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Posted: 2/26/2002 3:40:28 PM EDT
[size=3]Dance Shivi, Dance! - A Father's Advise[/size=3] From Tekoa The cell phone rings and there is a slight hesitation at the other end. "Eli, there's been another [i][b]'pigua'[/b][/i]." With those few words, a heaviness like a cloud or a curtain, suddenly drops, encompassing all of my being. There is no translation of the word 'Pigua'. It is beyond the dry phrase a 'terror attack' - for pigua also means hurt, deeply hurt. We are all [i][b]nifigaim'[/b][/i]. ['people who are hurt'] You register a staccato of phrases, of words, the when the where, and the who. God, give us the strength you beg silently, and not for the first time. Two more families, neighbors; two more worlds destroyed. I call home and have an initial talk with my 10 year old. He doesn't yet know that one of his classmates is affected. "You know I heard the shooting when I was at the store", he relates objectively. "It sounded really close". We talk quietly about his fear and I reassure him that he is safe and that I am on my way home. Yet what right do I have to reassure him something I am powerless to provide, but I do it anyway, for I am his father. Slowly my children check in. It is my 15 year old, away at school, who is the most concerned. "Should I come back home. Can I help?" There is little he can do here and I tell him so. Then a silence. "Aba I don't know what to do. There is a big Purim party at my school - maybe I shouldn't go?" I hesitate for a moment, furious that this is a question that my child has to wrestle with. This shouldn't be, I cry to myself. It's not fair, he deserves a childhood. But my answer to him is clear enough. "Dance Shivi", I reply with a catch in my voice . "Dance with all your heart". from Eli Birnbaum - elib@jazo.org.il To see Tekoa, which was the home of Amos the Prophet, go to [url]http://tekoa.org.il/[/url] Eric The(Saddened)Hun[>]:)]
Link Posted: 2/26/2002 3:52:05 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/26/2002 3:53:00 PM EDT by DaMan]
'Pigua' ... thought that was the term used when cowardly Israeli guards shoot pregnant women! [:P] DaMan
Link Posted: 2/26/2002 4:06:41 PM EDT
I doubt the validity of this email. How do you hear a cell phone ringing over the 'NOISE' of American taxpayer purchased Bulldozers ?? This email is possible but improbable.
Link Posted: 2/26/2002 9:03:34 PM EDT
'Pigua'...hehehe Don't worry Eric, you can lie with impunity...the end of the year is comming again, and surely, all your lies will be "forgiven".
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