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Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  Here are a few links for you to read, in order to educate yourself, or learn more about breast cancer.

National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Wikipedia Breast Cancer Awareness Month

The Breast Cancer Site-Greater Good store.

 

My mother had Stage IV Metastatic Breast Cancer, and had a mastectomy, to remove her entire breast along with more than a dozen of axillary lymph nodes (supraclavicular nodes, infraclavicular nodes and internal mammary nodes). She was extremely lucky to have the surgeon she did.

She survived the cancer, and when she died it was not from breast cancer or any form of cancer.  She was an inspiration, forging forward, ever cognizant of life, and held a positive attitude throughout everything she encountered.  For her, the loss of a breast was nothing compared to loss of life.  She would look in the mirror and not let her scarred skin determine the person she was.  She was a warrior, in every aspect of her life.

My first cousin died in 2008 from breast cancer. She battled it for three years.

National Mammography Day is October 16, 2020.  It is observed the third Friday in October.

Be aware, educate yourself, your family, and others.

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Remember…

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Another day is upon us.  Let us take a moment to remember what was, what is, and what might come.

Today we lost a woman of great strength and humaneness.  Yaffa Eliach has died.  She created “The Tower of Faces” in the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

“The Tower of Faces” is so profound.  Each time I have seen it, I am left speechless, filled with awe and deep respect for Yaffa Eliach’s tremendous efforts in creating the memorial.  The photographs speak wonders of the individuals, times gone by, a collective history, moments in living, lives lost due to hatred.

One cannot walk through the immense exhibit without it affecting them intensely.

Thank you.

Rest in Peace, Yaffa Eliach.

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Today, I remember Kristallnacht.

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On November 9th and 10th, 1938, Kristallnacht (an intense series of attacks on Jews fostered by the Nazi party paramilitary) became known as the “Night of Broken Glass”. The glass storefronts of the Jewish-owned businesses were totally shattered, by both the paramilitary and by local citizens. The interior of Fasanenstrasse Synagogue in Berlin was destroyed, along with so many other structures.

At least 91 Jews were killed in the attacks, and a further 30,000 arrested and incarcerated in concentration camps.  Jewish homes, hospitals, and schools were ransacked, as the attackers demolished buildings with sledgehammers.  Over 1,000 synagogues were burned (95 in Vienna alone), and over 7,000 Jewish businesses destroyed or damaged.”

Remember…

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Lorri M. News-April 19, 2016

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It’s Tuesday! Yes, indeed! Tuesday is here! Not that there is anything special occurring in my life, but I wanted to begin this post in a positive manner!

I do have some news to share, since the last time I posted: The April 2016 Jewish Book Carnival is up, hosted by Heidi Estrin on The Book of Life! There is so much to browse through! Go visit!

The Pulitzer Prizes were announced this past Monday, April 18, 2016. You can view the winners, here. I absolutely loved the fact that the Play, ‘Hamilton’, by Lin-Manuel Miranda, won in the ‘Letters Drama and Music category! The play has sparked much enthusiasm across America!

Enjoy the rest of your week!

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Bridging

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The February Jewish Book Carnival, hosted by Yael Shahar at A Damaged Mirror, is up! Go take a look at all of the links!

The links are varied, from book reviews for adult reading to book reviews of children’s books. There is a link to a free three-part discussion series, and also two links to interviews with authors.

Thank you for including my link! Thank you for hosting!
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Read the poignant farewell to Antonin Scalia, written by Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
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Ostend: Stefan Zweig, Joseph Roth, and the Summer Before the Dark, sounds like a fascinating read.

I enjoyed reading about ‘Hummus in Hanoi‘!

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May Jewish Book Carnival

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The May Jewish Book Carnival is up and hosted by Jennifer Tzivia MacLeod! There are many links to browse through, from a podcast interview, to book reviews, to insights, and to so much more! There is something there for everyone!

Visit Write Kids Books, to see all of the links. Thank you for hosting, Jennifer!

I am sorry for the update-I felt this article to be of importance: Nazi Art Trove: Matisse Painting Returned to Jewish Owners

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Support for Kidnapped Teens and Their Families

I have added a lovely Illustration of a tree with three yellow ribbons inside my header. It was created by my friend, Leora. I saw it posted on her website, and asked for her for permission to use it.

I have put it as part of my header so it can be seen immediately upon viewing my website. I was initially going to put it in my sidebar, but changed my mind.

It is my way of showing support for the three teenaged boys kidnapped in Israel, and show support for their families and for all those individuals who are trying to locate them. I have a 19-year old grandson, and two teen-aged granddaughters (19 and 15). I also have younger grandchildren.

As a mother and a grandmother, I can not imagine the anxiety, worry and the unknown details that the families of the three teens are surrounded by. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of them, and to all those involved in trying to bring them back.

Thank you, Leora, for allowing me to use your lovely illustration.
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Mothers of teens appeal for help.

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