Personal Update: The "honor roll" in my yishuv has grown substantially in the past few days - the number of men called up for reserve duty in the north has grown to more than twenty, and this does not count the young men who are regular soldiers. All are leaving wives and families - in some cases newborn babies. We all need your prayers at this tense time.
I will not be blogging tonight or tomorrow as it is the ninth of the Hebrew month Av, which is a fast day.
4:05 pm Israel time:
Home Front: More rockets fired at north in past two hours, bringing total up to 160 for today.
Lebanon: Golani soldier wounded seriously, two others slightly in south Lebanon.
2:00 pm Israel time:
Home Front: Over 125 rockets have been fired at Israel so far today, including one that reached as far south as Jenin in the West Bank (Palestinians cheer). One man killed in kibbutz north of Nahariya, one woman in Tzfat seriously injured.
Lebanon: Four Hizballah terrorists killed in fighting.
Personal Update: I heard on one radio station that today is Nasrallah's birthday (not confirmed). If this is true, I join millions of Jews the world over who wish that this is the last one he celebrates.