As an observant Jew, this is the first time in my life writing an email after sundown on Friday.
I asked two rabbis who both told me every minute and ever second counts in the war to save life’s and uproot the evil that has befallen us.
This includes public relations, and anything needed.
This week has been tragic, awful, and yet ending with pride and hope of better days to come.
Unity is just something not seen since the 6-day war in 1967.
However, the world is with us, and this is something I have never seen.
Our own employees and business associates and friends both Jewish and non – Jewish, democrat or republican, you name it are encouraging us and supporting us both in words, dollars, and confidence that we are doing the right thing.
As I write this, we are all trying to raise funds and get enough equipment delivered before the next stage of the war.
I was on a conference call with the army today and the head officer briefing us said that we can’t relieve some of the horrible pictures.
Even though it would help the PR campaign, as a nation we can’t do it to the families and the world. So, what you have seen is not the worst of what happened.
In addition, we are always busy warning civilians to get out of harms way and then Hamas tells them to stay as human shields.
No other army abides by code of conduct like us, and we are proud of that. We don’t just “drop bombs” and say “oops”.
However, we are now at the point where we expect to see not only a need for a ground assault in the south, but problems in the north as well as Judea and Samaria (the West Bank) and Jerusalem.
We must watch our front, back and sides!
As I write this, the official count is 7,000 rockets this week and as I write this, there are literally sirens are going off in Tel AVIV on a Friday night – sending millions of people running to their safe houses and bomb shelters at 10pm on a Friday night.
Entire towns in the north and south have been evacuated and people are hosting people from everywhere.
Morale of soldiers is high. As we enter the sabbath 7 days later, we know we are going to pay a big price, but we are confident good will triumph over evil.
Judah and I thank everyone who has donated, wished us well, prayed for us, and who is telling the world that good needs to win.
Shabbat shalom and may the day of rest soon go back to being a day of rest.