"Don't get angry," the parents were told.
I'm sure for equally hysterical, stressed out parents, those are word that sound better in theory than in practice.
Our community email has letters from people looking for refuge for "family from the south." Shiloh is safer than most areas of Israel, safer than Tel Aviv for sure. If you haven't yet heard, Tel Aviv is the target of the terrorists, and they are trying hard to get their missiles to hit, damage and kill in that major Israeli metropolis.
Photo: Marc Israel Sellem/The Jerusalem Post
Two booms were heard following an air raid siren in Tel Aviv Thursday evening, just an hour after a rocket from the Gaza Strip exploded in an open field outside of Rishon Lezion. There were no reports of injuries in either strike.
Yes, there's a war going on, and the real proof is that regular TV shows have been cancelled in favor of round the clock news on the Israeli stations, One, Two and Ten. What's most interesting is that the "mood" in the newsroom has become more "pro war."
Last night, it seemed like only Opposition Leaders and confirmed anti-Netanyahu critics were offered the microphone. And when someone tried to explain the government's position the nasty journalists kept interrupting and arguing.
I caught one report criticizing the people in the building in Kiryat Malachi which had been hit, resulting in killing and injuring residents. A reporter showed the building's shelter which was full of junk. When we lived in Jerusalem, I remember that inspectors came periodically making us clean out the shelter, and when we didn't do a good job we were all fined.
HaMakom yenachem to the family and friend of the dead.
Please pray for refuah shleimah complete recovery to the injured.
May G-d give our government wisdom and our soldiers strength and success.