Author Archives: Leonard J. Press, O.D., FAAO, FCOVD

About Leonard J. Press, O.D., FAAO, FCOVD

Developmental Optometry is my passion as well as occupation. Blogging allows me to share thoughts in a unique visual style.

Congratulations to Kayla Goldstein!

So proud of our granddaughter, Kayla Goldstein, upon her graduation from Bruriah High School this afternoon, receiving the Benjamin & Rose Muskat Memorial Award from the Faculty, presented to the G.O. President for Outstanding Commitment to Torah Values and School … Continue reading

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Spirits Hovering …

When you last heard from me, our granddaughter Atara and her choshon/groom Zack were about to be married, an oasis in the back yard of uncertainty.  I’m pleased to share that all went smoothly, on a June 9th afternoon when … Continue reading

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Heard Immunity

Herd immunity as is relates to COVID-19 is a complex topic, as evidenced in this Q & A out of the Bloomberg School of Health at Johns Hopkins University.  But here I refer to an unplanned and unintended twist on … Continue reading

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Blog Ba’Omer – Part 3

In part one and part two I dwelled on the significance of Numbers.  The etymology of Numbers in Hebrew stems from the common root or shoresh of “חָשַׁב” which is the origin of thinking as well as accounting or “חשבון”.  We … Continue reading

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Blog Ba’omer – Part Two

As we point toward the Torah it mirrors current times, and vice-versa.  It is timely and topical this week because of various controversies surrounding the math behind the novel coronavirus pandemic.  I like continuing to use the word novel to … Continue reading

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Blog Ba’omer – Part One

  The current season that stretches between the Jewish holidays of Pesach/Passover and Shavuot/Pentecost, bounded by סְפִירַת הָעוֹמֶר, is one steeped in numbers.  I’ve always had an affinity for this week’s Torah reading which happens to be my Bar Mitzvah portion.   … Continue reading

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Is Donald Trump Full of Sh*t?

Far be it from me to suggest that President Trump is a fully rational individual.  What I am suggesting is that he may not be as irrational as he appears to be.  By now, his suggestion during an April 24th … Continue reading

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Tanglewood Music Center: Santana

It happened nearly fifty years ago.  Tanglewood Music Center was the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, originally founded in 1940 as the Berkshire Music Center by conductor Sergei Koussevitzky, relative to the noted chazan Moshe Koussevitzky.  But exactly … Continue reading

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One Fine Day

ONE FINE DAY written by David Byrne (of Talking Heads fame) and Brian Eno (T.H. producer) Saw the wanderin’ eye, inside my heart Shouts and battle cries, from every part I can see those tears, every one is true When … Continue reading

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Biking to Bradshaw’s Beach

In this era of the new abnormal, purchased a bike yesterday at A-1 on Arnold Ave. in Point Pleasant Beach.  The lack of car traffic has made cycling more appealing than usual, and though it’s been too many years since … Continue reading

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