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Israel Connection Virtual Interest Meetup: Choosing to have Joy in Times of War

Thursday, February 22, 2024 13 Adar I 5784

7:30 PM - 8:30 PMZoom

Register in advance to join on Zoom

Hosted by Ayelet Lipton and Viv Shein

Since the Hamas attack on southern Israel on October 7th and the subsequent war, I have been unable to choose to listen to music. I get in the car, open my Spotify, and just can't choose. I feel guilty when I attempt to choose what playlist to play on Spotify. I ask myself: Who am I to have the privilege to choose a genre of music for pleasure when so many people are suffering? I feel helpless and guilty. (If somebody else plays music, I am able to listen and enjoy. It is something about the choosing.) Through conversations with others at CDT, I have realized that I am not the only one feeling this way. Please join me on Zoom to share things we feel too guilty to do, how we are managing them (I had my 15 year old make me 7 playlists with the name of each day — so that on Monday I simply choose Monday and deal with whatever music plays!), and to simply not feel alone. Please register in advance, if possible. 

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