Originally published on June 29, 2010 on Open Salon
A lot of people have been commenting to me about Israel, oddly enough in response to a post that isn't primarily about Israel (and not in response to that post's immediate predecessor which is primarily about Israel). I'm going to clarify what I think. Let me know if this makes sense to you.
I believe that Israel has the right to exist.
I believe that Israel has the right to defend…Continue
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When I started blogging a few months ago, I swore on a stack of Bibles (well OK, old New…
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In car on the way to breakfast with Mom, Dad and two sons:
Youngest Obsessa-Boy: "...and with my $3.82 I just saved from last week I can get the new fork on my mountain bike..."
Dad: "What kind of fork, a Specialized or Kona?"
Mom/Me, thinking: I wonder if my saying 'Jewish friend' on that comment seemed like saying 'my White friend' or 'my Muslim friend' more? Is that a race or religion comparison..?? ...and either way that didn't…Continue
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TEACHER : "Use defeat, defense and detail in a sentence".
LITTLE BILLY: "When de Wabbit jump over defense, defeat goes over defense before detail."
Fendo, fendere - Latin verb: to push from
De fend-push out from (a fixed…Continue
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Something slid in my thoughts today
My small head on your chest,
our two hearts beating
Could this be true?
The smells are of leather
You are reading,
I am smiling.
You are not a photograph,
you are not over there...
The candle's flicker
creates child's trance.
of Benny Goodman's…Continue
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Originally posted June 16, 2010 on Open Salon
I'm a liberal. I make no secret about that, nor do I call myself a progressive, even though conservatives have managed to saddle the term "liberal" with a whole lot of baggage. I'll deal with the baggage, thanks.
There are things that drive me nuts about being a liberal, chief among them watching my allies fail dismally at talking to conservatives. I'm in sales for a living, and I can tell you that using a sales…Continue
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This list was compiled by the sensations evoked by summer---the timeless kind that may or may not actually exist any more, but hey, maybe some of these reads will inspire a timeless afternoon. These were all choices that brought a smile when remembering reading them in the first place, and they were usually the first thought of by those in our family. They range from very young on up to teens....
Young Ones Books:
Harold and the Purple Crayon, by Crockett…Continue
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I finally found a topic I felt I could post about without getting all caught up in nerves, in details-- an open call for summer reading books for kids. I spent a week thinking about it, thinking of how different we all are in our clan, and what did we find to be perennial favorites to read over the years? I scoured our bookshelves, I thought of all the sensations arising when I thought of summer, I thought of my title---Kids Summer Reading, the Flop on…
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Originally published on Open Salon on June 9, 2010
I've been watching a lot of reactions to the flotilla incident, particularly here on the OS, and it's making me realize that there are a lot of things people just don't get. Some of this has to do with Israel, some of it has to do with Jews in general, and some has to do with what I think is an overestimation of the influence of the Holocaust; it's important, just not completely central.
You've probably noticed that…Continue
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Originally published on Open Salon on June 4, 2010
If I were to say that people around the world are out to get me, would you say that I was paranoid?
If you answered "yes" to that, you aren't thinking enough. The correct answer is:
Only if I'm wrong.
We Jews are notorious for seeing antisemites under every rock and behind every tree. But are they really?
In the United States, no. Here we have scattered antisemitism with some concentrations at the…Continue
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