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Apologies for the delay in this update. I ended up being out of town for Shabbat and am still catching up.
I had planned to stay home (home is Petach Tikva, a town about 15 km east of Tel Aviv) for Shabbat, even with my husband away on business, and was invited out for Shabbat meals. On Friday midday my older daughter called inviting me for Shabbat (she lives in a town in the Shomron, aka Samaria aka West Bank). I reassured her that I was fine. “No”, she explained, her husband, a Rabbi and officer in the IDF, was called in to stay on base for Shabbat because of a sudden change of plans, (no surprise there considering the situation) so would I come to keep her (and 5 noisy kids) company. I dithered a bit until I heard another missile hit Tel Aviv – this time I heard…
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