How True by George Carlin (sorry, not quite!)

Mea culpa ... As it was pointed out by one of our members, the following was attributed to George Carlin by an urban legend. While the sentiment is commendable, the actual author was a rather unsavory pastor as can be read here . As I, perhaps the name George Carlin made you read this?                    The paradox of our time inhistory is that we have taller buildings but shortertempers, wider Freeways, but narrower viewpoints. Wespend more, but have less, we buy more, but enjoyless. We have bigger houses and smaller families,more conveniences, but less time. We have moredegrees but less sense, more knowledge, but lessjudgment, more experts, yet more problems, moremedicine, but less wellness.                    We drink too much, smoke toomuch, spend too recklessly, laugh too little, drivetoo fast, get too angry, stay up too late, get uptoo tired, read too little, watch TV too much, andpray too seldom.                    We have multiplied…

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IM Issue 11 – February 2008

Jewish Agency: Trying to Bring All Iranian Jews to Israel

The Jewish Agency is working to bring all of Iran’s remaining 25,000 Jews to Israel, an official told The Jerusalem Post as 40 immigrants landed at Ben-Gurion International Airport. The December 25th arrival was the largest single group of Iranian immigrants brought by the agency to start new lives in a country that Iranian president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, has vowed to wipe off the face of the earth.
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IM Issue 10 – January 2008

Israel Insists That Iran Still Seeks Nuclear Weapons

Israel said recently that it remained convinced that Iran was pursuing nuclear weapons and that it had probably resumed the weapons program an American classified report said was stopped in the fall of 2003. Israel believes Iran will have the resources to create a nuclear weapon by 2010 despite the U.S. intelligence report that it was not building an atomic bomb, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said recently
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Free Access to Online Encyclopaedia Judaica

THIS LINK IS NO LONGER ACCESSIBLE DUE TO LACK OF FUNDING! DECEMBER 25, 2015 ENCYCLOPAEDIA JUDAICA: ALL NEW AND ONLINE Excellent Tool for Judaic Research  The Department of Jewish Education (DJE) Library of the Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven is proud to be one of the first Judaic institutions to offer public access to the all-new second edition of the Encyclopaedia Judaica, thanks to a grant from The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven. This most important Judaic reference work is now available in two formats, to meet everyone’s needs and personal study preferences. The public is welcome to use the printed encyclopedia at the DJE Library located at the JCC of Greater New Haven, and to access the online e-book encyclopedia via the Internet.  To link to the Encyclopaedia Judaica: click on Encyclopaedia Judaica. To obtain the password: SEND AN E-MAIL TO: EJPASSWORD@jewishnewhaven.org     You must include your name and…

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February 2008: Going Ga-Ga on Shabbat…

Going Ga-Ga on Shabbat…       I know a lot of Jewish people. Some call themselves Reform, some Reconstructionist, some Conservative, some Orthodox and some None of the Above. We Jewish people live in interesting times. The issues confronting our community differ markedly from the issues dealt with by our grandparents and great-grandparents. (more…)

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The Source

I recently reviewed The Source by James Michener at a well-attended Men’s Club Breakfast (on December 25th) and I thought I might use my new blog to open a discussion on the book and related matters. (more…)

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Evelyn Heller

    Evelyn Heller was a beloved mother and friend.  She was born here in New Haven, the daughter of two Russian Jewish immigrants.  She was raised with her sister, Charlotte, and went to school here and then attended what was then Larsen Junior College, what is not Quinnipiac University.  She was a bookkeeper for the family business, the Palace Laundry, and then worked at the Hamden Chronicle and eventually as secretary to the Medical Director of  Parkview Medical Recovery Center.  
    She married Roger and they had a strong and wonderful marriage for fifty-two years until he passed away in 1995.  The family won’t forget their big 50th anniversary party at Colonial Tymes. (more…)

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ZAP! POW! BAM!

It was 1940 and the Jews were dying. Shot down on cobblestone streets, starved in barbed- wire enclosures, frozen in winter snows, racked with disease. All seemed lost. Then, from up in the sky, like a bird, like a plane, came Superman. With ridiculous ease, he captured the tyrants Joseph Stalin and Adolf Hitler. ”I’d like to land a strictly non-Aryan sock on your jaw,” the Man of Steel told the FŸhrer. He settled for delivering both men to the League of Nations in Geneva, Switzerland. (more…)

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