Category Archives: Jewish Life

Yom HaShoah

Holocaust Remembrance Day. 27 Nissan on the Hebrew Calendar with minor adjustments forward or back so that it is not actually occurring on the Sabbath, Each year, for the past 21 years, the city of Berkeley has hosted a remembrance … Continue reading

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The 2022 Hanukkah SAL

Which I mostly stitched on while cruising or in Australia during the last quarter of 2022. And then I either forgot about it, couldn’t find it, or just plain ignored it for all of 2023. When I first pulled it … Continue reading

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Ending 2023

It is late in the evening. We have no specific plans. I still haven’t been able to act on all of my good intentions that were lined up prior to our last 10 days of cough fest since returning home. … Continue reading

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Maritime Musem – Tasmania 1 of 2

We sailed in early this morning and docked at Sullivan’s Landing promptly on time. I spent a few hours just walking around Hobart. I discovered some trivial things here – Woolworths still exists – as a downstairs supermarket. I bought … Continue reading

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Zoom Services

In past years, when I was traveling over the High Holidays I had to make the decision as to whether or not I was going to seek out local services (and deal with questions, the occasional bit of hostility, and … Continue reading

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Seven Bridges in Budapest

According to our guide (and so worthless that almost half the group walked away from his tour on top of the Buda side of the river, electing to walk back rather than listen to drivel and ride a bus) there … Continue reading

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Seventh night

which was managed without four footed help

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Sixth Night

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Fifth Night

with some unasked for assistance  

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Second Night

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First Night

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Yom HaShoah

for those of you who have lost track of the date. It is the 27th of Nissan 5780, and the 12th day of counting the Omer. None, of which, is relevant to me on most days. But in today’s world … Continue reading

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And 2008

Unlike for the last several years — I am now stationed in the UK with my duty station located on the Sandhurst grounds in Camberley. If you don’t know where that is – neither did I before being assigned. My … Continue reading

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And to 2007

During which, as it turns out, I was just about as up to date on posts as I have been so far this year. Life, I believe, sort of got in the way. Which means that there was nothing between … Continue reading

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MTV 2006 – Community Seder

Continuing my drift into the past, given that is it infinitely more interesting than the present where everyday is like every other day (and not, why is this day/night/meal different)…. 12 April 2006, Wednesday Community Seder, MTV Chapel After finishing … Continue reading

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MTV 2005

MTV = Mark Twain Village. 2005 is obviously a year. The specific date was the 23rd of April. I thought about waiting till then to post, but, since Passover dates float – it wouldn’t make much sense to post it … Continue reading

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Different Places – different years

I have been thinking back over where I have been in different years for Passover. Over the next several days – I am going to try and work my way forward from as long as I have been writing this … Continue reading

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Why is this night

different from all other nights? Around here, it turned out to be not so. When it really came down to it – I have three of us coughing and hacking up our lungs. Tests have come back neg for Covid-19 … Continue reading

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And Three

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Another Rose

It was a few years after WWII, but the industrial area in Richmond where the major shipyards were located gradually started undergoing a transformation. As the post-war period no longer needed ships, other manufacturing took over for a while. And … Continue reading

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