Mourning my morning minyan

I would like to share an important aspect of my Jewish life with you, which is primarily (but not exclusively) representative of traditionally religious N. American Ashkenazi Jewish communities. This slice of my Jewish culture is known as the Shabbat morning kiddush. Essentially, the Shabbat morning kiddush is a social phenomenon, which takes place at… Continue reading Mourning my morning minyan

Received: 2nd COVID-19 vaccine shot

... and I feel fine It has been more than a week since my wife and I received our 2nd vaccination shots against COVID-19, and we are both in good health and feel well (I am 41-years-old, and she is 36-years-old). After both our 1st and 2nd vaccination shots, our arms were sore at the… Continue reading Received: 2nd COVID-19 vaccine shot

Vaccine nation

Did you know? Israel leads the world in percentage of population vaccinated against COVID-19 You know, to be honest, I've known this fact about Israel for some time, but I didn't really appreciate the extent to which it is true until today - when I looked at the data online. Like many of you, I'm… Continue reading Vaccine nation