Tuesday, 10 May 2011

naomi's question of the day - #3

"naomi's question of the day" is a new feature of the Nishmablog featuring a question for you to ponder, extend and/or respond to through your comments. 


May 10, 2011

I have a friend, an Orthodox Jew, who tells me that for the last several years he has felt numb on Yom Ha'atzma'ut. For most of his life, he experienced a poignant pride and gratitude whenever he thought of Israel -- and an almost bursting passion of citizenship on Ha'atzma'ut.He wonders what has changed -- does living in exile eventually make us more familiar with the idea of ourselves as strangers or has the promise faded from the promised land?

1 comment:

Garnel Ironheart said...

Your friend clearly hasn't been to Israel enough. He needs to go there and eat in every felafel joint he can find (with a good te'udah, of course). While eating the felafel he should wear red shoes and click his heels together while reciting "There's no place like home, there's no place like home"