Sometimes, in Israel, the conversations you overhear are extraordinary. Sometimes, they break your heart. I was standing in a beautiful overview, looking out on to the northern border of Israel. The hills of Lebanon look the same as the hills of Israel – the Hezbollah flag visible in the village nearest the border the only … More Conversations you overhear in Israel
Each time sirens sounded across Israel parents covered their children’s bodies with their own, willing to sacrifice in order to shield loved ones. It seemed the obvious, correct thing to do. Jehan Berman is one of the many parents who turned themselves in to human shields for their children. Jehan immigrated to Israel from Belgium and … More It’s not just a BOOM. The ground shakes and you shake with it.
This request is not appropriate at the time of a child’s circumcision. “May this be the hour of mercy” is a request to God to see suffering and heal it, to see the severity of a problem and fix, a request for forgiveness and mercy. The brit milah is the ritual circumcision of Jewish boys, … More May this be the hour of mercy…
They did everything right, They got married, had a boy. He was bouncy and fun, wise beyond his years. He taught them to love, taught them to be good parents. They had two more children. They played with them, looked after them. One day it was no longer safe for their children to play outside. … More They did everything right… almost.
Next time you see “demonstrators” on the news “just” throwing rocks remember little Odelia. … More A miracle for Adele