I recently came across a piece by the mother of Israeli soldiers, Paula R. Stern, whose blog is called “A Soldier’s Mother.” People can say what they want about Israel, but there’s nothing like hearing about it from the inside. So rather than me talk this time, I thought I’d let her tell it in her own words. Here’s an excerpt from her story: What’s it actually like in Israel?
Israel is a country like no other. It is a country of joy, in a place where all others would think there should be none. It is a country of miracles, of unbelievable awe. It is a country built and sustained on faith – the deep kind that simply fills you with the knowledge that this land is yours and all is right with the world so long as you can awaken here each morning, go to sleep here all night and know your children will do the same.