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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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Sunday Scenes: November 6, 2016

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Yesterday morning turned out to be a beautiful, sunny day.  The sky was illuminated with clouds and blueness.  Contrary to the grey within the clouds, the sun was shining brightly, and within thirty minutes those grey clouds turned to perfectly white loveliness.

 

 

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To the left of the fence is the South Fork Trail, taken yesterday morning while walking.  There is no sign of life in the photo (other than nature’s beauty), but within one hour, there were marathon runners to the left of the fence, along the trail.  I didn’t take photographs of the runners.  I was there to strictly cheer them on.  Sometimes it is more important to watch than to photograph a scene.

It was quite the sight to see.  There was an abundance of color from the running outfits, and an abundance of feet.  Having run the L.A. Marathon in 1994, I appreciate the effort, training and dedication it takes to not only run, but finish, a marathon.

Here’s hoping your week is a good one!

 

 

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Sunday Scenes: July 3, 2016

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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.

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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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Sunday Scenes: June 19, 2016

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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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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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