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Behind a purpose is a Planner

Friday, September 19 2014
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Leather seats, user-friendly ticketing, signature blue chips and 16 channel satellite tv makes Jetblue. Before takeoff, their tv screens flash a "Thank you for flying with us. Without you, we'd just be flying a bunch of tvs around the sky." 

From day one to day six the One in the ...

 
 

The Other Rock

Thursday, September 11 2014
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" . . . Come to the land which I have given you. . .a land flowing with milk and honey." The Parsha. 

Friends of mine who are older than me want to go to Israel. But not now; maybe some other time. It's too dangerous with all that craziness going on there. Is going to Israel ...

 
 

The "D" Word

Friday, September 5 2014
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"We're getting divorced.  But we're doing it amicably, with mutual respect." 
When ex-spouses (or ex-es) describing their divorce sound like "we're withdrawing our offer on the house we looked at Thursday", you can get the idea that they never invested enough to be ...

 
 

WITCHES, BLACK CATS, BULLS AND PLANES

Friday, August 29 2014
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Black cats don't bother me any more than white or brown ones do. The thirteenth floor is fine as long as the elevator is working. Horoscopes remain unread -regardless of whether we Tauruses need to think bull market or bear. 

So I read this parsha's admonitions with a detachment of sorts: ...

 
 

For Hashem Your G-d Will Bless You

Friday, August 22 2014
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One of the more exotic and less tempting places Chabad brought me was a Jewish old-age home in Morocco.  It didn't smell pleasant: not by old-age-home standards, not by third-world standards.  A few of the residents were neither senile nor blind.  Some even acknowledged us when we ...

 
 

A Mitzvah is a Diamond

Thursday, August 14 2014
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It was a wintry Friday night in Brooklyn. A roomful of Jewish college kids in the Sixties, challenging the young rabbi chairing the roundtable; how can you believe in G-d when science has proven... why keep kosher in an age of government inspection and refrigeration, isn't it racist to speak of the ...

 
 

Moshiach, Redemption and the Importance of Children

Thursday, August 7 2014
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Five-hundred twenty one years ago this week, Ferdinand and Isabel ensured their country's homogenous character by disengaging the Jews of Spain -- in an emotionally draining, historic move facing stiff resistance and at considerable political and economic cost. 

That same week, Cristobel ...

 
 

Cookbooks

Thursday, July 31 2014
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If the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, then the spyglass of a nation’s soul is their cookbooks.

Jewish cookbooks have changed.  Cholent is no longer “a slow-cooking stew of potatoes, beans and meat”.  Cholent has “deep emotional significance, a ...

 
 

Mourning and Continuance

Thursday, July 24 2014
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A dill pickle is good.

Pistachio ice cream is good.

Together, they are not good.

Good cooking means combining food properly.

Egg and onion is good -- two foods that complement each other....

 
 

Planting In Tears With Joy

Thursday, July 17 2014
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I was at the Holocaust Museum in Washington, some years ago.  It tells the horror and it tells it well.  I've seen Schindler's List; in a sense, it portrays the horror more effectively than any documentary has.  Both are missing a crucial element - the magnitude of Jewish response....

 

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