Making Emergency Visit to Israel...
I am asking for a chesed--a kindness--from anyone who can do this--please help support this trip by donating to my PayPal account on my blog. Small amounts help too. I am also looking for a free place to stay very near my son (close walking distance), where his sister is staying. Just a room with access to a bathroom, as my plan is to leave mornings and go to my son's, and just return to the room to sleep. All meals I will be having at my son's place.
This is my brave, brave daughter--known as Rambo on this blog--who was tough in everything she ever did: in attending, for her first year, a high school here in the States with rampant anti-semitism, where she was one of the few Jews in the entire school, and where she sometimes had to 'run a gauntlet' of girls (street kids--future criminals) who were just looking to pick a fight with her--and she blew them away with her toughness (she used to go to school with a little Tehillim book in her jeans pocket); in leaving her parents to make Aliyah at 15, all alone, through the Naaleh program; in going to high school in Israel with minimal Hebrew, without any academic or emotional assistance from anybody; in enlisting, after graduating high school, in a tough combat unit in the IDF (by choice) and making commander and going out on missions; in trying out for and succeeding in some of the toughest training around to be a security guard after she was discharged from active duty--the only woman to pass this particular course--but who is not so tough now, and desperately needs my help.
I don't know why this has happened. I don't know why she had to be hit by a car, and why she developed this awful disease. I don't understand the ways of Hashem. But there must be a reason and meaning to this terrible occurrence, which perhaps is too soon to see. Or perhaps there is a much bigger picture, of which this is just a piece of the puzzle.
Whatever the reasons, I have to forfeit my job, my savings for my future retirement, because my daughter needs me, now. No matter the cost, I am going to help her.
Maybe I'll see you there, in the Holy Land--Eretz HaKodesh.