Reply to: ‘Rewrite Our Narrative’
18 hours 48 min ago
I don't get it. Look at Israel. It is a great, great country. Not perfect, but which nation is? Then look at the Palestinians. Look at their brothers and sisters in Lebanon, Syria, Egypt, Yemen, etc., etc. Are you kidding me? Who in their right mind would not choose Israel? I said 'right mind'. I really believe many Jews have a sort of battered wife syndrome, a type of Stockholm syndrome. They sympathize with their oppressors. Israel is a democratic country - open, tolerant, and prosperous. What's not to like? The Arab nations are violent, dictatorial, oppressive. I reject the notion that a happy, healthy, reasonably well-adjusted Jewish American would have difficulty supporting Israel.
Reply to: Where Have You Gone, Sandy Koufax?
23 hours 57 min ago
I'd enjoy this heads-up about 2015's 50th anniversary of the non-pitching heard 'round the world even more if the writer would reconcile, or at least acknowledge, an apparent contradiction between the following 2 parts of the article -- parts that animate a key element of the article: Koufax's own sense of what he accomplished that day.
Yom Kippur in 1965 drew more notice, Koufax said, only because of the confluence with the World Series.
Why didn't he play that game?
It's as simple as that?
"It's as simple as that," Koufax said.
He wasn't trying to make a statement about Jewish pride?
According to Sports Illustrated, Koufax once told Rabbi Hillel Silverman, a veteran spiritual leader who has served congregations in California and Connecticut, "I'm Jewish. I'm a role model. I want them" -- other Jews -- "to understand they have to have pride."
Reply to: Honor To Host Ringling Bros. Chef
1 day 2 hours ago
Aaron Vengrow and I are still so thankful for how welcoming you and your congregation were to us on Kol Nidre! Now buried deep in my Facebook Timeline I made a post about how incredibly strong the sense of community is amongst the Jewish People even in a foreign town! Thank you again Rabbi Glickman for your hospitality and kind words! As we say in the circus: See ya down the road!
Reply to: Tim Boxer At Friars Toast Of Don Rickles
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Reply to: Suffolk County's Kosher Butcher Closes
1 day 16 hours ago
My family has been buying meat from this butcher since the 80's. The quality of their meat was always subpar, cuts were hard to find there, and the prepared food was always dry and tasted as if it sat around for a while. It was always me and maybe 1-2 other people in the store...that had nothing to do with weather or not they were kosher enough. Sadly, my family and many others I know would rather travel to Queens to Maizers for better food, selections and service. I will miss that chicken egg toy machine they had. I loved that thing from the time I was a little kid.