web analytics
September 19, 2014 / 24 Elul, 5774
At a Glance
Sections
Sponsored Post
Apartment 758x530 Africa-Israel at the Israel Real Estate Exhibition in New York

Africa Israel Residences, part of the Africa Israel Investments Group led by international businessman Lev Leviev, will present 7 leading projects on the The Israel Real Estate Exhibition in New York on Sep 14-15, 2014.



The Intruder


On that fateful night my parents had gone to a wedding and my sister and I were home alone. Each of us was doing our own thing.

My sister went to take a shower. I really didn’t appreciate being alone.  As I waited for my turn to shower, I suddenly heard voices coming from my parents’ bedroom, down the dark hallway.

I screamed to my sister, “Rochel, get out of the shower now! Someone is in the house; someone is coming to kill us!”

Frantically, she rushed out of the bathroom, grabbing me by my hair and shoving me down the stairs. We dashed out of the house into the frigid night, to the neighbor’s across the street and pounded breathlessly at their door.  When they opened it we banged into their house unable to utter a word.

“What’s wrong?” our neighbor asked.

“We uh uh…hearddd…voices coming from our parents’ room… and no one is in the house.” We stuttered over our words. “We are not going back in, should we

call the police?”

“Calm down,” the neighbor said. “Stay here while we contact your parents and wait for them to come home.”

Time passed slowly; my parents finally arrived. We ran to them and explained what had happened. After hearing our story, my father bravely opened the door and slowly made his way up the stairs. As my father’s heavy footsteps creaked up the stairs, our hearts pounded in fear of what he would find. He walked to the bedroom and gently turned the knob… There was a long silent pause followed by a burst of laughter.

“Girls, you are not going to believe this,” my father said it in a chuckling voice. “The voices that you heard are from the radio.”

We looked at each other and all laughed.

Now when we are left alone at night, we make sure to check the radio, so there shouldn’t be another frightful event.

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 “The Intruder”

Comments are closed.

SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend

Current Top Story
Gidon Saar (L) and Gilad Erdan (R) walking together in the Knesset.
Gilad Erdan May Replace Gidon Saar
Latest Sections Stories
A-Night-Out-logo

While we all go to restaurants for a good meal, it is dessert, that final taste that lingers in your mouth, that is the crown jewel of any dining experience and Six Thirteen’s offerings did not disappoint.

Today, fifty years and six million (!) people later, Israel is truly a different world.

There will always be items that don’t freeze well – salads and some rice- or potato-based dishes – so you need to leave time to prepare or cook them closer to Yom Tov and ensure there is enough room in the refrigerator to store them.

In Uzbekistan, in the early twentieth century, it was the women who wore the pants.

This is an important one in raising a mentsch (and maybe even in marrying off a mentsch! listening skills are on the top of the list when I do shidduch coaching).

While multitasking is not ideal, it is often necessary and unavoidable.

Maybe now that your kids are back in school, you should start cleaning for Pesach.

The interpreter was expected to be a talmid chacham himself and be able to also offer explanations and clarifications to the students.

“When Frank does something he does it well and you don’t have to worry about dotting the i’s or crossing the t’s.”

“On Sunday I was at the Kotel with the battalion and we said a prayer of thanks. In Gaza there were so many moments of death that I had to thank God that I’m alive. Only then did I realize how frightening it had been there.”

Neglect, indifference or criticism can break a person’s neshama.

It’s fair to say that we all know or have someone in our family who is divorced.

More Articles from Rivka Herman

My sister went to take a shower. I really didn’t appreciate being alone. As I waited for my turn to shower, I suddenly heard voices coming from my parents’ bedroom, down the dark hallway.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/sections/magazine/teens-twenties/the-intruder/2013/12/27/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: