During tough times, it is easier to turn and run. But as the sirens ring out and rockets continue to fall, I cannot bear the thought of being anywhere but here.

When we told our friends that we were making Aliyah, some were shocked. Well, to all our friends who doubted us: We are celebrating our 20th year of Aliyah!

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Imagine hearing a frightening siren blaring “Code Red, Code Red” and having 15 seconds to run for cover. Imagine never being able to walk beyond a short distance of the nearest shelter.

Southern Israel is Ablaze as the rocket attacks from Gaza keep coming and the violence escalates. Government ministers are calling for decisive action.