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Three Encounters with Mani Leib

Three Encounters with Mani Leib
by Solomon Simon
Di Prese, Buenos Aires, Nov. 14, 1953.


More than a year ago I invited the poet Mani Leib to a graduation ceremony at a Sholem Aleichem school. 3,710 more words


Hebrew and Yiddish words, we have them

My last article for The Week was on words we got from Arabic. This time it’s words we got from Hebrew and Yiddish. You’ll probably know about some of these. 21 more words

The Week

"We Plan, God Laughs"

I always attempt to imagine how a situation will plan out. partly because i’m mental and seem to think i can control these things, but thats not the point. 323 more words


Changes large, small, for the better or not.

I’ve been posting less often again. While the world goes to hell in a big way, it has been a time of small changes in my life, changes that might or might not add up to something larger soon. 1,204 more words


Oy, When Health Care Is Sick

Please don’t take away my Obamacare. Officially known as the Affordable Care Act, Obamacare is part of President Barack Obama’s (my Barack!) brilliant domestic legacy. No matter what… 555 more words

Power Outage

Goodness just radiates from her face. Di gutskayt ligt ir uysgegosn afn punem!

A nice power outage!




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