The Third Night of Chanukah 5777 – 2016

Chag Ourim Sameach – חג אורים שמח  – Happy Festival of Lights Ron and I are making the Chanukah rounds amongst the children. We spent Shabbat with Chanan, Shalva and Elyashiv in Kiryat Arba. Kiryat Arab was established in 1968 with a few caravans on a hilltop, overlooking Hevron. An illegal settlement over the green line. Today, a thriving city.   From Wikipedia: Kiryat Arba or Qiryat Arba (Hebrew: קִרְיַת־אַרְבַּע‎), lit. “Town of the Four,” is an urban Israeli settlement on the outskirts of Hebron, in the Judean Mountains region of the West Bank. Founded in 1968, in 2015 it had a population of 7,108. The international community considers Israeli settlements illegal under international law, but the Israeli government disputes...

Yom HaAtzmaut – 5776 – 2016

We started off Yom HaAtzmaut with a picture of Elyashiv, our youngest Jew in the family. A composite made by his mom and sent on the family Whatsapp. After a festive Mariv – מעריב – evening prayer, we enjoyed a Yom HaAtzmaut presentation. Here’s a birdseye view, filmed by Yedidya’s & Roi’s new “toy”, a professional drone. They are putting together a film for Sa’ad 70th birthday. They film professionally. This film hasn’t been professionally edited yet, nor has music been added. https://youtu.be/utb8UDzNQlw It was a very special Yom HaAtzmaut!             Share this:TweetMoreEmailPocketShare on...

New Toy for “Innocent” Palestinian Children

Here’s a new toy for “innocent” Palestinian children on the  third night of Chanukah. Toy Story, Intifada Style: 4,000 anti-Israel dolls seized at customs By JPOST.COM STAFF Tue, 08 Dec 2015, 02:02 PM The dolls, seized at customs, were intended to be used as tools of incitement for Palestinian youth.   Photo by: HAIFA CUSTOMS Customs workers in Haifa thwarted an attempt to smuggle 4,000 anti-Israel stuffed dolls to the Palestinian Authority in the West Bank Tuesday, according to the Jerusalem Post’s sister paper Maariv. The dolls, which were dressed in the Palestinian colors of red, green, black, and white, and in face-covering keffiyehs which had the slogans “Jerusalem is ours,” and “Jerusalem, here we come”...

Terror During Chanukah

3:42 pm – “Ding” – pigua in Hevron. – Stabbing  – Not a lot of info. Call Chanan. Nope he doesn’t know anything yet. 6:43 pm – Chanan calls. I know the person that was stabbed in Hevron. He worked with me as a guard this summer in Kafar Etzion. He was  working as a  Gardner at the Marat Hamachpalah when he was stabbed. He’s in very serious condition. Pray for him. What’s his name, Chanan? גנאדי. Send it in a what’s app. 6:48 pm – גנאדי בן ראיסה Time for Tehillim. https://www.facebook.com/David.Wilder.Hebron.Hevron/posts/10153769421808839     Share this:TweetMoreEmailPocketShare on...