Arieh Kovler

Israel has faced its darkest day for 50 years

A young woman reacts as she speaks to Israeli rescuers in Tel Aviv (Photo by JACK GUEZ/AFP via Getty Images)

While preparing to head out to synagogue to join the dancing and celebration for the Simchat Torah festival, the rocket sirens started sounding. As we grabbed the kids and ran to our safe room (all new Israeli houses are built with one), I assumed there must have been some incident overnight, some Israeli escalation to trigger this rare but not unprecedented rocket fire on Jerusalem.

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