Good News – Bad News from Jerusalem

  Good news first.

I was in the US for birth of a grandchild,

baby photo

his name is Yisroel Tzvi,

and he already is trying to figure out this world.

In the last two weeks I’ve had no computer time,

no down time and little sleep.

I hope you missed the updates from RJS these past two weeks?

image of sky from El Al plane

As always it is an adventure to fly El Al

and arrive back to Jerusalem, Israel.

But as I arrived home I heard terrible news:

Rabbi Yehuda Glick had been shot

and seriously injured

in an assassination attempt.

I posted on Israellycool  asap,

and you can see the background story and updates



In June at the Begin Center,

Yehuda Glick sponsored his first LIBA conference,

where I was shocked to learn that Jews are allowed

only 20 hours a week on the Temple Mount,

while Muslims have almost free access.

Today access to the Muslim masses was limited,

though tomorrow restrictions are to be lifted.

Helicopters are flying overhead,

and in Jerusalem that usually means trouble.

Much has been written about “Price Tag” attacks,

today there was graffiti painted near a church.

price tag in Jerusalem

 Months ago this photo was taken across from the Begin Center.

It did not fit the media spin of “Price Tag”

so it was never reported.

On my next photo walk in the area

I saw that it was whitewashed.

Abu Mazen is spinning the story of one of his followers

shooting a man in cold blood

into “Israel is bad,”

 another thread in his narrative;

while Yehuda Glick, a great guy with wonderful sense of humor,

is hanging on to life by a thread.

Join in praying for the recovery of

יהודה יהושע בן רבקה איטה ברנדה

Will this world be easier to understand when Yisroel Tzvi is older?

8 thoughts on “Good News – Bad News from Jerusalem

  • October 30, 2014 at 6:59 pm

    Congratulations on the grandchild. I have been blessed with 2 new great grandchildren within the past 3 weeks. I’m praying for Rabbi Glick’s recovery and for the peace of Jerusalem. I have missed you!!!

    • October 30, 2014 at 7:02 pm


      Thank you and congratulations to you that is quite an accomplishment! Hoping for more good news next time.

  • October 30, 2014 at 9:57 pm

    Your new grandson is beautiful. Mazal tov, and your photos and commentary are always appreciated, since I have yet to visit Israel. You are our eyes! Thank you, and I am so hoping and praying for some sort of peace for Jerusalem, and really, all of our homeland.

  • October 31, 2014 at 1:33 am

    mazel tov on the birth of your grandson! he is so adorable! may there only be shalom in Israel! we are all davening for a complete refua for rabbi glick.

  • November 5, 2014 at 6:58 am

    Mazel Tov on your new grandson. What a beautiful little boy. May he be the source of much “nachas” to you and your family.

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