Friday, November 18, 2011

Sweet "Revenge"

For many Holocaust survivors, marrying and having children was their revenge. The Nazis wanted to destroy the entire Jewish People, and the Nazis didn't succeed. People actually survived the death camps and made new lives for themselves.

In today's modern State of Israel our big physical enemy is terrorism. Not only do the Pseudostinian aka Palestinian sic leadership demand the destruction of the State of of Israel, but their followers attack to murder us.  Twenty years ago, in one of the first shooting attacks, my friend and neighbor Rachella Druk was murdered.  She was a young mother of seven; her eldest was in high school.

Yesterday, on a chilly overcast day, we met at the cemetery to honor her memory. The real honoring was done by her children, all married and parents, too.  The Arab terrorists murdered Rachella's body, but her essense, her faith in G-d and the Jewish People and Jewish Land are strong and enduring.

Two vibrant communities were established in her memory, Shvut Rachel and Rechallim.  Rachella was the first to be buried in our cemetery.

As I was walking down from my house to the cemetery I got a ride with a neighbor:
"Come in,  you're going to do chessed shel emmess, right."
"Right, you know what אמת emmess/emmett (truth) really means?" I asked him.  "It means אמות ammute I'll die, because the truth is that we'll all die."
"Thanks for the chiddush, new idea."
Yes, the truth is that our time in This World is limited.  We rarely have a clue as to the "expiration date."  So we must get in our mitzvot as efficiently as we can.
Shabbat Shalom
Have a Peaceful and Blessed Sabbath
L'Illui Nishmata shel Rachella


rickismom said...

tremendous chidush!

Batya said...

Shavua Tov and enjoy

goyisherebbe said...

Yishar koach and thanks. We knew Rachella and loved her as well. During the short time that the Druck family was in the then very new Kochav Hashachar, we lived very close to one another and my wife Janet and Rachella were close friends. We were in and out of each other's houses, shared meals together complete with their dog scarfing up the scraps dropped by our then toddler kids. There are all too many like her and we miss them all.

Batya said...

goyish, we just have the same taste in people I guess. Rachella was so special. May her memory be a blessing and "HaYaD"