"These tattoos have boosted my self-esteem and helped me love my body again ― something I haven’t felt since I was young."
Thousands gathered to mourn 11 people shot and killed at the Tree Of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh.
There's no doubt that anti-Semitism is alive and well in Lithuania today. Yet an opposite tendency - a desire among Lithuanians to remember and honor the Jewish past - is also plain to see.
Touching the past is important in order to understand from whence we came and who we are. Web-based ancestral searches and government data bases put at our fingertips the quest for names and places.
This week, in a land where Jewish culture once flowered, people are joining together to remember Jewish lives lost in the Holocaust. The week of September 21, officially designated as the "Days of Remembrance of the Genocide of Lithuanian Jews," marks the 72nd anniversary of the liquidation of the Vilna ghetto.
In a world where social and sharing are automatically thought of as digital...where liking has no emotional component and where experiences are often assumed to be digital - I worry that we are losing our ability to affect life as we should.
It's Memorial Day! We all love a good parade and some barbecue—not to mention a day off—but let's not forget where Memorial Day comes from.