August 14, 2008

Some Links That Caught My Eye

Miriam Shaviv's blog- Miriam's old blog Bloghead was one of the first blogs I discovered and one of my favorites. So I was pleased to see that she has a new blog. You can find it here.

One of the liberators of Buchenwald has died. Thank you James Hoyt.

Hoyt had rarely spoken about that day in 1945, but he recently opened up to
a journalist.

"There were thousands of bodies piled high. I saw hearts that had been taken from live people in medical experiments," Hoyt told author Stephen Bloom in a soon-to-be-published book called

"The Oxford Project."

"They said a wife of one of the SS officers -- they called her the Bitch of Buchenwald -- saw a tattoo she liked on the arm of a prisoner, and had the skin made into a lampshade. I saw that."


Goodbye Sandy Allen

It is TU B'Av- Let the loving begin.

What is a JBlogger?

They call it Smart. I call it a Death Wish.

A Japanese Fiddler On The Roof- Still cracks me up. Sushi and Gefilte fish, a match made in heaven.

Who wants to play Pac Man.

Excuse me, I have to go buy some bread.

3 comments:

therapydoc said...

If people want to feel good, and bad, they should check out the Simon Wiesenthal biographical documentary. I saw it on Tisha B'av. Oy.

Leora said...

Miriam Shaviv had this, from Newsweek:
"Is alcoholism on the rise in the Orthodox community?"

My own personal opinion is that as communities become more affluent and live in a more affluent society, depression increases. And it seems so does alcoholism. A guess.

Thanks for the introduction to Miriam Shaviv.

Jack said...

Doc,

I made a note of it.

Leora,

That sounds reasonable. There seems to be a relationship between the two.