But misfortunes do not last forever (this they
have in common with joys) but pass away or are at least diminished
and become lost in oblivion. Life on the kapia always renews itself
despite everything and the bridge does not change with the years or
with the centuries or with the most painful turns in human affairs.
All these pass over it, even as the unquiet waters pass beneath its
smooth and perfect arches.
Ivo Andric, The Bridge on the
16th European Days of Jewish Culture
will take place this September 2015
under the motto "Bridges".