Thursday, November 27, 2014

Must Read: Remnants of Jewish Life In Poland Hiding in Plain View

This is exactly the type of thing I experienced in Poland. 

This is the kind of thing that makes me sad and happy at the same time, I don't think I need to explain why.

And this little bit moved me tremendously:

"They recently got a call from a man who said he had a strange-looking stone on his property in the shape of a tree stump. He dug some dirt out from under it and saw there was Hebrew writing on it.
Daniels set out to visit the man and saw that indeed it was a unique Jewish tombstone."

An old Polish Jewish tradition was that when a child died, the tombstone was made in the shape of a tree trunk. It was symbolic of a life being cut down early,” Daniels explained.

Names,are important. The letters are representatives of lives. Our children's names are important, our family names the same. Who are you? What is in a name?

The only thing we leave in this world is a good name, and it’s our name,

Jonny Daniels, executive director of From the Depths points out Jewish tombstone fragments used to build a wall. (Photo courtesy: From the Depths)