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... to view what were the front lines during the 1,200 day siege when the Bosnian Serbs and Yugoslav Army (now just Serbia and Montenegro) had the city completely surrounded except for the airport which was controlled by the United Nations.
Our second stop was at a Muslim cemetery for defenders of Sarajevo where more than 1,800 Muslim combatants in the war are buried. Not all there were killed in the war, though. The growing number includes many who fought for ...
One of the leading stories in the Jewish and general press as we prepare to leave is a report that the global Jewish population, at 15 million in 2015, has finally recovered to the number prior to the horror of the Holocaust.
Yet, as we travel here during the nine days of Av – the period in the Jewish calendar that we remember the Roman destruction of Israel in 70 C.E. - I recall an earlier demographic study that concluded that if the Jews ...
... it was honestly one of the most uncomfortable moments of my life, where I genuinely did not understand what was going on or what I should do.
At this point you are probably thinking that you should charter a helicopter and come save me. But for every strange or hard moment that I have had thus far, I have had one equal or better which reminds me why I came to such a foreign place. For every strange look I've gotten, I've had several ...
... since, but it's a strange peace.
Meanwhile, locals here have been so proud of the fact that within a couple hundred meters, there's a Catholic Cathedral, a Jewish Synagogue, a Muslim Mosque, and an Orthodox Church. That's an incredibly rare thing. You can credit the Ottoman Turks for that, as they had a relatively liberal attitude here with other religions and welcomed the Sephardic Jews from Spain here in 1492, the same year ...
... will ever change.” I show them examples of the agencies and people who are doing really groundbreaking, even state-of-the art work here, in the field of child maltreatment. I met with seven such professionals the other day to hear what they’re all doing and I’m so impressed! They have a multidisciplinary assessment and treatment center and they know all the theories and research necessary to make it work. Besides the bureaucratic nightmares they have to ...