Israel has the very interesting schedule of Memorial Day followed immediately by Independence Day. I think it is a great sequence to remember the fallen followed by the celebration of what these brave soldiers died for!
Today is unique, as a 100 meter order is in effect. This means that no one is to be out more than 100 meters from their home. I’m sure this is very difficult for those who have the tradition of cooking outside at parks with many friends and family. Today, it has been a quiet day (in our home) but there was loud music in the condos around us and much cooking out on balconies.
Today’s tight restrictions will be lifted in various stages beginning tonight at 8 p.m. and preschool-grade 3 opening Sunday. Of course this will be necessary as many work places will open and young children will need a place to go during the day. The economy here has been hit hard, especially in Eilat. Over 50% of the population there is currently unable to work. Tourism is very important here and it will take a long time to recover.