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The Pine Tar Game + 35

<b>Like It Was Yesterday:</b> Under normal circumstances, <b>Abq Jew</b> would wait until '2xChai' to memorialize such an important event. But circumstances these …

American League (MLB)

Jerusalem, England

<b>A Green and Pleasant Land:</b> These are the Nine Days - the first days of the Hebrew month of Menachem Av. This coming Shabbat we will note, and …

List-Worthy

Alan Johnson, Choreographer, 81

<b>Democracy Dies in Darkness:</b> Yes, but Comedy and Artistry Live in Limelight. Witness the timeless work of choreographer Alan Johnson.<p>Of whom, <b>Abq Jew</b> …

The Abq Jew App Takes Vacation

<b>We'll Meet Again:</b> Due to a wide range of circumstances beyond <b>Abq Jew</b>'s control - which includes almost an entire panoply of accidents, miscues, and …

The Little Red Hen

<b>Songs Are Dangerous:</b> Renowned and beloved music instructor (and award-winning composer and recording artist) Jane Ellen began her recent OASIS …

Romans 13, Tolerance Zero

<b>Not here. Not now. Not in our name</b><b>:</b> We have seen the pictures, watched the videos, heard the voices. Children being separated from their parents - <i>by</i> …

Korach and the First Tongs

<b>Ten Things, Say the Rabbis:</b> As <b>Abq Jew</b> pointed out all the way back in 2012 (see Explain Me Three Things) - and has been confirmed in nearly every <b>Abq</b> …

Pushkin On Jeopardy!

<b>Or, How Do We Know What We Know?</b> Tuesday, May 22, 2018 is a date that will be implanted in <b>Abq Jew</b>'s otherwise cloudy with a chance of meatballs …

Billy Joel's Song of Ascents

<b>Best. Shir HaMa'alot. Ever</b><b>:</b> These days, when <b>Abq Jew</b> thinks about ascending, he's usually thinking about driving up from his Upper West Side …

ICE Comes for Armando

<b>Bet Torah in Mt Kisco, NY:</b> In late March - just before we Jews celebrated Passover, our Holiday of Freedom - ICE came for Armando, the long-time, …

A Royal Wedding For Shavous!

<b>It's Gonna Be A Busy Weekend:</b> After Passover but before Lag B'Omer - during the first 32 days of the Omer - we Jews traditionally don't do weddings. …

Netta's 'Toy' Brings Jerusalem Joy

<b>Eurovision Song Contest - Lisbon 2018:</b> ICYMI - JTA and <b>Abq Jew</b> didn't!<p><b>Israel wins Eurovision song contest</b><p>For the fourth time in its four decades of …

Pancho Villa, Bull Soccer, and Pluto

<b>What Was That Middle Thing?</b> <b>Abq Jew</b> was shocked - <b>shocked!</b> - to his core when he read <b>three (3)!</b> recent articles in The Washington Post on Monday …

49 Days, 49 Questions

<b>Counting the Omer:</b> As we Jews all know, it's a mitzvah to count the days between Pesach and Shavuot. For us Rabbanite Jews, that's forty-nine (49) …

Fame, Fortune, and Four Wives

<b>A MyHeritage Journey:</b> Let's see. In reverse chronological order, <b>Abq Jew</b> has historically and genealogically written about Simon Typograph and Morris …

Summer 2018 @ OASIS Albuquerque

<b>Great Courses</b><p><b>Abq Jew</b> is pleased to inform you that<p>OASIS Albuquerque has just announced<p>their <b>Summer 2018</b> line-up of classes!<p>Registration opens</b> …

For All These Things: Israel @ 70

<b>Koolulam Shows How Yom HaAtzmaut Should Be Done</b><b>:</b> On the slight off chance that you might not have seen this already, <b>Abq Jew</b> is thrilled to …

Israel

Restored! The City Without Jews

<b>Restoration and Warning:</b> In December 2016, the Film Archive of Austria announced that it managed to reach its funding goal of 75,500 euros (about …

Israel

Go Play With Your Shiksa!

<b>April Is National Adopt-A-Greyhound Month:</b> <b>Abq Jew</b> is bewitched, bothered, and bewildered to tell you, his loyal readers, if you haven't already …

Religion

It's Pesach 5778!

<b>Passover Is Almost Here:</b> A time to gather with friends and family, to celebrate our Holiday of Freedom.<p>A time to do away with the inner demons - the …

On Selecting Haberdashery

<b>Fish, Spiders, and the United States Air Force</b><b>:</b> Here is what <b>Abq Jew</b> has learned, over the years, about haberdashery:<p><b>Don't laugh at it.</b><p>Haberdashery, …

Happy Shushan Purim 5778!

<b>For Those Who Dwell in Walled Cities:</b> And for those who have therein dwelt. And for those who may therein dwell in the not-too-distant future.<p>The …

Why We Celebrate Purim in 5778

<b>With Alpha Beta Academy:</b> You know that Megillat Esther is not a children's story, don't you? There are more levels of meaning in Megillat Esther than …

The Jews and Washington

<b>And The Jim Kweskin Jug Band:</b> George Washington's parents (Augustine and Mary Ball Washington) celebrated his first birthday on February 11,</i> …

Jane Bordeaux Cycles Falcon Heavy

<b>Sometimes Things Go Right:</b> Yes, they do. Although our Catholic cousins can complain about Ash Wednesday falling on [St] Valentine's Day this year, we …

Wives, Husbands, Shekels

<b>Shalom Bayit (Peace at Home).</b> Yes, this Shabbat is special! The Torah reading is Mishpatim, making this the Shabbat of a Million Regulations (see …

JFNM's Indignant Burial Fund

<b>Tired of Living? Scared of Dying?</b> No wonder. Living, especially living well, i.e., with health insurance, can be so expensive you could die. But it's …

New Mexico

And Sarah Steinway Laughed

<b>As In Piano:</b> The Emperor Tides have risen, and the world - except for New Mexico, we being High Desert - is under water. Way under water. Under lots …

New Mexico

Kosher Kishka Comes to Querque!

<b>Ah, Kishka!</b> Yes, <b>Abq Jew</b> is old enough and Northeastern enough to remember kishka - but he hasn't had it for years, even (why? don't ask) on his …

New Mexico