Archive for October 3rd, 2012

Totally Free…No Kidding………These people are serious!

The Ashdod Religious Council in Israel earnestly encouraged the city’s residents to have their tefillin and mezuzahs inspected during Elul. For free. That’s right. This month has always been the customary time for Jews the world over to take stock of themselves spiritually as well as for checking up on the ‘spiritual health’ of some […]

…And the last Line is the Punch line

A yeshiva student who was visiting in San Diego, California last week told me the following: He stopped at a rather large modern home for the purpose of checking out the site for the upcoming Sukkot holiday on instructions from the homeowner, with the intent of measuring the perimeter of the patio to determine the […]

Cringe Worthy Culture

As far as authentic Jewish culture is concerned, I’m not so sure that a certain Hollywood actress would, as the expression goes, know it if she fell over it. One can only wince at her good intentions but scanty knowledge about a certain item of religious significance which she heavily publicized and wore around her […]