Saturday, September 17, 2011

Antisemitism



EDOS




No, Not So...





The Jews I know respect the different religions around our neighborhood, and that includes the Christian Sabbath on Sundays. On Saturday, September 17, 2011, a man stood across the street from EDOS (East Denver Orthodox Synagogue) with a sign.  The sign was a piece of plywood with white paint “shouting, JESUS DIED 4U, JESUS LOVES U, JESUS IS MESSIAH.” He shouted those words and other words “YOU ARE GOING TO HELL,” as people came and left the synagogue on the Jewish Sabbath.  


Majority of people coming and going into the synagogue ignored the act of hate. One lady shouted back, “Amen, and Thank You.” The Sabbath a day I respect for both Jews and Christians alike, and going to Synagogue or Church is personal.  It’s a day to connect with G-D and empty a heavy heart, a day to see fellow congregants, and catch up on gossip. The joys of religion, the sad part is the violation of the sacred Sabbath by an Anti-Semite, on the day of rest, but hate never rests or sleeps.      

Sunday September 18, 2011, in Lakeland, Florida, a man opened fire in a church filled with parishioners and three people where shot, one is dead, one is in critical condition, and the other has non-life threatening injuries.  The synagogue is lucky that the man standing with the sign did not open fire or storm the synagogue. 

All this religious hatred it’s horrible when the world is in need of unity.

Monday, September 5, 2011

9/11



Empire State hrs© 03/28/2002



Journal entry March 28, 2002...

I went back to the hotel the Sheraton hotel on 7th and 53rd Streets, and was numb and sat in silence for a long time. I decided to get some liquor, a small bottle of Crown and coke, but needed to find a liquor store. On the way to Times Square, I saw a New York policeman.

“Yo Mr. Policeman,” Before my question was asked he said,
“No, I was not at “Ground Zero,”
“Okay," but where is there a liquor store?”
He looked at me and hugged me, and said,
“That is the nicest thing anyone has said to me since 9/11.”

He walked me to the liquor store and walked me back to the hotel. That's how intense the emotions where for New Yorkers.

I took the images on March 28, 2002, as homage to my dad's birthday, we visited the Twin Towers together, and I missed my dad. The image is one of 15 and what an emotional photo shoot and are viewable as a slideshow on YouTube.   

                  September 11, 2011 - Faded Memories 



New York, may peace come to you on the Anniversary Day of September 11, 2001. 


                                             "We Will Never Forget" ...