Monday, April 16, 2007

Yom HaShoah

It's been almost 2 months since the last blog, I guess a good sign that I stopped observing and started participating. I know that the juggling's become much easier--work, family, Israel. I'm just here rather than thinking a lot about being here. At least most of the time. The city drew quiet last night, and the t.v. became serious--all holocaust-related programs. We watched the ceremony from Yad VaShem. It's hard to know where the Holocaust ends and Israel's suffering begins. A friend said "everyone here feels touched by the losses in our wars" a literally true statement that doesn't hold true for the holocaust. It moved me to here survivors speaking Hebrew--a rebirth for them and for the language and for our people all at the same time.