Friday, January 12, 2007

Six months in captivity

I know, it's unusual for my blog to be anything but an opportunity for me to kvell about my little girl. She really is a blessing in my life. Come to think of it, my life is pretty good. Just to name a few things, I have my "Little Orieyenta", a wonderful man in my life, and a wonderful shul where I couldn't ask for a better Rabbi. I am so thankful to G-d for these and many other things. At the same time...it's important to keep others in mind as well.

It's been six months...please do not let them be forgotten.

(photo: Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs)

May we all continue to recite Tehillim and pray for Ehud ben Malka (אהוד בן מלכה), Eldad ben Tova (אלדד בן טובה), and Gilad ben Aviva (גלעד בן אביבה) until they are safe at home.

Shabbat Shalom.

10 comments:

Bice said...

At the speed with which we are spoon-fed news our attention spans often only last as long as the latest sound bite or 60 second news clip.

These are men whose families grieve everyday. Jew and Genitle alike we all must never forget.

Amishav said...

I was on base when Gilad was kidnapped- I'll never forget that day, nor the anger and dertermination we felt in trying to get him back. I'm disgusted that he's still in captivity- and judging by Olmert's approval ratings, the Israel public is too.

RaggedyMom said...

Time goes by, we get busy, and things fall by the wayside. When I was in high school, every year's tenth grade took a trip to Washington D.C. to meet with senators and lobby for the Israeli MIAs. I could not imagine that all these years later, they'd still be MIA and more boys would be added to the list. Thanks for raising my consciousness to this sad milestone.

The Babka Nosher said...

I was in Israel when Gilad was captured. I still have the same sense of dread when I see his picture or hear/read his name. Unfortunately, the news cycle has taken everyone's attention away from the three of them. Thanks for the reminder.

Jack's Shack said...

Good post.

RR said...

I read the other day that Gilad's father offered to trade himself for his son. It's heartbreaking that these boys are still being held captive, and yes, we in Israel are extremely angry with Olmert over this (among many other things). Of course, the terrorists are to blame, but Olmert really dropped the ball on getting them released.

Baleboosteh said...

6 months... that just makes me feel so sad.

Jack's Shack said...

Hey, where is a new post. How can I get my fix if you don't write. ;)

Jack's Shack said...

And the count continues. ;)

orieyenta said...

I'm glad to be able to raise even the smallet bit of awareness. I really fear that these soldiers will be forgotten.

(On a lighter note) I'm here Jack and posting just for you :)