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Living in Israel

Living in Israel

A big part about being a dad in Israel is living in Israel. While being a dad has it’s on hardships, being a dad while living in Israel has other ones as well.

Living in Israel

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My five year old asked me a question a while ago.

Yahav: Daddy are there bad guys in the world

Me: (hesitating for a moment) What do you mean?

Yahav: Are there bad people like in the movies?

Me: Not exactly the same, but yes there are bad people in the world

Yahav: Is that why you have a gun? So you can stop them?

Me: Speechless

Living in Israel – Discussing the Situation

Figuring out how to talk to my kids about the realness of the situation is difficult to say the least. But I find that my only option is to sit down and talk to them about it openly and honestly.

There are bad people, and they want to hurt us, and we as individuals and as a nation need to learn to defend ourselves.

Living in Israel - Punching

Normally, I try to focus more on other, more positive aspects. Focus on the brave soldiers who are defending our country, the brave people who are living in constant terror on the border and not on the death and destruction.

Our children are precious and I feel the need to shelter them, but I can’t, not from this.

Living in Israel – What I Love

Yes, living in Israel is tough, but it brings us together. In school, the kids are making care packages to send to families down South who are under constant rocket fire.  Soldiers come visit and my children are taught to see them as heroes and thank them for what they do.

Yes, living in Israel is tough, but I don’t think I could live anywhere else

Help support the troops by ordering them a pizza

 

 

 

 

shraga
shraga
Dad of four living in Israel. Being a dad is an insane roller coaster that never ends, plus a lot of people throw up. I like finding things to laugh at in the day to day and usually that means laughing at myself.

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