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On Nakba Day, which this year fell on Shavuot, we had a power outage in the apartment. There was no school that day, and the children wanted to make popcorn. Instead of two minutes, they set the timer for two hours, and within three minutes I smelled something burning. Smoke poured out of the microwave, the popcorn bag was on fire, the sides of the microwave melted and the power in the apartment went. I...