The Mourner’s Kaddish

Mourner's Kaddish

What Is The Kaddish? The Kaddish is a prayer that is said to honor the memory of a person after their passing.  It can be recited during funerals and on the anniversary of the deceased’s passing.  There are several versions of Kaddish. The Kaddish is attributed to the High Priest – Joshua.  It is said…

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Jewish Burial – To Vault or Not To Vault

Two vaults sitting in a cemetery.

Traditional Jewish law requires the burying of our loved ones in the ground so that they can naturally decompose into the earth.    For as long as I can remember, most Jews in South Florida thought that local Jewish cemeteries’ burial options were authentic and traditional. Unfortunately, it is not true – all but one…

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Holiday Gift Review – The Gita ($3,250)

Gita holiday gift

I have heard that it is hard to buy gifts for uber-wealthy adults.   If that is your problem, the Gita may be for you!!! The Gita (pictured below) only costs $3,250 (before tax and options) and is a personal robotic carrier.  According to Gita’s manufacturer website, Gita is the following robot.  It carries your stuff so you can walk outdoors…

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CDC Update Regarding COVID-19 Risk Factors (Adults and Children)

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The CDC has just updated its list of underlying medical conditions that put individuals at risk of severe illness, or even death, from COVID-19.  This CDC guidance includes risk factors for adults as well as children.  The most prevalent risk factor that puts adult American’s in jeopardy is body weight.  According to the CDC, approximately…

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What We Know So Far About Masks and Coronavirus

Two types of masks and hand sanitizer

A few minutes ago I received an email from WebMD that I want to let you know about.   According to WebMD, the key to stopping COVID-19 in its tracks are the use of masks. WebMD reports that masks work and cites the case of a hair salon in Missouri as proof: Two unwitting hairstylists in Missouri…

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A New Age For Film Festivals

popcorn and clapperboard

When I lived in New York, I was a regular at film festivals and loved the experience.  Film festivals have provided a venue for many iconic blockbusters, and independent and rising directors, actors, and producers use film festivals to introduce their work to audiences.  Film festivals level the competitive playing field between large budget studios…

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A Carnival Cruise Ship Can Be Yours

Pic of carnival cruise ship for sale

Did you know that for a few million dollars you can buy a Carnival, Holland America, or and Princess cruise ship?   That’s right…your favorite ship can be yours.   The Carnival Holiday cruised the Caribbean for decades, with South Florida being its home from 1985 through 2009.  It was the first ship built by Carnival Cruise in its groundbreaking…

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CDC COVID ALERT – Bad News For Restaurants

New normal concept illustration with male and female sitting at outdoor cafe or restaurant tables with face mask prevention from disease outbreak. New normal after Covid-19 pandemic concept

The CDC has some bad news for the restaurant industry that they published earlier this week.   According to the CDC, among people who are afflicted with COVID-19, they are twice as likely to have reported restaurant dining in the 14 days prior to becoming ill than those who tested negative.   However, there was no reported correlation between gatherings…

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CDC ADVISES OF NEW COVID-19 ALERT

Man covering nose while coughing

The CDC has some bad news for the restaurant industry that they published earlier this week.   According to the CDC, among people who are afflicted with COVID-19, they are twice as likely to have reported restaurant dining in the 14 days prior to becoming ill than those who tested negative.   However, there was no reported correlation between gatherings…

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The Best COVID-19 Mask EVER!

Yesterday I sent you an email summarizing a Duke University study of various masks and their effectiveness at protecting us from COVID-19.   Today, I want to let you know about my personal mask study.   My study asks three questions: What is the safest mask?  Which is the most fashionable mask?  What kind of mask sends…

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