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Helpless from 6,000 miles…

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When tragedy strikes, we all want to do what we can to help those in need. As Jews have done for centuries, we are ready to put our differences aside, and help each other in a moment’s notice. What happens when we just can’t do anything? What do we do when we are stuck on the sidelines trying to imagine the horrific nightmares that our family, friends, and fellow brothers are experiencing?

For the past few days, I have been asking myself that very question. After months of COVID restrictions, I was finally able to travel for the first time in over a year. The business trip was going extremely well, and it was truly great to be “out there” after what seemed like a life time of being stuck. Then, two days ago, in what seemed like an instant, everything changed. My flight home was cancelled, and I had to just sit idly, watching the images on social media and hearing the fear in my family’s voices, as they ran to our safe room. That’s when I started asking myself, what do I do now? Someone told me I was lucky because I was out of harm’s way.........

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