Lord Yehoshua writes:
So far all members of the Shire of Ma'ale Giborim are safe. I can tell you that Israel is holding up well under the current war. Israelis are opening their homes to take in families from the areas that have been hit by rockets around the north and near Gaza. My own community has welcomed several families from the north and is preparing for more.
If you would like to support Israel at this time we would welcome that support. One of the best ways to do so is via the Magen David Adom (Red star of David) which is Israel's emergency services. MDA has treated well over a thousand civilians in this war so far and shows no sign of slowing down any time soon. Donations can be made via the American Friends of Magan David Adom (click "original article" for more information.)
Yehoshua ben Hayyim
Shire of Ma'ale Giborim -- Drachenwald