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Sunday, March 31, 2013

" What season is it..?" 'Judith Whitehead' (Inspiration Sunday)



"Guest-blogger Judith Whitehead lives in Amherst N.Y. 
and has worked in the ophthalmology field of medicine for over 30 years..." 
Today she talks about  how these times are a changing in climate change...Enjoy!






What season is it??


If you live in Buffalo, there is no way of telling what the season is or even the month; yesterday we had all seasons on the same day…snow flurries in the morning, sunshine in the afternoon and temperatures in the teens last night.  

I will remind you I am writing this article at the end of  March which is supposed to be Spring now.  I bought a new pair of sneakers in anticipation of Spring weather but refuse to wear them in the snow!  There is no predicting the weather any longer around here…what has our atmosphere become?  I think one day we will reverse our weather and no longer have a winter season. This year we donated our snow plowing  fee to our neighbor since he came only 14 times all season for a paltry 350.00… I know its insurance but it’s a hard pill to swallow.  Happy Spring!!

Special Hana Hou (Encore) for all our Jewish friends....


 With Passover soon upon them, the Jewish community in Madrid found themselves in a desperate situation. There was an acute shortage of horseradish. You probably know that horseradish is the key ingredient of that fiery condiment for gefilte fish that is known as chrain.

A hue and cry arose and the entire community was mobilized in an effort to prevent this shonda (shame, tragedy).

All the European Union countries gave the same reply, "Sorry, we have none to send.

In desperation, the Rabbi phoned one of his Yeshiva friends in Tel Aviv and begged him to send a crate of horseradish by air freight.

Two days before Passover, a crate of grade Aleph, tear-jerking, Israeli horseradish was loaded at Ben Gurion Airport onto EL Al flight 789 to Madrid, and all seemed to be well.

Unfortunately, when the Rabbi went to the Madrid airport to claim the horseradish, he was informed that a wildcat strike had just broken out and no shipments would be unloaded for at least four days.

As a result, The chrain in Spain stayed mainly on the plane. (sorry)

Happy Passover - CHAG PESACH SAMEACH

13 comments:

KimoRosen said...

Most people do not know this, but it snows in Hawaii, on the Big Island they have had a few storms already this year at the high altitutes

Chester "Unc" Lau said...

Simple,just move Buffalo to Hawaii,we have eternal sunshine & Blue sky,puffy white clouds & swaying coconut trees,temperature today is 75 degrees F with sunshine,lucky people live in Hawaii,Kauai especially,that's where they made Elvis's "Blue Hawaii"film & Safeway carry kosher foods...Oh yes,snow on Big Island..but you can drive from Moana Kea or Moana Loa to the warm beaches with in the hour,please come & share the joys of life with us

Renee Harden said...

via Hana Hou," What an interesting story, Kimo, I have a passion for learning about religious faiths & meanings of the foundations of their practices. I DO know some of the Judeo/Christian practices. I grew up with many Jewish friends. I still enjoy learning
the backgrounds of the practices of faith. God be with you my friend, (born Catholic educated by
Jesuits)...I hope we get to meet. Mahalo for sharing. Renee"

KimoRosen said...

Renee, it is actually a joke, Jewish humor of course. Yes it would be nice to meet some day...

Mitchel J. Schapira said...

via Hana Hou." Kimo: What do you get if you cross a horseradish with a donkey? Usually you get a bitter herb with long ears. Once in a while you get some ass that will bring tears to your eyes. Renee, this is also a joke.

KimoRosen said...

Todah Robah Mitchel ;D)

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via Hana Hou and Facebook,"You and Sheri Catherine Majewski like this."

Chester "Unc" Lau said...

Don't let the horse radishes go to waste,let's donate them to North Korea who declared war on the U.S.they may be our secret weapon of destruction against the evil empire !!!
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KimoRosen said...

Great idea Unc! For those who haven't seen today's blog with Unc as Guest-blogger check it out, he talks about A Jewish Tie saleman and Kim Jung Un! ;D)

http://dakinetalk.blogspot.com/2013/04/the-jewish-tie-salesman-kim-jung-un2.html

Renee Harden said...

I got the joke the 2nd time I read it. I can be dense @ times, but interest in religion, practices, & meanings for the practices are of gr8 interest to me...future jokes, u can refer to "those folks like Renee in Tx"...kinda like Rush Limbaugh explains things more simply to his listeners from Rio Linda...I usually catch on faster than this past wknd. Have a safe April, Kimo,

KimoRosen said...

Mahalo Renee, you too!

Mitchel J. Schapira said...

okay, this is a TRUE story. My cousin was very young, and I was not yet born. My father tricked him into takig a big sniff from the horseradish jar. As you can imagine it made the tears and the nose run. But when he grew up, he became a very distinquished professor of physics at a top graduate school. In my family, the lore is that the hit of chrain cleared out his head, and it is what made him so smart. So, no, Chester Lau, I am not in favor of giving the horseradish to the N. Koreans.

Chester "Unc" Lau said...

Ha ha ha,I mean the month old radishes to north Korea ,we can alwayz grow new radishes in Hawaii all year round