The Jewish people have recently finished the month of Tishrei, which is the most holiday dense month of the year. Rosh HaShana, Yom Kippur, Sukkot and Simchat Torah filled our days with prayer, feasting and trips. Here in Israel that meant quite a lot of people traveling to relatives and doing day trips on the intermediate days of the holidays. The crowds were so huge in Jerusalem that the police closed off places to private cars, and almost everywhere in Israel there were traffic jams.
This in addition to the month of Ramadan celebrated by the Muslims throughout Israel.
So, what didn't happen - thank G-d?
Suicide bombings and kidnappings (except for an AP reporter yesterday for a few hours). Why didn't these things happen? Well, the main reason of course is because G-d didn't want them to happen. But a secondary reason is because Hashem had a lot of "helpers". There are men out there, both in green uniforms and in civilian clothes, who worked day and night (and do so 24/7 throughout the year, not just this past month) to gather the information about the terrorists and find them before they accomplished their goal. You only hear about these activities months after the fact, in a short article in the paper, which many people don't notice.
I notice. And I try on this blog to thank these annonymous "shlichim" (G-d's messengers) whenever I can. I can't name you - but I know that you are out there keeping my family safe, and I want to say thank you again.