Tuesday, September 27, 2011

So Rosh Hashana is just around the corner so I thought I would share with you a few of the ways my friends and colleagues having been sending wishes around the interwebz;

How to conduct yourself in the synagogue

Dip Your Apple - Fountainheads Rosh Hashanah

The Maccabeats - Book of Good Life (free MP3)!

Have an amazing Rosh Hashana!!

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Monday, September 26, 2011

I'm Proud.. Kinda

I say it in my description above and I'm not ashamed of it - I live in Israel.
Flag of Israel with the Mediterranean sea in t...Image via Wikipedia
The mere fact that I think you might have a problem with me because of where I live actually speaks volumes itself.

And this Australian article really helps to explain it:

Anti-Semitism the real issue that dare not speak its name

A YEAR or two ago, I took a taxi from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv. It was a brilliant sunny day and all around me the hills were green, as we passed a prosperous Arab village, a beautiful kibbutz, a bit of jangled traffic.
The taxi driver was English, an English Jew who had found a better life in Israel - better pay, less anti-Semitism, safer streets, an easy air commute to his daughter in England, but close to other relatives in Israel, and lots and lots of sunshine.

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Sunday, September 11, 2011

As I sit here listening to the names of those who were murdered on September 11th 10 years ago, being read out by survivors, I think of Frank Bennet Reisman who died that day.

September 11, 2001 attacks in New York City: V...Image via Wikipedia
I had no connection to him in 2001, but since I wrote this article on September 11th, 2009, I have him in my heart. 

Rest in peace, Frank.

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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Queen Google

Blogger has a new interface so for now they're safe. I'm not quite up to moving to Wordpress yet. But the second they muck it up - I'll be soooo gone!

And for your delight and delectation today? Google. Yes Mr. Google and his elves have created quite the splendiferous logo for today's celebrity birthday - Mr. Queen (not Steve Mc - Freddie Mercury).

Which, when clicked, gives the most amazing song and cartoon  dance routine I've seen for a while - here;

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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Summer 2012 - A Disaster Ahead

With the Middle East in turmoil, Colonel Gaddafi running away, Turkey attacking the Kurds with helicopters and Israel with diplomacy, London's Burning (and not the TV show!) and Greece is about to slide down t bankruptcy, I can already foresee next summer's disaster.

And may God have mercy on our souls.

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