Happy Israel Independence Day

60 years old already? She doesn’t look a day over 3000 . . .

Seriously, though, it has not escaped my attention that the pull of this particular holiday on my affections has waned since my grade school days – and I’d like to believe that’s for unselfish and idealistic reasons. But really, what strains that connection more than anything is stuff like this, posted by a friend who made aliyah several years ago.

It would be an improvement if I could make myself get angry. Instead, I just feel sad, and disgusted.