A Running Tour of Jerusalem

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The Jerusalem Marathon began in 2010. TCI Librarian Aviva Adler participated in the 10k this year on March 18, 2016.

What’s the first thing you think of when someone mentions Israel? Jaffa oranges? Beaches on the Mediterranean Sea? Google’s Research & Development offices? The new “Silicon Wadi” in Beer Sheva? For the sixth year, Israel has also hosted the Jerusalem Marathon in its capitol city. A record number of 30,000 runners, including Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat, ran the full marathon (42.2 KM or 26.2 mi.) or half marathon (21.1 KM), or joined the 10 KM or 5 KM races.  Continue reading

Family heirloom: In Memory of the Holocaust

Kos Eliyahu

April 15, 2015 is Yom Ha’Shoah or Holocaust Remembrance day.

This Kos Eliyahu belonged to my father’s uncle, Robert Ludwig Adler. He was imprisoned during WWII in Camp de Gurs, in southwest France, before being deported to Auschwitz, where he perished.  Continue reading