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Remembering Jim Croce, MOT

<b>Jewish Time In a Bottle:</b> Let's get the business part of this blog post over quickly. Then we're on to the really really interesting part.<p><b>Time in a</b> …

History

The Flower of Toloache

<b>Blooms In New Mexico!</b> Last week, <b>Mr & Mrs Abq Jew</b> were fortunate to be among the community members who attended the Mariachi Flor de Toloache concert …

The Brutal Reality of Online Hate

<b>CNET Launches iHate Series:</b> First, a refresher. It was just about six months ago that <b>Abq Jew</b> earned his echoes - by being the recipient of two odious …

Racism

The Road From Kayenta

<b>Window Rock and Gallup:</b> As you must now even more surely recall (seeThe Road To Kayenta and In Kayenta and Monument Valley), <b>Mr & Mrs Abq Jew & Alex</b> …

Trade Up Your Abq Ride!

<b>Home of Great Deals:</b> Try as he might (and he did, mightily), <b>Abq Jew</b> just could not resist writing about his new home, the City of Albuquerque, and …

In Kayenta and Monument Valley

<b>Reuben Myer Heflin and Toney the Navajo Guide:</b> As you must surely recall (see The Road To Kayenta), <b>Mr & Mrs Abq Jew & Alex</b> just went on a magnificent …

The Road To Kayenta

<b>Monument Valley and the Navajo Nation:</b> With the encouragement of their way more adventurous than us daughter, <b>Mr & Mrs Abq Jew & Alex</b> actually went on …

Mariachi Flor de Toloache!

<b>All Women All Mariachi:</b> Mariachi, unlike flamenco (see Flamenco and Emerods), does not appear to have roots in the Sephardic culture of Spain and …

Wonder Woman Wonder Women

<b>Rosh Chodesh in the 505:</b> Rosh Chodesh (the Hebrew New Moon, as disambiguated from the Civil New Moon) has traditionally been celebrated as a Women's …

The Wedding Plan in New Mexico!

<b>Limited Runs in Abq & SFe:</b> The second film from American-Israeli writer and director Rama Burshtein (Fill the Void), The Wedding Plan is a poignant …

Yosemite to Jerusalem

<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 of Israel, was …

The Tragedy in Portland

<b>Weeks in Hate:</b> <b>Abq Jew</b> has been deeply troubled by last week's hate attack in Portland, Oregon, The City of Roses. With all of you, his loyal readers,</b> …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …