May 08, 2005

I have returned from the dead!

Yes it is true, I am back. As you have noticed I have a brand new website, thanks to David Boxenhorn, to whom I am indeed grateful for his help, as well as for giving me his templates (which is why my page looks just like his!).
I finished my last exam already, but I am now working and about to start my essay in my Islamic Studies class. Since I finished my last exam my body appears to have been going through some sort of physical stress release (call it phenomenology if you will, I know I do). I actually slept 12 hours yesterday, believe it or now. It's incredible how the mind can and does affect the body, isn't it..

A lot of things have been going on in the world during my liminal phase of absence! (Can I actually say that?). Today for instance, marks the 60th anniversary of victory over nazi Germany. Today as I sat on the bus on my way home from work I was listening to the radio news saying the following: "A Jew who fled here during WW2 says that the world has learned very little".
A few days ago was "Holocaust Remembrance Day" in Israel, as you know. An Israeli friend of mine was feeling quite upset about it, and mentioned to me that the "Walk of the Living" in Poland had made him feel that there are "still good people in Europe". I told him there are good people everywhere, but I still understand how he feels. I can in a way say that I get the same feeling, or at least to an extent when I hear stories such as the 30 kilometer line being formed in Germany, and the anti-neo nazi march in Germany. While there is bad, there is still good. There is still something, some sort of something.

Here is something interesting from BBC by the way: SLIDESHOW
"Audio slideshow: VE Day
On 7 May, 1945, fighting in continental Europe officially ceased after nearly six years of hostilities."

And after such an incredibly depressing post, I am certain that a great majority of Israel is obsessed with this right now. I don't care for sports much, but I care for happy people, so mazal tov :)

Posted by Maria at May 8, 2005 09:39 PM | TrackBacks
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good to have you back, maria :)

Posted by: yiddishe-kop at May 9, 2005 02:12 AM Permalink

Maria, this site is gorrrgeous. I love it!!!

Posted by: Max L at May 9, 2005 02:28 AM Permalink

Love the new Look.

Posted by: Jeffrey at May 9, 2005 06:36 AM Permalink

Your new blogsite hereby has official Swedish approval! ;)

Posted by: Torbjörn Karfunkel at May 9, 2005 08:55 AM Permalink

Why thank you all so much!

Posted by: Maria at May 9, 2005 09:47 AM Permalink

Mazal Tov for finishing your exam and for the new blog. It looks great! :-)

Posted by: Orly at May 9, 2005 11:34 AM Permalink

Great to have you back, and in a much improved layout. I was getting worried there for a minute (not seeing your name come up on my Recent Visitors list) :)

Posted by: Dave at May 9, 2005 02:28 PM Permalink

Mazel tov, great new look! :-)

Posted by: HasidicG at May 9, 2005 08:46 PM Permalink

Great New Site. Looking forward to visiting daily.:)

Posted by: EdWonk at May 10, 2005 04:15 AM Permalink

Nice place you've got. Now I'll have to edit my template again.

Posted by: Expategghead at May 10, 2005 01:00 PM Permalink

Expat: you're crazy, don't do that, I *love* your colors. They're perfect, very classy. (I studied art, so trust me).

Posted by: Maria at May 10, 2005 01:40 PM Permalink

Maria, I don't get notices on your posts anymore. Is it just me?

Posted by: Orly at May 11, 2005 08:45 AM Permalink

I will register you on my new website

Posted by: Maria at May 11, 2005 09:57 AM Permalink