Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Pesach in 2007

This year, in the Hebrew year "Tash-oz" (5767) the Pesach holiday takes on an ever more special significance in Israel. Following last summer's war in Lebanon, and after the trauma that many Israelis experienced from the onslaughts of Ketusha missiles from the Hezbollah, Pesach in 2007 will remind everyone living in Israel and elsewhere how precious personal safety and freedom really is. Many Israeli soldiers are serving their country far away from friends and family; especially the ones known as lone soldiers or "hayal boded" in Hebrew. It is hoped that everyone will open their homes, and their hearts, to these brave young men and women who made the decision to come to Israel alone, leaving family members back in their home countries. We must also hope, and pray, that the three captured Israeli soldiers, Gilad Schalit, Eldad Regev, and Ehud Goldwasser, will soon be free and back with their families during the Pesach Holiday in 2008.

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