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15 hours of routine in Modiin, while rockets fly

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18:08 – Look at my phone, see 5 missed calls from my husband and realize it’s been on silent – what could be so urgent?

18:09 – Call husband who tells me about rocket attacks close by and suggests getting the safe room (ממ״ד) ready.

18:11 – Go to the safe room and use all my strength to close the iron door and feel relieved when it’s finally closed and I didn’t have to do it in the heat of the moment because it is damn heavy…

18:13 – Ward off kids’ questions about why I’m getting the safe room ready (and hoping to God it will just pass and I won’t have to explain that once again bad people are attacking us with rockets).

18:15 – Get ready for a long awaited (post-COVID) night out on the town with friends — and discuss in our WhatsApp group whether or not we should still go (Decision: We’re not letting Hamas ruin our evening).

18:39 – Contact friends in Jerusalem to see how they coped when the sirens went off and hear from one friend that........

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