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Passover Song to Music of Les Mis, by the Maccabeats

They have become very professional, in their harmonies and staging. Very different from when they first started as an a cappela group.

The lyrics tell the Passover story in a different way.

Have a very happy Pesach.  And to my non-Jewish friends, have a very happy holiday as well.

Beyond Incredible: Login to Mistranslations (Trucks Fit, however)

Thanks to Jacob Richman and his "Lost in Translation" page, here is a sampling of a medley of funny, goofy, and hysterical mistranslations of signs in Israel. And I thought this happened only in China...
(for the actual meaning in Hebrew, go to Jacob Richman's site. For this blog, ha-mayvin, yavin...)

                                 Now you don't even have to drive to work; just login.

                                          This is so accessible, it's beyond disabled.

                    (Read #4 and #5 in the English.  Light on the pineapple, heavy on the...liver)              

                     Remember, only decrease in a closed, not open, sea.  In an open sea, however,
                       there is much more room to, increase. Whatever.

                                                 Yes, children are...golden.  Right?

                                       I just don't know where to begin on this one...


The Passover Story in 6:23 Minutes, and Hard Hat Cleaning

I posted this video before Pesach 2010, and I decided it's so compelling, that I will repost it again.

And then, for all those chumra-of-the-week people, here's how to really clean for Pesach:

Recyclling Pesach Posts

No time nor energy to research subjects for a new post, nor time for even writing my extemporaneous thoughts, so I am reposting a previous Pesach post here.  'Finding stuff' applies to each year, as well: this year, I found my Rambo's (youngest daughter, former combat engineering commander, now in wheelchair with RSD/CRPS) Tai-Kwon-Do yellow belt certificate.  Can't throw that away...but have to put it away--it had a food stain on it!

Funny, though: in two years, while cleaning for Pesach, I haven't yet found my old SanDisk little pink MP3 player; I fear it's gone for good.  So last week, I bought myself a new one: a SanDisk Sansa Clip, 4 GB (the old one was 1 GB only).  But the new one isn't pink.  It's purple...

Thursday, March 11, 2010
My Pesach-Cleaning-Findings-of: STUFF
I dislike cleaning for Pesach, not only because it's hard on my knees and back, but because I always unearth something of personal value which becomes very emotional for me.…

Jewish WMDs: Noxious Gases

I wish I could take credit for thinking this up, but alas, it is from another circulating email that my friend, M. (yes, that M) has sent me.  After reading it, I think I know the reason Jews are so smart, and neurotic.  It's the diet.

Subject:    Jewish Weapons of Mass Destruction
A pancake-like structure, not to be confused with anything a first-class health restaurant would put out.
In a latke the oil remains inside the pancake.
It is made with potatoes, onions, eggs and matzo meal.
Latkes can be eaten with applesauce but COULD also be used to comb your hair, shine your shoes or lubricate your automobile.
There is a rumor that in the time of the Maccabees, they lit a latke by mistake and it burned for eight days.
What is certain is that you will have heartburn for the same amount of time.
It tastes GREAT but will stop your heart if the grease gets cold.


Israel 's punishment for escaping slavery. It consists of a simple mix of flour and water - no eggs or flavor…


I don't feel like posting about anything substantial or important. Too many problems to contend with, so instead, I'll post something which I received in an email. It's probably 'going around,' as they say, and you may have seen it.  Forgive me, if you already have; enjoy, if you're seeing it here first.
It speaks to us, actually, who are in retirement mode.  Don't know to whom to attribute it, but thank you, anonymous sir/madame, anyway...(we are thinking of Florida...or Israel...)

Retirement!!! There are many retirement options. Here is a guideto help you make the right choice. 
You can retire to Phoenix or Tucson, Arizona where... You are willing to park 3 blocks away because you found shade. You've experienced condensation on your hiney from the hot water in the toilet bowl. You can drive for 4 hours in one direction and never leave town. You have over 100 recipes for Mexican food. You know that "dry heat" is comparable to what hits you in th…