Sunday, March 6, 2011

Groundhog Reading List

I have been crazy busy with work, working out, writing, visiting friends and READING.

Yes, my day could be the craziest one ever but I always make time for reading. It's the number one way I end my day -- seriously, I always have a book on my nightstand, in my purse or car.

As a result, I always like to keep a list of what books I want to read for that particular season. The groundhog says Spring is right around the corner, so these are the books I chose to bring in the warm weather:

Water for Elephants Sara Gruen

I have already read this book, and it is honestly now one of my favorite books. I didn't know what to expect -- but I was surprisingly (and happily) blown away.

Though he may not speak of them, the memories still dwell inside Jacob Jankowski's ninety-something-year-old mind. Memories of himself as a young man, tossed by fate onto a rickety train that was home to the Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show on Earth. Memories of a world filled with freaks and clowns, with wonder and pain and anger and passion; a world with its own narrow, irrational rules, its own way of life, and its own way of death. The world of the circus: to Jacob it was both salvation and a living hell.


Tuesday, March 1, 2011

This is Why We Can "Never Forget"

For Jews who think that the Holocaust will never happen again, I applaud your hope. For the Jews that think that Holocaust can't ever happen again, you're wrong.

Today might be even more riskier than ever because antisemitism doesn't get enough media attention..... until someone like Natalie Portman brings it to light..

The following are a few articles that should put a little fear in your heart if you're a Jew, and should put awareness in your brain if you are anything else.

Being racist, antisemitic and prejudice is being one thing - evil. Don't let it happen to anyone.

Natalie Portman 'Shocked and Disgusted' by John Galliano's Rant

Antisemitism Rising in Greece - It was spreading in Sweden less than a year ago.

He's Tired of Holocaust Stories- A Jew confessing that he is tired of listening to Holocaust stories is the scariest thing I have ever heard of. Yes there is a time and place to listen to these stories, but that means you MAKE the time to listen; not shut it out completely.