It's surreal, cooking for Shabbat, and listening to the radio announcer break into the broadcast every few minutes to say "there's a siren in .......". Since I started cooking at 11:00a.m. I've heard announcements of dozens of alerts, all over the south and center of the country. I can hardly concentrate, so I can only wonder how the people who are in the midst of the situation are managing. I remember the drill from 2006, when the north was under rocket fire -- you try to concentrate, but can't.
Not much that I can do from here except to keep the people of the south in my thoughts and prayers. I did accept a last-minute group of 8 girls for Shabbat dinner, so I feel as though I did something. (Of course, that involved a revised cooking schedule, but we should be OK.)
Vegan Shabbat dinner:
vegetable rolls (in pastry dough)
rice with pesto
sweet potato kugel