New Year’s Eve

Close your eyes and imagine yourself standing in Times Square counting down with thousands of other people; “Ten, Nine, Eight, Seven Six, Five Four, Three, Two, One,” HAPPY NEW YEAR!! Now open your eyes and ask yourself, what the heck did I just do? What is the big deal about New Year’s Eve that attracts millions of people to gatherings around the world? Why would you want to be sitting out in the freezing cold to countdown from ten to one? Every night the clock turns from 11:59:59 to 12:00:00, why is this night different? And yes I know, New Year’s Eve is different since it is the...

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Mayan Calendar and the End of the World | December 21, 2012

Mayan Calendar and the End of the World | December 21, 2012 So apparently, tomorrow, December 21, 2012 is the end of the world. You see, the ancient Maya prophets foretold an earth-shattering happening to occur December 21, 2012. Now, before we get all emotional about this, let’s take a step back and try to understand the Mayan culture. The Mayan’s live in southern Mexico with their empire centered on the Yucatán Peninsula. The Mayan’s had advanced forms of writing, art, language, numbers, as well as large city-states with a powerful military, vast trade network and distinct...

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Thoughts on the Sandy Hook Elementry School Shooting

Once again, we are trying to cope with the unthinkable horror of a mass killing spree, this time it was at Sandy Hook Elementary School. On behalf of myself, my family and the entire human race, I want to express my condolences to the families and friends of those killed in this horrific tragedy, as well as all those affected by past shootings, we haven’t forgotten about you. This past weekend, I was running a seminar at the Caesar Hotel in Jerusalem with my wife. On Friday night after supper while in the lobby chit-chatting with some of the participants, a member of the group and a...

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