Thursday, February 26, 2009

Britain 1942, Britain 2009

One of the places that we visited in Britain last time was a small museum dedicated to Violette Szabo (you can also read a biography here).

I would warmly recommend a visit to anyone who wants to know more about this courageous young woman and her stand against the Nazi horror.

After the visit I put a quiz together, try it.

Please go visit, it's worth the effort.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Britain 2009, Britain 1966

So, what's it all about, Alfie?

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Just a thought (part 3)

Inspired by Gila's comment at the end of the comments section of one of Treppenwitz's postings.

Note - the following is satire (a fancy word for sarcasm)

Just suppose that WIZO, Hadassah and Amit women joined forces and invited Rosa Parks to get a lifetime achievement award. All went well, the plane had a tail-wind and arrived a whole 3 hours early. Rather than kicking around Ben-Gurion, Mrs Parks decided to head for her hotel, take a shower and rest a bit. Finds a bus marked "Jerusalem", reckons that she'll take a cab from the central bus station to the King David hotel. But what, lo aleynu, she's picked the bus on the route Bnei B'rak, Ben Gurion, Kiryat Sefer, Beitar Illit straight to Mea Shearim.
Driver says "sorry lady you'll have to ride in the back"
Mrs Parks says "I'm not going through all this again at my age". heads back to the Pan-Am desk and says "remember me, I just arrived? Well I'm going back on the same plane"

Like I say, satire.
Haveil Havalim is (soon to be) up

I don't know which number it is either.

The important thing is that it's the T"U beShvat/Election day edition and is being hosted by Ben-Yehuda

If you arrived here because I am listed there, Wilkom Bien Venue, Wellcome.

Now that I have your attention I'd like to point out the following posts

The story of Shlomo and a love that defeated death

The day that Gila came to ride her bike and got a history lesson

how and why I'm voting constuctively

and most importantly:

about my Grandfather

I wrote some other stuff, but those are the best bits.

Yours sincerely

Just a thought (part 2)

Isn't it nice that no-one in the Hundred-Acre-Wood is in the least bit perturbed by the fact that Kanga is a single mother?