Â Some of the latter were close friends of mine and you can’t count them on one hand. It takes two.
Tonight and tomorrow will be a day of mourning and ceremonies and visiting graves and remembering. It’s a serious, introspective time.
But then, quite suddenly, Memorial Day ends and Independence day begins. People in the streets, parties, lots of bar-b-cue and deep feeling of happiness and pride in our little country, The State of Israel.
The transition is always jarring. From sadness to joy in a flash.
It’s the essence of our life as Jews returning and rebuilding our homeland.