Thank you the article featuring Rena Ariel speaking recently at the Young Israel of Woodmere as a front page news item and for raising consciousness.
Having lived in Hebron, let me suggest a broader perspective.
When you live in Kiryat Arba, near Hebron, you live with the unrelenting threat of terror. As Rina Ariel explained on Monday night at the Young Israel of Woodmere, living there's not for everyone.
Of course, this would be a perfectly normal and expected reaction and conclusion any normal being would have after hearing of the horrific trauma suffered by the Ariel family.
But living in Hebron and Kiryat Arba transcend what is considered normal and expected.
Infiltration into the Kirya is a very aberrant, and unfortunate lapse of security.
One lapse is one lapse too many with tragic consequences! Yes it must be addressed with determination and strength rather than with acceptance of it being a typical everyday occurrence.
Building playgrounds is our response to terror. The more they try to destroy our settlement, the harder we try to build our settlement.
That "this is a family we didn't know personally" is irrelevant, Rabbi Axelrod said, "because all of Israel is connected"
Kerem Hallel website: https://www.keremhallel.com/ Rena Ariel firstname.lastname@example.org Elana Abelow Kronenberg email@example.com, assistant