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Aviel Schneider
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Dull events quickly fall below the radar, failing to satisfy the public’s thirst for sensation. Yet often it is those quiet, serendipitous moments that touch us most deeply. Let me tell you about one.

 

It was Friday afternoon, shortly before the start of Shabbat (the Sabbath). My soldier son who is stationed in the biblical heartland of Judea and Samaria could not come home that weekend so I brought him a delicious pot of hot home-cooked food.

 

I picked him up at his base and we drove a couple of miles until we discovered a lovely spot in the middle of nowhere. As we unfolded our chairs and settled down, I enjoyed every moment watching my son dive into the food. The blue skies, warm sunshine and a panorama stretching as far as the Mediterranean Sea were dream-like.

 

Close by were three Palestinians working their...

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