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Summer in Israel


Natalie Sopinsky doing her lifeguard duty.

This summer, like the past nine summers, I am the Susya pool lifeguard. Everyday my day starts at 6:30 a.m. Our summers here in Har Hevron are slow and easy. Not much goes on. That is a blessing.

In the summer of 2017, right on the first day of summer vacation, there was a terrible tragedy in nearby Kiryat Arba. Some of you may remember, a beautiful 8th grade girl was stabbed to death in her bed.

The day before this horror, the 8th grade class of girls was at the pool for their class end-of-the-year party. They danced, sang songs, ate ice cream, as girls do, enjoying their last day of Juni...

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