Today, March 30th is (the anti-Israel) Global March to Jerusalem. Last week’s attempt to share this excellent article by David Harris was faulty. This one should work:http://blogs.jpost.com/content/”global-march-jerusalem”-if-it’s-not-about-israel-it’s-not-about-us
Today is also BIG (Buy Israeli Goods) Day. Please patronize your grocer and remind them you plan to purchase Israeli products everyday of the year.
Negev Nectars is a great way to support BIG. With an investment in Negev Nectars, you will receive four packages a year of Israeli, organic, high quality, kosher foods (Olive oils, honey, jams, dates, mint…). We’ve had a membership for several years now and really enjoy our shipments. Here’s their website, if you are interested: http://negevnectars.com/
By the way, bravo to Negev Nectars for their efforts to help educate Brooklyn NY Food Co-op members to encourage them to vote against the Israeli products boycott which was successfully opposed.
Next Year in Jerusalem is the catch phrase for our Passover holiday, which starts next Friday evening. One of the main traditions of this holiday is to retell our Egyptian Exodus story. Did you know the Passover Seder is the oldest continuously observed religious ceremony in the world? We are instructed to repeat our story to the next generations in a compelling style that represents our era. The Manischewitz Hagadah used to be the main source available but now there are thousands of Hagadah choices as well as homemade versions found at every Seder table. Please enjoy this video of what you would get if you crossed Freddy Mercury with Moses:http://www.aish.com/h/pes/mm/Passover_Rhapsody.html
Of course the big news this week is the 3-day hearings at the Supreme Court regarding the Affordable Health Care Bill. I must say, the most cherished and appreciated aspect of my life is my family/friends and my health. Our system was broken and in desperate need of healing. Are there any countries that do an excellent job of caring for the health of its citizens? If so, lets steal their methods. Medical care is the one commodity all citizens should have access to regardless of their economic status. It is inhumane otherwise.
Did anyone else hear the wonderful interview this week by Terry Gross on Fresh Air with Sir Paul McCartney? His new album “Kisses on the Bottom” sounds delightful. Boy, would I love to meet him.
Good bye Martina N. Sorry to say, you are a much better tennis player than dancer.
Wishing you and your loved ones a Sweet Peaceful HaGadol Shabbat and Passover Holiday,