I Stand with Israel

We are on an RV trip, so many weird, funny, not-so-funny, and beautiful events have happened. Yet, I can’t write.  Every time I put pen to paper, oh wait, that’s old school.  Every time I put my finger on the keyboard, I am overwhelmed with the sadness and horrific scenes from Israel, and I stop. My thoughts are with Israel. I stand with Israel.

Standing IN Israel

How can I retell a funny anecdote while bombs and terrorists are killing our brothers and sisters? I stand with Israel.

Flying to Israel

If you have read my blog, you already know about my fear of flying. Yet, in 2008, I boarded a plane with 60 women from New York and flew to the Holy Land. (Yes, even in 2008 I wore a mask, thrombosis socks, and consumed a lot of medication to get on the flight, but I did it!)

Slept my way to Israel

The first thing we did was plant a tree. Planting a tree is a symbol of hope, love, and life that will last generations. So, somewhere in Yisrael is my contribution. I stand with Israel.

Planting a tree 🌳

Going to Israel, visiting the sacred Western Wall, and placing a paper prayer within the crevices of the structure. Dancing with young students to celebrate Shabbat. Climbing Masada with friends. Floating in the Dead Sea.  Learning about our heritage.  I stand with Israel.

I Stand with Israel

I usually write about Hope, but I am not hopeful. I pray for peace. I pray for all the fallen civilians and soldiers. I pray for the families. I pray for Israel  because I stand with Israel.

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18 thoughts on “I Stand with Israel

  1. mosckerr

    What defines the goal of the current war in Gaza?

    The over 200 kidnapped captives a clear priority. However, Israel fights a regime change war. The total unconditional surrender of Hamas defines the Will of the People of Israel to achieve justice for the slaughter of some 1400 Israelis on October 7th. Just that simple.

  2. Ab

    What horrifying images in Israel right now. I don’t have words other than to say than I’m thinking of you and sending hopeful wishes for a peaceful resolution and minimal casualties.


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