"Watching the War"
I'm sure many of my co-Americans can relate to my family's feelings of inadequacy and helplessness in the face of the crisis in Israel. While our brothers and sisters in Israel are listening to the howls of sirens, holed up in their shelters, or reporting for Army duty, we are, to a large extent, going about our daily business. But the worry pervades every part of our day, and we spent much of our free time yesterday with our television tuned to the news, anxiously watching for updates. Obviously, I try hard to reassure my children, but they can't miss the fact that their father and I have been basically glued to the screen. Last night, child #3 came into my room and sweetly asked: "Mom, can I watch the war with you?"