Sunday, May 4, 2014

Yom Hazikaron, the day set aside in Israel to remember all 23,169 Israeli soldiers who died to protect our life in this land. Toward this evening, I sat with Raphaela and told her that together we would stand in silence during the siren, before she went to bed. I explained that during the siren we should quietly thank all the brave men and women who fight to keep us safe.

"Mommy, a lot of those soldiers die, like Yoni [Netanyahu, in Entebbe].  And just like my father.  My teacher told me today that I don't have a father because he's dead."

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