Local Jewish families pray for peace in Israel

Local families with ties to Israel were worried Tuesday night.

At Temple Beth Am in Jupiter, the Congregation prayed for peace…especially for one local family who has a daughter serving in the Israeli Army.

"The times I get worried are when I hear the sirens in the background and then it is reality," Dr. David Rosenberg said.

Rosenberg's daughter is in the Army in Jerusalem.

"The extremists will never ever make peace. It is up to the people. It is up to the 90 percent to voice their opinions. That is what matters," Rosenberg said.

Rabbi Jessica Spitalnic Brockman with Temple Beth El in Boca Raton arrived in Israel on Tuesday as part of an outreach trip.

"Just about an hour ago sirens went off in Jerusalem indicating a rocket was aimed at the city. I understand it landed about nineteen miles away. What it means when the alarm goes off is you need to take shelter," Rabbi Brockman said.

Rabbi Brockman says she does feel safe and that her love for Israel has never been stronger.

"While it should feel scary, it doesn't. It only makes me feel more tied to this country that I love so much," Rabbi Brockman said.

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