Thursday, September 27, 2012

Discourse Institute

I didn't know there was such athing as a "discourse institute"

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Tonight is YOM KIPPUR

G'MAR CHATIMA TOVA

MAY YOU BE WRITTEN IN THE BOOK
OF LIFE


Thursday, September 20, 2012

More Bill Warner



All I can do is shake my head.

While he makes good points. Its important for "infidels" to know this.  But at the same time, its a bit nauseating the way he white washes the whole European civilization.  Their inability to confront truth, their own wrong doings, is a problem.

Not to say they should be back-bent, head-bowed and forever sorry and making up for all their wrong doings. but its slightly hard to have compassion for people who are being hunted, when once upon a time they themselves were hunting Black folks and committing holocaust upon the Jewish people and others. Its like a big elephant in the room. And its not like they had stopped hunting when this happen, they just got frozen in their tracks with this new threat.

No wonder many Black folks -much to their own detriment- feel the need to side with anyone other than them, even if their new team's motto is to kill and pillage and rape, etc.And how do Jewish people feel when they see this?  I'm sure they feel inclined to join people like Bill Warner, but do they thicken their minds so as not to fear that one day, they will be the next target?

The world needs kindness. I mean true kindness.  Not just, "oh no! they're coming after me now, so let's all raise our voices against injustice, against slavery, etc etc."

Kindness enclothed in strength.  I don't mean starry eyed, flower holding, lets all love one another type kindness. I don't mean kindness without intellect.



Sunday, September 16, 2012

"The" Movie

I hope y'all don't really believe that all these riots going on is only because of "the" movie...






Friday, September 14, 2012

Regret part 2


Can anyone with EMUNA have any regrets?

Truly, my kids are in a good school with diversity. And yes, I will have to stand up and protest a particular picture there, and its uncomfortable.  But the fact of the matter is, its a good school.

My ego was bruised that I was shown that I am not in control. And for that I must be humble and move on.

And as for the surgery, I can only pray that i forgive person z so that should I ever do a damn fool thing, someone on the other end will forgive ME!

Shana tova!! 

Monday, September 10, 2012

Regrets


Thank goodness, there are very few things that I regret in my life.

I always have that question, "will I regret this?"  and try to always make sure that the answer is no.  Effectively, there are very few things I actually regret having done.

However, for the few things that I do regret, goodness, I don't know if I can ever shake that feeling.'

There are really two things I regret:

(1)Ending the homeschooling.   Mainly because of the way I ended it --out collapsing under peer pressure from everyone around me -mainly my own husband.

Every one who met my kids saw their middot and how smart they were.  Oddly, the response was always the same, "oh! you should send them to school, they're so smart!!"

I always smiled because, its BECAUSE they were homeschooled that they knew as much as they knew at the age that they knew them....but the "logic" goes...that if they're so smart, they need to be in a school setting -probably to show off all that smartness????

(2) The other thing I regret was trusting a certain person. Let's call him person Z.   This person Z and I decided to pool our money together to help person B. Person B was getting diagnosed and could possibly need surgery.  Person Z and I collaborated and decided we would help her when the time came.  But when the time came, Person Z did not want to give the money. It was a tight situation! She needed surgery right away and was already in the hospital.  I had to scramble around to find money as person B layed in the hospital needing surgery.  Thank goodness, others came to the rescue and together we pooled enough money to help her with her surgery.

Trust.

Very touchy topic.

Now comes the difficult tasks of letting these things go.

But every morning when I hear all the stress and the pressure cooker rush to get everyone dressed and fed and packed up and shipped out... there is always inevitably some slander, some impatience, some feelings hurt, some need to hunt around the house for something, which brings with it mild anger and frustration..so much negativity and then off they go!  And its not over, while I am glad that the school they are in has a good deal of diversity, I an not happy that they have to face a picture of some pale white Moses with blond hair  every day.  Yes, they can resist the temptation of the thought that Moses was some white European guy...but not for long.

Year after year, I had been expose to Charleton Heston's Moses character and it was hard not to imagine him as moses. But thank goodness I know better--- it also helped that I switched religions, so its like those are all the "christian stuff" in my mind.

But what about my kids?  I am the only one who will care about this sort of thing, because I am the only one who knows the real impact of these sort of things. Others can "compiserate" IF- they can even be emotionally supportive.

Anyway, just had to get this off my chest.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Let's Brainstorm

The best help for those villages in Africa who truly want to pull themselves out from a bad situation (not all Africans are in bad situations!!), what can they do?

Often times, they have a product to sell, and I don't have a problem setting up a website for the groups I feel confident about.  But the problem is can they take credit card payment?

Would it be strange if there was a website that takes payment via western union?