Off topic 🤷🏻♀️ 😂 I’ve had some funny DMs and cheeky comments from others asking where I carried my kids or “WHO MY SURROGATE WAS”.. comments like “did you carry your kids in your ass” or “you must have been on drugs to get them abs”😂😂... and then other questions like “did you workout throughout your pregnancies” and “did working out make labour easier”.. k well.. YES.! I did workout right through my pregnancies.. in fact the day before I gave birth to my youngest (I was overdue), I mowed our MASSIVE lawns 😂.! I laboured my youngest at a circus 🤣.! And then I was asked whether exercise helped with birthing.!!! Umm that’s a hell fxxcckkeen NO.! 🤣🤣.. sorry but NOTHING WORKS IMO!! BUUT☝️ it does help you bounce back faster.. 😇.. ANYWAY.. But here’s ya proof.! I did carry three beautiful humans... Top left was my first bubba then bottom was my second, then the biggest one was my youngest 😆(he was a almost 10 pounder😑).. it’s been a fat to skinny roller coaster my whole life.. but NO MORE BABIES.! 😂 I will get on that damn stage.!! Abstinence from here 😂!! #goals#mamabod#proudmama#bounceback#wouldntchangeitfortheworld#instafame#pregnancy#neveragain#pisces
Was there humor during the Holocaust? Yes, a lot. Do you know of examples? Please share them.
“A day without laughter is a day wasted”, said Charlie Chaplin. Even during the Holocaust, many Jews used humor to overcome despair. For example, Jewish women who burst out laughing because the clothes they received at Auschwitz reminded them of Purim costumes; Jewish youth in the Warsaw Ghetto, who, when told by a Nazi officer to take of their hats in respect to him, made fun of the request by bowing repeatedly; and a rabbi from the Warsaw Ghetto who said that the Holocaust makes Jews more pious—they fast like on Yom Kippur throughout the year; they do not have hametz even when Passover is over, and they are in a Tisha Be’av mood all the time.
Humor is the weapon of the weak, and Jews in the Holocaust used jokes, sharp irony, and cabaret and satire performances to fight the Nazi attempts to deprive them of their basic human dignity.
Do you know of examples of humor during the Holocaust? Share them with us.
Photo: Digitally-processed photo of Jewish children in Purim party in the Lodz Ghetto. From the Shem Olam archive.
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Hiroshima is a beautiful place to visit and our first day was spent at Peace Memorial Park. There are memorials, the remains of a building that was directly under the bomb, a museum of facts and articles, petitions to be signed and of course survivors telling their stories and keeping the history alive. It was a difficult and powerful day that left us all with much to think and feel. So much to take away from this. Obama was the first sitting American president to visit since the bomb. Of the hundreds of thousands who perished many were Korean who were slave labourers, some Chinese students and American POWs. Japan is a nuclear weapon free country and will continue to petition for the rest of the world to join them. #hiroshima#atomicbomb#nuclearwar#memorials#neveragain
It’s crazy to think I moved to Los Angeles a year ago this month and feel like I barely know more about this town and what it has to offer today, than I did 12 months ago. It’s crazier to think that for some (really dumb) reason I thought running the LA Marathon - my first - would be a good way to explore the city and see what it’s all about. After running 26.22 miles from the hills of Dodger Stadium to seaside Santa Monica, I can confirm that I probably experienced more LA culture in one day than the entire past year but I’m not convinced it was a “good” way to do it. Sitting in hours of traffic on the 405 might suck, but it hurts a hell of a lot less! #LAMarathon#WeRunLA#NeverAgain
These past few weeks I have been feeling everything but beautiful. This saying nails it exactly. Just a reminder to myself that self care is number one. Tonight was my first night back in the gym after a few crazy hectic weeks. I already feel a tad better. Never again will I let myself feel this way. No matter how many people compliment me or say how good I look, I don’t believe them. If I feel gross that is all I can focus on. Such a terrible feeling. Self care is everything. Making time for myself and doing what I like and getting in those work outs make a big difference. #motivation#neveragain#idontfeelbeautiful#slump
19 Adar II 1932 R’ Yosef Chaim Sonnenfeld passed away, making today his Yartzeit. R’ Chaim, as he was known most of his life was one of the leading figures of Mandatory Palestine. The name Yosef was added when he battled with a severe illness upon arriving in the land of Israel. Jewish custom is that such a person adds a name and keeps the name if they recover. The idea being that the negative heavenly decree was for the other person, and this is a new person. For R’ Yosef Chaim, it worked.
Born in Slovakia, his father passed away when he was 6. He and his two siblings were raised by their mother. He was known as a child prodigy from a young age and finished the entire curriculum in his public school by the time he was 11.
R’ Yosef Chaim became a close student of R’ Avraham Shag. R’ Shag was a fierce opponent of the Haskala and other progressive movements in Judaism. The battles had taken their toll and he decided to move to the Holy Land. R’ Yosef Chaim made the move with his teacher.
In 1873 at the age of 25 before the First Aliyah he joined the community known as the ‘old yishuv’ in Jerusalem. He was able to live a quiet life for three years. Then, his teacher passed away and through eulogizing him, his greatness was discovered. As a community activist, his time was spent dealing with immigration issues, fending off violence from Arabs, and working for the sanctity of Jerusalem. He refused to meet with Kaiser Wilheim of Germany when he came because he recognized the Germans as descendants of Amalek, an early recognition that became all to clear during World War II. On the other hand, he sent a delegation to meet with King Abdullah I of Jordan to try to make peace. He endured great personal tragedy losing 8 children in his life... Find out more. Today in Jewish History is available on Podcast and Amazon Alexa.
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I started this account when a dear person convinced me to continue writing. I will stay indebted to her for life. I am very glad that I listened.
But instead of writing random posts, I have decided to focus my writing on themes of finding motivation and meaning. This is unchartered territory for me. So in the beginning it was hazy as to how I plan to go about it. Then I realised that in life, whenever a challenging situation arises, I set a macro goal for myself and then work it backwards into micro goals. I then slice the micro goal into bite sized steps.
I have decided the same with my writing as well. Recently, I indicated mountaineering as my goal. It is not to be taken literally but as indicative of the challenges I face in life. Or perhaps the reader faces. Although it is what happens along the way which makes for literature. Smelling a wild flower, observing a honey bee or the self talk we do to motivate ourselves are all nuances that the pen of writers itches to write about.
Next, I may decide to set sail for the ocean. Dive down into its depths and perhaps discover my own in the process.
So after a long poem I may do haikus or short stories with word limitation. A way of stepping back, breathing in the journey, and enjoying the process. Will give me space to reflect too and make the whole finding motivation and meaning process real and manageable!
It is all an idea right now. A start. I can't say how it will pan out. But what I do know is that once I set my mind to something, there is no stopping me. I will take the past evidence of my strong will as support and my soul as my anchor to ground me and stay put. This is my Garden of Eden. 😊 *** #alwaysaiminghigher#betterlife#lifeisbeautiful#nevergiveuppositivethinking#integrity#strength#resilience ** #poetsofig#writingcommunity#writersofinstagram#creativewriting#feministwriters#shewrites#neveragain#amwriting#life#inspiration#newlife#elson#escribo#ellaescribe#mindfulness#selfawareness#selfcare#motivation
1124 hours ago
Here’s cheers to finishing the @oxfamnz 100 Trailwalker!
Stoked to have crossed the finish line with these three champions! Couldn’t have done it without your banter, story/fact telling and ‘great’ puns.