I think that last Purim was the first time I truly felt - not through the barriers of television or newspapers- the inferno of the Second Lebanon War. I was invited to Tel HaShomer Hospital to sing for soldiers in the Rehabilitation Department. There I met Yonathan Levin and Dror Candleshine, two of the most severely wounded in this cursed war.
Both of them, are completely paralyzed in body but alive and breathing in soul. Day after day, they live in rooms with walls covered in photos and paintings showing how their lives were, and what could have been if…
The music that they liked plays in the background. It’s hard to know if they still like it. It is only possible to feel…
When we visited in the ward, I understood how much a gesture, any gesture, the smallest gesture encourages and strokes them during their most difficult period.
Therefore I believe the initiative of the “For Soldiers with Love” is blessed.
Whether you live in Israel or abroad, contribute your time and send a gift full of energy and warmth. It’s a little bit of yourself, and a huge feeling for them.
I wish lots of success to the Foundation and to those who are partners in the work, and wish all of us safer years.