poetry: Promise

1 Nissan 5781 Running, the tempest behind me, still present in my thoughts and dreams; yet, somewhere on the horizon, I can see in the distance, there is a place serene. Joyous within myself, outwardly smiling, my emotions never surface enough to be visible; perhaps, a trait from my ancestors upbringing, learned men of books, […]Continue reading “poetry: Promise”

Yahrzeit

29 Kislev 5781 December 15, 2020 Last night I lit an yahrzeit (memorial) candle for my father. He passed away two years ago. Today is his yahrzeit – 29 Kislev. Today is also the fifth day of Chanukah. Last night, after lighting a yahrzeit candle, I lit the menorah with my mother via Zoom. WeContinue reading “Yahrzeit”

Kaddish

B”H Kislev 27, 5781 Sunday December 13, 2020 This is a repost from one year ago, dated Sunday December 22, 2019 (24 Kislev 5780) Time is sanctified, within the framework of the Jewish religion, by blessings, the holidays, and the observance of the Sabbath. This morning, at the cemetery, my father’s tombstone (machshaveh) was sanctified,Continue reading “Kaddish”

The Great Return

The homogenization of society across the globe, will only diminish the unique cultural, religious and ethnic identity of the various peoples that inhabit this earth. The trajectory that has been established by modernization, enabling the assimilation of traditional moores to give way to the lowest common denominater, will not lead to an amalgamation of society,Continue reading “The Great Return”

View from Above

B”H Transcending Divisiveness If you lived in an isolated city, where there were only two flavors of soda, Coke or Pepsi, you would be compelled to choose one of the two, assuming that you enjoyed drinking soda in the first place. Imagine these two brands competing with each other on billboards, advertisements in printed mediaContinue reading “View from Above”

Perspective is Paramount

B”H Faith restored, heart enlightened, spirit renewed. Some might think that I am overreacting. However, I have been sheltering in place, virtually twenty four – seven, somewhat isolated from others, except for Zoom, email, text and phone. The end result being that I tend to dwell on the negative news, and had developed a viewContinue reading “Perspective is Paramount”

A Lapse of Knowledge

“The more I learn the more I realize how much I don’t know.” – Albert Einstein Life is like a canvas, whereupon the childhood imprints of our lives leave an impression of some sort, depending on those experiences. Even if we attempt to paint brighter colors over the dark, or find that life itself, somehowContinue reading “A Lapse of Knowledge”

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