As everyone knows, Israel is turning sixty tomorrow. For the occasion I published over at Jewcy.com a (tough) love letter to my country. As you will read, the letter is more of a creative piece than my standard articles. Hope you enjoy it:
Your son, the poet Yehuda Amichai, once described you as a land divided into two districts: memory and hope. The residents of each district mingle with each other; they are, Amichai tells us, either returning from a funeral or a wedding.
Contemplating you at sixty I find myself planting my feet in both of your districts of memory and hope – a man simultaneously returning from a funeral and a wedding.
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