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נכתב על ידי ororen, 27/1/2021

 SOMETIMES WITHOUT NO WARNING 


- SOMETHING OUT OF ORDINARY 

  YOU CAN COMPREHEND ONLY AFTER IT OCCURS
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I WOULD LIKE TO SHARE WITH YOU MY PERSONAL JOURNEY

WHICH HAS NO LOGIC - BUT WHEN REVEALED TO US

WE CAN LEARN SOMETHING ABOUT WHAT IS TO COME AHEAD
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1991 IT ALL STARTED ON A VERY COLD WINTER'S DAY

IN NORTHERN ISRAEL

 at that time I WORKED AS A COMPUTER ANALYIST - SO  AS YOU CAN 

 GUESS - I HAD TO BE DRIVEN BY LOGICS - WHICH I TEND NORMALLY 

 ' NOT TO BE -  SINCE I'M A LITTLE BIT ADVENTUROUS OR  ' OUT OF THE BOX
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I OFTEN CHOOSE MY WAY AND NOT NECESSARILY WHAT IS CONSIDERED 

TO BE MAINSTREAM 

 < THE WELL KNOWN WRITTEN VERSE FROM THE BIBLE IS PROBABLY RIGHT

a  person  will  not  be  tested  by  GOD  more  than  he  is  able  to  bear

GOD WAS WITH ME ALL THE WAY 

EVERY STEP OF THE JOURNEY

 - TO 'BET OREN' - ON THE MOUNT CARMEL


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EVERY day in the factory " CYCLONE " where I worked we used to take a short walk after lunch.  ON that day the weather was cold and rainy - and nobody joined me to the little forest near by (today there is a factory called ''STRAUSS'') the earth was muddy after heavy showers in the morning - and now -  the sky was full of clouds -but not a drop of rain to be seen... I   looked ahead and noticed there lies a shining rock on the path  . as i came closer i did not believe my eyes : it was  smooth carved like a big diamond 20 cm - in diameter - the color was light brown 
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i picked it up - it was very heavy - so I had 2 choices : to take it back to the factory - or take it 5 minutes ahead to the main road : CARMIEL - ACCO 

? THE MINUTE I SAW THE STONE - I KNEW I HAVE TO TAKE IT TO 'BET-OREN'  - BUT HOW 

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  a day before my neighbour YOEL HOROVITZ  who used to work as a tourists guide called me (AS SOON AS I ENTERED THE BUILDING ) to show me slides of this place - ( "a year before there was a big fire - and now every thing is blooming" - he said) 
 he gave me a full picture of the entrance to BET -OREN  mentioning every little detail
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a cabbalist  told me : your name is Bet OREN
IN YOUR NAME THERE    IS    oren               TWICE :
ר א ו ב ן              א ו ר ן 
reuven    

 א=1 , ב =2 , ג=3 , ד=4 , ה=5...

18/8/1952 כ"ח באב תשי"ב <== I WAS BORN
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from now on - everything is out of explanation  
I took the stone : wrote on it BET OREN in Hebrew (IT WAS SMOOTH LIKE A BABY'S CHEEK)  with my yellow MARKER   ---> that I had in my pocket to mark wrong sentences in the computer plans

NOW I AM standing on the main road to ACCO 
 NO BODY STOPPED BECAUSE EVERY BODDY WAS SPEEDING DOWN THE ROAD -UNTIL
came along an Arabic guy called ALI who drove on a cranky car and stopped
I set in the rear --> hiding the stone between my legs - 
and we talked about co-existence in the middle-east 
when we reached ACCO  i thanked him and gave him my golden watch - that I got for my wedding 
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AS I GOT OUT OF THE CAR - I SAW IN THE DITCH A LONG BLUE PLASTIC TUBE WHICH FITTED EXACTLY : I TOOK THE STONE WITH ME TO THE MARKET NEARBY
THERE I SAW 2 JEWISH TRADESMEN SHOUTING AT EACH OTHER ---> I MADE PEACE BETWEEN THEM - AND THEN THEY TOOK ME INSIDE : HELPING ME WITH DRY SOCKS AND SHIRT- AND A CUP OF TEA WITH COOKIES --> NOW THAT I WAS UNDER SHELTER -STARTED A BIG RAIN 
( along with my raincoat -MY WALLET WAS LEFT IN MY OFFICE )

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AFTER A WHILE I HEARD THE TRAIN BUZZ:TOO-TOO-TOO TO LEAVE THE STATION : I TOOK THE STONE AND RAN LIKE THE WIND ( NO FENCES in 1991)  ---> ON MY WAY TO HAIFA 

THE CABINET WAS EMPTY AND  suddenly a NICE OLD RELIGIOS MAN CAME IN - SITTING NEXT TO ME - EATING HAZELNUTS 

HE OFFERED ME SOME - BUT I TOLD HIM : NO THANKS - I JUST HAD A LITTLE MEAL
 - BUT HE insisted and gave me 10 OF THEM - TO KEEP IN  MY SHIRT POCKET 
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'IN HAIFA I ASKED ABOUT THE BUS TO 'BET-OREN
"ONLY IN THE EVENING "
SO I WENT INTO A BANK ---> SLEEPING ON A COACH FOR 2 HOURS 

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THE BUS WAS CLIMBING MOUNT CARMEL - IN CIRCLES
AND the station is  INSIDE THE KIBBUTZ ---> THERE I SAW A SUPERMARKET CART TO PLACE THE HEAVY STONE
WHO ARE YOU ? -  ASKE ME ONE OF MEMBERES OF THE KIBBUTZ
 I AM " OREN" I ANSWERED

" !! OREN" he said - WE ARE WAITING FOR YOU -  2 DAYS".....

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I was shocked - but so hungry and tired - so i kept silent
he took me to sign some papers about me -
 amazingly two days before - there was a meeting for new ones to join the kibbutz <---
and since the man in charge who had the list of names was missing - they thought - it's me
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i wrote all my family delails - mentioning that i am a acomputer analyst looking for a job in the kibbutz . at this time i did not wear a yarmulke on my head . my parents kept traditional jewish way of life. they were both Holocast survivors - who believed in hard work - to build their life.
father told me how in White Russia (Siberia) they had to eat enen a burried horse in the snow - in order to survive ---> real hunger
-----------------one day he falls into a snowy valley with two oxes : shouting for help from GOD - and managed to keep alive 
 mother was 12 years old when she was taken to a shelter for kids - there she collapsed after not eating a proper meal - FOR A LONG TIME . they were a very rich family in ROMANIA
 SHE NEW ALL THE BOOK OF PSALMS BY HEART - AND KEPT PRAYING UNTILL THEY 
WERE RELEASED AND ( BY TRAIN ) CAME TO ISRAEL

-SO KEEPING OPTIMISTIC - IS  A  MOTO IN MY HEAD

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when i entered the dining room in the kibbutz - i notice the candelabrum with the candles - waiting to be lit on FRIDAY NIGHT
we had a nice big meal - when suddenly the lights went off in all the region - due to the horrible thunders - outside
so i told them to light the candles - and  they did - and then the light returned
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so they asked me what are my plans ahead ( my belly is full ) so i replied with a sense of humor : since the weather is so cold - put me to sleep on the roof - with a female kibbutz member - to keep me warm
suddenly they started whispering - they did not like the answer - and told me: since the security official is not present - i have to leave the kibbutz
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 i said OK 
( took the stone (looked like my bag
 ( and went out ( no fences by the gate
i took out the rock and put it in the entrance - under a big pine tree
i had a broken umbrella - that i found - but  - the rain was very heavy --> i can go back crying for 
mercy - but i decide to go on - by the information given to me by  my neighbour in Carmiel
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there  I saw the grocery store - but it was empty - so i went on to the riding center - where they kept the horses 
i did not know whether there is a guard ( to shoot me)  so i kept crying : HELP - PLEASE - HELP ME
i was quite dizzy - all wet - when i saw a round building with an open little window
 ( i felt as if someone is watching me from above ---> the strong wind  did not discourage me)
i managed to fall into the place - there i had all i needed to survive

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i covered myself with soft velvet - (they kept it there for the horses in the winter ) i was really freezing ---> in the darkness- i found a big piece of thick nylon - so i laid on the hay covering myself ,  and on my head i put a big warm hat with the logo of BET-OREN - to cover also my ears 
 i had in my pocket the Huzle-nuts TO EAT - and fell asleep like a baby in a warm cradle <---

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five o'clock i waked up - and opend the window - the rain stopped but it was so cold - no one to be 
seen - so i managed to fall out of the window - with all the warm layers on me including the big nylon

moving forward - i saw the sign : to TEL AVIV - so i stood on road looking for somebody to take me to YEHUD - where my parents lived
after some minutes - a VAN came - saw me - went on - but suddenly stopped - driving back :
ENDREW -->> A CHRISTIAN GUY DRIVING TO THE AIR PORT OF BEN-GURION - TO MEET HIS MOTHER ---> COMING FROM ENGLND
he told me that i looked like a ghost - but when he saw the hat he understood that i belong to the kibbutz
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THE ROADS WERE EMPTY - AND HE GAVE ME SOME MONEY - TO TAKE THE BUS from BNEI-ATAROT - INTO YEHUD
THE BUS- DRIVER TOLD ME - DO NOT PAY - JUST GET QUICKLY INTO THE BUS - SO COLD IT WAS
SEVEN O'CLOCK I KNOCKED ON THE DOOR- MY FATHER OPENED - SAW ME AND STARTED CRYING - "WHY ARE YOU CRYING" ? I AM ALIVE I SAID

ALL WEEKEND  I STAYED IN MY PARENTS HOME AND WENT BACK TO MY FAMILY - TO WORK ON SUNDAY MORNING - AS IF NOTHING HAPPEND
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my father took all my staff and burned it - i guess it reminded him his suffer in the world war II ---> as a boy he saved his famiily : when he had a dream - that a German plane is coming to kill them all - he waked his father and they ran away in the middle of the night - when they saw from above how the place was burning with fire
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( my grandmother was a daughter of a Rabbi who married a simple coachman ( driving a horse 
who saved their life - escaping from the Germans untill they reached -TASHKENT in the south -  with only one horse - since a horse can cross big rivers - like a tank

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years later i met the messiah "MORDECAI HAYEHUDI " who told me that my task in BET OREN  is not completed yet
 the redemption will be one day after Passover - there is a Jewish festival called MIMUNA in which everybody comes to visit and eat with a sense of unity
          


IN HEBREW 

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