The other day, I wrote about the extremely moving holocaust memorial at the Legion of Honor in San Francisco. As we have just observed Yom HaShoah, I have two additional holocaust related items to highlight.
The first is a series of photos from PopChassid that give a different view than the normal depressing stuff one sees about the holocaust. These photos are special because they show not the defeat but the optimism — the hope that survived even the worst of times.
The second is an article about Judaism in Germany today. Berlin’s Jewish Museum has a new exhibit called “The Whole Truth”. There are a number of exhibits that force Germans to consider their attitudes towards Jews. The most controversial is one where a Jewish man or woman sits inside a glass showcase and answers questions from visitors who approach. Is this the right way to bring Jews and Non-Jews together? Some German Jews are eager to participate. Other leaders demur. “For many, Jews are not friends or colleagues at work. Jews are people from TV or from history books. So that places, automatically, Jewish individuals behind an exhibit glass in a museum in the heads of the German population.” Thoughts?
Music: Music Is Better Than Words (Seth MacFarlane): “You’re The Cream In My Coffee”