2010 in review
Random |
January 02, 2011

2010 in review

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health: The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow. Crunchy numbers A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 5,200 times in 2010. That’s about 13 full 747s.   In 2010, there were 113 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 157 posts. There were 137 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 108mb. That’s about 3 pictures per week. The busiest day......

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A New Year, A New You
Israel, Judaism |
December 31, 2010

A New Year, A New You

I wrote this post for MetroImma and we couldn’t run it but I really liked it so I am going to post it here, enjoy! (Thanks to Cindy, who got the piece started.) New Year, New You? Some Jews get offended if you refer to January 1st as The New Year, as if recognition of it somehow undermines the legitimacy of Rosh HaShanah.  It doesn’t have to be a huge celebration or even a nod to secularism or other faiths.  But there’s also no reason why we shouldn’t use every opportunity to......

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JDeal’s Battle Of the Blogs

Hey guys! The super cool people over at JDeal are running a Battle of the Blogs on Facebook. I would love to: A. Win B. Help out JDeal and C. Win Care to help? Follow this link and click like on my post in the comments. Oh and be sure to check out JDeal for awesome group deals. Seriously!...

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Mayanot Banquet Monologue
Israel |
December 27, 2010

Mayanot Banquet Monologue

Last night, I performed a monologue that I wrote for the Mayanot Women’s Program third anniversary banquet. I have since had several requests for copies of the monologue. I am posting it here. Please don’t not take it without permission. Thank you! Click on the purple to enlarge:...

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Chanukah in Jerusalem
Israel, Judaism |
December 18, 2010

Chanukah in Jerusalem

While Chanukah has always been an important part of my Jewish life, it was never a focal point. It isn’t a major holiday in Judaism and is rabbinic in nature. What does that mean? Well, many of the holidays we celebrate within Judaism are written about in the Torah. They are handed down by G-d to be observed in a certain way. There are only two holidays that are ‘man made’ as it were. Those are Chanukah and Purim. Ask any American Jewish school kid or adult and they will most likely......

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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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