There’s a hush over everything

The fires are still out of control.  More countries have sent aid.  The planes and choppers can’t work at night, so right now it’s just the ground crews battling.  Last night at 1am my boss and his family were evacuated, I spoke to him later during the morning. 

 

The winds haven’t let up, they’ve been very strong all day, making the job much harder for all those fighting the flames.  The fires change direction suddenly, there are news  flashes all the time – two fire crews trapped, then rescued,  a neighbourhood safe, then again in danger.  Smaller fires have broken out in a dozen more areas around the country, leading to fears that there is an orchestrated attempt to take advantage of the fact that all the fire departments are so busy. 

Relief to discover that not all of Beit Oren, the kibbutz nestled in the forest above Haifa, had been destroyed, that there are still houses standing there.  But the destruction is still immense.

Hopes that the morning will bring better news.  More help will join the battle.  Every year at Chanuka, we light candles to celebrate the Maccabees victory over the Greeks.  Today, during Chanuka, the Greeks are here with us, helping us to survive. 

Shabbat Shalom.

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5 Responses to “There’s a hush over everything”

  1. Sara Says:

    I am thinking of you and praying for Israel. Then end of your post has left me in tears.

  2. Joan Pickart Says:

    My heart and prayers are with you, your people and your country!! Praying for a miracle for the fires to stop!! Please keep posting …. I am learning more from you than from the media here!

  3. lani ravin Says:

    unbelievable. We’ve been listening and worrying. When we were in Israel everyone was talking about the rain that wasn’t there.

  4. Nora in CT Says:

    I was wondering how this disaster was touching your life. After having met you and enjoyed our tea swap with the many goodies from your beautiful homeland, I feel especially sorry for the worry and loss all around you. I’m glad for the help being sent and hope that you know that many people around the world are keeping you in their prayers during this difficult time. May there be miracles everywhere!!

  5. eclecticitee Says:

    Thank you so much for all the prayers and good wishes. It really does make a difference!

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