It seems significant (in my little corner of the world) that Yom Ha’atzmaut (Israeli Independence Day) should fall on Tuesday, which (in my little corner of the world) is now Tikkun Olam Tuesday. There is much to say about Israel. I don’t necessarily envision this blog as a place to say those things. I think of this blog as a place to talk about what it means to be Jewish in the South. But I suppose that it’s not possible to fully discuss what it’s like to be Jewish anywhere without discussing Israel. That being said, I’m going to have to think a LOT longer before I put all of my thoughts and feelings about Israel onto the internet. And that’s not going to happen today.
Yesterday, I watched the news, filled with stories about bombings and earthquakes and death and tragedy. Today, I listen to Hatikvah and I am filled with hope. Hope for a world repaired.