Israel, Us and the Rest of the World

Rosh Hashana Day 2 September 26, 2014   The Yiddish language, rich in so many expressions and nuances, makes an interesting distinction between different kinds of sighs. A wordless expression of sadness is called a “krech.”  A krech comes from deep inside the kishke. Although it usually is just a sound, it may or may …

Continue reading

Fiddler on the Roof

Rosh Hashana Day 1 September 25, 2014   Investing in a Broadway play is risky business. For every one successful smash hit, there are dozens of failures.  Who would have imagined that a play that opened on Broadway exactly 50 years ago this week about a simple Jewish milkman with five daughters would be of …

Continue reading