Director's Blog

Why I am a Jew

I recently had my genetic ancestry analyzed by a new company that seems to have better reputation than most. The results were spot on! The disposition to certain weakenesses and diseases they listed were right on target; their description of many aspects of my physical appearance were also o…

The other side(s) of Purim

Purim is probably, in Jewish tradition, the only "care free" Holiday. It is a Holiday of informality and it is even a Mitzvah to get drunk! BUt is that all there is to it? Digging in the story, I believe there are some other aspects of the story to highlight....

a) "Mordechai" is not a name…

Israel Hill and the broken phone

I am currently reading a very interesting book called "Israel on the Appomattox". It describes the experiences of a group of Afro American Virginians who were freed by the will of their master in the early 1800s, and given land to make a living. This group of free "Afro-Virginians" made a ma…

The masks of our time - and of Purim

We are living through ti,es not see since 1918, the time of the so-called Spanish Flu. The difference is that today, a 100 years later, our understanding of how pandemics work has increased. Today, we are asked to wear masks, avoid when possible big crowds, clean our hands frequently, use sa…

What do Ilhan Abdullahi Omar and Marjorie Taylor Greene have in common?

Marjorie Taylor Greene recently twitted that the¬†fires in California were started by a space laser belonging to Rotschild, Inc. The claim was debunked from practically every corner of American society, yet Marjorie Taylor Greene defiantly announced that she will never apologize "for telling…