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October 01, 2008


Happy New Year, Danny. May You Be Inscribed In The Book Of Life. (from a woefully ignorant Midwestern Methodist).


L'Shana Tovah Danny, to you, your family, and Sue's. I'm finally back in Chicago now. Take that, Thomas Wolfe.

A happy, healthy New Year to you and your family, Danny!

Happy New Year, Danny! And Happy Broadway! I cry for almost all music these days.


Hi Danny,

I am a big fan of your blog!

I went on the Birthright Israel trip 3 years ago and loved it. I had absolutely no desire to go to Israel, and felt very disconnected from the Jewish community here in Boston (even after graduating from Brandeis). But I figured "Hey - free vacation!"

It was that, but it was so much more. While there, it was amazing to look around and realize that everyone from the taxi driver to the cop to the pizza guy to the prime minister are all Jewish. It's like being in the twilight zone! There was a bit of a hard sell from the organizers to "make aliyah", ie: pick up and move to Israel, but it was kind of an enticing offer. They would say "Just show up at the airport - we'll take care of you. We'll set you up with a home and help you find a job". In these scary economic times, that doesn't sound so bad... Plus, what a beautiful country!

It did concern me a bit that they were all (ALL) such strong Bush supporters, but it makes a twisted bit of sense - they have historically received more money and more lip service from the Republican party. Not to mention the fact that if I were a country the size of New Jersey surrounded by a continent of people who wanted me wiped off the map, I'm not sure I wouldn't choose the guys handing out AK-47's, rather than the guys who wanted to help us "talk it out".

But hopefully that will change. It's a new year, and anything can happen. This year I pray for peace in Israel and at home.

L'shana tova!

Birthright is a great program. I didn't know they sponsored that video!

Happy new year to you and your family.

Happy New Year. Your Rabbi sounds amazing. I'm glad you found her.

L'Shana Tova! And I've never been to Israel, but whenever I visit relatives in Florida they want to know when I'm moving there.

Thanks so much for the link, Danny!
Shana Tova!

A Very Happy New Year to you and Kendall, Danny...Have a safe trip to New York and give Patti a hug for me!

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