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MARTYRS IN AMERICA (written in 2012)

I saw it on the evening news.

On Black Friday, in honor of what was to be the holiest day of the year, Christmas, “the (supposed) birthday” of the Savior of humanity: jovial, sleep-deprived, white-knuckled hospitality marches trampled people to death on the streets- those intestines of the city- in their sludge paced, constipatedly compassionate, benevolently bloated, stampede for gifts. 4,314 more words

Theology: Chewing The Cud

Page 14, "Lamentations"

Photo: blackswan

From the Memorial at Westerbork:

“People stalked us at every step, so we could not walk in our streets. Our end was near, our days were numbered, for our end had come.” Lamentation 4:18… 95 more words

Amsterdam

Passover Me (A Rite)


All rights to image Michael Shainblum

For Adonai, a purpose, Ruah when I breathe, alleluia in this change, that never leaves me. No kneeling for a reason, no death upon a tree, I know there’s always light there, a solid mountain height there, never changing rite there. 457 more words

Poetry

$50 Budget Recipe #2: Spinach and Artichoke Wonderpot

Hello Everyone!

Yesterday I cooked Mujaddara (a Lebanese rice and lentil dish) as part of my $50 budget cooking challenge. Tonight I made the Italian dish, Spinach and Artichoke Wonderpot. 405 more words

Judaism

A Few Seder Updates

We’re fast approaching Passover–it starts a bit before sunset this Friday, April 3. (If you’re concerned about precise times, there are plenty of places to check. 813 more words

Judaism

Ep. 133 4 SknLuv

Wowee! This show was chocked full of things to horrify and appall you! We analyze circumcision rituals, find out the newest slang terms for drugs from our good friends over at Scientology, and we have a follow up on that weird old man from Craig’s List that wanted you to bring him truckers to rub. 22 more words

Shows

#blogExodus 12: Find

Have I ever told you about the year that that our search for the afikomen (a piece of broken matzah that is hidden during the Passover Seder for kids to find and subsequently ransom, because the ritual meal can’t end until everyone takes a bite of the afikomen) took four months? 643 more words

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