Whats the best way of getting over a terrorist attack? Wearing cute rubber wrist bands, twee looking ribbons to put on your jacket, being a Twitter drama queen? No, none of this nonsense!
As friday was Jerusalem Marathon day, it is a case of just get on with life, no need to cancel anything needlessly. This meant it was a bit difficult to get to work as the bus services were going to be hugely different with roads blocked off.The day before I saw barriers being put up and large palette loads of bottles of water.
I went to my church for a worship event, the main hall is in the basement of Clal centre in between Agrippas Street and Jaffa Street, but the meeting is on the 14th floor right at the very top, known as the prayer tower, I could open this huge sliding window and get some air and see an amazing view that you can see a large portion of the city, including the new King David harp bridge. Here I can see right over Jaffa Street in the distance where the bombing was.
As per every event like this, there are police and security to keep the event safe, although it did rain a little (which is a good thing, its is still really needed!) this was a nice day. I was at work as normal but I got some things done in our food bank again. Actually I thank the Lord I was in this place that day due a power cut due to a fault in our building, which I meant I had to manually shut some servers down, there was some equiment damaged by this but is all under control.
This race shows the determination and character of the Jewish people well I think.