Saturday, January 8, 2011
After the Fire
Per a previous post, these mountains lit up in a record-breaking forest fire at the beginning of December, ushering in a very solemn start to Channukah. It took international support to put it out. But a bus load of prison guards got caught and died in the flames before they got there. Our cousin even knew one of the young women who was on the bus. Being in a small country, I have often found that someone we know has had a direct connection to events here like this. That's obviously quite different than my experience with U.S. news which often feels remote.