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  • T'filin checking at CMC
    Chicago Mitzvah Campaign performs invaluable services for Chicago's Torah Jews
    Author's Note: The author wishes to acknowledge the countless good works of Rabbi Aron Wolf, director of the Chicago Mitzvah Campaign and for the kindness of his devotion to the many Jewish elderly and infirm who suffer daily the loss or lack...
  • Generations
    Zac's Lilies, Chapter 15, Selections from the prose and poetry of Alan D. Busch
    Author's Note-My first published poem, Mourning's Reflections, appeared in a slender volume entitled Passing (2005) recounting the funeral of my late son Benjamin who left this world the day before Thanksgiving, 2000.Poetry: Mourning's...
  • James Carville
    Political hoof and mouth disease democratic style
    I could not have made this stuff up. In fact, as an American voter I am incredulous.I am not upset because of the manipulation of the public by political consultants, sycophants and hacks. One needs to have one’s head buried in the sand to...
  • Zmira Shayna Punim
    Zac's Lilies, Selections from the prose and poetry of Alan D. Busch, chapter 14
    Before No Man Bow (a significant revision)Strengthen us, Oh Lord, as Thou didst MordecaiNeither before Haman nor any man would he feign bow.Take my hand, O Lord, in Thine, lest I lose my way,That I might walk with Thee, so blessed art Thou.I...
  • The keys to the kingdom
    The keys to the kingdom
    It came to pass one day that a messenger from heaven came down with the keys to the kingdom in her hand. Her mission was to offer those keys to any who would listen.She came upon a group praying and spoke to their leader.“Here are the keys...
  • Woman of the Wall made history by reading from a full sized Torah scroll at the Kotel
    Women of the Wall triumph finally read from full size Torah scroll at Kotel
    The feminist Jewish prayer group Woman of the Wall (WoW) Nashot HaKotel have made history, they have finally read at Rosh Hodesh service from a full sized Torah scroll in the women's section of the Western Wall, Kotel on Monday morning, April...
  • KInky Friedman featured Texan
    Upcoming Arts Events for Boston Jewish Community Center
    Upcoming ARTS Events at the Boston Jewish Community CenterSaturday, May 2 | 8pm Singer, Author, Raconteur Kinky Friedman: Richard "Kinky" Friedman styles himself in the mold of popular American satirists Will Rogers and Mark Twain....
  • g-d, my rock
    Chapter 13 of Zac's Lilies: Tzuri (My Rock) & Struggling
    Tzuri (Hebrew-my rock)Teach me to become better at whomever I am,Share with me the secrets of thy divine text.May I Thee serve my Lord as a vessel to become?So that I may merit my portion in the next.Thy commandments illumine my path and mind,I...
  • the brightness of you
    No greater authority than the inner voice
    There is no greater authority than consulting with your own inner voice. If you have not learned how to do this now would be a good time to learn.
There is but one authority upon whom to place your trust and that is Hashem. Now there are many who...
  • Judaism religious war
    Is Judaism pushing us towards war with Iran?
    The Jewish state of Israel is not happy about the nuclear agreement between six major world powers and Iran. Just as Israel, the Israel lobby and the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament based necon movement pushed the US into a war against Iraq for Israel&...
  • B'nai B'rith Denver Offers a Community Torah
    Community Torah scroll now available through B’nai B’rith Denver
    Jewish tradition holds that when the Children of Israel were gathered at the base of Mt. Sinai some 3,500 years ago, having been redeemed from their Egyptian bondage, the Almighty presented them with the sacred books of the Torah.The Torah -...
  • Obama is loosing support of the American Jews
    Obama and Democrats' Jewish voter problem over Iran deal, Israel and Netanyahu
    Jewish public opinion and support of President Barack Obama has never been more contentious as when the president celebrated his eighth Passover and his seventh in the White House on Friday, April 3, 2015. The recent announcement of the Iranian...
  • Ancient document
    A few words in defense of Israel before begins the seventh day of Pesach
    Author's Note: This writer is an unapologetic defender of Eretz Israel and Medinat Israel as the sole national home of the Jewish people, indivisible as is The United States of America of which I am proud to be a citizen of the Jewish faith....
  • Rising in the sky
    Mazal is what it all depends upon
    In the Tikkunei Zohar it says that ‘And upon keter depends children, life and sustenance for it is the mazal of all,and of itself is not dependent upon any mazal.And thus they established: ‘children, life and sustenance do not depend...
  • The Obamas hosted their seventh Passover seder
    Obama celebrates seventh Passover Seder at the White House
    President Barack Obama celebrated his eighth Passover Seder and his seventh in the White House on Friday, April 3, 2015, at a time when American Jewish public opinion of his Israel policies have never been this contentious. Earlier Obama released...
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