Dharma in the War Zone

An Israeli JournalStephen Batchelor

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WEDNESDAY

Over breakfast on the lawn, Yasmin, the elder daughter, tells of how she was nearly hit by a Katyusha in Nahariya the previous night. She was staying in a friend's house. The rocket landed at the end of the street. "It was so loud it made the sky shake," she says. She is going back to the town today for the free ice-skating being offered to the residents as compensation for the shelling.

"We poor Katyusha-hit northerners," mutters Rachel, ironically. "Portrayed as heroes of the nation by the press." A holiday for her, she explains, is simply to live normally at home. A holiday from fighting, from funerals, from people throwing themselves onto newly filled graves, from distraught parents. When there is war on, everyone has someone close to them involved.

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