Friday, May 18, 2007

"as students met in fortified classrooms to take their matriculation exams in mathematics"

Considering that I'm still bitter about that time the huge ice storm hit and my high school was the only one in the city to stay open, it's nice to have a little perspective.

Your school is a regular target for rocket attacks? Don't call in sick or anything, just take your exam in a fortified classroom!

It never ceases to amaze me how much the Israelis have to put up with, and how wonderful and productive their nation remains despite it all.

I don't think there's any doubt that, if the shoe were on the other foot, and it was the Arabs with the superior firepower, there wouldn't be a Jew left alive in the region. It continues to be a display of truly remarkable humanity, civility, forgiveness, and restraint on the part of Israel that there are enough Palestinians left to keep shooting rockets at them.

But what are these crazy Jews doing teaching their children about mathematics? Don't they know there are more important things for the young to learn?

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