Miracles in the Mayhem

YERUSHALAYIM (Hamodia Staff) -

One of the miracles in the midst of the ongoing rocket attacks on Israel occurred in Moshav Sharsheret in the Eshkol region in the south.

A mashgiach kashrus from Badatz Machzikei HaDaas was examining the cabbage harvest in a hothouse in the tiny community on Sunday. After checking the plants thoroughly for worms and insects, he left.

Less than an hour later, he told Hamodia, he received a phone call from the hothouse owner: “You had a tremendous miracle!” he informed him excitedly. “Just a few minutes ago a missile landed exactly where you were standing and a fire broke out. It was a miracle you weren’t killed!”

The mashgiach returned to the hothouse to behold the miracle
and give thanks to Hashem.

In Rishon LeTzion, a grad rocket launched in Gaza landed in the courtyard of a residential building on Sunday but miraculously failed to explode.

Only moments before, dozens of schoolchildren had been out in the area, but as they immediately ran for cover, none of them was hurt.

B’chasdei Shamayim, there were no physical injuries, although eight people were treated for shock by Hatzalah volunteers.

Community life goes on despite the fighting.

In Ashkelon, just 13 miles north of the Gaza Strip, a new sefer Torah was dedicated despite the constant threat of fresh rocket salvos.

Amid the music and song it appears that many either did not hear the sirens or simply carried on dancing regardless, Arutz Sheva reported on Monday.

Fittingly, the episode unfolded to traditional song celebrating faith in G-d in time of adversity: Anachnu ma’aminim bnei ma’aminim, ve’ein lanu al mi lehisha’en, ela al Avinu she’baShamayim — We are believers, the children of believers, and we have no one to rely upon but our Father in Heaven.

An avreich in the southern city of Ofakim told Hamodia of a somewhat different experience. After several air raid alerts a day, he decided that his family needed a respite. So they went north to Zichron Yaakov, well out of range of the Gaza rockets, to stay with his father-in-law over Shabbos.

They arrived last Thursday night, only to be awakened at 3:30 a.m. by air raid sirens. The rocket landed just outside the city, and the boom could be heard in the distance. No one was hurt.

He smiled as he related the incident, and quoted the old saying, “Every bullet has its address.”