“They cannot scare me with their empty spaces between stars — on stars where no human race is. I have it in me so much nearer home to scare myself with my own desert places.”
“True friendship multiplies the good in life and divides its evils. Strive to have friends, for life without friends is like life on a desert island..to find one real friend in a lifetime is good fortune; to keep him is a blessing.”
June 19, 2013 – 11 Tamuz, 5773
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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