Friday, October 5, 2007

A Tree that Still Grows

Today seems to be a day where we are posting about the greater Israel...that which encompasses all Jews, all over the world, for all time. This post is about a tree...

It's a tree in Amsterdam...that grows just outside the secret annex where Anne Frank and her family hid from the Nazis. Though Anne was captured and died...the tree lives on. In mid-1944, Anne wrote, "Our chestnut tree is in full bloom. It’s covered with leaves and is even more beautiful than last year."

Recently, the Amsterdam municipality decided to cut the tree down...and after much protest...they have given it a reprieve. The Anne Frank organization has set up a live camera feed, where you can go and see Anne's tree. Maybe the more people that click and see it...the longer the reprieve will be - so, if you have a minute, click the following link - and while you are looking, think of a young, beautiful Jewish girl, who once stared out at the chestnut tree and dreamed of a better tomorrow...she didn't live to see that better tomorrow, but we have all been blessed.

You can "visit" the tree live via webcam:

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