3 thoughts on “Mystery Memorial

  1. Subject: Picture from Prague

    Right after John Lennon was murdered, people started writing grafitti on a wall just off the Lesser Town end of the Charles Bridge. The impromptu memorial is known as the John Lennon Wall, and it has been there ever since, even surviving communism. When we passed by today, I saw this amazing Hebrew inscription below the bust of John Lennon. It is the classic statement by Theodor Herzl, “If you want it, it is not a myth.” An interesting corollary to Lennon’s “Imagine”, and it makes the motto of the founder of Zionism a universalist idea.


    Scott A. Tepper, Tour Operator
    Vacation Vibrations, “Tours for Fans of Great Live Music”

    Prayer… Properly understood and applied, it is the most potent instrument of action.
    — Mahatma Mohandas K. Gandhi

  2. For those not familiar with the Hebrew, Herzl’s proverb is above the Magen David:

    “Im tirtzu, ein zo agadah.”

    Below the star is the name of the person who put it up there. Given the ephemeral nature of the inscriptions, it is just a matter of time before it is gone, but all you travelers can look for it in the meantime.

    Kol tuv,


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