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The 7 Best Posts Of This Past Week

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It’s been a tough week, the kids started school, my workload isn’t getting lighter  (no complaints!), and I’m obsessed with getting my book writing done.

And while I’ve had less time to play, less time to sleep and less time to devote to my sanity, I’ve haven’t given myself a break on keeping up with my favorite blogs.

Here’s a list of my favorite posts from this past week. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did. 

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Rob Ford and the Whisky Priest

Rob Ford. The disgraced Mayor of Toronto who refuses to step down despite admitting to buying illegal drugs and drinking excessively.

The Whisky Priest. Graham Greene’s nameless protagonist in his masterpiece The Power and the Glory. He drinks excessively. He fathered a child.

Rob Ford is not a priest. And despite enjoying the title “His Worship”, to which he’s holding on to for dear life, I would say it’s safe to say, the man is no longer held in high-esteem – or more correctly – should no longer be held in high-esteem.

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Why You Want to Visit the Israel Museum by October 19th

It binds us unaware from the moment we our born until the moment we depart. Gripping our minds and bodies it leaves its mark of memories and wrinkles. We do our best to keep up with it and mostly we fail. It continues while we stop, panting.

It runs, it flies, it sails. The best the human race has done to keep up with it is Bolt and Christian Marclay.

Surely you’ve heard of Usain Bolt and no explanation is needed.

But you may not yet be aware of Christian Marclay and The Clock.

In The Clock, Christian Marclay has carefully selected clips from thousands of movies and brilliantly edited them. The old faces of pocket watches, aging grandfather clocks, their pendulums still in full swing, mantel clocks, lantern clocks and digital clocks, tell the story of each passing moment, creating a twenty-four hour movie of time’s passage.

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When Failure is a Friend

Failure and I were practically twins. We looked alike. We were inseparable. Back in elementary school and even in high-school, I failed all the time. Test after test.

I just couldn’t do well. How could I when I was out in the hall – kicked out for either being rude or up to some kind of mischievous activity. You didn’t think I had it in me, did you? You don’t know the half of it.

Somehow it all ended up fine. I graduated an Ontario Scholar and would have even received some sort of university scholarship had I chosen to continue studying in Toronto.

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Who’s Responsible for the Destruction of the Temple?

Jews all over the world mourn the destruction of the Jewish temple and their exile from their land, on Tisha B’Av (the ninth day of the Jewish month of Av).  Tisha B’Av took place today, July 16, 2013.

There are many stories about the destruction of temple. One famous story, which I would like to explore, is about a man named Kamtza and another named Bar-Kamtza.

The story is told of a wealthy man in Jerusalem who sent his messenger to invite his Jewish friend, Kamtza, to a lavish party he was throwing. Having erred, the messenger invited a man named Bar-Kamtza instead.

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