Photo of the Day: Maurice Sendak
Today we were saddened to hear of the passing of Maurice Sendak, famed children’s author, most notably of Where the Wild Things Are. Sendak was a child of Holocaust survivors, and often drew back on his childhood experiences and Jewish background in his writing. Today we remember Maurice Sendak fondly, and know that his works will always keep his memory alive.
Israel Photo of the Day - “A Headstand for the State of Israel,” Paul Goldman (1957)
An oldie but a goodie. What better for our first Israel POTD post than Paul Goldman’s timeless photo? Here he has captured David Ben Gurion, Israel’s first Prime Minister, doing a headstand one morning at the Sharon Hotel Beach in Herziliya, Israel. Rumor has it that Ben Gurion was quite a fan of this pose, as he felt the increased blood flow to his head also increased mental capacity. Today this picture is popularized at Tel Aviv’s hip “Bar Gurion,” and of course, in our hearts.