Kaddish for my son – Opher Liba

webmaster Sefarad.org le 19 mars, 2016
With big pain I have to inform  that my dear son Opher Liba (aged 62 years) had died last week.
He has been buried at the Cemetery Guivat Shaul in Jerusalem , Israël,  on Thursday 17-3-2016.

Here is my poem, dedicated to his blessed memory

Prof. Moshé Liba

Kaddish
for my son Opher Liba

Time and again
I try to understand
what means that fear
which overtakes me
whenever I meet,
paying a due visit
to a cemetery,
the unavoidable
mourning fathers.

I will then realise
that it is my own feeling as father,
worse: it is all fathers’ fear
to mourn, to have to perform
the worst of all duties –
to say Kaddish
for his own son.

How painful
for me
to visit cemeteries.

Moshé Liba

Categories: Moshé Liba,Nos Peines

Connecting Flowers, 2016

webmaster Sefarad.org le 25 février, 2016

Flyer: Connecting flowers_Happy New Year

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In the building of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Jerusalem are exhibited many of my paintings. They are on different styles, according to the periods they were made.

On the year 2005 I was approached by the Director of Arts in the Ministry who asked me if I would accept to prepare a painting for the entry hall of the Ministry. As in the past cases, I accepted with pleasure.

My style at this period was: Diptychs and Triptychs, presenting flowers in strong colors using acrylics on canvas. So I decided to prepare a triptych, and since the Ministry is in charge of connecting the country with the world, I named it: Connecting Flowers.

The painting is exhibited since then at the entry hall of the Ministry. It is the first thing the visitors see, when coming to the Ministry. Moreover, this painting represented the Ministry at the biannual exhibition at the National Theater, Jerusalem, 2006.

Every year, the Ministry is choosing a painting of a well-known Israeli painter, to decorate the wish cards of the New Year distributed by the Embassies and Consulates of Israel (83 in total) throughout the whole world.

This year “Connecting Flowers” has been chosen for the Yearly wish card. It was printed in 100 000 copies and sent to the Israeli diplomatic missions.

The card brought the good wishes for the New Year in different languages, and was received with surprise by the recipients. Many positive remarks were received at the missions, including congratulations and asking for a supplementary copy – as a souvenir.

This is how an art work went over what it was made for, and it is now part of collections of New Year cards through the world. I am sure that many of the readers of this article will recognize the art work, and therefore: here it is.

 

Prof. Moshé Liba

Categories: Moshé Liba

Ecumenical Yom-Hashoah

webmaster Sefarad.org le 23 octobre, 2015

Cet article fait partie de la série « L’esprit de Bruxelles »
qui regroupe les contributions
pour les trois grandes religions monothéistes.
Retrouvez le récapitulatif sur ce lien.
http://sefarad.org/lesprit-de-bruxelles

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for the three major monotheistic
religions. Please find the link herewith.
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Ecumenical Yom-Hashoah

It could have been at Yad Vashem – the Holocaust Museum in Jerusalem, or in any synagogue: a well organized ceremony with Rabbi and Cantor, and youth and dignitaries, and the Menorah with six white candles, and some 250 people in attendance.

In the mostly Christian public, there were priests and reverends from several churches, and many Jews, and there was an organ in the church in The Hague, not far from the Queen’s Palace.

It was indeed the church where Queen Beatrix attends services, but she was at the American War Cemetery at Margraten together with the U.S. President George W. Bush.

Yom-Hashoah – the Day of the Holocaust, takes place as an ecumenical event already for 21 years in the Kloosterkerk.

This year on Sunday the 8th of May, coinciding with the date of the end of WW II, it was placed under the motto: “60 Years Later” stressing the common history of this country and of the Jewish People.

Music from the organ, readings from the Torah and the New Testament, speeches of a Rabbi and a Reverend, the prayer God the Merciful – El Maleh Rachamim by the Cantor, songs in Hebrew and in Dutch, and the lighting of candles for the six millions by members of a Dutch youth movement. An impressive program in a central church.

At the end, the Master of Ceremonies asked the audience to make a donation. Surprise: donation for the Haddasah Hospital in Jerusalem. We gladly complied, “So this will help them pay the salary of Irit”, we thought.

Indeed, Irit, my daughter-in-law has been working at the laboratory of Haddasah for the last 30 years.

 

Prof. Moshé Liba

May 2015

500 Jewish orphans at Apeldoorn

webmaster Sefarad.org le 23 octobre, 2015

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qui regroupe les contributions
pour les trois grandes religions monothéistes.
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This article is related to the « Spirit of Brussels »
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for the three major monotheistic
religions. Please find the link herewith.
http://sefarad.org/lesprit-de-bruxelles

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500 Jewish orphans at Apeldoorn

As every five years, it is parade day in Apeldoorn, in the eastern part of The Netherlands, on the 8th of May 2005. Every five years: the commemoration of the Liberation by a Canadian division this year 60 years ago.

It looks like in a history film: trucks, command-cars, jeeps, artillery guns – all original WWII, all freshly painted in khaki. In each vehicle the soldiers, in full Canadian uniform, but it strikes immediately: they are white haired, some in wheel chairs, all of them old, 80 years and more. They are accompanied by small units of the Canadian Army still based in Germany, parading on foot and by military bands.
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La Prévention des Conflits et la Culture de la Paix

Moïse Rahmani le 4 août, 2015

Cet article fait partie de la série « L’esprit de Bruxelles »
qui regroupe les contributions
pour les trois grandes religions monothéistes.
Retrouvez le récapitulatif sur ce lien.
http://sefarad.org/lesprit-de-bruxelles

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This article is related to the « Spirit of Brussels »
series whichput together all the contributions
for the three major monotheistic
religions. Please find the link herewith.
http://sefarad.org/lesprit-de-bruxelles

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WCRP/CAMEROON

WORLD CONFERENCE ON
RELIGION AND PEACE

CAMEROON NATIONAL CHAPTER

La Prévention des Conflits
et la Culture de la Paix

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