Thursday, March 28, 2013

Pesach greetings from Israel


     Nissan 18 is my father's third yartzeit which begins tonight . It is rather surreal. It's hard to believe that it has been three years since my father's passing. It seems like a long time ago and yet it seems like yesterday. Time plays tricks like that.
      Time psses whether we are paying attention or not. It is so important to enjoy appreciate those in our lives that are important.  One can recall fondly those who have passed on but it is more important to make sure they know their importance to us while they are alive.

Monday, March 25, 2013


     Wishing all of you a good Pesach with lots of matzah and brachas.

Saturday, March 23, 2013


       With Pesach comes spring time. I always go away for Pesach and have time to review life and where I have been and in which direction I would like to go .This Pesach will be no different. A lot has happened to me this year. Some things  have written about  others I have not. I would like to think that I have learned from everything but I probably have not. Only time will tell. 

Thursday, March 21, 2013


     I found this picture on Pop Chassid' facebook page. It made me chuckle so I am sharing it with all of you.
Oh and its totally kosher. Its badatz.

Miss Israel 2013

  I absolutely love that the new Miss Israel Yityish Aynaw is an Ethiopian Jew. I love her Israeli accent. Judaism is a religion not an ethnicity. We come in all shapes, sizes and colors. 

Monday, March 18, 2013

The Last Prejudice

     In the PC culture we live in there is still one prejudice that exists. People still think that it is ok to mistreat people who are heavy. This is horrible and it is not ok. Its not that someone should not try to lose weight and be healthy, but often people are heavy because everyone in their family was heavy . People should be respected no matter what their weight  .

Wednesday, March 13, 2013


      I have always hated the old adage about how every person one goes out with brings a person one person closer to their bashert. Until today. I think that a person learns a lot from those one dates and that it is this knowledge that brings a person closer to finding one's bashert.
      The other thing that I always hate hearing about is timing and bashert. One should meet someone at the right time. Well that sucks. Not only does one have to meet the right person , but it has to be at the right time. Unfortunately this is more true than I would like to admit. Some people are not a match because they are not on the same page at a particular time. They may be a match later on because  they will be in sync then. Sometimes it would have been a match years before had two people met  , but now it is not good.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Expect the Unexpected

     I admit that I am pretty good at judging situations but even I will concede that everything does not always turn out as expected. One might guess that something may not work out but be surprised that the reason it did not work out is not remotely the reason one thinks it would be. This does work the the other way as well. One may expect something to turn out well, but it does not end up being wonderful for the reason one thought it would be fabulous.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Getting To Know You

     Getting to know another person is complicated. Often when there is a  new person at work and they seem nice at first I am not quite sure if they truly are nice to the core. When I first meet someone I realize that I really do not know them. It takes a while to get to really know them. It takes time to see the patterns of their behavior and to really know what is true about them. The same holds true of dating. You meet someone. You tell them your stories, they tell you theirs but it takes longer to get to know who someone really is. To really get to know someone is more than interview Q&A. Getting to know someone over time is how one gets to know another.
       Often I meet someone on a date and even if my like for him does not change, it is always a different like later than it is from date one. When one gets to know someone they become multi-faceted in one's eyes. What one liked about the person from the beginning may have nothing to do with what one likes about them as time goes on.

Friday, March 8, 2013

The Singles Family

     When one is single one often feels like one does not have family. This is not entirely true though. When you are single you have the family of singles . The hodgepodge of singles who one is thrown together with over the years become your family. If one is single long enough one can almost miss this makeshift family when one is suddenly not single. 

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Alone Time

One of my favorite things about being single is my alone time. I actually am a social person, but I also comfortable being by myself. When my dose of alone time is satisfied I am then able to be with others.

Friday, March 1, 2013


     Often people who do not keep shabbos think that it is a big hassle of don'ts. You can't go on the computer, you can't watch tv, you can't speak on the phone or text. I am so very happy that there is one day of the week when I can't make or receive phone calls or e-mails. It is such a welcome break. I can't answer the phone so no one can think that I am ignoring them.
      Have a good shabbos everyone.