I did this cartoon on Sunday night.It thumbs its nose at Europe, laughs at their troubles, and makes a metaphor out of the volcanic cloud of ash. This kind of prideful behavior is, of course, a big no-no in Jewish culture. Acting with the degree of boastfulness that I exhibited in this cartoon simply invites cosmic retribution. A dangerous act like mine has a name. It's called a "kina hora". After doing the cartoon, on Sunday night I went to bed. The next day the news broke on Arutz Sheva:
Volcanic Ash Heads for Israel, Some Flights Delayed "The volcanic ash that threw international travel into an upheaval last month is expected to reach Israel Monday night, where at least two flights have been delayed. A flight from Barcelona is due to land late Monday night after a 20-hour delay, and a plane from Barcelona also was delayed.The Israel Airports Authority (IAA) met in emergency session Monday afternoon and announced that it will not close the country's airspace, relaxing travelers who heard Minister of Transport Yisrael Katz say earlier in the day that Israel would shut down the airport if forced to do so" -moreI'm sorry. Forgive me. I won't do it again.