Wednesday, December 08, 2004

Holidays great and small

Israel is a place that celebrates the smallest things with new meaning. I am rather enjoying Chanukah in a completely new light. First off the whole country come dusk is doing the same thing. Secular or religious they are all lighting candles and that is amazing unity. The second thing is when you hear a Sabra tell about Chanukah they are telling it, like they personally were saved from the Greeks.

When we celebrate Passover, the point is stressed over and over again that each and every one of us was there for the miracles of going out of Egypt. It is very hard to image that, but to be in Israel on a day that celebrates one of Israelis victories you can image.

I love Israel, I love being here, and on days like Chanukah I can identify with the country.



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