6 Days A Week We Wait For Shabbos Kodesh

Monday, March 05, 2007

Knina Hora, Moo Moo Moo

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Oh Happy Day..

We have a working computer and DSL, b'h, bli ayin hora!

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Reminder of Golus

I'm sure everyone is aware of the recent "controversy" with the Chratsmach trees in the Seattle Airport. Basically, a Chabad Rabbi in Seattle was mad that there was no Menorah in the airport so he threatened to sue and instead of putting up a Menorah, the airport took down all the Chratsmach trees. This of course, was not the hope of the Rabbi but it doesn't really matter what his point was - the whole world understood. THE JEWS ARE THE GRINCH THAT STOLE THE CHRATSMACH TREES!

Yes, I am annoyed that from Nov. 1 - Jan. 1st, it's nothing but "Deck the Halls" and "HO, HO, HO" but I am aware that this is Golus. I think the Rabbi should have understood that even though we live in the "goldenah medinah" the "Land of the Free" this is still Golus and most regular people don't give a darn about Jews or their holidays. This is something that we have to deal with, and will have to deal with, until Moshiach comes, even in this wonderful country.

I just saw an article today that proves my point. Yeah that guy is a jerk but there are millions of other people who feel the exact same way as he does. Hashem should continue to allow us to live in peace in America and bring us speedily to the geulah, in time for Chanukkah.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Gift That Keeps On Giving

How would I go about having meat delivered as a gift? You know is there a 1-800-koshermeat that functions like 1-800-flowers? If anyone has any ideas, let me know.


I am sure you are not a racist, just like I'm sure that Mel Gibson is not an anti-Semite...

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Must See TV?

After reading JewBoy's post about people assuming that every person that goes off the derech has a TV in their home, which is "absurd" as his title suggests, I decided to write a new post. This post has nothing to do with Frumness based on TV or no TV because people should not be judged based on that fact. This post is just simply a way for me to advocate that TV is not a necessity and we can live and be normal people without it!!

I recently read Rabbi Lawrence Keleman's student edition titled What They Don't Want You To Know About TV and Videos. It is basically a summary of his chapter on television in his book To Kindle A Soul. (Sorry I can't do links to all these things, I'm on dial up and that would just take way too long.) Anyway, in the small booklet it gives a lot of scientific research and data on the relationship between TV watching and a person's IQ, attention span etc. Basically it just proves that even watching "educational" programming is harmful to a person. It gives examples of tests done on infants where they showed them a "flickering light source similar to television but with no images." After 15 min. of being exposed to these lights their brains monitored sleep patters even though their eyes were open and they were watching the light, this was even without images or content at all. Pretty much what we all know is true, when you watch TV it shuts off your brain and is as if you are sitting in the dark just staring at nothing. It also lessens attention span, causes obesity, makes kids have less imagination (bc they don't play or need to imagine what things look like) they don't practice reading etc. You can read the book for all the specifics - all this is ASIDE from the fact that every program on TV now-a-days is disgusting or contains something inappropriate and if it doesn't then the commercials make up for it.

All that being said, once you get rid of the TV you won't miss it! If you aren't addicted to certain shows then after a while you won't even care that you aren't watching. You can still be normal and know about everything going on in the world WITHOUT TV!! It's an amazing thing and I totally advocate at least giving it a try! What have you got to lose?

What is wrong with O.J.?

I know I haven't posted in a while, I have no time but I felt the need to write about this. What is wrong with O.J. Simpson? I remember his trial, it was a huge deal and we were in school when they read the verdict, the TV was wheeled in and you hear "Not Guilty" and everyone in the school was like booing and it was a huge deal.

Now, a decade later, he decides to write a book about how he "would" have killed them "if" he did it. NEWS FLASH - YOU DID DO IT! Seriously, if he didn't do it then who did? Why aren't they looking for the killer? Can you attorney people explain to me how he got away with murder and then has the nerve to brag about it, and make millions from a book, a decade later. Gotta love America and the justice system.... Aside from being a good movie, what does Double Jeopardy do for us?

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Shana Tova!

Here it is, erev erev Rosh HaShana, another year gone by. It's not too late to take advantage of the last few days of the year. I hope all of us can find that one thing we're going to work on for the coming year and stick to it!

I love the yomim tovim, being with family and friends and enjoying all the minhagim of the days is really amazing. I always feel an eternal connection to Hashem around these times. All the holidays, laws, and customs we have today go right back to Har Sinai. The fact that very little changes in the way we observe laws and that we've been practicing them for thousands of years should really make us feel like we are connected to something that spans generations and has existed since the beginning of the world. We should all take pride in knowing that we are part of an everlasting tradition and that every tefillah, minhag, halacha, etc. is absolute emes (truth)! At this time of year, let's all reaffirm our faith and our connection to Hashem and the generations past. May our tefillos be strong enough to make this our last Rosh HaShana in galus! Wishing you all a Kasiva V'Chasima Tova!

Friday, September 15, 2006

Moshav Perns?

According to the Moshav Band website, they will be performing this Sunday in Perns bookstore. I don't think I will be able to make it but I am curious as to what exactly the show will be like. I guess I haven't been to Perns in a long time but last time I was there it seemed pretty small? If any of you make it out to Perns on Sunday, can you please report back.