The Journey of Steve Jaron

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Thursday 5.5.11 – Finding a Hot Dog in Frankfurt am Main

Today we arrived in Frankfurt and spent the day wandering around the city.  The first thing we did was a Hop On Hop Off tour which took us around the city and gave us a history of the city as well as information on modern points of interest.  After taking the tour around the city once we decided to check out the Jewish museum, but by the time we got there it was about to close so we walked over to the Jewish quarter to check out the old synagogue and ended up going into the cemetery.  The cemetery was in shambles so even if I had any names to look for I would never have found them.  My mom found two things interesting about this cemetery.  One was the fact that around the walls on the inside were headstones.  The other was that apparently there were a couple of famous rabbi’s buried there and these graves appeared to be intact.  On top of that people  had left notes and yahrzeit candles in the cracks and crevices.  In hindsight I wonder if one of them was Abraham Krochmal, the son of Nachman Krochmal.  After the cemetery we walked back t the hotel.

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One response to “Thursday 5.5.11 – Finding a Hot Dog in Frankfurt am Main

  1. Jessica June 9, 2011 at 1:11 am

    how interesting about leaving the notes in the cracks..like the Western Wall. I wonder if they are prayers?

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