January 2015 archive

Selma and Joanne Bland

We spent our winter break road tripping through the South—Atlanta, Montgomery, Selma, Birmingham and Memphis. We wanted to learn more about the Civil Rights movement and decided the only way to really dive-in was to see it up close and in person. We visited many historic sites and spent time at some terrific museums. But we learned the most from the people we met along the way.

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I love how old Jewish traditions prevail and evolve over time. Jewish papercutting has been around since the 14th century. Jewish papercuts are primarily used in the home to celebrate rituals, holidays and family life. They’re such a beautiful expression of Judaism.

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