The two photographs above are as different as night and day. Isn’t that what our world is like, though, and shouldn’t we be grateful for that.
Why not browse Our World Tuesday and see some fantastic photographs from around our world.
Irwin Stovroff is an 89 year old war veteran, and still striving to help others. He began the Vets Helping Heroes foundation to help veterans heal by providing service dogs to them.
He, himself, was a prisoner of war for one year, and being Jewish when his plane was shot down, he threw away his dog tags that identified himself as being Jewish.
Read more about his story, here.
What They Saved: Pieces of a Jewish Past, by Nancy K. Miller has won the first Jewish Journal Prize.
On February 15, 2012, the winner of the Sami Rohr prize for Jewish Literature will be annouonced. Browse here, to read about the 2012 finalists.
Deborah Kolben has written a heartfelt article on Simms Taback and Russell Hoban, two Jewish authors of children’s books who died “days apart.
January 31, 2012 – 7 Sh’vat, 5772
I like texture blends along with shadows. I love scenes of paths. My photographs are being posted for the following memes: Visit them for more photographs from around the world.
Straight Out of the Camera Sunday
Shadow Shot Sunday
All photography, writing, poetry, etc. is my copyright and may not be reproduced without my express written permission.
January 29, 2012 – 5 Sh’vat, 5772
Today is International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum will hold a candle-lighting ceremony at 11:00 a.m., in the Hall of Remembrance, today.
The museum also has some fantastic teaching information and opportunities regarding Holocaust education.
Yad Vashem Commemorates International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
Read: “Europe Gears Up to Honor International Holocaust Remembrance Day“.
American Jewish Committee (AJC) Remembers.
European Jewish Press Remembers.
Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity
Part of the World War II Memorial at Night.
Simon Wiesenthal Center
Art and Seek Candle Vigil, North Texas
United States Mission to UNESCO Remembers.
Museum of Tolerance in New York Remembers.
Dallas Holocaust Museum Center Remembers.
Silale, Lithuania, where some of my paternal ancestors lived, and where some were murdered in the Holocaust.
Please take a moment to reflect on the significance of this day. Thank you. Shabbat Shalom.
January 27, 2012 – 3 Sh’Vat, 5772
Today is SkyWatch Friday.
My photographs were taken at a local park this morning. They don’t depict Jewish life, per se, but were taken with International Holocaust Remembrance Day in mind. I wanted to capture some clear skies, never posted before, to honor those who were Holocaust victims (including all those who were murdered and all those who survived). I wanted to capture the barren trees within the lake environment and skies above to depict life in its varied forms and realms.
International Holocaust Remembrance Day is tomorrow, January 27, 2012.
Crisp and Clear at the Lake
Land, Lake Skies
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