A recent story in the LA Times got me thinking about all the crazy disruptions in this weird COVID world we find ourselves in. The author muses about “missing the comfort of ‘my’ seat in synagogue when the whole world is askew.” “One Saturday morning last fall I arrived at my synagogue, only to discoverContinue reading “Psst, you’re sitting in my spot”
An article in the LA Jewish Journal by Ed Rodman got me thinking about the concept of the Bar Mitzvah partner.
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 reachContinue reading “SPACEIL–Breisheet: So Close! “We arrived (just not how) we wanted…””
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 pastContinue reading “Do not be afraid”
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 andContinue reading “My eyes are on Israel, today–Yom HaAtzmaut (Independence Day)–Israel @70”
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 2Continue reading “My eyes are on Israel, today–Yom HaZikaron (Memorial Day)”
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 itsContinue reading “B’reisheet to Radical Amazememt. A collection of amazing moments”
Check out my latest LinkedIn Blog Post Hello Friends: My latest blog post on LinkedIn. I hope you like it. If you do and if you are so inclined please “like” and “comment” over on LinkedIn. This raises the visibility of my LinkedIn profile which is great, especially for a job seeker like me. ItContinue reading “I’m a Grandchild of Immigramts”
We had a really nice time in PDX with the associated festivities surrounding my Cousin Erin’s HS graduation. Sunday dawned humid. We made our way out to Multnomah Falls for the gorgeous view of the Falls anthe Columbia river Gorge.