Am I still entangled with Mother-Russia?

I wonder if it is coincidental that I have read this book over Shabbat just prior to the 2018 Russian presidential election. I got this book from my favorite book-junkie event of the year – the Jewish Book Council “Raid the Shelves“. Luckily, I work right next door, so I don’t schlep all of them at once,…

New Year – New Way of Blogging

Last year, right at the start, I have made a sort-of-promise to write a small something for every Parshah of the year.  I did it in memory of my loved ones, and in newly found understanding that some people, actually, are interested in things I have to say, be it Torah, some mini-poetry, or just…

Talking About “The Other” – Pseudo Diversity in Action

Just have to rant. Thinking about it more and more lately. Brings me back to the theater of the absurd, Your  “blood pressure rising ” once the word “immigration ” comes up? Why is it at the low with the words like “rabbinate” or “Haredi”?   I have just returned from a brainstorming meeting for the…