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Rosh Hodesh C'est Si Bon

<b>Happy Sivan! Abq Jew</b> doesn't always keep track of the Jewish New Moon. But when he does, it's because of something musically classy like this!<p>For the …

France

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Yosemite to Jerusalem<p><b>50 Years Ago:</b> On this day, Jews all over the world celebrate. For on this day, fifty years ago, Jerusalem, the Eternal Capital …

Israel

Little Shop of Dentistry

<b>A Tribute to</b> <b>Orin Scrivello, DDS</b>: Was it only last week that <b>Abq Jew</b> was under the care of one (1) dentist and one (1) oral surgeon? <b>Abq Jew</b> has been …

Canadian Humour

The Borrowed Cholent Pot

<b>The Tooth and Nothing But:</b> Oy. As it turns out, <b>Abq Jew</b> will be visiting his favorite dentist this afternoon, and expects to return home minus one …

Pot

Nikitov Buying A Fisbank in Himl

<b>A Songbird Who Sings:</b> If you thought Yiddish was dead, think again! Sometimes all of our thoughts are misgiven. It makes <b>Abq Jew</b> wonder.<p>Which is one …

Walking to Jerusalem

<b>Going to Graceland:</b> The exultation of Israel's Yom HaAtzmaut (Independence Day), immediately preceded by the sorrow of Israel's Yom HaZikaron …

Israel

Becoming Animated

<b>The Log Driver's Waltz:</b> We New MexiJews, along with Jews all over the world, have (in most cases) made it through another delightful Passover …

Remembering the Iasi Pogrom

<b>A MyHeritage Journey:</b> In March (see The Dutch Jews at Sobibor) <b>Abq Jew</b> wrote about the branch of his family in or from the Netherlands.<p>And back in …

European History

The Dutch Jews at Sobibor

<b>A MyHeritage Journey:</b> Back in December (see Starting With Aunt Bea), <b>Abq Jew</b> wrote about his Aunt Bea, her friend Ronnie Gilbert (of Weavers fame), …

Scarlett Johansson in Albuquerque!

<b>Pesachshpiel @ Congregation Albert:</b> Not nearly as well known as the Purimshpiel, the Pesachshpiel is a "newish" tradition among the Carbondale …

Fun on Pesach with Paris Hilton

<b>SodaStream Meets Exodus:</b> Paris Hilton has (at last!) teamed up with Israeli drinks company SodaStream to reduce plastic bottle pollution.<p><b>Abq Jew</b> was …

Crossing the Bar

<b>Passing the Bar:</b> Yes, <b>Abq Jew</b> is aware that crossing the bar and passing the bar are two very different things, although they may not appear that way …

A Song for the Right

<b>Know Nothing, Do Less:</b> The news today is bad all over. First, we learned of the deaths of Peter O'Toole (81) and Joan Fontaine (96). Then we learned …

Jefferson Airplane and The Jews

<b>The Appointed Time Is Come:</b> In fulfillment of his "promise" <i>(Billy Nader)</i> made last week (see No Komo Muestro Salvador) <b>Abq Jew</b> will now speak more …

The Irish and The Jews

<b>If It Wasn't For:</b> The Irish writer Brendan Behan once remarked, “Others have a nationality. The Irish and the Jews have a psychosis.”<p>Rory Fitzgerald …

Purimshpiel at The White House

<b>The Actors and the Roles:</b> As many of us here in Albuquerque are aware, Purim is coming! Shushan Purim will be observed in the Capital (Jerusalem) and …

We're OK, Ken O'Hara

<b>Thank God It's Adar:</b> When Adar arrives, our happiness increases. Which is good - because we can use all the happiness we can get, Ken O'Hara.<p>The view …

Christopher Columbus, MOT?

<b>Here Is The Proof:</b> Charles Garcia recently published a CNN opinion piece that asked, then answered, the 520-year-old question Was Columbus secretly a …

Old Key

<b>Old Roller Skates:</b> Thanks, <b>Debo Orlofsky</b>, for reminding <b>Abq Jew</b> - yet again - of just how old he is. Debo (the celebrated accordionist of <b>The Rebbe's</b> …

Opening La Puerta del Cielo

<b>Natural Jewish Burial:</b> A Jewish woman died in Albuquerque last week. She was not just anyone; she was a very special person with whom <b>Abq Jew</b> became …

Archaeology

ABQ JCC: No More Bomb Threats

<b>Our Options Have Changed:</b> As we are all aware, another series of Jewish Community Centers across the country received bomb threats last Monday. …

Love Trumps Hate: 24 Hours

<b>As Fame Briefly Visits:</b> Thanks to The New York Times' This Week in Hate series (and to writer Anna North and photographer Adria Malcolm), <b>Abq Jew</b> last …

Andy Warhol

A Blinding Attack

<b>On Ambiguous Headlines:</b> Like many of you, <b>Abq Jew</b> follows the news during the day on the various and varied news sites that make up (which is to say, …

Adele in Gold

<b>An Affirmation of Life and Art:</b> How can a simple story - whose ending is both positive and known - be so powerful?<p>In an unanticipated Mother's Day …

JEPD (and MMLJ) Visit ABQ

<b>The Bible @ The Vortex:</b> Yes, it was way back in the Fall of 2011 (see Rejoicing Again) that <b>Abq Jew</b> first mentioned The Reduced Shakespeare Company …

I Wonder Why

<b>Shabbat Thanksgiving 2014:</b> On this happy day, known in America as Black Friday, <b>Abq Jew</b> is very happy to present to you, his dear readers, this video …

Documenting Hate

<b>The New York Times & ProPublica:</b> Last week, <b>Abq Jew</b> blogged about the hate messages he and the Albuquerque Jewish community have recently received …

Racism

You've Got Hate Mail!

<b>Sleepy in Albuquerque:</b> On Friday January 13th (wouldn't you know), <b>Abq Jew</b> became yet another proud and sorrowful Jewish journalist / blogger to …

At the End of In the Beginning

<b>The Wandering Mem:</b> This Shabbat, at synagogues throughout Albuquerque, we will have the honor of reading Parshat Vayehi, And [Jacob] Lived.<p>And at one …