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One year minus Mooshey – Commemorating the death and celebrating the life of our beloved dog

Mooshey Pilc (1996-2010)

The pain of losing an immediate family member is something no one should ever have to experience, especially at a young age when it seems that so much life has yet to be lived.

But of course, death is inevitable and whether or not you seem prepared to deal with it, one still has to deal with the massive void left by an individual’s death and the overbearing weight attached to it. This is reality. G-d has made it this way, and it’s for the better – no matter how much its sucks not having that person around anymore.

Though certainly not on the same level as losing a mother, father, sister, brother, aunt, uncle, cousin or even a grandparent, losing a pet can be just as devastating.

This has been the case for my family as we dealt with, when we  decided to put down our beloved dog, Mooshey, after a long and happy life of fourteen and a half years. Today is the one year-anniversary of that fateful day.

This dog was more than just a pet – she was a family member, a sister, a best friend, and a loyal companion. Continue reading “One year minus Mooshey – Commemorating the death and celebrating the life of our beloved dog”
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Purim: A Parade of Parody

We all know about Purim spiels, shticks, and other forms of fun and ridiculous spectacle that help contribute to the joyous atmosphere of holiday, and so it shouldn’t really be a coincidence that a large amount of parodic material is popping up all over the place online.

Combining the modern trends of over-publicity as well as the numerous ways of creating and getting out there pretty much whatever you want, along with the overbearing attitude of giddiness and mischief that captures the Jewish spirit during the Purim holiday season, several videos and other forms of parody have hit the airwaves in great levels at this time of year.

And on a side-note, another reason we see a lot more videos out there is because maybe… just maybe… observant Jews are finally realizing that we don’t always have to take everything we do so seriously. And that it’s okay to laugh and make fun of the some the absurd things we do. If this is the case, then all the reason more to love Purim.

While there are several videos out there, I’m only gonna focus on a few videos that have very recently gone viral. Except for this one. You already know whyContinue reading “Purim: A Parade of Parody”

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Maccabeats new Purim Song video: The Lame Remains the Same

Back in December, I talked about the Maccabeats, the Yeshiva University  cappella group and their video “Candlelight,” which brought in over 4.7 million hits on You Tube. Although extremely catchy, I honestly can’t stand that song. Even worse, I couldn’t even go on Facebook anymore without being bombarded with the overkill of linking to the video. In the end however, I decided to take the high road and compliment the group for capitalizing on the weak taste of today’s society for the sake of their own popularity as well as in finding a way to publicize a better understanding of the holiday via song.

I concluded by saying that “I look forward to their next big hit about how “they tried to kill us, failed, so we feast” celebration.”

But after watching the group’s newest song and video entitled “Purim Song,” I would  like to take that back that previous statement… Because I never wanna look forward to something that lame ever again. Continue reading “Maccabeats new Purim Song video: The Lame Remains the Same”

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The Definition of Awesome: Happy Microwave

You know those times when you post something on Facebook and everyone seems to love it? Yeah that happened to me yesterday after I posted this:

Don’t you see it? It’s a happy microwave!! (albeit on its side, yet nonetheless happy).

Props to my sister for finding this gem posted on RayWilliamJohnson’s Facebook wall, which we took a look at after our bi-weekly watching of his You Tube videos – which are hilarious (it’s like a modern day America’s Funniest Home Videos with crazy commentary).

I think I found this year’s Purim costume 😉