I’ve checked on friends in Israel and while all are safe, they are frightened and some have been called up for service. My heart hurts every time I go on social media and the stories are hitting much more deeply, because I know people who are there and have been affected and because of my own recent life changes. I don’t know. It makes me wonder what it truly means to bring children into a world that is so broken. But that’s why it’s incumbent upon us to work towards tikkun olam, I suppose. When it all feels so hopeless, I am always reminded of how remarkably resilient and courageous Jews have been and continue to be, despite everything.