Monday, January 31, 2011
Back at The Ranch, There's Building in Them Thar' Hills
In an ironic sense, should we be thankful for Bibi's ten month building freeze and threat of more for lighting a fire under contractors and private citizens here in Judea and Samaria? L'havdil, to differentiate--it's different, I think of all the communities, like Shvut Rachel just to the east of us, established as a response to Arab terrorists murdering innocent Jews. If only we had built those communities earlier, would our friends and family still be alive? That thought haunts me. I guess it always will. Rachella Druk's grandchildren only know pictures, stories and a grave in the Shiloh Cemetery.
But I must be joyful at the amount of building going on here in Shiloh and other communities. Families are coming from all over the country to buy homes here. They like the location, easy traveling to both Jerusalem and the Petach Tikva-Hod Hasharon area. We're also just minutes from the Jordan Valley. And we have schools and all sorts of activities. There are also stores, food, clothes and toys. And for those lucky enough to feel, to sense it, the spirit of Biblical Chana and the Ketoret are here, too.