“resilience. beauty. perseverance”
I was supposed to write this last month the museum is inside of a beautifully designed, but currently not active synagogue. The synagogue previously operated as a functioning house of worship for the local Jewish community. It currently works together with Florida International University to both display and preserve personal collections of various artifacts from everyday life.
I realized- circumcision, is a serious commitment to God. Most babies are have circumcisions nowadays, however, the custom is Jewish. It made me realize- this tiny group of people have a relationship to God, and in spite of what He asks or requires of them fallen down and fallen short- He holds them up.
Learning about the man who walked across Russia ( I believe ) with nothing but his Torah, makes you think. A person can take everything, but they can't take the Torah from a man it is their gift. A costly gift, but it is theirs.
I have visited the Holocaust memorial in Washington, D.C, and have had my heart broken there. The heartbreak in this museum- the story of the passengers of the St. Louis. Asylum is often sought, and can be denied with tragic consequences. The strength in presentation of Jewish life is the primary feature of this museum.
I highly recommend spending a couple of days, exploring, and reconnecting to the Jewish Community in South Florida.
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