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Mazal Tov Elan and Sarah!

We are delighted to announce Elan’s engagement to Sarah Silverman (no, not that Sarah Silverman!). Sarah, the oldest daughter of Jeff and Liz Silverman of Westport, CT, is a senior at McGill University in Montreal. She has two younger brothers, … Continue reading

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Wonderful Pesach Video (from Chavruta)

Delightful! Take 15 min out of your day and watch this.

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Why did the Canadian cross the road?

. To get to the middle. (HT – Sue’s hockey buddy Buena) . . . Sue added this one: What’s the Canadian Olympic cheer? . “Go for the Bronze” . .

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Evolution of the Olive

Fascinating article by R Natan Slifkin about how we got to where we are in terms of the crazy shiurim for an olive. Highly recommended. It doesn’t format so well as a blog page, so let me know if you … Continue reading

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Don’t stop: Daphna’s Arrangement Performed by Ramaz Chamber Chorus

On March 23, 2011, the Ramaz Chamber chorus, in an SRO appearance at Barnes and Noble on E 86th St on NYC’s Upper East Side, performed Daphna Weinstock’s arrangement of Fleetwood Mac’s “Don’t Stop Thinking About Tomorrow”.

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Obama – what a disappointment!!

This cartoon says it all:

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Maccabeats Purim Video, Ein Prat / The Fountainheads Purim Video, and Ghettopella

So, the battle is on – which video will go viral? Ghettopella, based at Montreal’s McGill University, has just released their first video on YouTube. No specific Jewish content here – in fact that is not really their type of … Continue reading

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New Acappella Sensation!

“Ghettopella” in its first Youtube appearance – at McGill’s Cafe Campus! With Elan as lead Bass. The first clip has much better audio but gets cut off during the 3rd number. The second clip has poor audio for the first … Continue reading

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Daf Yomi plug

We started Menchot today, having finished Zevachim yesterday (Siyum and BBQ Sunday at our house!). I’ll take this opportunity to plug Rav Dov Linzer‘s fine shiur, which is now available via live video, as well as audio and video archives. … Continue reading

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Theater Week

We saw two great shows this week. The Stratford Shakespeare Festival’s production of The Importance of Being Earnest, at the Roundabout Theater – with the simply wonderful Brian Bedford. And, last night, The Merchant of Venice at the Pace University … Continue reading

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