Wednesday, June 10, 2009

I heard some insightful comments in North Trenton the other day at a press conference/vigil in memory of shooting victim Tamrah Leonard, 13, who was killed by stray gunfire while at a block party billed as an event to help stop the violence in Trenton's North Ward hosted by North Ward city council candidate and New Black Panther Party youth minister Divine Allah, top left. I heard pain, sorrow and frustration, and things like "Don't say a gang member killed one of our babies. Say one of our babies killed one of our babies."

Sunday, June 7, 2009

You can make up your own headline for this one using the words hot, dog, hotdog, well you get the idea . Last Sunday was the 3rd Annual Bark At The Park Day presented by Dogs & Cats Rule at Trenton's Waterfront Park, home of the Trenton Thunder a minor league NY Yankees affiliate. Fans were invited to bring their dogs and this is Yorkshire Terrier "Rudy".

Earlier that day...(top photo) During a presentation on Peace in Judaism, in the New Jersey State Museum Auditorium, Marsha Rudolph, of Lambertville, NJ, holds in her hand a pointer used to follow along in reading or singing from the Torah. Out of respect, the Torah itself is not touched, so a pointer is used as a placeholder. (bottom two photos) Rabbi Donna Kirshbaum of String of Pearls Congregation in Princeton talks about and reads from the Torah scrolls. Participants next walked up West State Street to Trinity Cathedral, for a presentation on Peace in Christianity, where the event concluded with an Interfaith Potluck Dinner.