Sunday, July 23, 2017

Arab Terrorist slaughtered Jews tonight. We will not remain silent.

Kotel

     All the fighting about which Jews have the last word about who could pray at the kotel was so uncomfortable to listen to . Living in the United States I am so used to live and let live  in regard to non orthodox forms of Judaism. The kotel is a holy site for all Jews. The fact that Jews with different ways of expressing Judaism still hold this site dear is significant. Baseless hatred for our fellow Jews is what caused the destruction of the Beit Hamikdash and our galus.
     Now this war on the temple mount and more senseless deaths.
I have never seen the kotel this empty during the daytime. So sad. I pray for peace sooner rather than later. I love Israel. I pray for achdus of Jewish people everywhere and peace for all of us. 

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Drizzling

   I am not a fan of the rain but the weather has been so hot for the past week that the drizzly day today was welcome. I sat outside on the benches on Ocean Parkway this evening in the breezy drizzle which felt delicious. Not too many people were as daring as I was . Their LOSS. 

Monday, July 17, 2017

Almond Cheese

    I recently made cheese out of almonds. I am not vegan  or lactose intolerant but I do like trying new things. This weekend I made a "cheese" out of almonds . I cant't say that it tastes exactly like dairy cheese, but its pretty yummy  as a spread or a sauce. It takes awhile to make but don't let that scare you. Its worth the effort.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Jew in the City Presents "The Sound of Silence" feat. The Maccabeats

  I wasn't sure I was going to like this, but I did. Technology is really taking over and its nice to have Shabbos when we take a break from it all and go back to the old days before smart phones. Heck I have always loved the fact that Shabbos is a phone free zone. 

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Wonder Woman

      I finally saw the new Wonder Woman movie starring Gal Gadot. I really enjoyed it . Its a movie in the tradition of the Christopher Reeve Superman movies. Gal Gadot gave the movie heart. She is Wonder Woman. I think its wonderful that a proudly Jewish Israeli woman was cast as Wonder Woman. But of course. Israeli women have army service so they are proficient in martial arts.
      The visuals of the movie are dazzling. The way Wonder Woman twirls as she fights the bad guys is cool.
       The countries that have banned the movie because Gal Gadot is an Israeli Jew well its their loss. Oh and it is pure anti-Semitism. To all the feminist who think the movie isn't feminist enough GET A LIFE !!!
        The movie is three hours . I think it could have been shorter, but for the price of movies these days I feel like a three hour movie makes it more worthwhile.
         I think that it is significant that an Israel Jewish woman plays this role of a superhero who wants to defeat the enemy so people can live their lives. I think that is what Israel wants. To live live their lives in peace. Wonder Woman kicks some #$## without becoming a hardened superhero. She inhabits this role and gives the movie its magic.
        

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Take a Break: Kosher Butcher

  This is from a few years ago but I hadn't seen it until today. Its really funny!!