Recently the Muezzin Bill, to regulate the blaring call to Moslem prayer, was proposed in the Knesset. Naturally this was a cause of controversy. Last week an emergency meeting organized by Knesset members Yehuda Glick (Likud) and Zohair Bahloul (Zionist Union) and attended by various religious leaders called on finding a solution to the problem with dialog instead of legislation. For me, this spirit of cooperation is a breath of fresh air and I pray a resolution everyone can live with will be found.
For those who don’t quite understand the problem I’m reposting an article I wrote almost a year ago.
THURSDAY, JANUARY 21, 2016
When I was a university student I shared a house with five other coeds. Actually the house was made for a family of three but with creativity we were able to squeeze the six of us inside. Curtains changed the dining room into a bedroom and more curtains made the loft into a room for two, me and my roommate. Amazingly, all of us usually managed to cope with each other’s different habits, schedules, and idiosyncrasies until the morning my roommate began raving at me.
“I can’t take any more of your early morning cheerfulness,” she cried in frustration. The other four fully agreed with her and from then on I tried curb my enthusiasm for life until after noon.