For centuries, the Lithuanian city of Vilnius was one of the most important Jewish centers in the world, earning the title “Jerusalem of the North,” until the Nazis destroyed it. About 95% of its Jewish population of Vilna, its name in Hebrew and Yiddish, was murdered and its synagogues and institutions were reduced to ruins. The Soviets finished the job, paving over the remnants of Vilna’s famous Great Synagogue, for example, so thoroughly that few today know it ever existed.
So, do you know how “April Fool's Day” got started? Perhaps no one really knows, but here are some of the more logical explanations.
OK. You’ve had enough snow already. You are pining for fair weather. Your bones ache with the thought of another day of Winter. Well, guess what!? Wait no longer. Spring knocks on your hearth and will be here anon! Enjoy!
“When I was little, my sister and I would get Happy Meal toys at McDonald’s. I would go home and use a tiny screw driver to take the toy apart. I always wanted to know how it worked,” said Stacey Mescher, sophomore at Deep Run High School. Today, Stacey is doing a whole lot more than disassembling plastic toys.
On Tuesday, March 14 have a pizza – or maybe an apple “pie” to celebrate “Pi” day!
3.14. “Pi”. The number π is the mathematical constant, representing the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter. It has been represented by the Greek letter “π” since the mid-18th century, though it is also sometimes spelled out as “Pi.”