Monday, February 18, 2008

back in sderot

Returned to sderot,after a 5 weeks absence in Haifa,kept in touch by all the kassamim falling and causing much damage and woe to many families,thankfully not mine.I was welcomed by a zevah adom ,but thank you hashem,it was a false alarm.Every one who is jewish in the world is now looking over their shoulder in case there will be an attack after the bombing of his vehicle,which in my opinion did not happen soon enough and should have taken a few others with him.I will not give" it "the dignity of even mentioning its name.The only way to stop all this is really by taking out the inflamatory leaders,one by one and "thy will be done".So far a quiet day here and cool ,but not cold.Sun is out and that helps the day feel warmer.The mood in the city is business,where possible,as usual.When we drove in yesterday,sunday,all was regular,the shuk busy and people walking around as usual,my daughter commented on that a s she had expected the streets to be empty,but not here,the kassamim are a daily part of life ,and we must live to the utmost and get on with things needed to do.This is basically the way I feel ,you cannot live in Sderot,walking around, feeling like the next victim for the kassam to fall upon.I wish everyone felt this way,it makes it a lot easier to cope.goodbye for today

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Notes from the southern front

We have been forgotten by the local government,help had been promised and then we were told no money for us.We do not have bomb shelters in our homes,nor none that i could get to in 15 seconds or less.My idea of a shelter in my home is my computer room which has a window and is at the back of my tiny house,furthest away from a quassam that could come crashing thru my old (built 50 yrs ago) crumbling walls through two of them and pray to God,that is what i use for a" bomb shelter".These house would disintegrate from a blast near by.So far,thank god,the quassam have fallen near enough to feel a shudder and a vibration.Dec,20th another rude awakening to greet the beautiful day here,yes thay are at it again,there were 2 as far as i could tell.This I will say ,THAT NO ONE BENEFITS FROM THESE USELESS ATTACKS,THEY WILL NOT BE RID OF US ,NOR WE OF THEM,SO SIT DOWN,LAY DOWN THE QUASSAM AND ROCKETS AND DIALOGUE IS A MUCH HEALTHIER CHOICE.TO WHOM DO WE TALK TO?THE SIXTY FOUR THOSAND DOLLAR QUESTION??????
heard rumblings far off,maybe they are talking out loud.
The city hidden under the quassam firings is a small city/town of about 30,000 people.Sderot is a quiet.peaceful,languid place easy to get around in.All the important things needed to live -are within walking distance,with enough shelters in strategic places,bus stops,etc.But none in my home nor my neighbours homes.I live in the atiq (old) part of the city,nestled behind a soccer field.Their practices and games keep me company at times.Their games are usually on friday before the onset of shabbos.This is a mainly religious town.Shabbos is a real day of rest here,when we are not disturbed by quassamim.As I wrote this there was a zevah adom and I just continued with my writing as I was in the'SAFE PLACE'.This one i heard the whizzing of it and said to myself ,this one is real close to here and it was the one that fell on the school a few blocks over.Heard the ambulances immediately,it fell into a pile of sand,did i not say that we have an angel sent to watch over us????

notes from a canadian sabta in sderot

Started my diary after having lived here for close to a year.Dec.18th2007,met,at my house,2 young dedicated people,who have the interests of the beleagured people of the city of sderot,on their minds and in their hearts,always,they eat,sleep and drink in the essence of our city.They are called Noam Bedine and his intern Einav,both are young ,enthusiastic,non political persons.Their main goal and only at this time is to get the general public ,to be aware,of the problems confronting us here in sderot.
I am a semi reired sabta(grandma) of 6--2 of which live in sderot,who came on aliyah to this beautiful,small town,to be near my family.I had visited here on my yearly visits to my daughters and knew the city and what problems it faced,but that did not bother me ,as I had my goals in mind and that was family,nothing would deter me from living where I wanted to in Israel!! No quassamim nor rockets would stop me. I take things in my stride and as we say here "ein Brarah".This is my home,and where I plan on living,come hell or high water.
Noam Bedines baby is sderot media center,for sderot and the western negev,all hot places,in more ways then one.He lives here too ,to get the feel of the happenings here.One must live in the place to really feel what is occuring there.He wants the world to know of us and our plight,not any less then our unfriendly neighbours plight,which has more light shed on them then us.We are forgotten in the wide world of sensation and politics.
I feel ,and I am not a religious woman,that sderot is surely proteced by hashem,I am a believer in his powers,for many miracles have occured here.