In his song, Elohai, Israeli singer-songwriter Kobi Oz wrote about
"This great synagogue called the Land of Israel
Where everyone is welcome to look up at the heavens,
pray for rain, and watch out for missiles."
Oz, like many Israeli artists, was commenting on the existential reality of Israeli life, where lethal attacks from bombs and missiles can be commonplace, coexisting with the practicalities of everyday life ("pray for rain") and inspiring spirituality ("look up at the heavens"). "Watch out for missiles" has been all too real for many Israelis living in close proximity to Gaza, and now, as Hamas rocket power has grown, tragically, for a larger portion of the population..."