Last week many came to the Western Wall for the observance of Israel’s Yom HaZikoron (Memorial day). It is a time to remember all the soldiers that have given their lives to defend their Jewish brothers and sisters. My son who was in Israel to get his Tefillin (Phylacteries) attended along with my mother, my sister and her family. After the ceremony, they all drove back to Ramat Beit Shemesh (RBS).
I attended a kiddush on Shabbos where the family gave thanks to the Almighty for saving them from tragedy. It was moving to hear about how many fellow Jews stopped their cars to help. It is important for all of us to realize that when a hair on the head of a Jew is threatened anywhere in the world, it is every Jew’s problem. The Jews have lasted for over 3000 years by being there for each other. Aish HaTorah, which proudly sits across from the Kotel on what the world would claim is occupied territory, will always stand ready to defend the Jews whether the threat be physical or spiritual. May the Almighty bless the Jewish nation with unity and deep love for one another.
Warm regards and good shabbos!