Atlantis in the Bahamas. I didn’t tell him I knew who he was though. He seemed like a great guy. His kids were about 2-7 year of age varying. The oldest kid asked him a question about the fish in the acquarium, so Allen tells this kid if he can find the information out for himself by the end of breakfast and report it back to Ray he will give him $20. He then told them all if they eat their full breakfasts he would also give them $20. He was clearly an involved and engaging parent that encouraged his kids to learn and eat healthy and do the right things essentially.
The only thing I found to be a little funny was his wife (or I presume it was his wife) stood all of 4’11” tall or so. Maybe she’s taller and we just thought looked smaller then she did because he’s so tall. But my wife was in there with me and she’s only 5’1” and was clearly taller than her.
of Greek derivation for “burnt offerings” which my family was definitely not, and Auschwitz as a symbol has its difficulties as it is a “lager” that was a combined arbeitslager (work camp) and vernichtungslager, (annhilation camp) where one million Jews were gassed and burned in Birkenau upon arrival. They never wore the uniforms that those pictures displayed of other prisoners in the arbeitslager.
I appreciate your visit to the symbol of the “Shoah” the destruction of European Jewry by the National Socialist Germans and their Allies. I wish you would have tried to contact someone to explain the destruction of three million Jews in Treblinka, Sobibor, and Belzec from 1941 -1943 and the silence of Pope Pius the XII throughout. Maybe then posting a picture with happy Sisters would have been seen as less appropriate and even disturbing to some who might view it.
Yes I don’t know if I would risk my children’s live to save people trying to hide in a hostile “sea”. But I also would try to understand the appropriateness of photographs in places of mass death based on who they were and not what they did.
And Jay if you consider this “political” than either you really don’t understand the symbolism of Auschwitz to different people or the meaning of “political”, or perhaps both.
We always used to bribe our kids to get them to get them to shape up.
Your info is informative n appreciated, but ur attack on Ray n Jay is misguided n on the mark about please don’t make it political, cuz you did, referencing the smiling nuns n the pope...
Ray n to a lesser extent Jay are sharing their experiences and or thoughts about a horrible time in history, focusing on humanity, not what could have been better or what was worse, I appreciate Rays sentiments n Jay for posting!!!
The mystic chords of memory, stretching from every battle-field and patriot grave to every living heart and hearthstone all over this broad land, will yet swell the chorus of the Union when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.
NYC many years back. I was trying to hail a cab for me and my elderly grandmother, he hails one himself. See's that I was trying to get one and waves me over. He then lets my grandmother take the cab from him. She thanked him a bunch and as I put her in the car I just turned to him and said "Thanks Ray" and he gave a smile. Stand up guy
I read this when it was first published. Reading it again was equally as moving. I will admit to tearing up.
This especially hits home for me, as my kids have been scared by the anti-Semitic acts in the last few months both in the NYC area and abroad. Yet, scared and all, my 10 year old son decided for Chanukah this year he wanted tzitzit. For this who aren't familiar, it is the under garment with strong a you see hanging out of the shirts of some orthodox Jewish men. He has been wearing it everyday since, as well as a yarmulke. He has answered some questions about this decision at school, but does so with dignity and pride, as expressed to us by his teachers. He has been a real inspiration for us.
I have passed rhis article on to someone in my office who plans discussions re: racial equity for our office. Sadly, I expect this to be denied, as my boss was previously told anti-Semitism doesn't fit the agenda. Either way, I am glad to have re-read this.
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