Typical, every day.

Today is a typical day in Israel. A weekday, a Thursday, a typical day in the State of Israel.

And three articles in today’s newspaper brought me to tears in the middle of a bus ride.

The first told stories of Ethiopian Jews who died or were killed on the way to Israel.

The second was the voice of trauma and ongoing grief of Koby Mandell’s mother and other Israeli parents like her.

The third was about what a young volunteer witnessed in yesterday’s massive attack of kassam rockets on Sderot.

I often find myself in tears while I read the paper on the bus.

That’s a typical day in Israel.