Monthly Archives: July 2009


Mad Men Contest
Pop Culture |
July 26, 2009

Mad Men Contest

So the BRILLIANT minds behind Mad Men and the clothing line, Banana Republic have come up with a fab contest. Submit your best “Mad look” and win a walk on role one Mad Men… Well, since I A. am addicted to Mad Men and B. am a Mad Ave gal myself (okay, not NYC but I am a PR/Marketing professional in Denver) and C. have a very special affinity for the 50’s/early 60’s… especially in fashion, I am entering the competition. I will send out the link to my page when I......

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Obama, Israel and the Financial Crisis pt. 2

So the previous post was born out of my Facebook conversations today. I would like to share with you the extended conversation I had with an acquaintance from college. We will call him “JU” (like our university). A few others jumped into the conversation and I will add them in with appropriate names. 🙂 After I posted the Patheos discussion about the Dems blaming the Jews, I got this comment on my wall – (here we go folks, be sure you are strapped in and ready for the ride) JU – talia,......

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Obama, Israel and the Financial Crisis pt. 1

So… as part of my job at Patheos, I posted a discussion in our discussion forum. Here is a link to it – Are Jews to Blame? In a nutshell (help I’m in a nutshell… sorry couldn’t resist) it discusses that more Democrats than Republicans BLAME JEWS!!! for the financial crisis!!!! 34%, in fact!! That is incredible to me considering that we Jews don’t have any financial magical power. There are those stereotypes. There have always been those stereotypes. Why? Because back in the day, Jews were forbidden from doing many jobs.......

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There she is, folks — that’s Molly Goldberg, a woman with a place in every heart and a finger in every pie.

If you are like me (a week ago) you have NO idea who Molly Goldberg/Gertrude Berg is. I was listening to NPR on Friday and heard a very interesting story. It was about this Jewish woman in the 1920’s who created a sitcom, The Goldbergs. In fact, she created the genre of sitcom, to an extent. It started as a radio show and then was adapted to television. It went off the air in the 1950’s. Sadly, most of the episodes were destroyed but there are a few historical records of the......

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Mayim Balik on What Not To Wear

I have to say that I was incredibly disappointed in this episode of What Not To Wear.What they neglected to show is that Mayim is an Orthodox Jewish woman and she following the laws of tznius (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tznius). They even had her study partner on the show to talk about it (http://www.jewinthecity.com/a/2009/05/mayim-bialik-to-guest-star-on-a-very-special-jew-in-the-city.html) but they cut it. They criticize the length of her skirts and encourage her to hem her skirts shorter and wear sleeveless tops but that may not be what she feels is appropriate. Why can’t we find modest and attractive clothing?......

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Love/Hate
Family |
July 06, 2009

Love/Hate

Things that I love – Rainstorms My family (even if they are crazy) Clean sheets Squash (… I’m not even a little bit kidding, and yes, I mean the veg) A night out with friends Learning new Jewish “stuff” Catching Sherlock Holmes/Hercule Poirot/M*A*S*H*/Murder, She Wrote on tv randomly Making new friends Writing letters and postcards by hand & using the postal service to mail them Benefit blush (shallow, I know… but I do love it) & mascara My besties that I rarely see because I live by mountains and they live by......

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New Fav Blog (other than my dad’s of course)

Do the words “Jon” “and” “Kate” make you want to hang yourself? Have you dreamt of putting gum in Kate’s hair just so she has to cut those ridiculous things she calls bangs off? Have you checked with your significant other to see if you can handle adopting at least the 6 little ones (because frankly, Maddie is a little brat) to save them from the woman to has pictures to prove she gave birth to them? Then this blog is for you… I think it is HILARIOUS. Things I Want To......

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A great shul guide
Judaism |
July 01, 2009

A great shul guide

I got this in an email from Parasha Partners today. It is a really helpful guide for the Saturday morning services. CAN YOU STAND IT? by RABBI REUVEN DRUCKER Dear Rabbi: I occasionally go to synagogue on Shabbat, but feel very uncomfortable — I never know when to stand or sit. I expect that I will eventually figure it out, but it would be helpful if there were some general guidelines you can provide. Thanks,Janet N. Dear Janet: To stand or to sit – that is the question that has engaged the......

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