The Israeli calendar of national holidays is structured following the religious calendar. You can't miss the holidays because everyday life gets restructured. My Israeli friends joke that all major Jewish holidays have the same idea: "They tried to annihilate us. They failed. Let's eat." Now, obviously, the Holocaust Remembrance Day, which is today, stands out from the yearly cycle not only because it is not a public holiday. It twists the logic of the holidays celebrated just so recently. "They tried to annihilate us. They succeeded. Let's... let's..." The truth is, although established practices have developed, the society is still not sure what should come after the "let's". What does one do on the Holocaust Remembrance Day?
Friendly blogs and other links
Irregular Rhythm Asylum - young activists in Tokyo
Thrown Peas - my friend Jordan's blog on life in Spain
Milda's blog on media and society
Džina's blog - media and politics
Dalia - photography
Ekoblogas - eco lifestyle