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Operation Chizuk

Bracha Rosman

You probably won’t be able to understand how my family feels at this moment. You cannot know of the amount of davening, tears, and fear that continue to fill our home these past few days. The waiting is awful. No one calls with updates because there’s no news. The unknown is always the most difficult.

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Let me backtrack so you know a little bit of the history that led to this week’s events.

My oldest brother, Chezky, is a senior leader at a youth program. He does lots of great things with boys of all ages and Jewish backgrounds. He has a dynamic personality, and his kind, smart words are like a soothing balm for any aching soul. We weren’t surprised when the US Army called him and asked him to fly to an army base to give chizuk to the Jewish solders. They had called him many times in the past. He was known as the “Go To Guy” to boost Jewish morale. Only this time he wouldn’t be sent to some army base here in the states. He would be sent far, very far. Almost to the other side of the world. My brother Chezky was going to Iraq.

 

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