Monthly Archives: August 2018

An Inspring Immigrant Story

Chobani is my favorite yogurt.  After Starbucks, it’s how I start every morning.  Hamdi Ulukaya is a Turkish immigrant who arrived in the U.S.A. in 1994 and ultimately purchased a failing yogurt factory.  Having grown up with shepherds, he re-named … Continue reading

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CHNOPS Holds the Secret to Life

No … I’m not talking about that kind of schnapps, though Chabad does have an explanation for the association between schnapps and the secret to life.  I’m talking about the five elements that ubiquitously attach themselves to Carbon to make more complex … Continue reading

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Dani Shapiro Bares Her Genes

Struck paydirt again at BookTowne last Sunday, picking up an Advance Reader’s Edition of Dani Shapiro’s Inheritance scheduled for publication on January 17, 2019.   If you have any interest in genealogy and Judaism, be sure to pre-order a copy.  Dani … Continue reading

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The Essence of Sportsmanship

They played the second annual MLB Little League Classic game last night at picturesque Bowman Field in Williamsport, PA, home to the Phillies’ low A short-season minor league affiliate, the Williamsport Crosscutters of the New York-Penn League.  How fitting it … Continue reading

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Trevor Liam Jungreis

Almost three years to the day of their wedding, Jacquelyn & Brian with a beautiful bris in Cedarhurst this morning.  

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Reminiscing …

Reading an informative text over morning coffee, about “How People Change”, reminded me of how sweet it was to reminisce with some old friends at a wedding in Lakewood last Sunday.  Friends that I hadn’t seen since TYP high school … Continue reading

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Metaphor Play

For many of us, the game of baseball remains an incredible metaphor for life, but for those who play the game for a living it is life.  Take for example David Bote, an 18th round draft pick of the Chicago … Continue reading

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