Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Holidays and Circulation Issues

We will fore go the folk and program content for the moment but return to it in a moment. As you probably know that newspapers are having circulation problems and many are closing or publishing on line. The circulation on this page can use a boost and here is the plan: Below you will find a link which, I believe, you will find clever and apropos for the season we are entering. Why not send the link to this page-- to your contacts and they too can enjoy this commemoration of Passover---trust me on this---they will enjoy it. So, the link--

Now that the circulation is larger let us talk of the radio programs:

TRADITIONS: This Sunday---April 5 I welcome Phillip Bimstein to the program and we feature much music from his brilliant creation---RED ROCK RONDO In addition we have the usual features and some wonderful new material and a look back at some people we have not heard in a while and also some of the people who graced the stage at TRADITIONSFEST this past weekend. Let's see--who were some of them---



SUNDAY SIMCHA: The Pre-Pesach Program---don't you love alliteration. It was one of the commandments but lost in the transport from Mt Sinai along with the other 4 of the original 15 commandments. This one was "Thou Shalt Always Alliterate". I believe another was "Thou Shalt Not Covet Thy Neighbor's Wife---Just Go For Her Discretely".

The program has some really great versions of music for Seder in different genres and also, at the final half, some wonderful ecumenical offerings by Rabbi J. Kligler, Kim and Reggie Harris and more. That, by the way, comes from the Appleseed CD "Let My People Go" and is something you should really own.

Hopefully you checked (and passed on to your friends this page) the item I mentioned at the start. In keeping with that let me tell you two quick stories-

When the Red Sea parted the Jews said--and I quote (sort of)---"Hey Moishe, there are not enough graves in Egypt---we need to die in the desert?" .

Moses spoke unto his people and urged them to put on hip boots because-as he said---"I have never tried this trick before".

So, in conclusion, a photo of the elders who debated if we should celebrate the days--or the nights --or the days and the nights---you know what----Let's Eat!

In all seriousness now---A Joyous and Sweet Passover to you all. The Manischewitz wine this year is a really good vintage---we have cleaned the bathtub and the taste is Zoi Shmecklich---if you are diabetic make sure you take insulin before drinking.

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