23 April 2014
My current cover photo/header photo on the social networking sites.
📌 Madison Square Park after the Persian Parade, East 26 Street between Fifth and Madison avenues, Gramercy/Flatiron District, 15 April 2012. (Photograph by Elyaqim Mosheh Adam, under a Creative Commons Attribution‐NonCommercial 4.0 International license.)
📷 DSCN1619.JPG, taken with Nikon Coolpix S220.
See my album April 2012, part II.

My current cover photo/header photo on the social networking sites.

📌 Madison Square Park after the Persian Parade, East 26 Street between Fifth and Madison avenues, Gramercy/Flatiron District, 15 April 2012. (Photograph by Elyaqim Mosheh Adam, under a Creative Commons Attribution‐NonCommercial 4.0 International license.)

📷 DSCN1619.JPG, taken with Nikon Coolpix S220.

See my album April 2012, part II.

22 April 2014
🔗 “Mystery surrounds loss of records, art on 9/11”

“Besides ending nearly 3,000 lives, destroying planes and reducing buildings to tons of rubble and ash, the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks destroyed tens of thousands of records, irreplaceable historical documents and art.” ✈🗃🔥

📰 Cristián Salazar and Randy Herschaft, “Mystery surrounds loss of records, art on 9/11,” Associated Press, Yahoo! News, 31 Aug. 2011.

20 April 2014
🔗 “My family’s Karaite‐style Passover”

Never mind the gefilte fish and brisket, the mass-produced, cardboard‐like matzah and the kosher‐for‐Passover wine. Instead, Passover seder at my parents’ Karaite Jewish home includes a mouth‐watering menu of barbecued lamb chops, …

🖺 Brenda Gazzar, “My family’s Karaite‐style Passover,” Jewish Journal, 4 Apr. 2012.

Modified 21 April 2014.

20 April 2014

If I remember correctly, the man described a local restaurant’s food as “usually exceptional,” implying that those few times the food was not exceptional were the exception. 😋😋😋😞

17 April 2014

The annual housecleaning in search of ḥameẓ (חמץ), a tradition associated with Passover, has a sort of parallel in spring cleaning. 🏠

🎤 Robert Barr, “Downsizing Is No Simple Task,” podcast, Barr’s Banter, Our Jewish Community, 19 Apr. 2014.

16 April 2014
🔗 “Winter will never end: Snow falls across NYC on Tax Day”

📰 Aaron Feis, “Winter will never end: Snow falls across NYC on Tax Day,” New York Post, 16 Apr. 2014.

16 April 2014
🔗 “Snow in April? Tri‐State Wakes Up to Coated Windshields, Icy Streets”

📰 Storm Team 4, “Snow in April? Tri‐State Wakes Up to Coated Windshields, Icy Streets,” NBC New York, 16 Apr. 2014.

15 April 2014

Thank you, Yahoo! Weather, for telling me there’s a 0% chance of rain. At least I had an absorbent skullcap. ⛆😣

14 April 2014

For a number of complex reasons, it’s not entirely clear to me whether I qualify for Judaism’s Fast of the Firstborn (Taʻănît Bəkôrîm תענית בכורים) but I am not aware it was observed at all in my family anyway. Nevertheless, a Jewish‐American friend and I (two Semites) went out to lunch together today for Mexican food and flouted the fast. We ordered cemitas of course but neglected to order flautas.

14 April 2014
🔗 “Man Kills 3 at Jewish Centers in Kansas City Suburb”

📰 Emma G. Fitzsimmons, “Man Kills 3 at Jewish Centers in Kansas City Suburb,” The New York Times, 13 Apr. 2014.

12 April 2014

I get a $63 state tax refund but paid $28.90 to file electronically. Also, I got my insurance card from the letter box today thanks to NY State of Health. 💰📨

12 April 2014

Rats! I’ll need to miss the Persian Parade again this year, due to a schedule conflict with New York Bear Den’s anniversary potluck tomorrow.

11 April 2014
🔗 “Finding My Family’s Kabbalistic Roots in India”

📰 Sigal Samuel, “Finding My Family’s Kabbalistic Roots in India,” Forward Thinking, The Jewish Daily Forward, 7 Apr. 2014.

10 April 2014

Rats! My computer’s optical drive seems to have broken down. 😞

9 April 2014
🔗 “Passover—An Evolving Holiday”

—Rabbi Adam Chalom, “Passover—An Evolving Holiday,” Secular Culture & Ideas, JBooks.com, 2008.

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