On Friday, which is when Rosh HaShana begins, Israel will start a lockdown for three weeks (which is how long the holiday season lasts). Almost everything will be closed because of the sharp increase in the number of corona virus cases over the past few months (when the last lockdown ended). I will not be allowed to go more than 500 meters from my house and even if was permitted, the only places which will be open are supermarkets, pharmacies, and health clinics. Meanwhile, Olga (the 4-year-old) has to go to Tiberias on Wednesday to be checked to see if her ears are okay after having had an infection in them. Marina and her husband have taken the day off from work to take Olga there, which is something they cannot afford to do, so I offered to take Marina and the two girls, thus allowing the father to work. I will not, however, go inside the clinic with them in order to reduce my chances of meeting someone with the virus. Instead, I will head to a nearby place where Polina (the 12-year-old) and I can have a snack and something to drink while Marina and Olga are inside. After they finish, I will be taking them to a town called Rosh Pina, which is about half-way between Tiberius and their home. This will be the last time, until the lockdown is finished, that we will be able to go to a restaurant. Rosh Pina has some nice strip malls, so I will also be able to get some holiday gifts for the girls. Meanwhile, my son was supposed to spend Friday night with me but this would be illegal, so I will not see him (or my daughter) for about a month.