July 06, 2004

3 weeks

Today is the 17th of Tammuz on the Hebrew calendar, It is a fast day, commemerating the seige of Jerusalem, which eventually leads ot the destruction of the Temple
on Tisha B'av, three weeks later. It is a period of mourning, increasing mourning.

And I wonder what is wrong with me that I can't feel this loss to the bone. I love Israel; I moved here because she is beautiful to me. Jerusalem, the Kotel (Western Wall/Wailing Wall in English).

Why can't my mind dwell on more than the physical fact that I'm thirsty already and there are about 8 hrs more to the fast? What is wrong with me anyway?

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