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Judaica: Rube Goldberg like robotic Hanukkah menorah lighter

December 4, 2012


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

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

April 21, 2011


View the photographs on 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


  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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Sukkot Sizzle party – New York NY

September 15, 2010


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


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


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 […]

2010 NYC Shavuot all-night study marathons

May 17, 2010


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Judaism 101: Happy Rainbow Day!

May 10, 2010


Rainbow oil slick The Jew and The Carrot At sundown this evening began the 27th day of Iyyar or Rainbow Day, the day on which the book of Genesis tells us Noah, his family, and the animals they rescued disembarked from the ark. Leaving the ark they saw a rainbow, a sign of God’s promise […]

Happy Mother’s Day

May 9, 2010


Happy Mother’s Day to all the mom’s on my various social networks!