Something good that’s happened since: The best thing that’s happened since the expulsion in my opinion is the mutual assistance that we found in Am Yisrael, the warm embrace that we received from all the people, the consideration and the assistance. That is something good that I saw in Am Yisrael. Something good that happened to us personally is that despite all of the difficulties and all of the obstacles that we faced along the way, we always stayed together, the entire family united.
What do you wish for yourselves? I wish for myself and for all of us that we merit G-d’s blessing to Avraham Avinu: “For all the land which you see, to you will I give it, and to your seed forever… Arise, walk through the land in the length of it and in the breadth of it; for to you will I give it.” (Genesis 13:15-17)
To support the Chonglois and other Gush Katif families contact:
1. Friends of Gush Katif, Hachuzat Etrog, PO Box 450, 79441 Israel
2. Friends of Gush Katif, PO Box 1184, Teaneck, NJ 07666, 08-973-8000, firstname.lastname@example.org
3. Visit www.gushkatif.co.il/en/