#IAmTelAviv אניתלאביב#

Writing with sobriety and sadness related to the terror attack in Tel Aviv, Israel on the evening of 8 June 2016 where four were murdered and seventeen wounded while they sat in a cafe having dessert with friends.

Remembering G-d and remembering Israel’s difficulties today.

May G-d bring comfort and shalom to all Israel this Shabbat.



All we wanted was to spend some time with friends and have a dessert with some coffee, or possibly some dry red wine to wash the chocolate down. We needed to take in the warm summer evening after weeks of running trying to meet our deadlines. It was to be a simple, refreshing evening.

Now we know, it was anything but simple, anything but restful. It was the opposite. Two hate-filled men, who we thought were doing the same as us, sat down nearby, ordered dessert and then opened up their cases, pulled out their guns and began to shoot one individual after another.

A horrific scene: scrambling, running, screaming, tears, blood. Life slipping away for one, two, three, and then four. Many more struggled to keep breathing and stay alive.

May each individual touched by this terrifying event experience comfort from G-d today and in the coming days.

O G-d, what can we do
Help us

Please help Israel
Please help Your people
Please heal, comfort and console Zion today
May You give beauty for ashes today
Would You bestow the oil of joy for mourning
Would You give of your word and your Spirit generously
This Shavuot weekend

Only You can heal wounds of war, terror and trauma
From generations past and of today
Only You can make bring life and hope
In the midst of chaos and suffering

Thank You for remembering Your covenant
Thank You for bringing life and good
Out of death and destruction

Please do what only You, G-d of Israel, can do
For Your people Israel today

Shabbat Shalom to all Israel and to you today.


Link for Sharing: #IAmTelAviv

This is not the end of Israel


Writing Every Day for Thirty-One Days
to Speak Life over Israel

While much of the earth is speaking death and accusation over the Jewish nation, let’s take 31 days to do the opposite. Let’s speak life over the nation of Israel and the Jewish people.

Day 21: Wave

There is a storm of difficulty
Landing upon the Jewish people today
There is a wave of terror
that has crashed upon Israel

The rage within
is manifesting
and the hatred without
is making itself known

Yet this storm and this wave
are nothing compared to that
which will soon come

The one G-d will have his way
He will take care of the rage and hatred
All who rage against him
will soon bow before him
as his perfect storm
crushes death, darkness and hatred

This rage will end
This storm will cease
This wave will not
be the end
of Israel

G-d of Israel, please break in
Please renew strength
Please calm the storms within
Please have your way without
Please make yourself known
and bring your enemies low
before your feet

That all the wicked
may see you
and turn from their wicked ways
and glorify the Holy One of Israel

Please pray for the peace of Jerusalem and all Israel in these days of great difficulty. Tehillim/Psalm 122

Latest News in Israel: http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4714267,00.html

Shortlink for Sharing: http://www.desireisrael.com/?p=161


Chai is the Hebrew word for Life

Joining the 31 Day online writing challenge