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Sunday Scenes- February 16, 2014

yellow boat

It is Sunday, once again, and time for Sunday Scenes. Sunday Scenes does not necessarily imply there will be a photograph, but there usually is. It is just my way of titling my blog post on a given Sunday.

First off, why not go and browse the links at Havel Havelim, the Jewish Blogger’s Carnival.

Did you know that Shel Silverstein’s book, The Giving Tree has turned fifty years old? You will be able to read it digitally, through HarperCollins Publishing.

To The Point: Posters by Dan Reisinger, is an exhibit at the Skirball Cultural Center, through April 20, 2014.

I finished reading Goliath’s Head, by Alan Fleishman. It was quite compelling.

Let us remember Sid Caesar, and his amazing contributions to comedy and TV. z”l

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Sunday Scenes – June 30, 2013

knotted

And Judah and Israel dwelt safely, every man under his vine and under his fig tree, from Dan even to Beersheba, all the days of Solomon.”
Biblical Quote

Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness, Close bosom-friend of the maturing sun; Conspiring with him how to load and bless With fruit the vines that round the thatch-eaves run.”
-John Keats

If you think you have had troubles, read this article and think twice: A Face in the Crowd-A Year After Most Extensive Face Transplant in History. I found it to be poignant, astonishing and inspiring. This does not diminish your own problems, don’t get me wrong. This man’s experiences give much to ponder about the human spirit and will.

The month of June has come to an end. Half of the year has gone by. During these past six months I have read many books. My “2013 Books Read” list shows that I have read 73 books. The fact is, I have a few read more than that, but chose to only list the ones shown. The ones I did not list, are not ones I found worthy of mentioning.

I am currently reading The Watchmaker’s Daughter, by Sonia Taitz. I have several more lined up after I finish this one.

I have had a bit of difficulty, lately, reading some works of fiction. I find some of them to be rather boring with no depth to them, either through characters or the story line. I read so many Holocaust-related memoirs and accounts, and read other works of non-fiction, and I think it might have something to do with that. The non-fiction is usually compelling in one form or another, for me. Some books of fiction turn me off, unless they are heavily filled with history, time and place, and word-images I can relate to.

The Golem and the Jinni is a prime example of fiction, but fiction so infused with historical information relating to cultures, lifestyles, city and street visions that encompass time and place. I was totally engrossed in the story and settings. I also feel the same way about Children of the Ghetto: A Study of a Peculiar People, and also the novel Daniel Deronda.

I am not normally one who enjoys “beach reads”. Some people love them, and that is fine. I am not judging anyone’s reading pleasures.

Ah, I could go on and on, but I will not continue.

Enjoy your Monday, and the rest of the week. Shavua tov!

Update: Sorry for the update, but Leora posted the JPix – Jewish Photo Bloggers Carnival 2013, and I felt it was important to include in my post. Thank you, Leora!

June 30, 2013 – 22 Tamuz, 5773

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Sunday Scenes – May 5, 2013

curve

curving

Change: A bend in the road is not the end of the road…Unless you fail to make the turn. ”
-Helen Keller

“When you arrive at a fork in the road, take it”.
-Yogi Berra

If you don’t know where you are going, any road will get you there“.
-Lewis Carroll

El Ghriba, Africa’s oldest synagogue receives Jews on pilgrimage.

May 5, 2013 – 25 Iyyar

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Sunday Scenes – February 17, 2013

Today is my daughter’s (Sarah) 39th birthday (no Jack Benny pun intended). Happy birthday dear sweetness and light, Sassi!

Also, Happy birthday to my friend Hannah

bench

pond and ducks

The one synagogue that survived the Holocaust near Auschwitz is nearing the state of collapse.

I must read this book, The Rarest Blue: The Remarkable Story of an Ancient Color Lost to History and Rediscovered.

Freud’s Sister looks to be a compelling book, and one that apparently raises a lot of questions.

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Sun, 17 February 2013 – 7 Adar, 5773

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