Red Doors on White Barn

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Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where there were only walls. -Joseph Campbell

If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door. Milton Berle

Go on over to the August Jewish Book Carnival! This month it is being hostedby Yael Shahar at Memory & Redeption. There are great posts in this month’s event!

Medalists arrive back in Israel!

Nazi ‘gold train’ dig in Poland may
finally separate fact from fiction.”

Jewish swimmer, Anthony Ervin, becomes oldest individual swimming Gold Medalist.”

Muslim American Medalist: The America I love is Inclusive.”

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Sunday Scenes: July 3, 2016

turquoise door

I liked the way one could see windows through the window of the door. I also liked the fact that there were other doors, that one could see while looking through the window of the turquoise door.

brown door

The door above gave me a sense of warmth due to the tones. I liked the arched shape to it, and how it was ‘encapsulated’ within the arches.

I took the photo of the doors above while walking on a trail in a local park, recently.

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Elie Wiesel has Died

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“The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference.” Elie Wiesel

“There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest.” Elie Wiesel

Elie Wiesel has died. My heart is filled with such sadness. What a loss for humanity.

A”H Rest in Peace, Elie Wiesel.

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Lithuania Holocaust Escape Tunnel

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The New York Times published this story. “A team of archaeologists and mapmakers say they have uncovered a forgotten tunnel that 80 Jews dug largely by hand as they tried to escape from a Nazi extermination site in Lithuania about 70 years ago.” Read the rest of the story at this NY Times link.

This article reminds me of Father Patrick Dubois and his extensive research into the Holocaust and genocidal practices. His book, The Holocaust by Bullets: A Priest’s Journey to Uncover the Truth Behind the Murder of 1.5 Million Jews, is extremely compelling and important.

Here is a link to a New York Times article regarding Father Patrick Dubois and his unending endeavors.

Let us always remember the lives of those who came before us.

Shabbat Shalom!

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Sunday Scenes: June 19, 2016

Through Trees

My goodness! I didn’t realize that I have neglected this site for as long as I have.

I have managed to read quite a few books since my last post:

When Breath Becomes Air, by Paul Kalanithi
Houses, by Borislav Pekin
The Book of Blam, by Aleksandar Tisma
The Remains of Love, by Zeruya Shalev
The Baker’s Daughter, by Sarah McCoy
The Wall, by H.G. Adler
The Inn at Lake Devine, by Elinor Lipman
Lilac Girls, by Martha Hall Kelly
Avenue of Spies: A True Story of Terror, Espionage and One American Family’s Heroic Resistance in Nazi-Occupied Paris
The Best Place on Earth: Stories, by Eyelet Tsabari
Lab Girl, by Hope Jahren
Alice & Oliver, by Charles Bock
Ravens in Winter, by Bernd Heinrich
The Book of Speculation, by Erika Swyler
Enchantment, by Orson Scott Card
Country of Red Azaleas, by Domnica Radulescu
When We Were Strangers, by Pamela Schoenewaldt

The photo above was taken on a walk through a local trail.

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Sunday Scenes: May 1, 2016

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We did not all come over on the same ship, but we are all in the same boat. Bernard Baruch

I am sorry for the update. I want to include Batya’s Kosher Cooking Carnival post.  Browse through the links.  There are appetizing choices!

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