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Time Out for Super Chicken

Time Out for Super Chicken By Leonard Zwelling          While I do take the accuracy and sobriety of this blog to heart, all this news about people treating other people badly is getting me down. You, too? OK, how about some levity. That must mean it is time to go back to Dr. DePinho and ...

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A TRIAL IN 5 QUESTIONS

A Trial In Five Questions By Leonard Zwelling          To summarize the first week of the Gonzalez-Angulo trial, one only needs to ask whether or not the prosecution has met the burden of proving beyond a reasonable doubt its version of the answers to five questions: Who? What? Where? When? How?          The event needing ...

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The Chemistry of Alcohol and Love-Dr. Blumenschein Speaks

The Chemistry of Alcohol and Love By Leonard Zwelling          On September 18, 2014, in Judge Cabaniss’ 248th District Criminal Court, I had a more thorough lesson in the organic biochemistry of alcohol in the human body than I had had since I was in medical school. This is because the first key step in ...

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THE BYSTANDER EFFECT IN THE GONZALEZ-ANGULO TRIAL

The Bystander Effect-The Real Message of the Gonzalez-Angulo Trial to Date By Leonard Zwelling          In March of 1964, a young woman was stabbed to death in Kew Gardens, Queens, New York City. Her name was Kitty Genovese. In the weeks after the murder, a disturbing set of events came to light. It appeared that ...

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ANOTHER EMBARRASSMENT AT 1515

Another Embarrassment at 1515 By Leonard Zwelling          I love Law and Order. I could watch it all day long. Sure, most of the episodes have exactly the same rhythm. Sure, Jack McCoy is a sanctimonious liberal pain in the butt whose assistant is always a beautiful woman. Sure, the DAs consist of rotating pillars ...

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Walking On Empty: Pink Ribbons on Sack Cloth

Walking On Empty: Pink Ribbons on Sack Cloth By Leonard Zwelling          Jewish holidays are very hard for non-Jews to understand. (Heck, it’s hard for us to understand.) This is because the calendar most of us use is a solar calendar and the Jewish calendar a lunar one. The result of this is that while ...

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LEAVING HOME, GOING HOME

Leaving Home, Going Home By Leonard Zwelling          Wheels up. Soon I will be watching one of the selection of awful movies United serves up on the flight into Newark from Tel Aviv. I may try to sleep for two weeks of walking the desert sands of the Makhtesh Ramon, the cobble stones of the ...

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DEFINING BORDERS

Defining Borders By Leonard Zwelling          Since the start of my blogging from Israel, I have referred to various peoples and geographies without defining them. This was an error, but it is just as well that I made it for if I had defined these critical terms two weeks ago, I would have gotten them ...

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TUNNELS AND CHRISTIAN JERUSALEM

Tunnels: If It’s Saturday in Jerusalem It Must Be Time for the History of Early Christianity By Leonard Zwelling          What are you going to do in the most religious Jewish city in the world on the Sabbath? Go to the Christian sites, of course. In the past on a Saturday in Jerusalem, we climbed ...

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Masada, Qumran and Yad Vashem

Finding Masada Empty and Yad Vashem Full By Leonard Zwelling          When the Romans finally breached the outer walls of the high desert mesa and former palace of King Herod called Masada in 73 AD, they found that all but a few women and children of the almost 1000 Jewish rebels who had lived atop ...

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