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The God Particle

The God Particle

The God Particle By Joel Moskowitz Scientists have recently confirmed the existence of something called the “God Particle.” The scientific name for this particle is the “Higgs Boson,” named after the physicist who originally theorized its existence. The theory is that electroweak or elementary particles acquire mass by colliding with mass. Of course this would [...]

A Very Special Person

A Very Special Person

A Very Special Person By Joel Moskowitz I was navigating the busy aisles of a local kosher supermarket. I reached over someone’s shopping cart to grab a bunch of leeks and apologized to her as I moved her wagon a bit askew. I was in awe of how we all managed to show patience and [...]

Singing for Forgiveness

Singing for Forgiveness

By Joel Moskowitz I was blessed with a pleasant singing voice and having learned by my father’s side, am well versed in liturgical formula. Armed with this knowledge and God-given talent I occasionally am asked to lead services at my Orthodox synagogue and for some years, just like my father, I supplemented my income by [...]

God, It’s Judgment Day For You Too

God, It’s Judgment Day For You Too

By Joel Moskowitz As Rosh Hashana, the Jewish new year approaches I am reminded of a skit from the 70’s in which Gilda Radner playing Roseanne Rosanandana on Saturday Night Live goes to Times Square to report on the revelry bringing in the new year. Dumbfounded, she reports that no one is there to celebrate [...]

Oh, Jerusalem

Oh, Jerusalem

By Joel Moskowitz I think there is one thing that Israelis, Jews and supporters of Israel from both sides of the political aisle agree on; no matter what happens in any eventual political settlement with the Palestinians – Jerusalem, in whatever shape or size, will remain eternally the capital of Israel. Jerusalem is not just [...]

It’s Still The Economy

It’s Still The Economy

By Joel Moskowitz A word of caution to my fellow Republicans; don’t go long on President Romney t-shirts. I’m pretty sure that in a district that went overwhelmingly for McCain in 2008, my vote included, Mitt does not have to worry about winning The Five Towns. Nonetheless, despite the conservative bent in suburban neighborhoods like [...]

Unforgivable Free Pass

Unforgivable Free Pass

By Joel Moskowitz While there is a big brouhaha over dumb comments made by Missouri senate candidate Todd Akin about rape and abortion, everyone seems to be missing the greater story; that is, that anybody is paying attention to dumb comments made by candidates about social issues. To borrow from Bill Clinton’s 1992 presidential campaign; [...]

Bold Choice, Risky Choice

Bold Choice, Risky Choice

By Joel Moskowitz There is a legend about Richard Nixon who when asked why he chose Spiro T. Agnew as his vice presidential running mate said that he was his insurance policy against assassination. Candidates have their reasons for their choice of running mate but rarely has an election been decided on that choice. One [...]

Real Tax Breaks

Real Tax Breaks

By Joel Moskowitz   Much is being made in this presidential campaign about taxes. Nobody likes them but some people find them a necessary evil. During the Civil War both the Confederates and the Union imposed an unpopular income tax to finance their efforts and it has been down hill since then. But let’s face [...]

Is Obama Really the Worst President Regarding Israel?

Is Obama Really the Worst President Regarding Israel?

By Joel Moskowitz The language and rhetoric in the current presidential campaign may not be the worst in the history of the USA. Read about the Civil War period and the current campaign will seem tame in comparison. On the other hand, social media, the Internet and smart phones have made the transmission of information [...]

To Serve With Love

To Serve With Love

-SOAPBOX- By Joel Moskowitz   The Israeli Supreme Court gave the Government of Israel until August 1st to amend the law on army draft exemptions. Until now, ultra-Orthodox or Haredi yeshiva students were exempt from serving in the army or from any form of national service. Additionally, the government (meaning taxpayers) gave the yeshiva students [...]

Profile in Courage

Profile in Courage

-SOAPBOX- By Joel Moskowitz     After reading about the Supreme Court decision to uphold Obamacare, I posted on Facebook, that Justice Roberts should get the Profiles in Courage award. I admit that I don’t know much about the Affordable Care Act that was challenged in the courts. If anything I noticed that after its [...]

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