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  • August 24, 2014

Since the start of the Gaza offensive (or war) by Israel, there seems to have been a growing number of anti-semitic incidents. From synagogues being attacked in France to the most recent attack on a student at Temple university (thinking about it I find a degree of irony that this happened at Temple). The majority...

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  • August 6, 2014

This may just be a new feature on the blog. A recap of last night’s Pirate game in Haiku format. I hope you enjoy: ‘Cutch out of lineup Bullpen blows it one more time Offense can’t score runs

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  • June 29, 2014

I didn’t get a chance to watch, listen, or follow the game Friday night because it was Shabbos and I go off the grid for the day. This morning my friend Ari Levine told me about this amazing play. At first I thought he was talking about the play Thursday night where Ike Davis was...

Cool little video of the guitarist from Guns N’ Roses, Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal, playing Israel’s national anthem Hatikvah while backstage. It would be interesting to know the context behind this. I need to give credit to Failed Messiah for originally posting this video.

Although I asked Amazon for an invite to their event, I didn’t make the cut. I wasn’t expecting to get an invite but I figured it was worth a try. I did “watch” the event via The Verge’s live blog. Here are a few impressions I came away with: I would really like it if...

Note: This was cross-posted at Quo Vadis’ Blog. I have been a big fan of Evernote for a long time. The ability to keep your notes one one place and have them automatically sync to any device is really what “the cloud” is all about. For a long time Evernote was my goto place for...

Amazon Music Review I am not a big fan of streaming music. I tried iTunes Radio and I wasn’t sold on it, it seemed too difficult to make custom channels. I have used Pandora, which I think is the granddaddy of streaming services, and I like it but after a while you hear the same...

I am not sure if there is anything to be done with this but it is an interesting thought which occurred to me while teaching last week. We all know the famous story of Rabbi Shimon bar Yochi (RASHBY). He and his son are forced to live in a cave for 13 years because Yehudah...

Earlier this month when Comixology was bought by Amazon there was some hand wringing by fans of the app. They believed the company would be ruined by Amazon. I was in the camp of Jason Snell and Andy Ihnatko believing the company would be run independently like Zappos, Audible.com and other companies under the Amazon...

I love the fact that baseball is a little less than two weeks away. In addition to nice weather being right around the corner, the Pirates were pretty successful last year and look to be competitive this season. Here is a video to get you pumped for the season: If that didn’t get you psyched...