I. The Scuffle There was a scuffle in the street today. Two boys – one yellow...
You are one of a kind. You have a unique story to tell. That story is interesting as well. You have survived through all of your hardships. You have friends and relatives that care about you. You care about yourself and others. You believe in something. You can express the previous seven points uniquely. You […]
Introducing Gigaplant About 6 months ago, I introduced this deck on The Written Blit. After almost a year of tinkering, I finally found the best way to make it work. “Gigavise Hieratics” is a new twist on an older strategy that revolves around a powerful monster. Introduced in 2008’s “Phantom Darkness” set, Gigaplant is a […]
Arches of brass Created from divine energy Flit gracefully in the hands of Imperial jesters Kidding with lyrically Magnificent nonchalance to Persistent queries of Realities strung about Tasteless utopias; Victorious, whimsical Xi; Yellow zeal.
This piece is a brief synopsis of the content from a February 12, 2013, three-part lecture by Dr. Ira Sheskin, Professor Arnold Dashefsky, and Professor Barry Kosmin, at the Sue and Leonard Miller Center for Contemporary Judaic Studies. For more information about Jewish demography, visit http://www.JewishDataBank.org AJYB: The American Jewish Year Book Judaism is many […]
“Is Moving Just the Thing You Need?” by Ken Torrino, Web Relations for Douglas Elliman, brokers of New York City real estate. Edited by Andrew Blitman, “The Written Blit” It is not easy to say goodbye to family and friends. It is even harder to leave home. For many people, though, moving on is necessary […]
Last December, I went to Israel for the first time. Over the past month, I have compiled my experiences there into a book. “Birthright 2012: A Voyage into the Heart and Soul of Israel” follows my spiritual growth as I physically journeyed through the land. For ten days, I travelled with 40 college students, 8 Israeli […]
Iron Falls is a fictitious theme park designed on Rollercoaster Tycoon 3, a computer game for Windows. On a warm, winter day in January, I arrived in Iron Falls, a theme park known as much for its rides as for its incredible geologic features. Before I rode the rollercoasters, however, I boarded the monorail. I […]
On December 19, 2012, I visited Yad Vashem, Jerusalem’s Holocaust memorial. “Never Again” is a feeble attempt to put the horrific events of the Holocaust and my humbling experience in the memorial into words. Nothing will ever justify the genocide that occurred. No words can do it justice. Because photography was not permitted inside Yad […]
This poem is a literary account of my intense religious experience in the Negev Desert, Israel, during Birthright 2012. “The Negev is a mystical place, A vast, empty space Of lore that renews the sore And breathes life To those in strife,” The Elders once stated About this world that had been created. I […]
This piece is based on the content from a December 6 lecture by Dr. Norman Stillman at the Sue and Leonard Miller Center for Contemporary Judaic Studies. It is widely believed that tension has always pervaded relations between Judaism and Islam. In light of the recent developments in Israel, it is all too easy to […]