Sunday, November 18, 2012

A Grandson Goes to War....

Shavua Tov....

Last Wednesday, the 14th of November, the Israel Air Force [IAF] launched a targeted strike killing mass murderer Ahmed Jabari, Hamas’ military chief of staff, the head of the terror organization’s military wing and sent him to his 72 virgins.

Jabari was involved in orchestrating the attack in June 2006 in which IDF soldiers were killed and the kidnapping of Gilad Shalit, who was held for 5 years by Hamas. He was responsible for all Hamas terrorist activities originating from the Gaza Strip during the last decade.  

That evening, my daughter called to say that her son, my oldest grandchild, was called up by the IDF and had to report in the morning. A chill run up and down my back. I can’t start to explain the nausea and fear that I felt. I said a small prayer asking HaKodesh Borchu to look after him.

Yoni, a 10th generation Israeli, is learning in a Hesder Yeshiva, had finished his 18 months of army service during the summer. Everyday, for those 18 months, I worried about him.

My husband and I were so very proud to have a grandson serving our precious nation. The first time he visited us in uniform, we drove him crazy taking pictures. Being in uniform made him a target. This was my greatest fear. As proud as I was, I couldn’t wait for his 18 months to be over.

Now he is back in uniform, waiting for his orders. I didn’t think it would happen so soon. Hamas’s missiles don’t scare me. Having my grandson in a war terrifies me.

May Hashem guide and protect all our brave chayalim [soldiers] and bring them home safely to their families.

If you would like to say Tehillim for our chayalim, the suggested psalms are: 20, 83, 91, 121, 130, 144.

I also pray that our government allow our chayalim to finish the job that they were called up for, and end the terror by Hamas and their band of terrorists in our country. Their mission must not be cut short and in vain.

Terrorist who target civilians must be made to paid the ultimate price for their deeds.

Until next time... Please feel free to comment and share.


Batya said...

safe and successful service G-d willing

Judy said...

Miriam and Avraham, I pray for his safety. But I know you agree that it must be done this time.


Evelyn said...

May HaShem protect him and all our soldiers and bring him safely home to you victorious.

Yocheved Golani said...

Jabari ordered the MURDER of my neighbor's son Daniel Viflic

Hamas and PA are groups of psychopaths. They have nothing to contribute to society. It is a mitzva to destroy enemies before they destroy us. May all of Am Yisrael's chayalim and chayalot fight in complete safety, with every sweet GODLY blessing for their welfare.

Unknown said...

No greater fear then that "call up" for a Husband, son or relative. Some of our nephews have been called up. I remember when I was called during the first Antifada and the reacton of my wife and daughters. The best was my then little one's reaction (she is now the mother of 5) Good Aba now you can go there and take care of it so every other soldier can come home. I was there for over a month & 1/2. It will be hard while they are there but just as we expect them to be strong we must be also becuse they are also counting on us. May they ALL come home safely after a job well done.

Phyllis said...

Hi Miriam,

Barry and I think of you and your family everyday, especially since this situation worsened in Israel. The other day we watched the news - bombs were going off as the reporter was telling us what was happening.
It must be extremely difficult for everyone and, yes, I agree, especially seeing a young man as your grandson going off to war at such a young age. How proud you all must be.

Please continue to keep us informed. Good luck and our prayers are with you and with Israel.

Anonymous said...

HK"BH watches over you all. Citizens and soldiers alike. The rest of us must do our job: to have all of you in our thoughts and prayers at all times. We do. As the saying (in Hebrew) goes Gam Ze Yaavor - Also this shall pass. Be strong, Be safe.

Anonymous said...

If they have to fight, let them do a good job! There should be no more HAMAS when they finish, and they should ALL come home safely and undamaged.

Elizabeth said...

Good morning Miriam,
A prayer for your grandson's safety and safe return home.


Netivotgirl said...

May Hashem continue to work miracles. May He spread the wings of the Shcina over each and every soldier and may they come home victorious to their loving families!