The southern Israeli city of Sderot has, unfortunately, become widely known as the city attacked by barrage of qassam rockets from Gaza. In reality it is a gorgeous town, with spacious parks, schools, yeshivas, a college as well as many musicians, artists and other professionals. I was lucky enough to attend an educational and moving trip to Sderot and to the border between Sderot and Gaza to support the city.
We boarded buses in Jerusalem and headed down south on our journey to Sderot. Once we arrived we were greeted by a large group of individuals singing and dancing with Israeli flags. Excitement was in the air and everyone we exuding pride to be able to go and support Israel and the specifically the people of Sderot against attacks from our enemies.
Walking down the dirt path and overlooking the beautiful views of the land of Israel surrounded by so many other people who share the same love for this land was an incredible experience. We sang together “Am Yisrael Chai”, the Nation of Israel is Alive, and danced with our Israeli flags waving in the wind. Going to rally for the people of Sderot that day infused me with a real sense of pride and love for the people and land of Israel.