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Growing up with Spielberg's Mother

My recollections inspire me to write my first blog in over a year…

When I was young, I remember meeting Steven Spielberg and his then-girlfriend Kate Capshaw. 524 more words

Boaz's Non-Reviews

Gut Shabbes (Chof Beis Shevat)

This Shabbes is Chof Beis Shevat- the 29th Yahrzeit of the Rebbetzin OBM. The Rebbetzin, Chaya Mushka Schneerson, was the wife of the Rebbe OBM and a role model to Jewish women everywhere. 174 more words


The Paradise In Time

I’ve always, in one way or another, struggled with Shabbes.

For a short period, around when I started to become observant, I had no kehillas, no longer feeling comofortable in Reform Judaism, but not feeling ready to join an orthodox congregation. 384 more words


See The Forest AND The Trees - By Marc

Friday, February 10th… The 15th of Shevat… Thus begins the New Year for the trees, Tu B’Shevat.

Buying or receiving a tree for Israel always seemed to be such a strange and far off thing as a kid. 675 more words

Posts By Marc

Burbank City Council Changes Regulation For Chabad Rabbi Shmuly Kornfeld's Luxury Kosher Kitchen Extension

Generally when a city council is about to enact a new guideline, the residents of the city will accept it.  Or if a number of residents oppose it, a formal process to change it may occur.  1,591 more words

Haredim And Ultra-Orthodox

The Hayom Yom and Tikkun Olam

In today’s Hayom Yom, courtesy of Chabad.org, we read the following;

”The routine of the day begins with saying modeh ani. This is said before the morning laving of the hands, even while the hands are “impure.” The reason is that all the impurites in the world do not defile a Jew’s “I acknowledge.” He might lack one thing or another, but his modeh ani remains intact.” 273 more words


Yud Shevat

Today is Yud Shevat.

It was on this day, the 10th of Shevat, that the Previous Rebbe, the sixth Rebbe of Chabad, passed away in 1950. 367 more words