June 05, 2007

Another 40th Anniversary

The Six-Day War between Israel and the Arab Middle East began 40 years ago this week. I remember it for several reasons, but the one that sticks in my mind most is that I suddenly realized that some of my fellow students at Jefferson High School in Alexandria, Virginia were Jewish. I honestly didn't know that before I observed the worry and then the pride that appeared on their faces.

I suspect that doesn't mean I was exceptionally stupid or blithely oblivious, but rather that religion was not a topic of much discussion at my suburban middle-class high school in the 1960s.

Posted by Linkmeister at June 5, 2007 01:36 PM | TrackBack

40 years ago? Time certainly does move on.

I rarely pay attention to people's affiliations, religious or otherwise.

Posted by: cassie-b at June 6, 2007 03:26 AM