Gay, progressive/leftist, atheist/secular Jewish–New Yorker seeks your love and affection. Blog content includes photography of New York City, linguistic topics and whatever else interests me. (Content that is NSFW goes on a different blog. See naughtyelyaqim.tumblr.com.) All content that I myself have created in this blog is under a Creative Commons Attribution–NonCommercial 4.0 International license. Thus, re‐blogging with attribution is encouraged. ‖ More about the author: http://plus.google.com/105959674104807989512
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📌 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.)
Letters written by Helen Keller. Forty‐thousand photographic negatives of John F. Kennedy taken by the president’s personal cameraman. Sculptures by Alexander Calder and Auguste …
“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buildings to tons of rubble and ash, the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks destroyed tens of thousands of records, irreplaceable historical documents and art.” ✈🗃🔥
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, …
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.
Passover has its roots in the earliest Jewish experiences of farming and shepherding—shepherds sacrificed a lamb (the ‘pesakh’ [פסח]) in hopes of fertility, while farmers removed all old and leavened bread from their houses, eating only the more ancient form of unleavened bread (matzo [מצה]). … After [the Jerusalem Temple’s destruction in] 70 CE, it was impossible to perform sacrifices, so the meal and the telling of the story (in Hebrew, haggadah [הגדה]) became all‐important. … Secular, cultural, and Humanistic Jews continue the tradition of telling stories, but they understand that the Exodus is only a story, not history, and they explore what history has to say about Jewish origins.
kauguy asked:Hi again--In an earlier message i forgot to say how much I like your work out vid, where you run your hand across your chest, then down, over your package, and turn to give a side view of your bulge (with a smile). Woof! In your reviews you usually position yourself pointing up, but I prefer down, In future reviews, could you please sometimes show how the undies fit in the down position, too? Thanks, and keep up the great work.
Thank so much again. Yes I’m aware of the affinity of several guys for the down position so I am trying to get that in to my reviews now as you will...