Category Archives: Fun Stuff

humor and puzzles to stimulate thought

Humor for Passover

2 Minute Haggadah Chometz Thing Cleaning and Cooking Passover Here are the halachik issues for Pesach 5777 History of Horseradish Paraoh doesn’t Pay Passover is Approaching Passover Story Passover Story Reported by The NY Times Pesach Pesach in Hebrew School … Continue reading

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Gulf states learning Hebrew

dw.com Gulf states embrace Israel — and the language, too The demand stems from the business opportunities the Accords have opened up with Israel, as well as by the huge number of Israelis who are expected to visit the UAE. Deutsche … Continue reading

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Dr. Carson supports Dr. Seuss

#FoxNews Ben Carson slams cancel culture as ‘poison’ in our system •Mar 4, 2021 Fox News Former HUD secretary decries cancel culture with a personal poem on ‘The Story.’ #FoxNews ​

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Yiddish nostalgia

The Riviera, by Sholem Aleichem (Fun der Riviera) performed by Shane Baker Congress for Jewish Culture Resort vacations, rest cures, doctors, and, of course, medical bills. First published in 1909, the piece could as easily have been written yesterday. When … Continue reading

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Purimspiel: Megillah of Itzik Manger

Megillah Cycle by Itzik Manger (Megile-lider) Congress for Jewish Culture A new dramatization of Itzik Manger’s famous Megillah Cycle, directed by and featuring Mike Burstyn with Shane Baker; Eli Batalion and Jamie Elman of YidLife Crisis; Avi Hoffman; Daniel Kahn; … Continue reading

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A song for our time

You Want It Darker There’s a lullaby for suffering And a paradox to blame But it’s written in the scriptures And it’s not some idle claim You want it darker We kill the flame By Leonard Cohen His final song, … Continue reading

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The fire keeps burning

We Didn’t Start The Fire – Billy Joel w/lyrics and pictures Thousands around the world protest George Floyd’s death in global display of solidarity From CNN’s Zamira Rahim and Rob Picheta, June 3, 2020 Over the weekend, demonstrators gathered in … Continue reading

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Bye, Bye Miss American Pie

washingtonpost.com Gloomy Don McLean reveals meaning of ‘American Pie’ — and sells lyrics for $1.2 million “Basically in ‘American Pie,’ things are heading in the wrong direction,” he told Christie’s, as the Newcastle Herald reported. “It is becoming less idyllic. … Continue reading

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