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  • Ida Crown Natatorium
    Ida's swimming pool, the history and sociology of the Ida Crown Natatorium
    Author's Note: In 1961, HenryCrown aka Henry Krinsky, the celebrated Chicago philanthropist, built a natatorium(a structurally independent building which houses a swimming pool) at the intersection of Chicago Avenue and Noble Street onChicago&...
  • Shafar is blown on Rosh Hashannah
    Thoughts for the Jewish New Year
    A week from Sunday night the Jewish world will usher in year 5776 with the celebration of Rosh HaShanah, the Jewish New Year.One of the most noted of the prayers recited over the course of the yama arichta, extremely long day (the holiday is...
  • Schlissel detained by Israeli police after stabbings
    How does Judaism produce a Yishai Schlissel?
    Author's Note on Mental IllnessBefore making a few remarks about mental illness for which this writer is preeminently unqualified, his claim to have watched One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest adozen times or more is entirely true and should...
  • Does she truly want to be president?
    Even the best do gooders do wrong
    Recent news has been filled with the same old same old, again and again. Months ago we learned that Bill Cosby was suspected of raping women, or at very least, mistreating them. For even longer the news of the email server that Hillary Clinton...
  • Fed mouthpiece has it wrong when he calls critics of Goldman Sachs Jew haters
    Fed mouthpiece has it wrong when he calls critics of Goldman Sachs Jew haters
    On Aug. 17, the Federal Reserve announced its next Fed President over the banking district that is located in Dallas, TX. And what most pundits are noticing from this appointment is that the President-Elect is yet another former employee of...
  • Refinery closing raises prices
    What is with the local price of oil?
    Last week, not for the first time this year, American gas prices attained record lows compared to costs of the last six years. The price of US petroleum has been in steady decline as the country benefits from a plethora of sources. These include...
  • Mazal that speaks to you
    Mazal and the projection of thought
    Mazal is the experience of simultaneously opening your awareness within, while perceiving the rarified ethers of Mazal without. In effect you make a space for Mazal to occupy. Once it occupies this space, it is directed where it needs to go, in...
  • Mazal Mazal Mazal
    Mazal: the highest connection
    Miracles do not contain degrees of difficulty. It is the same thing, when you part the Red Sea, as when you recover from a debilitating illness. You employ the same methods in both cases. In both case you are appealing to a higher authority,...
  • Taking Reponsibility
    I like Ike; General Eisenhower to Gen.Marshall: 'things that beggar description'
    Author's Note: Like President Truman who was his immediate predecessor in the White House, four-star General Dwight Eisenhower was a man of enormous courage and conviction. Unlike President Truman who finished out his military service with the...
  • Captain Louis Lenart, U.S. Marine Corp, combat pilot, first Israeli air force
    How "good" and "evil" coexist; an essay in memory of Lou Lenart
    Author's NoteHad this headline"Lou Lenart, pilot hailed as 'man who saved Tel Aviv,' dies at 94" (Los Angeles Times, July 24, 2015) not included the numeral "94", this writer would probably have missed an...
  • Sunset at the Center
    Fireflies and Stars
    The Sh’ma prayer, which in English is usually translated as “Hear O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is One,” is known to the Jewish people as the watchword of our faith and was drummed into me as a child. The Hebrew words...
  • The very handsome dashing Oskar in his himmler monkey suit
    Congratulations Oskar Groning on reaching your 94th year
    Author's Note: The case against Oskar Groning is certainly one of the last of its kind. In an effort to demonstrate that murder cannot find refuge in the statute of limitations, the German Prosecutors Office wishes to demonstrate that the...
  • Man female one
    Male and female together as one eternally speaking
    Man and woman are one. The SHMA is clear in this conception.In the beginning (Elokim) male-female he created them.We, male and female are one person.The original sin is separation.This separation of male and female by the orthodox goes against the...
  • Civil War surgical amputation kit
    Does Man's Impartiality differ from that of his creator?
    Does Man's Impartiality differ from that of his Creator?G-d is no "respecter of persons" nor should any judge be.We learn from Parashas Shoftim שֹׁפְטִים – (Hebrew for "judges") that no "good" can come from...
  • Rise above the status quo
    Direct your thoughts to their highest purpose
    Direct your thoughts to their highest purpose. What is that purpose?It is the creation of the world moment by moment. We are not talking about just any world, it is your world, the world in which you live and breathe and have your being.Why for...
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