"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!
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