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Happy birthday to me

Happy birthday to me

Happy birthday dear Aztecqueen2000

Happy birthday to me!

Happy 28th!  Annd mmannny moooooore!

Published in: on June 24, 2009 at 3:17 pm  Comments (1)  

Rebecca’s here!

One of my hobbies (OK, borderline obsessions) is American Girl dolls.  When I was a kid, I would pore over the catalogs, wanting one like anything but knowing that it was out of my family’s price range.  Well, just before I got married, I bought Samantha.  Slowly, over the course of a year, I bought all the clothes, furnishings, and accessories to round out her collection, just in time for her to be retired.

Now AG has released its newest doll, Rebecca.  She’s from 1914, she’s Jewish, and she’s MINE!  Along with Rebecca, I got her two outfits, her bed, her school supplies, her kittens, and her sideboard.  Her Shabbos set is on the way, and her pajamas, robe and accessories will be my next purchase, probably around Hanukkah.  Hopefully, they will release more things for her then.

Published in: on June 9, 2009 at 10:48 am  Comments (2)  

Pro-life?

Recently, a doctor who performed abortions was murdered by a pro-life activist.

Let’s think about that one for a moment.

I guess his concern for life ends at birth.  Or else he feels that  the right to life doesn’t apply to abortion doctors.  Sorry to tell you this, but abortion doctors are a form of human life.  And I hope you have a long prison stay to think about that.

However, I see another side to this.  Personally, even though I am pro-choice, I am vehemently opposed to late-term abortions.  First of all, a woman has six months to deal with that decision.  Secondly, a fetus can survive outside outside the womb as early as 23 weeks.  At that point, it is truly ending a life, and not simply performing a medical procedure.

Published in: on June 8, 2009 at 8:54 am  Comments (1)  

Gay marriage–Why cry about it?

So, New York is considering legalizing gay marriage.  New Hampshire already has.  And people are all kinds of upset.

Why?

As I see it, if two men (or two women) decide to marry each other, it won’t affect my life one bit.  It’s not like it will undo my marriage.  Besides, why deny a percentage of the population their civil rights?  You see, with marriage comes rights of inheritance, power of attorney, rights over mutually adopted children, and the ability to put the other on health insurance policies.  And please don’t drag out the “immorality” line.  Not even fifty years ago, certain states decreed it “immoral” and hence illegal for two people to get married if one’s skin happened to be a few shades darker than the other’s.  See Loving v. Virginia if you don’t believe me

That’s my political view.  However, from a halachic standpoint, it is wrong for two men (and some say, two women) to engage in an act of sexual intimacy.  It’s very much forbidden by the Torah.  SO, I can’t argue with that.  In fact, I would not go to a rabbi for any halachic questions if I knew that he had officiated at such a wedding.

So, i guess it’s a complicated issue for me.  However, I do support gays getting their legal rights with my vote.  And in the end, I guess that’s all that counts.

Published in: on June 3, 2009 at 6:22 pm  Comments (9)