Friday, January 15, 2010
JSam: More photos and another film
Fr Jeff has a wonderful summary of our trip below, but he still seems to have been holding out on us with his photography. For you fellow facebookers (and those willing to admit it) you can see some of his really nice stuff at Jeff's Photos.
I wish the whole group could have been with me a couple of nights ago when I had another experience similar but nearly opposite to our meeting with Sami Awad. It was in Kefar Saba near Tel Aviv where I spent the evening with the son of a holocaust survivor who is the subject of a documentary that is in the final stages of editing. His story (as he was telling it) was as remarkable as Sami's, but from the other side of the 'wall'. It included trips back to the site of the Warsaw ghetto and several other places he formerly knew only from stories of his father. I haven't seen the film yet but have been promised a copy soon and would love to share it with anyone interested.
The whole group still haunts my thoughts, and I look forward to seeing many of you again. Also, our Team in Galilee sends their greetings to you all; many of them felt a special connection to whatever it was we were doing there. -jsam