Friday, August 29, 2003

This e-mail has been making the rounds. DJ suggested I post it. I hope he/she will forgive me for shortening it slightly:

On Tuesday evening, August 19, 2003 a bus was packed with families and their young children, who were returning home from the Kotel. A Palestinian suicide bomber disguised as an Orthodox Jew stepped onto the bus and detonated a massive bomb. Words cannot express how tragic the results were. Twenty innocent people were killed and over 110 injured in the barbaric attack, which is now known as "the children's attack".

The Israeli government does not know how to respond. People are already forgetting. Some people are happy that our children have been severed from their heritage.

We will not forget and we will do our best to make sure the world cannot sweep this bloodbath out of view. On a Tuesday evening, September 16, 2003 we will respond. Any of us who can will go to the Kotel. We will strengthen our connection to our heritage and we will humble ourselves and pray. Go for Lilach Kardi, 22, of Jerusalem who was in her ninth month of pregnancy. Go for her unborn child, who will never be able to. Go for Menachem Leibel, 24, of Jerusalem who visited the Western Wall daily. Go for the baby Shmuel Zargari, of Jerusalem. Go for Chava Rechnitzer, of Bnei Brak, a new bride who will never have a child to take to the Kotel. Go for all the children who died and are in hospital.

Go. Remember and help others remember. Go and pray. Go for the victims who cannot. Go and say Tehillim for the victims and their families...