Category Archives: Judaism

Simon Schama The Story of the Jews


I watched all five episodes of the Simon Schama series, The Story of the Jews.  It may be the best series I’ve seen on Judaism, that really makes you understand why certain things happened. Much of this is my interpretation … Continue reading

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The Dalai Lama and Jews


Here is an article about the Dalai Lama and his contact with Jews. He wanted our help in teaching his people to cope with life in exile. Click on Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs

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Ah Sarcasm and H.L. Mencken.


I scared myself.  With my sarcastic look at life, I may grow up to be the Twenty-first Century H.L. Mencken.    Mencken, the scribe of Baltimore.  (There have been other Baltimore scribes, they do have a newspaper you know, it’s … Continue reading

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Don’t Want to Be a Refuge and Wander the Earth.


Jews throughout history know this feeling all too well.  This was brought up Friday, by my work buddy Anastase, who’s from Rwanda.  I’m reading a book by a Rwandan exile named Louise Mushikiwabo called Rwanda Means the Universe. Anastase said … Continue reading

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Jewish Center Shooting and Passover.


The shooting at the Jewish Community Center and senior center, showed several things.  One in our multi cultural origins, they are Jewish facilities, but none of the shooters three fatalities were.  (Of course, that doesn’t change anything, still three lives, … Continue reading

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The Shooting in the Kansas City Jewish Center.


The day before Passover begins.  I’ve been past synagogues in Europe, that have cops with machine guns in front of them.  Never thought of having to have that here. Just because this sort of hatred has become rare, doesn’t mean … Continue reading

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Selling the Jewish Brand


In this modern era, companies, agencies, etc. discuss branding.  As we’re seeing the usual Anti-Semitic canards, why don’t we turn this around.  What do non-Jews worldwide like about Jews and Judaism? I need to take time out to discuss converts.  … Continue reading

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