Archive for August 2011

איך זה

August 31, 2011

שאני מחפש תשובה ולא מוצא

שכוכב אחד לבד נופל

שאין הבדל בין השניים

Upheaval

August 30, 2011

about-face, alteration, cataclysm, catastrophe, clamor, commotion, convulsion, disaster, disorder, disruption, disturbance, eruption, explosion, ferment, flip-flop, new ball-game, new deal, outbreak, outburst, outcry, overthrow, revolution, shakeout, stirring, switch, temblor, tremor, tumult, turmoil, turnaround, upturn

why haven’t I posted so much?

August 28, 2011

because my girls don’t sleep enough

Argh

could someone please explain to my 8-month-old daughter that teeth coming in is no reason to yell from 8pm to 9pm?
😦

Ook.
Ook.
Ook.

one thing I must say

August 28, 2011

it was not classy

maybe I don’t deserve class
but it was not classy.

risky decisions

August 25, 2011

no matter what decision I make, there will be a high risk

going independent? risk.
Relocation? risk
going back to fundraising? risk

Maybe I should get inspired by attacking China from Irkutsk.

sucks, bad news does

August 24, 2011

got fired. ook
😦

Israeli Declaration of Independence: eighth paragraph, my rereading

August 24, 2011

“In the Second World War, the Jewish community of this country contributed its full share to the struggle of the freedom- and peace-loving nations against the forces of Nazi wickedness and, by the blood of its soldiers and its war effort, gained the right to be reckoned among the peoples who founded the United Nations.”
History lesson: “the Jewish community of this country contributed its full share…” We helped! Yes! We did!
Ethos lesson: ” the Jewish community of this country contributed its full share…” We were not just sheep driven to slaughter!
Suck-up lesson: “the freedom- and peace-loving nations”
Moral lesson: “Nazi wickedness”
Doctrinal lesson: “by the blood of its soldiers and its war effort”
Payoff: “gained the right to be reckoned among the peoples who founded the United Nations”.
In short, we fought back against evil, so we are rightfully a force to be reconciled with. And yet, the underlying message of hostility (which is not unique to Israel) as justifying statehood bothers me. And the reliance on other countries’ recognition, too.