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  • Holocaust Memorial
    Zac's Lilies, chapter 12, an introduction to Holocaust poetry
    Author's Note: The language of poetry is not restricted to that which is physically beautiful and/or spiritually sublime. Really good poetry is that which, when other poets read it, causes them to mutter: "Damn! Wish I had said that!"...
  • Sunsets revealing the grandeur of the world
    All that you contemplate comes to fruition
    Learn how to direct your thoughts on high. In this way you will become both initiator and he acted upon. What this means is that wherever you send your thought it will return to you a perfect image of that unto which it was sent.How then can you...
  • Jewish peddler
    Zac's Lilies, chapter 11, "Then be a friend", Pleasantness and Praise
    A Simple JewA Jew prayed. A simple Jew. Pious but not learned. Hard-working. He prayed. 'Master of the Universe ...Bless me that I should merit to receive the four species* from the Garden of Eden."Oh, they could be had...
  • Prime Minister Binyamin (Bibi) Netanyahu addressed US Congress
    Is Bibi a xenophobe? A primer on Israeli politics.
    Many articles that have appeared in this space have focused on tolerance and toleration. The absence of that important quality has brought much anguish, whether in our own country, in Afghanistan, Iraq and other locations that have been the center...
  • WW2 era location unknown
    Zac's Lilies, chapter 10, Shacharit musings and ' ... Who formed Man with wisdom
    Shacharit MusingsMay your countenance be pleasant and your ways, of peaceTether thyself to Him with both hand and mind.For devotion to divine service, therein you'll see ...of His Am Segula yourself will find.Acts of kindness and gentle words...
  • Rays of luminance
    Higher realms of unified being
    There are no small consequences. Everything no matter how tiny is infinite in its connection to the whole.What we are seeking to achieve and maintain is a unified awareness. It is via this unified awareness that we begin to see connections that...
  • Oak Street Beach
    Zac's Lilies, chapter 9, Bubbe and Martin; Reckoning
    Bubbe and MartinDedicated to the late Mrs. Florence Lazovsky, my friend and mentor in matters of bereavement.Why ... oh why didst Thou Martin take?An answer to which I've long awaited with dread.Why would You, a mother's heart ever break ....
  • Letter from poetess Emma Lazarus
    Why falling asleep on post has always been severely punished
    'Where are we and how did we get here?'The beacon that once shone from the Statue of Libertyin New York Harbor has "dimmed" to the point that it isbarely recognizable as the icon of hope it once was-a time when for many of us the...
  • Arthur (Shmuel) Zygelboim
    Tuesday, March 3, 2015, Do you know where your congressman is?
    Author's Note: Dedicated to Arthur (Shmuel) Zygelboim who wrote: “By my death, I wish to give expression to my most profound protest against the inaction in which the world watches and permits the destruction of the Jewish people.”...
  • Wisdoms light
    The alchemy of thought
    Thoughts change according to our focus. They move they grow determined by our interest and the intensity that we bring to bear in order to maintain that focus.A story is told of a king who had the world's most powerful army. It took many years...
  • Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu addresses Congress
    Ramifications of Netanyahu's address
    There is an old adage, if “you’re not wit’ ‘emm you’re agin ‘em.” It probably came from Li’l Abner or some similar hokum. Maybe it was Pogie. To be honest, it is hard to remember the source of a good...
  • Half a cloud
    Lay the groundwork for your success
    Become a part of the unity of being. Send your thoughts like rainbows that are our gifts retreat from the ground to the heavens.Imagine that your thought is a building block to your success. Consider then carefully the kind of material that you...
  • Boston Jewish Music Festival 2015
    Boston Jewish Film Festival's roster grows
    The Boston Jewish Film Festival begins in March and features artists from all over the world. An amazing evening in March will feature two superstars of the music world: E Street Band Drummer Max Weinberg and Israeli singer/songwriter David Broza....
  • Lexicographer
    The consequences of living one's life in blind obedience to holy men
    Part 1 of 2. Author' Note: Part 1. Please read below.Part 2 will compare and contrast key elements of the Freundel case with those of the Australian debauchery brought to light thanks in no small measure to Manny Waks.Men of letters Samuel...
  • Not quite the Gold Coast perspective
    Part 3 and closure to Cruising Route 66 with Dad, Zac's Lilies, by Alan D. Busch
    Part 3 and Closure to Cruising Route 66 with DadWe had just passed the sign welcoming us to Lincoln, Illinois when rain buckets fell from the sky, a welcome respite from the intense heat. Dad pulled over under a viaduct and put the top up.&ldquo...