This morning, the Department of Education decided it was too dangerous for children in Beersheva to go to school. This is an amazing occurrence. I have heard of schools closing because of snow, and even because of a teacher’s strike, but today Beersheva children joined those in Ashkelon and Sderot and Ashdod because the government predicted missiles would fall and the danger was too great. Imagine if a missile hit a bus on which children were traveling to school. Imagine if it hit a school.
And today, that is exactly what happened. Thankfully, the school was empty because the children were ordered to stay home.
Seven hundred thousand people are now under fire in Israel. Those of us who are working, typing, teaching – we are functioning in a surreal environment wondering what absurd world this is that allows this to happen.