|1995 Ford Aspire. I am the original owner.|
After six months in Israel making Aliyah, I found myself needing to return stateside to finish up some business activity that would allow me to afford living in Israel in the upscale manner that I prefer. That said, I miss Israel very much but it hurts so good to be here on the West Coast of the USA. Currently I am in the great Northwest working on said project. When I say hurts so good, I am just referring to the ease of procuring all of my basic needs with a car, and in English. Thanks to my brother Joe, who kept the blueberry, then returned it to me, I have wheels. Not having an auto in Israel was tough. Living in Haifa without a car did build some great muscles in my legs, but I am saying Baruch Hashem (Thanks to G_d) every time I get into my little auto.
Meanwhile back at the ranch, a terrorist attack and tragedy in Jerusalem has emotions stirring in me. The people of Jerusalem try to cooexist with the Arabs in East Jerusalem but it doesn't work out that way. Yesterday a Hamas operative drove his vehicle into a crowded Israel Light Rail stop killing a three month old American citizen and injuring many more. A second day of violence perpetrated by Arabs in Jerusalem has now caused officials to step up security.
I feel the silent call to arms... as I am sure all Israelis away from the Homeland feel; that urgency to return home immediately. What happened yesterday feels sickeningly familiar to when the three boys were kidnapped and murdered. And the beginning of the Operation Protective Edge, or just plain Gaza War.
What can I do to help? I don't know. But being there feels like the only option. Hopefully I will wrap up my business soon, and get back to where I belong.