By the Rivers of Colbert-Yom Kippur Hot Line

Ok if you haven't become a fan of the The Daily Show with Jon Stewart or The Colbert Report. The you are missing out not only some great comedy but also excellent Political humor. I have to admit  I am addicted. But these 2 guys are amazing and so obviously are the writers. Stewart recently [...]



The echoing sounds of the Shofar seem to be fading as we travel as if by train away from the epoch , the vastness of Rosh Hashanah. The two days filled with anxious pleading and revelry already seem somewhat quieter and somber. The mood changing from extrospection to introspection. As that same train leaves the [...]

The sounds of Angels

On Rosh Hashana as the Shofar is blown, its haunting tones envelope you and somehow places you at the centre of the ancient temple, amidst the throngs of ancient generations with whom you are seemingly mesmerized as if in a Kabbalistic trance. Somehow you are connected to each and every Jew through space and time. [...]


He was jewish?

With the passing away of Paul Newman this week I was reminded of a scene in Exodus, in which Newman plays a British intelligence officer. In this scene, another British officer complains to Ari Ben Canaan (Newman) about the constant stream of illegal Jewish immigrants trying to get thru to the then Palestine. “I can [...]