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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…

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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?").

questions asked by students

Intro Questions List

The following questions were asked in the Introduction to Judaism Class (or via email). click the heading to go to the discussion and other materials I’ve collected that deal with the subject.


I have heard that you cannot be buried in a Jewish cemetery if you have a tattoo. Is this true? If so, why is this? What about Jews who were tattooed in concentration camps?


I have a 7 year old son. Can you refer me to something that would help me describe Jewish views on Halloween>

The Vegetarian Shankbone

What do vegetarians use for the Zeroa (Shankbone) on the Seder plate during Pesach?

© Mark Hurvitz 1999
First posted circa October, 1997
Last updated June 9, 1999
Prepared for Web 2.0 version October 13, 2010