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Friday, November 16, 2012

My heart

I tried to write a light post today (I have so many layouts I finally photographed that I can't wait to share!) but my heart is just not in it.

My heart is far away at the moment. Thousands of miles away.

There are people posting all over facebook, twitter, and the news about the politics involved in the current crisis in Israel.

But I don't want to write about that. Because Israel, for me, is one hundred percent personal, not political. It's a matter of the heart.  Israel is part of my family and in my blood. When good things happen to it, I'm thrilled. When it's under attack, I want to be there myself to be part of it. And the world rises against it, I just want to protect it.  It's the same thing I would do for my own child.

So today, my heart is strained under the sirens and news stories and the lack of understanding. Shabbos is almost here, so I'm looking to find some joy to welcome it. I know this weekend will be filled with so many prayers.

What's on YOUR heart today?


  1. Israel is on my heart today also, and has been since the bombing began. As a newly converted Jew, and a life-long Jewish person, I am anxious and worried about what my people are going through. I will be praying for them and their loved ones tonight during Sabbath services.
    And for you and yours as well.

  2. Your personal perspective is appreciated and understood. Thank you for sharing your heart and your mind during this troubled and stressful time.

  3. I know how you feel.... Reading all the posts on FB and hearing all the news makes me sick. I am worried about my family, my country and feel hopeless

  4. I'm glad you wrote about this, Keshet. It's awful what's going on in here... sad and awful.
    I just found out about the English IDF Spokesperson Facebook page, and I thought you might be interested: http://www.facebook.com/CaptainBarakRaz
    Peace and love, Efrat.

  5. I have never been there but my heart hurts too. We pray for them!


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