When the holiday came to a close on Tuesday, I was scared to turn on the news. Throughout this holiday it seemed like things were spiraling out of control with difficult news from Israel. It hasn’t been the easiest start to a new year. In fact, as the saying in Hebrew goes, with one murder reported after another, the land of Israel seemed to have become drenched in a “ma’agal damim,” a circle of bloodshed.
It’s a curious phrase that, of all times, jumped out at me now.