Saturday, January 3, 2009

Day Eight in Netivot

Shavua Tov! At least I pray it will be! This will be a short post as my Tehillim beckons I come quickly. I have just heard that our ground forces are entering Gaza on foot. This evening 2 minutes after my husband left for Maariv, we heard another siren (I didn't count how many this Shabbat; at least we slept well last night! :) As often happens, there were several rockets aimed to the same area one after the other. The first landed in Sedot Negev, and where we heard a moderate boom. Then, we heard the famous "shriek" I've heard about, but never heard before, and a horrendous BOOOOOOOOOM that made all our windows shake. Up the street there is a neighborhood of prefabricated wooden houses. The residents were told by pikud ha'oref to evacuate them. Not everyone did. Witnessing the complete collapse of the home I can only say thank G-d that the woman inside was only slightly wounded.

My eyes teared up as I saw the video of our infantry making their way into Gaza through Arutz 7. I called my friends from our Shabbat Tehillim group (we stopped several times this Shabbat and last to move to a "protected space" due to sirens) to alert them. We ladies will wage our war in the time honored Jewish tradition: with our Tehillim and prayer books! I use this forum to ask a favor of everyone: that we all take upon ourselves to adhere more strictly to something, so that Hashem guard our troops with the merit of that particular mitzva. Everyone knows his/ her weaknesses. It doesn't have to be anything grandiose. It could be deciding to make our blessings slowly aloud ; throwing out an article of clothing that we know is not 100% modest; learning 2 halachot of Shmirat Ha'lashon daily. Whatever. May we hear only good news from the front. And once again, SHAVUA TOV!

2 comments:

Batya said...

Thanks for sharing. May G-d make our leaders wise and keep us all safe.

What is "Occupation" said...

The mission is clear...

Regardless or in spite of the world's appeasement to the jihadists in our midst...

Israel MUST fight...

No turning the other cheek...

KILL every ARMED Jihadist that tries to KILL us..

No mercy for the armed offspring of Haman...

It's time to educate the islamic jihadists that allah is pissed with them, otherwise why would THOUSANDS of their rockets prove to be meaningless...

ALLAH blesses the Jew...

Just look at the proof...

Let's remind the Arabs and Moslems that ALLAH is pissed with them....