Monday, September 19, 2016

A terror attack. Living in those moments when you know it's happened, but not where. - by Paula Stern

...I saw the man blow the shofar and asked if I could take a quick video and he agreed. And then he leaned towards me and said, "it's Elul and we need the shofar, especially this morning. Two police, did you hear?" "Yes, I heard," I answered sadly. "They should have a complete recovery." "Amen," I answered and watched as he blew the shofar. It was short and then he smiled at me. A reminder, that smile. A reminder that we live and God willing, the police officers will too.

Paula R. Stern..
A Soldier's Mother..
19 September '16..

Do you want to know, minute by minute, what a terror attack feels like? No, I don't mean living it and I don't even mean, seeing it (thankfully) but just living in those moments when you know it's happened, but not where; and then finding out where, but not knowing what. And then finding out what, and simply watching others as they too understand. It's happened again.

As I walked to the train in Jerusalem this morning, I heard a siren. Big city, not uncommon. Women go into labor, car accidents, someone falls. With over half a million people, ambulances in Jerusalem are constantly on the move. Another siren. Your mind begins to think; your heart goes a bit faster. Another. Oh God, you think. Please...

Another.

Three ambulances have gone past, including one that is an intensive care one. It is capable of treating a severely injured person; it is capable of being a station from which 10 people can be treated.

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