Flickr member Yak Mirs posted this terrific image of two Jewish men discussing something in a temple in Jerusalem, Israel.
Who knows if they’re talking about the Torah or where to get the best bagels in Jerusalem (or both). Either way, these kinds of discussions are fantastic and Yak Mirs really captured a terrific moment.
Flickr member filianne posted this wonderful pictures of the crowd at The Western Wall in Jerusalem, Israel taken with her Ricoh GR.
Flickr member Barry Yanowitz took this incredible image of a group of Hasidic (orthodox) Jews at South Street Seaport in New York with his Ricoh GR. What brilliant timing.
World War II: The Holocaust
More of Alan Taylor’s excellent collection of World War II in Photos.
Many of us have seen numerous collections of photographic documentation of Nazi Germany’s “final solution” of concentration death camps and have little interest in seeing more. Alan Taylor is an excellent photo editor and has put together a well-captioned collection that should send chills down anyone’s spine, Jew and non-Jew.
Human beings are capable of terrible things and it’s important to look carefully at images like these to burn that idea into our brains so that we don’t find ourselves in the same place, yet again.
Given our short cultural memory, coupled with the number of people who have no clue that this ever happened, I’m not confident we won’t repeat it in one form or another.