Friday, July 14, 2006

life under fire

My brother from America just called and reminded me of a far side where there is a guy and his wife in his bomb shelter undeground and the world above him is destroyed and his bomb shelter is filled with canned food and his wife is yelling at him: "Idiot, I told you not to forget the can opener."

I moved the computer downstairs and the kids are watching a movie right now. They were brought upstairs one at a time to shower and bathe for shabbos. We are planning a normal shabbos with contingencies. My wife didn't make a chulent this week because its possible that the electricity will go out. We're going to keep the lights on in th basement and we have a mattress in the bomb shelter.

The neighborhood next to us, named after Yitchak Rabin the prime minister who brought us Oslo (we call it the Russian quarter) was hit and there were wounded people reported. There is the constant drone of the helicopters and we have the Internet on to keep us updated.

On shabbos, starting in 2 hours, we will go into shabbos blogging mode, which means that there will be no updates until shabbos ends, no matter what the situation. Our computers will all be turned off and if we hear booms we will know that something happened and not know exactly what.

A Texan who I have a business relationship with told me, "The country of Texas is friends with Israel."
Let us hope and pray that God is with the people of Israel this week.


Jack Steiner said...

Just read about you at Jameel's place. Take care, be safe and have a good Shabbos.

Anonymous said...

My thoughts and prayers will be with you guys this shabbos.

Just Shu said...

Your business buddy knows that Texas is a state, not a country...right?

Unknown said...

Will be thinking of you over Shabbat.

Anonymous said...

We will be praying for Israel tonight at my Messianic Shabbat Service. We are Jews who believe in Messiah Yeshua (Jesus) and know that there will never be true peace until the Prince of Peace- Our Messiah Yeshua Returns to Israel. And He will. He has given us His word. We will have you and your family in our thoughts and prayers tonight. God will ALWAYS be with Israel. He will never leave you nor forsake you.

Shalom Brother.

Gregg Jackson
Newton Mass

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