This story is totally true. There are no exaggerations. And I witnessed it all.
It happened on the first day of Chol HaMoed* Pesach. My husband and I eagerly made our way to a small maternity hospital in Bnai Brak in order to meet our less than a day-old granddaughter. We came without presents. There would be plenty of time for gifts once she and our daughter were safely home.
In Israel it’s usually impossible to enter a hospital without going through a security check and this place was no exception. Inside the guard shack the man working as sentry sat at a table next to the metal detector.
He checked the visitors’ bags
as their owners walked through the aluminum gate. We approached empty handed
except for my purse and expected to move quickly. In front of us, though, there
was a loud commotion.
|A security checkpoint courtesy of mops.gov.il|