“Yogi-isms” — the unique unforgettable sayings of Yogi Berra — are funny,wise, and witty, not silly, as many people who feel superior and laugh at them think.
Genesis contains two Creation stories that are totally different.
A tour of undergraduate engineering schools with his daughter Shira inspired guest bloggrer David Braiterman to write this humorous riff on professional engineers.
Consecrating my friend’s new house by putting up a “mezuzah,” and going through the brief dedication ceremony, was a spiritual experience for both of us.
Judy Garland sang as well as anybody, connected to emotional the core of a song better than anybody, danced toe to toe with Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire, and was a great dramatic actress,
Modernity forces compromises in Jewish Sabbath observance that water down the spiritual separation between the sacred time and the everyday week.
Jews in America have achieved greatness in crime, as they have in all fields. But in the immigrant generation, Old World Jewish social norms and family structure led to less crime, alcoholism, and family violence than other immigrant groups.
Billy Wilder, who co-wrote the screenplay for “Ninotchka,” Greta Garbo’s only comedy, said it has “the [producer/director Ernst] Lubitsch touch.” I say it has the Wilder touch.
Because I get Turner Classic Movies (TCM), and have a Digital Video Recorder (DVR), I have an unusually long list of movies I’ve seen a million times, all different genres, and never get tired of. Do they all have anything in common?
Examining how Jews recover from loss — so similar to the principles of modern grief counseling — might suggest new strategies and tools that non-Jews as well as Jews can create for their individual personalities, situations, and needs.