For those who are home, and for those who are on the way. For those who support the historic and just return of the land of Israel to its people, forever loyal to their inheritance, and its restoration.
Israel has started its week-long emergency drill. It started at 11:00 a.m. with sirens. A few minutes ago, Israel's emergency services sent out a wire, "EXERCISE - EXERCISE - Earthquake in the north. 6.5 on the Richter scale - SIMULATION ONLY." Then, seconds ago, another update, "EXERCISE - EXERCISE - Second earthquake in the south 5.6 on the Richter scale - SIMULATION ONLY."
By the end of the week, we will have "practiced" a death toll of 7,000 people in a tiny country the size of New Jersey. You could laugh or cry...
Israel radio chooses to laugh - they just played, "I feel the earth move under my feet..."
I visited Hevron in November 2000 after the outbreak of the Rosh Hashanah War to see what could be done to assist in the face of the growing daily attacks on the community. After returning to work for the community in the summer of 2001, a bond and a love was forged that grows to this day. My wife Melody and I merited to be married at Ma'arat HaMachpela and now host visitors from throughout the world every Shabbat as well as during the week. Our goal, "Time to come Home!"