Tuesday, December 29, 2015

This is how Israel deals with the impossible

When you first make aliyah to Israel, you learn something. You learn that nothing here is easy.

After you've been here for awhile, you learn something else. You learn that everything here really is impossible--everything.

For example, Our politicians are impossible. Our schools are impossible. Delivery people are impossible. Government bureaucrats are impossible. Our media is impossible.

The language is impossible. The road signs are impossible. Israeli drivers are impossible. Our very survival is impossible.

But then, this is Israel. In this Holy place, nature does not prevail. 

When you've lived here for awhile, you realize that the rules of both man and nature don't really apply. Once you discover that   everything is so impossible, you develop an attitude. That attitude makes you look at the next impossibility and say, so...? 

We cope. We figure out how to put a round peg into a square hole. 

We create for ourselves a way of life--a Jewish way of life. It's a way of life that seems to be built around the impossible.
I can't explain it. But that's what it's like here.

Wait, maybe a picture will help. You know that, sometimes, a picture is worth a 1,000 words. Perhaps I've got a picture for you that's worth more than 1,000 words.

Look below. You'll see how we Israelis deals with the impossible:

There’s no such thing as impossible in Israel. Photo by www.shutterstock.com
There’s no such thing as impossible in Israel. Photo by www.shutterstock.com

Soon, life in France will be impossible. Life in Britain and South Africa will be impossible.
Soon, life in the US will be impossible

When that happens, you won't know what to do. What can you do when everything is impossible?

That's why you should come home to Israel. Here, there's really no such thing as 'impossible'.

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