Wednesday, September 11, 2013

" . . . mi va-eish (who by fire) . . . "

Every time I hear those words in the U-n'taneh Tokef prayer--" . . . who will live and who will die . . ."-- on the Yamim Noraim/Days of Awe (High Holidays/High Holy Days), I'm reminded of how close I came to losing my sister on what we Americans simply call "9/11," September 11, 2001.


Blogger The Physicist said...

With reference to the linked post:

The bookstore in the concourse had the best collection of comic book trades in the city. I should know, I was there reading them the afternoon of Sep. 10th 2001 after school let out.

Wed Sep 11, 12:04:00 PM 2013  
Blogger Shira Salamone said...

Wow. If 9/11/2011 hadn't been a school day, you might have died in the WTC attack.

Wed Sep 11, 02:21:00 PM 2013  
Blogger The Physicist said...

Probably not. First, I would never have been there that early in the morning. Second, the concourse was relatively safe except right by the towers, where they had a bit of fire coming out the elevator shafts (the bookstore is about as far as you could be from the towers in the concourse) and the concourse was evacuated immediately, so I probably would have been on the first E heading uptown or at least not near the WTC when it came down.

Thu Sep 12, 11:24:00 AM 2013  
Blogger Shira Salamone said...

Wish I could say the same for the former co-congregant who worked there and *had* to be there "that early in the morning," may she rest in peace.

Thu Sep 12, 10:56:00 PM 2013  

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