Browsing All posts tagged under »holidays«

Judaica: Rube Goldberg like robotic Hanukkah menorah lighter

December 4, 2012

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  Technion students design a Rube Goldberg like devise that lights a hanukkiah.     via examiner.com   Advertisements

Wetlands and waterways, Milford and Derby, CT Apr 17, 2011 – a set on Flickr

April 21, 2011

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View the photographs on flickr.com Between visiting Shosh’s family in CT before Pesach and 1st seder with my family in NY we spent a couple of nights at Hyatt Place (a 3 star hotel that we got for a 1 star price thanks to Priceline) in Milford, CT with day trips to Derby and West […]

Happy Thanksgiving!

November 25, 2010

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  Among the many things I am thankful for is the company and friendship of my friends both in real life and in cyberspace. Best wishes for a day of gratitude, feasting and families!

City secrets: restaurants where we can dine in a sukkah – New York NY

September 28, 2010

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  Read about it on examiner.com  

Sukkot Sizzle party – New York NY

September 15, 2010

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Rosh Hashana is behind us, Yom Kippur is upon us, and that means Sukkot is around the corner. Jewish New Yorkers  can celebrate the Jewish calendar’s most sensual  and joyous holiday with like minded tribe members Tuesday September 28 from 7:00 PM – 1:00 AM Wednesday September 29 at The Sukkot Sizzle on the roof of The […]

NYC Tu B’av parties Tuesday: music & bowling in Brooklyn or clubbing in Manhattan

July 21, 2010

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To read the article click here Yesterday was Tisha B’Av, the saddest day in the Jewish calendar. But six days after Tisha B’Av we celebrate Tu B’Av, the Jewish love holiday. Although the holiday starts Sunday evening July 25th and ends Monday night July 26th, two Tu B’Av parties will be held on Tuesday night […]

Lt. Col. Leopold C. Newman (1839-1863): a NY Jewish war hero

May 30, 2010

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Memorial Day was originally called Decoration Day for the custom of cleaning the graves of Civil War soldiers, but the location of a New York Jewish Civil War hero’s grave is uncertain. In 1861 22 year old Leopold Charles Newman, a  Columbia University alumnus who wrote poetry and fiction and read French and German literature, was […]