Update From Yoni Lipshutz of Simply Tsfat
From Yoni Lipshutz of Simply Tsfat:
Shalom to All
Many people have asked me what in the world am I still doing here in Tsfat. We are here to stay. Our 100 year old, solid 0.75 meter thick stone walled house has a water cistern 3-4 meters down underneath the house. We emptied all the water out a while ago and built a staircase with the intention to finish it off as a play room or a music studio but we are making good use of it as a bomb shelter, it is rather large. The hospital was just hit in the latest salvo about 3 hours ago. The katyushas really do not do that much damage unless a direct hit. Some of the other longer range missles carry a larger payload and are in fact very dangerous as we saw when an apartment building in Haifa collapsed.
We are not going out and we are staying on the 1st floor. Our roof and floor of the 2nd floor are both poured concrete. If an extended salvo of katyushas hits we will go into the bomb shelter, but to stay down there for 24/7 with 11 people is not reasonable. On another note our tefillos have improved qualitatively as well as quantitatively!
keep davening and please email, it keeps me busy!