No, I have not suddenly become a Chavista. I think Venezuela is in deep trouble because of its dictator and I wish Isaac's family would get the hell out of there. BUT I am very proud to root for my Venezuelan nephew Gavi who is competing in the 18th Maccabiah Games in several swimming categories. Gavi swims 5 hours a day as part of his training regimen. Five hours!!! Imagine having that kind of discipline at 16. I can barely muster up the discipline to get off the couch.
So I just wanted to wish Gavi and all his teammates lots of luck in these games. I'm glad they, and so many other Jews from all over the earth came to Israel to display their Jewish pride and talent for all the world to see.
Haveil Havalim is up at Jack's place.
The Stuff That Lasts, Part Deux
6 months ago