Presently I am overcome with great concern for the welfare of three young Yeshiva students who were kidnapped by Palestinian terrorists. Like all of us we are praying for their safe return and for Hashem to protect them and give them and their parent’s courage and strength. Too many times we reduce the story of Israel to a political discussion about the Middle East conflict. We forget that our Jewish brothers and sisters are living there and building our Jewish State with a passion and love for Am Yisroel. We routinely read about the political maneuvering of a process for peace and we neglect to identify with Israel in a personal and private way.