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Yad Vashem

Yad Vashem, “a place and a name,” a reference to Isaiah 56:5, the Holocaust memorial of Jerusalem.

Here the 6 million are commemorated by the Israeli government. 18 more words

Photography

Taglit/Birthright Day 4, Part 1: Memorial Mountain

Today (technically yesterday) has been somewhat heavy, as expected.

First stop was the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial/museum, which I have wanted to visit for a long time. 1,054 more words

Birthright

The Dream That Wasn't (Fiction)

“It was 1930 something, and I remember my shoes.“

They were solid black, heeled, wing-tip Mary Janes.  Despite my best efforts to polish the scuffs, those shoes showed their wear.   680 more words

Weekly Challenge Entries

Healing Begins with Painful Memories

While in Jerusalem we visited Yad Vashem (the Holocaust Museum).  It tells the powerful and tragic story of the lost of six million Jews during World War II.   355 more words

On The Ground

10 Things You Need to Know About...Charles Lutz

Swiss diplomat who save Jewish lives

1. Charles “Carl” Lutz was born in Walzenhausen, Switzerland, in 1895. He studied in the United States and then elected to remain there for more than twenty years, working at the Swiss legation in Washington, DC and in various consular offices. 395 more words

Jewish History

Jerusalem, Israel - The Really Holy Land of Everything

So it turns out Trailwalker is almost twice as far as Israel is wide. That meant any travel within Israel is short on time and relatively easy on the pocket. 1,324 more words

2014

Jews against Genocide: Compassionate people from across the globe must protest against Israel

We brought dolls to symbolise the children of Gaza, and tried to bring a glimpse of the horror that Gazans face, to Israel’s doorstep. We hope to show Israel, and the world, the absurd reality of using the memory of one genocide to justify another.

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Gaza