Thursday, May 13, 2004

Sad Update

5 more Israeli soldiers were killed. There is just no way to understand this unnecessary loss of life. What a very sad week in Israel.

Wednesday, May 12, 2004

And for comic relief

I could not stop laughing. And as my brother said, "that poor donkey!" Look at it! It's so helpless.
"We continue to bury our children"

My mom told me once that she had hoped that her generation would be the last to have to risk their lives to ensure the safety of Israel. She certainly wanted it all to be resolved before her children were old enough to be drafted into the army. As it turned out, my brother and I were never drafted since we moved to the US at a young age (although I still received my draft papers and I have them in my scrapbook). However, even though my mother was saved from the worry of her children going to the army, many mothers and fathers mourn the death of their children. Usually when I hear of killings in other parts of the world I don't personalize the deaths. It registers as another human being who was senselessly murdered. But I can't look at the pictures of the men who were brutally murdered (who were my age) and not be personally affected. Why? Because had a different turn been taken in my life these guys could have been my friends or my classmates. A decision that was not in my hands made almost 19 years ago determined that I would not have to serve like these men did.
But I still have friends and family living in Israel. All of which served, are serving, or will serve in the army. For this reason, when I hear news like
, I cannot stop myself from crying. These men are like extended family to me. They are protecting my homeland, Erez Israel. G-d bless them and bring peace to the hearts of their parents and loved ones and to all of Israel.

Tuesday, May 11, 2004

Artificial Blood and Finals

It's that time of the year again folks. I can feel my blood pressure rising as finals approach and I realize how much work I have to do and so little time to do it in. Seems to be the scenario every semester. I have my biggest final this friday afternoon but I can't start studying until I finish my research paper on artificial blood. Interesting stuff but not when you are stressing that you only have 2 days to study for your Human Cancer final. It was such an interesting class even if the professor was a slow talker. Very few classes have me excited about the reading as much as that class did. I want to do well on this final so the next two days will be spent in the dungeons of either my house or the library. Either way, I will probably come out of the final a bit whiter and mal-nutritioned. Oh how I won't miss this part of college when I finally graduate!

Monday, May 10, 2004

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