Mom, There’s Been a Pigua – We are OK

9:15, yesterday morning: As I’m driving my Mom to her morning actives in the Kibbutz, my phone rang. It’s Chanan.He is calling from work in Gush Etzion. I am taking my Mom to see the beautiful flowers in the back garden. Chanan: Mom, there’s been a pigua. I slow down. Need to pay attention. Me: Where? 2 dings on the phone. Why even bother looking, I’m getting it first hand from Chanan. He speaks slow and calmly. Chanan: Kiryat Arba. ב״ה, we are all OK. I called home to lock the doors. There is a lock down in Kiryat Arba. An Arab jumped the fence. Entered the Kirya. He went into a house. Shots have been fired. People injured. He’s getting this over the security radio as he is guarding at the gate in Kafar Etzion. I hang up. Call Ron....

Sadness Followed by Joy

https://www.facebook.com/sbeker1/posts/10153726928816243 Yesterday was like Yom HaZikaron. After Wednesday night’s terrible terrorist attack Israel was thrust into instant mourning. The radio played sad songs and the Nation mourned the 4 victims, who’s lives were snuffed out in an instant. As I posted the last post. I came across the above post on Facebook. It brought tears  to my eyes. You mean somebody actually cares about us. Thank You. As I was writing the previous post, there was tank fire far away in Gaza. Here we are living in this surreal world. I am writing about beautiful flowers and there’s tank fire in Azza. And people being killed in terrorist attacks. There are a lot of Shu-Shu activities – -שו-שו – activities that...

Can’t Sleep

Please say Tehilim for גנאדי בן ראיסה. B”H – ב״ה, Ganadi is still alive (refer to Terror During Chanukah, December 8, 2015). But he is fighting for his life. I just finished saying Tehilim for him by spelling his name in קיט – 119 (refer to Tehillim 119, and Tehillim 119 – part 2, March 25, 2015). Or  just say whatever prayer you feel like saying. Just pray for him. Please share. Prayer really helps. Now maybe I can go back to sleep. Share this:TweetMoreEmailPocketShare on...

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...

Another Beautiful Soul Lost

6:05 pm – “Ding” Article from the Jerusalem Post. The woman that was killed in the terrorist attack in Gush Etzion has a name, and she was beautiful.   Young woman hurt in Gush Etzion stabbing attack succumbs to wounds By TOVAH LAZAROFF Sun, 22 Nov 2015, 05:14 PM Photo by: FACEBOOK The 21-year-old woman died after she was evacuated to the hospital in Jerusalem; Security forces kill terrorist. A Palestinian terrorist on Sunday afternoon stabbed and killed Hadar Buchris, 21, of Safed as she stood at a bus stop in the Gush Etzion junction in the West Bank. IDF forces who responded to Sunday’s attack immediately shot and killed the suspected stabber, identified as Atzam Tuabata, a 34-year-old resident of Beit Fajar, near Bethlehem in the West...

Hey Mom, I’m OK – Again

3:16 pm – Phone rings. It’s Chanan. “Don’t tell me. Another Pigua.”, I said. “Mom, listen, it just happened. I went to the bathroom near Rosa (a restaurant) in case there was a pigua. I was almost at the bus stop and I heard gunshots. I put my hat on (remember he’s in security) and went to help. A few meters from where I usually stand at the bus stop lay a woman with stab wounds and a dead mechabel – מחבל – terrorist. I was just about to help the woman but I stood down because a chovesh – חובש – medic came and started to help her. 3:25 pm – “Ding” – pigua in Gush Etzion. Woman, 20, in serious condition. Terrorist dead. 4:01 pm – Chanan calls from Kiryat Arba....