Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom HaShoah) begins tonight, April 15th, and ends Thursday evening, April 16th.
We honor and remember the anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.
You can also read about it on Yad Vashmem’s site, here.
Mimi Writes…a beautiful tribute and memorial.
Do Not Stand At My Grave and Weep
Do not stand at my grave and weep.
I am not there. I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning’s hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry;
I am not there. I did not die.
Mary Elizabeth Frye
The photographs above were taken by me when I visited the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum a few years back.
Tu B’Shevat begins at sunset, tonight, and ends at nightfall tomorrow, February 4th.” It is The New Year for the Trees.
Tu B’Shevat is the new year for the purpose of calculating the age of trees for tithing. See Lev. 19:23-25, which states that fruit from trees may not be eaten during the first three years; the fourth year’s fruit is for G-d, and after that, you can eat the fruit. Each tree is considered to have aged one year as of Tu B’Shevat, so if you planted a tree on Shevat 14, it begins its second year the next day, but if you plant a tree two days later, on Shevat 16, it does not reach its second year until the next Tu B’Shevat.
Time flies when you are having fun. And, fun I had, up visiting my brother and sister-in-law, who live on the Monterey Peninsula, in Pacific Grove, CA.
I intentionally chose not to blog. I wanted to enjoy the time spent with family members, enjoying hiking, lighthouse touring, aquarium exhibits, eating, walking along the beach, laughing, and creating fun memories.
This act is so incomprehensible.
Remember the three teenaged boys…
Remember their families.
The Skirball Cultural Center in Beverly Hills, CA, is a place I frequently visit. I go there for special events, exhibits, and to just feel surrounded by an atmosphere devoted to Jewish history and cultural arts.
This is the front entrance to the Skirball.
Near the front entrance.
The pathway to the parking lot as you exit the Skirball.
For updates on upcoming exhibits, events, etc., visit their website.
All photography is my copyright and may not be reproduced without my express permission.