Director's Blog

COVID-19 TIMES - The Dark Side of the Internet

Since the current pandemic hit the world, we have all discovered new ways of communicating and staying in touch with our loved ones living, sometimes, on the other side of the planet - or maybe just in the state next door. As a community, we have learned to keep people connected and to provi…

Jumping on the gun can be a problem

The recent shooting in Atlanta provoked many responses. The early reactions immediately identified the shooting as an example of "anti-Asian Hate" on the wake of COVID-19. What immediately followed was some people unquestioningly embracing the explanation. Some segments of the population fel…

Let's get some perspective

These days, most of us spend an inordinary amount of time on the phone talking to a recording. Sometimes the recording is useful, but often it is not, just contributing to a mounting frustration. We tend to blame the company we are calling, the government, COVID, and probably the Easter Bunn…

Why I am a Jew

I recently had my genetic ancestry analyzed by a new company that seems to have better reputation than most. The results were spot on! The disposition to certain weakenesses and diseases they listed were right on target; their description of many aspects of my physical appearance were also o…

The other side(s) of Purim

Purim is probably, in Jewish tradition, the only "care free" Holiday. It is a Holiday of informality and it is even a Mitzvah to get drunk! BUt is that all there is to it? Digging in the story, I believe there are some other aspects of the story to highlight....

a) "Mordechai" is not a name…