Dear Friend,

As we send you this magazine, our brothers and sisters in the Holy Land are under fire. A barrage of rockets is raining down on the south and center of Israel, threatening the lives of millions of civilians.

In this week’s magazine, we have included articles about the situation and what we can attempt to do about it. Together with the entire Jewish people, we pray to G‑d that Israel succeeds in its mission to bring true and lasting peace and security to its inhabitants and its neighbors.

And even as the situation seems frightening—and for those in Israel, especially the children, it certainly is—let us remember the Torah’s assurance that Israel is the “land upon which G‑d’s eyes are constantly focused,” and that even in the darkest hours, He is right alongside us.

The Editorial Team