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More than a year later, David Shevrin reflects on his MoMENtum Men’s Trip – how it changed his relationship with his family, the impact of meeting Israeli soldiers who are younger than his children, and what he wishes he could tell his pre-trip self.
Spring has come, the sun is out, and being “home for the holidays” is always wonderful.
Each day, the news is different, often depending on how the government votes. I know that their goal is to keep us safe, and I respect that. But what about our plans?!
This year I decided we will have an “all vaccinated” Purim seudah in our home and began inviting friends who I knew had had their shots. But alas, the Ministry of Health has just declared that this too will not happen.
For the locally born Israeli kids in our neighborhood, there were squeals of delight as the fluffy flakes fell.
This week I was sad, and no one knew what to do, including me.
What does one do when you see people posting, asking for prayers for a loved one, or for themselves, especially when they are coming fast and furious?
It’s the last 10 minutes of the war, and we must rally together and hang tough until the end. Yes, it’s hard. It’s very, very hard.
We were created in the image of God, with free will and unlimited potential, and that as part of the Jewish people, we are responsible to use our God-given gifts to help our fellow Jew and the world know the same.