Conflicting Feelings This Time of Year

The weeks after Pesach, with Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day), Yom HaZikaron (Memorial Day for fallen soldiers and those killed in terrorist attacks) and Yom HaAtzmaut (Independence Day) coming within one week is a time for a lot of conflicting feelings.

Remembering the Holocaust brings with it the conflicting feelings of safety and fear. (My Shrapnel describes these very well.)

Remembering those fallen during Israel’s wars and terrorist attacks is sad – especially for those of us who knew terror victims personally. (Just reading the list is chilling, it is so long…) But it also makes me feel proud for the army we have, and the fact that there are so many who are willing to give up their lives to protect others.

Yom HaAtzmaut is a time for pride too – for the accomplishments of a gutsy little nation made up of gutsy individuals. It is also a time for getting together with good friends (not to mention the consumption of more red meat than I usually eat in six months!).

Wishing my readers a Chag Sameach!


1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Batya
    Apr 30, 2009 @ 04:19:11

    You’re included in Israel At 61!.

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