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Rebbezin Rochel

a holy nation

August 10th, 2006

I took the kids for the a week to visit m parents in Beitar. They needed to get away and see some life again. It was nice for a while but it’s hard living in someone elses house. I ended up being police mom the entire time. It’s good to be back. It’s a strange feeling to go from an abandoned town that you can feel the depression in the air to action and life. In Beitar everyone is going about their regular life, planning vacations, going to camp, and say tehillim for what’s going on up here but don’t really think about it too much. It’s like stepping in and out of two worlds that you are stuck in between of. You want to be here, you want to be there but you can’t really stay at either for too long. One thing that has really impressed me is the amount of donations we have recieved, in food and toys. Everyday we get boxes of dried goods, meats, and drinks. People have opened their homes all across the southern part of Israel for the people in the North. I read something that really shows the contrast of the two ends of the war. There are about 400,000 refugees in Lebanon that fled yo the north. The government couldn’t find shelter for them so they set up temperary tents for them to stay in. In Israel there are 800,000 and the news browdcast that was saying this sayed that they couldn’t find any of the refugees of the north. They all had family, freinds, or even strangers who opened their homes to everyone. They are being supplied with food, clothing, toys and money. It really is a big kiddush Hashem.

5 Responses to “a holy nation”

  1. comment number 1 by: dreidel613


    glad everything went ok :^). B’H!!!! welcome back.

  2. comment number 2 by: captainloopy2

    Where I work there was a man whos wife was on bed rest. A bunch of us got together and made meals for his family. When other people at work saw this they were amazed that the Jewish people really look out for one another! Imaine if all nations were like this!

  3. comment number 3 by: moshes

    Next war should be the one with Moshiach!

  4. comment number 4 by: Susan

    I met your husband online several years ago and have since introduced him to Rabbi Fox for whom I work. I love your cartoon into. I only read your sad blog. Sorry to hear that Hashem has so much for you endure. My son-in-law became ill with a fatal illness from which he died only having been ill for 4 months, but during that time, he said to my daughter: “G-d trusted us with this suffering.” Wow – THAT is truly an arrival point. You can feel secure in G-d when there is much suffering. Others might faint and be tempted to disbelieve in Him and his goodness. Your children are with him. And you will have as many as He says so. May he bless your heart with abundant peace. – Susan of Lakeland Florida

  5. comment number 5 by: Eliyahna

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts and feelings. You seem to me a person who is the same on the outside as she is on the inside and I really like that. Your writings are inspirational and I’ll look forward to reading more about your amazing journey of life 🙂 B”H

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