It was going to be just another routine Purim .. but as we know our reality is never “routine.” The weather this Purim was going to be gorgeous, after a few rainy winter days, everyone waited for the sun to rise and the kids to dress up in their costumes and give out mishloach manot.
My youngest, Gily, was a cute Minnie Mouse this time. They had a Purim carival at school and she came home with a basket full of candies. The next morning we woke up at 5:15 a.m. and joined the Youth Council bus going to Mt. Hermon to enjoy the snow!!
(Sorry Baltimore , while you had no snow this year, Mt. Hermon has tons of snow, the bigest amount in years. We got there at 10:00 a.m. - the fourth bus in the parking lot ... no traffic, no crowds, just FUN FUN FUN !!!)
The next day, we all went to watch or march in the Adloyada ,the theme this year was “colors,” and it was indeed very colorful.
This pretty much ended the fun for Purim. The following day IDF killed a mega terorist in Gaza who was in the proccess of executing a PIGUA (terror attack) in Israel, similar to one that he operated last August near Eilat. Once we heard about this killing, we knew it was just a matter of time before rockets would be launced in our direction. Since Friday afternoon, over 120 rockets were launched in the south…