Dear Friends and Family,
Full discloser… I love Aaron Sorkin. His new HBO show,Newsroom, brings me back to the good old days of West Wing. He, again, has a Soap Box to (rapidly) verbalize the woes (of both the Right and Left) of our country… and there are many. Speaking of television, I’m also looking forward to the return of Showtime’s 2nd season of Episodes this weekend. It is one of the funniest and most irreverent shows on TV and does a hilarious job of poking fun at the Hollywood community.
Speaking of entertainment, condolences to the family of Nora Ephron on her passing at the young age of 71. She is famous for so many wonderful movies like, Sleepless in Seattle and When Harry Met Sally. Also, she wrote the movie Heartburn (string Jack Nicholson and Meryl Streep) about her life with ex-husband Carl Burnstein. Her talents will be greatly missed.
Too bad the flood waters from Tropical Storm Debby on the Florida panhandle couldn’t be diverted to the drought stricken West. Our son is on a Western bound camping trip which will need to stay clear of the wildfires in the area and avoid all campfires.
Has anyone read any articles in any newspapers about Hamas’ rocket attacks into Israel every day this week. As always, I seem to miss the front page (or any page) news of this. During our last visit to Israel, we saw an amazing presentation of the (Israeli invented) Iron Dome protection system which thankfully is nearly 100% accurate in destroying incoming missiles. Thank you, U.S. Government, for your life-saving financial assistance with this system. Israel, in turn, is sharing this amazing technology with our US military.
I couldn’t end this week’s message without applauding our Supreme Courts decision to uphold the Affordable Health Care Act. Speaking of life-saving, this will literally save the lives of millions of Americans who currently do not have access to medical care (aside from a few underfunded free clinics or emergency rooms). Our country is in grave (pun intended) need of affordable health care for all citizens and I hope we are on that healthy track.
Please enjoy this wonderful poster I received my our dear friend, Neal. It says it all and I whole hardily agree with its message.
Wishing you and your loved ones a Sweet and Peaceful Shabbat Shalom and a wonderful Independence Day celebration.