Last Shofar of 5781

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=225132949570827&id=523541507&sfnsn=mo I wish everyone Shanah Tova U’metukah, a Healthy, Happy and Safe 5782, starting tonight! The Mitzvah is to “hear” the Shofar, not to “sound” the Shofar so you’ve now fulfilled the tradition! There are 3 basic Shofar Blasts: Tekiyah (one un-interrupted blast) Sh’Varim (3 blasts) T’ruah (More of a Staccato, traditionally 9 blasts) There’s … More Last Shofar of 5781

SPACEIL–Breisheet: So Close! “We arrived (just not how) we wanted…”

  We failed. But did we? “We have a failure of the spacecraft. We unfortunately have not managed to land successfully,” Opher Doron, general manager of the Israel Aerospace Industries space program, said on the SpaceIL’s livestream of the landing attempt…” “We are the seventh country to orbit the moon and the fourth to reach … More SPACEIL–Breisheet: So Close! “We arrived (just not how) we wanted…”

Do not be afraid

John Lewis: “Do not get lost in a sea of despair. Be hopeful, be optimistic. Our struggle is not the struggle of a day, a week, a month, or a year, it is the struggle of a lifetime. Never, ever be afraid to make some noise and get in good trouble, necessary trouble.” The past … More Do not be afraid

My eyes are on Israel, today–Yom HaAtzmaut (Independence Day)–Israel @70

No more Memorial Candles! No more somber music! No more visits to Military Cemeteries (for now)! No more sirens (for now)! It has been too long since my last visit to Israel. How long? Well 2008 was the last time I was there and I was still doing this! Working on the Sidekick LX and … More My eyes are on Israel, today–Yom HaAtzmaut (Independence Day)–Israel @70

My eyes are on Israel, today–Yom HaZikaron (Memorial Day)

70 years aint chicken feed! It’s an amazing accomplishment. Something to be proud of; Something to worry about; Something to be exasperated with; Something to be vigilant about. Just now, across Israel, the first of two air raid sirens sounded. 1 minute. Silence, noise, a metaphorical shofar, bowed heads. In another 15 hours, a 2 … More My eyes are on Israel, today–Yom HaZikaron (Memorial Day)

B’reisheet to Radical Amazememt. A collection of amazing moments

50 Years ago, PSC started a journey. 47 years ago, The Memorial Scrolls Trust in London, England gave PSC, on permanent loan, 2 Torah scrolls rescued from the Nazis. 4 months ago, in October, 2017, I just privileged to be part of a delegation from our synagogue to return a 200-year-old Torah Scoll to its … More B’reisheet to Radical Amazememt. A collection of amazing moments