Saturday, February 27, 2010

Whaaaaat? 'Milk in bags,eh?

Article from the Toronto Star.

A video by Sheryl Ng's instructional video on drinking milk from a bag has weirded out Americans and stirred up controversy. Who'd of thunk it?

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Praying With Lior

"Lior means 'my light'... He is a light, he's a light for us and many other people too. Kind of like a spotlight on what is important."
- Lynne Iser, Lior's Step Mom

More about the documentary here

In the Director's Own Words

Searching for spiritual inspiration outside the stale synagogue experience of my childhood, I attended a retreat for the Jewish New Year. As I sat in the service, anxious, distracted, counting the pages until I'd be free, I heard Lior's unabashed, off-key, ecstatic voice. When I turned to look at the source of this sound, I was struck to see a boy with Down syndrome. And I was surprised to find myself envious of this "disabled" child, who could pray as I wished I could.

Over the course of this retreat, I stalked Lior, looking for the secret to his prayer. When I heard he was having a Bar Mitzvah, I pictured the movie version. And then I realized that I could make it.

Soon after, I read "Praying with Lior," the article Lior's late mother had written 7 years earlier, about her 5 year-old son who had Down syndrome and could pray like nobody's business. Devora ended the article wondering what Lior's Bar Mitzvah would be like, wondering if she would live to see it. Reading that prophetic question, and knowing that she died, I felt compelled to tell the story where the article left off.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Be Part Of The Solution

"No matter how insignificant what you do may seem, it is important that you do it."


Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Details In The Fabric

Songwriters: Mraz, Jason; Wilson, Dan

Calm down, deep breaths
and get yourself dressed instead
of runnin around and pullin on your threads and
breaking yourself up
if it's a broken part replace it
if it's a broken arm then brace it
if it's a broken heart then face it

and hold your own, know your name
go your own way
hold your own, know your name
and go your own way
and everything will be fine

hang on, help is on the way
stay strong,
Everything will be fine
everything in no time at all
hearts will hold...