Word of the Day Mamad: Where to Go When the Rocket Siren Sounds?

If you’re seeking shelter when the siren shrieks, a mamad is the place to go. But afterward, if what you really need is a prayer, well, the other kind of mamad will also do the job.

As Palestinian militants continue to fire rockets from Gaza -- on the south, on Tel Aviv and even on the Jerusalem area, which until very recently was thought virtually impervious to rocket fire because of the city’s sanctity and large Arab population -- one of the uppermost thoughts on the minds of many Israelis is: Where do I go if I hear a siren?