Location: Israel

Monday, March 10, 2008

Yom Kippur is Like Purim, so Now is Like Rosh Hashanna

It just occurred to me that since Yom Kippur, as can be shown by Hebraic etymological exegesis, is "Like Purim," then a day "Like Rosh Hashanna" could aptly precede Purim. A time of introspection, repentance, resolve could come nine or ten days before Purim. A propitious time to return to blogging.
This is the best of times and the worst of times for blogs.
There are some tremendous blogs out there: all you need to find or to write a good blog is time and access to the internet. I bet these insightful, articulate people instead of merely being bloggers could be - and in some cases are - philosophers, poets, playwrights, statesmen, teachers, physicians, scientists... In blogs appear some of the most profound observations and analysis to be found in contemporary letters. And some are delightfully well written, lucid and entertaining. So it is the best of times: the best talent is producing the best blogs.
But it is also the worst of times for those of us who love Israel. Worse and worse the situation has been becoming. Israel is wrongly criticized by other countries for its conduct in the Middle East conflict; the country is being led by people who want Judaism - the key to Israel's existence - to be destroyed.
And now, after these few garbled paragraphs, I am hungry. What better excuse to end this post.
Wonder how soon I'll choose to write again.


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