Today marks the thirteenth day since Eyal, Gilad and Naftali have been kidnapped by cruel, evil, poor excuses for human beings. In pain and agony we wait as the world continues to turn with all it’s mundane activity.

Everyday that passes leaves me more worried and concerned than the day before. I worry first and foremost about the well being of the boys and the security and success of our soldiers. My second concern is that as we feel more despondent with each passing day, the situation becomes too much to bear and we might, heaven forbid, begin to abandon hope. Giving up hope would be a further victory to the terror group so rightly named Hamas (meaning theft and violence). When we abandon hope they win and our boys lose.

It is crucial that during this crisis we cease casting blame on others such as the Left, the Right, the Government, Noam Shalit, etc. The only ones who are at fault and should carry all the blame is Hamas and the people who support these terrorists. Finger pointing and negativity only serve to hurt our efforts. We should cast our differences aside for the greater purpose of maintaining a strong unified force in finding and bringing our boys home.

Benjy Singer, in his social media network My Shteiblech, has a page dedicated to things we can do to help bring back our boys.  He will be updating the list every day and posting the updates on his Facebook page which can be found here.

…and please remember hope is only lost when we lose hope.