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Sunday Scenes November 25, 2012

The past few days have been productive, as far as reading goes. I have finished reading Salman Rushdie’s auto-biography, Joseph Anton. I will be writing a review soon. I also finished reading The Promised Land, by Mary Antin.

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November 25, 2012 – 11 Kislev, 5773

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Wednesday Words November 21, 2012

I was in the library on Monday with my grandie girlie-girl. On the way out there was a cart that had “free books” on it. I browsed, thinking there might be one for the grandies, and discovered one for myself. I was actually surprised to see this book on the cart.

There it was staring me in the face: The Promised Land, by Mary Antin, in hard copy format. It is a reprint edition, reprinted in 1989, and, it has the library markings on it, but who cares.

What is interesting, is that one hundred years after the first publication of The Promised Land in 1912, it will be for sale in paperback format on December 19, 2012.

Mary Antin was a woman ahead of her time in the aspect of memoir writing from an immigrant experience through her experience in assimilation into a country that was extremely unlike the one she left behind, in Polotsk in the Russian Pale of Settlement.

I have begun reading The Promised Land and find it enthralling.
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I was reading a copy of the Los Angeles Jewish Journal, and was captivated by an article about President Abraham Lincoln, written by Tom Teicholz. It appealed to my historical interests in many facets, but the most fascinating factor (to me) regarding the article was how the author suggest the idea that President Lincoln could have been Jewish!

The article is well written, and I am sure it will appeal to all readers.
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November 21, 2012 – 7 Kislev, 5773

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Two Birds for Wednesday

I took the above photograph through my living room window.

The above photograph was taken from my patio, while the bird was sitting on a tree branch.

Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns.
George Eliot

A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.
Lou Holtz

A leaf fluttered in through the window this morning, as if supported by the rays of the sun, a bird settled on the fire escape, joy in the task of coffee, joy accompanied me as I walked.
Anais Nin

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November 7, 2012= 22 Cheshvan, 5773

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Views on Wednesday



The Other Son
, sounds like an extremely thought-provoking and compelling film, encompassing conflict, in varied forms.

Read about Steven Spielberg and his childhood filled with bullying.

October 24, 2012= 8 Cheshvan, 5773

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Sky and Earth

Some days, it is the simple skyscape or landscape that encompasses the beauty of nature and its profoundness.

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October 16, 2012 – 30 Tishrei, 5773

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Strength on Wednesday

The photograph above was taken a few years back. It is one of my favorite black and white captures, because, for me, it symbolizes strength, a quality that many Jewish individuals possess.

This wasn’t always apparent, as back in the time continuum, Jews were more or less taught through the generations to be quiet, lead a low profile, not act aggressively or make others notice them. World War II, changed that perception, for obvious reasons.

The Jews began to perceive their silence differently, especially the Jews in Israel. They wanted the world to recognize the depth of their despair and disposal of life. They wanted remembrance for inflictions caused and for the deaths of those murdered. Their strength, began to illuminate their inner and external surroundings.

The oaks and the pines, and their brethren of the wood, have seen so many suns rise and set, so many seasons come and go, and so many generations pass into silence, that we may well wonder what “the story of the trees” would be to us if they had tongues to tell it, or we ears fine enough to understand. Anonymous

I never saw a discontented tree. They grip the ground as though they liked it, and though fast rooted they travel about as far as we do. They go wandering forth in all directions with every wind, going and coming like ourselves, traveling with us around the sun two million miles a day, and through space heaven knows how fast and far! ~John Muir

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