It’s raining rockets. Again.

What has struck me most is the resilience of the people, even when everyone in the country knows that hundreds of rockets are heading across the border.

August 22, 2018 12:02
3 minute read.
It’s raining rockets. Again.

An Iron Dome anti-missile system fires an interceptor missile as rockets are launched from Gaza toward Israel on August 9. (photo credit: AMIR COHEN/REUTERS)


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I couldn’t help but breathe a sigh of relief when the voice at the end of the phone line was upbeat, friendly and helpful – that’s not always the case when you call your local cellphone provider hotline! After explaining my problem to the enthusiastic man, he assured me the matter would all be sorted out within 30 minutes. “Are you sure the phone will be working in half an hour?” I enquired, sounding cautiously optimistic. “Be’ezrat Hashem,” he replied. “With the help of G-d.”

How can you not smile at that response? At the risk of sounding a little cynical, I silently hoped that he wasn’t just relying on ‘higher powers’ to sort out the telephonic issue, but his comment did leave me laughing with friends later in the day, as I retold the the story of our amusing interaction.


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