Monday, April 16, 2007

Yom HaShoah

Today is Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day. As a non-Israeli, the thing you notice most is the 10 a.m. siren which calls everyone to a moment of silence. The newspaper had pictures of people on busy streets standing outside their cars with their heads bowed. In the post office where I was, however, one old guy in a kippah came in and dramatically tried to be served after cutting straight to the front of the line, while some clique in the back kept up an animated conversation resisting until near the end of the moment attempts from others in the line to shush them. I guess for some people, nothing is sacred.



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