Udi & Eldad are dead.  My heart breaks.  I can’t get Karnit Goldwasser (Udi’s [z”l] wife) out of my mind.  It seems like yesterday that she asked me and a room full of people to raise awareness, write letters and pray for her husband, for Eldad and for Gilad along with all of Israel’s kidnapped soldiers. Since the day that I met Karnit I wore a dogtag with the names of the 3 missing soldiers on it.  I rarely took it off.  She asked us to wear it until her husband came home.  When I woke up yesterday morning, the chain had broken.  How symbolic.

[A few links about the return of their bodies: Ha’aretzJPost story with reactions from the families, blogger Aussie Dave]

Update: I’ve been listening to Galgalatz all day today (thank you Israel Radio Toolbar!) with the sad songs resonating through me, pulling at my heart strings and raising tears.

More blogs (with varying viewpoints) on this sad sad day:

Gila’s Big Adventure Treppenwitz, Expat EggheadNot a Fish, Simply Jews, Aliyah! Step-by-Step: Making a Life in Israel,

3 responses to “Heartbroken

  1. Thanks for the link, 1rabbi. And this is a sad day indeed.

  2. Karnit Goldwasser was truly heroic throughout this ordeal. The way that she traveled the world to try to win her husband’s release was just amazing. It reminded me of how Avital Sharansky spent years speaking to prime ministers and kings, trying to get her husband released from the USSR.

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