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Absolutely Disgusting

I can’t find any other words for it. The new viral movie 180movie.com (I refuse to link to it. Watch it if you want. It’s disgusting.) equates the cold blooded murder of more than 11 million men, women, and children with abortion. The indoctrination of an entire people (the Germans) to view grow adults as subhuman as the same as a personal choice to end a pregnancy. So I guess I have to espouse my own beliefs at this point. I am pro-choice but also a lover of life. Abortion needs to......

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Did We Do More Harm Than Good?

As we wrap up the marathon 24 hours of news coverage surrounding the tenth anniversary of September 11th, a question occurred to me. All day I have been watching on and off. DVRing some programs, watching others live. I went to the Colorado Rockies game today and it was full of symbolism and significance. Former military, current military, children, police officers, and firemen. Every conversation surrounded this significant day. As I wrapped up my day watching home videos and other citizen journalism, painstakingly chronically every second of the 102 minutes that changed......

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10 Years Later.
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September 11, 2011

10 Years Later.

10 years. I can’t believe it has been 10 years. It alternately shocks me and makes me feel old. You don’t realize how old you are until you get the reminders, the landmarks, the moments for which we measure our life. Two years ago, on the eighth anniversary of 9/11, I wrote my story of the events that happened that day. My experiences. Oh my experiences in Jacksonville, Florida pale in comparison to my friends who were in NYC or the families who lost loved ones but it is my experience. A......

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Obama Got Osama… Baruch HaShem

Wow, it was quite a shock last night. I was cleaning up my house and getting ready for bed when I noticed Twitter was blowing up. I immediately turned on the news to find out that President Obama was speaking about the death of Osama Bin Laden. The most hated man, the most chased man, and as one friend put it the “World Hide & Seek Champion: 2001-2011.” I never understood how hard it was to find a 6′ 5″ older man with diabetes, carrying around dialysis… Alas he proved elusive. In......

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A Memory of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

My dear friend Rucheli posted this letter on her blog and I just had to share it. It is from the Warsaw Ghetto uprising. On this day of remembrance, here is something to jog your memory and touch your soul… In one of the ruins of the Warsaw Ghetto, preserved in a little bottle and concealed amongst heaps of charred stone and human bones, the following testament was found, written in the last hours of the ghetto by a Jew named Yosl Rakover. Warsaw, 28 April 1943 I, Yosl, son of David......

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When Did I Grow Up?

I was listening to NPR on my way home today and they were talking about the passing of Nate Dogg and MP3s (not the same story… just the same broadcast). First they played the song “Regulate” by Warren G featuring Nate Dogg and the broadcaster said, “If you came of age in the 90’s… you know Warren G’s song Regulate. It’s part of the sound track of your life.” Yup....

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Totoro Goes to School, Part 2

I know you saw my video from last week of me dancing with my friend Ze’ev. We took a few pictures together (again, thank you Talia) in class that day. Here are a few: I really learned a lot that day in Ze’ev’s class. Not to mention that we got to watch Matisyahu’s new music video for his Chanukah song and it was awesome. But really, Ze’ev is helping us understand the land conflict in Israel and how to speak about it as educated Jews. We were talking about rights to the......

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Great Dectective Radio Shows Online

I think we know by now that I am obsessive about Sherlock Holmes and the classic versions of them on the radio. Well, since I have been in Israel, I have found a really great podcast on iTunes that offers a huge selection of the best detective stories from old radio online. Great Detectives of Old Time Radio has a knowledgeable host and extensive archives. I have listened to most of his Holmes podcasts and have started enjoying others, like Let George Do It and The Thin Man. I definitely recommend checking......

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Lesson # 102 – Cut the roots, don’t make the wall fall down or “I’m ready for my close up, Mr. DeMille.”

Hey, even walls need to look pretty for pictures. Today we were cleaning the site to make it ready for some aerial pictures tomorrow. So we were sweeping (yup… dirt on dirt, I know), pulling up rocks, and trimming the roots. But if you pull or cut too much the wall will fall in. Our dig supervisor, Marcela joked that if I cut too much and made one fall on top of me and I was hurt, she would be sure to tell the paper that it was Talia Davis who knocked......

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