Gabriel Pogrund, Kayla Epstein and Steve Hendrix, The Washington Post Published 11:48 am PDT, Tuesday, October 30, 2018 People wait outside of the Rodef Shalom synagogue in Pittsburgh for the funeral of brothers David Rosenthal and Cecil Rosenthal, who were killed at the mass shooting at Tree of Life synagogue. People wait outside of the Rodef Shalom synagogue in Pittsburgh for the funeral of brothers David Rosenthal and Cecil Rosenthal, who were killed at the mass shooting at Tree of Life synagogue. Photo: Washington Post Photo By Salwan Georges People embrace as they wait in line outside of Rodef Shalom for the funeral of brothers David Rosenthal and Cecil Rosenthal. People embrace as they wait in line outside of Rodef Shalom for the funeral of brothers David Rosenthal and Cecil Rosenthal. Photo: Washington Post Photo By Salwan Georges … [Read more...] about Mourners gather at first funerals for victims in Pittsburgh synagogue shooting
Love rituals for couples
World International Affairs Valentine's Day is a time to celebrate love and lavish your significant other with extravagant gifts or overpriced flowers. But in China, it’s not all roses. Friday is Qixi festival, also known as Chinese Valentine’s Day. The festival’s origins date back 2,600 years to a Han Dynasty legend about two lovers—Zhinu and Niulang, also known as the weaver girl and the cowherd—who fall in love but are only permitted to meet once a year: on the seventh day of the seventh lunar month on the Chinese calendar. Traditionally in ancient China, women celebrated Qixi by worshiping celestials, taking part in rituals and burning paper items as offerings. But, in the modern age, the occasion is heavily marketed toward single, middle-class urban millennials who often have—in the eyes of their parents—fallen behind on the intergenerational quest to carry on their family lineage. “Chinese single people have a … [Read more...] about Qixi Festival: An Education on Finding Love in Modern China
IAN Millthorpe was devastated when he lost his wife to cancer in 2010, leaving him to raise all eight of their children alone. "Luckily she made it easier for me," Ian says, revealing a list of 15 parenting rules written by wife Angie days before she died. From tips on bedtime rituals to vetting boyfriend and girlfriends, the rules - scribbled on a notebook - have guided Ian for eight years as a single dad. Today Ian, 56, is surrounded by his loving offspring as the clan gather around him to celebrate Father's Day, with Angie in their hearts and minds. Former minor Ian lost his childhood sweetheart on 19 October 2010. Angie started making preparations for her husband's life as a single parent before her tragic death. One morning, she surprised Ian by asking him when their youngest son was born. After a couple of wrong guesses, Angie sighed and said: "You've got to know the kids' birthday's Mill. What if you forget one?" She fetched a notebook and jotted down the birthdays of their … [Read more...] about Father’s Day – Dad raising eight kids alone reveals late wife’s 15 rules left for them
Before most games, Willson Contreras finds his way to Cubs manager Joe Maddon with his head bobbing. The two will link hands and pull in for a hug. Then Contreras will energize Maddon by repeating, in Spanish, his top priority for the day.For every day.Ganar! Ganar! Ganar! “We’re going to win. We’re going to win. We’re going to win,” Maddon says, loosely translating. “That’s his message. Every night.”It’s a small ritual. But to Maddon it always has been telling, representative of the contagious ambition Contreras breathes.Forget for a minute the rocket arm the young catcher shows off and the pop he has in his bat. Set aside the offensive inconsistency that defined Contreras’ slow start to this season.To Maddon, there’s little that is as important as the connections his players make with all those around them. And in that regard, there’s little more important to Contreras than the passion he exudes every … [Read more...] about As Cubs look for first-half surge, can Willson Contreras find his hot streak?
IT is one of the most notorious addresses in Britain — the Cricklewood flat where serial killer Dennis Nilsen stashed a dozen victims under the floorboards. The monster — who died on Saturday aged 72 — had sex with rotting corpses that he kept for months at his maggot-infested House of Horrors in Melrose Avenue in suburban North London. Today it looks much the same from the street — but inside it is unrecognisable after being given a stunning Grand Designs-style makeover by its new owners. Undaunted first-time buyers Bruno and Mathilde were not put off by its grisly past and have transformed it into their dream home — and now plan to start a family there. They even grow fruit and vegetables in the garden where Nilsen once burned piles of corpses and raked the bones into the soil. And they're planning plan to host a World Cup barbecue this summer. NHS manager Bruno, 38, admits many people would run a mile when they found out the … [Read more...] about We bought Dennis Nilsen’s murder home where serial killer stashed 12 bodies under floor – and for a cut price