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Remembering, in Israel and in America

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/at_home_abroad/item/remembering_in_israel_and_in_america_20100414

This past Monday morning, a few minutes before ten o’clock, I was chatting with a group of people while walking down King David Street in Jerusalem. At exactly 10:00 a.m. we gradually became aware of the mournful, insistent sound of a siren rising in the distance. Like the people around us, we stopped talking and stood in place. Traffic came to a halt. Drivers and passengers opened the doors of their cars and stood at attention behind the open doors. For two full minutes no one spoke or moved, until the siren dropped in pitch and faded away.

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