Yes, it’s raining in Israel and we pray for rain this time of year.
But hello world,
it is raining rockets in southern Israel!
110 rockets were fired since Sunday from Gaza at 1,000,000 people.
One landed on the beach in Ashkelon, another in a child’s bedroom.
Children could not go to school, as it was “rocket day” again.
It is also raining in Jerusalem, Israel,
but the kind of rain that fills the streets with rushing water
and empties the parks.
In spite of the weather, in Gan Hapa’amon, the Liberty Bell Park,
these two men were fixing a mangal, BBQ, to grill their lunch.
Bikers covered their backpacks
and men covered their hats.
When the wind was not blowing, an umbrella was good protection.
The weather kept flags flying,
but made it hard for people to drive.
Traffic was slow and sidewalks were slippery.
However, no matter what the weather, there is always something to protest
and something unusual to photograph.
These flooded steps were dangerous,
but the flowers near them were gorgeous.
November 11 was also Veteran’s Day in the US,
a special time to remember those who served in past wars.
Please, know and remember,
today there are 1,000,000 civilians in southern Israel
who have to sleep in bomb shelters and run for shelter from missiles.
It is time to #StopTheRockets!