This week, we received a phone call to Beit Achim from the local elementary school in Moshav Truman asking if they could come and bring Rosh HaShanah cards to the wounded soldiers. Yesterday, a bus full of them arrived.
During the visit, the kids sat in a circle with two BFL members and asked them a lot of questions: “What happened to your hand? Why does your leg look like that?”
Maor Alkobi, one our BFL leaders, answered: ” When I was fighting in Gaza I was shot three times and a bullet went through my shoulder, paralyzing my right arm from below the elbow. I became very sad person and I thought it was the end of the world but then I started to learn how to do some things again, and even started doing things I have never done before, like playing the piano. I’m so proud to have been injured knowing that you can go to elementary school every day and be safe.” The kid’s eyes got very big.
As you all know, this past year was the hardest for us since we started the foundation. We are still working to help our young brothers in Gaza last year on a daily basis.
As you all hopefully know, they are returning to a new life, different and in some ways even stronger than before. None of this would be possible without you.
I want to take this moment to bless each of you with a Shana Tova.
You have no idea what you mean to us in Israel. Whenever we think for a moment we are alone in the world, your love and commitment reminds us that we have bonds stronger than steel.
The bitter becomes the Sweet.