Guest writer Julie Zuckerman writes about her experience in central Israel during the past weeks and how you can help
An extraordinary piece. Thank you, Julie Zuckerman, for writing it. And thank *you*, MIDSTORY, for publishing it.
Julie, thank you. And I’m so sorry. Steph and Jessica, thank you for amplifying Julie’s voice. I’m in tears reading this in the dark before my Jewish kids go to school in the safety of my home but I don’t feel safe in certain ways and I am in mourning for the losses Julie describes, and the pain that will continue to roll out from this ongoing tragedy.
Julie, your pain and fear is felt by every reader. Such an incredibly important and brave piece. Thank you for writing it during a time when all is still fresh and so difficult. Sending love and strength to you and your family. Jess and Steph, thank you for publishing it. Sadly these days, that does need to be said, and you deserve every accolade for your bravery too.
Thank you for sharing this story. There's terror here and heartbreak and catastrophe, but your posting this message also reaffirms all we have, each other, community and the underlying humanity we share. Thank you.
Beautiful and heart breaking. Sending hugs and strength.
Thank you for sharing your story. I have been thinking about you every day during this tumultuous time, and hoping you and yours are safe. Wishing for peace sooner rather than later.
Thank you for sharing this, Julie. It is good for the rest of us to understand the pain and trauma you are in from a "real" person not just a random news article. Sending much love and prayers
My heart grieves for you, your family, your Friends, All of Israel. Utterly devastating and you really deliver the news and emotion and - yes, yes— all too much- even to read about never mind live the horror. If there ever was an important piece of writing— this is it
thank you for sharing both the realities of the moment and the reflection on what's to come. Grace and peace to you all.