Stumbling Blocks and Zombies

While Standing (Six Feet Apart) On One Leg May 21, 2020 I went to the race track once and bet on a horse. No, really, I did.  In fact, I learned to read the racesheet, compared the track conditions to the track conditions the horses were used to running in, looked for other characteristics and [...]

By |2020-05-21T12:26:10+00:00May 21st, 2020|Rabbi Cy's Blog|0 Comments

Imagination Rules

While Standing (Six Feet Apart) On One Leg May 18, 2020 Of all the Zoom conferences I had in the past two months, I had a most unusual one last night with my colleagues from Camp Erin. Camp Erin, if you don't know, is a nation camp movement and my local camp a 2 day [...]

By |2020-05-18T13:09:55+00:00May 18th, 2020|Rabbi Cy's Blog|0 Comments

Rushing Out

While Standing (Six Feet Apart) on One Foot May 6, 2020 Much to Stella's chagrin, I have totally taken over my corner of the office with computers and audio equipment. As all of us are finding out, working from home takes up a lot of space. It is but one of the inconveniences of this [...]

By |2020-05-06T11:53:46+00:00May 6th, 2020|Rabbi Cy's Blog|0 Comments

All the Time in the World

While Standing (Six Feet Apart) On One Foot May 2, 2020   I have been correctly characterized as ‘hyperactive.’ It was a huge problem in primary school and It was made worse because, back then, a lot people thought hyperactivity was some kind of intellectual deficiency. (In fact, the school psychologists even gave me an [...]

By |2020-05-02T13:17:03+00:00May 2nd, 2020|Rabbi Cy's Blog|0 Comments

The Chutzpah of Kaddish

While Standing (Six Feet Apart) On One Foot April 29   We have all been touched by death in past couple of months. One way or the other it has penetrated our homes and our consciousness. We are subject to daily death counts and the polls of those who are sick. And even though the [...]

By |2020-04-29T13:31:23+00:00April 29th, 2020|Rabbi Cy's Blog|0 Comments

Where Real Strength Lies

While Standing (Six Feet Apart) On One Foot April 23, 2020   It's starting to hit home now for a lot of people. As disastrous as the virus is, I have not heard of too many people who have acquired it in my own circle. That is now starting to change.   I just this [...]

By |2020-04-23T16:09:20+00:00April 23rd, 2020|Rabbi Cy's Blog|0 Comments

Comment Ca Va?

While Standing (On One Foot) Six Feet Apart April 20, 2020   The pandemic is having an interesting effect on me. Yes my hair is growing too long...but Stella wants to attack me with clippers. We will see how that goes. Yes, I am reading a lot. (I finally am getting close to finishing a [...]

By |2020-04-20T12:49:51+00:00April 20th, 2020|Rabbi Cy's Blog|0 Comments

Sacrifices

While Standing (Six Feet Apart) On One Foot Erev Shabbat April 17, 2020 A little history. Between about 1300 and 1850 the world experienced what is now called a 'Little Ice Age.' It is exactly what it sounds like. Throughout the world there was simply no escape from the cold in places where winter occurs. [...]

By |2020-04-17T12:33:30+00:00April 17th, 2020|Rabbi Cy's Blog|0 Comments

A New Exile

You are all probably familiar with the Chinese expression “May you live in interesting times.”  We live in what are probably the most interesting times that any of us ever have, especially those born after WW II.  We have all heard the words: ‘unprecedented, unreal, surreal’ and so forth.  As Americans, we are simply not [...]

By |2020-04-15T15:10:13+00:00April 15th, 2020|Rabbi Cy's Blog|0 Comments