Here we are again, at war. Though it's not a war. It's an "operation." But we are "at operation" does not have the same ring.
My Tired friend was lamenting how exhausting it is to constantly explain the situation (via, FB, Twitter, etc) to the masses. Especially the masses that think like this lovely CNN newscaster. See her at her objective journalistic finest during an interview with Mark Regev, the spokesman for the Prime Minister! (PS: I am employing the use of sarcasm when I say "lovely," "objective," "journalistic" and "finest.")
But Yaakov has it all figured out, Tired. So you can turn to him as your expert commentator during these troubled times.
Me: Rocket attacks from Gaza, Israel fighting back, etc etc.
Ariella: Isn't Gaza part of Israel??
Ariella, continued: Why are they doing that?
Yaakov, in his most exasperated, I-can't-BELIEVE-I-have-to-explain-this-to-you way: It's like in Power Rangers! They are the BAD GUYS. And since [Yaakov-speak for "except"] they are people, not monsters.
May God give strength to the Good Guys and protect us from the Bad Guys. Shabbat shalom.