Pages of interest

Sunday, July 7, 2013

There is no place like home, Toto.

By George:

This weekend I had the occasion to read some articles featuring the weekly Torah (Bible) portion, and I chanced upon a friend's article that contained a quote of a well known Rabbi.  As I read the quote, two facts hit me. First, this quote dovetailed perfectly with my previous article, and the second observation I will give you after you read the quote.  I looked up the complete quote for my own curiosity, and I am including it exactly as printed.  Please read it carefully, and then I will give you my comments and observations.  The quote is:

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

This Too Shall Passover

By George:

With just one short week left before the joyous Jewish Festival of Passover, my wife Miriam is heading into the home stretch with her usual frenzy. The house cleaning is mostly done, the shopping for food and incidentals for the Holiday are winding down, and she is starting to relax. We can almost see the traditional Passover Seder table beckoning us just a handful of days away.

I pick at my dinner of unavoidable leftovers, which have to be disposed of before the Passover Holiday. I smile as the events of last year's panicked Pre-Passover scenario flood my mind. The whole "disaster" is still vividly seared into my memory.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

The American Plague of Frogs.

By: George

How do you cook a live frog?

I must confess up front that my familiarity with this subject is strictly hearsay because frogs are not Kosher, and being an Orthodox Jew I don't eat frogs, or torture living creatures. But I did read this on the Internet, so it must be true.

So how DO you cook a live frog? If you boiled up a pot of water and then dropped the frog into it, it would immediately jump out. Frogs don't have to be smart to do that, it is a reflex. They feel pain, they react and jump. Keep trying, and they keep jumping. So short of immobilizing them with a pair of tongs and manually dunking them into the boiling pot, how could you do it?

Monday, January 28, 2013

Are American Jews Blind, or Just Stupid?

By: George

Being an outspoken advocate of Conservative Political Principles, and since I proudly display my Orthodox Jewish roots, I often get asked "Why did the majority of American Jews STILL vote for Obama"? This happens to be an excellent question, considering the apparent diminishing support of Israel by the Obama administration, 
while openly embracing the Muslim Brotherhood. We have a deteriorating American economy, burgeoning governmental debt, renewed racial tensions, and emaciated foreign policy projection. The answer, however, involves an exploration of the various multifaceted segments of the Jewish population, and their disparate motivations for their choices.

Monday, January 7, 2013

2012 Israeli News You May Have Missed

By George:

I just read this story on "israel today" which headlines "Palestinian rioters march on Jewish vineyards". It struck me ironic that while the Jews struggle to improve their lives, their Arab neighbors find it more desirable to destroy what the Jews have done, rather than emulating their successes.

Then I remembered an article I read over the weekend that summarized the News from Israel in 2012, that you may have missed if you were reading the Main Street Media. It summarizes this news by month, and I figured that I will present this article to you with the addendum of some Muslim "accomplishments" for the same time period.