Erev Shabbes, I’m sitting at my computer reading e-mail while in the background Shlomo Carlebach is singing. “The whole world is waiting to sing the song of shabbes.” Shlomo sings, “Behind prison bars we sang the song of Shabbes/in Concentration Camps we sang the song of Shabbes”. Then he sings, “I saw six million dying” and pauses for a minor eternity before being able to continue “we sang the song of Shabbes.”
Meanwhile, I’m reading an email from the Department of Defense: “Spc. Eric M. Finniginam, 26, of Colonia, Federated States of Micronesia, died May 1 at Forward Operating Base Blessing, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked his unit using indirect fire.”
Forward Operating Base Blessing.
(Thanks to Nachman Umani, of course.)