Not Another Israel and Judaism Post….Not Today.

No, this is not another one of my long Israel posts or Judaism posts, because although I could relate it & discuss how terrorist attacks like what happened on September 11, 2001 occur in Israel & the Middle East, I believe it is not appropriate, not today.

Today is a day to be proud of my American heritage. Today is a day to reflect on the greatest horror the American nation ever faced. Today is a day to recognize that Americans bonded together & overcame one of the worst tragedies in our history.

When I log into my Facebook newsfeed & read posts by people in Israel discussing how the fight from 9/11  is not over, and we should all work together to stop terrorism in the Middle East & Israel, I agree. But that’s not where my heart is today.

Allow today to be a day of mourning, allow today to be a day of American reflection. Do not use these horrible memories to push your own agenda. At least not today.

About the Author
Originally from Washington, D.C., Penina Graubart is the New Media Associate for Times of Israel. She also attends IDC Herzliya, studying at the Sammy Ofer School of Communications