Celebrating the Israeli/North Korean way
The way we celebrate our independence reflects on us poorly. Why don’t we let everyone do as they please during the siren, as befits a democracy?
The way we celebrate our independence reflects on us poorly. It starts on Memorial Day, the day before Independence Day, when we force everyone to stand at attention during the siren − even though there’s no religious obligation, national law or even a recommendation by the decorating authorities. And if someone doesn’t stand as required, we vilify him and curse his mother.
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