• (current read and admission of weakness) The Hope

    First, I have a soft spot for historical fiction. It started when I was 11 and read almost all of James Mitchner’s books starting with Chesapeake (note: I try to find the biggest book on the shelf). Anyway, I got tangled up in The Hope by H Wouk this weekend. It’s a joy to read.… Read more …

  • daven, give tzeddekah

    * updates below A tragic fire early Tuesday morning (March 22) at the Teaneck, NJ home of Mrs Phyllis Seidenfeld took the lives of four of her children. Mrs Seidenfeld and two of her daughters survived and are currently in local hospitals. An older daughter who has been learning in Israel has now come home.… Read more …

  • NYT Article: MTA and waiting games

    As Subways Slow, Riders Play Waiting Games Yup. Yesterday I hopped on a B instead of the overcrowded F that I waited 10 minutes for, caught the local where I needed and then went to two stores (one of them grocery shopping, with no list), and I still made it home faster than if I… Read more …

  • pesach is coming…

    i know, i know, it isn’t even really purim yet.. but i figure i’ll post these links as much for me as the next person. just, try not to move and make a wedding so close to pesach. or maybe do.. it won’t give you any time to stress about cleaning or food preparation… :)… Read more …

  • what makes a community?

    This is quite fascinating to me.. anything on sl brings me back to a different time in my life when i tried to be in academia… it’s a very interesting concept. look at boro park, williamsburg, the uws, all isolated communities. for that matter, china town, flushing, and sunset park. how different really is that… Read more …