On September 10, 2001, my now husband and I boarded a jumbo jet at Newark Airport. We were headed back to Israel after a two-week trip to visit our families in America.
We landed early in the morning on the 11th and caught a cab to our apartments in Jerusalem. I promptly fell asleep in a jet-lagged stupor. I awoke several hours later to catch the tail end of a message from my mom – something about a plane hitting one of the Twin Towers.
As the day unfolded, I – like all of you – sat riveted to my TV screen, watching in disbelief and horror. Despite living in a country that has been no stranger to terror attacks, I still couldn’t wrap my head around the magnitude of this unthinkable loss.
In honor of the 2,993 men and women who lost their lives that day, and the countless others that loss their mothers and fathers, uncles, aunts, brothers, sisters and children to terror on September 11, 2001, I will be donating all proceeds from Kosher on a Budget today to the New York Police and Fire Widows’ and Children’s Benefit Fund.
May God continue to provide comfort to those who know this horrible loss.