Celebrating The Holidays

This holiday outfit has got to win an award. 


The matching suit and tie with all the decorative holiday ornaments. 


The bright red shirt. 


The tree hat with the star on top.


And the dark glasses. 


Wow, standout city!


Where do you get clothing like this?

I wonder if I could do this with a menorah too. LOL


Happy Holidays to all.  😉


(Credit Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

Happy Holidays!

I just had to share this photo. 


Took this in South Florida this week. 


These two guys from Sweden sitting at the pool wearing these Christmas tree hats. 


This was just too great to pass up. 


As I took the photo, one guy gave me the thumbs up and this was just perfect. 


I don’t know about you, but they cheered me up even when it seems that the world is otherwise going crazy–in so many ways.


– Politics

– Divisiveness

– Hate

– Fighting

– Injustices

– Suffering


But at the end of the day, it’s about the people–and G-d gives us the power to do good and make happy (or vice versa). 


This one made me happy!  😉


(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

Let’s Ask The Messiah

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Tomorrow is a special day indeed. 


It is both Chanukah and Christmas.


Rabbi Michael Gottlieb mentions a really interesting point in the Wall Street Journal about the connection between Jews and Christians as brothers and sisters. 


Reflecting on the thoughts of philosopher, Martin Buber:


The key difference between Jews and Christians is whether Jesus was the messiah. 

“Christians believe he was here and they are awaiting his return. 

Jews believe that the messiah hasn’t yet come. 

His suggestion: let’s all pray for the messiah–Christians and Jews alike.  

When he arrives, we’ll ask if he’s been here before.”

With the messiah’s arrival, we can all hope to achieve “personal and universal redemption”–to be kinder, humbler, and more human[e]”


We all have an underlying need to believe in a “superhero”–with G-dly powers that can save us from ourselves and from each other, as well as from disease, disaster, and destruction. 


If G-d can speedily send us the messiah to help us with all of this, together Jews and Christians and Muslims and Buddhists and Hindus and everyone can band together to celebrate and welcome G-d’s love and redemption of all his children. 😉


(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)