Following in the footsteps of Civil Rights Heros … More With Liberty and Justice For All?
What are your memories of that fateful day, 20 years ago? Mine are somewhat like yesterday, though the specifics are fading. … More 20 Years since 9-11: What a difference a few days makes?
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
It is time we gave our communal leaders a break when it comes to decisions related to the Chagim. … More Give our communal leaders a break
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 discover … More 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. … More Thinking about my 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 reach … More 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 past … More 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 and … More 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 2 … More My eyes are on Israel, today–Yom HaZikaron (Memorial Day)