The Dutch translation of the headline would be: not yet out of the fire.
The government has now promised NIS 4.5 M. for Mevo Modi’im fire relief. That does NOT mean that the money will come. Everyone wants money from the State so if you don’t keep pushing, suddenly the money will come “next week/month/year” meaning: never. The saying goes: “To promise and give nothing is comfort to a fool [only].” So, be a nudnik!
This Sunday 23 June, 20:30, there will be a benefit concert in Petach Tikva by the cream of the Shlomo crop — click here for details. It’s not enough to give money. We need to sing and dance too.
The situation of Mevo Modi’im is kind of the opposite of the Holocaust. There the survivors returned to empty houses; here the survivors have no houses anymore but no one was wounded or killed by the flames.
NB: The big city close to the Moshav is called Modi’in (notifiers). But the village itself is called Mevo/Me’or (the entrance/light of the) Modi’im. Not to be confused with the elsewhere situated ultra-Orthodox settlement of Modi’in Illit (Upper).
Donations are still very welcome, from around the world and from Israel. Click here to give donations to each of those made homeless in the fire.
Please pray for Moshe Ilovitz, 37, and his family from Mevo Modi’im. He went missing in Meron and still has not been found.
On a personal puzzling note, over the years, I have been in five buildings in the Moshav only and none of them burned down! So, if you have no money for house insurance, make sure you invite me inside once.