Talya Woolf

Today, tomorrow, and forever

Headline on Times of Israel: Freed hostage Elma Avraham, 84, critically ill, as 14 Israelis, 3 Thais released

I just saw pictures I can’t unsee because I had clicked on a tweet about returned hostages. The pictures were in the comments. Please be careful when you are reading/clicking/following the news stories on Israel and the war.

Which made me think of the hostages – especially the children. Have you seen their eyes? Thought (again) what they have gone through? They will never ever be the same.

People cheer as a vehicle carrying hostages released by Hamas drives towards Hatzerim army base in Ofakim, southern Israel, on November 26, 2023, after they were released from Hamas captivity in the Gaza Strip. (Menahem Kahana/AFP)

I am terribly relieved that we have been gifted back some of our family members (but there is no celebration until they’re all home). If you look between the lines of text, you can likely read that I’m feeling pretty fed up, disgusted, and angry about this whole situation. I’m grateful that my mother and father never had to witness this abomination of a ‘situation.’

Today is October 7.
Tomorrow is October 7.
Next week is October 7.

We can (and will) pretend that life will go on because we have no choice.

But there will be days like today when we are fed up with all the bullsh*t, the lies, the murder, the intent, the attacks, the antisemitism, the dead bodies, the “missing hostages,” the voluntary ignorance, and the apathy.

I’m so over it. I’m looking forward to the war restarting.

חוסל חוסל חוסל
My favorite word right now.

About the Author
Talya Woolf is an eight-year Olah with four spirited children and a fantastic husband. She is a writer, American-licensed attorney, handgun instructor, amateur photographer, and artist. She is politically confusing, Modern Orthodox (though she doesn't dress the part), and ardent Zionist (ZFB). She enjoys spending time with family, friends, running, photography, and reading about highly contagious diseases and WWII.
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