The Warning Sayed Kashua Didn't Give His Daughter

A word in the kids' ear before boarding the plane could make all the difference.

That’s it, everything’s almost ready. At the beginning of the week I sent all my shirts and pants to the laundry and they came back ironed and folded in time for the flight. I also packed the thick woolen coat that I’ve never needed in Israel – not even on the coldest of days in Jerusalem; gloves and scarves. Once again, I couldn’t decide whether to take a hat. I know a hat retains body heat and that it’s a...