The Week In Rear View is back, baby. Only spring break could stop me from delivering the goods, and by the goods, I mean Jews in the news. Mahmoud Abbas says that David Friedman is super lame: Not quite. The Palestinian Authority president actually called the American ambassador to Israel a “son of a dog,” in reference to Friedman’s
Ancient Rome’s Emperor Titus isn’t a name that comes up at Holocaust events. Yet on March 5th, at the Fellowships at Auschwitz Ethical Leadership Awards Gala (FASPE) held at Manhattan’s Espace, 92 year old Marian Turski, survivor of the Lodz Ghetto, Auschwitz, Buchenwald, two death marches, and Theresienstadt, used this first century Roman to illustrate
Ever hear of the epic poem “The Cat is a That”? I didn’t think so. I wrote it a few years back for a Jewish magazine catering to Hassidic/yeshivish folk, in order to address a common confusion of appropriate pronouns. It included the immortal lines: Continue reading “The Duck in the Long Johns” at… Powered
“Keeping others waiting is the prerogative of the powerful,” quipped Roland Barthes. We spend a good part of our lives waiting. We wait in lines and in waiting rooms. We wait for news, for change, for avocados to ripen. Life feels, at times, like one inexorable wait. But all waiting is not the same. There
The Third Reich is unthinkable without its propaganda. And Nazi propaganda is unthinkable without its films. This is the premise of Hitler’s Hollywood, a new documentary on the German film industry under the Nazi regime between 1933 and 1945, directed by Rüdiger Suchsland. The movie will be screened from April 11 through April 17 at
“Northern Hawk-Owl” By Tony Andersson “One day at the end of January in Uppsala, Sweden, I took a short trip to an area where I know a northern hawk-owl had decided to spend the winter months. This day, the winter sun was shining when I walked down by the river to look for the owl.
Photo By Andrew Thomas Congratulations to Andrew Thomas for winning the recent High-Flying Photo Ops assignment1 Captured with a Phantom 4 Pro, Thomas describes the image: “A spectacular pod of 437 pelicans on a misty morning at Lake Burrumbeet, 20 minutes west of Ballarat, Australia. The pelicans showed little interest in the drone and were
Photo By Kris Walkowski Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Equinox Light” by Kris Walkowski. Location: Yosemite National Park, California. “This beam of light shining straight onto Bridalveil Falls at sunset may be visible only during Spring Equinox, which takes place at the end of March, for only several days,” explains Walkowski. “I was very
Great Big Story visited with James Edward Smith Jr., a restoration instructor at the Dallas Institute of Funeral Service in Texas. Smith spoke compassionately about the extraordinary art of providing facial restoration services to those who may have suffered injury to their face or head in death, particularly to the family of the deceased. Smith
A post shared by Julien Tabet (@julien.tabet) on Mar 10, 2018 at 11:00am PST French digital artist Julien Tabet has created a wonderful series of pastel colored, imaginative animals in unusual circumstances such as the stripes of a zebra suddenly taking flight, a black bird giving spots to a leopard or a fox with wings.