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The Circle is Unbroken - Friends of the Brothers Return to Brooklyn Bowl 10/25

We will never allow the circle to be broken. Very excited to be returning to the great Brooklyn Bowl with Friends of the Brothers on October 25.  Tickets are just $12 and presales are a big help. Click here. FOB features Peter Levin…
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About that long train ride...

We have offered to buy Yoo yong a plane tcket after reading this. BEIJING, China (Reuters) -- Migrant workers in south China are wearing adult diapers on packed trains heading home for the Lunar New Year holiday because they have no…
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Gongxi Facai -- Happy New Year

Chinese New year is getting under way now. The official new year is next week. I’m not sure which day, but it basically goes on to some extent all of this week and next. Next week virtually everything shuts down-- restaurants, grocery stores,…
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My head hurts - learning Chinese

Ow. My head hurts. I just finished my first Chinese lesson in a month or so. It was depressing how much I forgot but actually kind of encouraging how much I remembered (which is anything at all). It was only my second class solo, since Tom,…
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Family trip to the Wall

Last Friday, Becky took the day off of work and we took the kids out of school, rented a van for the day and headed out to the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall, with Hal and Ruth., They were leaving the next morning and we wanted…
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First pictures from our trip to Guilin

As I said originally, it was a national holiday so there were many, many Chinese tourists, especially the first few days. The holiday ended on Friday -- and people went back to work on Saturday! -- so it slowed down. At the airport in beijing,…
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Wow, Yangshou!

Hey all. we are still in Yangshou. i am writing from an internet cafe, surrounded by chinese in their 20s playing online games and smoking away. I am sipping iced green tea. They are all drinking coke in bottles. Also, the letters are worn off…

Some much better pictures of guilin, where we are going tomorrow

site is in chinese, but a picutre is worth 10,000 words. http://www.guilintour.net/pic/
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No sheep penis for break fast ths year, Maplewood

Carrie W. wrote: You, Becky and the children are invited to break fast at my house after temple on Yom Kippur.Please bring frozen sheep penis and goose blood. I made up a recipe that will go nicely w/ bagels, whitefish, etc. (sliced and…
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It's A National Holiday All Week, so the blog will slow down big time...

Eli on his way to Super Movers camp this morning and with Super Girl, his classmate Angela. It is National Day today, celebrating the founding of the People’s Republic of China and the whole country is on vacation all week. For…
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Happy New Year

Yom Tov, G'sai G'sun, Good Yuntiv and all that good stuff to my Hebraic friends. Happy Day Off from school to the rest of you. To answer the question many have asked, yes, we are going to services. There is a Reconstructionist Congregation that…