Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Just returned from Rabin Square in Tel Aviv where many thousands listened to singers, watched Israeli dancers, fireworks, falafel, and kvelling (yiddish for shepping nachus) in honor of israel's 67 birthday, Yom Haatazmaut. The transition between mourning the 23,000+ dead and celebrating this miracle was amazing. It was very emotional. As I watched the many many young kids of all ages celebrating, I kept, thinking, "the next generation of IDF", but tonight, CELEBRATION. Tomorrow, see my Bratzlaver hasidic relatives in Bnai Brak. What a country!