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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Gilad B'Bayit

I could hardly function yesterday. I simply kept watching the news like everyone else in the country -- couldn't get enough of seeing the few pictures and video clips that they provided of Gilad Shalit.

We have a Prime Minister who is not afraid to make hard decisions. And he made the right decision. Bring our captive soldier home and God will take care of us. There's nothing that we can do to these terrorists that will punish them in the way that they should be punished, but that will come in a divine manner. In the meantime, we MUST bring home our soldier. And that's what we did.

The emotions, they joy....for once, we weren't glued to the TV watching the aftermath of some horrific terrorist attack. The entire country was together, giving thanks -- each person in their own way -- and savoring the moment when a young man returned to his family and home.

Interestingly enough, the Psalm for Tuesday mentions both "Succot" (the holiday that we are celebrating now) and "Gilad." Coincidence?

Sunset view from our porch
Our succa (built by yours truly!)
Rappeport succa
The succa
Last day of succot -- goodbye 2011 succa!

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