Yesterday I had trouble getting into blogger, so I decided to take a day off from blogging altogether. I listened to the news a total of twice - instead of all day long. I must say it was refreshing - and it strengthened my growing realization that constantly live blogging is not good for me. On the other hand, I have been getting e-mails from people all over saying how much they like hearing about what is happening here - especially from the perspective of a private family.
So I have decided to compromise between live blogging and not blogging. I will try to post updates every two hours about is happening, with a less "time based" post thrown in here and there.
This personal change is reflected also in what is going on in the country in general. We know now that this situation is going to last for at least a few weeks - no "zbang v'gamarnu" as they say here in Israel (Hebrew for bang and we're finished). People are trying to figure out how to get back to working. The radio broadcasts are going back to a semi-normal schedule. Even the stock market, which had one or two shaky days, is back to its robust self.
The Jews, as usual, are learning to adapt.