I heard the siren.
I stopped applying my mascara.
And I opened the window of my bedroom.
My new bedroom is a very large Cheder Mamad.
The Bomb Shelter room.
I don't have a nice view anymore like I used to have.
But I do have beautiful green leafy trees.
And I was eye level with the leaves rustling in the faint wind.
As the siren sounded, I watched the leaves gently, solemnly swaying..
A leaf for each of the 6 million Jewish souls. And it was like they were looking back at me, at my messy, tear-stained mascara dripping, reminding me that I'm standing inside a bomb shelter.
So that if God forbid necessary, we will be safe. We will always live on.
I wish the 6 million Jews had that opportunity 80 years ago.
May their memories be a blessing and may we always live each of our days to the fullest potential.
Wow! #Summer is back in #Jerusalem ! It is #steamy#hot ! I had to shed my jean #jacket . Wishing I'd worn something other than a #kikiriki shirt underneath! Here's to remembering for tomorrow!
On a more serious note:
You know what I love about living in Israel?
I'd venture to say that hundreds of thousands of Jews walked into the Old City today for Birkat Cohanim on Pesach, one of the Shalosh Regalim. While I didn't make it that early this morning, I did make it to the Kotel. How lucky am I that I was able to wake up this morning in my own bed in Yerushalayim and decide to go to the Kotel? Even more than that, I had the incredible opportunity to do a Behind the Scenes Kotel tunnel tour with my aunt Lois and cousin Nina. On a daily, hourly basis, there are excavations, more and more under the Kotel and the Temple Mount being excavated--
to see such obvious truth of the Jewish right to this homeland is amazing..
And incredibly pathetic that others try to deny it and change history to support their fake narrative.
On another note.. After leaving the Old City that speaks of our ancient history to then walk alongside the light rail that proves our present and future life in our homeland is truly inspiring.
We were here.
We are here.
We will always be here.