11 Sep, 2017

Remembering 9/11

September 11th, 2017|Tags: |

It's been my custom to commemorate 9/11 by taking my Portraits 9/11/01 off the shelf and opening it at random to read some of the obituaries the New York Times so admirably [...]

1 May, 2017

Jerusalem: Beit Nechemia

May 1st, 2017|Tags: , |

Today is Yom HaZikaron, the day Israel remembers its fallen soldiers. As the mother of two IDF soldiers (My daughter wrapped up her service last year; my son is still [...]

24 Apr, 2017

Book Companion Post – Chapter: Surberg Concentration Camp Memorial

April 24th, 2017|Tags: , , , |

Today is Yom HaShoa, Holocaust Remembrance Day, commemorated by Jewish communities and individuals worldwide. In Israel, the most remarkable feature of the day is the siren that sounds at sundown (when [...]

20 Oct, 2016

A Visit to the Warsaw Jewish Cemetery

October 20th, 2016|Tags: , , |

The Warsaw Jewish Cemetery is a forest of its own. (Photo by Rivka Schiller) I have a certain fascination for cemeteries, and when my friend Rivka Schiller recently shared her [...]

14 Mar, 2016

When a Friend Dies

March 14th, 2016|Tags: , |

Today I found out by happenstance, via Facebook, that a friend of mine passed away. We weren't close friends or I would have known that her battle with cancer had [...]

16 Nov, 2015

There Must Be Something to Set Against All This

November 16th, 2015|Tags: , |

Whenever something horrible happens like the Islamist terrorist attacks in Paris this past Friday, I ask myself, there must be something to set against all this. This is a line [...]

11 Sep, 2015

Remembering 9/11

September 11th, 2015|Tags: |

Every year, to commemorate 9/11, I take my Portraits 9/11/01 off the shelf and open it at random to read some of the obituaries the New York Times collected so [...]

13 Nov, 2014

When Past and Present Evil Collide

November 13th, 2014|Tags: , |

Dalya Lemkus - May soon her family be able to look at her picture without crying. Sometimes all I can do to come to grips with a terrible event is to write [...]

11 Sep, 2014

Remembering 9/11

September 11th, 2014|Tags: |

For my generation, today's date will live in infamy. It will simply never again be another day. 9/11 will always make me shiver, and I will always have second thoughts [...]

11 Sep, 2013

My 9/11 Tribute

September 11th, 2013|Tags: |

Thanks to doing my Morning Pages, as soon as I wrote out the date this morning, it hit me what day it was: 9/11, and thanks to my ritual of [...]

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