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Purim: The Deeply Anti-Progressive Jewish Holiday

Today is the holiday of Purim. It is no accident that in 2015, Benjamin Netanyahu referenced Purim when delivering his powerful address to the U.S. Senate in an unsuccessful bid to curb Obama’s legitimization of a nuclear Iran. Purim is an old ( 5th century B.C.E.) but painfully familiar story: A Jew-hater named Haman hatches […]

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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

Posted in Art, Design, Elizabeth Taylor, Family, Friday Fashion, Friday Fotos, Glamour, Great Dialogue, Great Movies, Hollywood, Hollywood Stars, Hollywood Still Photography, Jewish Holidays, Judaica, Judaism, Marilyn Monroe, Movie Posters, Painting, Photography, Purim, Quotes, Screenwriting, True Hollywood Confessions | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Responses

Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

Posted in Fashion, Friday Fotos, Gene Tierney, Hollywood, Hollywood Stars, Hollywood Still Photography, Jewish Holidays, Lauren Bacall, Movie Posters, Movies, Myrna Loy, Painting, Photography, Purim, True Hollywood Confessions | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Responses

Rabbi Chaplain Abraham Avrech, First Yahrzeit

My father, Rabbi Chaplain Abraham Avrech passed away on March 15, 2014, which in the Jewish calendar translates into the 13th of Adar. Thus, this is the first Yahrzeit, memorial, without my father’s physical presence in this world. My father was 94 years old. He is gone, but he is certainly not forgotten. During Prime […]

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