It’s safe to say the past summer was unlike any other. When our holy homeland came under attack by the bad guys, the IDF did what they needed to do - but we heartbreakingly lost 66 brave sons, brothers, husbands, and fathers, and thousands of innocent civilian lives as well.
So WTF is the bright side? For the first time in our lifetime, we saw the worldwide Jewish community abuzz with true blue and white support.
From socks to fresh pizza, soldier donation campaigns caught momentum like wildfire. Jewish mothers began cooking with worry, and homemade goodies were delivered every day to army bases; so much so the army had to request a stop. Thousands of strangers attended funerals and mourned the boys who became our brothers.
It was a rough summer, but they say out of darkness comes light. Though heartbreak was suffered worldwide, Jews from all over stepped up in solidarity, and our community became a protective edge for those protecting us. Within 50 days of war and beyond, thousands of acts of kindness were committed - and we saw proof of the power we have when we stand as ONE.