Holiday Earrings With Pizazz

These holiday earrings have loads of pizazz.

Watch them flash red from ear to ear!

The funny thing is no one else even notices.ย 

What an awesome holiday fashion statement from The Nation’s Capital. ๐Ÿ˜‰

(Credit Video: Andy Blumenthal)

Operation Thunderbolt: Fighting Prejudice and Persecution

Please see my new article in The Times of Israel calledย “Operation Thunderbolt: Fighting Prejudice and Persecution.”

No people should suffer blatant prejudice and persecution and everyone should be โ€œentitled to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.โ€ These are part of the foundational values that America and Israel share. We stand as friends and allies for respecting and valuing human rights, always to be underscored by peace and security for our peoples. Isnโ€™t it an amazing โ€œcoincidenceโ€ that the rescue in Entebbe occurred on Americaโ€™s 200th anniversary, July 4, 1976!

The raid on Entebbe and the miraculous rescue of the hostages stands as an everlasting symbol of courage and triumph of good over evil. As we continue to work and pray for a genuine peace in the Middle East for all its inhabitants, we also must stand resolutely and say โ€œNever Again.โ€

(Credit Photo: Government Press Office Israel via Flickr)

The Best of Jewish Nigunim

Shlomo Carlebach was a master of Jewish Nigunim (melodies).

With his music he could literally move one’s soul to reach for G-d Almighty in the Heavens and on Earth.ย 

Thank you Eitan Katz for bringing this alive again.

I hope you can feel it as I do.

Hashem lives!

Ocean Waves Electric

Thought this was pretty cool at theย Boca Museum of Art.

Electronic Ocean Waves.ย 

Mesmerizing and calming.

And all in bits and bytes.ย 

They also had a display of black and white photos of the ocean waves.ย 

But it was a little too sterile for me.ย 

I like nature and nurture in perfect harmony.ย  ๐Ÿ˜‰

(Credit Video: Andy Blumenthal)

A Song of Saul and David

Great song:ย David and Shaul from Ehud Banay’s third album, โ€The Third/Hashlishiโ€

The song is about the “bipolar” feelings of King Saul toward David (then the next king of Israel).ย 

Here are the lyrics:

ื›ื•ืœื ืžื–ืžืŸ ื”ืœื›ื• ืœื™ืฉื•ืŸ
ืจืง ืฉืื•ืœ ืขืจ, ืงื•ื“ืจ
ืžืจื™ื ืœื“ื•ื“ ื˜ืœืคื•ืŸ

A late-night hour

Everyone is long gone to sleep

Only Shaul is awake, cheerless

He calls David up over the phone

ืื•ืœื™ ืชืงืคื•ืฅ ืืœื™, ื™ื ื“ื•ื“
ื ืคืฉื™ ืื’ื ืฉื—ื•ืจ
ืชื‘ื™ื ืื™ืชืš ืืช ื”ื’ื™ื˜ืจื”
ื›ื™ ื‘ืืฆื‘ืขื•ืชื™ืš ืื•ืจ

Maybe you should stop by, Ya David

My soul is a black lake

Bring the guitar with you

For you have light in your fingers

ื“ื•ื“ ื‘ื ืžื™ื“ ืจื’ื•ืข,
ืžืชื™ื™ืฉื‘ ื•ืžื›ื•ื•ืŸ
ืืช ื”ืžืœืื›ื” ื”ื™ื˜ื‘ ื™ื•ื“ืข
ืขื•ืฆื ืขื™ื ื™ื™ื, ืžื ื’ืŸ

David comes right away and he is calm

Sit down and tunes (the guitar)

The job he well knows

Closes his eyes, he plays

ืขืฉืจ ืืฆื‘ืขื•ืช ืœื“ื•ื“
ืงืฆื” ื›ืœ ืืฆื‘ืข – ืงืจืŸ ืื•ืจ
ื›ืฉื”ื•ื ืคื•ืจื˜ ืขืœ ื”ืžื™ืชืจ
ื”ื–ืžืŸ ื–ื•ืจื ืœื• ืœืื—ื•ืจ

Ten fingers David has

The tip of each one – a ray of lightย 

When he port on the string

The time is flowing backwards

ืฉืื•ืœ ืžื‘ืคื ื™ื ืงืจื•ืข
ืงืจื‘ื•ืช ื‘ืชื•ืš ื‘ื˜ื ื•
ืื•ื”ื‘-ืฉื•ื ื, ื•ืžืงื ื
ืžื›ื•ืจ ืœื—ื‘ืจื•

Shaul is torn inside

Battles in his stomach he has

Love-hate, and jealous he is

Addicted to his friend

ื“ื‘ืจ ืžื” ืืคืœ ื ื•ืคืœ
ื”ืฉื“ ื—ื•ื–ืจ ืœื”ืฉืชื•ืœืœ
ืกื›ื™ืŸ ื ื–ืจืงืช ื‘ืื•ื•ื™ืจ
ืคืชืื•ื ื™ืฉ ื‘ื™ืŸ ื”ืฉื ื™ื ืงื™ืจ

Something dark falls

The demon is back to a rage

A knife is thrown in the air

Suddenly there is a wall between the two

ื“ื•ื“ ืžืชื—ืžืง ืžืฉืื•ืœ

ืื‘ืœ ืฉืื•ืœ ืœื ืžื•ื•ืชืจ
ื“ื•ื“ ืฉื•ื›ื— ื•ืกื•ืœื—
ื›ืฉืฉืื•ืœ ืžืชืงืฉืจ

David is avoiding Shaul

But Shaul is not giving up

David forget and forgives

When Shaul call up

ื‘ื•ื ืฉื•ื‘ ืœื ื’ืŸ ืœื™ ื“ื•ื“
ืงื— ืื•ืชื™ ืœื›ื•ื›ื‘ื™ื
ื‘ื•ื ืฉื•ื‘ ืœื ื’ืŸ ื”ืœื™ืœื”
ืฉื™ืจ ื’ืขื’ื•ืขื™ื

Come again to play to me David

Take me to the stars

Come again to play tonight

A song of longing

ื‘ื•ื ืฉื•ื‘ ืœื ื’ืŸ ื”ืœื™ืœื”…

Come again and play tonight..

ื‘ื•ื ืฉื•ื‘ ืœื ื’ืŸ ื”ืœื™ืœื”
ืฉื™ืจ ื’ืขื’ื•ืขื™ื…

Come again and play tonight..

A song of longing..

(Kudos to my Ulpan teacher, Rivka D. for sending me the video and to Izchak, my wonderful son-in-law, for providing the Hebrew/English lyrics)

Artechouse = Art + Tech + House

This place was really cool in Washington, D.C.ย 

Artechouse = Art + Tech + House.ย 

Great immersive technology, art, music, dance, and light show.ย 

Highly recommend it!

This exhibit “Lucid Motion” was by Japanese artist Daito Manabe X Rhizomatiks Research.

They also had a nice augmented reality display.ย 

Had fun with the clan.ย 

Hope you enjoy!

(Credit Video: Andy Blumenthal)

Robot Warriors Kick Human A*s

This is one incredible parody video of what robotic warriors of the future will be able to do.ย 

The robot takes an incredible beating and never misses a shot!

They even hit him numerous times with a battering ram for Pete’s sake.ย 

Also, amazed that none of the actors in this video ended up taking a bullet or two.ย 

Wow, the future is going to be amazing. ๐Ÿ˜‰

(Thank you to my wonderful son-in-law for sending this to me)