Soldiers. Budding young men in uniform. Everywhere. On the bus, in the mall, hanging out at the coffee shops. One of the initial sights that an Oleh needs to get used to is our ever present soldiers and their guns slung over their shoulders. Their army duty is a necessity and part of the fiber of living in Israel. Would that life were such for them, as in other countries, they could be in college, or working at a hamburger joint and whiling away the hours playing computer games and going out on dates. But, until a time in the future, this is their lot in life. And for the most part, they embrace the opportunity. And their parents and neighbors and family pray for them in earnest. For their physical, spiritual and emotional safety.
In the war with Gaza, many of those prayers were answered.Today's blog is a video that gives credit to those answered prayers.This video is a testimony to the G-d who is with us. And if G-d be for us, who can be against us?
(Dedicated to the first of the fallen in that war, our neighbor~ Dvir Emanuelof )