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  • 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...
  • The Coolest
    chapter 8, part 1, selected prose of Alan D. Busch, Cruising Route 66 with Dad
    Author's Note: Chapter 8, Part 1, Zac's LiliesThe black pitch used to patch the roads reached its boiling point by mid-morning, a matter of concern to local highway maintenance workers, volunteer fire departments and owners of automotive...
  • In Olden times
    Zac's Lilies, chapter 8, Cruising Route 66, part 2, The Cap by Alan D. Busch
    Author's Note: Part 2 is less about a cap than the head it covers ...Part 2, The CapWe had been on the road for no more than ten minutes. "Hey boys, we're about to cross the Mississippi River," Dad advised us in an upbeat tone of...
  • quintessence
    Shekinah is the current and the connection, the way in the way out
    We are here to discover the purpose of Creation. How we do this is to bring about the same set of circumstances in our lives that mirror the ongoing Creation. We are in effect being prompted by our inner sense of being to reach out and immerse...
  • The Coolest, 1960
    Chapter 8, part 1, Cruising Route 66 with Dad, Zac's Lilies by Alan D. Busch
    Author's Note: Chapter 8, Part 1,Zac's LiliesThe black pitch used to patch the roads reached its boiling point by mid-morning, a matter of concern to local highway maintenance workers, volunteer fire departments and owners of automotive ...
  • Palestinian TV calls for killing Jews
    Confronting intolerance and antisemitism
    A couple of weeks ago, while canvassing an area for my sales job, I was ushered from a store. The owner said, “I don’t deal with Jews.” It was not the first time in my life to have experienced anti-Semitism, nor is it likely to...
  • The guest night
    Ch. 7 of Zac's Lilies, These Lights We Kindle, and When a dad loses his daughter
    When A Father Loses His DaughterHow flows the divine arithmetic I cannot sum.When a daughter's sudden death leaves her father benumb.Like a flower withering before it can fully bloom,for no one can we, a long life presume.He summons his all to...
  • Seal of the State of Israel
    Menorah: Light Dispelling Darkness
    The hexagramic Star of David (Magen David) is now the predominant Jewish symbol. But it was not always thus. Until recent centuries, the menorah, representing the Temple's seven-branched candelabrum, had been its most enduring symbol. That...