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What No Parent Wants to Watch

Sunday, September 2nd, 2012

Twitter is an interesting concept – it is, above all else, a border-breaker. It breaks all boundaries, all separations between people – for the good and the bad. I am quite active on it – and as a result meet so many interesting people.

Only from this blog and twitter did I learn the meaning of a Gold Star mother or Gold Star father. Now when I see those words, my heart fills with pain. A Gold Star father changed his avatar, the picture associated with his twitter account.

It’s a beautiful avatar, a dedication to his son, who was just 20 when he died. All gave some – some gave all. Lt. Cpl Christopher Blake Rodgers gave all.

I clicked on the link associated with his father’s account and came to a YouTube video called “Dignified Transfer.” It is more than 14 minutes long – very long for a YouTube video. I watched every second of it. Tears began to fall just as the plane came into view the first time.

It is agony to watch – agony for anyone; especially the parent of a soldier. It is every parent’s nightmare, but especially the parent of a soldier. I watched it to the end and so many thoughts filled my mind. One of them, I’ll share – the title. It is so appropriate – this is the way civilized nations behave; this is the way we honor our dead and how we thank them. The last salute brought a crack to my heart that will take time to heal.

I have never met, nor will I ever meet this young man but from the way in which he was honored, and the love his father shares with us, I know I am lessened for never having met him. May God watch over Christopher Blake Rodgers and bless his memory. May he always be remembered for his sacrifice, his courage, and the love he clearly instilled in so many and may his family know no more sorrow.

Paula R. Stern

Watch: Curiosity Land on Mars (8:30 AM Israel Time)

Monday, August 6th, 2012

UPDATE: The Curiosity has landed on Mars.

Watch NASA TV, as the Curiosity Rover lands on Mars. The landing is expected to happen on Monday at 8:30 AM Israel Time.

Live Video streaming by Ustream

For more information on the Mission: http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/msl/

Jewish Press News Briefs

Israeli Shop Owners Enlist YouTube to ID Shoplifters

Thursday, April 5th, 2012

Israeli shop owners have been resorting to You Tube in their efforts to help police apprehend thieves who brazenly walk away with thousands of shekels worth of merchandize. All of Israel’s high end shops have been training security cameras on their aisles, and those cameras have indeed been capturing very disturbing images of men and women who, apparently, have developed great techniques for shoplifting.

Except that, once they have the incriminating evidence on tape, no one knows who the perpetrators are. Anonymous and amazingly sneaky, those criminals—who sometimes rake in thousands of shekels in goods from a single hit—continue to prey on unsuspecting, small businesses.

Here are a few videos we shoplifted from You Tube – if you recognize anyone, please notify Israel’s Police at any of these local precincts.

Two young women stealing thousands of shekels’ worth in expensive perfumes. Their casual manner and the way they coordinate and time their actions suggests they’ve been doing this for some time.

Watch this thief at a jewelry store taking his time reviewing the goods. At about minute 1:40, he has decided on the item he wants, and starts removing obstacles to facilitate a smooth grab, from the display table to his knapsack.

At a phone store, watch at 0:53 minutes, when the thieves knows he is not being noticed by any of the other three people there, and grabs the phone off a desk.

Finally, the damage in this case is probably smaller than in other stores, but, still, just watch the shameless way in which these guys just empty out a refrigerator and walk away with soda bottles.

Tibbi Singer

Crossword Puzzle – A Very Beatles Chanukah

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010

 

Across

1. Salsa, e.g.

4. Uncommon contraction

7. Mountain or morning

10. Possible URL ender

13. Eggs

14. Not a tribesman?

15. Second oldest name

16. One ___ customer

17. Beatles song about a Maccabee leader?

19. Fight

20. Legal org.

21. aka honey wine

22. Nice thread

23. Fire

24. He had 10 partners in crime

26. Bud

27. Common bread in Israel

28. Havdalah spice, perhaps

30. Unlike a bland cholent

32. “Who ___?”, New Orleans slogan

33. With 9-Down, basic Beatles song about Chanukah?

35. Sawyer’s pal

37. Exuding moisture

38. Beatles song about the Maccabean rebellion?

42. Sight of future Olympic games

45. Helps

46. Occupation for many great tzaddikim

49. Ring

50. Mode predecessor

51. Indian coin

52. Diamond, to some

53. “If I ___ a rich…”

55. Desire

56. Pagans worshipped it

57. Summer drink

58. Beatles song about the animals associated with the Greeks?

61. De___tive (sleuth)

62. Wear shatnez, perhaps

63. Big Aussie bird

64. Place to put a baby

65. Watch

66. School org.

67. Mimic

68. Age

 

Down

1. Homerian exclamation

2. “___ got a bad feeling about this”

3. Something to remit

4. Tropical lizard

5. Sweeney of Broadway

6. Ink

7. Bad guy in Christianity

8. Like 7-Down

9. See 33-Across

10. Photoshop option for clarity

11. Some coupons

12. Province and city in Spain

18. Pirate and war hero Lafitte

22. Said zemirot

24. Letters for those who are overly particular

25. Spy org.

26. Use a pocket laser?

27. Drama or comedy, e.g.

29. Restaurants have them

30. Sekilah item

31. Wood shaping tool

34. Big fuss

35. Thwart

36. Sick

38. Nazis, e.g.

39. One taken from a burning building

40. Combining atomic power, in chemistry

41. Emerald land

42. Kind of cold-blooded animal

43. Anger

44. Praising poem

47. City of the Maharal

48. Like many framed items

50. Locale for many an NBA game

53. Hornet kin

54. Get ready for publishing

55. Not a macho man

58. Snow veggie

59. Van Gogh took one off

60. Relaxing locale

 

(Answers, next week)

Yoni Glatt

Title: The Perfect Present

Wednesday, December 30th, 2009

Title: The Perfect Present

Author/Illustrator: Ruth Beifus

Publisher: Feldheim

 

 

   A slim hardcover with illustrations that tell the story as well as the words around them, The Perfect Present poses an interesting premise. An elderly aunt surprises a young girl with an heirloom, but the child’s candid “I have no use for this” response results in a painful quandary for both people.

 

   Watch what happens when a mother’s effectiveness at instilling good values in her child turns the situation around. The little girl’s desire to repair the aunt’s unintentionally hurt feelings, coupled with the child’s fertile imagination, make things right in a realistic, completely plausible way.

 

   The author lets her readers experience some raw emotions from the perspective of each person in the story. The vicarious experience makes an effective lead-in to the provocative “Ask and Listen” questions at the back of the book. Those questions are designed to help growing minds to consider, then to understand, the subtleties of responsible behavior.

 

   Part of Feldheim’s “Shlavim: Growing Up ” series, The Perfect Present is a suitable book for any child’s bookshelf. Made with waterproof laminated pages, it might be snack-proof for readers who nosh over a good read.

Yocheved Golani

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/sections/books/title-the-perfect-present/2009/12/30/

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