The Holidays are a busy time for everybody; including The Traveling Rooster. I’ve now – by likelihood – found a letter that I wrote to a UPI colleague (but apparently never despatched) describing that journey. Though I am describing a journey I took at nighttime and really chilly days of Ceausescu’s Romania in December 1978, it reals remarkably similar to descriptions I read of journeys taken at the moment to some places. We supposed to visit Riccarton Market but the day we checked out was a Easter Sunday, I knew Good Friday and Easter Monday have been public vacation but I didn’t expect most outlets including supermarkets like PARK’nSave and Countdown which open on normal Sunday, had been close on Easter Sunday. I needed to cook a good steak dinner however couldn’t even do grocery purchasing. We went Botanic Garden instead.
Of course, Jewish heritage work, and the state of affairs of Jewish heritage, is totally different from nation to country, metropolis to city, and is dependent on many elements: Jewish neighborhood organizational issues; local and national politics; funding shortfalls, and actual on-the-ground potentialities. My feeling is that seeing what’s going on in other international locations, or in other initiatives, will be helpful to assist encourage activists or assist them in creating methods for their very own work. I believe it can be crucial for activists as we speak, though many are nonetheless engaged on their own or in relative isolation, to realize that they don’t seem to be as alone as were the Jewish heritage activists who, typically on their very own, blazed the path in earlier many years.
I expected desolation in a savage, absurd wasteland, and as a substitute I discovered mediocrity with a number of bits of Disneyfied ‘Asia’ scattered around. Perhaps Elista was as soon … Read More