Shabbat Shalom
June 9, 2017
"God only knows where I'd be without you"
Michiganders living at the bottom of our mitten don't need to worry about man-made environmental pollutants since their congressman, Tim Walberg, has reassured them that "God will take care of it...if Global Warming even exists".  That's a load off my mind, but there seems to be a major backlash to this guy Church vs State comment. 

"Lord said to Noah, there's gonna' be a floody, floody"
But Congressman Walberg isn't alone in his beliefs of religious doctrine over scientific fact.  Oh no, our vast country is full of these warriors.  Now, I'm proud to live in a free country with free speech and freedom of religion.  But when religious beliefs start infringing on governmental boundaries, we need to take notice.  Case in point is with Professor of Geology, Andrew Snelling (the guy who built a full scale replica of Noah's Ark). Snelling believes Noah's flood created the Grand Canyon and is suing the National Parks Service and Department of Interior for Religious Discrimination since they refuse to provide rock samples to prove his flood theory. But the story is more dangerous than a few rocks. It's a slippery slope to blur the church/state separation and ram through other issues like LGBT discrimination and the desimination of reproductive rights. 
"We didn't start the fire"
We have NOT had a single day in 2017 without the devastation of a terrorist attack happening somewhere in the world. Unexpectedly, ISIS expanded their target to Iran this week. So far this year, over 550 attacks have occurred with nearly 3,800 deaths and countless injuries. This interactive website maps out our sad global story of today's plague.   Many of these brainwashed maniacs are radicalized via vidoes on social media and sadly a local Dearborn cleric was idolized by the ringleader of last week's London attack. 

How do we stop this?  
Rather than videos of Hate, this Arabic music video (with English subtitles) needs to be seen by the world's eyeballs.
And more of these messages need to flood social media:

"Hello darkness my old friend"
Too bad Wonder Woman isn't real to help combat these evil brainwashed murderers.  She's been storming the world's movie screens with her bold and admirable skills but some global citizens won't see her wonder, since her Israeli alter-ego of Gal Gadot (IDF veteran) is banned in certain countries.  Lebanon pulled the film 2 hours before a planned screening, an Algerian Film Festival also yanked it and Israel's "friend" Jordan decided to join the ban. Tunisia is also considering the ill affects of showing an Israeli movie star to their citizens.  But not all Muslim nations are on the same page, as it is scheduled to be shown in  Morocco, Egypt, and the Arab Emirates.  I hope all this banning give the film a big boost in other countries. 

"I'm Back in the U.S.S.R"
Her real name is Reality Winner and now that name will be as famous as it is strange.  This young 25-year-old Air Force veteran was indicted by a Grand Jury for illegally sending classified info to the press indicating that the Russians were trying to hack our electronic voting system. The fact that Putin and his patriots hacked into our computers is indisputable. But James Comey's testimony this week and Robert Mueller's investigation will hopefully shed light on POTUS' Russian connections.  Comey calmly provided honesty while his ex-boss demanded loyalty. This is a large web that will take time to unravel and understand. Some are hoping it will lead to the chopping block.
Real Quote by Putin this week.

"Cover it with choc'late and a miracle or two"
Here's my final shabbat gift to you... eating chocolate cake for breakfast is legitimately good for you.
I've been eating my Chocolate Chip, Banana, Flaxseed cake every morning for years. Let me know if you'd like the recipe.

Wishing you and your families 
Peaceful Shabbat Shalom.

Condolences to Dale and Jerrold Rubin and their family on the passing of Dale's mother, Charlotte Sharkey z"l. May her memory and love bring comfort to those who mourn her passing and may she be a blessing unto her family, friends and community
Happy Birthday

June 9th
Treger Strasberg (happy 40th)
Adina Levin
Rick Rosenhaus
Carolyn Krieger-Cohen

June 10th
Hilary King
Yaffa Yankelovitz
Wendy Sadoff

June 11th
Lisa Fishman Langnas
Matt Nosanchuk
John Hamburger (Happy 60th)
Sharona Shapiro

June 13th
Ilana Mark Fisher
Jennifer Levine
Ellen Jaffe Sherman
Lloyd Perlmutter
Tamir Oppenheim

June 14th
Hillary Shaw
Dan Orman
Steve Weiss
Tripper Curhan  (bow wow)

June 15th
Jessica Curhan
Lisa Shiffman
Lori Rashty
Dorothy Barak
I am prone to mistakes so if I missed your birthday or got the wrong date, please let me know.

June 11  (Sunday)
Defending Freedom: 
A Jewish Historical Society Roving Symposium
Explore the Jewish responses to Anti-Semitism and Hate
10 a.m. - 3 p.m. 
Lunch at former Temple Beth El in Detroit included
Bus Departs from Cong. Shaarey Zedek

June 11 (Sunday)
A Day Of Jewish Learning
Jewish Ferndale
1725 Pinecrest
Ferndale, MI
Reservations and Information: 
Cost: $25

June 12 (Monday)
Hank Greenberg Memorial Invitational Golf Outing
Franklin Hills Country Club
Honoring: Fergie Jenkins, Dick Enberg & Rabbi Elimelech Goldberg (Kids Kicking Cancer)
Benefiting  the Lawrence & Idell Weisberg Cancer Treatment Center - Karmanos
For more info:

June 13 (Tuesday)
Detroit Public TV
Bravo 2017
DPTV Riley Broadcast Center, Wixom
Spotlighting & Honoring:  Florine Mark (aka:Mom/Bubbie)
For more info: Jamie Westrick

June 16 (Friday)
Detroit Zoo
Sunset at the Zoo
This year's theme, Green is the new Black, will highlight the remarkable environmental & sustainability efforts of the Zoo. 

June 17 (Saturday) 
Forgotten Harvest 25th Annual Comedy Night
Featuring Seth Meyers
Fox Theatre

June 20 (Tuesday)
2017 Activist Award 
Presented to Jeannie Weiner (excellent choice)
Guest Speaker: Mayor Mike Duggan
Congregation Adat Shalom

June 26 (Monday)
U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow Fundraiser Breakfast
Home of Zina and Michael Kramer

July 26  (Wednesday)
Nosh Gen: Food, Fun & A Dash of History  
Detroit Farm & Garden
Agriculture in the "D," a look at the  current status of home grown food in Detroit and look back at the Jewish agricultural movements of the early 20th century.
6:00 p.m. Repair the World tour
6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Nosh Gen event

August 20  (Sunday)
J-Cycle 7: Bicycle Tour of Historic Jewish Detroit
This year's route begins at Northwest Activities Center (former Meyers & Curtis JCC) and heads north
Registration opens mid-June.

August 27 (Sunday)
The 2nd Annual Michigan Jewish Food Festival
Eastern Market

September 23 (Saturday)
Camp Sea-Gull Reunion
Camp Ticonderoga
5725 Rochester Rd, Troy, MI 48085
Please RSVP at this site:

October 19  (Thursday)
Exploring the Jewish Art and Artists in the Private Collection of Doreen and David (z'l") Hermelin
Save the date for this docent-led, first-of-its-kind benefit for the Jewish Historical Society of Michigan  at the Hermelin home. More details coming soon.

Parting Thoughts...