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Winter Reflections

winter reflections

Today is the Tenth of Tevet, and is a Jewish fast day (a minor fast). The Tenth of Tevet marks the beginning of Nebuchadnezzar’s siege of Jerusalem 2,500 years ago. Read about it here, and also here.

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The poem below is from a Jewish prayer book of mine. I have always found it to be extremely comforting.

I wonder if
anything is impossible
to a G-d
who can make
evergreen trees with black trunks
cast blue shadows
on white snow

-Anonymous

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Today we should reflect on our deeds, and repent for our wrongs.
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Speaking of reflecting…I was listening to the news last night, and there was a segment on a man who has a very short time to live. One of his doctors suggested he make a “bucket list”, and so he did. One of the top items was for him to have an iconic type of portrait taken. It was made possible, and he had his photograph taken by a professional photographer. He said, “It’s very important to me to have some kind of image that will remind people of where I was and that I was here, and that’s the most important thing to me,” I thought his statement was so poignant…I shed a few tears.

Here is the online post of his NBCLA TV segment.
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My goodness…what a heartfelt story.

Wilhelm Brasse, Auschwitz photographer dies at 95. He was a former prisoner, himself who was forced to take the photographs.
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December 23, 2012 – 10 Tevet, 5773

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Jewaicious’ Wednesday Water Scene

The above photograph was captured at a local park, right at dusk, as a storm was approaching.

For more water scenes, visit Watery Wednesday.

Also visit Outdoor Wednesday for even more scenes.

January 24, 2012 – 1 Sh’vat, 5772

All photography, writing, poetry, etc. is my copyright and may not be reproduced without my express written permission.

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Puddle at the Park

It rained today, leaving the local park filled with puddles that my grandies wanted to splash in on the way to Emily’s ballet class. Emily had to wait until her ballet class was over in order to splash through them with her boots.

I took the above photograph at dusk, and liked the reflections in the puddle.

Visit Our World Tuesday for more photos from around the world.

Other stories:

The 2011 National Book Award Winners have been announced. I

National Council of Jewish Women will hold one of their five or six yearly “Best of the Best” events on February 8, 2012.

The Skirball Cultural Center is presenting the exhibit Women Hold Up Half the Sky, through May 20, 2012.

Read an excellent article on Gloria Allred, here.

January 23, 2012 – 28 Tevet, 5772

All photography, writing, poetry, etc. is my copyright and may not be reproduced without my express written permission.

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