S. – the estimated Jewish population is 70-80,000 – Las Vegas has long been overlooked by much of the Torah world.

She was followed by the shadows of the Six Million, by the ever so subtle awareness of their vanished presence.

Pesach is so liberating (if you excuse the expression). It’s the only time I can eat anywhere in the house, guilt free! Matzah in bed!

Now all the pain, fear and struggle were over and they were home. Yuli was safe and free, a hero returned to his land and people.

While it would seem from his question that he is being chuzpadik and dismissive, I wonder if its possible, if just maybe, he is a struggling, confused neshama who actually wants to come back to the fold.

I agree with the letter writer that a shadchan should respectfully and graciously accept a negative response to a shidduch offer.

Alternative assessments are an extremely important part of understanding what students know beyond the scope of tests and quizzes.

More Articles from Jewish Press Staff
Birkat Cohanim 2014

The Kotel Plaza, the stairs, the Kotel entrance, the roads, everything was packed for Birkat Cohanim – the Priestly Blessing of the People – now imagine if this had been held on top of Har HaBayit, the Temple Mount!

Arab road terrorists often use huge boulders to create obstacle courses in the road to slow down drivers -- and then hurl huge rocks at their hapless victims in the hope of murdering them.

Four Israeli citizens were hurt Thursday in a road terror attack near Tekoa in Gush Etzion.

Hebron is proving to be a popular family tourist site during the Passover Holiday.

Israel’s Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi David Lau and Israel’s Sephardi Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef and Deputy Finance Minister Mickey Levy sell the Chametz (food containing leavening) of the State of Israel to an Israeli-Arab Israeli, Mr. Jaber, before the upcoming Passover holiday.  

The prophecy in Joel, like most prophecies, is surreal, beautiful, and open to many interpretations.

More than Just a Building Standard

    Latest Poll

    Now that Kerry's "Peace Talks" are apparently over, are you...?







    View Results

    Loading ... Loading ...

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/sections/features/feautures-on-jewish-world/the-hazan-family-formerly-of-neve-dekalim-now-of-nitzan/2013/04/05/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: