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30/8/14

My Art Assignment #13 - Sorted books [The assignment]

'Over the depth from the past'
'The zionist idea'
'A new heart and a new spirit'
'people and actions'
'The book of Jewish imagination'
'The new Israelis'

I was really excited about this one.
The first library I thought of was my grandfathers library. My grandfather was a really big influence on me,and his library was the one that filled me with love for books and for knowledge.
He was a holocaust survivor who did ‘Aliyah’ (moved to Israel), and here he continued to be an educator in a kibbutz, becoming a headmaster of a boarding school and educating hundreds of students from all over the world who came to Israel when it first became a country.
In his later life, he kept educating students to imaginative thinking by telling stories to all the grandchildren’s classes every Friday.
Today, 7 years after he passed, his library holds only about 40% of the books it had when he was alive, a lot of them in Polish or Yiddish. But there were enough left in Hebrew to allow me to get a picture of him through them.

I knew I’d made the right choice of books when I opened one, ‘The book of Jewish imagination’. The book was filled with papers with his handwriting and typewriter papers, with stories and limericks and just general thoughts, so I struck gold on a book that he used pretty often, which is fitting, because he was the most imaginative person I ever got to know.
Thank you, The Art Assignment, for making me find this treasure :)

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"Vaccines protect the health of children in the United States so well that most parents today have never seen first-hand the devastating consequences of diseases now stopped by vaccines"

CDC statement

Sorry truthers, there is no CDC cover up and vaccines still don’t cause autism 

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angelclark:

99-Year-Old Lady Sews A Dress A Day For Children In Need 

Lillian Weber, a 99-year-old good Samaritan from Iowa, has spent the last few years sewing a dress a day for the Little Dresses For Africa charity, a Christian organization that distributes dresses to children in need in Africa and elsewhere.

Weber’s goal is to make 1,000 dresses by the time she turns 100 on May 6th. So far, she’s made more than 840. Though she says she could make two a day, she only makes one – but each single dress she makes per day is personalized with careful stitchwork. She hopes that each little girl who receives her dress can take pride in her new garment.

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Oh, Regina. I’ve been listening to you lately, but I’ve never truly heard that lyric until right now.I’d like to work on being less nervous.

Oh, Regina. I’ve been listening to you lately, but I’ve never truly heard that lyric until right now.

I’d like to work on being less nervous.

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"Songs are as sad as the listener."

— Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (via theimperfectideal)

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humansofnewyork:

"I get way too sensitive when I get attached to someone. I can detect the slightest change in the tone of their voice, and suddenly I’m spending all day trying to figure out what I did wrong." (Amman, Jordan)

humansofnewyork:

"I get way too sensitive when I get attached to someone. I can detect the slightest change in the tone of their voice, and suddenly I’m spending all day trying to figure out what I did wrong." (Amman, Jordan)

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the-disney-elite:

Genie animator Eric Goldberg’s touching tribute to Robin Williams.
R.I.P. Robin Williams

Beautiful.

the-disney-elite:

Genie animator Eric Goldberg’s touching tribute to Robin Williams.

R.I.P. Robin Williams

Beautiful.

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explore-blog:

Illustrator Hiller Goodspeed captures Tolstoy’s notion of “emotional infectiousness" as the defining characteristic of art.

explore-blog:

Illustrator Hiller Goodspeed captures Tolstoy’s notion of “emotional infectiousness" as the defining characteristic of art.

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"For forty years… they have shared each other’s occupations and pleasures and works of charity while in health, and watched over each other tenderly in sickness."

Charity and Sylviathe remarkable story of two women who married each other in 1803.
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