Pro­duc­ing con­tent on the Web since 1995.


some say­ings of ר‘משבצונה“ל

For many years I have worked hard, and strug­gled with mas­ter­ing virtuous. Now, in addi­tion, I’m work­ing on becom­ing more virtual.
This is an expres­sion of that effort.
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השיבנו ה‘ אליך ונשובה חדש ימינו
כעוד לא היו
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ומביא גאלה…
לצאצאיהם

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All pho­tographs are by Mark Hurvitz unless they are obvi­ously not (or credit oth­er­wise is given).

The pho­tos in the ban­ner at the top (only a shal­low sliver of a much larger photo) are either from our home or our trav­els and are offered for their beauty alone (though a brain-teaser for me: “Where was that?”).

Faye Avrunin Hurvitz ז

…from the archives (with minor updating), reposted on what would be her 4th Yahrtzeit

Faye Hurvitz cel­e­brates her 90th birth­day a bit early with her fam­ily gath­ered, August 2003

21st of Tevet 5674 — 8th of Tam­muz 5765
Decem­ber 20 1913 (the win­ter sol­stice) — July 14, 2005

Our mother, Faye Hurvitz, died July 14, 2005 (8th of Tammuz 5765).

Three months earlier, […]

Which is the fast…?

[cross posted at the Jew and the Car­rot and at the Reli­gious Action Cen­ter of Reform Judaism].

The prophet Isa­iah asks (58:6–7):

Is not this the fast that I have cho­sen? to loose the fet­ters of wicked­ness, to undo the bands of the yoke, and to let the oppressed go free, and that ye break every yoke? Is […]

In spite of everything, would she still believe?

If she had not been mur­dered by the Nazis in early March 1945, Anne Frank would turn 80 years old on 12 June 2009.

Anne Frank in an age pro­gres­sion image at 80 years old

What would you say to Anne Frank if you were to meet her on the street? …that she trans­formed your life? She made […]