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…

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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