Thursday, May 7, 2020

Bird Belz Hornet Canada

Our Own Homes: We wandering Jews are sure spending an awful lot of time in our own homes these days. And we probably will continue to do so ('cause we're smart) for some time to come.

So here is a photograph of a beautiful bird. Abq Jew does not know who the photographer is, nor the type of bird. But let's take a moment to try and remember that the world is a beautiful place.

And here is a song about Belz, where many of us made our homes before ... we couldn't any more. No, Abq Jew does not know who the performers are.

Belz (Ukrainian: Белз; Polish: Bełz ; Yiddish: בעלז‎ Belz) is a small city in Sokal Raion of Lviv Oblast (region) of Western Ukraine, near the border with Poland, is located between the Solokiya river (a tributary of the Bug River) and the Richytsia stream. Its population is approximately 2,308 (2017 est). 
The Ashkenazi Jewish community in Belz was established circa 14th century. In 1665, the Jews in Belz received equal rights and duties. The town became home to a Hasidic dynasty in the early 19th century.
At the beginning of World War I, Belz had 6100 inhabitants, including 3600 Jews, 1600 Ukrainians, and 900 Poles. During the German and Soviet invasion of Poland (September 1939), most of the Jews of Belz fled to the Soviet Union. 
However, by May 1942, there were over 1,540 local Jewish residents and refugees in Belz. On June 2, 1942, 1,000 Jews were deported to Hrubieszów and from there to the Sobibór concentration camp.

Abq Jew will now take this opportunity to warn you, his loyal readers, that Vespa Mandarinia, aka The Murder Hornet, has been spotted (so to speak) in North America.

A single Asian Giant Hornet has turned up on this side of the Pacific Ocean ... and it was dead. But here are Ten (10)  Things You Need to Know!

In the meantime, The New Yorker's one and only Andy Borowitz reminds us that
Murder Hornets Doubt They Can Do as Much Damage as Trump 
WASHINGTON STATE (The Borowitz Report)—Calling it “a tall order, for sure,” a swarm of murder hornets are openly questioning whether they can do as much damage to the United States as Donald J. Trump has. 
In an unusually candid interview, the deadly winged insects said that their initial plans to invade North America, spreading terror and carnage in their wake, have been largely upended by Trump’s performance this year. 
“We had been talking about coming to America for, like, forever,” one hornet said. “It’s obviously a huge market, and we wanted to make a big splash over here. And now this.”

And besides (see Becoming Animated), we'll always have Canada. Here is a song about Canada. By Clark W.

Shabbat Shalom, Albuquerque!
Good Shabbos, New Mexico!
Sabbath Peace, World!

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