Month: October 2017

What Happened In Vegas Did Not Stay in Vegas

What happened in Vegas didn’t stay in Vegas. Its pulsating shock waves raced out across the country, whiplashing into every American heart. The very thought of that merciless rain of hot lead thudding into the flesh of unknowing innocents just elicits sad gasps of incredulous agony. It only took a few hours for the predictable …

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Vegas Afterthoughts

This week’s carnage in Vegas was shocking and horrifying. I put aside my previously written Musing because it seemed wrong to write about anything other than what had happened. But, I didn’t think I had anything unique to say that would be of value to most of the people who read what I write. Then, …

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Silence

What does one say about the carnage in Las Vegas? Sometimes, silence, along with prayer, is the best response.

L’Chaim: To Life – and Death

“Death is very likely the single best invention of Life,” said Steve Jobs during his 2005 Stanford Commencement address.  This phrase aptly describes one of the themes underlying the most joyous Biblical festival, Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles). Before beginning the Passover seder meal, which falls half a year distant from Sukkot, we extend an invitation …

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