During this latest round of fighting Hamas launched a rocket from northern Gaza aimed at hitting Israel up the coast. The Iron Dome picked up the rocket and measured its trajectory. It was heading for Tel Aviv.
The Iron dome operator fired the interceptor. It missed. That doesn’t usually happen. So, he re calibrated and fired again and it missed again. Very unusual. Iron Dome has a success rate of over 90 per cent so for it to miss twice in a row is a little strange.
During the final four seconds before impact a huge gust of wind came out of the east and blew the Hamas rocket off its course and out toward the ocean. It landed harmlessly in the water.
It was calculated to strike either the equivalent of the Israeli pentagon or the central bus station in Tel Aviv. Hundreds of people could have been killed. Was it divine providence?
Don't know. But some call it a miracle.
The first prime minister of Israel, David Ben Gurion, said this once: “In Israel, in order to be a realist, you must believe in miracles.”
It sure made a lot of atheist Jews reconsider their beliefs after it happened.
I don’t know about any of you but I’m going to shul next week.