Saturday, April 30, 2011

The March of the Living, 2011

On May 1, 2011, thousands of Jewish teens from countries around the world will share in a once-in-a-lifetime experience, when they march the three-kilometer distance separating Auschwitz from Birkenau, the largest concentration camp complex built by the Nazis during World War II.

The March takes place on Yom Hashoah - Holocaust Remembrance Day - established in memory of the six million Jews who were murdered during the war. As one of the marchers representing some thirty nations, you will walk hand in hand in silent tribute to all victims of the Holocaust. Approximately 700 Jewish high school students and young adults, from a variety of religious and educational backgrounds from all across Canada are expected to participate in the 2011 March of the Living. The group will be accompanied by Holocaust Survivors and chaperones, including doctors, musicians, and religious leaders. 

The March of the Living will bring together Jewish youth from Israel, the United States, Mexico, France, Great Britain, South Africa, Australia, and South America. There will also be groups from Eastern Europe and countries of the former Soviet Union, Hungary and Romania.

This year Cleve was lucky enough to go on The March of the Living as the trip doctor. As the child of a survivor his participation in the trip has tremendous significance. He arrived in Poland on Friday afternoon and called home with his first emotions of the trip: 

What I've discovered after spending 24 hours with two hundred 17 year-olds is that our kids are no more annoying than any other teenagers.

So far the trip is a complete success.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

How about a little swiss cheese with that whine

5 hole, glove hole, chest hole.... Habs can't miss tonight

Game 7!

It ain't over until somebody sings... Habs in 7!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Time to get serious

Oops, I unintentionally ripped his head off.... Habs in 7

Friday, April 22, 2011

Win the lottery, make a Passover lasagna

Amazingly this Passover lasagna tastes EXACTLY* like regular lasagna
jar of any Passover tomato sauce
ricotta or cottage cheese
egg matzo
shredded mozzarella and cheddar cheese

Visit the bank to take out a loan to pay for kosher Passover cheese.
Alternate sauce, matzo, cottage cheese and mozzarella in a Pyrex dish.
Cover and bake at 350ยบ for 50 minutes.

*This tastes NOTHING like regular lasagna but it's pretty good even at $97/slice

Thursday, April 21, 2011

The fifth question

Matt, dressed as cattle disease (aka plague #5), asks "does Spiderman have testicles?"

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

I say it's Bruin season, and I say, fire!

Tim Thomas does some hunting on the ice in Lake Placid... KABOOM!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

I'm not smarter than a 5 year old

Make a pyramid, sure, but I bet even Pharoah couldn't get them to pick up their laundry
Me: Hey! Those are the cups I bought for Passover
Matt: But I built a pyramid and that's for Passover

You can't argue with good solid reasoning.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Crazy is a relative term in my family

There's nothing better than watching the playoffs as a family.... while standing on the coffee table crushing the heads of opposing players. It may seem drastic (and by drastic I mean insane) but it's our small contribution to the team.

My kids ignore most of the things that I ask but when I yell "CRUSH THEIR HEADS!" they don't miss a player. I love that.


Not everyone deserves to have their head crushed, just 99.99999% of them

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Let the games begin

Does this straight jacket make me look fat?
Now that I've taken care of Lucic let's just hope that the Bruins fans behave and no one in the crowd gets peed on.... again.

PLAYOFF UPDATE: My mistake. They all need straight jackets...

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Macaroons are not for the infirm

When Pharaoh refused to give straw to the Jewish slaves to make bricks he inadvertently became the inventor of the macaroon. Moses - always in opposition of his evil half brother and with G-d on his side - responded with a Kosher for Passover laxative called "let my people go!". Once again, Moses won.

I bet this macaroon pyramid is as strong as the real thing in Egypt

Monday, April 11, 2011


Gary Bettman should know better than to have the playoffs fall on Passover. It's tough enough to swallow shmurah matzah under the best of circumstances but with game three on, it's almost impossible. A playoff game on a seder night is enough to make me infirm... more infirm.

That said, I can't wait for Thursday!

One size fits all when it comes to the Bruins

Saturday, April 9, 2011

With apologies to my relatives in Toronto

Golf Leafs Golf!

A family portrait

Is it too much to ask to just once be a stick figure like everybody else?
Given the full head of hair that Matt drew on Cleve I'm beginning to think that Matt didn't get a brand new bicycle for nothing.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Passover 2011

The nutritionists are taking the fun out of Passover
The Israelites who baked spelt matzos also asked Moses the questions is manna a carb or a protein? and does this hemp frock make me look fat?