Posts tagged ‘Judaism’

February 10, 2016

Endstation Sehnsucht

by ada

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February 9, 2016

Hohenems – Jüdisches Museum

by ada

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Judischer Turnverein St Gallen 1

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Schul-Gasse 1 Hohenems 2

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Deutsches Reich Reisepass Juedisches Museum Hohenems

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Hilda Monte 3

Hilda Monte Where Freedom Perished 1

October 15, 2015

Mikulov – the Jewish cemetery (Židovský hřbitov)

by ada

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October 13, 2015

Mikulov – the Upper/Old Synagogue (Horní/Stará synagoga)

by ada

synagogue Mikulov

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October 8, 2015

Břeclav – Jewish cemetery (Židovský hřbitov)

by ada

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Isidor Grünbaum

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grave of Regina Sternfeld

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February 24, 2015

Kosher for… Essen und Tradition im Judentum

by ada

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February 23, 2015

Wien – Jüdisches Museum

by ada

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January 28, 2015

life being so little and death so good to give

by ada


Jagd auf uns

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ins Gesicht getreten

lag in seinem Blut 2

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November 26, 2014

Budapest – Kozma utcai izraelita temető (Jewish cemetery at Kozma street), the succulents

by ada

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November 26, 2014

Budapest – Kozma utcai izraelita temető (Jewish cemetery at Kozma street), part 2

by ada

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Izraelita temető

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Balas Ferenc

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November 25, 2014

Budapest – Kozma utcai izraelita temető (Jewish cemetery at Kozma street), the mosaics

by ada

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November 25, 2014

Budapest – Kozma utcai izraelita temető (Jewish cemetery at Kozma street), part 1

by ada

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Gries family 1

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Adler family tree

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David Eliezer 5

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June 20, 2014

Budapest – Judafest 2014

by ada

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December 23, 2013

Třebíč – the Jewish cemetery (Židovský hřbitov)

by ada

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December 23, 2013

Třebíč – the Rear Synagogue (Zadní synagoga, Neuschul)

by ada

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December 22, 2013

Třebíč – Jewish Quarter (Třebíčská židovská čtvrť, Zámostí)

by ada

Třebíč Jewish Quartier view from Jihlava

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Třebíč wall ornament

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Třebíč Jewish Quartier Durchgangshaus

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Třebíč Jewish Quartier ruin window

September 13, 2013


by ada


July 7, 2013

conversations with my coworkers – part 6

by ada

(Sunday morning at my previous workplace. We are having breakfast and doing small talk.)

coworker: I never ever work on Sundays.

me (perplexed): Well, it’s Sunday and you are here, working.

coworker: It doesn’t count. It’s for money. But I never do laundry or vacuuming on Sundays. It’s not allowed. If you work on Sundays, God will punish you. I knew a man, he worked on a Sunday and his pigs got sick, all of them. Then he worked again and his son had a car accident and died. God punished him.

me: Whom did He punish? The son or the father?

coworker: Both of them.

me: It doesn’t make much sense to me. Which religion do you actually belong to?

coworker: I’m a Christian.

me: Oh. I thought Jesus has already dealt with these kind of problems, like working on a Shabbat or punishing sons for the sins of their fathers…

coworker: I don’t know what you are talking about.

me: The Bible. The differences of religious attitude in the Old and the New Testament.

coworker: I haven’t read the Bible. I don’t like reading.

me: Well, you know, there is this story about the Pharisees trying to trick Jesus out and asking him about his healing actions that happened on a Shabbat…

coworker: I don’t know what you are talking about. If you work on Sundays, God will punish you.

me: Like, kill your son?

coworker: That’s the laws.

me: Well, those laws you are referring to were originally meant as a survival guide to a small desert nation in a hostile environment, formulated more than 3300 years ago, on the level of ethical and moral development of a society of those times. There is this hypothesis of comparing the evolution of the human society to the ontogenesis of personality…

coworker: I don’t know what you are talking about. Which nation?

me: The Jews, of course. I’m talking about the practical role of the Ten Commandments in the survival of Judaism under disadvantageous conditions. And about the difference between Judaism and Christianity.

coworker: I don’t get why you are speaking about Jews. These are the laws of God. God made them, not the Jews. God has nothing to do with Jews.

me: You mean, except calling them His own, chosen people? Actually, the problematic of whether the one and only God made the Jewish people or the Jewish people made up the idea of the one and only God is certainly very interesting…

coworker: I don’t know what you are talking about.

me: You know what? This discussion doesn’t make any sense. People should not be allowed to discuss religion on an empty stomach. Let’s have our breakfasts and talk about the weather.

March 25, 2013

music for Holy Monday/Seder Evening – “He smote all the first-born of Egypt” from Georg Friedrich Händel’s Oratorio “Israel in Egypt” HWV 54

by ada

I seem to stick to Big Names this year, for today’s music is written by nobody else than Georg Friedrich Händel, who is considered to be the most important person if it comes to English Baroque music – even if he was actually a German. Well, that’s how things worked in the 18th century – the most important person in the history of French Baroque music; the man who called the famous French style that ruled the music scene of the 18th century, to life; the man who got the idea of synchronizing the bow movements of the violins in the orchestra first; the man who was smart enough to secure the publishing rights in whole France for himself alone, the man who is known as Jean-Baptiste Lully was, in fact, an Italian. So, if it comes to style, nationality plays never that big role we like to imagine.

Händel spent most of his musically active years in England. His music is as English, as it can be – biblical stories set in pompous orchestral style with heavy choir settings and lots of brass and drums. This oratorio, Israel in Egypt, tells the Passover story – and this aria (well, it’s actually no aria, it’s a choir movement) is about the last of the ten plagues. Enjoy the nice Quintfallsequenz starting at 1:35 :o)

March 13, 2013

and death shall have no dominion

by ada

kz dachau

kz dachau

November 22, 2012

Prague – The old Jewish cemetery (Starý židovský hřbitov)

by ada

November 14, 2012


by ada

Starý židovský hřbitov, the old Jewish cemetery of Prague.

July 23, 2012

music of the week – Budapescht

by ada

Since I’m a big fan of Karsten Troyke and I’m currently visiting my family in Budapest, let’s have some home tunes. Neither history nor theory are included, because I’m in no musicology mood today (I have some urgent Hungarian Food Eating to do, haha).

February 5, 2012

Budapest, Zsidónegyed – the four synagogues

by ada


There are four synagogues in the center of the old Jewish Quarter of Pest. The one in Dohány utca is the largest synagogue in Europe and the second largest in the world.


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