Tuesday May 14, 2013
Over the past year and pouring through every screen available, has been an unrelenting cascade and a succession of horrors, each in their own right worthy of the term “evil.”
At midnight last summer, on July 20th in Aurora, 12 people were killed and 58 others wounded by alleged shooter James Eagan Holmes during a premiere of “The Dark Knight Rises.” I blogged about it at the time, saying, “…a memory of...
Wednesday Apr 24, 2013
(View of the main entrance of Museum of the History of the Polish Jews. REUTERS/Peter Andrews)
Slanted, bent cement lies all over Europe like twisted graves overlaying the cityscapes.
In Germany, there's the memorial monument to Europe's murdered Jews, entitled "Forest of Pillars.” It was created by Peter Eisenman with an eerie strangeness expressed by some 2,700 concrete pillars of varying height spread over an...
Monday Apr 15, 2013
(Nobel laureate Adam Riess speaking at Bolton Street Synagogue / photo by Abe Novick)
On Sunday afternoon I was able to hear Adam Riess speak. Adam is a member of our synagogue and is also the 2011 Nobel Laureate in Physics. He shared the prize with Saul Perlmutter and Brian P. Schmidt for providing evidence that the expansion of the universe is accelerating.
During his presentation, (which was extremely well documented with...
Thursday Mar 28, 2013
There’s been a burst of colors emanating out of Israel in recent days and I’m not just referring to the Kalaniot in the northern Negev.
(Photo courtesy of free Israel photos)
This past month saw an elegant Miss Israel, Yityish ‘Titi’ Aynaw (the first Ethiopian Israeli to hold the title) in photo ops with President Obama. Standing at 5’11 ” (not counting her 5” heels), she was referred to...
Friday Mar 15, 2013
(photo by Abe Novick)
The recent announcement that Aly Raisman will be competing in the Maccabiah this summer, brought back images and sounds of her dancing to “Hava Nagila.” Her brave choice at the Olympic games last year and amazing floor routine raced through my head. Yet for many around the world, that song and others like it, are what they know of the music of Israel.
Luckily with the help of a combination of...