UCF Senior Thesis Exhibition 2015

Marcy Appelbaum Reindl

 

Overcoming adversity, rising to the challenge, and rising above the challenge; these common themes appear in literature and life throughout the centuries. We don’t know why bad things happen, they just do. We have to learn from them and move on. The premise of accepting the past and moving forward gave me the impetus to explore this story as a narrative.

On Erv, (eve) Yom Kippur, the most sacred day of the year, a tragedy occurred. In the aftermath, the compassion of numerous groups, including the Jewish community abroad, and at home, came together in prayer to help in the healing of an orphan. Orly Ohayon’s story is about the fortitude and strength of the framework enabling a miraculous recovery. She embodies an unwavering and total acceptance of Baruch HaShem, which in Hebrew means to “Bless Be His Name”.

As I listened to Orly speak, it became more and more apparent that her faith and comfort with Judaic teaching and principles allowed for a maturity and stability unusual in one so young. Orly, which means “light” in Hebrew, with her positive attitude, has brought light to the Jewish community.




Marcy Appelbaum Reindl

Marcy Appelbaum Reindl

Marcy Appelbaum Reindl

Marcy Appelbaum Reindl

Marcy Appelbaum Reindl

 



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