Temple Ner Tamid

The Apple II, one of the first personal computers went on sale today in 1977. Seeing as I use my mac to update this blog, and spend hours a day on it (both wasting time and getting things done) I have to celebrate that. I switched over in late 2008 and I'll never go back. Sorry Bill Gates, although I do appreciate all the money you give to The Global Fund.

Today, I went with Tal and his family to his son's graduation from his grade in Hebrew School. It was also the 50th anniversary celebration of the founding of the Temple Ner Tamid in Palos Verdes. Though raised Christian I think it's important to explore other cultures and belief systems and I enjoyed my first Temple experience.

This was the day in 1956 that Elvis Presley introduced 'Hound Dog' on The Milton Berle Show, and absolutely scandalised the American audience with his dancing, and was only filmed from the waist up for a long time following that. So of course, I share that video. Damn THE Man!

Today's quote comes from Harriet Beecher Stowe, as in 1851 on June 5th, her anti-slavery serial, Uncle Tom's Cabin, started it's run in the abolitionist newspaper, National Era.

"We don't own your laws; we don't own your country; we stand here as free, under God's sky, as you are; and, by the great God that made us, we'll fight for our liberty till we die." Uncle Tom's Cabin, Ch. 17


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