Wednesday, May 14, 2008

May 14th

The paper today had several articles about Israel's 60th birthday. Even though I know the date May 14th as well as I know July 4th, I couldn't figure out why the articles were in the paper today. Yom Ha'atzmaut was last week.

Really, it took a few minutes before I remembered that a) today is May 14th and b) Yom Ha'atzmaut is celebrated on the 5th of Iyar and not the 14th of May.

Now it all makes sense...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Oh my God- I had the same reaction! When I saw that President Bush was in Israel today to celebrate the 60th anniversary I thought, well, he doesn't get very much right, so this just must be another example.