For the past 24 years Eretz Yisrael has been our home. We have had many ups and downs, but we have never regretted making Aliyah.
Life in Israel is good!
Since 2004 we have lived in the Negev, in the South of the country, 9 kms. from Gaza.
We have a couple of airbases not far from us and we are used to hearing helicopters, jets, tank fire, booming. Sometimes all the activity is the IDF doing a targil [practice], sometimes our neighbours are misbehaving and our brave chayalim go to work defending our nation.
Unless necessary, IAF aircrafts do not fly on Shabbat.
That being said, yesterday morning, our Yishuv was quiet. We were relaxing, reading the newspaper, when suddenly the quiet was broken with the roar of several jets soaring across the sky.
The sounds of jets, Shabbat morning is very worrisome. We waited for a boom, to know if they were heading to Gaza. No boom came. Problems in the North or did something cross our airspace? Who knows. We waited for the sounds of our jets returning.
Two hours later, we heard jets again. I’m so in tune to the sounds around me, that I heard them from a distance, and said to my husband, “jets again”.
Do you remember Radar, in the 1960’s TV series MASH, when Radar would shout incoming helicopters several seconds before anyone else heard them flying. That’s me.
Late in the afternoon, I was getting seuda shlishi ready, when once again we heard jets. Three times in one Shabbat, what was happening in our precious country?
May the Hand of Hashem protect our chayalim and chayalot who so bravely defend our nation and may He protect our precious homeland.
That’s all for now