Yes, Jews With Tattoos Can Be Buried In A Jewish Cemetery

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When I was 16 years old, I decided it would be fun to convince my parents that I wanted to get a tattoo. I bought magazines featuring tattoo artists and started cutting out feature articles and leaving them around the house where my mother would notice.  At first, my mother ignored me.  But it was too…

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Solar & Wind Energy Powered Electricity

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Now is perhaps the most exciting time to be alive ever!!!   I am confident that most types of cancer will be eradicated during the lifetimes of my children, communicable diseases (such as COVID-19) will be a thing of the past, and renewable energy will become the norm (thereby reducing the cost of energy and…

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What Is Direct Cremation?

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Direct Cremation Don’t be fooled by cremation service providers making a big deal about the words “direct cremation”. There is essentially no difference between a cremation and a direct cremation. It really upsets me when I see competitors pretending that they are doing something special by providing a direct cremation.   Every cremation is a direct…

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More Surprising Information About People Eating Cicadas

Closeup image of a cicada on leaves. Cicadas will spend up to 17 years underground as larvae before hatching. They are known as one of the loudest insects.

To Eat Or Not To Eat I have to admit, I am shocked to be sending out another ‘read’ about humans eating cicadas.  At first, I thought reports of human consumption of cicadas were a joke.  But now…I am not so sure.   Today I was emailed several “advisory opinions” written by prominent Rabbis informing me that…

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5 Lifestyle Habits For Sustained Health

Healthy eating, exercising, weight and blood pressure control

Head To The Fountain Of Youth Everyone wants to live a long and healthy life.   According to Harvard researchers, we don’t have to go to St. Augustine to sip at the Fountain of Youth.  All we have to do is be careful about five lifestyle habits. Then, you can most likely extend your life for 10…

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Don’t Make This Common Mistake and Risk Future Coverage

Medicare is one of the most important government benefits for seniors.   But the Medicare program is complicated, and there are important decisions that every Baby Boomer needs to make.  And, the wrong decision may create irreversible harm later in life.   The reason seniors need to make decisions is that Medicare does not pay all medical expenses.  Without supplemental…

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Change Your Passwords Often

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Cyber thieves are targeting consumer passwords and accounts.   Earlier this month approximately 8.4 billion consumer and small business passwords were stolen and published online. This means essentially all consumer and small business passwords in the entire world are potentially compromised.  The news of this password breach is a little worse than it appears on its face.  This…

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Don’t Eat Cicadas if Allergic to Shellfish

Closeup image of a cicada on leaves. Cicadas will spend up to 17 years underground as larvae before hatching. They are known as one of the loudest insects.

Sometimes life is stranger than fiction.   A few days ago, the FDA felt the need to warn people with shellfish allergies not to eat cicadas.   I have a simpler suggestion – DON’T EAT CICADAS EVER!!! According To The New York Times… The advice from the Food and Drug Administration comes as the current group of cicadas, known as Brood…

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The Ancient Teaching of a Roman Emperor Can Help Now

Emperor Marcus Aurelius

There are no two ways about it…the combination of the COVID-19 pandemic and current political unrest has affected us all, regardless of religion, political party, or financial means.   While it feels like these times are unique, that isn’t true.  In many ways, we are reliving a dark period of the Roman Empire.   From AD166 to AD180,…

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