It’s not why you think! Many may only know of Eve Barlow from her association with Amber Heard during the infamous trial between two actors, but if you don’t know her relevance to us, she’s been a prolific defender of Jews and Zionism. She’s a Scottish Jew living in Los Angeles, and she used to
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Did you ever get that machine that you just love, and hate the idea of planned obsolescence or just plain old age keeping you from using it? I covered this in a previous article, but it still stands. I use Scrivener 3 in a Wine implementation for my writing, and as a daily driver for
I’m a frugal dude. I don’t play many games on my computers. When I make a several thousand dollar investment, I enter into it fully expecting to nurse it along for as long as possible, and so I try to extend my purchasing cycle on computers to the maximum extent. As a programmer, this isn’t
Congregation Beth Israel in Bangor was fortunate to host Dr. Amy K. Milligan, Batten Endowed Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies and Women’s Studies and director of the Institute For Jewish Studies and Interfaith Understanding, as our scholar-in-residence this weekend. Leah and Amy met at their alma mater, Elizabethtown College. Amy did considerable research at Degel
For black soldiers, history itself has often ignored them. Memorial Day is a good time to think about their particular kind of sacrifice, when the way they had to serve was very much a reflection of American culture at the time.
Author note: I realize I am a little bit late to the party with this post. By this time, the show is old news. I am still troubled by some of the responses from parents. ✡ ✡ ✡ You get a call from your child’s summer camp. Your child is talking about hurting themselves, because
“They departed in the form of white smoke, rose easily upward, waved their hands in parting, and viewed with pity all those who remained behind. Then they danced gaily in celebration of their new freedom, before disintegrating into the air.” ― Joseph Bau, one of the Schindlerjuden, from Dear God, Have You Ever Gone Hungry?
The family took a trip to Rockland today. One of the marvelous things about living where we do is that we’re technically “Mid-Coast,” and so much of the tourist trap Maine coast is day-trip accessible. On our way out of our driveway, something cast a pall over the rest of the day. A blue Great
“…a regular snowstorm has commenced, fine flakes falling steadily, and rapidly whitening all the landscape. In half an hour the russet earth is painted white even to the horizon. Do we know of any other so silent and sudden a change?” Thoreau Leah and I decided to rename our property עץ קר, or “cold tree”,
A number of friends have, more than likely with good intentions, posted a viral social media message with a suicide hotline attached. I won’t repost it. To me it’s representative of the detached engagement we have from our fellow humans in spite of our “connectedness.” Our generic ministrations only highlight the lack of an immediate,