This is awkward to write about.
As you might surmise from the links I’ve spotlighted to the right, I visit Jeffrey Goldberg’s Atlantic blog quite frequently. And at least for me, there is something sadly and authentically Jewish about spending time considering “how to stay alive in a terrorized hotel,” as Goldberg does in this post. A subject continued in this one.
Let’s hope none of us will ever need to use this advice. But I have to say that as I read these posts, I was grateful for them. Which I also think has something to do with my Jewish background: Somehow, as a grandchild of people chased out of their homeland, I focus a lot on safety issues.