I have been thinking about numbers alot lately. There are number everywhere. From your keyboard to Jerseys to birthdates to deathdates to tattoos to accounting and prices to recipes and people in your class or family or office. Numbers are everywhere and sometimes they seem to follow formulas to dictate how certain situations are to pan out. I started thinking about this about two weeks ago when it was the Holocaust rememberance day. I had just ran a triatholon and still had number painted on me and I wore them proudly. Yet I realized how strange it was that I was proud of my “number” because in the Holocaust that was all that each individual with a name and story was known as. It saddened me and realized how devalued the victims were. Its because of them I will not get a tattoo. I will try my best to remember people by name and not by phone number or street address. Its because of those innocent lives that I will live, be jewish and remind the world that the holocaust happened. We can not let this happen. We must prevent it. If we see signs of it starting again or other genocides that are currently going on. We must not “stand idly by”. Let’s together stand up and remind the world that innocent people are being killed (Darfur, genocide is still happening) and those who are able, we should find a way to help them. TO GO OUT OF OUR COMFORT ZONE AND TO HELP THOSE IN NEED. Let us remember the 6 million innocent jews murdered in the Holocaust. Let us remember all those who have died due evil terrors in the world. Let’s be a light unto nations!
What’s in a number?