Attackers set off a series of explosions in a bustling shopping area of Indonesia's capital city Thursday morning in what authorities said was an imitation of last November's terror attacks in Paris that killed 130 people. Backers of the Islamic State terror group claimed responsibilityYou don't see all those "warnings" from consulates and nagging aunties, busybodies etc telling people not to travel to Europe, Asia etc the way they tell people that Israel isn't safe.
Keep that thought with you...
And as a survivor of an Arab terror attack, close to twenty years ago, I want to tell you how it changed my way of looking at it. Suddenly I didn't fear my own safety, because it's clear that we have no control at all. Surviving is up to Gd. Gd decides when we die and even how. We are just pawns and must live our lives as if we have little time. And as my late mother used to say:
"I'm not afraid to go to Israel, because more people die near their homes and in the bathroom."