Tuesday, August 26, 2014

C.C. Comforts Cancer Campers



It was very nice for CC Sabathia, Yankees star pitcher to come and visit Jewish children in Camp Simcha.

My only wish is that the "People of the Book" should treat their religious leaders with similar pomp, and should honor them with police escorts and chorused cheering.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Troublesome T-shirt Tags Terminated


Some of the most simple things in life come along with annoyances. For example, ever since I can remember, underwear came with sewn on tags that scratched and itched the wearer.

Bless the person who came up with the idea of having the info indelibly inked onto the garment itself.

Why didn't I think of that?

Monday, July 28, 2014

Billionaire Bloomberg Bolsters Bibi


It was a real nice gesture on the part of former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg to show solidarity with his Israeli Brethren.

Even though he has his own jet, he traveled to Eretz Yisrael on the national carrier El Al, to show that the FAA ban on Israeli travel was out of place.

Thank you!

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Selfish Smartphone Shows Selfie "Sign"


Smartphones are making people dumber. People can no longer memorize telephone numbers. People are more afraid of leaving their cell phones at home than almost any other fear.

Of course there are some positive aspects of owning one of these devices. I recently saw someone staring intently into his phone as he fidgeted with his Tefilin Shel Rosh to set them in place.

I tried to be Dan Lekaf Zechus, having learned from my previous mistake, and luckily I was proven correct. He was not fiddling with his face-book, rather, he was taking a selfie to confirm that his Tefilin were positioned properly.

Monday, June 30, 2014

Bringing Back Boys' Bodies - HYD

No words to describe this tragedy.

הי"ד

Street Sweeping Sanitation Sanity


Those who live in the Big Apple and other large cities need to grapple with a shortage of parking places.

The problem is compounded several times a week when the City performs the alternate side street sweeping routine.

Years ago, the City alloted 3 hours for this task.

Some years ago, the city council voted to halve this time to 90 minutes.

Yet some sane senators in a recent AP article argue that double parking and idling of cars can be minimized if we allow cars to park immediately after the sanitation sweeper sweeps through.

They have my vote.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Simple Shabbos Signs Significant



One of the things I love about Brooklyn, is the ease of religious life.

Kosher pizza stores, bakeries, mega-supermarkets, Shuls, clothing stores, Seforim stores, Yeshivos abound on just about every block.

Some years ago an enterprising individual began circulating in all shuls the famous "times" set for Krias Shma.



Recently, stores have been sporting signs that announce the candle-lighting times for Shabbos and YomTov.

Years ago, they said it is 'Shver tzu zain a yid'.

Today, it couldn't be easier.

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