Monthly Archives: September 2012

This One’s For You

While watching the X-Factor, I am taken aback by one of the contestants who schlepped his mom to his audition. He was busy talking to his girlfriend before the audition and then phoned her the minute he got his “yes” … Continue reading

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Brittney Spears

I know I’ve said this before, but, why does she look like she’s trying to stifle a fart or vomit while judging on the X- Factor? …And since when did Simon’s skin become like my kids’ etch-a-sketch?

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Criminal Minds

I’ve been falling on my face nightly by 8pm; I can never stay up anymore. That was, until last night, when I finally had some pep to my step. And what did I want to do with that pep??  I … Continue reading

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Week Two of School

“Mrs. Rochelle, what is the abbreviation for Canada? Is it CA?” asked that inquisitive child. “No, CA is California. I think it’s either CAN or Canada,” I said. “Actually, it’s CA; I just googled it,” said that child. It seems … Continue reading

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Week One of School

I wasn’t in school for one week when I was faced with a challenging question from a 9 year old. “Mrs. Rochelle, where is Burma? I think it’s in x but Charlie thinks it’s in y.” Needless to say, I … Continue reading

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Your Honor!

This evening, the Torah procession was led by a former, well to do congregant who was now in a wheel chair. In fact, many ailing congregants were active participants in the service. So when my mom was pointing out my … Continue reading

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The New Synagogue

This evening, while my mother was literally kissing Death on the face, my sister and I were discussing our final resting locations. While she prefers the greenery of a local cemetary for her interment, I prefer the blue collar town … Continue reading

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Name That Tune

The following: murmurs, cellphones ringing, prayer books turning, gossip and discussions about past and present clergy, would be found in which type of religious instituion? a. synagogues b. synagogues c. synagogues  

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Rocks, Paper, Scissors

Tonight while in Shul for Kol Nidre, my sister and I were listening to the sermon of the young rabbi. He was discussing how sometimes people act like different particles of matter. For instance, people who act like glass, may … Continue reading

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Rules and Regulations

What is the protocol for entering a public restroom to use the bathroom and finding urine on the floor? For example, I went the other day and found some splatter; I squat and aim from far away but am typically … Continue reading

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