Tel Aviv Diary - January 10-14, 2015 - Karen Alkalay-Gut

January 10, 2015

Among other amazing places we visited today one was the workmen's circle plot in the Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Queens. There we found some of the most famous writers and poets who ever wrote in Yiddish, from Sholom Aleichen to H. Leyvick to Mane Leib to Anna Margolin. It was a snowy cold day or I would have taken more and more photographs of the poems on the gravestones. As it was we wandered around looking for Beit Olom where Emma Lazarus was interred, and never got anywhere.

And the Matisse flies high in the skies way above all of us. A million miles!

Among other things we had a manificent meal at the Modern, the restaurant next to he MOMA. it's pretty good. maybe a little pretentious, but good. For Shabbas we'll go to New Jersey, and the family. A perfect shabbat.

January 11, 2015

So here in New York I wound up watching CNN all morning. Instead of enjoying the single sunny day in the city we couldn't take our eyes away from the demonstration in France, the crowds, the prayers, the absence of U.S. representatives.

Here's my take on the whole terrorist attacks - Hayat Boumeddine organized the entire thing - both attacks. We'll see if one day I prove right.

January 12, 2015

It is beginning to look like I am right about Hayyat...

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