The Orioles, Jobs, Help with Problems, and Bikkur Cholim

Anyone else see the ad on the top of page 116 of Baltimore’s latest Where What When?  In one half-page ad, there’s a plea for everyone to petition to baseball commissioner Bud Selig to make Mr. Angelos sell the Orioles, a blurb about a service for finding jobs, helping with problems, and getteing better care in a nursing home, and a request for people to do Bikkur Cholim.

Talk about a mix of unrelated ads.

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Dallas Food Chain to Accept Mexican Pesos

This story just exemplifies how crazy our country is becoming. By accepting Pesos, the US is now working even more towards the Hispanicizing of America.

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Starting Monday, patrons of the Dallas-based Pizza Patrón chain, which caters heavily to Latinos, will be able to purchase American pizzas with Mexican pesos.

Is that even legal? In terms of taxes and everything, how do they keep track of what gets paid in what currency?

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Talking to God

Today, I attended the CJE‘s annual Yom Iyun, where the theme was God. After the initial keynote address by Rabbi Kushner, a reform rabbi from San Francisco, the 400+ participants broke up into several groups for talks by other community leaders. I attended a talk by Rabbi Goldberger, of Tiferes Yisrael, about talking to God, and the way we communicate with Him. The audience included people from all sorts of Jewish backgrounds and denominations.

He opened up with three basic questions.

  1. Who can daven? Does it have to be someone special? Should it be someone who does the davening for you?
  2. Are there specific times that one should daven? Meaning, is it something that should only be done mornings, set times, etc.
  3. What should we daven about? Can we/should we only daven about the ‘important stuff’ like world peace or the health of the sick?

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