#YourGuideToTheJewishHolidays by #CantorMattAxelrod is a witty, informative and pun-filled easy read about each Jewish holiday with sections on its meaning, rituals, and backstory. 
Year 12 of studying faith, religion, spirituality, and mythology and I always seem to come back to Judiasm. #ItJustMakesSense #Judaism #Books #Holidays #Guides #Religion #Jewish #Nonfiction #Israel #Fascinating

#YourGuideToTheJewishHolidays by #CantorMattAxelrod is a witty, informative and pun-filled easy read about each Jewish holiday with sections on its meaning, rituals, and backstory.
Year 12 of studying faith, religion, spirituality, and mythology and I always seem to come back to Judiasm. #ItJustMakesSense #Judaism #Books #Holidays #Guides #Religion #Jewish #Nonfiction #Israel #Fascinating

Went into reading this with an open mind. Now I can safely say this is one of the most racist, bigoted autobiographies I’ve ever read. It takes all of the negative views and stereotypes about soldiers and glorifies them. All Quiet On The Western Front is more truthful than this.

Went into reading this with an open mind. Now I can safely say this is one of the most racist, bigoted autobiographies I’ve ever read. It takes all of the negative views and stereotypes about soldiers and glorifies them. All Quiet On The Western Front is more truthful than this.

(Top) “Moving Mountains”: A great book about the new face of Islam in America today and work of individuals to spread acceptance of other religions while educating people about Islam is. (Bottom) “Reel Bad Arabs”: The eye-opening documentary companion to the book, this film shows how Islam and the Middle East have been portrayed in American film and television. 
#DiversityRocks #MovementTowardPositiveInterfaithDialogueAndPortrayal #Islam #Middle-East #Inshallah

(Top) “Moving Mountains”: A great book about the new face of Islam in America today and work of individuals to spread acceptance of other religions while educating people about Islam is. (Bottom) “Reel Bad Arabs”: The eye-opening documentary companion to the book, this film shows how Islam and the Middle East have been portrayed in American film and television.
#DiversityRocks #MovementTowardPositiveInterfaithDialogueAndPortrayal #Islam #Middle-East #Inshallah

Re-watched this movie for the first time in 13 years and I’ve gotta say this is the best animation musical I have ever seen. All the songs are great, they don’t white-wash the main characters, there’s some Hebrew spoken, they don’t dismiss God’s presence in the story, and they adapt the story so well.
How they made a violent story from Exodus not only into a children’s movie, but into a GOOD one as well is a fantastic feat. They even had 600 history/cultural advisors. This is one of the most underrated movies of all time. #ThePrinceOfEgypt #Dreamworks #Animation #Musical #Moses #Bible:Exodus #Brilliant

Re-watched this movie for the first time in 13 years and I’ve gotta say this is the best animation musical I have ever seen. All the songs are great, they don’t white-wash the main characters, there’s some Hebrew spoken, they don’t dismiss God’s presence in the story, and they adapt the story so well.
How they made a violent story from Exodus not only into a children’s movie, but into a GOOD one as well is a fantastic feat. They even had 600 history/cultural advisors. This is one of the most underrated movies of all time. #ThePrinceOfEgypt #Dreamworks #Animation #Musical #Moses #Bible:Exodus #Brilliant

Two completely different books, both quite lovely. #Chanukah is a compilation of accounts of various Hanukkah experiences. Some heartfelt, some tearful. All memorable. #BadCop takes place post-9/11 in NYC when a liberal civilian decides it’s his patriotic duty to join the republican NYPD.

Two completely different books, both quite lovely. #Chanukah is a compilation of accounts of various Hanukkah experiences. Some heartfelt, some tearful. All memorable. #BadCop takes place post-9/11 in NYC when a liberal civilian decides it’s his patriotic duty to join the republican NYPD.

A really heartfelt book about the joys of teaching written by a man who respects his students and rallies for the rights of teachers everywhere!

The really stellar teachers make us students step up our game because we respect them too much to want to let them down. They read material again each year so they’re on the same page as their kids. They write new tests instead of recycling old ones. They tie in modern issues and fun stuff into their lectures and/or learning plans. 
Often, I wonder why so many brilliant teachers I’ve had are content to teach in public schools when they are so smart they could be lecturing at Harvard or even at a private college where the pay is infinitely better and more fair to the countless hours they put in. But if we didn’t have the role models, mentors, coaches, and friends being a teacher often encompasses, if we didn’t have teachers who loved us so much they were going to give us oodles of homework try knew we would complain about, we wouldn’t be the people that we are today. 
You never forget a great teacher. 
#WhatTeachersMake #HugATeacher

A really heartfelt book about the joys of teaching written by a man who respects his students and rallies for the rights of teachers everywhere!

The really stellar teachers make us students step up our game because we respect them too much to want to let them down. They read material again each year so they’re on the same page as their kids. They write new tests instead of recycling old ones. They tie in modern issues and fun stuff into their lectures and/or learning plans.
Often, I wonder why so many brilliant teachers I’ve had are content to teach in public schools when they are so smart they could be lecturing at Harvard or even at a private college where the pay is infinitely better and more fair to the countless hours they put in. But if we didn’t have the role models, mentors, coaches, and friends being a teacher often encompasses, if we didn’t have teachers who loved us so much they were going to give us oodles of homework try knew we would complain about, we wouldn’t be the people that we are today.
You never forget a great teacher.
#WhatTeachersMake #HugATeacher

Was hesitant about sharing this book because I know how controversial this topic and this country can be, but… “Not the Israel My Parents Promised Me” is a graphic novel by Harvey Pekar, an acclaimed graphic novelist and a proud Jewish man of Polish descent. 
He recounts the tumultuous history of the Jews from Biblical times, through WWI to the present in a very equitable way. 
He also shares his own history growing up Jewish and his journey from being a Zionist to his disgust of Israeli policies against Palestinians.

Regardless of where you stand on this issue, Pekar breaks down the history of the Jewish people and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in a way that can only be achieved through the simplicity of a graphic novel. 
Definitely worthy read! 
#HarveyPekar #NotTheIsraelIRemember #Israel#Palestine #History #Judaism #GraphicNovel

Was hesitant about sharing this book because I know how controversial this topic and this country can be, but… “Not the Israel My Parents Promised Me” is a graphic novel by Harvey Pekar, an acclaimed graphic novelist and a proud Jewish man of Polish descent.
He recounts the tumultuous history of the Jews from Biblical times, through WWI to the present in a very equitable way.
He also shares his own history growing up Jewish and his journey from being a Zionist to his disgust of Israeli policies against Palestinians.

Regardless of where you stand on this issue, Pekar breaks down the history of the Jewish people and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in a way that can only be achieved through the simplicity of a graphic novel.
Definitely worthy read!
#HarveyPekar #NotTheIsraelIRemember #Israel#Palestine #History #Judaism #GraphicNovel

Based on a segment of the book Game Change, the movie follows the 2008 election campaign and Senator John McCain’s choice to put Sarah Palin as his running mate. 
It focuses on McCain, Palin, and the campaign team as people struggling to find a “game changer” that would help them win an election. 
Sarah Palin is picked because of her celebrity-like charisma that was matched only by Obama’s at the time. This insightful film portrays the life of an idealistic woman who was thrown into national politics in an attempt to reconnect to the American people again in a way that had been lost during the Bush Administration. 
McCain is shown as a man who wanted to run a fair campaign, but was ultimately let down by the inefficiency of his staff and the mud-smearing tactics of his party. 
A well-made movie that shows candidates as people, not celebrities. 
#GameChange #McCain/Palin #PoliticalMovies #HBOMovie #Merica

Based on a segment of the book Game Change, the movie follows the 2008 election campaign and Senator John McCain’s choice to put Sarah Palin as his running mate.
It focuses on McCain, Palin, and the campaign team as people struggling to find a “game changer” that would help them win an election.
Sarah Palin is picked because of her celebrity-like charisma that was matched only by Obama’s at the time. This insightful film portrays the life of an idealistic woman who was thrown into national politics in an attempt to reconnect to the American people again in a way that had been lost during the Bush Administration.
McCain is shown as a man who wanted to run a fair campaign, but was ultimately let down by the inefficiency of his staff and the mud-smearing tactics of his party.
A well-made movie that shows candidates as people, not celebrities.
#GameChange #McCain/Palin #PoliticalMovies #HBOMovie #Merica