I needed new tsitsit so i wanted to get the real Tehelet ones made in Israel so I took a little walk to another world.
A Jewish Mamala
Mrs. Goldberg comes to visit her son Shlomo for dinner. He lives with a female roommate, who's name is Rivka. During the meal, his mother couldn't help but notice how pretty Shlomo's roommate is.
Over the course of the evening, while watching the two interact, she started to wonder if there was more between Shlomo and his roommate than meets the eye. Reading his mom's thoughts, Shlomo volunteered, "I know what you must be thinking Mom, but I assure you that Rivka and I are just friends and roommates.''
A week later, Rivka comes to Shlomo saying, "Ever since your mother came to dinner, I've been unable to find the silver sugar bowl. You don't suppose she took it, do you?"
"Well, I doubt it, but I'll email her, just to be sure." So he sat down and wrote his Mom an email:
Dear Mama, I'm not saying that you "did" take the sugar bowl from our house; I'm not saying that you "did not" take it. But the fact remains that it has been missing ever since you came here for dinner. > Your Loving Son, Shlomo > A few days later, Shlomo received an email back from his Mama which read: Dear son, I'm not saying that you "do" sleep with Rivka, and I'm not saying that you "do not" sleep with her. But the fact remains that if she was sleeping in her OWN bed, she would have found the sugar bowl by now.
Your Loving Mama
Moral: Never tell stories to you Mamala
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The video was filmed over a 25 year period! The scenes of the video were filmed in 1989 by Phillip S. Schiller who produced, filmed and directed the original video which came out on Shlock Rock Videos Volume 1 released in November 1990.
Lenny and Phil went to Birmingham, Alabama where they were warmly received by Rabbi Reuven Tradburks and the Knesseth Israel Congregation. Rabbi Tradburks, who has since made Aliyah and now lives in Jerusalem, arranged for the men to come and be in the video. The bus scenes were shot in Allentown, PA.
Fast forward to March 2015 where after the release of Shlockapella, the Maccabeats and Lenny got together at the Stanton Street Synagogue which is 102 years old and filmed the rest of the video. Uri Westrich of "Candlelight" fame filmed and produced the video. Judy Herzfeld assisted Uri at the film shoot. Rabbi Bodner was kind enough to let us use the Synagogue for the video shoot. A big thank you goes out to Chaim Horowitz and the entire Maccabeats crew for such a wonderful experience!
Captain Kangaroo passed away on January 23, 2004 at age 76 , which is odd, because he always looked to be 76. (DOB: 6/27/27 ) His death reminded me of the following story.
Some people have been a bit offended that the actor, Lee Marvin, is buried in a grave alongside 3 and 4-star generals at Arlington National Cemetery His marker gives his name, rank (PVT) and service (USMC). Nothing else. Here's a guy who was only a famous movie star who served his time, why the heck does he rate burial with these guys? Well, following is the amazing answer:
I always liked Lee Marvin, but didn't know the extent of his Corps experiences.
In a time when many Hollywood stars served their country in the armed forces often in rear echelon posts where they were carefully protected, only to be trotted out to perform for the cameras in war bond promotions, Lee Marvin was a genuine hero. He won the Navy Cross at Iwo Jima There is only one higher Naval award... the Medal Of Honor!
If that is a surprising comment on the true character of the man, he credits his sergeant with an even greater show of bravery.
Dialog from "The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson": His guest was Lee Marvin.... Johnny said,"Lee, I'll bet a lot of people are unaware that you were a Marine in the initial landing at Iwo Jima .. and that during the course of that action you earned the Navy Cross and were severely wounded."
"Yeah, yeah... I got shot square in the bottom and they gave me the Cross for securing a hot spot about halfway up Suribachi. Bad thing about getting shot up on a mountain is guys getting shot hauling you down. But, Johnny, at Iwo , I served under the bravest man I ever knew... We both got the Cross the same day, but what he did for his Cross made mine look cheap in comparison. That dumb guy actually stood up on Red beach and directed his troops to move forward and get the hell off the beach.. Bullets flying by, with mortar rounds landing everywhere and he stood there as the main target of gunfire so that he could get his men to safety. He did this on more than one occasion because his men's safety was more important than his own life.
That Sergeant and I have been lifelong friends. When they brought me off Suribachi we passed the Sergeant and he lit a smoke and passed it to me, lying on my belly on the litter and said, "Where'd they get you Lee?" "Well Bob.... if you make it home before me, tell Mom to sell the outhouse!"
Johnny, I'm not lying, Sergeant Keeshan was the bravest man I ever knew. The Sergeant's name is Bob Keeshan. You and the world know him as Captain Kangaroo."
On another note, there was this wimpy little man (who passed away) on PBS, gentle and quiet.. Mr. Rogers is another of those you would least suspect of being anything but what he now portrays to our youth. But Mr. Rogers was a U.S. Navy Seal, combat-proven in
Vietnam with over twenty-five confirmed kills to his name. He wore a long-sleeved sweater on TV, to cover the many tattoos on his forearm and biceps. He was a master in small arms and hand-to-hand combat, able to disarm or kill in a heartbeat
After the war Mr. Rogers became an ordained Presbyterian minister
and therefore a pacifist. Vowing to never harm another human and also dedicating the rest of his life to trying to help lead children on the right path in life... He hid away the tattoos and his past life and won our hearts with his quiet wit and charm..
America's real heroes don't flaunt what they did; they quietly go about their day-to-day lives, doing what they do best. They earned our respect and the freedoms that we all enjoy. Look around and see if you can find one of those heroes in your midst. Often, they are the ones you'd least suspect, but would most like to have on your side if anything ever happened....... Just saying