Friday, August 19, 2005

Gaza Math

Events of the last week compel me to accept the truth of the following statement:

Ordinary People + Land grievance + thousands of idealist teenagers + irresponsible religious leadership = [X + Y]

With me so far? Ok, now even if we insist on the fabulous and absolute truth of Ashrecha Yisroel Mee Kamocha, still it breaks my heart and brings tears to my eyes to conclude, as I must, that the following is also true:

[ [X + Y] - self-determination + extreme poverty] * (38 years) = Z

Hashem yirachem