A Moment for Albert Mus

At 10:00 a scheduled alarm was sounded in Israel today. It is the Holocaust Memorial Day. We remember the darkest period in our collective history. It is a living remembrance. We can almost touch it, it is so close. People who were there still walk among us, though not for much longer. And this whole tiny country wouldn't exist were it not for the confirmation that no place is assuredly safe for the Jews in the world except for a Jewish place that can defend it's borders. And I write this as an optimist. Many people mentioned the upcoming 10:00 am siren. It customary around these parts to make sure people understand the nature of a scheduled blast, as an unannounced siren can be alarming, so

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